Monday, January 4, 2010

HUGE CONGRATS to 2 FRIENDS!

2010 is off to a GREAT ART START!!!

First, I want to send congrats to my friend Lori Hassler...
for being chosen as an ARTIST CHOICE winner on Tim's blog...

WHAT AN HONOR!

I first met Lori in one of my classes...then another class & then she was on the Mexico cruise.

Not only is she VERY talented, she's oh so funny too... and her art is quirky cool!

You may remember an earlier post showing a cruise T-Shirt she designed...

Tim & I were both very impressed.

So...I swiped...lifted...borrowed (STOLE) this photo from Tim's blog to show her winning ART!
Congrats again Lori!!!


And now more CONGRATS!!!

This time to my friend from the UK...
Hels Sheridan.

She sent me this exciting news last week, but I wanted to wait 'til I got my copy so that I could share a larger photo...

Not only is her ART published in the Craft Stamper Magazine...

HEL'S MADE THE COVER!!!
AWESOME!


and thanks to Hels...
so did studio 490!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Here's a close look...



And on the inside there's...
MORE ART!

More studio 490...tim's idea-ology swivel clasps & muse token & the banner page, scallop frame & bird are from Maya Road!




How cute that she used the small flower for wings on the Maya Road bird!

I LOVE the background stamp on the Maya Road frame...




Checked off the TO-DO list...
Ranger's designer challenge!...SENT!
New Ranger samples...SENT...
Can't wait to show you!!!

A goodie package to Cher, the random commenter...SENT!

Still ON the TO-DO list...
more book project instructions to type...
Maya Road samples to make...
Tim's idea-ology samples to make...

A NEW acrylic cover for the 4th release stamps needs to be done!

YIKES...I best get moving...

But before I go, here's a studio 490 peek....

Rick is like the "comment cop" around here...
he asks about the number of comments daily...

When I told him there were 71...he said...
hey...they deserve a peek...didn't you say you would?

OK dear...whatever...mr comment cop...

The magic number here is 4...
3 obvious...one...NOT
The scroll is a current stamp, so don't count that one...



Not a large share...I HAVE to save stuff for later!

See you tomorrow...
Susan makes another guest artist appearance...
she's an angel & you'll see why...
tomorrow!
until then...
stay warm...
make art!
wendy
ps...for Sherry from Ca who wanted me to feel bad for her because it rained ...(while we're bloody freezing here)...NOT! So sorry! You are warm...we are NOT!

47 comments:

WheatLDee said...

Wendy - Is that background one of the new Distress colors?? It looks beautiful. Congrats to Hels - what an amazing cover!

Could you do a count down to CHA (helps those of us impatient people who need a visual.

Still shivering in Upstate NY.

Denise said...

Wendy...oh, you are such a tease. Can't wait to see all the new goodies. Hurry! Andale! Pronto!

:D Hugs!

Linda Elbourne said...

Way hay for Hels and Whoop for Lori ... I LOVE Mr comment cop ... need that as a T-shirt :0)
Loving the sneaky peek ... a lot :0)

Debby said...

Congrats to Lori and to Hels! Hard to see 4 peeks. Is that a new background? I love words as backgrounds. Looks like part of a flower too. Well trying to stay warm and have to go to the grocery store! Why is Illinois always so cold???? Looking forward to more peeks!

benedick4 said...

I counted 4. I can't wait till we get to see the whole thing.
Sue

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing beautiful art!! The sneak peek is always fun. Hang in there with that to-do list.
Kathy

Robin said...

Love the splatter on the A in Art! Can't wait to see all of everything!

Love Lori's take on Tim's tags!

Congratulations to Hels! Can't wait to try some of her color combinations.

scrapcraft said...

Stop torturing us!!!

divester said...

love your sneak peek - love the background words - I am going to have to go find a magazine now - It is colder in Texas too - We are going to see 15 degrees on Wednesday - way to cold for us in Texas. Keep up the good work and we can't wait to see all your new goodies.

Tona said...

