Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sweet Toddler Days

Tuesday is my day to post at The Crafting Family, and I wanted to share this week's layout with you!

Found these cute little pics of my daughter, she's now 9, and these little popsicle picture were from when she was just a teesnsie-weensie 3 year old! Can't believe I missed these, so I just had to scrap them! For this layout I used a sheet of double-sided PP from Fancy Pants, and because I loved BOTH sides of the paper, I cut it into three equal strips, flipped the middle one to reveal the opposite pattern. A quick little trick to get the most out of your PPs! =) T

A Few Projects at -Lets Blog!

Things have been full steam ahead over at -Lets Blog, there have been a ton of projects posted by the Design team this week, all to get you inspired when playing with your fun eyelets! Here's a few of my projects that have been featured:

My fall card for the Halloween/Fall post:

"What's Your Number Cucumber" for the "Ask a Stupid Question Day" challenge:

My layout for the "School Days" post:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Plaid and Gingham at 2 Sisters

It's time to go plaid at 2 Sisters! We were given some sweet digital images to use from Crafty Sentiments; here's the card I created using the "Amy Just Relax" image:

I used a sweet scrap of pink and green plaid as the start of my project, and layered that with a scrap of a pink PP, my image and my "hello friend" sentiment.each layer was inked with black ink for a little added dimension, and then I ran a strip of pom pom fringe across the bottom, and added 3 little pink buttons. If you're in the mood to go plaid (or gingham) this week, remember to link up your project at 2 Sisters by September 30th! =) T

-2 Sisters gingham or plaid
-Pink Elephant pink and green color scheme
-CASE Study cased the card
-Shopping Our Stash no coloring

Friday, September 23, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

I'm behind on posting a few of this week's projects, so I'm including a couple in this post! First up is this week's contribution as a DT member at The Crafting Family. It's another back-to-school layout, still playing catch-up on all my back-to-school pages, but since this is the August 2011 layout, I might finally be on track!

"1st Day" Challenges:

Next up is my LO for Twisted Sketches. Another fabulous sketch as always, and you'll have to go over there to see it. This week the twist is buttons, and here's what I came up with:

"Sweet Friends" Challenges:
-Twisted Sketches sketch+buttons
-ScrapFIT buttons
-Just Us Girls aqua, pumpkin and kiwi
-All Sorts recycle
-Heart Songs orange+buttons

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's All About the Sentiment at 2 Sisters

This week's challenge at 2 Sisters is to make a card without any images, just focus on the sentiment. Here's the sunshine and cloud card I created:

To create this card, I started with 3 concentric circles in orange, yellow and pale yellow. I cut away at the edge of the orange circle to create the look of rays, and then inked up all the edges before layering together. I then hand cut a cloud shape and trimmed the sunshine circles to the same shape as the cloud. I layered all the pieces on black, cut around the edges and added my handwritten "You Are My Sunshine" title. A quick and simple card to brighten up any one's day! =) T

-2 Sisters lets get sentimental
-Challenge Up Your Life paper piecing
-Wee Memories no pattern paper

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A New Challenge at the Triple T blog!

It's Tuesday, time for a new challenge at Triplicate Trials Tuesday! This time around we;re challenged to incorporate the colors purple, silver and misty blue; a fun sketch with a banner across the top, and the theme of Magic, Fiction and Fairy Tales. Here's what i came up with:

I didn't have any magical-themed pics to scrap right now, but I did have this cute pic of my kiddos playing at the waters edge while on a hike last fall. I decided to use the title "The Magic of Nature"- because it really is so magical to see how entranced my children are with hikes, exploring and everything about the great outdoors. I had a very pale purple that I used as a photo mat, journal strips and the pennants for my banner. But before creating those elements, I misted the paper with silver Smooch Spray to give it a metallic look.

