Monday, March 9, 2015


Hello Everyone!

Happy Monday!  I had time recently to try out Tim Holtz's March 2015 tag.  I sure am loving his background techniques this year!  They are so much fun to make, and very versatile.  I'm sure to be finding uses for them all year long.  I followed the instructions as closely as I could with what I had on hand, changing up the colors and stamps to match my style and stash. 

Here is my version of the March Tag:

I used a combination of Idea-ology, new metal items, and vintage metal snaps and buttons from my stash.  The round blue item is a vintage thumbtack in the perfect color to match the Stormy Sky Distress paint I used to color some of my Idea-ology findings. 

I used bird stamps from the Nature Walk set,  and Distress Painted Alpha Parts letters.

Now that I've finished this month's project, I can't wait to see what techniques Tim will be sharing with us in April. 

With this project, I will be linking up for the first time with the Shopping Our Stash challenge. I love a challenge that encourages me to use up what I have.   The current challenge, #191, is to use our oldest metal stash.  I have used metal snaps and buttons that are far older than I am!  They have been in my stash for at least 20 years, and resided in the attic of my parents; home for many years prior to that.  I like to think that my frugal ancestors would appreciate that I have used these carefully saved and long hoarded buttons in this way. 


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh fantastic project!!! I love your Tim Holtz inspiration!!! Thanks for playing along with the shopping our stash crew for the "not so heavy metal" challenge!!

  2. Saw this on the challenge blog and LOVED it!! Just had to pop in and tell you. This is wonderful and truly inspiring :)

  3. What an excellent project and a great take on Tim's March tag. A great result, you must be very pleased with it.

  4. This is fabulous Elizabeth! The background is gorgeous with those wonderful birds and the touches of gold! Love all the metal trinkets!! Thank you so much for the visit and the congrats on my new mixed media blog. I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. hugs :)

  5. Thanks, Pamellia! This was a really fun project. Life has been getting in the way of crafting lately, but I hope to be back to blogging soon. Your first challenge will be right on the top of my "must do" list!

    1. I hear ya!! I'm always complaining to my hubby that work is interfering with my crafting time! HAHA! I just came back to find out if you have ever considered adding the Friend Connect Follow button to your sidebar? I really love your work and it would be so amazing if I got a notice when you posted something new. Just food for thought. Have a wonderful weekend, big hugs :)

    2. Thanks, Pamellia. It makes my day that you want to see my work! I finally figured out how to add the follow button. You will see it on my sidebar now.


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