Friday, September 26, 2014

For an Awesome kid

It's Friday, which means my boy gets a little something extra in his lunch. I like to throw in something fun (non-food) to brighten up his day, cause you know... it's Friday! It's Friday!!


I think I've used the Mario set I carved for Hunter maybe once or twice since finishing it. Truth be told, I kind of forgot it even existed! Thought I'd whip it out for Avery's fun challenge over at The Friday Mashup this week.

Check out the challenge! This is my first time trying the ink blowing technique. I made a huge mess.


  1. Create a project with "Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Basic Black"
  2. Create a project with the "Ink Blowing Technique"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project with "the colours above & the Ink Blowing Technique"


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Supplies:
Stamps: Cool Kid, Undefined Mario
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Basic Black CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Crushed Curry CS, Whisper White CS, Project Life DSP
Tools: Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, 2" Circle

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Four Feathers for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we have a fun 4-colour playful week for you!


I finally inked up the Four Feathers set after WAY too long of owning it. Very simple, clean card. 

Check out the challenge this week:


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Four Feathers, And Many More
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight, Real Read
Paper: Bermuda Bay CS, Whisper White CS, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, Real Red Cotton ribbon, Bermuda Bay Taffeta ribbon
Tools: Corner punch, Feathers Framelit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Friday Mashup, way too late.

Time got a little away from me last week, and then that sort of carried over into this week!

Although very late, I wanted to share my project for this week's Friday Mashup challenge.


Check out the challenge:

  • Create a Project using "Vellum". 
  • Create a Project with "Stitching (Sewing or Faux)".
  • or Mash it up! and create a Project with "Vellum and Stitching".


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Supplies
Stamps: Blended Bloom, And Many More
Ink: Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Versamark
Paper: Brushed Gold CS, Calypso Coral CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Vellum CS, Gold Soiree Specialty DSP
Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Dotted Scalloped Border punch, Heat Tool, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gift Box Punch Board for Colour Me...!

So, I've been completed addicted to the Gift Box Punch Board. I'll admit it, I was skeptical at first... But now that I've got my hands on it, I can't put it down!


This little box is ~ 1-3/4" x 3-1/4" and is just too cute for words! I created a little band to go around, that I stamped with the adorable Little Buddy Birthday set. 

The sweet dino was coloured with Blender Pens and punched out with the 2" circle punch. See those little yellow pearls? Those were coloured with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities! Yes, you can colour those pearls and make them shine in any colour :)

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

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Little Buddy Birthday
Inks: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Pool Party CS, So Saffron CS, Whisper White CS
Embellishments: Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Gift Box Punch Board, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/8" Handheld Punch

Friday, September 5, 2014

Emboss Resist for The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Sara is challenging us to use the emboss resist technique. I haven't used this technique in ages so I was really looking forward to it.

 

I started with a piece of Whisper White CS and stamped The Newborn King and embossed it in white embossing powder. Then I sponged/shadded the trees with Pear Pizzazz, the sky with Lost Lagoon, the ground with Crumb Cake and behind manger with Hello Honey. I was a bit concerned about how this was going to look, but in the end I was pretty happy with it.

The two strips of DSP on the left side are from the All is Calm Specialty DSP pack, which I love. The sentiment was punched out with the 2" circle punch (btw, if you think you don't need any more circle punches and you're going to pass on the new 2" circle punch... think long and hard!! I find it indispensable.)

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using the "Sketch"
  2. Create a project with "Emboss Resist"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create an "Emboss Resist project with the above Sketch"

Thanks fot stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: The Newborn King
Paper: Lost Lagoon CS, Whisper White CS, All is Calm DSP, Silver Foil Sheets
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey
Embellishments: Rhinestones
Tools: 2" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Sponges

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daffodil Delight for Colour Me...!

Weee, it's that time of the month again - Monochromatic week!! I love Monochromatic week at Colour Me...!. I'm always so fascinated to see how so many people can use the same colour and have the projects look so different.


I've been wanting to try the stained glass technique with the Blendabilities for a while now, and finally got tried it out on this card. 

I brayered the background in Daffodil Delight. The flowers were embossed with White on a piece of vellum and then cut out. The back of the vellum was coloured with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and then popped up on the background.

Though faint, the sentiment reads "With Sympathy".

Check out the challenge this week and be sure to pop over and see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and say hello to our Featured Designer for September!


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Digital Project Life for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday, Heidi has us getting creative with Project Life. I had a lot of fun with the first challenge we did like this, and I was happy to try it again.

I did a two-page layout this week for our trip to Merickville. It was just a short day trip to a small town about an hour from us, but it was so much fun!



When we asked Jacks what his favourite part of the day was, he said watching the boats go through the locks. When we asked Hunter, he said eating Ice Cream, haha. Either way, it was a great day and I still have more pictures that I haven't included here!


Swing on by the MDS Monday challenge blog and check out the challenge for this week, have a peek at the DT creations, AND, welcome some new members to our design team; Yapha, Jeanna and Anita!



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


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