Too Much Says Who?

This is my second post of the day. For my Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Post click HERE!

Hi it’s Tyra and I’m here with a very special post! Today I’m sharing a card I created using an exclusive Sweet Stamp Shop set, “Sparkle and Shine,” offered in Clique Kit’s December Kit, Enchanted Meadow.

Sweet Stamp Shop Too Much Card Enchanted Meadow Clique Kits


This set is no longer offered by the Sweet Stamp Shop, so be sure to check out Clique Kit’s December’s Kit.  I am lucky to have created projects for both teams and it just so happens I have a extra Sweet Shop stamp set that I would LOVE to give away! Just leave a comment and your contact info and check back on next Tuesday, December 16th, Sweet Stamp Shop’s December Release, where I will share a new card created in celebration of the release and announce the lucky winner!

What a fun day on the blog! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra


Planner Basics: Basic Tools for Stamping

Happy Hump Day! I’m here with another Planner Basics post where I discuss basic tools for you planner nerds out there 🙂

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There has been an explosion of interest in using stamps and planners together and I think it’s awesome.  If you are someone new to stamping, you might find yourself overwhelmed with the choices of inks and tools to use.  My advice? Keep it simple:

  1. An acrylic block is a must-have if you plan on using “clear” stamps. The one shown was only $1 dollar at my local craft store. Score!
  2. Memento Dew Drop Inks are perfect for the busy planner.  The compact size and the dew drop shape of these pads allow you get just the right amount of ink onto your stamp.  These inks dry fast and will not smudge.
  3. Use a pencil case to keep all of your tools together.
  4. Love those stamps? Mine are from the Sweet Stamp ShopPlan It” series. I’m featuring the following sets today:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 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:

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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!

Shaker Gift Tags Featuring The Sweet Stamp Shop

*This is my second post of the day! If you are hopping along with Clique Kits, you can pick up my post HERE*

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Hi It’s Tyra and I’m here to share a cute and quick little tutorial to create shaker gift tags featuring Monster Mash and Holiday Town from the Sweet Stamp Shop:



Holiday House Sweet Stamp Shop



I used a Silhouette File to for a shaker shadow box and simply assembled as shown in the pictorial.  Don’t forget your acetate to keep your sparkles inside!  I also added a panel to the back with string to convert this shaker into a gift tag! I kicked it up a notch by adding a stamped image — perfect for a  spooktacular or holiday gift tag:

Shaker Tag Tutorial JustTyra Sweet Stamp Shop


Here is my finished result:

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Super easy – I promise!


Crafty News You Can Use, October 2014

Hey there! This is my  first attempt to gather up this bucketful of crafty news and share all of it with you!

First – you may have noticed that I added a new page to my site  – the “Featuring” page. I will try to post new releases and exclusive discounts available to me to share with you.

So let’s get to it!  I’m playing along with a lot of new releases this month, including:

The Sweet Stamp Shop has released a set lovely stamps that are absolutely PERFECT for this time of the year!




The November Release from Clique Kits is bananas (translate: insanely amazing). Just take a peek :

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Yes. All of it, please. The goodness is HERE. WAIT: You can use TYRA!) for 10% off – ALWAYS

Clique Kits October challenge is still OPEN! Give it a try!   The winner of the October challenge will receive the full Fancy Pants 12 x 12 ‘Oh! Deer’ collection, buttons and mini trees! And it make it really easy, here are the challenge rules:

  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects here by October 31st, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use Fancy Pants Designs Product to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post


AND Die-Namities has upper cute Baby theme dies I am sharing on the blog this week:




Last but never LEAST.. The wonderful company Chickaniddy! I LOVE LOVE the Scrumptious Collection and Jolly Good will be featured on the Blog next Month!  Click here and here to see how I got crafty!

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Whew! That was A LOT. Thanks for sticking with me! As always thanks so much for stopping by!


A “Cut” Above The Rest, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey Crafty friends, today I want to share a few ways I use my metal nested dies to make a statement.  I’m featuring Sweet Stamp Shop’s Enjoy Calligraphy set — it’s truly a go-to set when you need to create quick and easy cards: Enjoy_Calligraphy__07272.1405390711.386.513   The quotes are in so dreamy, I used one of my dies from a “nested” set to crop out a cloud scene: die cut cloud scene justtyra

To make this card:

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Super Fast and easy! Drawing off of the inspiration of this quote, I use a metal balloon die to create the same impact in a slightly different way:


Sweet Stamp Shop Enjoy Calligraphy Stamp JustTyraHave you noticed a theme here? I used the quote as a source of inspiration for using the cloud paper and the balloon die.

Stop by the Sweet Stamp Blog tomorrow for a two more fun techniques with metal dies that I’m sure will make you dust off your die sets. Take care and thanks for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Happy World Card Marking Day! It’s a Monster Mash!

First — Happy World Card Making Day!

What an awesome day for card makers to hop to different blogs, make new friends and celebrate everything about card making! I’m marking the occasion by celebrating Sweet Stamp Shop’s Release TODAY of Monster Mash:


Use Monster Mash for family cards, new baby cards and of course Halloween – HELLO! Here is my take on this fun set. I used a little watercolor on these fun Monsters:

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My watercoloring did not give me the same results as my copics but I think that adds a little character to these peculiar little monsters.

See that adorable yellow monster? Today the Sweet Stamp Shop is offering it a a digital FREEBIE!!!

If you make ANY purchase in the Sweet Stamp Shop this weekend, and leave a comment “FREEBIE” this cute monster will be emailed to you!!  Also please let the Sweet Stamp know that “Tyra sent you.” I would so appreciate it!

Funny Side Note: this card barely made it to press this week! Between being responsible for kiddie pick up and drop off this week when my husband was out of town,  extra early starts for special work projects, the occasional child grabbing a monster or two when I wasn’t looking, and I think one time I actually fell asleep coloring a set and messed up the whole page! So this card was a miracle to make this week!  This  post is a celebration in and of itself! I know many of you can relate?

Take care and enjoy World Card Making Day!


xo, Tyra


Kit Haul! Sweet Stamp Shop’s On Cherry Street Kit, Part 1

As many of you know I design for Sweet Stamp Shop and I’m primarily a card maker, however I wanted to share today my latest haul from Sweet Stamp Shop — The Ahoy Kit from the On Cherry Street Line, a collection of paper goods (and stamps of course) for pocket style memory keeping.

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It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?  Check back later this weekend  for a layout I created using this fun line and my thoughts on why this kit is great for card makers looking to jump back into memory keeping / scrapbooking.  Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

P.S. The Day To Day kit was just released this week! It’s next on my list 🙂

A little more Awesome News….And a release

Hey There,

I’ve been gone a little while, enjoying college football, which included two trips to Notre Dame, so my blog has been a little quiet while I enjoyed the company of friends, fall and football.

Now that I am back I have even MORE crafty news to share! I am joining the Sweet Stamp Shop again as a Design Team Member!


And today happens to be Sweet Stamp Shop’s Release Day, featuring new sets HERE.

If you are stopping by from the Sweet Blog, I have more cheesy goodness to share with you:

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And how about a gift tag?

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This card and tag makes the perfect set for a foodie gift! Thanks so much for visiting! I look forward to bringing you more calorie free sweetness from the Sweet Stamp Shop very soon!

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!