Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Celebrating with Circles!

Happy Wednesday!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going playful and using Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight (it doesn't get much more playful than that, I tell ya!)


I had a lot of fun making this card (I even had fun punching out all the little circles for the shakers with the 1/8" Handheld punch). I'm a big fan of circles, and have seen variations on this type of shaker card around the blog world, so thought I'd give it a shot.

Stampin' Up!s foam shaker circles make it a breeze :)

Check out the challenge this week:

Be sure to swing by the blog, check out all the inspiration from the Design Team, and link up your fabulously playful creation.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Cupcake Party" (SU)
Ink: Melon Mambo (SU)
Paper: Whisper White CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, Tangelo Twist CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Melon Mambo CS.
Tools: Shaker Frames (SU), Circle punches (SU); 2", 1-3/4", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1", 3/4", Handheld 1/8"
Embellishments: Melon Mambo button (SU), Frosted Sequins (SU), Baker's Twine (SU)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums

Today I'm playing along with 'Tis the Season and they are asking for green, brown and a neutral of our choice.


I loved this little stamp set when I first saw it - there's a few more little gems in the set, but you'll have to wait to see them :)

Check out the challenge at 'Tis the Season:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Sugarplums" Julie Nuttings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White (SU)
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds (SU), Wink of Stella
Tools: "Landscape Trio" (Mama Elephant)
Copics:
  - Tree: Y61, Y63, Y67
  - Candy/Holly: E11, E13, E15

Friday, February 20, 2015

Air-Boy for The Friday Mashup!

Back at you with another Friday Mashup challenge this week!


I was over-the-moon excited when I found this little "Air-Boy" from Penny Black! It was absolutely perfect for this week's challenge from Lisa... as was this absolutely adorable paper pack from Carta Bella.

Check out the challenge this week:

  1. Create a project using the "Sketch"
  2. Create a project with anything "Flight Themed (hot air balloon, plane, kite, etc)"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the sketch and anything flight themed"

We would love to see what you come up with. Please stop by the blog and check out all the fab projects by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Air-Boy" (Penny Black), "Cycle Celebrations" (Stampin Up!)
Paper: Crumb Cake CS (SU), Real Red CS (SU), Whisper White CS (SU), "Rough & Tumble" DSP (Carta Bella)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
  - Coat: BG10, BG15, BG18
  - Scarf: BG10
  - Shoes: B34, B39
  - Plane: R22, R24, R29, W3
  - Pants: E31, E33
  - Hat: E13, E15, E37
  - Face: E000, E00, E02, E11
  - Shirt: Y17, Y21
  - Grass: YG61

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Miss You for Colour Me...!

Good Wednesday morning, friends!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going subtle and using Pool Party, So Saffron and Real Red.


I started with one of my all-time favourite sets from Stampin' Up, For the Birds, and paper-pieced the mailbox with this fun polka dot paper. Only after I took the picture and loaded it did I realize the mail-drop part was on crooked. Eek!

I stamped a polka dot background in So Saffron (using a background stamp from a past Paper Pumpkn kit), and mounted it on the the Stamp punch. The heart and bird were coloured with Copics (B00, B02, B05) and the background was sponged around the mailbox with So Saffron.

Check out the challenge this week:
Be sure to swing by the blog this week and check out all the fab projects with the Design Team! See you there.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Monday, February 16, 2015

Birdie Birthday!

Happy Monday! Today is a holiday here in Ontario, and I keep thinking it's Sunday... Which means tomorrow is Monday. It's OK, I've already started to mentally prepare myself.

I had the chance today to play along with two challenges (this is what happens when there is an extra day in the weekend - I find time to get crafty!)


I wanted to say that I finally made a card without using my Copics... but it would be a lie! I started with a piece of Whisper White for the birdcage, and I felt like it was too stark up against the patterned paper, so I coloured a section with W1 to tone it down a bit, and then stamped on that.

I played along with the following challenges:

Just Us Girls was looking for burlap... Not difficult for this burlap-lovin' gal! In fact, you'll see it in every photo of mine, as there's a nice little strip lining my lightbox :)


The Paper Players were looking for birds! Again... right up my alley! I couldn't resist combining the two challenges.


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Flock Together (Stampin' Up!), For the Birds (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic W1
Paper: Sahara Sand CS (Stampin' Up!), Calypso Coral CS (Stampin' Up!), Persimmon DSP (Basic Grey), Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)
Tools: Dotted Scallop Border punch (Stampin' Up!)

On the Farm for The Friday Mashup!

Heidi is our hostess this week at The Friday Mashup, and she has a challenge for us celebrating Chinese New Year.

The challenge was to create a card using a farm animal and add some bling.


I used this cute little cow stamp from "On The Farm" by Stampendous. I think he has the cutest little face! 

Check out the challenge this week:



  1. Create a project with a "Farm Animal"
  2. Create a project with "Bling"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "using a Farm Animal with some Bling"
Be sure to stop by the blog and see all the fun projects by the design team!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox



Supplies:
Stamps: "On the Farm" (Stampendous), "Oh, Hello" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 100, C1, R11, YG61
Paper: Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Monster Medley DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stamin' Up!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We're feeling the love at Colour Me...!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

This week at Colour Me...! we are celebrating love by using Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette!


I wanted to make something 'traditional', but I didn't want it to be overly 'frilly'. I started with the sunburst stamp from Kinda Eclectic and then added this super gorgeous heart and Love script from Best of Love

It's so super simple, but I think it's perfect for my hubby. It says exactly what it needs to, and nothing more :)

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox