Friday, January 29, 2010

255 comments equals 10 prizes!!!!!!!

CHA was AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ...
what else can I say?

TOTAL FUN...and a little work...
but even that is VERY fun...

Everyone that I spoke with was thrilled with their sales which makes me believe that the economy is improving...YIPPEE!!!

It was soooooo fun to meet up with friends...
it's a BLAST to be around people who get this inky madness...

lots of teaching talk...
that schedule will be coming soon...


And the winners are...

You must be kidding...
I have LOTS of photos to show before we get to that...

Michelle (Mrs. Stampers Anonymous) made a new booth sign for me...

it's big...probably 3 feet long...

it caught me totally off guard...
and I almost cried when I saw it...

I abolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

She had the factory guys enlarge my stamps to giant size & then they were printed on grungepaper...
the card in the lower right corner is about 5 x 5...to give you a reference...



OK...
so I TOOK my camera...
and actually took 55 photos...

now guess how many look decent... grrr...

There are some projects missing...
STOLEN from the Maya Road booth...
can you imagine...

I hope the person enjoys it...NOT!

And more of my projects were stolen from tim's idea-ology booth...

again...not nice...

and then...a stamp set was stolen from Ted and 6 of my new books...

hmmm...so if you see someone who has the above items...
call the FBI!

OH WELL...there are millions of GREAT people & I guess a few rotten ones were there too...

Off the soapbox...

The new book is cool...if I say so myself...
the photography made me soooooooo happy.

I'll give some away when I get more...
in a week or 2...

Here's a sample I made for Ranger using their new product "enamel accents". This shows the white...



Enamel accents also comes in black...yippee!
here's that sample...



Here's one of the projects I did for tim's idea-ology booth...

LOVE LOVE LOVE his papers & you'll see his new Sizzix dies used for the flowers and a few new studio 490 stamps......



NEXT...
I'd like to introduce you to my new BFF...

Meet Ms. Olivia...

She's the newest member of the Maya Road family...

Whenever I had a break...
I'd run over & grab her from Caroline...

She is absolutely THE SWEETEST baby ever.
NEVER a tear...
ALWAYS happy...

I think I'm in LOVE!


I grabbed her this day too...
I kept her facing out...
I was trying to teach her to shop so she learns how to spend her dad's $$$...
Sorry David!




I told you in an earlier post (sort of) about the Ranger challenge.

The title this time was ...
"MELT ART is the HOTTEST TICKET"...

We were each given the same ingredients...
a 10 x 10 piece of wood & the wooden ticket...

lots of Suze products...

We had to use both of the wooden pieces...
that was the only rule...
the rest was up to us...

I TOTALLY waxed everything...

it took me a full month to figure it out...

I started by glueing a Jenni Bowlin paper to the wood base & went from there...

it turned into the ...
ticket to make art...




I had a hard time getting a good photo...
here's another...

Every single thing is waxed, except the metal accents...



After waxing and stamping, I added turquoise Perfect Pearls...



last one...
more waxed grunge...

NOW...
these are the 10 winners.........
1. Janene said...
I am going to have to got with Homemade Art but they are all fabulous. And I will also HAVE to HAVE Fashion Style and Art - for no other reason that the sample you showed with the Mayar Road hangers - too freaking cute!!!!! Not to mention I love the dots
January 22, 2010 7:10 AM
2. Linda said...
If I can only choose one, I think it's Art Inspiration - LOVE that bottle! (An Eye for ART, Well Worn Art, and Fashion Style Art are all up there my fav list too!)Have safe travels and FUN!Linda
January 22, 2010 8:52 AM
3. Shirley said...
I love the new binder! Can't wait to get one--probaby need two by the time I add your new stamps to my inventory. I had been thinking of making a binder myself--glad it only got to the "thinking" stage now.
January 22, 2010 10:03 AM
4. benedick4 said...
It is hard to pick just one. If I have to, it would be rose art 2. Have fun at CHA.Sue
January 22, 2010 10:52 AM
5. Michele said...
Picking just one is really hard. Love to Make Art would be my favorite and picking that one took about 5 minutes. Whew!
January 23, 2010 12:34 PM
6. Shannon said...
OMG Wendy, I love them all!!! One thing is for sure, YOU ROCK!!! Between all the new stamps, book, Tim's new products and so on, I need to start saving a heck of a lot of money, I want it all. Thank you so much for the inspiration I get from you.
January 23, 2010 9:32 PM
7. Sara Carns said...
Wow Wow Wow!!! I love the flowers set and the eyes! You must be one busy lady!!!!!
January 26, 2010 2:34 PM
8. LynneForsythe said...
OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...OMW...!need I say more!
January 27, 2010 1:20 PM
9. Chelle said...
i love them all...of course! if i had to pick one, it is 'just sew artsy'...loved watching you demo with the stitched borders today at CHA...lovely! thank you for my tag, you are amazing and truly inspiring!chelle
January 26, 2010 1:10 AM
10. Anita Van Hal said...
OMG, this is hard! I LOVE them all, and will surely have them...as soon as my dh gets another full-time job...but just one? Face Art...love love love it! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, and have fun at CHA!
January 22, 2010 10:34 AM
And...what will they win?

Ted & Michelle gave me a stamp set for each of you!
I told you...Ted & Michelle are AWESOME PEOPLE!
So...if you are a winner...please send your mailing info & we'll (that would be Rick) make sure your prize goes postal!!
*
From the bottom of my heart...
a MILLION THANK YOU'S for all the wonderful sweet comments.
YOU GUYS ROCK!!
*
This was fun...
so are giving random prizes...
like a new book...I'm just hinting...
*
Take care...
Have a GREAT weekend... and
MAKE ART!
wendy

81 comments:

Barbara said...

10 stamp set winners! Wow! Congratulations to all!

carpediem said...

Congrats to the winners! Welcome back to the blog Wendy and glad to hear that CHA was a success for everyone! It is so disheartening to hear that products and project samples were taken from the displays. Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting - I was in SUCH withdrawel!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy! welcome HOME! we missed you...I am in love with your projects...and that HUGE banner is wonderful! I hope it went home with you...how fun to have your stamps JUMBO size lolol...I have ordered all your new stamps and cannot wait to get them! but I need a binder now eh? lol ...maybe two>? I was so hoping you would pick a winner for one of these ...lol...maybe you will tell us how you did them tho sometime soon....and you look sorta awesome with that baby in your arms..precious! makes my ovaries twitch even if I dont have any! Get some rest and maybe next week you can teach us something new...love all the samples you shared as well...need to figure out how to make em HUGE so I can CASE em! and to the thiefs! DOUBLE SHAME ON YOU ALL! and to the winners CONGRADS!!!!!!!! xox cher

Miss Iowa said...

I can't believe (OK, I can believe, I just don't want to believe) that people would steal from the booths. LOW LIFES! But they'll get theirs, some how, some day. Can't wait to start playing with all the new stamps!

Robin said...

Welcome back! We missed you! And so sorry to hear about your missing art. The art in the photos is GREAT! I'll have to dust off my melting pot - if I can find it.

Amy M. said...

LOVE your new products!!!! So sorry that things got stolen from you. Cruel people out there. Anyways I would love to see your new book, I have been waiting so patiently to see your book. I am glad you got home safe.

Shelley Haganman said...

So sorry to hear you had items taken at CHA. What a shame! But I can see why someone would do it...our work is just stunning! Still...it's horrible!What a little sweetie that Olivia is!

Tona said...

Welcome back Wendy!
How awful that there were thieves at CHA. I hope karma comes back & bites them in the a**.
Congrats to the winners.

Wanda H said...

She is sweet and looks perfectly content to be in your arms. Love the projects you've shared... I feel like waxing grunge :-)) Too bad about the stolen items :-((

Kathy said...

Welcome back...missed visiting your blog each day...well I did visit but your were busy.
So sorry you were the victim of some of those with NO Conscience.
kathy m

Scrapthat said...

Welcome home!! So sorry to hear about the fact stuff was stolen!! Grrrrrr!
I have a question about the enamel accents for you (SOUNDS FABULOUS!) Wondering though if they actually "harden" when dry?? Liquid pearls are lovely but they flatten out somewhat and stick to stuff even after curing for a day or even a week. Would you know if these are any more "durable" than the liquid pearls? I love the colors also black and white are perfect!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Love the photos of you with Olivia. What a little cupie doll she is. She looks very contended in your arms! Glad you had a lovely time, we missed you.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Elaine Allen

Betty said...

I can't believe it. So much creativity my mind is spinning. Thanks for sharing your great photos. For those who VIOLATED the sharing opportunity, may the stamp fairy dry up ALL YOUR INPADS!

Anita said...

Wow! Your projects are amazing!

Kathy Eddy said...

Glad you survuved the show and too bad someone had to steal items from the displays! I always tell my girls that crafters don't steal but I guess some do. Congrats to all you lucky winners!

paperqueen said...

Welcome back! I missed you! Your wax work is gorgeous, and makes me want to pull out my melt pot.
Can't wait to get my hands on all the new products.
Your stuff and Tim's stuff go so well together.
So blasted cold here, I know I'll have lots of indoor time to play.
Have a great weekend!
Eileen in NYC
Oh, and congrats to the 10 lucky winners.

scrapcraft said...

Great pics. Can't wait for the new book!

Gine said...

Huge congrats to all the winners..The stamps are just totally awesome !!!!!!

Wendy it was so nice to meet and talk to you. Hopefully we will see you at Paper Niche soon.
Thanks for all the inspiration you give. Now I have to sit patiently(I'm not very good at that) and wait for the SA box to arrive at the store.. Cant wait to get my hands on your new stamps.
Have a great weekend hope you get some realy good R&R after the show

=)

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I am sooooo happy you are home!!! I have been checking about a million times this week to see if you were going to show us stuff from CHA. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for feeding my fix! Love the new stuff and can't wait for my copy of your book!

Becca Holso said...

that makes me sick to think that people would steal things from others' booths - that's just awful! Love all your creative projects and am so excited to get my hands on the new products coming out of CHA...!

Sandra said...

thanks for the fun ... so sorry to here about the items stolen, so sad that things like that happen - glad you had fun!
pictures are WONDERFUL!
thanks again!
Sandra

Sharon said...

Babies are impressionable...until I was 10 months old we lived with my grandparents and every day after work my grandfather would take me on a "tour" of the basement and show me all of his miniatures...copper teakettles light pulls, "20 Mule Team Borax"(a covered wagon pulled by horses), and other small odds and ends. It scarred me for life! Miniatures abound in my home. I even have a miniature reproduction of a hot air balloon with miniature(<3") teddy bears and one lone rabbit riding in the basket! Of course, maybe Ms. Olivia will be safe...there was only a few days...my grandfather had me for 10 months...every day. But I don't really mind so much...he just wanted to share what he loved with me...and loves shared is always a good thing! Thanks for sharing your passions...waiting to see more.

2amscrapper said...

What wonderful projects! And congrats to the lucky winners. I can't believe so many things were stolen!

Linda said...

Welcome back and THANK YOU! Glad you had fun despite the thefts. Your banner is awesome! What a great surprise! Olivia is a doll! I know you had fun with her!

Thanks again (and please tell Rick, Ted and Michelle thanks for me too!)

Linda

SusanK said...

Thanks for bringing some sunshine back to the Land of Lincoln! Glad you had a great time doing everything but hate hearing that some folks have such sticky fingers.

lilacandplum said...

welcome back!! missed your blogging but it was fun spotting you in pictures on other people's cha blogs...suze and mario specifically! congrats to all the winners....loved seeing your new work.....nonnie

pooky said...

