Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tuesday tidbits...

Phew...I'm back from a fun weekend in Orlando...
What a BLAST!! ...Fun in the sun!
Oh wait...make that fun in the HOTEL...

I didn't actually see the sun!

I taught 2 classes...we made studio 490 grunge flowers in one & we made a cute Maya Road hanging in the other.
Both were a hit, which makes me very happy.

I demoed nonstop for 2 full days...I LOVE LOVE LOVE that!

Lesson learned...stampers LOVE to SHOP...

The Stampers Anonymous booth was buzzing the entire time...
some gals spent the whole weekend there with me...
I'm sure they were just doing their best to help the economy...
believe me...THEY DID!

You guys know who you are!!
THANKS so much!!

Lesson learned...BUY it when you see it.
If it's being demoed...it's ALL gone quickly...then you have to place an order & not have it in your hot little hands when you leave...sad...

Lesson Learned...it's HOT without AC in Orlando...

Lesson learned...leave the camera @ home...
I didn't use it AGAIN!

Lesson learned...don't get into a car with strangers...
but hey...they turned out to be sweet friends.
Thanks TERRY & CO for inviting me to join you guys for dinner.
That was fun!

More tidbits...

Remember that giveaway I promised to celebrate my book?

Here's a peek @ what Ranger sent...look!!!!!!!!!! They sent...

EVERY product I used in the book...NOT just the inks...

They even included a craft sheet!
I see Perfect pearls...and lots more...

Some lucky blog poster will have fun playing with all this...


I'm not exactly sure what we'll do for the drawing...
but I will keep you updated here...

And speaking of giveaways...
Michelle, Mrs. Stampers Anonymous, gave me something COOL to give away...

I think we'll do that later this week.

Next stop on the art adventure is the stamping convention in CARSON California...

I can't wait...

tim & I have something special...

VERY SPECIAL planned...here's a peek...

We'll be making..........?????????

WE'LL???

WHAT?????????

That's a story for another day...

Stay tuned...and while you're waiting...

make art!

wendy

ps...one more tidbit...
for those of you begging to see my new stamps...they're here...
and they've been in previous posts too...
I'm just saying...
keep your eyes open...

47 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

Can't wait to see your new stamps. I love your artwork. Looking forward to taking classes with you on the cruise. How nice of Ranger to donate such a great box of goodies for your giveaway to celebrate your new book. Nancy

Nancy said...

WOW! Ranger's one awesome company, for sure!!

And you are just now learning that stampers will BUY? *lol* I think I showed that quite well at the Columbus show ... how many trips did I make back to SA's booth?? ;o)

You & Tim are getting us cruisers SO excited! I awoke this morning, thinking I could spend all day this Friday creating - you 2 have my fingers itching to get at it! - but then I remembered my 40th high school reunion dinner is Friday night. Hmmm ... maybe having incredibly inky fingers will give us all a starting place for conversation? ;o)

Nancy said...

TOO funny! Nancy Lynn & I were posting comments at the same time ... ah, the power of the ATT group! :-D

Jann said...

Sounds like FL was interesting. No A/C ( typical breakdown for that convention center), no time to shop ( think of the money you saved), spent all day demoing ( able to meet and great so many like minded addicts, and talk with them and just enjoy doing what you do).

The golden rule, if you bring it you will not use it, if you forget it you will miss it big time--- your camera. I bet if you ask the list, folks will send you pics of yourself and the area.

How cool of Ranger to send you that box of goodies. And how super generous of you to prize it away.

Have fun in CA- do not forget a little portable fan for that one

Jann

Jenn said...

Of course we buy what you demo, that's the point, huh? I know when I see something cool being played with I want to get some and play too.

Allie Gower said...

I've been seeing what I think are new alphas, some type of foliage, and a new background? Hope I'm right, cuz they look terrif!

I've can't wait til those new stamps and your book can be ordered.

Allie
croppinsville.com

Retta said...

Wendy - what fun!!! I love hearing about your adventures. Thanks for sharing with us. I can't wait to see yours and Tim's surprise. I can only dream!!!

Retta

Tona said...

I sooo can't wait to get my hands on your book!

inge said...

Ask someone to take photos !!! I wish I could see what you and the class created ...

I made a few poppyflowers after I saw your GP flowers. In the coming days I post on ATT when I made a post on my blog with a tutorial. You hardly know what you started with your flowers !

What a yummy box of goodies of Ranger... The reciever surely will be out of their mind recieving so much creative stuff.

I'm also curious to see some pictures of your book and hope that I can order it online.

greetings from belgium
Inge

KAT said...

I see some new alpha stamp just in this pic I believe - I'll have to go back and scan for more of your new stamps!

Okay - that box of goodies from Ranger - Woweeee... Who would not LOVE to get their hands on that box of goodness!!!

Lisa said...

Wendy Sounds like your having some fun times:)
Well I must share something with you. I have been mostly a Paper crafter. But someone gave me some Clay to try out. Its the Air Hardening clay. So last night I let my Little girl use some of it. She made a little man she says is daddy.
I got the idea to make some Inchies.
I have used wax,paper,charms,metal and etc on my Inchies before. So I thought why not Clay.:)
Well I did it. I cut them and used a stamp to make some designs in them. Let them dry over night. This morning I was looking at them trying to figure out what to do with them. Then it hit me use some Perfect Pearls. WOW They look great. I am hooked on these Perfect Pearls. There so pretty.
I will have to post on my blog so you can see them:)

Anyways just wanted to share my excitement with trying something new and different.

Thats a great looking package from Ranger. LOVE there PRODUCTS!!!

Love you and Tim too:)

Have a Great Day!
Lisa in SC

Lynda said...

I hear your going to have make it take its at Carson. Can you post info about it?

Erin Glee said...

So much excitement! You sure work hard and have fun!

Do you have a "travel" camera? One of those slim little digital numbers that you can wear around your neck, stick in a pocket or purse? Maybe that would make it easier to record your adventures for your faithful blog followers (wink)!

Ranger ROCKS!

Debby said...

Oooooh can't wait to see what is new. It is so hard to wait sometimes. Thanks for sharing wih us. Your picture looked like some mini flowers. Those will be so cool. Just love Ranger.

Sharon said...

I wish you would do classes here in the Netherlands, I would love a class with the grunge paper flowers... And I also can't wait to see your new stamps!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh- I cant wait to see what you are making- I would love to get my hot little hands on that Ranger goody box-
I cant wait to see grunge paper flowers I havent seen them yet.
Dawn in SC

Linda said...

Oh such much fun! Boxes of goodies from Ranger, Stamps from Stampers' Anon, a NEW book, and a sneak peek of a Wendy & Tim project! All very exciting!

Know what happens in 100 days? Yep, We will getting ready to set sail! Looking forward to meeting you and taking your classes!

Linda

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oooooh, that box of Ranger goodies has my name written ALL OVER IT!!

Ok, I am TOTALLY itching to get at the "make and take" table at the RSC on the 11th now! I haven't been THIS excited about going to the show in YEARS! Of course I love it when Tim is there, and o course I loved it when you were there the last show (Tim couldn't come), but BOTH of you at the same time??!! Oh yeah . . . Color me EXCITED! *smiles*

My sil/bff will be on the cruise in October. I can hardly wait for THAT either! We have a balcony cabin . . . yep, life is just too short!

By the way . . . is there a yahoo group for all of us going on the cruise?

reflections:0) said...

fun times with no AC... Life is good when you enjoy what you do... WOW! ranger!... Loving the snipts


reflections:0)

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Glad you are back home safe, exhausted but happy! The goodies from Ranger look super. And yes, I fear that stampers may be as bad as gamblers when it comes to our poison of choice. I know I have a bad case of the "I have to have that"!

Welcome Home!

Elaine Allen

texasbarb said...

hehehehe...I see you're coming to Texas in August...you can just bring the box of Ranger goodies with you and I'll pick it up...in person!!

Wouldn't that just be the BEST thing!!! A class and a box of goodies!!

Hope to be able to make the class in Waco!!

Laurie said...

Wow...so glad I found your blog.........lov the ranger/Tim products......way too much fun to play with!!!!!!
Wish Tim would come to Toronto, Ontario Canada...........but then why don't you?????? We need this here.

lindy said...

What a generous company Ranger is !
Your work is so inspiring and I am sorry i missed your classes when you were teaching in Buffalo (unavoidable). Everyone told me how marvelous you were.
Thanks for a chance to win all these art goodies.

Lindy

Pilisa said...

Fun post, cool stuff, interesting teasers... Will want to buy the book when it comes out, for sure.

If you're having a hard time drawing a winner, go to random.org, put in a start (usually 1) and end (number of posts) number and it will draw your winner for you! Easy peasy.

Susan Lynn said...

You make a weekend in a dark Hotel working like a dog sound so fun...I wanna play too! looking forward to your book! Doing my best for the economy too! How do we enter for the drawing?

Susan Lynn said...

I'm not too far from Carson, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for playing!

Anita said...

Wow! What a fun box of goodies! I look forward to your book.

Barry said...

Stampers Anonymous had the BEST booth at Stampfest Orlando. Tons of demos using Ranger products, Studio 490 stamps and the oh, so talented Wendy V.!! What a blast! Etta

peony said...

OMG ...
Ranger is so generous, and you are so talented!

Dorothy said...

This is so n ice of you to do this! I love Ranger!!!
I love your blog too!!!
Dorothy

Carolyn said...

Wendy, how generous of you and some of your favorite vendors. You are right -- one lucky person will be thrilled...The rest of us benefit as well from your inspiration and art projects.

Carolyn S

Cindy said...

oh gosh, Orlando sounds like it was fun. Can't wait to see your new stamps. Gonna check out the new book as well!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Cindy in Chicago

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Sounds like Orlando was great fun. Wish I could have been there.

debbie said...

ooh, sounds like a great prize... and I so need a great prize.. still trying to decide if I can make the 300 mile drive to that convention...
Thanks
Debbie

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for a great time in Orlando. I haven't seen my friend to give her the lovely tag that you made for her. I know that she will be thrilled. It was really awful on Saturday. Thank Goodness Sunday was cooler. I had a ball. Barbara

Elaine said...

Holy big Jimmies!! That's a box FULL of Ranger Goodness!! OMG!! I bet you had fun in Orlando!!! I wish I could have gone!!! boo hoo! Maybe you'll come to Seattle and teach some day!! :)

Lighthouse Scrappers said...

Wow, can;t wait to get my hands on your book! Sure wish I could cruise with you and Tim...and isn't Ranger an awesome company, sending such a box of goodies! And you're giving it away??!!

Lynna said...

Can't wait to see the book!!! I don't currently have any of your stamps but they are on my list! Love Ranger, Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous! I hope I get a chance to meet you at the Ranger booth at CHA!!! Love to see what you having coming out as well. Ranger is awesome with their giveaways!

Lillian M said...

O I cant wait for your book
thanks for the chance at that box of goodies
Lillian

lotsa scrap said...

What a great "job" you have!!!!!

Far North said...

Wow...your book will be brillant showing off all those Ranger and Stamping Annoymous products! Enjoy your classses in the meantime!

Brian K said...

Hi hooooo! I can NOT wait for the Carson show! Dang! I am soooo excited! I love the Carson show! And to make it even better your coming! T!m always has a mob of ladies there so you can't even see his table! Poor Mario is ringing his silly arm off selling shtuff.... it is crazy! maDNesS I say, madness! Can't wait for your new shtamps!

Hurry open, open, OPEN!!!

Olga-MIA said...

Once in a while you come accross a person that inspires you in a special way. Wendy, you have done just that. I am so greatful for the time I was able to spend at the Stampers Anonymous booth with you. I learned much and was so inspired. I must say, I am in Love with your art, your colors and your humble personality. Can't wait to see your new line of stamps and your new idea book. (you know I got to have it being the junkie that I am) Wendy. I hope we can meet again one day!
It's the memories that count! Thank you. Olga, Miami, Florida

Betty said...

New stamps? Previous posts? Hmmm, need to get my reading glasses and look again!
In the meantime-just choose me for the box of goodies!?! Ranger and Tim and all you guys are all just so generous to their followers!

Have a cool day,
Betty in KY

sue wisniewski said...

Wow! what a great bunch of Ranger products for your giveaway!!!
Good Luck to everyone!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Orlando convention.
stamping sue

theng said...

Exciting news!! I would love to scrap and shop too - call it shropping!

Dorothy said...

Your work and dedication is most inspiring!!
Thank you for all you do!!
Dorothy