Monday, February 6, 2012

more CHA randomness & a GIVEAWAY...

but first...
THANKS so much for all your sweet comments & emails...

blog friends are THE BEST!!!

I had 2 emails asking if there was a recommended way to store tim's new distress markers...

nope...I asked & it's ok to store them standing...
or they can also lay flat...
either is fine...

ok...on to CHA...

Ranger introduced a new glue stick @ CHA...

you got it...
I LOVE IT!

if you're a store owner...
or work @ a store...
or want to suck up to the owner...

look @ this...
there are 24 glue sticks in the box & they stand upright in this little frame holder dealie...


if you're a frequent blog reader...
you know that I'm always nagging
to look @ things for their potential...

this left over holder was dug out of the trash after the CHA class finished...

think about this...

ink it randomly...
or apply paint dabbers randomly...
and you have a cool FREE background stamp...
it's PERFECT for collages...

and it's a solid plastic...
so very easy to clean & reuse...

so...like I said...
suck up to your LSS owner & ask them to save it for you!

and get a glue stick while you're there!

one of the best things about CHA is reconnecting with friends & meeting internet idols...

one of the blogs that I check out weekly

I got to see her work in person, when we unpacked art for the booths...

let me just say that I was blown away @ her attention to detail...
her style is so unique & beautiful...

so, fast forward...
I was demoing & looked up to see Anna standing @ my demo table...

I spotted her name tag...
& immediately had to tell her how much I love her art...

so...I skipped lunch & spent my time visiting with Anna...
she is incredible...
and we fast became friends...

so imagine how thrilled I was...
when @ the end of the show she told me to choose any layout & I could have it...

OMG...thrilled...
(tim got to choose one too!)...

I chose this beauty...
I can't wait to get it framed...
I have the perfect spot for it in the family room...


and here's a close shot of the dimension & detail...


she's awesome...agree?


thanks so much Anna...
it's a treasure & it was so fun to meet you!

here's some exciting news!

my new stamps & art parts are IN STOCK...

thank you Ted, Michelle & everyone for getting these out so quickly...
I love the words...
READY TO SHIP!

here's a little steampunk piece I made...
tim's lightbulbs nice & secure...
I used hot glue to fill the center hole in the art parts gear...

I used lots of lightbulbs on my CHA projects...
they're my new addiction...

I LOVE my Blossom Bucket top hat on this guy...

and another addiction...
I'll be buying 100 packages...


I was mad @ him when he discontinued my beloved snaps...
I contemplated having my lawyer contact him! lol...

but now I like him again,
because the gears can be used for everything...
just like the snaps...

the shelf on this piece is made with
& the black metal corner...
a new Blossom Bucket piece...


love how the art parts gears can fit together & LOVE the lightbulbs...

now to the giveaway...

Ted LOVES ice cream...
so...
I bought him a nice big bowl @ CHA...
then sucked up to him for some rubber giveaways...
it worked!

I have all 14 brand new stamp sets here...
ready to send off to good homes...

here's today's set...it's called
it has my favorite...Mrs Worry...
and lots of fun sayings...


and here's a piece,
made with several stamps from the set...

you'll see that everything is sized to be used with art parts & stamps we already have...

the art part umbrella was stamped with a portion of the new collage background...
the saying fits in the art parts mini frame...



so, if you'd like this stamp set to live with you...

leave a comment & the winner
will be randomly chosen
@ 7am my time tomorrow...

it's easy...

ok...
gotta finish up the CHA paperwork...

then it's time to...
make art!

wendy
PS...see you tomorrow...

94 comments:

Kate said...

Yay new stamps! Will definitely be on to my store to try and get one of those glue stick holders too, I'll tell 'em Wendy said I had to have one!!


** Kate **

Artyjen said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win ;)
You sound just like me keeping all and sundry in case it can be used as a stamping tool!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Carol said...

Fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win!

RRPI said...

This is such a fun set! Well, all of your sets are uber-kewel, but I love 'SHE HEARD THE VOICES TOO'....

Good thing you know how to tempt Mr. Ted! Thank's for sharing!!!

Cher~ said...

Oh, I would love to own this set. Of course, I'll have to have the Mr Worry set to go with it and what better excuse to 'HAVE' to buy it. It was great seeing you again at CHA and I can't wait to play with your new stuff!

michelle said...

What a stunning artist Anna is!

Do you think if I buy all 24 they will give me the tray free?

I love Mrs Worry she is so me! Thanks for a chance to win her!

Angelica said...

Love the sayings on this set, and thank you for a chance to win.

Helen said...

