Wednesday, April 21, 2010

long time...no blog...

YIKES!! It's been sooo long that I almost forgot how to upload photos!!

We're BURIED under kits and house STUFF here...
thus no blogging time...

The Rockford convention was FUN...REALLY fun...
LOTS of people went home with lots of cool art supplies...

Now we're on to kits & packing stamps for this Saturday's workshops @ For Keeps Sake in St Louis...YIPPEE!!

I'm so excited...I'm driving down tomorrow...
I'm spending Friday with my friends...
SHOPPING...antiquing to be exact...

I CAN NOT WAIT!!!
I LOVE the HUNT & I find old stuff to be very inspiring...

My friend Nancy is "tour guide extraordinaire"...
she'll have the best antique places all scouted out for us, so no time is wasted.

Sorry Rick...some times I'm a cheap date...
some times...not so much...

Then I'll teach all day Saturday.

A full class needs LOTS of stamps...

the 30 coffee archival ink pads are hiding...
we use it LOTS in the Maya Road mini book class...
so each student gets one to use...



Other business news...
my new stamp sets for release @ CHA in July are designed & DONE!!!

The storage sheets are designed too...

I'm dieing to get them here & inky...

and to get started on projects for book #3.

After St. Louis, I'm headed to Memory Bound in Ankeny, Ia.

The "Ranger Inks...studio 490 style" class is sold out with a huge waiting list...
so...I spoke with Dawn yesterday...

now instead of coming home next Sunday as planned...
I'll stay & repeat the Ranger class on Monday...
from 9:30am-1:30 pm.

so...if you're on the waiting list...

or were told the class was full...

there's another chance to get really inky...

House update...
we're getting there, but no where near done...

Here's a little shot of the bath...


I LOVED the old rusty register cover...

looking the other way...

I adore the clock...
we saw a vintage one recently for like $2500...
YIKES...poor Rick was pale & sweaty...

This guy came from Hobby Lobby for half price...
like I said...some days I'm a cheap date...

The wall color isn't accurate...
but the best I can do for now...



The UGLY faucets will be replaced by these guys...
They're BLACK!! YIPPEE!

Not installed yet...but soon, I hope.


off to finish packing up supplies...


WAIT...
How about this???

LEAVE A COMMENT...

TELL ME WHAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING...
making art?
or whatever you want to say...

I'LL CHOOSE A WINNER ON MONDAY...
and send them some goodies for...

mak(ing) art!
wendy
ps...CONGRATS to my friend Timi...
she's a brand new grandma for the first time.
Can't wait to see some baby photos! How fun!

125 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Great piccies Wendy ... the house is looking fab! Have a lovely time shopping ... can't wait to see all your purchases :0)

Lana said...

Hi Wendy, I am having Wendy Vecchi week on my blog this week. I just thought of it today! I had a fun weekend last weekend getting down and dirty and used all of your stamps! Please stop by and tell me what you think! Lana (www.lunarlana.typepad.com)

Scrapthat said...

Your house does look fabulous!!
What have I been up to??
Well the weather was half decent recently so I've been making sure my little gal has been getting alot of time playing in the park...now that she's old enough to truly enjoy it all we've been having a blast!!
:) Also enjoying the FLOWERS :)

Nancy said...

You are one busy, busy woman! :o)

I've actually "made art" this week! Started on my pennants for the EVW swap - decided I need some different papers for one part, which hopefully I'll find this weekend at Adventures in Stamping - and have made my cuz & I each a "tattered florals" corsage to wear to class on Friday. My mom's feeling much better, so I'm able to stay upstairs & play in my corner - yea!

Colleen said...

in between working hard to get the school year finished, I have managed to do a little bit of scrapbooking. Discovering that I really need that creative break from life right now.

Sherry Cheever said...

What have I been doing? Hmmmm, taking care of a sick puppy, making videos for YouTube, catching up on my blog reading, setting up a new computer, making art with Copic Markers to brush up on my skills in preparation for my Copic Certification class this Friday, making preparations to take your class in Greenwood with some other stamping buds, . . . . everything but cleaning house and doing laundry!

