sizzix alterations show recap 2013…

hello everyone!  i want to announce that since i had this week planned with show recaps and giveaways, i am postponing the august tag to saturday 8/3.  today is all about my launch with sizzix alterations and wait until you see the amazing inspiration this booth had.  first i need to acknowledge and thank the true talent behind the booth build and displays – marty and debi from sizzix.  these two knocked it out of the park when i shared my creative visions months ago on how i wanted my displays to look and be themed this show, simply over the top.  i also want to thank my entire sizzix family for all the hard work that goes into each product release, i am lucky to be part of such a great team…

i’m going to get right to the most talked about and quite possibly the most photographed booth – the apothecary corner in sizzix alterations.  this was inspired by a photo i saw and knew i wanted to replicate it in the booth.  i was beyond impressed when i got to see it in person with walls literally filled with vintage books.  these fanned out booked were then sprayed with water and allowed to dry which made the book pages stiff allowing us to use them as display shelves (thank you pinterest).  also included were just the right amount of found objects to set the display off including a vintage enamel top table, vintage scales, lighting, and even the resin trophy antlers – love it…

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the projects of course were equally as impressive with everything from cards, scrapbook pages, tags, and an awesome configurations book all designed with wonderful fall and halloween themes. check out the great cobweb background on the tag, the cut pieces from the new stamp/die combo set, the dimensional burlap panels, and even the faux succulents created from the tattered pinecone die – genius designers i tell you. (be sure to revisit monday’s post and the links to designers who created these samples as many of them are also posting daily recaps from the show on their blogs)…

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thanks again to for stopping by the booth and taking some great video to capture the look and feel of this display and the projects…

then of course there was definitely a feel of christmas in the air at this booth as debi wowed me again by dusting just about everything with the glistening of frosty snow.  i absolutely love how this booth turned out and the samples were so festive and imaginative.  i honestly don’t even know where to begin since there were so many projects including cards, scrapbook pages, home decor (love the ice skates), another over the top configurations, and don’t miss the 3D luminary that was turned into a dimensional holiday display .  luckily i took close up photos of many of them… 

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would you believe this tree is made from the tapered fringe die from the last release  (i used it as grass on the march tag)?  yes, the tapered fringe die cut with card stock and glued to floral wire to create tree branches.  this creation was also from the talented  debi adams at sizzix – unreal…


once again captured this wonderment on video for you to experience and enjoy as well…

here we are with the creative mastermind behind the alterations displays, samples, and my new creative expert at the show who demoed alterations – debi adams!  thank you debi for rendering me speechless so many times by your kindness, generosity, friendship, and sheer artful genius.  she really is just a wonderful person and i know many of my team got to meet her for the first time and absolutely agree that she fits right into our crazy bunch…


another debut at the show with sizzix is the collaboration of my stamps made by stampers anonymous and the framelit thin dies made by sizzix.  many people asked if the dies would be sold separately, and they will not.  the reason is, the stamps in these sets are not the same size as the original images i released with stampers anonymous.  these were sized to work specifically with the design specs and requirements for the framelit dies so many of the images are in fact larger than the original ones.  as you can imagine, it’s a match made it creative stampers heaven it tell you!  check out this demo sara at craft test dummies filmed at the show and see it all for yourself.  i have a feeling my holiday cards will never be the same again…

okay, so that wraps up the sizzix recap.  i know i could have literally took tons more photos of everything, but like i said, i’m sure many of the designers who created them are sharing more photos on their own blogs so check out monday’s post for the links.  be sure to post a comment today as well for your chance to win some of the new product giveaways we’ll be announcing on the blog this friday 8/2.  tomorrow is the final recap with idea-ology so take time to be inspired by today…t!m

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1,413 Comments to “sizzix alterations show recap 2013…”

  1. Tu as un de ces goûts!! Tes stands sont de vraies merveilles!

  2. […] my creative subconscious is helping me out.  I know I was inspired by this picture posted on Tim Holtz’s blog recap of the Sizzix Alterations Booth — Check it out and you’ll get a general idea of what I want to […]

  3. Karen says:

    Loving the new alterations dies. The are fabby can’t wait till they arrive in the uk

  4. Susan Chesley says:

    I think I missed your give away, but just wanted to let you know, I love your stuff!