Oh, welcome home Wendy and thank you for your - and Ted's - generosity! I hope to get hold of some of your new stamps really soon - but winning some would be even better!

The layout you were given is just incredible and it will look fantastic framed.

Gabrielle said...

Excellent use of ice cream Ms V! I had some liquorice ice cream last werk - t'was yummy if a little 'out there'!!! Wonder if Ted would like some? Thank you for the chance to win and huge thanks for more inspirational art - I do want to be able to make this myself!

Kate said...

I have admired your art for a while. I don't have any of your stamp sets but I would love to get some! Winning one would be awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

Cim said...

I love the old gal .. looks like me alot by the end of the day .. worn out !! :) I love the projects .. the other artist work is also very pretty. have a great day Wendy .. thanks for the chance to win.

TonyR said...

after following your blogs and antics at cha i have just delved into your world and tried my very first art parts today [florals] and im hooked already!!
cant wait for all your new releases espesh the cogs!!
i love your art and you have a new [male] fan!!
tonyR in brighton uk x

Sarah said...

Lucky you with that LO - have always thought her work was amazing! I wish all men were that easy to bribe with Ice-cream...Mrs. Worry would be very much at home with me Mrs. OCD (obsessive crafting disorder...) thanks for a fab giveaway...

SusanK said...

Atta girl, a giveaway a day! Woohoo! This lady is so funny - frazzled like me, a bit dumpy...okay not like me...yet! lol You're making the art world a brighter and better place!

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Lucky you to get that beautiful layout.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow that layout is stunning!!! Loving the new stamps and the new piece :D
Julie xx

Candy Spiegel said...

Thanks to Ted for letting you talk him into free stamps!

Kirsten Alicia said...

A giveaway!! Thank you so much Wendy, I love all your new stamps, to win a set would be great. I love what you created with this set.

Craphty said...

Love the stamps and your layout is fab.Thank you for the draw.

Netrix said...

Lovely work Wendy brilliant tips too. Looking forward to all the new things coming out of CHA
Thx
Jeanette :)

roc said...

what a great idea for the glue sticks. i'll have to try to get one. thanks for the chance to win. how exciting!

Debby said...

Ok do you think those new stamps may make their way to Illinois soon?? My daughter is in college by one of my favorite stores and I would love to have an excuse to go and visit her!!!! Love the new products. Want lots of time to play and not have to work!!

Marilyn said...

If these glue sticks are as good as all the other Ranger products, I will be on the look-out for one. My complaint about other glue sticks I have tried, is they dry out and then my art work comes apart. I love Glossy Accents because when I use it to glue something on a project, it stays on! Thank you so much for a chance to win one of your beautiful new stamp sets!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Wendy, good to see you back safely from CHA, I love and find Anna's work inspirational too,how delightful you have a piece of her art (very cool indeed)!
I love Mrs Worry(she reminds me of a character in a yearly annual we have here in Scotland) ... would so love to give her a home, thanks to Ted & Michelle for their constant generousity and to you for your constant source of inspiration! x

Mo said...

Thanks for two fun CHA posts already. So glad the stamps are out. Yes, I'd love to have Mrs. Worry in my home.

SCTechSorceress said...

There were so many good things revealed at CHA (and probably more than I know, since I had to depend on reports from people who'd been there) that any chance for a freebie is very welcome. I've known that I wanted this stamp set from the moment I saw it.

Vic said...

I'm goona hit up my LSS for glue stand! As always, I love you art!!

Sue C said...

Ooh, I love the new stamps Wendy and the art parts too ! Would love to get my sticky mits on some ! Sue C x

K of JK Designs said...

Thanks for a peek at Anna's art, very cool! Would love a chance to win some rubber thanks for the opportunity.

Jean said...

Thanks for sharing some stamps with us, the new collection looks great!Really enjoyed taking a peek at Anna's website, I wish her classes weren't so far away, I would love to learn her techniques.

Lori said...

That is an amazing artist, WOW! Beautiful piece! Oh, and your stuff is awesome too! lol! Thanks for the opportunity, as always, to make more art with your wonderful stamps!

Minxy said...

Now where did I hide my piggy bank, it's gonna need emptying!!
Love the glue holder packaging, I would so get that painty and have fun..Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway, my fingers are crossed.
Minxy x

Kat said...

Hi Wendy,looks like every one had an amazing time,
what an amazing layout you chose
Anna is so talented (such detail)
thank you for the chance to win a fab new stamp set,
fingers crossed & toes, lol
Kathleen F.

Angie Lentz said...

Well you and Ted are so very nice to think of us and give away such wonderful gifts. I am trying to fight my compulsion to buy all of your new stamps and all of your new art parts. I think I am going to stick with buying the new art parts and 2 or 3 new stamp sets, still trying to decide which ones though. I then have to save money to be able to buy your new blossom bucket lines they are to AWESOME and have to go with the art parts. Thank you Wendi for being so inspiring!!!

Therese said...

YAY ........ A CONTEST,,,,,,,, YOU BET YOUR BOTTOM, I AM GOING TO ENTER,,,,,,,,,,,,, I HAVE ALL YOUR STAMPS, ART PRTS, SO NOW I HAVE TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO BUY THEM SINCE SCRAPTALES IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS............ HHHHHMMMMMM, WONDER WHERE THEY ARE SO I CAN ORDER THEM........... THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING....... THERESE

Val said...

So cool. I've just begun to get out of my crafting slump. All the new things really help get me excited. Great to see you love what you do!!!

Crafty mop said...

Oh your way to kind ...I love mrs worry she is great and her husband is fab too ...... Love what you did With the lightbulbs .....thanks for sharing ....and thanks for the chance x

mamakat said...

Oh, Wendy, I need this set because I am Mrs. Worry! and yes, sometimes it isn't easy loving me either. I'm getting ready to retire next month and will need new rubber to fill my time so please, think of me...
Mrs. Kathryn Worry
(aka Kathryn Harpold)

Margaret Kane Ward said...

What a hoot!!! Fun sayings and Mrs. Bossy is too fun. Thanks for petitioning Mr. SA on our behalf!!!

Karenliz said...

Love the stamp set! Glad everything went well at CHA!

Shelley said...

Thanks for a chance to win!! Everything look so exciting!!!

Lesley said...

Thanks for the fabby giveaway!!
Mr and Mrs Worry have got to be new fave people!!

Larissa Heskett said...

YEAH!! LOVE the dt's from CHA~~and that you got to meet ANNA and she gave you a piece of here ART!! AWESOME LUCKY you!! =)
THANKS also for the chance to win!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh, would love to win any of your sets! Can't wait for the embellies to be in the stores. What a gorgeous layout you were gifted! Off to see her work now.

jennifer said...

thanks for the opportunity, love the stamps!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Woohooo fun fun fun! I'm on a recycling mission myself and just found something in the yard that my husband was going to throw away however I see it as useful and snatched it up LOL

Mary said...

WOW, checked out Anna'a work and it is fantastic! No wonder you're a fan. Love the mini gears on the Art Parts piece! =)

Cher said...

oh fab idea for the glue stick holder! great mask! luv luv all your stamp sets...but would love to win one so I spend less...shhh..hubby leaving town ...no clue what I might do while he is GONE!!!! luv luv your project too...and Anna's blog rocks! ty for the heads up on that..gl all! *fingers crossed*

Ally White Cat said...

wow Wendy..so much is happening and so many new and marvelous things. I loved the web site you recommended . she is awesome and her style captivates me. would love to win..really cool you are doing this.can't pick a fav love it all

hugs,
susan s.

Pixie Camembert said...

I just LOVE Mrs. Worry... If I didn't know better, I'd think you had drawn it from a picture of me! Would love to win and appreciate the chance. Thank you for all of the updates from CHA-W. It has been fun to live vicariously through your posts.

Cheryl said...

Love love love the stamps and new art parts. I am a new fan.
Thanks, Cheryl

Lillian Child said...

This set truly encompasses my feelings most days. And what an amazing adventure you had at CHA!

Meggymay said...

The new stamps are fabulous and so are the Art Parts, I am waiting in anticipation for them to get into the U.K.

Dawn B. said...

I can't imagine getting to win one of the new stamp sets! Particularly, this one as it is soooo fabulous! This whole release is so fun, funky, and well, fabulous! :-) I agree, the new glue stick is a must have and getting my hands on one of those trays is such a good idea! I'm so excited to get some of the new stuff, and congrats on the success at CHA! :-)

Heidi said...

The art is great. I always like to look at your artwork, gets the mojo working. I have a lot of Wendy stuff out on my work desk right now...guess I better go use it!

Lynne said...

Would love to win one of your new stamp sets. You are coming out with such great ones don't know which to pick.

Nicole said...

Can't wait to start collecting all the new stamps and parts!!!

Patty W said...

OMgosh -- those stamps are so cool ! Love the artwork too!

Sylvia (bettybadger) said...

How wonderful you got to have that wonderful layout, you must be thrilled, As of course I would be if I managed to win a set of your gorgeous stamps, thank you for the chance.

sue said...

I love all of your stamp sets. I hope that they shiped to my LSS. I have been saving my money.

