Thursday, December 24, 2009

it's CHRISTMAS EVE!

YIPPEE!
FINALLY! I LOVE this day!


First on the agenda...
Let's go back to the new distress colors...
several asked (BEGGED) about the new distress color...
rusty hinge.
Sounds like you guys have been waiting for a color like this...you'll LOVE it for sure!

Here's my attempt @ showing the colors...
you can see they are 3 distinct colors...
So for Jill who asked if it matched the U of Texas color...
I hope this helps you decide...

Oh...and look...Wild Honey is so YUMMY TOO~!



Now about the surprise from my brother & nephew...
PHEW...I was totally blown away...sniff sniff...

Rick drove me to his mother's home, where Paul & Brian were waiting...
They opened the garage door & inside was a BEAUTIFUL antique cabinet...

When they found it...I guess it was totally black with old varnish, but in perfect condition...
not a crack or ding anywhere...

they saw a tiny spot where the varnish was rubbed off & knew it was walnut.

They bought it...and had it refinished by our friend who is a master @ refinishing furniture.
He said it was 150 to 175 years old and was shocked @ the great condition...

I don't have a photo...but I will when we get it here.

It's GIANT...about 7 feet tall, so I need to make a place for it, first of all...

PLUS...we had major rain & sleet yesterday, so not a good day for transporting it.

PLUS...it's so large it has to come here in Rick's horse trailer...

I can't wait...hopefully the weather will clear a bit & I'll get it here in the next week or so...
I'll show you then...

so...picture me...sniff sniff...trying not to loose it...PHEW!!!

NOW...
as promised...
a studio 490 4th release PEEK...

look closely...
there are LOTS of peeks in the photo...



The blue on the lower right is the new tumbled glass...
you'll also see rusty hinge & a hint of wild honey in the top right corner...

I'm anxious for you to tell me what you see...
how many new stamps can you spot?

That's it for today...gotta run... (I still have more to wrap YIKES!)

from Rick & I to ALL OF YOU...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS...

I hope it's THE BEST EVER!

Safe travels...enjoy your family & friends...

Remember that desserts have NO CALORIES on holidays...trust me! ENJOY!

I hope Santa brings you lots of goodies to...

make art!

wendy

ps..HAPPY BIRTHDAY (tomorrow) to my bestest friend & sweet hubby...he's a Christmas baby!

45 comments:

Miss Iowa said...

Merry Christmas, Wendy! Wishing you and Rick all the joys of the season.

P.S. I thought our family was the only one who moved furniture in horse trailers. LOL!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas, Wendy! I am looking forward to after Christmas, when I'll have more time to get back to paper crafts! It's been wild and crazy - I've been knitting something for everyone in November and December!
I'm also looking forward to expanding my collection of your stamp sets! I have a newly reorganized scraproom, and it's all set to work in again!
Kathy

Nancy B said...

Maybe 6 new stamps? Love the new colors of ink, can't wait to see all the new stamps! Happy Holidays, Happy Birthday Rick & Happy New Year!

Scrapthat said...

Oh the cabinet sounds fabulous Wendy!! Can't wait to see- what a great gift!
Thanks for the sneak peeks again...You have me sold on the Rusty hinge and the Wild honey for sure! I think I see eight stamps there LOL!
Anyway...Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Most excellent New Year!!
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Rick!
Thanks for sharing and making art for us to see. :)
Dolly

Carol said...

My guess is 5 new stamps. The rusty hinge ink will be a big hit!

Merry Christmas Wendy! Love your blog. I really enjoy your creativity and your willingness to share it.

WheatLDee said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas Wendy - I figure your brother is NOT in the dog house anymore. You cabinet sounds beautiful. Thanks for the sneak peek of stamps - they look great with the new distress colors. Can't wait to see those in the store!!

Jeanne said...

I saw the houndstooth & stopped counting...hurray!

What a great family you have to get the cabinet for you. That's just wonderful!

Have a great holiday!

lilacandplum said...

