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Thursday, January 7, 2016

TH Tag Jan 2016

I went with an all clock/time theme on my version of the Tim Holtz Jan 2016 Tag. TH used a TH Typewriter key embossing folder. I knew I had the perfect embossing folder for a clock/time theme. I had the Alarm Clock stamp TH used but wanted my Tag to have a stamped sentiment so instead I used the Simon Says Stamp exclusive/TH Stamptember alarm clock. My use of TH paper distresser is better than my hand tearing. My use of a punch for cutting the alarm clock center face out is better than my cutting with scissors. Added the clock ribbon to complement the clock theme.

The pocket watch in the photo below is a pocket watch that belonged to my hubby's father. He found it this weekend when he was cleaning his computer room. When he wound it up the hands moved.

Supplies List

adhesive: silver foil has adhesive backing
embossing: the Paper Studio Clocks emb folder
ink:  ColorBox Frost White
machine: Sizzix
metal: the Paper Studio Spare Parts vintage icons clock hand
paper:  cardstock - Recollections Chalk
punch: Crop-A-Dile - to put back hole in Tag after foil sheet is put on, Fiskars 1 1/2" circle
ribbon: the Paper Studio Clock Faces Twill
Tim Holtz:
   brads: long fasteners
   Distress Ink - black soot - used on edges
   paint - Ranger Acrylic Dabber Pitch Black
   paper: Ranger Silver Foil Sheets, Ranger #8 manilla tag
   stamp: Simon Says Stamp exclusive/TH Stamptember 2015 - clock
   tool:  paper distresser - my hand tearing is not good so used this instead,
      Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
tools: MISTI  

Entering this into the following challenges:    

1/7  PDE Linky Party Ch104 Anything Goes  UE 1/1 

1/7  Your Next Stamp Sketch & Color Ch#29  UE  1/1 
   I used sketch

The sketchYNSSketch29
If you use the sketch feel free to swap out shapes or rotate; so long as we can see the basic sketch was your inspiration.
The colorsYNScolor-29
If you choose the color combo, be sure to use at least 3 colors and feel free to add in neutrals.

1/8  HIMCR #232 Black & White + 1  3E(#3)  1/2
   Black & White + Gold (metal)

1/10  Bunny Zoe's Crafts Nov/Dec Ch Sparkle  UE  11/20
   Sparkle - gold metal

1/11  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch -  New Year, New You  UE   1/5
   New - gold metal

1/12  Simon Says Stamp Wed Something New     5E(#3)  1/6
   New - gold metal

1/13  CRAFT Ch345 7th of Jan - Recipe  5E(#1)  1/7
   1 ribbon, 2 embellishments (clock hand, brads), 
       3 papers (manilla tag, silver foil adh back paper, chalk cardstock), an image (alarm clock)

1/13  Crop Stop Linky Party #11 Anything Goes  5E(#3)  12/9

1/16  Sweet Stamps Dec/Jan Anything But a Card  UE  12/20

1/18  Cuttlebug Mania Ch "New"  3E(#2)   1/5
   New - gold metal

1/19  Word Art Wed Ch217 Anything Goes  no stack  5E(#3)  1/6

1/30  Sweet Stamps Jan Anything Goes  UE  1/3

1/31  Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Jan 2016 Anything Goes Ch  UE 1/1 
1/31  DLART Jan 2016 Linky  no stack  1Eperday  1/1
1/31  Our Daily Bread ODBDSLC269 Something New, Something Old  nonODBstamp1E(#1)  ODBstampUE  1/5
   New - gold metal  Old - ribbon 
1/31  Tim Holtz Tags  12 Tags of 2016 Jan  1E(#1)  1/2

2/2  Stamping Sensations Jan Ch Anything goes w/ a die/s  3E(#1)  1/3


  1. Oh my gosh this is stunning, wow, love it.Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  2. Great tag!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
    Janis, Owner & DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  3. Melissa, This is a magnificent tag. The embossed antiqued foil is perfect and the beads in the corners of the image are lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  4. Great tag, Melissa. It's really cool looking.

  5. Great tag! Thank you for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp.

  6. What a fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party

  7. What a wonderful tag, definitely see Tim's inspiration but love the changes you've made. Thanks for much for joining us again at CRAFT Challenge!

  8. Great to see that you have been so inspired by the latest challenge. Very cool creation. Thanks again for joining in challenge #29 at YNS!

  9. Like your take on the January tag. THanks for sharing it.

  10. OMW! I love the metallic look on the top and bottom of the tag. Fab tag with heat embossed clock. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New challenge.
    Gayatri xxx

  11. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  12. This is so awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  13. What a fun and beautiful tag!! I love the metallic foil background with all the texture and your design! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  14. Very creative tag! Love all the texture, fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  15. Beautiful textures and details. Love the tag! Thanks for joining us at

    Kim - SSDT

  16. Oh wow, Melissa, this is stunning!! I absolutely LOVE your take on Tim's tag!! The embossing folder you used and the stamp are must-haves!! I just love this!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. What a lovely take on Tim's tag. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x

  18. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x