Thursday, December 31, 2009

My 12 Tags of Christmas - Tim Holtz Challenge!

Tim's 12 2009 Tags of Christmas
Did you follow Tim's Blog, like I did?
Did you have a great time and follow along???
To see Tim's Tags, go to his blog
Or, click on the Graphic, link on my sidebar, on the left!

My Tags - 1 Thru 4
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** I did not have all the supplies so I improvised where I could **

Here are a few highlights of how my tags were different!

Tag #1. My Snowman stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and the snow flakes are Hero Arts.
I did cut stamp my snowman on Grungeboard and cut him out.

Tag #2: My metal rose is made from a big metal flower that I chopped and folded!
The stamps are all Hero Arts.

Tag #3: I loved the Alcohol Ink Plaids! I made several!
My snowflakes and deer are all Stampin' Up stamps.
Metal is Making Memories

Tag #4: My stamps are all Cornish Heritage Farms
Various fun metal pieces
And the entire ornament can be hung on a tree.

My Tags: 5 thru 8
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Tag 5: Stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms and Hero Arts
Rubon is Stampin' Up
My ornament 'metal tops' are good ol' kitchen aluminum foil!

Tag #6: Stamps are Kim Hughes, for Cornish Heritage Farms
I made my fluffy stuff from tissue paper, and added glue and glitter!
Background paper is My Minds Eye
'25' is from Making Memories

Tag 7: Skater & big snowflake are Stampin' Up
Background stamp and little snowflakes are Cornish Heritage Farms
Sentiment is Hero Arts
(The skaters turned out 'cookie cutter' due to too much interior white space)
I loved the 'mask on acetate' idea! Gonna use that one again!!

Tag #8: My light pole and holly are grungeboard diecuts, not a stamp.
The key is also grungeboard.
Music background stamp is Cornish Heritage Farms
Background flourish stamp is Hero Arts
Metal: unknown!

My Tags: 9 thru 12
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Tag #9: My favorite!
Those photos are of my sisters, nephew and I!
I am the girl in the bigger picture.. oh, about 25 years ago!

I actually made my filmstrip in PSE.
I found a template online and had a blast trying to figure it out
(don't ask me what I did... it somehow worked!)
Stamps: Stampin Up and Hero Arts
I love the postmark and didn't want to cover it up!
Metal: unknown

Tag #10: My secret? Aluminum foil again for my metal!
And I colored the foil with copics.. Yep.. Copics!
I made this one more of a Valentine's theme..

Tag #11: I did not make my own brads, but used some K&CO fabric ones.
I love the rock candy on the flowers!!!!
My flowers are from Making Memories.
My stag stamp is from Stampin' Up, I stamped it on grungeboard and cut it out,
and over stamped with a Hero Arts Flourish Stamp, the same one that is my background.
Rubon: Stampin' Up

Tag #12: I do not have grungepaper, so made this baby out of watercolor paper!
(My first flower was made out of grungeboard - oh so blocky!!!)
Gems are Hero Arts.
Adore Tag is Teresa Collins
Music Sheet is Cornish Heritage Farms stamped on vellumn
Other background stamps are Hero Arts
Metal clip Stampin' Up

I love my paper rose!

Here are all of My 12 Tags
In One PSE File -That I sent to Tim!!!


It is with great delight, excitement, and a big ol' "I Did It!!!!" that I present to you my 12 Tags of Christmas! Oh it was a long long journey to get these babies done, but I did it! There were early mornings, before everyone woke, and a sneak here and there to get parts done... I was working three jobs up until Dec. 23rd, so time was very very sparce! But I did it!

The deadline is tonight, midnight, and I am early!!!! I sent the file to Tim before lunch! Yippee!

It feels so good to get these done. I have loved watching Tim's demo's and tutorials each of the three past years, and I usually make 3 or 4 tags.. This year I promised myself I would get them done!

Why? Because of Tim. He puts so much time into making his tags, and photographing them, and giving us all the details, and then each and every day, he gives away a ton of goodies!

I wanted to do this, to Thank him for what he gives us. I wanted to share the whole experience.

And let me tell you.. I have such a greater appreciation for what he did! These little tags take a long time to make! Details! Details! Details!

But oh so Fun!

Thank You Tim!

And thank you to any of you that are sharing this project with me!

Happy New Year's Eve!!!


Karen said...

