Friday, February 02, 2018

Creativations 2018 - Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away!

Creativation 2018 just took place in Phoenix, Arizona. Many manufacturers showcased their newest releases at this craft trade show. I was one of the few very lucky (happy dance!!!) people to be given the opportunity to design some projects with the brand new Sizzix dies designed by THE Tim Holtz! 

If you are following this blog hop, you are probably coming from Audrey Pettit's blog. If you are new here, WELCOME! If you are revisting, then welcome back!

Let me share with you the projects I made for the show. I'll also list the dies that I used in each project, so you can make your own list of the must-haves. For each of these projects, I used an Etcetera Tag by Tim Holtz as my base/ surface/ substrate - whatever you like to call it.

 

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 15PK - Funky Floral #2

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Cutout Upper 

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 17PK - Funky Floral #1

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Cutout Upper

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Cutout Lower

 

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 15PK - Funky Floral #2

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Cutout Upper 

Sizzix Bigz XL Alphabet Die - Cutout Lower

Use your die cuts with coloring mediums of your choice, add doodles, make them your own and have FUN!

Be sure to join in this blog hop to get oodles of inspiration. Your next stop is Richele's blog.

And do not miss out on the GIVEAWAY.

GIVE AWAY DETAILS

PRIZES, PRIZES,PRIZES!
We have a few prizes to give away just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win!
Remember, the more blogs you leave comments on, the better your chances of winning a giveaway.

Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele's blog (californiaARTgirl.blogspot.com) 

Good luck!

194 comments:

Cindy G said...

Love the simplicity of the tags. Are the white markings on the first tag just doodles?

Louise said...

Beautiful tags, love the colors and techniques used

Richele Christensen said...

Stunning project Mou love the colors and the detail. Thanks so much for joining in the Blog Hop.

Jess M said...

These tags are all just so happy. I love looking at them.

Rox Boyce said...

Beautifully created tags and love your colour palette ❤️

Kaz Hall said...

Love these! Such a beautiful colour palette xx perfect x

Mou Saha said...

Hi Cindy, thanks and yes, those are doodles.

Carolyn Kropp said...

OMG I adore these tags....everything about them!

Juli Riedel said...

Wow Mou! These tags are just beautiful! I really wanted to see the Alphabet Dies used and I like that you used both sizes! They paired beautifully with the floral dies which I love and the beautiful bird die from last year! Gorgeous! XXX

Lady Claz said...

Beautiful tags, love the colours

Danee said...

Love the texture you create with paint and your color palette is gorgeous

Chelle Fowler said...

incredible!! i just love your layers and use of color...so inspiring!!

Kimberly Piwowarczyk said...

Love the layering and colors. Doodling is definitely a talent!

Brenda DeLawyer said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the messages.

Nancy Buzzard said...

Love the softer palette of colors you chose!

Jan Bianchi said...

nice job Mou.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! These tags are fantastic! Love the beautiful backgrounds and the different dies and stencils you put together.

Linda Simpson said...

These tags are fabulous I love the colours and textures.
Hugs
Linda xxx

wendy baysa said...

I love how these have a intuitive, abstract canvas painting feel, gorgeous! (10)

LA said...

So very pretty. Love the soft color scheme!

Dee said...

Those are very cute! Reminds me of Spring! <3

mellem said...

Awesome tags :-)

Jack C said...

Love the colors on the tags, perfect for spring!

Janet Wilson said...

Gorgeous set of tags.

Ann Barnes said...

You have created beautiful tags. I love how you combined the alphabet dies with the flowers. The added doodling details with white. Thanks so much for sharing! xo

Kelly said...

your tags are simply stunning! your colour choices make my winter-weary heart happy. thank you for sharing.

Maureen Morton said...

I so love tags, but these are simply over-the-top! Such great layers of color, wonderful design elements and overall yumminess! I can't wait to try some - wish you were in my neighborhood! Thanks for this sweet and colorful inspiration!

Kristen Osborne said...

I love the "A good deed is never lost" tag. Such beautiful colors and the bird is so very pretty.

Rea' said...

OMG Girl these are so pretty!! love the colors and those Funky Florals; glad to have you join them ( doin' happy dance with you ) ... it's been amazing... always love visiting your blog !

unrulywitch said...

Looks like Spring! Thanx for sharing.

Jackie P Neal said...

These are just gorgeous Mou ! Love each of these- your colors are yummy!
Jackie ")

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful projects, Mou!

SusanK said...

What a fun and funky way to make use of the Etcetera Tags! Bring on spring with your color palette!

donna joy said...

beautiful tags-love everything about them!

rovianne said...

