Monday, September 20

And the BLOG CANDY goes to...


Krista M. won this beautiful bracelet...

And Krista G. won this cute paper pack...

Thanks Krista for playing along - both of you!

We will get your prizes to you very soon!

Friday, September 17

Who knew?

Okay, so we are getting to the end of the parade.  Today is the last day of the Creative Chics Parade - and the theme is BEFORE and AFTER. 

One of the most talked about BEFORE and AFTER projects that we have done here at T&D is our Toliet Paper Minibook.  It's been featured on a few creative blogs because no one can believe how an old TP roll could make such a cute minibook!

So here it is - The TP Minibook...



For instructions on making your own TP minibook click here

Before you know it you will be recycling all your TP rolls to make minibooks!

Speaking of recycling... a friend of ours recently told us about this cool little shop. If you live in the Twin Cities area you may want to check it out. No more feeling guilty about the money you spend on your creative hobby when it's all recycled goods!

PS. You can still enter to win BLOG CANDY!  Post a comment on the posts from this past week and our winners will be picked on Sunday. 

Thursday, September 16

Recipe for ADORABLE

Today we thought we would share a fun little project you can make for your favorite kidlet. (It's so dang cute - you might want to make one for yourself too!)

We know a couple of kids that LOVE to help out in the kitchen. One of them even reads cookbooks in their spare time!  So we decided to make the future chef and baker their own special recipe box, recipe card holder, and apron.

Recipe for ADORABLE:

- 1 canvas apron
- 1 tin box (wood or carboard works too!)
- 1 XL clothes pin
- craft paint and sealer
- recipe cards (we found a really cute stamp set)
- coordinating patterned paper
- some cute ribbon and embellies

The rest is up to you! Deisgn and create to your hearts content.  The only recommendation we have is to use a spray on sealer after you paint everything - that way the paint wont run if it gets wet. 

And if you are looking for something to fill that box - be sure to check out the Creative Chic Parade. Can you guess what the theme is today - RECIPES! 

Oh and there is still time to get some BLOG CANDY! Leave a comment on our post below and you will be entered to win!

Happy Craftin!

-Crystal & Kelli

Wednesday, September 15

Virtual Window Shopping

It's a great big creative world out there! The Creative Chic Parade has opened up all new adventures in crafting for us. While strolling along on a virtual window shopping trip, we stumbled upon the Blog Guidebook. WOW! A handy dandy guide to help us find a whole new realm of inspiration and fun. Stroll on over there, no, RUN on over there to check out all the neat blogs!

Leave us a comment and let us know what fun new blog you discovered today while visiting the Blog Guidebook. There's a little BLOG CANDY in it for you!

Today's giveaway is an Umbra Peekette Photo Album
It's the perfect way to create a hybrid scrapbook. Show off a little Summer fun, document those first days of school, or any other treasured memory you just haven't found time to scrapbook yet. These hybrid scrapbooks are done in a snap!

Makes a great gift too!

Here's what we did with ours:

We placed 4x6 cardstock in some of the places intended for photos and will scrapbook and journal

We placed larger cardstock in the back two pages to create a larger space to journal and placed an envelope to hold keepsakes
so leave us a comment to enter this giveaway and....

Don't forget to enter our other giveaways below!

Tuesday, September 14

The addiction of cute


Bet you didn't know this...Crystal is a quilter, too. She'll tell you she's not that experienced, or tell you something she thinks is a flaw in her work, but I think she's brilliant! She made my little angel a quilt and my family will treasure it forever! She also made one for a close friend of ours and her little boy. When I asked her why quilting, she said "because fabric is like paper, and I want it all!"

I just had to share this with our creative pals! (not too mention it's today's theme in the parade!)

Don't forget to enter our giveaways below!

Happy Craftin!


In the Jungle

Hope you've got a sweet tooth, cuz we're throwin more BLOG CANDY your way!

Today's giveaway is a paperstack from DCWV!

We've also got another paper bag mini book example for you, only this time they are MINI MINI!

We used paper from the Safari Kids
collection shown above

Our first example is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

Our second example is 3 1/2 x 3, and it's PINK!

To enter to win today's Blog Candy, please leave us a heartfelt comment!
Or a kooky one is okay too!

Happy Scrappin!

Kelli and Crystal

Monday, September 13

Everyone Loves a PARADE!

