Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ranger Ink Apron Giveaway!

Good Evening Everyone!

Howdy from the farm!  I'm in a giveaway mood tonight!!  Reason?  Well...one,  I've cleaned out a few things and I'm making room to store CHIPBOARD.  Reason two, it buys me time to start work on four tutorials...and.... the other reason, thought some of you might like a nice new apron from Ranger Ink! 




Of course there is a catch...

Here's what I was thinking...I'm always thinking!  Reason for insomnia...Yep!  Haven't quite mastered how to turn thoughts OFF and ON yet and it's been what...48 years now?!  LOL!  Enough of my insanity...back to here's what I was thinking....

I've got two Fabulous NEW Ranger Ink aprons up for grabs.  I will pick two (2) folks who leave a comment telling me what YOU would like for ME to create next.  Would it be a mixed media project, a mini, a 3-Dimensional project...a...a...How to sharpen a pencil YouTube tutorial....just let me know.  If your idea is picked and I think it's a cool challenge, an apron goes to you!  So, once again, I will pick TWO ideas from the comments and those TWO people who have left the comment will win an AWESOME NEW Ranger Ink Apron!  Got it?  Cool!  It's easy!  You Can Do It!

I will pick the winners this Saturday night, February 22, 2014.  So lets have some fun and let the ideas roll!  Yahoooo!

Thanks For Coming By!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

167 comments:

  1. A chip board old fashioned sewing chest, box, well you get the idea. I still have the first sewing box I received when I was 12 years old. I think it would make a wonderful home deco piece. You asked! LOL

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  2. Hi Jim, what an awesome giveaway...I would love to see you create mixed media project using a canvas board...Thanks again for sharing and a chance to win this awesome Apron..:) Thanks again Mary Ann

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    1. Also, what about a Running Themed mini album to keep your running Bibs in from all your races...

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  3. I'd like to see a 3 dimensional project that looks a bit like a piece of furniture but inside is storage drawers for embellishments of some type. Thanks for the opportunity to win something. Love your projects you share with us. Very inspiring.

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  4. I just finished Eileen's Canning Jar Organizer and discovered I love building things. I saw a vintage cash register that would be awesome to duplicate in chipboard.

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  5. Maybe some kind of storage unit or item for small heirlooms and momentos.

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  6. Hi Jim, I know what it's like to be distracted from sleep by thoughts.They often come..those creative ideas when we are resting.I have had to learn "turn-off" techniques but I'm older than you. I can make my mind go blank, and writing down those ideas means you are free of them- you don't have to worry about them, and trying to remember them.When those ideas are down, I can just relax and sleep.

    Jim, I am just about to begin writing tutorials for an on-line paper and mixed media mag. I would LOVE some tips and/ or project on Mixed Media. I used to be a teacher, so I can organise my thoughts etc. but some tips for a beginner tutorial writer for adults would be great!! !Love your blog.Love your enthusiasm. Yes I'd like the same as the lady above. Many thanks. If I won the apron, I might stay clean instead of being Mrs Messy!!I think"I'll just do this...", and next thing I'm covered with paint, glue etc.
    Judy

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  7. I want a portable holder for my distress ink pads. It needs to have the slots for the pads and I want to be able to move it (take it with me) without things falling out so it needs a folding over lid or straps that fasten. I want to set it on my work area when I work with it and make it portable. I want it to hold 8, 10, 12 or so pads rather than all the pads. I'll use multiple if I need more space. Of course it has to be decorated special like you always make everything you do.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. As we are all looking forward to Spring, how about a chipboard birdhouse with a hidden mini in the shape of a bird or nest? Or perhaps a place inside to hold a small chocolate easter egg? Maybe you could use the G45 Botanical Tea papers again? (Love those). The bluetits in our garden have started bobbing in and out of the nestbox again - I love to watch them and know that Spring must be around the corner then.

    Of course you could always make another lighthouse for me!!!

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  9. Mixed media project...I'm so intrigued by it, have taken a few classes locally, but need a whole lot more direction! I make minis most the time and having the know how to add in something mixed media would be fun!

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  10. I'd like to see a 3D tractor scrapbook or a log cabin. Thanks for sharing your talent and goodies.