Oh these are adorable! So cute

Suzy Mansfield said...

Beautiful tags, what medium do you use for the doodles??

Bobbi said...

Such bright fun tags, so many fun layers, great job

wiesels said...

Your tags are amazing! Wish you would have given a “how to” on them! Thanks for sharing!

Laegwom said...

Simple, Bright and Happy!

Diana said...

oh these are so up my alley.. mixed media and sizzix plus your talent.. totally equals yumminess!! thank you so much for the inspiration!!! and for a chance to win a prize!!!

Sara Mellos said...

Beautiful colors, love the layout.

Jaime said...

Beautiful! Love the colors together.

Saloni Bhutra said...

I love all these tags, they’re so beautiful 😍
‘Own your dreams’ is my favourite!

Paula Cheney said...

so many great pieces Mou! You have such a wonderful talent for finding beauty in color and design. I just can't get enough.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous rainbow colours to brighten a grey February day - these are so delightful!
Alison x

Christine Welch said...

Lovely tags! ❤️

Susanne said...

Beautiful tags in a very unique style! Love the colors on the “own your own dreams” tag.

LINDA said...

The tags are so awesome, so unique. Love them.

Betty4 said...

Your blend of colors is beautiful. Pretty enough to hang on a wall!

Ldybg93 said...

These are so pretty! I love how colorful and cheerful they are.

Macarena said...

What a totally creative set! I lova all of your tags and really can not choose my favorite. The colors and the way you blended them is just sweet and so delicate. I love the stamps on them which are so tiny and soft. Thank you for sharing this amazing set and for the chance to win prizes, too. Hugs, Marzena

traci said...

So pretty love the white doodles on top of such beautiful colors.

Katie Baird said...

Your beautiful tags are so much inspirational! Fabulous colors, fantastic design! Thanks.

Sue Kosec said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the colors you chose. What beautiful work. Thank you for sharing!

Happy art-ing!
xo
SuZeQ

AlexaCzar said...

Very nice. Greets

K Ma said...

Love them thank you for sharing!

Rebecca Mayville said...

Amazing color wonderful work

Deborah LeMarbre said...

Love the colors in the background of the tags and the embellishments work perfectly

JoanneGib said...

Winner winner chicken dinner! Very pretty and creative.

cars4salegal said...

Very pretty love the colors

Anne Dwyer said...

Lovely combinations - thanks so much for sharing.

Juli Loves Paper said...

I live the hand cut alpha. A good deed is never lost, indeed. Beautiful as always.

JazzyH said...

Love the tags!

pjblanton said...

Lovely tags, the colors are stunning! Thanks for sharing

Emily Shroom said...

These are truly beautiful!

Christina Sedor said...

Beautiful tags! Love the texture and colours. xx

Tamera said...

I love your bright, happy, colorful tags Mou! Such a wonderfully creative use of die cuts in your mixed media art. Just wonderful!

Dawn Young said...

Love that everyone in the blog hop uses the products so differently!! You have a great project and the colors are amazing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Really awesome tags. Such a great use of the dies. Thanks for sharing...

Kari Leach said...

Love your tags, thanks for sharing.

Dawn Galbreath said...

I’m loving these color combinations. Lovely tags.

Kathy Jacobson said...

Love your tags! So beautiful!

Joanne Kirkbright said...

Besides your amazing mixed media style - what a great set of inspirational mantras these tags make 🙏

Brandy said...

The colors and dimensions compliment each other perfectly and love all of the mixed media techniques you used

Faye Touve said...

Love your beautiful tags. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful projects! I remember seeing the second one at Creativation, it really caught my eye! I thought they were stenciled elements, but Tim said they were just diecut and then painted white. So clever! Love them!

Geralyn Gray said...

I like your style , very soft and colorful!

Amber Scholtz said...

I love these tags. The colors are gorgeous.

Kim Faucher said...

Oh I always fall in love with your work. Such a wonderful blend of products and techniques!

Janice said...

Pretty tags, Mou, great colors!

stacy hutchinson said...

Each of these tags are so original and beautiful! I love the phrases on each of them and how each of your backgrounds turned out...the white doodling is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!

Aunt Denise said...

As I started scrolling the first word that came to my mind was dreamy -- then I see the word dream & had to smile! Incredible backgrounds!

Barbara said...

These tags are all beautiful and just the style I love. The colors and the designs are amazing!

Jennalee Anderson said...

Woah!! I love these!! The pops of blue with the pinks and greens made my heart skip a beat. And the way you used the bird die is genius!!

