Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Favorite Projects for 2012

Hello Everybody!

I was skyping with Fiona and Kris and they suggested that I go back and share with you all some of my favorite projects for 2012.  So, I thought why not....It's always nice to go back and see the things you learned along the way and the things you will never do again!  LOL!  It has taken me three whole days between projects to get this post ready...And it is full of pictures! so watch out!

NOTE:  This is a long post covering a years worth of work.  So please be patient as it loads.  Thanks Y'all!

So starting at the beginning....Even though this was November of 2011, it will always be one of my favorites and the kick off to my love of paper crafting 3 Dimensional Projects!

Mr. Roboto









The Wine Box


I really loved this project.  I loved the warm honey colors of the paper and how they contrasted and worked with each other.  In January, I wanted to create a complete travel wine box.  The challenge was to include everything that could be needed to have a bottle of wine with a friend.  This was the second wine box I made and I donated it to a silent auction for the hospital.








Altered Storage Box








10 Things I Love About You Box

I loved making this Valentines Box!  This is definitely one of those projects where I had a completely different thing in mind and this was what it came out to be...LOL!  So glad it took on it's own thing!  Truly one of my favorites.










When Pigs Fly Panorama


I love this project because it was something new to try and create.  That is the fun for me...trying new things!  I also love the whimsy of it.







Gents Traveling Watch Box











The Obelisk

This starts the pieces I made for the G45 DT tryout.  I love all three.  My sister loved this project and always talked about it.  So this Christmas I gave it to her.  You probably have seen the latest Christmas pictures with this on her table.  There is nothing better than giving someone something they really like.  






The Christmas Clock


Another DT project.  One of my faves.  I think the cool thing for me is the shape of this clock.  I think it's so elegant... kinda.  





The Ferris Wheel

Of course this is the project I am most proud of.  Not because of the way it looks but the way if functions.  I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was when the Ferris Wheel actually turned and begin to go around!  Yahooo!  This now lives in my bedroom.








The Tag Armoire

Now, the Tag Armoire wasn't actually one of my favorite projects I had ever made.  But, I loved the shape of it.  I remember being in a rush to get it done and will always wish I had spent more time on it.






The Alarm Clock

Simple project...simply, I love this clock project.  It was fast and easy to make.  I purchased the clock from Ikea and brought it with me on vacation to make.  This resides in my bathroom!  LOL!



The Quote Wallet


The Quote Wallet.  Another fun and simple project that was/is one of my faves!  





The Lighthouse

If I had to pick my second favorite project I have ever ever made, it would be The Lighthouse.  It's one of those projects that I still go and look at and pick up and hold....I know weird huh?  This was another project I started on vacation,  I had the whole project almost done by the time I left.  Well, cut out and pieced together, but when I got home I needed to redo a section of it and for the life of me couldn't remember how I had done it.  I had to literally pull it apart to see how it was made and reconstruct it.  I think one of the things I love the most is the black and creams of the paper and how they worked so well to make the shapes reflect the different parts of the lighthouse.  Am I getting weird here?  :)









The Nutcracker Suite

I love me some Christmas so The Nutcracker Suite had to be made!  Hahaha!  I loved the details in this project.  





The Temple

Another one of my favorites.  My mom's favorite too. LOL!  This was one of those projects that I will never make again.  It was fun to figure it out but believe it or not tough as nails to make.  The sliding of the shoji doors was the catch....I was so honored to give this to Diane Schultz for her great kindness to me.











The Ladies Roll Top Desk


The Ladies Roll Top was truly a blast to make.  I was determined to make the top roll back.  That was the fun part.  It will always be a memorable project to me.






The Haunted Mansion

Another Fun project to make....







Cuff Links


You know, I truly went out of my realm of chipboard and made these cuff links.  I use them and love them.  




Umbrella Man

The challenge here was to use kites.  I had no idea what to do and I needed to get this done.  So in an hour and a half I made this.  The reason why I love this is the silhouette of the umbrella man standing on the hill.  It's not a functional piece...It just sits there, but I love it.  LOL!








