Friday, October 22, 2010

a week & a day?


since the last post???
YIKES!!!

So...what happened during those days?

I went to Maryland to see the QUEEN & co...
& had a TOTAL blast...

The classes were really fun & inky (thank God for the new Ranger craft scrubbie)...
it cleaned 310 inky fingers, in just one class...
and did a great job all weekend long...

I got to meet some blog friends, which is so cool for me...
to have a face that goes with a name...

I also got to visit with friends from last year's cruise...so FUN!

THANK YOU everyone who came to the Queen's INK!

I spent Tuesday @ home catching up, and then on Wednesday Rick & I took off to Chicago for a little retail therapy...
just doing my civic duty...
shoes x 2...couldn't resist...

Wednesday evening we had an awesome dinner @ Gibson's in Chicago (actually Rosemont)...
giant steak for Rick...
the best lobster ever for me...

we checked into the hotel...
then went to the Rosemont theatre to see the top 10 finalists from America's Got Talent...
minus Jackie Evancho...boohoo...

The show totally exceeded our expectations...
and the performances were so much better than seeing them on TV...

the little getaway was to celebrate 38 years...
I can hear those calculators going...
I was 10 when we married...
I hope you believe that!


And speaking of celebrating...

we came home early on Thursday morning for Paul's LAST CHEMO treatment (we hope)...

he's done...YIPPEE!!
he's got another rough 10 days, but then hopefully he'll be on his way back to normal...

He brought flowers for the nurse who had been with him for every treatment...
we LOVE LORI!!!
he surprised me with some too...awwwwww...

I had treats for everyone to thank them for their kindness & expert care...
and told them if we ever see them again...
we hope it's out of that building...

he has a PET scan before Thanksgiving...which will tell if he's done...
then repeats every 3 months after that...

hmmm...what else?

next stop on this art adventure is For Keeps Sake in St. Louis...

I LOVE that place & ALL the folks there...

they will be the first to use art parts to create Christmas decor with some of tim's new ideology goodies...

I'm looking forward to returning & doing some brand new projects with them...

hmmm...what else has happened???
oh...I know...

I made a little art...
trust me...
it REALLY IS...
little...
just 2 1/2 inches tall with the memo pins...
but it was soooo much fun...

once you use up tim's film strip ribbon, you are left with the cutest mini tin...

the idea has been brewing for quite some time,
but when I got all of Claudine's new stamps & saw she had flower stamps...
I HAD to take a short art break...

here's what you'll need...

an empty film strip ribbon tin...
tim's idea-ology curio knob...
tim's ideology lost & found paper stash...yum!
coffee & jet black archival ink...
tim's stormy sky, scattered straw & peeled paint distress inks...
gold paint dabber...(I'm officially addicted)
Ranger's Enamel Accents (black)...
Claudine's multi medium...
studio 490 screen stamp...
studio 490 text stamp...
my look inside stamp...I ADORE this set!
1 1/4 circle punch...
scallop punch...

just a few tips...
start with these...

apply one strip of tissue tape to cover the base
of the tin...then color with willow alcohol ink, using the ink applicator...

use the gold dabber to accent the edge of the lid & the bottom edge...

use jet black to stamp Claudine's flowers & leaves on grungepaper, cut out & ink...

stamp backgrounds with coffee...

make a few custom epoxy memo pins...

and you'll end up with this...


another angle...


I liked it...
remember I LOVE mini...
but I flipped when I saw that I could add the curio knob as a base...

too stinkin cute if I say so myself!

just remove the screw & you have a nice flat surface to glue to the bottom of the tin...

tada!!!


upside down to show the base...


inside the lid...
a mini Claudine flower, stamped on grunge & overstamped with my text stamp...


inside the base...

I made this to fit the lid, but I liked the funky effect of using it in the base instead...

hello...
I AM looking inside...
makes me laugh!



trying for a better shot...



so there you have it...
Claudine's stamps, studio 490 style...

I think these will make adorable little gift containers for earrings or folded up $$$...

just a little holiday idea for you!
or really...
it's perfect for any gift giving occasion...

that's the update from here ...

time to get going on kits for St. Louis...

once those are done...

I have tim's brand new configurations calling me...

this one might be first...
or I think this one...
but then I REALLY like this one...

decisions...decisions...

have a great weekend &...
as always...

make art!
wendy

52 comments:

Helen said...

You are a genius! That is just so fab! I can't wait till I empty my film strip tin to re-use. Have a great weekend making art!!

Mall Rat said...

I am so excited that I will be in your friday class at For Keeps Sake !! I can't wait to get inky and finally meet you ! Happy Anniversary .. wow 38 years :) I hope all continues positive for Paul, my thoughts are with you all. Happy Friday

Jen said...

So awesome! Have fun at For Keeps Sake. I'm sure it's sold out, but if not, gonna tell my mom to check it out - she lives near there!!

