Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - October, plus Vacation Pictures


Happy Tuesday!! I'm still working on getting around to your blogs to visit. I'd hoped to be able to comment on all of the posts I missed while I was away, but I was leaving so many comments, blogger thought I was a spammer. I had to click on the "not a robot" button and then the picture captcha..sometimes multiple pictures. And it's hard to figure out what I'm supposed to click on when the blog is in a foreign language. It's taking me so long for just one comment, there's no way I can comment on all of your posts and I truly apologize, but I am scrolling through to see all of the ones I missed.

I have a few vacation pictures to share with you but first, I have my October tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 challenge.


I pretty much followed Tim's instructions, substituting for materials I had on hand. Sadly, I don't have the cool monster face dies, so I used the Rickety House instead. To add dimension to the house like he did to the face, I popped up the roof with foam tape.


Some close-ups of the crackle on the patchwork collage background.


Also, I used Tim's Wood Plank Texture Fade instead of the Rivet Texture Fade. Tim used a metal spider and mine's a remnant rub.


The house took up so much space, I didn't have room for a word band, so I used haunted, a remnant rub. The eye in the corner is also one, to represent the eye on Tim's tag.


I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016

Okay, now for some photos from my vacation if you're interested :) I took so many pictures, I haven't been able to go through them all, but I tried to pick out some highlights to share.


We had no agenda for the trip and really didn't know where we would end up. We pointed the motorhome south and started out on Galveston Island, Texas. Look...I found the perfect t-shirt:


So me!! It's even pink!! I had to buy it :)


The good thing about going in the off-season is that the are no crowds and you don't have to worry about reservations. We were looking for one campground and turned left instead of right, which took us to the east end where all the action was. Lucky for us we found a campground just steps away from the beach. I took this picture from a beach chair as I lounging under the awning.


We were right next to the spot where the helicopter took off for sightseeing tours of the island.


This is a shot of Pleasure Pier from the beach in front of the campground.


I snapped this shot of the pelican in front of one of the many ships that chugged along the waters.


After a few days in Texas, we drove along the bayous of Louisiana to...


...the Big Easy.


Here's a hazy shot of the city across Lake Pontchartrain.


And the Superdome.


From there, we drove along the gulf shores,


to Biloxi, Mississippi.


From there, it was on to Destin, Florida.


The campground we stayed at is actually in Miramir Beach and one of the few that you can camp right on the beach. I'm talking actually on the sand!! The view from the motorhome :)


Some pretty sea oats.




 The sunsets were amazing!!






So that's just a few shots from the trip. I truly didn't want to leave the beach, but it's back to the real world :) Thanks again for visiting my while I was away!! Have a wonderful day!! Big hugs :)

60 comments:

  1. Lisa, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself on your trip. The Tshirt is fantastic! Glad you're safe and home and can enjoy some crafting time, all refreshed. Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Your tag is wonderful!!! I do have a monster face, but haven't used it, you've inspired me!!! And your pics? awesome!!! TFS!! Hugs

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  3. Well done Lisa! Wonderful and so spooky tag! :D The house is just stunning and the crackle looks great!
    I enjoyed somuch see your photos, it seems that you have had a great vacation, so many different places to see!!
    Hugs my friend! I'm very busy in this time! :(

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  4. What a awesome and beautiful pictures, Lisa!!! TFS!!! Your tag is awesome!!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  5. OMG!! Spooky tag!!Love it and so brilliant!!Enjoy your trip sweetie!!

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  6. Fabulous photos Lisa and that t-shirt is perfect for you! Like the tag too!

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  7. Love your S-P-O-O-K-Y tag you did a great job as always. Thanks for sharing your vacation photos!!!

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  8. I always love to see your tags and this one is fabulous as always lol. Wow looks like you had a great trip, love all the pictures...and what a perfect shirt for you!!! Happy Crafting, Eva Scraps

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  9. You nailed T!m's October Tag. Love how you used what you have. Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful vacation. Camping on the beach sounds heavenly. I used to live in So Cal where we had miles and miles of beautiful beaches but I never truly enjoyed them...always too busy and working. Now we are very far from any beach and I truly miss them. Glad you were ahead of Hurricane Mathew.

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  10. Awesome tag Lisa!!! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! Your photos are wonderful, love the birds and sea shore scenes! Yes, that T-shirt is perfect for you!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  11. Wonderful version of TH Oct Tag. I've not started my TH Oct Tag yet. I like your vacation photos; especially the birds. I've not been to Galveston but have heard that off season is best for no crowds. I've not been to Destin but have been to Pensacola.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation photos, Lisa! Such beautiful scenery, and post card perfect! Each of your tags this year has been fabulous! Loving your interpretation of October's tag! It's been fun watching your mixed media style blossom these past 2 years. Lovely artwork with a magical eye for textures-- scrumptious! Hugs, de

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  13. Oh WOW! Your Pictures look amazing Lisa! So glad you shared them! In Fact... Some look like they could be post card fronts.. That's how amazing they look! Wonderful Photography! You just keep getting better and Better! Now, Your Tag is AWESOME! Very Cool and Spooky! I do like Tim's Monster Face Die - But your haunted House is creepy cool so it's perfect! I've had the spammer thingy happen to me a few times too.... What a Pain in the Butt! I told ya you'd need a vacation after you try to go back and comment on people's blogs! hahahaha Big Hugs my sweet friend!

