Friday, August 14, 2009

Tara's Giveaway!

I just love the Mimosa collection! The citrusy shades, the chartreuse greens, the pleated ribbon, perfect for summer! I had this photo from a recent trip to a ranch, and since the photo was so simplistic I wanted the colors and design to mimic that simplicity. My color combo: green, white and brown.

This page was super easy to create!! Here's a few tips for 'lifting' this page:
• I hand cut various lengths of paper strips and sewed them onto the cardstock.
• The lime green ribbon was already pleated, so I just took a small piece of ribbon, overlapped the ends together and sewed the center of the circle, to create a pleated flower. (I also ironed the flower on low-heat to flatten a little)


• I used the polka-dot stamp, and stamped randomly over the paper on the bottom of the page with a lime ink block. I wanted the green to fade into the white cardstock.
• Before adding the photo, I sprayed a little black paint on the page.
• Add the photo, then the frame and leaves, and finally the flower last.

Happy scrapping!!

Thank you so much for spending the week with me and I had the most wonderful time being the guest blogger for SEI!! xo~ Tara

The giveaway from Tara includes a yummy assortment of Mimosa summer goodies. Leave a comment telling Tara what your favorite post was and why. The giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 16th at midnight. It includes the following:

Mimosa Shimmer accents
Mimosa ribbon
Mimosa Frames & Tags
Mimosa Clear Stamps
Mimosa Assortment Pack

80 comments:

~kellyann~ said...

It's too hard to pick a favorite from this week. Tara has such a waay with presentation- the dessert, the picnic, the supplies for the magnets - all are so appealing!
If pressed, I'd pick the tty photos because they are so unusual and I can't quite grasp how they are produced!

Great giveaway. Glad you featured Tara for a whole week!

Noey said...

I loved the post on decorative magnets. So cute!

Kirsten said...

I liked them all! But I really loved the tty photos. The one with the grass ans the little plastic deer...love it! The perspective and colors are beautiful!
I'm new to the site and can't wait to see more!

Alicia said...

I am loving the ttv photos!
I also relaly love this post because I love the unique things Tara does with her scrapbook pages so the tips are fabulous!

Monika said...

Since photography is so my thing these days, I would have to say the ttv post. I would like to try this myself, but might have to do a little research first. SEI rocks!

Theresa said...

The magnets were very cool but the picnic post made me want to run to the kitchen and start packing a lunch. :)

jonim52 said...

Love the magnet post. I just love magnets! Love Mimosa as well.

Lexi said...

Absolutely LOVE this layout!! My fav so far!! The ttv's rocked!

mcgeechs said...

I liked the picnic ideas and the dessert looked yummy. Thanks for a fun week of sharing your projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

Little GTO said...

This one is my fav and will continue being my fav until I see the next! Each inspires me.
sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Melissa said...

Thanks for being a guest this week!

I had a hard time choosing my favorite post, but I'm going to choose the picnic one because I LOVE picnics. It was a favorite date with my husband before we had kids and we now try to take the kids a couple of times every summer

Mandy said...

The TTV photos were beautiful! I'm often making fake ones. But the real things are just perfect!
I also like the magnets, I'll try that for myself in the future!
Thanks for a great inspirational week!

interactthis said...

Loved everything this week - thank you and this layout is really nice!

Lori said...

Oh my- I loved the magnets and the photo of the deer on the grass was so cool but I think my favourite post is the layout one. The page is just so fresh and fun looking and has totally inspired my to burst out the zingy citrus colours and create! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Meghann said...

Tara, I loved ALL of your posts, but I have to say that I cannot wait to try your Panna Cotta recipe! (The TTV photos come in a close second!)

The Mize of Texas said...

I love the magnets! They would also make a very cute teacher gift for the first day of school.

Skinner Family said...

I really enjoyed the old pictures. It was very interesting to learn about that way. I also love this post and this collection. I've taken a break this summer for scrap booking so today's ideas have started to get me going.

Belinda said...

d all the posts but I definitely loved the posts on magnets :) Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us!

Jessi said...

I loved the summer photos with the view finder. What a fun idea!

Melanie said...

I have to say the TTV photos ... I know what they are, but still don't understand HOW to do them ... very cool!

Heidi said...

Tuesday's post about the DYI magnets and Wednesday's dessert post... Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

Daniela said...

Tara did an awesome job this week. I love the creative magnets so much, but I will have to say that the layout, today, is my favorite. I love the colors, stirps of paper, stamping, paint, design!!!

Jennifer said...

