Wednesday, February 8, 2012

call it art...

it's Wednesday & time for another stamp giveaway...

but first...
I thought I'd answer some questions from yesterdays comments...

#1...PS do all of the Ranger artists get together at some point and co-ordinate sizes for your releases or is it just somewhat of a happy accident that so many of your items work well with Tim and the other designers?

nope...
actually...
it's just FATE & when things WORK...
it's pure...MAGIC!

#2...I have a question: I've heard Tim's crinkle ribbon mentioned in several places. Is that a new ribbon or the one we make ourselves with the seam binding?
Thanks for the give-aways.

the crinkle ribbon is the same exact seam binding-ish material that's in his current "trimmings" package...

it is very popular...and everyone wanted a larger piece...
so now we get 10 yards in one pack......
yippee!

now if he'd listen about a bring back of those *snaps*...
I'd be a happy camper...
one thing about me...
I NEVER give up!

#3...are you going to be in my part of the country this year? PLEASE say YES!

I'm in the process of scheduling stores now...
it takes a bit to coordinate everything...

stay tuned...
you'll see some of the locations listed soon...
I'll update the right sidebar...

there was also a question about
that I demoed @ CHA...
I had planned to do a tutorial, but then my brain turned on @ 3am today...

and I remembered that I already did a video for ScrapTime, showing that technique...
so, as soon as I hear from Christine,
I'll post the video link...
it's a fun one!

and speaking of LINKS...
this week on the Ranger blog,
you can see photos from the designer challenge...

day one is up...day 2 will be posted later today...

I think this was THE BEST challenge ever...
lots of really cool submissions & I thought the display was over the moon AWESOME...
we had LOTS of wonderful comments...

incase you missed Alain's video about extreme stickling...

I talked to Alain @ CHA about the video & told him how much I LOVED it...
and guess what?
it's not altered digitally...
I thought there was a slight possibility...
and wasn't 100% sure that they really did dump that big dose of stickles over him...

TRUST ME...
THEY DID!

he showed me a video from a different angle...
WOW...
and he has the rock solid lab coat in his office as evidence...

so think about that when you admire his dress form from the designer challenge...
don't miss the video...

ok...here's today's stamp giveaway...
a FAVORITE for sure...

and it's in stock!



the telephone is one of my fav new art parts...
there are 3 pieces to the phone and when inked & stamped
it looks like this...

I've also clear embossed it for a fun effect...


and here's the guy again...

yesterday he was sporting a Blossom Bucket Top Hat...
today he's wearing the smallest art parts residence roof...
which I stamped with a portion of the collage background...



this was one of the pieces I made for tim...
LOTS of idea-ology on it...
both current & BRAND NEW...

did you spot them all??

light bulb newest addiction!
long fastener


art parts are perfect for mixing & matching...

I like to play with the parts to find unique combinations...

I used the rectangle frame with the base of the large square frame...

with some large scallops & a ruler...
it's a stand alone piece because of the Blossom Bucket black metal corner...

there's also a BB Black metal corner holding the scallops @ the top...
it sort of creates a roof...

ok...2 stamps sets are going to new homes...
congrats to...

Blogger Heidi said...

I really like the fact that you can use the stamps with the art parts...or all by themselves. However, I have become an art part hoarder. I'm sure I'm the only one too.

February 7, 2012 2:32 PM


and to...

Blogger Theresa said...

SUPPLIES FOR ART!!! MY MOST FAVORITE OF YOUR STAMPS!!!! Yippee!!! I would love to win them!!!! (oh - your art creation is WONDERFUL, too!!)

February 7, 2012 6:32 PM

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

I'll be back on Friday & we'll draw a random winner @ 7am my time...
that person gets CALL IT ART...
shipped to them...

so you have until 7am on Friday to comment...

until then...
let me say it a different way...


81 comments:

Cim said...

