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    Manly Men

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Guest Designers, Miniatures, Sale, Tim Holtz

    Ok… not really! But there are less girly colors than our recent Spring selections in today’s new Tim Holtz items (20% off) and new collage sheets in the Sports section! Speaking of “manly men,” remember these silly bandits Design Team Member Nichola Battilana
    made with The Big Boys Collage Sheet? That sheet is in the new sale, too!

    A NEW SALE: The new Sports section (including three new collage sheets, like the Tennis Anyone Collage Sheet at left) are on sale for 50% off! The sale ends Saturday night, March 11th at midnight PST (March 11, 2017). Go see ‘em all!

    On to some artwork! Guest Designer Jessica Armstrong made a Little Slugger Bedroom using her new and on sale Dollhouse Baseball Card Collection Collage Sheet.

    More info in Jessica’s blog.

    Hooray for the Manly Men Giveaway!

    All 9 of these items are in the Giveaway package:

    From new (and older) Tim Holtz (all 20% off!):
    - Tim Holtz Wooden Ruler Pieces - New!
    - Tim Holtz Sepia Vintage Paper Dolls - New!
    - Tim Holtz Monocles

    From Jessica’s artwork:
    - Baseball with Bat and Glove - New!
    - Dollhouse Baseball Card Collection Collage Sheet - New and 50% off
    - 1:12 Bed Mission Style - Back in Stock!

    Just for fun:
    - The Big Boys Collage Sheet50% off
    - Vintage Gents Collage Sheet50% off
    - Dancing Men Collage Sheet

    To enter the Manly Men Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, March 10, 2017)!

    And tell me: Which item in the Giveaway will you use first? On what project?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Beauty & the Beast Kit Plus Extras Giveaway? That would be Janet T! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

    Posted by Leslie, March 9th, 2017

    37 Responses to “Manly Men”

    1. barb macaskill Says:

      I am envisioning a flying bed! Maybe something similar to Bedknobs and Broomsticks or maybe just something out of this scary thing I call a brain! Such a great assortment of goodies in the prize package! Lots of fun for the winner!
      macaskillbarbara @yahoo.com
      Congratulations to Janet on winning the last prize package! Enjoy!

    2. Maria B Says:

      I think I would use the paper dolls in a collage card.

    3. Beth Ervin Says:

      First and foremost, the Tim Holtz Sepia Paper Dolls. These look like a blast for art journaling!

    4. K Toews Says:

      It’s for manly men. Ah, but I like it too.

    5. Susan Nelson Says:

      Oooo! Super cool! I see lots of mixed media potential in the Tim Holtz collection!

    6. Michelle B. Says:

      Hah! I’ve been waiting for the mini pulley wheels! I want to use them
      on a small cigar box steampunk project. The French Design Tape Set
      would be the another great embellishment for that project! Yay!!!!!

    7. Michelle Says:

      I love the rulers, I would use them first , with the dolls….in a project as yet unimagined.

    8. Joan Allard Says:

      Couldn’t pick just one Tim Holtz item; the Mission Style bed will be fun to work with.

    9. judy golden Says:

      Oh these would make great Fathers Day cards, something so different for sure.

    10. Kat Cashwell Says:

      I love Tim Holtz stuff!! I would use the vintage paper dolls first – those are so cool! Then I would use the rest of his stuff!

    11. Lorna E Says:

      I love this theme! I would use the vintage paper dolls on an art journal project I have in mind.

    12. Jennie Ingram Says:

      I’d totally find a way to play with the ruler pieces first! :-)

    13. Lou Anne Says:

      I love the paper dolls and the rulers so I’d have to use them together somehow!

    14. Ellen Seagren Says:

      I would use the paper dolls and wooden rulers for cards. I love using vintage images and the rules would be great for edging. These would be great for cards for my grown sons. Lovely stuff!

    15. Emily Ann Says:

      The rulers for sure in collage.!

    16. Traci Says:

      Big fan of Tim Holtz & love his new stuff-the paper dolls are so cute with lots of possibilities. >^..^<

    17. francine perri Says:

      I love this I would use the bed first and decorate it I would make a diorama for my son’s room. Thanks

    18. Gay Says:

      It would be the wood rulers and the bed! My son is a carpenter and I am currently making a journal for him that will have the look of being very old. This would be great to incorporate in this book.

    19. Jan K Says:

      The TH paperdolls maybe in a bedroom with the baseball cards hung on the wall. Love this theme!

    20. Gina Goodling Says:

      I love finding new found relatives and adding to tags with humorous quotes! I am such a big fan of these Manly Men images, too! Exciting new products all the way around.

    21. Dona Mandell Says:

      Love it all but would use the antique doll paper for papering a mini box with small antique (or reproductions) toys and dolls.

    22. Della Says:

      I would use the bed first I think. So many possibilities😊

    23. Kathlene Ford-Walters Says:

      Wooden ruler pieces would be my go to first item. I think I’d work on a sectioned box and do something masculine.

    24. Peg D Says:

      Oh I am such a ruler freak. I don’t know why but I save old rulers and yard sticks lol. I would have to do something right off with those rulers. This a great stuff bc there isn’t a lot of guy related stuff out there. I love this! Maybe a shadow box for my daughter who has a grown boy she would really love it. That little mitt and baseball bat.
      I wish you had soccer balls too!

    25. Vera Collier Says:

      Where would I start? I am loving the idea of a baseball themed collage/shawdow box for my grandson’s room.

    26. Jean Marmo Says:

      Such fun! Love the baseball items!

    27. Mary Mac Says:

      I would love to work with the wooden ruler pieces first.

    28. Phoebe Diamond Says:

      Oh the paper dolls, in a shadowbox or three. That would be wonderful.

    29. Kimberly Says:

      Dancing men?! I love men that dance. Don’t know what I’ll do with them yet, but they will certainly be my inspiration!

    30. Jo Says:

      Love this set. – I think I would create a habadashery theme.

    31. Marilyn Hughes Says:

      I’d work with the bed first.

      Great project.

    32. Lorna Says:

      I think I would have to incorporate the dancing men into a shadowbox/tray. Love that there are some “less feminine” options!

    33. Nancy E Says:

      Just love Tim Holtz stuff. I’d use the rulers to create a unique frame for a special sewing friend of mine!

    34. Laural Says:

      the bed and pile all the kids on while Mom reads a book for Mother’s Day

    35. Barb A Says:

      Definitely the bed….the little boy who lives in my dollhouse needs a new one!

    36. Kim R Says:

      I can totally envision a Steampunk bed with a top hat on the bedpost

    37. Melissa M Says:

      I would use the Sepia Vintage Paper Dolls in an assemblage piece…maybe a vignette in an altoids tin.