    Theresa

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  14. oh MY! looks like an amazing trip! Your pictures are magazine worthy...WOW! Looks like a really amazing trip!
    Your tag is so AWESOME, the house it pretty incredible and so is the background, awesome as always!
    Have a super evening my friend!
    Shelly

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  15. Your photos are fabulous! You are turning out to be an amazing photographer!! Looks like a great time was had on your trip...I just love those sunsets!! Your tag is a spooky one! I just love that house die!! Have a great day! Hugs, Robin

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  16. My sweetest friend, your tag is fantastic! You improvised to perfection to work with what you had.. and naturally I do prefer what you used. ;) It turned out perfectly spooky without making me want to hide in fear. :) And oh Lisa, your pictures are amazing! As much as I missed you, my heart was so happy knowing you were at your beloved beach. All of your adventures look amazing, but I especially love the Gulf Shores, the gorgeous sunsets, and the sweet animal friends. *dreamy sigh* Stunning pictures, my dearest Lisa! I'm so thankful God blessed you with a magical vacation. I bet your heart happy dances every time you wear your new shirt! I love it to bits. Thank you for sharing with us, my sweetest, dearest, and most special friend. :)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  17. What a beautiful tag and what beautiful vacation photos, Lisa! I love that Tim's house die and it looks fantastic! Your background is yummy and you did a brilliant job, my friend! I am glad you are home and safe! Thanks so much for your amazing photos! That T-shirt is super cool! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  18. Your tag turned out great. I love the background behind the haunted house. Your vacation pictures are fabulous. It looks like you had a lot of fun exploring many states and beaches. Have a great evening my friend.

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  19. Wow! Fantastic tag Lisa! Love the spooky haunted house! Great take on Tim's challenge! Looks like you had a fantastic time on your vacation! Thanks for sharing the photos!

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  20. ha ha ..you found a perfect Tshirt for yourself !
    Loved th espooky house and bg you choose !

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  21. Wonderful tag with fantastic details. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos.
    Valerija xx

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  22. Your tag has turned out to be a beautiful mixed media collection item and love love your holiday pics...so many beautiful birds you have captured!! My husband loves to photograph birds and so we often go to the jungles for our holidays!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  23. What a fabulous tag...wow, so spooky creative!! Love all your photos, wow, you must of had an amazing trip and I imagine it was hard to come home and get back to the 'grind' as we say...and what a perfect shirt for you, too! Have a wonderful day my friend!

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  24. Awesome tag. Love the textures and very spooky. So happy you had a wonderful vacation. I love camping and best way is in a motor home. I used to live in TX and have been to that beach many times. Fabulous pictures, very professional. Made me feel like I was there. Glad you are back.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ MCC Shop ♥

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  25. You did a great job on your tag using what you had. It came out just as cool as Tim's. It looks like you had a wonderful trip and got some fantastic pictures. My grandson just got back today from New Orleans on fall break and my son is in Destin this week! Those sunset pictures are awesome. What a beautiful way to end the evening.

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  26. I meant to say your tee shirt is a perfect shirt for you! Great find.

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  27. OMG Lisa your tag is just AMAZING!!!!
    Looks like you had a FABULOUS vacation! The pictures are gorgeous and I just LOVE that tee!!
    Thanks for sharing your pics and again I am so LOVING your FABULOUS tag!!!!
    Have a GREAT hump day my friend!!

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  28. Lisa I love your tag! That haunted house is so spooky! The pictures of your vacation are beautiful! Love that Mermaid tee shirt too! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation!

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  29. Your tag is gorgeous. I love the haunted house die cut.

    Looks like you had a fun trip. Your pictures are fabulous.

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  30. I LOVE your fabulous tag, the crackling on the background is fantastic and the spooky house looks amazing!!!

    Wow, your holiday photos are fabulous, those sunset ones could be high end postcards, they are so beautiful - the pier looks amazing too. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful holiday with us! Hugs, Anne xx

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  31. Hi Lisa, So glad you had a fun time away, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the fabulous photos of places you saw. Bet it was so relaxing to be right there on the beach, in your own little home-away-from home. Absolutely loved the sunset pictures too. You're a terrific photographer. The haunted house reminded me of that wonderful old TH die. It's a fabulous look on the tag, with the dimensional roof, the crackling, and the nifty embellies you've tucked around to make your spooky tag! Glad you're safely back home once again. Hugs & TFS

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  32. PS...forgot to say: I enjoy the TH tags more when the artist substitutes her own ideas on Tim's Tags. I find that much more interesting and creative, than just using the same items as Tim did! (I suspect so would he). Hugs

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  33. Love your take on Tim's tag. I agree with what Mary said. Your vacation pic are fabulous. Love how you captured the birds and the glorious sunsets. You need to frame some of these.

