Saturday, April 6, 2013

What a Day!

Hello Everybody!

Here I am sitting on the front porch in sheer bliss that I can finally sit down.  There is a beautiful cool breeze and the smell of Jasmine makes me feel like I'm in my favorite place....Hilton Head....What a wonderful feeling!

I've had a wonderful day...First up was cutting the chipboard for my Make and Take at the Crafty Scrapper next weekend...DONE!  Yahoooo!


Next up was to clean the house and my studio!...Done!

Then it was onto making a sample of my Quote Wallet for Chico Scrapbooks in Chico California!  DONE!!!  Yahoooo!




By The Way...LOVE LOVE LOVE Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash!  Yep!  I DO!

Then it was out to work on the porch that is off my studio...what a few blooming plants can do to make your spirits soar!  DONE!!!







And God Bless The Tomatoes!

I was sitting here thinking about all those gorgeous chipboard pieces that were left over from the Make and Take cuts and thought...hmmmmm...Have to use them somehow!  Maybe tiles!  I think I will tile the ugly cabinet that holds my dies!  Yep!  Just what I'm going to do!  a million 2x2 tiles...Got the movie started...The Hunger Games and my paper out and I'm ready to make tiles....LOL!


You may have noticed I said nothing about doing my Taxes!  That will be for tomorrow!  LOL!

Y'all, have an awesome night!  I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter


35 comments:

  1. Wow! You had a really productive day. Love your quote book. It looks fabulous. Love your flower photos, also. It will be a bit before I have any, as I still have snow in my yard, so seeing yours makes me happy.

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  2. oh my eyes are green with envy over that back porch! here in the pacific nw we are nowhere near that loveliness (yet)!

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  3. Busy Busy day for you! Love your garden.... I have tomatoes planted too... I have seeds that I planted on Good Friday that are starting to show... That makes anyone smile.
    The Quote wallet looks Yummy!!!!
    I can't wait to see what those tiles do. I bet they will be Amazing!!!!!
    now that I'm home from a day of shopping, I'm trying to find a place for all the goodies I got.

    Oh and I found Circa 1934 paper pad.... Yep, I'm a Happy Girl!!!!

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  4. What a wonderful productive day! Your patio looks absolutely fabulous - love all the flowers. And oh my that quote wallet is amazing! I'm in love with the French Industrial paper too. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those tiles! Have a wonderful night and rest of your weekend. Hugs!

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  5. Oh, I am so jealous. I still have a four foot high snow banks on either side of my driveway! No thoughts of flowers or leaves yet. But the robins and red wing black birds are back. And the turkeys and swans are out. So there is hope. Love your quote wallet. And the idea for the tiles. I am going to paint and stencil some red rosin paper tomorrow to make the three tired box. Love the idea of making a storage box for the dyes. Just want to make it so the bottles can stand up. So painting my own paper. Just love all the inspiration I get from watching what you do. thanks as always for sharing.

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  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! I want to come and rock a bit and enjoy your patio!! Isn't it wonderful what flowers can do for the spirit?!?!

    Have to laugh...the taxes can wait...heck ya...it was too pretty today to do taxes...you still have 8 days...plenty of time...LOL!!

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  7. What a really pretty porch.How lovely to look out on such beauty.I love flowers too, and my sewing room looks out onto the garden.It does lift the spirits doesn't it. You weather is more like ours in southern Australia only opposite seasons.
    Love seeing what you make.Thanks for being so inspiring and sharing with us.We appreciate it.

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  8. Wow, what an incredibly productive day! Love that wallet you made,

    Lucy x

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  9. You got so much done (except your taxes...!) love the porch, those rockers look fantastic! Hope you get to relax in them again - after the taxes, lol!

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  10. All that chipboard ! I would lose the will to live ! LOL!, your porch looks gorgeous, my idea of heaven to have a craft studio with patio doors onto a seated area like this, just beautiful :)

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  11. Love the wallet just posted! Wish I lived closer to take the class. I got tired just reading about everything you did but I will recover after sitting down for a spell. Do you ever get to sit in those cool garden chairs and relax? Hope so since we don't want you to get too tired of all this and quit!

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  12. You had such a busy day - but all in a good way! How I wish I could come to your make and take next week! Your quote wallet is great too.

    I had a good day yesterday as well. I took my birthday money to a papercrafting show and treated myself to some new stamps, dies, cardstock and the six new colours of Dylusions ink sprays! I'm planning to play this afternoon :)

    Will you be Ustreaming today or will the taxes win out?

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  13. I just know that Red Rocker is for me.........Jim will you send me the information on Chico the place and time you will be there I really will try and drive up to meet you and Cesar. You have my email address......Wow, you were one busy man I need to get some of that energy that you woke up with. I did however go to Ikea and found the same basket tower you purchased and got one for my studio area. IKea is a Dangerous place for me to go I ended up with more things than I intended to purchase.
    Ciao....Winecountryman JIM

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  14. Dang, Jim. I'm exhausted from reading about all you did yesterday. Please take pictures of the cabinet in process. I have done my taxes. :)

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  15. I want to know if your still taking that vitamin? I took it for a couple of months and it did nothing for me, where do you get all your energy? I love the wallet, lucky people! Your patio looks wonderful, I wish it were warm here, I love all the beautiful plants. Can I come and enjoy your patio? Hopefully we will see you after church today and you won't be doing taxes.

