Monday, January 11, 2010

more on Monday...

I hope your weekend was GREAT...

LOTS got done here...
a MAJOR project for Maya Road...
checked off the To-Do list...

YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!

It took me ALLLLLLL weekend...
It's not good to be OLD & SLOW...

I'm HAPPY with the results & can't wait to show you...!

Let's get right to the Q & A...

#1...I'm confident we're finally getting our houndstooth...what about a crossword puzzle?

The hounds tooth was requested frequently...
& I wanted one REALLY BAD...

I actually had it done for last summer, but I cut it for another background...

BUT...
it's IN for this release.
It's @ the top of my " love it " list...
Crossword puzzle..nope sorry...



#2...Well, given the shopping phrase from the other day, and this dress, I'm guessin' there is a whole Shopping Art set, or the Art of Shopping, lol. And given your fettish for shoes with flowers, I'm thinkin' there's a shoe stamp coming. Am I getting warm?

No Lori...I KNOW where you live & it was MINUS 15 yesterday...so you're NOT getting warm in Illinois...ha!

but...CUTE set names...no shoe stamp either.

#3...I saw that you sent a bird in a gift package... can we buy them? Where? I so want to design my own bird!! :-)

GUESS WHAT...Becky T. said...
For being a blog friend & for taking the time to leave a COMMENT...

I'll SEND YOU ONE! Just send me your mailing info...
see...comments are oh sooooooooo good...
I'm just sayin...you never know when someone will WIN something...
randomly..............

#4... I can see why you like the tumbled glass/bundled sage combo. The stamps you used look great too.Will I be able to purchse my book from you again?

YOU BET! I'll post when I have them here...

#5... I'm spacing out what i can get immediately...out of the 12 new ink colors...i want to start with 6, so I can buy your stamps, so which 6 do you like?

YIKES...that's a HARD one!
All 12 are really awesome...

When working on CHA samples & book projects, I kept reaching for...
tumbled glass, bundled sage, barn door, rusty hinge,
forest moss, pumice stone and wild honey...
I know...it's 7...but the best I can do!
oh wait........stormy sky is cooool too...
and then there's...stop me!


#6...can you share what exactly your job is @ CHA? I've never been, so I have no idea. Is it really fun or just work?

Sure...I demo in the Ranger booth...so I show products & lots of ink techniques...ways to combine products...

Ranger also videos a demo of a technique for their website...(lots of free info & videos)

I also help with booth set up & take down...and

I'm a helper in Tim's workshops...LOVE IT! That's where store owners get LOTS of free NEW stuff from Ranger...the excitement in the room is sooooooo fun!

You can imagine booth set-up & take down is major work...it's like moving your whole house FULL of stuff...
BUT...we laugh & have fun...they are GREAT people...
so it's fun work.

#7...Like the polka dot dress...but why not make a smaller acrylic cover for the new stamps? Seems like a waste not being able to use 1/3 of the space....ok, in a previous life I was a scientist which can be a 1st cousin to an engineer...I love it when things fit together...or is there going to be even smaller stamps sets with only one hole in the plastic card? The mind boggles...

Hmmm...I'm thinking it will look like an altered book...random sized pages...I think I'll like it...

BUT...
You just never know what MIGHT show up @ CHA...summer...

#8...12 sets? I'll have to rob a bank...pleeeeeeeeeezeeee..where should I start? Do you have definite favs?

I sure do...ALL 12!!!!!!!!!

#9...
Love the dress and all the background patterns! Cute belt! Hmm, looks like twill, but not exactly ... something new? I hope we earn lots more peeks!

No...the belt is a gingham ribbon from Maya Road...it's just folded in half to fit...

OK...for today's peek...
it's in the top 3 favorites!




and since you commented LOTS...
here's another...




News flash...note to tim...
MY RANGER got "your mouse"...



He carries him around like a baby & sleeps with him...
we laughed all weekend @ where we found the critter...

Gotta run...
I hope you'll stop back tomorrow...

It's time to...
make (CHA) art...
wendy
ps...don't forget...
comments earn peeks...
LOTS of comments earn LARGER peeks...
like a whole stamp or even a whole SAMPLE!

YIKES...sorry for the screwed up font sizes..blogger isn't cooperative today & won't let me change it...

67 comments:

scrappin-scrappin said...