Merry Christmas all...Wendy thanks for the peek....I'm counting 7....sort of with Jeanne on the houndstooth....lovin' it!! Happy Birthday to Rick...we have a Christmas Eve bday here -brother in law) and a Christmas birthday...dear daughter who turns 21!!! Everyone have a peaceful...snowy....holiday...maybe 24 inches here in Minnesota....Nonnie

michelle said...

Merry christmas to you and a very Happy birthday to Rick. That cupboard sounds wonderful what a treasure and can not wait to see a picture.

I love the peak and I saw the houndstooth too!

paperqueen said...

Not sure about the # of stamps...6 or 7? But do know that everything looks wonderful. That hand!
Those colors! How will we wait?
Oh, lucky you to have family that "gets" you and knows what you'd love. Can't wait to see the cabinet. Happy BD Rick!
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone. I'm making cookies. On the 26th, back to making art!
Eileen in NYC

SusanK said...

OMG, that new cabinet will be perfect for you! I'm sure you'll have it kitted out in no time with all your delicious art goodies! I can see at least 6 new images in your photo; love those new colors, too. Hmmmm...the mind is whirring already. Have a Merry Christmas and HB to Rick! PS - this clear, wet stuff stinks!!!

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas Wendy! I am counting 7 new stamps. Whatever they are or how many they are doesnt really matter- your work is beautiful and I cant wait to see them all. I hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed holiday. A a very Happy Birthday to Rick.
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Vicki in MD said...

can't wait to see pictures of the new cabinet. Thanks for sharing the new distressed colors with the old. You are right - I will need them all. Have a very Merry Christmas - can't wait to see what's in store creativley in the new year.

Debby said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rick. Happy Birthday to Rick as well. I am so glad your present was absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to see a picture of it. Love the peek. There are at least 4 new stamps there I think. Love the new colors of ink. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Lori said...

The cabinet sounds fab! Sounds like it will be very heavy, lol! Can't wait to see the pics, and thanks for the ink comparisons! I do see a couple of new stamps there...hmmm..4 or 5? Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Rick!

Kathy Eddy said...

Waiting to see the great new addition to your antique family! How very sweet of them! Happy Birthday to Rick and the very merriest Christmas to you both! Kathy E

benedick4 said...

Merry Christmas, I counted 6. I hope that there are more. I love your new stamps.
Sue

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Looks to me like 5 new stamps. Congratulations on your new cabinet! I can't wait to see it! Sounds like you have a wonderful, thoughtful family. Merry Christmas Eve Wendy, and Happy Christmas Birthday Rick!--Stephanie

Linda Elbourne said...

Happy Christmas Wendy
Happy Christmas and Happy Birthday Rick
and a very Happy and healthy New Year to you both XX

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Wendy your gift sounds divine!
Wishing you and Rick a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a very Happy Birthday to Rick!
Thank you for all your totally wonderful inspiration you rock!
hugs
kim x

mamakat said...

No way, no how are you gonna sneak that houndstooth nor the plaid by me!!!! I can't say that there are not a zillion other images that I missed but those 2 I will NOT!
Love it, love it, love it and I'm still wondering why CHA takes sooooooooo long to get here.
Happy holidays!

Karen Ellis said...

Merry Christmas Wendy! Loving the sneaks!! Can't wait for CHA! Can't come soon enough!

LaBonita said...

Merry Christmas Wendy! And also a Happy birthday for Rick! LOVE the new stamps and inks. My guess is 7 new stamps.

Michele K said...

Please send a Happy Birthday to Rick for me...my hubby's special day was Tuesday the 22nd! Your new cabinet sounds awesome...can't wait to see pics and see what you'll put in it too!! I think I see glimpses of 7 new stamps. The most intriguing is the one that has your city of Oglesby on it!!!! Too cool. Also love all the new shades!!! Beautiful!! Can't wait for more peeks. Have a blessed and safe weekend! Traveling to McNabb this evening and Hinsdale tomorrow so I'm glad we're just getting rain here. If the rain were snow, we would be literally buried here in the good 'ole Illinois Valley!!! lol :)

Far North said...

Oh lucky you to recieve such a special present! Can't wait to see a picture.