Dawn said...

Wonderful project, I guess I need to buy those knobs now.
Happy Anniversary and sending positive thoughts for your honey.
Safe travels also.
Thanks for all the inspiration

ellen said...

Mini tin is ADORABLE - Love it. So glad Paul is *almost* done w/ chemo! Bummer that Jackie E. wasn't at the AGT show - she's amazing. Off to another class this weekend! The season of *ART* has arrived! Soaking it up! Have a great weekend! ~ ellen. xx

Tona said...

What an amazing little project. You come up with the best ideas!
Happy belated anniversary.
Hoping for only the best news for Paul.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

I am so very glad Paul is finished (hopefully for good) with chemo. I pray he is on the road to recovery. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And I totally believe you were 10 when you got married. Why, cause on December 30th my husband and I will be celebrating 38 years of marriage and I KNOW I was only 10 at the time - LOL!!
Your little tin is just so freaking cute!! I love how you always manager to combine so many different elements and make it your own. Beautiful! Have a super weekend.

Elaine Allen

Missusg said...

that is simply ... i am speachless ... FREAKIN'FRACKIN' ADORABLE!!! I must make!!

Sandi M said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad the chemo is finis! Hate cancer. We'll dealing with it here also. That tin is the cutest darn thing on it's little knob stand, with it's cute Claudine stamps (I've been eyeing those) and funny saying inside. So creative.

sue said...

I missed you. One week and one day it to long. Glad to hear your brother is done with chemo. The Tim tin is so cute. See you in St. Louis.
Sue

paperqueen said...

Good news about Paul!
That altered tin is too damn cute!!
Congrats on the anniversary, and
have fun with the configurations.
Eileen

Jenna said...

So cute! Congrats on the anniversary!

Debby said...

What a week! So glad Paul is doing better. Hope he is done with all of those treatments! Love what you did with the film strip container. I think I might just have one of those somewhere!

lesleyworth said...

so many wonderful things to celebrate!!!! happy anniversary...so glad to hear about your brother's last chemo treatment! WOOHOO!!! and love love love your little bitty art! fabulous! i needed some inspiration...so now i can go attempt to make art!

Rachel said...

I believe you were ten when you got married; you certainly look it in that photo. Huge congratulations!

Hels Sheridan said...

Blimey Wendy, I have seen some little works of art in my time but that one... IS THE BEST!!! Happy Anniversary to you and Rick... I figured you were obviously exagerating when you said you were 10 when you got married, obviously you were only 4 ROFL
Brilliant news about Paul... fingers X'd that he doesn't need any more treatment now... have a FAB weekend hun xx

SherrySue said...

See you at For Keep's Sake! I am traveling in from Texas so I am super excited.
Can;t wait to work with the Art Parts!
Happy Anniversary!!!

Anita said...

Great news about Paul! Happy Anniversary! Super cute art!

Marijane said...

So good to hear from you! Sounds like your anniversary was wonderful. I love seeing your wedding pic. What a cutie...Rick too! Love that precious little flower tin. I can't believe the detail you can pack into 2 1/2"! I just love your Book Art Basics stamp set ("look inside")...there is no end to the uses for these little guys, and they fit anywhere!

Kathy Eddy said...

38 years? Wow! I'm impressed. I love your tiny little tin. How stinkin' cute is that! I am so glad that the whole ordeal could be over for Paul soon! Still sending prayers his way to have a clean bill of health when he gets his scan. What a perfect Thanksgiving that will make for your family.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your creation is just fabulous! i love your creativity! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. *hugs* steph :)

Sandra said...

t news about your brother, prayers are in the works!
Sandra

Dawn said...

Yeah for Paul and his treatments.my mom started chemo last Friday , I am feeling her pain daily with her. I love the little tin too cute. Hope I get some time this weekend to make art! Happy Friday!
Dawn in sc

Juel said...

You are amazing!!

Joanne said...

Such good news for you and yours and congrats. on your anniversary. This piece of art is
F A N T A S T I C
Luv Joanne xx

Kat said...

Wendy, what a fab idea, I have an empty one of these with Tim's brads in,I am deffo gona jaz mine up now after seeing yours,
it's so cute,

glad you had fun for your anniversary,love seeing your wedding photo,
have a grate day,
Kat.

Plume said...

Your mini Tim tin is just adorable!

mikki said...

Welcome back and congrats!
I was so excited to see my local
Archiver's carrying your stamps.
(did I miss the heads-up?)
When I need a WV fix between trips
to Scrapbook Friendz I'll be able
to get it fast:)

Wanda H said...

So glad to have you back but am also happy you got a little get away!! Congrats on 38 years... woohoo!! We just celebrated our 27th. I was a bit concerned when you hadn't posted in so long then saw you tweet about Chicago so knew you were just off having fun. So HAPPY that treatments are done for your brother!!!!! And am praying all further tests are good!!! Your project is sooooo cute!!! I love it!!! Very fun idea!!!!

