Happy New Year and A Look Back!

Happy New Year!

I’m popping in to share some of my favorite projects from 2015!

JustTyra 2015 Project Collage

a HUGE Thank you to DieNamities, Blitsy, Craftwell, Chickaniddy, The Silhouette Challenge Team and Clique Kits for giving me the opportunity to create such lovely projects!

At the time of this writing, I’m enjoying the last of the weekend before we are back to our normal schedule tomorrow and planning more crafty adventures for 2016!

Sending you off with crafty wishes and washi tape dreams,

 

x0 – Tyra

 

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

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

Shadow Box Home Decor!

Happy Monday!

Just popping in to announce my SECOND VIDEO! for Blitsy where I created a quick and easy home decor piece using a shadow box and paper crafting embellishments! Here is a sneak:

Blitsy Sneak Peek Shadow Box JustTyra

Paper crafters and card makers this is a easy way to create something new for your home!  Please check out the Blitsy blog and click the Discover Tab  (top left corner) for the full reveal!  Take care! xo, Tyra

Embossing Paste Fun over at Blitsy!

Hello! How are you? Happy February! How have you been? I’ve been knee deep in kindergarten homework and reading plans, craft projects, and other big family plans.  So, forgive me if you haven’t seen me in a while, but trust that I’m getting a lot done behind the scenes and I look forward to sharing as soon as I’m able to (Really, as soon as I can come up for air)!

I wanted to pop in and share that I created a VIDEO! for Blitsy showing one of my favorite combos — white embossing paste on dark card stock. I’m also using fun elements from Prima’s Forever Green line! Here is peek:

 

Sneak Peak Molding Paste Feature Tyra Babington Blitsy_edited-1

Please check out the Blitsy blog and click the Discover Tab  (top left corner) for the full reveal!  (please be gentle, it’s my first video in a long time).   Take care! xo, Tyra

It’s 2015!

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Happy New Year (better late than never, right?). I’m sorry I’ve been gone for a bit! I had a lot of holiday time off and my family and I have been trying to get back into the swing of school, homework (in kindergarten — yes, they are busy these days!), snow days and work.  I also used my downtime  for goal setting and working with my husband on some big exciting family plans for later this year (I’ll share as soon as I am able, promise).

In the meantime I’m glad to get back into the swing of blogging!  Thank you so much for your patience! While you are here, I would love to share a few crafty updates:

  • Clique Kits Pep Rally happens on Wednesday, January 21st starting at 11 am Eastern.  Head on over to the blog to check it out!
  • Chickaniddy previewed some of their latest collections at CHA 2015 here. Check out the wintery cards I created using the Jolly Good Collection here.
  • Die-Namites is having an awesome Birthday Blog Hop happening now! Comment all this week as Die-Namites  will be randomly choosing One GRAND PRIZE winner of a $50 Gift Certificate and  Five ~ $10 Gift Certificates Winners.
  • Have you headed over to Blitsy? There are always tons of fabulous deals on crafty supplies! And GUESS WHAT GUYS? I created my first video tutorials! I will share the link once the video is live!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! xo, Tyra

 

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

Zutter Bow-It-All Review

Hey guys! great news! As a Blitsy creative team member, I often get asked to create product reviews that I will post here.  Since CraftSwag is all about discovering new tools and techniques, you will also find product reviews there as well!

To kick things off, Today I am part of the Blitsy Creative Team Zutter’s Bow-It-All Blog Hop (say that three times- ha!).Blitsy Black Friday Promo

 

At first glance this tool might look intimidating, but after a few tutorials, that the Bow-It-All is perfect for the holiday season! Just think  —  bows on cards, wreaths, presents and decor.  Here is my very first set of bows:

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I started to walk around my house to see I what I could add a bow to. Um, how about everything? however, as I start,  I added a pretty ribbon to this tote:

Reindeer Bow Bag Zutter Bow It All Close UpBlitsy Tyra Babington

 

I like Big Bows and I cannot Lie!

(sorry, I totally couldn’t resist)

To summarize, I have a list of Likes / Dislikes

Like

  • The ability to create bows sized between ½” wide up to 9”
  • Versatile for more than one craft: Perfect for card making memory keeping, home decor and food crafts/gifts.
  • A ton of tutorials on You Tube and Zutter’s own website

Dislikes

  • There is a learning curve.   The enclosed booklet did not help me, since I’m a very visual learner.  I spent maybe 30 minutes total on You Tube to perfect the bow-making technique. Here is a link to Blitsy’s You Tube Tutorial!
  • Space: This is not a space saving tool. I do have to clear off my craft desk, move my main project over in order to use this tool.

Given that the dislikes are not major, I would definitely recommend this tool for any crafter.  And guess what?  As part of the Blitsy Creative Team, I’m giving you the chance to win one To enter just leave a comment!    The comments you leave on each blog throughout the hop, the better your odds!

 

 

 

P.S. I did the same exact review over at CraftSwag.com, so please feel free to leave a comment there as well!

If you don’t win one of these handy tools in the blog hop,  The Bow-It-All 2.0 (Yes! The latest and greatest version) will be a part of Blitsy’s Black Friday Sale! That’s all I have for now, take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

Crafty News and a HUGE Giveaway!

Happy Saturday! It’s been a long week, including  a full work schedule, kiddie school dates and activities and chores here at home (laundry never ends, does it?) So let’s get to the juicy news!

I’ve excited to announce that I’ve joined Blitsy’s Creative Team!

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More about the announcement is here. I have already created two quick and easy projects that will be shared over at Blitsy very soon!

But WAIT! Blitsy is sponsoring a Golden Scissor’s Giveaway!!

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As part of the Creative Team, I can GIVE away a pair of Golden Scissors to a lucky someone. If you snag a pair, you get $10 in your Blitsy account PLUS you become eligible for Blitsy’s Grand Prize Drawing!

The Grand Prize Drawing will have 3 winners!

$250 Blitsy Gift Card

$500 Blitsy Gift Card

$1,000 Blitsy Gift Card

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

JOIN IN ON THE BLOG HOP FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN!

Meet the Blitsy Creative Team members! They are each giving away a pair of Golden Scissors, so be sure to enter!

There are more more ways to earn extra entries here.

With this announcement, my plate, day planner,  is overflowing — work, kids and creative pursuits!  I really wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’m thankful, especially for all of the fellow creatives I met along the way!

Good Luck, enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!