Friday, October 8, 2010

addicted to butterscotch...

Ranger's pigment ink that is...

Here's a fun tip...
tim showed us how to color his trim with distress re-inkers...

I changed it up & used my fav
butterscotch re-inker.

It's simple...
moisten the trim with water...
drop it in a sandwich bag...
and add 3 or 4 drops of the re-inker...
seal the bag...and squish it around...

pull it out & let it dry...

now you have a perfectly coordinated trim that is a perfect match for any of Ranger's pigment inks...

just what I like...
good looking & simple...

if you don't have the re-inker yet, just tap the pad on the trim & follow the instructions...


not exactly sure what I'm using this piece on yet, but it's ready for when I need it.

and speaking of ink...
YIPPEE!
the magic bars have arrived...

you will be totally amazed @ how effective they are...

after a 7 hour demo day @ CHA, my fingers were really saturated with ink & I thought that was the real test for the scrubbie...
I LOVE it...

it also makes a great guy gift...

think stocking stuffer...(get it ??red & green?)
it takes off grease too...

Rick now has his own magic bar...

just add some soap & water to your hands & scrub with Ranger's Craft Scrubbie...
like magic, you'll have clean hands...



and one more thing...

just got an email that my Clearly for Art has been restocked...get it now if you need it!

the art parts sampler pack is back too...

and they also have a set with all tim's new distress stickles...

and the new Ranger Perfect Pearls mists will be added over the weekend...

well... I better quit & go USE that Craft Scrubbie...

Have a good one...

I hope you can shop &

make art!
wendy
ps...so I have this set of stamps that NEEDS a new home...
just saying...
and checking to see if you actually READ to the end! ha!

99 comments:

Dawn said...

Well of course I read to the end, wouldn't want to miss a word

Artistgirl's Muse said...

Oooooh new stamps Wendy! I LOVE your stamps!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

I read to the end :0) Have a lovely weekend THE Wendy Vecchi X

Tracy Evans said...

Oooh new stamps and new home, new home right here LOL. Love the tip with the reinkers and the sprays sound fab. I can feel a shop coming on. Thanks, Tracy Evans x

Susan said...

Of course I read to the end - wouldn't want to miss anything! I can't wait to get my hands on one of those scrubbies and I wouldn't mind having some of your stamps too!
Susan

redmom said...

I tried dying some trim with my reinker...going for a tea stain look and it just didn't work. I'm so happy you posted this, and off to try...I'm sure I'll have better success!!

Karen said...

Love the matching trim tip and read to the very end! Also look forward to getting Clearly for Art, the sample leaves you made up are awesome.

barbara b. said...

What a coincidence, I have a new stamp rack that needs filling!

Hels Sheridan said...

I always read right to the end... even the time you posted it and the comments and labels and everything.. so cos I do all that.. and cos I have got THE inkiest hands ever... and haven't got a Scrubbie (yet LOL) *Hels layers it on with a trowel* I think that a nice set of stamps would find a loverly home here in my Room of Stash... whatcha fink???
Hey, I LOVE that trim.. haven't got those re-inkers... am thinking.. .will they work with Distress Re-Inkers.. .only one way to find out.. I will be back *said with an Arnie Schwartze-wotsit voice* ... have a FAB evening and weekend hun xx

Hels Sheridan said...

cor Blimey... I am not fibbing when I say my word verification then was...
SCRULOOS... mmm, think someone is trying to tell me something... ROFL this time it is boring ... BONKAS


*I made that last bit up LOL*

Just Elise said...

The ending is always where the good stg is! Thanks for all the inspriation and I love love the scrubber and the inking idea! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrapthat said...

Your trim looks absolutely gorgeous!! I need me a scrubbie...having a two year old I really want my hands clean when doing up her food etc. and even though the ink may not be toxic...still I prefer it off my hands before handling her food!
Of course we read right till the end silly

Primitive Seasons said...

Read to the end??? I read it twice usually! Can never get enough. I'd love a new set of stamps, thank you Miss Wendy!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Etta said...

ABSOLUTELY READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END...ALWAYS!!! Have a wonderful weekend, Wendy!

Lisa said...

Always read to the end! :) Got my hands on a craft scrubbie last weekend - those things ROCK!

scrappin-scrappin said...

I read every word Wendy!!! That trim looks awesome, I think I need to go shopping!! Have a great weekend!!

ellen said...

