Designing with Clique Kits

Today I’m over on the Clique Kit’s Blog sharing how I love to use Picmonaey to create a collage.  Here’s a peek:

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Head on over to Clique Kits for my process! xo, Tyra

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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

Summer Manifesto

Lately I have really wanted to play along with page layouts and I found the perfect inspiration playing along with Studio Calico’s Sunday Sketch:     Summer_Manifesto_JustTyra_marked     The “Summer” die cut is my handwriting. I like how I was able to add that personal touch.  I painted the die cut with several different watercolors to mimic the colors of this beautiful season. Summer_Manifesto_UpClose_JustTyra I think the hardest (and almost impossible) task from my manifesto will be to find a place to take a nap outside.  I don’t have a hammock, I don’t have any vacation plans finalized and I have three tiny tots who are little human magnets. And the mosquitos here are treacherous! I think creating this layout has inspired me to continue to create more layouts and get more photos onto pages. And journal more.  I’m reminded of this article which serves as motivation.  Wish me luck! And consider making your own manifesto as a reminder to slow down and enjoy every single moment. Take care! 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:

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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

30 Days of Lists: The Rest of September

I’m here to share the rest  of my #30 Days of Lists, from September.  I’ll say it again (and again) how I love how #30 Days of Lists provides interesting questions that seem to get to heart who you are: your likes, dislikes, quirks and everything in-between.  I will share a few favorite lists from my remaining cards:

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List #19: Qualities I admire in others:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • lovingkindness (a beautiful sounding & looking word, isn’t it?)
  • respectful
  • kind
  • hunble /down to earth

I don’t really have anything further to say about this because I think each characteristic speaks for itself. Wouldn’t you agree?

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List: #26: Rules for being my friend

Sounds like a long lost list note from high school, huh? Seriously, my closest friends are genuine and nonjudgmental.  It’s something my mind and spirit can really sense in another person and at the same time this puts me at ease.   The other characteristics that follow closely behind are trust and love.  And that makes a good friendship a great one.

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List # 28: In my fridge

I just want to point out that I think it’s hilarious that at one point both Kale (the superfood) and Pecan Pie (ultimate super gooey sweet bad for you food) coexisted in my fridge.

That’s it for my September List!

It’s NOT too late to join the December Listing!!!

I’m listing in my holiday journal. It’s not too late to join the fun!  Click on the link below for more details. My fourth child CraftSwag is a sponsor this year and I have created a freebie for listers!!   Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

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30 Days of Lists #15-18

Listing has started with 30 Days of Lists and I’m excited!  I’m here to share my #30 Days of Lists, #15-18  from September.  I’ll say it again how I love how #30 Days of Lists provides interesting questions that seem to get to heart who you are: your likes, dislikes, quirks and everything in-between. So, let’s get to it, shall we?

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List#15: In My Junk Drawer

  • Kids Projects. And these projects are growing by the day. My kids’ projects are overflowing from the the drawer, our shelves, chairs, you name it.  I need to find a home for this stuff.  The first week’s worth of projects were cute, but everything is coming home at what appears to be an alarming rate!! !
  • Pens, crayons, other writing instruments.  Pens for jotting down notes, reminders and a few stray crayons for coloring time.
  • Wine opener. Yes, this lives here too.  Given the items above, it seems a little appropriate, however our junk drawer is in a prominent location in our small kitchen.
  • Stray napkins from Chipotle, Dunkin Donuts. When we pick up coffee from Dunkin or burrito bowls from Chipotle we always seem to pick up an excessive amount of napkins. (Why?)
  • Random Coupons: Occasionally I’ll save coupons for cleaning products and entry into kiddie indoor play areas and toss them into the drawer.
  • Gluesticks for “gluestick and paper time.” What a creative name for our kid activity time, eh?
  • Stray barettes. My little girlie manages to loose a few barrettes every day and into the drawer they go, until I collect enough to take upstairs to the bathroom.
  • Earbuds for connecting to our phones and heading out to the gym (for me, it’s been pretty scarce as of late!).

I’m listing in my holiday journal. It’s not too late to join the fun!  Click on the link below for more details. My fourth child CraftSwag is a sponsor this year and I have created a freebie for listers!!  I hope to share something this weekend  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

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30 Days of Lists #11 – 14

I am back with my #30 Days of Lists from September.  I mentioned before that I love how #30 Days of Lists provides interesting questions that seem to get to heart who you are: your likes, dislikes, quirks and everything in-between.

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List#14: Weekend Essentials

  • Ground Coffee. From here. Their Highlander Grog ground coffee is delicious!
  • Friday night we usually make sure we’ve made the trip to Trader Joe’s to pickup breakfast food for the weekend: eggs, quick hash browns, cinnamon rolls, juice and bacon. And if we really have our act together, special Bacon (with a capital B) from a little slice of heaven called Goose The Market. If you live here, go there!
  • When the weather is nice, a trip to the Farmer’s Market either here or here.
  • Football!! Go Irish.
  • Catching up with my devotions. I love #SheReadsTruth. This place on the web is love and community.
  • Saturday afternoon church here.
  • Talking and texting family and friends to catch up on the latest and greatest! This is usually happening in the car when I’m doing one of the items above.
  • More football.
  • And is the wee hours, of course, creating and crafting 🙂

I hope you had fun taking a trip around my neck of the woods. This is why I love#30 Days of Lists. It is a fun opportunity to gather and revisit random pieces of our lives, present and past. This December I will be listing in my holiday journal.  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

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