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New Tim Holtz Christmas Items & Big Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Betsy Skagen, Giveaways, Miniature Reliquaries Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, 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 Rhonda’s project that are still available on the new site.

Halloween or Christmas? Hmm… How about both! Starting with:

ALL Christmas Collage Sheets are 40% off — through TUESDAY night (October 18, 2016)! That’s a HUGE section (OVER 100 sheets)! And a big variety of images, too: nostalgic sepia postcards, classic illustrations of Santa Claus…. images sized for pendants or ATCs.

It includes popular items like the Christmas Dolls and Baby It’s Cold Outside Collage Sheets shown at left and right.

NEW Deery Snowy FREE Gift Kit!

In honor of all the new Christmas items by Tim Holtz below (including some cute little deer), ALL ORDERS on Sunday, Monday AND Tuesday, October 16th through 18th (2016) will receive a Deery Snowy FREE Gift Kit including one of the new Snowy Winter Scenes with Deer Collage Sheets, PLUS reindeer and snowflake wooden shapes, and a pinch of the ever-popular Mini Snowflake Sequin Mix!

AND those wooden items are on sale for 50% off, too! Learn more

I know! That Rhonda is on a roll! Just a week since last Sunday’s Do Not Disturb The Dead: They Will Haunt Your Dreams, now we have this wonderful A Visit to the Old Cemetery. (Check out the wide photo below, too.)

And that crazy girl: she lit her book cover on fire! I don’t think she meant to burn her skeleton, and luckily he still looks pretty good after the flames.

Rhonda used the Album with Arched Door as the book pages… except for that green archway (below) I wouldn’t have recognized it. I love how Rhonda enlarged images from the Cemetery ATCs Collage Sheet to give each of the chipboard tombs a background.

And those new wings on her cover skeleton look great! (There are 3 sets of wings in that set, so the ones I’m holding in the photo below are different than the set on Rhonda’s book cover.)

Here’s a bit from Rhonda’s blog post, but you’ll want to spend some time there, as she included some beautiful photos of cemeteries that inspired her project.

Some folks are terrified of old cemeteries. Not me. I love the history you can find and the stories from the past. Especially in the South, places like Charleston, Savannah, and Edisto Island. When I know I will be close to one, it’s time to do some research to plan which graves I will be visiting.

Read more of Rhonda’s story on her blog post, and see her full Supply List.

Psst! Check below, too, ’cause lot of items from Rhonda’s supply list are included in today’s GIVEAWAY!


Next up are some quick and easy place cards for some imaginary dinner guests by Design Team Member Betsy Skagen using the new Tetes De Mort Cling Stamp!

There was a time when I needed place cards because I regularly hosted dinner parties.

That however was a long, long time ago. That was back when I religiously memorized every issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Then life changed. Martha donned her Orange is the New Black party clothes and my life became consumed by family health care needs.

Sadly, nowadays my guest list is purely imaginary. But hey! At least my imaginary guests will have place cards to die for!

Be sure to visit Betsy’s blog for lots more info and a step-by-step tutorial!


Hooray for the Old Cemetery Giveaway!

I picked out some of the supplies used in Rhonda’s artwork to include in today’s Giveaway:
– Chipboard Wings Assortment (new!)
– Miniature Reliquaries Kit (the WHOLE kit)
– Album with Arched Door
– Gothic Arch Tomb
– Triangular Greek Pediment Tomb
– Mini Chipboard Wrought Iron Fence
– Skull & Bones Collage Sheet
– Antique 3D Gold Crown
– Twig Vine Garland
– Black Dresden Border Sampler Set

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

To enter the Old Cemetery 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, MONDAY NIGHT, October 17, 2016). And tell me: What will you make from all the items?

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 Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Funeral Carriage Giveaway? That would be Patrick Nottingham! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 16th, 2016

44 responses to “New Tim Holtz Christmas Items & Big Sale!”

  1. barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Patrick! I have to admit that I am super envious of this amazing prize package that you won but hope you enjoy creating with it!!
    I think I would use these goodies to create a haunted funeral home with a cremation building to go along with my skeleton office and funeral carriage scene! By the time I am done I am going to have the entire funeral/burial scene! LOL

  2. Jenny Bumb says:

    It would have to be a scary skeleton head wrapped in gauze which has been tinted black. He will be peering out of the album door, and perhaps some other scary creatures in front of the door album. So many ideas, so little time.

  3. M. C. Sparks says:

    Don’t know…thinking of kinda replicating the example. I like it.

