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Friday, September 3, 2010

these things make me happy...


my friends know that I HATE to have my picture taken...

I always have...
even when I was little...

but I am getting used to it...

So why am I posting a photo of me smiling???

I am totally over the top HAPPY...
because of this...


Now what is a senior educator you ask?

It could mean I'm old...
ok, that's obvious...
just look @ the picture above...

It could mean that I teach seniors...nah...

or it could mean that I represent Ranger & travel all over to teach people about Ranger's AWESOME products...

Yep...I think that's it!

If ever there was dream job...this is IT!
Some days I pinch myself to make sure this is real.

I almost hesitate to call it WORK...
because I totally enjoy demoing & teaching & seeing others get excited about these products too.
It inspires me!

So...from the bottom of my heart...

a MILLION THANKS to Justin, Alain & the WHOLE Ranger family...

and especially TIM...
for having faith in me.

It's kind of ironic, but 3 years ago I met Ted & Michelle...

it was Labor Day weekend 2007 to be exact...

the day this art adventure/second career started.

So I also have to send HUGE THANKS to Michelle & Ted...
you guys are the best!

Now I guess the moral of this little story is this...

believe in yourself...
work hard...
and WONDERFUL things WILL happen...
I'm living proof!

Did you see this cool interview with tim?
It's another thing that makes me HAPPY...

Ok...this makes me happy too...

Did you know that you can cover art parts with tim's tissue tape & then color it with alcohol inks??

Did you know that you can cover grunge with the tissue tape, then use tim's alterations Sizzix dies to make custom embellishments?

Alcohol inks are perfect, because they are transparent. So that means that any pattern or design will show thru the color.

With lots of alcohol ink colors to choose from...
it's simple to change the color of the tissue tape...

It's amazing that the stickiness of the tape is NOT affected by the alcohol ink...

Try it...
It's FUN STUFF!


This makes me happy too...
it's only a peek...

but there's a HUGE hint if you pay attention to product packaging...
I'll post the real deal soon...



And then there's SHOPPING...
That makes me happy too...
Rick...not so much...
but after almost 38 years...he's used to it...

Now some may call this being an enabler...
but I prefer to call it...

"informing my friends of a good deal"...
or 2!
it's all a matter of perspective...

want 10% off your whole order??
even brand new stamps from CHA?

enter this code
laborday10

and you'll save some $$$ @ eclecticPaperie.

and speaking of alcohol inks...
here's the bargain of the century on tim's fillable alcohol ink pen...

it's just $2.00 @ simon says stamp...
normal pen price is $6.00.

My favorite use for the fillable pen is to color individual rhinestones...
just buy clear & you can alter them to coordinate with any project.

Works with pearl embellishments too...

and...
You can easily color metal embellishments in seconds...

Don't like the color you chose?
Alcohol blending solution will remove the ink color & leave you with a clean slate to start all over...

and if you're wondering if you can use the metallic mixatives in the pens???

The answer is no...
because the mixatives have a little metal mixing ball inside & you can't add that to a pen...

HOWEVER...I put a drop of the metallic mixative on my craft sheet & use the fillable pen to transfer the color to the metal piece...
PERFECT!

Gold & Silver are my favorites...

Well it was 50 degrees here this morning...
that means winter is coming...

I think I'll SHOP & stock up so I have plenty of goodies to...
make art...

wendy
ps...giving away fresh rubber makes me happy too...
I'll make someone happy on TUESDAY!

154 comments:

Terry said...

Happiness is always a beautiful picture! A Huge Congratulations, which is well deserved! And we love enablers!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

wish I had the product packaging to look at! lol...ty for the heads up on the sales...need more pens, got the alcohol (both kinds!) cute work again..waiting for the full reveal. And don't tell hubster, but I like being enabled! cher

Christine Toffolo said...

Congratulations Wendy! I know you will do Ranger proud. I haven't been following your blog for long but I absolutely love your creativity and you are definitely an inspiration to be creative!
Christine in Ottawa

Lillian Child said...

My heartfelt congratulations to becoming a SENIOR! And you are VERY photogenic, my dear! But I know we all have that self depreciating image of ourselves. Again, my best wishes to you! And thanks for the savings info on those fabulous products! Have a GREAT weekend!!

