Wednesday, January 20, 2010

5 small...7 large...

NEW studio 490 stamps...
for your viewing pleasure...

REMEMBER...you can click to see them larger!

Starting with the 5 small sets...

The storage sheet for these are about 70% of the size of the large...

you'll see the small storage sheet has 7 scallops instead of the regular 10...

they have 2 holes & still fit the acrylic binder...

OK...#1...

I LOVE houses...
had to make us a house...

use the whole stamp or cut out just the house or use the saying...

I want to use just the (DOOR) alphabet several times & make a border...



another small set ...
here's the bottle and label!



I LOVE LOVE LOVE these words...
REALLY!




#4...the register page makes a GREAT small background stamp...
it's a decent size...about 2 1/2 x 4...
it has turned into a go-to FAVORITE...

Here's the heart from the tag I showed you...




and #5 has that top & MORE!
The large dots are a good filler...



SO...that's the 5 smaller sets...

On to the 7 large sets...

Lots of questions about the scallops on the tags I've been posting......

Oh my, I can't wait until we can order your book. Question- the scallop edge that you are using your new stamp on, how is that cut?

Yippee! I have the first book and love it. I can't wait to get the next one.The cut scallop edge on the bototm of the tags, was that hand cut or die cut?


stamp the scallop stitches toward the bottom of the tag...with the rounded out part toward the bottom of the tag & cut with scissors...

that stamp makes it simple to cut scallops!


The paper fastener label is sized to cut with a circle punch...

The button holes make a fun border...
add a button over the stitches...simple!

The Measure slip fits with the "Fashion Style & Art" set...
or it's fun for a collage...
or...it can be the cover for a mini book...
it's a nice size...
or just as a background...

The "SHOPPING" saying makes me laugh!



the face is @ the top of my favorite list...
and the leaves...
and the ticket...



YIPPEE...a houndstooth background...
nice & worn looking...

LOVE the weeds too!
and the long alphabet...





We NEEDED more leaves & I'm quickly becoming addicted to the PLAID background...
LOVE the large flower too...

Don't miss the tiny row of numbers...top left...
I HAD to squeeze that one in...
too cute to save 'til the next release...




These will be great fun for collages...

FUN lips for love-y dove-y cards...
Valentine's Day...


or...just a funny saying...(bite me!) ha!

WHO SAID THAT? YIKES...






and we got 2 LARGER roses!! YIPPEE...
The clock fits a circle punch...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the giant background and the saying!



and...finally...the bird!

The background is cool as is...

or stamp it, turn it 90 degrees and stamp it again to make a totally different looking...
PLAID!



Ok...there you have it...

I'm thrilled to be able to show you my babies...finally!

I'm especially thrilled because we got up @ 4am...
with LOTS to do...

however...

we had no power, due to an ice storm...
got the generator going...


then the power came back up about 7...
& went off again...

and FRIED the computer monitor...

we tried everything with NO SUCCESS...


I was panic stricken...and about in tears...
how could I leave town & not show you after all the teasing...


So Rick buzzed to Staples...got us a monitor & we're back in business after a few MORE grey hairs...


Several people asked...

love the samples! Do you have scheduled times for your demos at the Ranger booth? I am going to CHA for the first time and am so excited!!


I'll be demoing in the Ranger booth ...
Sunday 10-3
Monday 9-11 and 12-3
Tuesday 9-12 and 3-5:30
Wednesday 12-3


If you were lucky & got into Tim's Saturday classes...
I'll be there helping him.

Please introduce yourself if you are a blog friend!


I'll post the contest details tomorrow...
before we take off.


From the bottom of my heart...
thanks so much for the kind words and for being such good sports with all the teasing.
I hope it wasn't torture.


YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!

While I'm gone...
YOU...
make art!
wendy

79 comments:

Debby said...

You granted my wish. Thank you thank you! I LOVE all of these stamps! I wish I could get my hands on them now!!!!! I am so sorry to hear of your computer woes. Ice storms - GRRRRR. That's all I will say about that. You have brightened up a gloomy day here in Illinois. Have a great time and be safe!

