Friday, May 22, 2015

Butterflies and Lace for The Friday Mashup!

Good Friday, friends! Cynthia is our hostess this week at The Friday Mashup, and she is challenge us to use lace and butterflies - beautiful combination!


Or at least it should be... haha. There's part of me that feels this is a hot mess, and another part of me that loves it. I've decided to use it as a bookmark until I make my final decision :)

Check out the challenge this week, and the gorgeous projects from the design team!


  1. Create a project with "Butterflies"
  2. Create a project with "Lace"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Butterflies & Lace"
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

(not so) Subtle 'Thanks' for Colour Me...!

Hello! We have a super fun subtle colour combo this week at Colour Me...!. We are also having a Design Team call, so if you or someone you know would like to be part of the Colour Me...! Design Team, please head on over!


Our family went to visit my mom and stepdad this past weekend and we had a blast! The boys were overjoyed to be able to spend 3 days with them.

Mom and I had some girl time too (ie: craft store shopping!) and I got my hands on some new Copics and a few new stamp sets.

I wanted to send her a thank you card for making the weekend so special for us, and since we visited an aquarium while we were there, thought this fun set from Your Next Stamp would be the perfect fit!

Check out the challenge this week.


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going striking and using Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz. These were perfect colours for a mother's day card. Not just any mother's day card... a card for the BEST mom ever :)



I started off with this fabulous digi stamp from Tiddly Inks... Orchid. The design of this stamp is amazing - I love that it not 'heavy' feeling, a dainty and balanced bunch of blossoms!

Check out the challenge this week:


Thanks for stopping by!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Orchid" Digital Stamp (Tiddly Inks), "Teeny Tiny Wishes" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Beau Jardin DSP (BoBunny), Vellum (Stampin' Up!), Marshmallow (Bazzil), Pear Pizzaz CS (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Pot/Vase: W1, W3, W5
  - Greenery: YG11, YG13, YG17
  - Petals: R00, R02, C1

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A very Wryn weekend!

Happy weekend, my friends. Glad it is finally here, and the weather is gorgeous!

I'm sharing two cards today that I made with a few challenges in mind. Turns out they both ended up being the darling Wryn from Tiddly Inks, so I'm going with a theme.

Berry Sweet Wryn for Tiddly Inks ("So Sweet) and Sunday Stamps (which I totally missed the deadline for!):



Check out the sketch from Sunday Stamps:


Wryn the Mermaid for Freshly Made Sketches:


Check out the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Thanks for stopping by this week!

-Tara
xox

Supplies - Berry Sweet Wryn
Stamps: "Berry Sweet Wryn" Digi (Tiddly Inks), "From the Garden" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzil), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Daffodil Delight CS (Stampin' Up!), "Neapolitan" Dear Lizzy (American Crafts)
Tools: Dotted Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Subtle Button (Stampin' Up!), White Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Berry: R11, R14, R17, R29; Yg11, YG13, YG17
  - Hair: Y23, E31, E33, E15
  - Dress: Y11, Y13, Y15; YG11, YG13, YG17
  - Mushroom: E11, E13, W1, W3, Y11, Y13, Y15
  - Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67, G29

Supplies - Wryn the Mermaid
Stamp: "Wryn the Mermaid" Digi (Tiddly Inks), "...And Many More" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Island Indigo (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: "Our Lil' Monster" DSP (BoBunny), Pool Party CS (Stampin' Up!), Marshmallow (Bazzil)
Embellishments: Moonshine sequins (Simon Says Stamp)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E02, E04, E11, R20, R22
  - Shirt: R20, R22, R24
  - Tail: YG11, YG13, YG17
  - Accents: Y13, Y15, Y17
  - Hair: BG10, BG15, BG18, BG75

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Monochromatic week at Colour Me...!

Good morning and happy Wednesday!

This week we have a new challenge over at Colour Me...! where we are going monochromatic and using Crisp Cantaloupe - love this colour!