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  11. How about some type of 3 dimensional object which allows you to display (and change) items of various sizes. I know this is a tall order, but I'm always looking for ways to display my favorite items as inspiration.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the aprons.
    Sure hope you plan to sign them (just saying).
    Dawn Schaffer

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  12. I am ready for a mixed media project. I love your art journal pages!

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  13. 3 D project - An art journal travel case to carry small stencils, Dylusion sprays, pens etc. Love all your stuff, thanks for sharing your world of projects!

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  14. Hmmm....how about an old fashioned steam calliope or carousel in 3D? That would be sooooo cool! C'mon, Jimbo...you know you want to make one!

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  15. I want to see you make a mixed media skin/cover for the phone, Ipad, computer? This should be a real challenge Best of Luck in your ideas~

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  16. Hmmmmm . . . Because noses are running, eyes are watering and everything is beginning to bloom here in sunny California how about a French flower cart, with various flowers, a fringy top and a hidden compartment that holds a mini book!

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  17. Hey Jim! Thanks for the chance to win! you are so good at making 3 D items, I would LOVE to see more of those...(and you are great at writing tutorials, even if you dislike that part of it!). I would love it if you could make an organizer for small embellishments, similar to your men's watch box/tim holtz trinket box. organizers excite me! :)

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  18. In this crazy world of technology and as a result cables.... Gawd hundreds if cables, plugs,chargers.... I would like somewhere pretty and functional to store my phone charger, camera charger, camera transfer cable etc maybe with hooks inside for the cables/wires to wind around. Then perhaps a more open bit on the top for my phone and camera to sit.

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  19. Oooooooh one other thought. How about a swing on a poarch (the swing really moves back & forth),with pillows of course and a little mini album that can be stored in the floor of the porch. Perfect for summer pictures!

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  20. Oooooh, the possibilities! I would love to see a mixed media wall art piece! Something "Spring" related. I have a blank space on my wall that needs inspiration!

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  21. I would like to see your latest creation on youtube along with Cesar's latest kitchen creation! I love youtube tutorials to any and all projects! I would love to have the apron as I craft AND cook! lol

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  22. I really like Michelle's idea for a furniture piece for storing embellishments. But, I would want it to be totally functional with an exterior that can be kept clean and dusted without fear of tearing the decor. I can't stand having to make repairs. I love your work, your blog and your Facebook updates. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. How about a faux printer tray made of chipboard .. or chipboard spice rack... or a chipboard wall decor center piece .. anything you make Jim will be fabulous! We love ya!

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  25. I love all your projects and I would like to see an antique pocket watch.... maybe a 3 dimensional or maybe a mini album? Think about it!

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  26. I'm loving mixed media right now...How about a nice sized mini using mixed media techniques. Love the aprons. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  27. I think a mixed media canvas project would be cool! Using the Embossing Pastes from Wendy Vecchi and Dy's Sprays! Thanks for a chance to win a Ranger Apron!

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  28. Hi Jim. I'm thinking the transformation of glass something that hasn't been done before. I know you can do it!! Thanks for the opportunity. Karen.x

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  29. L-theanine will help with the insomnia, it's natural and is not supposed to be contraindicated with any meds but can't hurt to check to be sure, especially if you are taking any anti-depressants.

    As for a new project, I think you need to make a life-size cat out of chipboard and the tail or the ears should come out and be the mini book!

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    1. or... when you press down on the tail, or one of the paws, the mini book pops out!

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  30. Hey Jim! These are awesome! I have been trying to come up with a cool steamer trunk design, but I KNOW you could figure it out. An old fashioned boat trunk that they took on ocean voyages.. like Titanic! Would be pretty amazing.

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  31. You seem to have misplaced your moustache young man! Looking good though!
    I loved the hat you made... How about a steampunk cat or owl?

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  32. LOL you might get ideas you hadn't bargained for!! You know mixed media is hot right now... that is what I'd like to see you create, but you have to to use some specific things plus then what ever you want. :) You have to use a large canvas or canvas board that is at least 12x15 or larger. things to use: at least 1 real metal 3D item, some printed napkins, burlap, one stencil, acrylic paints, and of course a bit of chipboard in there!! :) What a fun little way to have a giveaway! I know I would enjoy having a Ranger apron. I've also enjoyed reading all the suggestions here.

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  33. Oh is saw this cute wine cabinet that holds wine in the glass and glasses in the bottle. I think it would be a great mine three 3d storage for stickle bottles and maybe paint bottles.

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  34. I'd like to see you make a mixed media project using your Mixed Media Inspiration Cards. That's something I'll bet you haven't pulled out yet since you've been so incredibly busy with everything else going on in your life. It would be a fun project and no thought ahead of time...just go with what ever the cards tell you to do.

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  35. How about a steampunk steam trunk or a Merry-Go-Round, certainly something fun! :)

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  36. How generous you are! I would love to see a mini album with a mixed media cover, using canvas, and a steampunk theme... I'm thinking gears and lace! Have a wonderful day! Good luck with the sleeping... I have the same problem, thank God the studio is in the house!

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  37. Please keep your play balanced, it is time for a gorgeous large mini. One that a person can develop photos and drop them in the book. Would love to see your take on Mother Goose

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  39. Oooh... I'd love for you to create an insanely creative/colourful MDF wall hanging using a mix of Dyan's new & old stamps & stencils with an Easter twist! Mad hatterish...?

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  40. Hello! With St. Patrick's Day on the way what about a mixed media project with a leprechaun and a steampunk twist-gears and rust (maybe a rusty pot) and whatever else. :)

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  41. I would love to see a mixed media project, canvas, metal anything that you can slather a hodge podge of old and new paints, inks, metals, die cuts with some of the old relatives ephemera. The bigger the better to use, debut more products.!! :) :)

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  42. I would love to see someone design a papercrafting project in the shape of a Ladybug. Jim, I think you are "up" for the challenge incorporating mixed media.

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  43. Hello! I would like to see a storage unit to store all my copics! I have about half the collect & i really need them organized in one spot. For those that don't use copics, it can be used as a portable organizer or a memory box.

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  44. Would love to see a fancy baby bassinet that had a baby album inside. You are so good at 3D. I will be pleased with anything you come up with. Know it will be great.

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  45. Great Giveaway!! Thanks so much For the chance
    Would so love to see a shoe shine box with a mini, in the G45 paper sports theme!!
    Would make a great guys gift! I am sure what ever you chose it will be SUPER!!!
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  46. A shadow box that is the inside of a house, all decorated up just like a house would be.

    Thanks for the chance to win Jim, I hope you like my idea!!
    Hugs!!

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  47. Oh I would LOVE for you to do a tutorial on the different materials that you use, concentrating on things like various weights (or poundage?) of your beloved chipboard and how you determine what materials you choose for what type of project. I am so grateful for all I learned from your Back to Basics series. Thanks for being so awesome !

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  48. A steampunk apothecary cabinet with bottles! :D

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  49. I would love to do a storage piece for embellishments that looks like a piece off old furniture. My grandfather had an armoire type of dresser that had drawers down the center with a mirrored cabinet on the top for his hats. Each side had a door that opened to hang suits and dress shirts. I loved that piece of furniture. I just lost my mom, so these old family pieces and a lot of those memories will be lost now. Can those aprons be purchased anywhere???

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  50. I'd like to see a mini album featuring a car. My husband is into hot rods. He has a 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport Convertible. It looks like a GTO. Thank you for this opportunity. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  51. I would like to see some cushions, craft bag, etc from Tim's fabric, however I am torn as I would also love to see some jewellery pieces or even a very old vintage jewellery box with the dancing ballerina maybe. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  52. mixed media using an old picture frame. I'm collecting old frames from charity stores, car boots etc. some of which are new some of which are, well not and a bit erh! Waiting to find some thing fabulous to do with them.....
    Enjoy the challenge, which ever you choose.

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  53. I would love to see a masculine mini album suitable for a man to showcase family photos at work thanks for asking

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  54. I would love to see a masculine mini album suitable for a man to showcase family photos at work thanks for asking

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  55. Hey Jim, How about a stickles tray that sits up with a kickstand kinda thing. Something that would hold all your bottles of stickles upside down at your fingertips. I know they have plastic ones but a chipboard one would be so cool. Good Luck!!

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  56. I'd love to see you make a Dylusions doll house! With all the different characters, and of course the fabulous bus parked outside! That would be so cool!

    Thanks for your generousity and for the chance to win! Hope you get plenty of inspiration from all the comments! :)

    Keep up the fab creative work - love your blog!

