Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tim Holtz is in DA house!! Well kinda...

No I didn't get some fabulous new stash today of Timmy stuff (don't I wish!! I just love when I get new Timmy stuff!) Stay with me...this is a bit of a story. My DD and my DH play this game that my Daughter made up- it's where he interviews her all about the Bad Piggies and the Angry birds. Well the other day she wanted to conduct the interview and so she came over to me and she asked me how Tim Holtz was (LOL she sees me watching videos and she knows the inks, and she recognizes his signature and often tells me my red scissors are "his"-see his name is on them!) I said..."well, I don't know exactly- he doesn't actually talk to me- I think he is fine (sitting at my comp. I quickly jump into blog via the subscribe button and check for any nothing, all seems fine) I said " yes I think he is fine but he is VERY busy right now because it's CHA time and that is where he goes and he shows all his new products he is bringing out" I said "do you want to see?" and she says "yes" so I show her the video he did on the new distress paint line and what it does. Then she said to me- "I want you to interview me and I want to be someone you really really like"... and I say "Darling, not only are you someone I are someone I really really Love" and she says "NO, I want to be someone crafty you really REALLY like! I'm Tim Holtz!" So I start off "We are here with Tim Holtz today who has just released his new Distress paint line! so Tim tell us a little about these fabulous new paints" and she and I go back and forth with questions and answers and she says "I'm going to make you somethin'- what would you like?" "Well" I say "tags are your thing, so maybe you can make me one of those?" she says okay and she pretends to grab stuff off my desk and work away...she points to my scissors and says "Oh....those are my scissors!" I say "yes, yes they are" she says "I made them just for you you know!" "Why thank you! they are most fabulous! I use them ALL of the time" Then I thought well let's have some fun...I ask "would you like to make me a tag for real?" and she of course says "Yeah!" well wouldn't you know I am out of tags because I have been playing with my blueprint stamps (yes, I'll be sharing soon!) but I do have a stockpile of some tags that I had that I play with trying out new colors or mopping up extra product with etc and so I gave her a tag where I had tried out the Picked Raspberry Distress stain. Right off the bat she sees a new stamp set I had out and says I want to stamp those leaves" okay then...what color do you want? Green (of course...I should have known that!! LOL) so I pull down my green inks and she spots Tim's name and she says "HEY! these are my inks!" " LOL yes they are" "So which green do you want?" she picks Mowed Lawn- I think to myself well that is logical since they came from the same release LOL Then I ask her..."would you like to stamp with your stamps on your tag?" "oh that would be good!" So I pull out my binder and she picks the wood-grain stamp (good choice! love that stamp!) so I ask her what color she wants- she picks pink and so I show her the stack from the pink family and she ends up picking Picked Raspberry. I show her how to ink the stamp and I tell her "it's like you always say-ink the stamp, don't stamp the ink" I hand her the block and let her stamp off the tag (Thank heavens for the craft mat I say!) then she wants a Ticket so I show her the tickets I have and she picks the Admit one stamp then I ask what color ink she would like, this time it's her! After stamping that we then we go through my stash of flowers and she finds in there another ticket die cut and decides she wants to stamp on that one to add onto her tag and she stamps that in black and then she picks a flower that I made with Tim's tattered florals (I was thinking she would go for one of my spellbinders with Distress inks but nope-she must be a purist! :D) then she finds a butterfly I made and never used (I was trying out distress ink colors I think I went with a blue that day and so I had a couple spares) a pink and a purple- she picks the one inked with Seedless Preserves. I let her do the whole tag by herself (of course the flowers and such were pre-made but all her choices) I think she did a great job for four! So I give you..."My little Tim Holtz's" tag.
The next day she woke up and jumped on the comp. as she often does, Angry birds? Bad piggies? Nope she is onto her new fave...TIM HOLTZ! she jumps around looking at other stuff and finds his new stamps (-yes she is little but she is mighty! Don't ask me how she manages to find this stuff but she does and with a scary ease LOL!) She says "See my new stamps?" (we are still Tim as she reminds me several times that morning as I ask her stuff like "What you you like for breakfast dear" "I'm Tim!" "Sorry Tim! What would you like for breakfast TIM?") I say "Yes I did see your new stamps! they are great" (she loves the cupcake![and the camera...and the butterfly.] Well me too!what's not to love?) Then right off the bat she is wanting to play again! I try to talk her into doing it in a little while, but no go... and so I cut a piece of water color paper to a number 8 tag size and punched a whole with my hole punch and let her play with stains this time, she reminded me she wanted some colored ribbon for her first tag so we did that while we were at it. I also noticed I had forgotten to go through the finished edge inking with her so I took a piece of scrap, she practiced and then she did that also. Oh yes....LOL and like her Mommy she loves spritz and flick LOL Here's the artist working on the second tag
This is the start she made on the second tag


  1. Dolly, this is just the most precious story. I'm smiling like crazy all the time I'm reading. Love it. She's special, but then I'm sure you've already figured out that one!! You need to send this to TH.

  2. Wow! She seriously knocked it out of the park!!!&!7 (I'm having tiny finger help from my nphew who wants to type to my friend.)


  3. oh what a great story .. you MUST scrap this with the journalling :D

  4. Thanks Tammy! I will ...gotta save her first Artwork in Tim style!

  5. Great story, her tag(s) are great. You definitely have an artist there. And I agree - send this to Tim. He will enjoy reading it.

  6. I don't know how I missed this, Dolly.
    Looks like she is going to be as artsy as her Mom.
    Good story.

  7. Oh I hope she is much more arty than I! thanks!!


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