Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Top 10 Craft Creations for 2011

Top 10 for 2011

My fellow designer at Paper Issues has a super-fun linky party going on right now, everyone can share their top 10 projects of the year with Kellie on Give a Girl a Blog.'s a go at my top 10 crafty creations for 2011:

"Lucky" DT Submission for Lasting Memories

"Black Cats and Pumpkins" DT submission for Twisted Sketches
"Your Favorite Game" DT submission for Punky Scraps
"Bright Eyes" DT Submission for Scrap It With A Song
"12 Step Program" DT Submission for Scrap It With a Song
"Love Love Love" DT Submission for Lasting Memories

"Love the Way You Play" DT Submission for Sketches in Thyme

"Tiny Little Cubby" DT Submission for Paper Issues

"One Time at Band Camp" DT Submission for The Craft Garden
"Together" for The Crafting Family
Wow- that was hard to choose favorites, I didn't want any of my pages to feel bad! 2011 has been such a fun year of crafting for me, and I want to thank everyone out there in blog land, my fellow design team members, and of course the DT owners who have given me the opportunity to design for them. I am having such a blast creating, capturing memories, and reaching my goal of 211 layouts in 2011! Now it's on to create 212 layouts for 2012, are ya with me? Scrappy New Year! =) T

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We've Got Your Number at Paper Issues!

There's a new theme up at Paper Issues- perfect for this time of year of list-making and organizing, "We've Got Your Number". For this theme I linked up a layout from 2010 that I created for Punky Scraps:

Do you ever have those days when it feels like you never leave the kitchen? Well, I do, ALL.THE.TIME. I snapped a pic of me in front of the microwave and made a *slightly* exaggerated timeline of my daily kitchen "duties".

So, what's your number? We would love to see what numerical projects you've been working on so go on over to Paper Issues and link up!!! =) T

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowflakes are falling at 2 Sisters!

Merry Christmas to all of you out in blogland! Theres a new challenge going on at 2 Sisters and the theme is snowflakes. Surpisingly, we don't have much of the white stuff here in Massachusetts yet (which is just fine with me), but the mountains are making snow, so my family was off for their first day of snowboarding and skiing last Friday. I created this layout to capture the moment using the snowman image from Kenny K Downloads:

Now it is your turn.  Link up your snowflake projects at 2 Sisters, you have until 11:59am EST on Friday December 30th to enter your cards or projects for a chance to win the sponsor prize from Kenny K Downloads

-2 Sisters snowflakes
-Desert Island Craft Challenge buttons, brads, stripes, round corners
-Digital Tuesday winter wonderland

Monday, December 19, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Right now there is some fabulous Christmas Carol inspiration going on over at Scrap It With a Song. The challenge over there right now is going on through December 31st; just create a layout, card or other paper project inspired by a Christmas carol of your choice. Here's my contribution:

Remember, you have until December 31st to join us & play along with our Christmas Carol challenge and be entered in the AMAZING December prize draw!!  I am also linking this up at the Holiday Madness linking party at Paper Issues. TON of great holiday ideas over there, go check it out!! =) T

-Scrap It With a Song christmas carol
-Truly Madly Crafty christmas images and colors
-Scraptastic Club border punch
-Paper Issues holiday madness

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kids Christmas Challenge at 2 Sisters

Time for a new challenge at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog! This week we're looking for your projects created with kids in mind; cards, gift bags, etc.... as long as it is something that you have created for a child. I made this scrapbook layout to add to our Christmas album:

Don't you love those cute little gingerbread images? Those are from this week's sponsor, Robyns Fetish. I've also used the sketch from Once Upon a Sketch, and the fabulous color scheme is courtesy of Color Throwdown. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out my new challenge blog in the works, Child's Play Challenges!! =) T

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Few Challenges to Post About

Good morning blog land! Have a few challenges to post about today. First up, I wanted to share the news about my latest creation, a new challeneg blog called Child's Play Challenges. This blog will feature challenges inspired by classic toys, favorite story books and great kids TV shows and movies. Challenges will begin in February, but I'd love for you to stop on over there and say hello, become a new follower and maybe even give my Design Team Call a whirl!!

Next up, I have the layout I created for this week's challenge at Sketches in Thyme to share with you.

Just a picture of my 2 kiddos being goofballs- I think they were trying to hide miss E in the stuffed animals, but she's just too cute to blend in! For this layout I combined the SKETCH at Sketches in Thyme, the ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS challenge at Corrosive Challenge Blog and the COLOR SCHEME at Sketchy Colors

And lastly I have my layout for this week's sketch at Twisted Sketches:

For this layout I started with Twisted Sketch #132 and added glittered foam letters for my title for the GLITTER twist. My title, "time for a snow day" incorporates the TIME challenge at Bird is the Word and the WINTER WONDERLAND theme at Lasting Memories.

Thanks for stopping by! =) T

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A New Challenge Blog and a DT Call!!

There's a new kid on the block, Child's Play Challenges. I've been spending a lot of time in toy stores lately doing my Christmas shopping, and after all of the blocks I've played with, the games I've looked at and the books I've sorted through, an idea came to me... why not create a challenge blog using toys and games as inspiration? Most of us scrapbookers feature children in our layouts, whether it's our own children doing yet another adorable thing or even digging up old childhood photos from the attic. We celebrate children and childhood all the time in our layouts, and through this new challenge blog, I'll hopefully offer up some inspiration to keep those pages coming!!

To get started, I am looking for a few talented and creative scrapbookers out there to join me in this adventure at Child's Play Challenges. If you'd like to play along with fun challenges, partipate in the blog and motivate others to take part in the fun, this might be the place for you! Your term would run February-August 2012, and you would be asked to complete 1 layout per month. If you would like to be considered, here's what you need to do:

1-Create a new layout just for the call at Child's Play Challenges based on the toy below.

2-Post about the DT call on your blog, along with your take on the challenge.

3-Leave a comment at Child's Play Challenges telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post, and be sure to include your email address!

4-Become a new follower and spread the word about this playful new challenge blog!

The deadline for this call is January 27th, and the new Design Team will be announced on February 1st! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! =) Tiffany

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Challenge at 2 Sisters

It's time for another challenge at 2 Sisters. This week is an easy one, the theme is Christmas!! Us DT girls were invited to use some cute images from Patties Creations. Here's the card I made using an adorable pair of reindeer:

So get crafting on those Christmas projects, and link up with us over at 2 Sisters. You have until the 16th to link up for your chance to win a prize from Pattie's Creations! =) T

-2 Sisters Christmas
-Forever Friends Christmas + animal

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day

Time for a new song at Scrap It With a Song, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"! This week I am still chipping away at all those Christmas pics from last year (and maybe previous years too- yikes!). I made a list of all the "typical" holiday events I like to scrapbook- Christmas Cards, School Concert, Visit with Santa, Christmas Crafts, Cookies for Santa, Christmas Eve, Christmas wonder I'm always behind!! well, here's another to add to the album:
I decided to use the line "the old familiar carols play" as my title. These were pics from last year's school concert- my son was not to pleased with squeezing between his sister and cousin for the photo! =) T

-Scrap It With a Song "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
-The Scrappiest sketch
-Lasting Memories sentiment
-Incy Wincy Designs non traditional Christmas colors
-Paper Issues Holiday Madness linking party

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Red, Green and Metal at Black with Two

There's a new challenge for the month up at Black with Two. This month's assignment is DOMINANT BLACK ....with Red, Green and a hint of gold or silver or both if you feel creative. Here's what I came up with:

I used red pattern paper, cardstock and a chipboard flower for the red; a jumbo felt circle and a cardstock tag for my green, and added silver brads for the silver element. I also incorporated the word "Trust" in my title and used the sketch from the current challenge at Bird is the Word. =) T

Pink Paper Paradise

-Black with Two red, green + silver
-Bird is the Word sketch + "trust"
-All Sorts going around in circles
-Make It Monday anything goes

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Challenge at The Craft Garden!

Wow- December already!! Time for a new challenge at The Craft Garden, this month's challenge is super fun, a recipe challenge! It works like this- each design team member has chosen an ingredient in the recipe and you have to use 4 of those items in your creation. Your choices are:
Kerry - turquoise (for one of December's birthstones)
Carly - Snowflakes
Melly - Kraft
Tiffany- Office Supply
Kevin - Ribbon
Jay - Buttons
Cathy - charm
Helen - Purple
Kylie - Paint

Here's what I came up with using Turquoise (cardstock), Office Supply (tickets), Ribbon, Buttons & Purple (my ribbon and buttons):

I hope you'll get in on the action at The Craft Garden and give our recipe a try, would love to see what you come up with! =) T


Guess Who's a Guest Designer at Scrap Our Stash???

yup, little old me!! I'm thrilled for the chance to be a guest designer over at Scrap Our Stash this month, the challenge blog that encourages you to use that stash. Whether it be cartloads of cardstock, a bonanza of buttons, or ridiculous ribbons, we all have plenty!! As part of my introduction over there, I turned to my stash of ribbons and buttons to create this layout- gasp, a 2-pager!!

Sorry for the flash reflected off the photo, that's what happend when you try and take a pic in bad lighting late at night! For this layout I used 6 scraps of green ribbon, and 6 green buttons. All the greens are a bit different, but I think it adds to the whimsy of the page not being so matchy-matchy.

I hope you'll have a chance to stop on over at Scrap Our Stash, say hello and maybe dig into your own stash for a bit of creating! I'm also linking this up at Paper Issues "Holiday Madness" Linking party- if you're looking for creative holiday crafting ideas, this is the place to go! =) T

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