Sherry Cheever said...

congratulations!! I'm so happy for you . . . and to have that dream job . . . WOO HOO!

now i must say, i know you hate to have your picture made, but this really is a fabulous picture.


and now i'm gonna guess . . . could it be buttons?

Wendance Designs said...

Congratulations, Wendy!!!! Ranger couldn't have a better person to create and make art for them!! WTG!

Helen said...

I think you look just fine! Congrats, senior educator! Love the sneak peak, can't wait to see the full art.
Have a great weekend, hope you get to make lots of art (that you can share with us!)

Bernice said...

Congratulations. To be honest I thought you already were a Senior Educator and had been for a while.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

congratulations :)! i'm not surprised because you are a wonderful artiste! thank you for your inspirational words. love your projects! have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Suze Weinberg said...

absolutely wonderful and deserving and now you MUST get yourself into the pot...then I can retire in peace !!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

That is fantastic news Wendy ... Congratulations ... Now I wanna do Ranger U all over again ... and when will you be coming to show us Ranger stuff in the UK??????????? Oh ... and do you need an assistant coz I am house trained and everything! Seriously THE Wendy Vecchi ... Senior Educator :0) ... I am over the top excited for YOU ... XXXXXXX

ScrappyPam said...

Congratulations!!!

Becky T. said...

Congrats!!! You really are living the life and it's obvious how well it suits you. :-)

Marissa said...

I hate having my picture taken too so I can REALLY relate. It was a big step for me to even post something on FB... The "job" sounds amazing!

julie m said...

congratulations, wendy! well deserved for sure. sounds like a whirlwind 3 years and a lot of fun along with the work.
the rules to live by plaque is exquisite. love the flower. as for the sneak peek, will there be new buttons designed to be flower centers?

Anonymous said...

Ranger is lucky to have you and all the others---such talent in one place --it must be heaven

claudine hellmuth said...

yay super CONGRATS!!!

SannaS said...

Congratulations!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

benedick4 said...

Great Picture, Congrats on the Senior Demenstrater. See you in St. Louis.
Sue

Scrapthat said...

Congratulations on your Senior Educator position though I must say the only real surprise for me is that you didn't get the title earlier! :)
Have a great weekend and TFS your art as always. :)

Anita said...

Congrats! You deserve it! I love your photo. You are so pretty. Your projects are amazing.

Priscilla said...

Receiving fresh rubber makes me happy...I'm ready to take posession! BTW, congratulations, Senior.

Susan said...

What a fun post! First, congrats on becoming Sr. Educator - you are perfect for the job! Love your tips on the tissue tape and seeing more projects. Can't wait to get me some stamps.
Susan

Kathy Eddy said...

Congratulations girlfriend! It couldn't have happened to a nicer better person than you. You are so talented and are such an inspiration to so many of us! I knew when I met you demoing in Madison two years ago in November that you were an up and coming rising star! I was right! I don't see any of your classes listed this year. Are you not going to be there this time at the OOAK show?

Delilah @ Do It Yourself Invitations said...

OH I have been DYING to try alcohol inks!! The flower/picture frame piece you created looks a-maz-ing. I so want to run to the craft store tonight but we are expecting a hurricane in my neck of the woods, so that is probably not such a good idea ;-)
Well thanks for the coupon code and congrats on the job! I'm glad I found your blog!

paperqueen said...

Woo hoo!!!!! Congratulations, Wendy! Couldn't happen to a nicer person or more deserving artist! You may feel honored, but it's Ranger that is fortunate to have you.
Thanks for the tips and the enabling.
50 degrees!!!! I should be so lucky.
Eileen in NYC

scrappin-scrappin said...

A Huge Congratulations to you Wendy!! How exciting for you!! You are one talanted lady and give all of us so much inspiration!!
If you ever need an assistant, I'm available! Rick needs to take you out and celebrate!! Enjoy!

divester said...

Congratulations on becoming Rangers Senior Educator. You are well deserving. Thanks for all the tips - I need to pull my pens back out and use them.

Carol C said...

I like your picture. Congratulations on working with ranger. Perfect fit I say.

RuffHaven said...

Congratulations on your Senior Educator but I thought you already had that title.

ellen said...

