Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Two New Cards Featuring CutCardstock!

I recently accepted a custom order from to create 2 new cards featuring their papers, cards, and envelopes. I jumped at the chance to try new scrapbooking supplies, and it was well worth it. Their papers arrived quickly and are gorgeous!

Here are the two cards that I created:

--fall-themed card using their white blank notecard along with matted layers of Red Lacquer, Cognac, and Serpentine metallic cardstocks. I then used leaf diecuts in the various colors above plus Olive and Antique Gold to create this classic, elegant fall card. These pictures really do not do justice to this beautiful metallic paper. The sheen really dresses up the card, and I think it could be perfect for fall-themed wedding cards. It's finished off with a ribbon by Stampin' Up.

--spring/ summer handstamped butterfly card using the white blank notecard from along with matted layers of Hot Chocolate and Blue Raspberry cardstocks. I then handstamped butterflies using various spring/ summer ink colors onto their white cardstock before punching the butterflies out w/ a square punch and adhering them to the matted layers. The card is completed with a polka dot ribbon from Stampin' Up and a birthday sentiment.'

I absolutely loved working with this company and creating a few items using their cardstock. To learn more, please visit


Wordless Wednesday--A Clean Scrapbooking Room

is Priceless! As I'm getting ready for the July challenges, I had to start by cleaning my space and reorganizing a bit

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Preparing for the July Scrapbooking Challenges

I spent this past weekend really trying to get organized for my upcoming July scrapbooking challenge. Sat--uploading and ordering photos that I might need. Sunday and Monday--putting together some page kits using supplies I already have on hand. This is a great way to speed up your scrapping and make the most of your time when you do scrapbook. I'm doing it tomorrow so that I can see what supplies I might need to buy still to create the pages I'm going to be working on in July.

If you're not familiar w/ creating page kits, there are some great online resources that describe how to sort through your supplies and put together themed kits w/ your photos. It really helps you see what you might need. Gallon and 2 gallon freezer bags are a great way to organize these and can be used over and over. Look for more blog posts throughout July. Enjoy your last few days of spending before we start our no-buy in July challenge!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

July Scrapbooking Challenge Details

I'm really far behind on my own scrapbooking and lacking the motivation to really get started on it again. So, I've decided to see if there are others out there like me to help motivate each other. Here are the details for my Use Your Stash Page Challenge for July:

--You may not purchase anything except scrapbooking adhesive or photo/ film developing in the month of July. Stock up now on anything you may need! We'll use the honor system on this one, but if you purchase other supplies, then you're out of this part of the challenge. Lets use up those supplies we have lying around collecting dust!
--Set a page goal for the month of July--as many as you feel comfortable completing or need to complete. The focus is on meeting your goal NOT who does the most pages for the month. Challenge yourself to get some pages accomplished!
--I will be providing prizes from my stash to the winners from both challenges--use your stash and page goals. Both digital and traditional scrapbook styles are welcome in this one. :)

What to do until July 1st--
1. sign up on this blog post or on my Facebook Fan page so I can get a list together. Names and email addresses will be helpful.
2. Order photos, purchase supplies, organize your scrapbook room/ supplies so you'll be ready to go once July 1st gets here next week. Remember, no purchasing new supplies in the new month!
3. If you make page kits to speed up the process, feel free to get started organizing your page kits.

I need this challenge more than anyone, and I'm so excited! Hopefully a few of you will decide to join the challenges with me. I promise to help make it fun for all of us!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday--Fathers Day Fun

We really had such a great Father's Day weekend, and one of the fun moments was watching our 3 year old chase the ducks at Ye Olde Mill.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Monday!

I decided to really spend some time this week sharing some of my recent custom orders. I've had several birthday orders and just haven't had time to share on here or on Etsy. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

We have a winner!

RANDOM.ORG - Integer Widget: "True Random Number Generator


Monday, June 14, 2010

4" Chalkboard Flowerpot Giveaway!

I've decided that it's been forever since I've had a giveaway on my blog, and I'd love to offer one of my new 4" chalkboard flowerpots in your choice of colors. I love how these turned out! Also, these will be added to my Etsy and Artfire shops in the next day or so (hopefully tonight!). Mention code "blog giveaway" in the notes to seller and save 10% on the flowerpots this week.

To enter, leave a comment below listing a use for these flowerpots or how you would use it if you won one. Contest is open to U.S. residents only due to the cost of shipping.

For extra entries, you may do the following and leave a separate comment for each.
--become a Facebook Fan of T and Little S Designs
--follow my blog
--heart my Etsy shop (tscrapper)
--tweet about my giveaway
--blog about my giveaway
Contest ends this Saturday, June 19th at midnight and winner will be chosen by and announced on Sunday. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Granville Maker's Market Today

If you're local to the central Ohio area, you really should make it a day and drive to Granville. Every Saturday is the local farmer's market and Maker's Market, and I'm planning to be a part of the Maker's Market as many Saturdays as I can over the summer. I'll be there from 9-1 today, and I'd love to see you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday--Strawberry Picking

This is why I love summer--a happy little girl! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Favorites from Etsy Team Columbus

This week, I decided to focus on my Etsy Team Columbus. Here are a few of my favorites from the Etsy search that would be great Father's Day gifts:

My Daddy is.... Artwork by Grace Hester Designs

Father's Day Poster by Grace Hester Designs

Zippered Box Pouch in Brown Herringbone by Sewdarnsimple

Dads Robot Ipod/ Droid/ Camera Case Cover by ArtsiBitsi

Set of 4 Ceramic Photo Coasters by T and Little S Designs

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday--Daddy's Helper

Here are my 2 favorite people building little S's new playground in the backyard. :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fabulous Giveaway from One of My Etsy Buddies!

Do you love the look of custom wooden letters in the nursery/ child's room, etc.? Me, too, and while I can make them myself, winning them would be even better. Jessica from Bugga Love on Etsy is giving away a set of her custom wooden letters right now on the Etsy Baby Shower blog:

Good luck!