ideas with idea-ology…


ideas are an inspiring thing…  they make us think, they help us create, and they excite our inner artist!  my friend "keychain" aka karen – has great ideas (although she doesn't always agree), but her talents are amazing.  when idea-ology was first launched and i sent out samples to her in the hopes of her making a card or two with them.  to my surprise i received a bunch of amazing and very clever jewelry pieces!  this was the start of it all…  her ideas have started my creativity in a whole new direction and i love using idea-ology pieces to create wearable art.  so earlier this week i received another package from keychain with her take with some of the newest additions to the idea-ology line.  check them out and be inspired by her work and…..ideas…t!m

…and congrats to our 5 winners for today!
please email me your contact info so we can get out your stuff:

Your new videos are absolutely terrific! Makes me want to buy at least one of everything! Thanks for making them.
Posted by: Carol | March 03, 2009 at 01:28 PM

OK, saw the splatter with alcohol inks video. OMG! I had a huge smile on my face since I just happened to have a still unused dust remover can sitting right next to my computer. Why do I have a feeling that my keyboard will stay dusty but yet I will have lots of splatter cards in my future???
Posted by: Diane B. | March 03, 2009 at 04:16 PM

What a superstar you are… superstar!
Posted by: Barb | March 03, 2009 at 08:27 PM

cool sound effects in some of the videos!
Thanks for the tutorials/demos!
Posted by: Holly | March 03, 2009 at 09:35 PM

I love how you add the perfect pict for your blog entries. Do you take all the pictures yourself?
I'm loving the videos…now I need the time to go try some new stuff! Thanks for so many chances to win goodies!

Posted by: Linda Gordon | March 04, 2009 at 06:38 AM

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842 Comments to “ideas with idea-ology…”

  1. barbara Nussbaum says:

    love love the necklaces thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Sherrie Nelson says:

    Tim – – you are an inspiration – – if I could just get inside your head for a little while – – I know that I would probably over dose on awesome ideas, products and well – – everytime I see one of your items – – I just get so VERY excited and want to do that, and that, and that RIGHT NOW!!! MY PROBLEM – we don’t have local access to your stuff – – PLEASE tell Michael’s and JoAnn’s to carry your items!!! We don’t have local scrap stores, so if it isn’t in these two stores, we have to shop on-line and that takes time, extra work and we can’t see things in person!
    Love your ideas – keep ’em coming!

  3. Therese Howard says:

    OMG –it’s like a lightbulb flicking on in my head with saying to me ——wow, this is what you can do with some of the supplies and stamps and embellishments………thanks tim for showing us things we can do……..therese

  4. Estrella says:

    It’s always lovely to go to your blog and have a masterpiece appear on my screen. I love all of your stuff and I love all of the different things that can be done with it.

  5. Karen Hanson says:

    OMG! What you did with the ornate plate blows me away! Completely!

  6. Karen Hanson says:

    What great ideas! I love the use of the big ball chains. Gotta have ’em!

  7. Deana says:

    I think the masking video is my favorite. You gave all of us some great ideas on how to use them. I have got to use the misting technique and the sanding one too.
    Then again, the fillable pens are genius! You’re going to be able to retire on that one.
    I love your teaching. You inspire me to use your stuff knowledgeably and create my own way.
    Thanks, Deana

  8. K.C. says:

    How can you just pick one favorite video? they all inspire you to create all i have to say is….THANK YOU for the wonderful journey i’m about to start!

  9. Barbara says:

    I love the video using the can of air with alcohol ink. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Shishi says:

    I am loving those videos. I’m red-eyed from watching till the wee hours of the night. I can’t wait to try them all. And what fun jewelry…ideology stuff is sooo cool.

  11. Larry R says:

    Yikes, I missed a day! So here I am with twice as many thanks for all you do, Tim– Such great stuff!!

  12. Theresa says:

    Congratulations to all the winners so far! I’m still waiting for the trip to the library for high-speed internet. Haven’t seen any of the videos yet but I do know that I will enjoy each of them. So much fun, so needed during these dismal economic times. Thanks Tim! You totally are the bestest ever!

  13. Selena says:

    Awesome creations! I think I may head out to the studio and let hubby make his own dinner tonight. 🙂
    Tucson, Az

  14. JEK says:

    Michaels has started carrying so much more of your stuff! Hello, 40% off coupon! I’m thrilled!

