Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Tim Holtz Aug 2016 Tag

Here is Tim's Tag for the month of August.
I am "In LOvE" with this month's tag.  
If you are too and want to follow along, here is the link:
Tim has all of his directions on how to make this tag
on his blog....
Here is my take on Tim's tag...
I just had to take some time out from 
Creative Chemistry 103 to make an August Tag.
I began by making the background....I just LoVe the colors.

So I didn't have the Stormy Sky in the spray so I just used my distress ink.
Just follow Tim's directions and use the ink pad instead.
I then focused on what design I wanted for the tag.
I really felt like sticking to Tim's main design because I lOvEd
it that much.  However, I wanted my honeycombs to really stand out.
When I saw that he used the corrugated cardboard as one of the 
products, I thought that would make great honeycombs stacked onto
each other to give it a 3D look.

As you can see I went ahead and put all of this together...
I always check out my scrap paper for projects. 
There's always something in there especially for small parts.
I ended up having to make my label...
.I am either out or never had any....
This tag is coming together pretty quick at this point.
Mainly because Tim has done all the work for me.....
To make the label, I measured the honey combs,
 because I didn't want it to be larger than that design.
I cut a strip of  black and white card stock,
(making sure the white was just inside the black),
and glued them together.   (Don't forget the angles at the top).
Then I just took the black sharpie
 and used the ruler as a guide  to draw a
 line along the edge of the white paper. 
I inked with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy 
and Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the label and cut it to size.
Now to figure out the rest of the design and the embellishments.
Sometimes you have to try several ideas 
before you find the RIGHT one!!!!
I finally decided to go with the darker flowers...
I think that might be a taupe color.  
I used some stamps from these sets.
I printed my quote in a"WORD Doc." onto
white card stock, cut it and inked it.
Two teeny tiny bling were added onto the bee.
I used Tim's tiny types for the word BE...
I just had to cut them down a teeny tiny bit....
 and then time for the Burlap Ribbon (distressed) at the top.
Last Step: splattered Walnut Stain!
I LOVED every minute of making this TAG.....

Whoo Hoo....
in every way 
and every day!
Feel free to leave some SCRAPPY LoVe!



  1. Thank you for reminding me I really should get a wiggle on and get mine made! lol.
    Yours is gorgeous! So much texture and detail. Love it! x

    1. Sammy...Thank you soooo much...It didn't take long to make only because I followed Tim's ...most of the time I am a s l o w p o k e! Now I am off to work on CC103...I still have lots to do and Friday is almost here. HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

  2. Gorgeous tag Mylissa! Love the layered honeycomb and all the stamping! Your stitching adds a great touch! Great take on Tim's tag!

    1. Mona...I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave some "CRAFTY LOVE" It means a lot coming from YOU! Your work is AMAZING! THANK YOU! : D

  3. I love that you used corrugated board and love that awesome bee set! So cool! This is one amazing take, looks like a winner to me! Best of luck!

    1. Autumn....Soooo glad you like....Thank you sooo much for the Scrappy LOVE! I had lots of fun making this months tag! XOXO

  4. Thank You Mylissa For your nice words on my blog.
    Your tag is also very nice ! I love it !

    Greatings from Ria

    1. Hello there Ria....Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave some "CRAFTY LOVE" for me! Happiness is crafting every day..XOXOXO!

  5. Melisa, your Tag is beautiful, I really like the 3D effect!

    1. Thank you Iriska...I am really trying to improve my techniques...I have a long way to go, but I am loving every minute that I spend crafting!!!! XOXO

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving some "Crafty LOvE!

  7. Wow, Mylissa, I absolutely love your take on Tim's tag!! It's stunning!! The background looks amazing!! This is fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

    1. Lisa....I am so glad you took the time to stop by! LoVe the enthusiasm over my tag....oh you make me feel good about what I do!!!! Thank you sooooo much! HUGS BACK at YOU!!!!

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    1. Thank YOU Marty....I really appreciate the compliment and the visit...all the inspiration for this tag goes to the Master...TIM HOLTZ!!!! HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

  9. I can why you loved making this tag...ITS FABULOUS! Love the darker tones...feels like an Autumn day! Love the 3D parts too...awesome take!

  10. Absolutely love this tag!! you created amazing texture and layers...i just love it!

    1. Dear Cathy....Thank you so much for the PRAISE....Makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over! LOL! You know Tim did most of the work....I just added to it! Thank you so much for leaving me some "CRAFTY LOVE!"

  11. Oh wow, your tag turned out beautifully. I love it! xx

  12. A wonderful Tim Tag Mylissa! Your background is beautiful - and I love the thickness of your honeycomb die cut!

  13. Julia...Thank you so much for stopping by...I must say that I am really having fun learning how to use different mediums to play with..I have a long ways to go, but I LoVe checking out all the creative projects everyone creates...It is soooo inspiring..XOXO