Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Do I have your attention?

Simple sale today, blog followers, and you guys are the first to know.

10% off everything in the etsy store at - Shipping will be at actual.  When I ship your order, I will refund to you through paypal 10% of the value of your product and all shipping charges over what I actually paid.

Pretty good deal especially since there are Tim Holtz dies already reduced under $15 and brand new - just released 7gypsies.

You must put BLOG LOVER in the comments on your order to get this deal.  The rest of the world will not be notified of this sale until noonish so you have the first opportunity to shop with a full store and save.  If you have questions, let me know.

Winner of Tim's Day 6 posting?

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...
I'm in love with it all but the Paper...ohhhhhhhhh the paper!! I didn't think I'd ever love another paper stash as much as his Lost and Found but he proved me wrong LOL

Thanks to all for playing along.  That means that all who did not win can order the
Paper pad for 25% off retail.....just drop me a note. 

Have a great day and thanks for checking in

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Know I'm Behind Again

but I was so buys mopping up the drool that I couldn't get the to computer.

Although I don't stamp as much as I should, that doesn't keep me from wanting all the stamps I can get my hands on.........and I want my hands all over these (seems that in another part of my life I used that phrase for other purposes, but that escapes me at the moment.)

Last day of contest.  Starting tomorrow, will be continuing to unearth contests for you to enter and also showing some fabulous work by some of my etsy customers using products for sale on the site (would love to see your projects.)

Send in your pics and, if you are featured on the site, good things will happen.

Winner?  Let's see Cher was last.....who will be next? 

Day 5 winner (texture fades) is

~Tonya said...
Oh my aching wallet is right!

Oh me, oh my....

How does one choose just one? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the mini folders for the trading cards.

But if I must choose just ooooone, it would have to be the pocket watch & steampunk set.

And yes, Tim does post on weekends (sometimes).

Have a great weekend, Sue!

Congrats to Tonya

As always, this set is 25% off for the next 24 hours (email me at if interested.  All other texture fades available at 20% off retail on preorder.

Thanks for playing along.  Another winner announced tomorrow.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Bazzill Contest - An Extra Bonus for today

I know that you all love contests - here is one from Bazzill Basics Paper -

They are giving away a full set of their first patterned paper line.  Go to

and leave a comment to win.......

Daily Tim contest coming in a bit.  Enjoy the chance to win the paper....

I Know ....I Know....I'm a day behind

Ok members of the House of Tim.....I apologize for having a life yesterday.  Dinner party (see prior post for the New Year's Dinner Party Resolution) featuring the food from Provence.  Carrot/Anise soup, Pork Stew with Sweet and Hot Peppers, Mushroom/Walnut Tarte Tatin, Creme Brulee..... so, needless to say I was in the kitchen then at the table.

This post is for the DISTRESS STAIN only.  Give me your THREE favorite colors in your comments.

Day four winner? 

Anonymous said...
lol u crack me up! I want the bitty bird cage...luv bitty and mini and teenytiny...but u know me, might have to have them all lol...damn I need a corner..ty for a chance! xo cher

So Cher wins the Day Four contest.  If you would like to pre-order the Bitty Bird Cage Die for 25% off retail, drop me an email at  I am accumulating pre-orders and then, when the contest is over, I will send you a summary of your pre-orders.  This 25% is only good for 24 hours......after that, all day Four items can be preordered for 20% off the retail price.

Next contest posting a little later today, then I will be caught up. 

Thanks for playing along....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Grandaughter Won't Have to Break Dolls for Me Any More?

Seriously?  Another MUST HAVE day here in Timland.  Between the light bulb going off in my head, I needed to hang up my doll clothes....wishing I had wings to fly up the stairs, I checked my bingo numbers against the numbers on the drawers and pulled them open, looking for the tassels I needed to complete my project.  Did I get it all?  What did I miss.  Leave me a comment for a chance to win your favorite item from today's Tim post.      Winner?  What winner?  Oh....the day 3 winner.   Kathy Eddy said...
Imagine! Will end up with all of these though, I can tell!   Well, Kathy, good news less to buy because you will be getting your Imagine free from me.     As usual, this die will be available for preorder at $15 for the next 24 hours.  Drop me an email at and I will give you the details.  Any of the other day three product can be preorder for $16.  Thanks so much for playing along....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Didn't Know I Needed a Tissue Tape Dispenser....

until he told me I did.  Sad that I I would never have thought to acquire such a thing until the master of all my crafting inspiration told me how my life would be improved if only I could automatically dispense tissue tape.

Same rules for today .......leave me a comment about your favorite and you may win your favorite.

Day 2 winner is......

and the drumroll please.......

Carol P said...
The Typeset alphabet will have to be my first choice. So many possibilities with this one. Also, love the "On the Edge" - Pennants!

So Carol wins a typeset alphabet.  For those of you who did not win, drop me a line in the next 24 hours if you would like to preorder the typeset alphabet for only $15 ($5 due now, the rest when I get the dies).  All other of the days items at 20% off regular retail pricing with shipping at actual.

Congratulations Carol.....

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Late I'm Late - How Can I Stand to Be This Late on Paper Day

Everyone who thinks that Tim Holtz is a genius, raise your hands!  way in the back....why isn't your hand up....

I don't really think there is anything I can say other than one for me and one for for me and one for the customers.......

Same rules - leave me a comment on which of today's product you think is the most fabulous and if I choose your name, you will win that item when available

Oh, you say I'm late with something else......winner?   what winner?  OHHHHHH the winner of the first day drawing.......and the winner is.......

post number 37 which belongs to.....

