Wednesday, May 5, 2010

the weekend was...AWESOME!

over the top...
AWESOME.

What fun for me to meet some blog friends...
to be able to put blog friends faces with their names...
TOTALLY FUN!
I now have LOTS of new art friends too. YIPPEE!

The whole store was decorated to the hilt to celebrate national scrapbook week...

I walked in the front door & saw this...



and this...



They even had a welcome sign in the bathroom...ha!

There were LOTS of
AWESOME samples to jump start creativity...




A MILLION thanks to DAWN & KELLIE for the invite...
and to their staff too...
what a nice group of gals...
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a MILLION thanks to everyone who signed up for classes...
You ALL were wonderful and are a VERY talented group.
yes...I shall return!
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Next stop on this art adventure is
Sharon's Crop Studio..in Greenwood Indiana.
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I'll call Sharon today to get the final class counts,
but I know they were really good...
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she had to move the classes out of the store to another location to accomodate everyone & to make sure they have enough room to spread out and relax. How COOL!
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We have poeple flying in from California & Texas...WOW!!!
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Ok...now it's time to UN-pack all the stuff from last weekend & RE-pack it for Fed-Ex to ship for us.
Indiana or bust...
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but first...
I'm being kidnapped today...
Rick wants to get a new TV...
why he needs my input is beyond me...
you know I am NOT a techno genius...
My thought...
if it fits on the wall...that's the one we need.
He may have other more technical thoughts...
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Hey...it's May 5th...Happy Cinco day!!
how about a little giveaway...
or 5?
Just leave a comment...
After tv shopping...
I REALLY want to...
make art!
wendy

116 comments:

andrea50harris said...

Happy Cinco Day to you too! Good luck with your tv shopping.

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Yeaaa, Wendy's back! Glad you had a good weekend. Makes it all worth while doesn't it? I am not sure about this TV shopping thing...I don't think it will be art inspiring...'cause I know you won't be making a flower as BIG as the new TV! lol Anyway, making art is good...get busy!

Hels Sheridan said...

Looks like you had a FAB weekend hun :O)) I wanna make art... but you should see the state of my room...full of boxes after the move and nothing organised...I need to unpack the whole of my room and then sort it, then I can sit and play... or.. maybe I can pretend the boxes aren;t there and just make art anyways....whatcha fink? LOL Have a great day xx

Primitive Seasons said...

Sounds like you had way too much fun! Lucky you. Please come to Maryland or southeast PA sometime!!! Count me in on the drawing!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Kathy Eddy said...

Good luck with the tv hunt! I am trying to revamp my studio so before I can play, I have to straightem a bit. Heading up to Eau Claire now to have lunch with my youngest baby girl, Savanna. Will have to hit a couple craft stores too I imagine.

RobinG said...

Sounds like too much fun!
Wish I could have been there.
RobinG

joy said...

Lucky students to have you there! And, sounds like you will have a full house in Indiana, too! Happy Cinco Day to you, Wendy!

Sandy said...

Wendy, you are so funny. Wow, I never thought of flying to one of your classes before but it is a great idea.

Colleen said...

have fun TV shopping with your hubby. That is something that we are going to need to do soon. Not looking forward to it.

lillianchild said...

How fun to walk into that fabulous store and see yourself as the center attraction - and so well deserved, Wendy. Your art ROCKS! And I totally agree with you - if the t.v. fits the space - buy it. If I dragged my hubby to a craft store for his "input" into my purchases, I think he might find a padded room for me to craft in. HA!

nonnie said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo. Glad you are back p hope there is a post tomorrow of some new art...never sure why those boys want us to go electronics shopping with them...I am with you...if it fits in the space it works for me! Off to clean my studio space for one hour and then make art for one hour before I head off to one of my many jobs. Hels tales of packing and moving have inspired me to get a little better organized....one hour at a time. Looking forward to seeing new art and thanks for the giveaway...

Heather said...

What a super cool display and gorgeous projects! Happy Cinco Day to you too!

Darlene N said...

I wished I would of known about Greenwood, I am from Indianapolis and would of come there for you class. I now live in Ft Myers, Florida. Please come to Strawberryfields SS sometime. thanks

penny4thoughts said...

It would be so much fun to take one of your classes - love all your pics of the store's preparations and decorations for you! What a great time to play and have wonderfully inky fingers :-). I know you have fans here in New England that would have fun making art along with you!

Heidi said...

Looking foward to September when you are in Buffalo!! It looks like you have fun everywhere you go!!
Enjoy TV shopping...

Robin said...

Happy Cinco Day to you, too! :) You were over the top fantasic and I'm so glad to read you'll be back and as I always knew you are one fantastic lady!!!!!!!!!!

Now I'm off to make more Roses!

Robin ;)

Patti said...

