Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

Tim is nearing the end of the 12 tags. Tonight is number 11. If you don't know what I am talking about I highly recommend you check them out HERE. The tags are amazing and so many techniques are shown. He draws winners each day. If you leave a comment on his blog each night you have a chance to win some great supplies that Tim uses!!! Last night I wrote this poem in honor of Tim and Mario. You may not understand all of it unless you know Tim, Mario and the 12 Tags.

This was a joy to write... it took a couple of days to tweak it just right! Thank you Tim & Mario!

Twas the night of the 10th tag in Tim’s amazing studio

Craft sheet ready and Christmas carols on the radio

Stickles, Rock Candy Crackle Paint and mini misters all lined up

Our visions of Tim sitting there with his Starbucks cup

Followers all logged on their computers for another long night

Waiting for Mario on Tim’s Facebook site

Having shipping detail he has the mail to disperse

Mario must get the packing, taping and labels done first

Back to the Tag...

Tim’s eyes sparkled as he held Fabulous Flourishes in anticipation

Trinket pins, film strip ribbon, washer and philosophy tags on hand for inspiration

When through the studio there arose such a clatter

We knew the products were about to spatter

Then what to our wondering eyes was posted

A photo on Twitter that Mario hosted

Tonight we SAW Adirondack Ink Pens for the first time

I can’t wait to see what he does with them, then buy mine

With distress ink in hand so lively and quick

Tim stamped the image of St Nick

More rapid the blending tool flew around

As he noted and photographed but made not a sound

Then onto the alcohol inks, blending solution, metal corner and clasp

Now paint dabber, embossing powder and vellum then he let out a gasp (whew)

Next would be Retro Holiday an awesome stamp on standby

OH NO! The heat tool was brought out and made things fly

Tim had to be quick as the hour drew near

Next Reindeer Flight, Letter to Santa, Festive Sounds,

and Urban Tapestry without a smear

Then in a twinkling we heard faint sounds from his room

Of Stamping, cutting, distressing, misting and the scratcher, we assume

With his design ruler clenched tightly between his teeth

He was putting the finishing on the last holly leaf

Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogony, Pine Needles galore

Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood could there be more?

Now Memory Glass, Frames and Capsules Grungeboard, OH MY

Dymo, Type Charms, Hinge Clip, Craft Pick, Texture Hammer, NO LIE

We knew the tag was nearly wrapped up to our delight

The clock was ticking the hands approaching midnight

He spoke not a word as he finished his work

He hit post on the computer, then he turned with a jerk

With a smile laying his finger aside his nose

And giving a nod from his chair he rose

To Mario he exclaimed “This has been a delight,

Let’s do this again tomorrow night.”



octlove said...

I just wanted to say your poem had me giggling in my seat when I saw it on Tim’s website! I just love your play on words:)

Sarah said...

This is really cute, Lyneen! Surely this will get you a box of goodies.

:: lindy :: said...

Saw your poem on Tim's site; it's fabulous! Just wanted to let you know how much I liked it!

ScrappyPam said...


Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Lyneen, you're a poet too! How creative. I think Tim will like it too:)

Jennie said...

Did I see this on hyis post ? lol great poem, that must constitute a prize! :)
Hugs xx

Robin said...

Great poem Lyneen! You are as talented with words as you are with ink and paper!!

Deebi27 said...

This is what I saw on Tim's blog that sent me to find out who this Lyneen was about...Glad I investigated!a