Friday, June 19, 2009

a few hints...a peek and some NEWS!

The begging has begun! Our cruise gals are BEGGING for some hints...

I'm happy to oblige...and put an end to your misery....

From me you can expect...

tim's distress inks ...
and
grunge...
and...for sure...
Maya Road chipboard!

There you go...ha!

Now for the CRUISE projects...
that's a story for another day...and today is NOT that day! SORRY!

BUT...here's a little new studio 490 stamp peek...to tide you over.

To give you a "perspective"...the staples are from tim's tiny attacher, which are 1/4th inch long...
thus the name...TINY!
He's a Genius!

Or as my UK friends say...BRILLIANT!
That makes me laugh!




Looks to me like the screen stamp is on some grungepaper???
and.........a leaf or 2 & a stem?
Ok...that's enough for today...before I get carried away!


Now it's...
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DRUMROLL time...
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I am so very excited to tell you that I'm doing something that I've had LOTS of requests for...
I've had this on my mind for over a year.


I tried REALLY hard to get this done for CHA-W, but no go...

It came about because I get lots of emails from gals saying that they'll never make it to a class...they live too far away...
and want MORE info...

So...I made this an ART PRIORITY!

Coming soon...VERY soon...(like in a few weeks)...

I did an idea book! JUST FOR YOU!!

It's called...
make art...studio 490 style!

It has 17 projects...nice color photos...

complete supply lists and...

complete step by step instructions on how to recreate each project in the book.

It's like 17 workshops!

I also wrote several pages of helpful hints and tips.
Things to make your "arting" easier.

I also tell you about my favorite products and why they are my absolute favorites...and there are plenty of tips on how to use them.

I LOVE to teach in person...and I wasn't sure how this book thing would go...
but I actually had fun, once I got the ball rolling.

I liked the fact that since it's being printed by Stampers Anonymous...

I had no editor...

you get me...the real me...just as I talk...
I got to do exactly what I wanted...
If you remember a few posts ago...
I always want to be "in charge"...so...

I got to write things like this...

"Buy the reinker when you buy the pads…TRUST ME!
You’ll be happy that you did.
Dry pads show up @ midnight when the stores are all closed & you NEED it NOW!
Like I said…TRUST ME!"

I'm expecting it to be ready for sale @ the Carson, California convention in July...
then stores can place their orders @ CHA thru Stampers Anonymous.

There will be a special GIVEAWAY when the release gets closer...
we'll be giving away a book or 2 for sure and some
"art supplies" too....
this will be something SPECIAL!
I PROMISE!

Maybe we'll have another contest of some sort...
hmmm...still thinking...

Well...that's my news & I hope you are as excited as I am...

Please tell me what you think...

then go...
make art!
wendy
PS...OMG! I made a HUGE mistake...the Maya Road warehouse sale is NOW thru July 10th...YIKES! I thought it started July 10th...
SORRY! So much for new glasses...


112 comments:

Joyce said...

I just peed my pants! How exciting! I can hardly wait!!

Linda Cain said...

All I can say is ...BRILLIANT!

Linda

Judy said...

What a great idea! It's kind of like having you with us all the time.

Nancy said...

WOW!!!! COOL!!! AWESOME!!

Does that tell you what I think??? ;o) Seriously, I know the book will be incredible. Thank YOU & thanks to Stampers Anonymous for taking on this project.

As for your cruise tease ... woman! Tim's inks? Grunge? MayaRoad? Wow, I'm so surprised!!! lol

Sandra said...

Wendy - this is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing this - I have a feeling it is going to be a great seller and well loved!
I love step by steps ....
Sandra

Stephanie said...

A book -wahoo! How cool. Stephanie

scrappin-scrappin said...

Can't wait for your book to come out!!!! I to live to far away to attend your classes, so this will be awesome!!! Thanks Wendy for doing the book!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

If this is the only way I get to see you in action Wendy from Australia then I will definitely be buying one lol.
Regards
Michelle M
Australia

Linda B said...

I'm very excited about your idea book! That is a perfect solution for those of us that can't get to where you are:)

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to get your book--I've been very fortunate to be able to take a few of your classes, and your classes aret----the book will be great too. Thanks Wendy!

Rhonda said...

I can't type today---I meant to say in my earlier post your classes are GREAT!

Kim Piggott said...

This is the bestest news Wendy!!!
Have a brilliant weekend!
hugs
kim x

Tamikko said...

Sounds great! I want a copy for sure :)

KAT said...

The cruise hint was NOT enough... I could have guessed all that - GIVE me more... PLEASE (see My Mamma always told me to say please)....

