Monday, March 11, 2013

My homage to Our Tim...

First of all a mahoosive thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions for my birthday celebrations, we will be picking and posting a winner tomorrow.

I am cosily ensconced in a delightful snow covered cottage with my bezzies, just chilling and  the such. Wait till you see the photos'...well you are only 50 once aren't you.?

Anyhow I interrupt my shenanighans to give you my little journal tribute to the fabulous Tim Holtz, my boss and partner in crime at Ranger Headquarters!!! Sunday was not only a special day for me but it also marked the 10 yr anniversary of Tim joining Ranger. Yup 10 yrs, doesn't time fly.

For those of you who haven't met Tim, I can honestly say he is such a good guy. The help and assistance he has given me is unmeasureable and I most certainly not be where I am today without it. He is an extremely talented and giving artist and I am very privileged to work alongside him. I thought I worked hard but you that's nothing compared to what he achieves.

But above all I am also very honoured and extremely proud to call him my friend, despite all the pics and tricks we get up to, lol



He is like my annoying little brother, you wouldn't believe the things he gets up to and I fall for it every time. If you see him ask him about the boat!! or the UTEE leftovers !!! and many more !!!

So in honour of his 10yrs I decided to set myself a challenge today. To do loads of background journal pages using his products. Apart from the stencils and my white spray everything else is Tim's. The list is as follows:-

The fabulous Distress paints
Distress stains
Distress Pads
and tons of his stamps.

So here's what I have accomplished so far.

























I had a fab time playing and only broke off to do the essentials...eating chocolates and cheesecake, drinking tea and Desparados and of course this post. As you can see blogging is a very dangerous profession so I made sure I had all my safety gear on!!!


Why don't you try a page in your journal just using Tim's products and see what you come up with.

So here's to Tim, long may you reign my lovely xx

Enjoy xx

30 comments:

Sandra Hall said...

Watching you in action is truly something to behold! Fabulous, fabulous pages Dy. Tim is suitably honoured with these spreads :o)

Debbie said...

Oh Dy, no wonder you and Tim get on so well, you are both "Bonkers"!

Just emailed Your Ben and told him Angie and I are coming to the shop over the weekend (GNPE then you!), so might see you hoefully. Friday I think, so take care and see you then. (Angie and I will tell all at the Show where you are so they can call round!)
Gorgeous Journal pages and the stamps look fab on your pages. Debbiex

Sara said...

Dyan... These pages are fabulous! I love each one, as I love all of Tim's products too! Wow... how awesome that you both get to share the same date each year... in different ways of course! I am so glad that I found both you and Tim to have as idols! You both spark my creativity so much... must also give a shout out to other fabulous people who spark my creativity... Jim the Gentleman Crafter and Kaz Hall! Love all of you!!!

Missusg said...

what a wonderful homage!!! to me there is nothing like tim and to have you thrown in the mix, heaven i say.. heaven!!!

Martha Richardson said...

Fifty is the new 30...you & Tim are very lucky to have found each other in this crazy world and I love how you honored your friendship with the journal pages. They are lovely!

Lynn Hardy said...

What a lovely tribute to Tim. My haven't you been busy?! Your journal pages are lovely. Enjoy your break with your friends - you do work very hard and you really deserve it!

Terry Harrison said...

WOW - you've been a busy gal today - absolutely gorgeous.... my fave (you ask)??? the Time Traveler guys !
Thanks for sharing

~ Terry ~

Claudine C. said...

Your Tim backgrounds are fabulous, thanks for sharing them Dyan. I love your gear that you wear while on the Internet haha!! Too cute!!

midnightscrapper said...

Being a ink addict and finding your products to go with the ever growing products by Tim, you two are a match made in crafty heaven. I love your amazing talent and creativity and absolutly agree we really do need all that protective gear in doing blog postings.

cardchick's world said...

Fabulous pages for Tim.....here to say....
HAPPY BIRHDAY TO YOU!!!!
keep enjoying life its good for your health......

Mo said...

A Very Happy Birthday to you, Dyan!
I think you'll find the fifties to be a fabulous decade. Enjoy!

Mo said...

A Very Happy Birthday to you, Dyan!
I think you'll find the fifties to be a fabulous decade. Enjoy!

Kaz said...

Fabulous darling just fabulous!
Big snogs

Kaz x

fredsworld said...

Many happy returns girl, i love reading your blog, I wish i lived nearer id be at all your classses. im in kent and the last time i checked for a train to harrogate return, it was £158 !!!!! I do use your mail order from time to time and ben is a true asset to you .

Hels Sheridan said...

that picture is so freaking hilarious... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Belatedly cos I seem to have spent the past few days with my head in a blanket and didn't realise... anyways... hope you having a brilliant and much deserved break... big hugs x

Carol Gibson said...

Love your pages and the safety gear.
Happy Birthday!

texasbarb said...

Happy Birthday, Dyan!!! A few days late but still most sincere.

I had the honor to see your special "cake" in person as Jim was putting the finishing touches on it....fabulous!

You and Tim make a WONDERFUL pair...so creative and inspiring!! Love your "tim tribute" pages!

Sara said...

Love your background! :)

I created and Art Journal playing with the new Distress Paints - Sooo much fun. :)

Here is my blog post about it: http://pyssligasara.blogspot.se/2013/03/how-is-it-suppose-to-be.html and I made a tutorial on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av8fOi2YGw4.

Thanks for being the creative inspiring you. :)

Ann said...

Thanks for the inspiration, I have met Tim and agree he is a lovely guy full of fun and enthusiasm for all things "messy". We are visiting the store too on Saturday - hope you will be there. Happy belated Birthday x

nellyandnoopy said...

I will be coming to your shop after GNPE on saturday too! :) xx

nellyandnoopy said...

love these backgrounds, especially the black and white one! i am coming to the shop too on saturday after GNPE xx

Becky said...

Those are gorgeous pages! And Happy Birthday (a little late, but still heartfelt!). You really get to celebrate for a whole year I think!! :)

sandee said...

You are such fun, I bet you and TH together would be a riot! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

grandmad1ana said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! It was also my daughter's 50th birthday on March 10.
I don't know if she had as much fun as YOU did, though...
Diana Ramsey

daisylou said...

I'm late to this but I did send you a card and you get your pressie next class :) oh I did Wish you Happy Bday on FB!
Your pages are just fab. The lightbulb and mannequin are my favs. Blimey were did those 10 years go? Tim doesn't age does he.. Lucky thing! Altho we don't either do we lol!
Hope you and Dina aren't getting upto too much mischief!!
See ya in a couple of weeks! Xxxx

susiesu said...

omg Dyan 23 backgrounds in one day!!!! They are all fabulous thanks for sharing. love the torn edges to the pages but I love my Dylusional Journal too much to rip it!!!! lol Susiesu xxx

Siobhan Brignull said...

Hey birthday gal sorry I missed the big day, tell me how is it, as I am hitting the same milestone today, aarghh, As to what youll be doing on the night, in bed by 10, LOL

M. Austen said...

The backgrounds are fantastic. Happy Belated Birthday!!

Kyle4143 said...

Love the journaling pages! I was able to take a class with Tim lady year and it was amazing! So glad to have found your blog. I'll be checking it out for inspiration! Thanks for a chance to win!

elli said...

Krikey, can't believe the talent. All that in one day, I know you work quickly, but honestly!!! I am in awe of you. Hope U get well soon.xx

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