Thursday, August 4, 2011

dressed for art & *BIG* news...

I have some *BIG* EXCITING news to share with you today...

studio 490 is expanding & headed in a new totally FUN direction...

here's *the scoop*...

yesterday I signed a contract & licensed my art to

here's a little info about the company...

the founder & president is Cindy Lowry and she has
been in business for more than 20 years...
selling to gift stores...home decor type stores etc...

get this...

all over the world!

the quality of her resin product is top notch...
and if you know me...
I'm picky, especially if it has my name on it...

this means that I will design art for Blossom Bucket,
and she will magically transform the art into studio 490 style resin products...

here's the best part...
there are no rules...

I get to create art, my way...
and Cindy said " just do what you do"...
PERFECT!

so, on the TO*DO list for this month is to create 12 pieces of art for Blossom Bucket...

these products will be debuted in Atlanta @ the gift show in July
of 2012...

and will be in stores in November of 2012...
just in time for the big gift giving season...

so, we do have a wait...
but it's something fun to look forward to...

the Atlanta gift show is the equivalent of CHA for gift store owners...

I have seen photos of the displays there & I have been dying to
see the show in person...

the photos seriously made me drool on the keyboard...

the Blossom Bucket "booth" is 2500 square feet of goodness...
so that's the size of a home...

you can bet your bottom dollar that I WILL be in Atlanta next July...

to say that I'm over the moon excited about this wonderful opportunity is an understatement...

the ideas are making it impossible to sleep!

so one of the reasons for telling this so soon, is that you may see less frequent blog posts for this month...

but I WILL do my best to pop in often...

OK...back to the rubber stamp art world...

the giveaway continues & today's stamp set is ...
dressed for art...

I used the giant background stamp in the new large art parts pocket watch that I showed a few days ago...

it looks like this...
I TOLD you I'm not a good cutter, but the frame completely hides the ugly edges...


and the gentleman on this set has a perfectly sized art part...

I like him...he has an attitude!




now for the WINNER of yesterday's giveaway...
label it art...

congrats to...

mcstamperoni Wed Aug 03 17:48:52 UTC 2011

This is a great set. Thanks for the give-away.

please email me with your shipping info @ wbv1213@me.com

if you'd like a chance to win
dressed for art...

the random winner will be chosen @ 7am tomorrow morning...

ok...
gotta run...

gotta...

make (BLOSSOM BUCKET) art!
wendy
ps... see you tomorrow for another stamp giveaway,
compliments of Stampers Anonymous...GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

54 comments:

Martha Richardson said...

Congratulations!!! I've been to the Atlantic Gift Show...it is floor after floor of mfg., etc. It is much larger than CHA and takes days to get through all the floors...but you will have fun...BIG FUN!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOWWWWEEEEEEE WHOOOPEEEEEE AND YEEEEHAAAAAWWWW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the ever so talented and incredibly clever Wendy Vecchi!!!! I am over the moon, hoppety skipping, doing a happy dance for you hunny.... if you could see my cheesy grin!! (you may be a little alarmed if you could though lol) CANNOT wait to see what lovlies you create... .welldone... congrats... lotsa love!!!! XX

ellen vargo said...

YAY! Wendy, that is SO exciting! Congratulations to you! Can't wait to see what you come up with - I'm sure it will be amazing!

2amscrapper said...

Wendy, congratulations on your new endeavor. Your art is so beautiful and is perfect for home decor--Wendy style.

Kaz said...

OOooooooo Congratulations ma lady!! Well done to you, Soooooo super exciting!! great news and well done!!

kazxx

StampDancer said...

Congratulations Wendy! I am so happy for you and can't wait until I can shop in Nov. 2012 for some of your pieces.

Eileen said...

That is very exciting news indeed. No wonder you're over the moon. Now, do you have to decide what each piece will wind up being, or do you just create and allow the Blossom Bucket people to turn your work into whatever....wall hanging, pencil holder, etc.?
Guess you'll be super busy for a while.
Best of luck!

Eileen said...

That is very exciting news indeed. No wonder you're over the moon. Now, do you have to decide what each piece will wind up being, or do you just create and allow the Blossom Bucket people to turn your work into whatever....wall hanging, pencil holder, etc.?
Guess you'll be super busy for a while.
Best of luck!

Donna L said...

What a great opportunity, congrats! I know your art will be a huge success. You must give us a peek when you can!

Cathy L. said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elaine A said...

CONGRATULATIONS Wendy! That is just wonderful news. I am so very happy for you. I love the Dressed for Art set too. Just awesome.

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Congratulations on your new venture! I hope it allows you more freedom to make art but that you stick around for those of us who want to use your products to make our own art.

Sandra said...

how cool is that?!?! Congratulations .... just think as you started nursing a few years back, did you ever in your wildest dreams think you would be doing this!
Gives this old programmer new hope, there maybe life after ibm!
Enjoy making art.
Sandra ltb

Helen said...

Way cool!! Congrats to you, you so deserve it. Cant wait to see what you create for them. Oh, and well done to yesterday's winner.

Gail Bales said...

