Friday, October 30, 2009

no tricks...just a treat for you!

Happy Halloween to you!

No tricks or teasing today...
just a treat for you!

Here's the weekend giveaway...
an apron from the cruise...
YIPPEE!

On the cruise, we adorned them with studio 490 grungepaper flowers...

but instead of sewing them on...
we attached them with tie-tacs...

so now they can be removed for laundering...



The winner will get the apron & plenty of tie-tacs to load it up with flowers!
and...
maybe a little something extra will be tossed in the package.

Hey...don't you LOVE surprises??

We'll keep it simple...
just leave a comment to be entered!
We'll do the random drawing thing @ 7am on Monday morning...


TO-DO list update...

16 Ranger arts done!!!
just 8 to go, for this round...

We'll get more assignments I'm sure, when the new products are sent out...
YIPPEE!

I have to tell you that I came up with a cool new use for tim's...
oops...can't say...

SORRY, I wasn't going to tease today...
that just slipped out!

I even impressed me with that bit of brain activity!

I hope your Halloween is spooky...
and...

I hope you all know that...


I



all my arty blog friends!
Take care!
make art...
wendy

ps...yep...a mini felted heart...
so simple...
15 minutes...
I already know where it's going...
stay tuned!

142 comments:

di said...

Love the mini felted heart - and the apron - I collect them and I love what you did with the flowers - sorry I missed the cruise. Diana B

Marimer said...

¡Que bueno soy la primera!, tus entradas son tan divertidas, que no me pierdo ninguna.
Este delantal esta increible, que se puedan quitar los adornos es un acierto, asi no se estropean. No sé si lo usaría para la cocina, es una lastima que se manche. Bss.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Oh how I could use that apron!!!! It is awesome, especially with the flowers on it! Love your felt heart! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming creations! Thanks for a chance to win the apron!

Kathy said...

That's SO cute - you truly are a tease tho!

Julie said...

Cute, cool and clever. Always an inspiration!

carpediem said...

Cute felted heart! Always enjoy seeing what you create! Have a great weekend!

andizee said...

my comment is....wendy and her hubby are 2 of the nicest people u will meet...we had so much fun learning from them on the cruse!!!

:-)
andrea on NJ

Sarah Anderson said...

Now that apron is exactly what I need when splashing around with dabbers and distress inks; got caught yesterday with a cranberry dabber. It did go with the top I was wearing but wasn't quite the look I was going for ;)
Would love to win :)

SSB said...

Love looking at your blog. Thank you for the inspiration!

Debbie Bick said...

girl your inspiration is endless...love the heart must make one....love the apron such possiblities...glad you had fun see you in a month..keep the fun coming

Earlene said...

I would love to have one. I admired my friend's apron that went on the cruise. It is a GREAT IDEA.

And the idea that it is already stamped Makes it that much more desirable.


Earlene

Sharon said...

Wendy - You are such a tease. I loved the apron - such a clever and cool idea. The felt heart is so cute and would make a great pin!! You are so talented, clever and funny and I can't wait to read your blog every day for my morning laugh!!

Nancy said...

CUTE heart! And you say you can't sew! ;-)
Hmmm ... if I'd win this apron, then I could have one to display AND one to wear. Oh, yeah! *lol*
Only 8 more pieces to go? You go, girl!
Happy Halloween to you & Rick!

Paula said...

I could really use that apron. Thanks for the chance!

crafty creations said...

Oh how I'd love to win that apron - love it !!!

Your heart is pretty cool too - look forward to seeing what you do with it

michelle said...

That apron is so cool I can just imagine it now with flowers. .. or maybe mini felted hears and flowers.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Would love to win the apron then I would not make so much mess of the front of my clothes when wiping my hands after playing with distress ink and inking up flowers lol. The felt heart is way cute Wendy.
Regards
Michelle

paperqueen said...

Oh, enter me please! Yes, I know I have an apron and it is beautiful and I love it....but....I'd love to have another to give to a special friend who needs some cheering up. Please!!!!!
Eileen in NYC

Renea said...

Hope I win the apron! Love, love , love you and T!m...you are both such an inspiration. Happy Halloween!

divester said...

