Saturday, January 20, 2018

Creativation Booth- Ranger Designer Challenge Projects- Revealed!

Good Evening!

As the show (Creativation) opened today in Arizona, I totally forgot to show you the projects I created...It's been a busy day working on family things that needed to be done.  We...Mom, Cesar and I drove to Brownwood, Texas to see my sister, bro-in-law and nieces and had the most amazing lunch... that... at 8:30 in the evening I am still full from...Ugg!  As I said earlier, I totally forgot to share this year's projects...Better late than never...Well, here goes...

For Graphic 45 I was sent the paper for two new collections...One, Little Women and the other Sun Kissed...This is what I came up with...

Little Women...A movie I watched many times growing up and even as an adult watch time after time... I even  had the opportunity to see Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Mass...So, I loved working with this collection and it brought back so many amazing memories...Here's...

Beth's Piano

And then there was Graphic 45's Sun Kissed!  I love the beach and it was right up my alley!  Here's what I came up with....BTW, I had so much fun making the cart!  It was a blast!

Sun Kissed Lemonade and Ice Cream Cart

I had some paper left over to make another project, so I went with a Sun Kissed Day at the beach Inspired Clock...

Seahorse and Sand Dollar Clock

Loving these new collections from Graphic 45!  Thanks to the G45 Team for allowing me to make a few projects for their booth!  Hope you like them!

Ranger Designer Challenge 2018

Now...I was honored to be asked to do the Ranger Designer Challenge this year again!  This year they were honoring Dyan Reaveley of Dylusions Fame!  The challenge...Take a small plain paper mache Top Hat... and then I was given the warm colors of the Dylusion paints...Orange, Brown, Black and Cream... add in somewhere the new stencils, the animal ut outs (sorry, I can't remember the name she gave them...but oh so cute!...The new gelli plate, washi tapes and shimmer spray...BUT...make it yours...Well, this is what I came up with...

The Animal Hangout Top Hat!

Well, That's what I got!  Hope you like them...I know I had a blast creating them! BTW, I have had an amazing time in my studio coming up with the MOST amazing projects for classes and kits this year!  It's been the first time in a long, long time that I have had the time to just sit and design...My kitchen bar is honestly just loaded with things I cannot wait to share with you!  Here's to 2018!  Yahoooo!

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. What a great collection of pretty things! The piano is incredible and I love the seahorse and sand dollar clock too. Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us this year.

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  3. OMG those are fantastic. I love them all. Can't wait to see what else you come up with through out the year. Good job Jim.

  4. These designs are amazing! I hope you are able to come to the Chicago area this year.

  5. I have fallen in love with the Clock! I already loved the paper from the sneak peak but the clock blows it away!

  6. I love seeing your creativity in action. Totally amazed at what you come up with.

  7. Love your designs, Always enjoy seeing your work of art in the shows. Congrats to you

  8. Great projects, Jim! Always love seeing your creativity!

  9. You always create such amazing projects! And you do beautiful work.

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  10. These are all awesome creations! My particular 'thing' is music boxes and I can see any and all of these being made as music boxes! Love the creativity and the sense of color!

  11. These are absolutely fantastic, would so love to be able to make the beautiful piano, takes me back to my early years when I learnt to play. Looking forward to seeing your next creations xx

  12. These are amazing. Is there a kit for the piano.

  13. Oh my! I have always really liked the things of yours that I see, but that piano is amazing! I want to know how to make it!


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