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BIG Tim Holtz SALE! (+ Artwork by Lora Mahaffey & New Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters, Sale, Tim Holtz

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 Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

A brief intro (ok.. maybe a bit longer than “brief”) before I hand this newsletter off to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) (to tell you all about a project by Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey AND the BIG Tim Holtz SALE). (And note: today’s Giveaway (farther below) is all about Lora’s project!)

There’s a new FREE Gift with Order offer: Double Dot Vintage Color Swatchbook (inspired by the new colors of the popular Double Dot Vintage line that Lora used in her witty little The Disastrous Tea Party — more info and photos of those new products below).

AND… the Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer is still going strong! For every $20 you spend, you can pick out a FREE Collage Sheet! The “pick out a free collage sheet” offer has expired BUT check the current newsletter for a NEW FREE collage sheet promo!

Final note: in case you missed Thursday’s Newsletter, you can still view High Tea with Marie by Shannon Cooper (and that newsletter includes that long anticipated Sweet Paris Mini Kit with artwork by Teri Calia)!

Lora Mahaffey has had a bit of fun with the Marie in Wonderland Kit with all of its tea, sweets, food and frills. I am afraid its touched her in the head a bit more than normal — although we wouldn’t have her any other way so there’s nothing to worry about. The Disastrous Tea Party… or What Really Happened to Marie Antoinette is Lora’s made-up little story to go with all the teeny, tiny, yummy things that inspired Lora from the kit, but if only Marie wasn’t so cheap… well I won’t give away the ending!

Lora used the ATC Book Box for her “book”, and my, what a lovely book it is! Your attention is immediately drawn to the lovely double tiered tables (that clever Lora used Wood Finial Chess Pawns for the legs) with a Mini Strawberry Cake, Mini Heart Tart Cake, assorted pastries from the Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet and a bouquet of Mini Rose Buds – Pale Pink in a tiny vase (made from a bead)! Pull the table insert away from the box and…

There’s a big party going on with everyone having a grand time drinking, dancing and carrying on like no one is watching! The adorable dancing fools come from the French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet and the super-duper versatile paper that Lora has used is the Double Dot Vintage Scrapbook Paper Shadow (Back in Stock!), Passion Fruit (New!) and Pink Punch (New!). It seems like no matter what color this particular paper comes out in, it becomes a neutral staple in your stash because you can use it for so many different things.

Here is Lora’s supply list.

Wait… what is this? A note on the spreadsheet that we use for upcoming newsletters. (Yes, I’m snooping around; it’s the only way I find things out!) “NEW Tim Holtz Distress Color: Mermaid Lagoon.” Mermaid Lagoon! Doesn’t the name alone make you want the color? There is a Mermaid Lagoon Paint, Stain, Ink Reinker, Ink Pad, Distress Marker, and Spray Stain in the collection. All of them can be Pre-Ordered (and you’ll be first to get them when the first order arrives… more info is on each of those pages, including a link to a video demo).

Looks like there’s a couple of new Distress Markers, too, in Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral. Sahweeet! Think I’ll add those to my next order as well.

Since almost all the new items being announced today are by Tim Holtz… Leslie just put the ENTIRE Tim Holtz Products Section On Sale! Over 400 products! Catch ’em quick ’cause the sale will end this Thursday, March 26th!

Telling you about all this makes me want to pull out my paints, stains, embossing folders and everything else; I’m off to run with scissors!


Hooray for the Disastrous Tea Party Giveaway!

This one is a short list but packed with goodies from Lora’s The Disastrous Tea Party supply list (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– March 2015 Kit – Marie in Wonderland
– French Labels Collage Sheet
– ATC Book Box
– Wood Finial Chess Pawns (3 sets)
– Double Dot Vintage Shadow Scrapbook Paper
– Double Dot Vintage Passion Fruit Scrapbook Paper
– Double Dot Vintage Pink Punch Scrapbook Paper
– 8×8 Heavy Chipboard (for the table tops)
– Mini Heart Tart Cake
– Ceramic Cupcake Beads
– Mini Strawberry Cake
– 27mm Resin Tea Party Heart Doilies

To enter the Disastrous Tea Party Giveaway Drawings (yes, plural, as I pulled two of these prize packages!):

1. you can leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW


2. you can place an order TODAY OR TOMORROW (all orders will be in the drawing for the 2nd prize package)

The deadline for both drawings is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, March 23, 2015)!

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 winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the TWO Sweet Paris Mini Kit Giveaways? That would be Orianna AND Kimberly Baier! (Note: the second Giveaway was a random drawing from orders placed during the contest.)

