Friday, November 19, 2010

It's a little distressing...

... If your name is Tim Holtz. Poor guy.

And you have a "fan" like me...

{To date, he has not taken out a restraining order on me... Uh, at least not in California. }

Hee Hee

No, no, no... NOT distressing, like STALKER... Distressing like... what we do with Tim's Ranger Ink products! This month, Darling Dawn "W", from WPLUS9, has turned ALL EYES ON Distress Inks! Lucky for me {love THEM!}, I'm fresh from my time with T!m, so this was ALL good fun for me!

Tim's ink + Dawn's stamps = a match made in {stalker!} heaven! See!

Can you say "STAMP! Sponge! Emboss, pearlize, shpritz and S-W-O-O-N!"

Thanks to ANOTHER terrific subject of stamping and crafting exploration, this month's AEO nurtured my inner ALTERED and INKY side!
Perfect Pearls, Tim's recipe glimmer mist and
Dawn's stamps, "Season of Thanks" & Woodgrain Silhouettes" satisfied my every use of distress inks! I love that Distress Inks, although dye-based are embossable! Combined with Perfect Pearls Powder, it's a glimmier possibility of infinite color and shimmer! Autumn hues and these materials, made ME a happy stamper and, hopefully helped to provide some serious inspiration to break out YOUR favorite stamps {hopefully from W9! hee hee} and get some ink ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Hope you'll check my dear and crafty buds who make Dawn's stamps shine like the finest diamonds, each & every month -
LOT'S of us got busy with these excellent products for the latest "All Eyes On!"


Meanwhile, I can't resist sharing just a few more pix from my
FANTASTIC day with the Holtz man, himself...
I composed myself enough to take some fun shots with my DARLING pals,
Clarie, Tim... {yeah, HE'S my darling pal, all right!} Missy and Dana! Don't we look like pals!

And here's our "prom shot!" {Yeah, we go WAAAAAAAYYYYYY back!}

{Is that HIS own stamp design embroidered RIGHT thar on his shirt? SO much cleverness!}

So, friends. I'll stop. {For now...} Once again, SHAMELESS! - I'm SHAMELESS!

Thanks for checking in with lil' old {!} inky me. I had SUCH fun participating in Dawn's
"All Eyes On" this month! I hope you will, too! Have a wonderfully crafty/inky day!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - WPLUS9 Design Studio
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Staz On
Seam Bias - Dritz
Glimmer Mist - Tim's Recipe!
Ornamental Die - Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Perfect Pearls - Ranger
Acrylic Oval Fragment - Tim Holtz


Dana Gustafson said...

Oh my harvesty wonderful-ness! This is so crinkle and crunch perfect! Makes me wat to take a walk and dive into piles of leaves. Want to go get some pumpkin spice lattes and walk with me? molto bella!

Paulina said...

Oh, I love this card, Elise! The colors are so yummy. Your post made me laugh so much- I love your sense of humor! Those photos are priceless; so glad that you shared them with us!

Dotty Jo said...

YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY HUNNY! My hubby has just come into the room to ask why I am hooting with laughter!!!! Great card and fabulous pics - you've got my day off to a great start sweetie, Jo x

Savitri said...

Ha ha ha... LOVE that first photo and you do treat them Tim stuff with justice! I do like how the Distress Ink looks and Dawn mentioned that they stay wet a bit longer so prob. better for me when I emboss too. So will go and get me some :) Awesome card as always, my friend!!!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and i love the colors and use of texture on it

Nancy said...

Love your photos! You are tooooo funny! Your card is amazing too!

~amy~ said...

Oh CRACK me up...first up...your many layers of goodness...absolutely fantabulous...the pics...are you blowing them up to poster size and framing them? Thanks for're a hoot!

Rosemary said...

where do i start... FABULOUS card friendy!! love all the wonderful distressy layers (yes, yes, YES! distress inks are fabulous... just got a couple new ones myself, tee hee!) and love, love, love the pics you shared of your wonderfully inky day with t!m!!

Monique said...

Oh it looks like you were having so much fun !! Your card is Stunning Elise!!

Ann said...

What FUN you must've had! And your card is GORGEOUS, my friend! Love it!

Laurel Beard said...

BAHHAHAHA - that top photo cracked me up. Hilarious......... Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

Michele Gross said...

Ha! Love that picture!! And love your card!! Wow! That is some serious hunk of beautiful you created my dear! Love all the little details :D

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful card for the season! I, still, cannot believe Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! Yikes! Just LOVE all your photos, too, Elise! So fun!

liszha said...

Ha,ha, love that photo! Wish I could meet the master himself one day! Lucky devil you!

Hannah said...

You are hilarious. Beautiful card!

Rose said...

your card is stunning!!
girl you are too funny!!! lol

**repeat after me........I'm a married woman, I'm a married woman ** LOL

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Elise!! What a great post!! LOVE the pictures of you and Tim and I love love love that gorgeous card! I wish I had known you were coming that weekend...I could have met up with you for coffee after. I've been going to Stamper's Corner for 16 years! Looks like a great time. Have a wonderful day, and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Jennifer Rogers said...

Elise-- still reading you from Johannesburg, South Africa (fellow stalker of Tim). My comments & emails bounce back, so am testing again after a long break-- love your sense of humour & your work.

Karen said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun...couldn't imagine not! And love the first pic of you & Tim...very cute how he played along! :>