Wednesday, February 24, 2010

these photos will explain...

why I NEED a blog-cation...

My little mind just figured out that teaching LOTS of workshops...
see right sidebar...

requires LOTS of supplies....

and this is just for one mini book workshop...

YIKES!
This might explain why my mini books are so FAT!



we needed like a MILLION...

of the SEW CUTE Maya Road minis...

and... a MILLION of the new buttons too...
LOVE them...they'll get embossed, then inked...or maybe stamped?? LOTS of possibilities!

and the mini 2 layer butterflies...



and a million scrolls...




and that's just some of the embellishments for this mini book workshop...


that starts with these adorable layered books...




I LOVE how they look when inked with the new distress ink colors...
how did we LIVE without them?




So...I'll be working on getting the chaos under control here...

ORGANIZING...

making kits...

stamping art parts...

making MORE kits...

writing instructions...

making copies...

cooking some chow for my sil who had surgery again yesterday...
second time in 2 weeks...YIKES!

attending my grandmother's funeral...
may you rest in peace, Mimi...say hi to my mom...

making something for a guest blog posting...
if I'm lucky enough to get that far on the TO-DO list...fingers crossed!

packaging & shipping book #2 when they arrive...
it's snowing again...hope the PO guys get them here soon...

packing up for demoing and teaching on Saturday...

I'll tweet photos of the progress...
or chaos...
whatever the case may be.

I'll be back on Monday...I think.
Until then...

have a good weekend...
stay warm and take time to...

make art.
wendy

78 comments:

Helen said...

Blimey! You're busy. Adore those new colours, can't wait to get my hands on some. Good luck with your kitting up! I think you may be some time.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wendy - will you be doing any make-n-takes at Carson next month?

Wanda H said...

What a list!!! I'm sorry about your grandma (HUGS) And it'll be hard but I'll manage to wait until next week for more blog posts :-))

Linda Elbourne said...

Hugs for you Wendy and for your family. Stay well my friend and try not to over-do things X

jan said...

WOW, the colors on your mini book ARE awesome! The Maya details look fabulous! It's been fun to have you on the blog more recently...but take care of YOU!

Anonymous said...

awww Wendy...your gramma...may you savor your sweetest memories until you meet again. Such a difficult time, yet you peeked in here with a long post...it is no wonder your fan base is growing by leaps and bounds! heck yes we can wait ...you do what you need to do. We have your email :) LOL...just kidding! God Bless you and your family. Cher

Scrapthat said...

So sorry to hear about your Grandmother! Big hugs!

Colleen said...

so sorry to hear about your grandmother and then your SIL's surgery. Hope all went well with the surgery. Your classes look so fun, hoping to some day be able to take a class from you. Please come my way again, and this time let me be free so that I can learn from you.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Don't worry about us, you take whatever time is necessary to handle what you need to. I am so very sorry to hear about your grandmother, I will keep her and you in my prayers.

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Warm hugs! Am taking the Sat. class so can't wait to see all these goodies and what I can do with them. LOVE the new DI colors-think they're the best combo out!
Peace to your grandma, positive thoughts for sil. Am free for the next few days as dh is away on business. Want help?

Amy said...

Wendy, Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Praying for you. Have fun with those kits, they look awesome! I will introduce myself to you at Scrapbooking Memories Expo so you know who emailed you the nice note. See you then. Have a great weekend. Amy

Lori said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care!

scrapnrn said...

sorry about your grandma. going to miss reading your blog, look forward to it mon-fri.

Anonymous said...

I'm exhausted just reading about your life! The colors used on the mini book look just glorious. I will be in the workshop this Saturday and hope this is the book we'll be making. Can't wait to see the new colors in person.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please take care of yourself so that you can continue to MAKE ART! -Marijane

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Barbara K

Anonymous said...

Your plate is definately overflowing. Take care of yourself. Don't worry about us. We'll still be her sending you our good thoughts. My advice is to take a day for yourself when all the responsibilities are over this weekend. We can wait until Tuesday to hear from you. My sympathies to you and your family. Take care.

denise said...

Take some time for yourself and family. We are always here. May your day be filled with happy memories.

benedick4 said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is always hard to deal with the loss of a loved one.
Sue

Donna said...

I think your plate has been dished seconds and thirds, take a blog break. Have a drink, say some words@#$%@, then just breathe, then make art just for the fun of it.
I need to get some of the sew cute, I love them.

Hugs to you and your family, may Mimi rest in peace.

Sarah Anderson said...

Glad there's a 'make art' hidden away in that list, even if it is for a guest blog posting and not just for you. Hope it all gets done; and sorry to hear about your Grandma x

KAT said...

Sorry to hear about you Grandmother - I hope she had a happy, fulfilled life!

Cooking, you are cooking - I thought cooking was a dirty word for you... Get take out!

Looks like you are up to your ears in goodies - enjoy your classes!

Shirley said...

So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. Looks like you are indeed one busy gal! I like fat mini books! That would be a fun class.

