Tuesday, December 29, 2009

little things make me happy...

Stop the press!
YES...I'm OK...
just SUPER busy...

I KNOW I ALWAYS post on Monday...YIKES!!
I didn't & you sure let me know!
I'm so SORRY...


I hope your Christmas was PERFECT & fun...
It kills me that the prep takes so long & it's over in a flash...why is that?

NOPE...no new cabinet photos yet...
see #4 below...
plus with CHA deadlines...it may have to stay there 'til February...

plus...that will give the painter time to get here & repaint before the move...

mum's the word...that's a surprise for Rick...
I had this idea...
I think he likes surprises...
hmmm...sometimes NOT!
Maybe not this time...

I KNOW you want to see more color comparisons for the new distress inks...but the camera battery is DOA...
I waited an hour to post, but it's still charging...
so............stay tuned...

***there are 8 peeks in the Christmas eve photo***

Now... the little things that make me happy...


#1...you missing me...or my usual goofy Monday post!
THANKS!

#2...Rick going for groceries AGAIN...
I haven't been in MONTHS. I LOVE that guy!

#3...the BEARS FINALLY WON & played a decent game last night...SHOCKING!

#4...the snow has stopped...
we got 4 inches of RAIN on Christmas day, followed by 6 inches of the white stuff...
enough already!
We don't own a boat!

#5...the SUN is out...
FINALLY...
I'm so much more productive & inspired on sunny days...

#6...we're one day closer to spring...YIPPEE!

#7...FATE...I designed this certain new stamp & Maya Road sent a PERFECTLY coordinated little...can't say.
I used them together yesterday...PERFECT!

You'd think both were designed by the same someone & meant to be used together...

not so...

It's just FATE!

#8..sending loaded goodie boxes to random commenters from the group here...



#9...sending 3 book orders today too...
Christmas cash was burning a hole in 3 someone's pockets!


#10...reading all the BD comments to Rick...
THANK YOU!!!
He LOVED them & it made me oh so happy!


So the moral of the story today...
as evidenced by the photo above...


comments are good...
very good...


Time to...
make (CHA) art!
wendy

58 comments:

Scrapcrazywomen said...

OHHH I would love to take some of that extra stash off your hands...Send it to me.......Please...no extra cash of hand as I have already spent it on Wii accesories for the family!
Thanks for all of your inspiration...can't wait till the peaks for CHA start showing up.
Jennifer B

SusanK said...

Wouldn't it be nice to be an octopus at times? But lots of people do their best work when pulled in so many directions; are you one of them? I'm still only seeing 6 new images on the Christmas eve photo-gotta keep looking for the other 2. Can't wait to see the new cabinet and your stuff (& all the other new stuff) from CHA. It's hard being patient.....

divester said...

I would love to come help you get ready for CHA. I am looking forward to seeing all your new stamps - can't wait!!

Linda said...

And.....Wendy......the days are getting longer! That means more sunshine....well when we get to see it that is.

Helena said...

I hope you're not coming out with tons of new stamps!! I'm serious! Then I would have to buy them all and I can't because I will be broke by spring. Unfortunately it's true: I'll be out of work by March-April, sniff.

BUT I want to SEE all the new things you create with your new stamps.... and some old ones too, since I have those and have to make them do for a long time now.

Hugs from Rome
Helena

lilacandplum said...

good to see you post again...i was beginning to worry that the birds had taken over....or that you were buried in snow....now i have to go back and look for the 8th stamp...i was sure on 7...eagerly awaiting a package from eclectic paperie with new stamps of both yours and tim's - one of my bosses gave me a gift certificate for xmas...yea!! looking forward to more color comparisons when the camera works...certainly understand those challenges!

Kim said...

Wendy--
I sure sympathize with you being busy. You're having fun making art, but I'm trying to get my space organized so I have more room to buy all the stuff I know I will require after CHA!!! Somehow, I think you're having way more fun than me!!! Guess I'd better sneak in some art time, huh? Thanks for sharing what you can!

Kathy Eddy said...

painter before the move???? What move? Did I miss something? Can't wait to see the cabinet! Kathy

Debby said...

I am glad the sun is out too! Winter could just go away now. Looking forward to seeing more peeks. You are lucky that Rick will go grocery shopping! I have to do that later on and it is cold out! Less than a month away to seeing the new stuff. It will be like Christmas all over again!

KAT said...

While I bask in my post Christmas laziness - my second day with nothing urgent to do... I see that you are running like a wild woman to get your CHA goodies ready - I can't wait to see all the new stuff - I have $$$ burning a hole in my pocket just waiting for new goodies!!!

