Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From the Mailbag!

I just love to open my email - it is so much more fun than the bills and junk mail that I get in my snail mail!

We received this STUNNING layout from Tamera in Valencia, CA.

"I used some stuff we had at my LSS for demos and made a page based on some of the pages I had seen in your gallery. It is a display LO for use near our TT stamp area."

Tamera used Technique Tuesday Petal Tiles, and Loves me Loves me Not Large image stamps.

Thanks so much for sharing Tamera!

I would love to see your favorite project using Technique Tuesday stamps too! Email me any time at challenges at techniquetuesday.com

Angela @ TT

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patricks Day!

No pinches for us! We've got our green on! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring has sprung!

The signs of Spring are all around us! The daffodils and crocuses are peeking through the dirt, green is slowly replacing all of the brown, and there is a sweet smell in the air. We know it won't last though - here in Oregon we have two more months of rain to go, and more snow isn't even out of the question for many of you!

So lets celebrate the beauty of Spring together here on the blog - no matter what the weather actually looks like outside your window!

We've chosen a few of our favorite flower clear stamps and Technique Tiles to feature over the next few weeks! We hope you play along and capture the beauty of Spring on all of your scrapbook pages.

Sam created these adorable flowers using Technique Tiles Scalloped Circles.

This is another page of Eileen's that I have scraplifted many times over! I love how she stamped Irony images with orange ink on the orange cardstock to create her own tone on tone patterned paper. The title was created with Serendipity Capital and Lowercase Extra Large and Savannah lower large alphabet stamps.

The flowers started as Petal Technique Tiles, she first stamped the solid flower image in yellow, then then stamped over the top of that in either orange or teal ink with other petals from the Loves me Still Stamp set. Before adhering the petal tiles to her page, she used a light green ink to stamp images from WhispyGigs directly onto the white background paper.

Jamie Harper really took her stamping to the next level with this page!

Using Petal Tiles, Loves me Still, and the curly bracket from Read All About it - she stamped onto the white Cardstock, leading your eyes to the picture of an adorable Tee Shirt, which was stamped with Serendipity Capital Extra Large!

So cute Jamie!

Whatever the weather is in your neck of the woods - we hope you are inspired to bring Spring to your pages!

Angela @ TT

Friday, March 7, 2008

Organized and Inspired!!

Its not just the name of our stamp set its a way of life! :)

If you are like me - Organizing your scrapbooking supplies is almost as much a part of scrapbooking as the actual page creating is!!

Thats why I love one of our newest sets: Organized and Inspired! We love to label, organize, and arrange everything from photos to craft supplies.

We were inspired to create these organization word stamps by the book The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker published by Simple Scrapbooks™.

These practical stamps will play a key role in keeping you organized and inspired.
These 43 Clear stamps will help you label everything from cardstock to adhesives to stamps!

Eileen Collins used the Organized and Inspired set along with the Loopy Labels set to make the tags on this adorable shelf.
I usually say "Happy Stamping" but I think I will sign this off with "Happy Stamping AND Organizing!!"
Angela @ TT

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Spotted on the web!

Way back in the early days of Technique Tuesday there was a store that really gave us a step up. That store is Portland-based Scrapbook Attack. In 2003, Bev started bringing these new fangled clear stamps into their store to test out and teach classes (back in the days when stamps were red rubber, and most scrapbookers didn't stamp). They were the first store to give us a shot, and for that we are so grateful! The rest, as they say, is history.

Now, two of our design team members (Samantha Kangas and Crystalyn Thorsen) work and teach at this great store, and they have featured Technique Tuesday in some pretty great ways. They teach a monthly Technique Tuesday class, and as a direct result of their commitment to featuring the highest quality clear stamps and accessories, they have a large and loyal Technique Tuesday following. If you're lucky enough to live in the greater Portland Metropolitan area, we suggest you check out the great selection of Technique Tuesday products, as well as their monthly classes.

As a customer of theirs, I check out their blog regularly, and love their recent suggestion about innovative uses for FUNdamental Swanky Frames. You can check it out >>>here<<<

If you're proud of your lss for the ways in which they feature or promote TT, I'd love to hear about it! Maybe we'll feature them next!

Angela @ TT

Monday, March 3, 2008

Textile Challenge!

Firstly, I want to say thank you for all of the beautiful entries!! There were so many stunning submissions that it would take me a week to post all of them! It was so hard to narrow down just a few to feature here - but we want you to know that we poured over the entries and thought each one was beautiful!

Megan from Texas sent us this fabulous layout! Here is how she did it:

From Megan:
"The background paper is created from plain tan cardstock that I customized with the Botanika stamps and Distress Inkpads.

The title is stamped with a mix of TT fonts--Provence and Main Street. I hand cut the letters and coated them with Glossy Accents.

The quote is stamped with Underground Caps Small stamps.

The Textiles were personalized with stamps from Borderline: Live for Today.

I used a circle punch and created a reverse mask to stamp the dates in the textiles, then outlined the date with a black marker. I hand sewed french knots in the scallop edges of all the textiles, then added accents of a clear acrylic butterfly outlined with a paint pen and prima flowers layered with a stamped flower from the Kabloom! floral set with brads in the center.
The entire layout has stamped zigzags from the Hanging By a Thread set, then I punched holes along the stitch marks to give them more dimension.

I really enjoyed this challenge and I look forward to more of them in the future!"

Erin was inspired by the video tour of the CHA booth to create this adorable card:
"I used the little doggy from 'Dog and Pony Show' and stamped directly on the textile. I colored him in with Copic markers.
I have to admit that after watching your video from CHA, I decided to use the doggy because Eileen said he was her favorite and wished she had a dog that looked like that! :)

The inside of my card says, 'Thanks for being such a loyal friend.' Goes to show that the stamps don’t have to be used for animal themed projects."

And finally - I love the simplicity of Julies layout.

"Here is my page I did with the textiles.

I inked the edges of them lightly and stamped my journaling spot onto the bigger one and used the two smaller ones as part of the flowers."

Thank you again to each and every person who sent in a card, page or project! I loved getting all the fun email!!
Each of the participants featured in this post will receive the entire line of textiles and our new stamp set "You've Got Mail."

Even if you didn't get your entry in to me in time to be considered for the challenge - I hope you continue to create with the Textiles and I would love to see what you create with them. Please keep your creations coming to me! Email any time: challenges at Technique Tuesday .com
Angela @ TT