Dorothy said...

congrats on 38 years!! 10...I love it!
Good about Paul too!!
Love your tin!! I love mini things!!!

pixiedust61 said...

Wendy, it was so great to take your classes and meet you in person at Queen's Ink. You were as fun and gracious as you appear to be on your blog. THANK YOU !

Next, congrats on your wedding anniversary... love the photo!

YAY ! to Paul. Continued strength and best wishes for kicking the heck out of cancer!

Love that little container... I have to empty my film strip roll because I WAY love this project. I love how you take everyday ordinary pieces and turn them completely upside down and make some cool art.
Lastly.... I really loved the tag you wore on your Ranger apron at class in MD... I kept coveting it and am hoping you will consider a little tutorial because I REALLY LOVE IT !
Carol

michelle said...

Happy 38 th what a blessing.

So glad to hear that it was Paul's last Chemo prayers going up that all turn out well.

Loving that tin what an a great and wonderful idea! I am alway amazed at how your brain thinks!

Victoria said...

Great little tin! Happy Anniversary, too.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hey GF....Congrats on your Anniversary...........wowza, he robbed tghe cradle for sure! I've been on vacation, have missed you...glad things are over with the chemo, yea!, and this little doo-dad you created is just the bestest. hugz.........Gerrie

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hey GF....Congrats on your Anniversary...........wowza, he robbed tghe cradle for sure! I've been on vacation, have missed you...glad things are over with the chemo, yea!, and this little doo-dad you created is just the bestest. hugz.........Gerrie

karen said...

WOW! You made that little tin into something very fabulous.
I love it!
Thanks for the inspiration.

jan said...

Congrats on 38 years! Prayers for your brother!

Lori said...

Congrats on the big 38! You know what that means in two years... hahaha Glad you had a great week, love that little mini tin, it IS stinkin' cute!

octlove said...

Happy Anniversary…u got married so young:)

Glad all is going well with Paul…praying he has endured the worst of it!

So glad I finally got to meet you in person at the Queen’s Ink! The classes were fabulous and I have my projects proudly displayed on my dining room table for now:) I even have hubby lovin’ the smell of grunge…I can’t figure out why some people find its odor offensive?!!?

Love the little tin idea…guess I’ll need to store my film elsewhere!

SusanK said...

Belated happy anniversary! So glad to hear the news about Paul. Sending more positive thoughts that these 10 days go by without any hitches. Keep on keeping on! That little tin is so darned stinkin' cute! I may have to empty my tin just so I can use it! lol

LynneForsythe said...

Don't you love it when a creation make is out of your head and IT'S THAT CUTE!!! you rock girl!!

and you were a BEAUTIFUL CHILD BRIDE!! best wishes for you brother!!!

Liz in MO said...

Oh I love that little project!!! I get to meet you next weekend in St. Louie!! I can't wait to take your classes. Whee-hee!!!

karen said...

I am glad that Paul is doing better. I am sure that you were
very, very young when you got married! What an event-packed week you had.
I love the little tin project. It is so sweet. The curio knob was an excellent idea.
Thanks for making art and sharing it with us.

mcclar26 said...

Congrats to your anneversary and so happy for Paul about his ;ast treatment!! You've both been in my thoughts and prayers!! He is so sweet!! =) I LOVE the neat ideas you always ahare and hope you have a GREAT WEEKEND!! =)
Larissa Heskett

Julie said...

I love that picture of you and your hubby. You are so cute in that wedding picture! And great news about Paul! Glad the chemo is finally over. The tin box is way cool! Love the curio knob as a base. I have used stacked buttons for legs on small boxes but a curio knob ... clever, very clever!!

Wendy said...

Hi Wendy!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the wonderful classes that you taught at the Queen's Ink. I had a wonderful time meeting you and learning from you!! :)

Wendy Pendarvis

Roxallen said...

My husband and I had 34 years Oct 21! So, congrats on your own loving accomplishment! I think the little decorated tin is absolutely sweet! Can't wait to try the technique. Thanks so much for the ideas.

craftychick said...

I just adore that little tin!! TOO CUTE! TFS! We just had our 10 year on oct 21st!
HAPPY late anniversary!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous art as always Wendy :-)
Anne x

papillon said...

that little thin is just so cute! and i wish only but the best to your hubby for the future! up to the next anniversary! :)

RobinG said...

See you Saturday in StLouis! Your wedding photo is the same era as ours :)
RobinG

Nancy said...

I'm late, I know, but ... Happy Anniversary! 38 years is AWESOME!

And Paul's last treatment is now history?!?! YEA!!!!!!!!

New shoes, huh? I did my part ... got a pair of Dansko's last weekend ... oh, yeah!

LOVE what you've shared here - the canister & all! SWEET!