I started this card with a vague idea of what I wanted to do, but I have to admit that a lot of it came together as it was being created. 

For the Bokeh background, I sponge Crisp Cantaloupe across a piece of white cardstock. Using my own template for the circles, I started sponging them in with white Stazon.

The "always" was die cut from a strip of cardstock, but once it was on the card, it looked too plain. I added a background using the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin' Up! All the gold was added at the end, just for some fancy :)


Come check out the challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "On Edge" (Simon Says), "Hardwood" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: White Stazon, Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin' Up!), Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Marshmallow CS (Bazzil), Crisp Cantaloupe CS (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Gold Sequin Trim (Stampin' Up!)
Tools: "Always" die (Simon Says)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A double shot for Colour Me...!

It's one of those fun weeks at Colour Me...! where you get to choose what colour combination you'd like to work with, and play along with either 'Team Hayley' or 'Team Tara'.


I finally got a new printer that seems to like me. So far, we're off to a very, very good start. I think I see a 5th date on the horizon. What this means, is now I can print off all the digital stamps I want and just do nothing but colour all the time (without the horrid Copic-killing streaks I was getting with my old setup).

Hello beautiful world!

So here we have Bathing Beauty in all her beach-ey goodness. Oh, I can't wait for summer :)

I didn't have the right Copics for this colour challenge at all, so it took a bit of fussing to combine colours to get the right shades I needed. If you're curious about the weird combinations in the supply list below, that's why!

Check out the challenge this week:


And because I clearly have some difficulties following instructions, here is the original card I made for this challenge... haha. Oops, wrong team!! Thought I'd share regardless, as the combos are so different, but both so fun!


Please stop by the blog and check out the wonderful projects from the Design Team, and share your project with us!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies - Bathing Beauty
Stamp: "Bathing Beauty" digi (Tiddly Inks), "Loads of Love" (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Hello Honey (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), Cajun Craze CS (Stampin' Up!), So Saffron CS (Stampin' Up!), "Eastern Elegance - Pure" DSP (Kaiser Crafts)
Tools: Clouds embossing folder (Darice)
Embellishments: Cajun Crazy Candy Dots (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E02, E04, E11
  - Hair: E13, E19, E37, E79
  - Dress/Hat: Y11, Y23, Y15, E31, E33
  - Buoy/Life Preserver: YR02, E07, R17

Supplies - Kind Bird
Stamp: "A Happy Thing" (Stampin' Up!), "The Fox" (Santoro), "Kinda Eclectic" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Stazon, Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin' Up!), Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!), Rose Red (Stampin' Up!), Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up!), Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar CS (Stampin' Up!), Coastal Cabana CS (Stampin' up!), Watercolor Paper
Tools: Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter (Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Happy Little Elf for 'Tis the Season

Ok, so I totally missed the deadline to enter the 'Tis the Season challenge. But I'm sharing it none-the-less, as it's a great sketch and who doesn't miss Christmas. Come on, you can admit it... you miss Christmas a little.


I started with this super festive DSP from the Nordic Noel paper pack from Stampin' Up! I'd been just dying to use this new Wplus9 stamp set I got, and I thought him swinging in to say Happy Holiday was perfect. 

The Elf and ornament is coloured in Copics, with a bit of white Gel Pen accents. The ornament has a layer of Wink of Stella as well, which comes out looking a lot nicer/cooler in real life!

Here is the sketch I was using:


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Merry Little Christmas" (Wplus9), "Joy to the World" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento
Paper: "Nordic Noel" DSP (Stampin' Up!), Garden Green Core'dinations (Stampin' Up!), Real Red CS (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah)
Embellishments: Wink of Stella (Zig), Uniball Signo White (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E02, E11
  - Hair: E31, E33, E37
  - Red: R14, R17, R29
  - Green: G24, YG63, YG67
  - Belt/Bulb plug: Y13, Y15, Y17
  - Bulb: C1, C3, C5

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