Hello and welcome to another designer spotlight! Today I’m excited to help you get to know Tarrah McLean and share all of her fantastic scrapbook pages!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I am married to my very supportive hubby Simon and together we have 2 handsome sons: Luke who is 11 and Oliver who is 6. I am working in my local scrapbook shop 2 and a half days a week and 2 other days I work in an office. I LOVE both my jobs! I am still as obsessed with scrapbooking today as I was back when I started 11 years ago! Probably a little more obsessed now if the truth be known lol! I started after my first son was born because I wanted a way to document his life and to also fill in time while at home with him. I have never looked back and I could not imagine my life without scrapbooking in it… it is just me all over! My sons are usually the subjects of my layouts but 18 months ago my beautiful niece Amelia was born so now I have a perfect excuse to scrapbook girly layouts! My style has changed tremendously over the years with both taste and a little experience under my belt. I love to include cut files (my Silhouette Cameo is my best friend lol), flair buttons, lots of colour, splats of mist, and machine stitching to my layouts.
Favorite thing to create: I love to create single page layouts the most but I also enjoy creating mini albums and cards too. I really want to try a Traveller’s Notebook but I am scared I will have another addiction and not enough time to feed them all lol!
What do you love about this hobby? Oh everything! The AMAZING products, the inspiring and creative people I have met and still meet, some of the wonderful opportunities I have had come my way (like this one!). I also love that this is hobby is so adaptable, it can be so many different styles and can suit anyone.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I love the smell of coffee, but can’t stand the taste of it!
2. My favourite food is Mexican.
3. I am afraid of heights but would love to try hot air ballooning one day.
4. I love music and can listen to just about anything.
5. I like to collect Babushka dolls; my Mum and I will often find them when we travel.
Here is Tarrah’s exclusive, new, and beautiful layout:
SO BERRY BEAUTIFUL by Tarrah McLean
Although challenging, I love this pink background paper with the coloured circle from the Shimelle Little By Little collection. I found a perfect photo of my niece that includes a teddy bear to suit my layout theme and design!
@ THE BEACH by Tarrah McLean
I found the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection ‘Endless Summer’ a beautiful collection to use for summer photos! The colours in this collection are very tropical but still muted. I used a title cut file to enhance my summery layout!
123 DAB by Tarrah McLean
My boys are typical boys so them doing a ‘Dab’ move just had to be recorded on a layout! I chose an eye-catching background cut file for this one and used it together with some Crate Paper boy collections.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU by Tarrah McLean
The Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection ‘Make a Wish’ is a stunning collection for birthday layouts! I designed my own layered cake and stand cut file for this layout, cutting out each ‘layer’ and then piecing it together to make a cake on a stand.
XOXO by Tarrah McLean
Choosing another striking background cut file made the pink ombre paper from the Simple Stories Love and Adore collection really pop on this layout. The love theme is perfect for a photo from sister’s beautiful wedding day!
I love the variety of Tarrah’s layouts and how they are all unique and FUN! Be sure to stop by her other social media sites listed at the top to see more of her incredible work! See you again next week!