Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tim Holtz STAMPtember™ Feature



Happy STAMPtember™ Day 2 everyone!  Today is all about inspiration and education.  We are so pleased and honored that Tim Holtz is celebrating
STAMPtember™ 2012 with us!  Last year it was fun to do a special Q&A with him (that you can find here.)  This year we are thrilled he created a unique tag and let us in on his creative journey LIVE on video.  It's an extra special treat because you will see him, from start to finish, make the tag. 


Every single time I watch Tim in action I learn loads of new things.  The favorite new cool thing I learned in this video is that it really does make a difference how you apply your ink to your stamps.  Depending on what effect you are going for....watch and you'll see.  Be sure to turn the volume up extra high.  Tim's creative excellence goes even further than the tag in this video...just watch...and listen :)  I hope you love this as much as I do.....






Supplies used:




And a bonus.... in celebration of STAMPtember™, Tim has a special coupon code on his blog today that will give you a discount on all of your Tim Holtz Stamps!  Pretty cool, huh?  When you finish his video, pop over to his blog

Tim has been creating Tags for the 12 months of 2012. Be sure to check out September's Tag! It has a cool industrial faux riveted metal look. Check out each step of the metal distress process. FUN! OH YEAH!

Tim's stamps are manufactured in Ohio not too far from our Simon Says Stamp offices.  Ted and Michelle Cutts are the lovely owners of Stampers Anonymous and kudos to them for dedicating their entire lives to rubber stamps.  Ted and Michelle actually lived in a little apartment inside their production facility for several years after they first got married.  Their kids often travel around the country working Stamp Tradeshows as a family.  Total and complete dedication.  ....And they are 2 of the nicest people you ever will meet!   Pictured below are Mario, Michelle, Tim, and Ted.



Do you follow Mario on Twitter?  (mariojrossi)  His Behind the Scene (BTS) of his journey is pure and often times, hilarious!  Mario is absolutely committed to bringing you the real behind the scenes.  Last week he showcased a picture of Tim multitasking at its finest that caused quite the ruckus!  It's great fun to see photos of their travel destinations while hard at work stamping all around the world.

This journey of Simon Says Stamp is my life and we are blessed to work in an industry with incredible good people like Tim, Mario, Michelle, and Ted.  I have the pleasure of working alongside my husband and business partner, Jason, every day.  My heart is full of joy because our son Jaxon (who just turned 5) delights in "crafting".  It's something extra special we can do side by side.  He enjoys watching Tim's Youtube videos for hours on end.   A few weeks ago, Jaxon was able to watch Tim Demo live at the "Stampaway" convention in Cincinnati.  He was totally and completely captivated.  He is just finishing up an extra special inking project that we will be sharing soon.  (keyword: INKY!)  These are the good things folks. Sharing what we love with those that we love.



Have you been able to get inky yet?  Are you finding time to stamp? Either alone and especially with friends, it's such a good thing. 

I hope you feel inspired today and are able to find the time to create! 
Happy
STAMPtember™!



 Heidi and our Simon Family

Pin It
SUBSCRIBE TO: This Blog | Our Newsletter
WE'RE SOCIAL: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Google+
TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Simon Says Stamp Challenge! | Vintage Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge

96 comments:

  1. I haven't even made it to the video yet, I just wanted to say how VERY much I love Simon Says Stamp and how much I value you, Heidi. From the very 1st time I called (right before Christmas) neeeeeding a "certain" Christmas stamp and you were so incredibly awesome to me to showing me such amazing kindness and treating me as part of your family. I can never thank you enough. You are NOT just "another stamp company". And I, like so many other people, appreciate your wonderful customer service and unparalleled passion for what you do.

    Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. NOW...I'll go watch the video! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Lisa! It's a joy working with you and it's fun getting to know you through the years! I love how the internet connects us even though we are all across the country!

      Thank YOU for believing in us!

      Delete
  2. LOVE it! Tim is such an amazing person and I just love his style. I need to do more tags. Can't wait to see more. Xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOWZA! Love love love the video. So awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi E. T. ! We do too! Turned the volume up really high and watched it several times in a row. So much fun!

      Delete
  4. Wow! That was fantastic. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for a great start to Stamptember!