  15. Eileen Doane says:

    I never win anything, but I am not giving up I will try and try and try. If I give up then I will never win!! All the stuff is amazing. I have enjoyed this site and I checked out a place to bark and it touched my heart!! I am an animal lover with a passion for crafting!! Thank you for everything. I am not done reading and searching on this site!! Thanks for all you teach, discover and share!!!! Eileen Doane

  16. Lynna Demay says:

    How did we function before video’s?
    Love your work, and thank “Keychain” too.
    Lynna in NJ

  17. Barbara Lemme says:

    Another talented person showing off your stuff. Thanks for sharing. Your talents are amazing.

  18. Pam B says:

    What fun! How did you know I was planning on making some fun new jewelry for my husband and I? Your ideas will be just the thing. I especially like to have something related to wear when we go to the rubber stamp convention, and now I have some extra ideas to work with–thanks much!

  19. Lynne says:

    These are beautiful bracelets Tim.

  20. Renee K says:

    That is so awesome! Loving the jewelr pieces. Great idea!

  21. kimbr says:

    I love the demo videos you put on the site. The video with the alcohol ink splatter technique makes me smile because I tried it once with a straw and some paint (mixed with water)… I had to blow very hard in the straw to make the paint do something.. After, I had this huge headache and promised myself not to try again after that! So to see the little air spray thing is AWESOME!!!!
    The pieces of jewelry looks great!!! New needs!!! lol!

  22. Colleen Smith says:

    tonight I am setting aside time to watch the videos… just the sound of alcohol ink “splattering” is enough to delight me! ANd wearable art… .between polyclay, new ideology and inks…I’m in heaven. Thanks again for all you do for us!

  23. lenea says:

    what an awsome and clever idea, now I can combine two of my favorite hobbies! Thanks again Tim.

  24. anji says:

    OH NO!!!!! I got tied up helping a friend yesterday and didnt get my comment posted. I love the samples as usual and cant wait to get the new stuff to play with. o, i hope i get picked this week so i can get some happy mail!!!

  25. Dee says:

    I love your blog, it does what you want, it’s very inspiring to me and I’m sure thousands more 🙂

  26. Helen says:

    Wow I love them – so different and interesting. You could almost imagine putting a story behind each piece. Amazing.

  27. Eileen Doane says:

    Pick me! Pick me!!! I am hurting all my fingers are crossed and my toes even my eeyees are crossed. I am not sure how long I can hold this but I will all week if I have to. I am hoping this is GOOD LUCK!! If not I hope I am not stuck this way forever it sure would be hard to stamp like this!! Love all your stuff and am glad you are giving all us a chance to win some amazing free stuff!! Congrats!! to all the winners have fun with your new stuff I know you will. Eileen

  28. LenaS says:

    Did anyone happen to notice Linda G won on 3/3 when her post was dated 3/4? Ummm…

  29. Kristyn G says:

    Fun stuff!

  30. Renea says:

    I can hardly wait to get my hands on your new products! Love the new how-to’s…youv’e gone over the top this time Tim!

  31. Johanna Farrand says:


  32. Eleanor Gona says:

    Still not awake? I will check to see what’s new later. This is the only reason living on the east coast is a bummer.

  33. Kelly in Canada says:

    absolutely brilliant. i want them!

  34. Marcia Livingston/cmriker1 says:

    I am already in love with your word keys. I had seen them and asked my LSS to get some. They brought in one, for me (I guess they thought that they wouldn’t sell, no clue!) when the other ladies at the crop saw them, the LSS had to order 10 more sets! I’ve already used almost all of them! Thanks for such wonderful items to spark our imagination! These could only come from the ONE AND ONLY T!M!!!! Thanks again!

  35. amyjk says:

    i think i have watched every demo at least 3 times- looking forward to more!

  36. Holly S says:

    t!m for mayor!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. Paula says:

    Love, love, love the idea-ology jewelry!!

  38. I love seeing these magical jewelry pieces. That vintage look totally rocks. I’d love to see more pieces like that. Usable art totally rocks.

  39. Monique says:

    Hmmm. Nice way to make a Tim Holtz bracelet 😉
    I hope the mini ornament stamps will be available in the Netherlands soon.
    Love your BLOG.
    Greetings Monique

  40. Tracey A. says:

    Way to go, Karen! Wow…how creative!! Tim you continue to provide incredible inspiration…Thank You!

  41. HeatherH says:

    I love making jewelry with unusual objects and Karen’s pieces are certainly inspirational!

  42. Debbie Walter says:

    Hi Tim, I love all the metal and now you have given me some great ideas for what to do with it! I can’t wait for the weekend so I can play! Thank you.

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