Robin said...

I LOVE ALL of your stamp sets! Thank you! Have fun at CHA!

benedick4 said...

Love all the stamp sets. I wish I could buy them right now.
Sue

Nancy said...

Oh, my gosh, Wendy! Your peeks had us knowing the new stamps were going to be great - but ... WOW!!!!!! I want them ALL! I am so glad CHA's at the end of my busiest work time - I'd be in lots of trouble, trying to use new products at home when I should be at work ... *lol* Seriously, Wendy, these are all veryveryVERY wonderful!

Thank you, Rick, for getting a new monitor this morning! You're the man!

Soak up some sunshine in CA for us midwesterners, ok?

Kathryn said...

Thanks so much for making sure we got to see these before you left. These stamps are great - I'm now going searching for bits and bobs of "sewing" stuff to go with Just so Artsy - LOVE IT! How about some scissor charms and vintage buttons? Have a good time at CHA.

Jeanne said...

So, so, so worth the wait! Thanks! Have a great time at CHA.

Elaine said...

Irresistible!! I totally love that bottle and label!! I think that will be my first item on the list...followed by the huge background and all the other sets - oh my! I wish I were able to go to CHA - I really feel like I'm missing out. Does just about everyone go? (Except me?) Give Tim some love & hugs from us too....and enjoy yourself! Thanks to your hubby too for going out to get you back "ON" :)

Sharon said...

Love the large backgrounds and nature stuff. I already have a lot of eye stamps...but it's a great set for someone who doesn't have any yet! Looking forward to the book. Safe journeys!(The rain should be leaving...but like the song says..."It never rains in California, but when it does, it really pours!" Just don't drive through any standing water(not talking just puddles...but large expanses of water). You never know how deep it is and how fast it can be moving. We lose people(and by this I mean they die) every year because they ignore the warning signs. Even the posted ones! And there has been flooding throughout the state...so just be careful. It's not clear how long it will take for the flooding to be gone.

Gillian McMurray said...

What a beautiful collection of stamps. The bold leaves in the last two collections are my favourites. Yummy! Hope it won't be long 'til they get to the UK.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I am in IL too and am living thru the ice......I am lucky that my power has not gone out. I'm sorry about the monitor.....that would have set me on edge or tears as you say. The stamps are fantastic...I want them too. All this new stuff is going to cost me a bright shiny penny...I'm saving them. Cleaned out the bottom of my purse and found lots of change to put in my crafty bank. Thank you and enjoy your time at CHA.....kh

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I am sooooo happy you showed us your new sets before you left for ?Cali! Can't wait to see them in person and own them myself! Have fun at the show...I know how much you love to do the demos...I would too, if I were you! Come back safely, so you can make us some more art!

Helena said...

Be still my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just about had an ART attack!

Wendyyyyyyy, I WILL go broke! But I will be good,
I'm going to buy only 7 or 8 or 9 of these new stamp sets. Not ALL. I don't want to be a hoarder:))))

Have fun. Hi Rick! You too!!!

Wanda H said...

Love the stamps, Wendy!!! How will I ever decide which to get first... I know, all of them :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Love them all! Gotta go look for another part-time job now!

Kathy said...

Your husband is the BEST! He has our gratitude. Pack your rain gear it is pretty wet here in SoCal. I will also be at CHA but I was unable to get into Tim's workshop. I will be a sponge at all demos.

Patti said...

Thank you for the larger roses. All the eyes are amazing too. The shopping list just grows and grows! I hope you have fun at CHA. All the work will be worth it when you see the joy on people's faces when they see your new stuff!

WheatLDee said...

You are a WICKED woman Wendy- but we love you! and your new stamps - Everything is just amazing, stupendous, lovely (fill in extra adjectives here)!!
Big Thank You to Rick for an emergency run to town for emergency electronics. You are a Hero! Safe travels to CHA - hope you have a wonderful trip.
p.s. Did I see the word Contest?? Hmm...

paperqueen said...

