Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TGIT! (Formerly - Digital Tuesday)

That's right, my "Digital Tuesday" posts have officially adopted a name change: TGIT - Thank Goodness it's Tuesday! **The older "Digital Tuesday" posts will be updated with the new label "MDS (My Digital Studio): TGIT" so they can be located easier**

Why get so excited about Tuesday, you ask? Because every Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases a handful of new Digital Downloads that you can add to you My Digital Studio fun. Check out what they have this week (and don't miss the two freebies at the end)


Happy Things Pocket Card #133383 - $7.95
*These little pocket cards are perfect for your Divided Page Protectors!*



Lucky You Ensemble #133461 - $9.95

Pleasant Poppies Stamp Brush #133012 - $3.75



Spring to Life Kit #133026  - $12.50



Swallowtail Stamp Brush #133011 - $3.75



FREE downloads!

No Regrets Pocket Cards #133387


Spring to Life March Calendar # 133025


That's it for this week! I'll see you tomorrow with a new card to "Show & Tell" :)

Thanks for stopping by!

-Tara
xox





Monday, February 25, 2013

MDS Monday challenge #8!

It's time for another challenge at MDS Monday - This week, Holly has a great sketch for us, and the added challenge of 'ripping' the edge of your photo. Sadly, this last part completely escaped me when I was creating my page, so you won't find any ripped photo edges for mine. But the design team sure made good use of the technique!

Each challenge, I will be featuring a new/fun technique!
For our eighth challenge, I created text in columns!

For the background, I wrote out the bread recipe I used and then increased the number of columns. It makes for a great script background DSP that really matches the theme of the project.

Here's this weeks sketch. We'd love it if you swung by and checked out what the Design Team has done and join in the fun too!



Thanks for stopping by!

-Tara
xox


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Digital for Sunday Stamps!

Hello - it's time for another Sunday Stamps challenge and Kathya has a great colour combination for us!

I'm currently waiting on an order, and in that order is Daffodil Delight cardstock - I literally don't have one scrap to work with. So this week, I decided to go digital: 



I love the collage look, and it's so easy to accomplish in MDS. I tucked one of those wickedly awesome Paper Doilies in the back - They look so real in MDS it's unbelievable. 

So, here's the challenge this week. We'd love to see you playing along with us.


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hopping by to say hello!

Happy Friday!

Amanda has a great challenge this week with a fun sketch at The Friday Mashup!




I made a very tiny twisted easel card - it's only 3"x3", but it's the perfect size to slip into my kiddos lunch for school, or into a little treat bag.


So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project "using the Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project with "Bunnies".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Sketch featuring Bunnies".

Why not hop on over to The Friday Mashup and see what the rest of the design team has come up - then you can link up your own creation :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Boutique Boxes!

Good morning! It's time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps. This time it's the ever-lovely Hayley who is bringing us the sketch.

I admit, I took a bit of creative liberty with this one - but I just *had* to use the new Boutique Boxes kits. Feathers, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, 3D projects...? Yes, I'm in heaven :)


I made a little 'sweet treats' box and a matching little card. Turns out the boxes are the perfect size for a gift card - and the little notecards that come with it slide in there nicely as well!  I can't wait to use this little package.

Here's the sketch from Hayley. I used the doily on the box as the focal point and then the feather, tag and dahlia as the three embellishments. The notecard I flipped it and used the rhinestones as the 3 embellishments and a little Crumb Cake Baker's Twine bow (exclusive to this kit). 


We would love to see you playing along this week - Come check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and then link up your card as we can enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, February 15, 2013

You are my sunshine

Oh, glorious Friday! I'm so glad to see you again...

It's time for another Friday Mashup, and I'm your hostess this week. I'm mashing up two of my favourite things with this week; markers and my Big Shot :)

 

This is one of the brand new single stamps that are available until the end of March. How cute is it?! I'm loving these new single stamps!

