Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman

I finally used the Mr. Snowman die set and put together this cute snowman. I like the Colorize dies. It’s like working on a puzzle to me.


Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die

For Mr. Snowman I selected a bunch of different papers. Some of them are the older textured Tim Holtz paper that I wish they would bring back. I die cut all the pieces and put him together. For the hat I sanded the paper a little to have the kraft color show through.

The background is Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and Distress ink. Smooshed of course! The snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Hero Arts snowflake die.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Colorize die
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die
  • Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks
  • Tim Holtz textured paper
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Paper

Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die

Howdy! I got another card done for a challenge. This was for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge with a theme of Fall Colors. I know where I wanted to start this one. I smooshed some panels using the very cool Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays for Halloween.

Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays

To start my card I sprayed the Mica Stain colors Flickering Candle, Jack-O-Lantern and Crooked Broomstick on my craft mat. Then I did smooshing on a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. I think I let out a gasp when I saw it. They are just so cool together and cool in general.

For the flower I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and decided to leave the pieces in when I glued it down.

The sentiment is stamped in a dark brown ink.

This was one of those hard to photograph cards. Getting some of the glimmer from the mica and having the dark sentiment show up was a bit challenging.


  • Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages 3×4 stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame die
  • Versafine Clair Ink
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Cool

4th of July Cards

Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha

These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?

So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.

I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.

I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold Dies


  • Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set

Tim Holtz Feathered Friends Wedding Card

Here is a wedding card that I made for my son to give to his good friends. I know them also so it was fun to make this for them. My son married them at their ceremony. Very cool in my book.

I love how the card came out!

Avery Elle Loads of Wishes

The background is ink smooshed using Distress Oxide inks. I stamped over it in places and also inked over a stencil some places.
The branch was die cut using a die that came from the Arthur die set and was inked with Distress ink.
For the two birds I flipped a bird so that they could face each other. They are die cut from panels that were ink smooshed.
The sentiment is stamped.
  • Feathered Friends die
  • Arthur die
  • Burlap stencil
  • Music & Advert stamp
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Distress Oxide ink – Background – Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen. Birds – Vintage Photo, Salvaged Patina, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy.
  • Distress ink – Branch – Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain. Background – Tea Dye

Heat Embossing with Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly

I had some fun heat embossing using an older stamp I have. I also used my Color Burst which has not been out in quite awhile.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold

Let’s see if I can remember what I did on this card. For the background I used a Cover Plate die to cut out the shapes from a ink smooshed panel. I die cut and then used Press N Seal to keep all the pieces aligned. While the pieces are still on the Press N Seal I put glue on the pieces and glued them to the white panel. A few fell off but it is easy enough to get them back in the pattern.

The butterfly is heat embossed on a piece of paper colored using Color Burst. There is also some shimmer on the butterfly. I cut the butterfly out by hand.

The Hello is die cut.


  • Michael Strong Cloisonne Butterfly cling stamp
  • Color Burst
  • Distress Ink
  • Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • Papertrey Ink Quatre Foil Cover Plate die

Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies Thank You Card

I have a butterfly thank you card for you today. I like butterflies and need to use them more often.

Tim Holtz Ledger Script

So happy with how my card turned out considering I wasn’t sure about the background colors when I first made it. I started off smooshing Distress inks for the background which I did some time back. I used Distress Inks Speckled Egg, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey. I cut the butterflies out and they were just sitting around. You know how finally some piecesĀ  just fall together.

When I started putting this together I stamped over that smooshed background with a flower stamp using Distress Paint and and text stamp using Distress Ink.

I die cut the butterflies and sentiment from black paper and then put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint on them.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbly Butterflies die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Ledger Script stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Dried Flower woodblock stamp
  • Distress Paint – Antiqued Bronze
  • Distress Ink
  • Spellbinders D-Lites Thank You die

Tim Holtz Pine Branch Die Set Christmas Card

Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil

For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.

The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
  • Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
  • Ranger Grit Paste
  • Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set

Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 Birthday Card

This one got by me… So here I am to get it posted. Some Tim Holtz flowers for my sister.

Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers

For the background I used some Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. It was already ink blended. Then I added to it using crayons Bundled Sage and Tea Dye to give it some highlights. I splattered some Antique Linen Distress paint on it also.

