Tim’s Tag – July

imageThis months Tim Holtz tag is all about inspiration.  What truly inspires you when you see this tag?

So here’s my tag.



We’ll I had a lot of challenges making this tag, but I thought outside the box and I love how it came out.

I hope you’re having an inspiring Summer!  Have a Magical day!



Stars all around

Hello Stranger!  Summer is upon us and I’m having trouble finding time getting down to the craft cave!  After purchasing the Stampin up Hearts and Stars Decorative mask, I knew the first card I wanted to make.  Here’s the decorative mask.imageThe decorative mask is so easy to use.  Tape your paper down on your table, than tape your mask over your paper where you want the images to appear and the. Use your sponge dauber aggressively all around the images to create an amazing background.  Here’s the card.



For or this card I used Midnight Muse, one of the 2012-14 In Colors.  The stars I cut with my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolhouse cartridge at 2 3/4″.  A strip of Stitched satin ribbon across the middle and the Celebrate sentiment from Feeling Sentimental.

After putting the blue stars on the card, I felt it needed something else so I reached for a white Unigel pen and made faux stitches all around.  Love it!

have a Magical day!




Let’s Celebrate your Divorce

Ok there are a lot of things in life to celebrate, but I never thought it would be someone’s divorce.  We’ll one of my friends has been fight for a divorce for three years and finally Friday it was done.  So unity something this exciting deserved a card.image

I found this card using Seasonal Sayings on the Splitcoaststamper Stampin up gallery.  I found a handful of accent stamps with swirls and starts that were perfect.  The inks I selected for this card were Island Indigo and Crushed Curry and started stamping!  Then I cut a circle using a Spellbinder framelit out of rich Razzleberry Background DS paper.  I love how this card came out.  Let’s you know it’s something worth celebrating.

I actually stamped the “Now and then,” stamp from Pursuit of Happiness inside cuz trust me she deserves happiness!

Have a Magical Day!


Hope it lifts your spirits

A friend of mine broke her ankle last week.  Not something you want to have happen at the beginning of the summer, kind of gets you down.  So I thought I’d send her something to lift her spirits.image

The pop up box cards are all the rage right now and trust me super simple to make.  I used Dawn Griffthins simple video here. http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stampin_studio/2014/06/pop-up-box-card-video.html

I used the Mixed Blossom stamp set for the flowers and Rich Razzleberry ink, Old Olive and Crumb Cake paper.  The sentiment is from Four Frames and Delightful Dozen stamp sets.  I think this card is going to lift her spirts for sure.  I hope you give this box card a try.  So many different uses.

Have a magical day!


Tim’s Tag – June

This month Tim Holtz had a tag that was right up my line – water coloring!  Here’s a picture of Tim’s tag.DSC00308 3.37.51 PM


Here’s mine!image



I grabbed the Tim Holtz colors I had – Broken China and Peeled Paint in Distress Stain, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves in Distress Paint and Tea Dye in Distress ink. I inked the Dylusions border Diamond Border, sprayed it with water and pressed it into water coloring paper.  I love how Tim’s distress colors keep so true.

Then I grabbed the Kindness Matter stamp set from Stampin Up, stamped the three butterflies using StazOn and then water colored them using an Aqua painter.  I inked the edges using the Tea Dye Distress Ink.  Popping the butterflies up on Dimesionals makes them look like they’re about to take flight.

I followed Tim’s direction on dying, scrunching and tying my bow.  I found some great metals in my stash to add simple embellishments.  I love the “enjoy the little things” charm.

The flowers at the bottom are rib-ons from Kathy Davis Ambrosia Collection.   The sentiment came from the Snowflake Soirée stamp set from Stampin Up.

I really like how this tag came out.  I love the color combination of the Seedless Preserves and Broken China – definitely my two new favorite color combos.

I hope it inspires you!  Have a magical day!


Happy Father’s Day!

So today is the day Dads get to sit on the couch wit heir favorite drink, watch TV and be waited on by the females in their household.  So it’s Sunday!  Lol!image

In my house this year Mr Don is making his famous crunchy bacon for a brunch at my mothers.  His bacon is the one food hats asked for by all of the girls friends for any sleepover at our house!

This holiday demanded a card, but I wanted to make one that was different then the usual golf, tie and grilling cards out there.  I searched thru Pinterest and Splitcoaststamper gallery and found this great card that used Open Sea – one of my favorite sets.

I started working on the card and realized it needed something special.  There right next to the image on Splitcoaststamper was the thing my card needed.  A medallion!

Using a nice mound of embossing powder sprinkled on Versa mark, I stamped the compass image perfectly.  I love how it came out and today when Mr Don opened it he liked it as we’ll.  something different!


I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day too!

have a magical day.Tinalala

Tim Holtz Tag – May

For Tim Holtz’s May tag, he asked us to use our supplies.  Here’s Tim’s tag.



His inspiration this month was to use your supplies and create a background.  So I took out my nicknacks, metals, and supplies and pieced together this.


I love how this tag came out.  I tried to keep it very simple.  I found this great paper pack.  That made me feel like I was in Tuscany with the purples and greens.  I choose these pieces randomly except for the number because it represents my age as of this month.  It caused me to select a sentiment that spoke to me to remind me that age isn’t everything!

I hope this tag inspires you to make your May Tim Holtz tag.

Have a magical day!




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