Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Layouts using the Boy June Kit from Annette

The lizard on this layout is a picture of a wooden cutout at the playground we were at. Totally cute!

Added stickles to the paper and did some fussy cutting. :-) The pompom fringe added a great dimension to the paper and layout!

I added a couple of extras from my stash with this one. Really... the colors match wonderfully with my existing stash. It's AWESOME!

The blue circle alpha stickers were PERFECT for the page on our trip to the blueberry farm!

I really LOVED the way the kit came together this month! The colors were great and the embellishments really were fantastic!

Thanks for looking at my pages. I hope you all enjoyed them! Now go hurry and get your own TOP SHELF MEMORIES KIT!!!! They'll be gone before you know it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some more layouts!

I finally had the chance to scrapbook this past weekend!  I rented out my own scrapbook retreat house (The Hamburg Hideaway) with some friends, and used ALL Top Shelf Memories kits!

Here are a few layouts using the October Afternoon Fly a Kite Kit:

Here are some layouts using the Basic Grey Green at Heart kit:

Here are some layouts using the Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline kit:

And here's one using the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary mini kit:


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

another page from julie

here is another page i did with the fly a kite kit!
i used lots of pop dots! for the flowers and the journaling spot.
i stitched the center of the butterfly, and tied it tightly in the back to lift the wings up!

Monday, June 14, 2010

first fly a kite page (from julie)

this kit is soooooo stinkin' awesome!!!
i love me some pop dots!!! this kit was just screaming for some dimension fun!
here you an see:
how i used pop dots and the cloud stickers.
i cut the banner stickers and layered them a little off center
here is another pop dot and oa sticker idea...
layer the same color flower! i added the stickles to the petals and a button center.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First glance inspiration - Fancy Pants My Family

At first glance there were three things that really grabbed my attention when I opened this fabulous boy kit ~ Fancy Pants My Family.

  • The warm homey rustic colors in the papers
  • The fantastic journal sheets from Fancy Pants
  • A sheet of paper from My Family FP line, Cards

The strip you see missing from that sheet of paper above is what struck my creative energy. My photos do not do these fabulous products justice, but I had to give you a nice close up of the goodies that I've been playing with. ;)  I even created a sketch this month... I don't do that very often, so you know the creative juices were flowing. You know Lindsey Krauss creates fantastic sketches, so this isn't the official sketch, but one I came up with for my first layout.

I absolutely LOVE the size of the journal sheets. Their big enough to house a 4x6 photo and still leave room for journaling... or you could actually just use them for telling your story. So much diversity with these, you can't go wrong. The itty bitty squares with the words family, joy, love, etc... *swoon* they would even be great for card making.

Look for the kits to be released June 15th in the store. Taryn put some wonderful products together this month, and I can't wait for you to get your hands on them! Keep checking back for more inspiration from your Design Team here at Top Shelf Memories!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blog Launch WINNERS!!!

Sorry it's taken longer than I expected to draw and post the winners.  End/beginning of the month is always crazy!  Anyway, onto the exciting part, the announcing of the winners!

Sketch Challenge #1--ahiltz
Scraplift Challenge #2--Scrapping Nana
Become a follower of the blog--CandaceH
Sign in--anet
Post on your blog--Dawn Hopkins
Become a fan on Facebook--Amy (from Kansas City, MO)

Congrats to you all, and thanks to everyone for playing along!  I am putting together the June kits today and will have pics up later so you can see the full reveal.

Winners, if you can please EMAIL ME at with your name, mailing address and if you prefer boy or girl that would be great.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a mini with mme mini scraps!

i used the mme quited the contrary boy kit and an old bazzill mini to make this book.
i added a few buttons and some october afternoon numbers.
i also added a few crate paper journaling spots for my daughter to fill out

Monday, May 31, 2010

June peeks!!!

here is a very small peek of kit #1

and a peek of the second kit

i can't wait for you all to see the full kits, and the dt work!!!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Blog Party Challenge #2

Good morning!
For this challenge, I want you to visit our design team gallery from April or May.  Choose one layout and scraplift it!

