Wednesday, January 25, 2012

introducing studio 490 clicker cutts...

grab a beverage...
I have LOTS to share today...
I *think* I should have started these posts sooner...
YIKES!

let's start off with a brand new item, that I've not even hinted about...

I just got the final word YESTERDAY that they would be ready for CHA...

I'm excited to introduce you to...
CFA CLICKER CUTTS...

what is it?
it's the "clearly for art material"
that has been die cut & packaged
so it's ready to use...

why the name?

the machine that does the cutting is called a CLICKER...

and Ted's last name is CUTTS...

this popped into my head & it's the perfect name...
clearly for art...
clicker cutts!

I have wanted these flowers forever...

so we have 8 petal flowers, with 3 sizes in each package...

this is the prototype package...
the real deal will have 4 of each flower in the package...

there is a package of CFA clear flowers...
we also did the whiteout and the blackout flowers too...

so each package will contain one color, with 12 flowers...

I have a new technique with the blackout that I'll be demoing @ CHA...
and I'll do a tutorial for you when I get back...

it's really cool...


the other clicker cutts I really wanted is pages...

each package will have 6
"pages" of the clearly for art material, perfectly sized for the small creative covers and the gatefold journal...

gatefold journal?? what??

the pages will come packaged with 6 CFA clear pages...
or 6 whiteout pages
or a package of 6 blackout pages...

6 pages in each package allows us to make 3 cards...
think about the dimensional cards we can create...

heat the edges & curl them???

this will be FUN!


so that's CFA CLICKER CUTTS...

my samples are arriving this morning...
if the plane is on time
YIKES!!

now for some NEW stamps!
if you like vintage or steampunk...
you'll like ...

mechanical art...

this guy is a great size...
he's 5 inches tall...
he's an art part too...

boot/shoe label...
another vintage find...

hold onto your hat,
we're going for a ride...
this is the saying on the cover of book 6...
I flat out love it...

and I like to use it with the handle...
the handle is an art part too...

gears background...
fits right in with the steampunk trend...

sweet dreams & flying machines in pieces on the ground...
think steam punk!

steampunk definition...
you got it...steampunk again...
this also has some words that can be used individually...

whenever possible,
fly under the radar...
I like this used with wings...
fun for funky art...

that's...mechanical art!

next up more Blossom Bucket goodness...

this is a
LARGE looped flower center...

another...use as is or
alter it to any color you need...

I inked it with pitch black alcohol ink & then dusted it with heirloom gold perfect pearls powder...

and used it with my original large art parts flowers...



the photo does not do justice to this next beauty...
it's the bling blossom
& it's a really pretty blue-ish grey color
with a big bling center...


on the photo below, I added just a bit of coffee archival ink to highlight the edges...

you do not see the gear...RIGHT?


and then we have beaded blossoms...

another alterable...
& they're upside down on the card...oopsie...

these are so cool with the alcohol ink metallic fixatives added to them...
or any color of alcohol ink...


and I LOVE the lace leaf...
lots of detail...


how about some new art parts???

this shows the art parts large pages...
which are sized for the large creative covers...

this is a great alterable sturdy surface...
I love that they're cut & ready for action...
books are fun to create

and they're perfect for card makers too...

and new small art parts pages,


sized to fit the small creative covers and the gatefold journal too...

and again...
I've been using them for cards...

don't pay any attention to the guy...
you'll meet him tomorrow...

and here's the new gatefold journal...

if you were on Tim's cruise last fall...
this is the journal you created with him...

each package has enough art parts to create 2 journals...

so...the small art parts pages & the CFA clicker cutts pages both fit...

the gatefold journal...

this is the prototype...
there are 4 spines included...not 2...

it will be fun to mix art parts pages with CFA clicker cutts pages...

moving on to the new desktop organizer...

here's how this developed...

back in 2008, my studio was on the cover of Cloth Paper Scissors, studios magazine...

there's a cover photo on the right sidebar...

when the issue was released, I got lots of comments about Ranger, the cover cat...
because he's so stinkin adorable...

and the other thing that people asked about was the organizer on my worktable/island...

here's what it looks like...
it's a 2 tiered perfect storage solution...

it holds a TON...
and it's so convenient to have your tools within easy reach...

the basic concept is the same as Ranger's craft spinner...
add another level & double your storage, with the same small footplate...