The Carriage Clock

Simple and Fun...That's why I love this one....





The Halloween Top Hat 

My favorite thing about this project was figuring out how to make a round mini to go inside the top hat.  







Getting Dylusional!

And then I found Dyan and Dylusions!  I immediately had to see if I could dimensionalize Dylusions and so this project was made.  One of my faves!







The Dylusional Bus

What can I say....





The Biking Witch

Another project that was not chipboard!  But still one of my faves!  Fiona sent me the iron bike and challenged me to do something with it!  LOL!  




And Last....
The Curious Cabinet

Of course there were projects in between all of these, but I had not constructed anything from chipboard in a long time and I couldn't wait to get the chipboard back out.  This piece is pretty straight forward.  I mean there is no moving parts or magic to it, but honestly, it is one of my very favorites.  I love the simplicity and elegance of it.  Of course there is an embarrassing story behind this piece...I brought it with me to Florida when I attended Dyan Reavely 's classes.  It was a gift to her.  As I pulled it from the bag and opened it up to show her, I pulled on one of the drawers pulls and the pull fell off!  Ahhh!  Great Craftsmanship huh?   Of course it did!  LOL!  Sadly, it had sat in my car in the Florida heat and humidity and the glue failed!  I knew I should have "bradded" it on!  I then took it back home to fix it with great hopes of sending it to her right after.  Guess what?  I just mailed the cabinet to her right before Christmas!  LOL!  








Just want to thank you all for coming over to spend some time with me today.  I know this was a long-long post, but I guess that when you make something, you fall in love with it and then move on to the next thing.  I had fun going through them and looking at them again.  I hope you did too.

Yall have an awesome day!

Jim
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122 comments:

  1. Jim thanks so much for sharing.....you own the super powers of a crafting god!! You are soooo talented!!
    happy new year Jim heres to a fabulous 2013!

    kaz x

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    1. Thanks You Sweet Kaz! Who you kiddin' You my friend have the super powers! I think your art ROCKS! Thank you for taking the time to come look!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  2. wow Jim, lots of scrappy goodness in those pictures. Some I had never seen before and I have to say, with each one I said, oooh, that's my favorite...the actual favorite is the Wine Box...I had not seen that and it's so classy (and I don't even drink wine! LOL) You've had a good year! Best wishes for 2013!

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    1. LOL! SunFlowerLori!

      I love the winebox too....Guess I do really need to do a tut on it! Thanks you!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  3. Thanks for the trip down memory lane....not a project I don't love!!!!!

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  4. Jim, Thanks for sharing some of the highlights of 2012. How one man has so much talent is just amazing. What I like best is how you share it with us, thank-you! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings, you came along way in 12 but I think in this next year we are going to see amazing things happen with your career as an artist. Happy New Year!

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    1. Shari!

      You always say the sweetest things! I'm so glad you are apart of my online family! You give me hope and the drive to continue!

      Happy New Year to you too my friend!

      Jim

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  5. Oh, these lovely, lovely boxes!! Do you ever give classes for their construction? I'm a new viewer, so I don't know, but I'd sign up in a heartbeat.

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    1. Next year...Next Year...I will begin....

      Thanks tons for coming by!

      Jim

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  6. They are all truly Works of ART, but the little witch on the bike, your hat, and the the Wine Box that started it all, still absolutely blow me away!
    Be Well, my friend, and have a blessed New Year,

    ~Linda

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    1. Thanks Sweet Linda! You gave me boat loads of inspiration my friend! You always blow me away!

      Hugs to ya!

      J.

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  7. I agree with Kay, there is not a project that I don't love. I really want to make the wine box. Would love to purchase the instructions for it. Hahaha I know how you love writing instructions.

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    1. Amen Wanda! But maybe after CHA....Heard that before? LOL! Thanks!

