Wednesday, August 3, 2011

label it art...

let the GIVEAWAY continue!
Rick LOVES mailing packages...
it's job security for the head of shipping & receiving!

today's set is called label it art...

this set has lots of fun stamps, that I reach for often...
the labels are a perfect fit for tim's corked vials...


the "serum of art" was designed to fit the new large bottle art part...

and I like it because there are lots of elements that can be used alone...



and a few photos, for a better look...

take note of the seal on the art parts bottle...
just a tiny strip of Ranger's Memory Foil Tape adds the perfect little detail...


and another look @ the labels...

this time I used the tape to add detail to the paintbrush stamp...
it's @ the far left, under the ink bottle...


OK...sorry...sounds like I left out one vital statistic from yesterday's post...

the size of the box used to store ALL my distress stains...
it's 8 3/4 inches square...
it fits the stains perfectly & still has room for a few misters...

here's my very BEST storage tip...

toss the packaging...

when I first started "making art"...
I kept everything IN the packages...
I like nice, neat...organized...
30 years in surgery does that to a person...

then as I collected more & more supplies, I needed a way to gain more space...

the day I tossed ALL the packaging, I'd bet that I tripled my storage space...

this photo shows 12 of tim's ring binders in the original packaging on the right...

and on the left, in a little container with the packaging all gone...

it's a HUGE difference...
try it...
you'll see...



now about yesterday's stamp winner...

congrats to...

eyeleeeen Tue Aug 02 14:49:24 UTC 2011

OK, that background stamp is one I need TODAY!!! Puhleeeeeze pick me! :)

please send your shipping info & the head of shipping & receiving will do his job!
wbv1213@me.com

if you would like "label it art" to be shipped to you...


I see that Lori just announced another challenge this morning...
check it out...
play along...

I pop in & every once in a while and a random participant gets a prize from Lori or from me...

there is TONS of inspiration in the files too...
they are a really nice talented bunch!

we'll draw a random winner tomorrow @ 7am...

thanks for all your sweet comments...
you make me happy!


toss the packaging...

and then...

make art!
wendy

44 comments:

Donna L said...

Love the samples today - still haven't invested in art parts but the more I see the more I want! One question, is there a special binder to store the Studio 490 stamps in? I tried a regular 3 ring binder I had at home but the stamp cover is too long.

I am an organize freak too -- I will take things out of the package but tend to stash the packaging away for future use, so far, haven't used much!

Helen said...

Love today's art - and your organising tips - now off to try my luck at winning today.... can't wait to get home from work (shhh, not meant to be on here) to - Make Art....

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous stamps!
Hmmm...I think tossing some packaging is good but some of the packaging can make fabulous embellishments too! I would say "cautiously" toss the packaging LOL

SusanK said...

It's always in the details...one of your stamps but something I strongly believe in. One little detail can make a piece of art jump to a work of art. Love all these new sets...want them anyway I can get them...lol!

Roxanne said...

Label ME ready to use the "Label Art" stamps!!! I already have the vials! Thanks you sooooo much!

Mall Rat said...

I love the labels ! They have so many possiblities. Thanks for the chance to win .. have a great day Wendy!

Cher said...

oh this was one of my fav projects u shared for CHA...luv how your head works! yes, I want this set too! Don't think I am alone when I say Wendy, you have NO duds in your line up! Want it all! ty for a chance! now to find that box lol...cuz it is PERFECT!

Gail Bales said...

LOVE the labels! I could sooo use thoses as I hoard little bottles-lol. Thanks for the chance to win these.
Gail in Oklahoma

Karenliz said...

Love the stamp set! I have a very small craft room and was amazed after throwing out packaging the space I had TO BUY MORE STUFF!!!

Karen G. said...

Packaging is tossed into a big box to be used to cut up into embellishments with my Vagabond. Love the labels! thanks for another chance to win

Marijane said...

Love the variety of stamps in this set. I can think of so many uses for them all, especially the labels! Thanks for the storage tips - what a great find and fit your oak box was. I have a couple of Tim's tin paint dauber storage boxes (no longer available) that will hold 20 of the stain bottles perfectly too.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow! Love the stamps, I have the bottles so this would be great to use with. Thanks for sharing.

