Tuesday, September 17, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz-Sept

Hello Fellow Crafters!
I've been away from crafting for a while, well actually from blogging about crafting.  During July and August I was making some altered items for my Sons because in August I went to Canada for my Family Reunion! I got to spend 3 weeks with my Mom, my Siblings, my Sons and my Grandkids...it was wonderful!!!  While there I also got to sit down with 2 of my GrandDaughters and teach them some paper crafting techniques...they were so adorable and had so much fun! I'm proud to say my GrandDaughters are naturals and I got them hooked on Tim Holtz, especially his Tattered Floral Die :-)   Here is a photo of them , left to right are Macki, Krystyn and my Niece Carys.

I also taught my GrandDaughters and my youngest Son how to make homemade bread, they all did an awesome job and had fun doing it. Here's a pic of my youngest Son, Brandon's first loaf of bread
ok, one more photo if ya'll don't mind...many of you know my favorite pets are my ducks, many of my friends (and family) call me the Duck Lady LOL  With that said, I just have to share this pic of my youngest Son feeding a wild Mallard Hen at the beach :-)
I have Pekins, Muscovies and Mallards...I've had my Mallard Gals for 5 yrs and they still won't eat out of my hand, this wild gal actually ate right out of my Son's hand..**proud Momma smile**

Ok enough personal stuff for now...on to the main reason for today's post...
If you haven't been to Tim's blog to see his September Tag, go check it out HERE
Don't you just love it?!!!!  I was so tickled that he used my favorite Distress color  Peacock Feathers!

As usual I had to do some improvising, as much as I wish I owned everything put out by Tim, it's just not possible (until I win a lottery LOL), I had also just ran out of embossing paste, YIKES!

I used lightweight spackle instead of embossing paste...in a pinch it does work, however it's not as good as embossing paste. I also don't have Tim's stencils...YET, so I used a Craft Companion stencil, a couple of Dyllusion stencils and a couple of Tim's rubber stamps instead.  The chit chat stickers I used are from his Seasonal line, I chose to use Forever Friends and this tag is going to my best friend. I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Picked Raspberry. I used Distress Stains in Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers. I used Picket Fence Distress Paint.  The stamps I used are Tim's Papillon set and his honeycomb stamp from the Mixed Media Set. I also used the heart from his Idea-ology Classics Adornments set. 

Thank you so much for looking,
Happy Crafting!