Friday, February 5, 2010

A new found hobby

I am ridden with guilt over my blog.
It's hard to believe it has sat with no new posts for another month.
New businesses truly require a lot of time!
We have met so many kind people in our short time in business, and made many satisfied customers. (Just read the feedback on our facebook page!)

I do have a new found hobby but let me bring you up to speed with my scrapping hobby first!
I took somewhat of a hiatus from teaching but got back in the groove and designed some things for Valentine's Day.
Don't you love the Cupid line from Pink Paislee?On this mailbox I used the Crush line from Teresa Collins
I got the mailbox from the Dollar Spot at Target, can't beat that!
The white Prima flower has been misted with Cherry Metallic Maya Mist
I have really taken a liking to Maya Mist, their new colors they released at CHA are gorgeous!
The Scrapbook Workshoppe got them in and I just had to have Carnation Pink, Blue Hydrangea and Fern Green. Such bright, springy colors.

Want to see some new pages I've done?
Here is a funky one I used a lot of Studio Calico on
(The mist used is the Fern Green Maya Mist I was just harping about)
Here's a fun layout with more Studio Calico
I used the January Add on kit for this
When I saw the wooden letters it was love at first sight!!

Missouri has received it's fair share of snow (and then some!)
Collage Press hit a home run with their JoyRide line
I knew it was the perfect paper to scrap these photos of the kids sledding

Have you seen the Jenni Bowlin/Coredinations cardstock?
Here's a small strip of it on this next layout:

Just a fast one I threw together in about 10 minutes
I LOVE these photos of Lola & the boys!

Punctuality is a must for my oldest son, Koby
He hates to be late!
(I could learn a thing ar two from him...)
We overslept one morning, needless to say he wasn't in that good of a mood.
One more snow layout!

Now, onto my new obsession...
Mixed media & acrylic paint!!
My friend, Tina, has been a mixed media maven for some time now
and has graciously started to share her knowledge with little old me!
I love how there are no rules and anything can be used as ephemera
Golden acrylics and mediums are my new drug of choice...

Here is my first piece, "So it Seams"
I used pieces of a vintage Butterick pattern and do you recognize the black floral paper?
Basic Grey! The sewing machine stamps are Studio Calico, I used UTEE to emboss them and then did a light glaze of Titan Buff.
(This is a 16x20 canvas)

Another fun piece on paper with more vintage fun

This isn't mixed media but just a painting I did as a gift for my mother in law
I played around with Light Molding Paste on this
I hope she likes it!

If I can give you any idea of how busy I am...
I started typing this post at 11:00 AM.
It is now 5:30 PM and I am just now finishing
Have a great weekend!


  1. glad to see you post! it LOOKS like you have been sooooo busy both w/ the new business and with scrapping! LOVE those valentine projects! sooooo cute! and your LOs are rockin'.

    glad to hear you are well.


  2. So glad to see you back.....just love all the goodies!!! You have been a busy bee!!!! Just love all the LO's and that altered mail box is adorable!!!

    I just started a Art Journal class and working with these mixed mediums is just awesome...I adore gave me some great ideas!!!!

    We are having a major snow storm as I type....YUCK...24 inches of snow is expected...

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweet friend...I have missed you!!! :-)

  3. oh...I am so glad that your business is going well! I was hoping that was the case. You were gone because you were rollin' in the dough. The last time I was in BSMO, I didn't stop...I will...I promise.
    Glad to see you back!!

  4. Great LO's and I LOVE your Valentine projects. So glad to see you posting. Have a good weekend!

  5. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! tara's back!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the creations....sooooooooooooo happy the business is going good! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. hi Tara! beautiful creations! your son needs to come teach my daughter a thing or two - lol! she hates to get up and get ready in the morning, every day is a struggle! :)

  7. Wow Tara!!! You have been busy!! Firstly, that letter box is adorable :D Gorgeous LO's, especially love "Best", love paint :D And your mixed media creations are so inspiring!! Makes me wanna get all messy, lol.

    Finally, thanks so much for ur blog luv!!


  8. Hey Tara!! The altered mailbox is too cute. So many fab layouts and I LOOOOOVE the mixed media stuff, so cool!

  9. are one busy momma. I don't know how you do it all. I am so impressed with all of your creations and especially your mixed media stuff! COOL! Glad to see you back blogging.

  10. Just one IN the WORLD are you finding the time to be so creative??? My goodness girl! You are a busy bee and I totally love everything you've done!!! I've hit major burn out. It's probably because I have too many things going on personally...i.e. MEN! LOL! I'm looking forward to getting tax season behind me and becoming a regular again on the ol' blog scene. I've missed you!!!!!!! xoxo L

  11. girli have been wondering where your crazy self was...glad to see you are at least crafting...and if your MIL don't like that piece i'll sure take it off your hands... SWOOON!!!

  12. I left you some love on my blog...a little blog award to brighting up your day!

  13. Oh wow, girl, I love all these projects! and your mixed media stuff is awesome!! sorry you're so busy with the store, but i'm glad things are going well!



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