Now I need to go back to the "peek" photo to see if I can identify those new stamps!!!

iluvmybugs said...

Can't wait to see all the new goodies that come out at CHA!!!

Happy Holidays!

Terry
Come visit my blog at:
http://iluvmybugs.blogspot.com

Sherry Goodloe said...

Glad to hear the snow and rain has stopped and there is sunshine for you! I remember winters in Indiana like it was YESTERDAY, and I've been living in Southern California now since 1975! I guess I was traumatized by the winters there. Brrrrrr.

Keep creating and have an art-filled day today Wendy!

Joyce said...

Whew! You are back! We miss you when you don't blog. We have the Mesquite, TX Convention coming up and Stampers Anonymous will be there - will you be here demoing by any chance? Please, please....we don't have snow and I promise sunshine...please....

Liz said...

I can't believe there has been a yahoo group since July and I have been missing out!!!!

paperqueen said...

I got out my magnifying glass and saw an unfamiliar zip code on one of those boxes. So it isn't coming to me. LOL! I should be on CSI.
Looking forward to seeing the new stamps, new Maya Road goodies, new Tim stuff. Oh my achin' credit card!
Eileen in NYC
(where it is FREEZING beyond belief)

Holly said...

I'm very excited to see what all comes out at CHA! So far, these sneak peaks have been great!

Sandra said...

happy is good ... make art!
Sandra

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Sure would make me happy if one of those boxes that's going out had my name on it!!! Can't wait to see: the new stamps, the new cabinet, and some more new art!! Between you and Tim...you are merciless teasers!!! Good thing that I love suspense!! Rockin Robin Caldwell (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

scrapcraft said...

High five on the Bears comment. They have been really sucking this year! Can't wait to see the new stamps!!!!

mamakat said...

ahhhhhh Weny;
So good to hear from you on Monday part II. I'll take what I can get. Actually spent part of Monday part I "making Wendy art." I was a good one this year and received stamps (yes STAMPS) for Christmas and got them, along with several others, inky. It was so much fun!!!!
Thanks a bunch (of grunge flowers)!
Kathryn

WheatLDee said...

Glad to hear that you weren't abducted by Ravens.Sad that your camera battery is caput. Excited & looking forward to more little peeks. Hopeful that you will post again soon!

Donna said...

Your blog sounds as frantic as you must be with Christmas, CHA, and everything else you have going on. I love your teasers and can't wait to see the new distressed inks. Hope to see you this spring in western NY. Have a great New Year!

Vicki in MD said...

I finally got it figured out how to post a comment. I've been lurking and following your fabulous blog for quite some time now and wanted to post a response but couldn't figure it out - now I know where to click. I LOVE your art. Thanks so much for the sneak peeks at the new colors that will definitely need to be in my house. Sending you wishes for a fabulous and prosperous New Year! can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.

Lori said...

8 peeks??!! What the.....I must need glasses. I have the hand stamp, so I KNOW that isn't new...hmmm....can't wait to see the new stamps! Yum-O, Maya Road and Wendy-what a combo!! I'd like to super size it, please! lol.

Linda Elbourne said...

Wendy - stop it already with the perfect Maya Rd wotsit that is perfectly sized for your thingie ... Have you not heard of the Geneva convention??? Now play nice ... no more torture :0) In other words ... just spill ... you know us hun ... ... we won't tell :0)

Toni said...

can't wait... :)

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I love your blog. I am new to the world of scrapping. I have learned a lot by checking online and youtube. I get on my computer and can't get off. I love your stuff and am very envious of your new cabinet. Lucky you. Can't wait to see what CHA brings. $$$ My purse will be empty.
KH

pta4him said...

Wow, you've been quite busy. Can't wait to see what you've come up with for CHA

Karen Ellis said...

LOL.. your post made me smile. I can almost see you grinning while typing it out! Yes! One more day closer to spring!

Thanks for the Christmas Wishes and making the day of so many. Ohhhh how I wish I could peek in those boxes!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas too!

Mall Rat said...

I'm one of the lucky ones getting your book :) I can't wait to start creating. Thanks for the sneaks .. I can't wait until I can buy EVERTHING new !!!!

Maureen said...

I so agree about the Bears - Its about time - a little to late, but glad they beat the Vikings. I can't wait to see pictures of CHA

...Tara... said...

