Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 2014 Tag - Playing along with the Tim Holtz tags of 2014

January 1, 2014! Happy New Year!

I've been playing along with the Tim Holtz Tags for 1 whole year now! That was my new year's resolution last year, to create something every month and I was able to do it. It was tough to find time sometimes, but it was a fun adventure!

This year my artistic new years resolution is to complete all the tags from the Tim Holtz Chemestry 102 course. I'm on my way, but still have the dreaded "alcohol ink" section to go. Alchohol inks are still a mystery to me so I will tackle the lessons as soon as my order of alcohol inks arrive. I have some alcohol ink pens and I'm still trying to figure out how they work.

Here is my January 2014 tag.

I don't have the watch die, but I'm going to budget that one in, along with the circle die to go with it! It would make a nice frame for many projects. I was excited to use my new-found stencil skills for this tag as I have completed the Tim Holtz Chemistry 102 section on stencils! I also have been practicing my paint spattering techniques as my furniture can attest to.

I took some time off work in December to help out with a newborn grand-baby and a toddler, so I've been having fun running all over the place with the little people. During this "time-off" work, I have a new-found appreciation for motherhood and was able to "invent" many items to "save the world" from utter disaster and mayhem. So it's no wonder that I came up with this slogan for my January 2014 tag. During 2014 I look forward to many more opportunities to "invent" as I help my favorite little people!

I also wish I had the embossing folder used by Tim, so instead I used this other folder I have. I made my own chit-chat words that are important to me for 2014.

As I go back to work tomorrow, I look forward this year to finishing up my many software "inventions" at work, and moving on to new work projects. I also look forward to creating many 2014 art projects just for fun. 

A Happy New Year to everyone! Thanks for being my creative teachers and idea people this past year! You have become my creative brothers and sisters related by our common love of the creative arts! We all have similar glue, paint, ink, and dye under our fingernails and we all have similar massive stashes of craft supplies stashed in little containers all over the place!!! I love that about us! You are my people!

Here are some photos I took of my little people!

New baby as yoda in the hat I crocheted for him. (He has a baby star wars room)

New baby in the Christmas outfit I crocheted for him. 
...He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

Toddler's first trick-or-treating in a fancy neighborhood.

New grand-puppy "Punkin" the toy poodle. She's very small, about the size of a guinea pig, and moves fast so I will probably never be able to capture a photo of her that's in focus!

My son's band "We are the Strike" performing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on tv in December. Like them on


  1. A very nice tag you have made!
    Fredrikke :)

  2. Great tag Vic. I love the light bulb. Cute children too. Karen.x

  3. Wonderful tag!! This one completely jumped off the page and said, pick me, pick me, look at me!!!. Looking forward to seeing more through 2014. Here is a link to my tag if you want a peak. Bec

  4. Thanks for sharing your creation and your little people. I like your large gear improvisation for this one-its also like a giant sun. Rebecca is right- your tag has nice presence. Don't be scared of the alcohol inks- they are loads of fun. You're in good hands with Tim's Creative Chemistry classes. I did them last year. This is my first year for "Tags of…". Look forward to seeing your creations throughout the year.

  5. I love your tag! The embellishments are really nice and draw your eye in right away. Your grand-baby is so precious! God Bless! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Vic: Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog for my Jan. Tim tag. I really like all your embellishments, particularly the ones at the bottom with the lightbulb. Like me, you had to improvise with the timepiece and you did a very nice job!
    I also want to say I just LOVE the pics of your new grandson with the crocheted hat and stocking - how sweet. You are very talented in the hobby department!

  7. Love the colors you used on your tag and the unique touches that add so much personality. Nice tag!

  8. Adorable the Yoda hat is. As is the tag!

  9. That Yoda hat might be the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. So sweet.
    Oh. And I love your take on the tag too!


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