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Wow, really like your work... I will return to check out the details!

godzilla gamer awsome said...

I think the Own your Dreams is my fave...love that pop of dark blue against the bright colors!

Barbara Schiassi said...

I can't choose! everyone of these projects is absolutely fabulous, love love love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win! Barbara

Dawn Meade said...

I so love your style and color choices! You gave me a few ideas to play with. How exciting for you to have a project featured for Tim Holtz!! Congrats!

The Tin Tiara said...

The bird is my favorite...love the colors..Thank you!

3Pals said...

These are great! I love the colors and dies!

Mirabelka said...

Lovely tags

Teeny said...

These are so pretty

Gail D said...

Your tags made me smile.Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Your set of tags are simply beautiful! Love the colors, and all the details on each. Perfection! Judy D.

Me said...

Wow these are such nice tags! Love the arrangement of the die cuts on them!

~amy~ said...

Your work is LOVELY. Gorgeous tags!

Karen Fulkersin said...

You are a talented artist. Beautiful work! I love to work with etcetera tags as well.

scrappergirl56 said...

Fabulous tags, the Funky Florals are a must have die set...all of them!

Aimee said...

These are gorgeous. I have never made tags but I think I might have to try.

Renee said...

I love the layers, textures and colors of these tags! Well done.

Pink Bunkadoo said...

Beautiful stuff! I wish you had a video because I would love to know more.

Scrapthat said...

Dreamy colors! TFS

Ritva Sorvisto said...

Just gorgeous !

Sharon Richardson said...

wonderful, thanks for sharing, love this project.

Anne Brooks said...

Stunning projects! I love everything about these tags.

Kath Stewart said...

wow Mou, you made such beautiful amazing projects xxx

Yvonne Boucher said...

these tags are fantastic! Nice work, very creative!

norty but nice said...

Lovely tags, lovely colours :)

Theresa said...

fun blog hop. so many great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

Christine Kaminski said...

Great tags!!! One of my favorite things to make!!

suzyb said...

All I can say is WOW. Grrreat tags! I do love them all. I am getting into tags right now. Love them. great work.

Sandy S. said...

I just love the way you integrated those diet letters.Those dies are on the top of my wishlist:)

Tracey M said...

Hi, Your tags are so BEAUTIFUL, really pretty. I love the color combos you picked and the way you colored them. It is so much fun to make tags, I make them a lot, they are even fun to make and put on the front of my cards, your tags would look amazing on the front of a card. Thank you for sharing your cool project today. Tracey Magner

Les said...

I absolutely love these tags! Stunning!

Patricia said...

These tags are very different & original. Such creativity! Very impressive indeed! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

Linda Agers said...

Beautiful tags. Love your work.

Jane Luxem said...

Love your project! So very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Love the colours.They are beautiful.

SweetSue in Austin said...

I adore your tags, thanks so much for sharing!

Rita said...

these tags are awesome! I think this is a great idea for a cute mini journal.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindi said...

I love seeing your spring colors as I watch it snow outside! Tags are beautiful!

ElizabethR said...

Those are beautiful I love the soft muted rainbow of colours, Elizabeth x

scrapseeds said...

love the fresh look and little doodle details

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous foursome of tags! I really am in love with the first one with the doodling and fresh colors! I love that you've used the bird cutout die cut on one of them. I have that die, and am inspired by the fresh way you have used it! Thank you for your inspiration!

backintheday said...

Both bold and delicate -- love the white patterns!

Joy Meadows said...

what innovative tags! Love each one; so original and so unique.

Cindy G said...

Love your style. Thank you1

Carolyn B said...

Love how simple but detailed with beautiful colors!

wendance said...

Beautiful colours!! Love all your tags!

Debby Lewis said...

Beautiful and bright. My grandson said "that beautiful, Mimi." It is.

Patty M said...

Beautiful tag. love the colors. Thank you.

Diana MtHens said...

So very different in design from the other grunge and vintage look.

linda meer said...

Beautiful tags! The details are amazing!

Henriëtte said...

Your words are so true and the tags you made are stunning! I love them piece by piece, the colour scheme is great. Thanks for your beautiful examples!

Corinne said...

I think my favourite is "own your dreams" - love the background. Great work you talented lady.

Katina said...

Love the tags! Very cute!

Annheidel said...

I love your tags and all the pretty color!

sansuey said...

Such fun, happy creations!

Marisa Messias said...

Your tags are fabulous!

Катя Корн said...

Magically!!!
Pleased to meet with your creativity!

bhappetat said...

Love all of the layers of colors.

Karen said...

Lovely tags, I like the look of all the layers!

