Sunday, March 10, 2013

De-stressing with Distress Inks!

 I am so excited to share this with you all.  This is the new Tim Holtz Configuration book. 
It is amazing.  I wanted to do something really special and different for Bre to have at her Graduation party. 
I instantly knew when I saw these come into She Scrapbooks I had to make this.  
The theme behind it is to FLY.  To Soar.  To realize that the journey she takes is the fun of life. 
That no matter what she has the choice to make it a good life or go the other way.  
It is all within her power.  Even when things get tough you can still choose to be happy and learn something. 
I really hope she will love this as much as I do! 
  I didn't do to much dimensional on the front because I wanted it to seem like a book to open. 
Below is the inside of the cover. 
Tim's new sentiment stamp...all I can say is be still my  heart.  It is fabulous!
I added some of her senior Pics as well 

Here is the whole thing opened up.  It will sit on display on her special table at her party. 
 It is filled to the brim with all kinds of fun things.  Lots and lots of Idea-ology. 
I used Prima's new Engraver papers to cover the configuration box.  LOVE this line.  I will be making many many more projects with it!  

 Here is a few closeups.  Above we have Tim's Alterations dies-tattered florals and  Artful Words. The butterfly stamp is Tim's as well that MJ3 designed.  As well as some Idea-ology and the new rubbings!  
Don't you just love the vials that you can fill with fun stuff like glitter??
Below we have the Idea-ology bird cage (love those) (hoarding those), 
other Idea-ology pieces.  A huge blue bead from Bazzill that I was able to put some more of the new rubbings on.  Love that. 
 More Idea-ology. You will notice that I used Tissue tape along all the edges and Inked it up with Walnut Stain.  Makes it so vintage, wink. 

So...I really hope you enjoyed this fun project.  I am so happy with the way it came out.  Exactly what I had in my mind.  I will include a supply list as well.  
Hope you have been able to do something crafty this weekend.  I have totally been lost in my studio, getting very inky and giddy!  
Supplies Used:
Configuration Book-Tim Holtz Idea-ology 
Idea-ology- Tissue tape, Word Keys, Adornaments, Bird Cage, Corners, Game Spinners, 
Pen Nibs, Regal Adornaments, Word Bands, Filmstrip, hinge clips, jump rings, memo pins, long fasteners, screw eyes, word tokens, ticket, mini numbers, Vials, Craft Glassine, rubbings, decorative knobs. 
Ranger-Glue and Seal Matte, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Paint, Black Archival Ink, Glossy Accents, Blending Tool with foam, non stick craft sheet, heat-it tool, memory frame and Diamond Stickles. 
Stampers Anonymous Stamps-Blueprint butterfly, worn text alphabet and numbers and Way with Words.
Sizzix-Tattered Florals, Artful Words 
Prima-Engraver Papers
Other; Bead-Bazzill, Making Memories-Brads, Glitter-Art Institute, Seam Binding and manilla tags. 


  1. Beautiful! Hope to see it in person. A keepsake for Bre for a lifetime.

    1. THanks Holly. I hope she will keep it for a lifetime, wink.

  2. Just beautiful! Love you, girl

  3. you never cease to amaze me my beautiful and talented friend! i love it! :)

  4. GORGEOUS projects - almost as pretty as Bre! So glad you had time to get inky and then share with us!