Welcome back!!! Just lovin' everything! Please tell me all the new goodies will be coming soon!!

Shannon said...

I am in absolute shock. One, because I can't even believe people stole (and obviously more than one person) from the CHA event. That really blows me away. Most every person I've ever come across in this crazy, mixed media world we all live in has always been kind and what I thought was upstanding. Do people not realize the blood, sweat and tears that goes into your samples that you put out at those shows? Or the fact that you bring those to each of your events? It really makes me mad that there were that many thefts there. So sorry Wendy, it's really appaling. The other reason I'm shocked is because I was a winner, yeah!!! I never (and I mean never) win on these comment contests. In fact when I did this one I was thinking to myself, "why bother". Well now I know, you bother because eventually something nice happens. I'm so excited and thankful Wendy.

Helen said...

Congrats to the winners - sooo jealous I'm not one of them. It must be so disheartening to have your samples and stock stolen, some people are just unspeakable.
it is good tohave you back, it seems such a long time since you posted. Can't wait to see some more fab projects with your new goodies, not to mention get my hands on some myself!!

Dee said...

It sickens me to think that scrapbookers would steal your stuff.....not that I would feel better if it was a "regular" person, but I always thought scrabookers to be a different type of person/
Cannot wait for the new book -

pickles99 said...

thanks for all the wonde3rful pictures! love your ranger challenge art; it's amazing. looking forward to those new stamps becomg available soon!

linda t :0)

Dawn said...

Welcome back Wendy- It looks, sounds like you had a fab time. I cant believe people took things from your booth, tacky, tacky, tacky- I cant wait to see the new stamps, I hope they are ready soon.
Thanks for sharing-
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Helena said...

congrats to all winners!!! I wish one day I'm in there, too.

I keep trying:)))))

I'd looooooooooooove to have your new book *hint, hint, hint*

Sunny greetings from Rome. This time no hugs, because I have a cold. Wouldn't want to pass it on you.

ps. just made a Wendy inspired wall hanging:)

Lauraline said...

Thanks for sharing your comments about CHA. The banner looks awesome. I'm very sad to hear some of your stuff was stolen. I have yet to try waxing... I love what you did, amazing for a first try!

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks so much for the close up of your Ranger sample, I loved it when I first saw it and love it more now I've seen it close up.
I hate that people steal things that others have made. It seems to happen at all the shows. I just hope they get no peace everytime they look at it!!

Patti said...

All of your samples are gorgeous. I would never know what to do with most of that stuff if you didn't make it so clear. Can't wait for your new book!
I hope you got to keep that awesome sign! Scary that people would be so rude as to steal stuff. I'd volunteer to be a guard if I live closer!

Nova said...

Glad you're back! I have missed your art. Enjoy being in your home again.

jan said...

Missed YOU and your posts so much while you were at CHA! I was having 'Wendy withdrawal', checking your blog for news several times a day! Your art is leading the industry!! Would love to own your new book!

Sabine said...

good to read you again, I really appreciate your blog and am looking forward to every new post and picture. Thanks

Nancy said...

So glad you are back and that CHA was a success. Let's just forget about the non crafters who apparently figured they couldn't make art so stole it! You inspire us to make art and I just might make a Wendy flower. With some of your stamps. Putting my own stamp on your style.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Bummer that things were stolen. Your projects rock.

Congrats to all the lucky winners.

Nancy said...

Congratulations to the winners!! Enjoy!!!
ALL of your pieces are wonderful, Wendy!! Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to get your new book & stamps to share in the fun!
Miss Olivia is such a cutey! I'm sure you gave her some great life lessons at CHA. ;-)

Pilisa said...

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the time at CHA despite the thefts. I remember the show from my days as a retailer and I always went home feeling exhausted, but exhilarated!

Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

so you enjoyed yourself then!! nice sign! so sorry about your stolen items, 'people' can be so horrid..don't let it take away the pleasure you otherwise experienced. Love your new art work by the way, looking forward to getting some of your new things when they become available, and playing!