Primitive Seasons said...

I've been doing a set of the Maya Road dressform chipboard. Only halfway through but they are on my blog. Run over and have a look see. And I know own about ten sets of your stamps and am having loads of fun playing around. Thanks Wendy!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot

Hand Me a Stamp said...

Hi Wendy! The house is looking great! I've been working on my first chipboard mini album...love "makign art" in new ways :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

After my first project using your stamps and your book, I am "wendy hooked", and am having so much fun! Thanks for all the inkspiration

Kim said...

Well...haven't played as much as I would have liked--busy doing yardwork!!! Not nearly as busy as you, though!!! BTW--where did you snag the black faucets? I can only find the oil-rubbed bronze!! Have fun in St. Louis and Iowa!

Robin said...

I already have my supplies packed for your classes Saturday because I'm leaving tomorrow, also, for a day of shopping on Friday with my friend! Can't wait!!!

I hope the remodeling fairy visits while you are away and you return to find everything finished! (Nice thought isn't it?)

Anonymous said...

well glad u are back...sorta! wanted to send a search party cuz I love starting my day with your posts! u are one busy chickie! love the new bath stuff...mmm! now tell us...how many new sets? and when will the book be out n about? cuz u know what I will say next! cher

scrappin-scrappin said...

Remodeling is looking great! I made a album using Tim's new die cuts and a lot of your stamps!! Have a look http://scrappin-scrappin.blogspot.com
Love your stamps!! Can't wait to see the new ones!!

lillianchild said...

Would you ever consider coming to Omaha? Would love to take one of your classes and get to meet you and see your art up close and personal. I've been working on birthday gifts for my two-year old grandson - a slider book featuring pics of all his favorite people, toys and activities. And a 9 block puzzle, which has three of my favorite pics of him and also ABC, 123 and animals filling in the remaining sides of each block.

jackie said...

what have i been making? well, my friends and i are having a tussie mussie swap for may 1st...It is nice to go outside in April in Ohio and absorb some spring and transfer it to art. Hope all my friends are having as much fun as me. Going out to that mailbox is going to be exciting, but i still wish i was in one of your classes.you can see pictures at ...
www.vintagemacaroni.blogspot.com

Nancy B said...

Your bathroom is looking good--so much fun to remodel & redecorate, especially if someone else does the work! I've been stamping, lots of birthday cards & a special little book for a very special sister.

kath said...

we missed you lots...but you've been a busy busy gal...have great fun with the shopping spree and look forward to seeing what you splash the cash on...big hugs kath xxx

Elaine A said...

Well Wendy -

Somebody's been a busy little beaver - LOL! Love the photos of the bathroom (really love that clock too)! What have I been up to? Work, work and more work. Sadly not much time in the last few days for making Art. But I will be in my studio tonight, must make a birthday card for my mother-in-law, so I will get a little play time in.

Elaine Allen

Crissi Harvey said...

The bathroom looks great, have fun shopping hope you find some bargains. what have i been upto well i have been trying my hand at soldering some pendents, its alot harder than it looks you know, well thats my excuse for the mess i have made with them and im sticking to it LOL

Jenna said...

I was just thinking this morning... "I need to get creating SOON!!" Maybe this blog will be the inspiration I need...

Debby said...

Great house pics. I wish we had a bathroom that could hold a giant chest like the one in yours. Love the black faucets! As for art I have been working in several art journals- painting backgrounds and cutting and pasting stuff in them. Loving to use non-black archival inks to create a subtle background. Thanks for that tip! Have a fun and safe trip. Have to go to St. Louis next week to start moving my daughter out of the dorm.

Anita said...

Have fun shopping! I have been creating layouts for DT challenges. Your bath looks awesome.

borcherding said...

NOt long until Saturday! I can't wait..I can't wait!!! :-)

Sandy said...

