it’s that time again…

hey bloggers!  hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  as you can imagine, around here it was spent prepping and kitting for the cruise coming up REAL soon.  at least i was with friends and had lots of fun working all weekend, good food (thanks to mario), and good treats (thanks to michele).  treats meaning candy corn!  yep, it's that time again – one of my favorite candy times (besides easter) where the store shelves are stocked full of sweet tiny wrapped colorful treasures of goodness.  it's also the time i can get my favorite candy brach's autumn mix in bulk!  i know, i know "tim, you shouldn't be eating so much candy…blah, blah, blah…".  what can i say – i love it! 

another thing i love are wood mounted stamps.  i guess it's just a preference from the beginning days of stamping for me – just something about a stamp on a wood block – nostalgic.  truth be told, the only stamps i ever use in my studio are wood mounted.  i only use cling when i demo.  i know the cling and wood mounted stamps work exactly the same, and you get the same quality image – it's just another one of those quirky things about me i guess…

so of course getting my new wood mounted stamps along with a 2lb. bag of halloween candy inspires me to be a little creative.  so tomorrow i'll share a few of the halloween tags i've been creating in between kitting (it can't be all work and no play you know?).   also, so you can create right along with me, i'll be doing a little giveaway of one of my favorite halloween stamps from this release "the witch" (wood mounted of course), and a great ranger prize kit that includes (black archival pad, ink blending tool and foam, mini glossy accents, heirloom gold perfect pearls, craft scraper, picket fence distress crackle paint, and the NEW craft scrubbie hand cleaner bar)!

all YOU have to do for your chance to win is post a comment on today's post and let me know your favorite halloween treat!  c'mon you know you want to… what is it???  candy corn?  popcorn balls?  candied apples?  mini snickers???

i'll select 5 random winners from the comments and post them on tomorrow's blog along with my tags – in fact i'll send one of my tags to each winner along with their prize!!!  candy makes me happy…so get happy with me…t!m

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101