Friday, August 28, 2015

Back to School for The Friday Mashup!

Hello and welcome to a new challenge here at The Friday Mashup! This week Breelin has us going back to school (is it really that time already?!)


My (little) baby is starting kindergarten this year and I've been a bit emotional about it. Sheesh, I thought the first one was hard - but knowing that I'm sending my baby is proving to be challenging as well!

I wanted to make him a little card for his lunch (as I do for the older dude as well), and this is what I came up with. I had tons of fun with this crayon die from Taylored Expressions!

Check out the challenge this week:

  1. Create a project using the Sketch
  2. Create a project with a Back to School theme
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a Back to School project with the Sketch
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: "Teeny Tiny Wishes" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Marshmallow CS (Bazzill), Real Red CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Old Olive CS, Pacific Point CS, Island Indigo CS, Elegant Eggplant CS (all Stampin' Up!), Index card
Tools: Alphabet EF (Stampin' Up!), "Crayon" Die (Taylored Expressions)
Embellishments: Regal Candy Dots, Brights Candy Dots (Stampin' Up!)
Copics: R17, YR03, Y11, YG61, B02, BG72, V06

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You da Bomb for Colour Me...!

Good Wednesday morning!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going playful and using Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango.

I made this card for a colleague of mine who had held me with my computer issues yesterday.

 
 
I used the super fun "Boom!" set from Your Next Stamp again (love this set!). It is so playful and versatile.
 
Please excuse the terrible photos these days - I really need to find a better solution for my photographs, but with the house preparations it appears to be a bit more challenging than I had thought.

Check out the challenge this week:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
-Tara
xox

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A little luck for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going Striking and using some really fresh colours; Tangerine Tango and Cucumber Crush!


This little lady is called "Lucky Tara" and I just couldn't resist her! Aside from sharing the same name, she's absolutely darling. I've recently become absolutely addicted to Make It Crafty and their gorgeous stamps. I have a whole line up of Christmas cuties as I prepare for Kathy R's 30 day colour challenge in October :)

Speaking of colour challenges... while we all anxiously await October, Kathy has a super fun 4-day pop up challenge!

I'm really excited about this little mini-challenge, and I have some drawings all ready to get going. Will you be joining in?

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


Be sure to stop by the blog and take a peek at the wonderful creations by the rest of the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Lucky Tara" (Make it Crafty), "...And Many More" (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzill), Solar White (Neenah), "Beau Jardin" DSP (Penny Black)
Embellishments: Wink of Stella (Zig), White Embossing powder (Stampin' Up!), White gel pen
Tools: Puffy Clouds dies (Memory Box)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
  - Hair: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR21, YR27
  - Eyes: BG10, BG13, BG15
  - Clover: G20, YG13, YG67
  - Dress: C1, C3 (+ same colours for clover/hair)


Friday, August 7, 2015

Thinking about the fair at The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Lisa is our hostess and she has us thinking about the fair! We don't have 'state' fairs around here (mainly because we don't have states, I guess, haha), but going to our county fair was always the highlight of my summer/fall.

In fact, the first year I ever missed going to my hometown fair was when I was giving birth to my youngest son. Now, he usually celebrates his birthdays at the fairgrounds :)


With all that being said, I had a hard time deciding what to do for my project this week. I wanted to incorporate cotton candy and the 'prizes' you win from the games. I decided to try my hand at drawing my own image for this challenge. I call her Cotton Candi. She's a bit angrier than I had intended her to look though!

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project "inspired by the State Fair"
  2. Create a project using "punches"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "inspired by the Fair and using your punches"
We are in full-on clean/pack mode in preparation of listing our house for sale, so unfortunately my craft room is bare bones. I've packed and stored all my punches, so was unable to mash it up this week.

I used the lovely and versatile sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week:
 
Be sure to stop by and check out all the wonderful cards by the design team.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Suplies:
Stamps: "Cotton Candi" (by me), "On Edge" (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Marshmallow CS (Baszzil), Coastal Cabana CS (Stampin' Up!), What's Up DSP (Basic Grey)
Embellishments: Enamel Dots and Shapes (Just Sayin')
Copic:
  - Skin: E000, E00, E02, R20
  - Hair: R20, R22, B00, B02
  - Skirt/Bows/Eyes: BG10, BG13, BG15, BG1
  - Shirt: RV23, RV25, RV29
  - Panda: C1, C3, C5, C7

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grateful stained glass for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going subtle and using Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sky.


I bought this stamp set a long time ago from my local craft store, and have yet to really use it. It was the best $2.98 I've ever spent! The lovely stained glass images are just gorgeous, and so much fun to colour. 

I realized only as I was writing this post that my watermark covers the sentiment, which reads "incredibly grateful for you". 

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Stained Glass" (Forever in Time), "Handwritten Sentiments" (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: "Desert Sand"(Memento), Uniball White gel (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Solar White CS (Neenah)
Embellishments: Basic Pearls (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Flowers: R11, R14, R17
  - Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67
  - Background: BG0000, BG10, BG15
  - Border: E30, E31, E33



Friday, July 10, 2015

Ant Family Picnic for Friday Mashup!

Good Friday morning, friends. This week at The Friday Mashup we are feeling the summer breeze and heading out for a picnic!


I started with this absolutely adorable image from 2CuteInk. I coloured it (very simply) with Copics and backed it with some Wild Wasabi CS from Stampin' Up! The Honeycomb DSP in the background is from Echo Park "Fine and Dandy" collection and I just adore it. The flipside of this is a sweet little buzzing bee design.

Check out the challenge this week:



  1. Create a project with a "Summer Picnic theme"
  2. Create a project with "Sunshine"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project with a "Summer Picnic and Sunshine theme"

We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Ant Family Picnic" (2CuteInk), "Sophie's Sentiments" (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzil), Wild Wasabi CS (Stampin' Up!), "Fine and Dandy" DSP (Echo Park)
Copics:
  - Watermelon: R32, R35, G20, G24, G29
  - Ants: E74, E79
  - Grass: YG01, YG13
  - Blanket: Y21, Y13, Y17

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Thank you for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going playful and using 4 fun colours; Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango and Pink Pirouette.


I finally broke down and bought this super fun set from Tim Holtz. I'd seen it around blogland for so long and just loved it, so when I spied it at my local craft store I just had to snatch it up.

I can foresee a lot of fun colouring with this set :)

Here's the challenge this week:


And, because I didn't get a chance to post my card from last week, I'll share that one now as well. The sweet image is from 2CuteInk. I just loved how happy-go-lucky she is!


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

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