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New Time Keeper Collection, More Salvaged Metals

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Giveaways, Newsletters, Steampunk, Vintage Vagabond Kit

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

A quick reminder before getting to the (amazing!) eye candy…
the Half Price Sale on Steampunk Collage Sheets (and FREE collage sheet offer) announced in Sunday’s Newsletter ends tomorrow night (Friday, April 24th). And that perfectly meshes with some gorgeous new papers below…

“To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition I’ve created some postcards highlighting events from the Expo. When I was done making the postcards I felt like I hadn’t done enough. I’ve been itching to make a book accordion file so voilà, the perfect way to store postcards!”

Of course she did! Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay has exquisite bookbinding skills and I don’t think she realizes that not all of us can whip out a perfectly-aligned accordion book like she can. Caroline’s blog post today explains the overall project (and the funny postcards) and in the future she’ll have a tutorial showing the accordion book (to keep the postcards in).

Here is Caroline’s Supply List and see her blog for more info and more photographs!


Hooray for the Time Keeper Giveaway!

I bet you saw this coming! With all the gorgeous papers in the new Time Keeper Line (and the last 2 days of the Steampunk Collage Sheet Sale), I just had to put some of those items together.

So I started with ALL EIGHT scrapbook papers from Time Keeper (which takes up all of that giant photo at right, so see below for a better pic of the…

FOUR collage sheets from the Steampunk Section:
Bicycles Collage Sheet
Hot Air Balloons Collage Sheet
Time Flies Collage Sheet
Charles Babbage Collage Sheet

To enter the Time Keeper Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, April 24, 2015)! AND tell me which of the Time Keeper Scrapbook Papers is your favorite and why.

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 So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Mini Hardware Giveaway? That would be Jill Noblitt! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, April 23rd, 2015

108 responses to “New Time Keeper Collection, More Salvaged Metals”

  1. Virginia Smith says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to see a tutorial on the accordian file!

  2. Noreen Johnson says:

    This giveaway has my name on it!

  3. Emily N. says:

    My favorite Timekeeper paper is Exploratorium. I love all the balloons and the steampunk look. It’s a great line!

  4. barbara macaskill says:

    Love the Accordian File! Great postcards and can’t wait to see the tutorial for the accordion file! TFS!

  5. barbara macaskill says:

    Forgot to add my favorite! LOVE Exploratorium because I love hot air balloons and vintage so this is a great mix!

  6. Jean Marmo says:

    This is delightful! Loving the hot air balloon and the postcards! What fun!

  7. phoebe diamond says:

    The balloons, soI can alter them and change bits around.

  8. DianeD says:

    Love all the images! A great giveaway.

  9. Barb J says:

    I especially like the Time files collage sheet, but giveaway is an awesome one!!!

  10. MaggieM says:

    I’ll be right over! I am working on some steampunk projects right now and would love to include your collage sheets and metal bits. Great giveaway!

  11. MaggieM says:

    Oops, missed this part…Exploratorium is my favorite!

  12. KIM says:

    The Portfolio is my favorite paper.
    Really interesting man with wings.
    All be great papers to add
    to anyone’s paper stash.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Mary Toriello says:

    Steampunk! AWESOME!!

  14. Maryellen says:

    All are great papers and would be a lovely addition to any stash. The air balloons bring up images of Dorothy – oh the possibilities.

  15. Arlene Groepper says:


  16. Jen R says:

    Exploratorium would be my pick tho they are all gorgeous. The fun graphics would make a great 3d shadow box.

  17. Ritva says:

    Oldfashioned stuff, so cool!

  18. Karen N says:

    Love Exploratorium…the name alone congers up endless possibilities.

  19. Carol Slowik says:

    My favorite is the Exploratorium. Love the Balloons! Wouldn’t it be fun to make a 3D Hot Air Balloon? How to create one…hmmm.

  20. Tammy says:

    I’ve just got to go with the Exploratorium it’s just so much fun to look at. Working with it would be a dream!

  21. Verna Stapleton says:

    Portfolio. Love the world and the man with wings (he looks a little insecty). Such fun papers.

  22. Debbie Kaste says:

    Oh my gosh, Caroline’s creation is just jaw dropping! Love it. My favorite papers would have to be ‘tinker’ as I love the black and cream color combo. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything

  24. kim says:

    I adore this project! It is so awesome and has by heart pounding it is so amazing! I loveeeee the Exploratorium set, to fly away on a balloon is so dreamy….Steampunk is so fabulous, need the steamer trunk too 🙂

    Thanks for a chance! Happy Weekend!

  25. Tammy says:

    I love it all !!

  26. Rise St Arno says:

    Portfolio is my favorite, but it’s really hard to choose one favorite.

  27. Gail Gill says:

    I think I like cogs and gears paper the best,, because I love steampunk and cogs and gears make such a great base for building. . Kinda like the foundation… you need a strong one for the build to work.

  28. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    love air balloons….wowy

  29. Beth Williams says:

    What a fantastic collection-and give away. Exploratorium is definitely my favorite-I could make so many things with those images.