Be sure and visit the Triple T blog to see all the rest of the fabulous takes, and join in the challenge too! =) T

"Happy Punch Day" challenge

Did you know that today was "National Punch Day"??? Nope, I didn't either, but those creative DT coordinators did at ~Lets Blog, and challenged the DT members to create a project in honor of this *special* occasion! Here's the card that I created:

Want to celebrate National Puch Day for yourself? Create a project using 20+ eyelets and be sure to share it at ~Lets Blog! =) T

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest Designing at Desert Island Craft Challenge!

The lovely and talented designers at Desert Island Craft Challenge have given me the chance to be a guest designer this month. What's especially cool about being the GD is that not only  do I get a chance to play along with them, but I get to come up with the itinerary that they use for the challenge. Now if you're not familiar with their fun challenge, they post a new Desert Island Itinerary every 2 weeks which includes 10 items/techniques/colors, and you have to use at least 3 in your project. For my itinerary, I decided to create a "Back to School" shopping list:
  1. Lined Paper
  2. Books
  3. Chalk
  4. Pencils
  5. Tape
  6. Ruler
  7. Name Tag
  8. Lunch Money
  9. Plaid School Uniform
  10. Apple for the Teacher
And here's the layout I created, can you find the 5 items I used from the itinerary?

Did you find Lined Paper (my title and journal strips), Chalk (chalk ink around the edges), Tape (masking tape border), Plaid (bottom strip of pattern paper) and of course the Apple? I had a ton of fun working on this challenge, and even pulled out a 2-page layout, which are hard to come by in my craft room! Please visit the Desert Island Craft Challenge blog to check out the rest of the takes on my itinerary, and link up your own take too! =) T

-Kraft Journal kraft+fall
-Got Sketch sketch #123
-Pile It On colors of fall

My Sketch at The Crafting Family!

I was given the chance to create this month's sketch for the Crafting Family DT to play with!! Here's the sketch I designed:
And here's my take on it:

Fun little tip to share with you about this layout...I used a piece of pattern paper- but it was double-sided and I liked BOTH SIDES! My solution to this is to cut the paper in half, flip over one piece and piece together with some good old scotch tape. I covered the seam with a pretty piece of scalloped CS and I was ready to go. This is my quick little trick for getting the most out of that double-sided PP! Be sure and visit the rest of the Crafting Family DT to see the rest of the fun takes on the sketch, and link up your own take too! =) T


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Wow- I just finished up 2 fabulous blog hops I was part of and now I get to choose two lucky commenters to get a little bit of goodies from My Etsy Shop! First off, I'd like to thank the wonderful talented paper crafters at Triplicate Trials Tuesday and Paper Issues for organizing such wonderful hops. It's always so much fun to gop from blog to blog oohing and awwing over the talent that is out there in blogland!! Secondly I'd like to thank my many frequent visitors and my new ones too- so glad to have you all here checking out the fruits of my craft room! And now on to the winners.....

Congrats to Tenia Wilson and Peggie! Send me an email at with your info and I'll get some lovely little fabric butterflies in the mail for you!! Oh and don't forget, you can link up your tree hugger projects over at Paper Issues, we'd love to see what you come up with using this fun theme!! Thanks so much for hopping with me! =) T

Friday, September 16, 2011

Woo Hoo- It's a Paper Issues Blog Hop!!!

Soooo excited to be a part of the fabulous Paper Issues Blog Hop!! There are some AMAZING projects out there on the hop, in 3 different categories: Scrapbook/Art Journal, Altered Projects and Cards, all with the "Tree Hugger" theme. If you've been hopping along on the scrapbooking hop, you should have arrived here from Joan Liddle's fabulous blog. If you just happen to come by here by chance, you can start the from the very beginning at Paper Issues! Since I'm on the Scrapbook/Art Journal hop I have a sweet little layout to share with you:

Aren't my little tree huggers the cutest? This pic was taken while on vacation in South Carolina a few years ago, we took a hike in a great state park and my two little goofballs were having a blast hanging from all these low branches! I was inspired by the fabulous sketch at Once Upon a Sketch as well as the prompt to include journaling on the photo. I also incorporated the bright color scheme challenge at Color Q, I just love the grey/teal/poppy/celery combo! I'm so glad you made it me, the final stop on the Scrapbooking portion of the blog hop. As a thanks, I'll be giving away a few of my fabric butterflies from my Etsy shop. To be entered, please leave a comment here. You don't have to be a follower but I would love it if you were!! I will choose one lucky commenter at random on Monday September 19th! And the more blogs you hop around to and comment, the more prizes you could win!! Thanks for hopping by! =) T

PS: The Paper Issues Etsy store has a discount code for ya! Now you can snatch up all the lovely new paper goodies you've been dying to get! Enter the code HOP25 for a 25% discount!

Paper Issues Scrapbook Blog Hop line up:
Crystal Beshear
Michelle Hernandez
Joanna Bandelin
Jodi Baune 
Holly Humbert
Monika Wright
Jennie McGarvey
Melissa Priest
Joan Liddle
Tiffany Call ***you are here***

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday's Post at Crafting Family

It's Tuesday, and that means it's my turn to post at The Crafting Family!

For this week's project, I started with some great Pink Paislee pattern paper. I incorporated a title block from Fancy Pants, dressed up with a spiral punch and some adorable mini paper clips. Since I was following the SKETCH at Sketchy Thursdays that called for 3 photos, I decided to repeat the same photo 3 times, just for a little something interesting, and also be cause I have a TON of these wallet-sized family portrait pics from 2003!! For the CHIPBOARD challenge at Heart Songs, I used a jumbo chipboard bird I had in my stash, one page of a Crayola chipboard board book I found in the kids craft section at Michaels for just $1!! I dressed it up with a calendar stamp to mimic the days of the week listed on the pattern paper. 3 of my ribbons are fastened with miscellaneous brads, while the 4th ribbon is fastened with a row of criss-crossed staples. 

Be sure and stop on by The Crafting Family when you have a chance, there's a new DT project posted each day!! =) T

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Celebrating Grandparent's Day at ~Lets Blog!

I'm one of the new Design Team members at ~Lets Blog and I was so excited when I received my package of goodies just  a few days ago- its' jam-packed with Eye-Lets, Bloom-Lets, buttons, fibers, pattern papers and cardstock! Want to do a little shopping? You can visit the Eye-lets Etc store here!

In honor of Grandparents Day, we were all asked to create special grandparent-themed projects. Here's the layout I created in in memory of my grandfather:

Please be sure to visit the ~Lets Blog site to see many more fabulous Grandparents day projects! =) T

ELE Exclusive Bazzill Cardstock Teal, Beige and Blue
Pattern Paper: Postcard Collage
Eye-Lets: Big and Small Round
Blue Button

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time To Get Twisted!

Looking for the Triple T blog hop? Go here!

There's a new sketch posted at Twisted Sketches, and you'll have to take a hop over there to see how fabulous it is, but here's the LO I created with it:

For this LO, I used the SKETCH plus the twist of GREEN for Twisted Sketches. The photo is of my daughter doing homework for the first time in our new home 3 years ago for the SCHOOL theme at The Studio Challenges. To make the white layered scallops, I punched 3 1" strip sof white CS with my scallop punch inked each strip and then layered for this textured border. I added a small piece of a vintage ruler with NUMBERS for the challenge at Crop Suey. Lastly, I have several elements from the itinerary at Desert Island Craft Challenge including the color GREEN, the crocheted FLOWERS and TEXT PRINT. Can you see the text print? If you look closely, each polka dot is actually a dot of text, such fun paper!!

No be sure and go visit Twisted Sketches to see the latest sketch, the fabulous LOs the rest of the Design Team created, and link up your own take! =) T

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Newest Role- Design Team Member at Crafting Family

Looking for the Triplicate Trials Blog Hop? Go here!

I'm Part of the Crafting Family Design Team!

