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    New Tim Holtz Goodies and TWO Lovely Art Projects!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Design Team, Giveaways, New Products, Newsletters, Tim Holtz, Tutorials

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

    Yay! The new items announced at the recent CHA trade show are (finally!) beginning to ship! And after viewing the beautiful projects by TWO Design Team Members, you can scroll down to view 8 new items from Tim Holtz! (Plus some very pretty back in stock items… and today’s Giveaway!)

    Design Team Member Laura Carson was inspired by the New Garden Gate Die-Cut Chipboard and using only half of the gate set (!) created the beautiful, layered Secret Rendezvous — or maybe not so secret at right!

    As Laura explains, “I imagined two young lovers meeting in a garden unbeknownst to anyone. As I began work, I started thinking about what if they weren’t alone, maybe they were being watched. Did you notice the gentleman standing on the other side of the gate? Is he there by chance or perhaps a rival for the ladies affections, you decide.”

    And if you’re wondering what are all of those bees and birds and keys and birdcages woven into the New and On Sale! Yellow Flower Garland, here’s a link to her supply list. And see more photos and instructions on Laura’s blog post.

    But wait, there’s more! Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey turned that same sweet (and On Sale!) Shadow Box Shrine Kit – Bird from last week’s newsletter into two sweet-as-pie plaques!

    (A close-up of the Odd Bird is at left… see larger photos and the coordinating Strange Bird in the Gallery.) Plus more info from Lora on her blog post.

    From that perfect edging of Velvet Ric Rac to the use of the New and On Sale! Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad – Pearlescent Olive to recolor and antique the Double Dot Vintage Island Mist Scrapbook Paper, I love all the thought and details in these pieces! And with all the laser-cut pieces in that shrine kit (normally stacked up to create the depth for the shrine, but left as separate pieces in Lora’s plaques), you could make 4 little bird pieces.

    And, of course, the focal point: the cutie from the More Cab Card Cuties Collage Sheet!


    Hooray! A Garden Gate Giveaway!

    Sweet! A mix of supplies from both Laura and Lora’s projects (click on both/either of those links for a reminder of their supply lists), plus these extra goodies that just seemed to be calling out to be included:
    Orange Daisies
    Small Leaves Clear Stamp Set
    Art (Text) Rubber Stamp
    Woodland Floral Glittered Scrapbook Paper
    Noxious Fumes Fiber Set
    Steampunk Gear Mix
    Bird On A Branch (Hey, On Sale! because of the ongoing Bird Theme Sale!)
    Small Brass Swallow Charms
    Large Brass Swallow Charm

    To enter the Garden Gate Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, February 20, 2014).

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Steampunk Bird Giveaway? That would be Gail Klein! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

    Posted by Leslie, February 20th, 2014

    149 responses to “New Tim Holtz Goodies and TWO Lovely Art Projects!”

    1. Caroline Lawson says:

      I love this collection and I’d sure like to win it.

    2. Holly R says:

      I am such a huge fan of birds and bees!

    3. Stacy Blow says:

      How lovely! I can see using some of these techniques to build an arbor for a doll diorama. Pick me! Pick me!

    4. Every email you send is eye candy.
      I would love to win a collection from you…. Oh think of the art I could create.

      Thank you for the opportunity.
      Be blessed and well,

    5. KIM says:

      Spring time and young love.
      AAAHHH! the memories.
      Thanks for the chance to win another great giveaway.

    6. Nellie Cotnam says:

      I can use these as a gift for my friend who loves to create art with birds and nature. Please Pick me! Thanks

    7. Mary Toriello says:

      Love that bird shrine and all the goodies .

    8. Phoebe Diamond says:

      Yummy, I like that mix of supplies.

    9. Holly Day says:

      Beautiful! Reminds me of summer.

    10. SanZ says:

      would love to win!

    11. Darlene says:

      you always have such wonderful giveaways !
      thank you.

    12. Connie L. says:

      Such gorgeous goodies!

    13. Lori Turner says:

      Would love to win this fabulous collection! Blessings, Lori

    14. Barb says:

      This giveaway is enchanting!! Love everything about it!

