Friday, January 23, 2009

2 photos and a GIVEAWAY...

A non-arty friend asked me why I rarely cook...

For this CHA I created...

For Ranger...

one large piece of art for the designer challenge

12 new pieces of art for the booth

all new demo tags

For Maya Road...

10 mini albums...the're fat & LOADED with stuff...

2 boxes

and a tag...with my photo..(yuck)...

For Stampers Anonymous...

I designed 7 new studio 490 stamp sets

25 stamp samples for the booth

For Advantus...

12 pieces of art

a "special" project...using grunge ...30 flowers...each unique

So...that's why we eat out...pretty simple...

Now a photo...then the giveaway info...




OK...those other comments were just PRACTICE comments...

In order to be entered into the giveaway...you need to tell me your 3...FAVORITE studio 490 sets... did they change after you saw some samples??

AND...answer this.......

should we give all 7 sets to one winner???

OR...

should we give 4 to the GRAND PRIZE winner and 3 to the FIRST PLACE winner??

That doubles your chances to win...

tell your friends...I hope to see LOTS of comments when I return...

I'll be back on Saturday & we'll announce the winner or winners....

Until then...



wendy

80 comments:

Linda said...

Mail Art, Funky Flower Art and Nature Art. I can't believe you made me narrow it down to just 3! I can think of endless uses for ALL of your stamps! Since I really do love all of them, I would rather have my chances doubled to get them:) Your art samples just made me want them more!

LynneForsythe said...

My top three stay the same, in no praticular order....drum roll...Mail Art, Forever Art and Natures art...Runner ups...Funky Flower Art (have a greater love after I saw you samples) and MAKE ART!!! Eat...Im surpriesed you have time at all...you made my head spin with your list! Last but not least share the wealth with many!! My pick!! Thanks for all that you do!!!

Sharon said...

Oh, lets see ... everytime I look at them my favorites change because I want ALL of them because they are so ver-sa-tile!! but at this setting it would be Natures Art, Life and Art, Always and Forever ... I say share the wealth!!

Scrapthat said...

Gosh favorites...that's a toughie...I like the plaid looking BG and the polka dots and I love the mini bingo cards.
I think you should go with the two winners and spread the "wealth"! LOL
I love your "make art heart" Very pretty Wendy!

Sharon F. said...

Definitely my all time favorite is Mail Art. second choice is LIfe and ARt, because of the inchie stamp and the micro mini bingo cards. My favorite did not change. I think you should spread the love and split the winners into two.
Good luck to everyone!

The Savvy Scrapbooker said...

Ok, I love mail art, nature's art and forever art the best. They're the three that I see the most possibilities with, but I love them all, great job! I think you should split the winnings....

kokomogoldie said...

Pick 3 favs...that's tough...but since I have to I'd say Nature's Art, Funky FLower Art and Foever Art. I think you should split the winnings...pass the wealth around!

Rhonda said...

Three favorites...hmmm...today it is Forever Art, Life and Art and Mail Art...tomorrow it could change. It would be great to share the wealth---winning just one set would be awesome! thanks!

Kathy Eddy said...

If I can only pick three sets, I will go for "art of Making It Merry", "Art From the Heart", and "Nature's Art." I think you should have two winners and double the chances for us all!!! And one last thing.... why is it again that you don't cook? LOL yeah right! Kathy Eddy

Janene said...

Hard one - Mail Art that is for sure. Nature's art and Life and Art. Love them all of course but these... call out to me. Favortie part is how you use them. Great smaples - love your signature look. As for the prize breakdown - I say go for more - grand prize and another. Share the wealth! :)

Thanks for sharing

Trace Geworsky said...

Because I have rotten luck, I say spread it between 2 winners:)
hmmm fave 3..
Natures art
mail art
funky flower art
Trace G

Lori said...

Sure, make us work for it! (I would) Mail Art, Nature's Art and a tie between Ticket to Art and Art by the Number. I say spread the wealth, (the saying of the year), the more the merrier. How bout picking all of us? tee hee

borcherding said...