I talked to 2 people who said they would make the organizer, but I wasn't happy with the quality or their price...
so it got put on the back burner...
yes...picky...I DO know that!

but over 3 years later, I still get emails asking where to get it...

when I met Cindy from Blossom Bucket, I asked her about the possibility of creating the organizer & it worked!!!

I'll take some photos @ CHA to post later, but here's the basic scoop...

it's large & holds a ton...
A TON!

the bottom is 14 x 14 inches & the top is 12 x 12...

it's black with yellow stars...
all ready to load up...

all 37 of the distress stains take up less than 20% of the bottom tier...
I estimate that 200 stains would fill it...
that's LOTS!

it's perfect to store paint dabbers, scissors, paint brushes, craft sticks, brayers... adhesives...
any supplies you use...

I LOVE the fact that it can be customized to hold anything you need...

if you have limited space, it's square, so it can be butted right up to the wall to take up less space...

if you have more space,
I put mine on a turntable (kitchen store purchase) and I LOVE it...
give it a spin...
anything you want is right @ your fingertips...

I wish I had it when my studio was the dining room table...
it would have make clean up much easier...

if you travel or attend crops...
it's perfect to pickup & go...

and the retail price is a very reasonable...
$64.00...

THANK YOU BLOSSOM BUCKET!

this is a funny outtake from the cover photo shoot...

this is Ringo & I really wanted him on the cover...

but...after about 200 photos he got mad & left...
he wouldn't cooperate...
and the little bugger nipped me to prove his point...


so that's how Ranger ended up to be the cover cat...

this is another outtake with Ranger...

if you look to the far right...
you can see my hand, holding a piece of chicken...
I'm telling him to be a good boy, sit & smile & he'd get the chicken...

bribery @ it's finest...



phew...bet your eyes are tired...

I'm interested to hear what you think...

come back tomorrow for more...

I hope the Fed-Ex guy is on time so I can

make (CFA clicker cutts) art!
wendy

36 comments:

Gabrielle said...

OMG! Where to start?! I love just everything in this post! I didn't know I NEEDED that storage (though I have much admired it!) and now one might be mine! Am so incredibly thrilled! But the stamps, and art parts and CFA... Oh! Wendy what are you doing to us?!?

kath said...

crikey wendy I'm drooling...you certainly know a way to a girl's heart and love the pics of the cute kittys...hugs kath xxx

mrich2500 said...

What a sneak peek...I need a score card to figure out everything I NEED!

sue said...

That was a lot of fun stuff. I loving the orginizer. I can't pick my favorite today. So I will just have to buy it all.

Lesley said...

That organiser is sooo cool.....gotta have it!! And i'm loving the fact that you have bought out pages for the art part books. My other half looked at your blog last night after listening to me waffle on for the last 2 weeks....he nearly had a heart attack when i said i needed it all! Needless to say, he didn't agree with me!! Men....they just don't understand!!

Wanda H said...

Wendy, I pretty much "need" everything you are releasing... I am doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL But your embellishment line is amazing... I love every piece but especially the flowers and that lace leaf... yum!!!!

Mall Rat said...

I dont' know where to start, I"m overwhelmed with EVERYTHING. Each scroll down I was like "I have to have that" next scroll " I have to have that". I am so in love with the pages and I can't wait to get my hands on the organizer. I love you craft room, it's awesome ... have a great day Wendy !! I sure wish I was going to CHA to see all this stuff in person.

Sarah said...

I'm shelving the definition of want and need and going with "I shall..."

Helen said...

Never mind selling a kidney.... I love the storage unit, and the stamps and the clicker cutts and and and.... well you get the idea! I must have read too quick the first time as I missed the explanation for the name (too keen to get to the photos...) Ahh, all becomes clear(ly for art)!!

Debby said...