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  34. What a fantastic take on Tim's tag! I love this house die, it's a great choice. The background is fabulous too. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!!!
    Hugs, Mar

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  35. Hi Lisa,
    Such a fabulous & fun tag my friend!! I thought that the haunted house die cut was metal..love the texture!! Seems to me that you had a wonderful vacation and you deserve it!! I love all of the beautiful pictures especially the ones with the beautiful sunsets!!Welcome back!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    M'
    Crafting with Creative M

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  36. wonderful tag!
    and so nice photos!
    love them!
    lots of hugs
    have a great day!

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  37. Your tag is great. Love the vacation photos

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  38. Awesome tag. Loved seeing your vacation photos. Not been to Texas or Missippi or that part of Florida! Glad you arrived home safely!

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  39. Lisa not only is your tag fantastic , the photos of your vacation are a wonderful treat as well !! Looks like a truly amazing trip ! I'm sorry blogger was giving you issues .
    Hugs & Blessings ,
    Mayra

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  40. Great take on tim's techniques. You created a fantastic tag!!
    Your vacations sound FUN! You sure saw lots of places. And that t-shirt is awesome. I can totally see why you had to buy it - it had your name written all over it. ;)
    Hugs! xx

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  41. Super tag! I don't think it is sad you don't have the face die--I love the rickety house. Thanks for sharing your vacation pics. Life is good at the beach :) Of course you had to buy the shirt--it looks like it was made just for you!

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  42. Fabulous tag, it looks amazing! Your vacation pics are fabulous! Love that t-shirt you got, it's perfect for you! It looks like you had some amazing sights to visit, thanks for sharing a glimpse of it!

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  43. WOW, what a gorgeous tag! THe dimension and textures is just gorgeous! LOVE it Lisa! Looks like a fabulous trip and many fun stops along the way! Your shirt is perfect and so fitting for a mermaid..hehe! Of course, you had to buy it...it's screaming Lisa for sure!
    I love all the pictures and the sunsets are stunning! Thanks for sharing and welcome home...eeek, now it's back to a routine and work, ha?! Don't you wish vacation could last a bit longer?! Enjoy your weekend and hope you get caught up my friend!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  44. love your tag!! And wow, your pics are awesome too!! What great pics of the sunsets and the birds-looks like you are right there next to each one of them!

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  45. What a great tag. The haunted mansion is so cute and yet scary. The vacation pictures look like a lot of fun. Glad you had a great time.
    April

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  46. Really wonderful tag and so amazing pictures! ;-)

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  47. Your Tim Holtz tag is awesome. I love that die. Wow, what a wonderful trip and great pictures. Thanks, for sharing them.

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  48. wow! you went on quite the adventure. fantastic photos! thanks for sharing! :) your tag is amazing with so many perfectly distressed details. love it!

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  49. Your tag is quite magical, and who knew you were such an amazing photographer?! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics, makes me wish I were there!

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  50. Your tag is quite magical, and who knew you were such an amazing photographer?! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics, makes me wish I were there!

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  51. Lisa...I think your Haunted House is SPOOKTACULAR!!!! REALLY LOVE IT! AND your background...I think the oolor over the base turned out perfect....
    now for your photos from your vacation...STUNNING...they would make perfect postcards!!! I enjoyed my visit!!!!

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  52. I like your tag so much better than the original. That rickety house die is awesome sauce and you used is smashingly well. Wowzers on the colors and the layers to the tag. Sounds like you had a fun trip. I like all of the places you visited. Galveston is fun isn't it? Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  53. Gorgeous photos, and love your take on the tag with the Rickety House!

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  54. Sorry to be so late, Lisa, but better late than never! I have so much to catch up on, having been holed up in my Closet to get my mansion done and a zillion other life things, too! Your take on Tim's tag is truly amazing in design and a fine display of creativity! I love it! And so does Tim--he's pinned it!

    Loved seeing your photos; looks like some lovely sites you got to see! My favorite is the tee shirt! I bet it will be your favorite! Hugs!

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  55. Gorgeous photos Lisa! What a great tag too. That rickety house is the perfect focal image for this remix tag. Congrats on your win on Tim's blog!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  56. Yay Lisa, you won on Tim's tags - totally thrilled for you my lovely friend!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  57. Yippee! Lisa, I feel like a proud mama! Huge congrats on your well deserved Tim win! You rocked it, and you deserve to be in the spotlight! big hugs!

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  58. Woot Woot!!! Congrats on your win!! :) Great take on the October tag!

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  59. Your tag is awesome!! Great pictures also!!

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