Saturday, August 8, 2015


Hello everyone, I'm so sorry I haven't posted here in a while but I have been a very busy lady.  I have been creating like crazy.  I will share some of those creations in a bit but for now I would just like to catch you up a bit. 

Since my last post I have had the pleasure of being excepted to The Digital Press Creative Team and Sahlin Studio at The Lilypad.  I love them both....ALOT.  It's been so much fun creating for these teams.  Everyone is such a joy to work with and soooooo talented. 

My latest creations and tutorial, BACK TO SCHOOL, just posted a few minutes ago.  Go take a looksy and tell me what you think.   I always enjoy making gifts for teachers, they deserve it!  Teachers work hard and I like to show some appreciated for what they do.

All the projects pictured below were created with my Silhouette Cameo.  Most were done using the Print and Cut feature.  I have several tutorials here and on the blogs of the teams I am on.  I love All the teams I create on and they are all so much fun.  I want to thank Pam (Miss Mint), owner and designer, at Peppermint Creative for pushing me and giving me the chance to do what I love and helping me grow in my photography skills.  You really would laugh at my first photos.  Sounds like award night, doesn't it?
This is a pencil box that I created and added pencils in to give to the could add candy or whatever you would like.  The original idea came from my friend, Regina Easter from The Cutting Café.  Regina is an amazing lady and creates amazing cut files.  The Cutting Café was my very first team I was ever on. 
I also made this cute little bucket box and added an apple to the top.  The bucket box is by Kelliegh Ratzlaff Designs and the papers and elements I made these projects with is from the kit, Twenty Fifteen | August by Laura Passage, both ladies are at The Digital Press.
Here is another tutorial I did at The Digital was actually my first one.
A couple of my other projects that I made for Sahlin Studio are from the kit, Like A Boss and from P.S. I Love You Kit.  I'm really new to the team so I don't have a lot in the Gallery yet, but I will!
Sahlin Studio has a ton of kits that specialize in Mickey Mouse.....the collection is called PROJECT MOUSE!  If you love Disney or need to scrap an event, she has a kit for every occasion.  Go check it out here!
LIKE A BOSS Card - Kit by Sahlin Studio

LIKE A BOSS Card Kit by Sahlin Studio
P.S. I LOVE YOU Card - Kit by Sahlin Studio


 Here are a few for Peppermint Creative that I have created recently.....

 These Pool Party Creations are made using the kit Magic Memories Cruise kit... This kit is huge and has tons of add ons.  It's a Disney Inspired set and has everything you need to work on your Disney vacation.
The Pool Party Invite
Straw Toppers

Thank You tag attached to a big ball balloon.

I also created a fun tag for a Party Thank You from the Little Buckaroo Kit
Close up of tag

 Inside tag
I know that I am missing some projects, but you can find most everything I create at
I also have projects from Kim B Designs and The Digichick coming soon!

 OMG....I Hope that I didn't bore you.  I really have been wanting to share this for a while.  It seems when you write blog posts for the teams you are on, you tend to let yours go.  I will try to do better and keep you up what I'm doing.
Hugs, Tanya

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Exciting News......

I have some very exciting news to share with you.  I'm so excited to let you know that I am a Hybrid Creative team member for Kim B Designs at The Digital Press.  Her kits are amazing. 

I've been busy creating some really fun projects.  I made these cute cards and the tag from her latest kit, That Ol' Bunny.  Isn't this kit awesome?

That Ol' Bunny : The Kit
I used my Silhouette Cameo and the v2 version of Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.  There is a newer version but so far I haven't heard anything good about doing print and cuts.  Since that is mostly what I do, I will wait until I hear more good things than bad.

Here are the cards that I made.  For the base of the card I used the egg and enlarged it to fit an A2 size envelope. 
This card was made using the splatters, a button and a word strip from the kit.

I used the striped papers and a word strip for this card.  I also added a scalloped edge to the bottom of the word strip.
For the tag I used the little bunny rabbit and the striped paper on the tag.

Tomorrow I have a tutorial for The Digichick.  You can check it out at The Hybrid Chic tomorrow. 
Here is a sneak peek.
I made these for St. Patrick's Day last week.  I used a the green polka dotted papers from the digital scrapbook kit from Just Because Studio. The box file came from The Cutting Café.  It's the Copic box template cutting file.
His Collab by JB Studio and Amanda Yi | Kit
I have some more creations coming from this kit.  I definitely need more time, I have so many ideas rolling around in my head. 
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the crafting world.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pinch Proof Shaker Pin!


Hello there, it's Tanya here to share with you this really cute St. Patrick's Day shaker pin I made for The Digichick hybrid team.  The detailed tutorial can be found here on The Hybrid Chick Blog.

Pinch Proof Shaker Pin

Before I go any further, I wanted to share a little bit about St. Patrick's Day.  The following information on St. Patrick's Day was googled.

Saint Patrick’s Day?

Many folk ask the question ‘Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?’ The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish believers in Christ.
In the custom known as “drowning the shamrock”, the shamrock that has been worn on a lapel or hat is put in the last drink of the evening.

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.
Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.
In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick’s Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, “wearing of the green,” music and songs, Irish food and drink, and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!

 Where did the Pinch come from?