The flowers are die cut and water colored using reinkers.

The sentiment is made by die cutting a banner and ink blending Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz set Saying Stuff stamp set.


  • Tim Holtz woodgrain paper
  • Distress Crayons
  • Distress Paint
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 die set
  • Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die set
  • Tim Holtz Saying Stuff stamp set
  • Versafine Clair ink

Easter Cards… Lots of Easter Cards

Hello and Happy Easter! I had so much fun creating all of these Easter cards. They are similar in some ways but each is different and the ideas just kept coming. I find that the more I stay in creative mode the more ideas come. So here we go, grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you will see as you scroll down looking at the cards I kind of the like the Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set. I also had about 20 some Distress Oxide inks on my desk that I used on the cards.

Adding 2 more cards… no more though.

I had to try the kraft bunnies.. They are die cut using the Bunny Hop die set. The background is ink smooshed with Distress Oxide inks. The plants are die cut using the Funky Nature die set & ink blended. The pot is ink blended and embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder. The eggs are die cut from ink smooshed panels.
This is for a friend that likes nice bright colors. The background is a Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The bunnies are die cut with the Bunny Hop die set and ink blended. The eggs are die cut using the Funky Foliage die set and are ink blended.
I need to give some credit on this one. I was inspired by a very cool card made by Fredrikke Andrea Peterson in the Tim Holtz Addicts group. The bunnies are die cut, using the Bunny Hop die set, from ink smooshed panels. The eggs were cut using the Funky Nature die set and some ink smooshed paper. All the background plants are die cut also using the Funky Nature die set. I ink smooshed the plant dies after die cutting. The background was inking over the TH Honeycomb stencil. Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards April Challenge in Flickr.
The background is embossed using the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended after embossing. The bunnies are die cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
The background is ink blended. The basket was die cut with the Potted die and embossed with the Intertwined 3D embossing folder. The bunnies cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs die cut and ink blended.
What can I say but I love how these wallpaper bunnies came out. The background was die cut using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and then I ink blended over it. I kept all the pieces in the background die cut. Bunnies were die cut from Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps and inked around the edges.
The background is cut out using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and this time all the pieces were not kept. Bunnies are die cut from an ink smooshed panel. The basket is done using the Potted die and the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended on it. The grass was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and then ink blended. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.
For this I had the idea for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop but didn’t get it done for that. But.. it is done now. For the background I die cut some clouds and temporarily attached them and then ink blended over the background. Then I removed the cloud die cuts. The mug is die cut using the Lawn Fawn die set Outside In Stitched Mug and Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended. The grass is ink blended and die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. The bunnies just die cut.
Aww the cute bunny by Hero Arts. I stamped the bunny scene on watercolor paper. I used Distress ink reinkers to watercolor. The bunny turned out darker than I wanted but he is so cute. I used part of the Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set to cut a frame for the bunny scene.
This card I made from a kit from Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have something called Facebook Fridays and you get a little kit to make a card. The flowers and bunny are felt which is fun!
Another Hero Arts Garden Bunny card. This time colored with Copics. I like this lighter brown much better. Die cut using a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.
Ink smooshed background. Die cut grass colored with a Copic pen. Basket, bunny, peep, eggs are from the Two Paper Divas stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out by hand.


  • Two Paper Divas Easter Basket stamp set – Hoppy Easter sentiment & images on the last card.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
  • Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Nature die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted die
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Hero Arts Garden Bunny
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die
  • Copic pens

Tim Holtz Snowglobe Christmas Card

Here I go finally posting my Tim Holtz Snowglobe card. I made it some time ago but I am just getting around to posting it.

Tim Holtz Paper Stash

I used the fab Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2 set to create this card. This is the first time I put this together and I am very happy how it turned out.

There are many pieces to this but I kind of see it like a puzzle. I just cut out the pieces from different colored pieces of paper. I inked around the edges of some. The one tip I would give is cut out the glow in the windows using bigger pieces. I cut out all those little pieces and glued them in.

The sky background is done with blue and purple Distress Oxide inks. I did some ink smooshing. Shocking I know.

The sentiment is heat embossed.

The background paper behind the globe is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash pad Christmas/Noel. I inked around the edges.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe #2
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Paper Stash Christmas/Noel paper pad
  • White Embossing Powder