  5. Susan Chesley says:

    I’m probably too late, but thought id let you know anyway, I LOVE your stuff!

  6. Denise Spillane says:

    Amazing booth and creativity

  7. Therese says:

    Can’t wait to get my hands on all this great stuff!

  8. Nancy Lahr says:

    Awesome talent. Loved the examples.

  9. Gail says:

    All I can say is you have quite a collection of stuff! I love it all…now trying to figure out my must haves to go along with my collection of stuff.

  10. Linda Vigil says:

    Wow hope to get to play with the new Sizzix products soon, too!

  11. Marcie Smith says:

    Booth’s were amazing!!!!! Just love all your new additions. Christmas and Halloween are going to be so much fun with all of these new additions. Like the new magnetic platform!!!!!! Great idea, will get tons of use out of that.

  12. Linda B says:

    Beautiful and inspiring, as always!

  13. Diana R says:

    My desire is greater than my bank account!

  14. Normajean says:

    Ohhhh the inspiration! Thanks Tim!

  15. Deb says:

    So many dies, so little time…you sure make it difficult to be a working girl…no time to craft and spending all my money on must-have suppllies!!!

  16. I just can’t wait for this stuff to get here hurry up please my fingers are shaking!

  17. Holly Fingerle says:

    Fingers crossed. Love the new stuff

  18. Holly Fingerle says:

    What fun new products!!! Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration. Fingers crossed . Looking forward to playing with paper this weekend

  19. New Sizzix dies are fabulous!!!

  20. Patricia Mitchelson says:

    I hope I am not too late to enter to win these fabulous Tim’s stuff, I love everything you make and would love some new Tim Toys to play with

  21. Kathy Beringer says:

    Always love seeing your fabulous creations!!

  22. Gwen says:

    Omg love the book wall. I can’t wait for the ice skate die.

  23. Gwen says:

    Omg love the book wall! Can’t wait for the iceskates

  24. Melissa R says:

    Absolutely wonderful looking show set up! Looking at these photos makes me drift into inspirational thought. Love that! Unbelievable visual pleasure with all those new project samples and exciting new products. Thanks so much for all you do, it goes without saying that we all love you! 🙂

  25. Juanita Haney says:

    The stuff dreams are made of, please pick me. -Pookie

  26. Those ice skates … oh my … let the holidays begin!

  27. Maggi says:

    Stamps and dies are the best ever, your layering are awesome super cool. Great inspiration to go and make some cards.

  28. Linda Magee says:

    So many pretties to play with! I want some

  29. Emily says:

    Wow … what an amazing sight!! Thanks for the recap! There’s so much inspiration there … wonderful!!!

  30. Inky Addict says:

    Can we say insanely obsessed with all things T! M? Love everything in your product line. T! M’s stamps, inks, and embellies better than chocolate. Keep up the amazing work.

  31. May Jones says:

    I just love your witchy den in the top pics. Fabulous work in all the pics. You would fit in at Hogwarts, lol.

  32. Robin says:

    Always just love your stuff … this was just over the top … GREAT JOB !!!

  33. kimberly Gillaspy says:

    I love the combo stamps with the dies. And the plate for cutting..genius

  34. Cristina says:

    The book display is beyond awesome!!

  35. Karen M. says:

    WOW! That’s about all I can say is WOW! Can’t wait to get my inky fingers on some of the new stuff! My stash is really going to take a hit! Love it ALL!!
    Karen M.

  36. Amy Slanger says:

    I am going broke trying to keep up with all your fabulous new products Tim. I am on shopping restrictions! Hope I win, thanks for a chance to win more of your awesome new products. Love them all.

  37. Trexxann says:

    Oh my!! How cool are those succulents and the white Christmas tree!! Love seeing new takes on these products 🙂 Stamps + dies – swoooon!!

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