Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! If you are sitting on the couch relaxing (or recovering) from all of the holiday hoopla, check out the following features:

I’m over on the Clique Kits Blog where I share my December Journal:

Tyra Babington Clique Kits December Journal Peek


I’m over on Blitsy, where I share my photo calendar:

Tyra Babington Blitsy Pocket Calendar Supply Pic


And last, but not least, over at Chickaniddy, I created a fun mini-album using the Jolly Good Collection (this collection is also perfect for snowy and rainy winter-themed cards):

Chickaniddy Jolly Good Mini Album Tyra Babington opened

So once again, Merry Christmas! xo, Tyra

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

Designing December: My Personal Holiday Journal

Today I’m sharing what I (hopefully) will become my December Journal for this year.  My assembly of supplies is based on a recent post over at CraftSwag where I provide guidance on assembling your holiday journal.

Here, I will share my personal plans.  My goal is to keep things simple this year as I have a lot going on with family, outside work and crafty work.  Here is a sneak peek:


The supplies I’m using this year include:

  • Simple Stories 6 x 8 binder
  • Card stock and embellishments from SEI, Allison Kreft.
  • Stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop, Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, maybe more
  • Ribbon from Michael’s
  • Whatever else in the existing stash that are shades of teal, red.
  • Journaling using 30 Days of Lists.
  • #Currently Stamp
  • Oh Life prompts.

I hope to assemble the journal this month. I will get my journaling prompts from 30 Days of Lists, a journaling adventure I joined for the first time this past September that I ACTUALLY COMPLETED! It was easy, fast and that’s probably the reason I stuck with it all the way through.  I carried around a stack of project life sized cards and a pen and logged into my phone for the daily prompts. So, yeah, I’m going to do this again.  My ‘fourth child,” CraftSwag,  is a sponsor this year.  My pictures are coming straight from my phone or what ever is given to me by my family.

I will do my best to keep you posted on how this is working for me  Depending on how successful I am, I may use a similar documentation style for a project life journal in 2014.  We’ll see.


A link to my foundation pages

Progress  (check back 12/21/13)