Have a great week. Sounds like you have a plan for getting all that stuff done. Wishing you many blessings.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about all of the family stress with the loss of your grandma & your sil's health issues.
I do admit that your pictures of the piles of materials is getting me VERY EXCITED for Saturday! My daughter is sooo jealous because she has to work.
Try to take care of yourself & I can't wait to see you Sat.!

Hels Sheridan said...

Big hugs hunny...sorry to hear the loss of your Nanna...thinking of you xx

Have had to have a little lay down seeing all you are prepping has me pooped! Hope the workshops etc go splendidly and I just am a little green I won't be able to join in !

Missing ya til your next blog post...oh, I will have to have a look at the Twitter thingy, not done that before, am sure it is going to fox me LOL

Hugs xx

Debby said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. That is never easy to take. You are extremely busy! Love what I saw of the preview for the class on Saturday. Take care of yourself.

Patti said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope you get some time for yourself on that long list! All that chipboard is amazing. Can't wait to see what your book looks like when you're finished.

WheatLDee said...

Are you trying to keep up with Tim?? Tweeting, blogging, Demo here, shipping there, stamping everywhere :) thank you though for taking the time to post.

So very sorry to hear about your grandma. Hold your best memory in your heart and know that she's in better place. Praying for your peace and comfort today -

Anita said...

Wow! You have a busy weekend. Sorry to hear about your grandmother and sister.

Helena said...

Oh my world! All that Maya Road goodness. Wish I could take a class from you. You won't be doing any classes in Indianapolis between June 1- June 10, now would you?

Sorry for your loss.

Remember to breathe if things get over whelming.

Hugs

michelle said...

Ouch you are busy over there wish I was closer I would come help you kit up. . . or mail books out.

Sorry about your Grandmother may she rest in peace and watch over those that she loves.

SIL twice in 2 weeks prayer being said. . .

Have fun and don't go crazy well to crazy!

michelle said...

I forgot they are not fat just plumped up with goodness!

Kathy said...

Sorry to her about your Grandma, my prayers and are with you and your family. I pray Sil heals quickly.
The colors used are beautiful and I hope the kitting goes swiftly. Take care of yourself too.

Hugs to you all

Tona said...

Wow, you are really busy!
So sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother :(
Get well wishes for your sil.

mamakat said...

So sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing and that your Sil has had to endure 2 surgeries. Hope all of that creative madness helps.
PS the new colors do look great on that MR chipboard can't wait to get mine to use with your new stamps which I'm enjoying very, very much, thank you!

Shelley Haganman said...

So very sorry to hear about your Grandma and SIL. You deserve a break and we will all be here when you get back! Enjoy your time!

Renee said...

Good luck with that list!
Hope your SIl is better soon.

My condolences on the loss of your grandma!

Julie said...

Even though we know our loved ones have gone on to be with the Lord, still it hurts. But one day we will see them again! My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you.

borcherding said...

((hug)) CONDOLENCES on the loss of your your grandma. :-)
Sure wish you were close to me, I'd gladly be your little worker bee and help you make kits. WOWZERS!!

Nancy said...

Dear Wendy,
I am very sorry to read of your Grandmother's passing. Sending you warm and healing thoughts and prayers. For Sil too...even though I don't know who that is. Love your projects so much. You take care of yourself now. Hard to do in the middle of stress. Thanks for the creativity.
Hugs,
Nancy ps Please come back to Hannah's

paperqueen said...

You need an assistant! I'd volunteer if it weren't a plane ride away.
Sorry about your SIL and grandma.
Someone should be cooking for YOU! I'm just sayin'.
Take care and BREATHE!
Eileen in NYC

Shannon said...

I've never taken one of your classes before and I really want to take this mini book class. Do I need high speed? Hopefully not, we don't get it out here in the desert. Or do you type up the instructions and ship the kit out to every individual? Can I send you the money now to make sure I get one of these kits? Where do I sign up, I just don't want to miss out on it? Can you tell I'm anxious to do your mini book class?

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

They do indeed look wonderful coloured with DIs I can't wait to get some of the new colours - am attending a weekend workshop in Harrogate (UK) in March so am waiting till then to buy some ;)
Anne xx

lillianchild said...

Oh my goodness ... I need a multivitamin AND a shot of Jack just to get through your blog post today - how do you do it? You must have an energizer bunny in your family tree!

buglady said...

Hope your grandmother had a wonderful and productive, long life! Enjoy the memories and sharing at her funeral- to me that is the best part of a funeral is that it turns into a mini-family reunion. Not the best circumstances but good to get together and share the love. The kit components look like a lot of fun!!!
Aloha, Kate

Kathleen said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother.......but it's amazing to hear that at "our age", you had your grandmother for so long! I'll be attending my mother's 90th birthday in a couple of weeks, and I feel fortunate at 53 to be able to celebrate such a huge milestone. I'm making her guestbook/scrapbook for her party and I'll be looking to your site for inspiration!
The supplies are delicious!!!! I have to place an order soon!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gillian McMurray said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother. I hope she has a good send off with lots of happy memories for you all.

