Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy 1st Birthday to The Cut Shoppe....and a Giveaway!!

Happy 1st Birthday To The Cut Shoppe! And A Giveaway!


The Cut Shoppe is ONE YEAR OLD today!!!  To celebrate there is a 50% OFF coupon code for today and tomorrow!!  You can't beat that for stocking up on some awesome cut files!  Use the code TCSBDAY1 at checkout!
I love all of the cut files Ashley creates for the shop!  There is such a wide range of designs in the store and I find them so inspiring! ! I've created TONS of layouts using The Cut Shoppe files over the past couple of months, and here are a few of my favourites:






Ashley is generously letting each of us Design Team member give away a cut file! I've chosen to giveaway one of my favourites....the All Heart Remix cut file! This is a brand new cut file in store.....I have used it on a layout that I will share with you in a few days time!


Make sure to check out and leave a comment on all the other girls blogs for a chance to win their cut file choice too!!

Here are the links to some of the other TCS design team members blog giveaways:


Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sunday May 31st, and I'll announce the winner the next day!

See you soon!

Tarrah x

Game Addiction....

Hi all!

Every Sunday over at Paper Issues it is Scraplift Sunday time.....one of the PI boss ladies picks a layout by one us team to 'lift'....the other week we were lifting Kathy Skou's beautiful Bella Blvd layout...



I decided to pull out some of my favourite boy collection by Crate Paper.....'Boys Rule' and created this layout inspired by Kathy's layout...

I have wanted to document my eldest son's game addiction for a while now, I have had this photo laying around for a while so it was great to finally use it! He is such a typical boy!

Lately I have been stash busting and it feels great! I don't feel so bad when I want to splash out and buy some new things then! Some of my Thickers need a good bust...I have SOOO many of those things its unbelievable!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today....don't forget to check out the Paper Issues store for all your crafting needs.....they have nearly everything going so you won't be disappointed! Use Tarrah at checkout for 20% your entire order! 


Make sure you join in and tag @eskou and @paperissues on IG and FB and your project just may be featured!!

 See you soon...

Tarrah x

Thursday, May 28, 2015

At the Pool...Paper Issues Red, White and Blue Link Party

Hi everyone!

Today I am back to share a layout to go with the Red, White and Blue link party happening right now on the Paper Issues Blog!

This Issue is sponsored by Therm O Web
By linking up AND linking back to the Paper Issues blog, you're playing along for a chance to win an assortment of Therm O Web products.

I didn't use any Therm O Web products on my layout however I used some lovely goodies from Bella Blvd instead to go with the red, white and blue! 

If you need any help with linking up your projects to the Paper Issues blog please let me know in the comments and I would more than happy to help you! You can link up as many projects as you wish (new or old) just make sure you link back to the Paper Issues blog and if they are older posts you are linking back, be sure to edit your post and include that you are playing along!

Don't forget if you would like to shop at the Paper Issues store you can save 20% off your entire order with my name as your code! Get shopping now!!
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope you get creating soon...

See you soon...
Tarrah x

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Story...Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday

Hi everyone!

Each Sunday over at Paper Issues we have a Scraplift Sunday feature where one of the creative team's layouts is used as the inspiration! 

Here is my take on Mary-Ann's layout...I scrapbooked a photo of my beautiful sister and her handsome hubby on their wedding day...I used the gorgeous Crate Paper/ Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection .....

Here is Mary-Ann's gorgeous layout to take inspiration from....


I changed up the placement of my title as I felt it suited my layout much better...

You have the chance to join in with this challenge too if you like....all you need to do is tag Mary-Ann (@maryannmaldonado on IG) and @PaperIssues if you post your lift on FB or IG! You never know when we'll feature you on our accounts!

Also don't forget if you would like to do some shopping the Paper Issues store is always getting in the brand new goodies for your convenience and you can always save 20% off your entire order using my name as a code!

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today...I would love to see you joining in with one of our challenges over at Paper Issues....happy creating!
Tarrah x

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hello I Love You....Paper Issues

Hi everyone!

Over at Paper Issues...there is a monthly Pinspire Me board challenge (just like a mood board) for anyone to join in!

Here is the gorgeous board for May!

I was totally inspired by the mason jars, the firebugs, the icecreams and the colours!

 I have used one of the older Dear Lizzy collections-Neapolitan and also a little from Dear Lizzy Serendipity too..

I just adore this photo of my littlest with my Mum..taken on a Mothers Day picnic a few years ago..they love each other so so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.....if you would like to make some purchases for a few scrappy bits make sure to check out whats in store at Paper Issues...don't forget to use my name Tarrah to get 20% off your entire order!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So Awesome - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!
I was lucky enough to receive both the AMAZING brand new Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections at the end of last week and couldn't help but create a layout straight away with the 'Made of Awesome' collection!
**Please note: The brand new collections will be available to purchase from the beginning of June 2015**
So Awesome 1
There are SO many AMAZING embellishments in both the new collections....from tickets, to vellum hearts and stars, enamel dots...the list goes on!! One of the super cute new embellishments in the 'Made of Awesome' collection are those metal camera charms...I just LOVE them!
Of course there are still beautiful papers and a few of the fave embellishments like flair and wood veneers included in the new collections.... everything I have used on this layout is from the 'Made of Awesome' collection except the couple of spots of mist...I challenged myself and used at least one of everything from the collection!
So Awesome 1 Detail 2

So have I teased you enough into wanting the brand new Cocoa Vanilla collections? 
Trust me, they are a must have!!
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today!