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  8. So many wonderful, amazing and puzzling projects in just one year....It makes you wonder how it all will continue :) I'm still in love with the wine box and the Ferris Wheel is an absolutley amazing creation. I love youre secret compartements and Ferris Wheels that really work....!!!! Impressing and inspiring! MY HERO!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful time at CHA (and that you will find the time to share some of your adventures in crafters heaven)

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    1. Thanks Tons Angelica! I will share everything from CHA! You can count on that! Looking forward to see what new things are coming! Yahoooo! As soon as I know, you shall too...

      Thanks tons again!

      Jim

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  9. Yes that is me in tears when I realised you had made it for me !!! Can't wait for it to get here...eventually !!! he he xxx

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    1. Dyan! That day was one of the happiest in my life! I was so honored to finally be in one of your classes and was scared to death to give you something I had made....And then the pull...pulled off!

      Oh, I was going to look up the tracking number. I will email it to you!

      Hugs my friend...Thank you for opening up a new window...

      Yours,
      Jim

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  10. Your work is so inspirational. I cannot wait to see what you create next year! I am a new follower when I saw your post on Graphic 45 recapping on your projects a month or two ago. I am so bummed I didn't know you sooner but am glad to have found you. I agree you really need a couple tutorials on making these projects. I really love the ferris wheel. I think I need to take a few engineering classes just to learn to throw things together like you do! Thanks again for sharing.

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    1. Welcome Shana! Glad you came over. I know, tutorials! LOL! Thank you for commenting and so happy to get to know you are there.

      Hugs,
      J.

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  11. Ive loved your trip down memory lane, my favourites, I have three! The ferris wheel would be my number one, and the fact that it goes round makes it that much more perfect! The lighthouse, the colour scheme, the simplicity! And the gentleman travelling watch box - I happen to love boxes so this one just screamed out to me! I share your love for creating and altering OTP items I just wish I had a squidgen of your talent and imagination. Thank you so much for making your robot, because it was the start of all this amazing creativity you have shared with us! I can't wait to see what you share in 2013 :) Happy New Year!

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    1. Megs, I am so grateful for Mr. Roboto. Everytime I see it I think of Tim and how kind he has been to me. Really how I owe my blog to Tim and Mr. Roboto. Without them I would be crafting in silence. God Forbid! LOL!

      Thanks Megs!

      J.

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  12. Jim you are too talented for words. I think all of your projects are spectacular. I love storage pieces so I'll say those are my favorites. I still love, love, love, that little treasure box you made with all the stuff on top (the first one you posted)...it's nostalgic for me. I think as kids, most of us had a little box to hold our little treasures in. I'll keep checking in to see what you are up to...love your stories and your projects! Thanks for the year in review...very nice. I want thank you for the inspirations you send our way...THANK YOU! and Happy New Year!

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    1. Maggie, you know, I almost posted that as one of my favorites. It was the first tutorial I ever wrote. So cool that you liked it. Thank you so much for coming by today and thank you for your kind words!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  13. Brilliant ... simle as that .... Inspired muchly :o) Makes me wonder what the New year will bring out of you ..... Mark

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    1. Thanks Tons Mark! I know, I wonder what 2013 projects can be made. I need to get busy! LOL!

      Have a Great one!

      Jim

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  14. All these projects were all good and amazing. I really like "Mr Robot" and "The Christmas Clock and "Umbrella Man". They are just too cool for words. Hope you have a great Sunday and enjoy your week. Have a great New Years. I look forward to what you share in 2013.

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    1. Thanks Justie! Oh I'm glad you like Mr. Roboto, Umbrella Man and the The Christmas Clock! So funny how all three are so different. Thanks again and Happy New Year to you too!

      Jim

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  15. How fun to see so many of my favorite projects on display again. I think your lighthouse was my number one favorite, followed by the Haunted Mansion. Honestly, Jim...I know of no one else who even comes close to your abilities when it comes to 3-D art. Your imagination and your engineering really floor me. Looking forward to seeing what you have for us in 2013. Happy New Year, Mr. Gentleman Crafter, sir.

