Tim Holtz Book Giveaway – Compendium of Curiosities for You or a Friend


Thanksgiving is only one month away, but it’s going to come even sooner for someone…. I’m giving away a brand new copy of Tim Holtz’s amazing technique book, The Compendium of Curiosites.  If you don’t have it, trust me… you need it!  And if you already have it, you know it will make a terrific gift for a good friend.  This is a 75-page hardcover book full of techniques that will bring out all your creative instincts.

My husband received an email recently from Amazon that mistakenly listed this beautiful book  and two of Tim’s older ones as new releases.  My sweet guy bought them for me thinking he’d surprise me.  Of course he now knows if Tim has released something, it’s a pretty good bet mighty sure thing I’ve already ordered it!   My crafty family and friends all already own the book so I thought why not offer it up as blog candy?

You have up to 5 chances to win:

1 – leave a single comment here

2- become a follower (link at right)

3- mention my giveaway and link to me from your blog (you can use the Halloween Giveaway blog button at right courtesy of Cindy Adkins ~ thank you so much, Cindy!)

4- become a Facebook friend (link at right)

5- follow me on Twitter (link at right)

Be sure to let me know which ways you’re joining in!  This giveaway will be open for seven days.

It is open to all countries (my last blog candy went to a crafter living in Germany!)

I’ll announce the winner on Halloween.   Good luck!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Got you linked up, too!

  2. I’m already following you, of course!

  3. Well thank you, Marjie, count me in–I don’t have this book!!

  4. What a lovely offering! Thanks so much for this opportunity to win such a wonderful prize!
    If it’s not too late, please count me in!

  5. Oh yes please …. hwat a fabulous piece of candy Marjie … thanks for the opportunity!!!
    I am now a follower, friended you on FB and linked you on my blog!

  6. LOVE the book! I have one, too! ANd, I wanted to wish you luck in your blog candy give a way. Gotta love a man, who has you on his mind when he’s looking on Amazon 🙂

  7. I’m a new follower:)

  8. I would love a chance to win. Thanks

  9. Hello Marjie,
    I just became a new follower, leaving a message and linked you from my blog. 3 out of 5, anyway! Looking forward to looking at your blog much more – seems very interesting!
    Thanks for such a great opportunity. Not sure if I was supposed to leave three messages or just one, though.
    Blessings, Donna

  10. Hello! I am your newest follower. I love your blog!
    Jill: A fellow stamper. 🙂

  11. I love the art of Tim Holtz, I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I just drooled over that book at Hobby Lobby yesterday but didn’t have the $$$ to add it to the basket.

  13. I’ve sent you a request of Twitter.

  14. I’ve added you as a friend on Facebook.

  15. I’ve become a follower and I’m glad I found you!

  16. This really is a great giveaway, thank you!

  17. Wow, what a great prize! I found you through a link from Cindy (thanks Cindy) and I am now a follower of yours. It is always fun to be in the draw for wonderful candy. Thankyou!
    Dot x

  18. Of course I have become a follower. Off to read a bit more on your blog now.

  19. I am so glad Cindy told us about your blog and your giveaway. Thank you so much for the chance of winning such a fabulous giveaway.

  20. I am finding your site as a result of the contest but am so happy to visit here.
    I sent you a FB friend request, Laura DogsMom and joined here as GFC.
    My computer is not working well but once back up and running I hope to visit often.

  21. I just sent you a request on Twitter 🙂

  22. Wow! what fabby blog candy Marjie 🙂 You have a wonderful hubby! Thanks for the chance to win. I’ve become a follower & off to add your candy to my sidebar.

  23. I am a follower and I sent a friend request on facebook … would love to win this book

  24. I just love your blog! I amnow a follower and will be finding you on facebook as well! Have a lovely day.

  25. What a wonderful giveaway! I will also be sending you a friend request on FB. Loving your blog too :>

  26. I just signed up to follow your blog so now I a follower. Again nice site & great giveaway. : )
    Brandy : )

  27. Nice site & nice giveaway. I would love to get Tim’s book. I am a fan of Tim Holtz. Thanks.
    Brandy : )

  28. Fantastic giveaway, and so generous of you. I will be doing 1,2,and 3 with fingers crossed. Don’t much like FB and Twitter. This is my first visit, and now that I’m a follower, it won’t be my last.

  29. Donna Jean Eno says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Tim’s great book. I am posting this comment (1), I became a follower of this blog (2), and a follower on Facebook (3). I hope with 3 entries I may just win. Thank you.
    Donna Jean Eno

  30. Wow!! What an amazing and fabulous giveaway! Thank you so much for your generosity!!
    I am a follower of your lovely blog and have your giveaway posted on my blog’s “Candy Corner”!
    Thanks again and Happy Halloween!!