    15. Lynette says:

      The gate, the flowers, and ivy are giving me all sorts of ideas…Then again, who doesn’t have Spring Fever this year?

    16. Michele says:

      Kisses in the garden are the sweetest!

    17. Roxanne says:

      Ohhhhh! Love it, love it, love it! I love all of Laura Carsons creations..she has a great blog w/tutorials and tips for all the great Alpha Stamps goodies! Thanks for the chance for this Great prize!

    18. Amanda Miller says:

      Yeah for Spring! Love this collection.

    19. Jo says:

      Love the gate chipboards- so cute!
      Thanks for the giveaway – just love this one!

    20. Gloria Stafford says:

      With a giveaway like this, can Spring be far behind! So lovely!

    21. Jackie Krueger says:

      It’s all so inspiring! My head is working overtime. If only ………

    22. Maria says:

      Cool Birds. Thank you.

    23. kim says:

      love this collection! fabulous

    24. Virginia Smith says:

      More birds! How wonderful! This is a great collection.

    25. Teresa Currie says:

      Your Bird Shadow Box Shrine Kit and Bird On A Branch charm are really lovely. This would be such fun to play with!!

    26. Deb Neerman says:

      What a lovely and sweet collection. LOVE the birds … spring is in the air! Thanks for the chance to win!

    27. LeAnn A says:

      Wonderful collection. Thank you!

    28. marge says:

      Tim Holtz has the best stuff….hope….

    29. Jill Noblitt says:

      Beautiful items! Anything related to spring is so refreshing right now!

    30. Lori Devoux says:

      I adore this collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    31. Linda says:

      This collection is striking! Would love to be able to create with it!!!! Thanks for the chance!

    32. Mary Pugh says:

      The collection looks great – once again!

    33. A stunning collection and beautiful project, I love the romance of it all.

    34. Laura says:

      Always so gorgeous! I’d love to win!

    35. Michelle says:

      WOW! What a cool selection. Hope I’m lucky this time! Oh and thanks for doing these great giveaways!

    36. Florence says:

      very pretty items

    37. Jeri Aaron says:

      Love this giveaway!

    38. Mary-Ann says:

      This is such a beautiful collection and who isn’t ready for spring?!

    39. Deborah Emmons says:

      Love the mystery behind the gate, wonderful theme.

    40. So spring like, it absolutely inspires
      one to create, and what a wonderful stash to get started with !

    41. Nancy Serwinski says:

      Thanks once again for the opportunity to win a bunch of lovelies!

    42. angelic says:

      This is a beautiful collection! I would love to win this! Thank you for the giveaway.

    43. Melanie says:

      love it

    44. Jerrel Myers says:

      It’s starting to look like Spring. Love the birds and bees, the arched gate is cool.

    45. Kathleen Jones says:

      I NEED this!!!!!!!

    46. Ritva Karhunen says:

      This is great, again!

    47. Karen says:

      Beautiful assortment of goodies – I would love to have the chance of creating something wonderful. I could use a “shot” of Spring!!!

    48. Lorna says:

      Another intriguing project from Laura.

    49. Winning this would certainly put me in the mood for Spring. Thanks for the opportunity.

    50. Kathy Bumb says:

      What a beautiful giveaway – reminds me of spring!! Love your store.

    51. Debbie Rollier says:

      I so want to win this awesome prize

    52. Judy Ross says:

      Would love to win this. Thanks, for the chance!

    53. Carolyn Bowlby says:

      Sweet … yes, that’s the word.

    54. Linda says:

      I really love the ‘ART’ stamp! And of course all of the spring like items.

    55. Carmen Willis says:

      What beautiful projects by Laura and Lora. Real inspiring and delightful. Lots of goodies in this giveaway! Hope I win!

    56. judy golden says:

      Wow, what a beautiful giveaway hope I’m lucky to win it~

    57. shari welch says:

      Oh my imagination is running wild on this collection.

