Category Archives: Tim Holtz Dies

Randy and Drew’s Christmas Cards

I hope everyone’s Christmas was wonderful. For the first time in years we were able to be with family. The time was so short but we packed a lot in the time we had.                                                                                                                                                Randy’s card is first. I saw it on Splitcoaststampers and loved it on sight. I smooshed the background using dried marigold, weathered wood with gold metallic rub. Then I cut Tim Holtz skinny tree die out of gold metallic paper. I used Tim’s believe die and cut it out of the gold metallic paper. Love how it turned out.

Drew’s I saw on Richele Christensen’s blog. I didn’t have everything so I used what I had. I didn’t have a die that cut the snow so I just used two different sized circle punches and punched away. I used gold paper so it looked like stars shinning through. I used both trees from the Tim Holtz Woodlands die set. Also used Tim’s treeline die. I used the Sizzix Winter Deer die and cut out the 3 deer that I wanted from it. I used the old Snow Angel from Quickutz alphabet dies. I cut three white ones and then the gold for the top layer. I wanted to it stand out. Of course, there is glitter on the trees and snow.

I can’t believe 2017 is drawing to a close. May 2018 be everything you’re hoping for. Thank you for all your visits in 2017 they were appreciated.



Christmas Planner and Birthday Card for Linda

I’m good at finding cool projects and putting them in a file and looking at the file once a year and then think I need to make that! Well, the Christmas Planner I made for Linda was one of those that I kept saying I NEED to make that. I gave you the link to give credit due to Tracy from I Wanna Build a Memory blog who came up with this awesome tutorial! I had so much fun making this planner, figuring out paper and finding the images. There are a ton of pics so sit back and enjoy. This house is terrible for taking pics so had to take about 100 pics before I got some I liked.

Here is the cover. 

Page 2 & 3

Page 4 & 5

Back Cover

Linda’s card was also something I had wanted to do for a while. I saw it on Pinterest. I had a lot of fun making her card. I used Brusho colors for the background behind the Tim Holtz die from the Mixed Media die set. The flower was from PaperArtsy JOFY 14 stamp set. I colored it with the Brusho powders I had used on the background.

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time trying to learn how to make Macaron cookies. I learn something every time I make them. They have become a challenge to me. 😉

Have a great week everyone! As always I appreciate your visiting with me for a while.




Randy’s Father’s Day Card

I had a lot of fun making this card for Randy. I knew exactly what I wanted to do for it. I did have to experiment a little before I got it right.

Randy Father's Day

I used pretty much all tim Holtz stuff for the card. The background is TH “On the Go” texture fades. I used  the “Fresh Brewed” die set using acetate for the cup. I used acrylic paint on the back to get the coffee color. I also used the frosting from the cupcake stamp set for caramel-laced whipped cream. For the straw I used an actual Starbucks straw and ran in through the machine with the “Fresh Brewed” die. I also used a square punch for the ice cubes and dabbed white acrylic on the squares.

We went to the Black Hills in South Dakota for a three-day weekend for Father’s Day. It started out pretty hairy. For most of the 6 hour drive down there we had tornado warnings, grapefruit size hail and 90mph winds. Luckily, we were about 20 miles north of all this. Still made it hairy as at one point it was coming directly at us. We took the fast route down that way has two towns! Pretty much in the wide-open space and nowhere to go. Arrived safe and sound!

We had a wonderful time and the smell of pine was just amazing!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping!


Three Birthday Cards

June is always a busy month of birthdays for me. Three birthdays three days in a row. I made the cards in May so I wouldn’t be so pressured when the time came. First up is my oldest sisters birthday. I used Saturated Canary “Sisters & Friends” for both of my sisters which I do not see in her shop anymore. 😦

Bev's B'day

Next is sister Deb’s card.

Deb's B'day

Third is my friend Linda. Her card is “Sybil” from Home Grown – Sugar Nellie. For some reason the minute I saw this image years ago I thought of Linda. So years later I finally make it for her.

Linda's B'day

Thanks for stopping and visiting with me for awhile. As always, thank you for the love you leave!

Have a great week!


A Birthday Card For My Sister

I’ve been doing a few different things over the past few months. I’ve gotten into Art Journaling. I’ve also been working on making an envelope album. A few other things too. Unfortunately, none of them are finished.

