Monday, September 24, 2012

HELLO!...and T!M :)

A quick post about the card I made today. The idea came during my plane ride to Minneapolis. After the ScrapFest, I got sidetracked until I looked through my note book yesterday (yes, I wrote down ideas when I have any!). I strongly encourage you to do so if you haven't already.

This card is for three challenges
"Repetition" challenge (Moxie Fab World) ----->last minute entry, mine is the 200th (wow)!
 Jars of Joy challenge (also Moxie Fab World)
Here is my interpretation.
 HELLO
This card is 100% stamped and distressed. I used jar image from Picnic.
Thanks so much for looking!

~~~~~~~~~~BREAKING NEWS ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
edited at 3:30pm
Yesterday I wrote to T!M Holtz about my previous post
(Yes, Virginia...you can do it!)

Hello T!M,
I am sorry to bother you since you are the most TALENTED and BUSIEST man in crafting business. ....Just in case you can’t sleep at 2am, you are more than welcome to check out my blog. I have a blog post about you since our meet at ScrapFest was such an unforgettable (for me anyways) one. Perhaps you can have a laugh or two about it. (link)
Thanks for reading this e-mail.
Your happily distressed fan,
Virginia Lu
Canada
I just got T!M's e-mail (oh my)! He also commented in the post.
Here is what he wrote:
hey virginia -
i absolutely loved your blog post. thanks so much for sharing the kind words on it.
you have a great sense of humor and i loved your recap of the whole thing.
thanks again for sharing this journey...
That is so TIM, isn't it!? And Wow..... I am so happy to get an e-mail from T!M! Hooray for T!M!  

51 comments:

Brenda said...

Virginia, I love how creative you are with your stamps! This card is wonderful with it's bright colors and repetition!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this Virginia! Great design, how did you do the shading, just with a marker or dauber?

Nancy K said...

What a great design, V! You used the color inspiration so well and I just love the geometric design you created with the jars...it's brilliant!

Annette said...

oh yeah this card is amazing...great colors and love that stamp

cardsandbookmarks said...

Very creative card! I like how you stamped the jars and the colors you used, the result is stunning.

donna mikasa said...

LOVE this card, Virginia! Amazing what you created with a jar image! Love the colors and design..love it all!

Sue McRae said...

This is a brilliant design and a very fun take on the Runway Inspired Challenge!

shirley-bee said...

Stunning, and a brilliant interpretation of the RIC challenge, clever you!

Kim S said...

Incredible use of the inspiration!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

fabulous card and yay for Tim mail! woo hoo!

Laura B. said...

Love your fun card of bright jars!!! It's so you and so awesome! Loved seeing T!M!'s response. How cool to get an email from him!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your card and that was so great that you got a response from Tim! My meeting with him is a blur! Thanks for sharing. He is nice and I bet he was impressed with your great post.

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous card, you have such a sense of what looks perfect! Jar it and sell it! Lol. Great to see t!m's response. Too fun.

Rachel W K said...

woot woot! supah star!

fishydesign said...

Ohhhh JARS!! It's my current obsession and I'm hoarding all those mason jar pattern paper from Dear Lizzy =_= Love how you worked the distress ink!

Therese said...

this is just so clever and beautiful. really love your color scheme and the use of the jars!

BabyBokChoy said...

Gorgeous card, love love how you interpreted the inspo photo!! Now you are a star amongst stars!!! woot woot.

Lynn said...

You go girl! I love that Tim responded to you...what a gem! And your card is awesome today! Love, love, love what you did!!

Barb said...

So awesome that Tim responded to both your email and post! What a great guy! Love this fabulous, creative card! Perfectly stamped and beautifully colored!

Lindsey said...

Awesome card, Virginia! Love the shading.

Karen B. said...

This is a winner in my book, the shading is absolutely lovely and what a great design. So neat that Tim visited here too!

jintyoo7 said...

Brilliant :)

So happy the Mr Holtz visited your blog, V - you never know, he may find his way "here" regularly :D

Dawn said...

so cute Virginia. And what a wonderful man to answer your email.... he must get hundreds!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE this card and Tim Holtz?! Dude.....get out.....lol!! So so so cool!!

Simone said...