Posted by Leslie, March 22nd, 2015

108 responses to “BIG Tim Holtz SALE! (+ Artwork by Lora Mahaffey & New Giveaway!)”

  1. Jen R says:

    Love all the chaos!

  2. Jennifer J says:

    I love that ending!! SO fun and silly

  3. phoebe diamond says:

    Looks like an explosion in a sugar factory. Considering my life, that makes sense.

  4. Disastrous tea party, sounds like mine!

  5. Kristie says:

    Teapatries? I’m all in!

  6. Jen C says:

    This may be my favorite collection yet! Wonderful!

  7. kim says:

    So wonderful, and Disastrous sounds like my day to a “T” lol! Thanks so much for a chance! Have a happy day!~kim

  8. Verna Stapleton says:

    More sugar! More tea! More Marie! More fun! Thank you!

  9. I love everything here thank you

  10. Gail Gill says:

    This is by far one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. I would LOVE to take a class (or just share cake)with Miss Lora. Such a vivid imagination. Thanks for the opportunity to recreate this.

  11. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Fabulous project and generous giveaway.

  12. Laural says:

    Oui’ Oui’ time for Tea

  13. Emily N says:

    Viva la France!

  14. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Beautiful set!!

  15. Noreen says:

    Love the tea party! “Let her eat cake!”

  16. Noreen Johnson says:

    Just my piece of cake!

  17. Dear decadent Marie still living the dream!

  18. angelic says:

    I love the tea party collection!

  19. KIM says:

    Having fun with Marie Antoinette?
    Vary imaginative.
    Great job Lora.

  20. Sokat says:

    Lovely giveaway. Thank you forr the chance

  21. lavinia says:

    marie again?

  22. Ruth Anna says:

    Can’t get enough of Marie!

  23. Winnie says:

    This is a disaster! Love it!

  24. connie mills says:

    O my gosh!! …I loved it and the way you described Lora and her personality…lol awesome. Wish i had the talent that she has and wouldn’t mind being able to meet & enjoy her company for awhile. Would absolutely love recieving this!…good luck to us all.

  25. Holly Day says:

    Wonderful giveaway! So much fun stuff here!

  26. Amanda says:

    Really cool!!

  27. Cg says:

    Yes, please!! I want it all!! There can NEVER be too much Marie!!

  28. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow!! Wonderful goodies! A disastrous tea party sounds like a lot of fuN!

  29. Love the book – how fun.

  30. Mary Helene says:

    The embellishments are my favorite with this fun giveaway.

  31. Traci says:

    Great giveaway as always. Love getting your news letters Miz Bella is too funny-love reading her description of the projects.

  32. M. C. Sparks says:

    Love the name !

  33. Karen says:

    I’m ready for a Tea Party. Now who shall I invite?

  34. yvette leblanc says:


  35. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this new giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  36. barbara macaskill says:

    Disastrous is the way my tea party would go if I had one. There would be so many things that went wrong that it would be a laugh a minute! Would love to create a miniature one so that there was less mess to clean up! Thanks for the chance!

  37. Dawn says:

    Another great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

  38. Sheila Bacon says:

    Marie’s tea party – absolutely the most unique tea party! Many thanks for this new giveaway and the chance to win!!

  39. anything French is my thing—so many cool things to use….

  40. Karen says:

    My pinky finger is poised for a crazy tea party. Love all the Marie goodies.

  41. Lou Anne says:

    I love the idea of a disastrous tea party. It sounds like my cup of tea!

  42. Nancy Sherman says:

    This Marie project is great,so whimsical!

  43. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Yes, I want.

  44. Linda K says:

    Oh what fun this is!

  45. Lana says:

    If I don’t win, i’ll just cry 🙁

  46. Brenda lubrant says:

    I love the French look with Marie and a tea party.

  47. Lorna E. says:

    Madly extravagant – very Marie in Wonderland.

  48. Lisa Mills says:

    This sounds like fun! Count me in!!

  49. Linda Ellis says:

    You’ve inspired me to make mini-books in ATC boxes now!

  50. Sunny says:

    I love working with the book box and other boxes. But I haven’t made anything half as clever as this.

  51. Sandy says:

    Want want this kit, so many pretties!

  52. teri steele says:

    I have really enjoyed all of the Marie projects everyone has done. This theme never gets old to me. I hope for a chance to win!