Kathy said...

Really enjoyed your use of oxides for a nice soft background. And now I Need that sizzix alphabet!

Kate said...

Wow! It has been ages since I have visited your blog but I have fallen in love with your style all over again. I LOVE your layers of vibrant color and the way you used these new Tim dies. So gorgeous. I am following you now! ;)
Kate

Mary Matthys said...

Tags are one of my favorite things to make. I love your techniques.

Charlene Dahlberg said...


your tags are so creative --love the layers and the colors

Bobbi Smith said...

Love your style Mou, really beautiful color combinations and composition!!!

Tona said...

Wonderful tags! Love the colors you used.

Karen Kreun said...

Beautiful colors

lstroker300 said...

Love everything about this. It is so cute.

Deborah Cox said...

Love the colors, beautiful tags!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Gorgeous colors and beautiful detail!

Becky Sorensen said...

Gorgeous tags.

A Pink said...

A Wonderful set of tags with a lovley sense and use of colour . Thank you for sharing x

Tina henderson said...

such magical creations and yummy colour tones, love them all x

Flagler Photography said...

The texture and grittiness is awesome!

Veronica Tovar said...

I love your tags. Tfs and for the cool technique.

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

The gift of Mou Saha is well demonstrated in these tags. You really have a unique style as I have been following you for years now. You flow is evident. Bringing out the best is what you do! TU.

ESUE said...

Love bright spring colors. Thanks for sharing techniques for using the new products

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!!

Mooch Fast said...

I love these and love your blog banner!

Inkqueen said...

Great Tags. Love these. Thank you. Colors are Amazing!

Pam L. said...

I'm new to your blog as a result of this blog hop. Happy for the introduction...LOVE your banner. :-)

Cathy Potosky said...

Love these tags! They turned out wonderfully!

D.Ann C said...

These tags are BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait for my paper cut bird to get here now more than ever!!

Lucy said...

I think I saw this on Instagram first and I thought to myself, "Now I have to get another set of alphabet dies because I cannot do without this set." That is how compelling your tags are. The Funky Florals are another requirement. Thank you for the beautiful inspiring tags.

Tom Gray said...

What creative uses of color and the funky floral dies. Excitingly different tags.

Glenda said...

I like your tags; the colors are vibrant!

Artyjen said...

Lovely selection of tags...great colourway. xoxo Sioux

Mel Roberts-Hareld said...

Getting to sit down and “stroll through” your delightful blog is one of the very reasons I wanted to participate in this (my first) Blog Hop. In following Tim’s blog, I’ve so often admired your color-filled way of creating and now, getting to learn more, has been a extra special treat, to say the least! Thank you for being a really fresh inspiration!

Faith Maupin said...

I just love your positive, inspirational quotes, and your color palette.... just beautiful!

sherwoodforest said...

I really enjoy your color palettes - so different! Gorgeous!

Laurie :)
Faerie Bower

Craftychris said...

Beautiful tags! Gorgeous colours and fabulous dies. xxx

Scottishrose said...

Simply Gorg! A beautiful palette of colors!

B said...

So pretty! Love the color choices.

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful tags!!!!

Vic said...

Each tag is lovely!

Lisa H said...

all your tags are simply gorgeous!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love your Etcetera Tags. The Funky Flora die cuts stand out against your brightly colored backgrounds. What Fun! Thanks for sharing.

Roxanne Taylor said...

I agree with Richelle, Stunning!!! Love the color palettes on each one. Thank you for sharing!

Peculiaris said...

So beautiful!! Love the colors, the 'own your dreams' tag is especially, well - dreamy :) Love how the dies work with the painted details, so many layers... Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kijo Guyer said...

These are stunning, the color and blending is fantastic

Jenny Shepherd said...

Beautiful tags and fabulous colours

Sheila said...

I love love how you used the paper cutout bird die as well as the rest of them. Just lovely!!

VA Beach VA said...

These are luscious colors and I adore your mark making!!!

Laura said...

Wow, this is cool. Thanks!

Jean said...

Such beautiful and inspiring tags! Gorgeous colors and I lvoe all the layers!

misteejay said...

Fabulous tags.
Toni xx

Amante del Papel said...

wow your tags are so beautiful!!!!

Dana Norris said...

Your tags are works of art! They're so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Diana said...

Your tags are beautiful. I love how you did the backgrounds and layers.

The Altered Paper said...

Love the layering, and color combos on your tags!

Denise Costa said...

OH MY!!! I just love everything about these tags!

lorena b. said...

Love these tags so much-the quotes/phrases, the color!!!