Bethan

lesleyworth said...

COngrats to the winners!

Wendy all your pics and projects are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! now i seriously cannot wait to get my hands on those stamps and tools and yummies!

Linda B said...

I'm soooooo disappointed that I wasn't one of the lucky winners:( I'm also shocked that people steal from you! That is just terrible!! But, you need to focus on the zillions of great people that outnumber the bad I guess.

Julie said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Wendy, you have a really big heart!! Love that booth sign too. Will there be any extra large stamps in the future?? Love the texture you got with the wax!

Donna said...

Congrats Winners!! The sign is awesome!!! I can't wait to get your new book!

Joyce said...

I really liked how you used the wax. Beautiful projects.

Debs Doodles and More said...

love the new pics, thanks for sharing and a BIG congrats to all of the winners!!
Sorry that there always seems to be someone to "steal" away the fun and excitement for others.
But does sound as though you all had a great show

Debby said...

Glad you are back and had a good time. Congrats to the winners. You are so lucky! Am looking forward to seeing the teaching schedule. Hope to be able to take a class. So sorry that things got taken from the booths. That is pretty low and lame! Thanks for sharing with us. That baby is so sweet!

Barbara L. said...

I'm sorry for the stolen pieces but some people just have to have nice art and that's how they get it. Too bad. Your samples are great as usual.

Brenda said...

I love your projects! Thieves at CHA?! Who would have thunk it? You know they'll get what's coming to them. I guess you should be flattered that they liked it so much. Ha! I can't wait to get to the Crafty Scrapper and buy some stuff and make NEW art! Love ya!

ScrappyPam said...

I really really love your "ticket to make art" - the beeswax really gives it such a great look!

Sara Carns said...

Wow! Wow! WOw!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Wendy!!! I can't believe I won!!!! You so ROCK!!!! Thanks for making my weekend!!!

Janene said...

Can I just say I feel like I wo the lottery! Thanks so much. I never win aything. Cingrats to all other winners as well. Wendy - you rock! Your talent is alwasy inspring. Thanks for everything

michelle said...

Congratulations to the winners and enjoy your stamps!

FIrst off your photos do not do justice to Ticket to Art it is an amazing piece of ART!

Second I can not believe that there are people in our craft world that would steal someone else's work that is just so wrong. . .

Glad you had a great time and had little Olivia to hang out with!

Maureen said...

oladies - thanks so much for showing more excellent projects. That is so horrible that someone would steal that stuff - that is sad, so very sad

SusanHnSC said...

I'm so glad you had fun at CHA - and made a new friend (she's a cutie!) And stealing sux!!!!!!

Love your wax piece - I think I saw it on someone's video from CHA since there was so much to look at. Can't wait to see everything in person. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

SHAZAM!! So glad I stumbled across your blog. Amazing projects!! Just wish I could subscribe through email. I don't like readers.

Susan said...

Welcome home! Sounds like everyone appreciated your art as much as we do! It makes me so sad, though, to hear that things were stolen. I think your pictures rock - love, love, love the piece you did for the Ranger challenge! Congrats to the ten stamp winners!
Susan

Karen Ellis said...

Welcome home! Great to see you again. Sorry to hear about the theft. Sad... very sad. I love Betty's comment (above) I hope the stamp fairy dries up all their inkpads too! :)

Congrats to the winners. The stamps look awesome. Can't wait for mine to arrive so I can play!

benedick4 said...

Just wanted to say thank you again. Can't wait to see the new book.
Sue

divester said...

Glad you made it home safely. Those that took without permission will hopefully have indigestion and issues with sleeping. I can't wait to get your book and ALL your new stamps.

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to the ten winners!
Sorry to hear that bad news...sad.
Cool wax on Grunge!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Congrats to the winners, you lucky peeps ;) How vile that some thieving bu**ars were at the show
:( Luv the booth sign and of course all your artwork is superb as always ;) Have watched Tim's little video - my only complaint? it wasn't long enough hehe
Anne xx

NANCY DARE said...