I love the projects ! Poor Alain, I saw the video .. what a mess .. but they chose a beautiful color. I love love love the telephone art part .. in fact I love all art parts .. wonderful invention Wendy .. you rock !!! :) Have a great day !

Dorothy said...

I just love reading your blog! You are too funny!
Love all of your art ya know!

Gabrielle said...

I thought the Stickles must have been a joke! Poor Alain! However maybe seeing the amazing things you've all done with the dress forms helped him forget the trouble he must have had getting Stickles out of his ears! Thank you again for the chance to win abd congrats today's winners!

Shelley said...

You have a great site!! I love how you answer everyone questions!

Lesley said...

I love what all the designers did with the dress form.....pure creativity!
Great blogpost and another fabarooni giveway....thanks Wendy!!

Vic said...

Congrats to the winners! I love that phone!

Marti {Pez-A-Doodle Designs} said...

wendi wendi wendi! loved your newest art parts you showed me in the blossom buckets booth. are they available for purchase yet! and love this little sample too!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Another fabulous creative piece, love the Art Parts. Love the giveaway too. Tracy x

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Congratulations to the Winners! I watched the Ranger video about 4 times...that Alain has a great sense of humor and that video was fabulous! I'm taking your advice and going to Make ART today!

Helen said...

Lucky winners! (can't keep my fingers crossed till Friday so will just have to hope!)
Love that telephone and the guy today looks a cool dude for sure!! (wrote this before I saw my verification- which is doodenju - that must be worth a prize? I'll try anything, lol!!)

Hels Sheridan said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!! and thanks again Wendy for sharing your awesomeness with us all... indeedily, that phone... gotta come live with Hels ASAP... have a happy day xx

Jean said...

You are so thoughtful!Thanks for answering the questions, inquiring minds in our studios want to know.
I thought this year's design challenge was really good, too.I was so inspired, I am now working on a papier mache dressform to add to my sewing room.

Val said...

I just love the "Monty Python" feel. I hope you take that with the praise I mean for it. I always loved seeing the pictures layered and manipulated on their show. I guess I'm dating myself a bit! Endless choices on how you use all the products. Awesomeness! lol

Eileen said...

Another wonderful blogpost. Congrats to the winners. I also am in love with that telephone!

K of JK Designs said...

I'm loving the question and answers, thanks. I also love the telephone,thanks for the chance to win. I'll be checking your calendar to see when your in New England.

michelle said...

What a fun team ranger has and so creative!

Congrats to the winners and thanks for another chance to win . . . crossing fingers that my number comes up!

Debby said...

Love your projects and stories! Just wish I had more time or really the energy when I get home from working to make that art!

Artyjen said...

Great projects again (of course) ;)
Thanks for the chance to make new art!
xoxo Sioux

Lori said...

Love the dude and the telephone on this set! And Art Parts to match, how cool is THAT?
Congrats to the winners!

Primitive Seasons said...

Fabulous give aways and some wendy art too. What else can a girl want! Stamps, of course. You go Wendy!

Mary

mamakat said...

Lovely!!! and thanks for answering my question. Now if I could just get me some new rubber...

Mo said...

I so appreciate you answering my ribbon question, Wendy. I'm excited to hear it'll be available in the bigger size. I agree - your blog is a delight - full of info and tidbits and of course, wonderful art and all the stuff we need to make art. I miss those snaps too. What was Tim thinking?! With all the sewing themes out there, the snaps should make a big summer CHA comeback.
Congrats to the winners!
Marjan

Rainbow Lady said...

Loving all your new stamps... these are the best yet. Poor Alain... but such a sport to take part like that...I love him he he.
My verification is chandop.....#justsaying

xx

Kat said...

congrats to the winners, you lucky things,
great Q&As love that you answer our questions,
by the way CALL IT ART, wants to come live with me,he told me so, LOL,
have a creative day,
Kathleen F.

inkypinkycraft said...

Well done to the winners , love the telephone, thanks for all the answers!!!!hugs trace x

Bunnyfreak said...

