Saturday, December 29, 2007

silly, silly kids

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!! We sure was sooooo relaxing...the kids had fun with their gifts and were occupied most of the day! I want to share some pics from the park today! By no means I am a good photographer...I just use my little camera to try and capture a moment here and there! I wanted to try doing some black and white photos! I think we got a few good ones and some super silly ones...I wanted to share just a couple!
Kailee is 12, Austin is 11, Tyson is 7 & Kyler is almost 5....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays

I think the card says it all! Have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

delightful card

Just a quick post for tonight...I was antsy when I went to bed & couldn't go to sleep so I decided to make a card...I needed a place to start so I used the color challenge over at Splitcoast from last week...(yes, I realize how behind I am) :) I got this Delight in Life set from a good friend of mine Penny & it hasn't seen much ink since I got it so I thought it was about time to ink it up! Have a terrific Tuesday!
{hugz} Tara
what's in it?...
stamps...Delight in Life

paper...rose red, pumpkin pie, certainly celery, white
ink...rose red, pumpkin pie, certainly celery
accessories...rose, pumpkin & celery brads, celery ribbon

other...stamp-a-ma-jig, corner punch, blender pens, dimensionals, sponges

Friday, December 14, 2007


We have a winner! The surprise birthday blog candy goes to Ann C....who said {Happy Birthday Tara! My mother-in-law's is the same day. I really enjoy your blog and your creations. The treat box is adorable! My daughter and I celebrate our birthdays together and we always have cherry cheesecake!! YumYum!} ...oh I almost forgot that I said I would tell what the blog candy was when I revealed the winner...Ann will be getting a new Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Congrats Ann....if you will email me your snail mail {} I will get your stuff off to you right away! :) Thanks for your nice comments...hope you all have a fabulous weekend! :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

a friend candy reminder!!!

{{I wanted to just remind ya'll that 2 posts down (Happy Birthday post) you can enter to win some surprise blog candy! The drawing will be tomorrow night (Friday) about 7:00pm.}}
This was a quick card I made to try and get the creative juices flowin'! I bought this paper pack a while back and haven't used it very much, but it has the prettiest papers. It's Basic Grey's LilyKate collection. I love the colors in it! I didn't want to cover up this gorgeous paper so I kept it simple. I used a piece of chipboard and covered it in some of the "Posey" paper and stamped the sentiment from the Time Well Spent set onto it. I added some fat celery ribbon and some pink brads to the flowers. I also dotted all the green with stardust stickles. I added one more little flower from the same stamp set and stickled it too!
Happy Thursday...thanks for stoppin' by!
what's in it?...
stamps...Time Well Spent
paper...basic grey, pretty in pink, whisper white, Basic Grey LilyKate
ink...pretty in pink, black, certainly celery brads, fat 5/8 celery ribbon, stardust stickles
other...blender pens, chipboard, distresser

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

a birthday copy

Hi all! I was a little bored last night...after my short taste of freedom from the bedroom yesterday afternoon I had to venture back out! I headed to my stamp table of course and decided to make a creativity level was a little low so I totally cased my good friend Tiff and her super cute, super sweet birthday card she sent to me! Check out her blog here to see her darling card!! ...card dimensions are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
what's in it?...
stamps...Time Well Spent
paper...wild wasabi, pretty in pink, whisper white
ink...wild wasabi, pretty in pink, basic black
accessories...white brads, stardust stickles, wild wasabi ribbon
other...blender pens, distresser, paper piercer

