Thursday, January 31, 2008

Spotted on the Web!

A Peek into Yesterday is one of the many online stores that carry Technique Tuesday Clear stamps and Accessories. Today the whole design team posted tons of different layouts featuring the latest and greatest from our 2008 Winter Release! Way to go guys!

I love this one from Jenny K - she took one of the brand new Tile Toppers - Classic and used it to showcase her journaling.

See what each of the members of the Peek Design team came up with here >>> Technique Tuesday Layout Gallery at APIY

I like to think that I have seen the whole internet - but its just not possible! I would love it if you could help me out! If your favorite store (online or local) has done something cool to highlight Technique Tuesday in some way - I would love to hear about it!! Please email me at angela (at) techniquetuesday (dot) com and give me a heads up!

We have also revamped our store locator! If you would like to find a store in your area - or online - please stop by the Store Locator on our website.

And - LAST CALL!! Check out the textiles entry below for details and how to get some FREE Technique Tuesday Textiles to use in an upcoming Blog Challenge!

- Angela @ TT

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Some time ago - my mother in law asked if I would teach a group of her friends at church a crafting project. I thought - no problem - I am sure I can come up with something. Months went by, and I forgot all about it. Early last week, she calls to tell me there are 14 people in the class and that she couldn't wait to see me on Saturday! Argh.

I stood in front of my scrapbooking table staring at the paper, stamps and inks covering the entire surface. What could I do that would satisfy the scrapping needs of the total newbie to the complete addict? And then I spotted them - Zoology - my favorite new set from the Winter 2008 release. It was perfect! An image and its corresponding phrase were all I needed to create an adorable set of cards.

All 14 ladies loved their cards - we made these four in the class - but the whole set of stamps was passed around and they all stamped the rest of the images and phrases so they could complete the entire set when they got home.

In the most recent newsletter there was a great scrapbook page by Eileen Collins made with these stamps - so they are not just for cards! To make embellishments like those on the "Sidewalk Chalk Talk" layout, stamp animal images from our new Zoology stamp set using black ink. Then use colored pencils to enhance the stamped images. You can learn more about the products used to make this layout on our website.

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Happy Stamping!
Angela @ TT

Monday, January 28, 2008

Scrapbooks Etc Features FUNdamental Rings!

I forgot to check the mail on Saturday. And by the time I remembered yesterday, there was about a foot of snow on the ground. To some people that isn't a big deal. But here in Oregon - its a rare occurrence! I thought I should trudge down the road to check the mail - and I thought the whole time "This better be worth it." And it was!!! The new Feb/March issue of Scrapbooks Etc was in there! Yeah!!

As I was flipping through the issue - devouring every page like I usually do, I came across page 59. SB etc has started a new feature called "Make it Work: 2008 Creative Team Challenge" in which they give their (fabulously talented) design team the same three products and let them each show their own personal style. And which product was chosen to be featured in this inaugural issue? Technique Tuesday's very own - FUNdamental Rings 12x12 technique Tiles!!

There were so many fabulous pages featured! So I will let you look through your own issue - I don't want to ruin the enjoyment of the entire article, but here are some of my thoughts on a few selected pages:

Sande Krieger - "Motherhood" I love how Sande "Thought outside the box" with
this round layout. The bright and cheery colors along with the offset rings

really draw your eyes to the photograph in the center.

Valerie Salmon - "Five" I love how she covered the ring surrounding her main
photo with patterned paper and used smaller rings to accent her sub-title.
The larger ring with the title on it really helps to draw your eye around to
the top right corner of the page to the smaller adorably silly pictures of
her son really showing off his personality!

Miley Johnson - "Friends" Miley brought the fun from the black and white pictures
out with the bright colors of the polkadots in this page. She repeated the polka
dots from the inside rings to the outside corners. I also like how she
journaled on the skinniest outside ring.

Thanks so much to the entire Scrapbooks Etc design team! I hope their pages will bring you inspiration for your own memories!!

Here are a few from our own talented creative team to help you spark that creativity in the meantime!

On this page Eileen used the FUNdamental Rings on their own to create a round page. She stamped
images from the Vroom! set around the outside of the frame and colored them in with Glaze pens to get the vivid colors. Click here to learn more about the products featured on this layout.

On this layout Sharyn used many different sizes of the rings to put the focus on each member of her family - including herself! Great job Sharyn! Click here to learn more about the products featured on this layout.

Happy Stamping!

- Angela @ TT

Thursday, January 24, 2008


In addition to stamps - we have loads of great products for stamping onto. One of my favorites is the textiles - they provide dimension, without adding bulk to your pages. Textile shapes are made of 100% cotton material backed with acid-free permanent adhesive. You can stamp directly onto them - or use ink, paint or dye to make a perfectly coordinating embellishment for your page. The textiles also fit perfectly on our Technique Tiles for added dimension.

On this layout our creative director Eileen Collins used the textiles to create the title and unique fabric buttons to add dimension.

To create the title Eileen stamped using Savannah Capital and Lowercase Large. Stamping one letter at a time, she was able to connect the letters to give it a perfect script look. For the word "Graders" she stamped the title onto the largest size of the Square Textiles in two parts "Grade" and "rs" but cutting around the two parts while the textile was still on its plastic backing sheet - she was able to combine the two parts seamlessly. She used blue ink and Main Street Large Capital and Lowercase letters stamped and cut out individually to finish off the title.

To make the button embellishments Eileen stamped images from the Skin Deep set and adhered the Circle Textiles to the Circle Technique Tiles. To finish the button look - she used a tiny hole punch to create 2-4 holes and threaded ribbon or thread through the holes.

Next month we will be doing a "Reader Challenge" to inspire you to use Textiles and Technique Tiles in new ways! We want to see what you come with! Of course there will be prizes, and we will feature selected entries in our newsletter, our website and right here on the blog.

***Giveaway is Closed*** Thank you all SO much for emailing me to request a sample!! These are now in the mail on their way to you!! Don't worry - if you didn't get your samples - we will have plenty more opportunities to win in the future!! Watch the blog in February for details on the Textile challenge - it'll be easy! We can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Please feel free to email me anytime with comments, suggestions and ideas that would help you use your stamps!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Its that time of year again! Time to ring in the new year with new products from Technique Tuesday to enhance your scrapbooking pages, cards and home decor projects!

We are introducing brand-new alphabet styles, new sizes of some of our most popular styles of letter stamps, new contemporary and classic image sets, new Technique Tiles and several new word sets.

On the Everyday Sisters layout, Eileen used the Start Me Up Broadway stamp set to make the page title. She also used one of the new FUNdamental Postage Stamp Technique Tiles to frame the layout. She added color around the photo and the edges of the Technique Tile using the new Bijou Borders image stamps and Whirly Words stamps. Finally she made the flower embellishments using the new Tile Toppers Technique Tiles .

2008 Product and Idea Guide

Our new 2008 Product and Idea Guide is packed with information! You'll find tips on how to get started using stamps, amazing projects that will inspire even the most experienced papercrafter and answers to frequently asked questions.
You can download the entire catalog on our website: At 156 pages it is our largest product and idea guide ever! We suggest saving the catalog to your computer for fastest and easiest browsing.
We are shipping to stores NOW! So check your local store or favorite online site for everything thats new from Technique Tuesday Clear stamps!