I think the instruction book is a GREAT idea - I'll buy one for sure when it comes out!

carpediem said...

What great news Wendy! Can't wait to see the new stamps and your book! How exciting for you!

Christine said...

Congrat's on the book, I can't wait till it comes out!

Karen D. said...

What a cool book!! I'll definitely have to get my hands on this one!!!

Chok Keun said...

Hi Wendy, congrats on your upcoming book!

tim holtz said...

congrats my friend - here's to following your dreams and creating your own destiny... -tim

Lenn said...

Wendy WAY TO GO! It is so great to read your blog! Keep going girl. I will miss seeing you at CHA! Love ya! Lennis

Dedra Long said...

Congrats Wendy!!!!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs!
Dedra

Maureen said...

Fantastic news - I can't wait for it !!!! Congrats

lillianchild said...

WOW - how exciting for you. You are a testament to the fact that if you follow your dreams and live your passion, that good things will find you. I cannot wait to grab a cup of joe and sit in my overstuffed chair and browse through your new book. Congratulations!!

Jenn said...

CONGRATS!

Sharon said...

Tim Holtz suggested checking out your site...congrats on the book...look forward to checking it out at Carson...God willing and the creeks don't rise I'm planning on being there. Safe travels to you!

Lori said...

Congratulations! It will be very nice to have something in writing that I can refer to again and again! Will I be able to bring it on the cruise for an ARTOGRAPH?! You ROCK!

Mary said...

Congrats on your book! :)
Must be very exciting.
Best Wishes and thanks for taking the time to share with us.

Erin Glee said...

CONGRATULATIONS WENDY! This is just more exciting news for you in your second career as an Artist (Making Art!). Your Mama & Daddy are smiling down proudly on their bossy, creative "little girl"... we are all so happy for your success, Wendy!

Gene Skirt Divas said...

WOW!!!! Congrats to you Wendy.
Do you know how much impact you'll have to those who will purchase the book. HUGE:) I am a fantastic cook but truly bad at scrapbooking and artistic projects. Your idea book will served as an inspirational guide to someone like me. I am really looking forward to know all your artistic secrets;)

Debby said...

Kudos to you! Can't wait to see the book. It is so awesome that there are artists who want to share. Looking forward to seeing your new stamps too and maybe taking another class in Bloomington. Hint Hint. I wanted to take the bird class but my daughter graduated that weekend.

Margaret Kane Ward said...

looking forward to seeing the book in stores. what a treat.

paperqueen said...

Congratulations on your book! It will wind up on my shelf for sure. I have three major addictions: chocolate (can't, won't, don't wanna do anything about that), art supplies, and books.
If you toss in a Hershey's bar with your book I'll have all three covered. LOL!!!!
Eileen in NYC

Regina said...

Congrats on your book. Just found your blog from Tim's blog & I'll be adding you to my reader list.

Renee said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully I can check out the book in Carson!

mamakat said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get my hands on the book because I (like so many others) can't seem to make it to an actual class.
You GO GIRL!

Carole said...

Congratulations to you - I live in WA state and would not make it to a class SOOOOOOO I am so buying this book ~~~ Anticipation is making me wait !!!

Sherry Cheever said...

WOO HOO and CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sure I'm one of you that has emailed, whining! I'm so excited!!!!

Elise said...

Congratulations, Wendy! I haven't seen your work before, but "any friend o Mr. Holtz!"tee hee But after poking around on your blog, etc.! I'm SOLD! I'll be pestering local stores to get your book! Thanks, in advance, for the inspiration!

Melinda said...

omg so exciting...cannot wait to see it.
you are fabulous!

Linda said...

Congratulations! How very exciting! I can't wait to see your book!

Your tip is great because not only do ink pads dry up in the middle of the night, sometimes they dry up in the middle of the day when the store IS opened and you run down to buy some and they are OUT! I learned my lesson! lol

Looking forward to meeting you in October!

Linda

PattiM said...

Your book sounds great, congratulations!! I'll be looking for it!!

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

lotsa scrap said...

I'd love to have you sitting "next to me" coaching while I make art--even if it's in book form! What a great idea! Can't wait to see it!

Paper Patti said...

What awesome news! Congrats! Can't wait to see it.

Michelle D in Oregon said...

Congratulations! If I get my copy before October you can sign it on the cruise!

joanne sharpe said...

Awesome Wendy! Can't wait to get my inky hands on the book. See you at CHA!
huggs,
joanne

Debby said...