So excited to start a new role as a Design Team member at Crafting Family. I will be posting a new project each week, here's my first contribution:

For this simple LO I used a great title block from Fancy Pants layered with a polka dot PP from Fancy Pants as well. Thanks Christine for sending me those great papers from your Crafting Family Store to use. You'll be seeing lots more projects using those supplies in the coming weeks!  =) T

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday Blog Hop!!

Hooray! Today's the start of the Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge Blog Hop running through September 18th!! If you've just stumbled across my little blog today, welcome! You can go to Triplicate Trials Tuesday to start the hop and play along with all the Triple T-ers. There are some amazing projects out there, all starting with this wonderful prompt:

It's three challenges for the price of one! Colors, a sketch and a theme. I've created 2 fun projects for you using this prompt, 1st up is my "Peace, Love and Bonfires" layout:

And then after creating this fun LO, I used the scraps to make a fun "Peace, Love and Cupcakes" birthday card:

Ok now it's time for you to keep on hopping! You're next stop is the fabulous Marie Otake and you will love what she has come up with! Oh, and did I mention there were prizes?? Comment on all participating blogs AND create a project to win our GRAND PRIZE of TWO WILSON DESIGNS STAMP SETS of your choice! There will be ONE lucky grand prize winner. As an added bonus some of the Triple T Team will be offering blog candy on their blogs, and I just happen to be one of those. just leave me a comment telling me you're hopping and you are in! I will draw one name at random to win a fun little package of goodies like these from my Etsy Shop. Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Blog Hop Line Up  
Tiffany Call ***you are here***
Marie Otake
Alberta Futch
Caryn Kidwell
Kate Blue
Debby McGrath 
Lisa Foust
Rochelle Washington
Kelly Braund
Janice Coble
Tenia Nelson

Monday, September 5, 2011

Friendship Challenge at 2 Sisters

Hello friends! This week's challenge at 2 Sisters is friendship and we were given images to use from Stitchy Bears. I combined this with the photo inspiration at Lollipop Ladies and the "Here Come the Girls" challenge at Ellephantastic Challenges to create this sweet little card:

Don't forget to stop on by tomorrow for the Triple T blog hop! =) T

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Coming Soon....Triple T Blog Hop!

WHERE: Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge Blog


WHO: Design Team Members and Triple T-ers (you know...Triplicate Trials Tuesday Fans)!

WHEN: September 6th - September 18th

PRIZES: Comment on all participating blogs AND create a project to win our GRAND PRIZE of TWO WILSON DESIGNS STAMP SETS of your choice! There will be ONE lucky grand prize winner. As an added bonus some of the Triple T Team will be offering blog candy on their blogs! Yaaay!

Hope I'll see you hoppin on over here on Sept 6th, we have some great projects to show you!! =) T

Tiffany Call
Marie Otake
Alberta Futch
Caryn Kidwell
Kate Blue
Debby McGrath
Lisa Foust
Rochelle Washington
Kelly Braund
Janice Coble
Tenia Nelson

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September's Challenge at The Craft Garden

It's September 1st, time for a new challenge at The Craft Garden! We had a fun photo to use as our inspiration this month:

and some goreous flowers to include in our project too, thanks Kerry!

Put those two elements together, and here's what I came up with:

This was a layout that wasn't really in "the plan"- yes, I'm a planner. I have a binder that organizes all my scrapping projects, and this one was not in the works. Leftovers from a wedding LO, these adorable pics just didn't fit. And so they sat and sat (the pics are from 2002) until I recently came across them and squealed at my 2 little ones, I just HAD to scrap them!! See, I used to always scrap everything "event related", and missed out on the opportunities like this- to look at the photos and find other meanings. Not just pics of my kids at the wedding, but the fact that my son can find an adventure ANYWHERE- even at a wedding with no other playmates, he's racing through a field of sunflowers. And my daughter can nap ANYWHERE- even at a wedding filled with a ton of people and loud music!

I hope you'll be inspired by this month's prompt and link up your project at The Craft Garden, would love to see what you create!
=) T

-The Craft Garden photo inspiration
-Craft Us Crazy fall colors