I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tim Times Ten Challenge - Day 10

And I've made it to Day 10 of the Tim Times Ten Grand Give-A-Way Challenge.  And this has definitely been a journey for me.  Given that I'm back to work now... yes, I'm counting my blessings... I came straight home and had basically 1.5 hrs most nights to create a tag, take pictures, blog about what I did to create the tag and post to the challenge post on time. 

Our last challenge is to make a Brag Book of the nine tags that we created over the last nine days. It can be bound by rings, as displayed by Dymonz, or by using a Cinch or BIA or other wire binding device. The tags must be in the Brag Book in the order in which they were created over the nine days. There must be a way in which you display/provide the recipe for each tag. You must have at least one cut from a die-cutting device -- Cricut, Cuttlebug, MS Punch, etc. -- whichever one you use doesn't matter. You must create a cover which utilizes a sentiment and an image stamp and the acrylic paint resist technique.

Check out http://www.stampindymonz.com/2011/05/tim-times-ten-grand-give-way-challenge_07.html for the final display of the brag book that Dymonz created and also to see the pictures and links of the other participants.

For my brag book, I cut chipboard and covered it with Prima Marketing Paper CoIllection.  I used an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap for the edges.   I inked the sentiment with Frayed Burlap, the flourish in Faded Jeans, then inked both the front and back covers with Wild Honey.  On the words "Enjoy the Journey, I used Glossy Accents over them.  I double stamped the sentiment phrase on the patterned paper and adhered it to some chipboard and pop-dotted it off the cover.  I added some rhinestones and mulberry flowers layered with a brad.  To bind my book, I used  Tim Holtz Grungeboard hinges fastened with brads.

For the inside of the brag book, I made pocket inserts that I cut patterned  paper , used a MS border punch for the edge.

I made one pocket for each of the 9 tags and taped them together with red liner tape.  I also made recipe tags for the pockets so the that I can write down how I created each tag.  If someone wants to look through the book, the can find out how each tag was created.

I attached a Metal Key that says "Journey" with Hemp Cord.
You can see it in the left of the picture of the book below.

Showing all of the tags in book.  There are in the order that they were created and labeled on the back of each tag.

Back of the Brag book showing the rest of the hinge.
Tags 1,2,3

Tags 4,5 6

Tags 6,7,8,9

Prima Marketing Collection Patterned paper
Hemp Cord
Pop Dots
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Red-liner Tape
Clear Embossing powder
Andirondak Acrylic Paint Dabber - Snow Cap
Tim Holtz Distress inks:
Faded Jeans
Black Soot
Wild Honey
Victorian Velvet
Frayed Burlap
Tattered Angels Flimmer Mist - Spanish Moss
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Acrylic Stamps:
The Journey
Flights of Journey
Tim Holtz Grungeboard - Elements
Tim Holtz Elements  - Word Keys
Prima Marketing Mulberry Flowers


  1. Awesome...I love it! Pretty colors...

  2. Helen, I love your brag book..I love what you did with the tags, what hinge is that..Awesome, Awesome job!!!

  3. Netta... that hinge is on one of his packs ... I got it from Tuesday Morning.

  4. Wonderful book. Good Luck!

  5. A fabulous little book to preserve those special tags. Great idea with the hinge. Thankyou for sharing your talent with us at Stampin Dymonz Creative Space

  6. Helen, beautiful job with the brag book and the tag challenge.....Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Excellent Brag Book Helen....Enjoyed your take on the challenges...TFS

  8. SOO cute Helen! I LOVE the hinged technique! Something I have been wanting to do myself! Thanks for playing along! Visit the www.StampinDymonzScrapShack.info often for more challenges!

    Good Luck!

  9. Supercute!Your cover is awesome and love the journaling tags you created!

  10. Wow, Helen, you're tag book is awesome!!!

    Wanted to drop in and say hi! Missed you!

    Be back soon!


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