Congratulations Wendy. I'll add that to my list from SA...

Sarah said...

Your book will be awesome if it is anything like your classes! Congrats.
Just a little bigger hint on what to expect on the cruise....puleeze!

shanna said...

Just read your big news on tim's blog...congrats on your first idea book! That is awesome!

~Shanna

Bel said...

Congrats on the wonderful news, Wendy! :) Can't wait to get my copy and pore through it! (Are you planning to come teach in Canada anytime soon, particularly in Toronto? 8) ) The cruise sounds great...alas, I cannot make it...but hopefully next time! Have a great weekend!

KYCrafter said...

Congratulations!!!! What a great thing for you - and for us!!! Can't wait to see it!

Robin Beam said...

Congrats and great for you, Miss Wendy...love to see the wonderful things you are doing! Miss ya!

Robin

Mario said...

Congrats to you!!

You deserve it...

Fanfrigantastic!!!

Lynda said...

Congrats on the book. Look forward to seeing it at Carson next month.

Irene Lenihan said...

Congratulations on the book. I will looking for it when it comes out.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Wow, I love your blog, and am so excited that you are going to have an idea book!

The Vintage Key said...

Wendy,
You Rock and Grunge!!!
Congrats you finally made it!

Luvs, Laura Loo
The Vintage Key

Beckie Holso said...

Congratulations! I will have to get this when it comes out - can't wait =)

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Wendy!! Great news!

Whispers and Wishes said...

Oh Man, Wendy that is fab news! I'm really excited for you and proud of you too... it's wonderful to be able to do what we love but even better when others recignize that love in you! Way to go!

Sherry Goodloe said...
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Sherry Goodloe said...

Well, I just read on T!m's blog that the book will be at the RSC in Carson next month, so lucky me will get to purchase a copy! Looking forward to getting my little grungy *hee hee* hands on it :)

Congratulations Wendy!!

PS And lucky ME, I'll also be on the cruise!!

Jennie said...

Wendy, Congratulations! way to go.. just hope I can get the book here in the UK! Being in print is the nicest thing possible!
Hugs
Jennie

tanya watts said...

i do hope your book reaches europe :)
any artist saying things like buy the re-inker when you buy the pad gets my vote any day!!! sounds like me in class lol!!!! so coool!
i'm definitly getting your book one way or the other :)

it sounds brilliant! yes! british haha!

xox tanya

Francesca said...

congrats from Italy!!!

Linda said...

way to go, Wendy! Congrats on realizing your book!

Mabel said...

Fantastic news!!! I hope your book reaches europe too!!

Sandrine Deleuze said...

Congratulations !!! Félicitations ^-^ Enormous smooches from Belgium ;-)

rebecca lucille said...

As my friends in Brighton would say..."Bloody well done!" :-)

Marjie K said...

Oh this is GREAT news! Besides your amazing art, I really like the way you write as it sounds like you are very down to earth and straightforward. It will be a pleasure to read a book written in your own voice (and yay, Stampers Anon for taking on this project, this way. Can't wait to see it. Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Woo Hoo - Congratulations on your new book! I will look for it in the stores!!1

Lisa Pace said...

YAY YAY YAY... I cannot WAIT to see this Idea Book!!! Congrats my sweet friend I am thrilled beyond belief for you. You are AWESOME!!!

Michele K said...

Oh my gosh, Wendy! This is very exciting news. Cannot wait to see your book. A HUGE congratulations to you...you are the BEST!!

scrapcraft said...

I can't wait for your book to come out! Congratulations!

ChirpinIsFun said...

I can't wait! for all of it! I have taken 2 classes from Wendy and loved both and can't wait for more! Gotta get the book...where are the new stamps...not yet you say...

I was in your town last night...wish I knew where you lived! So, we just ate at Subway and continued driving in the pouring rain! We could have come to your studio and made art!

p.s. I made a third bird...found one just like the others at JoAnn's and altered him right up...well, HE is really a Girl! lol

psforma said...

i am so glad i listened to tim and went to your blog. cannot wait to buy your book. lots of good luck.
hugs
peggy

Scrapthat said...

Congratulations Wendy!! That's fabulous news! Can't wait to see your book! :) Thanks for making and sharing your art with us!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Wendy,
Congrats on this new venture with the book. I think its great!!! I love your style and your stamps. I cant wait to get more step by step instruction on how you do all these wonderful things. You take care.. Ill miss not seeing you at CHA once again with the Ranger clan but maybe for the next Winter show.. (crossing fingers)

Hugs,
Dawn in Michigan

sandyh50 said...

