Designing with Clique Kits: Cards of Encouragement

Happy Sunday! Today I’m on the Clique Kits Blog featuring cards of encouragement.  Here are one of the cards I created:


Head on over to the Clique Kits Blog for more goodness! Enjoy your weekend! xo, Tyra


Grateful For You

Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend! Do you feel the same way? I’m checking in to share a card I created for the sake of creating, inspired by this sketch.


I’m grateful for family, friends and this wonderful crafting community I discovered.  I’m looking forward to spending some time sharing some of the design team work I’ve been working on over the past month.

Take care. xo, Tyra

Sweet and Simple with the Sweet Stamp Shop and CASology

Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m playing along with the latest CASology challenge where the cue card for this week is: EAT

Week 123 - Eat

I’m sharing this sweet and simple card I created using the “Take Out” set from the Sweet Stamp Shop:


And here is the card I created:

SSS Take Out Card Tyra Babington_edited-1

Since moving back to the midwest, I’m delighted that I can now enjoy a few (truly Americanized) take out restaurants! My favorites are beef and broccoli, shrimp with veggies and rice, rice rice. And did I mention rice? Speaking of rice, I wonder why I have yet to invest  in a rice cooker?  There are so many textures, flavors and variety of rice!  If anyone has a rice cooker, please leave a comment with your recommendation – please?

Sorry for the rambling, back to the CASology challenge.  It’s so nice to play along with card challenges. There’s such a wonderful community cultivated on the  various challenge sites. One last thing about CASology – The design team provide tips called “Design Defined.” When I started to take up an interest in card making, these tips proved to be so valuable to me.  I love to see the new tips posted with each challenge! This to me is what set this talented team a part from many others!

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


Updated December 3rd to add:

YAY! This Card was recognized!



Thank you, CASology!

Honor Society Challenge…Wild and Free

Hello It’s Tyra and today I will share some of what I made with my latest Clique Kits  Kit Haul . The theme is “Wild and Free” and so I thought I would create a few cards and add in a few feathers here and there.  Here goes!9457536_orig Happy Days Card Clique Kits August Release Just Tyra

For you card makers out there, this kit is packed with a ton of goodness to create cards to your heart’s desire.  Even the packaging is beautiful.  I created the middle feather from packaging used for the wood hearts.

In the second card I reused the gold polka dot washi tape from some of the embellishment packaging for my card.

Thank You Card Clique Kits August Release Just Tyra

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

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Another Camera Card

Hey I’m back with another entry into Moxie Fab World’s Clicking Camera Challenge.  This is a card I created using Clique Kits July release.  I love using ready-made embellishments and leftover paper to create a quick card:




Speaking of  smiling for the camera, I’m currently scoping out my house for an alternate spot to take photos, year around (I’m thinking about you, winter).   Here is that same card, in a different light:


I’m not quite sure about this location, but whatever I choose, I realize I would need to take all my photos on the weekends, since I’m not home until late afternoons during the week.  The last time I took photos at home on the weekend, there were toys flying everywhere, food cooking, clothes waiting to be dried and a grocery list needing attention.  So I’m choosing between nighttime/ quiet & peaceful /”studio” light  VERSUS daytime /lovely but chaotic family noise/natural light.  And then there’s the return of glorious football (Yes I love watching football).   Umm, we will see.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

xo, Tyra