A Fab collabo with Teresa Collins and Craftwell!

This is my second post of the day! Check out everything Blitsy HERE.

Craftwell is collaborating with Teresa Collins this week featuring stunning acetate and gold accented Glam Factor, Collectors Edition and Project Pink.  Here is a super sneak here:


Excuse me while I dial the year 1998 and request permission to use the word “bling-bling” because that’s what this card is all about! Enough of my silliness — check out the full reveal here :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Designing with Blitsy

Happy Friday!

Let’s talk about Blitsy.

Did you know that Blitsy accepts Big Box Store Coupons! *faints* Check out the details here.

I’m enjoying the Free Classes Blitsy is now offering..I’m loving the garland, this jewelry tray and this vintage card.  Oodles of crafty goodness and supplies all in one place.  And there’s one more thing. (I almost don’t want you to even click that one last thing)

I’m sharing over on Blitsy super quick and easy ideas for creating cards with 6 x 6 patterned paper and ready made embellishments.  Here is a sneak:

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Head on over to Blitsy for the full reveal!

Clique Kits September Pep Rally

Clique Kits is having the Pep Rally Today!


The challenge:  Anything goes!

I’m using beautiful papers and embellies from September’s Kit: Capture!


I decided to created a few cards using my favorite favorite style — clean and simple:

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These two cards represent what’s left of my kit, a few gems and embellies mounted on white embossed card stock.

September 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia http://www.giaaloha.wordpress.com/
Erica http://ericarosecreates.blogspot.com/
Sarah* http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.com/
Sandy G.*  http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Aliza http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Caroli http://www.carolinaschulz.com/
Cassandra* http://www.thescrapperinme.blogspot.sg/
Kat http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Tyra* http://justtyra.com/
Marcia* http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Evi  http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com
Hanna Lemieux https://scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com/
Charity Feit http://Scrapfaire.blogspot.com
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz/
Kim Allen http://Kimsscrappyblog@blogspot.com
*Design Team Members on Kit Duty

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra


Designing with Clique Kits

This weekend I’m on the Clique Kits Blog, sharing my love of all the different types of adhesives available for paper crafting! Here is sneak at one of my projects:

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Interestingly enough I used three different types of adhesive to create this card (adhesive to the max!):

  • My Scotch ATG Tape Glider Adhesive Applicator  worked perfectly for adhering the blue polka dot panel to the card base
  • Tombow’s  3D Foam Tabs popped out the two smaller paper panels
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents for the sequins!
  • Find pretty paper kits at  Clique Kits (TYRA10 gets you 10%)
  • Find all the adhesive at Blitsy.  (You can use Big Box Competitor Discounts, yeah the 40% off ones)


AAAND the full reveal can be found here!

Week In The Life: A Weekend in 2015

So I just let go of what I know I don’t know
And I know I’ll only do this by
Living in the moment
Living our life
Easy and breezy
With peace in my mind
With peace in my heart
Peace in my soul

—Living In The Moment, Jason Mraz

The Weekend, August 22-23, 2015

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Pardon me, but it’s been a marathon getting this series posted. That weekend was a great one, kicked off by breakfast at a pancake house, grilling (it was on point, tho’ – that’s slang for delicious) and capped off with a trip to the state fair, which was surprisingly fun (except for the part where the Sun literally sat on our shoulders, while we stood on the hot concrete, swatting the bees away from our $8 frozen, now melting slushy drinks that the babies took maybe 3 sips of. People do this every year??…okay, but everyone is smiling, so I’m smiling too..hush). Past the big move-in, past the hospital, past the busyness that often entangles and distracts, we grabbed a little piece of summer that weekend.

Friday is here.

Start the week here.

Designing with Clique Kits

Today I’m over on the Clique Kit’s Blog sharing how I love to use Picmonaey to create a collage.  Here’s a peek:

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Head on over to Clique Kits for my process! xo, Tyra

Week In The Life: A Friday In 2015

So much love 
The kids are laughing in their sleep 
Swimming through their dreams into the morning 
So peaceful all the stories that we’re told 
Lead them through the night back from the shadows 
So much joy every little girl and boy 
Even better when they wake up tomorrow 
So much love

—In the Morning, Jack Johnson

Friday, August 21, 2015


Apparently, my memory fails me, because this potpourri of photos reveals that on this particular Friday I used my best buy gift card (I received a gift card, for a small dent left on my macbook after a recent repair)  to get the new memory card for my camera.  My “smartphone” camera phone was still broken.

Cantaloupe was on the menu for a weekday breakfast,  and there were plans to attend the state fair courtesy of my place of work providing free tickets.  Last, I’m reminded of an unpainted stairway for one last week (it was painted the following week).

See that little lady standing in the light of her brother’s doorway? We were getting ready for school.  This collection of photos captures just a whisper of Friday.

Thursday is here.