Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hoosier hospitality & HAPPY!

hello my friends!

I had an awesome weekend @ Cafe Crop in Indiana...

each store I visit seems to have something UNIQUE & Cafe Crop is no exception...

in addition to being a beautiful new store...
there are 2 giant flat screens mounted on the walls, with a video system all set up @ the demo table...

this was awesome!

and picture this...
it also has a GIANT fully equipped kitchen...

Tina made us a lasagna dinner on Friday evening...
in the full sized oven...
and then served us HOT chocolate chip cookies for dessert...

she even has a dishwasher there...
and a soda fountain...

and a fancy coffee machine...

all the comforts of home...

so the lucky gals who attend classes there or crop there are SPOILED...
admit it...
VERY SPOILED!

we did 3 fun classes...had lots of laughs & got very inky...

we had gals from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Ohio...

thanks to everyone for the wonderful Hoosier hospitality...

and THANK YOU for the gifts too!

here's the kit for the "inspiration station" class...

I used jet black archival to stamp on the cloth bags with this large background stamp...
archival ink is permanent on fabric...

@ the end of the class we altered the bag with tim's distress stains, which were a huge hit...
they are AWESOME on fabric...
but remember...
NOT permanent...
so not washable...
but perfect fun & easy for art...


next...
here's a peek @ a project from my new book...
book #5...

I LOVE the background stamp...
this set has a fun ruler stamp too...

and the ruler has a coordinating art part...
so simple to ink & make any color you desire...


and here's why I'm HAPPY...

book #5 is on the truck for delivery TODAY!
I didn't expect it until mid-September...
YIPPEE!

AGAIN...THANKS to everyone in Cleveland @ the Stampers Anonymous factory for getting this to us a MONTH early...




they will start shipping out tomorrow...

each book is $14.95 and priority tracked shipping in the US is $5.00...

international shipping is $14.50...

3 books can fit in one mailer, so it you need book 3 or 4 too...
or if you'd like to share shipping with a friend...
that will work out just fine & it will save you shipping $ ...

if you would like to order...
please send an email to wbv1213@me.com
and I will send you a PayPal request...

please let me know if you would like the book signed...
with or without your name...
or if it's a gift for a friend...please include the friend's name...

AND...let me know if it's US shipping or international please...

I'm HAPPY about this too...
this morning I spoke with Cindy, the owner of Blossom Bucket...

we are ON TRACK with our ideas & art...
and we had a brain storming session earlier today...

this will kill me to keep my lips sealed about this new direction studio 490 is taking...

I'm flipping over the top excited...
we have some very fun things planned...

ok...
back to making kits for me...

next stop on this art adventure is the Stamping Place in Columbia, SC @ the end of the month...

this time for southern hospitality...

THANKS for stopping by...

I hope you have a great day & remember...

make art!
wendy

19 comments:

Helen said...

Over the moon happy that the book is ready!! Let me find some friends to share costs with, lol!
Love the art you've shared today.

Kim said...

Thanks for the fun time at Cafe Crop. Love all my projects. I can't wait to get book 5.

Christina Carnoy said...

Very pretty project!

Wanda H said...

Woohoo!!! Just ordered Book 5... I'm really looking forward to reading it!!! Thanks!!!!

Lesley said...

Hoorah, hoorah about the book being ready!!!! Best i get saving some pennies then!! ;o))

Anonymous said...

Wow -- no. 5! I remember how thrilled we all were when no. 1 came out . . . and now we're up to no. 5! Must get it soon -- I love all four so far, and won't be without the latest one!
Greetings from France - Sally
stampsally@yahoo.fr

Tara C said...

I'm too excited!!! And when will you make the announcement for Oct 29th??? I'm so curious???? What could it be!!!! Can't wait to get your new book!!!

Mall Rat said...

Love the project. I hope you come back to St. Louis again so we can get inky again ! Have a great day Wendy !

Vic said...

I wish I was near enough to take a class! Excited to see the new art.

M. Swisher said...

Can not wait to get your new book!

Dorothy said...

Boy what a fabulous weekend you had!!!
Cool about the book too!!!

Bethan said...

yey....book 5!! more exciting things to look forward to!

Sandra said...

sounds like a really neat shop!
you do live the life, don't you Wendy?
Love the project.
Sandra ltb

Debby said...

Can't wait to get that book and some of the new stamps too!

jill said...

Very cute project Wendy...can't wait to get book 5!!!!!

Debby L. said...

Another new book of ideas! Can't wait. Just got my copy of May Flaum's Scrapbook Workshop: The Best Techniques from Your Favorite Scrapbook Bloggers. Love your technique for creating a plaid look. Have already tried it out. Worked great!

Lori said...

Ooo...those bags look cool! Glad you had a fab time, sounds like a lot of inky fun!

Sandi M said...

Sounds like a great place for creating art and doing classes! Waiting - impatiently - to hear the news on the new direction.

mommasiegfried said...

Wendy,
I admit it Tina does spoil us at Cafe Crop! I can't wait to try some of your stamps and Art Parts! Wish I would of been able to stay for your classes!