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    1. Kathy, You Rock! Have I said that lately! I need to call you up when I'm feeling blue! LOL! Such amazingly kind words! Thank you-Thank You!

      Hugs My Friend!

      Jim

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  16. Wow Jim what a totally amazing post filled with pure art. You my friend are one very talented human being and I am so happy that i discovered your blog. I seriously could not pick a favourite if I tried. Thank you for sharing your Mumma with us, I so fell in love with her and I have to confess to watching the Christmas Tree Video twice. She is way too cute for words.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for whatever 2013 brings.

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    1. Sue,

      Thank you so much! Thank God I don't get a big head! So sweet of you! I think you all have spoiled Mama! She just eats up all this! LOL! I'm in love with her too. She's a sweetheart...Thanks for saying that about her!

      Hugs to ya Sue!

      Jim

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent. Each construction is such a work of art. I am in awe!

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    1. Thanks Tons Sandi! Thanks for coming by!

      :)

      Jim

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  18. as everyone else said-these are over the top awesome. I have a question...these projects are made from chipboard and your imagination?? WOW! I would LOVE to see how some of these are constructed. The rolltop desk- what a treasure.

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    1. Sara,

      Thank You! Yes, Jim = Chipboard! I love working with chipboard! Love it! There is something that feels like you are actually making something substantial. If you go over to my Youtube Channel...You can find a tutorial on Carol's Caddy. It has some of the same construction as the Ladies Desk.

      Thanks again!

      Jim

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    2. thanks, I will jump over there!!!! Keep the inspiration coming!

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    3. watched all three segments-great tips! Now I need to figure out how to get the roll top to actually work! The only thing I can think of is fabric between the slats of chipboard so the top will roll back! I won't rest till I figure it out!!! Seriously! ha

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  19. WOW! your work is amazing, but to see it all displayed in one post is overwhelming to the senses. Each piece outshines the next. So happy that you share your talents with us. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Evelyn!

      Thanks you so much for your kind words! Thank You-Thank you!

      J.

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  20. WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing this...I've seen all of them already but it's awesome to see them all together in one blogpost...you have been a very busy man. Your creativity is amazing and I'm so glad that you share it with all of us!! Here's to wishing you just as creative a year in 2013!!

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    1. Patti...Happy New Year My Friend! It has truly been my pleasure to share...I'm always amazed that y'all keep coming back! Thank you for coming by!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  21. What an amazing year we ( I kept up with you ... hehehe ) had. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful creations and all the inspiration.
    Blessings to you in the coming year 2013 !

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    1. Rea,

      First Thank you for always being there, commenting and following! I so appreciate it! Last, HAPPY NEW YEAR REA!

      Hugs to ya!

      Jim

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  22. I knew when I first stumbled upon your blog well over a year ago that you were destined for some wonderful things Jim! It has been such a thrill this year to watch you and your blog grow and see you make it onto the G45 Design Team and then when Tim Holtz and Dyan asked you to be on there DT's it was like I won the lottery too!!!! Your work is brilliant and I truly thank you for sharing your journey with us all xo

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    1. My Sweet Cassandra!

      Another person that was with me from the very beginning....I cannot tell you how honored I am that you keep coming back to check out what craziness I have been up to. You my friend are an amazing artist and anything you touch turns to MAGIC! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words! What will you and I get up to in 2013? Ooohhh...I'm excited but exhausted already! LOL!

      Thanks for being there!

      Hugs to you!

      Jim

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  23. You're projects are always so interesting and over-the-top amazing. I love the 3D dimension of your work and of course am always impressed at how you make things actually function. Even more so I love that you make items to work for YOU- turning something seemingly obvious into something else to fit your purpose- using a faucet for a propellor or airplane steering wheel.

    I also love the way you use paper…the way you put patterns together. There is another artist who does a lot of 3D work but she ruins her projects with the horrific papers she uses on her designs. Her artistic choices indeed distract from the magnificence of her work. You understand how papers can actually enhance your architecture; something I believe is crucial for an artist. So thank your or sharing your making work. Here's to a terrific 2013.

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    1. Danee-

      Thank you so much for your comment. I know right? Gotta grab what's around you and work with it right! It was my pleasure to share...I just thank you for coming by to look! Have an awesome New Year Danee!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing. You still blow my mind.

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  25. What a lovely trip down memory lane. You are a true talent! I'm so grateful that you share your art with all of us. Thank You for the inspiration Jimbug. Looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013. Hugs.

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    1. Sharon,

      HAppy New Year my friend! I so thank you for all you have done for me this year! You are AMAZING!

      Thank you Sharona!

      Many Hugs,
      Jim

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  26. I thoroughly enjoyed looking back at all your wonderful creations!!! And to think it's just been a mere 13 months since Mr. Roboto...WOW...talk about a whirlwind of craftiness...from Who? to THE Gentleman Crafter...3 design teams!!!! Jimbo, my friend, YOU ROCK!!!

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    1. Barb! I need to slip you in my pocket for those days when I think I have done and given nothing to the crafting community! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me!

      Love ya!

      Jimbo

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  27. Great review of your work. I love all the imagination that went into them. The attention to detail. The playfulness. So glad I found your blog from the beginning. thanks as always for sharing.

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    1. Theresa! Thank you so much! You always say the sweetest things! So appreciate you!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  28. Jim, Wow, I, too am totally in awe of your great work. The ability to 'think' these projects and put them into action and the amazing attention to detail is just beyond fabulous.. I am so happy to get to know you and just to be able to view what you do and love those blog posts too. You are truly one talented crafter.. you and Kathy Files are truly my crafting heroes.. Good Luck and like the others, I can hardly wait to see what will be next.. Have a fab New Year!!

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    1. Ruth...

      Thank you so much! LOL! I'm honored! I think it's one of my favorite things to do...Think about projects! It makes me happy! :) Weird huh?

      Thanks again for your more than kind words!

      Hugs and Happy New Year!

      Jim

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  29. And this is why I love to follow you. This just puts the cherry on top for the year. What an amazing year you have had both crafting and your new paths you have traveled G45 DT and now Tim. Want to know my favorite part???? I love reading your blog. Your stories crack me up, but the way you blog. It is like we are on the phone talking. No show and dance from you, just Jim. Thank you for all your hard work you do. Here is to a very good 2013 for everyone!

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    1. Thank you for reading my ramblings Lori! I try to act like I know what I'm talking about! LOL! I truly have had a blast trying to blog! Thank You thank you for always commenting!

      Hugs to you!

      J.

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  30. Jim,
    The first time I was made aware of your amazing talent was through Tim Holtz and Mr. Roboto. I tried to decide which is my favorite but no luck. I do especially love the School Bus, the Ladies Desk, the Wallet Box and the Ferris Wheel, but all of the projects are AMAZING! What a tremendous talent you have. Thanks for sharing and being my friend on Facebook. I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013. Hope you have a Healthy and Happy New Year!
    Gail in Oklahoma

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    1. How sweet Gail! So glad we are friends! Have an awesome awesome New Year!

      Hugs to you!

      J.

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  31. I remember when Tim showed us all your tin man robot. I was hooked, your Ferris wheel blew me away and your light house is just genius. What a way to end your year with this fabulous post of all your creations. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world, it is a better place for it!

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    1. Thanks Bella for sticking around! You Rock!

      Happy New Year!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  32. Gosh, I enjoyed that. Amazing to see one terrific project after the next stuffed into just a year.I honestly can't pick my favorite; it's always the one you've made most recently. I appreciated hearing what you liked about each project and where they all live. I love your blog, whether you have a new project or are just chatting. Your vacation blogs are the best. It's so generous of you to make us all part of your life as well as your art. You're a great friend to have. Here's an early toast to 2013.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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    1. Mo, First let me thank you for my Christmas Card! It was GORGEOUS! Thank you! Now, just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for all you have done for me this year! You are truly one amazing caring, giving and talented artist, So glad to call you friend!