I love the bathroom, so my style.
I want to get inky. I also want to go to one of your classes but I live over by Tim. Perhaps you could come visit him and do a class here. Oh, what a good idea.

Liz in MO said...

Unfortunately, nothing arty, working in the garden, looking for morel mushrooms and enjoying the spring weather. Awesome!!!

Helena said...

Working on my last episode of the soap I'm translating. I've done a couple of layouts and I have been cooking a lot - since I started a diet yesterday, I cooked a lot last week :) Now my boys are on their own, I've threaten them that I won't be cooking again.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!!! So glad you can find time to blog with your schedule. What have I been working on? I've had a Maya Road Villa for a couple of months and decided to work on it this week. The sample of yours shown on the MR road site is so cute! I'm using the chipboard windows and door that came with the kit along with your stamps, grungeboard and distress inks to decorate the villa with flowers and butterflies. Should be done tonight. Can't wait! Marijane

Alice I. said...

We actually crossed the country (Maryland to Calif) to come visit my folks, kids, and grandkids. Phew...long ride, so no art here but it doesn't stop me from keeping up with your blog for inspiration. I just noticed you'll be at Queen's Ink in Oct!!! Yippee! Can't wait!

Tona said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you have a lot going on both at home & away.
I have been so busy doing outside chores that I haven't had the time or energy to play inside...soon though, it'll be soon...it's got to be soon lol.

Heidi said...

Yeah!! Glad you're back, and the bath looks fabulous!!!! You're right, the clock is great!!

SusanK said...

Between making Mother's Day altered bird cages the great outdoors has been calling my name really loud. Have to make hay while the sun shines as they say here in farm country@

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh love the metalwork in your bathroom, love the clock and those taps (faucets to you - ooh that sounds like swearing at you!) are fab! ;) Want to know what we've been up to? well today I've shown my workdesk here:
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/
on which are some pages I've inked, but not completed, for the Sunday Stampers challenge over at Hels blog (one of your biggest fans) and a part of a doll's chair I'm making (you can only see part of it). And tonight I may be linedancing :) Now did you really want to know that?
Anne xx

Julie said...

This is what I have been doing....I have been going from store to store looking for wooden candle holders that are about 3" to 4" in height for a crafty project I have in mind. So far, I haven't found the right holders. I have been to Stein Mart, Marshalls, Ross, Home Goods, T J Maxxs, Pier One, Target, Hallmart, Big Lots, Jo-Anns, Micheals. Whoo! I'm tired!!! No, Orlando doen't have Hobby Lobby or AC Moore. Bummer.

Helen said...

Hi, good to see you back - the work on the house looks great. I have been making art wendy style this week check it here
and I've been showing my workdesk at the same place Liverpool Lou did.

Shere said...

I love your work and just wanted to say a quick hello (I always lurk). When I saw your b-room, my first thought was that it looked exactly like your artwork! It's gorgeous (that too is just like your art). TFS

Anonymous said...

Wishing I could be "antiquing" instead of working. I have been making art, though. It keeps me sane in an insane world!
Andrea

NANCY DARE said...

Love all your ART...been busy caretaking hoping to make time for ART~!

connie said...

Have fun shopping! The weather has been BEAUTIFUL HERE so i have spent lots of time planting flower beds, weeding and cutting the grass. Also lots of birthday parties.

Babsarella said...

Still catching up from being away on vacation, but have some grunge paper flowers done and ready to be put on a card. Keeping my fingers crossed I will have some crafty time this evening!

patricia smith said...

Hi Wendy. What I have been doing is reading your new book! I just got it yesterday & I am so excited! At my age (73) I will not do much dancing in the street, however, when I am done with my first project, I may change my mind!

Hugs, Pat Smith

joy said...

Oh, Wendy, you are so busy being creative and making art!! I, too, am busy but not much art here this week! I am looking forward to Adventures in Stamping this weekend where I will be buying your book and some stamps and taking Ted's class!! Then, I will really be inspired to make art!