Tell the comment cop thanks lol.
Enjoyed the sneak peek...want a bigger peek ;)

Elaine A said...

Love Hels' project on the cover. It is just wonderful, such great color combos. And I love the little bird with those sweet wings!

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Had breakfast with Lori yesterday; I should have arranged to have lunch with you instead of stopping at the antique store! LOL Lori's motorbike and bird tags were super (as is she!). Love the artwork Hels did - awesome job! Loving the sneak peeks - can't wait to see them in their entirety!

Colleen said...

Enjoying the sneak peaks, loved seeing the art on the cover. Wish I could do something like that. And hey as another midwesterner, I am totally with you on the raining or cold wave of 60 something that others are experiencing. I will gladly trade places with them for a couple of days. What I wouldn't give to be warm again.

Lisa said...

3 words - Sneak Peeks ROCK!! Thanks! Looking so forward to CHA I'm about to implode. ;)

Dawn (dmh) said...

Thanks Rick!
Congratulations to Lori and Hels.
What beautiful works of art!
Thanks for sharing Wendy.
Rain does sound warm. It's cold and white, here in Maine.
:)
Dawn

Sandra said...

Hels' work is wonderful - love it all - love your stamps ... need to figure out a way to make more money .... thanks for the sneak! Glad Rick is looking out for us! Thank him for me!
Sandra

Miss Iowa said...

Oh how FABULOUS that her art using your stamps is on the front cover. Stunning!
My parents are cruel--they called me yesterday from Arizona...POOL SIDE. Yep, I feel sorry for them. NOT.

Lori said...

Wow! Thanks for the nod again, coming from the Queen of Flowers, that really means something! That Hels is quite the artist, isn't she?? So glad for her about making it on the cover! Just awesome! That mag is great, BTW. The sneak peeks are killin' me. Four you say? Hmm, new flower in the corner, background, another ART stamp, the scroll stamp is a staple of mine.

Liz said...

I am hopeless with guessing!! But can't wait until I can see the actual products. Saving my bucks!

Karen Ellis said...

ohhhh, you ARE a tease!!

Congrats to Lori -- YAY one of us Splinter Group gals won! ... and Hels! FABULOUS lady!! ... Wendy, It's great to see your stamps front and center! Can't wait to see the new releases in full!

...Tara... said...

Oh what a tease!! Cant wait to see more!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oooo, that background text looks good. I LOVE text :)

michelle said...

Not nice to tease us so. . . I have always told the girls out here those Midwest girls are sweet and nice now what do I tell them?

Donna said...

Congrats to Lori!! Hels work is amazing!!
Thanks for the sneak peaks, can't wait till we can see all of them!!

carpediem said...

Congrats to Lori & Hels.... awesome projects! I've been thinking about your new stamp releases and since you can only show a few peeks at what is come, I'm wondering if you could share more about your creative process for new stamps. How long does it take you to come up with fresh ideas? Where do you get your inspiration? Do you sketch the designs and have someone "make up" the artwork? The time span between CHA Summer and Winter seems so short....I just wonder how you do it all!!!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

OMG...I am ROTFLMAO..."Rick, the comment cop". Too funny!! I am intrigued by the sneak peek..esp at the bit in the far lower corner. Hhhmmm...could it be wings, or the edges to a flower petal?? I also like the "distressed looking" font BG...what a tease you are. Can't wait for the big reveal. OK..outta here to tend to the evening drudgery that is homework, dinner, lunches, laundry...blah, blah...blah. I just wanna make art!!! Hisses, Rockin Robin Caldwell

spendsister said...

First time comment leaver here - be gentle with me! My lurking days are over. As warned, I am addicted to roses and was forced to make bunches for Christmas gifts, poor thing. Love this blog, your stamps, your style, the peeks, et al. Must find that magazine, Barnes and Noble perhaps?

Etta said...

Congrats to all "artist" and winner of the goodies! And, thanks to Rick. Keep that sweet lady of yours in line!

Dianal said...

Anticpation ..... how many days before CHA ... can't wait to see what new releases you will have ...

Hels and Lori ... what great ART!!

