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Swap Homepage:http://www.flickr.com/groups/tim-holtz-addicts/
Group:Tim Holtz Addicts
Swap Coordinator:PeggyO (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:August 14, 2013
Date items must be sent by:August 31, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

The August tag was ready on the 3rd, but I've been busy celebrating my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. Actually, Tim has several "August tags"--all themed around summer vacation and the kinds of transportation we use to get to those vacation destinations. So we really have a diversity to choose from this month! You can access the instructions by clicking: CLICK HERE.

Remember the usual rules for our swaps. Like Tim Holtz, our group all is about quality, creativity, imagination, and the artistic journey within ourselves and as expressions of ourselves. Be sure to enjoy that process with this month's tag. Additionally, please make something you'd be proud to receive and that you'd be proud to show Tim what you did even if it is your first tag ever! That includes covering all the brads, etc. on the back of the tag with a clean piece of white paper and then providing the group and swap information along with your name, the month and year so that partners can pull out your tag to enjoy a couple years from now and know who it was from, for what month and year. You may also want to add your city and state, as some partners would like to have that info to remember. This is info I haven't thought to include until I've been getting swaps from other groups (not ours) with junky looking backs and pencil scribbled info I cannot read. Please do the best you can on both sides of the tag. No matter what you do or make or become in future years, take pride in every part of yourself--that is the key to success and self actualization.

THEN remind yourself that you may not have all of the products he uses for the tag and that he, himself, says you do not need to duplicate his tag. It is a jump starter to get your creative juices simmering. Sometimes I have all the items he uses and may follow his steps exactly as I'm learning how to use the products I do have. For other tags, I'm left with very few of the items, especially dies, that he uses and start pushing the edges of my creativity to make my tag at least recognizable as his tag for that month! That is the key; you do want it to resemble his tag.

Have fun always--remember Tim loves to say "Enjoy the journey!" I'm setting the sign up date so that I am ableto tell SB to assign partners before my knee replacement. If that is scheduled as soon as I'm hoping I MAY be able to set up the September tag as well.

Be sure to use an official #8 size tag: 6.25" x 3.25" (15,8 x 7,9 cm).

As always, post comments or questions below--I try to check back a few time each month. If you have a question or problem you REALLY want me to see and answer, please send a PM.

Thanks--cannot wait to see the tag from my partner!


iGirlZoe 08/ 4/2013 #

I have a set of his blank masks, but no Stazon, so I'm going to use post-its! Can't wait to get masking. ;)

PeggyO 08/ 4/2013 #

Luckily, I just got a re-inker for my Stazon, but have none of his blank masks. That's the fun though! I must start early so it in the mail before surgery date!

Kattera22 08/ 4/2013 #

I love these tags!!! excited for this one

maxette 08/ 7/2013 #

I made a promise that I will be back asap to join, so I'm there..just hope you like my tags too! enjoy masking!

PeggyO 08/17/2013 #

Maxette--I'm sure your tags will be just fine! Everyone was a beginner at first! Just make everything neat and without glue spotches, cheap and cheezy stickers, etc. A neat, carefully made card shows evidence of the artist's taking time, thought, and effort to make her best possible tag. That's all we need--we all are at different skill levels and have mixed access to the identical supplies our friend Tim uses, so have to improvise much of the time. You will be fine, and I am happy you are interested because the group stays smaller than I'd hoped. But we will keep on through the months and on into 2014!

maxette 09/ 2/2013 #

Hi! I just got the message today that I am late...grrh! But I never recieved the message that partners were assigned...anyway, My tag is done and will be on its way tomorrow...sorry for the delay, but sometimes the info/messages do not reach me...?!!! Have a nice week to all !!!

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