Silly silly -- you & Hels -- not liking to have your pic taken - two gorgeous talented successful women!! Glad you're getting used to it 'cuz I will want my pic with you at the class in October! I think Hels would kill me if I didn't do that... :) Doesn't it figure, I just placed a big order (and rec'd it today!) from Daisy at eP - 5 more sets of Studio 490!! It was worth paying full price... Can't wait to play this weekend!

aknancy said...

Kudo's to you Wendy.

Thank you for all the head's up on the great deals out there this wknd.. Cannot look to see what bargains I can pick up

lesleyworth said...

WTG Ms. Senior! What a FABULOUS Ranger team! You are an amazing artist that inspires many EVERY day! Keep on girl!

Kim said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! I am so happy for you!!! You definitely deserve it:)

Primitive Seasons said...

You're such a tease. And your picture is the best I've seen of you. When I was getting my Wendy Vecchi haircut, I really didn't have a good one to show the stylist. Now I do! Can't wait to get my hands on some Art Parts. And Congrats on the job!!!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Oooo, congratulations, Wendy! That is so cool! And only 3 years ago! Wow! Look how much happened in 3 years! Totally cool! Love the tips too, must write those down...lol!

sherry.snicholas said...

Wendy, you so deserve deserve the recognition from Ranger. You are an inspiration to many. I am all signed up for class at For Keeps Sake. Love the tips on deals for the weekend and of course what i am i doing all weekend...Canton, Tx trade days...one of the biggest flea markets there is! Have a great holiday and congrats again!

Rachel Greig said...

Congratulations Wendy!!!! That's super news! And love the photo of you by the way!!!

redmom said...

Congrats Wendy that is fantastic news!! Happy shopping.....and enjoy the weekend making art!

Patti said...

Congratulations Wendy!
You are the perfect person to teach Ranger goodness. Your projects always open our eyes and show us things we never would have imagined to do with all those wonderful products.

Crypt Stitch said...

Congratulations Wendy!
I find your work so inspiring - any chance Ranger might send you to Australia? I can keep dreaming anyway...and visiting your blog!

Judi said...

I also raise my glass to you Wendy! Job WELL done! To get paid to do what you LOVE to do, that is just the best. Thanks for showing me that it can be done, to actually live the life one imagines! I look forward to seeing more of what you love to do -- it inspires me to see what more I can do!

Donna said...

Wendy: congratulations! You deserve it. You are an awesom teacher and wonderfully creative. I can't wait till you arrive in Buffalo in a few weeks. Can't wait to work with your Art Parts!

pixiedust61 said...

Congrats to you. What a dream job you must have. I love to see creativity getting it's due rewards. You are fabulous! Your art parts and stamps are fabulous. You always inspire me... and... I Love buttons! Can't wait to see more!
Carol

WheatLDee said...

Congratulations Wendy! You always inspire me to try new techniques and look at things in a new way. Thank you for sharing your art!

jan said...

Congrats Wendy! Will you still come to Madison One of a Kind in Novemeber? I sure hope so!!

meme said...

Well congrats Miss Senior Educator! What took them so long? I would be happy just to go to Ranger U.

What a happy, happy post!

KAT said...

I wondered what was up when you attending Ranger U again.... I'm thinking you are black and blue from pinching yourself to see if it's true - what an AWESOME opportunity for both you and us!!! Congrats Wendy!

Luann said...

Congrats! I just found your blog this week, but your big smile made me smile.

Thanks!

Deb Smith said...

Button button who's got the button??? I'll bet it's WENDI VECCHI on top of that cuter than cute arts part object d' art. Show me the buttons!! Your picture is cute as a button. Thanks for the sale tips and SUPER CONGRATS on the promotion and having your dream job.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog the other day via Lisa Pace's blog.I am officially addicted to you. I love your sense of humor, but most of all your work. It is so me! Now I have another place, besides Lisa's blog to go to for inspiration without having to search for hours for that one idea. It's all here.

PS- We also have a cat that trained only me, not my son or husband, who she walks by on the way to the craft room to get me to let her out. That's okay she passes by them when she wants a my lap and I love it. She also eats bannanas.

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Congrats on the new title! As happy as it has made you...it's Ranger that should be happy to have you! You are an inspiration...thanks!

Gypsy Lady said...

Congrats on your new designation!!! You truly deserve this...your work inspires me all the time! Thank you Wendy!