Oh my goodness, these peeks are looking awesome!!! Between you & Tim, I'm going to go broke!! Ranger getting the mouse, to cute!!! Looking forward to more peeks!!!

Mall Rat said...

I love the bottle stamp !! I really really like the bird that is tooooooo cool. I wish I could go to CHA .. I heard the one in Chicago in July is only for shop owners .. why won't they let us little people in ??? That one is close enough to drive to :( Thanks for the peeks .. can't wait for more !! Have a great day ...
PS. Your cat is toooo cute, sweet baby !!

Donna said...

Love your kitty! He? She? looks playful!
I can't wait to get ahold of the bottle stamp, it is amazing!
Thanks for all the fun peeks, I'm putting money aside to buy some goodies!!!
It's just not coming soon enough for us but I am sure with deadlines it is speeding right along for you.

Robin said...

I'm staying at home instead of shopping so I can save $$$ for all the new stuff and while I'm at home I'm trying to use "stuff" I already have to make room for all the new stuff! Will this ever end? -I hope not.

Keep up the good work and the LARGER peeks!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I feel my $$$'s slipping through my fingers...I love shopping, too you know! Love the new ink colors and stamps together! Hope to see more new samples tomorrow! The cat and mouse is adorable!

Anonymous said...

awwwwww, I love the kitty!
Trish

Sharon said...

Love your cat...you know what they say about cats and writers? If a cat won't sit on it...it's not any good! Any correlation for artists? Also like the bottle of inspiration! Course what I want to know, is what is in that bottle? I can imagine with the cold weather you guys are having that it just might be 100proof something...it would be cool if it was a set of bottle stamps...different sizes and words...like creativity...more time...more money for art supplies...and I can imagine an Ehrlenmeyer flask with "mixing up some art"...(ok, I was a chemist...)...so many fun shapes to be used...test tubes, round-bottomed flasks, beakers, graduated cylinders...and you can't forget a magic wand to make it all work. Because any good chemist knows it's all magic anyway...if the molecules don't like you...forget it. If they do, then things work that shouldn't have. Molecules have a mind of their own. Like cats.

Linda Elbourne said...

Loving these peeks Wendy ... Keep 'em coming!

Colleen said...

Poor Mickey. Had to laugh at the cat. I was trying to work on some ATC cards yesterday and my cat kept coming over and sitting on top of my work. Needless to say I would then have to take a break and give my Sox, so love. I think she is feeling a little bit guilty about biting my 10 yr old daughter and making her sick. Love the muted colors on the sneak peak with the bottle. Can you share what colors those are?

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Love the bottle, the polka dot background, the hand, the verse on the bottle. Adore the bird, and really loving the flowers next to it, so sweet. But, want to know my favorite thing on your blog today? Ranger, he is just the sweetest baby and I think its cute the way he is holding on to Mickey.

Thank you for the sneak peeks. Can't wait to get my sticky little hands on your new stuff.

Elaine Allen

lilacandplum said...

needed a new bird stamp...that one's a must! bottle is fun, i'm thinking about uses....great peeks today...thanks! and tim's blog yesterday said the inks should be ready to ship right after CHA - yea...no waiting! your peeks make getting up on cold monday mornings a treat....go in to check the computer and see if your post is up...ok, in all this though, i"m with elaine allen....Ranger had me at meow...nonnie

Jenna said...

What fun treats! CHA is an exciting time of year!

divester said...

I really like birds - my craft room has birds and birdhouses all around the top of the room and spring is my favorite time so I will LOVE the new bird stamp. We are now remodeling the newly remodeled craft room in my new house-to-be (after I sell my house and get married). My fiance has decided I need more room to accomodate all the new stamps, ink and good stuff I will be bringing in. I of course didn't argue. (smile)

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Your cat's name is Ranger??? How stinkin' funny is that? Love the bottle...I could sure use a bottle of art inspiration sometimes. Today is not one of those days though. And the bird??? LOVE it. More peeks please!!! One of these days, just to freak you out, I am going to fill a comment form only with the words "random comment" filling the post!! Neener, neener. Rockin Robin Caldwell

Barbara L. said...

The bottle, the bird, flowers, inks...more money please! Love them.

Pilisa said...

I'm a bird person, so I am really grateful that birds are popular right now. Thanks for adding one to your line. Love the rest of the new stamps, too! (Don't want you to think I'm prejudiced...)

