Saturday, February 28, 2015


Hi everyone...

I want to share a really special layout with you sister is pregnant with her first child ( a long time coming) and her and her hubby are delighted!! 
Their surname is 'Hornett' so they decided to nickname their growing bubba...

They gave me an ultrasound photo of my gorgeous niece or nephew (they are keeping it a surprise) so I got busy and created this layout to record the memory and the nickname...

When I saw the gorgeous bumblebees that Bella Blvd made I knew I had to get this memory documented....

 I stayed with the black, yellow and white colour scheme throughout my layout to represent the Bee! I just love the bright and bold Bella Blvd products...they make creating so much fun! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Tarrah x

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Love You...

Hi everyone!

Today I am here to share another layout using some more of the WOW February New Release, there are some super cute products again this month!

'Love You'

WOW products used:

The middle size heart from the New Release Chipboard Messy Heart Frame Pack
Chippie 'Love You' title

I used the gorgeous Maggie Holmes 'Open Book' collection on this layout together with those cute chippie pieces!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating...
Tarrah x

Monday, February 23, 2015

You Light Up My Life...

Hi all!

I am back with you today to share a layout that features one of the brand new cut files in The Cut Shoppe store....the Light It Up Cut File set!  

I decided to cut the light bulbs from different papers and also in different sizes to give a dimensional/layered effect....

 The cut file set I used Light It Up

This is my adorable 9 month old nephew Samuel who sadly lives in good that I can scrap cute photos of him though!! 

I also used on my layout, the 'Magical' word arrow from the Write This Down set

To help create my layout I used the gorgeous Elle's Studio 'Good Cheer' collection...I love that this collection can be used for non traditional layouts too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...

Happy creating!!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrate this Moment....

Hi there!

Today I am back to share a layout I recently created using some awesome WOW chipboard..I also used some different collections from Chic Tags to help create my layout!  

'Celebrate This Moment'

  I used the New Release 'Celebrate This Moment' chippie title and two my favourite small chippie pieces, one of the Hashtags and one of the Arrow icons that I inked in black! 

I just love this photo of my brother and his groomsmen from his wonderful wedding day!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today....I hope you have been pulling out all your chippie and getting your creating on!

Tarrah x

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cool Kid | Pink Paislee

Hi there!

Today I am back with some very exciting news!

Pink Paislee held a Design Team call a month ago and I decided to apply!
Although I didn't make the full team for the year, I was beyond excited when I received an email from Jennifer Evans inviting me to guest design for one whole month in May!!  

Here is a link to the announcement!

"Guest Artists:
We would also like to take a moment to recognize these amazing artists who caught our eye and who have graciously accepted the spot of Guest Artist in 2015! Look for their creations in the coming months!
  • Carri Powers
  • Katharina Frei
  • Tarrah McLean
  • Rachel Lim
  • Bernii Miller
  • Jana Maiwald-McCarthy
  • Nathalie Leonelli
  • Eunyoung Lee
  • Amelie Mordret
  • Aleksandra Gadji
  • Mariusz Gierszewski" 

I am SOOOO excited and can't wait to play with their beautiful products!!

Here is one of my Design Team call application layouts that I created specifically for the call...

I used the super cute Pink Paislee 'Hey Kid' collection for this one...this collection is one of all time favourites, I have created about 6 layouts with this collection and still have loads to use!!

I just had to add those vellum glasses from the ephemera pack and the chippie bow tie to my photo!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!! 

I hope you are getting some creating time too?!

Tarrah x

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Most Wonderful Life | Open Book Collection

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share a 'just because' layout with you using the most beautiful collection...'Open Book' by Maggie Holmes....

Lately I have been on a 'Use My Stash' rampage...I am trying to use up lots of what I already have before I buy anything else new!

As soon as I saw this background paper in the 12 x 12 paper pad, I knew I had to use this photo for it with the striped garage doors like that!

I find that I cut into my stash lots if I layer up some paper, so I am getting there slowly ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Tarrah x

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Beautiful | Cocoa Vanilla Studio | Sugar & Spice Layout

Hi everyone!
 Today I am so so excited to share my first layout with you using the absolutely gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sugar & Spice was so enjoyable to work with this collection...everything co-ordinates so perfectly making it easy to create beautiful projects over and over again!
As I have sons, I am very used to creating boyish layouts all the time so I decided to challenge myself and create with the Sugar & Spice collection first...lucky I have a pretty sister!!
Beautiful Detail
I layered lots of the different patterned papers and some of the journal cards for a clean linear style layout..thank you so much for stopping by the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog sure to check out all those yummy goodies in the Cocoa Vanilla store!
Happy creating...
Tarrah :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Days...

