SEI May Inspiration Challenge: Still Open!!

Hello! I’m back again with a reminder to enter your crafty creation into the latest SEI Inspiration Challenge, ending May 28th. Here is a look at one of the inspiration cards:



Head on over to the blog and check out the entire card and my inspiration for this card.  The challenge is open to US and Canadian residents.  And did I mention that the winner will receive a $25 gift code from SEI?  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  xo, Tyra


Be Brave

Hello! I’m here to share a fun card I created for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking’s Galley Idol 2014.  I’m far into watching American Idol (Go Caleb! Go Jena!) so  I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get in on the fun!

Here are one of the cards I created:

Brave Card JustTyra


I used We R Memory Keepers shape n tape washi tape for the gray decorative strips. I also used washi for all the butterflies.  I used my computer and printer to create the sentiment “be brave.”

“Brave,” the song sung by Sara Bareillis and the Disney Movie by the same name served as a source of inspiration.  Whenever I have the opportunity to create just for the sake of creating, I find myself using whatever song, quote or story I’m inspired by at any given moment. I’ll share more about how I channel that inspiration in a special announcement this weekend (smile).

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!




A Few of My Favorite Challenges

Hi It’s Tyra and I’m just popping in to play along with two of my favorite Challenges: CAS(E) this Sketch and Runway Inspired Challenge.   Here is the Inspiration:



And here is my take on this challenge:




These two challenges are some of the best around.  I encourage you to play along.  That’s all for now. Oh, and more exciting news coming later today.  Take care and thank you for stopping by! xo, Tyra

You Are The Best

Happy Monday! Today I’m home with the kids and decided to play along with one of my favorite challenges,  the Runway Inspired Challenge:


This iconic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress features a bold pattern with a lot of movement. Love it! Let’s get to the card I created:

Encouragement Cards

I cut out banners and used a variety of border stamps and different inks in colors similar to the dress.  I also added vellum banners and washi banners to help create the illusion of movement.  I added paper string and stapled the banners to bring this card together.  So fun and fast!  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

SEI February Inspiration Challenge: Still Open!!

Back again with a reminder to enter your crafty creation into the SEI Inspiration Challenge. Here is another sneak:

SEI Inspiration Challenge

Head on over to the blog and check out the other banners I created. Thanks for stopping by!! — Tyra

Designing with the Sweet Stamp Shop: February Release

Hello, it’s Tyra and I’m here to share one of the fun projects I created using stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop’s February Release.


I used the sentiment from the Sparkle and Shine set.  Anything from this set can stand on it’s own!

For more projects from myself and the rest of the Sweet Design Team click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!


SEI February Inspiration Challenge

Hi It’s Tyra and I’m hosting the SEI Inspiration Challenge where this month’s inspiration is Rustic Valentine. Here is a sneak:


Head on over to the challenge and check out the other banners and play along.  Thanks for stopping by!! — Tyra