Nature's Art
Life Art
Mail Art

The more winners the better. :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
peace and blessings...

Libby said...

Foundations journaling, sealed with a kiss and Journey east! these are awesome and versatile sets. And I too would have to say that the more winners, the better :) Have a great show!

StampinCathy said...

Well all of the stamps are amazing and to make someone pick only three is really mean. LOL
My three picks for the moment is Forever Art, Life and Art and Mail Art. I think the you should share these fabulous candy. Thanks for a chance.

Donna Scanlon said...

Let’s have 2 prizes and 2 winners. My favorite new set is Natures Art, but Life and Art is right up there too. I’d love to have them all (and probably will). And YES, the samples are wonderful and so helpful in jump starting the creative process. Thanks Wendy for some great new sets. Donna S.

Linda Cain said...

Mail Art, love the tree.
Life and Art, love the background stamp.
Nature art...cool.

Spread the wealth! or not!
Linda

Jennie said...

Mail Art, Natures Art, and Funky Flowers but not necessicariy in that order. Love all your work. Everytime I see something I'm just "wowed". Wished I was going with Mimi and michelle to CHA to meet you but not this time. I will tell them to go by and say Hi. Have a great time. Hope you get to come here and teach soon.

carpediem said...

My preference would be 2 prizes/2 winners!!! It's so difficult to choose 3 sets when I really love them all! Ok here goes..... Natures Art, Life and Art, and Funky Flower Art. Need to post my comment right away before I change my mind!!! Have a great time at CHA!

Kim said...

I think my favourite would have to be the Mail Art set, closely followed by Life and Art, and All About Art, and yes I think the samples definitely helped to make up my mind! I think it would be nice to have 2 prizes. Why not make 2 people happy rather than just one when given the opportunity to do so! Have a great time at CHA, hope you come home buzzing, inspired and full of ideas!

Margie H said...

3 Fav sets huh...

Life & Art
Mail Art
Nature's Art

PHEW! That was tough! LOL!!
I say "spread the love!" and have a few winners ;0)

Eating out is a good thing, btw! It's a stress-buster and good for the health!! LOL!!

Have a great time!! xoxoxo

lotsa scrap said...

Hi Wendy! My top 3 sets are Funky Flower (didn't think about this one until I saw the grunge paper flower samples and the heart piece), All About Art because of the sayings and the polka dot background, and Life & Art because of the mini Bingo cards (I know this one stays the same cuz I LOVE those mini bingo cards!). I say 2 winners cuz it would increase my chances and I'd really really really like to own these stamps! Plus someone else who feels the same way ALSO will be lucky. In a perfect world, the winners would get the 3 sets they said they liked the best. And the big winner could get as the 4th set the one that YOU picked for them. Maybe you'd pick the Mail Art set cuz I know your packages always are a work of altered art.

Alicia Sharp said...

Mail Art, Natures Art an Forever Art! I say split the winners! Have fun at CHA! Wish I was going!!

Diane in IL said...

WOW! I LOVE the flowers you made in put in the "vase". I want to make them and have my own! I know your samples and booth will be a huge success!
My favorites are Funky Flower Art, Forever Art, and Life & Art!
I say share the wealth!
Diane in IL

Lisa said...

Wow Wendi! Your new stamps are awesome! Love the tree, journal spot, and pointing fingers in the Mail Art stamps, gotta have that polka dot background stamp in the All About Art set, and love the numbers, leaves and swirls in the Art Parts set! Those Funky Flowers are great too! They all are! I agree with Diane, share the wealth!
Lisa

Suzzi said...

Great! Great! Great!
So much you can do!
TFS!
Have a safe trip.

Lisa V said...

Cooking is highly overrated anyway......LOL! I can't choosee just 3.....I love them all but think you should split them at least with 2 people. I'd be happy with a background stamp! :-) Everyone's a winner anyway just seeing your samples!

Penny Smith said...

How can you play favorites with a collection like that!!

WOW< reading your creation list, I broke out in a sweat! You GO girl!!!

KAT said...

Hope you are having a fabulous time at CHA! Not too tired and you have the chance to be really inspired!

My fav 3 sets - Nature's Art because of your Butterfly using the Grungeboard and the leaves (I have the set with the plain leaves from last release), All About Art because the funky flower is so different and I love the Imagine the Possibilities sentiment, and 3rd Funky Flower Art - because Girl Friend I am just droolin over the flowers that you did with them and the Grungepaper!!!

As far as my vote on how you give the prize away - I say share the love - any of us would be lucky to get even one set!!!

Debby said...

Okay, Life and Art; Funky flower Art; All About Art are my top three today. LOL They are all great. My favorites change everytime I see you do something new. You aer truly inspriational. I'll go for the split. Let's double our changes and share the wealth!

Pennyscraps in TX said...

Top three: Life Art, Nature's Art and Funky Flower Art - they are all fantabulous! Can't wait to expand my Studio 490 stamp set and my art possibilities!

Ummmm - it's hard to choose between being nice and being extravagant! I say play the Share the Wealth card and break it up. Today, a little bit of goodness goes a long way.

Thanks for sharing and make today great!

Pennyscraps in Plano
Took your tag class at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie - love ya'!

Hannah@the Doodlebug said...

WOW'O WOW!!! My top 3 are Art parts, Life and Art and Natures Art. I loved Art Parts before...and after the samples, but the samples sure helped! As for the prize...spit it up! These are great! We may to talk and get you over to Indiana to do a workshop!

Elaine said...

Top faves: Nature's Art, Mail Art and Funky flower art. Anything you give away is very kind and generous...so I think either way is fine!

marla said...

Funky flower art, mail art. I say double the chances and share the wealth also!!!

Tona said...

My 3 favorite sets are:
Mail art, art parts, & life & art. While I was tempted after seeing examples I stuck with my original favorites. I think that you should give away 4 to the grand prize winner & 3 to the 1st place winner. Here's hoping I'm one of those :)

Shannon said...

Funky Flower is my first favorite. After that is natures art, then the mail art. I love them all! I think that 4 to the grand prize winner and 3 to the 1st prize winner is better. You're being so generous, let's share the fun with as many as possible!

Susie Lang said...

Love them all, Wendy. But I can say that my faves are Nature's Art, Mail Art and Life and Art. Can't say that changed with samples . . . I just felt more inspired and "needy". (lol) As for prizes, I'd have to say spread the love far & wide! Have the greatest time at CHA; you deserve it.

Michelle D in Oregon said...

Hi Wendy. My 3 favs are Mail Art, Life and Art, & Nature's Art. I say share the wealth! Even winning one set would make just about anyone's day!
Michelle D. in Oregon

Mary said...

That's right I think winning just one set (Natures Art is my fav) would be something to rave about. I would love to win them all but I think having more than one winner is better chances. Like one set as one prize.

Sondra said...

My favs are Mail Art, Funky Flower Art, and Art Stamps. Although the samples are gorgeous, my mind didn't change on my favs after seeing them. I vote that you have 2 winners. Thanks

Brian's Blog said...

My favorite is Mail Art. And I say split into two winners...more happy people that way.

Heather said...

I am having a hard time choosing between Mail Art and Nature's Art. I LOVE your creativity and can't wait to meet you and take classes from you on the Mexican cruise!!! That warm weather is wanted right now since here it is -14. Come on Mexico!!!!!!! Hope you had a great time at CHA and didn't get too worn out because it looks crazy!!!

Scrappy Rat said...

It's a tough call but I think I'm going to have to go with "Mail Art". :) I'm for the 4/3 split!

NanaBeth said...

Don't worry about cooking-just keep creating beautiful things for the rest of us to enjoy and learn from.

cinmfoster said...

It's hard to choose, but Mail Art, Nature's Art and Forever Art, and not I didn't change my mind. Split it into two winners. Love the projects you show.

Debbie said...

Love them all!!!

but, my 3 top favorite are
Mail Art, All About Art and Life & Art!!

I think you should give 4 sets to the grand prize winner and 3 sets to the runner up :) Spread the wealth!!

Hope you are having fun at CHA!!

Sherri S said...

My top is a TIE between Funky Flower and All about Art! And I'm all for spreading the wealth around and allowing others to win too! Thanks for sharing, I think I drooled on my keyboard.

Sudie said...

faves
Life and Art
Nature's Art
All About Art
I am very influenced by your samples.

Let's have more winners. and spread the love.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I'm surprised you even have time to eat out! My faves are the same:
the Mail Art set;

I love the little bingo card background and love the thought of "Today...another chance to make your dreams come true"

I have changed my mind from thinking I might have to have them all to I will have to have them all :)

button_fairy said...

Your artwork is gorgeous Wendy. I have to say that great samples always mean I end up buying the stamps!! They're such fab inspiration. I adore the nature's art set - I love butterflies and those textured leaves are fantastic. I also love all the background stamps you've done so I'd be happy with any of the sets if I was picked. And the more prizes, the better the chance of winning ;)
Sarah in the UK

My Life....My Art...My Random Thoughts said...

wendy, wow new to your stamps they are so great so many options and well thanks..love them. cynthia

Jeannie said...

Limiting it to 3 faves is going to be tough as I love (need) them all - if I really have to choose then it would be Nature Art, Mail Art and Life Art. Just so more people have a chance to win, I would split the giveaway into 2 prizes!

Robin said...

The new releases are all fabulous!! My favorites are Funky Flower Art, Forever Art and Nature's Art. I think that you should have two winners and share the love. I am just going to hope and pray that I am one of them! *grin*
Thanks!
Robin

Kristi B. said...

my 3 favorite sets are...
1. Life and Art
2. All About Art
3. Funky Flower Art
I loved all the stamps when I first saw them, but seeing the samples just made me want them even more. The Funky Flower Art probbaly would not be in my top 3 if I had not seen all the awesome projects you created with them.

For the giveaway, I vote for option B to pick 2 winners. :o)

Good luck everybody!!!

Rochelle said...

I am in LOVE with your Stamps!! Picking my top 3 was hard, but here there are:

1. Funky Flower Art - love the flower.
2. Life and Art - Love the Bingo stamp
3. Art Parts - Love the flower stem

Also, I vote for two winners! :)

Jenna K. said...

Mail art, art parts, and all about art are all great! I love the big 'pattern' stamps, they remind me of photoshop Brushes! I think you should spread the wealth and divide the stamps b/w 2 people. UNLESS-the winner agreed to give one set away on her blog...yeah, I could be convinced of that!

Liz said...

My top three are Natures art, forever art, and all about art. I think you should divide up the goodies, 4 to the grand prize and 3 to first place. Keep up the good work.

Angelartistok said...

I love the Nature's Art set the most, followed by Forever Art and Mail Art. I think you should divide the prizes between 2 winners. Love the samples.

Karen Taylor said...

They are all fantastic!!
But my favorite is
Funky Flower Art!!!
I am a bit of a flowerchild anyway!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen Taylor
http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/

Venkat said...

7 sets = 7 winners. Right??? As for picking only a few from your creations...No.Can.Do. I have been a fan of your style for a long time and I love all your stamps. Really I do. Good Luck with the new stamps.

{VICKI} said...

definatley MAil ART

I'll go with 2 winners

{vicki}

Tami B. said...

Definitely choose two winners. I have to say that Natures Art is at the top of my list, closely followed by Mail Art and Life and Art. Beautiful creations and of course you don't have time to cook. Silly people, you are making art.

hobbemom said...

Hard decision to just pick 3, but I like Forever Art, Natures Art and Mail Art...I think it should be 2 winners...More the merrier!!
Louise Murr

Georgia said...

I LOVE them all, but if I must chose 3 it's mail art, nature's art and life and art. I think you should chose 2 winners. Thanks for sharing your samples and hosting the giveaway.

Christina said...

Such cute stamp sets!!! My 3 favorites are...Mail Art, Nature's Art, & All About Art. I think its more fun to share them all.

Nancy said...

Love your art. Can't wait to see what is new.

Jiggy Jen said...

I think you should divide up the goodies, 4 to the grand prize and 3to first place. My favorite three are Natures art, forever art, and all about art..awesome!!

Lisa in said...

Love the new stamps! If I HAD to pick only 3 then they would be Forever Art, Nature's Art & Life and Art. I think the more winners the better! I love your samples too. Keep up the great work!!!

Sherry M said...

Mail Art, Life & Art, and Funky Flower Art...THey are all fabulous. It was great to meet you at OOAK. I had the booth selling vintage ephemera. I've been following your blog since the show... should have left a comment sooner!

Jeanne said...

I LOVE all those backgrounds! For the sets, I think my favorites, if I have to choose, are Nature's Art, Funky Flower Art, and All About Art. I did change my priority list when I saw your samples. I can't wait to play with them!

Kathryn said...

All of these sets are great and your samples are so luscious I want them all! Thanks for the chance to win. I think you should choose two winners to spread the happiness a little further. If I have to choose I'd choose mail art, nature's art and forever art.

lovetostamp said...

Wendy - I can't believe that you are making us choose-it's impossible when you love them all, but here goes:
1. Nature's Art (live in northern
Wisconsin so have to love
nature.
2. Funky Flowers - what's not to
love about anything flowers.
3. All About Art

As for splitting up prizes I think it would be nice to split to give two people a chance to win the beautiful stamps. Thanks for the great art!

Jen Crossley said...

You have way too much time on your hands LOL,you have been a busy bee
Jen

Lana said...

Hi Wendy,

My three favorite sets are:
1. Nature's Art
2. Funky Flower Art
3. Mail Art

Yes this changed after you release more. My favorites are always the ones that just came out that I don't have yet! LOL! WOOHOO!

I would break up the prizes and make more people happy!

Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Cheryl said...

Wendy,

#1 favorite is definitely Funky Flower Art. Samples at CHA definitely made this my #1 favorite!!!

#2 favorite is All About Art

#3 favorite is Nature's Art

Your samples definitely sway my decisions. You have such a great eye for designing and combining color.

Please share the wealth and give me these 3 sets and the other four to someone else! See I'm not even being greedy and wanting all 4 sets, just these 3 will be fine!

Hugs and thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl

buglady said...

Well, you make me have some hard choices. There are some very nice stamp sets. But I have to say Nature's Art, Life's Art and Funky Flower Art. Love all the samples that you made for CHA, great job. And yes it does help to see some samples to think of the possibilities!
Do what you want as far as how to give out the prizes. I bet any of us would be thrilled to win anything!

Susan Goodell said...

All your artwork and samples are fabulous, as is everything you make.
My favorite stamp set is the Natures' Art, so many things look fabulous with polka dots and gingham. A close second was Mail Art. As for your generous giveaway, share the fun and split it among two lucky winners. In this economy, the more people that have a little boost, the better.

mamachele said...

I absoloutely cannot pick just three since I ordered them all for our shop!!!! Lisa and I fell in love with all of your art and we cannot wait to get our hands on it! We love the dots, the grids the flowers the leaves the generous dose of whimsy and everyother little thing! As for how to break up the gift...spread it around!
always
michele and lisa
scrappin' girlfriends!

Vicky said...

Such a hard task to choose only 3 favourites as they are ALL BEAUTIFUL, VERSATILE, & ARTY :), but the first 3 I`d add to my collection would be Mail Art(love the tree & the reminder to make art everyday), Forever Art(funky flowers, leaves & mesh b`ground)& Life& Art(can`t go past that mini bingo b`ground as well as the "live every day of your life"saying) & I also say share the love LOL,& thank you for sharing your art with the world. Stay inky, :)

Lori Roberts said...

Polka dots, nature aw gee I love them ALL!!! LOL!!!