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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tim Holtz: 12 tags of 2013: January

Good evenin' blogland! I'm up late tonite to share with you my very first tag for the 12 tags of 2013! So excited that this year my goal is to do all 12. I am so inspired by Tim's work and LOVE all of his products. Maybe one day I can actually go to CHA in California and meet him! That would be such a take one of his workshops...oh my goodness I guess I should keep on dreaming. But hey, we'll be living in Oregon by the first of May, CA/AZ aren't that far away then! Maybe he'll even have a show or something in Portland if I'm lucky??!!

So one thing that really caught my eye about this month's tag was the stamped quote that he used. It really just hit home for me...thinking about how time really does fly and we can't stop it. It's a new year and there are new goals and plans for the future...yet in all our hustle and bustle we need to take a few moments a day to enjoy where we are in life, to appreciate the little things. I think that's really important and it's part of my new year's resolutions. This is a photo of Tim's tag:

 I didn't of course have the stamp he used or alot of the materials at all, but I did have distress ink, markers, mist, a manila tag, and some TH paper so I started from there! I also had 2 different clock stamps that I used as my background instead of the embossing folder...oh I go dreaming again maybe one day I'll buy myself a vagabond!! So after I made my background I started layering my pieces on. I cut out a calendar and a small clock piece from some TH paper and distressed/ inked it. I am really happy with how it turned out...even though I don't have any cogs or gears on there I kinda went with the 'TIME' theme. Here is how mine turned out:

And here are a few pics I took just now on instagram to tag them!

Ok, well that is all I wanted to share for tonite...hope you enjoy your night and your weekend ahead! I will be working of course crazy retail hours but I will make an effort to stop and 'smell the roses' each day and be thankful for what I have. Another New year's resolution started along with doing these tags. Until next time, Peace Y'all~ VV

Supplies Used:
TH distress inks- vintage photo, tea dye, black soot
Ranger    spray 'melted chocolate'
TH paper distressing tool
TH distress markers- bundled sage, picket fence
medium kraft tag
fussy cut elements from TH 'Lost and Found' paper collection
fussy cut clock from We R Memory Keepers 'antique chic' collection
Colorbox chalk ink by Clearsnap-lipstick and grey whale
brads, ribbon, vintage button and fibers from my stash
Top Boss embossing ink and UTEE
tiny flower and bling- Prima Marketing


  1. I like how you took inspiration from the original tag and made it into something of your own. I can see in yours where and how you got tha inspration. My tags never look anything like Tims, lol. TFS and I hope you achieve your goal to get all of them done this year.

  2. Great Tag, yes I think I should stop and smell the roses more often too. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Fab blog name, and fab take on Tim's tag! Love the vibrancy and handwritten sentiment!

  4. Wow! thank you ladies for all the great comments! I hope to be leaving some comment love on all of your blogs soon, excited to tackle tag #2 of 2013 for Feb this weekend and host a super bowl we'll see how it goes. Thank you again! I love having new followers~!!!!

  5. Hi Katie! I just checked the new Team for Frosted Designs and saw your name and that you were from Alabama. I just finished my 3rd Term on the Frosted Designs Team and you will love it! When I checked your Blog, it said you were in Mobile, Alabama...I am 30 minutes from there, in Baldwin County! Small world!! Enjoy your Term with the Frosted Designs Ladies...they are super sweet!

  6. Love your version of TH tag, and that jar of buttons! Had a giggle that we both have the "Pathological Picture Taker" button! Just stopping by as a new member of Frosted Design Design Team to say hi, join your blog ( couldn't find a "Follower App") and I am looking forward to getting to know you better :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. Huge congrats Katie on the new DT! can't wait to see what you come up with girlie!

  8. Congrats and welcome to the Frosted Design Family!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

  9. Hi katie!!
    Just wanted to say Hi, congrats & Welcome to FD. Looking forward to work with you. These tags are gorgeous!

  10. LOVE this tag!! I can't wait to learn some tips and tricks from you now that you are part of the Frosted Designs family! Welcome!

    barb :)