  31. BTW….I’ve pulled the button for my side bar.

  32. Hi….I’m your newest follower….golly…I hope I win…I desperately need some inspiration in my creativity. Glad to have found youl

  33. Thank you for this chance!
    I added myself as a follower, put your candy on my blog (www.freubelgerda.blogspot.com), friended you on facebook and now also leave you this comment …..
    Gerda, The Netherlands

  34. Sent a FB friend request!

  35. Sent a twitter follow request!

  36. I’m a new follower. Just found your blog, can’t wait to explore.

  37. What a great giveaway!

  38. I would love to win. My mom owns the book and I look at it every time I visit. I would love to have my own copy.

  39. I sent a friend request on twitter as buckeyecub.

  40. I am a new follower.

  41. Also happy to post your giveaway on my blog!

  42. Happy to be a new follower!

  43. Hi Marjie,
    What an awesome giveaway! That book has been on my wish list for a long time but those silly necessities are always popping up…
    Happy to have found you and your lovely blog!
    Hugs, JoAnne

  44. Great prize. I’m a new follower too!

  45. Grateful for a chance to win this! I would love to know the techniques behind Tim’s creativity. Will also add you on T/F sites also.

  46. Just stopped over from Cindy’s, and wow what a wonderful giveaway! I would love to play with this book, Tim Holtz is amazing! Thank you! t.xoxoox

  47. i’ve been seeing this book all around crafter’s desk and i sure would like a copy! thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Marjie
    I just became a follower over from Cindy’s. I would love to a part of your give away. What a neat gift!
    Please drop by and enter my drawing as well.

  49. What a great giveaway! I don’t have this book yet and would LOVE it! Thanks for the opportunity!
    I have become a new follower.
    I will post your giveaway badge on my blog sidebar.
    Thanks again!

  50. I just posted a link to your giveaway on my giveaway list.

  51. I just became follower #148!

  52. What a cool giveaway! I would love to win!

  53. Hi Marjie, I’m back to say I have your sweet give away button posted on my blog side bar. Thanks so much. Linda

  54. Hi Marjie, I’m back. I’m one of your new followers. I’m going to link you to my blog now, I’ll be back later to let you know I have it posted. Thanks again. Linda

  55. Hi Marjie, Thanks for the chance to win your awesome give away. Cindy sent me. I’ll be back. Linda

  56. I’m a new follower too… I found you through Cindy’s Whimsical Musings blog.

  57. Please include me in your generous give-away.

  58. Hi Marjie! Saw your giveaway posted on Cindy at Whimsical Musings blog. I love Tim Holtz stuff and am always buying the different embellishments. I had no idea he had books, but I’d love to enter for a chance to win this one!

  59. Wow, what a great giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and the chance to win!

  60. Pamela Bennett says:

    I am following you on Twitter!

  61. Mary Pendergrass says:

    How very nice of you. I have the book but it would be great to win and then give it to a crafty friend who doesn’t own it.

  62. Hi Marjie,
    I just posted this on my Whimsical Musings Magazine blog with a link to your blog!!!

  63. I do not own this one, but have drooled over it for months. Thanks so much for offering this giveway!

  64. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous book! It has been on my wish list for a while now so even if I don’t win, Santa could still leave it at my door! I have also subscribed to your web feed to remind me to come back and visit when you put up new posts!

  65. I don’t own this book so it would be fun to win. I joined your following and will put a note up on my blog. thanks for the chance to win.
    stamping sue

  66. Fanatstic giveaway Marjie – I don’t have it!!!

  67. great giveaway!

  68. You are so kind to offer this giveaway!

  69. Christine O. says:

    Thanks for doing such an awesome giveaway!
    Christine O.

  70. I don’t have this book yet but it has been on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  71. Shelly Schmidt says:

    I thought I was a follower- now I am…..sent a FB request too. I already have this book, so will decline the offer- but will post the link for your great giveaway! Fun!

  72. I’m now officially a follower of your blog. Great opportunity to win a Holtz book

  73. I sent a friend request on FB as Maer

  74. I sent you a follower request on Twitter as Maer

  75. I sent a friend request on Facebook and subscribed to your blog. I would love to win a copy of this fun book!

  76. This is a great book and very generous of you to give it away.

  77. I’m a new follower and ~sigh~ don’t yet own this book! I have Tim’s earlier books and would love to have this one as well. Thanks for the opportunity…now to explore your blog!
    Linda Marino

  78. Wow what a wonderful gift. I’ve joined your site, requested you as a friend on facebook (Holly Thompson)and am leaving a comment!

  79. Wow!! I’m so glad you shared this at ATT!!! You do super great work—super eye!!!! I am a follower on twitter (even though I don’t know how to tweet:)—facebook, and a member on your site:) Thank you so very much!
    be blessed………………..beyond measure

  80. Pamela Bennett says:

    Great Giveaway!

  81. I have a couple of Tim’s books but not this one…love your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win Tim’s book!