Lori said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. I KNEW there was a bird stamp comin'. HA! It's a great one, too! Not too cute, not too primitive. Love it. Love the bottle stamp, too. It just keeps gettin' better!
p.s. In the 30's here this week!! Woohoo!!

SusanK said...

Warmer temps, bigger & more frequent peeks...serious drool going on! My kitties are a big part of my artworld - either keeping me company or knocking stuff around letting me see it in a new way.

Heidi said...

The kitty and the mouse!! Stamp setidea??

Rhonda said...

Wendy, your peeks get better each day. Love your cat and mouse.

Liz said...

You are going to traumatize poor Tim with Ranger eating Mickey!!!!
Love the new peeks. I can't wait for the entire reveal.

Karen Ellis said...

Loving these peeks! Can't wait to see them in full!!

I'm bummed I'm going to miss this CHA.. but I'll be in Chicago. We met in one of Tim's classes last CHA ... you're awesome!! Have fun in CA!

Loving that bird and a measure slip! Right on!

Rachel said...

No apologies needed for the random font sizes. You should never apologise for things like this: claim it as an artistic statement! I know I thought it was until you apologised!

Linda said...

Love the Q & A's and the sneak peeks! Is the bottle stamped on vellum or clear acetate?

Love Ranger and his new "baby! Too cute!

Have fun making art!

Linda

Debby said...

Love the peeks. Bigger dots it looks like. They are cool. So is everything else. Ranger is so cute. My one cat Eli goes after my daughter's beanie babies. He carries a bunny and tosses it in the air. Not very nice of him so we had to take it away.

ekhyman said...

Art is the best medicine! The medicine bottle is fantastic, along with the dress and the large polka dot background. Ranger certainly has good taste in mice! Elaine K.

Tona said...

I love these question/answer blog posts ;)

Denise said...

Wendy, thanks for the peeks...can't wait to see all the goodies after CHA. What is the background that looks like a seamstress order form? I love it...and the birds. Birds are always fun! :D

helen said...

Oh my! That bottle is just top of my list, the bird is cute too, can see endless possibilities... please keep releasing sneaks. I know you said you don't like to fly - but pleae come to England, if we all ask really nicely????

Donna said...

Wendy, Wendy, Wendy, you are such a tease.......tease us more with larger peeks please! Now on to the cat and mouse, too funny, loved it! Thanks for your great posts as always.

scrapnrn said...

love the houndstooth, thanks. my lss started carrying your products, YIPPEE!

Joyce said...

Birds and Bottles - man it don't git any better than this. LOL Thanks for sharing and can hardly wait to see all the new stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Is the count 5 new stamps? The more I see the more it confirms I need all 12 of the new colors of ink and the re-inkers. Yum! I understand about the cat too. I can't leave any small stamps or craft tools out because they become his. One of his favorite pieces is the cover from my Tim Holtz scissors. I find it eventually.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

OMG! I love polka dots and forms too. Will this form be available?

scrapcraft said...

Cute cat! I love the bird stamp and what looks like the medicine bottle. Very cool. So do you have the birds for sale. I am pretty sure we would all like to alter our very own. Keep the sneak peaks coming.

Barbara Wilson said...

For the person who wanted you to do a crossword puzzle stamp--there's one in the new Hero Arts catalog.
The cat and mouse was too cute!

paperqueen said...

OK, robbing a bank doesn't feel right to me, so I'd best be getting a really nice tax refund this year. That's all I'm saying.
Eileen in NYC

WheatLDee said...

Wendy - your sneak peeks are so exciting!! I love the big polka dots! I love the bird! I love the queen anne's lace flower! I love the bottle of inspiration! Boy am I in trouble...... Naming your cat Ranger- that is too funny! Thanks for making my day.

pta4him said...

Love the picture of your cat getting the mouse. Can't wait for more peeks. Are we getting any new flower stamps for grunge flowers

Sandra said...

WOW! This looks like it is going to be some release - I love your style!
Need to find some time to make some art for myself!

Thanks for all the fun!
Sandra

Love your cats name, very cute!

Dianal said...

great sneak peaks ...... can't wait until we get to see all 12 sets .... anticipation!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't generally leave comments (**quiet type** Ha), but do follow your blog regularly, and I would LOVE to see more peeks of what's coming.
I just Love your art style & color combos!!!
Vicki R. in OH

2amscrapper said...

I don't know what that bottle is all about, but I have to have one just like it! And I love anything that has to do with birds!

Christopher said...

