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!!