Monday, December 27, 2010

my other favorite C word...

besides CHRISTMAS is ...

CHA!

and believe me...
we're in full CHA mode here...

there's LOTS going on...
it's all still TOP SECRET stuff, but here's a few tidbits I can share...

I have ALL my new studio 490 stamps here & they have all been inked & tested...
I may be prejudice...
but I'm thrilled with them...
OMG!
we'll have a few flowers, a few new backgrounds & some images just might have an interesting twist...

we'll have more stamps that coordinate & work well with the current sets giving us more possibilities...

I have stepped "out of MY box" for some these images...
I can't wait to share them...
I think you'll be surprised...

I leave for CHA on January 24, so you can expect to see them...
MID JANUARY...ish

and...

I'm TOTALLY over the top excited with this second release of art parts...
and now that I've used them & made some art...
yep...
they are exactly what I envisioned...
I'm sooo happy...

again...
some of these have a different twist too...
and LOTS of potential for fun...

I'm very anxious to see what others will create with them...

here's a little art parts peek...

hey...it's the best I can do...
it's still DECEMBER!

so...

some things I'm working on ...
more projects for book #4...
instructions/photos for the book projects...
and a re-do of the tips & hints section...

my CHA class project photos & instructions...
the sample is done...
I like it...

getting supplies requested for the CHA class...

a REALLY top secret assignment...
it's pretty exciting...

my Ranger designer challenge art...
several artists are given the same supplies & we are asked to use a product line to...
make art...

these are all on display in the Ranger booth @ CHA...
it's very cool to see how each person uses the same supplies...

I WILL take photos for you...
it's a promise...

and then there's...

art parts packaging...
deciding what pieces go together to make "sets"
and the art that is needed for each package...

CHA samples...
CHA samples & MORE...
CHA samples...

so this may explain why I won't be doing daily blog posts...
or doing that other C word...
cooking...

but I'll pop in as often as I can...

I hope your holidays were fun...

and now you can relax a bit & take some time to...
make art...
wendy
ps...I'm off to dig into that art parts bag!

63 comments:

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a tease you are!

Dorothy said...

I am so ready for the new releases!!!
Have fun and don't work to hard!

Mall Rat said...

You are too funny Wendy ! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us .. I'm ready to SHOP for it all :) Have a great day !

sue said...

CHA time is just fling by. I am still collecting the last release of your stamps and art parts. Can't wait to see the new ones.

Lisa Somerville said...

Looking forward to seeing your release!

jackib said...

buried in snow today - hoping to take advantage by playing with some of your art parts!!!

michelle said...

Oh waiting is so hard and you are such a tease!

ellen said...

That was a good tease... I'm trying to figure out all those blurry shapes in that bag of art parts... can't wait to see them for real! Have fun playing with all your new (art) toys!!!

Debby said...

Ooooh! Can't wait to see the new stamps and art parts. Mid January is only a couple of weeks away. Have fun creating and sounds like you have been busy!

karen said...

Hi Wendy! I am excited about the CHA and all of your new stamps and art parts! I would love to go to the CHA..do you have room in your suitcase? LOL!

SusanK said...

Sounds exciting...CHA, new products, new stamps, new ideas! Can't wait to see more than just the teasers!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Tease, tease, tease! Can't wait to see what you'll be releasing.

Sharon S said...

You are such a tease - the excitment is building and I can't wait!!!

NANCY DARE said...

It's all sounding very exciting Wendi...can't wait to see you at CHA!

Anonymous said...

Oh Wendy you are so funny! I can't wait to see your new products. This is such an exciting time of the year but the wait to get them seems forever. Good luck at CHA, I know you will be a hit!
Gail in Oklahoma

Linda R said...

CHA oh how we LOVE that! It means LOTS of yummy exciting new things to play with....now that's what I call Christmas fun!!

nicoleqmullen said...

This is soooooo exciting, and sounds like a lot of work for you but so much fun!! Enjoy!!

octlove said...

is it january-ish yet?!!? I can't wait to see what will be breaking my piggy bank next:)

Kathy said...

You go girl. I know whatever you are working on will be wonderful.

WheatLDee said...

Secret Agent Wendy - you could have a second(third) career as a spy, you're so good at keeping secrets!! Thanks for sharing what you can. Have fun making art and getting ready for CHA.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I can't believe it is CHA already. BUT so can not wait to see what comes out in the world. Tim gave some teasing today too--did you all get together with this plan? :-)

Tona said...

Sounds exciting. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Sandra said...

WOW! You sound sooo busy!
Glad you are pleased, because that means we will all be pleased!
Enjoy your secret missions.
Sandra

Betty said...

Sure--tease and tantalize! I can hardly wait!

rhonda said...

Woo to hoo can't wait to see all your new goodies!

Eileen said...

I am not one of those people who work well under pressure, so I do admire how calm you seem. If I knew I had to have stuff ready for January 24 it probably would have been done in November, LOL.
I am looking forward to the new stamps and even more, the new art parts!
Have fun!
Eileen in NYC

jolande said...

Sometimes it's hard to wait...this is such a moment..

