Grungy Monday 23: Tim in 10!

Happy Monday, blog friends! To everyone who played along with GM22 last week, all I can say is “WOW!” Your Holtz-ian Halloween creations were absolutely sensational! One of you is going to snag a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp, who will be posting the winner on their blog this Wednesday! Be sure to check out the post and see if it’s you!!! Here’s the link to the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Thanks to the lovely folks at SSS for their generosity!

Ready for the lastest Grungy Monday challenge? This week, I’m introducing something new, and I hope you’ll have as much fun with as I did! It’s “Tim in 10,” and just like it sounds, it’s a speed challenge!

Here are the rules: Make a greeting card– any theme you like– using at least one Tim Holtz product, and make that card in 10 minutes or less! So, think your design through, gather your supplies, set your timer, and GO!

The point of this is to remind us all that with the right products and a little bit of planning, you can bust out a pretty cool piece of work in just a few minutes. If you need to produce a stack of cards for the holidays, for instance, or to send to Operation Write Home, it’s nice to have some go-to techniques and products to streamline the process.

My 10-minute card is obviously super simple! I’ve posted the instructions on the Grungy Monday Products Page, and it took me just under 10 minutes to make (it would have been less if I could tie a decent bow on the first try!).

To play along at home, create your own “Tim in 10” piece, upload it to your own blog or online, public photo album, then add it to this post using the InLinkz link below. Please be sure to tell us which of Tim’s products you used, and don’t forget to include a link to Tim’s website ( in your post or photo description.

Remember to share your creation at the All Things Tim group, too! Lovely List Mom, Gloria, has a special photo album just for your Grungy Monday masterpieces!


Thanks so much for being part of Grungy Monday! I can’t wait to see your “Tim in 10” art– I know it’s going to be spectacular!