Your sneek peeks are fun! I would guess 6 stamps...love the ink colors too!
Thanks for sharing! A very Merry Christmas to you!

Dylan said...

Have a beaut Christmas babe, will see you in January, yayy, as I have finally committed to demoing on the booth...woop woop. love ya babe xxx

Debs Doodles and More said...

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday. May this be a wonderful year for you both, Can't wait to see the cabinet and I think I see at least 5 new stamps
ooooh, hurry up CHA

Kathy said...

Great colors, great sneak peek, and it sounds like a great cabinet. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Sandra said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Wow! that cabinet sounds great - you have a great family!
I love the Rusty Hinge color - thanks for the sneak
I think I see about 6new stamps ...
Enjoy!
Sandra

Dawn (dmh) said...

?six new stamps. :)
Look forward to seeing pics of your cabinet. I bet it is beautiful.
Those colors are very pretty.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends. Also, Happy Birthday to your husband.
:)
Dawn

Margie H said...

Hi, Wendy!
Been a lurker for so long but have been reading your blog to keep up with you! LOL!! Sorry that I missed you & Rick hanging out in Schaumburg but didn't find out until the next day! OY!
Wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas, a belated birthday and a happy early birthday to Rick...PHEW! LOL!!
I hope we can see each more often in 2010 :) xo

funkycrafter said...

Merry Christmas! and Happy Birthday to Rick. Hope you get your new cabinet home soon. We are having sloppy rain-sleet-snow mixtures too. I think there might be 6 new stamps. The new ink colors are cool.

Karen S. said...

Merry Christmas to you and Rick and Happy Birthday to Rick!!! I think there are 7 new stamps?? I love all that you do and thanks so much for sharing with all of us!!

Donna said...

That sounds like a fantastic gift!! Merry Christmas!

Happy Birthday Rick!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztoSUhbNntQ&feature=related

Enjoy!!

Linda said...

What an awesome present! Looking forward to seeing pictures!

thanks for the sneak peek! I count 6 stamps.

Hope you had a very merry Christmas (and Rick had a wonderful birthday!)

Linda

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & birthday celebration. The cabinet sounds fabulous.

Gine said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...Love your sneak peeks here..I think i spot 8 new stamps..about the new colors ....think i need them all =O

jan said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to your family! What a fabulous gift Wendy!! Soooo jealous!
I will guess 9 stamps! Thanks for inspiring me all year long!

Joyce said...

What a nice surprise. Can't wait to see a picture of your new cabinet. I see 6 new stamps. Thanks for sharing the colors with us and all the sneak peaks.

buglady said...

OK, at least 6 new images in your photo. Can't wait for CHA for everything to be revealed.
Aloha, Kate

Kristi B. said...

Your new cabinet sounds BEAUTIFUL!
I can't wait to see your new releases in full. I think I see 6 great new must have stamps in the peek here. :)

joanne (spagirl) said...

oh wendy, thanks for the distress comparisons! loving them! and... love your peek... can't wait to get them! saving my $$ now!! :)

Nancy said...

What a wonderful gift you've received! Can't wait to see a picture - I love restored antiques!

Happy (belated) Birthday, Rick! My Tom's a Christmas baby, too. He ended up with a "rainbow" cake this year - the "Happy Birthday" candles melted & ran down the white icing. *lol*

I LOVE the new DI colors - thank you for the peeks, Wendy! As for your new stamps - my guess is 4, but I'm still waddling from all the Christmas goodies - my perspective might be off a bit. *lol*

Michele K said...

Hi Wendy! Where are you? Hope you had a great weekend. I had to blog you...have you been to BWW yet? We went tonight to see the Bears and Vikings! It was packed and so much fun. Back home now and watching the Bears just about giving it back to the Vikes! Take care and thinking about you!!

Michele K said...

BEARS WIN! OMG! I am sure I am disqualified from any drawing (since this is my 3rd blog to you!) Oh well...it is worth is since the Bears won. Oh wait...it's too late! Better luck next year. Take care...sleep tight!