Monday, August 31, 2009

September's Guest Star!

We're so excited to have Tara Anderson guesting for us this month! I just can't wait to share her lovely creations with you! Good thing the reveal is tonight!

Hello there! My name is Tara. I reside in a tiny touristy town in Arizona called Cave Creek. I'm a wife to Peter, and a mommy to 2 wonderfully cute little kids, Alaina 4, and Chase 11 months. They are my best photo subjects!
Things I find inspiring right now are, pretty desserts, old books, the smell of tuberose and gardenias, blank canvases and summer rain storms. I also have a love affair with vintage office papers at the moment!
I love staying up really late to scrapbook, when my house is still and quiet. The process of creating each new page is exciting! I really enjoy using lots of new papers and embellishments and mixing in a little vintage. The textures and colors of vintage items are truly charming!!
Thanks so much for having me as this months JBS guest!

A photo of my desk. I found an old silver stand at a thrift store, painted it white, and now I use it to hold all of the extra embellishments that I want to use whenever I'm creating something new. It's always full of random pretty things that I've collected!

I adore this photo! I was dusting some of my tea cups, and starting to think about the color combination. I've never been a fan of purple, lavender, lilac, until this summer. It's definitely been growing on me! I love the combination of white and lilac mixed with apple green and pink. pretty-pretty.
I saved the little paper strip from one of the Amanda Johnson papers, and used it as my title inspiration for a new journal. The Housewife. I wanted to use alot of the scraps that I had left over from creating all of the projects and pages for this month. I ended up making 10 atc's (artist trading cards), and added them to each page. This was my favorite page from the journal! Junk-Art-Life, I love that quote, it's so appropriate for my style of scrapbooking! Maybe I'll fill my little book with the daily ramblings of a work-at-home-mom!
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  1. I love Tara Anderson! Her style is so shabby chic gorgeous, yet has a killer funky edge to it.
    Yay! Can't wait to see all of her creations!

  2. Tara - gorgeous work in the gallery! Thanks for sharing your phenomenal talent with us!

  3. Tara, I just saw the new gallery and I love what you did. Thanks for sharing so many good ideas.

  4. I was wondering if you might be able to tell me where you got your lavender teacup?