Stephanie Rodgers said...
So ... hard .. to ... choose ... ugh! Okay ... the mini Rosette die.

Congratulations Stephanie - you win the mini Rosette die.  For those of you that did not win, for the next 24 hours you will be able to preorder the die that Stephanie won for the final retail price of $15.  I think the regular price is going to be 20, so this is 25% off.  Shipping will be at actual and that includes international customers.

If you are interested, email me at and I will give you the details.  Small deposit holds your die.

Good news for Stephanie....good news for everyone.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to leave today's comment....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Co'ordinations Contest - Win Free Paper

The fine folks at Co'Ordinations paper are running a contest to win free paper.  They are sending around links like this

click on the link to enter to win.  They have fabulous textured paper packs that coordinate with Basic Grey, Jenni Bowlin and more.  

What's even crazier is that if you enter to win, you will get an email that you can share with your friends....the more your friends enter, the more chances you have to win and.....if your friends win too.

Why would you not do this?

Looking forward to Tim goodness tomorrow.....any guesses on what he'll be showing tomorrow? (no there is no prize today, but I will be announcing the winner of day one.....You'll want to read that email, because there will be something of interest to everyone who commented on day one.

Have a great Sunday....go Bears.

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Wallet is Screaming........OUCH!

Although probably not a life changing decision, the decision about which of these are need to have, which are want to have and which are I'll take it if somebody gives it to me free is disconcerting.  I can't find any of them are only wants - THEY ARE ALL NEED TO HAVE.

Oh, my aching wallet.......

Same rules as the other days.  Tell me which of today's sneak peek items is your must have and be entered to win that item.

I am unpacking 17 (no that is not a typo) boxes of 7gypsies closeout products including some excellent stamp sets, bookboard, book binding rings and paper at unbelievable prices.  Check it out if you have a minute at .   Mention that you are a blog follower and get an excellent gift in your package.

Does Tim post on weekends?

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mini Birds, Mini Gears, Many Mini Movers

So just when I thought he was done enabling me.........

So if I hang the cage from the tree limb and put a bird in it with a leaf in it's mouth, do I use them all correctly?

I want them all......which one do you have to have.

Rules are the same as every day....leave a comment choosing your favorite.....must be a blog follower to win your favorite free.......

Thanks for playing reading your answers.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tim Holtz Sneak Peek Contest - Day 3

OK   love love love the stuff. 

What's your favorite word of the day?  Journey is so much Tim....he's been using that as a theme for so many years, and matches so well with the Jalopy, don't you think?

Remember - leave a comment for a chance to win your day three favorite....

Thanks for stopping by....

Tim Holtz Sneak Peek Contest - Day 2

Wow - so I guess everyone heard that I am giving away free stuff.  Welcome new blog followers.

Tim's second day peek is available here

I think that my favorite is the long banner.  Love the rosette thingy also, but the banner wins out for me today.

Same contest as yesterday.....leave a comment with your favorite die on day two and be entered in a drawing to win your favorite (when it is available - I have no magic powers to make them available ahead of time.)  Only rules are that you must be a blog follower and your comment must be on the correct post (can't post your favorite day one die on the day two contest post.)  simple simple and easy too.

Snow is off the streets today so no hope of a snow day....sigh....  I leave you with some vintage valentine goodness.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Inspiration from Alice Carman

I just love to see what people do with the stuff that they buy from my little Etsy shop. People do absolutely fabulous things with the little bits that find their way out of my store and on to their craft tables.

A very fine crafter named Alice Carman was nice enough to send me a pic of a very nice Valentine's Day card she made with some of the product she got from me.  What an adorable card!  See how great that white Jenni Bowlin button looks?  And how fabulous are those tiny little white letters. 

You can see more of Alice's work on her blog at

For those of you living in southern California, check out the information for Alice's classes.

Thanks for the inspiration Alice!

Dinner Parties, a Bit of Snow and a Contest

Ok, so deceptive title - the first thing I want to talk about is TIM HOLTZ SNEAK PEEKS!

Yesterday, he started posting pics of his new Sizzix dies and they are to die for - no pun intended but is fun anyway.  Go to and click on blog to go right there.  Papercrafting goodness at its finest.

So here's what I think.  I think we need a contest.  Go and look at Tim's Blog.  Choose your favorite new die.  Post a comment back here about which new die is your favorite.  If your comment number is chosen, you will win that die....simple....elegant and fun.  Must be a blog follower to win, so tell all your friends.

In other news, we talked a while back about looking forward to the new year.  One of the things that my husband and I are doing this year is to invite people we know to dinner - concentrating first on those we haven't seen for a while or haven't spent quality time with.  Our first party is this Sunday.  Just a small group so that we can catch up.   All Barefoot Contessa yummy.  We are going to take pics of the group at dinner, print it out in black and white and start a gallery in our kitchen....kinda like in the restaurants where they have the pics of the owners and celebrity guests.  How excellent will that be and so much fun to do.  When was the last time you had someone over to dinner?

Finally, we have a small dusting of snow here today, Little tiny bits of snow, not enough to ruin traffic yet, but just the same, a good day to stay inside and pack orders and list new stuff on the etsy.  3 ring albums from Pink Paislee - in three sizes - 6x6 for $4.00, 8x8 for $5.00 and 6x12 for $6.00...just the cutest fabric covers with chipboard pages.....loads of potential....

Don't forget to leave a comment about your favorite new die.....drawing will be Sunday.....check back every day that Tim does a preview for a similar contest........