Week In the Life

Week In The Life 2015 JustTyra

Guys.  It’s been a crazy year so far.  I really would love to capture a snapshot of life as I know it using the latest Week In the Life kit from Ali Edwards.  Ali starts next week, August 17th and I hope to do the same.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime, continue to enjoy what’s left of summer, hug your loved ones and…eat some ice cream.  Hugs, Tyra

Clique Kits: Clique Into Color!

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m cropping along with Clique Kits Clique Into Color online crop happening on Facebook! You have until August 21st to enter your submissions! Here is the lineup of challenges:

Clique Into Color

I used Prima’s modeling paste and Jillibean’s Soup Happy Hues in Aqua for the Color and Texture Challenge:

CK_July 2015 Clique Into Color Tyra Babington Texture Challenge 1V3

If you have a little free time, head on over to  the Facebook event and join the fun! Hugs, Tyra.

Papercrafted Trinkets with Blitsy!

Happy Friday! Today I’m being featured on the Blitsy blog, creating what I call Papercrafted Trinkets! Here is a sneak peek:
Crate Paper Craft Market Trinkets Blitsy Tyra Babington


Head on over the Blitsy for the full reveal! Follow me on Facebook today and I’ll share super amazing and totally Blitsy related.  I promise you’ll love it!

Dreamy Cards with Blitsy!

Hey there!  Just popping in to share that I’m featured on Blitsy’s Blog today sharing a card I created using Ranger’s mini Distress Ink and Blending tools.  Here’s is a sneak:

Dreamy Card Sneak Tyra Babington for Blitsy Feature Photo v2_edited-1

Head on over to Blitsy for the tutorial and full reveal! Please be so kind to leave a comment while you visit! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! xo, Tyra

Clique Kits July Pep Rally

Clique Kits is having the Pep Rally Today!



The challenge:  Anything goes!

Woo hoo! I love Anything goes challenges! So let’s get to it! Here are a few cards I created using items coordinating with Clique Kit’s July Kit Carpe Diem, featuring fabulous papers from Chickaniddy’s 365 collection, a fab, fab fab gold transparency paper from 7 paper and Pinkfresh Studio’s wood tags.



Everything in the Carpe Diem kit is bold — from the colors to the stamps to the embellies!

Before you go, mark your calendars and don’t forget to join Clique Kits August 7th-9th for a weekend Clique into Color crop! Join the Facebook event here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂  Next up is Karrie!


Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Annelie http://www.swewi.wordpress.com/
Hannah Lemieux www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.wordpress.com
Sarah* http://sarahmoore4.blogspot.com/
Sandy G.*  http://www.thepinkcamera.com/
Mariah* www.mariahhechlerphotography.blogspot.com
Donna* http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Megan Blethen http://www.craftymeggy.com/
Kim Allen http://kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/.
Marcia http://www.onescrapatatime-bymumsie.blogspot.com/
Kat* http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/
Charity http://www.scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Taina Cortes http://lifewithevi.blogspot.com/
Tyra https://justtyra.com/
Karrie http://cookedupbykarrie.blogspot.com
* Design Team Members on Kit Duty


Creating a Focal Point

*Originally Published on Craftwell’s Blog*

Hey Crafty friends! It’s me, Tyra and I’m here to share how I used the beautiful dies from Teresa Collins’ A Girl’s Best Friend set to create a focal point.

A focal point is simply the center of activity or focus in a design that you would like to draw the eye to.   In each of my projects I used one die and a contrasting color or pattern to create a design with a single focal point.  Let’s see what I created!

1. In this first card I used the single gemstone die in a contrasting color against a backdrop of neutrals to create a focal point.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Gem Card Tyra Babington


2. For my second card I used the beautiful star plate die on a navy starry patterned paper to create a focal point against the pastel colored elements in the card.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Star Card Tyra Babington


3.  For my last project, I created a shadow box featuring the beautiful bow die in a pretty pink pattern that contrasts well with the gray and white neutral background.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Gem Bow Shadow Box Decor Tyra Babington

These three projects are examples of how you can use just one single die and contrasting color to create a striking design!  I hope I have inspired you today! Take care and thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Tyra 🙂

Designing with Chickaniddy: Good Times

*This post originally published on Chickaniddy’s Blog*

Hi Friends! I’m back with a few cards I created with Spring on my mind using the beautifully colored Twirly Girly collection along with a little bit of Date Night sprinkled in! First, my supply list:

Good Times Card Process Photo Chickaniddy Tyra Babington
Supply list:  Twirly Girly -A Girl’s Generation/TG14OS09, Keepsakes/TG14OS04, This and That/TG14OS07,  Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07. Date Night – Plaid is Rad/DN14OS12, Backwoods Lovin/DN14OS10.

Here is the first card I created:

Happy Girls Card Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

I created this card by layering shades of pink and peach, adding a touch of green peeking from behind the sentiment panel. This card is inspired by the lovely Mercedes Calla lily plant.

My second card is all about outdoor parties which often begin in Spring. Banners and  strung lights are both signs of a good time to be had by all!

Good Times Card 2Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

Tip: Take a closer look and notice that both cards start with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel, followed by two 3 x 4 inch panels and a few embellishments.  All of Chickaniddy’s collections feature at least one 12 x 12 sheet of paper full of 3 x 4 designs – great for easy card making!

I hope I have inspired you to not only create something beautiful, but to also get outside and enjoy all of the colors of the season! xo, Tyra.