Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I LOVE GIVEAWAYS!


THANKS SO MUCH
for all your sweet comments.
I appreciate each & EVERY one of them!

I have another really nice prize package to share today...

but first, I wanted to answer  some questions from the last few days...

1. did I miss the Ranger challenge? 
NO...the Ranger challenge is only at the CHA winter show...
they don't challenge us for the summer show...

2. how do I order from Colin & Sue?
they are our UK distributor & they sell directly to your LSS, but not directly to customers, unless you see them @ a convention...
and then they have all the products there for everyone...

3. the alcohol inks are wearing off my keychain. HELP!
the BEST sealer for alcohol inks is...
I use it over anything that will be handled a lot, like a keychain...
it works like MAGIC to keep the alcohol inks perfect...
body oils will react with the alcohol inks, but Glue N Seal protects the inks...
for things that are not handled a lot...
like art...
no sealer is needed...

4. are the metallic stains much different from metallic paint dabbers?

YOU BET! 
they do have the same convenient mess free dabber top, 
but these are stains, not paints...
 the metallic stains are very fluid, 
just like the other distress stains, 
they are not thick and opaque like paint...

the stains are semi translucent 
(because metallic is a pigment)
 if you apply one layer...
but they give more coverage when a second layer is applied...
so you have several options for the effect you want to create...

they are fun to combine with the colored distress stains & together they make some AWESOME backgrounds...

I knew that the metallic stains would be amazing on art parts...
trust me...they are!
and as soon as I can, I'll share some other fun uses for them...

I have 2 VERY cool discoveries so far...

think Blossom Bucket resin pieces...
for a TOTAL transformation...
it's really amazing...

and I combined the metallic stains with______?
stay tuned...

here's today's prize...
a lucky someone will receive...

a new stamp set called...
ART ON HER MIND...
and...
the large heart 
STENCILS FOR ART...
and...
a package of 
art parts TAG TOPPERS...
this prize is again 
compliments of Ted & Michelle...


here's the first page from one of my journals, 
using some of these stamps...
and if you look closely, you'll see some stenciled words & numbers too...


next is another journal page...
this one uses the large heart stencil, the stripes border stencil, stencilled numbers & new flourish stamps...
I want to use the flourishes on everything...


next is a favorite journal page...
a self portrait...
old stamps, new stamps,
 new art parts, stencilled words, 
stencilled dots, + distress markers = FUN...


here's another use for the art parts TAG TOPPERS...
I used 2 of the scalloped edge tag toppers under a small art parts square and created a dimensional base for the top of my project...

this is what I LOVE about art parts...
they are so fun to mix & match...
and they can be used many ways...

you'll see that all the art parts are clear heat embossed...

I'm lovin' the embossed look these days...
LOVE my new Blossom Bucket bee too...
the wings are accented with rock candy distress stickles...



DRUMROLL...
the winner of Monday's prize is...


Blogger Elena said...
WENDY!!! me! me! Me!!! LOL!!! Love it ALL!!!
July 23, 2012 1:58 PM
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please email me @ wbv1213@me.com with your shipping info...

if you'd like to win 
today's prize package,
 just leave a comment...

we'll draw the winner @ 7am Chicago time on Friday...

GOOD LUCK to everyone!

until then...

make art!
wendy
ps...I think we'll do a double prize package on FRIDAY...
I LOVE weekends...
see you then!



136 comments:

Athanasia said...

Wow! I'm the first commenter!!! LOOOOOve these goodies!!! Pick me, pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, these are totally awesome, fantastic work, I love them all, thanks for the chance to win

M. Swisher said...

I would love to win this give away. I love all studio 490 products

Theresa said...

Such fun ideas for things. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely toys.

Jean Dunning said...

Lucky Elena, hope you enjoy your package! Would love to try out the new products, too.

Terry said...

Congrats to Elena! And if the pick me, me, me, works - pick me! Love this and have a blast!

JPScraps said...

All the projects are amazing! Congrats to Elena!

Donna Bowman said...

More awesome goodies! Thanks for a chance to win!!

inkfairy said...

Congrats Elena!!
Thanks for the chance to win Wendy!
Love your journel pages.
Inky Hugs,
Michelle xx

Inky Fingers said...

Just love all the blossom bucket pieces and the tag toppers.

Deb S said...

love love love your art work, and the new goodies - especially the stencils

Eileen Bellomo said...

I always love your samples, and the way you constantly find new ways to use products.
Congrats to my good friend Elena!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Congratulations Elena!! Wendy I love those Journal pages..the self portrait is fabulous with all of those ideas popping out of your noggin!! I also appreciate the tip on sealing alcohol inks, I recently colored a key for my nephew on his keychain and wondered if the AI would end up rubbing off. I need to get him back over so I can seal it for him.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Fingers crossed!!

Sherry Cheever said...

I'm loving your journal pages, but I must say that the "self" portrait is my absolute favorite!!! That's one every artist will want to recreate to hang on their own studio walls . . . well this one does anyway!

Helen said...

Oh, some of my favourites here, Wendy so I will hope and hope and hope... lol!! I just love how you used the tag topper there... Thanks again to you & Ted and Michelle for these amazing prizes! You guys are the best.

Caz said...

Congrats Elena!
And another chance to win some gorgeousness....... PICK ME!! PICK ME!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'd be mad not to leave a comment for the chance to win these beauties, so here I am, typing away to be in with a chance! Thanks Wendy. Take care Zo xx

Unknown said...

Thanks to you and Stampers Anonymous for the chance to win such a fun prize. I am loving the new art parts & all the new stencils.

julie c said...

