Tuesday, September 29, 2009

the boxes have shipped!

***NEWS FLASH*** FILM STRIP update @ the end of the post!



YIPPEE!

Sorry to have been AWOL yesterday...

it was our cruise shipping deadline.

We were up @ 4am...checking...double checking...
packing...
taping...
labeling...
doing inventory...

We made it!
PHEW!!!!!!!!

Our kits...supplies...and marketplace goodies all needed to be @ Fed-Ex to be sent to Tim & Mario for loading on the pallettes, which will then be sent to the ship...soon!
VERY SOON!

At last count...Mario said we have 7 pallettes of CRUISE STUFF!

That's a BOATLOAD of art goodies...
pardon the pun!

One BIG thing checked off the TO-DO list here!
Don't worry...I won't be sitting on the couch eating bon-bons...
there's still about 333 left!

And yes...that's all that remains of that luscious bowl of snaps...


And for my friend who made crap out of me for matching the pieces...

you know who you are...

NANCY W...

snaps should be MATCHED. That's the rule.

UNDERSTAND?

The St. Louis report...

It was an ABSOLUTELY.........AWESOME day!!!

It started out kind of scarry...I was about 30 miles away from the store when traffic came to a dead stop...for 35 minutes...

YIKES! What's more important?

Road construction or getting to the store to teach & SHOP?

Gotta have priorities people!!

Anyway...I remembered that I did have my camera...and got a shot of this pooch.

Click to see the little cutie, riding in a sidecar with his goggles.

He was actually...smiling!



I got to For Keeps Sake on time...yippee!

It was PACKED with shoppers & RUBBER...
and I mean PACKED...

I made my way toward the classroom..and RUBBER and saw this...

THANK YOU MISSY...how freakin cool!!


and a closer look...




Missy also made a really cool giant tag...

like maybe 2 feet tall...
I didn't get a photo...maybe she'll send me one!

You need to see it! AWESOME!!!

Before the workshop, I signed my book for lots of shoppers!
And...didn't mess up any of them...another phew.....

The class was awesome & PACKED...

40 people made grunge hangings & I'm happy to report that each turned out PERFECT and they left with completed projects...
my goal!


And then they shopped...and I shopped too!

It was great to see my St. Louis friends again...
& I got to make some new ones too.

It's fun to share the day with people who GET IT!
It's why I do what I do...

THANKS SOOOOOOOOOO much for the invite Timi & Nancy...

THANKS to everyone who got inky with me.

Allie & Barbara came all the way from Oklahoma...
a 7 hour drive! YIKES! THANK YOU GUYS!

Thanks to Sue for being my TA...I appreciated the help!

Thanks to Ted & Michelle for bringing rubber heaven to St. Louis!
You 2 are THE BEST friends & business partners EVER!!

Here they are...the cute couple...


Rick decided to send Ted a little gift...


I said..."do you think he likes Miller light or Bud?"


STUPID QUESTION...very stupid...


Rick said..."HEY dear...pay attention...
St. Louis...Bud brewery...
Do you want to be thrown out of town?"

I think Ted liked his Bud...




After clean up we went to dinner @ an awesome Italian restaurant...

I LOVEEEEEEEE NOODLES...oh & cosmos!
I had...one for therapeutic purposes only...cosmo, that is.

Got to the hotel about 10:30 & crashed.
Got up early Sunday & headed home...

Since I had a 4 hour drive...
I needed to make a pit stop & there just happened to be an antique mall nearby...

imagine that...

I first spotted these vintage fruit baskets...
then I saw these vintage bottle caps...

I thought...


you know what's coming...
I'm sure...

Cool...they can be FLOWER CENTERS!

Here's the result...
a 10 minute project...glued to a vintage fruit basket...DONE!


Enough chit chat for today......

Let's send some film strip ribbon to new homes...

The first winner is...
Chirpin Is Fun said...
I want to use it on a couple of the "just dream" wall hangings like we did in the workshop. I want to do a project with index prints (like tim did) for my nephew's pictures, I have an idea for a card using the house mouse stamp where he is behind the camera and the filmstrip ribbon will be perfect for that! I know I already ordered some, but I don't think I have enough to wrap around my house yet! lol Wish I could go to st louis this weekend or on the cruise with you in october! Keep making art, Wendy, your art inspires mine!


Aprile
September 25, 2009 8:43 AM



the second winner is...


Julie said...
Probably the most important thing I learned from one of Wendy's classes at StampFest in Orlando, Florida was to take ordinary objects and incorporate them in unexpected and delightful ways. I'm sure there will be many creative ways to use the filmstrip ribbon other than the obvious.
September 26, 2009 7:38 PM



CONGRATS JULIE & APRILE...
please send me your address & I'll get the cute tins in the mail to you.

Have a really great day & remember...
make art!
wendy
UPDATE!! I got spoke with Daisy and eclecticPaperie just got another shipment of film strip ribbon in this morning...I'm just sayin...happy shopping!

13 comments:

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Whooo Hoooo! I won the filmstrip ribbon...can't wait to get it! Thanks so much. I missed you yesterday! I sent you an email with my addy. Thank you once again!

Aprile

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous post ... Thank you for sharing and ... Good luck with the other 333 things :0) Oh and .... Well done Ladies on your film strip ribbon :0)

Linda said...

Congratulations Aprile and Julie!!!! Have fun!

7 pallets???? How exciting! 12 days until we set sail!

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend Wendy!

Linda

nancyweth said...

Hey now friend. I didn't say anything about "crap" for matching. What I said was "that's why you're *Wendy* and I'm not. And . . .
that's why you do samples for Tim
and . . .
your art is perfection plus
and . . .
everyone can't wait to get into one of your classes
and . . .
the list goes on!

So glad to have you back in St. Louis for the weekend. Thank you so much!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Love what you did with the vitage bottle cap and fruit basket. You are such a clever girl!

Elaine Allen

Debby said...

So glad you had fun in St. Louis. Congrats to the winners too. What antique shop did you stop in? My daughter goes to school in St. Louis and I take 55 down to pick her up. If that task falls to me would like to do some fun shopping. Thanks for sharing as you always do!

Debby

scrappin-scrappin said...

Looks like a great time in St. Louis! My son used to live close, dog gone the luck! Wish I could have attended! REALLY WISH I could go on the cruise with you guys, sounds like it is going to be awesome!!! Can't wait to here all about it! Love the bottle caps! Thanks for sharing!
Donna

Julie said...

All I can say is thank you from the depths of my heart for the opportunity to win the filmstrip ribbon. I am truly grateful and thankful!!

Hels said...

blimey hun...you sound like you could do with a vacation after all that work...and still more to do...love the centre of the flowers...inspiring! Have a good week and don't work too hard :O)) x

Andrea said...

love the pic of the dog in the sidecar, how cutes that and also congrats to the ladies winning the film strip x

Wanda H said...

Thanks for the recap... total fun!! I'd of been stressing in the traffic too... I HATE being late, ever!! Cool caps for the flower centers... you know that antique mall was just waiting for you to stop!!

Tona said...

It sounds like you had a great time at your class.
Congrats to the winners.

Sherry Goodloe said...

That doggie in the sidecar is toooooo cute! LOL

Congratulations to the winners of the filmstrip ribbon *smiles*

Ooooooooh, I've started counting the "sleeps" until the cruise!! I've even started getting butterflies in my stomach throughout the day when I think about it. I can hardly WAIT!

xoxo Sherry *another one of the cruisers*