Thanks for answering our questions. Love the pieces you shared.

jennifer said...

wow, another awesome set, too cool

Elaine A said...

Congratulations to the two lucky winners - have fun! Wendy, I love the piece you made for Tim. So freaking neat, an awesome piece! I love the clock key. Really liking this stamp set. I work for the phone company, so you know I love the phone. And every time I see "here fishy fishy", I crack up! I don't know why, but it just makes me smile.

Elaine Allen

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Pure genius using the root top & a chain tassel for his hat! Reminds me of the conventioneers from the Honeymooners or the Flintstones!

Tona said...

I love the serious looking man in this stamp set. I could have some fun with him.
I followed your advice about stocking up on Tim's snaps so I have quite a stash of them. ;)

Caz said...

I so need every new thing!!!! Absolutely must have!! Hopefully it won't take too long for all the new stash to come over the big pond to all of us waiting (not so) patiently in UK!
Love the telephone - one of my favourites!!
xxx

Crafty mop said...

Oh we're did you get the picture of my great grandad !! It looks just like him. ..lol . Loving this stamp set thanks for the chance of winning x

Gillian .... said...

Well what's to say apart from your new designs ROCK ... I need to have them all ... soooooo many possibilities to make art, thanks for the chance to win. x

Tracey-B said...

I haven't tried your art parts or stamps yet but I love everything I have seen so far and this looks like the next step as I have fallen in love with all things altered over the last year!
Q: Do you ever come to the UK to teach classes?
Thanks for the chance to win something too!

TAM said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners of your last give-away. I would certainly like to go in the draw for this one please as I just love your stamps.
Right off to look at this video of extreme stickling

SusanK said...

Another fabby set would look lovely in my art room!

Candy Spiegel said...

I love the CALL ME art! It's amazing. Great job as always, Wendy!

Marilyn C. said...

Your projects are outta sight! Love the telephone - reminds me of the one we had when I was growing up (3-party line!)

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE all of the info that you shared!! THANKS for the chance to win and CONGRATS to the lucky winners!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

sue said...

Congrats to the winners! Thanks Wendy for posting your Art from CHA. Love seeing what you have come up with.

Meggymay said...

Wow, more gorgeous goodies, I love how they would all go together. Thanks for the answers to the questions many of us would like to know.

Dawn B. said...

I'm so loving the product samples, it's really neat that the art parts and stamps go so well with Tim's stuff. I tell ya, there is absolutely nothing not to like about ALL of this release! Everything is fabulous!

Sue C said...

Ooh don't think my comment posted, so second time lucky ! Gorgeous stamps and love the samples. Sue C x

Laura said...

Ring ring, ring ring....hello, is Mr. Mooostach there? lol
Laura

Deb S said...

As usual, love them. That phone is an ABSOLUTE must have! Love it.

Anette said...

Love what you did with the "mustache man". He looks a bit like my late grandfather. ;o) your art parts haven't conquerred the Netherlands yet, but they should!!

Heidi said...

Thank you Wendy! I won yesterday! Yeah!
All the new stuff (and older ) is great. A lot of it is sitting on my work desk waiting for me to make something with it! So,
That's what I'll do! Enjoy your day all.

Candy C said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Fabulous stamp sets! I also love the new set you are offering...Call It Art!! IT is a wonderful set! I love the old telephone and the vintage image of the gentleman. Very cool. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set! <3 Candy

roc said...

love that telephone! too cute.

Claudine C. said...

Congrats to all the winners!! These stamp sets are amazing and I'm sure I will be getting them even if I don't win. I'm having a great time reading about everything here, in the mean time :)

Swedie said...

I especially like the telephone and the stamp! Fun and creative!

Noreen
http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/

nonnie said...