Linda said...

Wendy, so glad you are the one remodeling. . . we did that about 5 years ago it's a BIG pain but the results were GREAT! Hope everything is back together again soon!

Haven't done much in the way of ART as my studio has been invaded by a child who has returned home.

Have fun shopping and teaching. Have safe travels.

Linda

Sarah Anderson said...

I've been busy art journalling, and teaching art journalling. I love to teach, it's so rewarding. You sound like you've been having a ball teaching too!! Love your house pics

Hannah said...

So exciting! Your house looks great!!

benedick4 said...

I made art this week. My husband is fishing. That leaves me with alot of time to play with my ink and paper. Looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis.
Sue

Heather said...

I LOVE the black faucet!! Remodel is looking awesome. As for me...no craftying lately, spending too much time being soccer mom.

KAT said...

I am taking classes with Tim this Friday ....sign... so I've been altering something to wear there... using lots of grungeboard, metal and ranger products... It's pretty awesome!!!

Miss Iowa said...

Your bathroom is uber cute! Are those Longaberger baskets I see? I haven't been doing much crafting--we've been working in the house, too, getting ready for some visitors in early June who will pick this place apart, KWIM? lol!

Sandi M said...

I'm doing the happy dance. Your Dreams of Art stamps and Tim's Tattered Floral dies came in the mail today along with some inky goodness. Right now, I'm using old fabric to cut some of the flowers - your idea :) Later, I'll be playing with your stamps and making art! Have fun in IA.

Renee said...

Thanks for popping in while you're so busy....can't wait to see all the finished house pics.

Have fun with your classes.

Dawn said...

Hi Wendy- I have been busy making pennants for our ATT group= your new bathroom looks GREAT! Oh I wish I was in your new classes.
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

mikki said...

had to take time out from mother's day cards to clean my studio-which
has turned into a 3 day?(still not
done)ordeal. feels good, though!
finally seeing some floor.

carpediem said...

Wow! You've been busy Wendy! The reno on your bathroom looks great! Can't believe you're already mentioning CHA Summer! Before you know it we'll be getting hints and sneak peeks!!!

Diane said...

Hi! Loved seeing you at the Rockford convention! I spent the longest time and most money in your booth! Thanks for all your help, btw!
Love seeing all your pics!
Diane

IndyCinD said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished products!

Do Be Do Bead Do said...

Great bathroom! I've been making cards, cards, cards. I'm addicted to coloring, been so since I was a small girl.

jan said...

Organizing a day with my stamping friends, theme of flowers, it's spring! Will include your flowers.techniques on grunge, as you demonstrated in Madison WI!! They will ove it! Its fun to get everything together, gathering supplies, sharing them and all the ideas, hanging out with the girls, perhaps a little sangria as well....we do have fun!

Kathy said...

New bath is looking great -love the baskets and new black faucet! I've been working on a scrapbook page, starting a blog, and prepping for a class using distress inks...and dishes, laundry, walking with the dog.....
kathy m

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

I have been busy making class kits too! I wish I were going antiquing...or making art!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

I have been working on my atc trades for the Sayner Stampede in Sayner, Wi. next week-end. Then I need to get my tags done for a Tim swap on ATT. I have my craft studio torn apart again as I claimed a few of the old cabinets from the kitchen makeover so need to move thingas around a lot to fit them in. Ordered a countertop for the old sink base, so once that is in and installed, then I can fill them up and bring down the old island. Then I can make art again!

kellie said...

Well, I had every intention of using my wendy stamps that I purchased recently, but we got a new puppy this Monday, so I'm busy training and playing and picture taking.

Kathy said...

The house is looking fabulous! What am I doing? I made some journals for friends - but forgot to take pictures. That's how it always is. I'm also getting ready for my family to come - 5 kids with their spouses (minus one - he is a marine) and 10 grandchildren! We are going to be busy next week!
--Kathy JH

Sandra said...

wow, you are a busy girl. Wish I was close enough to take a class...someday.
I have been busy visiting colleges with my son ... it is fun bonding with him.
now off to make art!
Sandra

Deb Smith said...