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  16. You were pulling my leg, I see those beautiful red rockers. What a lovely place to sit and contemplate life. I know you must be feeling content, that is a lot of work completed. I hope Sunday goes as well for you with your taxes.

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  17. I want to be sitting there right now. It's 48 here, windy and the dark clouds are heading this way, bringing rain until Tuesday! I love smelling my hyacinths when I walk in the front door and look at my bleeding hearts dancing around.....reminds me of my childhood. Wish they bloomed all summer. Can't wait to see what you create with those squares. Just bought another box of dominoes yesterday that I am going to use some day!

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  18. Well done in getting all the make and takes finished and the quote wallet is gorgeous. Like you, I spent some time in the garden this weekend as well only I was pruning. Trying to tidy the shrubs and pots as this long, hot summer/autumn continues.
    Can't wait to see the end result with the chipboard leftovers!!!

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  20. Hello and hello,

    Where can I get the chipboard like the stuff you used in this blog write up?
    What do you cut it with?

    Wonderful. I just love following you and your Beautiful Art.

    I cannot find anywhere what the thickness is of the chipboard - grungeboard.
    Have read many of your posts a second time looking for the information, or even where to buy it.

    Have been to the local Craft Stores and the closest I could get was 'Brown Cardstock paper' in a pack. My calliper sows it as .25mm
    It is more like 110# index paper - just brown.

    Hope you get a lot of time to sit in the Red rocker and 'create'.

    Happy thoughts,
    Petrina

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  21. Can't wait to see what you do with the chipboard :) Love the pictures from your garden, and it could be from Denmark if we wrote june ;) same flowers and decoration could easy be from here ;)) now we still have minus degrees, brrrrr..... :/

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  22. Gorgeous, Jim! What a lovely spot. Things are starting to come to life here in the Northwest. My bald eagle is in her nest again. We see she and her mate flying in front of our house every morning and I love it when she nests in the same tree every spring. The quote wallet is the best - I've made two as gifts already. Time for one for myself, I think. Good luck with the accounting tomorrow.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  23. A few bloomin' plants?!!!! I'd say that is more than just a few, friend! But it is absolutely gorgeous! You need to put a work table out there so you can craft outside and be inspired from your wonderful patio!

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  24. Ooh, the scent of Jasmine always reminds me of HIlton Head too, my favorite place to be as well! Can't wait to see your progress with the tiles!

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  25. So jealous that you have flowers blooming and can sit out in the sun....and it's right outside of your studio !!! We finally have a warm day here in New York....winter is taking it's own sweet time leaving !! Thank you for all your wonderful work, great inspiration. Do you ever make it to New York? Would love to see you in action !! ( Canandaigua, New York)

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  26. Well aren't you the ambitious one!!!!! But, if I read between the lines, I think you are procrastinating. You are doing anything and everything but those peskie taxes. I hate this time of year to, so we just hire someone. It just seems to soften the blow somehow when she finishes and we still owe big time, we just didn't have to do the work and worry part as well. Hubby always waits until the last minute before mailing the payment off. It just makes him feel better somehow. LOL.
    Marcie

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  27. très joli mini, et quel travail!

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  28. Jim, Jim.....the place looks fantasatic! Can I come and visit and sit in the midst of all that flower goodness in one of those red rocking chars?? Can I huh? I love the tiles and I also want to know if you are going to do a tute on the quotes wallet. Pretty please..............

    Mary

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  29. What an absolutely beautiful home you have. Beautiful flowers everywhere. I love, love, love it all. And on top of all that you had a super productive day. It just can't get any better!

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  30. Wow... You got so much accomplished! Whew... I bet it felt good to get it all done! I love your quote book for Chico!!! Absolutely beautiful patio with all of the blooming plants! Your tomatoes are doing really good! Have a wonderful week!!!

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  31. I really like the quote book and make and take will be fun I'm sure I think I might be a bit jealous :) lol

    Your backyard is just gorgeous!!

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  32. Hi Jim! I am impressed by your energy and know you are so happy to have those marked off your list. Your porch is gorgeous! I have a lot of weeds blooming and as I was pulling a few weeds on this sunny, something hauled off and bit my finger. I thought it was a snake and frantically looked through the weeds and didn't see a thing. So far my finger is just a normal size and color so I guess I will live. Every day is an adventure! Love your work and your wonderful humor- Thanks!

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  33. I would love to know more about Chico!!! Can't find any info about it anywhere? I wonder if I can fit it in my crazy schedule!

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  34. Jim, you are FABO!!!! I would have cut the chipboard, I love what your doing with the tiles. I LOVE your garden patio, I am a big gardner, I sometimes think I love working in the yard more than crafting. If you ever want some clippings I have several flowers to choose from. Cannot wait to see you guys this weekend!

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  35. I love, love, love this little flip book! Honestly, I think you have a corner on fabulous design. It is definitely your "thing." I'm constantly amazed!

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