Friday, November 23, 2012

Oh what fun with online Black Friday Shopping!

I could hardly sleep last because I've been excited about the Blitsy black friday sales!  I was up at 5:25 this morning and couldn't wait for the sale to start.  I ordered both of the Tim Holtz Snowflake Dies, his mini cabinet card die, his Cardinal and Poinsettia Die, his Stacked Christmas Words Die, Peacock Feathers Ink pad and Stain, Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs and the 3 new Metallic Stains...ohhhhhhhhh boy I can't wait for that box to get here!!!  If you haven't checked out the sale you might want to, they've got his Trinket Case, his Idea-ology, District Market and so much more!  If you've never shopped there, it's an awesome store, membership is free, they have new sales on all of the most popular crafting supplies 3 times a week, they ship fast and they have fabulous customer service. They carry Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Zentangle, Zots, Ranger, 7 Gypsies...just to name a few! Check it out, you won't be sorry!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 with Tim Holtz - November

Howdy, howdy, howdy!  I have had this Tag done for a couple of weeks now but been so busy re-installing programs and such on the computer as well as getting all of the critters ready for winter.  It's hard to believe it's getting near the end of November and we're still wearing our tee shirts outside!   Today my Husband and I built a highrise nesting box for my Muscovy ducks because they don't like sharing the duck house nest boxes with my other (non flying) ducks. 

Ok, on to my Tag.  I don't have all of the supplies that Tim used, I think there has been one month in the last 3 yrs that I had all of the same supplies he used LOL   I improvised and I'm very happy with this pretty Fall Tag.   You really need to see Tim's though, it's beyond gorgeous! You can see it on his Blog, here.

I am "thankful" that my Husband helped me build the highrise nests, I never could have done it by myself.
I used Tim's Thanksgiving Texture Fade, then cut out the word Thankful and inked it up. I adhered it to my tag using the awesome Tiny that little stapler to bits!  I used Tim's Autumn Gatherings Sizzix Die to cut all of my leaves, branches and acorns using Tim's Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection by Core' dinations.  The stamps I used on the background are Tim's Flourish Stamp and his Mixed Media Stamp Set.  I inked everything up with Distress Inks in  Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo and Dried Marigold. I also used Dried Marigold Distress stain on the background and to color my crinkled ribbon.  Everything was glued into place using Glossy Accents and Glue n Seal by Ranger.

Here is a full shot of the Highrise Nesting Box we built for my Girls.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, and Happy Crafting!