SWLady I really like your tag! I am sorry I didn't notice it before, I guess my iPad window isn't big enough to show the whole forum index, haha!
I think doing the tags and watching Mr. Holtz do the different techniques have really helped me to feel comfortable with the distress product line. I think I did all but two of the monthly tags, but only posted November and Decembers on his website. I have followed along and tried to do the same techniques he uses even if I don't have the exact product he uses. He is a good teacher for his products and I assume he does these tags to sell the newest products. I counted last month and there were around 330 people who posted tags on his website so that means there are a lot more then that who follow along. A certain percentage probably does go out and buy the product he showcases.
Hopefully it will be your month to win! I am kind of hoping I don't win, the $25 gift certificate at Simon Says Stamps became a lot more in sales for them and I'm not sure that I can afford it again so soon! That gift for winning is genius cause you know if I have a "gift" for shopping I might as pick up more, right?