OF COURSE we read to the end.... my scrubbie is already on the way! but I'm dying for the perfect pearl mists - preorder with the I WANT IT ALL option.... tick tick tick... are they here YET? :D Patience....

Renee said...

Too funny...love the use of the super little font to see if we're paying attention.

Have a great weekend!

mikki said...

been waiting for the craft scrubbie
forever! Now, when will the craft sheet by the yard b available?!

candyspiegel said...

the ribbon is beautiful!

Cheri Piles said...

lol, Yes, I too read to the bottom! Thank for the chance to win a set of your stamps! Thank you!! :)

pixiedust61 said...

That butterscotch trim is a beauty!
I have a nice home for ....uh , stamps... here in MD- I'm just saying.... Surrounded by some other friendly stamps... You know, in case that stamp set needs a new home... LOL!
Carol

LB Designs said...

What good does reading your posts do if you don't read all of it?! LOVE butterscotch:)

Gloria h said...

Now I am craving butterscotch candy (and ink), it looks so yummy. Wondering if the scrubbie also leaves your hand smooth.

lesleyworth said...

so glad to hear Clearly for Art and art parts are back in stock...and now...i need about 5 craft scrubbies...stat! heehee!

Therese said...

Ok Wendy..they always say the end is the best part, and i agree especially when something is said about a stamp set needs a new home..........well, this house welcomes anything ........i just picked up 2 scrubbies,,,,,thought i was crazy but i got an extra one for the bag on the road.........is there any special way to store these, ,,,,,,like maybe a soap box that has holes for air......well kiddo, have a good one........by the way, how is your brother doing these days, have not heard anything about his progress after you gave his shot...............take care, hugs,

Christine said...

Great idea!!! I've been doing this plus adding water if I want a lighter color but not in a ziploc. I get my hands all grungy!!! Which brings me to your next thing, I can't wait until I can get my hands on one of those scrubbies!!!

Jenna said...

OH, to play with new stamps...

Suz said...

What a terrific idea for dyeing trim. I am forever dyeing things and going through elaborate Rit, Koolaid, coffee, tea...in other words, all sorts of concoctions to dye ribbon. This looks so quick and easy and makes it possible to pull things together. Thanks for the great hint...Suz/Katsui

SusanK said...

I have some trim that could be dyed; this would be nicer than tea or coffee grounds. And color-coordinated to boot! I could definitely use a magic scrubbie. Who needs nail polish if I just keep my hands turned palms up...much more colorful than plain old nail polish! lol

Judi said...

Must read EVERYTHING you write, Wendy, cuz, you know, making art is in the details! I love that the craft scrubbie is available, and also the perfect pearls mists are coming soon (yay!), and that you can color the trim with any re-inker, and that your clearly art parts are back in stock and that one of your stamp sets needs a new home :) Have fun this weekend, dear lady ~

Judi

bockmsbm said...

We read every last drop! Thanks for the tips. Love your new stamps, just got your binders and working on "Making some Art" with them.
Sue B.

michelle said...

I went to dinner tonight with red inky hand guess I need to do some shopping. . .I too always read to the end but I tell you that small print is getting hard to read!

Wendy Jo said...

Oh check that out! I just bought four of your stamp sets at a local store last week. Now if only I can find all of those yummy Ranger ink colors you keep mentioning... my fingers are hungry!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Well I always read to the end...the end is usually the best part...because you always say....Make art! That's what we visit your blog for...making art! Hope you have a great weekend...and please do update us on your brother.

Kathy Eddy said...

I always read to the end. I can't wait to get my hands on the scrubby bar.

Betsy in ar said...

read to the end. And then re read it again. Thank you for the inspiration

Priscilla said...

I have a new home that needs some stamps! How about that?

linda g said...

Of course I read to the end! I have an excellent home for cats or stamps!
glad something is out there to clean inky fingers....sometimes I don't want the world to know I'm a stamper!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Of course I read to the end. I was hoping for some ART.

steph martin said...

The End is sooooo this season :). I love your blog and your stamps :)
have a great weekend

Kaz said...

I love this idea and the colour is just gorgeous! I always read the last page of a book before I read it.....blogs are no different lolx I am hoping to get some of your stamps very soon.....you always have so much creativity and inspiration, thank you for sharing

kazx

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, great idea! i have to try it :)! thanks for sharing with us.
hope you have a great weekend!
*hugs* steph :)

Heather x said...

