For the More Than Words July (Main) Challenge: Discover & Stash

Discover made me think of maps, right away. Maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something. After that I didn’t really have a plan, I just went where my stash led me.

Clipboard – I don’t know how old it is, but I’ve owned it for almost two years now.

I think Tea Dye was one of my first Tim Holtz ink pads I bought! Way back when I wasn’t sure what “distress” really meant, but hey, “this Tim Holtz fella has stuff to make new stuff look like old stuff!” My husband could actually make a pretty good case claiming Tim was an original “supplier” that got me hooked leading to an entire spare bedroom being filled with paper craft related items! I love Tim Holtz so much I have hoarded his papers waiting for just the right time. I have been working on accepting the fact that it’s a lot more productive to make the right time myself rather than expect a sudden epiphany. Plus, I’m having a much harder time remembering EVERYTHING I own…so if I can’t even remember everything, how will I ever use everything?

Anyhow, all but 11 of the items on the product list are at least a year old (and that includes adhesives, the 3D Gel, the wax & such), of those 11 items, I think 5 have “appeared” within the last 6 months.

I used as much from my stash as I could, and I can’t tell. You’d never know anything was “missing.” I tell myself I should stop buying until I get my stash knocked down, but every time I think that something new is released & I realize I need to just stop thinking nonsense and do more projects!

Process Video:


**Postcard Image from: Public Domain Pictures


  • ReneaBouquets
  • Glass Microbeads
  • Rose Gold
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Moroccan Lattice Panel
  • 13 arts
    • Ayeeda Mist
    • Patina Bronze
  • Lindy’s
    • Magical Shakers
    • Grab A Guy Gold
    • Bratwurst Brown
  • 7 Gypsies
    • Architextures
    • Ornate Garden Stakes
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Design Store
    • Design ID #34811
  • Ranger
    • Perfect Pearls
    • Blue Patina
  • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Ink
    • Tea Dye
  • Distress Spray Stain
    • Rusty Hinge
  • Mini Blending Tool
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Paper Stash
    • Memoranda
    • Lost & Found
  • Ephemera Pack
    • Expedition
  • Sanding Block
  • Tiny Attacher
  • Small Talk
  • Tonic
    • Tim Holtz
    • Paper Distresser
    • 5″ Scissors
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Harlequin Stencil
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Wax
    • Bronze Age
  • 3D Gloss Gel
  • Julie Nutting
    • Tag Pad
    • Hancock
  • Fancy Pants Designs
    • Me-ology
    • Button Set
  • Dear Lizzy Date Stamp
  • Mod Podge
    • Antique Matte
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Art Glitter Adhesive
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixatif
  • Liquitex
    • Clear Gesso
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Twine
    • Metal Stars
    • “BINGO” Card
    • The “other,” non-Tim Holtz, ephemera
    • I got the roll of map paper at Hobby Lobby, so it’s likely by The Paper Studio.

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