    58. Traci says:

      Such cute projects by Laura and Lora today. I love the sweet little girl and the steampunk bird & Laura always amazes me with her creative ideas.

    59. Donna says:

      Secret Rendezvous is so lush looking! Thanks for the countless pretties you offer – and the giveaways.

    60. Blair Lowery says:

      Puts spring in the air.

    61. Theresa Goldman says:

      So very, very cool.

    62. Shirley Gregory says:

      Beautiful and inspiring projects! What a great use of materials.

    63. Kathy Cabble says:

      Love the garden gate. I need to make one.

    64. Beth Bynum says:

      Love the collection. Would love to win.

    65. Rhonda Cable says:

      would love to win this collection…spring is deffinately in the air!!!

    66. Alicia Anderson says:

      Oh, reminds me of Spring!!! Beautiful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

    67. Karen Cejka says:

      Love it! Beautiful spring giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    68. Carol Feiner says:

      So beautiful — gates, birds, flowers — love it all!

    69. Thanks for the chance to win this fab group of goodies 🙂

    70. Noreen says:

      I love the Secret Rendezvous – a secret meeting in a flowery bower!

    71. Willow says:

      Another great giveaway. Spring always brings the renewal of romance..with the sun everything is reawakened.

    72. Mary Mac says:

      Still loving all the great bird theme papers.

    73. Luanne Shoup says:

      let me tell you about the birds and the bees……

    74. Emily N. says:

      Another great giveaway!

    75. MaggieM says:

      Oh, you have the most fabulous giveaways (although I’ve never won)! I’m dreaming of the fabulous mixed media projects I could create with all the wonderful items included in this giveaway. (Keeping my eyes and fingers crossed!)

    76. Jen R says:

      So sweet!

    77. Debi says:

      So pretty and so romantic! It reminds me of a wedding cake topper. Hmmmm…..

    78. Gilda says:

      Love this collection. Thanks for the give away.

    79. Christine Kurman says:

      I love the man spying on them..old boyfriend?..husband?..secret gay lover? …serial killer?..interesting

    80. Rose Lewis says:

      Such a beautiful introduction to spring! Really makes me want to create!

    81. Pat says:

      Love this package

    82. omg – this is a die-and-go-to-heaven collection! please toss my name in the hat! thanks!

    83. Yvonne Cornelius says:

      Be still my heart! Another great giveaway.

    84. Lori Wilczek says:

      Spring Fever! Love the giveaways, thank you.

    85. Denise Humenik says:

      Pick me! Pick me!! 🙂

    86. Kathie Morgan says:

      Wow! The Garden Gate Giveaway AND Tim Holtz…..how can it get betterII. Hope my random number comes up. K.

    87. Sylvia L. says:

      Beautiful use of the bird & garden elements in your collection…

    88. Oh My !! Again, I do love it, I wanna win this !!! keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed !
      thank you

    89. Janet Turner says:

      So beautiful. It makes me believe that
      Spring is actually on its way!

    90. Fiona Samson says:

      I have always admired Laura Carson’s art work and again she has created a truly beautiful piece. Well done!

    91. Rabbit says:

      Love this–does it mean Spring will finally come?

    92. Stacia says:

      What a pretty set!

    93. Gigi Jordan says:

      What a lovely collection. Laura’s explanation of her creation with the items is so inspirational! Gigi

    94. Kathy M says:

      This is such a beautiful collection, and reminds me of spring! So beautiful!

    95. Norma Karter says:

      I love Tim Holtz.

    96. Barbara Maxwell says:

      This would be so much fun to work with. Would love to have it. Love all your products

    97. Kathy says:

      Awesome work.

    98. Juanita Murray says:

      Great! collection that makes up this kit.

    99. Pam Weiler says:

      Another fabulous giveaway. I would love to create something beautiful with all of these pieces.

    100. Sharon Barbera says:

      Beautiful!! Makes me think Spring!!

    101. Sandy Holva says:

      Sweet memories of a secret garden!

    102. Andrea P says:

      I am NOT a fan of gardening (too many bad run-in’s with earwigs in my youth), but I am a fan of this amazing Garden Gate kit!