Hi Wendy! I just came from Tim's blog and want to say congrats on your book! Wow! 17 workshops in one book, great idea!

michelle said...

Congratulations and I am looking forward to the release and thanks for the peaks.

ladyink said...

OhBoy~OhBoy~OhBoy!!! I can't wait to have your idea book AND I get to meet you in person on the Mexico cruise. Prepare for autographs, Wendy! Just 110 days away! WooHooooo!

Toni Federe

Wanda H said...

Woohoo!!! I can't wait for your book!! Congratulations!!!

Eleanor said...

I can't wait to see your new book. I love trying to recreate projects with a little of my own style thrown in.

jan farnworth said...

how exciting congrats.

Tona said...

Congratulations on your book! I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!!

paru's_circle said...

congrats are in order! books are great visual learning.. and adding ones own little touch to personalise

Keely said...

after taking a class with you in person, this is the next best thing!! can't wait to get a copy and play wendy-style!!!

Sheri said...

Congratulations to you! Yippee for me when it becomes available! Thank you so much; your art is great inspiration :)

Anne said...

Congratulations, Wendy! Woooo-hoooo! :-)

suzieque said...

Congrats Wendy! I can't wait to get my HOT little hands on your book. I wish I were going with ya'll on the cruise but I have previous plans for a Simply Inspired event at my LSS. I hope to take one or many of your classes, it's on my bucket list. Again, Congrats!

Smooches from Louisiana,

Suzie

Jingle said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!!

Wendy T. said...

Just discovered your site thru Tim's and I WILL be coming back. Conrats on your first book and it sounds like one I need to add to my library.

Sarah Schwerin said...

Awesome news Wendy!
I can't wait until your book is released! Congratulations!

Dylan said...

Congratulations my luvvly, luvvly pearly queen...!!! Told you , you were BRILLIANT..!!!!!Miss you sooooooooooooooooo much sweet cheeks. xxxxx

Anne Holliday said...

Oh Wendy, How wonderful for all of us! Congrats and we simply CAN'T WAIT until the book's release!

Donna said...

Congrats to you!!!How exciting!!! I'll be looking for your book. My Daughter( who I love sososo much and scraps with me LOL) is taking me on the cruise to Mexico :0 and I'm so jacked about that!!!!! So sneak peaks are always good :)

Sue said...

Oh my word - a book, new stamps what next. Congratulations to you. I just love all your stuff and am off now to make sure The Stamp Attic in the UK will have your book. Can't wait. Take care ....

Monica said...

Ooooooooo!! This will be one book I'll be anxiously waiting for.

Judy said...

How exciting for you, Wendy!
....and for all of your fans out here in the country.....far from big cities.....who will be able to recreate your art!
Congrats!
:)

Melitta said...

Congratulations Wendy, on living your dream and publishing them for us to learn from.

Hugs,
Melitta

Lee said...

I can't wait to see the book. I am always looking for more "art" ideas!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

Kim said...

I can't wait to see your book!!! How exciting!!

ArtCricket2 said...

How cool is that!

Jill W. said...

Wow, Wendy that is totally exciting! I'm looking forward to your book.
It sure did crowded around here...
Thx for all you do.
~Jill

Penny said...

Wendy,
Looking forward to the release of your book, congratulations and thanks. Penny

Lynna said...

congrats on the book! Always love having my books near me to comfort me when I'm creatively challenged. I always love looking at others work and my books are special to me. Can't wait to see yours and possibly add it to my collection!

puppyluver said...

congrats! that will be a lot of FUN!

Elaine said...

A Wendy book?? OMG! I am loving this!!!!! Cannot WAIT to get my hands on this!! I need inspiration and love your sense of humor in a big way!! :)

buglady said...

Wow Wendy, I can't wait to be able to get a copy of your book! Love reading your blog and a book will be even better! Do let us know when it is out and where we can get it!
Aloha, Kate

Allie Gower said...

I'm excited for you ... a book! I can't wait to see it.

Congrats!

We will certainly have to have it here at croppinsville!

Rachel Greig said...

Fantastic news miss wendy!!!!!! Can't wait to see it :)

Marion said...

Congratulations! I can't wait, both for the new stamps and the new BOOK! I enjoyed your fun class so much at Scrapaganza in Davenport, and having your book will be like having a visit with you anytime I pick it up. Anxiously waiting---I'm not a good waiter eithereputs[

Debbie K. said...

Way to go Wendy! Can't wait to see your new book. Loved taking your class in Antioch, IL. Best wishes in pursuing your dreams.
Debbie Kaste