  4. Nadine says:

    A Great Halloween scene of course!

  5. Barb Johnson says:

    I would make a funeral scene since I already have the parts that go with the funeral scene

  6. Noreen says:

    I LOVE Rhonda’s Visit to the Old Cemetary! I would like to make a graveyard scene. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  7. Lorna E says:

    Definitely a graveyard scene. I love what Rhonda did with the Relic & Artifacts faces, I’d want to try something similar.

  8. Linda Nelligan says:

    A good friend/co-worker’s birthday is on Halloween. Every year I make something special for her. I was thinking of making the chipboard album into a Halloween birthday book. Think it would be fun to make and receive. 🙂

  9. Kim Lucak says:

    I like the old cemetery….we live near an old cemetery so it would be fun to create one….not sure what season – fall, winter or spring???

  10. Jen R says:

    A nice creepy cemetery. Plenty of other things I could make too with all these great supplies.

  11. Peggy says:

    Somewhere in all these goodies
    Must be a Krampus idea hiding lol! I am moving toward Krampus Day now 👹

  12. Lou Anne says:

    I’d love to make a spooky graveyard scene!

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d make a shadowbox scene!
    Love that awesome Tetes De Mort Cling Stamp and all the fun Tim Holtz holiday items!

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    Such fun! I think a creepy graveyard would be a treat to make!

  15. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would make a ghost graveyard party !

  16. Emily Ann Dale says:

    I’d make a creepy graveyard scene.

  17. Laural says:

    OMG my imagination is in full gear

  18. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I will make a graveyard garden outside my Munster’s house. Herman will be tending the black roses in his gardening hat.

  19. Like others, I will make a cemetery and keep adding on to it over time. I love all the dark things in life, and I also collect bones. I do have one mummified frog that I particularly like.

  20. Vickie Trancho says:

    This is right up my dark alley. I’m moving to New Orleans soon and I would love to incorporate some of my cemetery photos into this project. It is so awesome! Cemetery art is some of my favorite kind! Thanks for the eye candy, ladies!

  21. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’m not sure but I lived in New Orleans for a number of years and I’m thinking it would be cool to make a crypt.

  22. Jo says:

    Love the cemetery archway – would like to do something like this too!

  23. Barb A says:

    Definitely a graveyard scene.

  24. Mary Mac says:

    Something with ghosts and goblins.

  25. Karen Mallory says:

    Great giveaway! I am on to Christmas so I would make something for that season I think!!

  26. Cindy F says:

    I fell in love with Rhonda s project and would it into a vampire den with coffins, gargoyles and tombstones. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  27. Liz T says:

    I would make a New Orleans cemetery with lots of Spanish moss.

  28. Carla says:

    A creepy cemetery just in time for Halloween

  29. Doreen Fitzpatrick says:

    I would make an old cemetery scene. I love roaming around old historic cemeteries and always look for them when I travel.

  30. Luanne Shoup says:

    I could take the wings and make some angles for my tree!

  31. sheilaAR says:

    Like Rhonda, cemeteries hold a certain fascination for me. I adore her project and would love to do something along those lines! Yay Halloween and this giveaway is the bomb!!

  32. Kee Ostler says:

    A nice spooky cemetery for my Halloween town! 🙂 What an amazing giveaway!

  33. Jessica says:

    I’d make a replica of Poe’s Richmond House.

  34. Randi Scholl says:

    Some kind of angel themed book like thing. I am deeply in love with the wings.

  35. Nancy E says:

    Your example is perfection. I’d try to replicate it!

  36. I would add it to my Halloween scene on fireplace mantle

  37. Michelle says:

    It would be the beginning of a spooky town scene.

  38. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I would probably use the New Orleans cemeteries (tombs) as a reference and make something along those lines.

  39. AKAST says:

    I would have to make a companion piece to the Ghost moor Manor haunted house kit. I absolutely love old creepy cemeteries. They are so atmospheric, especially for Halloween.

  40. Lisa R. says:

    Again, thanks for the chance to win. Recreate cemetery with all products, just putting my own ideas to it.

  41. Leah Fein says:

    Hi, I would want to make an Anne Rice Interview with the Vampire type New Orleans type scene.

  42. Diane Lewandowski says:

    I adore that cemetery mini album. I would make a similar one for Halloween.

  43. Shelleybweb says:

    I would like to make a garden with a pet graveyard, life and death, love and loss.

  44. JAN says:

    I would make a Halloween graveyard scene.