Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the Creativations 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! I am so excited to be joining in on the fun, sharing one of my projects that I made for the Sizzix Alterations booth featuring fabulous new dies from the Tim Holtz collection!


Are you all as excited about the new release as I am? It just never ceases to amaze me what innovative and amazing products Tim continues to wow us with, time after time. For my card today, I am sharing a bright and happy floral card made with the new Funky Floral #1 die set, part of the February Sizzix Alterations release. This project is inspired by all my favorite colors of spring, with a bold floral pattern set against crisp black cardstock, reminiscent of the style design of Rifle Paper Company’s amazing stationary line.


If you love design options, then you are going to adore the Funky Floral #1 die set. This Thinlits die set includes 17 pieces for die cutting an entire garden full of flowers, branches, and leaf designs. And one of my favorite features of this new set is that all of the individual pieces that you need to create the finished flower or leaf are included together on one die. So no need to try to figure out what shape goes with what. How brilliant is that?

I die cut all my individual shapes from Distress Watercolor Cardstock, and then individually inked them all with my ink blending tool. This way I could die cut all the pieces I needed in just one or two passes through the die cut machine, rather than spending the time die cutting the pieces from lots of different colors of paper. Really is a great time saving tip!


To keep my color palette harmonious, I stuck with two basic color families (pink and green), but used a wide range within those color families to add in some depth and interest. The cardstock layer beneath was inked in the same soft pink as the flowers to tie everything together, and layered against the bold black, the design really pops. The sentiment is a combination of die cut letters and a stamped banner. I’ll link you to all the products below.

PRIZES, PRIZES,PRIZES!

Of course a blog hop needs a few prizes! Just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog.

Next stop along the hop is the amazing Mou Saha! Have fun everyone!

BLOG HOP CREATIVE LINE-UP

IDEA-OLOGY
Paula Cheney
Vicki Evans
Emma Williams
Cathie Parreco
Kaz Hall
Jan Hobbins
Jenny Marples

SIZZIX
Tami Bastians
Audrey Pettit —-(You Are Here)
Mou Saha
Richele Christensen

STAMPERS ANONYMOUS
Kath Stewart
Cheiron Brandon
Stacy Hutchinson
Chelle Fowler
Zoe Hillman
Joy Kennedy
Bobbie Smith


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 1 Thinlits Die 662700Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Block Friendship WordsStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce

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My Creative Time Frightful Greetings Kit Blog Hop & Flash Sale

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to the My Creative Time “Frightful Greetings” Kit reveal Blog Hop and Flash Sale! 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.


Today is a very exciting day, because for the first time ever My Creative Time is offering a brand new KIT which consists of the frightfully fun stamp set, coordinating die, and fabulous stencil design that you see here. This exclusive kit is available now, while supplies last, at My Creative Time.


We are all about the Halloween treats here at my house, so for my kit project, I have made a little goody bag for my college kiddos, filled with their favorite candy. Such a fun way to surprise them both with a little treat from mom, and so quick and easy to put together using the kit supplies.


Isn’t that stencil pattern absolutely amazing? I used it to decorate the outside of the candy bag, and then added a bit of extra embellishment with one of the small sentiments included in the stamp set. For the insert that fits inside the bag, I created a simple layered watercolor panel with stamped sentiment at the bottom. The skeleton was stamped and water colored, and then die cut with the coordinating kit die before being sandwiched between the layers of papers on the card insert. Love how the skeleton peeks from the top edge! And he makes a perfect pull tab for the card insert, too.

I added a quick sentiment banner band to the top of the bag, tied with twine and decorated with sequins. Then all you need are a few of your favorite sweets. ❤

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

And here’s more information for you about today’s blog hop and sale.

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***

For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 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!

***FLASH SALE ALERT***

The Frightful Greetings Kit Flash Sale starts NOW and runs for 48 hours ONLY & will end on Sunday, September 3, 2017 @ 7am PST.
Be sure to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire “in-stock” only purchase! 

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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

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 67th 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 Teri Beri’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.


My card for today features the adorable Sea You Soon stamp and die set, along with the fabulous new Scalloped Stitched Square Dies, in a sweet little nautical friendship design.


I am just smitten with the cute critters from Sea You Soon. These little guys were watercolored and die cut with the matching dies and added to an underwater scene that was pieced from the scalloped square dies. The sentiment from the set was stamped onto a circle die cut from the previously released Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. The paper is from the You & Me collection by Simple Stories.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Next stop along the hop is Erica .

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

***FREEBIE DIE***

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Starting THIS Friday, May 19th, 2017 @ 8am PST ~ Our “Freebie” for this release is this PRETTY “Stitched Petals” die. It will be given to the FIRST 100 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 100 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 100 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 100. 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/New-Release_c40.htm Use the code: MAY2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, May 26th, 2017


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

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set
My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square dies
My Creative Time: Bunch of Fun Circle dies

Simple Stories - You and Me Collection - Simple Sets - 12 x 12 Collection KitTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun SugarRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Memento VersaMagic Ink: Aquatic Splash

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Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop- Day 1

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Hi everyone, and welcome to day one of the 2016 Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop! I am so excited to be joining along with this year’s festivities! You should have arrived from Lisa Bzibziak‘s blog, but if you’ve just popped in, you can find the start of the hop here at Choux Choux Paper Art.

