Monday, October 27, 2014

Museum of Science & Tech for MDS Monday!

Long time no blog! I was having some computer issues, which have now been resolved. I'm in the process of updating as much as I can now! This week is 'getting back on track' week :)

This week at MDS Monday, Jeanna is keeping us playful with her first sketch as part of the DT! It's a super fun one.


I had a rare day off with my littlest little boy back in September and we went to the Museum of Science & Technology here in Ottawa. A week later, the museum was closed 'indefinitely' due to mould (sad day for Ottawa!), so we were super excited to have gotten in one last time.

Jack's favourite part was the cars, and the 'circuit' maze... and the trains... and the snowmobile ride... and.... :)

Check out the sketch this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas Bauble for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are going subtle and using Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Crisp Cantaloupe. I decided to use these colours for a non-traditional Christmas card.


I have to say, I really wish we had Blendabilities in every colour  ;)

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Bauble, More Merry Messages
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Versamark,
Paper: Island Indigo CS, Brushed Gold CS, Whisper White CS
Embellishments: Gold embossing powder
Tools: Heat tool, Blender Pen

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tag it for the Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Cindy has us making some tags for bags, boxes or bottles!


I finally got these cute little 'stache stamps from the set Santa Stache. I coloured these little cuties with Blendabilities (Skin Tones for the faces, Crumb Cake for the Nutcrackers mustache/hair, Smoky Slate for Santa's hair/beard, Cherry Cobbler for hats/clothes and Daffodil Delight for crown/accents).

I can't wait to make some more tags with this fun little set. 

Check out the challenge this week:
  1. Create a "Tag for a Bottle, Box or Bag"
  2. Create a project with "Bling"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Tag with Bling"


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thanksgiving for Colour Me...!

This week at Colour Me...! we are doing fall/Thanksgiving colours. Here in Canada, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. It's my favourite holiday :) I wanted to make some quick thank you notes for the season, so I did them in MDS and I can print out a whole bunch to have on hand!


Check out the challenge this week:



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox





Monday, October 6, 2014

Designer Templates for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday Holly has us using a pre-made template or designer page... but challenges us to change it up a bit!

I didn't stray too far from the original, because I loved it and the colours of the papers. Probably why I chose it in the first place :) I did, however, add a few extra embellishments and changed the 'family' to 'brothers'.

This was from a fun day out with their cousin... we played in the water, checked out some frogs and crab legs and all sorts of 'by the water' type creatures.

Here's the original template I used:


Be sure to stop by and check out the templates that other designer team members used this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Secret's Out! - Canadian Conference Project #1

I've been so excited to share this news, and I'm finally able to do so!

I was contacted by Stampin' Up! Canada to design the Make & Take projects for some of the conferences that are happening around Canada from Sep-Nov. Three other fab Canadian designers were contacted to do the same, for other cities (I've linked to their blogs below).

First up was the Kitchener conference, which happened October 3rd/4th. These are the projects I designed for those two days.

Shaker Card and Gift Box


Notecard Set and Holder

It was so much fun to design projects for my fellow Canadian demos to do, and I'm so honoured to have been asked to participate! It was a great experience!

Stay tuned though, later this month I will share the projects I designed for the Regina conference as well.

Check out the three other super-talented ladies who made projects for these conferences as well:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, October 3, 2014

Rolling Marbles for The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup Lynda has a fun technique for us! I've never tried the Rolling Marble technique, so it was fun for me!


I have to say... Melon Mambo ink all mixed up in a container with cat's eye marbles looked a tad gruesome... Next time I might try it with a blue or green ;)

Check out the challenge this week:

  1. Create a project with the "Sketch"
  2. Create a project with the "Marble Rolling technique" (tutorial here)
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project using the "Marble Rolling technique & the Sketch"

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

By the Tide for Colour Me...!

It's monochromatic week over at Colour Me...! and I have made a scattered little birthday card


I always have fun with monochromatic week - when you're playing with only 1 colour, you tend to go crazy on the rest of the elements ;)

Check out the challenge this week, and be sure to stop by and see the fab creations by the rest of the Design Team (and meet our Featured Designer for October!)


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox




My Grandparents

This week at MDS Monday Tami is hosting and she has a wonderful sketch and challenge for us. We are to use a vintage photo and create a vintage-feeling page.


I chose a picture of my grandparents that I just love. It's such a simple and candid moment, but so beautiful. My grandpa is standing on a large tree stump and giving my grandma a hand to stand with him. The funny thing is, I assume they were getting up there to get their photo taken together, but I've never seen the "posed" pic! It's OK though, this one is just as special (if not moreso)

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox



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