We're watching a spectacular parade this week with The Girl Creative's Creative Chick Parade, and we thought we would throw out a little of our own BLOG CANDY!!

Today we're giving away a bracelet from our sponsor A Royal Affair Studio.  One lucky winner will be recieving a fabulous piece of bling at the end of the week.

To enter, please leave us a comment (meaningful one) and we'll enter you into our drawing. All winners this week will be drawn on Saturday, September 18th.

Have Fun!!

A Royal Affair Studio was started as a way of fundraising for team Giddy Up in the 2009 Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk.  100% of the proceeds from the We Stand for HOPE collection were and still are donated to team Giddy Up for the walk.  10% of all other proceeds are donated to various causes.

Sunday, September 12

More Canvas Art

A few months back, we shared an Alphabet Canvas Project, and today we're sharing a few more canvas creations.

These were created for Kelli's daughters room. We used a little acrylic craft paint, a few 8x10 canvas', a butterfly punch, our trusty Cricut, some bits of ribbon, and a few scraps of paper.

Easy project with BIG IMPACT!!!

Happy Craftin!

Kelli and Crystal

Tuesday, September 7

DIY Birth Announcement

Here's a quick project "brag"....

Proof you don't need to spend a lot on birth announcements 

Total cost each: $0.64
compared to average online photo card price of

Thursday, August 19

Fun in the Sun Mini book

This summer has been flying by so fast!  We have the perfect way for you to preserve all of your favorite summer memories with our Fun in the Sun mini book kit! 

Now go check out our store and get your own Fun in the Sun mini book kit!

Enjoy these last few days of summer!

Happy Scrappin!

Crystal and Kelli

Friday, July 30

Fun in the Sun

With the temperature reaching over 90 degrees in our neighborhood, it's no wonder we were drawn to this Sun Splashed patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers.  Here is a sneak peak of the summer project we have been working on. We will be back soon to show you the rest of this minibook and details on how you could get the supplies to make your very own!

We hope you are enjoying your summer and are finding plenty of fun in the sun!

-Crystal & Kelli

Thursday, July 15

Waste not...

How many times have you found yourself one punched item short because you did not maxamize paper space? I can't tell you how many times I've done this to myself! During a recent project I realized I was wasting valuable paper by not thinking through the layouts of my punches. I joked with Crystal about it and she said she does the same thing, which got me many of us are doing this?

It's very simple, take a few extra moments to plan out your punches. By turning my butterfly punch everytime I used it, I gained one extra butterfly per strip of paper. One step further is to cut down your paper to allow exactly how much space you'll need....but that might be getting ahead of ourselves! :)
top strip shows wasted space. turn the punch...problem solved!

Happy Scrapin,

Kelli and Crystal

Monday, June 21


If you are a wife (who has been subjected to hours of ESPN watching), girlfriend, sister, sportsfan, or innocent bystander, you probably already know what PTI stands for. If not...

The past few months have been a little crazy for us.

But, we'll be back soon! We are working on fun new projects, checking out the coolest new tools, and testing new techniques.

We're looking forward to catching up with everyone again! As for now, we offer our updated blog look.

Oh...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Crystal today!!

Wednesday, June 2

Check out our SALE!

Kelli's baby girl has arrived! 

We are taking a little break as Kelli gets through the transition of becoming a new mom.  We hope to be back soon with more ideas, kits, and inspiration. 

Until then...all of our kits will be ON SALE!

Check out our store and we will be back soon - we promise!

Happy Scrappin!

-Crystal & Kelli

Thursday, May 6

Spring Fling - Paperbag 6x6 Minibook Kit!

Paperbags aren't just for carrying your lunch anymore!
You can make a fun & unique 6x6 paperbag mini album with our new Spring Fling Project Kit!

At the last retreat we attended our paperbag mini albums were quite a hit. We completely sold out of them over the course of a weekend! We can take a hint -- so we designed an all new paperbag minibook kit!
This album is great for displaying all your favorite Spring memories or it could be the perfect gift for the soon-to-be graduate in your life! The Spring Fling Project Kit has everything you need to complete the project - a paperbag mini album, coordinating papers, sticker letters, ribbon, and embellies. (even an exclusive T & D zipper flower!)
Crystal used her kit to show off all of her favorite Spring pics from 2009!