Wendy, you sure keep busy like a bee. Love the black faucets. So sorry to have missed your last class at Friendz - was on vacation (but I did 3 mini albums on the trip! Good luck with the classes and stay safe on the road trips. Have fun antique shopping.

Anonymous said...

Love love checking your blog and am thrilled to say that next month I finally get to take a class of yours. So excited, last weekend enjoyed Jen Starr's class and she said I'm going to love yours! Can't wait to get inky.

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Mmmm....coffee archival ink pads? I gotta be all over that. Hey anything with the word coffee in it has to be good. Not alot of play time for me in the past week. My Mom is in CCU down in FL..about 1500 miles away from me. She's doing better...but not "out of the woods yet". i was so sad, and afraid that I was going to lose her, that I couldn't even make art. How sad is that? Hope you have fun teaching, and hopefully, one day I'll get to take a class with you. Hugs, Rockin Robin C from WI

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Missed your blogging! It's so much fun to see your remodel pics and what you've been up to! You are a great writer ;) Terra and I went antiquing last week...it was the most fun we've had since our artful voyage with you!!
Much luv,
Heidi

Anonymous said...

I have been making art in my yard! planting, raking, mulching & mowing.
Hope to get stamping with my new wendy stamps I bought today at Prairie Art Stamps tho. I need to win something to get me started.
debbi g in Springfield, IL

~Michelle~ said...

you sound busy! love the bathroom photos!

I've been busy painting our family room....hall and bedroom are next! I love spring!

buglady said...

Congrats on your bathroom remodel. I just went to the fabric store yesterday and bought 8 yards of fabric 60" wide to make 2 tablecloths and cloth napkins for 16. Yes, I have my work cut out for me. But I have been buying stamps and Maya Road chipboard products and am just itching to make some banners/wall hangings. So inspired by both of my Wendy Vecchi books!
Aloha, Kate

tammy said...

I love your work! I have been following you a short time now....your redecorating has given me the bug...I so want to paint something! Fast! I am an avid scrapbooker/cardmaker but am trying to clean/reorganize my studio as of late...not getting too far on that project 'cause I just want to sit and scrap something!!! I have had a goal for a few years now to make at least one layout a week so that I had at least 52 done for the year...I'm glad to report that I am already up to 36 and still have lots of year left!! Go me! It would be fun to have more goodies to make more stuff!!! I just love art!

pooky said...

Wow! You're a busy lady!! I think your black hardware is stunning! I really love that look! I have been working on a mini album and lovin' the way it's coming out. Lots of ink and distressing and cutting and stamping.......hehe...nuff said! Have a super time:))

julie m said...

i am making art in the yard. am slowly re-doing all the plant beds. and have to put in a 3 ft fence because the rabbits have learned to climb over the 2 ft one. but must take time to make some birthday cards this weekend when it will be raining again.

2amscrapper said...

I've been making lots of different kinds of art: some cards for the EWV Birthday Club, scrapping some layouts as a Design Team member on a website, and entering altered art challenges here and there.

Kathy said...

I've been playing with your stamps and all of the new distress ink colors. It's grungy girl sheik.

pta4him said...

I've just did an album this week on "I love the way you..."

paperqueen said...

I spent an amazing 5 days (from Wednesday through Sunday) in Key Largo creating art with 11 online art friends. We shared techniques, made journals, charms, polymer clay tiles, learned to draw faces, and ate and drank ourselves into oblivion. Since my return, I've been working on several collaborative art journals.
Eileen in NYC

madelynb said...

Your house is looking wonderful. Know you will be glad when it is done. Love the clock. You are a great shopper. Be sure to let Rick know that in case he is unaware of your awesome talents in the hunting and gathering thing.

craftychick said...

