Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 March ” Honeymoon Time”

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I am obsessed with these birds.

The Bird Crazy Stamps are so fun. II look at them and they have such fun personalities you can make them into almost anything.  We are quickly approaching the wedding season so I thought it would be fun to make a bride and groom bird.

I used all the techniques that Tim used in the demo.  I ment to take pictures but well got so busy I forgot.  The tag is # 8 ranger tag lared some tissue tape on the back ground.  Then used 4 colors (peacock feathers, worn lipstick, dusty concord and silver.     The Suite cases stamp with black ink and clear embossing powder  is great for backgrounds.  The rose stencil works great  with embossing powders because the background really pops.

wedding birds

I colored the birds using distress markers and water brush on water color paper.  I embellished the bride with some tool and sequins.  The groom got a cool bow tie from some Tim Holtz damask paper.  The birds are adhered to the tag with Ranger foam tape so that the tag has some dimension to it.

The tag is embellished with a Tim Holtz ideology word band, with white crinkle ribbon, loop pin, pear baubles and heart charms.  I hope you enjoy this tag…

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. There is a copy of Tims Inspiration tag for March…..

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http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-march/

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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/

2015 Tim Holtz Tag Challenge January

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This year I have decided that I would participate in the Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015.  Here is a link to the Tag that Tim created.  http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-january/

Above is the tag that I created using some of the techniques that Tim featured in his blog.  I always love the Idea of starting the new year with goals and inspiration.  This year I am imagining where my life could go this next year.  As I was searching through some of my Tim Holtz products I came upon this image of the biker and It inspired me.  Life is a journey and we have the opportunity to choose the direction every day.

This year I choose to focus on being creative and more positive.  While I may not always be able to choose the things life sends my way I can choose how I respond and that will always take creativity.

The arrow is pointing up and it will be a reminder to me that I am always thankful to my creator for the strength to continue this journey called life.

Behind the tag is a notebook that I created to hold my 12 tags of 2015.  Tim is so creative I want to thank him for encouraging us all to be bold and creative.

French Country Tag

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This tag was created by using a graphic 45 stables package. Distressed the top part of the tag and the French Country paper and inked all the edges with distress walnut stain.
The sunflower borderframe was made by cutting out the middle from one of the cutouts French Country cutouts. Matt medium was used to glue the red distressed paper to the tag and the sunflower frame to the red paper. I then layered the tag with a French country pocket, tag and banners. The tag was finished by adding a Graphic 45 drawer pull (these my favorite staple item), Chipboard tag, bumble bee from my stash and leather prima flowers with a touch of gold smooch ink. The tag was finished by ripping some burlap ribbon in small strips and tying them to the tag. It was a quick and fun to make I hope you like it!

Fashion Tag

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Julie Nutting has had an influence on my art. I learned a lot from her book Collage Couture. So when I saw her new doll stamp at my local scrapbook store “the Paper Crown” I new I had to buy it. This first creation with this new stamp is for my daughters roommate who is an avid crafter. I have incorporated some of my favorites in creating this tag. The tag is made with Tim Holtz French Industrial paper. I also stamped the doll stamp on one of the Tim Holtz pages and colored her with Distress markers. I colored the Tim Holtz ribbon with spun sugar and walnut stain and hi lighted the crinkles with Brick Red distress markers. I also incorporated fussy cut flowers from Graphic 45 Secret Garden and key whole staple. I also used some Prima roses some small tiles from my local hardware store and finally a Art-i-cake bling.