When I saw this month's Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2016, I actually had an idea of what I wanted to do. It took me a little while to get everything together - including ordering the Ranger Distress Crayons and the Sizzix mixed media die and the butterfly dies, but I ordered them right … [Read more...] about Tim Tag March 2016
I won one of the prizes for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2016! Now just to be honest, I was one of 12 people chosen at random to win, but still it's exciting. This is the first time I've ever made a tag (and not too successfully at that, though the tags looked ok), so I am really … [Read more...] about I WON!
Though my main craft is making little cardboard houses, much of my inspiration and many of my tools come from scrapbooking websites. Probably Tim Holtz has one of the most visited craft websites that is not specifically a seller of goods. Each month he demonstrates various … [Read more...] about The Tim Tag Trials – Episode 1
I finally fixed the maple leaf top Easter house. I originally used a number of different maple leaf dies and punches but it looked chaotic. So I glued a bunch of Tim Holtz maple leaves punched out of distressed green cardstock. One color green is a little off so I am gradually … [Read more...] about Maple leaf top for Easter House
One of my Halloween houses was done in a steampunk design - industrial looking with metallic locks and keys. When it sold several people were sorry that they didn't buy it when they had an opportunity. One of my coworkers specifically asked that I make her a Steampunk Christmas … [Read more...] about Steampunk Challenge House