Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Summer Is Calling...Enjoy

Hi there!

Today I want to share with you a Summer themed layout using some of the WOW November New Release products:)

Summer Is Calling Enjoy...

WOW New Release products used:

'Summer Is Calling Enjoy' Title inked with blue ink in an ombre effect
Surfboard Border lightly inked in blue..

I used American Crafts papers and embellishments on this layout..

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...I hope you are creating your heart out too!

Tarrah x

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just Go Explore....

Hi there!

Today I wanted to share a layout with you using the gorgeous Scrappy Canary 'Wild Roses' scrapbook kit....

'Just Go Explore'

I chose to use the Bo Bunny Double Dot Chevron paper for my background paper...I then layered with other papers and embellishments all found in this jam packed 'Wild Roses' Scrapbook kit...

As soon as I started pulling things from the kit I knew that I wanted to scrap a photo of Dubrovnik, Croatia from my trip to Europe last year! The kits are so versatile in that you can scrap just about any theme and there will be something included in the kits to suit! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...have you got your kits yet? If not you can head to the Scrappy Canary store here for a wide selection of different kits to choose from!

Happy shopping and creating!

Tarrah x

Friday, November 21, 2014

Escape To Paradise...

Hi all...

 Today I am sharing a layout using some of the Words or Whatever New Release chipboard for November....

'Escape to Paradise'

The New Release I have used are:

Other WOW used:

I used the Heidi Swapp 'Hello Today' collection with the WOW chipboard for this layout....
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...have a great day!

Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hi all!

It's reveal time again for Creative Scrappers sketch #282...here is my design team layout inspired by the sketch.... I have used mostly the American Crafts Cut and Paste collection on this layout....

This is the awesome sketch #282..

I really love to layer papers and die cuts of all different sizes..that boy flair is from my favourite shop...D-lish Scraps!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today....I hope to leave some love for you all real soon...thank you for your lovely comments...

Tarrah x

Monday, November 17, 2014

Explore...with a video!!

Hi all!

Today I have a layout to share with you that I created for the Papercut Labs blog! 
I also have a sped up process video of how I created the layout to share below too!


I used all Studio Calico products to create this layout...

Here is my process video....it took about 30 minutes to create the layout but the video has been sped up to viewed in 2 minutes...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today....I hope you have had some time to create too?

Have a great day!

Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

You Are Loved....

Hi all!

I have a layout to share that I forgot to blog for you today...oops!

This layout was created for the recent Scrappy Canary Cybercrop...my layout here is the sample of my challenge to use pastel colours and also gold...

This is a photo from my wedding day....this coming weekend my hubbie and I will have been 
married 11 years! Can't believe how quickly that time has gone!

I used all Crate Paper products on this layout...one of my all time favourite manufacturers!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today....I hope you are getting your creative on too?

Take care..

Tarrah x

Monday, November 10, 2014

Be Mine Forever..

Hi there everyone!

 Today I am here with my first blog post and layout share as part of the new Cut Shoppe Design Team! I am so excited to be here and hopefully I can inspire you in some small way!
Like a few of the other design team girls, I first chose to cut my current favourite cut file - 'Lucky In Love' and play with that one!

I was very tempted to add some colour to the cut file but 
I decided to leave it white in the end
I layered a piece of vellum between the background paper
 and the cut file so that the cut file would not disappear into the busy background...

There are so many wonderful things you
 can do with The Cut Shoppe cut files, the versatility is amazing!  

The 'Lucky in Love' file comes in both 12 x 12 and also in 8.5 x 11....
you don't have to use the whole thing either...
you could cut it up and just use a portion if you prefer..

Thank you for stopping by my blog today...have a great day!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Perfect Summer Day..

Hi there all!

 Today I am sharing a layout I recently created using some of the gorgeous WOW November New Release!

'The Perfect Summer Day'

I have used some different Studio Calico papers for this layout.....teamed with my favourite chipboard of course! 

November New Release WOW used:

Nautical Mini Borders one inked in black ink and one left natural

Thank you for stopping by my blog today...I hope I have inspired you to get out your WOW chippie and create!

