Thursday, November 26, 2015

Best Ever | Clique Kits Pep Rally/Blog Hop | November Guest Designer

Hi there friends!

I am so excited to be guest designing for Clique Kits for the month of November!

Today I am joining in the Clique Kits monthly Pep Rally (exactly like a blog hop) 
I was super lucky to be given the gorgeous CK November Tapestry kit to play with and boy did I have fun with it! I still haven't killed it but I am getting close lol!

Today I have 2 layouts to share with you, both created with the November Tapestry kit....

I cut one of the gorgeous Clique Kits cut files with my Silhouette Cameo, I backed it with the yellow and white striped patterned paper to draw your eye to the centre of my layout....

I machine stitched some of the background for extra dimension and added lots of the ephemera from the We R Memory Keepers 'Wildflower' collection..

Below is the second of the layouts I am sharing today...I just love that ombre yellow matched perfectly with my photo of Ayers Rock!

Some detail...

I love how the title really pops on the photo!

Here is the full list of the girls joining in the Pep Rally this month!

Be sure to leave a comment along each stop as there is a chance to WIN the beautiful November Tapestry Kit all for yourself! 

If you get lost along the way you can always go back to where you started from at the Clique Kits blog!
Clique Kits
Kim Allen
Janet Zeppa
Leeann Pearce
Melissa Vining
Charity Feit
Hannah Lemieux
Emma Pescott
Tarrah McLean 
**You Are Here**

Next stop from here is to Wendy's blog!
Wendy Antenucci

Sandy Gonzalez

Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer Clique girls, I had a blast!

Happy creating all...
Tarrah x

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sparky the Elf | Tis the Season | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends!
Today I am sharing a newly created layout using the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Tis the Season' collection.
Sparky the Elf
Everything used on this layout is from the Tis the Season collection
other than the alphabet stickers....they are from the Made of Awesome collection!
Sparky the Elf Detail
A few detail shots...
Sparky the Elf Detail 2
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!
Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

True Love | November Kraft + Challenge

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout that I created inspired by the new November challenge over at the Kraft + Plus challenge blog.

Here is the awesome be inspired by P!nk! 

The inspiration had to be about the artist P!nk herself, not just the colour pink! I was inspired by the title of one of P!nk's songs called 'True Love' and scrapped a photo from my sister's wedding!

I cut the XO pattern with my Silhouette Cameo into Kraft cardstock and then backed the openings with different patterned papers...

I then machine stitched for added dimension and embellished the layout to finish off...

Thanks for a great challenge Kraft + Plus team!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating.....
Tarrah x 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

So Pretty | November Mood Board | Jot Magazine

Hi there friends!

I have joined in the mood challenge over at Jot Magazine 
and oh what a beautiful board it is again!

This stunning board was designed by Kim Jeffress who absolutely LOVES yellow!

Here is my layout using the board for inspiration....

I used some pretty Pink Paislee 'Bella Rouge' and 'Citrus Bliss' products to create my layout....showcasing my beautiful niece of course! 

The flair, circle journal spot and wooden peg are from my favourite little embellishment shop D-lish Scraps!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! 

Happy creating...
Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy is a Way of Life | Clear Stamps Week | Epiphany Crafts

Hi there!
 Today I would like to share a scrapbook layout with you that I recently created incorporating the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Tool and round bubble caps along with the awesome new Epiphany Crafts Round Clear Stamps! I just love the choice of 10 stamps you get, they co-ordinate perfectly with both the Round 14 tool and the Round 25 tool and bubble caps!
I chose the stamp that had small dots right around the diameter and used this stamp with some Staz On ink to enhance my round epoxy shapes that I made with a die cut and the Round 25 tool and bubble caps.
Happy is a Way of Life
A close up of one of the handmade epoxy shapes with the stamp circling the outside..
Happy is a Way of Life Detail
Another close up… 
Happy is a Way of Life Detail 2
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get some of these wonderful new clear stamps and co-ordinate them with your EC tools!
Happy creating…
Tarrah x

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tapestry Mini Album | Clique Kits Guest Designer

Hey everybody!
I am thrilled to be guest designing for Clique Kits for November!
I created 4 projects with the November Tapestry kit and I still have LOADS left over. I created 3 layouts and a mini album I am sharing the mini album with you!Ayers Rock MiniJust last month, my husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Ayers Rock in our home country, Australia. It was AMAZING!!Ayers Rock Mini 2I created this mini album as a keepsake of our little holiday, adding in a few of our favourite photos from the trip!Ayers Rock Mini 3The colours and patterns in the Tapestry Kit were perfect for these photos from the Australian outback...the colours out there are beautiful earthy colours...Ayers Rock Mini 4I used a plain shipping tag as a template for my album and cut lots of the patterned papers using the template!Ayers Rock Mini 5I included some journaling to tell a little of the story also...some of the cards I left as they were and punched a hole in the top to fit through the ring.... Ayers Rock Mini 6
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope to see you soon!
Happy creating....
Tarrah x

