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    12 tags of 2015 – september…

    exploring the use of color and texture is one of my favorite things to do.  by combining these elements in various ways it allows the imagination to run wild with possibility.  alcohol inks have a unique ability to blend into vibrant colorful backgrounds on slick surfaces, and although the techniques can vary, the end results Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – august…

    getting the most out of products we have is really important to me.  i’m always looking for new ways to use the products i design so this month i wanted to share a mixed media use for die cuts.  keep in mind you can use any designs for this technique, so when you’re creating your tag have fun Continue Reading

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    sizzix storage solutions…

    as crafters, well all know the importance of organizing our endless stash of goods to get the most use of what always seems to be limited space.  check out the video below to see for yourself, the versatility of my sizzix storage boxes – happy organizing…t!m *be sure to check your local stores for these supplies or you can click the Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – july…

    12 tags of 2015: July | www.timholtz.com

    ahh summer…the longer days, hot weather, vacation adventures, and celebrations we have this time of year.  the 4th of july holiday is one of my favorites and a time to show gratitude for this country and embrace the celebration of our independence day.  it was certainly my inspiration for this month’s tag, and i love Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – june…

    12 tags of 2015 - June by Tim Holtz | www.timholtz.com

    a great thing about creativity is that is can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.  you can take an idea and adapt it however you choose.  for this month’s tag i wanted to create a plaid background, basic right?  there was many ideas spinning in my head to achieve Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – may…

    12 Tags of 2015 - May | www.timholtz.com

    there are certain things that capture a sense of nostalgia, and for me this month’s tag is certainly one of them. several elements make this one of my personal favorites so far this year. the combination of textures, tinted photo, tiny paper flowers, layered ephemera and embellishments really tell a creative story. it’s one of Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – april…

    12 Tags of 2015 - April | www.timholtz.com

    getting the most out of products has always been one of my main goals as a designer.  i try to inspire different ways to think about the products and their many uses.  first we’ll explore distress markers and a few creative ways to use them including layered watercoloring, background spritzing, and even tinting ribbon.  next Continue Reading

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    creative spring ideas…

    i love spring… a time when the sun shines bright and there’s a scattering of vibrant color everywhere.  hopefully these project ideas will inspire you to create these colorful springtime projects featured at joann craft stores.  if you have a store near you, stop in and pick up these free project sheets, or just click Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – march…

    12 Tags March | www.timholtz.com

    one of my favorite things about creating is the ability to escape the here and now.  it takes your imagination to a place where you are free to explore, imagine, and discover.  this month i wanted to create a tag to encourage your creative mind to wander and play.  whether it’s trying new combinations of Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2015 – february…

    12 Tags of 2015 - February | www.timholtz.com

    i hope your year is off to a great start. thanks to all of you who are participating in the the 12 tags this year. it’s been great seeing all of the creative versatility you are sharing, and i hope the commitment continues throughout the year. the month of february is all about about the Continue Reading