Loved seeing you & all your new stuff/art at CHA...I posted a good picture of your art piece & you over at EWV...
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EverythingWendyVecchi/photos/recent/736714877/view

Michele K said...

wELCOME BACK, wENDY AND CONGRATS TO ALL THE LUCKY WINNERS!! :) oLIVIA IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE PICTURES OF YOU HOLDING HER LOOK PRETTY NATURAL!! gLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TIME AT cha. wELL i JUST PLACED MY ORDER WITH sTAMPER'S aNONYMOUS AND CAN'T WAIT TIL i GET MY NEW STAMPS TO PLAY WITH! tAKE CARE...

Lori said...

Congrats to the lucky recipients! Glad CHA went well, from what I saw of others photos, looks like it was a blast. Your waxed piece is great! Welcome back to frigid Illinois!

KAT said...

First congrats to the luck winners! And WELCOME HOME! We missed you while you were gone! I wanted to say that I really love the piece made with Tim's papers, dies, your stamps - and the color is yummy! Show us MORE!!!

RobinG said...

welcome home....looks like you had a great time!!! Someday I dream of getting to CHA....Love all the projects too!!!

Kathy said...

Great fun, Great art, wonderful inspiration.

Anita Van Hal said...

Holy c&*%! I can't believe I won! I thank all 125 entries for entering the blog giveaway so that there were 10 winners because I was the 10th! I also wish to thank Wendy for her unlimited talent and inspiration, Stampers Anonymous for their continuing generosity, my mom and dad for giving birth to me, my four younger siblings for making me bossy, my children for giving me gray hair, my two beautiful granddaughters for being the joy of my life, and my dh for getting that second full-time job so I can get more stuff...oh, note to self, must remember to tell him he needs to get second full-time job...but seriously, thanks a bunch for the giveaway! You made my day! Hugs!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wendy, It was GREAT TO SEE you at the show. Folks want your stuff really bad to be stealing it! At least that should make you feel good (or kind of freaked out that they don't just ask for or buy it for cryin' out loud!)

Anyhow, seeing your work in person is even more amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us to drool over and get inspired!

Y O U R O C K!

Please say hellos to Mister Rick, I bet he missed you like C R A Z Y!

Luv ya!
Heidi & the Simon Gang

Vicki in MD said...

I agree - Ted and Michelle are wonderful people. Can't wait to catch up with them here in MD in May. Oh so sorry to hear that some very selfish, dishonest folks were there and believe that it is better to take your work of art. The nerve! I'm sure some day they will get theirs. Love you take on the challenge - way cool. thanks for all the inspiration. Finally - congrats to all the winners - you lucky, lucky dogs!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I can't wait to get my hands on those black & white enamels! And your new book ... can't wait!--Stephanie

craftlyn said...

Sooo nice to meet you in person Wendy at CHA...you are such a gracious lady, and your artwork rocks!
I am hoping you will make it to the Paper Niche in SoFl soon!
Congratulations to the lucky ladies who won a stamp set, they are fantastic! hugs~lyn

WheatLDee said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Welcome back Wendy - glad you had a great time. Caught a little peek of you on one of Mario's BTS pictures helping with Tim's class.
(P.S. if I see anyone selling your book on e-Bay I will let you know)
sorry there were jerks at CHA too.

lillianchild said...

Waxed Grunge? Oh my - LOVE it! And a BIG congrats to all the winners!! And yet another CHA come and gone - albeit with it's downside - can't believe anyone in this industry would have the hearts of theives - sorry it happened to you. But welcome home!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wendy, your artwork is just FABULOUS and so much fun, thanks for sharing pics. SO sorry that some numbheads decided to steal, but rest assured VERY bad karma comes along with such an act!

As for little Olivia, she's just TOO cute :) LOL at you teaching her to shop!