What fun! That looks like an amazing store, and those samples are stunning!
Have fun tv shopping, but even more fun making art!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
I need to take your advice to "make art" more often. I always feel happier when I spend some time in the studio. Just playing around, I find mistakes aren't mistakes at all, but the foundation of something unique. Happy TV shopping!
Trish

borcherding said...

have fun TV shopping..not as much fun as shopping for antiques or stamps, but hey...it's still shopping right?? :-)

Helen said...

Great to have you back, happy Cinco day!! Wish I could make art but I am the "day job" unfortunately it will have to wait a couple of hours!! Giveaways? Oh, yea!!

JAN said...

Happy Cinco Day to you happy shopping too i wish we had a store like that near me i have no craft shop where i live only 1 small art shop (expensive ) awell enjoy enjoy hugs janet

Scrapthat said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!! I hope the packing goes quick!!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!! :)

NANCY DARE said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo!...I had to TV shop by myself & cart it home & put it together myself..so at least you have Rick to do all that..lol

Michele K said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend...good for you! Have fun TV shopping, TV's today are amazing!! I bet your going to Sherman's??? Perhaps you'll find something else you like too...like some furniture!! Then Rick may be sorry he included you!!! lol Take care and have a blessed day!

brenda in indy said...

Can't wait to see you in Indy. Seems like forever since I asked if it was okay to give your name to Sharon. Looks like a great group of gals coming!

paperqueen said...

I love the welcoming signs and displays....really beautiful.
Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too, and remember....some TVs are better looking than others. So your input IS needed.
Eileen in NYC

Debby said...

Glad you had fun. Looks like a cool store! Between moving kids out of apartments and dorms and a college graduation not much time for making art. But soon! Glad to have you back. Happy TV shopping.

SusanK said...

A new tv? Wow! We have 2 newish ones - flat screens with HD. Love them!!! Getting a new camera this week so I can take better pics of my art. I told one of the IN stampers that the store would most likely have to move their class location based on past classes. More stampers, more art, more fun! Woohoo! CathyY is a newbie!

Anonymous said...

just can't wait til u get to MI! So geeked to work with you. Nice welcome for sure and sounds like a great time. And the way I see it...Rick gets a TV...u need another...bracelet? lol so loved the last one u bought!!!!! now 5 giveaways is wonderful, but just one would be great! Happy to share! lol...good luck ladies! xo

cher

carpediem said...

happy cinco de mayo!!! wow, sounds like you had a fabulous weekend and another one coming up!!!lucky gals in iowa and indiana!

kath said...

good luck with the TV shopping...sounds like your weekend was a blast...all those lucky crafters....big hugs kath xxx

Lori said...

Those store displays were fab, totally distressed! Let's see, how far away is Indiana?? lol TV shopping, eeewww....I would just go to WM and pick a cheap one, I don't watch that much anyways...like to make art instead, right everyone??

Jenna said...

Glad you had a GREAT N.S.D.!! I am off to make art!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Looks like some wonderful projects. A new TV to a guy usually means BIGGER! HA!

lovetostamp said...

what a nice welcome they gave you for your class! Happy Day!

LynneZ

Linda Elbourne said...

You really need to be go TV shopping ... I made the mistake of leaving it to John ... he likes to check out all 900 options before he buys and quite frankly life is too short ... the TV arrived ... box was the size of a single bed ... it fits on the wall ... all 52 inches of it ... but only just :0)

Nancy said...

We did the tv shopping last weekend .. fortunately, DH had done his searching online first. Sure made that trip a lot easier! lol

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you & Rick!!

I'd hoped to go to IN for your weekend, but, other commitments were louder. ;-)

ellen vargo said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I just noticed your planned trip to Queen's Ink in MD in October! I've already signed up! Can't wait to *make art* with you - in person!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Happy Cinco Day to you to!! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!! Looks like a fabulous store!! I have been trying to hold my hubby off from a new TV, (I have better ways to spend the money, stamps, ink etc.!) but I'm sure it won't be much longer!!
Have a great day!!

ScrappyPam said...

Love seeing all the inspirational art!

Good luck with the TV!

Elaine said...

Sounds like you had a great time and I love those signs. I'm from the UK - why Happy Cinco Day????

Kathy said...

Sounds like whirlwind, you must always take time to breath, shop and of course make art!

Tona said...

Wow! the display at the store was great.
Hope Rick finds the perfect TV today. (You can just nod your head & pretend to be interested lol).

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Anonymous said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

~Tammy

Gerrie Johnnic said...

What a warm welcome, when are you coming to FL to teach?!! hint hint
I did get to play a bit over the weekend with my DiL and Wendy stamps, we had fun! Just had taco's and chips for lunch, come on over for a frozen Margarita, I'll buy!

nancy d said...

How I wish I was there playing with you all!!

Linda said...

