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Monday, March 8, 2010

goodies for me...goodies for you too!

This has all the makings of a good post...
if I say so myself...ha!

why you ask?

it has lots of FLOWERS...
an awesome surprise for me, that I get to share with YOU...

goodies for 2 of YOU...

and a COOL discovery...
but...

I need to go back to a few weeks ago...
to jog your memory...

Remember that Ranger donated all 12 of the new distress inks for a giveaway here...right?

Remember that Donna won...right?

Remember her winning story/comment...
Here is my story...I don't have a BARN DOOR to open and store my distress inks in. However...I would CRUSH OLIVES and eat FOREST MOSS. I would walk on TUMBLED GLASS while wearing my CHIPPED SAPPHIRE ring, carring BUNDLED SAGE with a STORMY SKY. After doing that I would have to use my PUMICE STONE on a RUSTY HINGE(and my feet). When I am done I will dress in my VICTORIAN VELVET and enjoy some SPUN SUGAR and WILD HONEY all while reading Wendy's blog. That's my story and I am sticking to it!

Now to the "goodies for me" part of the title...

I got a box delivered on Saturday from Donna...

YES...THAT Donna...(that explains the intro)

Here's what was inside...

I love the repurposing of the Ranger tape and making it so arty...GREAT IDEA!!!

I LOVE that she stamped my flower and leaf on...

fabric...

I LOVE the tag inside...

with the berry tree and scallop...



Now just imagine me saying yippee when I found this next BEAUTY in the box...


It's PERFECT for the studio or our family room...
I couldn't decide...
so it goes where I go...and I can look @ it LOTS...

Here's a close up of the cool flower...
it shows that stamps aren't just for paper & grunge...


OMG... even the BACK is CUTE!
Check it out...

And be watching Justin & Alain...
you have a package coming your way...
it's a THANK YOU from Donna, for your awesome donation.
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THANK YOU so much DONNA...I LOVE IT MILLIONS!
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Next topic...the jenni bowlin butterflies...
PHEW...that little project generated lots of questions about where to get them & what color choices are available...
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I used the brown...
I ordered black...
I LOVE the red...ordered them too...
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Other cool colors...pink, awesome orange & yummy navy...so there's something for any project.
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Next fun discovery...
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I am IN LOVE with this new gadget gears Sizzix die...
designed by tim...
It has LOTS of potential for fun...

Here's my take on the gears...
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this mini brain snap woke me early this weekend..
I HAD to try it...
I made...
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I bet you KNOW what's coming...
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GADGET GEARS...
FLOWERS!
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Here's one version...and I have another style to show later...stay tuned...
I was happy to see that the 'gears' make a cool center for my large flower...

This will be incorporated into a class...VERY soon.
it's just too much fun not to share...
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And speaking of sharing..
I'm sure you came to see...
who the jenni bowlin winners are?
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Drumroll...
the WINNER from the comments on jenni's inspiration blog is JULIE!...
julie said...

I'm new to the Jenni Bowlin product line but I really do love what Wendy Vecchi did with the products. Thank you Wendy for introducing me to Jenni Bowlin products! LOveLy, just LOveLy!
March 4, 2010 1:23 PM
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and the winner from my blog is...
JACKIE!!!
jackie said...
you amaze me, the finished product is unmistakenly "YOU". your mind sees how things can be altered and morphed into a whole other style....LOVE IT
March 4, 2010 7:16 PM
So...jackie & julie...please send your snail mail info (wbv1213@hughes.net) & we'll get a goodie package to you!
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Meeting with the accountant in a bit...
taxes...BIG YUCK...
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But before that, I'll have a few minutes to...
make art!
wendy

39 comments:

SusanK said...

Wow, that Donna is one talented lady! She did a great job incorporating so much of your art into a really cool pillow! Kudos to all of you for sharing your generous natures!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Isn't it awesome to see what others are doing with the same products! That is one of the great things about the internet...we can all share our "stuff"! Thanks, Wendy for always having great prizes for us! Congrats to the lucky winners. Love the "geared up" flowers! Waiting for my LSS to get those in...so they will be mine, too! Can't wait to get inky.

Cher said...

ok I wanna be Donna's friend too!!! So darn cute!! Wish I was more of a sewin gal...perhaps in my next life...and yes, love the gears! So wanting to try these new things but unsure if my cuttlebug will accept them...if anyone knows FOR A FACT they will work...shoot me an email! We missed you Wendy..wave at the tax man lol..someone told me if you chew gum they can't see as much smoke coming out of your ears...let us know :)

Mall Rat said...

Congrats to the winners! I love the pillow from Donna .. what a sweetie. Totally awesome idea about the gears .. I love that you are flower crazy cause I love them on everything too ! Have a great day.

Debby said...

Way cool gear flowers! I just got that die too. Will have to have some fun with that. Donna made just the most awesome things. I cannot sew so her pillow was amazing. Congratulations to those winners!

Linda Elbourne said...

What a fab Thank you from Donna and I am loving your gear flower :0) Have fun with the tax man X

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW...fab fab fab art from Donna...that cushion is soooo cool! And.. congrats to Julie and Jackie for winning....and...WOW, what a FAB way to use those gears...am champing at the bit for them to arrive in the UK!! good luck with the accountant..you said the "t" word hun...eeeeek, no like those LOL x

Sara Carns said...

