I really have to say Tim Holtz and his design team are amazing!! I just watched the first video he did under Demos and his dies are so versatile!!! A while back I had seen a butterfly (butterfly's and pink are my favorite things) and fell is love with it. I thought it was on a cart....nope one of his dies. And he shows all the different things you can do with one of them...I was completely floored. I think I am pretty creative and can think outside the box - I have just been shown I don't!! Or at least not as much as I thought I did.... I need to meet this man. I made the decision next year I am going to CHA to meet him.
Some of you might balk at this...but when I heard of Tim Holtz I merely thought he was just a name behind the products and that was the end of it. But the more I look around the more I have realized that he is actually part of the design process. His mind seems to be an endless array of designs and ideas. He is not merely a "front person" but part of it, which to me makes him far more interesting.
I don't own tons of his products as a number of you, but I am slowly acquiring things. And I must admit so far I love everything that I have bought so far. Over the last couple months a couple of craft stores have been putting things on clearance in order to make room for new products and I have grabbed everything I have been able to get my little hands on. One of them is the crackle stuff, I wasn't really sure what to do with it but it looked fun. I bought the last two bottles they had and it sat here for a couple days right here on my desk. I finally opened one up and put some on some holly berries just to see....all I can say is if you don't have some of this you must get some!! It made the berries look so wild!!! And that was it, I was off in search of what others had done with this stuff.
I also had bought some Perfect Pearls...again not 100% sure what to do with them so I was off in search of tutorials. I had found one that he was part of and now understand why he is so energetic and enthusiastic! I guess I can say I am now a die hard fan of Tim Holtz and cannot wait to watch for of his videos to find out what new toy I need to get next! Well I am off to watch more demos so if I don't post for a while I have gotten lost on his site.