Time Savers: Back to School Tag

With school starting next month (time flies, doesn’t it?), I searched my stash for stamps with a “back-to-school” theme and I created the following tag:

Teacher Tag JustTyra_edited-1

The tag above was created with Sweet Stamp Shop images, Studio Calico Alphas and Inspiration Ave’s stamped sentiments.  I colored in the images with Copics of various colors.   I was pretty satisfied with the finished product except for the fact that I have more than one child, which means  I have more than one teacher to create a gift tag for.


So I made a photocopy of the tag using my supper cheap and old HP Inkjet onto more Neenah card stock. I used my lil’ inkers tag die cut the copy, resulting in:

Teacher Tags Just Tyra


Two tags that are nearly identical.  I added some shading to the glue bottle on the copy similar to the original.  A true timesaver!    That’s all for now. Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Christmas in July with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I found a cute Christmas sticker sheet from Bella Blvd I wanted to create with so I played along with the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown — a challenge for all things Christmas! Yes.  This challenge provides a few different prompts to choose from.  The sticker challenge, of course, was perfect for me!

Simple Stash Challenge Stickers


Here is what I created:

Christmas Tag Card JustTyra


I used my Silhouette to cut tags, panels and and the swirly circle using Bella Blvd (green patterned) and Simon Says Stamp (red & pink striped) paper to create a home for the coordinating sticker sentiments.  I added string and there you have it — a card and coordinating tag set.

Christmas Tag Card JustTyra CloseUp


So just for today — Merry Christmas! — and thanks for stopping by!

xo, Tyra

Kit Haul! Clique Kits, from July!

Hi it’s Tyra and I’m here to share my July haul from Clique Kits:


I have already created  a few items (see the sneak peek in the bottom right corner?) from this kit haul.  I participated in Clique Kits blog share this week. Check out the post HERE.

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Tyra

P.S.S. – If you have time, I also posted to CraftSwag today my July muse.

Honor Society Challenge…July


Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m participating in the Clique Kits Honor Society July Blog Share! I enjoyed playing with the beautiful Allison Kreft papers and I managed to make a few more layouts and cards.  Let’s get to the pictures, shall we?




Notebook_Scrapbooking_JustTyraI did something a little different with this first layout.  I had a leather bound journal sitting around with several clear picture pockets. I created this journal entry and added a few embellishments. I love the way it looks and I will probably continue to journal this way when I have the chance.



A traditional layout, and then, of course…




…A few cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out the blog share list below for other fun blog shares!

Clique Kits
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Let’s Play: CASE Study and Curtain Call

Today I’m playing along with the latest CASE Study Challenge:

CSC199_zpse07b9792As well as the latest and greatest Curtain Call Challenge,

anything goes

Here is my take:


It was soo nice to put my little nested circle dies to use in such a modern way.  The little circle “compartments” in the card remind me of the bookshelf compartments in the second inspiration pic.

Well that’s all for now.  I’m going to use the little bit of energy I have left to work on my upcoming class for CraftSwag involving working with color.  I think I’m going to call it “Easy Color” even though the word combination reminds me of the Phil Collins song “Easy Lover.” Ha! sometimes that’s how my mind works! Thanks so much for stopping by!