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

How lucky can you get to be able to keep a piece of art created by Anna! That is such a lovely piece, I can't get over the detail.
And how generous of you to giveaway one of your stamp sets. I think they are all wonderful. This release has be nothing short of amazing! I have to tell you though, you blew me away with all your awesome embellishments, not to mention the new Art Parts (I'm addicted you know - LOL)!

Elaine Allen

Tona said...

Anna's work is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
I love this lady & her fun sayings. So glad that your bribed Ted :)

Diane said...

I bet CHA was so much fun...I don't have a bucket list, but if I did CHA would be the first thing on it!!! Love your art, and have been collecting to start sme myself...just have to get the nerve to do it...wonderful and fun stamp set...now off to check out Anna's blog...great piece of art you got from her, too!!

Jude said...

Your stamps are just so gorgeous Wendy. Thank you for the chance to win some. The lady who owns my local stamp shop is always raving about your stamps!

Judex

Kim said...

Love all your new goodies. Can't wait to get my hands on them. I too love Anna's work. Great idea about the plastic holder.

Eileen said...

Another great blogpost with cool ideas, new products and beautiful art. Keep it comin'!

Lorraine said...

Wow, wow, such gorgeousness! All in one post!

Swedie said...

You always have such fun ideas for your art parts! Thanks for the chance to win some.

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

Julia Bohler said...

Wendy ~ Love all your products and have been following your blog for a few months, now. When will you be hosting the next workshop at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline?

2amscrapper said...

Mrs. Worry? I think she's my twin. She needs to come live with me......

jan said...

Sweet of you to share the love! Humorous stamps are hard to find! Love so many of your new stamp sets!!

Theresa said...

All I can say is who wouldn't love one of your new stamp sets....especially this one?!!????!
Thanks for sharing!

Anita Houston said...

You already know I love this chunky honey!!! She is my fav! I was planning on buying her first, but if I win her I will be over the stamping moon!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity and for the the cool tips on the glue packaging...gotta get one!!!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love that stamp set, I love them all!! Great seeing them in person at CHA and you!! Lucky girl getting one of her layouts, they are fabulous!!

marci said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I love all the things you show us - and your stamps are divine!

Jomama said...

I could give those stamps a good home! Thanks for a chance to win.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So much fun stuff!! I would love to win that stamp set! Thanks for a chance!

Robin Sanchez said...

It sure was great to meet you at CHA. I love all the things I see here on your blog. Sally is still on cloud 9 that you bought one of her necklaces!!
Robin
ltlblonde@sbcglobal.net

Dorothy said...

How cool of Anna to let you and Tim choose!!!
Awesome!!!
I am so looking forward to you new stamp sets living in my home!!!

Lisa said...

Wendy love the Mrs. Worry, many days that's how I look at the end of the day. Thinking I might need to make some cards/notes with it to use in my classroom. Fingers are crossed. Now downstairs to craft.

Dawn said...

Love her! and the saying is perfect- some days are a TOTAL waste of makeup! Thanks Wendy!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Cathy L. said...

Love the new lady Wendy. Can't believe items are here already. Thanks for sharing CHA with us. Cathy

Barbara said...

I would love a chance to win one of your new stamp sets! Thank you so much!!!!

debi said...

I just found you and love the look of your art. Would love to own one.

Bella said...

I just love the statement: "Don't make me delete you...LOVE,LOVE, LOVE!

Erin Glee said...

I can see the worry on Mrs. Worry's face is because she is thinking she may not come live an inky life with me! Please give her a break and send her to ME! Thanks for this great Giveaway, and thanks to Ted, too!

Sunfairy said...

Awesome stamp set Wendy! Your stamps and art parts have opened a whole new world of possiblilties for me - thank you So much for that :)
Ann Marie

Sandi said...

I would love to have this new stamp set. It just looks like so much fun. Thanks for being so creative!

Lee-Anne said...

Love, Love, Love your new stamps! Thanks so much for this wonderful chance to win!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

So happy to hear the new stamps are now available! I think Ms. Worry was made just for me and your art is just fantastic!

Deb said...

Oooh - I love Mrs. Worry - I need her
Deb M

Primitive Seasons said...

Aren't you...and Ted...just the greatest! Would love a chance to win. This is one of my favorite sets from the new collection. Woo Hoo!

Mary

Susan Leslie said...

Wow Wendy, l love your stamps and this one is so perfect..thanks for a chance to win some of your amazing rubber!

Marion said...

Eeeekkk! OMG i must be older than ancient 'cos i remember when ALL telephones looked like yours! A case of history repeating itself I guess.

Marion in the UK