Friday, February 17, 2012

2fer FREE on Friday!

try to say that title quickly 10 times...lol!

first...some random catch up things...

I wanted to share a link to Snazzy's DT blog...
where this month the focus is on studio 490...

each DT member was given the stamp set of their choice & a package of Clearly For Art...
how fun!

you'll see some awesome art there...
and I wanted to let you know that they are giving away a studio 490 stamp set...
just incase you like rubber stamps...

check it out HERE...

Gillian is their DT coordinator...
you can find her blog HERE...
you'll like what you see...

NORTH SOUTH EAST & WEST...
that's the start of my teaching lineup for this year...
the schedule, so far, is on the right sidebar...

and speaking of Clearly For Art...
I got an email yesterday telling me about 4 videos that were filmed @ this past CHA...
they were recently uploaded to YouTube...

the video is broken down into 4 segments...

if you're interested...
it's best to watch them in order...
it's the CLEARLY FOR ART SCOOP...

DO NOT LAUGH @ how I talk with my hands...
YIKES...
I tease Rick about this all the time & I am as BAD...
if not WORSE than he is...
the teasing will stop...
immediately...
I had NO clue...

anyway...
here are the video links...


next up...
for some reason, I've had some questions about altered books lately...

it's ironic...

since the very first classes I ever taught were altered book classes...
I had taken a class from Beth Cote...
hmmm...wonder where she is...

anyway, I had an idea to put a whole different twist on the class & that was actually the beginning of my teaching love...

my first published art was in Beth's book...
Altered Books 102...

if I can find my copy, I'll show you what I did...

I have some ideas brewing...
I want to incorporate my stamps, art parts & Blossom Bucket embellishments...

I hope I can play with this idea soon...

next...
THANKS so much for the comments about the last technique post...
it's real fun...
give it a try...

here's what LADY DY had to say...

Whey hey, have a look at Wendy taking the mick out of me, cheeky mare, lmao.

I think I'll need an interpreter for that one...LOL!

now about that free rubber...

I have 2 favorites sets to send out...

the first is European Art...
this is my most favorite...
ever...

I know I say it lots...
but it's true...
I love this set & I'll be happy to send it off to a good home...
I LOVE the
and the 2 piece car...



and another favorite...
hey...
it's MY blog...
I can have as many favorites as I want...RIGHT?

LOVE LOVE LOVE the jar &
the coordinating art part ...
love the flower LOTS...

LOVE the floor plan...
love the sayings...

and I'd LOVE to send it to a random commenter...


this is one of the projects in my new book...
it was a blast to make...
and I'm thrilled with how it turned out...

were the starting point for this stand alone piece...
they're very sturdy...
so it worked just as I imagined...
I like when that happens...


the jar looks fab with


and here's another piece that focuses on the European Art set...
there's 2 complete boards in each package for double the fun!

do you see another
I've been telling you that they are addicting...
they're like chips...
you can't do just one!

the airmail piece & the postage mark are both Blossom Bucket embellies...

they'll be arriving in April!
I CAN. NOT. WAIT. to use them in classes...

this cool collage background paper is from

here's the fine print...
if you'd like one of these stamp sets...

just leave a comment...
that's your entry ticket...

it's quite simple...

I'll draw the winners @ 7am on Monday morning...

have a great weekend...
and as always...

I hope you can
take some time for yourself to...

make art!
wendy

111 comments:

mrich2500 said...

Here's hoping you will be teaching somewhere close to me ;) Would love to win a stamp set!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

More great stamps and I love your artwork , so much dimension which I love. Enjoy your weekend making art, I plan to. Tracy x

Cheryl said...

Love your art work! Thanks for sharing!

Elisabeth said...

Love that jar and the sign board is just sublime...I think I want to put the two together...

Marva said...

OMG!!!! I absolutely love your European art stamps and would love to win them!!! They are awesome, and your assemblage is so awesome! I love Steampunk!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Shannon Marie said...

what you create with your stamps are so unique. cool stuff!

Lori said...

Absolutely LOVE it Wendy. All the gears and the Eiffel tower. Just simply FABULOUS!!!

Debby said...

Oh I just love that European stamp set. It is amazing and I wish it would come to my house to play. I do hope you will teach this year in Illinois! My budget cannot afford to buy all of the new goodies and travel all over too. LOL. I have to travel in my imagination. Love your art as always.

Bernice said...

Your blog is always so inspirational

dgstamper said...

I love your stamp sets. I remember taking classes from Beth Cote and Judy Ross too. I hope you teach somewhere in the Chicago area this year.

Mallrat said...

I am so in love with the Eifel Tower art part .. I hope they hit the store soon. I have so many ideas for it ! can't wait to watch the videos. Have a great weekend Wendy .. Happy Friday !

Gabrielle said...

To make up for the seriously disappointing news that you're not coming to play in the UK a stamp set would be wonderful compensation!!! Have a great weekend x

Jenny said...

Wendy, your stamps are terrific! I would totally love to see your first published art. How long did it take you to get started with your own line? How did you start? Just a few questions as someday I'd like my own company or line of crafty stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!

Pinky said...

Wow I am dying over that jar set of stamps and that adorable crackle jar! MUST try that! SO COOL! I am wowed for sure~
Pinky~

Marilyn said...

I'm always blown away by your stunning art work! I just can't get enough of all your gorgeous creations! I'm going to have to have some of these delish stamp sets and art parts! Thanks for sharing and have a good one!!

Gillian .... said...

Oh you are a sweetheart, thank you so much for the kind words (that's made my day) ... European Art .... OMG LIKE BIG TIME OMG this is my fav of favs ... would love to create using this set, can't wait to get the Art Parts to match (along with the gears, the telephone ...). Wishing you a fantastic weekend:)

P.S Get your life jacket looked out ... we are coming to get you. xx

KarenF said...

Would love to see you teach in TEXAS!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cait said...

I love all your stamps, but I am fascinated with jars...I use them for everything from embellishments to holding pencils and pens, so I would LOVE to have the jar stamp...thanks for sharing!

Minxy said...

What a delight for the eyes, I've had alot of fun playing with art parts this month and would love a chance to win some stamps to increase my very small 490 stash

Primitive Seasons said...

Well Miss Wendy that guy with all the gears is just too cool! Love him. Love the prizes too. Hope I'm lucky enough to win one. Such cool projects on this post. Can't wait to get my hands on some of those artistic goodies!

Mary

postalorphan said...

Gah - what fab stamps! I would be thrilled with any of them. The projects are just too cool. I came here looking for info on the book - after I hit "go" on this comment I will continue my search!

Zuzu's Blog said...

I am leaving a comment as instructed lol.. the bottles on the Eiffel tower set are fab.Like the quirky little assemblages too. :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh wow! I would certainly love to win! I LOVE this stuff!!!

Edie said...

lol, you can say 'favorite' as much as you like, but expect the same from us!! Your stamps are like damn Lays chips, you can't have just one! Thanks, I think.
edie

Susan Leslie said...

Love love your stamps they are to die for and I just love your art pieces. You are my inspiration! Thanks Wendy for a chance to win these amazing pieces of rubber!

Leslie said...

These are wonderful stamps sets! Loved the videos too! Thanks for sharing.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Everything works so well together :D
Off to watch the videos, thanks for sharing :D
Julie xx

Candy Spiegel said...

The videos were great! I pinned them so I can refer back to them again and again ... my memory just isn't what it once was!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the jar stamp ... so cool and so many possibilities!

Thanks again.

jennifer said...

awesome projects, love them and the images

InkyLion said...

I haven't visited your site in a few months, thanks for the FB reminder so I could come and see fun art! Again, love the polka dots and I need that new stamp set, its so hard to find masculine stamps for cards and these stamps are great! Thanks for doing what you do.