The mini felt heart is so cute - I am definitely going to have to practice on my sewing again. I would love to win the apron. It is so cute and would be very useful.
Thanks again, Debbie

Dawn (dmh) said...

Happy Halloween!
I love the mini felt heart.
I would love to have an apron from the cruise. Those flowers must be cool. What a cool prize. Please enter me in the give a way. Thank you so much!
Have a great weekend.
Dawn

Kathy said...

Love the apron, it would look good with some wool flowers too. Thank you for inspiring us.
Kathy

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I love the little felted heart. Ok, you've convinced me, I'm going to have to scout out Goodwill or the Salvation Army stores for wool. You really have to stop enabling me - LOL! Not really, enable on!!! Enjoy your Halloween weekend and thanks for the chance to win the fabulous apron.

Elaine Allen

Beth said...

cool apron, wish I could have been on the cruise! Happy Halloween!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Happy Halloween to you, too! Love the apron...If I don't win...Might have to make myself one of those...Like some of the other girlies, I get inky on myself allllll the time, too! You can sew...look at that cute red heart. Bet it is going on your wool jacket from the other day. Can't wait to see your new art!
Aprile

Heather said...

Love the heart! Cool apron! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Elbourne said...

Wendy ... hunny ... I reeeeeally neeeeeed that apron ... I spend my days hiding away behind closed doors because I don't have a thing to wear that is n't covered in one Ranger product or another ... it is hard enough shopping with my hands in my pockets ... because they are always covered too!
Plus the fact that I have no clue what a tie-tack is ... so send the scrummy parcel to me and educate me as well as being a constant inspiration X

Liz said...

I KNEW it was an apron!!! I love aprons, I use one everytime I stamp because I am such a slob!!!!!Love your felting! and using tie tacks on your flowers is an amazing idea. Anyway, I would love to have the apron, but love your stuff too! Thanks for your ideas and inspiration.

Hels said...

I guessed it right!! An Apron....but not just any old Apron...it is THE Apron of the moment, fashion concious as I am ... you can understand I need to have one for myself...I would share it .. honest...occasionally...well, actually I wouldn't ever take it off LOL
Loving your felted heart ... where do you get all your fab ideas from please? loving you ART!

Hels x

Donna said...

Apron, Apron whos got the an apron?

Hopefully I will!

Love the felt heart! Keep making art and I will keep watching.

Alisa said...

Enabler! I am absolutely in love with this felt heart. This is definintely going on my list of things to learn. Thanks for all the great ideas!

Sherry said...

Love the apron Wendy. But it might get confusing around here if I win, since I never cook. The apron might be giving my dh the wrong idea. But I'll take the chance. lol Sherry

Irene Lenihan said...

I love that felted heart. What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

The heart is neat. What an awesome apron.

Dianal said...

I've never tried anything with the felted wool .. your heart is cute. Love the apron .... I can envision grunge flowers all over it .... have a great Hoalloween and enjoy your weekend

Maureen said...

Those aprons are AWESOME !!!! Happy Halloween to all !!!

WheatLDee said...

I love that felt heart. Thanks for the Trick (teaser) as well as the Treat(chance to win)!!

Anne Jagger said...

What a fantastic apron! Thanks for the chance to win x Anne x

Pat W said...

Neat apron! Can we buy one if we don't win one? Please?

Nancy said...

I love the idea of the apron - it would sure save on all the tops I have gotten paint or ink on - LOL!! I love your little red heart.

Hugs
NancyP
http://njporiginals.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Love the heart! Will you be sharing how those are made so we may start yet another hobby???? I would love to win the apron. Would save some of my clothes from paint and ink! Happy Halloween!!!

lotsa scrap said...

I would love to wear that apron! I'm going to try those wool flowers!

LynneForsythe said...

LUV...LUV...LUV...the apron...YUP CHA is just around the corner!!!

Mindy said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing all your talent... you truly inspire! Can't wait to play with some wool and change some looks!
Mindy

Michele K said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the awesome apron. Have a great, rainy day! Good thing the rain isn't snow, because if it was we would have about 30 inches here in the Illinois Valley. Take care...

Kim L. said...

It would be fantastic to have that apron covered with grungepaper flowers. Love what you do with the grunge! Love your stamps! Keep making art.

Sandra said...

you are too funny, you really can not help yourself. I am glad you are having fun!
Sandra

Joyce said...

Cool Heart!
Cool Apron!
Cool Lady!
Cool Book!
Cool Stamps!
Cool Blog!
Cool lady!
It doesn't get any better than this!

LieselPaula said...

Love all your new ideas. And an apron! What lucky person will win that?

b

Helen said...

I love the heart! I'd also love to win the apron - cos the other day I was shaking up some Viva Metal paint and the lid wasn't on property and I got messy. Please please pick me!!!

scrapcraft said...

how exciting, I need an apron!

Cafe Ink said...

I am such an apron fan. I love wearing homemade aprons when I am doing just about anything. THis one is great because of the removable art. It is so fun to visit your blog.

Charmaine G

Southern Cricut said...

The heart is pretty. I love the apron.

Carol said...

Trick or Treat!!! And a nice TREAT would be a new apron from Wendy! I've eaten so much candy already that I need an apron to cover my belly!!!

Andrea said...

loving the little heart Wendy and to win an Apron would be a fab prize as not being able to afford the cruise I think the Apron would be just brill, thanks for your great giveaways xx

Jeanne said...

Your aprons are so cute! Thanks for the chance to get one.

Next you'll need to learn to spin some of that wool...let me know, I'll show you how!

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I really need to hit the Goodwill and other consignment shops and get some wool sweaters to use in felted pieces. I just love how they look.

Renee said...

Have a great Halloween!!!

elsi67 said...

Looks like you all had a great time on the cruise!! Wish I could have been there.....


Greetings from Norway :))

Brenda said...

Love the apron and the felt heart. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Terry from Georgia said...

I read too fast - I thought you wrote "tic tacs" - all I could think of was "only Wendy...." what a fab idea to use the tacs....thanks for all the inspiration.

Terry in Atlanta

Sharon said...

Well, Happy Halloween to you, too! Loved reading your blog this week...what you did with the felted wool was beyond cool! Humans can be so wonderfully creative!!! And I just love the apron(I love your stamps with the flourishes and dots...). Maybe I'll get lucky...I really don't need an apron(so what does need have to do with it?)...but that's just such a pretty one and how clever to make your flower pins for it. If nothing else, it's an idea of how to dress up some other aprons I have. Stay warm.

Holly said...

I so wish I could have went on that cruise!! Have a spooky Halloween and thanks for the chance to win!

Wilma said...

Happy Halloween to you too, lucky you that cruise sounds fantastic and yes i could make good use of that apron! :) x

Leslie said...

love the apron
Leslie McF

Sandie said...

Sounds like that cruise was the place to be!! Happy Halloween to you too.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the apron!! I want, I need, I MUST HAVE!! :)

Nova said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get the apron. Thanks for keeping me motivated to make art!

Amy

Heidi said...

The apron looks great!!! It looks way to nice to wear as an apron!! LOL The heart is way to cute...

rockinrobin721 said...

I would love to win the apron. Love the felt heart too. I could use an apron when I go crafting at home or my LSS.

benedick4 said...

Wendy, that is the coolest apron. I would love to make flowers to put on it. Keep making art.
Sue

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The cobwebs in my house are real because you give us so much inspiration I just have to "make art" all weekend........Happy Halloween.x

Tona said...

Omgosh! I love that apron. That really would be a treat to win. Thanks for the chance.
Do you sell these aprons?

Etta said...

So many projects...so little time! Treats to you, too!

Dawn said...

Hi Wendy, I love the apron, I hope I win. The cruise sounded like a great time, I wish I could have gone. Maybe next year :(
Thank you for the chance to win.
Dawn in MB, SC

Aliogator said...

Love the apron! I hope you had fun on the cruise, wish I was there! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

Every day I check my google reader, hoping to see your next post--your work inspires me!
To be honest, if I won the apron I would give it to my friend Terry from Sarasota---not only did she introduce me to your site...she is your biggest fan (and willing to help me get closer to what you do!)
The felted heart was so cool!

Donna said...

You are a terrible tease! Here is a comment on your fabulous grunge flowers. Have a happy halloween. Don't eat too much candy!

Colleen said...

the felt heart is just too cute. Would love a chance at winning the apron. I have a dream to someday go on a cruise.

Kim said...

Very cute heart!!! Would love the apron:) Thanks for the chance for treats!!!

Miss Iowa said...

Awwww, what a sweet little heart! The apron is awesome, and I would be extra careful not to spill anything on it. LOL!

BPT523 said...

that apron is so cute. I would love to have it and some of those grunge flowers

Karen said...

WOW!! That apron is SWEET!!!! Love the little felt heart,too!!!

Rho's place said...

That is so cute! love that felt heart!!!
Happy Halloweenie!
Rhodeen

Wanda H said...

Love the felted heart!!!!! So what is that Tim thing?? I couldn't quite make it out in the text :)) LOL Have a great weekend and I'd love to win the apron!!!

denise said...

Oh my.. that felted heart is so sweet! Can't wait to see where you put it! Have a great weekend!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the apron and the concept of GrungePaper flowers!! Very cool. I would love to wear this in my craft room and get messy!

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the felt heart and the apron is awesome, would love it because I had all the family last weekend and I put my pinnie away somewhere safe and now I can't find it! thanks for all your inspiration.

Priscilla said...

Love the apron...I could really go for one of those!

theng said...

Love the felt heart. Keep all the beautiful stuff coming!!

Kathy said...

what a cool idea!! i have an apron collection this would be a perfect add and the wool heart..WOW what creative ideas!
{> you!

Sue said...

Wow that apron is awesome and the tie tacks to attach the flowers... pure genius but what would I expect with the Wendy/Tim team! I wish I could have been on the cruise but alas I was working :(
Happy Halloween to all... don't eat too much candy!
:) Sue

SusanK said...

Aprons - a link to our past, very useful right now and a legacy for future generations. What could be better than getting one of these beautifies...especially if a red felt heart was stragically placed!

Xanne said...

I'm so excited about taking your Christmas class at Scrapbook Friend'z in Bloomington next weekend! Can't wait to make art with you again.
Xanne

Betty said...

What a great idea! I'd love to get a "surpise" package. Surely you would rather treat than trick. I've really enjoyed the pictures and videos you and Tim have shared about the cruise. If it weren't for the need to work...

Diana said...

I wish I was on the cruise! I would love to win an apron...I love the heart..looks so rustic...like it belongs on something primitive country. Thanks for the opportunity to win an apron!

scrapnrn said...

The apron is very cool, thanks for the chance to win. That mini felt heart is so cute.

Allie Gower said...

What a great class this must have been.

Thanks for the contest.

Jenna K. said...

Congratulations on getting through the cruise-quite an accomplishment!

craftlyn said...

Love the felted heart, love the apron, and love your generosity!
Have a Happy Halloween!!

Princess of glitter said...

Beautiful apron! It would be a shame to dirty it up!

thanks for the contest!

Karen Ellis said...

Yes, you are a tease... but maybe today we should call you a "trickster" :).

Love the apron -- tie-tacs, huh.. you're making my creative juices flow once again.

Crossing my fingers the lucky winner is me!

Mary Ann said...

Awesome..thanks for sharing your talent. I wear what I touch and sure could use an apron.

louann said...

love the apron idea and the felted heart. thanks

Alexandra said...

I love the apron. It seems a shame to risk getting it messy crafting, though it'd probably end up looking nice n grungy with ink spatters and sparkly shimmery stuff after a while. Removable grungepaper flowers on this is a great idea. I hope I'm lucky, I'd love to win.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh my, a piece of the cruise, how totally cool of you. Luvin' your heart too!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Wendy, please tell me the heart's not going on a Valentine card already?!? Can we see some Thanksgiving ideas from you first? :)

Thanks for a chance at FUN apron blog candy!!!

Elaine said...

Naughty teaser!! What is the Tim teaser!!!??? ACK!!

Love the heart! Love the apron! What a great and useful idea...I can picture it all blingied up (that's what I'd do!) LOL

Kathy Eddy said...

That heart is so cute! I bought the stuff for felting recently and made one flower and haven't tried it since. I have to dig it back out! Please add my name to the drawing for your cool apron! Kathy Eddy

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Thanks for a chance to win such a cool apron.

Vicki in MD said...

love a chance to win the apron- who would have thought of attaching it with tie tacs (Other than you or Tim to use tie tacs - cool) Love your stamps

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Cute heart. Would LOVE the apron.

Susan Goodell said...

Wish I could have made it on the cruise. It looked like everyone had a fantastic time. Happy Halloween

Teri Weber said...

I have been following every blog I could find re: the cruise! The apron rocks and I totally loved your bulletin board, too! :)
Happy Halloween Wendy!
Teri W.

BJ said...

Love the apron. It totally rocks!

BJ said...

Wendy I love this apron. I really need a craft apron. I really would love to give this a great home. I will beg if necessary. LOL

Barb said...

Needed that apron to be you for Halloween! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway!

*SHeRRy B* said...

Happy Halloween! What a wonderful prize!

Jayne said...

Wow! Way too much fun! Thanks for the opportunity and for all you share.

Jayne

Jacki said...

How I would love to add that apron to my collection! Very cool.

Bel said...

Love your stuff, Wendy! Thanks for the opportunity, and Happy All Saints' Day! :)

Denise said...

Wendy, I just love your sense of humor. Your endless creativity and talent are an inspiration! Hugs! :D

Georgia said...

I love your creations!! You inspire me try things that are out of my comfort box. Thanks for sharing!

funkycrafter said...

i was curious if the flowers could be removed so the apron could be washed. now i know. this apron would look even cooler after being worn to "make art". i tend to get a bit of ink and paint on myself. the apron is already art and i could add my own abstract design.

Gail said...

Wendy,
Would love to have an apron to hang on my craft room wall. Couldn't wear it-it might get something on it-lol. Please pick me! Thanks!
Gail

Debs Doodles and More said...

Wendy apron, now that is something I would proudly wear and use. Although it is too pretty to get more ink on. Love the heart and the little "teaser" is so fun, makes the wheels turn LOL
Thanks Wendy for the chance to win
Keep "making Art" for it keeps us going too

Alyce said...

Such a tease..... I still haven't been able to get my hands on some things from the last batch of new products. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Annette said...

hey great idea! annette klasinz

Suzanne C said...

What a great giveaway.. Love that little felt heart art!

mamakat said...

Love the heart! Love the apron! Would LOVE to win one of my own to decorate with grunge flowers and butterflies that I am making with my recently delivered by my favorite letter carrier sudio 490 stamps!

blondie said...

i love the apron and would love to win it. thanks for the chance.

Veronica said...

oh that apron is adorable

beadz said...

I'm so inspired by your work. I would love to win the apron!
hugs,
Gini

cheryl12108 said...

love your stamps and techniques

Heather said...

I just wanted to stop by and say I hope you guys had a great Halloween and hope you didn't do too much tricking!!

Katy said...

I love the felt heart. I wish I was that talented. Hope I win the apron. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jennie said...

Wendy, your work is so wonderful. love the felt heart. i just got your book that i ordered. wonderful job. I would love to win anything.

Jenna K. said...

It would be such a treat to win! I enjoy your blog so much!

Linda D said...

WOW, if I won the apron, I would never use it I would frame it LOL! I love your blog, art oh and that felt heart.... a must do. TFS

susan said...

My friend went on the cruise and showed me pictures. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

The apron looked so cute and it's such a great idea to make the flowers removable so you can wash it.

HappyScrapper said...

Wow!this is great! Pick me, please?
Thanks for the chance to win this!
Happy Scrappin'
Lisa

Olga-MIA said...

I love your style! I thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me since we met in Orlando. This apron is fabulous! Kind regards,
Olga, Miami, FL

~ Witchypoos ~ said...

Wendy,

Love the apron... Been reading all the blogs from ladies who were lucky enough to go on the cruise. It looks such a GREAT time was had by all !