Vicki in MD said...

sending you thoughts and prayers during this time - take some time out to breathe. Your list looks like a list for at least 4 people. Wish I was closer, this class is looking awesome!

Nancy said...

ps
I really love those butterflies!

Dianal said...

Sorry about the loss of your grandmother. It is always difficult to lose a family member no matter what the age.

I am amazed at all the product in your pictures .... the swirls, the buttons ... like many others, I wish I was close enough to take your class too!!

We'll have to convince you to come to Southern, Ontario Canada to teach a class here!!!

Kim said...

Wow!! I don't know how you do it!!! Good Luck with your TO DOs!!!

2amscrapper said...

Very sorry to read about your grandmother. My thoughts are with you. Take care.

Nancy said...

Oh, Wendy, I'm sorry to read of your grandmother's passing! And your SIL's surgeries - yikes! I hope she's recovering & doing well now!

Hmmm ... I don't see any classes listed in OH this year! We need to fix that. I will see you next month - if we're not visiting our new grandson again that weekend. How can I morph myself to be in two places at one time???

Sandra said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, may she rest in peace. Take time to do what you need to!
Sandra

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing, my heart and thoughts are with you. On a positive note- I love the sew mini's from Maya road- I hope that you do that mini book in Columbia when you come. I can hardly wait!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Wendy...I seriously want to come to your house to play!! You seem to have the most and "funnest" toys. I gotta go buy some of your new stamps...love that "face" one and must posess it. Off to shop, much to my husband's chagrin!! Hugs, rockin robin caldwell

Liz in MO said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma!!! Sending thoughts your way.

Anonymous said...

May you have some beautiful time to celebrate your Grandmother's life and hopefully a little rest/recharge time as well. Hugs!

julie m said...

sorry about the loss of your grandmother. wish i lived close enough to help copy and/or kit or whatever so you could have more time with your family.

madelynb said...

Love the peak of the mini-book. Can't wait to see it finished. I am sorry for your loss of your grandmother. Hope your sil will be OK. Take care of yourself.

Dorothy said...

WOW! I'm exhausted just reading all this!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Sos soory to hear about your grandma. Hop all's well with SIL and nothing too serious. Don't forget to stop and take a little breather and me-time in all your hurrying girl. Have fun teaching, I know the students will!

kkaisu said...
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kkaisu said...

While very envious of all your playtime - I must realize also how much WORK you do to get ready for classes,workshops,blog posts, books and everything else you do. Thanks you it is much appreciated!! Prayers and good thoughts to you and your family for all that is happening.

Janene said...

What a beautiful site of chipboard! How much fun it must be to be you :) Lovig those colors is right - awaiting my 12 new colors!!!

Sara Carns said...

Wow, what yummy maya road goodness... sorry to hear about your Grandmother, Wendy. Wishing you and your family the best!

debbiek said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, Wendy. Wishing you comfort at this time. Hope you are able to get everything done. You are one BUSY lady!

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Linda B said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Erin Glee said...

My sympathy for you and your family. Take the whole week off if you need it... we will be stalking your blog for the next update, but really~don't worry about us! We know you are up to your eyebrows in Maya Road goodness. Yum!

Debs Doodles and More said...

my sincere condolances on your mimi, but the rest of your schedule is very busy. Looks like you need to come to MOntana for a class, and bring some of those wonderful goodies with you.

Kelly Renae said...

I just got through taking your class and i absolutely loved it, i had so much fun and laughed a lot and it was a good time. Thank you.

Deb Smith said...

Wendy dear, I absolutely love my mini art album and I had SO much in the class today. Why didn't you say something re your grandmother?? And I told you, you need a manager. Tell Rick he's fired and I'm moving in.

Love and hugs,

Deb

mikki said...

wendy,
wanted to let u know i finished up
my "mini" work of art-gorgeous!
looking forward to the nxt project
at scrpbk frndz.(or rockford-that's
even closer for me)

can't wait!

Marsha

mikki said...

forgot 2 ask...how did u mount
ur craft sheet to the cutting mat?

marsha

KAREN said...

Wendy,
So very sorry you lost your Gramdmother and all your difficulties. May God bless you and help you thru this time. You are such a wonderful talented artist and sometime you just need to relax and kick back a little.
Love all the Maya Road goodies!!
Take care

Pam Austin said...

Wendy so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know she is going to have a great time in the big art heaven in the sky (smiling down at you).
Looking forward to seeing you in Carson.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hi wendy. i'm just a little old cardmaker who saw your interview at Julie's OPEN WINDOW and boy was i impressed. AND.... i'm in sandwich, IL - not too far away! i absolutely love your art work. wow! and i am thrilled to have read that interview. i'll be back, that's for sure - so keep on posting - although i see your schedule is quite busy.

best of luck to you.

Robin said...

Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother.

We'll all be waiting for you whenever you get back from your blog-cation!