      Hugs and Happy Happy!

      J.

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  33. You and your art a gift to the world.They are all genius~

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  34. What a great year!!

    You are my favorite crafter!!!!!!

    Thanks for all those great ideas.

    Sabine in Germany

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    1. Danke Sabine!

      You Rock! :)

      Happy New Year To You!

      Jim

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  35. What an amazing catalogue of projects. You should be very proud of yourself. Thanks for giving us a look back.

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    1. Ursula, Thank you so much for coming back for more! Thank You! Hugs, J.

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  36. Jim, you have an amazing mind to come up with such awesome projects, I love them all and look forward to your projects of 2013. Have a great New Year.

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  37. Thank you for sharing that. I really enjoyed the look back1

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to look!

      Happy New Year Bkazoo!

      Jim

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  38. What a beautiful creative mind you have! Your work for the past year is absolutely incredible, stunning and beautiful. Happy New Year's Jim.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! You too have an awesome New Year!

      J.

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  39. Jim, thank you so much for sharing not only your gorgeous 2012 favorite projects, but your amazing talent as well! I LOVE watching your You Tube videos. You make me laugh. We all need laughter. I watch you in total awe. You are a talented, charming, witty, talented, caring, down to earth and talented man, just to name a few. Did I mention how talented you are? As I scroll down looking at each creation, I say "I like this one". Then I scroll down to the next and say "I like this one". I say that all the way through each one of your projects!!! You rock Jim!
    Happy New Year!
    Gay

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    1. Gay! Thank you honestly! I so appreciate it! I'm always good for a laugh! LOL! You Rock Too!

      Happy New Year!

      Jim

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  40. Love all your projects - you are so talented. You need to sell more tutorials on each of these. I know you have a few, but I am sure people would buy them up. I know I would. Have a fantastic New Year, and looking forward to more of your fantastic creations.

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    1. Kathy, Thank You...Yes, tutorials...I'm going to work on being better this year! I promise! LOL!

      Happy New Year!

      Jim

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  41. Jim, you are an inspiration! I am so grateful to have found your blog this year and can not wait to see what you create in 2013! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Becky Ann! You know, I guess their is no better blessing or reward than to be an inspiration to someone. Thank you so much! How sweet of you.

      Have a great 2013!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  42. Jim, I go to your site for inspiration and a fun time. There are still ideas, especially in today's blog, that I would like to incorporate in some of my projects. How long with these posts be available?

    I had one site that I subscribed to and referred to often because I kept forgetting how to make the intricate bows that I liked so much (in your case, right now, I have been making a number of the oragami boxes for gifts but couldn't remember how to do it without your tutorial if my life depended on it!).

    At any rate, I went there one day and the tutorials I was looking for were gone!! When I asked, I was told they dropped off after a year. The tutorials were for use with an item that you could make at home. I had followed that tutorial, purchasing the drapery rod brackets, dowel rods and trimmed out base... drilling, screwing, painting and sawing, etc. and made a gorgeously decorated bow maker that I used constantly until the day that the actual bow making tutorials were gone from the site.

    The bows were tricky, which is why I had to keep referring back, but it made the most gorgeous bows ever and now the tutorials I had depended on were gone. Upon further investigation, I discovered that the bow makers themselves were now being mass produced and a CD of the bow making tutorials was included. Out of "fairness" to those who had purchased the bow maker and CD, the tutorials had been removed from the crafting site. If I wanted the CD, I would have to purchase the manufactured bow maker to get it. The CD could not be purchased separately.

    I really have no use for two bow makers personally and had already made two others for friends as gifts at a bit of a hefty price... a good bit more than what the manufactured one costs because it is not as large and is very plain. However, I am now in the position of having to purchase one to get the CD and try to find a way to pass the info on to the friends I gave a gift of a bow maker to, not realizing they would have no access to the tutorials necessary to use it. To say I am bummed is putting it mildly but I finally have a little extra money I can use to buy the whole manufactured package.