Ok my head is spinning! This is all so cool. Love the big guy on the stamp set. The storage container is definitely something that I need for my desk. Stuff ends up being all over the place with too little space to work. Love the gatefold journal!!!! I know where my future paychecks will be headed. Thanks and can't wait to see more tomorrow!

SusanK said...

That's not a sneak peak, that's a whole line up of goodness in one fell swoop! Girl, you are amazing! Don't know how you can do this every 6 months!!?!?? Now to start saving any and all $ I can find!

Dawn B. said...

Everything is just fabulous! I don't even know where to begin! Clicker cuts? Clever! Love the stamp set, but these new art parts are just to die for! Then the organizer? Well, it's gorgeous! I'm gonna need three jobs, win the lotto, or something just to have everything that "speaks" to me lol - and that would be everything! Congrats on such a fantastic winter release!

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor blimey Wendy... you have done it now you genius!! I have just put my soul up for sale... need to make some serious dosh cos I NEED EVERYTHING... especially the storage... I have often gazed adoringly at the photo, drooling ever so slightly (ok a very lot) over how amazeballs your studio is... and that storage thingy... perfect!

LOVE the Blossom Bucket Bellies... hey, I didn't see a gear at all... and still not seen the Eiffel Tower yet lol

Clicker Cutts? Need them ALL... now!!! Oh and I need to come to CHA because I am swallowing my tongue with the excitement of seeing this new technique... cannot wait to see it!!!!

Congrats again Wendy.. I think that this release is your most awesome one yet... hugs for you xx

*and big old hugs for Ranger and Ringo... they are adorable*

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving the large and small art part pages... they're such a sturdy surface and I'll enjoy those sizes. The storage piece is really cool, to. Congrats on all your new releases!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

First of all WOW your studio is amazing, love love the storage, something I need in my little creative space. Love the embellishments and steampunk is my favourite theme at the moment. Congratulations. Tracy x

Primitive Seasons said...

I love ALL the new stamps sets and I can't imagine how much fun the Blossom Bucket products will be. But the piece de resistance is the organizer. Gotta have one!

Mary

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh yummy to the flowers and stuff but I want the organizer!

Lori said...

All I can say is...this is some way cool s**t!!! I can't believe all the goodness!

Bunnyfreak said...

So excited about the organizer. Loved the behind the scenes story of the photo shoot.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Wow lots to take in. Love the stamps and clearly for art.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Swooooooonnn!!!!! I want it ALL!!!!

Nancy D. said...

WOW! you have so many great things releasing & they are all so cool! Can't wait to see them all at CHA!

Becky said...

steampunk! woo!

Vic said...

I was so excited as read through the post and the, I nearly passed out when I saw the organizer! I don't just want that - I need it!

Tona said...

All I can say is WOW! I want it all. I'm drooling all over my keyboard as I dream of owning one of those craft table organizers.

Eileen said...

Wow, each day is better than the last! Honestly, I love it all!

ellen vargo said...

HOLY MOLY! SO much to look at! As always the BB embellishment are just to die for - and I love the new "clicker cutts" - so clever! Can't wait to see that storage unit in person - sounds/looks fabulous! Have a great show!

Ellen xxx

Dorothy said...

Yes...my eyes are tired but they are very happy!

nonnie said...

love the stamps and the storage...

Marilyn C. said...

Love your studio - so bright & inviting. Great way to store things we need immediately! Cute cat.

Cher said...

oh heck..u tired ME out! luv it all girl...will take me forever to acquire it tho :)

Mo said...

It's all terrific, Wendy! Excited to have pages, love the stamps and clicker cutts. Fantastic storage - can't wait to get it. Have a great CHA.

Sandra said...

you are the best, you take such good care of us!
Sandra ltb

Ally White Cat said...

wow...you make my head swim ...creative genius ..I love it all the small and large art pages grabbed me and the flowers of course..I want to work with it..soon..very soon


susan s.

Crafty mop said...

Love it all the spinner omg I neeeeeeed one of them now to get rid of everything in my dining room........can't wait to that comes out .....another faber ooney release x

Carol said...

Just sign me up for it all! LOL fabulous and very creative, you are genius! Love love the tier