  53. Lori D. says:

    Oh, I just absolutely adore this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  54. I’m a tea party fanatic and give elaborate parties for my grand-daughter and friends. Just love Lora’s project! Beautifully done! I’d love a chance to play with all the goodies.

  55. Luanne Shoup says:

    I need some of that double dot paper!

  56. Janet Turner says:

    Tea party time! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  57. Patricia Worth says:

    this giveaway is quite a delight. Would love to settle down and play with all the goodies. thank You for your extravagant giveaways. Always ready for the new kit to be showcased.

  58. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    I have been having so much fun making items with these things from your March kit. I would love to have more.Got my fingers crossed.

  59. A fabulous creation by Lora, a Tim Holtz sale and a wonderful giveaway, what an amazing day at Alpha Stamps, thank you so much!

  60. Thalia Kottke says:

    Oh my! The possibilities!

  61. I hope I am the random pick!!!!!

  62. Roxanne says:

    woohoo! Just ordered some of these fun items last week….can’t wait till they get here…and sure would love to win a stash to help finish my project! 🙂

  63. Karen Mallory says:

    Love this giveaway! Amazing box by Lora!

  64. Carmen Willis says:

    I love this giveaway, it has more delightful delectables, to add to my new project I’m working on! Love Lora’s “Disastrous Tea Party”, project as well.

  65. Ina Good says:

    disaser tes party me and marie a great combination…Thanks!

  66. cathrine bolin says:

    Hi, still here, still hoping! 🙂

  67. Gabrielle says:


  68. Dena Cottrell says:

    Such a beautiful piece of art! Love all the details. I love anything Antionette! Hope to win.

  69. Cocoa says:

    Another fun and wonderful giveaway!

  70. Ritva says:

    This is fun!

  71. Michelle Toops says:

    How adorable is this?

  72. M.E. says:

    Oh my! The more I see of this month’s collection, the more I’m loving it! So, please pick me to win these fun prizes – would be fabulous to have tea with Marie! Merci beaucoup!

  73. Helen says:

    Love it…count me in!

  74. jenni brockob says:

    What a fun project and so imaginative too. Thanks for sharing!

  75. CJ says:

    In chaos there is creativity!!!

  76. orianna says:

    what a creative mess !

  77. Darlene says:

    Marie is just one party girl !!!

  78. Daylan says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for another opportunity!

  79. Ginette says:

    Lets dance

  80. Stacia says:

    Sweet – of course!

  81. Kimberly Barcello says:

    A disastrous tea party? Sounds like a party I would throw! 😣

  82. Oh, (I would love to win this ! What a great package !

  83. Shanna says:

    I so love how this turned out!

  84. Gilda says:

    Love it. What a great giveaway.

  85. Marty P says:

    Just love all the merry madness with Marie! Wonderful giveaway, too!

  86. Pam Weiler says:

    Another great giveaway I would love to win.

    Thank you for the opportunity

  87. Diana says:

    I could throw a disaterous tea party…easily :/

  88. Tammy says:

    I would love to win

  89. Nicole Austin says:

    cutest giveaway! love it all. 🙂

  90. Jo says:

    Love the Marie tea party!

  91. Nancy S says:

    Oh, OMG! I just love the creativity in Lora tea party. Who wouldn’t want to attend!

  92. Mary-Ann says:

    I Love it!

  93. Joan says:

    What a great tea party! Love this giveaway.

  94. Debra Gibson says:

    What a pretty prize !!!!!!

  95. LeAnn says:

    Sounds like my kind of tea party.

  96. Lu L. says:

    So many interesting things in this giveaway!
    What a clever take on a tea party!

  97. Starqueen says:

    Disastrous Tea Party, indeed! We can all use a little disaster in our lives occasionally, can’t we? (Said with a wicked wink😘!)

  98. Christi Conley says:

    Love this – as always!!!

  99. Laura says:

    Tea time right up my alley!

  100. Tanya says:

    Oh, my goodness! I do not know how you keep coming up with such amazing giveaways!

  101. julie f. says:

    Another great giveaway! Please enter my name….

  102. Margery McInerny says:

    Love this giveaway. Marie deserves it.

  103. Sheila says:

    So, to paraphrase Marie, let us eat cake…and drink tea!

  104. Gay Cormier says:

    I WANT SOME CAKE! So fun!!!!!

  105. Christine V says:

    Just adore those ATC cards on dotted paper!
    I’m in!

  106. Betty Bead says:

    Ooo LA LA

  107. sheila says:

    Really admire and got many laughs out of Lora’s madcap imagination on this one! Rock on Marie!