Maybe Rick wants you to go because it's shopping and he knows how much you LOVE shopping (thinking all shopping is created equal). Or maybe it's so he doesn't feel guilty about NOT being a cheap date today! lol Have fun!

Irene Lenihan said...

Someday I will be in the same place you are in and be able to 'make art' with you. Until then I'll keep reading your blog and getting inspiration.

WheatLDee said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic class! Hope Rick finds the TV of his dreams. For men, size matters. You know, TV size! Have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo & thanks for a chance to win.

Bevs3 said...

Sounds like you all had a great big fabby weekend. Sooooo when are you coming to ENGLAND so we can have a fabby weekend aswell....:0)

Hand Me a Stamp said...

Looks like you had an awesome time! I bet the ladies LOVED having you. Happy Cinco De Mayo!

benedick4 said...

I know what you mean. This time of the year is really hard to get time to get inky.
Sue

2amscrapper said...

Wendy, you are awesome and we love making art with you.

Kim said...

Felix Cinco de Mayo Wendy!!!! Haga el arte!!! :) ( Make Art!)

Shirley said...

Wow! Your schedule is hectic, but how rewarding! Meeting all kinds of friendly and creative people who love art could be considered a totally dream job. Hope you got the TV and are already making art!

debb said...

Happy 5th! So glad you had a great time - wish I was there!!!!

funkycrafter said...

so once you have the tv set it would be a good thing to check out a few artsy shops to balance things out... so glad the weekend went well. hope you return next year.

KAT said...

Were you shocked walking into the store and seeing your mug on the display - that has to be a thrill (unless you are like me and don't think you take a good pic)!

I'm with you on the TV stuff - as long as it fits - hubby can buy what he wants!!!

Happy Cinco day to you too!

stampinfranni said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too, Wendy! And thank you for another opportunity to win a fabulous goody. Missing you in Florida. Wish I could take more classes with you.

connie said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day! Hope TV shopping goes fast so you can get home and create!

Paula said...

You should be here in Albuquerque - we could show you a GREAT Cinco de Mayo day!!

scrapcraft said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Looks like you had fun this past weekend!You should give away one of those birds to alter.

Julie Cherrington said...

Happy Cinco Day! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend

BETTY said...

Hai Wendy.
I don't know excactly what cinco day means .
In Holland it is 5 May Liberation Day . It is for us 65 years ago that world war 2 was ended ,every year we celebrate our liberty .So i wish you a happy cinco day .
Hugs.

jan said...

Cinco de Mayo! We are celebrating with a Mexican fiesta tonight, hubby is cooking! Can't beat that, as it makes time for art! :)

pta4him said...

Wow, they had scrapbook week. We only had scrapbook day.

Denise said...

Wendy, you are such a inspiration. Thanks for your art and your heart! Denise :D

mikki said...

welcome back-missed u!

Wendy said...

Nailing jelly to a tree is easier and more fun than TV shopping!! and it does not stop with the TV, be warned, you then need a new matching stand, then the DVD player is not compatible so you need one of those too, then you need HDMI cables (believe me I am just regurgitating information here, I understand none of it) followed by Scart to Scart sockets etc. etc....give me ink and grungepaper any day. Good luck with it x

TheLastOfNine said...

Wendy, love your art, it is very colorful and inspiring.

Gloria

Shannon said...

Happy Cinco De Mayo from Gold Canyon, Arizona. As you can guess it's very festive around these parts during Cinco De Mayo. Instead of going out for margaritas, we're staying at home and making enchiladas. Wendy, I sure hope you come to teach in AZ in the near future. I personally can't afford to fly to a class in Indiana, but I would if I could Wendy. Your worth it without a doubt. Happy Hump Day!

MrsETaylor said...

Glad you are back. Looks like I could just swim in all that creative goodness. Thanks for always inspiring

KAREN said...

Wendy,
So glad you had a great trip!!! Do those people know how lucky they are to get to take your classes???? You are awesome!!!!
Please talk to Ted and have him let you teach some classes while there! We would love it!!

pinkthunder said...

So very lucky to have been able to attend one of your classes this last weekend. Glad you made it home safe...I'm like you not to electronic savvy maybe he'll go by himself???

lorena b. said...

Lucky! I want one of those big honkin flat tv's . . . psst Rick tell Wendy you really NEED it! hahahaha have fun you two!

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

I wanted so much to attend your classes!! I will find a way for you to come and teach here in Brazil!!! ;)
A giveaway from you???? Yesssssss!!!
Anything!
Hugs
Rosana

Susan said...

Hello-Happy Cinco Back At You!
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway

Donna said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too! Love the shabby decorations. Did that come out right? Anyway, love the new class projects you've teased us with and can't wait until you come back to Buffalo! Enjoy the techno!