    ReplyDelete
  6. A great video and a fantastic offer from one of my favorite places to shop! Thank you Tim and Simon Says Stamp.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Eileen! We sure appreciate it!

      Delete
  7. this was a great video love Tim's products and love that Simon Says Stamp has his great products
    upnurse at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. a fantastic video, full of amazing Tim inspiration! the tag is fab! trace x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful video. thanks to you all for sharing it with us.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for sharing the video, and a also a little more of your story

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome video and tag.Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wilma! I hope you'll share what you stamp :)

      Delete
  12. WOW absolutely love this tag and video!!!!! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What an awesome look. I need new Tim Holtz stash. LOL!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Replies
    1. I agree with you Lisa :) When I saw how he edited the video intro and extro I got shivers :)

      Delete
  15. He makes it look so easy and inspires us all to play! I have to get my hands on some of that crinkly ribbon...love!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Careful Diddy, Crinkly ribbon is incredible addictive :) It looks so good!

      Delete
  16. fabulous, Tim makes it looks so easy, thank you

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! Love the tag!
    Great video...thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great tag and video! like the use of the metallic stain.
    thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, wow, wow! Tim brings so much creative energy to everything he does...it' contagious! Gotta go get inky!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This tag is amazing - I love all the steps and the overall effect of backgrounds! I always learn something and have to get my hands on those metallic distress stains!!! Thanks Tim!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Cool techniques! Thanks for sharing them with us. Got to get some of the metallic stains.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am going to make an effort to follow along this month. Tim's video and end result tag is incredible. How awesome he is helping SS support Stamptember! Makes us stampers even like him more :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love Tim's tag! Metallic Stains look awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I want to go make that tag right now!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great way to kick off this month!!! Loved watching it!! Darling photo of Jaxon and Tim!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw, thanks Barb! Jaxon loves to get inky!

      Delete
  26. I so much enjoyed watching him create start to finish. I have a few TH products - and this style is not my go to style usually - but I enjoy watching THE MAN using his own product! Such fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree Kari! I learn something new every time I watch him.

      Delete
  27. It's always fun to watch Tim create! Thanks so much for the video!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I keep thinking team Tim is going to run out of steam(punk) but they always manage to amaze me.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks so much for sharing this. LOVE Tim. Love this tag. Love Simon Says Stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I enjoy listening to Tim and watching his creations come to life. Did you see his eye cry? The stains actually drip down from the eye...doubt that was planned but so cool! I'm so glad he keeps reinforcing the idea of just playing and experimenting and not being afraid. Thanks Tim and SimonSaysStamp!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Susan! I must go and rewatch the video! Totally missed that...so cool!

      Delete
  31. This is awesome! Tim's tag is amazing. The man is brilliant! Love him! Love Simon Says Stamp!!! It doesn't get any better than this.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love watching Tim play, and I'm lucky enough to be taking his class in a couple of weeks at Scrapfest, here in Minnesota! Wonderful post today, Heidi! Can't wait for more! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow! Look at how truly inky Tim gets! That creation just came together to wonderfully for him....can't begin to have that kind of talent, but I love watching him! (I especially love the metallic!)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Totally AWESOME!! Always cool to see Tim make art! Especially on vid because he usually only does step by step pics and not vid in it's entirety! TFS!
    Happy Stamptember!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Another masterpiece from the master of Art!! Beautiful tag Tim... Gotta luv 2 beautiful inspiring tags for September!!! And of course Simon Says Stamptember ROCKS!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wonderful video. It's such fun to watch Tim play. He always comes up with something totally awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks so much for the awesome youtube video by Tim Holtz, he was simply amazing and the tag is gorgeous. His tutorial are always so inspirational. Love your blog and store.

    ReplyDelete
  38. WOW, talk about an inspirational post! Loved Tim's video, of course, but your personal view afterwards was equally inspiring! So proud to be a little part of your team!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Tim does the greatest tutorial videos!! I love the tag he made for STAMPtember!!!

    Looking forward to see what y'all have on the agenda for tomorrow...know it will be super!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Gorgeous tag & I love the video's opening credits - very clever!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Tim knocked it outta the park! Loved seeing the start to finish tag inspiration. And the video format with the opening credits was awesome! I'm looking forward to a fantastic month...Happy Stampember!

    ReplyDelete
  42. You are so right - I always come away with a new tidbit (or a few!) after watching one of Tim's videos. Great video!

    ReplyDelete
  43. What an awesome video...Thanks Tim!! This "StampTember" month looks like it's going to be great! Hope my wallet doesn't "disappear" before the month's over!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wow!!! That's amazing. I dont think I could ever pull something that beautiful off! But you have decently inspired me to try!! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Awesome! He is a gifted artist and teacher!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Fantastic video - incredible intro! Can't wait to get inky. What a great way to kick off StampTember. I must get myself some of that metallic distress stain a.s.a.p.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Fabulous video with all sorts of wonderful tips and techniques.

    I love the tag. I love Tim. And I love Stamptember!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Loved the video! Thanks so much, SSS and Tim!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Ooh, off to pour a glass of red and settle down to watch the video. Thanks for such a fabulous idea.
    Kyla

    ReplyDelete
  50. Tim's videos are always a treat to watch, you always learn something new from him! How fun that your son likes Tim so much and that he's already such an inky crafter! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Wow... the tutorial was really awesome!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Yay, Tim...we love him and SSS. Happy 10th year!!! My son, Simon Says "Rubber stamps make the best Impressions!" This is my favorite time of the yr--so fun that you celebrate it like this. Thx.
    LenaS

    ReplyDelete
  53. What a fabulous video, and that Tag is to die for..gotta give that one a try myself! Happy Stamptember everyone!!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Hmmm... to swipe or to tap? That is the question.
    Mr. Tim is one amazing artist. Thanks for getting him on board for your celebration.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love it! Great ideas and wonderful opportunity, Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Wow, that was great! What a treat to see Tim take the tag from start to finish! And it goes without saying that I love SSS!!! Thanks bunches... SMV

    ReplyDelete
  57. Absolutely sensational video - thank you so much for sharing it. Amazing to see Tim in full flow - and what an unbelievable tag - WOW. Lovely to hear some of the Stampers Anonymous story too (talk about living your job!), and I'm delighted to hear that it goes into the next generation in your family too... looking forward to INKY!!
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Alison! People like you are who bring us complete joy in our every day lives :)

      Delete
  58. Wonderful video. Love the stamp set he used for the tag! Looks like Stamptember is going to be gangs of fun!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Thanks so much for sharing the stories and this video. So fun to watch Tim start to finish, and the tag turned out really amazing. Can't wait for the rest of the month!!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Wow just amazing thank you Tim

    ReplyDelete
  61. Loved watching Tim's video. It reminded me of those epic movies I used to see, only on a smaller scale. Thanks Tim for all the great tips and ideas! You have so much talent and it is just a learning experience to watch you work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Barbara,
      OH! I see what you mean :)

      Delete
  62. Wow...amazing stuff...thanks for sharing with us today. I love and look forward to the SSS blog posts everyday...I always learn something new thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Tim seems to make magic with everything he touches. The 'craft world' has truly enriched by his and everyone else who eat, breathe and sleep creativity.
    Thanks for your dedication(and you staff) for feeding our addictions!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Fabulous video! I, too, learn a lot from Tim every time I watch one of his videos. This one I found was exceptionally full of wonderful techniques. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Great video! So fun to watch him create it from start to finish!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Actually one of the best tim videos I have seen. Ohh and I have that stamp set.....time to play!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa, I hope you share what you make with us!

      Delete
  67. AWESOME!! What a FUN surprise!! =) LOVED the video and the fun techniques~~THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  68. This was a great video and such a fun surprise! I can't wait to give the fun background a try now that I have the metallic stains too... Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  69. What a amazing video! I love the opening, such a wonderful tribute to Stamptember 2012. Love learning new techniques from Tim and seeing his creative process. Thanks for the great blog post too. So much information I'll have to go back and read it again.

    ReplyDelete
  70. All I can say is WOW! It's awesome to see Tim do a start-to-finish tag on video!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Love all SSS does in the crafting world! YAY for STAMPtember!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. Very cool tag Tim!! I love that stamp set and the metallic distress stain! Hmmmm I think I need those.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting our Simon Says Stamp blog! We work hard to update it daily and provide lots of ideas and current events. We appreciate the time you take to leave a comment! It makes us feel like someone is listening ;)

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.