Thursday, December 31, 2015

New 2016 Calendar!!! Yahooo!

Hello Everyone!

I have a few more tweaks on the calendar...But here it is!  So excited to be teaching at these AMAZING STORES for 2016!!!  I hope that you can find one that may be in your area...

January-REST! PLAN! KIT!

January 14-18, 2016: AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia

February 5-7, 2016:  Runaway Art and Craft Studio, Salem, Oregon

March 3-6, 2016:  Steampunk Art Event -Withworth Ranch, Scurry, Texas

March 11-13, 2016:  Betty's Creative Studio, Greensboro, North Carolina

April 22-24, 2016:  Scrap Addicts Edmonton, Alberta Canada

May 5-8, 2016:  NSD at Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas

May 20-21, 2016:  Whimsodoodle, St. Petersburg, Florida

June 11, 2016:  Molly  Hull and Frankie Valencia Wedding

June 2016: TBD...Art From The Heart, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

July 30-31, 2016:  Scrapbook N'More, New Braunsfels, Texas

August 12-14, 2016:  The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, Illinois.

September 9-11, 2016: Clipper Street, Langley, BC, Canada

October 1-2, 2016:  Scrapbook N'More, New Braunsfels, Texas

November 4-6, 2016:  The Island Creative Escape, Los Gatos, California

December 2016:  Big Mouth Scrapper, Forney, Texas

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Graphic 45: 2 Days Before Christmas Handmade Holiday Ideas

Good Morning Everyone!

Christmas is almost here!  Can you believe it?  Two days until the big day!  I still have a few bows to put on presents, pick the house up, pack the car and I'm ready to head to my Sister's house in Brownwood, Texas.  Can't wait to be with my family!

If you are looking for some gift inspiration, please join me this morning on Graphic 45's Blog to get a closeup look at some Handmade Holiday Ideas from Donna Espirtu and myself.

I crafted up a couple of small tabletop clocks for gifts that are inspired by those rounded Swedish case clocks.  I did one in Graphic 45's Christmas Carol Paper Collection and one in Graphic 45's Gilded Lily Paper.

Here's a quick picture of the two clocks...

Hope you take a moment to go over to Graphic 45 and check out the projects.

Happy Holidays Y'all!

The Gentleman Crafter

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Luminary House-Graphic 45

Good Morning Everyone!

Please join me this morning on Graphic 45's Blog as we get a closeup look at some Dreamy Christmas Decor and Gift Ideas from Maggi Harding and myself.

I created a cute little cottage that I call Luminary House.  I covered the house with Graphic 45's Christmas Carol Paper Collection!  Love this collection!  You just add a tea light to the interior and it glows with Christmas Magic!

Here's a quick picture of the Luminary House...

Hope you take a moment to go over to Graphic 45 and check out the projects.

Happy Holidays Y'all!

The Gentleman Crafter

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Project: Rico's Time Machine Done!

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share a new project that I have just completed.  I call it... Rico's Time Machine...

This is a great project for 2016 as you are passing from one year to the next.  Rico's Time Machine can mark the new year for all new and unexplored journeys to come.  A cool Steampunk project as well...

Rico's Time Machine was inspired by the 1960's movie, The Time Machine starring Rod Taylor from the H.G. Wells Novel.  I made this project for an amazing friend's child..the reason... I was always so fascinated with all things that flew in the air and I hoped he would too.  You can choose to adhere the Time Machine to the base or leave it separated for flights through the decades.

There is a separated drawer in the base that can be opened at either side to place memorabilia or possibly two small mini books covering 2015 and 2016.  You decide...

Here's a look at Rico's Time Machine using Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante Paper Collection....

If you are interested, I've made up a limited quantity of kits that are now available in my shop.  This is a kit only project and the tutorial will not be sold separately.

The Kit Includes:
All chipboard pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble
(4) Idea-ology Knobs
(8) Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners
(1) Bamboo Skewer
(1) Instant Download Tutorial with Tons of pictures to help you along your building journey

Just add your own paper, paint and glue...(Glossy Accents or similar recommended.) to finish this project.

You can click the link below if you would like to give Rico's Time Machine a try.

or by clicking the link below:

Thanks so much everyone!  Have an awesome holiday!

The Gentleman Crafter

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

And The Winner Is....

Happy December 1st Everyone!

Just want to take a moment and thank you all for the Amazing Birthday Wishes I received on Facebook, private messages, phone calls and emails!  I cannot tell you how that made my day!  Thank you... Thank you!

OK, another Thank You Fest...Thank you all for entering in my Birthday Giveaway!  Your suggestions were SOOOO AMMAZZZING!!!  I wish I had a ton of Rotatrim cutters to give away as a special thank you, sadly I don't...I just have one to go to a special winner in celebration of my 50th!

With out further delay...I ran a number generator on the emails received and it landed on 130....SO............This year's Rotatrim goes to....


If you live domestically, please send me an email where you would like your brand spankin' new Rotatrim sent or if you are international, please send me an email saying that you've seen this post so we can get rolling on the Amazon Gift Card.... 

Again, THANK YOU ALL for playing along!  I so appreciate you helping me make this birthday special!

You Guys Rock!

The Gentleman Crafter