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  57. Jim, I would love to see a 3D storage box for holding a new baby's mementos and firsts - i.e., first lost tooth, first haircut, baby's little spoon, etc. This would make a great gift for a new mom. The Graphics 45 line would be great to use for this project.

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  58. Jim, I am a huge fan of your fabulous minis that are hidden inside 3 D objects. With Spring just around the corner, a gardening theme would be fun...maybe a wheelbarrow? Or a garden shed? Maybe a steampunk garden shed with all kinds of imaginative tools....do I have your wheels turning? I really NEEEEEEEED that apron, as I'm ruining one favorite Tee shirt after another with ink and paint! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Would love for you to make a you tube video. Thanks for the chance to win. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Huge fan !! You are so good at sharing your knowledge and answering question that we ask . Very thankful for that! I need an apron....I end up with more ink on me than my projects! Have you ever made a rolodex of some sort as a birthday calendar or project ideas? By the way, do you also have a source for large pieces of chipboard?

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  61. Hey Jim, I love the idea of an old fashioned trunk. Something you would find in an dusty old attic. When you open it it would have tons of little drawers for all of our trinkets. I don't think anyone has done something like that and it's needed. We all collect small goodies to embellish our work with, but if anyone is like me, I've been storing them in baggies. YUCK! Thanks for the opportunity to give you inspiration and to win a neat Ranger apron. lindabelll

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  62. Thanks for the opportunity Jim. I love it when you make any type of storage unit. As an added bonus you can make one using multi media techniques.

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  63. A wild bird feeder! With a few wild birds of course! Oh and Jim, signed up for July 31- Aug 3 soirée!

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  64. Your mind works in 3 dimensions all the time, Jim, and recently I've become enamored of some more flappy journal and card spreads and thought I might ask you to make a book or journal with some of that chipboard that represents a space within a space, a journal with a journal inside that accordions out or that layers into another journal by flipping parts of pages… really the idea will belong to you, I just love seeing the ways that you build up and out and thought if anyone could excel at this challenge I have also set for myself it would be someone who already sees in 3D and can craft that way. Perhaps a journal hiding a mixed media window? And believe me, my own mixed media has left me in a place where I have one junky old gray sweater that must be donned before I can do anything because I've managed to splatter a couple work shirts and other things when I don't remember… an apron would be LOVELY!

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  65. Long time, no comment. Life happens....too fast these days! Miss your Tues Tuts, but I wouldn't be able to attend anyway. I would like you to come up with something to hold my distress markers. I was working with them last night and it was driving me crazy having to dig through them to find my colors, over and over because I am not smart enough to put the ones I am using off to the side. Now I don't want just a cup, I want to be able to put them in rainbow order, nice and orderly and pretty. I will be waiting for you to complete this for me. ;) Miss ya guys!

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  66. Hi Jim! I would love to see you make the ultimate Easter basket. It would of course have lots of hidden nooks and crannies with surprises in each. The colors would be beautiful pastels and would "speak" spring. I know you could do this and I can't wait to see it!

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  67. WOW---this would be great to have. What you should make next...hmmm...I see (in my mind!) something to do with with birds, as Spring is coming (don't know when!!), and I can actually hear birds twirping outside my window right now. How about a fantastic bird bath---3 tiered, all decked out?? ooohh...or a bird house, a bird feeder?? I especially love the idea of a fantastical (is that a word??) Jim created birdbath! :) But whatever you make, it will be absolutely amazing! Thanks for the chance!

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  68. I would LOVE to see you make a decorative, funky, vintag-ie chipboard storage unit for distress ink pads

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  69. How about an assemblage project? Something really funky.
    Marilyn

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  70. Hey Jim - a mixed media canvas with a self portrait - abstract or whatever!

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  71. Hi Jim How about a Harley Davidson Bike.

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  72. How generous of you Jim. Since my husband restores antique cars I would love to see a car cruising item. Say like a convertible or a VW Van. The album could be the top on the convertible or it could fit under the hood and the van could either open from the back, front or side. The 70's vans had side sliding doors. I know you would make it awesome and unique.

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  73. I would love to see a gift card holder inside of one of your amazing storage creations using your amazing techniques or one of your storage creations with a little drawer/pocket for a gift card or special surprise!