Loving it!
More peeks please.
Your cat is handsome.
:)

Linda the GiddyGardener said...

Love the peeks and can't wait for the full release. You are too humble in saying that you..."demo stuff at the Ranger booth"... I was lucky enough to go to Orlando last summer and I SAW you! Actually witnessed the stamping magic and have kept the custom WV tag you made for me! So anyway, you do alot more than "demo". You are da' stampin' bomb!

Cyndy said...

Thanks for all the peeks...can't wait to have that bird to make art!!

Kim said...

Love the birdie peek!!! OK...if it comes down to choosing just one favorite of the new distress inks...which one would it be??

Etta said...

Simply WONDERFUL...the ARTIST, her WEARS and her CAT! And by the way, loooove that BIRD!

michelle said...

I have fallen in love with both of these peaks. I love the bottle and the bird oh they are both so adorable. I bet they are not in the same set. . . are they?

Wanda H said...

Oh, I like the bottle and the words on it and the flower behind the bird and I WISH I knew the rest of the words in the stamp below the bird (hint, hint). What a cute picture of the cat... too funny with the Mickey.

Dawn said...

Wow, Wendy, I love the bottle stamp and the bird, I know that they will both look great on grungepaper with some embossing. It must be amazing to see your ideas go from your mind, to paper and then to rubber. I can only imagine. We are so lucky that you are so creative! Hugs from the beach! Dawn in SC

Daisy Girl said...

Totally loving the bird...is it a stamp or a grunge board pop out?? Please do tell so I can get me one!...Birds are my biggest crutch lately!...p.s. it is not old and slow...it is experienced and knowledgable!!!

Darla Bibeau said...

Wendy,
You always seem to have loads of fun! I do admire that quality....it is contagious! I think Connie & I will be going to the next CHA...dream come true.
Darla

Susan said...

Wow, is that a bird stamp? LOVE it! And the quote too. Betting there's going to be a stamp set having to do with making art! Keep those peeks coming.
Susan

Michele said...

Ooh, I like that apothecary bottle! a lot! Hey, I want to see art cat stamps! Maybe for summer? :)

Anita said...

Thanks for giving your top new ink colors. I love the peeks. The bird looks awesome.

Petrified Peep Eater said...

1. love the bottle... already blown the top off of it, reeling with ideas... guess it was full of inspiration.. can't wait to get my hands on it.
2 thought it couldn't get much better after the dress... now there's a bird... but i think the dress is still my #1,
3 love the kitty's name, very fitting! My moms cat used to carry a pound puppy around, sat it next to his bowl so he had someone to dine with. Yes we bought him a pound kitten... he preferred the dogs and only black or choc brown. He had 7 in all.
4 picking new fav colors... oh man, is that possible?

LIZZ S (not quite as busy as you. taking a small break from the Crop or Craft prep. I'll be done in time for CHA, I work cheap... well sort of... some people work for the weekend... i work for stamps, and inks and embellishments and tools!)

Allie Gower said...

Loving the sneak peeks! Hope you get lots of comments so we can have lots of peeks!

Allie

julie m said...

oh, the black and white peek with the bird definitely has my attention. i hope that is all in one set so i don't have to apply for a bailout after my first purchase. is the birdie a embellishment or a cutout of a stamp? definitely cool.

mamakat said...

Ughhhhhhhhhh...why does CHA take so long to get here? It's worse than Christmas morning, lol! Love the quotes that you've peeped and can't wait to have a bird in my collection.

Karen S. said...

Wow, Wendy!!!!!!
I LOVE the bottle stamp!!!! My favorite is the bird with the flower background!!!! The bird looks like it's flying across the artwork!!!! How soon after CHA will we be able to purchase these new items?
Thanks again for sharing!!!!

Colleen in Candia NH said...

One word LOVE!!!
Ok 2 words, Absolutely!!!

Andrea said...

I went to CHA Chicago a couple of years ago and was told that Anaheim was soooo much better. I'm jealous, I love to see all the new stuff.

Helena said...

That bird peek is SUPER!!!!!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

Okay, so I'm coming out of lurkdom to say: WOW!!! Love that bird!!! But then I live with a bird & a dog. Can't wait to see the WHOLE image. :) Thanks for being a big-tease!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love the birdie!

Pam Austin said...

The bottle is really cool - but nothing cooloer than a post of that darn cute cat! Hope to see you at CHA!