2017 Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz- Haunted House

Hello, hello friends, and happy Monday to you once again! It’s Halloween fun day again here on the blog! Today I have another frightful card to share with you, made as part of the Halloween Inspiration Series on the Tim Holtz blog.


Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a good haunted house scene at Halloween time, is there? This is the stuff nightmares are made of….. and great old Hollywood movies, too.


This awesome house, the bats, and the moon are from the Haunted House Thinlits die set, part of the new 2017 Sizzix Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I die cut the house and bats from black Distress cardstock, and gave them a good sanding to bring out the paper core. Added some spooky cobweb stamping to the house and background, and then backed the windows with nice bright orange. A coat of Glossy Accents adds the look of glass to all those window panes. I think there might be a party going on in there.


The great big BOO on the bottom of the card was made with the Bigz XL Gothic Alphabet die. Love the grand statement you can create with these jumbo 1.5″ letters. I sanded the letters, again, and embossed the spiderwebs on top. Backed the lettering with chipboard to add a bit of extra dimension. The background for that panel was created with the Feather stencil on Tim Holtz patterned paper. Lots of dark gloomy greys and black with just a pop of orange for the holiday.


I do think this house is so much fun. I’d probably move in, if given the chance! 😉

Hope your week is off to a great start! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Stash - WallflowerSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Haunted HouseSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Bigz XL Alphabet Die - GothicStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - FeatherTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MINI HALLOWEEN cms093Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeVersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Small CubeRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - BlackRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Sanding Block - also known as Sanding Grip

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2017 Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz- Monsters, Inc.

Hello, hello friends, and happy Monday once again! You all know by now how much I love me some Halloween! So today I am super excited to share this project with you… a frightfully fun Halloween card which is part of the 2017 Halloween Inspiration Series on the Tim Holtz blog this week.


Do you think it’s possible for monsters to be too cute to spook? I think these guys might just be. These silly boos are from the Monsters Thinlits die set, part of the new 2017 Sizzix Tim Holtz Halloween collection. I don’t know about you, but they so much remind me of the Monsters, Inc. characters which we so loved and adored when my kids were little. Lots of happy memories there.


The monsters were die cut from Distress cardstock, and pieced to create all their little features. They are sanded and inked, and dressed up with a few shabby polka dots for an extra bit of fun. I added detail to their eyes with a fine-tipped pen. The background was created from the Rosette Texture Fade embossing folder, inked in toxic green Distress and die cut with the Stitched Squares die set. Stitched the card to a background of Distress cardstock to match.


The monsters are popping out of a frame die cut with both the new Stitched Squares and Stitched Circles die set. I added some spooky cobweb stamping and inked the frame in contrasting green. The Halloween labels and spiderwebs all come from the Mini Halloween Stamper’s Anonymous stamp set. Sentiment banners are made using Gothic Remnant Rubs. All the details have been crumpled and creased, inked and stapled for that aged look I love so well.

Be sure to check out the Tim Holtz blog for lots of Halloween inspiration throughout the month of October. And thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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A Butterfly Birthday with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hi Friends! Happy Monday to you!


I definitely woke up to a little crisp in the air this morning, which just proves that my very favorite month of the year must be here, October! It is just about time for spooks, my friends, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my Halloween projects and decor with you all.

But for today, I have a pair of birthday cards to share with you that I made awhile back for the Sizzix blog featuring the fabulous Flutter line of stamps and dies by Tim Holtz.


It seems like I am always in need of birthday cards, so I like to try to build up a stash of ready-made cards to keep on hand. The new Tim Holtz Flutter butterflies are so beautiful and fun to use, and work really well for year-round birthday card designs. Today I’ve created a bit of a summer-inspired look using light pastel colors in an earthy color palette, paired with lots of crisp white and bold black to make everything pop.


I used a variety of different Flutter butterfly images to stamp the background paper, and then die cut and colored one to be the focus of the design, nestled within a Tim Holtz Stitched Circle die cut frame. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to be back on Friday with the beginnings of my 2018 Halloween Haunted House Tour! Until then, wishing you all a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - BrocanteStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - FlutterStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - FlutterSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesMay Arts IVORY Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackVersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Small CubeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - WhiteRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Panda Party with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends, and happy Monday once again! Can you all believe we are starting the last week of September already?  Just a few more days until I can “officially” start sharing my Halloween spooks with you!


But before the Halloween haunts begin, I have a very sweet little guy to share with you today. This is the adorable Party Panda collection from Photo Play Paper. And if you are on their mailing list, you will have received the instructions for this card, along with two other party cards, in your email last week.