I have one hand with red ink stains and the other with brown ink stains, I am seriously in need of a scrubbie!
Have a great day babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Anette said...

Of course we do! You have great tips for all of us.

XXXAnetteXXX

Karen said...

Read to the end, as always: Wouldn't miss a word ;)
Thanks for the tip - The ribbon is a fab colour so I can see why you have a new addiction.

wendy scrappings said...

Orcourse I read the end. Just love your blog posts!

Great tip btw.

georgina said...

not read to the end? UNTHINKABLE!!!!! luv Georginaxx

Missusg said...

Dear Set of Stamps
i am writing to you today to let you know that I have a safe and warm and secure home for you to come to. You will be treated with the utmost respect and heck yes you will get dirty. But you will be treated with love.
your new mommy
Diana

Nancy said...

I love, love all of your stamps! And your work. And your attitude about art. Art should be fun and sometimes for no reason and you pass that on so well. I don't have any of your stamps yet, gotta save up. Just sayin...

Meggymay said...

Did I read at the end of your post that a certain something was needing a home. well.... here's wishing.
Love that colour as well

Diane said...

Of course I read to the end! I usually read your posts at least twice. Thanks for the ideas on coloring the trims! Love it!

Marijane said...

I always read to the bottom...after all that is where you go to leave a COMMENT! What a great idea for coloring trim - gotta try that one. Have a great weekend.

sue said...

I just started inking with pigment inks. I will try to dye with it too. I read your blog everyday. Sometimes I check it more then once.
Sue

Heidi said...

Always to the end!! You never know what you might miss...enjoy the weekend.

Anonymous said...

lol! me? not read to the end? you silly girl! of course I do! I just got my scrubbie! LUV! Now I can go out after playing and not have to explain what I been doin! good luck all! cher
hilly77 at comcast dot net

Liz in MO said...

Of course I read to the end, and all the tiny print etc. Love your posts and that trim is absolutely "da bomb"!!!!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

I would like to nominate myself as a good caregiver for stamps that need a new home!! My black lab was a "hand-me-down" from a family from church. My 83-year old mother has moved in with me in the last 3 months (though I'm not sure I care to characterize THAT situation as "hand-me-down"!!) Just saying.....

Jeanne said...

Gotta find that clear stuff & the scrubbie thing. Your samples of the clear were just too cool!

Debby said...

Need a couple of those scrubbies for sure. Glad it works for guys too! Thanks for the tip on the trims.

WheatLDee said...

Of course I read to the end of your post even the small print. I have to see how you use make art, it's like the "Good Night Gracie" of Blog Land. Now about those stamps....
I have a wonderful stamping/crafting room with very friendly stamps just looking for that special set to join us for inky fun. Your stamps in need of home would feel loved and welcomed!

Tona said...

I LOVE how that trim turned out!
That scrubbie is on my "must have" list too.
Homeless stamps...does it get any sadder then that?

Kathi said...

What a fantastic idea. Must try it.
Thanks for sharing.

Meme said...

I have a home that needs some new stamps, I'm just saying!

Fooled you....all of us read to the end!

Now I hope you do! Since I am like 60 some posts down!!!!!

Kat said...

Wendy, I always read your posts from begining to end, sometimes 2,3or 4 times,LOL
I absolutly neeeeeed another one of your stamp sets, I only have 21
sets so im still a long way off the compleate set.

I am totaly adicted to using your stamps, & now your art parts,
you seem to know what I need next before I do, lol

have a grate day,
Kat x.

Dorothy said...

Nice try...I read every word. I love your blog!!

Bethan said...

always,.. always read to the end....that's usually where surprises are!!! neeewwwww stamps!!

carpediem said...

my "distress inked" fingers are definitely in need of the craft scrubby today!!

Anita said...

I read all your posts. I just love seeing your projects and where you get your goodies. Have a great day!

Wanda H said...

I always read to the end of your posts... I love the way you write!!! Love the coloring idea!!! and I'll be looking forward to seeing what you use the trim on.

Deb Smith said...

Of course I always read to the end. And you're right, i LOVE the scrubbie. Haven't found anything yet that it won't remove. Have to get a couple more. One for each bathroom.

Great to see you today even though it was very brief.

2amscrapper said...

thanks for telling us about a new way to use reinker. I need to get the scrubbie. And of course I'd love another stamp set. Like shoes, you never can have too many!

Kathi said...