Till next time...happy creating....
Tarrah x

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Hi there!!
  I was lucky enough to recently work with the gorgeous new Scrappy Canary October Scrapbook Kit...'Wild Roses'..I just love how everything in the kits co-ordinate....Manda is a master at putting everything together in the kits!


This was the first layout I created with the gorgeous Scrappy Canary 'Wild Roses' scrapbook kit, as soon as I saw the kit, I knew what photo I wanted to scrap straight away! This photo suits the kit colours so well and when this happens to me I find my layout comes together really quickly and I am usually really happy with my end result!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today....don't forget that you don't have to commit to a subscription for any of the Scrappy Canary kits at all...you can simply just buy as you like but they are so chocked full of yummyness that you won't want to miss out! Head to the store here for all the kit contents and all the other kits on offer too!

Happy creating..
Tarrah x 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Awesome Day...

Hi everyone!
It's reveal day for sketch 281 today over at Creative Scrappers! A sketch with lots of white space ;-)
Hope you have a chance to play this month - we have an awesome prize from our sponsor: Paper Camellia! Ria is so generous in her sponsorship with Creative Scrappers. She's giving one of our challenge winners a Prize which consists of the Main Kit filled with tons of awesomeness! Paper Camellia is also doing a DT Call at this time in case you are interested CLICK HERE and make sure you tell Ria you were sent from Creative Scrappers! 

Here is the awesome sketch:
My Design Team layout based on the sketch...

This is my handsome brother on his wedding day last year....
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today...be sure to go and check out the beautiful inspiration from the other design team girls at Creative Scrappers....gorgeous work they have created.....happy creating...

Tarrah x

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween....

Hi all!

HaPpY HaLLOwEeN!!!!

What better way to celebrate than to share a Halloween layout with you all today!!! I have used some of the gorgeous WOW October New Release Chipboard on this layout...

'Happy Halloween'

I have used lots of WOW chippie on this one.....I have inked them all in different colours using various Versamark Inks...

New Release Bats on Wire - Neptune Ink
 New Release Small Bat - Neptune Ink
New Release Witch on Broomstick - Copper Ink
New Release 'Happy Halloween' - Copper Ink
 New Release Pumpkin - Orange Ink

I have used some of my Masters winnings of the Websters Pages Halloween products on this layout....I don't buy Halloween stuff very much so it was great to win some lol! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today......hope you get more treats than tricks...

Happy creating....
Tarrah x

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dropped Down in London Town......

Hi there.....
I am back to share a layout with you today that I created using the gorgeous Scrappy Canary September 'Penny Lane' Scrapbook Kit...

'Dropped Down in London Town'

I am very fortunate to have been to London twice now and every time I go it still blows me away...it is such an amazing place...I just love it! 

As soon as I saw the Studio Calico travel paper in the Penny Lane Scrapbook Kit, I just knew that I wanted to scrap one of my travel photos.... I placed one of the super cute wood veneer hearts about where London is on the map paper!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...hope you are getting loads of time to create....

Till next time...
Tarrah x

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fly Like This...

Hey everyone!

As you probably already know, I just LOVE everything about Jot! I am always submitting to the magazine and I almost always join in their monthly Mood Board challenges....this month is no exception of course!!

I was immediately inspired as soon as I saw this beautiful board....I love the vintage feel to this one....

So I pulled out some gorgeous Jenni Bowlin Studio products
 and whipped this layout up in like half an hour!

I have included something from nearly every picture on the mood board... 
the circle cushion -my background paper that reminded me of the cushion
the doily wrapped around the paper and the natural twine I have used the wrapped doily under my photo and included the twine on my tag...

The feathers of course and I just loved the clocks and the decorative items 
on that table...so I chose to use the ampersand wood veneer and added a miniature clock to my layout as well...... 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.....I would love to see your version of the mood board too....hope you can join in.....happy creating!!

Tarrah x

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Santa's Little Helper..

Hi there everyone!

Today I am sharing another Christmas layout using some of the gorgeous WOW October New Release products... 

