Saturday, February 9, 2013

Shocking News! KInda!

Good Saturday Morning Everybody!

Did I get your attention in the title?  Hahhaaha!  Sorry about that....But I did want to share a few things with you this morning.  I guess, let's go to the shocking part first.  Why shocking?...Because I have been totally honored and blessed by you to be asked numerous times to do......USTREAM Classes!

Here's the scoop....My friend Barb has generously agreed to let me use her house to begin streaming!  So, I can finally interact with y'all while I hopefully share how to's on making some projects.  We are off to Barb's house this afternoon/evening to see if we can set it up and see what we need!  Pray for us!  LOL!  If you are around and it pops up, say Hi, because we will need all the encouragement we can get!  Cesar (bless him) also kindly agreed to go and help set up the tech stuff for me and get it working!  We will see!  What day you say?....I'm thinking Tuesday nights...What do you think?

Next, I've been in the Making YouTube Videos Mode Lately!  When it rains it pours!  The little envelope mini that takes about an hour to create is finally up on YouTube.  Truly nothing short of a miracle!  This video was uploaded to YouTube THREE times and failed each time.  Then I got smart, saved it, closed my whole computer down, rebooted and yesterday evening it finally loaded on the fourth attempt!  You know, even if you hate this project, just go over and touch the play button and then shut it down!  LOL!  If it doesn't work...Never tell me about it!  Bahahaha!





Back to videos.. and stuff I want to show you...I have had boxes coming in all week long!  I'm just overwhelmed and so grateful I can't even tell you!  Honestly I am!  One box was the return of my CHA projects from Tim.  Now that I have them back in my hands I can begin tutorials and mainly give you all a video tour.

Yesterday, what to my very excited eyes did appear, but a box full of goodies from Dyan my dear!  YAHOOO!  Actually, I received a full set of Dylusions Inks (INCLUDING THE NEW ONES!!!!! HAPPY DANCE!) for participating in the Ranger Designer Challenge.  In the same box the BEAUTIFUL Dyan Reaveley sent me tons of new stamps, stencils, the new....excited with this new tool...Journaling block and again all the new Ink Sprays!  YAHOOOO AGAIN!  So will do a box opening video on this yumminess!

Last, I am FINALLY starting the Valentines 3-D project I am currently working on and thought I will just video tape the process...

Well, better get moving... Lots of videos, projects and setting up Ustream to do this weekend!  So Please come check my blog every so often this weekend and see what craziness has happened!  LOL!

Have an awesome SATURDAY y'all!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


53 comments:

  1. PLEASE do some noon classes on ustream. That will enable your fans from Europe to join in the fun. You do have followers over here

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    1. Fully agree with Anne, if thats not possible could you record and post to your youtube channel

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    3. I agree with Anne and A Crafty Gentleman, I like the record and post to your You Tube chnnell.

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  2. please Sir Jim a noon class for us europeans. Fab news cant wait to join in.

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  3. Video works just fine. Your persistence paid off. So happy you're going to try Ustream. Maybe you could keep track of all the southern expressions that surface while you guys work on setting it up. lol. They keep talking about intuitive computers. I've yet to meet one. Who knew that envelope making can be so addictive. Love this little gadget. And I can't wait for a tour of the Eiffel Tower.Sending tons of good luck your way.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  4. Tuesday nights work for me, even though I am not sure what ustream is. :) I know I know, I need to get with it. And yes we could fast forward through parts of your videos, but we would miss your commentary, which is always entertaining! I bought a nice big mat at Joanns years ago for cutting fabric and I left my heat gun on it....twice! So now I have two little holes in it. I even tried to fill it in with hot glue, but it isn't flat. See I would have missed your mat story if I would fast forwarded.

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  5. I forgot to comment on the book! I can't believe how fast you whipped this out. It would have taken me that long to pick out the papers...that I am so afraid to use because I won't find them again. Love this book, I just might give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration....again. ;)

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  6. I'm sorry to be so stupid Jim, but I don't know what Ustream is. Is it something that I could watch in the UK? Is it interactive or just something to watch, like a video? I hope I won't be left out!
    Will watch your video later as we are going round to a neighbour's in a while to watch our wedding video.
    Lynn.

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  7. Excited to hear you will be doing live shows soon! Monday or Wednesday nights work better but I enjoy the recordings too...so, will definitely be looking forward to all the inspiration I know is yet to come!!!

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  8. great video. thanks for the book lesson.