When the Irish immigrated to the U.S. because of the potato famine, most Irish were thought to be no good drunkards and they were pretty much not excepted and ridiculed. When St. Patrick's Day would arrive, few wore green because of this oppression and few didn't so they pinched those who didn't wear green for lack of pride and it was passed down.

To get step by step instructions on how this fun shaker pin was made go here to the Hybridchick Blog.  The blog is a place where the Hybrid team shares Hybrid Crafts and shows you how to make them.  

Here are couple of other tutorials that I have done so far:
Ordinary Day | Kit

This tutorial shows you how to take the digital kit Ordinary Day by Akizo Desgns and make some really cute cards.  I could create cards, boxes, treat bags, etc. all day long with this kit.   I really love the versatility of this kit and oh the colors, I love the color combination.

If you are into scrapbooking, take a look here to see some really great pages with this kit.
My very first project for the Hybrid Digichick team was for Valentine's Day.
I used Kimeric Kreations digital papers and cutting files from the Silhouette Design store.

Heartstrings (bonus papers)

There are so many digital kits, elements, photo masks, name it, The Digichick has it.

Soon I will have a tutorial on how to make a marble bag using Kimeric Kreation's kit:  It's A Guy Thing. 

It's a Guy Thing (collection)

I hope that everyone has a great weekend.  I'm planning on working on that marble bag tutorial and cleaning house.  I'm not too thrilled about the cleaning house part has, but it needs to get done!
THANKS for stopping by:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I Have some AWESOME news to share!

I have some really GREAT news to share with you!!!  I'm really excited about telling you what I've been up to lately.   As you already know I love crafting, all kinds.   But one of my most favorite things to do is Hybrid crafts.  Hybrid crafting is combining traditional (old school/fussy cutting) and digital into one.  Digital scrapbook kits and accessories aren't just for scrapbooking any more, it's for making fun projects like gift boxes, cards, tags, bookmarks, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

So with all that said, here is my really awesome news.....I have been chosen to be on The Digichick Hybrid Creative team. 

I have already posted my first blog post at The Hybrid Chic and posted a few projects in the gallery.  These were made with the kit Warm Heart by Akizo Designs

Warm Heart | Kit

Warm Heart by Akizo Designs


Gift Tag using papers and elements

All you need is love card

Gift box using same kit

 There are some very talented ladies designing at The Digichick.   Kimeric Designs,  Meagan's Creations,  Sweet Digi Scrap Designs, Laitha's Designs, are just to name a few.  There are so many kits that I want to work with that my head is spinning. 

Next Monday I will have a new blog post for you here and at The Hybrid Chick, so be on the look out for that.  Don't be afraid to leave some blog love to let me know how I'm doing.
I am still at Peppermint Creative on the hybrid design team.  I will be there as long as she will have me.  Miss Mint has taught me so much and I hope to be there a long time.  Here is one of my lasts posts there.   I used the My Guy digital kit to create this tag and the cute heart box for Valentine's Day.

Love that lasts tag using the My Guy Kit

Heart Tote using the My Guy Kit

My Guy Kit

Here are some new products in the store.  I can't wait to use them, they look super fun.

Journal Doodles v.01

LIP: 4x6" Doodle Card Stamps v.01

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting my share my good news with you.

Have a Blessed week

XOXOXO,  Tanya


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

Okay, so I can't believe that I totally skipped over Christmas (and New Years) and I'm posting Valentine's Day stuff.   Christmas is a blur.  It came so fast and went just as fast.  The one thing I remember about Christmas is that both our boys were home and that was all that mattered.   I thought about a New Year's resolutions, but never actually made one.   I'm not great at keeping them anyway. 

So here we less than a month is Valentine's Day.  If I had made that dreaded New Year's resolution (we all know which one I'm talking about) it would be blown on Valentine's Day.  I mean you can't not enjoy that lovely box of chocolates.  After all, you wouldn't want to upset anyone.

Here are a few ideas I want to share with you.  I used the print and cut method with my silhouette cameo and the digital scrapbook kit from Peppermint Creative called My Guy.

Here is a look at the kit I used.  There is so much you can do with this kit. 

The boxes were purchased from the Silhouette online store. 
For other Valentine's Day ideas go here and here.
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Been A While.......

 I've been MIA lately.  Without going into the details, life has been a little nuts lately.  Summer, family, work, etc. etc.   I know that is not a excuse, but that is what has been happening. 

One of the fun things I got to do lately was work with this fun digital scrapbook kit called Party Pants from Peppermint Creative.    I really love the fun colors in this set.  The balloons, the cake, presents....just so much fun party stuff.
Here are a couple of hybrid crafts that I made with this kit and my Silhouette Cameo.  The first one is one of my favorite cards.  It is made with the balloons and the Celebration word art.
I made a card base 4 x 5 and enlarged the balloons to where they were "off" the sides of the card.  I also printed an extra copy and cut around some of the balloons and layered them to add dimension.  I used black twine and tied it around a few of the balloons.
Here is another card using the birthday cake.
One of my favorite things to do with my Cameo is Print and Cuts. 
For this print and cut, I cut out several extra pieces and adhered to the base of the card with pop dots
 to give dimension. 
And last but not least, is a cute little box that I made with the paper from the Party Pants kit.
Hope that these hybrid projects inspire you to take out your favorite digital kit and make something fun. 
Have a GREAT week!
, Tanya