I wanted to share with you a quick story about my drive home today....
In the old days when I was a kid (I was born and raised in Austin, Texas) we could get from Austin to Georgetown in, lets say, 20 minutes from my folks house in Northwest Austin. Well, these days it's about an hour. That's if it's not raining. If anyone should even happen to spit on the asphalt, add in another 30 minutes to an hour!
On with the story...Sitting in my car completely stopped in I-35 traffic, I received an email from a friend that informed me that she had been in Hobby Lobby earlier in the day. That she had been privy to an event that might interest me. The new Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces were in and they were stocking the shelves with all these glorious gems that makes my heart flutter!
Folks, (Mom close you eyes and go to the next paragraph please!) I just want to tell you, I think of myself as a good driver. I obey all the laws...kinda...and I haven't had a ticket since I was 25 when I got pulled over for going 96 mph in a 50 mph construction zone which in Texas means double fines. This fine was the size of my entire bi-monthly salary!! Just sayin'... Lesson learned! Back to the tale...I didn't even get through the end of the email when the lines I had read hit me. I completely turned into this wild man! I was driving like I had a pregnant wife in the car and we were heading to the hospital!! I found myself being that total jerk you wish the police were around to see! I was cutting in front of other cars, driving on the shoulder, and hitting speeds my Honda speedometer stated it could do but I never believed!! LOL! When I arrived at Hobby Lobby (Hitting a record time of 15 minutes! HAHAHA) I really had no recollection of how I got into the store, I think there was running involved, possibly pushing people out of the way! :)
Finally, I heard angels singing the Hallelujah Chorus as I stood in front of the new idea-ology pieces!! Now most of these goodies hadn't been stocked yet, they were still in shopping baskets ready to be put on the shelves. It was ugly...I was a mad man, tossing Prima flowers out of the way to get to the goods. Brads, Maya Road tags and other hardware flying through the air as I tossed them trying to get a glimpse of the faucet knobs, clock keys, gem clips, screw eyes, mini gears, label pulls, wire pins, word bands and distress markers!!! Cue the angels...I was in heaven! Ahhhh! They are finally here! Hallelujah! Now to make some cool new stuff! Can't wait!
OK, OK, I exaggerated a little but I'm a man and that's what we do! HAHAHAHA!
OK, on with the tutorial. I had received an email from a lady that was new to paper crafting and wanted to learn the basics of box construction. So, thanks to Cait, we have the tutorial Du Jour...
Thank You All For Looking! TWO DAYS TO GO!!!!!
The Gentleman Crafter