I haven’t picked up my copics since December so it felt like starting over again. I always enjoy coloring a Saturated Canary image. I loved this image the moment I saw it. I love taking pics of butterflies so she was perfect. I’m afraid I don’t see her in the store anymore.

Catching Butterflies

One of the new things I discovered are PanPastels. I LOVE them you can get such a soft background or a dark vivid color. The background and the large butterflies are colored with them.

I cut out and popped up the top butterfly and the girl and the small butterflies on the net.

  • Stats:
  • Digi:  Catching Butterflies – Saturated Canary
  • Stamp:  Antique Background – Hero Arts
  • Punch:  Butterflies – tonic
  • Die:  Butterflight – Tim Holtz
  • Copics:
  • Flesh:  E000 E00 E21 E11 R11
  • Hair:  E50 E23 E25 E27
  • Hair Ribbon, Top & Socks: YR0000 YR000 YR00 YR01 YR02
  • Skirt:  B91 B93 B95
  • Socks & Boots:  E50 E51 E53 E55YR02 YR01
  • Butterflies:  YR000 YR00 YR01 YR02
  • Butterfly Net:  E21 E23 E25

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping and looking. I always appreciate your  comments.


Randy’s Magnolia Paper Bag Mini Album

I wanted to make the guys a special project this year for Christmas. Drew’s project is in the previous post. Randy’s is a Kathy Orta waterfall pocket album. I loved doing these special projects for them. I used SEVEN Magnolia images on it.

The morning I got up to do this project I told myself I was trying all sorts of new things I’d never done before. So I’ll get right to it.

I used Merry Christmas Tilda for the cover. I also used TH mini poinsettia die along with Magnolia’s swirl die. I have watched Zoe’s videos on how to color folds but just didn’t get the hang of it. I have the Magnolia “Sweet Christmas Dreams” 2011 magazine and it has an article in it by Zoe on page 54. I feel the information just clicked for me. So here is my first attempt at folds.

Merry Christmas Tilda

In the first pocket I used Magnolia’s Fir in Snow. I’ve always loved this image. I guess my love of pine trees coming through. My first attempt at night sky. I also used the MS pine needles edge punch on the pocket.

Fir in Snow

Next up are more folds in Tilda’s apron using the Tilda with Christmas Tree.

Tilda with Christmas Tree

Randy always puts the Christmas tree lites on so I had to use Lighting Edwin. More folds on the jeans. I used the large holiday lites punch on the pocket.

Lighting Edwin

For the last pocket I used three images. Tilda with string of glitter, tighter folds, Tilda decorates Christmas tree, I did this image three times grrrrr and the Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree with Tilda Decorates Tree & Tilda with Glitter

Shot of how the album looks.

Pockets with Images

Thanks for sticking with me on such a long post. The album has two more sets of pages so the album is a work in progress.

Have a wonderful 2013! Thank you for leaving all your wonderful comments they are truly appreciated!


Drew’s Paper Bag LOTV Nativity Book

I had sooo much fun making this book for Drew’s Christmas card/present. It took me a good couple of weeks to make! It was truly a labor of love! I found the directions here for making the paper bag book. This is going to be a long post with lots of pics so grab some coffee. For me, it’s a mug of raspberry chai!

The Cover

Away in a Manger

The main thing for this pic is I made the background paper using the faux leather technique found here. This was so much fun to do! Really makes an awesome paper.

Left side of all the pages will be a pocket page with a tag in them that has a Bible verse on it.

Left Side of Pages

 Angel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel

Mary & Joseph

Mary & Joseph

Little Shepherd Boy

Little Shepherd Boy

Three Wee Kings

Three Wee Kings

Pine Cone Wreath

Pinecone Wreath

Also in the pocket of the bag that each image was glued to had a large tag that had various things typed on them. The Nativity, Psalm 23, and other favorites. Also a tag for memories of 2012 Christmas.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was very quiet. After almost 11 months of unemployment we did not make a big deal with Christmas. Here’s hoping 2013 will be better.

I want to take this time to thank you for coming and spending time with me over 2012 and for all the wonderful comments you have left. They mean the world to me.

Next will be Randy’s card/present. I used 7 Magnolia images on his project.