I seen your work and am in awe! I love altering any and everything so been making altered chipboard and grungeboard signs and cards!! THANK you for all the inspiration!! U ROCK!!

Wanda H said...

No arting going on here. We are heavy into house stuff too. The addition is getting very close to being done. Yesterday we were cutting out the entry between the house and the addition, tearing up some floor and tearing out a closet. Can't wait for Ankeny!!!! Just 8 more days!!!

scrapcraft said...

I only wish i could be making art right now. Really I have just been dealing with my 3 year old and 8 month old. I would love to be making art right now!

Elaine said...

I've been working but inbetween times I'm making a mini album of spring flowers based on The Craft Barn's sketches. Love your bathroom.

SuZeQ said...

I have been knee-deep in Mother's Day cards! With my help, 42 moms will be honored in a few weeks. That's right ... I had orders for 42 cards - and counting. Wahoo! LOVE your bathroom!

iring said...

Well ... I joined a gym, ouch! But I'd rather make art, so joined the gym so I can eat and make art! I've made a few cards recently for sketch, color and one layer challenges. Love your bathroom!

Kathy said...

I just have one thing to say! The following statement that I pasted from your blog truly displays your addiction for inks. Reread it and tell me what's wrong (or right) with the following statement:


I'm dieing to get them here & inky...



I'm dieing (or dying - the process of getting dead) to get dyeing (the process of getting inky)!

No offense intended - I'm not picking on a misspelling......it just popped out at me in the context of my first sentence in the post!!!!!!

Kathy

Jeanne said...

Can't believe I missed a Rockford Stamp show! Trying to give the wallet a break while I'm still looking for a job. Putting finishing touches on a mini book I made for my husband. Nearly done. My sister is coming up from Springfield this weekend, and we're going to classes to learn how to communicate with our animals...yeah, we're nuts! Have fun antiquing!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Missed ya! I've done a tiny bit of stamping - CASED a card to get in the mail. Mostly I've been playing with fabric, doing yard work, quilting, doing laundry, finished a quilt this morning - will get pics on my blog soon. Just have to make a label. It's going to some really good friends of ours.

stampinfranni said...

Love the bath makeover, Wendy!

I've been busy helping a friend redo her craft room, visiting another friend in the hospital following emergency surgery, and taking Copic classes, including the certification class last weekend. It hasn't allowed much time for Studio 490 play lately. I've ordered your 2nd book and plan to get down to business (I mean "play") as soon as it's in my grungy little hands. I want to make a Maya Road book with Tim's birdcage and your flowers on the cover... and your stamps, of course!
Thanks for inspiring me to make ART!

Debs Doodles and More said...

great look in the bathroom, so do you hire for decorating projects as well? LOL. Love what you have done and the use of the antique inspired fixtures. working on a mini banner swap for EWV, think my muse decided to go looking for sunshine, and yesterday she was out enjoying. Today she is back inside working away and getting inky, no sunshine today. Have a great trip and wish I could be there for the classes

Paula said...

just been making a mini album, but I sure use some of your goodies to make it "just right"!

Paula

michelle said...

Oh I wish i was making art but I am going to be having a special day on Sunday so I have been cleaning and you know how that leads to other things like tearing off paper. .. well I did that in my kitchen but left it an ugly wall because that is all I have time for this week!

Happy shopping I love antiquing . . besides it is just a another way to save our planet!

Sonia said...

Hi Wendy~ the bathroom turned out great. I love the color on the walls & that sign above the doorway. I am diggin' the faucet fixture too. You are lucky!
I have been busy reorganizing my scrap space and trying to fight off a crafting funk lately. I have not been able to create. Although I must say, every time I come to your blog & browse your creations I feel motivated. THANK YOU!
Hope you are having fun.
Take care

queenjacki said...

you are a very busy lady! love your stuff and would really like to win some of it. :) have fun shopping!! today i played with some paint - got a little messy but from that mess came a great little project.

Lori said...