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Happy birthday to me today!!! I am 32 now! I don't feel older or wiser...oh well! I do feel like I might lose my mind though....I am so bored sitting in bed! My surgery went really well and I seem to be recovering fine (I go to the doctor tomorrow)...hopefully he will tell me that I can start being up and around more than bathroom privileges! So you may be wondering how I am at the computer?...well I am cheating, it's my gift to myself, I ventured downstairs and checked my email decided to blog a minute and then straight back to bed! I have kept my foot elevated the whole time really it's ok! ;) I have big plans to have lunch with my hubby and watch some episodes of The Office today!! wahoo!! :) Thanks to everyone for all your well wishes on the was so sweet of you!!!
I wanted to share a couple of pics from things we did at our Stamp Club meeting last week. They are just some fun, cute homemade gift/treat ideas....I wanted to do something different than just showing them new things so this time I had all the girls make everything! I think it went really well and it was pretty fun! Anything is fun when chocolate is involved!This one is a M&M's basically the same thing as a candy bar holder...just slightly different dimensions. {it's 5 1/2 x 6 1/2} I used River Rock for the holder and used my Spot On wheel for the background. I used Real Red and some striped Dashing paper for the band and also used Dashing paper for the scalloped circle. Then I just layered some circles and added a brad and it's done! Super easy!!This one is a cute little 2-4-6-8 box made with acetate. It was really simple...and isn't it soooo darling?!! I filled it with kisses, but you could put lots of different things in it! I used my Wintergreen DS paper to make this and layered lots of circles again for a cute top. I also used my giga square scallop to give the top and bottom a nice finish.Ok...and last was this super easy gift card holder. I found these tiny little paper bags when I was in Seattle (I can't remember what store) and I had to get them...I just decorated the front of the bag and a gift card slides in and fits perfectly. I used my little stocking from the Event Full set...and a few layers to give it some color and finished it with some stitched ribbon!
Ok...last thing and then I will be done...can you tell I have been deprived of the outside world for a while!! :) I am offering some birthday blog candy! Since it's my birthday and ya'll say such nice things all the time, it's time to share something fun with you!! So leave a comment on this post and I will enter your name in the drawing...only enter once please. How 'bout leave a comment on your favorite birthday treat! I love cake, but this year I decided I wanted a French Silk my hubby made me one and I can't wait to have some tonight! I will draw a name on Friday night about 7 pm. {what's the blog candy you ask?...well it's a surprise!...when I draw the name I will reveal what it is!!}
Good Luck and have an awesome day!!! :) :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snow Bag

Hey everyone....just a quick side note before I get to the bag...this will be my last post for a few days, probably till late next week. {Unless my sweet hubby will agree to run back and forth bringing me stamping supplies, setting up a lap table to stamp on and taking and editing photos...hmmm...I think I will not be posting anything! :) }...i mean really, is it so much to ask for...he's already working from home, picking up all the slack from me and tending to all my post surgery needs! :) Oh well!...a girl can dream!! Anyway...I am going in on Thursday for foot surgery...I am having a bunion removed (pretty routine, so says the doctor) I have to be completely off my feet for 5 days and then take it easy for 2 weeks. The good news is that after that I should be able to wear close toed shoes again...I haven't done that for a year or more!!! It's exciting stuff...wish me luck!
Ok...on to the bag!!! I am going to make this cute little bag with my Stamp Club ladies tonight! I think these are so cute and fun....and pretty simple! You just cut a couple of pieces of cardstock and stick them to a lunch sack. I cut the lunch sack down a little...I think I did 6 1/2 inches. The cardstock is 5 3/4 x 8 inches. I colored in my image with blender pens and used a leftover icicle I had made a while back. It's made with crystal effects and glitter embossing powder. I cut out my own handle but you could also use a word window punch! I also stamped on the tissue paper, cuz it's cuter that way! Thanks for stopping by...ya'll that come and check out my blog are awesome!! :) Have a fabulous week!!!
what's in it?...
stamps...Big on Christmas, Snow Flurries

paper...bashful blue textured, whisper white

ink...bashful blue, black, real red, wild wasabi, only orange

accessories...white lunchbag, crystal effects, glitter ep, sticker from Winter Bright SS Kit, red, blue, wild wasabi, yellow, pink & blue gingham ribbon

other...blender pens, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, tissue paper

Saturday, December 1, 2007

hung up on the holidays

I think this is one my favorite cards! I love the simplicity of it and it's just so cute! I am going to be making a few more of these...I am going to try all different color combos though and see which I like best! I had been wanting this set for a while now and so I finally got it and wouldn't ya know it?'s on the retired list!...oh well, I don't even's too cute to not have it! The Happy Holidays sentiment is from the hostess set, So Many Sayings...I separated all the phrases and mounted them on dominoes!!! It works great! Have a great weekend...thanks for stopping by!!
what's in it?...
stamps...Hung up on the Holidays, So Many Sayings, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
paper...whisper white, wild wasabi, blue bayou

ink...wild wasabi, black, blue bayou, real red

accessories...not quite navy brads, real red ribbon

other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals