Would you believe that I went to bed at 9 p.m. and slept until 7a.m. I feel so much better, but not going to push the envelope today...Just took my shirts to the cleaners for one day service and I'm back in bed blogging! I'll be off to Dallas at the crack...By The Way, the crack is anything before 7 a.m. to me! LOL! Actually we leave at 6 and need to be on I-35 by 6:30 a.m. Our first appointment is at 9:00 a.m. Run to the hotel drop the bags and walk over. OK, enough about that...So I'm feeling better...
I think what I'm going to do today is post several times. One post for projects, one post of all the wonderful people I met and one post for all the cool papers and projects....so watch those inboxes! LOL
OK, to the projects....
I was like a proud papa looking for his children when I hit the Sizzix/Ranger/ and Idea-ology booths on Saturday. I cannot even begin to tell you what an honor it was! So cool! I had two projects in the Idea-ology booth, three projects in the Sizzix booth and a tag, the Designer's Challenge and the bus in the Ranger booth. So cool again! I'm sorry I can't help it! COOL COOL COOL! OK, I got that out of my system... shall we continue...LOL!
As most of you have seen by now, the Eiffel Tower was the first project out of the bag for Tim. It was a fun project to do...The hard part was to try and get the two bottom parts to lean just enough to begin the tower construction. Once that was done, It was really an easy project.
Idea-ology Booth- La Tour Eiffel aux Valises - The Eiffel Tower in Suitcases
The Original plan was to have several of the suitcases open at various levels. But we all came to the conclusion that with it being handled at CHA it may get damaged. So I made a mini for the base of the box. For the life of me I cannot find the picture of the mini! However, I did snap some of the tags that went in the mini that my amazing Friend Barb did for it!
Idea-ology Booth- The Gent's Clock
Yes, I did make a tag...LOL! It was from the new the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection, Industrial Blueprint....
Ranger Booth - The Light Bulb Tag
Then there was the Ranger Designer Challenge. Oh my gosh! I cannot tell you how many canvases of backgrounds I went through! The challenge was to use the color Dyan sent to you...mine...Purple! A color I rarely use in anything I do...Kinda like Pink....(I have a new found love for these colors.) I just was never happy with any of them. Then there was the Skype with Dyan, where she said, "Grow up, Go with something and make it you!" LOL So I did!
I do believe this challenge truly challenged me...Using only purple, white and black! WOW!
Ranger Booth- Designer Challenge- King of Charlotte Canvas
You all have seen the bus so many times I won't show it again. But Dyan was so kind to show it off for me! So grateful to her. That was so sweet.
Ok, onwards...The Sizzix Booth....
Man, I could have died and gone to heaven in the Sizzix booth! So many cool new dies from everyone! I was just enchanted! So may cool projects and cards over here! WOW! Now, it doesn't have one Sizzix cut on it, but it looked great over there.
OK, first up. My favorite project for CHA and one that I will teach at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie this summer...Believe it on not this was the fastest project to make out of all the projects! The top part is the new Tim Holtz Configuration Book Box (Love it!), on top of a chipboard base.
Sizzix Booth- Bureau d'écriture Gentleman- Gentleman's Writing Desk
Another piece in the Sizzix Booth was Tim's new Burlap Panel. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the pictures after the revamp. I took off the Idea-ology Cash Keys that spelled out Paris and added an on the edge Fleur de lis die at the bottom.
Sizzix Booth - Parisian Panel on Eiffel Legs
Then there was the Stereo-Scope! I cannot tell you how many times this was in the trash! I pulled it out and threw it away and pulled it out again! The lesson learned here...well in all my projects....When making projects for CHA, make sure you use TONS of glue! About half way into the first day, one of the lenses made from a pocket watch die had come off and was amiss the rest of the show! Lesson learned!
Sizzix Booth - Stereo-Scope
Well That's all the project folks!....Off to download more pictures and throw some things to wash...Be back in a bit with Part 2...
Thanks for coming by to visit!
The Gentleman Crafter
Just fabulous creations!! You rock jim xxReplyDelete
Can't wait for part 2
You are absolutely amazingReplyDelete
All of your projects are wonderful. I love the Gentleman's Desk - that's a project that I'd love to do. Any plans to sell the instructions for it???ReplyDelete
At any rate - welcome home! Glad a good night's sleep has you back to your chipper self. Looking forward to more blog entries because you know we live vicariously through you. LOL
Great projects! the Stereo-Scope is so awesome!!ReplyDelete
Fabulous projects you are so creative love them all. Great Big Huge Hugs Bex xxxReplyDelete
You are just the King Of Cleaver!!!! Love all of them!ReplyDelete
The stereoscope is wonderful. Do you see pictures through it, and do the pictures turn? You were very well represented, what a wonderful job with all the projects. It definitely explains why you went missing from your normal blog posts. :)ReplyDelete
Love all the projects, it was fun to "catch them" in a video or 12...!ReplyDelete
I'm over the top excited that you are gonna teach at TCS! I hope it's during a time that I am able to attend!