Nancy S said...

Of course mason jars are so huge right now. Your stamp set would be perfect to join the mason jar fun.

Sue C said...

Just stunning projects Wendy, I'm always in awe of how you use all the different products and stamps. Gorgeous stamps and I have everything crossed very tightly ! Sue C x

Redanne said...

Love, love the European Art stamps and your projects are absolutely wonderful. Lady Dy is saying that you were making fun of her (in the nicest possible way!) - she has an amazing way with words.......thanks for the opportunity to win some stamps.

Sarah said...

Luuuurving that new Art parts board and the totally awesome European look - darn it looks so cool I should go and live there myself- oh boy I do! You need to come over here jolly swiftly my dear so we can all sigh and say luurvely together... Great that you are helping Snazzy's and thanks for calling by my blog!

Helen said...

Love that you have featured Gillian's blog - I count her among my blog buddies! She is amazing.
Just love the art parts art today - and I am with the rest when they say we want you to come over here to the UK!!
Thanks for the chance to win one of your FAB stamp sets!

cathy< jt said...

LOVE the new arts and stamps! Oh my...the WASHBOARD..what can I say..love it! I have been using the stamps and art parts for awhile and I am hooked! Waiting on the book # 6 to come out. WOOOOHOOOOO!

inkypinkycraft said...

Fantastic art, love love lve the look of the new stamps!!hugs trace x

Suzee Murphy said...

ooh la la ..... Tres Chic !
Suzee x

SannaS said...

thanks so much for the inspiration for clearly for art...i love it and now i'm gonna have so much more fun with it!! =)
thanks for the chance to win some of your gorgeous stamps!!
hugs, SannaS

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow this is fabulous, you are so inspirational, thanks

Vic said...

I love all your stamps! They always make me smile. I'm loving your new book - such fab projects!

SusanK said...

Floor plans....thank you SO MUCH!!! Cool project...off to check out the videos for more tips on using CFS.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, I am completely floored by these fabulous-o projects!! A-mazing!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Please come teach in the UK!!! Thank you again for all the giveaways. These projects are wonderful!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

When Lady Dy made that comment did you just look at her and say "huh"? LOL! She is such a funny lady. Hmm wonder why you two get on so? Your art pieces are gorgeous, love them. And the stamps, well, I do love them both, but I must admit that Eurpean Art is my favorite of the two, love those bottles and that awesome car! Have a grand weekend. Now I am off to watch your videos. Promise not to laugh (much)!

Elaine Allen

Babsarella said...

Loving both these cool new sets!!

inkyfingers said...

Love the new ArtParts and stamps oh and the new embellishments! Can't wait until they arrive in the UK.

Sandra said...

yes Wendy you can have many favorites as your little heart desires .... and feel free to keep sharing your beautiful art with us - LOVE IT!
Sandra ltb

Linda Elbourne said...

Lots of loveliness here and WTG Gillian x

Crafty mop said...

I love the essence of are flower Wendy it reminds me of a flower of course but also a ickle windmill like the ones you used tt hold when you were a kid and blow ! Or is that just in my world !! Thanks for the chance to win ....more fab products it's getting hard to decide what to buy first x

Mo said...

I would be worried if you didn't love all your stamps, Wendy. It's a bit like picking your favorite child, I would think. I love the European set having been born in Amsterdam. I know I'd reach for that set often. Thanks. Have a great weekend.
Marjan

Sue said...

Huge fan of your art - love the pieces with the man and the gears - but more than that love the Essence of Art set - here's hoping ...

Tona said...

Thanks for the chance at 2 fantastic stamp sets. I always love the stamps at 1st sight & then I see everything you do with them & it blows me away.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I can see why they are both favourites... If you come to UK I will translate Lady Dy for you. Here's a new one for you... Looking out ma winnow I can see its fair dreach oot the nicht.

