Saturday, October 27, 2012

I've Been Dylusioned!

Good Afternoon Everybody!

I wanted to share some really, really cool news!  Are ya ready?  I'm sure you guessed it already!  I will be joining my awesome pal, Dyan Reaveley and The Dylusions Design Team!  Yahooo!  I cannot tell you what an honor it is for me to be able to work with Dyan, Dylusions and her amazingly talented Design Team!!!





You all might have noticed that I've found another new passion to add to my resume....Stamping, stenciling and spray inks using Dyan's amazing fun and imaginative goodness...Dylusions!  Now,  I love, love, love creating 3-Dimensional art right?  God knows I will continue doing it...but, when I first sprayed a couple of the Dylusions inks on a piece of Manilla Cardstock and saw the awesome magic that happens when they meld together, I fell head over heels and wanted  more.

I'm so honored to wear a few new hats and explore some new avenues on this amazing journey into the wonderful world of paper crafting.  Did I say hats...Here is one I created this morning to mark the Dylusional Occasion.....








Thank You Dyan for this awesome opportunity!  Thank you all for joining me on the fantabulous journey!


Y'all Have an awesome day!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




70 comments:

  1. WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!...Dyan Reavely AND Tim Holz...two of the people I most admire in the paper crafting world! What a well deserved honor, Jim. I am so very happy for you. Tell me though....how did you manage to make a day longer than 24 hours? You surely must have found a way...lol..Again...Congratulations!!!!!

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  2. by the way....the hat is dylusionally fantastic!

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  3. You are really working your way up in the craft industry. You have a bright future ahead of you....maybe we'll see your name on your own line of products!!! Congratulations, Jim!

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  4. Ha ha I haven' seen the middle picture before.!! and |I do believe I am crying in it!!! The pleasure is all mine and I look forward to your amazing creations. Mwah xx

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  5. incredible hat and i am excited for you. now we can all see some wonderful inspirational stuff we can make with Dyan's products. best wishes congratters etc and I hope you have some classes in Texas, here in San Antonio I can travel to.

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  6. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee! Yahoooooooooooo! Exciting news Jimbug! What an October you are having. I told you before that you can take this journey as far as you want. And that is exactly what you are doing. Love it when great things happen to good people. Looking forward to your Dylusional creations! Cool hat! Hugs my friend!

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  7. Congratulations Jim, really awesome news. Cannot wait to see the journey from here on in.

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  8. Huge Congratulations Jim - you so deserve this and I'm very, very pleased for you! Your new hat is very colourful and - erm - Dylusional!

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  9. Congratulations! A well deserved honor. Your Dylusions creations are fantastic!

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  10. Well........huge congrats! :0)
    xoxo Sioux

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  11. Hey Jim Im soooo thrilled you are on board the dylusional DT team, look forward so much to seeing more fabulous creations!! love the hat!! I want one!! LOL
    Big mahoosive congrats

    Kazx

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  12. Congratulations my friend!!! I'm so happy for you...and a bit envious...actually...a LOT envious that you'll be working with 2 of my most favorite inky gurus!!!

    I just hope you remember us "little" people when you're famous...LOL!!!

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  13. Cool beans!! I'm not surprised after seeing all the "goodness" you created with a "dylusional" flair! This is fantastic news and can't wait to see all the fun stuff you will be creating with all the new avenues that are opening up for you!

    Love your "new" tophat, I'm so into DOD, so this hat is right up my alley. Now you need to fill the bottles and stopper them with corks! Now... what kind of fun stuff can be put in them... maybe something that moves when you walk? Tee Hee! Love you!

    FYI: if you are in Dallas any time through Nov 10th, the Bath House is having their annual DOD exhibit! (they are open Tues-Sat, and longer for special events, see VISIT page)

    http://www.dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter/

    http://www.dallasculture.org/bathHouseCultureCenter/calendarDetail.asp?id=9330

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  14. Yay! Welcome to the Dylusions team :-)

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  15. Yep, Dyan spilled the beans in St Pete. We were all thrilled for you, Jim. Can't wait to see what you create. Know it will be fabulous. Huge congrats!

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  16. Well Yahoo. Just look have far you have come in the last year Mr. Jim. Everything you touch has turned to gold and you deserve it. So glad you get to work on the Dylusions team. Now, can you get the products into Archivers or somewhere where I can get my hands on them when I have a sudden whim??

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  17. Congrats Jim! Your creations with Dylusions sprays have been fabulous! Looking forward to more great projects from you!

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  18. Congratulations, Jim, can't wait to see your dylusional creations! Oh and if you or Dyan ever want to visit Australia to teach workshops, then there are plenty of papercrafters in Sydney who would be 'over the moon'!

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  19. Yee haw! What a great opportunity.....of course she would want you!! Your dylusioned pieces are out of this world! Hope you can share some tricks and tips for my journal!! Congrats to someone that truly deserves it! Stay as grounded as you are now as you climb the ladder of success..... The best to you always

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  20. Well, congratulations again!! Looks like good things are really headed your way. Good for you, JIm!

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  21. Yee-Haw! So happy for you, jim! You are so deserving of these invitations...you possess such talent, and you are kind as well. Soon, you'll have your own Ranger line. Mark my words!

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  22. Congratulations Jim, your personality fits all those bright, and happy colors. The new top hat is fabulous.

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  23. WOWWEE Jim! First Tim, now Dyan's design teams! Next week you will be a Ranger Signature designer!!!! Massive congratulations!!!!!!!! xo

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  24. How super exciting Jim. I have LOVED all your dylusions creations and know there are more fabulous things to come. xx

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  25. That's so great! I myself have been Dylusional since my 3 days in St. Pete with Dyan, but of course I'm just an amateur. :-) Looking forward to seeing great stuff from you and Dyan. Lucky us!

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  26. Huge Congrats to You! Your life will be so wonderful designing for the Tim Brands and now for Dyan's Dylusions!! Enjoy yourself and the time! I cannot wait to see all creative endeavors that you will share with us.

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  27. WOW! That is awesome. Congratulations on yur success. I did guess that you would be doing this...
    Diana
    from Canada

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  28. Congrats! What a great opportunity for you. What a ride you are on. Glad I can follow along on your hat brim. thanks as always for sharing.

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  29. What a great pairing! I think Dylusions and Jim will make awesome projects! Looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  30. Congratulations! What a fab hat too!!! Trace x

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  31. Congratulations Jim - love the hat!

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  32. Wow Jim, Many congratulations. I am so pleased for you.
    Gill

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  33. Congratulations!! So excited for you! Love that fab hat!

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  34. Master Jim, Tim and Lady Dy are 2 of the most LUCKIEST PEOPLE to have you on their team!! I can't wait to see all the FUN your gonna have creating with this new team!!I for one can't wait to see all your craftiness on this new and exciting ADVENTURE!! ENJOY my friend, ENJOY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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  35. Congrats Jim! We all benefit from your new adventures, thanks for taking us along for the inky ride. Love the hat.

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  36. Whoo hoo! Congratulations! And to think that you were afraid to put your blog and your art out there for all of us to admire. Jim, you deserve all of the wonderful things that are happening in your life. Your talent is amazing and I'm so glad that it's being recognized in such wonderful ways.

    Pam

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  37. CONGRATS Jim that is really awesome, I love the stuff you are creating it;s absolutely awesome and wonderful
    hugs
    Miranda

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  38. Wow! Congratulations!!! So happy for you. Can't wait to see where you go on your incredible and well deserved journey. And a big THANK YOU for allowing us to follow along.

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  39. Congratulations! Since you are amazingly talented it makes total sense that you are on an amazingly talented design team too! Your hard work has certainly paid off! Good for you!

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  40. Congrats Jim! I know you'll manage all your hats without any trouble. The newest hat look very heavy! lol Looking forward to your next creation.
    What was the piece you made in the pic with Dyan? Sje looks so surprised. I know I've probably seen or heard about it before. But my swiss cheese brain loses half of everything!
    TFS Hugs, Jess

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  41. of course you are and she's lucky to have you!

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  42. Hello Jim,

    Congrats from the Netherlands, You're Hat is awesome you deserved it!!!!!!!!
    Regards Els Schutte

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  43. Jim, Congrats! You are on a great team and that hat is awesome, Dy might want it lol :)
    I guess I'll be sending you more stuff soon! Can't wait to see more creations from you!

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  44. I just knew (and said) that it wouldn't be long before you would be hob nobbin' with Tim and other greats ~ you are just naturally a top quality artist and it shows throughout everything you do :) It will continue to be a great pleasure following you and your inspiration as you follow your passion and weave your own potion. Blessings!