Every post had a lil something that I loved hearing about, but I keep going back to the repurposed decorative magnets. Love them! Such a great project and so easy to do!

Jenn in Vancouver

Kate Long said...

The post on the magnets was great. It was the first post in a long time that motivated me immediately into action. I bought the magnets needed immediately. Now if I can just get them decorated!

Karrie said...

I love the goodness of yummy treats!! The super cool magnets!!She brought it and left us with wanting more. Thanks Tara for the inspiration!!

Emily said...

I think this was my favorite post, I really like this page and hearing all the little steps you did to put it together. Although I really liked your TTV post, too, those pics are really cool. It made me want to try that!

Amanda said...

The TTV photo's where my best as I have learned how to create these in Photoshop but couldnt think of an application... seeing her photos I feel a layout comming on - Thanks!

Scoobie said...

Thank you for beeing a guest blogger! I really loved the magnets, your photos, and the flower on the layout is just so cool. TFS!

Antonia S-H said...

Definitely the fridge magnets. I was planning to knit a pair of socks today, but now I'm itching to go and make magnets instead!

caro said...

Today's post was my fave - maybe the polka dots just do it for me? But then again, tar slid those negative film edge strips in there ...

Amber said...

I think this is my favorite post...I LOVE the layout. I also loved the TTV post...that was really awesome too! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

mnms said...

My favorite post was the mimosa one. Somehow I hadn't noticed the mimosa frames in the store. Love them!

Carey said...

I love the post "My Favorite Summertime Photos". The pics are so beautyful. the toy in the grass is so fun, and the colors are so great!

Cathy said...

This is a gorgeous layout!! I love the messiness of it and how it all comes together :)

Jenn said...

I have to say I loved all of Tara's work! The magnets had to be my favorite. I've made various magnets in the past but nothing like the ones she made. Thanks for sharing them and for the inspiration :)

Kristyn G said...

I really liked the magnets post. I am tired of looking at the hodgepodge of magnets on our fridge and this is just the inspiration I needed to do something about it!

Chris said...

I loved every single posting but if I had to pick just one, it would be for the inspirational minibook. Tara was a great GD.
thanks for the chance to win - I love the Mimosa collection.

Ash said...

I stumbled across the blog through Google Reader and I have enjoyed the posts from this week.

My favorite one was the last post. I loved the layout and the detailed instructions on creating it.

Shermin said...

I must say that it's too hard to choose as well! They were all amazing and Tara is an inspirational guest blogger. :)

Might have to say the tty photos and the magnet posts... I don't see them anyway, they're so unique!

Antonia said...

I loved them all, but the TTV was my fave!! I love playing with TTV layers in Photoshop to see what I can create. The totally cute magnets came in a VERY close second :)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I loved the magnets tutorial and the book you put together with the interesting pictures from magazines. I have a lot of pictures like this from craft magazines so I might try to do this!

Ruthie said...

Hi:
I'm already headed to Starbucks to get those sleeves for the magnets! What a great gift idea to tuck in a card!
Do they have a limit on the amount of sleeves you can take at Starbucks? ;-)

I also loved the simplicity of the Mimosa layout and the flower was very inspiring.

Thanks for having Tara as a guest!
Ruth

Ruthie said...

I am grabbing my car keys and headed to Starbucks so I can get those sleeves and start making magnets. So darn cute! A great idea to tuck in a birthday card!

Does Starbucks limit the amount of sleeves you can take? ;-)

Tara is so talented...thank you for sharing with all of us!

Amy Coose said...

LOVED the post with the life pics.

Gigi said...

I love this post! She added some great techniques that I would love to try. Thanks Tara! Keep up the great work =)

Bekka said...

Wow...I am just loving all the stuff I've seen today! This is such a gorgeous collection, and Tara has outdone herself!

Michelle said...

I love picnics, so I will have to say the picnic post. Such a cute one!
Thanks for the chance to win!

~shellbell78

Leah said...

my favorite was going to be the magnets...but then the pics taken through the vintage camera totally blew me away!

missmammamurphy31@yahoo.com said...

I loved the magnet post. Can't wait to get started.

Dana said...

Thanks for all the great ideas! I love them all though if I had to pick just one I guess I would pick the magnets-so fun! Dana

JPScraps said...

The ttv photos is my favorite. It's something that I never heard of before. I'll really have to try this as the pics turn out so cool!

Robin said...

I love all your posts but my favorite had to be the panna cotta recipe -I am dying to try that recipe and really appreciate you sharing it :)

Kim Strother said...