Noreen said...

But, Wendy, you can't actually TOSS the packaging! Some of it makes great Art Parts!

connie k. said...

hey wendy more great tips as usual..I am loving these art parts...so fun!

Vic said...

Great set - again! Congrats to Eileen.

Heidi said...

Throwing packaging away is so freeing. Although I do still keep some of the plastic for projects. It's that recycler in me. LOL

Vintage Rose said...

Great set, love the samples. Your organizing tips were soo welcomed! I am a hoarder of packaging and need to consolidate better.

Susan said...

Another great stamp set! I was just like you, keeping all the packaging at first, but now I toss some and keep some for projects!

Linda said...

I adore these labels!

Lori said...

I totally agree about throwing away the packaging. I finally realized that with all the Idea-ology I bought. lol. Problem is, how is it that I'm still running out of space? Oh yeah, I keep buying....lol..
Thanks so much for shamelessly plugging the group, very much appreciated, and I hope folks will play along!

Donna Scanlon said...

Great tip. Who amoung us coundn't use more space for our art supplies. Never enough space because we want it ALL!

stephanie said...

Love your art.

House On Beach Street said...

you have the best stuff ever!! Thanks for the chance.

scrappin-scrappin said...

I used to save all the packaging to but you are right it saves so much room! Another great stamp set!!!

Carol P said...

Love this stamp set and thanks for all the tips on organizing. Much needed. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful set...LOVE NUMBER STAMPS...can't seem to ever get enough of them.

Lillian Child said...

Always such a treat to stop by your blog for a bit of fun and learning too!

Eileen said...

Thanks for picking me!!!!
I love today's sample and this is another must have set. And have it I will!
Like so many of the previous commenters, I do take everything out of the packaging. Trouble is, I also save the packaging.
Let's face it, we are collectors and experts in turning trash to treasure. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Jean said...

Such cool stamps!! Love hearing how you organize. Thanks for the chance to win.

Debby said...

Love the details in today's art. Congrats to Eileen! Love the numbers in this stamp set. It's the accountant in me!

Mo said...

LOL! After I saw your cool box yesterday, I actually went to look at my Distress Stains to see if I could figure out what size the box was. Love cool, old boxex like that.

rhonda said...

Hey Wendy tell Rick I am ready for a package to be shipped my way because I am loving those numbers on this set of stamps!

Sandra said...

love the art!
Sandra ltb

Shannon said...

Congrats to "eyeleeeen" on her win. Sounds like she really needed yesterday's givaway, so I'm happy she got it.

I love that you and Tim both have come out with these tiny stamps this past CHA show for the little bottles and what not. It makes them that much cuter when you use them on all the little embellishments. I'd love to win "Label it Art". I really would, I use a lot of tiny little things too and that's why.

Wendy I have to say that I really adore your style. One of the things that I love the best is that you don't have one completed project using your Art Parts and stamps that I couldn't look at and not know that it was yours. I want that for myself one day, I want people to be able to look at something of mine and know automatically that I made it.

michelle said...

You know I love all those labels and the numbers have to have this one. I need to save my pennies!

I am going to toss my package just for you! Not sure I can because how will I know what I have . . . okay here I go!

Mary Luxa said...

Tossing packaging is the most freeing thing I do in my life. . . When are you coming back to Memory Bound in Ankeny, Iowa???

KateB said...

am so ready to actually try more4 stamping for real...I've always been too afraid..soemthing about me always stamping "crooked"...great tips & inspo!

Tona said...

Another great stamp set!
Thanks for the storage tips.

Katey said...

great stamp set! love the numbers!

steph martin said...

packaging tossed so now i have room for more of your lovely goodies.

De said...

Just love what you've done with the Tim H bottles..... I have the bottles already, will have to see if the stamps make it to Aus, otherwise I'll pine :)

Dorothy said...

I love this blog!!!
Good luck everyone!!

Sue Young said...

Love the labels and organizing tips!and this stamp set!

muebles rioja said...

In my opinion everyone must look at it.

Alex said...

xl pharmacy
Nice post! This room looks like my mom's room 'cause she had all kind of things like needles, yarns and machines for making things.