So there was a short discussion on the “All Things Tim” Yahoo group (members are those who love everything by/about/for Tim Holtz) regarding the unexpected and wonderful things you can find at your local Tuesday Morning store. Someone mentioned the phrase “Tim Holtz Grungeboard” – a veritable battle cry if I ever heard one. I visited on my lunch hour that very day and found not only the aforementioned grungeboard (two packs for $8.00? Seriously?!), but a few other fun things, such as beautiful shell buttons in aqua and pink (.49 a package) and Making Memories embossed metal plaques. They had tied four packs together for $2.99, which I believe was the original price for one package.
And here’s where serendipity comes in. One of the packs had a “baby” theme. And the very next day, one of my co-worker’s daughters had a baby boy. The universe was telling me it was time to make another card.
Of course, there had to be a Tim Holtz element involved, or total chaos would ensue (planets spinning out of control, collisions of unimaginable magnitude, etc, etc), so I dabbed some blue alcohol ink onto the pewter-colored plaques and went on from there with total blue-ness. (Which may or may not be a word.)
The cherub stamp is by Ducks in a Row. I won a card contest they sponsored a few years ago and now have many of their beautiful stamps. It’s about time I started using them again!