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For my project, I have made a card that mixes and matches lots of my holiday favorites. I am a sucker for all things kraft related… makes me think of those brown paper packages tied up with string that we all dream about at the holidays. So of course I had to add in a few rustic, natural touches with kraft papers. And then I mixed in an eclectic batch of elements to create a sweet winter scene.

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That adorable reindeer and sentiment come from a new-to-me stamp company called Darcie’s Heart & Home.  I stamped the images onto kraft and watercolor paper, and then colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. The patterned papers and trees are from Reverse Confetti. I used a small snowflake punch and cloud border die to create the look of fresh snowfall, all framed within my favorite stitched square dies.

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I’ve had so much fun playing along with the holiday hop, and now it’s your turn!

The Challenge

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Play along and link up your Christmas/Winter themed projects HERE for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.

The Giveaway

And speaking of winning, what’s a blog hop without a few giveaways?

2016-sponsors

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

To enter, simply leave a comment on each blog, all three days of the blog hop. For every comment you leave, your name will be added into the hat, so the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning. Good luck, everyone!

Next on the blog hop is my sweet friend, Debbie Marcinkiewicz

And if you’ve gotten lost along the way, here’s the full list of today’s stops

 Lori Hairston
Mitra Pratt
Tracey Kelly
Maria Patrick
Char Cundy
Regina Easter
Cherry Nelson
Jeanne Jachna
Greta Hess
Debbie Fisher
Lisa Bzibziak
Audrey Pettit (You are Here)
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
KT Fit Kitty


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used where possible for your convenience)

Reverse Confetti WARM HEART 6x6 Inch Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Reverse Confetti BEARING GIFTS Clear Stamp Set Reverse Confetti Cuts BEARING GIFTS Die Set Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceTim Holtz Sizzix DIAMONDS Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660243Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

Darcie’s Heart & Home Eskimo Kisses Clear Stamp Set
Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die
My Creative Time Stitched Squares Inside & Out Die Set
Dollar Tree Baker’s Twine 3-pack

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Summer Blog Party with Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Party! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the fabulous 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum! We’ve got six amazing bloggers participating in the line-up today, with lots of prizes to give away and fun projects to share. I hope you enjoy!

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I have been trying to build up my stash of birthday cards lately, so I have a bright floral card to share today, perfect for a summer birthday. My main panel has been stamped and colored with copics, and added onto a layered background.

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I chose patterned prints to match my flowers, and included lots of nice, bold black to make everything pop. And then of course my flowers and panel were dressed up with lovely flat-backed pearls and seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane. These pretties are from the Hello, Sunshine Decorative Embellishments Bottle.

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28 Lilac Lane is available in stores now, including and   and directly from www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com, as well.


Giveaway: Buttons Galore and more will be giving away some 28 Lilac Lane kits! Each blogger participating today is picking a favorite kit and one winner per blog will be selected. To be entered for your chance to win, leave a comment by July 11th, 2016. For more chances to win be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs participating today. A list of winners will be posted to www.mayflaum.com on July 12th with instructions on claiming your prize!

My favorite kit? Attic Findings! Love all these dreamy creams and blues for summer or beachy projects, and more.

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Link-up:

For more inspiration, please check out all of the bloggers participating today:

May Flaum http://www.mayflaum.com

Chari Moss  http://www.mossymade.com/

Ashli Oliver http://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/

Audrey Pettit  https://audreypettit.wordpress.com/
– (<<<You are here>>>)

Nina-Marie Trapani http://ninamariedesign.com/

Emma Williams http://stickydots.blogspot.com/

Have fun, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


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

PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - PennantsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - From Our KitchenNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 65979828 Lilac Lane - Decorative Embellishment Bottle - Hello Sunshine28 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL103Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Stamps: Stampin’Up- Hope in Bloom
Dies: My Creative Time- Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
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Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the brand new 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum!

If you are just joining in, and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please pop over to May’s blog, Craft with May. Otherwise, welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ve got a fun shaker tag to share with you today.

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My sweet daughter just recently celebrated her 18th birthday, and I wanted to make something fun and festive to add to her presents. Perfect excuse for a shaker tag, right?

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I really love that adorable elephant, and love this little garden scene for a spring birthday. I chose my daughter’s favorite colors for the palette, water coloring the images with Distress Inks, and picking a patterned paper to match. The background was inked and layered with punched clouds and a grassy border below. And the shaker? Filled with the most perfect 28 Lilac Lane embellishments.

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Love that May’s embellishment kits and bottles come with such a fabulous assortment of goodies, all packed into one container. Adds a ton of fun to mix seed beads with sequins, and throw in a few flat-backed pearls, too. This beautiful combo is from the Minty Fresh Embellishment bottle and the New Leaf Embellishment Kit. All available now at Buttons Galore & More and Ellen Hutson, LLC… and coming soon to

Next stop along the hop is Chari Moss. Here’s the full hop list, in case you get lost.

May Flaum
Ashli Oliver
Audrey Pettit <<< (you are here)<<<
Chari Moss
Emma Williams
Nina-Marie Trapani
Buttons Galore & More

And Buttons Galore & More will be having a give-away at the end of the hop on their blog (link is above) so be sure to hop on over!

Happy Hopping!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532BasicGrey - Adrift Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TideMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Heidi Swapp - MINC Collection - Surfaces - Acetate - 8.5 x 11Fiskars CLOUD LARGE Easy Squeeze Punch 03801*Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY GreyRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Taylored Expressions: Cloud Border Die
Trim: Stampin’Up, The Twinery