Monday, July 28, 2014

Colour Me Playful!

Good morning - I'm trying to catch up on a few blog posts from the last week. What a busy one! We're redoing our floors at home and we're in 'go-mode' trying to get everything ready!

This week at Colour Me...! we are using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Gold. Fun, eh??


Since the design team works ahead creating our projects, I'd been looking forward to this colour combo for weeks! But then, when I sat down to make it, my mojo and I got in a huge argument and it stormed off.. I will definitely be revisiting these colours when we're on speaking terms again!

Check out the challenge this week:



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White CS, Gold Foil CS
Embellishments: Melon Mambo Candy Dots
Tools: Corner punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Butterfly punch

Friday, July 18, 2014

Background mania at The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup Sara is our host and asking us to use a background stamp and include a 3D element on your card. OK!


I used the Chevron background stamp and white craft ink to do the background. I considered embossing it, but I wanted it to have a more 'sketched' look... more like the chalkboard technique. The "Happy" panel is a mini note card from the Project Life kit, Everyday Adventure Card Collection. I outlined around the panel with the white gel pen to add a little extra and bring the white in from the background stamp.

Last but not least, I added a few 3D stars. These are made from the Stars Framelit dies. To make them 3D, you just fold them in half at each point (so, 5 times). Then you squish in the in-between parts and pop up the points.

Check out the challenge this week:

  1. Create a project using a "Background Stamp"
  2. Create a project with "something 3D on it"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "project with a 3D element and a Background Stamp"


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Chevron background
Inks: White craft, gel pen
Paper: Basic Black CS, Everyday Adventure Card Collection, Moonlight DSP stack
Tools: Stars framelits

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Subtle hello for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going subtle and using Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo.

I can't seem to get enough of the Tap, Tap, Tap set from the new catty, so I whipped it out again and paired it with the fun new photopolymer set Draw the Line.


I cut out a piece of Whisper White and stamped the lines from the Tap Tap Tap set. I intentionally made them overlap and crooked so it didn't look so misaligned when I punched out the spirals with the new (again) Spiral Border punch.

The typewriter was first stamped in Island Indigo, and then I stamped over it again with Basic Black. It is shifted ever-so-slightly so that the blue is a sort of shadow behind the black. I love the way it turned out. 

A few candy dots later, we have a happy hello!

Check out the challenge this week - we'd love to see you playing along!


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Supplies:
Stamps: Tap Tap Tap, Draw the Line 
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White CS
Embellishments Island Indigo Candy Dots
Tools: Spiral Border punch


Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday, Beth is our hostess and has a fun little trick to teach us! She wants us to use the sketch and to group some photo boxes together and fill with 1 image. After that, change all but one of the boxes to greyscale, and then nudge the coloured box out to draw attention to it.


I absolutely loved the sketch and had about a billion ideas... I finally settled on this one. I kept trying to find the 'perfect' sketch for this photo... and I think this is it :)

Check out the challenge this week, and the awesome projects by the rest of the Design Team!



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer lovin' at The Friday Mashup!

Woohoo! It's Friday... And a vacation-day-Friday too. Those are the best :)

This week at The Friday Mashup, Lisa has a fun challenge for us to use some new In Colours and create a summer project!!


I went very symbolic and less literal this week. Instead of doing a summer scene, I took my favourite parts of summer and represented them: Blue skies (polka dot background), bright sun (Kinda Eclectic sunburst stamp) and green leaves (Kinda Eclectic leaves stamps).

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using the colours "Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon & Mossy Meadow".
  2. Create a project with a "Summer" theme. (Beach, Picnic, Swimming, etc)
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Summer project using the colors above".
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Supplies:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, And Many More
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Lost Lagoon CS, Hello Honey CS, Whisper White CS
Embellishments: Designer Faceted Buttons
Tools: Polka Dot stenciling mask

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Striking Love for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are rocking a striking colour combo of Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant!

I finally got my hands on the super sweet Little Letters Thinlit Dies and just had to use them!


I started out with cutting 1/4" strips from Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant cardstock and alternating them on an angle on a small panel. I cut out the word "love" using the new thinlits and the magnetic plate for the Big Shot (this saves the day for projects like this!) and tucked that panel in behind. 

The cloud was stamped from the new hostess set Hello Love. 

Check out the challenge this week - we would love to see you playing along!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Hello Love
Inks: Soft Sky, Basic Grey
Paper: Elegant Eggplant CS, Soft Sky CS, Whisper White CS
Tools: Little Letters Thinlit Dies

Monday, July 7, 2014

Family Tree for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday Heidi has a great sketch for us, and a challenge to incorporate a family tree.


I wanted to keep my tree really 'simple'. Someday, when I make my kiddos a book about their family history, I will have more details about each member of the family, but for now I wanted only their first names.

Since they share a room, I thought it would be nice to have a page for them to share as well. Something they can put up in their room and have together.

I used the Sweetly Nested template for this page, but made the tree a little smaller and imported it into a 12x12 layout instead of 8.5x11.

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox