Saturday, January 31, 2009

phew...what a WONDERFUL week...and the winners...

What can I say??

It was...TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's what kept me busy for the week...

Ranger booth setup and take down...hard work...but LOTS of laughs with the Ranger family. Thanks for including me.
You guys are the best!

helping tim with his 2 classes...very fun!

meeting store owners...talking about inks, Perfect Pearls, stamps & grunge...

demoing everyday in Ranger's booth...I LOVED it!! It's so much fun to talk with people who actually GET IT!
It's TOTAL fun!

visiting my friends in the Maya Road booth. I might be prejudice...but the samples there were absolutely beyond amazing...seriously!
I heard that comment many times...

visiting my friends in the Advantus booth...Kim, Pearl & Keychain ...they are the queens of make & takes...

more visiting in the Stampers Anonymous booth...checking on studio 490 stamp sales...
which were...

OVER THE TOP!!! YIPPEE!!

I'm TOTALLY thrilled...THANK YOU ALL for ordering ALL the sets...and for all the wonderful comments.
You made me so happy!

Set #3...is in the works!!
YIPPEE again!

I got to meet up again with Rachel Greig, my friend from Australia...what a sweetie!

and then there is Ludmilla, from Canada..........what a HOOT!

a little shopping @ Disney

girls night out...a little more shopping

Ranger dinners with the group...

Then there were some EXTRA special...unplanned happenings...

I got to meet a blog friend from far away...Peggy Lee lives in Taiwan and visits my blog daily. She called me blondie, just like Rick does and she knows all about Ranger, the cover cat.
She's adorable! I hope you had a safe trip home, Peggy.

I got invited to downtown Disney...to a yummy taco party sponsored by ECLECTIC PAPERIE. Thanks Daisy & a special thanks to her daugher Samantha...she is simply... adorable & oh so very funny.

and this was a thrill...I met Kellene Giloff...the owner of all Stampington...
hmmmmm...you just might see me there someday...
I'm just saying..............she liked my flowers...she even came to Ranger to find me...that was EXCITING!

I also spoke with a few other editors/publishers...you never know what will happen in 2009...I'm just saying...stay tuned...

Now I have a few photos for you...these are from Tim's Advantus booth...

This display looked soooooooo cool...in person



I made enough flowers to cover the bodice of the dressform. They are all made with studio 490 stamps and either grungeboard or the new...GRUNGEPAPER.
Wait 'til you play!
It's ADDICTING stuff!

and...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's the perfect match for my stamps. So EASY to stamp & cut...

Here's a better look...



And another...



This hanging was in the Advantus booth...




It's a fun combo of all things I love...

the base is a page from the square banner book made by Maya Road. The mini frame is also from Maya Road.

it uses studio 490 stamps, tim's grunge and his adage tickets, swivel clasps and philosophy tag.

the ink?...Ranger's distress inks...of course.

All my favorites on one piece...it's a dream come true!

Now a HUGE DRUMROLL..........

We printed out all the comments & all the email comments...I just couldn't choose...so...

Rick turned his head & pulled these 2...

the GRAND PRIZE of 4 stamp sets goes to.............

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!
January 24, 2009 10:50 AM

and.............

FIRST PRIZE ...3 stamp sets...will have a new home with...

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!!!
January 23, 2009 10:39 PM

So...Hannah & KAT...please send me you mailing info. I'll be sending them out just as soon as I get them from Stampers Anonymous...have fun making art!

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments...I hope you keep visiting.

That's it for today...

Now it's time to do laundry &....
Make art!
wendy

10 comments:

LynneForsythe said...

ahahahahahahahahahahah You are so exceptionally talented...I sure 2009 is going to be a huge year for you!!! and STAMPINGTON....OMG I love that mag!!!!! And the flowers on the Dress Form....to die for!!! How is the grunge paper... AMAZING?

KAT said...

Misty eyed here... Can't believe that I won and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress form with the grunge! Sounds like you are going to have a very exciting year - you go girl -you deserve it - you are uber talented!!!

Take off your shoes (which I am sure have flowers) and rest for a while - you deserve it!!!

Debby said...

What a wonderful trip Wendy. It sounds like you worked hard and loved every minute of it.

congratulations to the winners

Sue McGettigan said...

Woo hoo!! Congrats to the winners. Wendy, I stopped by the Ranger booth to see you in action, so much fun, thanks for giving me one of your demo tags, i love it :)

Lisa V said...

Welcome home! Bet you are exhausted (in a good way)!!! Sounds like you had a blast & are gonna be one busy girlie in 2009. So jealous that you got to go & can't wait to see what's in store this year. Have a good rest & get that laundry done!! :-)

Debbie said...

I love your flowers, I was looking at them in the video on Tim's blog and I am so glad you posted pictures here. They are fantastic!! Hope it was a great time, it sure sounds like it!

Debbie

Shelley Haganman said...

Wendy, that dress is the photo I was talking about....gorgeous!! I am so excited for you and wish you all the best for the upcoming year!! Keep up the incredible work!! Shelley

Sue said...

The flowers you made for the dressform are AWESOME. Wish I could have seen in it person!

Vicky said...

Congratulations to the winning ladies, we are all very jealous :) Thanks for showing the photos of what looks to be an amazing show...& I LOVE that Bodice!!!!

Rachel Greig said...

HI Wendy! I'm back down under - it was great to see you at CHA! And your fabulous art! Those flowers were divine :) I'm so happy for all your success - you deserve it!!! About time Stampington came knocking on your door ;)