  30. Lisa R. says:

    Very cute!

  31. I really like the bicycle scrapbook paper. My husband and I have a tandem bicycle along with several of our friends. This would be great to use for party invites.

  32. Sunny says:

    Love the products, but the idea of putting it all together the way you did is fantastic.

  33. LeAnn says:

    Exploratorium is my favorite because I love hot air balloons.

  34. Lorna E. says:

    My favourite Timekeeper paper is Exploratorium. Lots of interesting images and I like the mellow colour palette. Looking forward to Caroline’s tutorial, it’s a great project idea and would suit something I’d had in mind for a long time.

  35. jenni brockob says:

    I must go with crowd and pick Exploratorium as my favorite. The imagery is really fun and quite charming.

  36. Ruth Anna says:

    My favorite paper is carnival. The image of the woman worth the cage skirt would make a great book cover.

  37. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love the Accordion file. Would love to this this great prize. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Karen says:

    I love all old paper stuff and so it’s really hard to pick a favorite, but if I have to – I like the vintage postcards the most!

  39. penelope says:

    Love the accordion postcard – would like to see tutorial!

  40. Geri says:

    I like marchant… lots of details to work with for tags,books, etc.. always find the old advertisements catch my eye.

  41. carol says:

    Exploratorium is my favorite too. Can’t wait to get the tutorial

  42. Traci says:

    I love the Time Keeper papers they are so vintage looking. I love them all but I would say my fav is the marchant- I love old advertisements and this one also looks older with the coloring. Also, love the accordion book can’t wait for the tutorial.

  43. lynn says:

    these papers are all gorgeous
    the marchant with the oldfashioned advertisements are so perfect for the vintage looks I love.
    caroline outdid herself .. the accordion fold is so unique… thanks for the chance to win… love love your products

  44. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    Very hard to,pick what is best on here…everything is yelling “pick me!.”

  45. Sandy says:

    I love the black sheet with all the corsets! They all are beautiful.

  46. Susan M. L. says:

    All would be wonderful to have, but I like Exploratorium the most because the hot air balloons would work well with my plans for a “round the world” travel journal using my vintage travel postcards I have collected from my favorite Antique Mall here in Tucson.

  47. Mary Helene says:

    The collage sheets are just the best.

  48. angelic says:

    My favorite timekeeper collection paper is the Antique Emporium, because I love clocks and which I could time travel.

  49. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Love this!

  50. DebR says:

    Love Caroline’s postcards and book accordion file! All of the Time Keeper papers are gorgeous but think I like the ‘Exploratorium’ best.

  51. Maura Flood says:

    The paper I like best is Exploratorium, because of the variety of images. I also like it because it evokes the theme of journey, which I’ve been exploring in some of the pages of my art journal. I could put the paper to good use in that journal.

  52. Nancy S says:

    The paper that I like the best is the Hot Air Balloons, because I belong to painting society which is using this as their theme this year. It’s just so fun and whimsical.

  53. Michelle B. says:

    The entire collection is a so great to mix with other papers for that
    “vintage time traveler” theme! My favorite is the Antique Emporium
    with which I would make dresses for paper dolls, and then add
    3 dimensional clocks, gears, old buttons and assorted brass hardware
    embellishments. Oh, yum!,!!!!

  54. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    I love all the Timekeeper’s paper, but my favorite is Cogs and Gears. It is a versatile background for streamline embellishments.

  55. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    I love all the Timekeeper’s paper, but my favorite is Cogs and Gears. It is a versatile background for steampunk embellishments.

  56. Cathy Skrehot says:

    I love the “Exploratorium” sheet for two reasons…I just made reservations at the Albuquerque Balloon festival in NM in October and love balloons, and the Exploratorium is in the Palace of Fine Arts from the 1915 exposition…thanks for the chance.

  57. Lana says:

    what fun projects for a rainy, April afternoon.

  58. Kathy McGee says:

    Love the new Timekeeper paper! My favorite? All of them. I like just about anything with a vintage/collage feel to it!

  59. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    Pick one of the papers as a favorite. Are you kidding? They are all fabulous but if I did have to pick one, it would be Carnival.I’m a sucker for all those ferris wheel images and I love the dress forms and hats and vintage advertising and even a steamboat. Oh that Tim!!!

  60. Amanda Miller says:

    I can’t pick just one.I love them all!!

  61. Mary-Ann says:

    I love the Steampunk because it’s old and new at the same time! 🙂

  62. bonnie bird says:

    I just absolutely love both the “Exploratorium” and the “Portfolio”. A couple of my girlfriends and i are taking road trips this summer. We are looking for all the sweet little Tea Rooms we can find along the Oregon coast. I will be making a journal of our trips and think this paper will be just perfect to use for it!!!

  63. Janet Turner says:

    Great giveaway! I love the Exploratorium paper. It’s beautiful.

  64. Sheila says:

    I love Portfolio because of its “worldly” images. So evocative!