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  74. Hi Jim, I would love to see you do a mixed media canvas using whatever you want, but things like metal embellishment like 'Ideology'. I would love to see your interpretation of a canvas like this. It would also be lovely to see it as vintage in style. Thanks for this chance Jim, very generous xx

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  75. Maybe a small kids party version of anything Gentle Crafter fabulous, kind of looking for stuff to keep kids with creative minds to be creative adults and carry the torch.

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  76. I would love to see a Mardi Gras mixed media project using purple, green, and gold and the fleur de lis.

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  77. Well Jim... I think you should work on another beautiful Dylusions page in your album. I am now obsessed with Dylusions myself! I was lucky enough to attend a weekend of classes by the fabulous Dyan last month in Berkeley Ca. And now I'm addicted. That apron sure would come in handy with my addiction!! Haha! Thanks

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  78. Wow! Thanks for this chance Jim!! I would love a craft apron, I was wondering if you are going to sign them? I know they were given to you , but I think all of us would love to have something you signed, well I know I would.Well Easter keeps popping into my head. Could you make a Bunny pulling or pushing a wheelbarrow, wagon or some type of cart. You could have a mini album in the bunny or the wagon. Well I know you could do this & if you do I hope you'll make a tutorial. Have a great day Jim!!
    TFS!! Linda xxx

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  79. Hi Jim! Lately I've had a fascination with voodoo dolls. The adorable kind that would never really do any harm. I would LOVE to see you make a voodoo steamer trunk that would hold a voodoo doll. :) Thanks!! Steph

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  80. I'd like to see a 3d moving project with a mini.

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  81. My son is getting married in May and would love to see you create a box to hold the cards at the wedding. They are using pink and navy for their colors. She's using peonies as her flowers. I'm sure you could come up with something fabulous and unique. Also, for the insomnia, take a Tylenol PM. I have issues with sleeping because of my hot flashes and brain won't shut down either. I take 1 pill instead of 2 like they recommend. It's just enough to put me to sleep and keep me asleep all night long. They are not habit forming and my doctor actually recommended them.

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  82. I would really love to see more steampunk-- maybe movable, multi media......

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  83. Jim I would love to see what you would do with a configuration book or how to make a storage box with small holders for brads, etc.

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  84. Hi Jim, what an exciting give-away! I'd love to see a visual tutor. It doesn't matter what you demonstrate, I always learn so much to apply to what I do. You're so generous with your talent.

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  85. I would like to see something amazing done with the new Portfolio folders from Tim Holtz. Maybe even combine Dyan Ravely mixed media with the portfolio. Thank you for sharing your work and ideas with us and the opportunity to win the aprons. Anything you come up with will be awesome.

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  86. Hi Jim, i was thinking of you creating something along the lines of a steamer trunk/chest, that you could either pretty up with girly paper or man it up with something like the new G45 sports paper line...hope that makes sense???? xxx Maxine

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  87. I would love to see you "steampunk" a lamp!

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  88. Wow! So many ideas how fun! So here's mine. How about combining mixed media and clothing. Like a painted apron or Tee. Stenciled clothing would be cool. I am also thinking mixed media greeting cards a set of cards and envelopes with a gift box. A recipe book. I know been done right, but I am looking to make a book that is functional for the non-crafter. Recipes can be easily added and a pretty printable recipe card. I think this would make a great gift. Ooh! I know a coffee pot shaped book with coffee cup shaped recipe cards! Blessings!

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  89. Can't wait to get started on the explosion box from your video. I want to make it a bit larger.Saw it on Pinterest and have started following you. I like that your projects have some engineering to them and more on the edgy crafty side. Enjoyed your Mom's birthday and will continue to read your blog for more inspiration. Thanks!

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  90. How about a video tutorial on a mixed media 3-D mini? Would love that!

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  91. I really like your metallic steampunk creations, like the hot air balloon and the hat. How about creating a Howl's Moving Castle castle or a steampunk sailing ship that flies?

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  92. I'd love to see an Americana-inspired project. Perhaps a breadbox with a hinged front and "ledge" on top. Bo Bunny's Anthem paper would be perfect for not only the project but a mini that could fit inside.

