Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Tim Holtz June Tag 2015

Tim is just sooo talented....He doesn't have to TRY to hit
something spot just happens.  I'd say this tag is just
right...ya know...PERFECT!
If I had to do a project that needed this coffee cup..this is
what I would go for.  And what a great idea for a gift too....
sticking that little gift card behind it...
Tim just thinks of EVERYTHING!!!
 For me though, I am not a daily 
Starbucks visitor. I might meet a girlfriend there every now
and then, or if I'm on a road trip, I would definitely have 
a Starbucks Stop....especially for their frappuccinos.....YUM!
I would much rather have my coffee at home every morning out
on the deck and save my sheckles for more scrapbook supplies.....
So the starbucks coffee die has not been on my long list of must 
haves...but as with anything Tim has his name on..I usually gotta
own it.
But as of right now I don't own that die and I don't have a close 
friend that has it either, so I got out my favorite coffee cup and
my graph paper and drew my little cup with it's large 
heart on it, cut it out and and decided it would be
PERFECT for me for my June tag.

So here's my take on Tim's June Tag...
Morning Love...Homemade

Do you ever have one of those days when you are trying
to complete a project and you feel as if nothing is working right???
I usually just go with those little mistakes and let them roll 
right off...must be left over from our stay in the hospital in May.
I'm thinking I wanted to redo my background, I felt my ink
was too much, but then my heat tool broke so I stuck with my first go.
Then, when I tried to sew, my little ole machine was cranky
 ...I won't tell you how many times I had to cut out my little coffee mug cause
my bobbin was being fussy. 
But I stuck with it and I "LOVED" how this all came together.
I look at it and think back to my coffee -
my favorite is Keurig - K - cup Tully's Hawaiian blend, I have with my favorite
creamer -"SWEET ITALIAN"  and it makes me want to have 
another cup.  

My "Blend" of Supplies I used different from Tim
Paper Scraps:  Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic - Just Dots,
Core'dinations - maplenut,
Red, White, Black and Butterscotch card stock
Cotton Ribbon
Wired Burlap Ribbon
Black Hemp Cord
Material:  black ric-rac
Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Barn Door, Festive Berries, 
Fired Brick and Walnut Stain 
 Dies - TH - Artful Arrows, Love Struck
Sizzix - Love Flourish
I used a Teresa Collins punch for the sun but if I had 
thought about it more, I would have used Tim's Labels Die #660060.
That has the graduated sizes and I wouldn't of hand cut 
the larger one....but no may have taken me longer, 
but I got it done and got the look I wanted.  I distressed and inked the suns.
Black Sharpie - I backed the heart with chipboard and went around 
the chipboard with the sharpie.  I then backed the heart with black 
card stock and hand cut that out so it would shadow the heart and 
help it to "Pop" off the cup.
I made my cup out of white card stock and backed it with chipboard, then 
inked it with antique linen.  
I hand cut the banner of the days of the week and
the sun (I punched the heart,
 backed it with red card stock
and glossy accented the heart and stamped  it with love).
I also distressed and inked the banners and the tag.
Fiskars - small heart hand punch
Tim's Tiny Attacher
Making Memories - mini shimmer alphas - black metro
MSE: My Sentiments Exactly Stamp - love
Making Memories Metal Charms- Amour - 32570
 Glossy Accents
Pop dots

I am so glad I didn't have a "redo on my plaid background."
 The background colors stand out really well on the tag...
...Mmmm..I would love to have some paper like that...
Ohhhh I can do that...I know how...because Tim taught me...
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in the 2015 
Tim Holtz Tag Fun.
Feel Free to leave some "LOVE"


  1. your tag is fabulous!!! i love how you truly made it your own :) awesome job! thank you for visiting my blog!

    1. I thank you for taking the time to stop by...I really love your style of your colorful but with a clean look..Such.HAPPY ART.....Wish your "LOFT" wasn't so far away!!!!

  2. A great version of Tim's tag - love the big heart on the mug!

    1. Hey Julia....thank you for visiting and commenting on my tag...I probably should have posted a photo of my favorite mug...It is really close to looking like the tag.
      The "heart" is my favorite too...but I can't take credit for it..that belongs to the coffee cup designer!!!!!....Thank you again for leaving some LOVE!

  3. So glad you stuck with it! There's nothing better than to just keep going and end up with a result that's even better than you imagined.

  4. Hello There Beulah Bee....Thank you for buzzing by and leaving some love....
    You are such your own artist...I love how you just dig in to your projects and try new things.