Wow, wendy! I would kill to have your "brain snaps." What a fabulous idea! And LOVE LOVE LOVE that pillow!!!! Fabulous!

Scrapthat said...

Love your gear flower!! Very cool!! TFS!

michelle said...

Oh the flower gear flowers are so adorable and Donna l can only stand in awe of your talent!

2amscrapper said...

Congrats to the two Js for winning Jenni's products. Loved looking at Donna's creations with your stamps.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, that is the second great idea I've seen lately using your stamps on fabric (Donna's pillow & Susan's sweatshirt). What I would give to be able to sew like that. Donna what a talented artist gal you are! I have a canvas apron I would like to add some decorative touches to just by using your stamps (no sewing). Can I stamp on them with Ranger archival inks? Would I be able to wash it if needed? Thanks for sharing. Marijane

paperqueen said...

What a fabulous gift; I am sewing-challenged,so really admire anyone who can do stuff like that.
Love the idea of stamping on fabric too.
Congrats to Julie and Jackie!
It's starting to feel like spring here;the last of the snow melted this weekend. How about where you are, Wendy?
Eileen in NYC

Alexandra said...

Wow! what a lovely lot of goodies from Donna, I love, love, love that cushion it's gorgeous, no wonder you want to take it around with you Wendy. Great idea using the gears for the middle of the flower.
I did a similar thing using Spellbinders snowflakes for the flower centres, some of these look like gears too.
tfs, x

Patti said...

Those are amazing thank you gifts. So much talent in one woman!
I love the gears as flower centers. You always show us things I'd never have imagined. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Xanne said...

Love the gear flower, but I'm running out of snaps! I don't suppose you could try convincing Tim to start re-issuing them?
Thanks!

benedick4 said...

OK know I have to have the gears die. You make things so fun.
Sue

Kathy Eddy said...

What gorgeous goodies from Donna. It looks like you have inspired her art! I hope the tax prep goes smoothly for you and Rick; something we all must do but still dread every time. When you get done, celebrate by making art...

Lori said...

What a talented lady Donna is! That is awesome! Love the flower center made from the gears, somehow, I could see that one coming...lol... congrats to the lucky winners!

Sandra said...

What fun! Donna sure is talented.

I have a question for you - when you use plain paper for stamping .... not the grunge, what do you use?
thanks for all the fun and inspiration!
Sandra

kkaisu said...

That pillow is amazing! She is very very talented. I just got out my sewing machine the other day and started a fabric mini album. I plan to use some Studio 490 stamps of course!

Donna said...

Wendy~I am sure glad you liked your thank you. How lucky are you to have such nice blog friends, thank you all for your kind comments!
Love the gear flower, I know that is in my future!

Julie said...

Howdy Ho! I won! BIGGEST Surprise! Thank you JENNI Bowlin and WENDY! And Donna, great pillow project! I have just finished making a bali bag and going to embellish with some Nature's Art butterflies out of grunge board and place on top the oversize buttons which are attached at the base of the bali bag straps.

Helena said...

Oh my, that Donna is a talented lady.
Love that pillow!!!

Tona said...

Wow! Donna made some awesome projects. That pillow is to die for.
Congrats to your 2 winners & I love your gear flower.

Nancy said...

How sweet & talented Donna is! Love your gifts!!
I've been thinking of getting those die cuts .. now I have to have them! ;o)

Anita said...

I love how you used the gear dye to make flowers.

Dawn said...

Wow, we do have some talented people out there in Wendy Land! Donna's work is beautiful. Wendy I bet the you see flowers in everything. I would have never dreamed to make the gears the center of a flower- that is why you are the queen! Happy crafting!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh you are definitely the winner here! everything is absolutely fabulous. love your card too! and flowers! gorgeous!

Deb Smith said...

Very impressed with the work of Donna and Wendy. Thanks for sharing. Love the gears!!

Bethan said...

that cushion is fabulous! fab work Donna!
....yeah love your flower too Wendy!

joy said...

Fantastic pillow and love the flower using the gears for the center, Wendy! So inspirational!

Betty said...

Love Donna's creations! What a great "Do Not Remove" tag on the back. I really like the "sprocket flowers," too. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

Linda B said...

WOW! Donna made you some AMAZING gifts!!! Very cool:)

Stephanie said...

too cool - gear flowers!

What die cut machine do you use? Thinking I "need" to get one, not sure which one to buy. Suggestions?
Thanks. Stephanie

Wanda H said...

LOL taxes... I've been franticly working to finish getting my 2009 stuff in order as our appointment is this next Monday.... every year I say I'm going to stay caught up and every year I get to the end of the year way behind, LOL. Love the gear flowers!!!! and those things from Donna... FABULOUS!!!!

Shirley said...

I love what you did with the "gears" die. I was not impressed with it at all until I saw what you did with it. Very nice.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful cushion :) love Donna's ditty and all of your art ;)
Anne xx

JAN said...

isnt it just fantastic when some one creates you a ooak item that wil be treasured forever a real expression of themselves of beauty and of the giving soul..its so nice to give a gift that is truly appreciated too..and also nice to recieve one that is treasured..i have a little collection of things created for me that i truly treasure..all and everyone of the items seen here on your blog are magnificent