YAY!!! Congratulations on your *BIG* EXCITING news. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Have fun.
Gail in Oklahoma

Helena Virpi said...

So so so happy for you Wendy! You totally deserve it!

hugs to Rick!
Helena

Colleen C - Mich said...

Congrats Wendy! Good to hear your little enterprise is expanding in this crazy economy. Can't wait to see what beautiful art you cook up. Good luck with this new venture.

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations on expanding in a whole new direction... I'm thrilled for you!

Meme said...

WOW! Now your even more FAMOUS! I can say I knew you when!

Congrats!

How many stmap sets do you have, girl? Not that I am complaining....Just saying...you rockin'

Gillian .... said...

Congratulations Wendy on this new, fun, exciting adventure, can't wait to see what beautiful art you create. x

Loving Dressed for Art, this one is a must.

Marijane said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Best wishes as you embark on a new challenge - one that I know will be tremendously successful. You have such talent and now you'll be able to share it with more and more people. I'm all excited too, as I wait to see what you will magically create!!!

Nancy said...

How COOL!!!!!!! Congratulations! I'm sure your creations will be a HUGE success!!

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic news Wendy! Congratulations!

Karen G. said...

Wow, fantastic news Wendy! Wish you the best of luck on your new venture.

Vic said...

Very exciting!

Nina W. said...

BIG congrats Wendy!!

Netrix said...

Lots of big congrats on the new venture! :)

jan said...

'Over the Moon' with your news Wendy!! Maybe that should be the first piece!!

Julie said...

Congrats Wendy! Sounds like you will be even more busy than ever but in a good way! Make Art!

Lori said...

Wow! Congratulations! How exciting! We'll miss you, but completely understand there will be time constraints!

Tona said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Larajc said...

COngrats to you! I bet we will see some goodies by you in a gift store near us! I love the background stamp the most in this set, and the guy is kind of intriguing too!

rhonda said...

Booyah for you Wendy! So happy for you congrats!

Marissa said...

Congratulations! Any chance to get more Wendy into the world is wonderful. Thanks again for everything :)

Mall Rat said...

Congrats Wendy ! You deserve it so much .. I"m excited now I can have a piece of Wendy in my house !! Congrats !!!!

Wanda H said...

Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE Congratulations!!!! Very, very exciting!!!! I am totally thrilled for you!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

CONGRATS WENDY!! I look forward to checking this all out!! I have never heard of them, but they will be on my list with you designing for them!! =) THANKS for the giveaways and I am SO EXCITED to see what you come up with for your first release!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Shannon said...

Congrats go out to "mcstamperoni"! I really like the look of the "Dressed for Art". The guy on that set is so cute. He looks like he's modeling that suit or something. I'm curious Wendy, do you come up with all the artwork yourself for your stamps or do you describe it to someone and they draw it, how does that work?

Hel said...

That is fantastic news......congratulations!

Keep all the creativity going. I love your products.

Debby said...

Congratulations on your new adventure! Looking forward to seeing your new designs. Way to go!

redmom said...

Woohoo!! Congrats on your new adventure...can't wait to see your designs!

McStamper said...

Love this one, too. Thanks again for your give-aways.

scrappin-scrappin said...

Oh my word girl you are smokin!! Huge, huge congrats to you!! You will rock it!!

Roxanne said...

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous opportunity for you! You are going to shine BRIGHT in this new venture. So happy for you. Thanks for the chance to win DRESSED FOR ART! I have so many male relatives to make cards for. This is just the ticket:)

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Cool... Im in Atlanta so I might get to meet you... yea!

Shelley Haganman said...

Huge Congrats to you Wendy! I am so excited for you!

Therese said...

I absolutely love this set but it is you with The saying of EMRACE YOUR ADVENTURE.......the man looks like Rick is all dressed up for your first appearance and making your debut with the company............. Congrats, it is just the beginning. I have a friend who was just local artist for the craft shows of this area, then next thing thing, a company grabbed her she had prints of her paintings, resin statues, shower curtains, fabrics, etc.........she's still going strong after 15 years........ Wendy, you are an amazing person who deserves to be recognized for all your hard work........take care,

Cher said...

well I am soooooooooo happy for you! great to expand your horizons..so will b watching for updates and WHERE TO BUY LOL! how exciting ! and yes, luv this set too...cant wait to add this set to my collection...ty ty ty and congrads to the winners!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your new venture! I'm sure whatever you create will be amazing. Love today's stamp set also!

Karenliz said...

CONGRATULATIONS! THAT IS FANTASTIC! I can't wait to see all your creations! I'm in love with this stamp set too!

Sue Fraser said...

Congratulations Wendy! I can hardly wait to see what creative goodies you come up with for us. Love all your creations! And yes, love all the new stamps. Good luck with your new venture.

Dorothy said...

Wow Wendy...how exciting! Not surprised however!!!
You are soooo talented!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

As ever, the words on Dressing for Art make it a must have for me. Congratulations on your new venture, can't wait to see the results.

Rita Barakat said...

Thats is great news congrats Wendy!