The repurposed paper magnets were my favorite!! So cute, and they seem really easy to make. Thanks for the how to!

Melanie S said...

The magnet post was my favorite. I am a 4th grade science teacher and this is a GREAT idea...perfect for back to school! The kids & I LOVE green projects like this!

Nerissa Alford said...

There were so many fun posts. I love the magnets! Those would make cute teacher gifties. I also liked the mini book made from her inspirations. I have tons of magazines cut out that I need to organize. Thanks for the many ideas & the chance at some goodies.
Nerissa

Shawninaz said...

I truly enjoyed all of her posts but the magnets are really cool!

Etta said...

I LOVE your inspiration mini-book! So gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Just loved the mini book! Great idea! Also love the LO from today, paper, techniques, everything :) Thanks for a great week!

Shazz said...

i loved the post on DIY magnets - what a cool idea and one i have jotted down in my "ideas book"

second, if i am permitted a second choice, would have to be the picnic post - mouth-watering goodness - YUM

xo

Dawn said...

I came to this site for the first time via those magnets! My daughter will arrive this fall and I like that I can get a jump start on saving scraps I wouldn't normally keep!

Thanks so much!

Susan Stringfellow said...

Fantastic layout and tips! I love what you did with the stamps - that's a great set by the way! Great tip about the pleated ribbon and especially the iron part, why haven't I thought of that. Love this collection.

Amy said...

Love all the posts... so much beauty and inspiration! But, if I have to pick just one... it is the picnic post! Such wonderful ideas to breathe new life into my old dishes and thrift store finds. Cannot wait to pack a picnic lunch for the whole family! Will for sure be putting those donut holes in a cute old tin! {wink wink} I know exactly which one I will use! And love the tips for packing the goodies for the kids to keep them busy. Thanks Tara!!

Scrap Happy said...

I love Tara's lo!!!! So pretty!

Scrappinology said...

I loved it all but my most favorite is your inspiration journal....it is much better than having all those pretty goodies in a shoebox!

Thanks for a fun week!

*gina*

Sarah said...

what kind of black spray did you use?

Kelly said...

I'm going to have to say this one. The Layout is completely adorable and oh so liftable!!

mjjjjtw said...

I have to say that I Loved all of Tara's work. I think that I Love the layout the most, but then those pictures are the Best I think I've seen, but the pinic just made me want to have one, just as fancy as hers, but then I Love the magnets too, it is just to hard to choose just one. Thanks for having Tara as a Guest designer -- she is Great!!!
It looks like a wonderful giveaway too and it would be wonderful to win something like that after all the Great ideas that Tara showed us. Thanks, Jayne

Lisa said...

I loved your pieced decorative magnets from scraps of paper. SO lovely!

Lisa Russell

FresaBonita said...

I liked them all..!!! but if I really have to pick 1 I'll go with the magnets DIY project just because I love craft tutorials. This one was especially cute.. :)

Bel said...

My favorite post would be the mini-book one, as I love mini books! :) I also really enjoyed the one of the photos with the 1950's camera--lovely shots and I love that looks to them! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Perry said...

My favorite post was this one. I absolutely love this page. She has such a simple beauty about her style. Just so gorgeous with a hint of vintage makes me want to keep looking at it for inspiration.

Barbi Defazio said...

I had a hard time picking as well. Tara is certainly inspiring! I am picking the mini inspiration book because I am planning on putting one together for myself real soon. My binder with page protecters just isn't the same! : )

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

alissa said...

i love this page! love the colors and the simple vintagness of it! :)

alissa

Janet said...

Tara,
I loved your DIY Magnets post. These are beautiful and so easy to make with things around the house (especially if you love coffee!). Thanks for the tips...can't wait to make these...
Janet

java diva said...

Tara, I'm very grateful for the fun magnet tutorial! I pulled out my E600 only to find it got punctured and dried out! oh well
And the viewfinder photos--I've never heard of that, seen anything like that and that has touched the core of my creativity. It's stunning! I will be looking more into this, thank you so much for sharing!!

andrea f. said...

I loved the magnets. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Cindy said...

This was the first time to the SEI blog! I just loved the magnets. The girls are getting together later this week and we are going to make some!!! Thanks Tara! I love all of the posts!

NanaBeth said...

Incredible-I am constantly amazed at the talent you showcase. The cupcakes played havoc with my low carb diet, but I remained strong. I really liked the tty technique.I had never heard of it before and the results are awesome.

Mari said...

magnet post was great!!!

Ragazzarte said...

I love the true TTV photos. So beautiful in their simplicity.

 

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