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A few months back I was viewing Jim, The Gentleman Crafter’s blog when I saw the most beautiful creation – it took my breath away! Jim had created for Graphic 45’s A Ladies Diary paper line a lap/traveling writing roll top desk and Graphic 45 was giving it away (unbelievable)!!!! I immediately posted a loving comment & kept my fingers and toes crossed that I would be the lucky winner . . . well you guessed it, they picked someone else (even though I really believe to this day that they misspelled my name – LOL). . . However, all was not lost, Jim must have heard the million of anguished cries that went out into the universe and he took pity on us and did a tutorial on his roll top desk, which I immediately purchased (YAY) . . . LOL — I know you can’t see it but I have a BIG smile on my face just remembering my excitement on getting this tutorial . . . Soooooooooo without further ado, here are some pictures of the Ladies Roll Top Desk I made using The Gentleman Crafter’s tutorial . . .

Now I do need to say that being the crafter that I am I did make a few little changes when doing this desk . . . like I used black chipboard instead of painting regular chipboard black. . . I couldn’t find anywhere the Tim Holtz Hitch fasteners so I used black Velcro, nor could I find the Graphic 45 metal door pull so I used a Tim Holtz knob instead . . . I ran the grunge paper through an embossing folder in the Big Shot and oh yes, I used buttons for the drawer pulls . . . see they were just little changes . . . Thank you again Jim for taking the time to write the tutorial . . . That’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by . . . Hugs & Kisses . . . LindaB ***PS*** . . . the top works – it really does roll up & down!!!


  1. Comm-de says:

    It's. So beautiful yaya, i love it! …

  2. Comm-de says:

    It's. So beautiful yaya, i love it! …

  3. Tammy says:

    Wow Yaya – I love it! You did a wonderful job! : )

  4. DWD says:

    Linda…You did great on this project!!! I also ordered the tutorial for this desk. I haven't gotten around to it yet. I hope after the holidays, I can get back to crafting on a reg basis again.

  5. Sharon Y says:

    Great job! You did Jim proud. I like the little changes you made.

  6. @ DWD – thank you and I know what you mean about finding the time during the holiday to craft. I know I will get at least one day of crafting in December when my LSS store has it's annual Christmas crop 🙂

  7. Thank you Sharon. I can't wait to see what YOU have created next 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    Great job on the roll top desk. I'm glad I found your blog, now I can see all the great things you make.

  9. shari says:

    You did a great job on Jims desk, it's very pretty. I was going to follow you but I can't find a followers button. Shari (cricutrookie)

  10. Thank you Shari. I have had this blog for a while and I still don't know how everything works on it. . . When I find out about a "follow button" I will let you know 🙂

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