Archive for December, 2011

Dec 24 2011

Merry Merry Christmas

We would like to wish each of you a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!

Our gift to you is the amazing inspiration of Shelly Hickox…some eye candy for you on this special holiday (no added calories!!!)…

Here are Shelly’s 12 Tags as she played along with Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas…Enjoy!!!

       

     

     

     

     

     

Thank you, Shelly, for sharing your incredible art with all of us…you are a true gift to us all!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!! 

 

 

Dec 22 2011

Christmas Countdown

The stockings are hung, the tree is decorated, the cookies are being baked, presents being wrapped…it’s a wonderful time of the year…

We thought we would take a moment out of all the hustle and bustle to share what the Inspiration Team is up to.

Linda Cain shares a fabulous tutorial along with her Christmas wishes for you all…you have to see the cool holly leaves she used to make this gorgeous wreath.

Tammy Tutterow shares this gorgeous tag with us…every detail that Tammy adds to her projects is just perfection…she layers in an awe inspiring way…GORGEOUS!! If you’ve never tried shrink art, be inspired by Tammy and give it a go…you’re gonna love it!!

Sherry Goodloe took inspiration from Tim Holtz’s last 12 Tags of Christmas tag and made this beautiful candle. Tim’s tissue wrap is so cool and is perfect melted onto this candle…not to mention that fabulous vintage lace die!!

Shelly Hickox has been making some magic in that studio of hers! How fantastic is this little tree box she made? Tim Holtz shared this tutorial for the super cute holiday rosette trees  that Shelly used.  We are just in love with this box!!

Pam Hooten always makes the most wonderful vintage cards…and this one is no exception! So sweet and beautiful!! The color combination is perfect on this card!

Chelle Fowler shares this sweet little banner she made…taking a tag and adjusting the design to turn it into a banner…perfect gift for a dear friend…how did we all live before the rosette dies???

Kelly Booth found a moment in her studio during this crazy time for her to make a ‘few’ fabulous cards…read about it on her blog!

Beate Johns shared this breathtaking tag this holiday season…don’t you just adore all the wonderful stitching she does on her projects? Beate adds the most special details to everything she does, you have to really take time to see all the wonderfulness!

We sure hope you are enjoying this time of year! We know that this can also be a difficult time for many  people…we are wishing you all joy, happiness, love, laughter, and your own Christmas miracles!!!

Don’t fret if you haven’t had time to play along with the 12 Tags Challenge…you have until midnight December 31st! Read all the details on this post!

Dec 12 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 12

What a journey the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas have been!!!

We want to thank Tim Holtz for his generous spirit, genuine heart,  incredible dedication, amazing inspiration, and passion for teaching!!! Tim, you have touched so many lives and brought joy to all of us…we can’t think of a better way to lead us all into the season and show us what the true meaning of giving is…Thank you!!!

WOW!!! What a fantastic tag to end this year on!!! The shabbiness is breathtaking!! So many details and great techniques all on one tag! Tim teaches us to make that great Tissue Wrap flower and gives us some other great ideas to spark our imagination on his blog.

One last thank you that must be said…to Mario Rossi, thank you for creating such a fabulous nightly event with your BTS (behind the scenes) on Twitter and Facebook!!! We look forward to the great videos, pictures, and updates while we anticipate that evening’s tag…serious fun had by all!! Thank you!!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 11 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 11

We all know and love Tim Holtz for being an amazing teacher…his love of sharing his passion and inspiring others to think outside the box and try something new is what the  Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas are all about.  Today’s tag is not only bright, cheery, and colorful, but also includes a super cool technique.

How cool is that holly? If you have been wondering how to use the Melting Pot, Tim shares a video on his blog that is fantastic!! He answers all our questions and shows the super cool technique to make the holly!

SOOOO COOL!!! The Shrink Plastic coated in UTEE is perfect to take center stage on these tags…you’ve got to try this!!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 10 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 10

Are you as sad as we are that we are in the double digits? Tag 10 of the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas is already here!!! How did that happen so fast?!!

Tim shares a fabulous technique to turn Idea-ology Facets into wonderful vintage embellishments!!

GORGEOUS!!! The possibilities are endless! I think some very ‘nice’ people are going to be getting these as Christmas gifts this year…they would make amazing necklaces!!

Be sure to head on over to Tim’s blog to see all the details and to learn this new technique…you’re gonna want to try these!!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!

 



Dec 9 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 9

Today’s Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas tag proves that just because a die looks like it’s for one thing, doesn’t mean that the possibilities end there…just look at what Tim has done this time:

Isn’t that candle stick fantastic??!! As an added bonus, Tim had company playing along in his studio! Go read all about it and see their tags here!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 8 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 8

Our favorite part of tonight’s  Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas tag is that Tim had so much fun with it…he called it a ‘Tim tag’, we call it fabulous!

So many cool details…whether this tag inspires you to recreate the whole thing or just take one or two elements and add them to your next project, be sure to check out the techniques to build it on Tim’s blog!

Tim also shares some great ideas and a video (who doesn’t love Tim’s awesome videos?) on the Idea-ology Pocket Watch!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 7 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 7

WOW…WOW…WOW…

We don’t like to pick favorites…especially only halfway-ish through…but we will say that  today’s  Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas is certainly in the running…absolutely stunning!!!

See? Every detail adds just the perfect touch…and texture…in serious love!!!

Please head on over to Tim’s blog and see the fabulous video all about Kraft Glassine…incredible surface to play with!!

We hope that you have been inspired in some way to get in there and craft…create something fantastic and try something new!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 6 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 6

The Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas are at the mid-way mark!!! and, they just get better and better…the techniques are just blowing us away!

The tag may be simple, but the impact is certainly not!!! This tag has a fabulous vintage feel and the possibilities are endless!! In fact, Tim shares a few more pieces of inspiration today…go check it out on his blog!

We are really enjoying your projects as you play along…thank you for making this year’s Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas the best so far!!! We would be remiss if we did not thank InLinkz for their incredible (actually quite amazing) tool that allows us as well as Tim to link products as well as allow you to add your projects right onto the blog post…remarkable!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!



Dec 5 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 Day 5

Tonight’s Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas features one of our favorite techniques!! Alcohol resist is just so cool…simple as that! You are going to love the bonus tag as much as the first…and you won’t be able to stop making the fragment ornaments!!!

Tim has a video all about Reflections on his blog…you know, those backwards stamps that are seriously GENIUS??!!! Be sure to take the time to watch it, you will be happy you did!!!

Go to this post for all the details on playing along with the 12 tags of Christmas and how to enter to win some fabulous prizes!!!