Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

The Valentines Dance

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As the father of 3 daughters every year since they were in middle school they would start preparing for the Valentines dance.    I always loved those times.  I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters.  I remember we would start looking for those special dresses as soon as Christmas was over.  I would stand for hours holding dresses and handbags as they all congregated in the dressing room and would one by one come out and model each dress.

Every time they came out I was reminded of them  being little girls and playing dress up!  They would always ask me if I thought they  looked pretty?..  They are such beautiful young women now and I don’t get to go shopping with them much any more.   While Valentines is always associated with romantic love and I am still madly in love with my wife of 25 years, I am also caught up in the nostalgia of 3 other young ladies who captured my heart from the moment I laid eyes on them.

When I saw Tims inspiration I knew what I wanted to do.  I had just purchased the model stamps from Tims new collection because they were funky and different.   I was interested in how could those fit in to Tims normal grunge aesthetic and this is what I came up with.

Tim Holtz Feb 2015 tag pu closeMichelle and I have always stressed to our daughters that they are not defined by a Boy (while a significant others can make life special) and your attire is only an accessory to the natural beauty that is found from being a strong confident woman.   You must believe in yourself and dream big because you only live once so make what you do count for something that makes this world and those around you better…

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My WISH is that their life will be filled with beautiful memories just like the ones I have!

ps.  If you look real hard you may see cracked Pistachio!.  (thanks to My Hearts Fancy in OKC)

This past summer I had the opportunity to walk one of my twins down the aisle as I presented her to a wonder young man who I think is almost as crazy about her as I am…  I was excited that she included me in helping purchase that special dress…  She was beautiful and so were my other two daughters in the dresses that I got to help them pick out!  I thought I would include a couple of pictures so you could see why I am a proud Dad!

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The wonderful pictures were done by Oh My dear photography.   They are the best if you are in need of a photographer in the OKC area.   http://www.ohmydearphotography.com/

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Make Something Every Day

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I try very hard to be creative everyday. There is something about creating with my hands that calms and relaxes me. After giving of myself to my job, family and church it is nice to let my mind go and just do something I enjoy.

Cards are very quick and easy things to do. My wife enjoy sending them. Our family and friends also enjoy receiving them as well. So it is useful as well as therapeutic hobby and saves money buying cards. I discovered Dina Wakley stamps by visiting a local mixed media art store. I bought one and then came home and goggled her name and found her blog. She is self taught and just enjoys making things. I have been a big fan ever since.

Here are 3 cards I made Monday evening. The first two are inspired by my wife she is a strong beautiful woman that makes my life complete. I wouldn’t know what to do with out her…

The last card is of a bird and music. It reminds me that every morning when I wake and when I lay down at night I have a choice on how I feel. I choose to be Happy and with a song in my heart, content as the birds that fly around in my back yard and free from bitterness and anger.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

I hope you have a wonderful day and don’t forget take some time to do something you enjoy today….

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