‘CHA Show’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie It’s Not Easy Being Green

    27th April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    It’s Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

    This challenge is hosted by Suzz (Suzz’ Stamping Spot), who has chosen the theme IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN …Suzz says, “For this challenge you can create any type of project as long as you UPCYCLE or re-cycle something. Re-purpose an existing item, recycle an element that usually would be thrown away or use your paper scraps in a creative way.”

    iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
    For this challenge I wanted to share a card I made for the CHA 2016 Tim Holtz booth using my paper scraps creatively, as well as showcasing the new mixed media 3 thinlits die set. I also went literal with the challenge theme, because for me, getting things to grow isn’t easy! It really is hard for me to be green (fingered)! 😉

    iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
    I used leftover grungeboard and metallic kraft core and die cut the watering can. Using a sanding grip I scuffed the top to give a more worn look. I added a leftover “love” die cut and ribbon from another project.

    iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
    I used leftover paper from the incredible new dapper paper stash by Tim Holtz and die cut these flowers and leaves with the tiny tattered florals thinlits die set. They were mounted over the top of the brick wall outline that I die cut with the new mixed media 3 thinlits die set.

    iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
    I added a new idea-ology mini plaquette. Each time I use one of these I feel compelled to buy another packet! They are just too divine not to want to stockpile and hoard!

    iGirlZoe: It's Not Easy Being Green
    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will find time to join in the challenge and pop over to Frilly and Funkie challenge blog to see the rest of the DT’s projects. All the products I used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

    CHA Product previews and BTS from the show are on Tim’s blog. Many of the new products are shipping now or available for pre-order.

     



  2. CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth Samples Part 3

    18th April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello! I’m delighted to share the third of the samples that I made for Tim Holtz CHA 2016 booth.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    This sample was created for the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix booth, using the new Gadget Gears 2 Bigz die.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    For the top layer I stamped distress watercolor cardstock with a linen background stamp and vintage photo distress ink. I die cut 3 circles with the sized circle die set, embossed with the gears texture folder and inked.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    I covered grungeboard with foil tape and die cut with the gadget gears 2 die. Dabbed with alcohol inks to give an aged look.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    I die cut 3 circles with the sized circle die set from several sheets of thick card and inked the edges. I adhered recycled sizzix die packaging under the 3 circles and then layered the gadget gears between the thick card layers. The bottom layer is a sheet of paper from the new dapper paper stash.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    I added moments die cut from foil covered card, dabbed with alcohol ink and mounted onto a strip of paper from the dapper paper stash. The edges were covered with the new dapper tissue tape and I added idea-ology mini corners to  finish.

    A big thank you to Paula, Mario and Tim for inviting me to be part of this.

    CHA Product previews and BTS from the show are on Tim’s blog. Many of the new products are shipping now or available for pre-order.

     



  3. CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth Samples Part 2

    11th March, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello! I’m delighted to share the second of the samples that I made for CHA 2016 for the Tim Holtz booths. It’s been a couple of months since CHA, but I was supposed to be this month, so things have been unusually busy in my world. My move has been pushed back a couple of months, so I’m catching up! I’ll share my “adventures of a traveling crafter” another time…

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz BoothThis sample was created for the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix booth and focused on the new Gadget Gears 2 Bigz die.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    I die cut grungeboard and foil tape covered grungeboard with the new Gadget Gears 2 die. I covered the foil tape with black soot distress paint, wiped away the excess and applied teakwood and rust alcohol inks with an alcohol ink blending tool. The plain grungeboard I blending vintage photo distesss ink over and sanded gently. I then blended over a little walnut stain distress ink and sanded again to give a worn look.

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    This super cool background paper is from the new dapper paper stash by Tim Holtz. It’s gorgeously industrial and I love that one of the gears fits over the printed inner gear. I distressed the edges of the paper, inked with vintage photo distress ink and spritzed with water to age. I also added inked and distressed small talk stickers.

    Finally, I used the distress marker spritzer and ground espresso distress marker to add the spackle. I am still just as obsessed with the distress marker spritzer as I was the day I got it. If you haven’t got one, trust me, get one, they are SO SO SO fun!

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    The background layers are denim from the new adhesive backed textile surfaces. I frayed the edges and adhered over kraft cardstock which I stamped an industrial image onto from the steampunk stamp set, (all by Tim Holtz of course)! 😉

    iGirlZoe: CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Booth
    I overlapped some of the gears and added idea-ology mini gears to the center of the largest gear. They are a perfect fit! I also added new idea-ology hex fasteners! These are absolutely my favourite new thing and I am stocking up on them! The Gadget Gears 2 die works perfectly with the original Gadget Gears die too.

    A big thank you to Paula, Mario and Tim for inviting me on this journey and to you for stopping by to take a look.

    CHA Product previews and BTS from the show are on Tim’s blog. Many of the new products are shipping now or available for pre-order.

     



  4. CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Periscopes Day 2

    12th January, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello! Back again with more periscopes from CHA 2016 featuring Tim Holtz. Thanks so much to everyone who scoped from CHA and shared this amazing show with people from around the world!

    If like me you’re going to miss getting the daily “whistle”, check out the following instagram accounts for loads of Tim Holtz BTS (behind the scenes) from CHA 2016.

    Tim Holtz
    Mario Rossi
    Paula Cheney
    Richele Christensen
    Sizzix
    Ranger Ink

    Enjoy…

    CHA2016 periscope – More with Tim (by Sizzix)

    CHA2016 periscope – What’s New at Sizzix with Tim Holtz (by Sizzix)

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Good Morning from CHA (by Mario Rossi)

    CHA2016 periscope – Ranger Booth (by Brianna)

    CHA 2016 periscope – Tim Holtz (by Yvonne Blair)


  5. CHA 2016 Tim Holtz Periscopes

    11th January, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Good Morning! It’s been an exciting and busy weekend for the craft world with the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) 2016 show in full swing. If like me, you were glued to your screen all weekend watching Periscope and listening for the next “whistle,” you would have seen some of the incredible products being demonstrated. I also know that for some, it wasn’t possible to get Periscope or stream it in the 24 hour limit the videos are available for, especially those working their socks off at CHA!

    SO, my very clever and time generous husband spent his weekend saving and converting the scopes. A big thank you to him, as each video took several hours to download, convert and upload. Also a big thank you to everyone at CHA who took the time to periscope so people from around the world could feel part of the show.

    You can see the sneak peaks for all the new products on Tim Holtz Blog.

    Enjoy…

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Opening Day

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Sizzix Booth

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Alterations here we go (by Mario Rossi)

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Vagabond 2 demo (with Richele Christensen)

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Sizzix booth village (with Annette Green)

    CHA2016 periscope – Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in Ranger booth