    It is far too late to say "making a long story short..." but this is why I have a concern about ideas and tutorials on your blog. I know there are some that you sell but, so far, you haven't decided to sell them after offering them free on your site.
    Is there a time after which your past blogs will just drop off, tutorials and all?
    I'm relatively new to all this and have no idea how long it takes for one to get to the place where your old posts disappear.

    Got any info on that or advice as to how to avoid the issue altogether?

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    1. Charlotte...Bless your heart! You may not know this, but I'm not tech-guy. I used to be a wiz at all this but as I age...and bald...It gets worse.

      To be totally honest here, I have no idea if the post drop off due to age on blogger. Can anyone answer that? I do know that I have paid 14.99 a month for over a year now to keep my old typepad account up so that one day when I have time I can move it all over to my new blog. That hasn't happened yet! But I've realized I will need to pay someone to help me do that. So, one day that will go away.

      I really don't know how much "room" Blogger allows me to have to blog. I keep thinking that one day when I add one more picture something is going to come up and say..."you've reached your limit." I need to go back and read the fine lines.

      On the bright side my friend, as long as I'm alive and well, you can always feel free to email me at TheGentlemanCrafter@gmail.com and I will find you any tutorial I have done and send it to you or find the link of where it lives.

      Sorry to hear about your conundrum! I feel for you...Been there and done that!

      Hugs to you and Happy New Year!

      Jim

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    2. Jim if there is to be a Scrapbooking Hall of Fame, you would be one of the First inductees. Love your 2012 year. Can hardly wait for 2013! Karen Seidlitz

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    3. Thank You Buttercup! Hall of Fame? Wow! I'd be the one mopping the floor at the hall! LOL!

      Thanks Tons!

      Jim

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  43. Jim, you are more creative in a year then most of us are in a lifetime. Thank you for sharing! Happy new year!!!

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  44. Ok, now you are just showing off! {giggle} You had me at Ferris Wheel....still my all time fav due to the fact that it actually works. The engineer in me is gobsmacked. Looking forward to 2013! See you in a few weeks!

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    1. Showing off Gloria! So happy I have you as my adopted sister! Happy New Year!

      Hugs,
      Jim

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  45. So many wonderful projects. I like the Altered Storage drawers best!!!

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    1. I love those too Boo! I really do use them. They started out in my Studio, but made it into the Kitchen! LOL Thanks for coming by! J.

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  46. It was fun to go back and be reminded of your "greatness" over the last 12 or so months! I so enjoyed the journey and can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you!

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    1. Katina, It tuly was a highlight having the opportunity to meet you this year. You are one amazing gal! Tim's classes will never be the same! LOL

      Happy New Year!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  47. Absolutely amazing! Sooooo much goodness. Thanks for taking the time to do the recap, and Happy New Year!

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  48. Jim, when God was handing out gifts, you received the most abundant creativity and building skills available! You have given the paper crafting world the most inspiration imaginable, and have inspired us all to reach into our creative pockets as deep as we can to pull out the most from ourselves...what a gift you have given, thank you! Amazing and awesome is what you are! Many more blessings await you this next year! Happy New Year!

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    1. Anita, What an awesome compliment! Thank you so much and thanks for coming back time after time to comment or email me! I so appreciate you!

      Happy New Year My Pal!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  49. I knew you were talented before I ever started reading your blog or watching your videos, but this look back has just left me breathless with awe. You are nothing short of amazing & visionary. Really. I cannot wait to see what you come up with in 2013 & I am so glad to be along for the ride. :)

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    1. Princess, what can I say my sweet friend! You and your comments inspire me! Hows that? Thank you for being one of those amazing followers! I so appreciate you! God Help Us...Put on your seat belts for 2013! LOL!

      Thanks and Hugs,
      Jim

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  50. All I can say is that u are a truly amazing crafter!!! I am so glad u posted all of these because I had missed some of them. I look forward to your posts & creations to see what is going on in your life & in that wonderful brain of yours! I live in Austin & hope to see u in person one day to tell u this to your face! Have a wonderful, happy, creative year!