Have a great time in St Louie, can't wait to see what you find! Classes, I'm sure, will be totally awesome. The bathroom looks great! Love the black faucets.

GiddyGardener said...

I have been chewing up paper trying to make flowers with *some* success. I think I need to try something else for a while!

nonnie said...

Hi Wendy! I'm just trying to stay sane here in Minnesota! doing some art, working lots, enjoying spring...

mamakat said...

Ahhhh...actually in your neighborhood taking care/helping my Aunt & Uncle. Looking forward to getting home and making them some art because I have a great idea for the "lake house!"

kkaisu said...

You have been busy busy! I have been making cards for alot of challenges. Also working on a tree collage and a Domestic Goddess collage. I am looking forward to seeing you in Ankeny soon. Since I don't have $$ til the first I am hoping for last minute openings in your mini book class - if not I will be there buying your book at the meet and greet.

Karen Ellis said...

oooohhh.. stamps are done for the next release? My heart palpitates with excitement!!

Wow there's lots on your plate! Thanks for sharing with us!

marilyn said...

LOve your bathroom decor!! Have loads of fun antiquing! I have been making lots of cards for different challenges. So much fun!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm what have I been doing this week - well I've just retired from work and having a wonderful time browsing the internet and came across your blog via Tim Holtz. Such busy people and so talented - it's been a pleasure sharing a small bit of your time and seeing what you do - thank you.

Sheila - England

garnetgirl said...

I've been prepping a bird-shaped chipboard book, both the positive (the bird) and negative (the part that is left when the shape is removed) parts for creative time after the spring semester ends. No homework assignments = play time!! (I'm a grown-up who went back to school after a 26-year break!)

Shirley Smith said...

Bathroom looks great. I have been busy making sympathy cards as my best friends Mom passed away yesterday. She was 94 and a wonderful lady.
Have fun with your classes and shopping.

Michele K said...

OMG...your make-over is looking awesome! Love all the vintage touches! I have been doing some "grunging" lately but have been busy playing in my yard as well! Also been getting ready for the March of Dimes Walk that is this Sunday! Should be a great time! Take care and hope you are having a blessed weekend!

Anonymous said...

Had lots of birthdays recetly and more coming up - so I've been making cards -- tomorrow have some serious organizing to do in my craft room, but tonight I'm going to settle in with my new Stampers Sampler I picked up today and read your aticle. Love the cover of the magazine. Have a great weekend. (also love those black fixtures!) ~~ Mary Lib in Florida

Susan said...

Missed you. Loved seeing the table piled high with all those supplies - wish I could attend the class. Can't wait to see your new stamps...
Susan

LynneForsythe said...

girl....you are a mover and a shaker!! things here have been crazy busy....!! Are you coming to New England???
Been busy designing classes...and having an inky time!!

Kelvin & Melissa said...

Welcome back, it is great to see you. Love the renovations.
My aim to my 'art' this week is to try new things. I have done some beading & also tried different techniques on 'graphite tape'. Just love the way it is all turning out!!!
Always a pleasure to look at your blog. Thanks again & take care.

Nancy said...

Right now the only art happening is "virtual" art. I just walk into my craft room and sigh. I am living through your blog so keep up the inspiration, please.

Michele said...

Baseball, baseball, baseball - this is what has been keeping me very busy with my 2 sons and I LOVE IT!

Alexandra said...

Loving how things are coming along for you, your bathroom is going to be uber gorgeous when it's completed.
I've been busy in the house and garden this weekend, but I'm taking a break from household chores to make art for a wee while.
I've been finishing the mini banners for EWV mini banners swap, nearly done.
I still have 4 Silver Wedding cards to make and 3 Birthday cards to create this week end too.
No rest for the wicked, they say lol.
hugs
Alexandra

Ophelia said...

Found your blog today and I love it....very inspiring! I have been too busy with life to play with my art stuff and I'm feeling blue!

LindaC said...