  65. Lori D. says:

    I just adore this giveaway! I would have to say my favorite (Do I really have to choose?) would be Exploratorium. I just love the Ferris Wheel image! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  66. Gilda says:

    Love the accordian book. My favorite paper is Tinker. It’s just waiting to be made into a great projet.

  67. Noreen says:

    I love anything to do with books, and this Accordion Postcard Book is really clever! They are all really nice papers, but I think I lean slightly toward Exploratorium because I like all the images on it.

  68. Roxanne says:

    oh Gosh…I think the Exploratorium is my fav…although they all have such great vintage appeal. But when I see Hot air balloons it reminds me of where I grew up in upstate NY, Glens falls would have the Hot Air Balloon festival and it was such fun. 🙂 Sure would love to win someday….

  69. Ginette says:

    Olalla, gorgeous giveaway

  70. Marilyn H says:

    Marchant – I love the old ads!

  71. yvette leblanc says:


  72. Carmen Willis says:

    Love the Exploratorium scrapbook paper…it’s my favorite. Love the vintage colors and how these adventures are still carrying on today! Wonderful giveaway!

  73. Terry McM says:

    I love the Portfolio paper! Would make an awesome book cover. Cool vintage!

  74. Stefanie says:

    Ooh – love this so much!!! All of the papers but if I have to choose a favourite it has to be Exploratoruum 🙂

  75. Joann says:

    I love all of the papers!

  76. Jennie says:

    The art nouveau page is my favorite! Probably because I like making corsets, in addition to making art. 🙂

  77. Sokat says:

    I like all of them but if I have to pick, exploratorium is the winner. I love the vintage hot air balloons. There is such a nostalgic romance of the era where creativity was wide open.

  78. Jackie P Neal says:

    I do believe it is a toss up between the yellow rose paper-because it is Gorgeous! and the one with the balloons and Ferris wheel- why? because I love Ferris wheels!!

  79. Dawn says:

    I like the Marchant because of all the endless possibilities creating projects with the printed word.

  80. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the hot air balloons!

  81. Carrie j says:

    Love those balloons on exploratorium!

  82. Jeanne Kelly says:

    The Tinker paper is my fave because of the little pocket included on the sheet – how cute and easy!

  83. Helen says:

    It is so hard to pick a favorite! I pick the exlploratorium. I love the hot air balloons, but the diver’s helmet is just too perfect to use for a gift I want to make my husband!

  84. Sara H. says:

    Exploratorium! I want to redo my bathroom with a vintage hot air balloon theme. I love this collection.

  85. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love all of the different collage sheets. I could make some pretty stuff with them.

  86. Pam W says:

    I love all of the papers. Would love to win this giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

  87. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Exploratorium is my favorite because I like the ho tair balloons and the colors, plus the versatility of cutting the different cards. Mahalo for the op to win.

  88. Thalia Kottke says:


  89. Kim R says:

    Gorgeous papers! Would love to win!

  90. Cindy Fitch says:

    I love the Exploratorium paper. The vintage steampunk advertising looks like it will work well with many projects.

  91. Patricia Worth says:

    I am passionate about the “Time Keeper Scrapbook Paper – Carnival” so whimsical. I can’t wait to create with it. Thanks for sharing such fabulous “giveaways”!

  92. Marja Sterenborg says:

    I love the dark feeling of the steampunk papers.

    They are gorgeaus for all kinds of projects

  93. Mariann Hoover says:

    Beautiful collection! The Exploratorium paper is my favorite because the graphics are great and some day I hope to ride in a hot air balloon!

  94. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the giveaway! It is great that the papers can be used for Steampunk projects too!!

  95. Elizabeth H. says:

    I love all the fun stuff, the graphics are great!

  96. Kimberly Barcello says:

    Timekeeper Carnival, if I have to pick one. Love the lady in the Crinoline!

  97. Andrew Francesconi says:

    I love them all but the Carnival is the most interesting and I could envision creating a fabulous mini album with these pages.

  98. April Dudko says:

    My favorite is the “carnival” paper because of all the old ads! I can see lots of cards made with this.

  99. Anne Million says:

    I love the timekeepers collage sheet because of the number of elements! So much versatility!!

  100. Perfect addition to my “toolbox”!

  101. Christine V says:

    such generous give-a-ways! I’d love to play with the bicycle collage sheet!

  102. Marcia says:

    Art Nouveau, hands down!!!!!!

  103. Leanna Alverson says:

    I love these but I’d have to say the Time Keeper Tinker is my favorite!

  104. J Ferreira says:

    I love the circus scrapbook paper, as I love vintage corsets and the old time circus images.

  105. Megan Warren says:

    My favorite is the Carnival, I’ve always loved the history and the old artwork for the carnivals before my time. I could do so many things with this sheet alone, plus it just makes me smile.

  106. Lisa anMills says:

    Hummm, I think I would like the Exploratorium. I just love those ballons. Thank you!!

  107. Denise Humenik says:

    What would I do? I know what I’d like to do…I’d like to climb right into the paper & “join the crowd”! 🙂 Don’t have the words for how cool this is!