Hi - i cannot believe i have been sick all week and did not even have the energy to go online - I missed all the cool giveaways....love this one though, and am heartened to know you have not given away my very favorite yet - the eiffel tower set...a girl can always dream...off to make a little art...that will pick my spirits up...thanks for all the great info on the markers wendy...sometimes it is hard to figure out all those details from the press releases, etc. so the 411 is appreciated...

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! This is a wonderful set and great piece of art!!!

dorrie said...

Not been a collect of art parts before, but I think I might be getting the bug. Love seeing what you craft with them. Thanks.

marci said...

Love this stamp set, and I can't wait to try making the phone - already have an idea how to use it on something. Thanks for the giveaway!

jackib said...

Your art parts are as cool as your stamps, Wendy! Just when I think you've outdone yourself, you do it again! Thanks for this opportunity to win.

Shannon said...

Happy Wednesday Wendy! Fingers crossed, got my rabbit foot out, I've lit a wishful candle.......let's see, what else can I do to help my chances of winning one of your awesome stamp sets? BTW, you're right, the new phone stamp and art parts is crazy adorable!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love the stamp set!! And the art parts are to die for!! ♥
Congrats to the winners!!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love the stamp set!! And the art parts are to die for!! ♥
Congrats to the winners!!

mluxa said...

OK just made a huge order of your stuff from Simon Says Stamp - can't wait for it to arrive . . . will use these on my blog, www.mluxa-365tags.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Oh my gosh - I love that Alain kept the hardened jacket with the stickles on it!!!! Ha ha!!!!! Too funny! And I really love that piece you made for Tim! It really is dripping in Ideaology! love love love!

Susan said...

Loved that Stickles video! Your old telephone stamp is so, so cute! Congrats to yesterday's winners.

Kate said...

I love the project that you made for Tim! Your style is so unique and entriging. I would love to try my hand at your style and these stamps would be awesome!

Cathy L. said...

This is great all the new stuff for us to play with. Can't believe you guys don't get together and everything works together. Thanks for all the give aways. You're the best Wendy.

octlove said...

lovin' this stamp set & the fact the it has the art parts to match the telephone:)

I really miss the snaps too...is it wrong that I'm hoarding them?!!?

Sunfairy said...

LOVE your new art parts set!! I have a brother who looks just like that dude, LOL!! And he fishes, so that 'here fishy fishy' saying is SO perfect! I'm already dreaming up all the cards and art pieces I can surprise him with :)
You're the best Wendy!

Sandra said...

very good! Love your make art stamp!
I too am enjoying the Ranger designer challenge entries - it is so neat how unique they all are.
You know Wendy you are having way too much fun!
Sandra ltb

Cher said...

oh this project is just fab! luv luv how you put everyting together all the time...congrads winners! will be just so fun when everything is available! tysm

betjunroe said...

I just love the telephone! It reminds me of the one at my house when I was little. The new stamps and art parts are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bette

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love the new stamp sets.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Wendy, that "Call Me" piece is just fantastic! I love each and every element.

jan said...

Your phone all made up with art parts is fantastic! Please 'call me' a winner!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Alain was great in the extreme stickles video, so funny too.
Thanks again for these giveaways Wendy, today's sample is terrific - I love the phone too.

Missusg said...

I have been in awe of you for quite some time!! love love art parts and so can't wait to that video for clearly for art blackout!!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the telephone.

2amscrapper said...

I love this set and your matching art parts

Lynne said...

Love that phone! worked for telephone company for 30 years - it's in my blood.

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Wendi
I am just getting started with your stamps so I definitely NEED to get your new sets! Love your telephone- my grandma had one. Love the little light bulbs too. Your piece with art parts is so clever.
Thanks for answering questions. It is better when answers come straight from the person who has the knowledge and truly knows about the market.
Chris/Scrappylassie

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, cannot wait to get this set of stamps ... they are beyond fabulous! They are beyondulous!!!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

WOW! I would love to win this set! Thanks for a chance!

Karen Goulet said...

I love to make art with your art parts. You rock Wendy!
Karen :)