You have been really busy....me too. Helping a friend with a June wedding. Love your new bathroom.
Linda C

Dorothy said...

Hi Wendy!
I wish I was taking your class. Maybe another time. I went on a retreat and had fun creating. You can see what I made on my blog at handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com
Love the Bathroom!!!

Nancy said...

Mostly I have been working, but today I am making flowers with some of the new Tim Alterations that I found at AC Moore - YEAH!!!

Beth said...

WENDY!!!! It was so nice to meet you!! I had such a blast in your class and I learned sooo much!! Especially how fast I can move when a monsoon comes rush through the door!! hahah
seriously, I can't wait to finish my mini today! I will let you know when I post it on my blog!
I hope to take many more classes by you!
enjoy the rest of your weekend!~
B

E & M said...

Wendy!! it's been a LONG time! I'm hoping to see you in August in Columbia, SC. I've been up to getting our house back in order, as we just had new laminate floors put in throughout the house. It looks AWESOME!! But, lots of work getting it back in order. Hoping to get working in my "studio" soon!!! I miss crafting!!

Mary W.
Chas., SC

dani larcom said...

Let's see . . I have actually started craftinfg again after about a year's huatus - been watching a lot of youtube videos and recently took a metal class from Cheryl from TENSeconds Studios. Today I'm covered in paint - created a piece with help from my four year old - she provided some hand prints! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I was in Akron this weekend to take Tim's classes and do the convention! Lots of your stamps flying off the walls at the Stampers Anon booth!!! I had a great time and am totally inspired! stampinbetsy at yahoo dot com

susie f said...

I'm seriously having trouble sleeping....too many thoughts spinning....so I sneak out of bed and go and prep art journal pages to take with me on my hols (if the volcano stays calm!)....and the only way I get found out, is by still having inky fingers when I wake up......ha ha
Susie
x

Sharon said...

Ok, one of my obsessions(I've lost count)...well to be specific I consider something to be an obsession when I find I have got a collection(3 or more) of something and I keep adding to it, even though by any reasonable(?) standard I have enough. Well...this brings me to my singing bowl collection...and (drum roll here, please) I'm about to tie it in with your bathroom decor. How? Well...I love stars...which is another long story...I even have a book of names that comes to the conclusion that my name means "star". Ok, I thought I had enough of singing bowls...especially after I bought the one that I can't even hold up. Then I found one this weekend with a star on the inside made up of 5 Buddhas...Oh, heavens! They're supposed to have something to do with various types of wisdom...we won't go there. It's not in the store anymore. (It's now on one of my shelves.) And for those of you who have no idea of what a Tibetan singing bowl is...you have this stick and you rub the rim and it creates a sound(think water glasses in Miss Congeniality) and different bowls make different sounds. They are used for meditation and healing. There's this whole theory that different tones can heal different organs...hey, why not? Back in the 60's they discovered that different sounds could destroy organs...like bridge harmonics...). So, that's what I've been doing.

Anonymous said...

I have been working like crazy getting ready for the Sayner Stampede (neat name for a stamping convention). The Bakers Wife in Woodruff, WI is going to be an awesome place for stampers and scrappers to visit this year. Come on up to God's country to see us!

Lynne

lovetostamp said...

Wendy - Have been getting ready for the Sayner Stampede in Sayner, WI. The Bakers Wife in will be the place to be this weekend.

Lynne

Marjie K said...

I've been making cards and gearing up for a textuality class I'm taking online (BPS). Love how inky my hands have been these last few weeks as I'm trying to make time each day for making art.

Marlene Youde said...

Wendy,
Your classes are great. I'm so glad we took all 3 offered at Memory Bound this weekend. You are an awesome instructor (or enabler). We had a blast and learned a lot from you. Your art work is wonderful. I'll be making more roses. Those shoes that everyone decorated are unbelievable. Thanks for all your tips and comments --- and we LOVE FLY POOP!!! I hope you come back to Memory Bound - us IOWA gals loved you.
Marlene