Iám looking out for the new parts and the stamps...
Have fun
Jolande from Holland

funkycrafter said...

are you sure that pic is a sneak peek of arts parts and not a bag of cookie cutters you are putting away until next year? you've been pretty tricky lately. have fun creating!

nonnie said...

can´t wait to see the stamps...the art parts picture was not too inspiring...LOL...hope the stamp sneak peak is more fun!

Erika M. said...

I can't believe CHA is coming so soon - have fun playing with all your new goodies!

Dawn said...

Sounds like lots of fun and lots of work- but you are just the gal for the job! Happy crafting.
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in SC

Diane said...

I can't wait to see your new release of stamps and art parts! I made one of the gift card tag holders for Christmas and they loved it! Thanks for sharing it again! Verrrrry cute!

Vic said...

Oh, I can hardly wait to see it all!

candyspiegel said...

Such a tease ... I think I'm looking forward to CHA more than Christmas! lol happy creating!

Marilyn L. said...

Love secrets - hate secrets! Can't keep a secret! Have fun at CHA while we all wait for the secrets to come out! Travel safe.

Marijane said...

Oh good, I needed something to look forward to now that the holiday are almost over! I can't wait to start seeing peeks of your new releases.

KAT said...

Lots of fun teasing going on - can't wait to see what you have new under your sleeves - or at least in the fuzzy pic!!!

Kim C. said...

The anticipation is killing me.

Anonymous said...

gez...I just hate waiting!!!!!! but...guess we have to huh? dang! it just kills me! more art parts too...delish! they are wonderful!

Julie said...

Can't wait!!!!!

Missusg said...

i so can't wait to see what you have come up with and to have the chance to play!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Certainly sounds exciting!!

lesleyworth said...

Be still my heart...so excited to see what you have in store for us for 2011! My hubby...not so much...he is still recovering from my latest addiction to adirondack color washes that I had to have after seeing the possibilities you gave us a glimpse of!

Liz in MO said...

Oh, oh, oh, oh, I can't wait to see all the new stuff!! And the next book? Wow.

Anita said...

Have fun with all the new toys! I can't wait to see everything.

Tara c said...

Did u say art part twist??? Is that a hint?? Please stop teasing us!!! Oh how I hate the month of January its so long-- cold waiting for the cha releases.. All the teases. Well I guess I'll have to work with what I have. I'm looking forward to new stamp sets and art part sets.

Wanda H said...

It all sounds VERY exciting!!!! Even a little "twisted"... LOL So how do they cut art parts??... I've been wondering that since I opened the first package and had to wipe the soot off the edges and it smelled like it had been in a fire.

TheLastOfNine said...

We have to wait how long?? Come on make it our Christmas gift, give us a clearer shot. Love seeing the different looks different artists come up with using the same supplies. Can't wait.
Gloria H

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Such a tease, can't wait to see all the newest, and see how you stepped out of your comfort zone too! exciting

Lori said...

Ooo, can't wait to see the newest and greatest! lol! At least there's something to look forward to in January! lol!

mcclar26 said...

YIPPEE!! =)
CHA is my favorite time of year, besides x-mas that is!! =)
I am so excited to see what you have up your sleeve and I can't wait to create with some of it once it gets released!! =)
THANKS so much for teasing us and making us giddee with what you have for us to create with!! HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

jan said...

Make ART, lot's of ART!!

Vicki in MD said...

and here I was thinking that I needed new glasses. Thanks for the teaser. Happy creating - can't wait to see what you come up with.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Ooooh, that bag of art parts looks soooo good ... I think I know what they are, but I won't tell. I'm really looking forward to your new stamp sets! Can't get enough of 'em! Happy New Year! Stephanie Rodgers

linda said...

Hi Wendy,
Just catching up with your blog and wanted to let you know I love the little cash envelope you made from a tag - adorable! Have fun at CHA and looking forward to seeing you in the store in 2011!

Becky said...

Gotta get some art parts! And as for the "other" C word (cooking) I avoid that whenever and however possible too! But I don't have as good an excuse as yours...

Helen said...

I'll have to see if I can wait then..... I suppose it's not THAT long, if you don't think about it too much...

Etta said...

We're gonna miss the daily blog, but we understand. Wouldn't think of getting in the way of creating art for CHA! First things first, right? Save some of "you" for us...and enjoy "making art!"

Sandi M said...

Teaser ads are so much fun! I can ponder about what you have come up with for all of us while I play art. Happy New Year!

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooh Wendy, you are a tease!! I am seriously needing to remind myself to breathe, such is my excitement at seeing not only new stampy designs but new arty parts too... you spoil us!!! And... a new book too... where ever do you find the time and the Mojo for all the amazing things you do?? THANKYOU for all the lovely inspiring idea's and wonderful tips this year...I reeeeealllllly want to come to CHA so I can see you and your art in the real... one day p'raps ;o)) HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours - I hope it is a healthy and prosperous one for you all... oh and AlfieCat sends a big wet purr to R & R :O)) xx

Anonymous said...

just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year too! xo cher

2amscrapper said...

what fun! can't wait to see what's new!

karen said...

It sounds like you are having a lot of fun. Yeah for you! I am looking forward to seeing the new art parts!