I thought Tim was killing me, then I came here. So much to look at, my head is spinning, my heart is racing. I'm not a youngster you know, and I'd hate to have to explain to the ER doc: "well, I was feeling fine and then I saw some stamps, and that's the last thing I remembered before waking up here."
I'm off now to meditate and get my heart rate down to a manageable number.
Eileen (who is palpitating) in NYC

Scrapthat said...

Oooo they are fabulous!!
Funny when I see the scallop I see the opposite I see cuttting out the scallop to get a postage stamp LOL!
I guess art is in the eye of the beholder. :)

Debby L. said...

Thanks for the heroic efforts to show us the new stamp sets! They're wonderful. Can't wait until I can get some of them. We've been drowning here in Southern California...hopefully the weather will improve by the weekend!

Tona said...

These are all so amazing!!! How soon can I buy these?!

Sue said...

Wendy Lou, you have seriously outdone yourself on these! I cannot wait to get my hands on all of them! Have fun @ the show!

divester said...

I am getting them ALL - they are so cute. Can't wait for the book too.

KAT said...

Sorry for the grey hairs but we do appreciate it because your new stamps are freakin awesome! I especially love the An Eye For Art, It's Face Art, Be Inspired...Make Art and Just Word Art... Love them!!!!

Have a great time at the CHA - reminder again - camera, empty storage card, batteries.... Can't wait!!!

SusanK said...

I had to keep pinching myself after each sneak peek...now I KNOW they're for real! Stupendous job on all the sets...now to get them ordered and in my hands asap. Have a super time at CHA!

Anonymous said...

Oooooh Wendy -- you've used my FAVORITE lady -- I collect stamps of her!!! Did you know that her name is Julia and that she came to fame thanks to Fornasetti who has used her in many of his designs? She is so lovely, and so "pure". I can't wait to get hold of these wonderful new stamps. Thank you so very much!!!
Sally in France
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Cath said...

I am quite new to your blog, but it has opened my eyes to stamping. WOW I just love what you have done.

Anonymous said...

fab job, Wendy! have already got my 2 faves, 'Its face ARt' and 'let your art have wings' ...but thats just for starters!!
Have fun at CHA..wish you were coming over to NEC (UK)with the rest of the clan in February.

Bethan

Mall Rat said...

I love them all, well worth the wait :) Sorry for your lack of power, that isn't fair right when you need to leave for CHA. Travel safe and have fun. Wish I was going with you. The set with the shopping saying is tops on my list.. I love anything to do with shopping :) Have fun .. be safe.

Elaine said...

Love the roses and the bird and the heart and and ...can't decide, love them all!

Penci said...

Oh, Wendy! I HAVE to HAVE every single set....you have outdone yourself. All the peeks were fun but seeing the actual stamps is so much better! My husband better get a second job!

jan said...

Great stamp sets Wendy! Keep making art, you are a great inspiration!

Linda Elbourne said...

These new stamps rock ... but then I knew they would ... I love them and I love Rick too ... what a star he is for understanding us bloggers and our needs!
Have a great show ... see you when you get back X

Alexandra said...

Wow, I love these, I have only been collecting your stamps for around 3 months, I have 4 sets so far and was planning to buy 5 more after I get paid at the end of this month.Your stamps are so addictive Wendy, I get the one I want, then it's not enough. Now I have a longer wish list. Have a fantastic time at CHA!

2amscrapper said...

Oh my! Stunning collection!

Betty said...

You've done it again. These stamps are FAB-U-LOUS!! I'm drooling all over my keyboard!

Renee said...

Great stamps....looking forward to meeting you in class on Saturday!

Julie said...

Thank you Wendy for all of your hard work and time to produce, create, blog and inspire! You are truly appreciated.

Cyndy said...

Thanks for all your hard work, and Ricks, for getting a look at your new stamps...love them all!

pickles99 said...

you are absolutely brilliant! i'm going to have to spend some time just going over and over this post to decide which one is my favorite.
Yea, rick! for saving the morning and this post!

linda t :0)

michelle said...

What a couple going through all that so we can see your beautiful stamps. . . my hats off to both of you.

