30 July 2010

The end of procrastination as I know it

Okay, maybe not an end to my procrastination altogether, but having this blog has definitely helped me in getting a jump on my birthday and holiday cards! It's July and I've just finished my first Christmas card! Now that may be of no importance to y'all out there, but this is a big step for me :) Only 8,323,435,667 (slight exaggeration) more cards and I can be satisfied with my holiday bunch.

Here's the one I've been speaking of...

I entered my card in the following challenges: Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #20, Charisma Cardz Challenge #30, and the current Cupcake Craft Challenge.

Thanks for taking a peek!!


29 July 2010

Mojo Monday 149

You're not going to believe me when I tell you that this is actually the first wedding photo of mine that I've ever worked with. How long have I been married? Only four years, eleven months, and two days....I think I just have that underlying doubt that I won't be able to do my special day justice...I know, I know, craaaaazy.

When I saw the sketch for Mojo Monday this week, I knew exactly what I had to do....

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding. It was actually taken at the reception hall after our "I dos". It's one of the most endearing photos that somebody snapped with a disposable camera. <3

Here's a closer look at the photo. The DH kissing my baby girl in her fancy lil mini bride dress :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in a small slice of my wedding day! And if you would like to follow my blog, by all means click on the follow button on the right! I love hearing all your comments, they just make my day!



This week has passed by like a whirlwind! I'm slightly bummed that I couldn't make it to CHA with everyone and ogle the goodies but it just wasn't in the cards for this year! Instead I've been holding down the fort in my crafty cavern....Or rather the living room...It's the easiest place to get my stuff done and keep an eye on my (almost) six year old who may be equally imaginative...and messy :)

Here's a hanging that I'm going to frame up for a friend.

I paper pieced this lovely digi from .
Challenges: Sweet Sketch Wednesday 60 & SNB Creative Chicks 9

I considered for a moment that I may have went overboard with my dear cuttlebug....but then, can you ever go overboard with such a lovely tool? :)

Hope those of you that made it to the windy city for CHA are having a splendid time!!

Have a wonderful weekend,


24 July 2010

Friday Sketches 112

Today I participated in Friday Sketchers Sketch #112 as seen above. ( as well as Paper playtime's challenge 8 ( I had a friend who passed recently and thought this the perfect layout to honor her memory. Peace Christy. You will be missed.
Sorry the lighting isn't the greatest. It's getting late here and I have to work all weekend so I'm trying to squeeze the last of my craftiness into the next few minutes before bed! I hope you all play along with the Sketch and I wish you all a safe and happy weekend! Have a little fun for me! :)


22 July 2010

Surfs up!

Every summer we pack up and head to the lake for some (much appreciated) fun in the sun. It's always a good time (even though I'm not huuuuge on swimming with the fishies). Most of the time I forget my camera, but I got lucky this time. Amiss sand castles, snack time, and splashin around in the water I was able to capture a few moments on camera. I loved this series of a friend and his surfing attempts that was quite anxious to throw it in the ole scrapbook. I'm also entering this in the "Under the Sea" challenge at  Kids....don't try this at home...hehe.

Hope you have a great day! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that we don't get any more flooding in the near future! Rain, rain go away!


Just a Quick Card

Here's just a quick card I whipped up. It's made from all scraps, which is what makes it aaaaawwwesome in my book! Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for a few projects and a couple pages from one of my scrapbooks! ~Tara

21 July 2010

Monday Mojo + addition

Today I'm posting another Mojo Monday Sketch before I get off to the "real world."

And my interpretation.....

This was a fun card to make. I even went on an adventure to find the perfect ribbon for the bottom....when I couldn't find any I went out to the shed and brought some hay back in....PERFECT! Okay, this living in the middle of nowhere isn't always bad. And who doesn't love getting a jump on the holidays?!! I'm also using it as my submission for a design team call. *fingers crossed*

And if you get a chance, hope over to Who doesn't love blog candy from a talented artist like Jodi!!

Hope you enjoyed! I love browsing through everyone's submissions! I'm glad I got some time to play again this week!

Happy Wednesday a.k.a. halfway to the weekend!!


13 July 2010

I know...but...

I know this is supposed to be a site displaying my creative abilities but I just wanted to share my little hitch in the road.

I was fully prepared and on my way to my crafty cavern when I hear, "Ohmigod. Ohmigodohmigodohmigod." Upon further investigation, I found the DH on the porch staring off into the sunset. And then I catch a whiff of something. Something putrid. I mean like a gallon of sour milk, with 27 day old cauliflower, sprayed by skunk putrid. DH looks at me and says...."The pigs are out." I follow his glance to see six little piggies...scratch that....Six fat porkers waddling through my yard. *Thank the heavens above that they didn't get my tomato plants* Upon this discovery I get coerced into luring the pigs back into the pen by any means necessary.Now those of you who know me know that I am by NO means a country girl. I am content to play indoors, in fact I'm allergic to most things green and I pride myself on never having to shovel poo or bale hay or anything else that takes place when raising non-pet animals. My perfect setting would be a roomy apartment with neighbors on either side and no yard. That's about how anti-nature I am. So armed with a shovel, my only pair of tennis shoes, and a bucket I made my way into the yard to help the DH.

But not before a snapped a picture, of course.

Stinky critters. I came away with one large cut on my pinky finger, 87 mosquito bites, and a giant pile of mud (please let's pretend it was mud for my mental well-being) in my only pair of tennis shoes.

On the plus side....I should probably go shoe shopping.

The end.


03 July 2010

Happy 4th!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!
I also had to bite the bullet. I've been able to hold off on buying any of the lite fact I've even prevented myself from lingering in front of them for too long...except fooooooor one. I caved!

This was a must-have! My daughter is almost six now, and I have soooooooo many pictures I need to get working on in the scrapbook! I can hardly wait! There's also several ladies at work expecting so I'll get good use of this one :)

Celebrating the red, white, & blue!


01 July 2010

Design Team Submission

I recently submitted this card for Robyn's Pink Stamper Design Team request. It wasn't chosen, but her new team is full of talent and I'm excited to see their new creations. But here's my submission for your viewing pleasure :)

Have a great day, all! And happy Independence Day!