Kaye said...

A big CONGRATS to you! I am so thrilled to have met you at ScrapTales! I'm loving my In Love with Art stamps!

Karen said...

CONGRATULATIONS WENDY!!!! I'd be pinching myself too, if I were you...which I'm not...but I'm really happy for you!!! And more than a teensy bit jealous! Keep on teaching us!...I've been to a couple of your classes in St. Louis and LOVED them!

SusanK said...

Wendy, you've made it big time in the art world!!!! Congrats on a job well done and can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the days to come. I'm late with my guess and it was going to be phrased as someone else has already done so I'll do a different one. You're cute as a button yourself!

Sandra said...

Congratulations Wendy! That is wonderful! You are my inspiration!
Enjoy!
Sandra

Dawn said...

You are Gorjusssssss darling! Nice to see your face.
Always thrilled to see what inspiration you will share.
Hoping to take a class with you soon.
I dream all the time that I am a Ranger/ Tim Holtz instructor, I keep clicking my heels and hopefully it will happen.
Thanks for the positive words.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful picture, sweetie. Congratulations! And I love flowers, butterflies and buttons - wanna see the rest!

Jennie said...

oh my Congratulations! what a fabulous Labor day pressie to yourself.. shopping is a good way to get a pressie too!! lol
I am so chuffed for you..
Hugs xx

Larissa Heskett said...

CONGRATS!! WHAT A WEEKEND IN DEED!!
So LOVING you idea with the tissue tape it looks AWESOME!!I LOVE the butterfly. I always like the colors you use and put together. Anyway, can't wait to see what you'll do next and THANKS for the code can't wait to shop!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Larissa Heskett

Yours Artfully said...

Hey Wendy,

Congratulations doesn't seem a big enough word to use but it is the only one that fits the bill
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Icannot think of anyone more deserving that you, I am so thrilled for you.

Take care, Lin

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

Congratulations!!! I am so thrilled for you!! Love your work!

Kate said...

Your posts are sooo informative, I'm going to have to get me some of Tim's tape and inks.

** Kate **

Wendy Dicranian said...

Congratulations Wendy. They are lucky to have you. I love the idea of inking the tape. What next?

Mickie said...

Congrats and good luck. Have fun working with TIM, isn't he just the best?!? I thoroughly enjoy your work.

Wanda H said...

Huge, HUGE Congratulations!!! I am over the top thrilled for you!!! A dream come true I think!!! Thanks for all the product ideas and for informing us of great deals!!! We haven't had an update on your bother for a bit... I hope all is going well!!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Woo hoo! You're looking at the camera and smiling. I'm so proud - knew you could do this and you look darling!

Sylvie H said...

Congratulations! How exciting! That smile says it all! ;) Thanks for the alcohol ink and tissue tape tip. I'm off to try it, right now!!

Plume said...

Congratulations Wendy and thank you for the little tips that gives me inspiration for the day. I am going out to tissue tape something. Have a good day.

Marijane said...

Wendy, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are so deserving of the title "Senior Educator" for Ranger. That's one of the reasons I love taking your classes - all the amazing tips we get re: so many uses for Ranger products ((which are my favs). You are an excellent educator, artist and a beautiful person inside and OUT! You must realize you're living one of the quotes in the Studio 490 "Alphabetically Art" stamp set: "LIFE can be whatever you IMAGINE, always dream BIG!" Thanks for including us in your amazing journey.

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I am so happy for you...and proud to say I have taken classes from such an awesome instructor! Seriously, I always go home with a FINISHED project...and I can't say that about many classes that I enroll in! I don't think you are an enabler...more like a cheerleader...spreading the happiness! lol Hope you find awesome things shopping...I know you...you usually do! then make art!

Hels Sheridan said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO for Wendy... I am so totally over the moon for you... that is just FABBYLICIOUS news... and about time too cos you is a perfect ambassador for Ranger... I am gonna copy the others and ask... PLEASE (pretty pretty please with sugarlumps on top) can you come to the UK and teach us??? And, I can be the assistants assistant cos I am more house trained than Linda - I can make chocolate cake too ROFL
Seriously though... I am doing a happy waggledance for you... BRILLIANT news! Thanks for the tip about the Tissue Tape.. and I am sitting here, patiently waiting for Art Parts LOL Happy Labour Day xx

Erika M. said...

