Archive for December, 2008

Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2008

Just a quick blog-note to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas!

christmaspicI have been snowed and iced in my house in Portland, Oregon for 12 days now… not quite the “12 days of Christmas” I was anticipating, that is for sure.  But as I sit looking out my studio window, I remind myself that it can’t last forever (can it?) and to enjoy the beauty of the snow while it lasts.

I will be spending a quiet holiday at home with my son, baking cookies, hanging out and watching TV.  This was in the plans even before the latest “weather event”.  I hope you spend your holiday a way that makes you smile as well!

~ Tara


Fun Blog find! A great use of my Snowman Stamp!

December 10, 2008

Yesterday I was delighted to a blog post by Sankari Wegman, who used my Snowman rubber stamp for a color challenge and I think stamp challenge too… I must admit, I went right to admire what she did with my design!  It truly made my day!

The basic idea of her project was to use the colors from this yarn photo as inspiration for a project.

She used my snowmen and created this cute card.


To see the whole story, click here to visit her blog.

I just love how it came out!  And she was so happy when I emailed her for permission to use these photos from her blog (you do know you shouldn’t “borrow” photos from websites without permission, right?).  It became a mutual “you made my day” festival!

I’d love to see what others have created with my stamps — there are lots to choose from!  (Many at Hobby Lobby right now)  Send me pictures at

Happy Creating!

~ Tara

P.S.  Here is what the original art I did (and the stamp) looks like, click on it to order:picture-19

Or you can go to and search “Tara Reed”.  A few needlecraft things that aren’t mine but all the stamps are.  (Something about key words… I have no idea!)