Virginia your creativity never stops amazing me!! Love how you used the jars on this card! So gorgeous! And loved hearing about Tim and its so nice of him to respond! :)

Rose said...

yay for the happy email from TH!!!!!
ok i do write down my card ideas as they usually hit me just as i am falling asleep! so i keep a note book by my bed! the light being turned on has yet to wake hubby! lol

LOVE LOVE LOVE your stamping!!!! where is the fab jar stamp from?

Kelly Griglione said...

That is so cool ... love how you can totally see the mason jars in the floor of the inspiration photo! Also love how "randomly planned" your design is : ) The Tim note story is great - thanks for sharing it with us! I'd be thrilled to get an email from him too!

Piali said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!
I don't have exact words to say it.....love this card BIGTIME!!
You're a crafting Celebrity now ;)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow - your card is so stunning! It just has to be a winner!
I did Tim's workshop in Melb Australia & we did the same project. I know what you mean about pinching yourself. It was a great blog post! Tim is definitely a brilliant salesman- my must have list grew throughout the workshop.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely love this card - super layout. Great showcase for the distressed technique.

Love, love your post about Tim.

Karen said...

How exciting to hear from such a celebrity in our world!
Love your cute and creative card...well done!

sandie said...

this is fab, I just love it!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Debstamps said...

What fun Virginia! Love what you did with the repetitive stamping of jars...one of my favorite ways to use stamps! Great color too! I'll have to go and check out the Tim Holtz post!!

Harriet said...

Virginia your card is great!!!

Mirta Sanchez said...

SO COOL, VL! This is a great job! Isn't it great to get encouragement from the people we admire??!

Linda R said...

Are you kidding me.. How cool is that. I bet you were tickled pink. I know I would be if MR TIM left a message on my blog. Love your card my friend. Looks fab..

Hugs~

Sheila H said...

Your card is so cool, Virginia. And that e-mail from Tim is fantastic - how lucky you are!

Melissa Shea said...

Love those stamped out jars! Lovely coloring too!

Tim is so sweet to respond to your email! I'd re-read it all day!

Vic Lau said...

I love your interpretation-the colours work perfectly from the runway photo and the little string detail is the perfect touch.

Cathy A said...

You got this card in the can....no I mean jar! Love all the colours of this. Great that Tim responded to your email too!

Julie Hoffman said...

This card is AWESOME Virginia! Love how you used the repetition! Tim is pretty fabulous to come check out your blog and comment and reply to your email!! You do have a pretty amazing blog. Who knows maybe you'll end up designing for TIM. You've got enough talent for it! I'm so excited for you!!

MarcyK924 said...

He loves you, he really, really loves you! Who wouldn't - that e-mail is SO sweet, my friend! And that card is GORGEOUS! XOXO

Karen from MI said...

HOW SPECIAL, Virginia!! Nice note you sent Tim and what a nice reply from him!! Honestly, your blog post about taking his class and meeting him was really SUPERB!! The photos were great!! So happy that you were able to meet him! I LOVED your card, too!! It's so FUN and of course, COLORFUL!! GREAT design! Thanks for the inspiration!! :) xoxo

Helen F. said...

Oh Virginia, how fabulous this card is for all three challenges~ I just LOVE it...your creativity wows me (and so many others :)
Wonderful post and emails for/from TIM!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Virginia, you are too funny about your crush on Tim with an exclamation point i! in his name! I am proud of you for being so brave to write him a personal note and he is a cool dude to send you one back!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so cool, and I love the repetition. Always a joy having you play along at RIC, Virginia!

Cristina said...

Fabulous card, as always. You simply rock. And woo-hoo for awesome craft people like Tim Holtz!!!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks also for linking this up to the Jars of Joy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

Alice Wertz said...

wow! absolutely love your take on the challenge, Virginia!!! those jars are fabulous! love love love this! and wow! a response from T!m?? fab!!

BethieJ said...

LOVE your fun card!! and HOW COOL Tim wrote you back!!!! off to read about meeting him! :)
Have a GREAT day!