Very cool indeed - thanks for all the enabling and the lovely ideas as well!

mikki said...

Congratulations, Wendy!
YOU DESERVE IT!

jacki said...

congratulations, wendy! you and tim surely have the dream "jobs" and i love that you both share you creative genius with all of us! thanks. :)

Debby said...

Congratulations to you! Way to go. Love your art work that you always share with us. Thanks for the cool tips too. Have to try the alcohol inks with the tissue tapes. Cool.

Nancy B said...

Congratulations! Very exciting & well deserved. Thanks for the inspiration & helpful hints.

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your new position!!! I just signed up for two of your classes at Queen's Ink. Can't wait to learn from you. I'm sure you will inspire me.

Darlene said...

Congratulations! Your blog inspires me. BTW, I just saw "Seriously Art" rubbah set and I asked myself, "Have I met this woman? How does she know me???" LOVE IT!

Dawn Edwards said...

Congrats on your New Title! You Deserve it your artwork is so inspiring! Thanks for the Tip on the Tissue tape. I love that stuff but I always has to color the back side of the tape with my distress inks If I wanted color. The stickiness is amazing. I will have to try the alcohol inks and see if that works better for me! Packaging Hint I hope it's a binding trick cuz I don't know that one yet.

Monica Ward said...

Cingrats Senior Educator!! You deserve it...your art ROCKS!!

Becky said...

Congrats Wendy! It does sound like a dream job! And thanks for the enabling...um... helping out!

Sara Carns said...

A super big congratulations, Wendy! That is so super! And thanks for sharing all of your tips and deals, too! I love alcohol inks!

Heather x said...

I am new to distressing and inks, I have read your post today and found it very informative...I didn't realise that these inks are tranparent, I only currently own 2 distress inks and have stamped after putting colour on my card...now I'm gonna play with stamping 1st and then add colour and see what effect I get :)
*hugs* Heather x

Dianal said...

Wendy, great news about Ranger ... senior educator ...nice to see you achieved what you were looking for ... thanks fo the tip on alcholhol ink and Tim's tapes ... have to give that a try later ... thanks for an opportunity to win some "rubber" ... have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Congrats!!! It makes me so happy to know that something so great happened to you later in life. I get so discouraged sometimes so this helps to know it could still happen. Love your new Art Parts!

Etta said...

Hummmmmmm...Wendy Vecchi,SENIOR EDUCATOR. I love the sound of that (and the new projects)!!! I've got to get busy, I'm falling behind. I've used product packaging in one project so far. I felt so thrifty. Look forward to more ideas. Stay safe and enjoy your holiday.

Mall Rat said...

Your job does sound like a dream. Congrats !! Thanks for the tip about alcohol ink on the tissue tape ! Have a great labor day weekend !

Karla Anderson said...

Congrats on finding your dream and following it. Someday I hope I will too.
I know that "BUTTONS" wording anywhere - it is from the Jenni Bowlin Vintage Button packaging - fantastic buttons. Prima is a good example of having resuable packaging. I always try to use my packaging.
Thanks for all the hints on the tissue tape - I had been struggling with how to use it other than a strip on a card and I tried all kinds of coloring methods - except alcohol inks - now I know duh!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Congratulations on your promotion to your dream job. That and $2 alcohol pens, it doesn't get any better. One quick question: can your use these pens with the other guy's pens or will they not blend together?

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Congrats on becoming a Senior Ranger! lol...and tht is a great photo of you. Thanks for all the tips, appreciate them...and maybe the art partz are fianlly available...hope so, my stamps are on tgheir way.....

michelle said...

Old never talented always. . .

I love the shopping info thanks what else is a girl to do? WInter is coming!

I love that you are always willing to share with us not only the deal but also your talent what a blessing!

Donna said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! Ranger is very lucky!!!

madelynb said...

Love the idea about the tissue tape. Never would have tried the alcohol inks on that. Love, love alcohol ink!

TheLastOfNine said...

Congratulations! doing what you love AND loving what you do, it must be a dream come true.
Gloria

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Thanks for all the tips for Tim's tissue tape, I love it. Can't wait for your book #3 and would so love to have some of those "buttons".
Gail in Oklahoma

Linda Cain said...