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  9. oh how Kewl Jim. I KNOW your streams will be awesome and I think we better sign in an hour before you start cuz it is gonna be crowded.

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  10. Well aren't you the lucky one Jim. Another Christmas!!!!!! Fabulous dies that she sent you. Can't wait to see what you will be making with them. And . . . . . . . aren't we the lucky ones that you are going to be ustreaming. Really excited about this as well!!!!!! All is good. So glad I popped in today. You are awesome my friend.
    Marcie

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  11. Your title is perfect Jim, I was shocked I begged for so long for you to u-stream but didn't know if it would ever happen. I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! Tuesdays are great for me, I'll be watching for your updates on how it is going. Thanks so much Barb for letting Jim use your internet.
    I just watched your video and this is the cutest little book. Now I have to have the envelope maker, now to find it. Thanks so much Jim for all you do for us.

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  12. Tuesday nights sound great here! Can't wait to see all your "goodies"!!! Have fun!

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  13. OMG. Can't believe I got my new Dylusions before you did! I LUV the white one. Can't find the new stamps or stencils anywhere though. SIGH. Have fun with your goodies.

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  14. So happy you are going to be doing UStream! Love the idea of tues night.. Can't wait to see what you get into and come up with this weekend. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  15. Oh no Jim! All us people across the pond will be in the land of nod, lol Could you do a weekend daytime Ustream please, pretty please, lol

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  16. Like I said - I'm going to hide in your shrubs and stalk your delivery people! Lucky duck! Can't wait to see the goodies from Dyan.

    Pam P

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  17. I'm so happy I can offer you a place to do your shows!!! It's a privilege to help enable the crafters of the world...BWAH. And who knows...I might just learn something new for this OLD brain...LOL!!

    Love the envelope book and sooooo glad you finally got the video to load...the trials of a Gentleman!

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  18. Jim, So happy for you on so many fronts. As long as you record your sessions, any time works for me. Consider me enabled! thanks as always for sharing.

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  19. i would so love it....i'll keep Tuesday nights open!!!, but if you record i'll catch you if i miss you live....excited for you! BTW...thanks for your warm wishes at this horrible time

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  20. Kay! Thank You my sweet! You need to come over to Barb's one Tuesday night and we can stream together. Kay, just know that you have freinds out there that love you and are thinking of you during this time. We will be here any time you want to play and need someone! Hugs to ya!

    Jimbo

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  21. I am so late... I had to work today and when I got home... I was exhausted! So needless to say, I did make to your Ustream right at the end! Booooo... anyways, I will be happy to join you on Tuesdays, when I don't work! I need to get my end figured out too, as I have never really been on Ustream! LOL! OMG... I would LOVE a box full of Dyan's Dylusions Goodies... I can't wait to see your video's and your projects!!! Michael and I have been pretty much stalking your blog and Youtube channel! LOL! Have a wonderful and successful weekend!!! Sara

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    1. Sara....LOL! Thanks for coming by...We were just testing the waters! Dyan was sweet enough to come by and offer some inspiration along the way! HAHAHAHA! Looks like it's going to work. Yahoo!

      Thanks tons Sara! Come by when you can!

      Jim

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  22. Thank you so much for perservering with the mini envolope book video Jim. I will definitely be having a go at this one even though I don't have the envelope maker ...YET!!!

    Like some of the others I don't know how to go about connecting to this U-Stream business but will ask around and see what I can find out. As I'm in Perth, Western Australia and about 14hrs ahead of you time wise it probably wouldn't work to join in live as I would already be at work the following day. Really weird isn't it? However, if you can somehow record them so we can check in later that would be fine. It has to be whatever works best for you, just hope I don't miss out on anything :(

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    1. Ursula, we will be learning together! Hahahaha! Yes, I see there is a record button and will record it. I will try and do a little research on Ustream and post it to my blog on Monday to help everyone make it over.

      I totally agree about it already being the next day in Oz! Amazing!

      Thanks Ursula and have an awesome night...day I mean! :)

      J.

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  23. Thank you so much for mudding through the techie-difficulties.... Love watching you make stuff.
    And I didn't know we were going to have a Race Craft Session....

    Awesome!!!

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  24. Oh what fun...looking forward to it! Woohoo!

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  25. Hey, Jim. Exciting news. I am totally uninitiated when it comes to U-Stream, so will look forward to finding out how to connect to that. It would be fun to watch you work live. This little mini album has stolen my heart. I love the design....absolutely fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Trying to work out the time difference from you to me so I can see if I am still awake...?