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    1. Voyager...Thank you so much! Autin huh? There is a nice group of us now! We all need to get together and craft! THAT WOULD BE SO COOL!

      Happy New Year to you!

      J.

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  51. Jim: Thanks for writing and sharing this post! I "found you" mid year and have been having a blast looking at your creations and learning. I am sitting here trying to pick a favorite and I love them all. But, I must say, I ran out after seeing your Nutcracker piece and picked up all the paper as I loved it. I know have to learn how to do 3D art. You are truly inspirational.
    Have a blessed 2013!

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    1. Happy New Year! Thanks for coming over! Thank you for liking the Nutcracker piece! Winnie! I'll help ya with the 3D thing....Just let me know.

      Thank you agin for being so kind to me!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  52. I did have an awesome day--it was our 50th wedding anniversary, and we had a big party! So today (new Year's Eve) I am exhausted but happy, and a review of these great projects is just what I needed to perk me up! Thank you, Jim!
    And a Happy New Year to you and your family, and to all the other Jimophiles out there!

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    1. HAPPY 50th NAN! That's awesome! Yahooooo! Best wishes to you both!

      Happy New year sweet friend!

      Hugs,
      Jimbo

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  53. Jim I'm pretty new to your blog but love your creations that you have made. Now which 1 is my fav I really don't know as they are all so fab.
    Hope you all had a great New Year's Eve or in my part of the country Hogmanay,looking forward to seeing what delights you entise us with in 2013. Your quite a laddie,all the very best to you & your family in 2013 let's make it a great 1,take care Helen xx

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  54. You truly are amazing Jim! I'm sooo thankful that you lift my creative heARTistry & inspire me so. What a wonderful review as these are some of my most treasured creations you've made. I'm so looking forward to what you do in 2013! Hugs & have an incredible Happy New Year my Friend.
    HUGS xx

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  55. OMG!!!! SOOO impressive!! I love them all! you are unbelieveably talented!! Happy New Year!

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  56. You're A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. and I love your artwork!!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa
    Cre8n4u

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  57. WOW WOW WOW your work is stunning, gorgeous, amazing, beautiful, I could go on,its almost unbelievable but yet here it all is. Well I think my favorite is the traveling watch, no maybe the tag a moire, no the quote wallet, okay maybe the light house, no the temple, no the roll top desk,no the carriage clock oh and the cuff links gorgeous, for sure its the heart box. OKAY I can't choose they are all just too much. Thanks Jim for being so inspiring to us all. All the best in the New Year.
    Your the BEST...

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  58. It was fun being caught up in the dust of your whirlwind year as well as getting to meet you at CHA. Best wishes for a creative New Year.

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  59. Love this stuff! Want to see more......
    Thanks mary

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  60. I stumbled upon your swinging heart a few days back at Graphics 45 and loved it so much I just had to figure out how to make it.
    Though mine is nowhere as beautiful as yours here is how I interpreted the Heart shaped box

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  61. Hello and hello,

    Brilliant.

    I just saved your link with an 'Inspirational' tag.
    I was not able to pick a favorite as I want them all.

    Keep up the great works.

    Cannot wait to see more.

    Happy thoughts,
    Petrina

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  62. I came here to look for some inspiration and all I found was my humility. Jim, you totally amaze me.

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  63. I saw mention on your current blog and check this entry out. My word - if I could only do half of what you do. However, I do have a problem - I think you should have named yourself "The Gentleman Artist". You are a true artist, my friend.

    Ronda

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  64. Good morning, Jim! I've spent the last 2.5 hours lost in your blog. Love everything and wish I had just a tiny fraction of your creativity and talent.

    I especially love the Gent's Watch Box. Is there a link to your post about it? I have a dear friend who is into collecting watches and clocks, and I think he would enjoy seeing it.

    Thanks!

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