Yes I read to the end. Cool way to use the reinker. I'm going to have to give that a go.

I do need to find that scrubby. I always get totally inky before some business or formal function...

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I'm so hurt that you think I would not read to the end of your blog entry - boo hoo. Your blog is the most interesting one for me to read (well look at). Why? because I get such a kick out of all the different font sizes and colors you use. They are like window dressing for your blog, like bits of bling that pop out at you!
I've ordered your Art Parts and Clearly for Arts. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Elaine Allen

Michelle Nelson said...

You're funny. Of course, I read to the end! Now, do I really NEED to bring a homeless set of stamps home?...You betcha! (And I really DO need to bring one of those scrubbies home. Associates at work are wondering just what I'm doing at home when they see my inky fingers.)

Dianal said...

All you followers read to the end ... can't wait to get my hands on a scrubbie (no pun intended) ... I have used the reinkers in the bag to cover other ribbons and even seam binding .. works great ... love your postings as I learn so much ... thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

LOVE the tip!
And yes I read to the end - thanks for all the inspiration!

Victoria said...

Oh, yes, I read to the end!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Got to read to the end, so I don't miss out on your wonderful hints and tips and most of all the inspiration you share.

Thanks
Andrea

Julie Cherrington said...

We all always read to the end. You never know what hints and tips you may miss if you don't!
Re The Scrubbie: I got mine and it works! Four hours of inking and painting Hey Presto it's all gone.

secret scrapbooker said...

I always read to the end....i like seeing how you build up to the "make art" :0)
Kate x
Ps have ordered some art parts from the US woohoo :0) just wondered when they will be available in the uk?

Anonymous said...

LUV ME SOME STAMPS! ALWAYS read to the end--really, who doesn't? :)
Penny

Anonymous said...

silly wendy - of course we read to the end - why would we want to miss anything? LOL that set of stamps that you have there looking for a new home? that set really wants to come live with me and all my other WONDERFUL stamps! :)

Anonymous said...

Never want to miss any of your ideas so always read to the end. That scrubbie looks like a must have for me.and of course I always love to get new stamps. Thanks for the chance to win some. Shirley

Mall Rat said...

What an awesome thing the craft scrubbie, I've often found myself inky and in need of something that works ! Thanks Wendy !!

jackie said...

my goodness i wouldn't miss reading every single word.....i learn so much from you.

Lynne said...

I always read to the very end - don't want to miss anything! Love to read your blog - so many great tips and tricks and also great shopping tips!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ways of making art .....and sharing so generously!!The new art parts look so fun!

Effy said...

Why on earth would anyone ever NOT read to the end??

Loved this post. Your enthusiasm is infectious.:)

julie m said...

i do read to the end. don't want to miss anything. glad the scrubbies are in stock. my hands need them.

Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog and could use some new stamps too! that scrubbie thinging sounds like something I could need.
debbi g

osirisandloki said...

I always read evey little word you write and am always keen to get many tips from you!
so if your stamps would like to go on a holiday. i have plenty of room at my house in australia!!

Kaye said...

I just LOVE the scrubbie! Used it today and love that it takes off glue, too! Messy crafter that I am...I love it! That butterscotch trim is gorgeous...going to make some to go with sunflower birthday card! And, yes, I read to the bottom of EVERY post! Do I win? :)

Scrappycat said...

Off course I read to the very end, just to check wether you end your post with the famous words!

karen said...

HI! YES..I DID READ TO THE END.
I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY SOME ART PARTS!
THE SCRUBBIE WILL DEFINITELY MAKE A GREAT STOCKING STUFFER. I LOVE GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY WHILE I AM CREATING...THEN I KNOW IF HAVE MADE ART..BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE CLEANS HANDS WHEN I AM DONE. THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEAS!

Babsarella said...

Thanks for the great tip about coloring the trim. I am looking forward to getting a scrubbie!!

LoriCtoo said...

I was out of town and having withdrawals from you! So glad to read your posts to get me back in in the mode to create art! Gotta make some Halloween things.

Julie said...

Love the info on coloring trim. My mind is going a million places of what I can dye with Tim's reinkers!! A BIG HUG FOR YOU this Monday morning!! And I am going to order that "Clearly for Art" right now! My mind is going in another million places on what I can use those modeling sheets for.

Sherry said...

I am fairly new here and have soo enjoyed checking out your stuff...
I am just learning to work with inks and distressing more and more...I love it!!!