Posts Tagged ‘simple cards’

Tuesday with Tara {take 234} 5 faves from 2019

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Happy first Tuesday of 2020! I wanted to start the new year of by sharing a few of my favorite cards that I created in 2019. It’s hard to narrow it down, so I just went with ones that still make me smile!

2019 was a hard year for me creatively, as I dealt with health issues that robbed me of energy and creativity (among other things)! My cards were, and continue to be, a lot more simple than they have been in the past… and that’s okay! I hope they still bring smiles to those of you who read my blog posts and to the recipients of the cards (when I ever get around to mailing them).

You can read the posts and see details on each of these cards linked below:

Here’s to a new year full of creativity and inky fingers!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 217} Toucan of My Appreciation

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Happy Tuesday, and happy birthday to ME! I’m definitely feeling another year older this year, but every day I wake up is a gift I am grateful for! I want to take today to share a TOUCAN of my appreciation with you. Yep, I’ve got another card (actually TWO) featuring the fun Toucan Paradise stamp set by Concord & 9th, together with Distress Oxide Inks.


I’m so grateful for each of you that visits the SNS blog every Tuesday to see what I’ve been up to! I’m making an effort to share more on Instagram and here on my personal blog this year. I’ll try to mix things up and keep the inspiration coming… so I hope you’ll check those out too! I’ll be having a little giveaway on my Instagram account, so come visit me, msespresso, there!

Card Elements

Today’s card has a lot of the same elements you might remember from the one I shared a couple weeks ago. This time I went with Abandoned Coral as my main accent colour. The rest of the colours are actually the same, isn’t it amazing how changing one colour can give it a much more feminine feel? I also added a few stripe details & the leaf outline in Pumice Stone, which really lightens things up! I love the addition of that pale grayish tone in the mix!

Simple Stamping

My second card was made ultra simple to coordinate with the first. It was inspired by a CAS (clean and simple) challenge on instagram to stamp ‘along the edge’ of your card. I’m loving the foliage in this Toucan Paradise stamp set, so I used just the leaves & flowers for this card. I’ve noticed that most cards people share as CAS are on a white base, but I think a kraft card can still look clean 🙂 This simple design will look great on white as well, so I’ll be duplicating it in the near future, I’m sure!

Thanks again for stopping by to see what I made! I hope you’ll look me up (msespresso) on instagram- follow me & leave a comment… perhaps I’ll be sending you some happy mail soon!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 201}

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Happy (day after) Tuesday! I’ve been battling some bugs and they finally got the best of me, so I’ve been down & out for a couple days on doctors orders, hoping I start to see the light soon! I wanted to be sure to post thanks to those of you who left comments on my 200th Tuesday blog post here- I appreciate each of you who comes to see what I’ve been up to each week 😉

I’ve got a little prize (that includes some Tim Holtz goodies) to give away, and that is going to go to Denise Bryant!

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Since I’m still resting up, I’m grateful the card I made to share today don’t require much explanation… very simple black ink & some die cuts, along with a few paint splatters. I made this as part of a small set, the rest of which I’ll share with you next week! Just know that I am beyond grateful for each of you! Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,