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  45. Wow, how amazing! You really do deserve it, your projects with Dylusions are fantastic. Congratulations!

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  46. FAB THAT THEY GOT YOU TO ADD YOUR STYLE AND ART TO THEIR WOUNDERFUL TEAM THEY ARE NOT STUPID THATS FOR SURE THEY COULD SEE WHAT WOUNDERFUL THINGS YOU COULD BRING TO THEIR EVER GROWING TABLE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS YOU ARE A INSPIRATION JIM A GIVER OF TALENT I WISH YOU ONLY GOOD AND GREAT THINGS ON YOUR NEW PATH AND YES I AM SHOUTING AS I AM IN ENGLAND AND YOU NEED TO HEAR JUST HOW GOOD YOU ARE BIG LOVE MARC PS loving the hats your going to need a new one every time as your trade mark i will call you JIM THE HAT lol big love marc

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  47. Congratulations on your new journey..Love the Hat..awesome

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  48. Congratulations! So very deserved. Your pieces are truly amazing. I LOVE the hat. You should take a pic with it on!

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  49. Due to the rock that I have apparently been living under, I have only recently discovered the genius of your creativity! Now, I come to find out that you have so rightly earned this amazing honor, and I feel like a proud mom!
    Without meaning to sound disrespectful to Scripture, I have often thought, "that if I could just touch Dyan's robe or her fab, dotted retro dress" then perhaps I too could have a bit of her amazing creativity surge through my veins! I cannot wait to see the end product of your collaborative efforts...the world as we know it, will never be the same!
    As my fabulous, southern mother-in-law would say, "Hurray for our side!"
    Wishing you every joy for your journey, Kathy/aka KayJay

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  50. This is fantastic new, Jim. Congratulations! Your work is amazing and teamed up with Dyan I know it will be fabulous.

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  51. Congrats Jim! I just love the hat and mask is so adorable!!! Sadly a few sprinkles for us in Groesbeck on Friday and mist on Saturday. But Sunday and today we have had glorious days at the ranch! A pot of bean soup simmering on the stove and some crafting for me this evening! I'm loving fall!

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  52. Very much deserved - thanks so much for sharing your craftiness!

    Julie@NetVU.org

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  53. Big congrats to you Jim! Your Dylusional creations have really blown me away and I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Welcome to the team!!! ~ ellen x

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  54. I know you will have a fantastic time working with the queen of sprays. She is also luck to have you! Enjoy.

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  55. Nice....Congrats your work is amazing i dig it....i need to start working hard so i can become a Regular on a Design team............Dreams do come TRUE.... CONGRATULATIONS..........

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  56. That was only a matter of time! What you've made with her goods are beyond anything ever! Congrats to you!!!! It won't be long until you are putting together you own Design Team!!!! HMMMM!!!!

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  57. That is fantastic news Jim!
    When you are ready for your first world tour Alice in Paperland would love to have you as our special guest! Look us up :) www.facebook.com/AliceInPaperland
    Looking forward to hearing of your new adventures.
    Alice and the fantastic team from Alice in Paperland Sydney!

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  58. Congrats,Jim! i've been a fan after being introduced to your work by Linda Cain. She is an amazing artist and I knew if she liked you, so would I. She was right...you are an inspiration! I look forward to seeing your work with Dyan.

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  59. WOW... your Journey justs keeps getting more and more amazing! How exciting! Cool hat too, I knew you would come up with something amazing !

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  60. Awesome! If anyone deserves to be noticed by Lady Dy, it's you. Can't wait to see your future creations. Congratulations.

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  61. Congrats on adding yet another notch to your awesome creative journey. I know how much you love working with Dyan and her fabulous product line. She is awesome and very lucky to have you join her team as well. Looking forward to seeing more of your inky side, but hope you still persue your 3D projects as well.
    Marcie

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  62. How absolutely fantastic !! You will fit right in,and have a ball I'm sure!! The hat is fabulously dylusional!! :)

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  63. I'm a new fan! Your use of color is so imaginative and different! I can't wait to see what you will create next! Thanks for sharing. *** Sue from Colorado, USA

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  64. Go get 'em, Rock Star! I know we will see even more amazing things from your studio!

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  65. Seriously WONDERFUL news & I love the hat, it is A-MAAAAAY-ZING!!!

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  66. well deserved, congratulations jim and looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful art work :)

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