Hello wonderful 7 Dots fans! It’s Tara here and its my turn to share ‘my studio’ with everyone this month!

There are so many things from which I take inspiration. I am naturally drawn to rustic, cozy, shabby chic styles of clothing, furniture,
fabrics, etc. I LOVE to scour thrift shops, looking for treasures which can be transformed into beautiful keepsakes. I actually get a
rush in finding things for $1.00 and $2.00!! I love vintage pieces of lace and crochet doilies which I love adding to my projects to give them more of a softer feel.

I spend far too much time browsing Online galleries. Google and Pinterest have tons of inspiring photos and project ideas like the ones I’ve shown below (all from Pinterest).





I am also inspired by the photos I take – mostly of my kids. Since I started scrapping in 2008 I find that when I take a photo now, I am
instantly thinking of how it could be incorporated into one of my layouts.

When creating, I find that I am the most productive at night, once my little ones are in their beds and sweetly dreaming. Rather than watching T.V. or reading a book to unwind at the end of each day, I scrap. It’s my outlet from the world – so relaxing. I mostly scrap in silence as I wouldn’t dare wake up the kiddos – but when I do have a chance to grab an hour here or there, I love listening to soft, instrumental pieces – my current faves are by Yiruma (I’m sure you’ve all heard this piece…).

Here is a project I have created for today’s post. As you can see, I have included many layers of shabby chic goodness using the beautifully feminine Elise Rebel Collection. Can you see the crochet doily peekiong through as well (can’t resist!) with subtle distressing everywhere. I tend to stay within the same colour family found in the patterned papers I am using. Normally, I will have three colours max. on my layouts. Not sure why that is? Just can’t seem to stray outside the monochromatic colour theme on my projects – LOL.




I hope that I’ve offered some inspiration to you all today. Thank you so much for your visit today!! Hope to see you again soon!

Tara Orr

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