I had such a memory rush when I saw your stamp that had peony park on it . . .

But my one I have now is Art Inspiration . . .

safe travels and I will see you in Tim's class!

Margie H said...

OMGosh, you had a morning! YIKES! But as always Rick to the rescue - thank you!!

As all mentioned, I too love all the stamp sets but my favorites have to be HOMEMADE ART & JUST SEW ARTSY. I love houses too! and since I don't sew, Just Sew will be perfect for those stitched edges! LOL!!!!

Have a great time @ CHA...I usually don't go the Winter one but be sure we'll meet up at the Chicago one...if we don't meet earlier! xo

Kaz said...

Oh wow those stamp sets are fabtastic!! I will find it very difficult to pick which ones to buy. Still no luck on the lotto!
Have fun at CHA xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

They are all just Awesome GF! I can't wait to get mine and play along. You did real good!

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG, between you and Tim I am broke!!! I NEED soooooo many of these maybe all of them but will have to go 2 or 3 sts at a time! Wow, what a great release! Sorry you got a few new greys today and especially after you just got a new-do! LOL Seriously, thank Rick for rescuing us as we had to see!!!

Liz in MO said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!! I am going to have to sit down and really look them over to see which ones I need to get first!!!Have fun!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love the bird... and the flowers... and... well, everything!

lilacandplum said...

wowza....they are fabulous!!! will have to study them for quite a while to figure out which order to get them in!!! thanks for the big reveal....safe travels....nonnie

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab stamps Wendy :)
Absolutely love the tags/art thingys on previous post ;)
Anne xx

Dianal said...

love all the stamps!!! Have a great time at CHA .... off to Make ART

Nancy said...

Oh Wendy your stamps are wonderful - I know I will have to be getting some of these. They are all great and I just don't know how I'll make choices. Between you and time there are so many new products it has me mind just spinning.

Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Hels said...

WOW!!! These are simply perfect Wendy..you have excelled yourself again hunny and I just CANNOT WAIT for them to get to the UK, I will have them all..and a new binder...and your new book...and the Distress Inks..and the new stuff from Tim...and everything else that is new from Maya Road...and then I will go and rob the nearest bank ROFL...*wanders off to rifle thru hubbies trousers...to get his credit card..what else did you think I meant??* LOL
Have a GREAT CHA...and have loads of fun too :O)) Hugs xx

Kristi B. said...

Lookin' good! I'm anxious to see all the inspiration you'll have for us with these new sets & to get some of my own. Thanks Wendy! Have a safe trip to CHA. :)

denise said...

Your husband must be a saint!! Thank you so much for showing us everything... it is all soooooo beautiful.

Have fun at CHA!

Maureen said...

WOW - So many beautiful images - you make it so hard to not want them all - great job !!!!!

Michele K said...

OMG...over the top, Wendy! You have been a very busy gal! You are awesome...and thanks to Rick too for getting you a new monitor so you could share your "babies" with us. They are all so awesome I am going to have a hard time deciding which ones I need first. I did see that Stampers Anonymous has Tim's new sets set up for pre-order. Do you know when yours will be there for pre-order? I'm anxious...can you tell? Please have a very safe and blessed trip to CHA...and don't forget your camera so you can share your photos with those of us who are stuck here with all the ice!! lol

Sherry Cheever said...

Oh WOW, I'm lovin' the new sets, especially the smaller ones! I will definitely be doing some shopping. I'm sad I won't be seeing you at CHA this winter . . . had to change my travel plans . . . but safe journeys to you!!!!

Anonymous said...

aww..u are just so sweet...and I think I love that Rick fella too! We love your teasing...cuz in the end it's pleasing...I agree...I want them all and now will be on the hunt for a deal cuz I just can't afford all the new *eye* candy..but I so want it...ALLLLLLLLLLL! I need a job...u hiring? *will work for stamps* is my new motto...know anyone who might need me? lol...have a great trip! pinch Tim for us LOL..and write to us when you can..I hope everyone enjoys the show! Travel safely! xox Cher

Judy said...

