Blitsy Golden Scissors Blog Hop


Happy Wednesday! You should have arrived here from Jennifer Synder’s Blog! And by now you should now all the deets, but just in case, Blitsy is at is again giving away not just any pair of scissors, but Golden Scissors! Actually Each blog in today’s hop is giving away a pair of Golden Scissors so you have multiple chances to win!  Just leave a comment about the Black Friday sneaks I’ll reveal below!

BUT WAIT! there’s more

If you win a pair of Golden Scissors, you will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for $1000.00 to spend at Blitsy or a Year’s worth of Craft Supplies! So, leave a comment about the Black Friday Sneaks!

Commenting/entries open until 7pm CST on Thanksgiving. Winners will be announced during Blitsy’s #blitsysleepover Pajama Party and posted on Blitsy’s Blog.

Before you leave, I would love to leave with you with a fun Design Tip and, of course, those Black Friday Sneaks!

Design Tips: Use non holiday papers to create holiday tags!

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Use holiday themed dies + non holiday  pattern papers to create Christmas tags. I simply I use reds, greens, black and white patterns, adding a little sparkle to create these holiday tags. 

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Blitsy Back Friday Sneaks:

  • ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch Little Pouch on sale Cyber Monday for $2.99 (reg MSRP $7.99) So I did a little research on this fabulous tool and it’s amazing! Save one for me ’cause I’m picking on up pronto! stat!  It:
    • STOPS BLEEDING & SMEARING of wet inks
    • DRIES INKS instantly
    • ANTI-STATIC BAG for glitter & embossing powders
    • RELEASE AGENT for polymer clay & other modeling compounds
    • DE-ACTIVATES stickers, sticky tapes, and other adhesives
  • American Crafts Zap Embossing Heat Gun on sale Friday for $11.99 (reg MSRP $24.99)   I have had my heat gun for almost five years and it’s perfect for setting embossing powder and quickly drying my projects.

New sales are launching Black Friday at 12am CST, Saturday 6am CST, Sunday 6am CST, and Cyber Monday 6am CST.

Honorable Mention Sales” — Keep an eye out for these! There might be a fantastic sale or two.

  • Friday: Peerless Watercolors
  • Sunday: Ranger Embossing Powders, Glitter, & More! (include TH)
  • Monday: Hero Arts Stamps & Dies

Sending you off with washi tape wishes and crafty dreams — xo, Tyra

The next stop in today’s Blog Hop is Katie King!

Here’s the full hop list so you don’t miss out on your chance to win!


Morena Hockley

Carisa Zglobicki 

Stacey Gibbon

Laurel Beard

Latrice Murphy

Stephanie Chan

Kim Dellow

Chrissie Tobas

Adrianne Surian

Jennifer Snyder

Tyra Babington

Katie King

Clean and Simple Celebration Cards

How are you? I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!  I’m popping in to share a quick technique for creating clean and simple cards similar to  this one I created as featured on Blitsy’s Blog this week:

celebration card feature Blitsy Tyra Babington

Check out the video HERE. While you’re there, please comment and let me know what you think? This card comes together so quickly, especially with the roller stamp I discovered from Plus.   Take care and thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Featured on Craftwell Today

Happy Fri-yay! I have created another card for Craftwell using both the Cut ‘n’ Boss and the fab fab eBrush!!! Here is a sneak:

CraftWell Ebrush Thank You Card 30Oct JustTyra

Click HERE for the full reveal :) :)

Don’t forget about the #fallforebrush promo happening this month! There is only a few days left!


I mentioned last week that me and my forever plus one were going to the theatre last weekend to see the Great Gatsby.  It was excellent!  This is a small scale reproduction of the entire set:

JustTyra GG 30Oct2015

Crafty Wishes and Washi Tape Dreams

— Tyra

Playing Along with The Curtain Call Challenge

It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in a card challenge! I’m so excited to play along with the Curtain Call’s latest challenge, Pretty Pumpkins:


Inspired by the beautiful and crisp autumn palette, I created this card:

Nutty For You Card Curtain Call Just Tyra

How fun it is to create just for creating. Sending you off with crafty wishes and washi tape dreams!


Featured on Blitsy Today: Cards for Special Occasions

*This is my second post today! Please check out my Craftwell Post here*


I’m over on the Blitsy Blog today sharing a card I created using the awesome Memory Box Open Studio Die-Circle Forest Scene die set.  Memory Box dies cuts heavyweight card stock so well.  I used 80 up to 100 pound card stock for this card and I had not one problem whatsoever.

Here is a peek

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LOVE how this card came together!  I might pop onto Periscope to share my supply list and comment on the steel dies I used to pull this card together. Would you be interested?

In other Blitsy news:

  •  Blitsy has launched #BlitsyLive Livestream content, featuring some of the newest products sold on Blitsy (there’s practically something new everyday, seriously). Check it out and let ’em know I sent you :)
  • Blitsy has a special little Facebook group, where members can get exclusive news on items coming to the store as well as share feedback directly to the lovely folks at Blitsy.  If you are interested, please leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page and I’ll invite you to this magical little group.

How are you doing today? At the time of this writing, I’m rather fantastic, thankful for healthy kids, my family and an extended weekend coming up.  I love fall in the Midwest, so I’m going to brave taking my kids (by myself) to an orchard.  Sending crafty wishes and washi tape dreams, my dears. Hugs – – Tyra :)

Featured on Craftwell Today

*This is my first of two posts today! If you are also looking for my latest Blitsy news, click here*

Today I’m being featured over on Craftwell, where I have created my first project using both the Cut ‘n’ Boss and the fab fab eBrush!!! Here is a sneak:

CraftWell Ebrush Card 23Oct JustTyra

Click HERE for the full reveal :) :)

Craftwell’s eBrush takes blending to an entirely different level!  After a few test runs, almost airbrushing myself and my (white) desk, I became quite comfortable handling the eBrush.

Don’t forget about the #fallforebrush promo happening this month!


Notre Dame Football has a bye this week so I think we are going to emerge from the madness that is college football and get out of the house while the weather is nice this weekend.  Me and my forever & always plus one are going to the theatre this weekend (oh so fancy) to see the Great Gatsby.  Take care, smile and enjoy your weekend.

Crafty Wishes and Washi Tape Dreams

— Tyra

Clique Kits October Pep Rally

Clique Kits is having the Pep Rally Today!



The challenge:  Anything goes!

The Kit: Funfetti

Clique Kits Funfetti

What a beautiful, amazing kit full of bright papers, alphas and sentiments that make my heart smile!  I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and create something for my little girl.  Although she’s elementary age, learning this year to read, count (to 1000 +) and make friends at her new school, I noticed she is really hard on herself, focusing on the things she got incorrect (versus celebrating her wins), or friends she didn’t make and worries about tomorrow.  I’ve finally realized that she is just a miniature version of me, with kid-sized challenges mirroring my adult-sized ones.

CK Oct Blog Share

This 12 x 12 layout features PinkFresh Studio’s Happy Things – Happy Words/Rustic Words sentiments layered with patterned papers and coordinating puffy stickers.  I will place this layout in a frame and hang on her wall.  This layout is just as much for me as it is for her.  I’ll probably add a picture of us in the center as a reminder that I’ll always be there to support her, reminding her (and myself) to smile, laugh, love and be yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop! Sending you off with crafty wishes and washi tape dreams! Hugs! Tyra :)

 October 2015 Line-Up

Clique Kits
Leeann Pearce
Megan Blethen
Emma Pescott
Renee Aslette
Sandy Gonzalez
Tyra Babington