Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New York - New York....Here I come!

Good Morning Everyone!

Start spreading the news....I am leaving Friday.....I want to be a part of it....New York, New York.....

Well as the song goes...Friday I'm off to what is close to New York City...North Babylon, New York....to be exact...Scrapper's Playground!!!!  The coolest store around that is chock full of craft goodness.  I will be teaching two fun classes....The Eclectic Spray Holder on Friday night and one I thought I would never teach...Lynn's Light By The Sea Lighthouse Saturday!  It's cut, kitted and ready to go!

Scrapper's Playground
785D Deer Park Ave.
North Babylon, New York

...And if I can make it there...I'm gonna make it anywhere...It's up to you...New York, New York, New York

Reserve your seat today...

The Gentleman Crafter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day- Take Out Tuesday Ustream!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

May your days be filled with happiness and may your heart desire to come to my Take out Tuesday Ustream Class Tonight at 7:00 p.m. CST....LOL!

Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!  See ya tonight!

The Gentleman Crafter

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Hello Everyone!

I would be honored if you would join me to day over on Graphic 45's Blog.......Inspired by the tartans in the Graphic 45 Good ol' Sport paper collection, I have designed a little St. Patrick's Day card that is held closed by a skewer.

The Shamrock Card

If you would like  a printable download tutorial for The Shamrock Card please hop on over to Graphic 45 today to grab it.

Thanks and Have an awesome weekend!

The Gentleman Crafter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Time Change and Rainy Days...Blooms and Driveways

Good Morning Everyone!

Ahhhh...Got to love this time change business ehh?  My natural clock is off and this morning I literally had to FORCE myself to wind up and get going!!!   This is truly the time when I wish I was so rich that I could afford to have my coffee served to me in bed...(Yes, I know some of you have someone to do this for you...but don't tell me! LOL!)  There is just something about fumbling to the kitchen tripping over clothes, tennis shoes, cats and God knows what else to make the sacred journey to brew this oh so special gift that wakes all the senses....COFFEE!!!

I'm not a fan of this particular time change as this one hour difference in sleep means a lot to me.  I don't sleep well as it is...My body wants to sleep, but my brain likes to play games and do exercises; so falling to sleep at 3:30 or 4:30 a.m. seems to be the norm.....ahhhh and then waking two and a half hours later is torture!!  I'm sure it will be better later when the sun comes streaming through my bedroom window, but for now, it's tough trying to get up and going and what are we...three days into it!  Good Grief Gertrude!

I took my morning coffee and walked around the yard to see what was new.  I love to do this.  Especially after a good rain.  As expected, the plants are in full Spring mode despite the cold, and rain.  They know it's time don't they?  Or at least I hope they know.  Things are busting out everywhere you look.  It's amazing!!

Old Blush putting on buds...

Jerusalem sage putting on new leaves...

The kale going into bloom...

The pretty reds in the Home Run rose....

Yes, my evil beauty...the Mermaid Rose getting ready for it's Spring dance...

Purple plums flowering....

Bradford Pears blooming and leafing out....

Artichokes ready to be planted....

And then there's...The Driveway...it tries so hard to kill the beauty of the spring buds.... this newly laid crushed limestone stone driveway is...well, a bone of contention for me...a real love-hate relationship.  When wet, all the limestone comes tracking into the house and dries totally white on the wood floors...in the heat of the summer it's truly like what you would see in a movie where the Land Rover drives across the arid dunes of Africa and kicks up a plume of dust that can be seen for miles.  But, when you can't afford the yards of asphalt or cement that it would take to go completely around the circle drive...That's where the love comes in.

So, I leave you this morning with hope for Spring blooms that will one day come your way....

Have an awesome day y'all!

The Gentleman Crafter

Friday, March 6, 2015

The ABC Primer Lunch Pail Tutorial DONE!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

You may have wondered why no posts this week?  I've been busy getting the ABC Primer Lunch Pail tutorial done that I did for Graphic 45's booth at CHA.  When I do projects for CHA, I'm always on a deadline and making multiple projects in a short period of time.  So, I make notes on measurements but never have the opportunity to write a tutorial.

Well, I finally pulled out the chipboard, Scor-tape and glue and rebuilt the project.  The tutorial is done and finally up in my shop.  I've had so many requests for this project and I am truly grateful.  You all ROCK!!  Thank You!  

I have also done a few kits that are for sale in my shop.  The kits can be found by clicking the SHOP tab at the top of my website.  Once there click SHOP again and then click KITS....Please note, I am waiting for more knobs to come in.  This may take a couple of days so, please be aware of this when purchasing.

The ABC Primer Lunch Pail is full of storage space for anything from embellishments to tools...The latches keep it securely closed and the handle makes it easy to tote around....

I humbly give you....

The ABC Primer Lunch Pail

I hope you try this project!  It really is awesome to take along to crops or just handy storage for your studio or craft room...

Again, the tutorial and kits may be purchased by clicking the SHOP tab at the top of my website.  Once there click SHOP again and then click Kits or Tutorials.

Thanks so much again!  Happy Friday!

The Gentleman Crafter

Monday, March 2, 2015

Stamps and Stencils for cold and rainy days!

Good Morning Everyone!

Gosh, the weather here is totally insanely wet and yucky!  Rain and cold...However, it is perfect weather to pull out your art journal and play!  Awesome Craft Weather!

On that note, I have some fabulous stamps and stencils from Dyan Reaveley's, Dylusions Range and Dina Wakley's,  Dina Wakley's Media in the shop!  They are awesome and so much fun!

So... for great NEW stamps and stencils, please click on the shop tab above....Please note the shipping is just a suggestion.  I will do my very best to get the best rate to ship to you and refund any overage.

Also, just wanted to take a moment and say that I am working madly....well, in-between washing clothes and all kinds of assorted chores...working on the CHA Graphic 45 Lunch Pail....Should be done soon!  So, Stay tuned!

Thanks Tons!