Great stamps, Wendy! Looking forward to seeing them at CHA. See you soon!

Rachel said...

How did you know "Bite Me" is my favourite expression? Now I have to have that set just to make something fun to send to you!

Of course, I'll need them all: they're all so gorgeous.

funkycrafter said...

glad you were able to get a new monitor. Rick is a treasure. we too had ice/snow/sleet/rain and the slipperies. we had power but not internet from yesterday afternoon until this morning. so i am getting a double dose of sneaks today. but had to wait until after errands and getting the windshield wipers on my car fixed. another victim of the ice storms we have had this year. it was definitely worth the wait though.
enjoy cha. hope it is warm and sunny while you are there.

Lori said...

Wowza, they are all GREAT!!! Love the new backgrounds!!

Southern Cricut said...

I love all of your new stamps, and I cannot wait to get your second book. I have worn out your first book and I cannot wait to so the same to your second one. You are so talented. Have fun at CHA!

Heidi said...

Ummm...Ummmm...which stamp set to get...I'm thinking all of them! Yup, all of them...that's what I'll do. :)

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

You have outdone yourself! The stamps are just fantastic! I NEED them all! I bow to you Oh Queen of "Make Art"! I forgive all the teasing, the wait was so worth it. Have lots of fun at CHA and be safe.

Elaine Allen

Dorothy said...

Outstanding stamps!!!
Cn't wait to get some!!!
Thanks Wendy!!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Yayyyy Wendy!!! Finally got to see the long awaited "rubber babies". Love them!!! Well worth the wait, and there are several that I must have!! Sorry to hear about the ice storm and computer woes. We lucked out just over the border in WI...little bit of sprinkles, but no freezing!! Your new "babies" rock, and so do you!! Thanks, Rockin Robin Caldwell

Miss Iowa said...

What a WONDERFUL assortment! I am going to have a hard time deciding what to buy first. I seriously need to start playing the lottery.

Erin Glee said...

What a great collection of stamp sets you have designed~ I want them all!!!
What a SweetHeart Rick is to get a new monitor so we could see the stamps we've been TEASED with for more time than I care to recall! Thank you so much!
Have a great time at CHA!

helen said...

I can't believe I didn't notice your post yesterday - yikes - it must be cos I was too excited opening my mail with another WV set of stamps in it (couldn't wait for the new releases, lol....) LOVE so many of these straight away, not sure how I'm going to decide where to start, have a great CHA, wish I could be there. See you back soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I do love them all. I guess my very favorite one is Be Inspired or maybe Well Worn Art or maybe Handmade Art. Guess I will have to get a new acrylic binder too, 'cause I want them all!!!
thanks, tara

craftlyn said...
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craftlyn said...

Wendy~ You have rocked these stamps...I love too many of them! At this moment my faves are the face, and the houndstooth....but on next glance I will see others that I MUST have as well! See you at CHA...so excited to see it all in person!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Don't you just love technology? It's always so convenient, until one little thing happens, and then BOOM! it's like the end of the world! Gotta love that Rick though ... he did just what my Rick would've done. We got some great guys. Have a great time at CHA, and don't work too hard.--Stephanie

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I love them all, so choosing one seemed tough, until I saw the one ... it just YELLED out to me ... the one with the big flower, the small numbers & the plaid. I've been in love with that flower since the first sneak peek of it! I want to stamp it on some grunge paper & add it to my cruise bulletin board!--Stephanie

Judy said...

If I must choose a favorite....it's Well Worn Art.
I love the bird set, too.
Way too hard, Wendy!
WTG

Donna said...

Oh Wendy...how can we choose a favourite?? They are all to die for!! I want them all. Seriously, I can't wait to get hold of them, they are all so inspiring. Have fun at CHA!
Donna x

Anonymous said...

It's hard to choose just one but I love the one with the bottle on it (scs030 I think).

I think it would so much fun to fill that bottle with all kinds of things.

Freddi C

Shelley Haganman said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I need these stamps!I can't wait until they come out because I WILL own them! Love them Wendy....love them!! Especially those sewing ones! Yum!