So, let's check out the mashup this week:

  1. Make a project "using your Markers (thumping,Color Spritzing,Coloring etc.)".
  2. Or Make a project with "Texture".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "Texture using your Markers".

What your favourite marker technique?!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Monday, February 11, 2013

MDS Monday

Good morning friends!

I'm your hostess this week over at MDS Monday. Oh what fun it is to see what you ladies create each week! So many talented people :)

This week, I wanted to bring summer back into my life, so I made a page as bright and summer-y as I could.



Here's the sketch this week:


Hop on over to MDS Monday and check out what the fabulous design team has to show you and then link up your project!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Stamps colour challenge!

Good Sunday morning! 

This week, Melissa has some really great colours for us at Sunday Stamps! I'll admit, I was a bit nervous at first, not knowing what to do with these... but that lightbulb moment did eventually come:



For the boot, I stamped on Whisper White and then paper pierced with Early Espresso and More Mustard. The stars are cut out from Marina Mist. 

I've used the Woodgrain embossing folder on the background of More Mustard, and sponged it lightly. I added a layer embossed in stripes and then a panel of Early Espresso Core'Dinations paper. 


I finished it off with some faux stitching on the white, and the mustard (to match the stitching in the boot). The rhinestones were added as a little tribute to Glen Campbell ;) The last addition was the Linen Thread lasso and crocheted embellishment on the left. 


Check out the colours and the wonderful projects from the rest of the design team!

Last night, my hubby and I went out on a date night. We played a game of darts, had some nachos and then played a couple games of pool. It was pretty awesome, I must say. Here's a shot of the sharp shooter:




Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, February 8, 2013

Time flies!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I posted on my blog... Time flies (hehe, how appropriate for the card I'm about to show!)

Erica has a great challenge for us this week at The Friday Mashup:



1. Make a project with a "Time Theme".
2. Or Make a project using the "Color Black".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with a " Time theme using the color Black".



I kept it very simple and looked to the photo for inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back sooner this time... ;)

-Tara
xox

List of Supplies:
Stamps: Clockworks, Elements of Style
Paper: Basic Black CS, Window Sheet
Embellishments: Gold brads, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, 1/2" Circle Punch

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feeling Sketchy at Sunday Stamps

Good Sunday morning, friends!

Holly is our hostess this week at Sunday Stamps and she has a wonderfully simple sketch for us this week. I kept my card simple too, as I really wanted to show off this fabulous DSP from Sale-a-Bration (this is probably my favourite design in the pack, but they are all gorgeous!). Have I mentioned that this DSP has Sahara Sand in it? Yes? About 100 times? ... Alright then, just so you know ;)





And here's the sketch:

We'd love it if you swung by, took a look at the other fabulous projects from the Design Team and played along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today.

-Tara
xox


List of Supplies:
Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Papers: Sahara Sand CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Sycamore Street DSP
Embellishments: Designer Builder brads, Sycamore Street Buttons
Tools:  Pinwheel Sizzlits Die, Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch


Friday, February 1, 2013

Any"FIN" is Possible

Well, Lisa's got us really pushing the envelope this week at The Friday Mashup! I can't believe I'm going to say this... but we want you to put your stamps away! Well, not all of them, just your sentiments ;)

Lisa's got us using some bright, spring-y colours and she wants us to create our own sentiment! No stamps, rub-ons, chipboard, etc. So, here's what I got:


I used the wonderfully awesome By The Tide stamp set for the main images and added my own sentiment by using the Word Window punch negative as a 'guide'. I punched out the Word Window, laid it over my card base and freehanded the Any"FIN" is Possible sentiment inside it. For the fun of it, I added some little air bubbles from the fish too ;)

Let's check out what Lisa has in store for us this week:


  1. Make a project with the colors "Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive".
  2. Or Make a project "Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "With your own Sentiment using the Colors above"


Please check out what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has come up with and then play along! We can't wait to see what you do :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

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