Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Celebrate 26 Tim Holtz Style

 It's been a very long time since I've posted any new projects. I actually made quite a few Christmas cards as well as some really beautiful monogrammed card kits for gifts. But, to be honest, my heart really wasn't in it, and for some reason that translated into not wanting to post them on my blog. 

In an attempt to get my mojo back I had asked for anything Tim Holtz for Christmas, because his style is not something I'd previously been good at and wanted a challenge. So, I decided to try Tim's style for my nephew's upcoming 26th birthday card, and to be honest, it didn't work, at least not the first three attempts. I wish I had taken pics of those first three cards because they were so butt ugly it was hilarious. Finally, on my fourth try I was singing to myself "I think I've got it!" because not only do I think it works well, it is also one of my all-time favorites.

What finally did it for me was to stop trying to make my own background paper with Distress Inks and giving in to the gorgeous that is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two: Breeze. I LOVE OLVE VELO OLEV LEVO VOLE LOVE that paper! My favorite part of the card, shown below, is where I stamped and embossed Tim's Weathered Clock  in white in the bottom left corner, centered the circle of Stampin' Up's Circle of Friendship over the clock stamp, and then added those yummy Spinners for clock hands. I swear MME's designers are psychic and designed and placed that beautiful flourish just so I could make that clock! So, I am really really happy to start the New York with a card that I really really love.


My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze paper
Colorbox black and sky blue pigment inks
Stampendous White Opaque embossing powder
Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder
Versamark Watermark ink
Ribbon from stash
From Tim Holtz:
  Crackle Paint Picket Fence
  Distressed Inks: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Broken China, Concord Grape
  Alterations Die Weathered Clock
  Grungle Blocks
  Wordsticks "Time"
  Game Spinners
  Ornate Plates
  Muse Tokens
  Trinket Pins
  Texture Frame: Postal


Top Tip Tuesday--anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom--anything goes
Cards for Men--recycling (I cut the Weathered Clock out of the three layers of cardboard backing that comes with paper packs. I had been saving them for quite a while, and they were starting to take up a lot of space, so I was glad to use them to make the clock.)
Craft Your Passion~~anything goes, distress
Crafty Boots~~celebrations
House of Gilli--anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles~~anything goes
The Pink Elephant~~anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty--anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge~~-use something from new stash received at Christmas. All of my Tim Holtz products, with the exception of the Weathered Clock die, were Christmas presents.
Robyn's Fetish ~~ anything goes
Paper Sundaes ~~ something old and something new (Weathered Clock die is old, all other Tim Holtz items are new.)
Sparkles Forum Challenge~~anything goes
The Squirrel and the Fox~~use something new (Tim Holtz products)
The Secret Crafter ~~ anything goes
Splendiferous Creations--Celebration
Card Crafter's Circle--anything goes (I withdrew my entry because I failed to read the rules, which stipulated you could only enter 10 or fewer challenges. I HATE when I do that because I know it causes others more work. But I decided to leave the link in case it directed someone else to enter their challenge.)
Clearly Inspired~~birthday
Delicious Doodles~~something new
Stampin' for the Weekend~~anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards~~sketch


  1. This is wonderful - I love your choice of colours, and your collection of elements is super! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle - remember to follow our rules so you qualify for our prizes!

  2. Wow! What wonderful card! I haven't tried Tim Holts' style. In the future perhaps . . . I'd probably had more tries and re-dos just to get them almost perfect. {sigh}

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ 100th Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  3. Oh, this is so easy to look at...everything goes together and flows in shape and colour. Gorgeous. Somehow I think you have definitely found your mojo again, and are in for some fun!!!
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  4. Such a wonderful creation, love all the elements and the texture.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  5. I love all the sensational items you've brought together! Great details! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle. Please come again!

  6. The fourth time was the charm. This ia an amazing card. The colors and details go so well together. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine DT at Robyn's Fetish

  7. Happy New Year and I hope to see you again next week!This is such a georgous card!!!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter's Circle Design Team

  8. Beautiful! Love the use of the MME papers with the TH Dies! Thanks so much for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge - wishing you a Creative 2012!

  9. Happy New Year.

    My, I think you have got it, this card is really something. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


  10. Oh, wow! This is gorgeous! :) I love all the textures you've used--it's amazing!!! :)

  11. this is a great card and done in true Tim Holtz style-love it

  12. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  13. This is a fab TH card design;) Love all the details with the tag, compass and the clock. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back the 17th for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  14. gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

  15. Lovely card, and super creative ideas! Glad you are getting your mojo working again. So glad you played along with us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne

  16. What a cute creation, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

  17. Hi Ms Petersen

    Well so glad that you've got your mojo back - its horrible when it goes - but tell you what yours is definitely back this is a great card, full of great details in true Timmy style - I'm sure he would be proud!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  18. Such a beautiful card and clear to see your mojo is flowing nicely. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion. I hope to see more from you again soon.


  19. simply fab
    thanks for joining us at cards for men
    jen x

  20. hi hunni,

    thanks for joining us at cards for men, i love your recycled creation, good luck in the draw.
    hugs sandra dt
    my blog

  21. Looks like you DEFINITELY got your mojo flowing! Great textures! I know your nephew will love this! Thank you for playing with us at CCCC.


  22. I know exactly how you feel. Same thing for me this past holiday season. It looks to me like you totally got your mojo! This card is AWESOME! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  23. Gorgeous card, great how everything just fits together, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  24. Great card, love all the different elements and all the texture you have achieved. The clock is a brilliant touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

  25. Fantastic and beautiful card. Thank you for playing at lawnscaping:)

  26. It's great to have you playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your gorgeous card :)
    It works for me! LOL Fab
    xoxo Sioux

  27. Such a well executed card. Your nephew will be thrilled.
    Like you, Tim Holtz isn't my style so it is always fun and a challenge to step outwith the box. You certainly succeeded.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  28. Hi, I have sent you an email re your wonderful win, but I have not received a reply yet.. hoping you have got it, so have sent it again.