A great picture, and a great gig! Congrats on your new endeavor!

Linda

mamakat said...

Congratulations on your many, many accomplishments! Any chance you will be coming to the San Francisco or Sacramento area at some point?
Keep up the good art/work!

Betty said...

I will be happy on Tuesday. I will REALLY be happy on Tuesday with some new Studio 490 rubber!!

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on the new post and fulfilling a life long dream, what more could you want, creating what you love and loving what you create. Nothing better than doing something every day that you enjoy, they say it keeps you young LOL, I'm still hoping LOL. Thanks for the tips re the Alcohol Inks, have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Heidi said...

A huge CONGRATS to YOU!!

Betz61 said...

We sure had faith in you and know how awesome you are and are very happy that Ranger took notice. Congrats and good luck in all your teachings.

nonnie said...

congratulations....and are you going to teach in madison in november??? pul-leeze??

scrapcraft said...

How exciting! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Congrats!!! You deserve it! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and techniques with us! You inspire us to "make art".We really appreciate all the tips you give us and all the pics of your art!

Karen S. Ohio

Miss Iowa said...

Congratulations! And we can say "we knew her when..." :) Enjoy your new position; it's well deserved!

cralston said...

Dreams do come true! Congratulations Wendy. I didn't know you hated having your picture taken so let me apologize for taking your picture at Tim's class during CHA. Next time I'll ask first. I was just so excited to be in the class, I'm afraid I just started taking pictures. You were kind enought to say thank you. Let me thank you.

Laurie said...

Wow that is a dream job!! I teach also and I love showing how products work or a technique.. to watch the excitement is awesome.
Ranger really couldn't have picked a better person but your love for what you do shows and we all feel it. Congrats.

Victoria said...

You are very deserving. I hope to take a class from you someday. Thanks for the shopping tips!

pickles99 said...

senior educator? sounds important, sounds expert, sounds ...well, senior! it definitely does not sound old. you're only as old as your heart, and your art is evidence that your heart is joyously young. how do you keep all those wonderful ideas coming??congrats!

nicoleqmullen said...

Beautiful picture and congrats on having a dream job, and one that you do so well too!!

IndyCinD said...

We love it when you're happy - that means you'll be sharing LOTS of good ideas! (oh heck, we love it when you're happy any time!)

Sharon Secor said...

Congratulations Wendy!!Ranger knows a winner - You and T!m teaming up - it doesn't get any better. You are both incredibly talented and super stars!!Thanks for the great tips!

Penci Petty said...

Congratulations on being a Senior Educator for Ranger....so well deserved. I adore everything you make and secretly like it when you "enable" us!

Chris Fleming said...

Wendy,

I am so glad you changed careers. We have all been so blessed by the fun and creatively your art inspires. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Renee said...

Congrats!!!!!!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing the "these things make me happy". I am so happy for you. Your happiness radiates all over your web site! And yes, I really loved Tim's interview! He shared some wonderful ideas on where he gets some of his inspirations.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the link to Tim's interview...it was so fun and so Tim! And it just goes to show...that no matter how hard one works at defining or explaining or trying to teach creativity...it really can't be done. The best one can do is observe and then just play and follow one's inner muse. And the more one does it, the better one gets at it. And we never know where our creativity will lie...and it's different for each one of us! Even Tim had no idea it would be ink. It's a big, wonderful world out there and the journey of creativity begins with a single step...in any direction! All paths lead to the home of your heart...if you only start the search. Thanks for being part of my search! Enjoy the fall...winter may be coming...but it's not here yet!

NANCY DARE said...

A BIG Congrats to you!...you so deserve it!

cookie63 said...

Wow what an honor you go girl! I just got your 2 books for my birthday and am dying to try some new things. I just love the new art parts and can't wait for their arrival. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jodee said...

Creating makes me happy too! Love that we are all such a happy group!

NanaBeth said...

I understand the picture thing-but you have a gorgeous smile. We'd love to see more of it.
Picked up an Alcohol Ink pen today at Hobby Lobby. I was blown away by all the Tim stuff they have in stock all of sudden. Next week should be a 40% off coupon week so I'll print about a dozen and stock up. They even had some of his embossing folders!

jill said...