  82. What a really kind thing to give that great book of Tim as blog candy. I don’t have that book and really, really, really want it. I’m already a follower on this blog, which I love, I added the badge to my blog, but unfortunalty I don’t have facebook or twitter. So I can’t follow you there. hopefully I still have a change to this fantastic blog candy!
    Thanks alot

  83. I sent requests to follow on FB and Twitter and added me to your following list. I do not have a blog, but see u in my other yahoo group. Grea giveaway and ty VVM for a chance! xo cher

  84. carol reid says:

    I sent a FB request…..I have seen this book it is awesome…..would love to be an owner of one…..so glad to have a chance at it…..Thanks Carol

  85. what a thoughtful husband, and thanks for sharing his thoughtfulness!

  86. wHAT a great prize thanks for a chance to win it.

  87. Phyllis Peterson says:

    Hi I’m now following you on Twitter and I’ve joined your blog. I have Tim’s CD’s but would LOVE to own this book!!

  88. Phyllis Peterson says:

    Hi, I sent you a friend request on facebook as Phyllis Peterson.
    I love Tim’s products and would love to own this book!!

  89. I would love to win Tim’s book – like you he is one of my favorites.

  90. Great idea! Valerie

  91. I am now a Follower on FB, I have joined your site and I would love to be considered for this amazing give-away!

  92. what a great giveaway! and no, i don’t own this book! i followed you, i am a facebook friend,and i will share this on facebook. i think that is 4 entries! thank you! carlanda

  93. everyone has told me to get this book.Each time i go to the big city of Midland or odessa they are out.this is a fantastic give away and i would be happy for anyone who wins. You are very successful and a wonderful inspiration for ones like me just beginning our passion.thank you.

  94. That is such a great book, what a wonderful give away!

  95. Looks like an awesome book – have almost ordered it several times… love to have it,

  96. I am Following you!

  97. Thank you so much for the chance to win Tim’s book! Fingers crossed : )

  98. I follow your blog and what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Stephanie Hallitron Hallit says:

    Hello, I became a follower, sent you a friend request on Twitter, Facebook. I am also commenting. I would put your link on my blog, but am having some trouble. I already have this wonderful book, and it is truly a necessity. If I won, I would pass on the love and give it away on my very neglected blog! Thank you. Your site has great eye candy, and I will visit often.

  100. I posted on my blog

  101. I sent you a follower request on Twitter as britefoot

  102. I sent you a friend request on FB as Teri Beegle-Barefoot

  103. I am now a follower of yours and so happy that I found you

  104. Wow I would so love to win this what a great book I need all the help I can get however Michael’s doesn’t let me use my coupons on books

  105. I absolutely love your moon man!! Great site. Cathy

  106. How sweet! Thanks for the chance!

  107. You are so sweet to give this away!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  108. Wow – nice prize! I would love to win this. Thanks

  109. i love that book. it would make a perfect gift for a very special auntie!!! i am all five things!!!!!!

  110. thanks for the giveaway
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  111. What a fun giveaway! I have added myself as a follower and friended you on FB. Thanks for the chance to win.

  112. Hi Marjie – what a sweet hubby you have – does he have any brothers, lol? I’d love to be included in your very generous draw, please and have become a FB friend – thanks for confirming.
    Cath x

  113. Judy Jackson says:

    Thius is a wonderful chance to get a wonderful book! I would love to win this!

  114. becky pursell says:

    Hi there. This is such an awesome giveaway! I don’t have Tim’s book yet. I became a follower of your blog, I’m leaving a comment, I sent a request for facebook, and a Twitter request as well. (only thing I’m not able to do is the blog link!) Than you for the chance(s) to win!!

  115. Well I have this, but do have a friend here who does not have this book! Funny thing is that she is the one who got me started and she hardly ever stamps! I added your candy to my sidebar, am a long time follwer, obviously am commenting, FB request sent. I don’t twitter! I don’t believe we were to comment for each chance! Have a great Monday or Grungy Monday!

  116. I follow you on Twitter!

  117. I friended you on Facebook! (So glad to have found you there!)

  118. I follow your blog!

  119. How sweet of him! I actually don’t own this, so I would be thrilled to win!

  120. I’m a follower here and on Facebook. Love your blog, some really great projects!

  121. What a wonderful give away. This book is wonderful. I would be giving it to my friend Heather. I started following you and added you on facebook.

  122. Wow! Truly a treasured prize for whoever receives it. Off to tweet (Chinook203), facebook and will definitely be a follower. Looked through your blog and love it! So glad I found you here!

  123. Marjie, an incredibly generous Giveaway.
    I don’t own this book but I would certainly like to even though I have very few Tim Holtz products.
    I am already a Follower.
    Do you have a button that I could add to my Blog’s sidebar? Sorry I am not on twitter or Facebook.
    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win.

  124. Woohoo what a wonderful chance to win a great book! I’m a member of your site and I just started following you on twitter!! yay!! Also a facebook fan! 🙂 Thanks for this great opportunity!!

  125. How cool. Awesome giveaway!