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  27. Please press record when you do your Ustreams so peeps like me across the sea can watch them later.

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  28. Great video and lovely little book too! Love that envelope gadget.
    I am with Bella with the recording so us overseas can watch!

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  29. Enjoyed your video! Great book! I love that you do them in real time and crack me up when you are looking for something on your desk (I do that all the time..yesterday it took me FOREVER to find my pick!) Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  30. Great video and wonderful project!! If you ever find you have too many projects laying around, feel free to do a giveaway!!!! lol

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  31. The envelope book is so cute. Sure do wish the manufacturers could get these out in a timlier (?) fashion. We are all chomping at the bit to get one, but they make us wait and wait on the new stuff until we are bored waiting. I think I will go make a little envy book with my Martha Stewart board instead! lol!

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  32. Bless Barb & Eeasar. Those are truly great friends. How wonderful Jim. Don't you just love this envelope board. I was lucky enough to get on from Barrie and Carol and have had mine for a week now & just can't stop using it. Luv, luv, luv it. Best of luck to you all setting up ustream. Tuesdays are perfect. Won't overlap anyone elses shows and will definitely add to my Tuesday nites. Thanks Jim.
    Marcie

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  33. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you .... Enjoyed the stream so much JIm chatting with you and fellow crafters .... bringing us all together ...

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  34. I'm really looking forward to your Ustream classes they will be fun! Make sure you give us a link to your Ustream channel so we can follow and get the emails when your class is on.

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  35. hi, so glad i watched your video. i have wondered for years how to make one of these books. now lets see how many years it takes me to try it. i predict before christmas i can do it. that's like 10 monmths from now. so i was just thinking you slipped and said charlotte instead of charleston ... so when might you come experience the big town of charlotte. you need to come and do some classes so you can feel the love in this area. ckc is here in aug. hint hint hint. :)

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  36. You have a good life you know!!!... don't you!?! Enjoy the moment and the goodies and all the stuff to come... you're a talented artist! I just happy and so thankful you are so super willing to share your knowledge and fun!! I missed the stream today... I was over at Betty's Scrapbook & Stamp Room (store) today for an all day Dylusion-athon... so fun! We are loving the new colors and stamps! The Couture line has not come in yet though... I'm dying to get may hand on those!

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  37. ...aww Jim.. this is such wonderful news.. cant wait for your u-stream to be totally up-n-running..Tuesdays are a go now ?? What time will you be doing them ?? You are such a talent.. and congrats on all the shipments to you.. wooohooo

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  38. ...aww Jim.. this is such wonderful news.. cant wait for your u-stream to be totally up-n-running..Tuesdays are a go now ?? What time will you be doing them ?? You are such a talent.. and congrats on all the shipments to you.. wooohooo

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  39. ...aww Jim.. this is such wonderful news.. cant wait for your u-stream to be totally up-n-running..Tuesdays are a go now ?? What time will you be doing them ?? You are such a talent.. and congrats on all the shipments to you.. wooohooo

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  40. ...aww Jim.. this is such wonderful news.. cant wait for your u-stream to be totally up-n-running..Tuesdays are a go now ?? What time will you be doing them ?? You are such a talent.. and congrats on all the shipments to you.. wooohooo

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  41. So excited about the great news! Checked you out on UStream, you cutie you!

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  42. WOOHOO!!!!! doing the HAPPY DANCE.....you heard all the shouting USTREAM USTREAM...
    and TUESDAYS sound great to me...looking forward to it, now I have tues wed thur fri and sat all taken up now when will I have time to do my crafts..LOL

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  43. Absolutely OUTSTANDING! I'm going to try this and hopefully mine will turn out 1/4 as good as yours.
    Love it!

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  44. Thank you for making a slew of books and videos so that we could watch one. I really appreciate it! Love the idea - just have to wait for my envelope maker to arrive......

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  45. Jim,

    I don't mean to sound dumb, and I know I am late getting to this video, but what is the envelope tool you are using in the video and how can I get one? Are they expensive? Any help or answers would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Maureen

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    1. Good Morning Maureen-

      It's The We R Memory Keepers New Envelope Punch. I think Version 2 is coming out soon. Version 1 had some problems with measurements. I think it's available in April. So soon. I would go to the We R Memory Keepers Website to check on availability of Vers.2. Also check your local scrapbook stores and let them know you want one and to keep an eye out for ya.

      Hope that helps.

      Jim

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