Posts Tagged ‘new arrivals’

Tuesday with Tara {take 89}

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!


This week I want to share with you my excitement about the new Distress Oxide inks by Ranger & Tim Holtz… it’s so fun when something completely new & different comes out on the market because it can really add new life to all the supplies you own already!  I brought home six of the new inks and most of my inky play you see here was with just two of them, peeled paint & faded jeans.  So hopefully this little sampling shows you that you can still have some fun with new supplies even if your budget is small (or you can go big and buy them all… don’t let me stop you!  Lol)


If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably have noticed that I LOVE working with/on kraft cardstock.  I was most excited to get my hands on Distress Oxides because of their unique properties as a hybrid ink which allow me to not just stamp but do background and blending techniques that will show up on kraft & black!  I love this!  Here is some simple  ink blending on kraft- I inked directly on the tag with a blending tool as well as rubbed the ink onto my kraft sheet, spritzed with water and pressed & dabbed the tag into the inky puddles.  Look at the gorgeous variety of shades I got from just two inks!  Love it!  And check out the funky oxidation look from mixing these inks with water.  Yum!


Here’s another tag that I stenciled onto, layering and misting my inks:


Again, this was on a kraft tag base!  I also did a bit of ink blending and stenciled on a black tag:


The black tag didn’t accept water as well as the kraft or a regular Manila tag, but the inks look amazing stenciled on it!

Heres another look at the two kraft tags… and I’ll show you the completed black tag in a week or two!



other supplies:

tags, kraft & black

Dylusions modern script stencil

Tim Holtz scribbles stencil

Non stick craft sheet (my favorite work surface- especially with Distress Ink products!)

ink blending tool

Tim Holtz handwritten thoughts stamp


inky hugs,



We’ve Gone Crazy!

Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Crazy Cat Dies from Tim Holtz 661209

Crazy Cats Dies from Tim Holtz

Mini Bird Crazy and things

Mini Bird Crazy and Things

Crazy Cats Stamps from Tim Holtz san-cms250_2287_general

Here’s something to chirp about! The new Mini Bird Crazy and Things by Tim Holtz are the rarest birds of all – Framelits dies that are specifically designed to complement Stampers Anonymous Mini Bird Crazy and Things Cling Mount Stamps ( CMS250 ), cutting right up to the stamped edge. Fun for layering wings, eyes and beaks. For the cat lovers check out Crazy Cats ( CMS251 ) 6 new characters to steal your heart and they all your Crazy Things stamps will fit them!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Punches

Friday, August 28th, 2015
Tim Holtz new Sizzix Punches

Tim Holtz new Sizzix Punches

Introducing a new line of punches from Sizzix. Tim Holz has teamed up with Sizzix to design the most functional, ergonomic, user friendly line of punches. This has been well over a year in design and development to bring you what Tim thinks is one of the most thought out line of punches. Available in three sizes with slightly distressed designs, this collection will give your smaller projects a punch of creativity, sorry could not resist that one. I can’t wait to see what he does with them.   We are desperately working to get them up on the site for you but I couldn’t wait to share! I think the Large Bird Punch 660168 and the Large Juniper Punch 660171 are my favourite but I want them ALL!