    103. Jeffery James says:

      What fun. Love to win

    104. Sandi Cotroneo says:

      Gloriously designed package as always!!

    105. Cindi Mc says:

      Would love to win this kit! Gorgeous!!!

    106. melody says:

      All fun looking toys! Do I *need* that ‘art’ stamp? Noo, but I WANT it!

    107. coco says:

      Wow, what a wonderful make by Laura today!!!… Thanks to share, and also for this new great giveaway!!

    108. Thalia Kottke says:

      What a great collection, would love to win this one.

    109. Jane Thomas says:

      That is gorgeous! I hope I am the winner of this great stash!

    110. HawaiianLibrarian says:

      Ah sweet mysteries of Spring! Lovely!

    111. Mary White says:

      Great give a way. Love to win.

    112. Laura says:

      Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    113. Marilyn H says:

      Beautiful! Awesome giveaway.

    114. Linda Knox says:

      I’d love to win any of the giveaways! Thanks.

    115. Donna Meyers says:

      Anything to do with garden in any form works for me. So the garden gate will enhance my garden stash embellishments.
      I hope i win!

    116. carol says:

      I would love to create a garden gate scene and really could use all these wonderful supplies

    117. DiannaAnna says:

      So glad I found this site! What lovely things you have.

    118. Jackie says:

      Thanks for the chance to win- throw my name in the hat to please!

    119. Nancy S. says:

      What a fabulous give-away. Does just having had a birthday count for extra comments. How nice of everyone who is offering the parts of this give-away.

    120. May gardens soon come with spring until then I could make one with your kit.

    121. Jen says:

      I love the rich colors and the birds…just put a bird on it!

    122. Kimberly says:

      Once again very nice!

    123. Nancy Schlis says:

      What a stunning collection!

    124. joy says:

      Lovely selection of items for this giveaway. What fun it would be to win!! Thanks for the chance.

    125. Theresa Grdina says:

      Gosh I would love to win this!!!!

    126. Vic Bills says:

      Thanks for the chance to win this elegant collection! Makes me long for spring.

    127. Melanie C. says:

      Love Laura Carson’s creation and would love to win the Garden giveaway. Thanks
      for the chance to win!

    128. P boszko says:

      Great stuff! THANKS!

    129. Sami Bretherton says:

      Hope to win this one!

    130. Brenda Lubrant says:

      Wow, I love all of the new Tim Holtz’s products that just arrived at your shop.

    131. Carol Slowik says:

      Unbelievably imaginative! Love it! Hope I win this one!

    132. Hannah Foss says:

      Such talent!! Would love to win!!

    133. teri steele says:

      Always up for free Alpha Stamp goodies.

    134. DebbieK says:

      What terrific projects Laura and Lora created! Would love to win the very generous giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

    135. Rosie V. says:

      Such yummy giveaways! Hope I win… Thanks for such great inspiration!!

    136. Janet says:

      I am SOOO in love with all the papers and paraphernalia shown!! I hope the random computer generator picks me to win it!!!

    137. Jeanne Kelly says:

      Ooooooo! Looks like a fun aviary garden is getting started!

    138. Terry McMullen says:

      LOVE the project! Thank for the opportunity to win.

    139. Cindy Fitch says:

      I am ready for Spring and what a wonderful project to celebrate it’s coming! Thank you for another great giveaway.

    140. Pat Houck says:

      What a beautiful kit!

    141. Jennifer says:

      Would love to own!

    142. Kathleen Johnson says:

      Pretty, pretty, pretty please?

    143. Robin Venecia says:

      I love alphastamps and I love giveaways!

    144. Sue Day says:

      Wonderful looking kit. I hope its mine. Love the bird shrine!

    145. Jo says:

      Love this kit!!!!

    146. Elise vaske says:

      Beautiful kit! Hope I win!

    147. Karen H says:

      Neat stuff! Thanks for the chance.

    148. IKE says:

      This is just a superb collection. Thank you for the chance to win it 😀 xxxxx