Monday, November 2, 2015

Just Perfect | Life Is Beautiful | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there everyone!
Today I am back to share another scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Life is Beautiful' collection!
I just love how I can cluster and layer embellishments in every collection without worrying if the embellishments will co-ordinate or not...everything just matches perfectly...taking all the guess work out of what to use!
This is my absolutely beautiful newborn niece Amelia, who I love to scrapbook and show off! She is 4 months old now and its going too quickly! I love that I can do some girly pages now that I have a little girl to scrapbook! 
I just love the consecutive photos that my sister took of her working up to an almost sweet!!
Thank you for joining me on blog today....I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Cocoa Vanilla collections and create your heart out!
See you next time...
Tarrah x 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Journey | Jot Magazine | October Mood Board Challenge

Hi everyone!

As you probably know I just love joining in with the mood board challenge each month over at Jot Magazine...

This month is no exception! Sometimes I am really pushed out of my comfort zone with the inspiration from the boards and this is one of those times, but I really like the challenge for myself to try something different!

I pulled out my watercolour paints that have hardly been touched and had a little play with a few different blues and greens..

There was so much to take from this pretty mood board...I also included the black drawn circle element, the world map and the black hearts too...

I used bits and pieces from the Pink Paislee Atlas was perfect for this challenge!

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today...
Happy creating...

Tarrah x

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dream | Clique Kits | November Guest Designer

Hi there!
Today I am sharing one of the 4 projects I have created as a November guest designer for Clique Kits! I have created this layout below using the gorgeous November Kit 'Tapestry'.
Dream 1

As soon as I saw the exclusive feather digital cut files I knew I wanted to create a dream catcher look on my layout...I cut the different feathers from some of the Wildflower patterned papers with my Silhouette Cameo. I used the hemp twine to attach the feathers at the bottom.... 
Dream Detail

My title just came to me as I was creating this layout...I wanted to tie in the dream catcher theme with my title and came up with Dream Catch Me Where I Fall....I used the Dream word from the Dear Lizzy Gold words add on and the small blue and gold letter stickers from the Wildflower sticker pack...  
Dream Detail 2

I traced 2 different sized circles and cut them out to create the circles at the top, I then layered other papers and one of the frames over my photo. I also added some ephemera and of those beautiful flair buttons. I chose to use a black and white photo considering the amount of colour already used in the layout! I finished my layout by adding some journaling around the biggest circle.
Clique Kit Guest Designer

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope you are inspired to pull out your CK Tapestry kit or any other kit you may have laying around and create something wonderful!
Happy creating..
Tarrah x

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Days Like These | Pennant Tool | Epiphany Crafts

Hi there everyone!

Today I am back to share a layout that I have recently created using the Epiphany Crafts Pennant Tool and the pennant bubble caps!
I have teamed the tools with the bright, summery 'I Love Sunshine' collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park Paper!
Days Like These

It's almost Summer here in Australia so I wanted to encourage it a little more by creating a fun, bright Summery layout! I have used the pennant 25 tool and the pennant bubble caps to create the banner that runs along the bottom of my photo!
Days Like These Detail
I have included some journalling on the tag that can be pulled on the left hand side of my layout. I quite often include hidden journalling on my layouts...I find it handy to do if you want lots of embellishments to help with your design!
Days Like These Detail 2

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today...I hope I have inspired you to pull out your EC tools and have a play!

Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fly High | Flying High | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi all!

Today I am sharing with you a layout that I have created using the super cute Cocoa Vanilla Studio Flying High Collection teamed with some cool cut files from The Cut Shoppe!

 I am currently trying to stash bust my might see lots of titles coming up on some future layouts! 

 I wanted to create a sense of movement with the fan cut files and the photo by tieing them together on this layout...

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today...

Happy creating....

Tarrah x

Friday, October 23, 2015

Love Conquers All

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share with you one of my all time favourite created layouts!

Inspired by one of Ashley Horton's classes over at Big Picture Classes to use stamps on your background, I created this ombre heart background with different coloured pink inks and the same stamp.  

 I then machine stitched all the hearts vertically to create a uniform look..

I decided to use a small photo and kept the embellishing minimal so as to not distract from the pretty background..

I mostly used Elle's Studio embellishments on this layout...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

You Rock | Made of Awesome | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!
 Today I want to share a recent layout I created using my all time favourite collection in the Cocoa Vanilla family so far....Made of Awesome!
You Rock 1
Having 2 sons and a hubby makes it so easy to use this collection...
I always have perfect photos like this one to record and document! 
You Rock 1 Detail
I used lots of the embellishments from the Made of Awesome collection including the vellum starswood veneerephemera and enamel dots!
You Rock 1 Detail 2
I love how the bright colours from the embellishments and the photo look against the black and white of the background patterned paper! 
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today...
Happy creating..see you next time!
Tarrah x


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