Thanks for the sneak peak Wendy .. hope there will be a few more to come ...

Anita said...

Thanks for the peak!

Michele K said...

Love seeing the peeks! And love Lori and Hels work! Awesome stuff! Come to find out, Lori & I somewhat know each other. What a small world!!! Take care and keep warm.

paperqueen said...

Oh, love that new background stamp. Yea! for Hels and Lori!
Too bad about Sherry. LOL!
Leaving this ice berg of NY for Florida tomorrow.
60 degrees there will feel like a heat wave!
Be back in a few....
Eileen in NYC

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Thanks for the peeks! Also thanks for sticking up for us poor IL'ers
We went back to school/work today, and well the kids will love the snow, the adults did not appreciate the ice on the roads and sidewalks....Of course when it starts to thaw we will have a mess! LOL IL weather got to love it!

lesleyworth said...

pardon me while i wipe up my little drool puddle! what amazing art from your friends! thanks so much for sharing it with us...very inspiring! and...a little bit of drool for the peek...can't wait for more stamps! i've been making grunge roses the past two days...my fingers are red and blue and green...and I WANT MORE! WOOHOO!

julie m said...

There isn't much good to say about the midwest deep freeze but it does keep us inside working away. It should be a lot warmer at CHA. Wish I was going to see all the new stamps and ...

Thank you for showing Hels' published work. She only had little clips on her website. I haven't found any place within a few hundred miles that sells that mag.

buglady said...

Thanks for giving us a tiny sneak peek. Since I am still busy acquiring your older stamps, I guess I can wait until CHA to see all the new ones. Oh my goodness!
Aloha, Kate

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats again to both Lori and Hels. I have both of their blogs linked to mine to check daily for more inspiration! Of course you are going to give us a little teasing too until you can really unveil your new line for us to oooh and aaah! Kathy who's really freezing in Wisconsin but so glad I no longer walk the mail route but work inside the post office!!!!

Penci said...

Congratulations to Lori and Hels! That is so awesome!
Love Rick's new title. Like how he's looking out for us! lol
I am loving what I can see in your sneak peek. I sure am hoping to see a houndstooth print....just can't stand the anticipation!!!

Far North said...

Tell Rick 39 and counting!

Beautiful work Lori and Hels! Congrats to both of you!

So glad Rick is lookin out for us...he's our friend!

I love the new background...soon, very soon. PLE-EAse!

Thank you Rick!

Vicki B. said...

Love the new background stamp - how super cool. Can't wait to have it in my hot little hands. Thanks to Rick for letting us have a peek. I'll sleep well tonight cuz of his kindness. Great work!

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
Congrats to Lori and Hels, way to go!!!!! The cover of the magazine-YES!!!!!!
See what you do to us Wendy-you keep inspiring us to MAKE ART!!!!
Thanks for sharing all your talent with us!!!
Can't wait to see your new stamps!

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
Congrats to Lori and Hels, way to go!!!!! The cover of the magazine-YES!!!!!!
See what you do to us Wendy-you keep inspiring us to MAKE ART!!!!
Thanks for sharing all your talent with us!!!
Can't wait to see your new stamps!

madelynb said...

You are such a tease! When will you be giving us ALL the details. As you say, Art is in the details.

Hels said...

Aw bless ya for showing the mag hun, and THANK YOU to everyone for your lovely lovely comments..and a BIG Congrats to Lori...her tags are amazin...and...I laughed my socks off when I read what you called Rick...that is soooo funny ROFL...thanks for the sneak peeks...I am counting the days til I can get my mits on the new designs...Have a great week hun .. and thank you again xx

Dawn said...

YEAH Hels and you too WV for making the cover, what an honor!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Wanda H said...

Lovin' the sneak peeks!! That background is FABULOUS!! A new acrylic binder??? Does that mean the new sheets are a different size??? Cold is right.. windchill was 20 below this morning in southern Iowa.

spendsister said...

LOVE the pigment ink backgrounds, ever since your first book. Does this mean there are new colors in our future? I hope!!