Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tim Holtz autographs grungeboard project for Simon's Team Member, Amber!

Simon's Team member, Amber, accompanied us to the CHA Show in Chicago and had a front row seat to Tim Holtz's grungeboard creative process! She is a real joy to have on our team and her contagious smile brightens us all! Amber writes:

"Our trip to the CHA show in Chicago was absolutely amazing!! It was my first show and it was a great education for me because after 18 months at Simon, I am still learning so much about stamping, scrapbooking, and card making. The most excellent part of my weekend was meeting Tim Holtz for the first time. Yes, you heard me correctly! TIM HOLTZ! He was so nice and just as spectacular as you would imagine him to be. I snuck in between the crowd and got a front row look at his creative demonstrations. He was showing us how to use his new products and demonstrated different techniques for using grunge board, blending solution, and his alcohol inks.

I was so impressed with his creativity and willingness to teach us how to be better crafters. I stood in amazement along with everyone else crowded around him and watched as he whipped out one amazing thing after the other. While at his booth I asked him if he designed his own stamps. He told me that he designs them on photo shop and actually creates each and every one of them. I told him I was new to stamping but I had sold a lot of his products in our store. He thanked me for carrying his products and I responded with “ Thank YOU!” He was so nice, laid back and easy to talk to. He gave me one of his tags that he created and signed the back for me to take as a souvenir. It is hanging in our office."

It says, "live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it is worth remembering. WOW! We sell the stamp in our store: Simon Says Stamp!

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  1. Wow, Amber!! What a lucky girl you are to have met him let alone been given such a terrific tag! Definitely Cool! :D

  2. Ha, Lucky Amber :)
    I've found your blog through my frinends comments - we know each other from eabay only, but now - finally - you've got your own blog! I'm waiting ror all the new posts with inspirations, ideas, events... I add you to my blog list right now :)

  3. Lucky you!
    I'm really looking forward to get my blending solution and to get started with som testing of my new alcohol ink.

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. WOW! You should be glad that I live thousands of kilometers away because I would try to "borrow" this treasure for sure ;DDDDD

  5. thanks for visit - but I'm still moving my blog from the old one, you know... try to visit later, to see some more ;)

  6. OMG!!! I am SOOOO jealous!! LOL For 3 get to work at Simon Says, you get to work with the FABULOUS Heidi, AND you met, talked to, and TOUCHED Tim Holtz!!! (drool) LOL

    LUCKY GIRL!!!!!! Treasure that tag forever!!! It's gorgeous!!!

  7. You are sooooo lucky, Amber! What an experience to remember! That tag is so cool! I'm geen with jealousy here!

  8. you look so cute! and a lucky girl =)

  9. WOW! Uber lucky! How cool is that???

  10. Amber says: "Thanks for your comments guys! It was a lot of fun to meet Tim in person, wish you all could have been there!"


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