Cant wait to see what comes out at CHA!! I'm so excited! We have been getting snow the past three days now but we dont have a ton but its sooo cold!!! I'm so much more of a summer girl :) lol

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
I seriously think you should give away ONE grand prize.......a trip with you to CHA!!!!! Wouldn't that be the best gift ever!!! To go get all the new goodies right there and not have to wait!!!! To get to see you and Tim would be the BEST!!!!
We can't wait to see all your new stamps!!!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh flippen ek, I already got 3 new distress inks on my list from reading Tim's blog, now I've got 3 from yours! I'm really going through an 'orange' moment at the moment, and LOVE spiced marmalade, so wild honey and rusty things are a must! And the blue with those'll be stunning. Can't wait to see your new stamps. Looks like a yummy background pattern on the flowers in your photo :)

Christopher said...

Some people are going to have great mail days. That is so generous of you.
Looking forward to seeing all the new stuff as it comes out. It must be so much fun at the CHA...
Wishing you and your husband a Happy New Year!
:)

jan said...

Totally checking the mailbox this week for some cool books....the idea to win a trip to CHA ia awesome too!!
And how about those Bears! Thank you for beating the Vikings and Brett......from a friend in Packer land!

Michele K said...

Hi Wendy: I must apologize! I was under the influence of a couple of "cocktails" last night when I blogged you 2 extra times. lol Can't wait to see your new stamps...I missed one! They look interesting!! Are you repainting your studio...cool color I'm sure (maybe one of the new distress colors...lol)? Is Jeff Wyzgowski your painter by any chance? Take care and keep warm!

Anita said...

You have been busy. I am looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

benedick4 said...

I spent the day reorginizing my scrapbooking room. I wanted to make room for all the new products you and Tim are teasing us with.
Sue

Dianal said...

Can't wait until CHA so we can all see what we are anxiously awaiting ... more stamps and new products ... it's like Christmas all over again .... how many more sleeps!!

pickles99 said...

Waiting impatiently for your new product. my Christmas $ is burning a hole in my pocket!

linda t :0)

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I'm sick of the snow, too! But at least I have gotten lots done inside. Can't wait to see more peeks! And where is that new 2010 teaching schedule....I don't want to miss a class in 2010! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

shirley said...

Hope Rick had a great Birthday on Christmas Day. Mine is on the 23 Dec . Is snowing here tonight and the wind is blowing. Hope you both have a wonderful new year.Cheers from Nova Scotia. Shirley Smith

Etta said...

You are such a tease!!! Looking forward to SPRING, too.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

you sure there were 8 sneaker peekers? The only thing I could see was that "hand", I must have that hand...dreaming about it already. Can't wait to see it all...see you at CHA, whoohooo

Wanda H said...

I know I was missing your posts... checked several times yesterday and today... and now finally you are here. Awww, the little things... we should all spend more time thinking/remembering the little things... they are NOT so little.

Cher said...

Well...u just crack me up! You type like I think! LMAO! Still love your blog and your work..cannot wait for new releases...luv the colors of the ink for sure...and your stamping! Jealous about that cupboard but dying to see it! You are so busy but so sweet to take time to type to us...luv that! I have to go read about random posts and packages...missed a few days over the holiday..hope yours was totally awesome! Cher

Judy said...

Glad you're back posting. Missed ya!
Whew...the holidays do take so much work & time and puff! it's gone.
We had lots of snow...maybe 20"....so we're trying to find another time to celebrate Christmas-no way to go anywhere last weekend.
Can hardly wait to see your new goodies at CHA!
smiles...

carpediem said...

I love Christmas but it's kind of nice to get back to "routine"! I agree with you.... when it's bright and sunny I'm definitely much more creative! Wondering if you've made any resolutions for the new year? Have a great day!!

Nova said...

Hi, Wendy. You definitely make a sneak peek into an art form. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great new year

Amy

Helen said...

Ok, so I will just have to have ALL the new inks, can't wait to see what your new stamps look like, more peaks please???

Denise said...

Wendy, you are such an inspiration to me. I love your sense of humor...the way you look at life...and your wonderful art. Thanks for sharing of yourself. Hugs, Denise :D

Betty said...

The suspense is killing us! I love it. I can't wait to see your new line--the rest of Tim's new line--all of them. Keep makin' art!

Karin said...

I'd be happy to relieve you of some of that lovely stash. Can't wait to see all the new goodies from the launch at CHA.

Tona said...

Is there ever enough time? Really. Dec. always seems to set me behind no matter how early I get a jump on things.
Can't wait to see what Cha art you come up with.

Petrified Peep Eater said...

I'm anxiously waiting to see what CHA brings us.
and i am totallly tantalized by the "FATE" comment...
You just plan on coming back to springfield, IL and bringing all that wonderful CHA stuff with you and FATE... because you know it is FATE for you to come back.

Lizz S.

Lana said...

Wendy, I just love reading your blog. You are such an upbeat person! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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