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  93. I love your bigger than life style, it's wonderful. I need tips on a few things. fussy cutting, I swear I am small motor skill deficient. I can whack the daylights out of a tennis ball but can't cut or draw anything precisely. which leads to my next part. you make such great things with support elements, I could use an extensive tutorial on how to get it all to mesh and be supported and not look like a glob of something. and then for the final touches, yes how to make it all look so good. you know the square corners the pieces that flow ... now there's a big order for you. thanks for the chance to win a ranger apron. which brings me to another thought, why is yours so clean?

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  94. A fantastic steampunk box with all kinds of drawers and crannies and secret places! And then give it to the person who came up with the idea! lol

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  95. OK, I'm wanting a gypsy wagon. Bright colors, which I don't think you dabble a lot in. Wheels, lots of chippy paint, doors, etc.

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  96. 3D treasure box with hidden drawers

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  97. I would love to see your slant on a mini album from G45 Good Old Sport. It is so vintage!

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  98. oh wow, this is so nice of you... i love your creations. I would love to see a puzzle .. kind of like those old wooden boxes with hidden compartments, to give as a gift for a young man, to keep his treasure hidden... I am always on the hunt for something cool to make for young men (my sons)

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  99. I would like to see you make a fairy house/garden combination with a coupe of storage drawer units for special keepsakes ~ does that sound like I'm asking for too much to be able to combine all those elements into a single project? It was for this pea brain and why I'm asking you if you had any better ideas than I can think of!!!

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  100. We have discount coupons, you know the ones!, all over the kitchen, I would love to have something gorgeous to store them in, keep them organized and look great in the kitchen

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  101. How are you gonna read all of this? It took me forever just to scroll down here so I could add to the confusion! BKAZOO had a fabulous idea and, rather than add one more, I'd like to vote for that Distress Ink Pad Holder that was proposed in their comment!! It should also have a spot next to each pad for the re-inker, if possible. Please, please, please Jim... that would be so cool. Well, it would be so cool the way you would do it!!!

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    1. I like the idea that the person had above to make a charging station, but even more than that would be To add a steam punk/ mixed media way to deal with craft cords: heat gun, glue gun, computer for die cutter, silhouette, phone charger, tablet charger...CORDS!! Throw a great place on to for my tablet and phone... Wow. Can You do it?

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  102. Would love to see you create a 3 panel wall hanging using graphic 45 !
    Thanks Jim x

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  103. OK... I just realized I can't win a prize if I am just glomming on to someone else's idea, as great as it would be. Do the Distress Ink Pad holder but also a little something different in a mini-album. More along the lines of 4" by 4" small. Or an accordian fold-out, stands up when opened, style mini with neat stuff sticking out a the top. Make each page a little bigger than the first so all the embellies and frills or shapes make a real statement when looking at the front of the album. Doesn't need a lot of pages. Sometimes folks only have 5 or less good photos of a really cool event they want to immortalize in a mini album. That is my story and I am sticking to it!!

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  104. A stationery and fountain pen center, with spaces for paper, slots for pens, drawers or shelves for ink... maybe a spot for a rocking blotter? It would be fabulous!

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  105. A window box, for small collections.

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  106. How about a cool lucite looking vintage radio that stores a mini? You know, those cool atomic age shaped ones in great colors :). Or....I am dying for a cool airstream vintage trailer that holds a mini too :). Love love love love Love your creations! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  107. I would love for you to create and a camera

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  108. your mixed media projects have been fab!!! please so another...

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  109. hi,

    I am new to your board. I would love you to create something for my man (it is our anniversary today... 6 years) something mixed media. he is a writer and he loves gothic, horror, steampunk type things, he loves music also prog rock, heavy metal. He is a very special person and I love him very much.
    thanks
    nuala

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  111. I work in a country English Tudor Manor House and I would love to see you do a charming English Cottage with stucco walls and black timber and thatched roof. some cute lead looking windows, a wee gate and flowers in front? Small chimney.....lots of multimedia and dimensions. the roof could lift off and the cottage could store a mini album?

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  112. p.s. I forgot to add window flower boxes? :)

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  113. Love your mixed media projects, another one would be great!!!!

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  114. Mojo is brimming out my ears, and of course I am at work!! SIgh. I would really love to see you make either a dog house or a chicken coop, of course modified to hide an album of some sort. Make it bright and light! (I have a pink doghouse in my back yard!!). I think you could do either one with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back. Good luck going through all the suggestions and picking just two!!

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  115. I am DYING for a mini suitcase tutorial. Pleeeeeeaaaassseeeee!!!

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  116. Jim, anything you make is my favorite; however I would love to see a Doll House. I have a one year old granddaughter, and would love to see a two story Doll House. Your ideas, eye for color combinations would make a special House. Thanks for the consideration...

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  117. I'd love to see a decorative 3D vintage style container or carousel to hold my Dylusion, etc. sprays and a couple of Dyan's ink pads. Thanks for the giveaway, Jim!
    ~Kris~

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  118. who wouldn't love to be spotted with a stylish apron, such as a Ranger apron, on? I would!!

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  119. I would love to see you make a ink pad holder for fluid chalk ink (they are thicker than other ink pad). I would be cool if the cabinet had doors.

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  120. Ok Jim, since there is a steampunk soriee coming up how about doing a arm band cuff that doubles as a tool caddy that holds your bone folder, small scissors, pencil, tool pick/peicer, craft knife, tweezers and maybe a 6 inch ruler, all the things that get buried under mounts of paper on my desk and i can never find when i need them quick. Would be amazing to steampunk it out of course, i saw one for sewing items on pinterest now i can't find it, but anyway you get the idea! Have fun making this one!!!

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    1. FOUND IT !!! http://ginozacostuming.deviantart.com/art/Seamstress-Gauntlet-308947193

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  121. Oh, wow! I second MSDebren! That would be awesome! But I would also like one of your innovative book structures: how about something with staggered pages and pockets?

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  122. Ok, how about a 3-d project with By The Sea? I'm thinking a merry go round or a roller coaster. Something you would have seen at Coney Island.

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  123. Forgot to mention that I really need an apron, because I've been playing with Distress Paints & Distress Stains designing cards for my LSS. Love getting messy!

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  124. I love seeing everything you create I don't think I have an opinion on that mater but I do love seeing your journal pages bright vivid colors, there is always so much inspiration in them. So other then more journal pages I just enjoy seeing what your ingenious minds comes up with next :)

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  125. Jim, I would like to see something for St. Patrick's Day that is not tacky. You are standing in front of an orange wall and a green wall -- all you need is a white stripe between the two for peace! So, a cottage with a mini album inside comes to mind -- a thatched cottage, could be cute, I remember that Easter wagon you built, that could be cute -- just no green beer or tacky leprechauns.

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  126. Nautical themed shadow box to go with the lighthouse (need tutorial for please) to decorate my mantle.

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  127. I would like to see a mixed media little vintage red wheelbarrow to fill with seasonal decorations. I love everything that you create in your master craft room. Thanks, barb hahn

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  128. Love all your idea's and thanks for giving us the challenge to come up with a idea for you. So I'd like to see 3D trollies or steampunk cho-cho train. I can picture all sorts of Christmas displays to do either of them. Yes it's early to think of Christmas again but I'm a slow crafter so I need 11 months to get my projects started and finished *smiles*

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  129. OK, Jim..... Because I am Irish and St. Paddy's is fast approaching, I'd like to see what you can do to build a castle ruin with an Irish round tower with hidden drawers to store tags or trinkets in... or ...a thatch roof cottage, again with drawers for small things. Think the Quiet Man! May the Luck 'o the Irish be with you!

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  130. How fun and generous of you! I have been trying to do more Steampunk projects and to incorporate mixed media with it. Is it possible for you to create a mixed media project using a painted and stenciled background and then using stamped steampunk images onto it?

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  131. I am new to this blog but I would like to see you create something without using a stamp - either digital or rubber/cling - and to do it by daring to get your hands dirty!

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  132. Oh my goodness, how can I join the battle with all this great ideas. My favorite of all these ideas is the old fashion sewing box that Lorraine suggested. Good luck , all these ideas are GREAT

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  133. Hi Jim I would love to see a project with the chipboard or an altered project to put away some stash such as ink pads or embellishments or such like. I would love to win an apron, but most of all love to see the project. Thanks for the opportunity and I will wait in anticipation of what you might make x

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  134. You rock 3d but I always gravitate towards practicle. I would love to see some creative storage ideas maybe for stamps or ink pads.:-)

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  135. Oh now there's an interesting thought! So I thought I'd like to see you do a mini album, only not so mini...like 8x11 or something. But then the more interesting idea came to me. Have you ever done an Eiffel Tower? Or some other great landmark or building. I don't know the Lincoln mem. or Washington Monument. Or anything else you can thing of. So what do you think?
    Thanks for the chance to win an apron. Hugs, Jess

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  136. I think I would like to see you do a house....3-D of course, and similar to a DOLL house! I think that would be awesome!!

