Happy Birthday Confetti Card

Hi, I’m back! I’ve been away traveling for work and for fun.   Also, the weather has improved here (it was 70 degrees yesterday!) and I thought it would be a good idea to get the kids and I out for fresh air!  So, in other words, just living life :)

Today I’m playing along with the latest Curtain Call Challenge: Confetti Crush:

confetti crush challenge


Who doesn’t like Confetti? Here is my take on this fun challenge:


When I think of confetti, I think of a crazy, fun time and I tried to express that feeling in this card design.  Do you feel like partying now?

Also, I have another fun fact to share — The “happy” and star cuts will be offered in my very first CraftSwag MiniWorkshop — so consider this a sneak preview! The first Mini-Workshop will share simple techniques on how to jump-start your creative flow.  The CraftSwag Classroom will open May 2014! Keep me in your thoughts as I nervously begin this new adventure!

As always, thanks  so much for stopping by the blog! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!  xo, Tyra



SEI Inspiration Challenge: Flower Power

Happy Thursday! (It’s almost Friday). It’s spring break here in my neck of the woods and the husband and I have split with week spending time with our kiddos while they are out of school.  We started spring break off by attending a wedding near the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and since that time, things have been pretty low key.  Walks to the park and multiple viewings of Frozen.  As a matter a fact two of my kids are in the same room with me fighting over the DVD jacket.

Well, I’m here to share a sneak peek of the latest SEI Challenge!


I loved the paper I used for this project.  The best thing? No watering!  Anyway, I hope you can play along.  There is a $25 gift code to the winner! The kinds folks over at SEI wanted me to mention that this challenge is open to US and Canadian residents.

Thanks for much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

CraftSwag Mini Workshops

Hello, It’s me checking in with my latest happenings and some exciting news to share! I’ve been away for a little bit working on an exciting series of mini workshops I’m planning over at CraftSwag.  Here is a sneak peek:

CraftSwag MiniWorkshops


Find more details on these Mini Workshops here.  I hope to fill a different niche in the wonderful paper crafting community and have fun being a design team of one!  An exciting new chapter for me and I hope you can join in on the fun!  In the meantime, I continue to be a part of the wonderful SEI and PaperHaus Design Teams, while balancing family and work.  It all makes for a crazy circus kind of life and that’s fine with me.  Sorry I’ve been away for a bit, but thanks for stopping by the blog! xo, Tyra

SEI Inspiration Challenge

Hi! First, I want to say THANK YOU for entering the last challenge! All of the entries (every single one) was fabulous! It was hard to pick just one (and yes that sounds cliche, but it’s really true).  I’m here to share a peek at the latest SEI Challenge! If you have time, please enter! There is a $25 gift code to the winner.


Thanks for much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

You Are The Best

Happy Monday! Today I’m home with the kids and decided to play along with one of my favorite challenges,  the Runway Inspired Challenge:


This iconic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress features a bold pattern with a lot of movement. Love it! Let’s get to the card I created:

Encouragement Cards

I cut out banners and used a variety of border stamps and different inks in colors similar to the dress.  I also added vellum banners and washi banners to help create the illusion of movement.  I added paper string and stapled the banners to bring this card together.  So fun and fast!  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra