Thursday, November 19, 2009

Now it's Thursday...

& I didn't get here yesterday as planned...
And why you ask?


NO...I did NOT forget my blog friends...NEVER!

It's because another stamp set popped into my head...
kind of an add-0n for another set...

I HAD to get it done yesterday.

So...EVERYTHING on my part is done...YIPPEE!!!

Zach has the PDF'S done...

then the mag plates get made...
then Stampers Anonymous makes the actual stamps & ships them to me.

Then I sit on the drive patiently waiting...
NOT...
for Mr. UPS to get them here.


Then I get going on projects for book #2.
the ideas are brewing...

I think you'll be a little surprised...
you'll see...

some fun images...
a little more funky...

some sets have giant backgrounds...
some don't...

some sets have flowers...
some don't...

I did more sets than planned...
and in a different format...

don't worry...everything still fits in the acrylic binders...
those will not change!

I think they're perfect for storage.

Enough said...before I give away too much info...
Here's something you'll LOVE...

Maya Road did a mini release to tide us over while waiting for their COOL NEW CHA stuff...
let me just say...
OMG!

They start shipping today...

Daisy & Joy have them ordered...
@ eclecticPaperie...
so they should be in stock VERY soon...

I asked Daisy to let me know when they arrive & I'll let you know, so you get first dibs before they're gone...

NEW...trinket pins...
remember...these guys can be used as is...They are BEAUTIFUL!

or colored with the refillable alcohol ink pen...

or alcohol inks & the alcohol ink applicator...
I like the pen, because you have excellent control working on small items...
they are great for clear rhinestones...etc...


NEXT...These are PERFECT to add to recipe cards...

My plan is to make a mini book for a friend's daughter...
a shower gift...
with recipes I think she'll enjoy...

I USED to cook..BS (before stamping!)






Obviously... I LOVE these too...more minis...


And how about these guys?
TOO CUTE!


Lots of uses for them...
Valentines...Anniversary cards...
they're adorable accents...

That's it for today...
I'm headed north to the convention @ the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wi.

It will be a BUSY weekend...
tomorrow I have 2 classes, then a 4 hour make & take session...

then I demo all day Saturday & Sunday...
(I LOVE this!)

Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!
If only they'd turn the heat on in their state...
I'd really be happy to be going there...

take care...
have a fun weekend...
I'll be back on Tuesday...FOR SURE...
you just never know what we'll find here that needs a new home...
comments are good...very good...

make art! I will!
wendy

ps...Hmmm...how about this idea?
If you come to the convention...
If you're a blog friend...
If you let me know...
I'll have a little gift ...
just for you!
I'll go pack some (Maya Road)things now...

56 comments:

Linda said...

Where were those minis last year when I made my "kids" recipe boxes? Guess I will just have to come up with some new recipes for them to put in their boxes! Have an awesome weekend and safe travels!

Linda

Liz said...

I love, love, love those little kitchen thingy's!!!!! Cute! Maya Road Rocks!

Joyce said...

A new book, new images; OMG I need to go rob a bank or buy a lottery ticket. BUT keep it coming. We love your stuff. I like your recipe book idea. I may work on that for next years Xmas gifts. Got to get those minis.

Debby said...

Really cool new things. Can't wait to see the new stamps and the book!!! Have a great weekend. Wish I could go but don't have plans or the funds. Stay warm. It is cold enough here in Illinois!!

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

I can't wait to see the new stamps & book, I guess I better start saving money now. Have fun at the convention, wish I could be there to stop by ;o)

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I don't cook either unless you call Ragu and spaghetti cooking??? Wish I could go to Wisconsin this weekend....getting new furniture instead! (Can't wait for that.)I just ordered the rose stamp set and can't wait to see what your new ones look like!

Dianal said...

New stamps, did you say new stamps ... can't wait!! Love the mini's .. working on 3 recipe books right now and these would be a nice touch ... Have fun at your convention ....

Anita said...

Wow! Great tips and I wish I was going to convention.

Nancy said...

I canNOT wait for your new stamps & new book! And new stuff coming from Maya Road? Yum! Those little cooking thingies are too cute - may have to make a recipe book myself.

Wish I could be in WI this weekend ... well, maybe not if it's that cold there ... lol Have fun!

Helen said...

I wish I could get there! However, I am in the UK, my passport expired and I have a head cold so don't think I'm going anywhere this weekend. Have a great time - and show us some pics of the new stuff, pleeaaaassse??!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love all the Maya Road goodies!!! Need to get some mini's!!! You are getting closer to my neck of the woods, but just not close enough! I'm from ND and checked on going to Madison but still would have been a 9hr. drive, two nights stay etc. so just couldn't swing it!! I would have loved to come and take one of your classes!!! Maybe next time! Can't wait to see all of your wonderful stamps coming out!!!
Have a great time!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

I can't go Boo-hoo-hoo, It's my first time missing it since I started going in the second year of it! It is my all-time favorite convention but I have to work! There's a nasty four-letter w0rd. I met you there last year and made your make-n-take and fell in love with your style. Bought a couple sets and started collecting them ever since! Have fun, wish I could join you and take your class Friday! Kathy Eddy

Hels said...

**pauses from hurling clothes rapidly into a suitcase** I neeeeed to come to the convention and meet you....but....airfares ... huh! *sob* Too 'spensive...so am going to pretend..I have an active imagination LOL Have a FAB weekend...loving those ickle Maya Road pins....CAnnot wait for them to be in the UK...and...CANNOT WAIT EVEN MORE to see your gorgoeus new designs...how do I know they will be gorgeous without seeing them? Cos ALL your stamps are of course!! Hugs Hels xx

pickles99 said...

you ought to come south! the weather here is really beautiful today in kingwood.tx (just outside of houston: sunny and 65*. love. love .love your art! impatiently waiting for the new reveals. you do love to torture us with your hints, don't you?

linda t:)

Wanda H said...

Gasp!!... stamp sets without flowers!!!! LOL We are dying of suspense!!! How I wish I could come to Wisconsin... I wouldn't even care how cold it was, but I can't!! I'll be thinking about you though... does that count :-)) and I am a blog friend :-)) and I'm telling you :-)) Have a fabulous time!!!!!

Dawn said...

Wendy you have the best sense of humor! Sending a big laugh from the beach!
Dawn

paperqueen said...

You know, it's not cold (yet) in NYC. Yeah, I know, not exactly a hotbed of stamping stores. But WI is just a bit further than the subway will take me :) Wish that was not the case.
Well, now that you have us totally tantalized, go and have some fun. Lucky WI!
Eileen in NYC

divester said...

The mini's are so cute - I saw them in my scrapbook store this week. I bought the heart pins - I never thought about using alchohol ink on the clear ones - now to go back to the store and get more clear. I can't wait until your new stamps and book comes out.
Have fun this weekend. I am in Texas so there is no way I can attend. Be safe in your travels.

Tona said...

I can't wait to see what you've come up with!
Love the Maya Road goodies.

debb said...

Somewhere, sometime, someday.... I WILL GET TO A CONVENTION! Meanwhile, I will live it vicariously thru you... Have fun - send pixs!

Cariena said...

i am almost 7000 miles away, but i will be at the convention IN SPIRIT!! i can't wait for the new stamps - why do we have to wait so long??? will we EVER GET THE MAYA ROAD MINI's IN AFRICA???? please think of meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

benedick4 said...

Wendy, I can't come to the convention, but I am a blog friend. Can't wait for your new stamps and book.
Sue

mamakat said...

Very excited to see new things from you as well as the Maya Road teasers. Wish I could come visit you in Madison. I was trying to justify a trip by disguising it with a family visit but...its a lot cold in my home time this time of year and I've gotten very used to our California "winters." Hope you have fun and don't forget your wool!

WheatLDee said...

Just think of it this way Wendy - you can justify that sweater purchase by going to those cold states for "work". Can't wait to see what the UPS man delivers. I hope he hurries!! Thanks for sharing and have a great trip!

scrapcraft said...

I wish i could just jump on a plane any time one of my favorite artists were teaching...unfortunately i have to be here..boo hoo.

Jeanne said...

I'll see you Saturday, Wendy! Can't wait!

Linda Elbourne said...

OMG ... I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed your new stamps ... like now ... just a little peek at the designs then ... aw c'mon Wend ... I won't tell anyone ... promise :0)
Safe journey - see ya Tuesday X

denise said...

It all sounds wonderful! I sure hope that this year I will get to go to convention!

Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Can't wait to see the new stamp sets. Sheer torture. Hope to see you this weekend at the convention.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, I wish I could come over to Madison tomorrow (only 90 min. away) - *sigh*

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, don't mind me. I can't keep track of my days. I meant Saturday.

michelle said...

waiting, waiting, waiting . . . but while I wait I love those new MR releases oh so cute! Safe travels and see you when you get back.

Donna said...

New stamps are always good, love the mini's!
Have a fun weekend, sorry I don't live in the area! :(

lotsa scrap said...
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lotsa scrap said...

Wendy, I need those minis now! I'm making a recipe book for my daughter and was wondering where to get a mini spoon for the cover. Thanks for the update. I can't wait to see your new stamp sets, although I can't imagine you actually made sets without flowers! FYI, my co-worker and I bought the same purse. So I'm going to make mine unique by making one of your flowers using the Ranger Mustard Seed distress ink that you introduced me to. I'll let you know when I post it.

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
I don't know how you keep up with everything!!!! Can't wait to see the new stamps and LOVE the Maya Road papers!!!!I love all your stamps so I don't even know what to choose next!! Have fun this weekend and just remember your bloggers are anxiuosly awaiting your return!!!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I'm exhaused after reading your blog entry today! You really have a full plate, busy little bee you are. I adore the trinket pins, I'm always collecting them. Just love the way you look. And I am so hopping on one foot in anticipation of your new stamps Can't wait!!!

Elaine Allen

Maureen said...

I love those pins - enjoy your trip and stay warm !!

funkycrafter said...

hope the weather is good in WI. would love to be going to Madison, but it is too far for a day trip. perhaps next year.

nang said...

Can't wait to see the new stamps. Hope to see you this weekend.
Nan G.

lesleyworth said...

OMG! how cute! can't wait to see those locally! and a second book????? ackkkkkkkkkk! can I wait that long???? and new stamps????? my poor husband has NO CLUE!

iring said...

I'd be happy to provide a home for any of your extra goodies! I'd even brave the cold for a make & take with you ... too bad it's a looong trip.

Alyce said...

Sorry I can't turn up the heat. Although it'll be warmer than the average November day.
Travel safely. I look forward to meeting you!

Sandra said...

anyone know where I can get a second job?
looks like I am going to be needing a lot to support my crafting habit!
Thanks for the teases!
Sandra

Elaine said...

Looking forward to seeing your new stamp designs and new book....eek! Off to work to earn more spare xash!!! Keep up the good work

Sarah Anderson said...

Looking forward to seeing the new stamp designs.
And I have to say, I love how you wrote your post with teeny tiny writing as well as larger font.

Dorothy said...

Wendy,
I was sooo looking forward to going to Madison and meeting you but I am scheduled to work Sat. and Sun.!
I am sad!!!
Maybe another time. Can't wait to see the new things!!
Dorothy

Nancy B said...

Love the Maya Road stuff, can't wait to see your new stuff!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow what cool new releases, love the mini's and the valentine pins.

Julie said...

Clever shower gift idea! Personal and creative! Hope you can show us the final project. Cute Minis!!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the kitchen minis. Any time you want to share info on any type of mini, especially in charms, please do.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

WOW Wendy the new Maya Road stuff is gorgeous cannot wait for it to arrive on our shores in Australia. Thankyou for the sneak peek.
Regards
Michelle

LieselPaula said...

Have a good trip and keep warm. New stuff is always good. More shopping.

Marla said...

I love all those cute Maya Road goodies! Those heart topped pins are just to DIE for! :)

Sharon said...

Cool stuff...cool suggestions. Maybe it's the weather(ok, that's just silly). Look forward to Tuesday.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I'm sure you've had a wonderful weekend Wendy, just hope it was warm where you were demoing - I'm with you on turning the heat on :)
Anne xxx