Monday, October 7, 2013

It Takes a Village, Part 1: The Epic Village Shoppe



Good Morning Everyone!

To celebrate something exciting that is coming up VERY soon, Kathy Orta-Files of Paper Phenomenon, Kathryn Krieger of Kathryn Scraps and I are blog hopping Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with a really COOL announcement that will be made live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central on Thursday, October 10, 2013! Click here to bookmark the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0iaerkzDAc.

You won't want to miss this announcement - it's going to be EPIC!!! Be sure to visit Kathy and Kathryn, then check back here tomorrow. We will each feature a 3-step tutorial on how to make a different decorative house. These houses will look awesome as a village when completed.

Visit Kathy HERE at Paper Phenomenon

Visit Kathryn HERE at Kathryn Scraps


Here are a few snaps of the Epic Village Shoppe dressed up for Christmas....





Here's the video tutorial for Step 1 on my take of the house challenge....



Make sure you check back to each of our blogs this week for more steps on making these GREAT houses and for an Epic announcement on Thursday!

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

21 comments:

  1. OH this Epic thing has me so Curious! Fabulous Step 1 can't wait for the rest.

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  2. We have 3 meanies now. Holy Cow!!! I will die before Thurs gets here?

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  3. We have 3 meanies now. Holy Cow!!! I will die before Thurs gets here?

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  4. Can't wait to hear the EPIC news!!!

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  5. Jim, your village shop is INCREDIBLE!! Your imagination is something else. I can't wait for the big news, I just know its going to cost me a lot of money...

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  6. How exciting and intriguing - I wonder what you have all been up too!!!!????

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  7. Ohhhhh.... so exciting!!! Gives me something to look forward to!!! And I'm sure it's just a typo, but the announcement IS this year, right??? Not 2014??? Haaahaaaa!!! What a fabulous project and I'm off to check out the others!!!!
    Teri

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  8. The suspense is killing me! Your village shop is wonderful (of course). Can't wait for Thursday now!

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  9. OMG....this is going to be so much fun! You guys are all big teases!!

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  10. OMG....this is going to be so much fun! You guys are all big teases!!

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  11. This is going to be such a fun week! I love your house - like that paper collection much more now.

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  12. Is it just me...? Whenever I see these marvelous, 3 dimensional projects they seem to be inspired by Graphic 45 papers. Are you still part of their design team? These are the projects I LOVE the most... More, more....

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  13. OMG! LOVE the opening to the tutorial video. Great shot of you Jim. lol

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  14. I'm very excited Jim! Your "house" is almost a music box!

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  15. Jim, I watched the video this morning, went to my craft room and immediately constructed the box and cover. Your video and instructions were so thorough I made the box in no time at all. I don't have enough Graphic 45 Christmas paper so I am covering the box with another pretty paper. So far, I am very pleased with the results. Can't wait to follow along with the next steps.Thanks so much.

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  16. I did not mean to enter twice. My phone rang and I accidentally hit the enter button before I finished entering my email add. I didn't know how to delete the previous entry.
    I love the idea of creating my own village. Can't wait to hear the big news!

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  17. I will get myself ready and in the right frame of mind so that when the "SOMETHING EPIC" starts I'll be ready. My life is so boring that "SOMETHING EPIC" will really jazz it up. Thanks Jim for participating in "SOMETHING EPIC" and making life so interesting. (whew......)

    Mary

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  18. OMG, you totally had me hanging to your video!!! I can't believe that it stopped this way, lol!!!! Can't wait to see more! THanks for all your tutorials. Hugs, Brigitte

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  19. Egads, I will be traveling, hope they have WiFi where I'm going, don't want to miss this!!!

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  20. Sooo bummed :( I missed the entry time....spent the day at hospital with daughter...but I think I made for Kathy and Kathryn...see ya hen

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  21. I am really wondering what is up! I know it is huge 'cuz you are soooooo excited! I have been checking your blog daily, just didn't have to comment until now! LOL! Love your Christmas House! And that G45 paper looks fabulous! You Rock! Have a wonderful day!!!!

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