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  137. How about creating storage for the new 1" Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads and round blending tools?

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  138. Jim I would just like you to come back to your roots so to speak. The types of things you made in the beginning when all of us fell in love with you. I miss those really cool chipboard type projects and your genius at putting them together. I know the rage is all bright colors and mixed media but it would be really fantastic to see some of those buildings, boxes, and storage things you used to make. No matter, will always be a fan!

    Mary

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  139. A steampunk wheelbarrow, filled with metal-gear flowers, pushed by a steampunk artdoll with a steampunk dog beside him

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  140. I would love for you to make a mini-doll house with furniture and décor so that we could make one and add to it for ourselves or children or grandchildren.

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  141. I would love for you to design and make a complete office desk organizer for pens, scissors, note pads, paper clips, etc... so that it is compact and fits nicely on a work desk and holds lots of stuff!

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  142. My wish is that you would make a Noah's Ark - complete with people and animals - whimsical but practical for children to play with. I am sure that you would do something amazing with colors, textures and findings. Just think of all the different papers you could use for the animals. And the two story ark with dividers and lift off sections to see in side. Oh, and what about the ramp to load them all up?
    Have I set your brain in high gear yet? Your chipboard creations are your greatest treasure to us because you simply do amazing creative projects.

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  143. I would love to see you do a mixed media canvas with a clock in it for propping on an easel on the mantel. It would be a challenge to figure out how to support the clock on the back of the canvas so it doesn't pull on the fabric and cause it to sag over time. I have an 11 x 14 reserved for something like this.

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  144. Nothing else can say more whimsical than a CASTLE. Done with graphite 45 paper i think that would look Awesome!! :-)

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  145. I have a 20+ yo Military Macaw who has been with me threw good times and bad. I could use inspiration to honor her in 3D. She and I often look alike a few feathers out of place, missing or bent. We both get our nails to our scalp and scratch. She runs down the hall faster to our room yelling "scrap mawwwww." She has her own collection of cardstock and chip board. Don't tell her but she distresses paper better than me.

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  146. I have doll houses and make mini people so a mini house or a carousel with horses! Margaret x

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  147. Shoe bench with storage under it..So you can sit and take shoes, work boots off, etc,

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  148. Your work is always fab. Ive been following you from before you were so darn needed and popular. Now your hard to keep up with.
    I enjoy your 3-d projects. So how about a mixed media 3-d project? Haha. Thanks for chance to win aprin

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  149. I love to see your creations and appreciate your willingness to share them with the world.
    So here are my suggestions- something sports related (my 15 yr old plays soccer), something garden related like a wheel barrow or watering can and some type of beach themed item but not a lighthouse (although I love your lighthouses!)
    Thank you

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  150. I've been thinking i really need an apron, always, always spill something when i've just put on clean trousers...
    For the project: I love to see a 3d calender with room to display new artwork. You know the blockcalenders? But then without the blocks and with paper/tags.

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  151. I thought of something else I would love to have for my work space. Some kind of decoration that could sit or hang that would have a removable decoration for each season that could be changed by just removing the monthly decoration and not the original hanger or holder....hope you understand...like a Happy everything sign or easel or frame, or something....:)

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  152. Hi! I may be too late for your giveaway, but I have been googling collage with gelli prints and stencils. not necessarily in that order. But I'd love to see some ideas for using stencils as well as gelli prints in some collage work. Probably not all that challenging for you, but that's what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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  153. Hi I'd definitely like to see mixed media, but back to basics such as what mediums work with what paint and what paint goes onto what surfaces. Start right from the beginning for us beginners I'd love to see an in depth tutorial of the process. Thank you x sue x

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  154. Hi, I would like to see a chipboard project too. Some type of storage for some of my stuff. Seems like I am always trying to improve my organization from tiny pieces to large, it's always an issue. Hope you can come up with a project to help resolve or improve this issue. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  155. I love the amazing carved pretzels!

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