Just be sure to link us back here either to your own blog or to whatever gallery you use.  Also, tell us who/which layout you picked.

One random winner will get a TSM prize pack!

Deadline is Saturday, May 28th.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blog Party Challenge #1

I absolutely LOVE sketch challenges.  So our first one will be using the May sketch that DT member Lindsey created for us.  Use this sketch to create a layout of your own.  Flip it, turn it, do whatever you want as long as your layout resembles the sketch in some way.  Just link us to your blog so we can see it!  I will pull one random winner to win a TSM prizepack.  Here is an example created by our very talented DT member Leah:

25% off almost EVERYTHING!!!

In honor of our Blog Party, I have marked almost everything 25% off in the store.  you can check it out here.
This includes our April kits!

We also have a new flat shipping rate of $5.00.

Blog Launch Party!!!

Hello and welcome!  I'm glad you found your way here.  We are celebrating the official launch of our blog and are happy you came to join us!  The blog party will run from today through May 28th.  Be sure to check back for additional challenges throughout this time.  All winners will be announced on the blog on June 1st.

We would love for you to stop back often and check out the wonderful inspiration and techniques the very talented design team will be sharing with you.

There are a few different ways you can earn some prizes from Top Shelf Memories during this party!

1.  Become a follower of this blog!  I will choose one follower to win a TSM prize pack.

2.  Sign in for the party (on this post) and tell us who you are and where you are from.  I will choose one random person to win a TSM prize pack.

2.  Post about the blog party on your own personal blog or website and link back to the appropriate post.  I will choose one participant to win a TSM prize pack.

3.  Make a $25.00 purchase from the TSM store, and be entered to win a TSM prize pack valued at $50.00!

4.  Become a fan/friend on Facebook (just look for Top Shelf Memories).  I will choose one random person to win a TSM prize pack.

5.  Complete our challenges!  A few different challenges will be posted.  Complete the challenge and link us to your layout.  One random winner from each challenge will win a TSM prize pack.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Printing on die cuts

The May boys kit has so many wonderful embellishments in it this month, but what I fell in love with (besides the robots and aliens) were the die cuts. I wanted to include the bubble thought die cut in my long title for this layout below, but did not want to write on it. 
I decided I wanted to use a cool font called 2Peas Fragile
To achieve this look, I opened up a new Word document, and typed out the text how I wanted it to look on that cute die cut.

I then printed out a test run on a sheet of regular printer paper. 
**this is important**
Pay attention to how your paper comes OUT of the printer, because in a second, we'll be placing the paper back in the printer the same way.

Grab your die cut, and place a small amount of temporary adhesive on the back.
Line it up with the text you printed out from your test run, and adhere it down.
(If the text your printed is too large, or too small, just edit in word, and re-print until its sized appropriately)

Place your paper back in the printer according to how it came out.
For instance, once my test run had finished printing, the text was facing away from me, 

so I had to put my paper in upside down, with the die cut closest to the printer ribbon

Once you're sure it's facing correctly, hit print in your Word document again... this time, the text will print on your diecut. Remove the diecut from your test paper, and adhere it to your layout!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

happy monday!

may boy kit!

there are so many things i love about this kit!
1. white cardstock
2. robots and monsters!!!
3. a fabulous mix of papers in the kit and add-on!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ISN'T EVEN ALL THE PAPERS FROM THE KIT AND ADD-ON?????!!!!!!!!!!i made circles from all the papers and used them on this 2 page lo!

i mixed the cb and die cut (adhered with pop dots) robots for embellies.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

happy nsd from top shelf memories

have you seen the may kits?? aren't they fabulous!!??!!
grab one of these beauties fast!! BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!
Our first mini kit features My Mind's Eye Little Miss Muffet:
our "girl" themed kit, featuring Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline and BRAND NEW My Mind's Eye So Sophie:
our "boy" themed kit, featuring My Mind's Eye Lil Robots and Adornit Boy Jamboree:
And this one features My Mind's Eye Little Boy Blue:

happy nsd, and tfl!!