My eldest son turned 9 just the other day....this is him in the layout at just 14 months old ....scary stuff....time has flown so fast!

'Santa's Little Helper'

October WOW New Release chipboard used on this layout:

Wood Veneer Mixed Styles Christmas Trees

One of my favourite things to do recently is to use my typewriter to type my journaling directly on a journal card...

That super cute flair is one of Gail's from her shop Greatest View.. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today...I hope you have been inspired to get out your WOW chipboard and create!

Take care...
Tarrah x

Friday, October 24, 2014

You Are...

Hi everyone!!

I am here today to share a technique with you that many people find difficult to do and that is how to layer.....I will show you how to layer both papers and embellishments :)

Here we go!
First I chose my photo and then I gather papers, embellishments etc that inspire straight away...in this layout, I have used the gorgeous Scrappy Canary September 'Penny Lane' Scrapbook Kit plus that paint stripe piece of paper from the August 'Bohemian' Scrapbook Kit too.

Step 1. Choose a background paper and trim other papers to all different lengths for your layers....I find it best to layer with all different shapes and lengths  

Step 2. I hardly ever have a design style in mind...so I just shuffle and rearrange as I go...I would change it up heaps of times before I actually adhere anything down.. 
Step 3. Different paper edges are great for dimension and texture so don't be afraid to get your border punches out!

Step 4. Ephemera packs are a godsend when it comes to layering...especially if they co-ordinate with your papers...you can see how my layout is now starting to take shape above in the bottom right photo with the use of vellum, a paper doily, 2 different size and orientations of ephemera and my different size and shapes of patterned paper....
Step 5. Add your photo...I still haven't adhered anything down at this stage as I like to add and tuck other things behind for balance and detail...

Step 6. I also really like to look at embellishments in different ways...I often cut things up or place other elements over things to co-ordinate.......I wanted to use this sticker from the Crate Paper Notes and Things sticker sheet but as you can see the ribbon parts would not go with the colours in my layout so I cut them off to possibly use another time.....
Step 7. I am lucky enough to have an old typewriter and I just love to grab a journal card and type up my journalling straight onto a card....super quick and easy...plus I don't really like my handwriting either!

Step 8. Adding some mist and the journaling and title are usually the last things I do to complete a layout...I have added some more ephemera and stickers behind my papers (again using different sizes, shapes and orientations) I also added those super cute wood veneer hearts to draw the eye in a triangle around my layout...

One of my favourite brands to work with is Crate Paper....I just love those chipboard frames...perfect for framing something you want to highlight on your project...

Instead of placing the large butterfly sticker flat, I curled its wings up with my fingers for more dimension...

When layering I like to try and keep everything compact so there is not too much spreading out and everything getting lost on my layout..

I hope this little tutorial has helped some of you that might find it difficult to layer and to use up your stash! 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.....happy layering!

Tarrah x 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paper Issues....'Woodn't You Know, It's Fall' issue!

Hi everyone!

 Over at Paper Issues there is a current issue 
and that is a 'Woodn't You Know, It's Fall' issue!!

All this means is that there are a few different bits of criteria based around 'Fall/Autumn' that you can use on your projects to join in and you can link up some projects old or new!!

Here is the criteria:
  • Any project about the fall season.
  • What says "fall" to you? Is it the changing leaves, hay rides, corn mazes, hiking, a nature walk or scavenger hunt?
  • What is fall like where you live?
  • Use wood veneer, tree, acorn or woodland animal embellishments.
  • Do you have wood grain paper in your stash? Now's your chance to bust it out and use it. 
  • What do you love most about fall?
  • Tell us about your fall traditions. Maybe it's apple picking, going to the pumpkin patch, or getting lost in a corn maze.
  • Do you decorate your house for fall? Show us your home decor.
  • Choose earthy/natural colors for your project.
  • Use Pinkfresh Studio products.

I thought I would have a little recap of 3 of my favourite layouts from the past few months all that hopefully meet the criteria...so here goes!

'Groom Shoes' 

'I am a Rockstar'

'Me and You'

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.....hope you are creating your heart out!

Take care..
Tarrah x


Related Posts with Thumbnails