Happy creating! See you next time!

Tarrah x

Monday, May 18, 2015

100 Years of Anzac...

Hi there everyone!

Today I am sharing an ANZAC themed layout with you....

Sadly this will be my last project share as part of the WOW team....its time for me to take a step down from the team....I have had such a wonderful time here on the WOW team for almost 2 years and I want to thank Suzanne and Sandra for asking me to join and all the other DT girls for being so wonderful to work with too!


We visited my home town for Anzac weekend and so I managed to get some great shots of us commemorating 100 Years since the First World War. We raised the flag, went to watch the march, listened to the service and even planted some Poppy Seeds in my parents garden too!

WOW products used:

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today...

Happy creating...
Tarrah x

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thankful For You...

Hi everyone!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FOR YESTERDAY TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MUM'S OUT THERE!!!!
I hope you have a lovely day and get to do something you love and enjoy!

Today I am sharing a layout where I have scrapped a photo of myself with my gorgeous Mum in the middle and my beautiful sister on the left.....the colours we are wearing in the photo inspired the colours for my layout! 

I have used some Elle's Studio products on this layout as well as some of my favourite chipboard from WOW!

I inked all the WOW wood veneer featured on this layout as it suited my colour scheme.
WOW used:

I love those cute resin bows from D-lish Scraps too!

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today.....have a lovely Mother's Day..
See you next time..
Tarrah x

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hippity Hop....

Hi everyone!

Today I am back with you to share a cute Easter themed layout I recently created using some well suited cut files from The Cut Shoppe of course!
Being an Easter themed layout, I wanted to keep a pastel colour scheme throughout...I started by cutting the 12 x 12 Scalloping Circles cut from pale pink cardstock... 
I used some of the pretty Elle's Studio 'Cienna' collection to help create this layout...
I cut the 'Tiny Type' alphabet letters from some grey
 cardstock to make the title stand out a little better...
How cute is that pink resin bunny? I have had him in my
 stash for ages waiting for the perfect layout to add him to! 
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! Have you checked out all the amazing cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store lately? There are sooo many to choose from you won't know where to start!

See you next time....

Sunday, May 3, 2015

National Scrapbook Day...Hello.....

Hi everyone!

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!

Over on The Cut Shoppe blog, we are celebrating National Scrapbook Day over 2 full days!! We have loads of gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team on both days and of course there is an awesome cut file set to download for FREE! All you need to do is go to The Cut Shoppe blog to find out more!

This is the layout I have created using the Etc. Etc. Etc. free cut files!

The NSD Free Cut File Set Etc. Etc. Etc. 

I really like cutting out the cut files with white cardstock...it gives me the option then to ink them a different colour or to back coloured paper underneath as I have done in this layout...

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today.....why don't you head over to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store to find all the gorgeous cut files available...Ashley adds brand new cut files every other week!

See you next time...

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wonderful Things Will Happen....

Hi there!

So I have been keeping a little secret for a few weeks...I can finally now reveal that I am joining the Paper Issues Creative Team! I was so excited when Kelly Feldman emailed me to ask if I would like to join the team for the next 4 months....of course I said YES!!!! There is always lots going on over at PI so why don't you come on over and check out the shop and what challenges we have too!
You can even save on your shopping with this code!!
Every fortnight there is a Sketchy Saturday feature where we provide a sketch and you have a fortnight to link up your project inspired by the sketch!
All the details can be found here

This is the sketch to be inspired by...

This is Nicole Nowosad's layout based on the sketch..you can also see this layout on the Fancy Pants blog here

Here is my layout inspired by Nicole's layout and sketch....

I used the Amy Tangerine 'Stitched' collection for this layout... I cut my background circles with my Silhouette Cameo...

I used the AT Stitched 6 x 6 paper pad to back the circles with patterned paper...I used some foam tape to raise some of the ephemera for dimension...

Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today.....happy creating!

Tarrah x

Good Times...

Hi there!!
HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!!
 Today I am sharing a layout I recently created using the super adorable Cocoa Vanilla Studio Flying High collection!
I wanted to show how versatile this collection is by creating more of a masculine layout rather than a cutesy layout for a change. 
By selecting a few key pieces from the Flying High collection, I was able to create a layout that documents a memory of my older son riding a motorbike! I have been loving printing my photos into filmstrips lately! I like that they are small and I can layer underneath them!

Cocoa Vanilla Studio Flying High products I used are:
Thanks so much for joining me on my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to get out your Cocoa Vanilla goodies and create!
See you next time...
Tarrah x 

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