Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ask Karen - "Tim and the 12 Tags of Christmas"

Helloooooooooooooo bloggers!
I know it's late in the day... but it's still Tuesday and I haven't forgotten to post :)

It's "Ask Karen" day so -- I thought I would take the opportunity to address a question I received at the crop on Saturday.

One of my new ladies (new to me, not to scrapbooking) overheard Lucy from Simply Scrapping tease me *incessantly* about being a "female Tim Holtz" because I love his products and, like him, I'm all about the distress - I love getting inky. *wink* Well, this lady asked me: "Who is Tim Holtz". After I picked myself up off the floor and dusted myself off I explained to her that Tim is the creative genius behind all the "distress" and much of the multi media products I love and carry in the studio - He has his own signature line.

Tim is also a fabulous teacher and demonstrator. I have been lucky enough to take a few classes of his as well as witness many demos by the man himself. I find him inspiring and often check out his blog to see what he's been up to and what he is playing with now.

Starting today -- December 1. Tim is doing his annual (and highly anticipated) `12 TAGS OF CHRISTMAS on his blog. Each day for 12 days, Tim will be creating and posting a new tag tutorial on his blog. I created the tag below based on his DAY 1 class:

You'll notice that I used a Reindeer Stamp, not the Snowman in Tim's example. That's because I didn't have the stamp set he used.... but this reindeer is one of his :) Feel free to mix, match and create -- yes!! I hope you create these with me! They're great fun!!
I will be creating his tags each day -- and I will post my creations here on the blog. If you create one too... let me know. Post your creation on your blog and I will link to you or... if you want to post your tag on our photobucket site so we can all see ... you can do that too! I'll be sure to link to that image as well. Just let me know.
Check back here each day to see my interpretation... and go to Tim's blog for instructions. Don't forget to try for one of his giveaways.....THEY ARE AMAZING!! Just like the tags!


Tracey said...

Karen, your tag is gorgeous!! Well done girl!!

Hels said...

Ohhh, I just did a little squeak of excitement to see you used the leaping Bambi instead of a snowman...GENIUS!! love it loads...this 12 tags lark is addictive isn't it? :O)