Becky said...

oohh, those art pieces are grand! love 'em! and the stamp sets too, and I have a place all ready for one of them on my stamp shelves... :)

Dots Dabbles said...

OMG, this is brilliant steampunk!! You have come away from CHA very inspired...what a great giveaway Wendy! Thanks for the opportunitity.
Dot x

MaRyKaY said...

How nice are you? I wish I could do giveaway's like this. Like I said yesterday just found your blog and I love your work. I just got finished spending about 4 hours watching video's from CHA and you and your fabulous art were in quite a few. I must become a stalker of your site and learn your techniques. Great stuff you have and that's not just for the free rubber stamp set that's for sure. great work

Artyjen said...

I'm sure I'm living an altered existence!!! LOL Great phrase and set of stamps.
Thanks for the chance ;)
xoxo Sioux

Janet said...

Wow--what cool artwork! Thanks for sharing. I read your blog every day and have to thank you for your inspiration.

sandysewin said...

Your creations are always so cool, love 'em!

Thanks for the chance to win. It's always exciting to get a new stamp set. :-)

Rae Ann said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your art style. It's good inspiration for me. I'm off to see your videos.
Rae Ann O.
http://joyinart.blogspot.com

Lynne Forsythe said...

Can't wait to watch your videos girlio!!! you and all your CREATIVE GOOOODNESS!!!

Ruby Craft said...

Loved the videos of you doing a demo of Clearly for Art. Great techniques! I check out the Snazzy blog too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Meggymay said...

Your artwork is awesome and so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to enter the draw for your fabulous products.

TAM said...

Fabulous stamp sets, as always stunning artwork.
Now what's that saying - I NEED these stamps !!!!

Cher said...

oh I do hope u come near here again..luv your classes...yes, I want both of these too...are u seeing a patten here my dear? hubby leaving town in a week...hehehe...while he is away....ha! yes yes...luv those lightbulbs...and now a rock candy addict thanks to YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU and the Timster...gez... luv it tho!

Angelica said...

Love the new ArtParts and stamps sets.
Thanks for a chance to win.
(European Art is brilliant, love it.)
Have a great weekend!!

sue said...

What great art project. Love both the stamp sets. If I can't win one of them I will have to save my money to purchase all of them.

Dorothy said...

Great stuff Wendy!!!
thanks!

Julia Bohler said...

Wendy~You have some of the most unique art projects I have ever seen! Cannot wait to see what you do next! Thnx for the blog candy!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love that European set! of course you can have as many favorites as you want, cuz I know I have several. LOL

Stampin'Cat said...

Both sets make my mind whirl in ideas and options. I think I'd better go to my room and play while I'm inspired! Thank you for sharing so many cool things.

Eileen said...

I love those pieces and the two stamp sets are truly wonderful. Now, should I be lucky enough to be a winner, I'll be away all week on a cruise, so don't give my set away to anyone else. LOL! Talk about being an optomist.

Lesley said...

More fabby stamps and more great art!! What more could we ask for!!!

Marilyn C. said...

I also have many Wendy favs! Both sets are marvelous and I would love to give them a warm & caring home to come to. Thanks for the chance.

Kate said...

Your samples are amazing! I love the European Art set!

Linda R said...

LOVE LOVE your stamps and I think that jar is just the cutest thing! here...pick me pick me (hey Rick).

Dawn B. said...

I'm so loving seeing your projects made with the new stuff! It really does make me want it all! :-) I love the mason jar! It's one of my new fav sets!

neetoldstuff said...

Love the stamp sets!! And the way you put everything together--magical! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love your projects.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, these are so fun.

Izzwizz said...

Just love that bowler- hatted chap! Fab rosy cheeks you've given him :-)

Translation for you:

Taking the mick = gentle ribaldry :-)
You're a cheeky mare = you're being slightly rude about me but I love you anyway :-)
Maddy xx

Candy C said...