Love all of your CHA makes, but the Eiffel tower & the clock are my absolute favourites. You are soo talented & a real inspiration. I am a massive fan/stalker!ReplyDelete
You should be an engineer, this is beyond paper crafting! amazing ART!ReplyDelete
WOW!!! Amazing projects, love them allReplyDelete
I agree with Connie, true works of ART!!!
Your projects are fabulous as always! Love, love, love the Eiffel Tower! And so glad to see you hooked up with The Crafty Scrapper to teach, save me a seat in that class! Otherwise, I'll have to come and be your assistant! Can't wait!ReplyDelete
OH MY GOODNESS . . . so this is what you were doing over the last few months!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! The one that intrigues me the most is the "clock" . . . that it is a working clock is even more amazing!!!! Hope you are taking care of yourself and feeling better!ReplyDelete
Ditto, ditto to all the previous comments! I think my favorite is the Gentleman's Writing Desk. Very classy! Thanks for letting us tag along on your adventure.ReplyDelete
Yowza! Wow. I am just nearly speechless! Works of art! Total fabulousness. That Eifel Tower? Oh my! Fantastic.ReplyDelete
Love all your projects and love how you share your excitement with us! You are amazing! :)ReplyDelete
As always, you blew the lid off! The first project....amazing with those little suitcases! So cool. I am happy you are feeling better! Have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
Cool, cool, cool! You rocked this CHA!ReplyDelete
Great projects! Can't wait for your tutorials. thanks as always for sharing.ReplyDelete
Blown Away Again... Your projects are so amazing Jim... your creativity... WOW !ReplyDelete
And proud you should be! I'd be proud just to be in the presence of such talent ... so I KNOW to be amongst them would make you PROUD ... Enjoy it ... you deserve it!!
All are just awesome!! I'd love to see them in person cause I'm sure the pics don't them the justice they deserve... know they all took some doin' to make them and a big time investment.ReplyDelete
Wowie! Love these. You rock. Your attention to detail is amazing. Totally worth the wait.ReplyDelete
You know how much I love all the projects you did for CHA...and everything else you do. So glad you have the opportunity to rest today!ReplyDelete
I have no earthly idea how you come up with so many amazing projects...YOU ROCK, my friend!!!
LOOOOVVVEEE the suitcases! Will you be offering a tutorial?ReplyDelete
Now we know why you've been so busy over the last couple of months! All of your projects are wonderful and an absolute credit to you Jim - you should be so proud!ReplyDelete
WOW Jim. Everything is just magical. You Rock! ox MargReplyDelete
You AMAZE me so much! The Eifel Tower was my absolute favorite, I would love a u-stream on this one. I didn't know the stereo-scope, or the view finder as I call it was your piece. Awesome! The clock, WOW! Your gentlemans writing desk is FABULOUS! The purple challenge was so YOU! I loved it all, I can't believe you got all that done for CHA. Did you sleep at all? You should be proud, I'm proud to say I know you. (even if it is virtually)ReplyDelete
what fantastic projects.....you must be so proud of what you have done....you have outdone yourself....as always!ReplyDelete
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you are such a clever person! These projects are allReplyDelete
A M A Z I N G xox
I have spent the last ten minutes trying to pick my jaw up from the keyboard as I read this post. These are seriously gorgeous & awesome projects.ReplyDelete
Loved ALL of your projects! You are a very cool, creative, and awesome person! Thanks for sharing all of you lessons learned! Will keep them in mind with my future projects!ReplyDelete
You are one (hugely) talented man, Jim! Love your projects, all of them. especially the purple canvas..!!ReplyDelete
Jim: Love all your pieces. I adore your tower, and your desk just made me melt as now I have to learn to make something like this. The use of the quill pen just amazing. Sorry to hear about your lens but I can't believe the amount this stuff must get handled just getting there, without all the anxious people wanting to love on them. I can't believe it would ever go in the trash....So great.ReplyDelete
These are beyond amazing. Love your work.ReplyDelete
Wow! Great projects! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!ReplyDelete
PERK! Did I see CLASS in WAXAHACHIE? You have to let me know when that will happen! I want to gooooooo! Beautiful stuff. I need one of everything.ReplyDelete
JIm, your creations are magnificent!ReplyDelete
Well I thought you couldn't wow me after that Eifel tower and then you post a pic of your Gentlemen's Desk, and I am blown away..... AGAIN!!! Please post a tutorial as it would look so cool next to the Ladies Dairy Desk. Gotta made one!!!!ReplyDelete
Hi Jim! Looked like a fabulous CHA from all your posts and you look like you were having a wonderful time. I have a question, was the Eiffel Tower project made from configurations boxes? Sure looks like it. Wonderful creative job on that!ReplyDelete
I have to show my husband the stereoscope! That is too cool! It looks steampunk and vintage all at the same time. What a fabulous piece!ReplyDelete
I am so in love with the lightbulb tag. Please share the exact method you use for the background- it has so much interest, texture, and elevates the card to extraordinary…(does sucking up help my cause cuz I could go on?)ReplyDelete
Do you have a tutorial on how to make the mini suitcases and the suitcase Eiffel Tower? I really want to know what is used for the making of these little cases.ReplyDelete