Wendy, I have just discovered the wonder of Wendy Vecchi. Just love your stamps,etc. and your style. Congrats on your selection as Senior Educator. I will be looking forward to all the wonderful projects!

Karen in Canton, MI said...

Congratulations on becoming a senior educator for Ranger! Great job with a great company!! Thanks for all the tips you included in your post too.

Karen in Canton, MI said...

Congratulations on becoming a senior educator for Ranger! Great job with a great company!! Thanks for all the tips you included in your post too.

Tami Roth said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Wendy!!! What a fun "job" you have!!! Thank you for sharing your art with us - it is amazing!

RMarija said...

First of all, congratulations on earning your most-auspicious title of senior educator! Second, thanks for more "enabling" tips. Actually, you "facilitate" creativity by giving us more reasons to use these products!

Thanks!

Linda said...

Congratulations! Very exciting! Thanks for the tissue tape and alcohol ink tip! I will have to try it soon!

Linda

Cath said...

Congratulations Wendy. You make me happy everyday just by reading your blog

Cathx

rhonda nickol said...

Congrats on your being a Ranger Senior Educater! I found your blog thru Tim's(the man)blog and I have to say I just love everything you do, it always puts a smile on my face and starts my day off just right!

Nancy said...

Congrats on your Senior status! You and Ranger are a match made in heaven.

Amy said...

I wish I had your job! It must be amazing to love what you do!

Debs Doodles and More said...

great job, and a great picture!!
Love that you give us so much great info and the sales WOW, these are great
tfs

Pam said...

Thanks for the reminders about Alcohol Inks (I love the, too). Stocking up on Art Parts - someday, it will cool down in the south and I'll need more stuff to play with.

Joyce said...

Congrats on becoming a Ranger Senior Educator! How awesome is that!! Enabler you say, well I for one appreciate the fact you let us know just in case we "need" something AND thanks for the tips with Alcohol inks and Tim's tissue tape. That stuff is awesome to work with.

Babsarella said...

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips and ideas!!

Becky said...

'Tis a very nice picture! Thanks for sharing your lovely work and now I've gotta go get some Art Parts!

Diane said...

Wendy, just reading your blog posts make me HAPPY-but free rubber is a whole new degree of HAPPINESS!!! Congrats on becoming Senior Educator! You are a wonderful teacher and deserve it!

Tona said...

Thanks for the great ideas for using the Tim's tissue tape! I love, love, love that flower.

Ly Thien Le said...

Congratulations, Wendy!! i am glad that you and your amazing talent is getting the recognition it deserves! Thank you for continually inspiring me!

Ly Thien Le said...

Congratulations, Wendy!! i am glad that you and your amazing talent is getting the recognition it deserves! Thank you for continually inspiring me!

jill said...

Wendy...congrats on your new title, Senior Educator! I will be looking forward to your wonderful inspiration....I love your style!

Soraya said...

Congratulations Wendy! You really deserve it, you make such amazing art. Thank you for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

So nice to hear about dreams coming true - congratulations! I love your art! A also like being enabled!

Renee said...

I just wanted to tell you I'm in awe of what you do and I'm soooo impressed with your projects! They are spectacular! We met at CHA at G45 booth. I'm the one who did the hats for Diane and the gang.
Congrats on the DT for Tim and your Ranger Senior Educator! Well deserved!

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

Congrats for being a senior educator Wendy!!!! You really deserve it because besides being such a good and talented artist you are a sooo sweet person. Always giving attention to your fans (like me!):D
Hugs
Rosana (Brazil)

Mary Kay said...

It's clear you're the right woman for the job... That post made gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling AND made me want to buy stuff! Congratulations.

Chelle said...

congratulations!!

Elisabeth said...

Hmmm, now that "Button" sign looks very familiar, so I'm guessing the hint has something to do with JB? Congratulations, exciting, wonderful news!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Wendy I am so super happy for you!!!!!
You are just the loveliest person EVER! and I so love everything you do CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
hugs
kim x

Kathi said...

Congratulations on your sweet new job!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Congratulations Wendy on making the "Dream Team"!! What fun that would be to be a part of!!

Love your post! Thank you for the information and the inspiration!

Have a great weekend!

debbiek said...

Congrats to you Wendy. You are so deserving of the position. Your work is outstanding and so are you! Can't wait to see more of your creations:)

- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com