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!

Designing December: My progress so far

Hi It’s Tyra and I’m here to share my December journal progress:.  First, stop here to see the supplies and journaling prompts I’m using and stop here for my recommendations for Designing Your December. Here is my progress:




I’m realizing that my journal is not following a particular order or coordination between pictures and journaling.  I am incorporating #30 days of lists (see sidebar for details) along with pictures from everyday life.  I may also add some advent readings that I love and maybe some entries from my Oh Life.  I guess that reflects how my life is here and there and everywhere right now.  This holiday journal will capture pieces of it before it turns into yesterday.

  Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo- Tyra

Designing December: Foundation Pages

Hi It’s Tyra and I’m here to share my December journal foundation pages.  First, stop here to see specially what supplies and journaling prompts I’m using and stop here for my recommendations for Designing Your December.









I’m still working on several pages, but I still wanted to share my #25 I created using embossing fluid and gold embossing powder.  I like how it turned out…


At first glance, you might notice that:

  • I used floating numbers which will provide me the flexibility to move numbers around as I add pictures and journaling.
  • I am using a lot of transparencies.  I wanted to keep the inside feeling “light” and airy.  Transparencies helped a ton!
  • I didn’t stick to using christmas themed supplies 100% of the time.  Instead, I  shopped my stash and used supplies that complemented the overall color scheme (if there is one — ha!).
  • This year, I’m using #30 Days of Lists for journaling prompts.  It’s fun, easy and my track record is 100% completion! (I’m sharing my September cards, slowly but surely here).
  • I used my silhouette A LOT. For numbers, some embellishments and tags.  I think this has helped personalize my page.
  • Oh, and I’m missing numbers.  I’m missing the number 5 because it melted in an embossing incident.  I’m missing other numbers, because I need to purchase a few more filler pages.
  • And I can’t believe I created a post of foundation pages.

Check back soon for more foundation pages and more thoughts on what I loved about assembling my December Journal.  Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo- Tyra

Handmade In D-Town

Today I tried to play with Sweet Stamp Shop’s Use What You Have Challenge #10 but it appeared the link has closed :(.  In any case, I was so happy with what I made just using my stash, I wanted to share it 🙂


First, here is my hot mess of a stash.  This stash is a victim of curious little hands and a hurried mom:


Here is the result:


I used a little floss to attach all the elements.  My favorite embellishment, the “Handmade Detroit” flair, is  from an up-cycle shop in town.

This tag symbolizes a lot to me.  The rugged tag represents the current state of the city, however the pretty ribbon and flair is a reminder that great ideas and people are also found in Detroit.

Take care and thanks for much for stopping by!!  xo- Tyra