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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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 www.timholtz.com 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 recipes....so 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........

74 comments:

Rhonda said...

Great contest! I love the new dies, cannot wait to see what TH does with them, I am sure we will all be awed! My favourite of this new collection is the tiny tabs and tags, I can see so much potential for these. Cheers, Rhonda

Jeanne said...

Oh, Sue! That old car die just jumped out and screamed at me! What I'll do with it? No idea! Probably sit there and look at it & touch it, like so many of my supplies.

Debby said...

Of course I want all of them but I love the new tiny tags and things. Somehow they are just very cool.

~Tonya said...

Hello Sue!

How very sweet of you to offer such a simply giveaway. Don't ya just love this time of year and seeing all the new goodies to be had!

I love the ATC and the corners. Just something about those lil corners that you can finish your pictures or art with that is "calling to me." Reminds of days gone by.

We have snow, snow and more snow. Late start for my kiddos today. It isn't suppose to quit until late tonight, but the wind it going to pick up and blow all of it around :(

Thanks for the chance, Sue!
Happy New Year to YOU.
Tonya

Kelly Lynn said...

It is hard to pick just one favorite from Tim's new dies!! I think the sewing room would be my first pick though but they are all a close tie!!! I need to win the lottery.....

Bearcrazyman said...

Tags and Tiny Things, Hands Down. The most versatile of them all.

Jason said...

oh wow having to choose, It is a toss up between two that are must haves but As the rules are rules, I am going to have to say the umbrella man, I have always loves that image and to be able use it as a cut out is going to be so much fun, I am already planning some projects using it.
~Jason

Anonymous said...

I just love all the dies Tim's bringing out, but the one which I think is the most brilliant is the easel stand . . . . but don't know how I'm going to manage without the Tags and Tiny Things or the Umbrella Man -- and I do love the old car and the cog wheels . . . . . Oh dear!!!!
Greetings from Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Barbara Mason said...

What a generous contest!!! Gotta be the
Tiny Tags & things die...Keepin my fingers crossed...

Nancy Lynn said...

This is a real hard decision as I like them all....... I guess for now I would pick the luggage one but I love them all.

bartlettpair said...

Oh my---what an awesome idea!!! Of course all are super great!! But---I think the ATC and corners would be the one most suitable and practical for me:)
You will be blessed ten fold for this give away!
Blessings :)

Artful Hands said...

I like best the large clock face. And I love your dinner party wall of fame idea, too much fun, really! Thanks for the contest!

n1sunrider said...

Kind of had to pick just one... I say the man with the umbrella.

n1sunrider said...

Its hard to pick just one. I would have to say the man with the umbrella.
Ivette

n1sunrider said...

Hard to just pick one. Nevertheless, I would love to win the man with the umbrella.

Ivette
ATT member

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a fun idea for a contest. Must say, my fav has got to be the Umbrella man, with the dress form coming in a close second!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly said...

Hey, thanks for the contest. Well I can't get enough of the gear dies. I'm happy to see a new one out!!! It is exciting!

Thanks
Kelly
http://koscraps.blogspot.com/

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Wow! What a fabulous contest! I love all of them but my favorite is the Tiny Tabs and Tags...loooooove it!
Thank you for the chance to win!!

Dorothy said...

i really love the umbrella man!
But anything would be good with me!
Thanks for the contest!

Marys stamping and scrapping said...

I like them all favorites are ATC & corners and the
Tiny Tags & things die..
But to pick one I would have to say the Tiny tags & things die..

Marys stamping and scrapping said...

I like the ATC & corners and the
Tiny Tags & things die. if I had to pick one I think it would be the Tiny tags and things die.

ScrapbookJunkie's Adiction said...

Its a difficult thing to find just one of his dies I love the most.
I am going to be different and go with the Easel. It has so many uses.
Good luck everyone
Doris

ScrapbookJunkie's Adiction said...

My die is going to be the Easel die.
It has so many uses. yes, there are others I like to but I am going to get them eventually.
Doris

Anonymous said...

I tried this already and don't know where it went too.
So here goes again.
my favorite choice today is the Easel.
It will come in handy for many many things.
scrapbookjunkie@ca.rr.com
Dee

Vic said...

I love them all, but if I have to pick one, I'd want the sewing set. My very first creations were sewing my own clothes - 45 years ago!

Jamie Cox said...

I'm a follower and would die to get my hands on the umbrella man. He is one of my all time favorite stamps and not to have to cut him out anymore would make me one happy girl! Thanks for the contest.

Jamie

Anonymous said...

Small Easel Die, so many possibilities.

Kathy Eddy said...

I love them all but if I can just pick one from this first sneak peek, it would be Umbrella Man.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FUN Contest!! What a hard choice...they are all FABULOUS!! I think I'd have to say my favorite is the mini Rosette :) Love the one with all the tags/tabs, oh....like I said they are all FABULOUS!

Laurel said...

My favorite of Tim's new dies has got to be the Tags & Tabs. So many possibilities out of one die.

Thanks for the chance to win his die!

Laurel said...

Fantastic contest! Thanks for the opportunity to win...the Tags & Tabs die.

There are just so many possibilities with this die...it will be so versatile!

tessyluv45 said...

Wow what a hard choice, It's between that awesome car and the umberalla man, I guess the car.

Debs Doodles and More said...

wow how fun is this a great chance to win a brand new die, HMMMM hard to say which one is my favorite, but think it is the mini rosette, it is so small and cute

Pam Ruth said...

I just love the old car, and the clock but my FAVORITE is the sewing room! So perfect for me!

donna said...

Hi. You are so generous! It is really hard to choose a favorite of Tim's new dies but I think I would go for the tags set. Thanks for hosting the CC Challenge this week. You are fabulous!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

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

Stephanie Rodgers said...

so .. hard ... to .. choose . just ... one ... ugh! OK, OK ... gimmee the mini rosette die! stefrick@optonline.net

grannypoppy said...

Hard to choose, isn't it. Just when you think you are set for life ... along come some more "gotta have"s! I really like Umbrella Man but I think my favourite is the ATC and corner die. It would be so useful for making ATCs, rather than tags. What fun!

grannypoppy said...

I thought I was perfectly happy with all I have .... but there are sure some "gotta have"s in Tim's new dies. I love Umbrella Man ... it so reminds me of Jack Vettriano's Butler on the Beach paintings, but I think my favourite is the new ATC and corners die. That would be so useful!

shari said...

My favorite is The Sewing Room, what a great contest. I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

Christy: said...

If I could only choose one, it would be the vintage valise. Also love the old jalopy and the gears on the edge.

Julie said...

My very favorite new Tim die is the Weathered Clock! I have the stamp in 3 different sizes and can't wait to add the die to my collection! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! (ps...love your blog, it's my first visit here!)

Erin Glee said...

Hard choice! Will guess Tiny Tags and Things, but I want them all!

Anonymous said...

great contest idea and easy-peasy! I do love and want them all, but IF I have to choose just one...oh this is hard..but I think I love the dress form right now...I see myself owning a few, but that one just might have to be first this time! ty for a chance and gl to all! xo cher from ATT

ps..off to hunt in your shop!

Colleen said...

I have a couple favorite but since I must narrow it down to one I will have to say the weathered clock. Being able to set your own time on a tag or scrapbook page brings so much versatility. Thanks for your contest.

Chastity Hinkle said...

The clock is my favorite new die!

Karen said...

Well, of course, I love all the new releases (day 2 is up as well now) but my fave is definitely the Weathered Clock.

Gina said...

I love the tiny tags and tabs most.

But who am i kidding, would love to have them all, that dressform the car and suitcase the are awsome aswel.

Hugs Gina

Pamela said...

So hard to choose, I love them all so much, I think I will have to go with the Old Jalopy. I can see some great uses for that interesting die. Thank you so much for running such a simple, yet very generous contest.

Wanda H said...

What fun!!! For today I'll pick artful dwellings... but it's tough to pick just one favorite :-))

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I posted for day 2 here, so I'm changing my vote to a day 1 item ... weathered clock. Thanks! stefrick@optonline.net

Janet Wilson said...

Umbrella man for sure, I just love him!

Debs Doodles and More said...

My choice for day one has to be the car, i can see so many fun things to do with this one. Go TIM!!!

Jen said...

SOOOO hard to choose from this first preview, but I think my fave is the Sewing Room...that dress form is just calling out to me!!!

Dawn said...

I love your dinner idea withe the black and white pictures that is great. And the CONTEST WOW! That is all I can say- My favorite die today was the old jalopy car. I love it. I reach for that stamp alot and to have the die-wow that would be great! Thanks for the chance to win it!
Dawn in SC

Kelly said...

I love the clock. I have the mask and I am excited to see a die cut now for the clock! Oh it is the little things in life that are exciting!

Kelly
http://koscraps.blogspot.com/

Carol P said...

Thanks for offering this contest. I love the Artful Dwellings die cut. Can see so many possibilities with this one. All of the others are great also!

Kathy2eggs said...

the dress form....hands down...I LOVE dress forms.I think I have every stamp of them.

Anonymous said...

forgot to sign my post Sue...Yes...luving the Dress Form ...gotta have it...soon! very sooN! xo cher

Sheila said...

Wow, thank you for having such a great contest. Hard to choose but I think my fav new die is the "Tiny Tabs & Tags".

beadz said...

What a fun contest!I think everyone is so excited to see what all Tim will reveal. I really love the Sewing Room set - very cool!
hugs,
Gini

barborus said...

Thanks for the contest as I love the new dies and just have to have the clock.

Christine said...

Love the dress form and spool! I...MUST...GET!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for the contest! Umbrella Man would be my first choice.

Shirl said...

What a cool contest Sue, thanks for organizing this :) MY favourite of this is the small easel! I'm already thinking about stuff I'm gonna use with this!

SusanK said...

So many great dies...but I think Umbrella Man is my first choice today.

Stephanie Bennett said...

I love the umbrella man die, thank you so much for the opportunity.
Stephanie Bennett

Tamara Ruth said...

Tim, Tim, Tim, do I have to really choose just one. Weathered clock

Anonymous said...

Umbrella Man of course!

judystamper at verizon dot net

Lynn Stevens said...

I adore Steampunk so that would be my first choice, then the car. it must be a mechanical thing. LOL

Jana said...

Such a generous offer. Thank you for the opportunity. I NEED that old car. So many uses. SIGH!

Lynette C said...

I love the Fanciful Flight Sizzix Die.

pinkkarin said...

This release peek looked like a family reunion of all of T!m's favorite little images... oh there's the umbrella man and the jalopy. *sniff-sniff* I'm going to kick and scream until I get them all! My favorite is the ATC die simply because I would use it a million times.

funkycrafter said...

my day 1 favorite is the old jalopy. thank you for the chance at such a great prize.