The new Photo Play Paper Cake series includes three birthday themed collections, perfect for all the boys and girls on your birthday list. I am a sucker for cute little critters, and these lines have lots of them, in bright and happy papers, stickers, and now stamps and dies, too.


Best thing is, Photo Play and Scrapbook Expo are offering an amazing prize giveaway of all three CAKE collections. All you need to do is leave a comment on the Scrapbook Expo blog (HERE) by Thursday, September 28th, for a chance to win this fabulous prize.

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Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Cake Collection - Panda Party - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cake Collection - Designer Dies - Panda Party DiesUni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Pretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Flat 6mm Sequins

My Creative Time: Stitched Square dies
American Crafts: Hemp Twine

A Little Dose of Happy with Tammy Tutterow & Spellbinders

Hi Sweet Friends, and happy Monday once again!
Hope you all have had a super wonderful week! Any big plans in the works for this tail end of summer?


Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like autumn is almost here? I know the official date is still weeks away, but once school starts and Labor Day approaches, I feel like we’ve turned the corner on our seasons. And I, for one, am really looking forward to fall.


Labor Day weekend is my boy’s birthday. He will be 22 this year…. which is so hard to believe. I’m looking forward to having him home for the long weekend, and possibly my wee Missy Nik, too. I’ve got plans for baking some of Pete’s favorite treats and wrapping a few pressies. Sweet homey things that make this old mom’s heart burst with happy.
So it seemed rather fitting to share this “little dose of happy” card here with you today.


This card is made with some of the most adorable cling stamps from my dear friend Tammy Tutterow’s collection with Spellbinders. This is the pretty Sunflower Bunch stamp, along with a sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments set. The images were die cut with Tim Holtz Stitched Circles. And a bit of paper busting from my stash.

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous week ahead. And in case you’re interested, a little news on my AudOnes Prims shop….

I will be unveiling my fall collection this weekend.
Grand Opening is this Sunday,
September 3rd @ 1:00 p.m. EST


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Seeds of Kindness Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSpellbinders - Cling Stamp Set - Sunflower BunchSpellbinders - Happy Grams 3 Collection - Cling Mounted Stamps - Tiny SentimentsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

BasicGrey RSVP 6×6 Paper Pad
Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Enamel Dots
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Stay Positive with Therm O Web

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!
And for those of you lucky enough to be in the pathway,
Happy Solar Eclipse day!


This past week I had the great fun of joining along with the My Creative Time August release, so I didn’t get the chance to mention what a big week it was for us here at my house, with school starting up again for both my kiddos. Pete is finishing up his last semester at university, but for my daughter, there are lots of changes and nerves underway as she starts her first year away at college.


I knew move-in day would be tough on the both of us, so I wanted to cheer her up with a little care package and surprise. Just a little something to let her know I was thinking of her, and wishing her well. Sneaky mom hid these cuties on her desk when she wasn’t looking, to find and open after we were gone.


Nik is majoring in life sciences, so I knew this adorable Real Genius collection by Photo Play Paper would be right up her alley. Perfect for a pun-loving girl, like her. And even though she’s all grown up, I knew she would enjoy a little encouragement from mom.


I’ve got the full details up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Real Genius Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsSizzix - Framelits Die and Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - TagsEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time 70th Edition Release Blog Hop

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Welcome to the My Creative Time 70th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest project. You should have arrived from Ruthie’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.


We are huge Halloween lovers here at my house, so for my project today, I couldn’t resist making a spooky sweet gift set for a surprise treat for my daughter who’s just recently headed off to college. Can’t wait to see her face when she gets a hold of these!


These cute treats were made with the new Stitched Bat Die and the matching Bat Sentiments stamp set, which is the freebie set for this month’s release. I absolutely love how versatile this bat is, and know it’s going to be a big hit this holiday season. Makes the most adorable candy holder, and works great on cards, layouts, and home decor projects, too.


I am the last stop along the hop, so thank you so much for joining us!

And here’s more information for you about today’s release.

“FREEBIE STAMP”

Starting THIS Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 8am PST ~ Our “Freebie” for this release is the “Bat Sentiments” stamp set. It will be given to the FIRST 75 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 75 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 75 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 75. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!
***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner!
***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Ne…! Use the code: AUG2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, August 25th, 2017 @midnight PST.
Friday, August 18, 2017

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:
My Creative Time: Stitched Bat Die
My Creative Time: Bat Sentiments Stamp Set
My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out Die Set

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