Dawn said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun. Happy Cinco day to you! Hope you had a good shopping day!
Hugs to you!
Dawn

Renee said...

Happy Cinco...hope you enjoyed your day off.

cosmo_1783 said...

oh, to play outside in the yard or to make art???? that is the question.

Anonymous said...

sounds like you were 'feelin the love' in Iowa! Have a good fun filled trip to Indy.
debbi g

Anonymous said...

What a great way to spend NSD looks like the store was a creative haven.

Freddi

Rachel said...

What fun! When are you coming to New York? I really want to take your classes.

Dani Larcom said...

What a wonderful welcome. Those LSS really know how to make a person feel special, don't they? Thanks for the chance for another wonderful giveaway!!! ;)

Nancy B said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo. Sounds like you had a great time. Have fun shopping, just keep nodding and repeating, "yes dear, what-ever you like". He will feel obligated to do the same when YOU want to shop!

Miss Iowa said...

Glad you had a good time in Iowa. Did Rick get a TV? Is it HUGE?

Sally sTo said...

It sure sounds like you are having so much fun "on tour" !!!! Wish I was one of those CA guests flying in for the weekend...

Regarding the tv, my only advice is let him have the biggest one you can tolerate. It will eventually seem smaller once you get used to it. Trust me, I adjusted!

sharon d said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend. What a wonderful welcome.

Linda R said...

Glad you had so much fun Wendy. I'm feeling pretty lucky as I'm taking the classes in Greenwood and am so excited. Looking forward to blending some Vecchi into my system! 10 days to making ART, yippee.

mickeymouse200430 said...

What a great way to have a weekend. It looks like so much fun. I wish I was their

Marjie K said...

I wish I could click my heels together and get to Indy for your next classes!

Susan said...

Sounds like it was fun. Good luck on that TV shopping. Oh, and I just love your musings. They make my day.

Dianal said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too!! Wow all those lucky ladies .... can't wait until you come to our area ...

Ruth said...

Iowa, where the talll corn grows? The store looked fabulous and I hope they are stocked with your stamps, cause if it's a hop, skip or jump off I-80, I,m sure I can find it when I visit this summer.

buglady said...

Sounds like you had a great time and the store did a great job of showcasing your talent! Loved seeing all the displays. I do not have any lss near me that do it up like that!
Aloha, Kate

Sandra said...

someday it will be me in one of your classes!
thanks for the fun!
Sandra

Deb Smith said...

Love the welcome sign - what did the one in the bathroom say?? Glad you're having fun.

jill said...

lovin your artwork..especially the grunge paper flowers. They are just beautiful!

Alice I. said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo to you Wendy! Reading your post today on your class only makes me wish it were October already (you'll be in my neck of the woods then)! Can't wait..:)

kkaisu said...

I had alot of fun in class on Sunday - your are a great teacher and I loved my mini album. I wish I could ahve taken another class - but I will wait until you are teaching in Madison at the One of A Kind Show - I will take a class there also.

tammy said...

Love your work Wendy! Your artwork on the cover of Stamper's Sampler made me snatch that thing up and run to the cash register!! I drool every time I look at the cover! Would love to ave some of your stamp designs...amazing!!!

Ly Thien Le said...

Happy Cinco Day to you... but better known to me as MY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for all the inspiration, Wendy! You are truly an artist! Hope to see you in Southern California soon!

pixiedust61 said...

Sounds like a really fun weekend! Hope you had a great cinco de mayo. I ate way too much ! But it was so good, especially the homemade guacamole!
Carol from southern Maryland

Nancy said...

The welcoming display was wonderful - so full of great creative ideas. Have a great time in Indiana!!

Helena said...

Just got back from London where I went to see my daughter. NOW it's all about creating art!
Happy Cinco de Mayo (a day late)

Dorothy said...

Love the entrance!!
Happy May 5th!!

Kathy said...

Hope the tv shopping went well and anxious to hear if the bathroom redo is complete? Someday...maybe I can take a class...the place looked awesome.
kathy m

Wanda H said...

I had a wonderful time in your classes... lots of inky fun!!!! Try to have fun shopping.... obviously Rick loves to have you along.

Kellie said...

Guess what? I used your stamps for the first time yesterday to make a mother's day card for my stepmom. I used the polka-dot butterfly! I love that one. Thanks for the inspiration.
Kellie Cox

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh you're busy busy busy as always Wendy. Wish you could do some workshops in the UK ;)
Anne x

SuZeQ said...

I'm with you on the techno TV stuff but I'm all about the giveaways and MAKING ART.

Anonymous said...

Looks like alot of art was made at a fun shop!!! Thanks for always sharing your creativity. :)
WandaR

Cathy said...

I'm new to your blog and I love it. What is it about men and their TV's?

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

So glad you had an awesome time! Wish I could have been there, sounds like everyone had a grand time.

Elaine Allen