Friday, November 25, 2011

It's been a while....

no excuses here...well okay maybe just one - life! I don't know about you, but as I get older my life seems to be getting busier instead of slowing down? Anyone care to tell me why that is?

I have actually had the chance to do some creating in between posting and shipping all the new stuff that has arrived in the shop. One I can't post photo's of as they are Christmas gifts that my niece and I made for the Grandparents, the other I just haven't taken photo's yet and then there is this one! Since I am so excited to see Tim Holtz's 2011 12 Tags of Christmas, I thought I would do a Christmas Countdown Tags set (or sets, have yet to decide if I will do more than the one) for my Great Nephew who is 7 months old and beyond cute I will have you know! (Okay, this blogger is ticking me off everything keeps underlining like there is a link and I am typing double duty here...what gives?)

So for this project I decided I wanted to use some of my odds and ends papers - sad thing is once I decided which odd and end I wanted to use - I only had three sheets of it! There has been a tear of buying this line and of course there is none left in the store now for me to grab! So make do I will try!

The printed paper line is Teresa Collins Noel (from 2010) and the solid cardstocks are Bazzill (Cream & Black) and the red is SU!'s Riding Hood Red. The Tags are Ranger Inkssentials #8 Kraft Shipping Tags. I am only using the new Tim Holtz Limited Edition Winter Distress Inks. The ribbons used on the top of each tag are MME Stella and Rose Boy Trims (black & cream) and the Red/Cream and Twill are SU! from my stash. So far so good on staying on track (only time will tell if I am able to stick with it)! I will give a brief run down on other items I used on each tag....

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Decorative Strip Mini Paper Rosettes and Maya Road Crystal Star Trinket Pin.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - One the Edge Snow Flurries, misc charm from stash.

misc other items used: Pink Paislee Misting Mask, Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Mini Snowflakes and Mini Reindeer & 25.

misc other items used: The Crafter's Workshop Doodling Template Numbers Collage, Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Winter Wonder.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Die - Mini Reindeer & 25, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stencil Type (letter J), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fade - Calendar/Holiday Words, Lobster Claw/Chain (unsure, think it may be 7Gypsies) and Heart Clip is an old Creative Impressions from many moons ago!

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Alteration Dies - Artful Dwellings and Winter Wonder (Snowflake).

misc other items used: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Here is a group shot of them all (so far) to finish before Dec 1!!

Loads of new product in....just in (finally) Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig! Be sure to head over and check it all out soon - here!

Don't forget Tim Holtz's 2011 12 Tags of Christmas starts DECEMBER 1 12:01 am (pst)!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Closer Look...

Since I have added some of the new Tim Holtz's District Market line to the site, I have had many emails regarding what it is really like. I have taken a few up close photos in hopes that it will help you with your 'have' to have choices!

Journals - The covers are made of a unique fabric that has a somewhat shiny finish. Not too sure on how else to describe this, but hope that helps. Each journal has a black elastic closure. The corners have Tim Holtz Corners already attached! The inside pages are a fairly thin kraft paper and the entire journal is bound with o-wire

Totes - these are a lot nicer in person than any photo will ever show! There is large jumbo grommets that the large handles loop though. The bottom has four heavy duty metal 'feet' so your total will stay off the grungy ground! The material is unknown to me, it is called oil cloth. The inside is a simple cotton with zippered pocket and pouches. The handles are leather and there is a magnetic closure at the top. My only concern with this one is how the tote body will fair in our Canadian winters! I will let you know!

Burlap Panels - these are interesting to me. Not at all what I expected. I was actually expecting burlap panels - these are burlap frames! Mounted same as a white canvas you would buy, but the raw burlap is stretched around the frame and then the 'Tim Holtz' image is applied on top similar to a silk screen. The back already has a photo wall mount attached. You can just hang as is or of course add your own personal touch.

Hope that helps you all out with your questions. Feel free to email me if you have more questions.

Check out what is in stock now - W2 Scrapbooking

Monday, November 7, 2011

Because you asked.... - but what do you do with them? So I was on the Pink Paislee Blog this morning and voila - here you go!

Product Pick {Wood Shop Alpha}

This post is loaded with ideas using these letters - you will not be disappointed! Huge order arrived today, so am heading down to the shop to get it up on the site! Will post more later with the what's what...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On Their Way!

As promised - the next in the series of Tim Holtz Limited Edition Distress Inks have been released and are shipping as we speak! They are due in the shop on Monday November 7 2011. They have limited the number of sets we can order to 12 - so 12 is all I am bringing in this time around. Five have already been spoken for so if you want to make sure you too get one please be sure to let me know.

Head over to the Tim Holtz blog here to get all the info on the colors and some samples too!

be back soon....