Hi everyone!

I am here today sharing a new layout with you using one of my favourite pieces of chippie from the WOW February New Release..
'Happy Days'

Isn't that chippie Dream Catcher to die for? I love it!
I also added one of the wood veneer titles that I designed a few months back...Happy Days.. 

I used the cute Teresa Collins Nine and Co for this layout...I adore this photo of my youngest son! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
 Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Beautiful Life..

Hi there!!

Today I want to share a recent layout I created using one of the brand new cut file sets from The Cut Shoppe...Sweet can find this one and many more amazing cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store now! 

I decided to enlarge the String heart from the Sweet Hearts cut file set (the bottom right one) so that I could back it with some different patterned papers.

I used Pink Paislee's 'Bella Rouge' collection to help create my layout... 

Thank you so much for stopping by today...I hope we are inspiring you to get your cut files from The Cut Shoppe so you can get creating!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team!!

So I had been keeping a little secret up my sleeve for a few days...
 I am over the moon excited to be joining the first ever Design Team at Cocoa Vanilla Studio!

Cocoa Vanilla Studio is an all new Australian manufacturer of gorgeous products owned by Zoe Pearn, Zoe is an amazingly talented designer who has previously designed collections for My Minds Eye and KaiserCraft.  Her new adventure: Cocoa Vanilla Studio, has two debut collections Flying High (for the boys) and Sugar & Spice (for the girls).  I know both of these collections are going to be super fun to create with…

I am so so lucky to be joining the team along with these extremely talented and lovely ladies:

I am so excited to get creating and to share with you all my projects using these gorgeous lines!

Thanks so much for stopping by today..
Happy creating...
Tarrah x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Birthday Boy...

Hi there!!

I am here with you today to share a layout I recently created using some of the awesome WOW New Release wood veneer packs!  

'Birthday Boy'

WOW products used:

I teamed up the gorgeous WOW wood veneer with some Bella Blvd papers and embellishments, I love the bright colours mixed with the wood veneer...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Monday, January 26, 2015


Hi everyone!

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to all my fellow Aussie friends out there!! I hope you have a great day celebrating our wonderful country!! 

Today I am back to share not 1, but 2 layouts with you featuring some of the beautiful cut files from The Cut Shoppe Etsy store!

I enlarged the 'Love' Pop Cap cut file from the Pop Cap Cut File Set and cut it out on white cardstock, I then machine stitched around the outside of the LOVE and the outer edge also... 

I used all different American Crafts collections on this one Dear Lizzy's 'Daydreamer' Amy Tangerine's 'Cut & Paste' and 'Stitched' and Shimelle's collection...

I also used the 'Love Us' arrow from the Write This Down cut file set...

Here is the second layout that I am sharing..... 
I wanted to show you that I made use of the 'LOVE' title from the previous layout that I cut....I machine stitched it to the bottom of my layout...   

I used the 'Always' arrow from the Write It Down cut file set on this layout too...  

I used Amy Tangerine's 'Stitched' 'Cut & Paste' and 'Plus One' for this layout...

Make sure to stop by The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to 
see what awesome cut files are available... 
Thank you so much for stopping by today...have a great day....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Do Not Disturb....

Hi all!!

Still on my 'Use My Stash' binge and with not too many commitments lately I have been able to take advantage of using up stash!
Another layout share today using lots of different Pink Paislee collections...some REALLY OLD ones in there too!

If you follow me on Instagram, I shared this layout the other day, so you may have already seen it! 

I have used Pink Paislee collections: Hey Kid, Portfolio, Vintage Vogue, Color Wash, Phantom, Daily Junque and Nantucket.....

Don't you just love the look on my eldest son's face here lol?!! He is clearly not happy about something, hence the title of this layout being 'Do Not Disturb' LOL!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...I love reading all your comments, thank you so much for leaving them!!

Happy creating...
Tarrah x

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

So Cozy...

So lately I have been on a 'Use My Stash' spree and I tell you it feels great to use up some stuff lol! I really like that I can stay true to my style but use up some older stash at the same time! 

I created this layout for the current January Mood Board challenge over at Jot Magazine.. I have used all Pink Paislee products on this layout except for the flair, the ribbon and the wooden peg...  

This is the gorgeous Mood Board to take inspiration from designed by Kim Archer...
I ran that vellum journaling spot straight through my trusty old typewriter to type up my journaling... 

I was inspired by the bright colours and the confetti from the board...they both reminded me of my son's quilt that was handmade by my Aunty..

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating and have a great day...
Tarrah x


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