Your Tim tags are FANTASTIC!!! And I'm clapping my hands to you in applause for finishing them! Unfortunately, I did not. (Ran out of time, energy, and creative juice after getting hit really hard with a bug a week and a half before Christmas and then last for over two weeks...grumble!) BUT! I did have so much fun getting the ones done that I did and I fully intend on using his techniques from his tags for other projects soon! :> Love those old photos of yours and too cool that you figured out how to make your own filmstrip! I think that was so much of the fun....figuring out how to make what you have work, Tim style. :>

Happy New Year's Eve!! I've enjoyed blogging this year so much and 'seeing' you! Looking forward to seeing you more in 2010! :>

Laura O'Donnell said...

Wow, Andi, great job with these!

Kelly Warren said...

andi, these look awesome! i was reading along but i wasn't playing along. i love tim's blog. i think my favorite of your is also #9. i love the photo strip! happy new year to you and yours!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome! They are fantastic and I hope you win! Happy new Year to you and your family! Blessed, healthy and happy!

Dria said...

I like your take on the Tim Tags! very creative!!

Guy Magallanes said...

How do you do it?
My fave of yours is the welcome winter!
Happy New Year! and congrats on making your 12 days of Christmas tags - oh and good luck!

Godelieve said...

Oh, what a gorgeous set of tags Andi!! They are really fabulous.
Happy New Year!

Elise said...

WAY TO GO, SISTER-FRIEND! You are AWESOME! I love your take on the tags... I have to think that Tim really enjoys seeing our interpretation and use of materials - and you really made your work shine! I love all of them! I love that they are BEAUTIFUL and distinctly YOU! Great job sticking to your goal. What a major accomplishment, especially with all that you have on your plate! Bravo!

Happy New Year! I count you as one of my favorite blessings of this past year and I hope to continue to have you in my blogging experience in the coming year! You are a WONDERFUL crafter, talented, fun and inspirational - and by all accounts, a darling friend! Blessings to you and your sweet family!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Andi your love for your art is bursting! It really pulled me into the post. I truly FELT your joy and I felt your commitment and the importance and I also felt the Spirit of Christmas. To me, these are what it's all about. The creation of something so beautiful and intricate and to be treasured and remember for always. Thank you for setting an example. An example about passion, commitment and balancing it all.

You amaze me my beautiful cousin!~

Diana said...

WOW, I ADORE these Andi. Each one so unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Sweet Blessings said...

So beautiful and amazing..I'm totally captured by all the small details :D You are so very gifted...and WHOOOHOOOO To YOU for getting it done!!!

Praying you and your family have a wonderful 2010...may it be overflowing with GREAT things! Sweet blessings! :D

P.S. And, we truly count you as a sweet blessing in our life!

ginalovesdave said...

Those are beautiful! I love the idea of aluminum foil and copics, THAT was brilliant! Way to go on making all 12! Good luck! Gina

Jacqueline said...

What a terrific job you did in making these tags with stunning details! A job well done I'd say!
Happy New Year Andi!

ScrappyPam said...

Your tags are wonderful!! Congratulations on getting them all finished!

an east coast (soon to be western) family said...

Andi...your tags are brilliant! My New Year's wish is that you win!!! I so admire that you made them...with all the hectic, busy, busy life dealings you have every single day. I think I said this before and I'll say it are a true inspiration, lady!

I didn't get my Holidays cards done (but will send some out either as New Year cards or Valentine's Day...I have an idea I need to execute) nor all the tags and gifts I wanted to make, but I'm content with what I was able to accomplish (holiday wise) this year.

So back to your tags...brilliant, fantastic, fabulous and wonderful! Good luck, my friend!!

LeAnne said...

Wow, Andi, these are beautiful. My buddy Elise did these too....just gorgeous!

Anne said...

Hi, Andi! Great big congratulations on getting the 12 Tags of Christmas done! Wow! It always looks like so much fun, but I never seem to have the time near the holidays. My favorites of yours are the Filmstrip tag and the Metal Foil Valentine tag. Sooo cool! :-)

Crafty Creations said...

WOW! Andi - great tags!!!!! I just got my Distress Inks in the mail and I am SUPER excited to use them! I loved the thinking inking classes and I got the inks on sale at 2peas! Your tags have inspired me!!!
Happy New Year as well :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Way-to-go Andi, these are FABULOUS!! All I accomplished was 'thinking' about making them :)