Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hola Everybody! It's Friday Eve!

Hola a todos mis amigos e amigas!

I don't know about you guys, but I'm so darn glad it's Thursday!  That only means some REAL craft time is coming up soon!  Love it!  It also means I need to round up the trash and get it to the street for the garbageman to pick up in the morning! Ugggg!  LOL!  Between filling up my car with gas and taking out the trash I don't know which one I hate the most!  Give me a vacum, or a lawn mower and I'm all over it!  But trash and gas not my favorite things to do! 

I was just watching Father of The Bride with Steve Martin....while crafting of course.... I forgot how funny that man could be!  I have had the true honor of urinating ( I know!  I know!  Too Much Information!  I can see my mom rolling her eyes now! Such a polished classy man huh?  I'm just real people, we all have to pee! LOL!) next to Steve Martin in a Theater in New York at the intermission of Gypsy with Bernadette Peters!  LOL!  Well, it's true! Sorry, cover your eyes peeps and forget I mentioned it!  :) 

OK, where was I, Oh yes, crafting!  I was on the way home tonight!  Like out in the country almost home, when I received an email from a  sweet lady...Elsie... saying, STOP what you are doing now and go to Michaels!  They have new Art-I-Cake pieces at Michaels!  I was so tired and so looking forward to coming home and getting into the studio...But I couldn't stand it!  What did I do?  I turned my car completely around and headed back to town to Michaels!  LOL!  I'm a sucker for stuff like that!  I am a retailers happiest daydream!  Mmmmm, mmmm, Art-I-Cakes had some mighty fine things!  AMAZING!  Since I was there, I accidentally went over to see what was new in the scrapbook aisles like it had changed from being in there two days before!  They had storage on sale at 40% off!  Ooooh I love storage pieces.  To me that means more room for...stuff!  LOL!  Next, I walked down what I call, Tim's aisle.  The aisle where Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces reside, Ranger goodies and distress inks and stains!  Long story short, the cart was full and I was BROKE!  :) Thanks Elsie!  LOL!

Well, it's 11:00 p.m., I better get the trash out to the street and at least start acting like I can sleep!

Thank you all for coming by to visit!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter 


21 comments:

  1. Ok...so Mom is embarassed now because of your Steve Martin story. Mom...we all know you brought him up better...LOL!!!

    You MUST explain what Art-I-Cake is...I'm curious and you know how I am when I get that way. I can't run out to M's...it's almost 1130pm right now.

    As always, you've put a smile on my face with your tales...thanks!!!

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    1. Barb, Art-I-Cakes is really jewelry bobs and stuff! I'm not a jewelry maker, but If you look beyond the jewelry aspect, you see cool embellishments for projects! So many cool and beautiful things!

      Hugs Barb!

      J.

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  2. LOVE STeve Martin..you're probably too young to remember "Wild and Crazy Guy" routines. And just a note...I think Shelly Hickox's husband Dan looks like he could be Steve's brother! IJS...

    Linda

    Got you a Paper Mache box from Ben's today through my daughter...need your address.

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    1. Are you kidding! My sister's had an album, like record player album of him and one of his acts! Thanks for thinking I was young! I try to tell myself that each and every day...Then I grab a cookie!

      Thanks, I sent you my addy Linda! Thanks for doing that! You Rock!

      J.

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  3. Good grief, Jim! I was afraid you'd crashed the car rushing back to Michael's. And it would have been all my fault... so what art-i-cake's goodies did you get?

    And feel free to share any other "I met a famous person in the restroom" stories. (There can't possibly be another one!!)

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    1. Art-i-cakes handles, more of those headless doll pieces, LOL! all sorts of stuff! Thanks for the heads up!

      J.

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  4. You paint such interesting pictures! LOL!

    I've never heard of Art-I-Cakes, what do they make? Come on - you know you want to make us a video of what you bought at Michaels!

    Lynn

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    1. It's painted all right! LOL! Video? Maybe tonight....

      Hugs,
      J.

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  5. You sooooo remind me of myself Jim lol! We have the same trash night and I too HATE it lol! And I hate filling the car up with gas too! Steve Martin is the King! I love him in the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels too lol!

    God, I so wished I had a Michael's here in Australia! They sound brilliant! Happy crafting!

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  6. omg,Jim, you are just too funny,you have made my day thanks.

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  7. Oh boy, you are funny! Thanks for the laugh! Have a great crafty weekend everyone!

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  8. Oh no! More Art-i-cakes...YOU love spending my money....lol Michaels here I come.
    Hugz, Z

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    1. I know, we are a bunch of enablers! :)

      Hugs Zan!

      J.

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  9. OMG Peeing next to Steve Martin you can't get any better than that!! Your SOOOO funny, you made my day. Filled the ink in the printer now I need to find the time to craft. See you tonight on Laura's show!

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    1. Yay For Ink! Why is ink so darned expensive when I need to buy art-i-cakes!

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  10. Ok.....of course I went to michaels....you know they may have different stuff in San Diego than Georgetown Texas.....art-I-cakes.....industrial chic.....yep they had it all....just the right siz e to tuck into my suitcase!!!!!!! I HAVE NOOOO WILLPOWER!!!!! Oh wait...didn't buy any storage boxes( they wouldn't fit in suitcase), all my painting pals found the joys of industry chic.....ha ha ha...(evil laugh)...and THEY had to take out loans to get out of michael's!!!!!!!! Oh. Nearly forgot......high was 77 degrees......gonna try and bring some cool weather back!

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  11. Jim

    You are a hoot! I am so glad to have discovered your blog!!! I love your caddy and can't wait to see what you have "in your hat" for us next!!!!

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  12. I too am addicted to the Art-i-cake line. Awesome pieces for that perfect embellishment for those projects...Industrial Chic is my other FAVE!

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  13. Wow Jim, if I drove, I'd be on my way to Micheal's getting into debt. lol. Thanks for the story so funny...You always crack me up. Love your caddy, good for many different uses.

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  14. Jim - One of my favorite stories is that I was mooned by the real Dr. Patch Adams, so I can appreciate your Steve Martin story! ROFL.

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  15. Lucky you!!! I am always broke when I find everything I want on sale!!! :-)

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