I now think I've completed every challenges for the Paper Variety's blogoversary blowout except day 1. I just have such a time with stamping. I'm miserable at it..not for lack of trying!! Day 2 however, I've got no prob. Why did it come so easy for me you ask? Because the challenge of the day was to create a layout that is at least 70% product of your favorite manufacturer. If there was any doubt that Tim Holtz is my most favoritest of favorite product pushers out there, just visit my Tim Holtz drawer...yes he has his own drawer!!! I think just about everything on this layout came from my Tim Holtz drawer. The patterned paper (including the pieces that the diecuts and pleated paper strips are cut from) are the Vintage Shabby Paper Stack. The ticket and the grungeboard pieces are also Tim Holtz. I even used Tim Holtz distress ink!!! So other than the dies used to cut the shapes out...all, you guessed it...TIM HOLTZ!
The sketch that inspired this return to 12x12 layouts is #251 by Pencil Lines. The DT amazes me each post over there with how very different from each other, yet so very obviously linked to the sketch they each are!! I also am sharing this with the challenge of the week at Allsorts Challenge Blog which was swirls and flowers. The swirls are cut from the Cindy Loo cricut cart and the flower is a McGill punch. Lastly the challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is PERFECT for a Tim Holtz-a-palooza layout! It's Vintage/Distressed/Shabby. Plus every single thing on this layout is from my stash...yay!