Wendy, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderfully creative and unique work! All of your stamp sets are so cool! I love both of the ones you've featured today. And how you've used them to create the samples you're showing us!!! Oh my Lord...they are incredible! Love it all! <3 Candy

Gina said...

I loved the Eiffel tower stamp set the first time I saw it! Now I've seen what you've done with it I love it even more!!!

Jeannie said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would love to win either stamp set as both are at the top of my "to buy" list. Shhhh, keeping list a secret from hubby!

Scrap2day said...

I am slowly but surely collecting all of your stamps. So to win one would make my week. Actually it would make my month!
Thank you for the chance and for all the inspiration you give us!

Roberta said...

What a great prize! Thank you for the chance to win! I can't wait for your Clearly Art sheet to come out! I want to play!

texasbarb said...

I don't comment often on blogs but you've brought me out this time, Miss Wendy!! I'm totally in love with both stamp sets you're offering as gifts.

Your art never ceases to amaze me...your creativity is so inspiring!!!

Jean said...

Once again Wendy, you've blown us away with your ideas and products. I love The Essence of Art, great look with the rock candy crackle!
Thanks, I'm excited to see you will be in NYC at the Ink Pad, thinking I need to arrange my schedule for that.

Judy said...

I would LOVE to do one of your classes...but unless you plan on coming to Australia anytime in the near future.....I'll just have to keep dreaming.Thanx for the chance to win some of your awesome rubber. :)

marci said...

Please come back to the Quad Cities - I would love to take another Wendy class! Thanks for the chance to win!shall rcebou

LizzieA said...

wow! the rubber is awesome...

would love to see you in australia some time (hint, hint)

Debby said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and have for a long time. It's cool to see all that you are doing and creating now. I Love it!

2amscrapper said...

Of course I'd love one of these sets!

Meme said...

You can have as many favorites as you want.....as long as I can have favorites also. My favorite is all of them! HA!

Kat said...

fab videos, amazing art work, & a awsome give away, what more could a girl ask for,
Kathleen F.

Dorothy C. said...

Too hard to pick just one favorite. I like them all! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marijane said...

WOW! Your tutorials are truly inspirational! Next week my agenda has to include some Clearly For Art "playtime." You really need to make a DVD of tutorials and ideas to sell along with your books. Everytime I see you demo something, I learn so much and want to "dive right in" to the technique!

mamakat said...

Wendy, I really, really, really need some new rubber in my life!
Kathryn

Marjie Kemper said...

Love all these goodies especially those gears, which are outrageously cool!

Myrto said...

I love your line - perfect for art journaling - I love your tutorials - always full of inspiration - and I love love the way you blog!

Hugs

betjunroe said...

Just love these stamp sets and would be thrilled to have one of them live in MY house! I was so excited to know you were in Beth Cote's 102 book, but, sadly, I only have 103 and 104. Hope it's not out of print! Bette

Nicie Ibarra said...

Since I'm new to the Steampunk-Mixed Media art form, I can't decide which set is my fave so I chose all of them!!! :)

mary t said...

wendy I just love your art! can't wait til you come to queens ink again!!
mary t

Larissa Heskett said...

Well I LOVE the videos, the fun pieces of art and the AWESOME stamp sets!! THANKS for the chance to win!! I'd LOVE to be the lucky one to give one them a GOOD HOME!! =)
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

jan said...

Such fun stamps to create ART! Would love to bring your ideas into my home Wendy!

Laura said...

Just try saying that late late Friday night....if you now what I mean! Cheers!
Oh yes, there a many favourites in my stash too...there's a never ending need for more too. But I love love love the Paris one! Wow.
Laura

Kathy said...

i love your products. Just purchased your spool set. it is awesome. Would love to use your stamps also.

Jan said...

Truly inspirational. I am always in awe of your wonderful creations and thank you for this so generous giveaway

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

LOVE that essence of art stamp set!!!

B. said...

Adore the crackle on the jar. Off to my studio to see if I can duplicate. Thank you so much for the 'can do'.

B.