Congrats Elena! I love weekends, too! Winning this great prize would be a great start to it! Thanks for the chance to win (again)!!

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Fabulous answers to questions! Thank you! And a huge and excited thank you for another giveaway! You're all too kind!

Vic said...

Congrats to Elena! Your art journal pages are so fabulous! Thanks for another chance to win again!

Redanne said...

Congrats to Elena and thank you Wendy for the Q&A, I never knew glue and seal could be used in that way. Love the journal page with the heart.....gorgeous! A x

Sharon Y said...

Loving the journal pages! Thanks for taking the time to answer questions.

Anita Houston said...

Cool! Congrats to Elena! This is exciting! I love all the new goodies!

SusanK said...

Congrats to Elena for winning the first giveaway! The 2nd one is just fab...well, they all will be, I'm sure!

Marilyn C. said...

Awesome! That's the first word that comes to mind. Love how you shared your journal pages. So many ideas and so little time to play!

cathy said...

You have inspired me to work on a journal. Here I go.......

Mallrat said...

Congrats to the winner !! I cant' wait to play with the metallics ... I might start a journal too :) Thanks for the chance to win !1

marilyn said...

LOVE those flourishes too! I am using an altered library book for an art journal....need to work in it!

BethW said...

Thank you Ted & Michelle!And thank you for the answers you posted.I am so excited about the stains-the metal paint daubers are the best metal paints anywhere-the colors are so true.So I know I'm going to love the stains.
Alas my creative box is just too rigid-your journal pages amaze me.

BethW said...

Thank you Ted & Michelle!And thank you for the answers you posted.I am so excited about the stains-the metal paint daubers are the best metal paints anywhere-the colors are so true.So I know I'm going to love the stains.
Alas my creative box is just too rigid-your journal pages amaze me.

Heidi said...

The stencils...different. Have to keep an open mind on these.

Primitive Seasons said...

Everything looks so yummy. I love the phrenology head with the top off and things sprouting out. You are too clever young lady!!

Mary

Meme said...

Congrats Elena!

Wendy...this next one....look into my eyes...yes look....you need to pick me! LOL!

Thanks!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Congratulations Elena! I'm gonna try that--WENDY!!!me! me! Me!!!

Pam said...

OH!!! I love your journal pages!
I need to go back and study them :)

Karen Young said...

I love the look of your journal pages.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Wendy......your creativity just NEVER CEASES to AMAZE ME!!! Keep up the great work!!

PS....was sooo good to hug your neck!

Tracey-B said...

Your samples are such an inspiration and I think I 'need' everything! Thanks for another chance to win!

Terry said...

Hey there wendy, totally loving all of your NEW products wow...and your creations, absolutely stunners,as allways might I add....I really love love love the heart, fabulousness all over. Thank you for sharing your projects and your talent, your a true artist. Thank you for the inspiration. And good luck to each and everyone of you, hugs terry xxxx

LaBonita said...

Yay, another give away today!!! Thanks Wendy! I absolutely LOVE your journalling pages. Can't wait to try some myself.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

cool idea for the new tag toppers.. love your new stencils can't wait to see them in stores.. love your Lucy & Betsy too

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

cool idea for the new tag toppers.. love your new stencils can't wait to see them in stores.. love your Lucy & Betsy too

CarolN said...

I wanna win, I wanna win, please pick me!!! And congrats Elena!

Wendance Designs said...

I would love to give these new treasures a home!!

Wendance Designs said...

I would love to give these new treasures a home!!

Tona said...

I just love your work! Every day I visit your blog I go away inspired.
Thanks for the chance to win some amazing goodies.
Congrats to Elena!

fozzieb713 said...

I just love the bee's. Love Love Love
everything else too.

BETTY said...

Congrats to the lucky winner.I hope your stuff soon arrived in Holland. Can't wait to play with them. Hugs

Dorothy said...

congrats Elana!!
Good luck to everyone.
Love you art Wendy!!!

Linda said...

love to play with all the new goodies.

Theresa said...

YIPPEE! Great stuff!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love those journal pages and the way the old and new stamps, Art Parts and stencils all work together xx

Myrto said...

OMG Please pick me today. These are my favorites and top of my list! Thanks Wendi!

Shellie said...

Lucky, lucky Elena. Have fun with your stuff!
Now, it's for me to try again, hope I win these gorgeous goodies xxxx

Micki said...

I absolutely LOVE your projects and can't wait until The Scrapbook Page gets your new products. Can't wait, I tell ya :-).
This stamp release is outta this world. LOVE them and again, soooooo happy that you came out with stencils. Soooo having said that, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I'll win this awesome prize package. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Love Studio 490! Pick me please!!
Kim Sim

RRPI said...

ART IF HER MIND I flipping love that title!
Wendy you take designs I might otherwise overlook and make them fresh & new!

vicki follett said...

I love your products and projects! I was at the Queen's Ink yesterday and discovered that you are planning on coming back - YAY! I'm hoping that my school schedule does not interfere with you're creative schedule. thanks for the chance to win some wonderful goodies - I PROMISE I will give them a good home!

Cher said...

oh your journal pages are soooooo lovely! I need to get on that! in due time...things here will be a mess for quite sometime..Cngrads to the winners! gl

finnella03 said...

Wow they are so great love your pages especially the size of the heart, thanks for you great give aways!

Lori said...

What a wonderful opportunity, thanks so much! All of this is great.. I love it all! Congrats Elena!

Connie Mercer said...

well I guess I could find a place for these AMAZING products:):)

Annie said...

FABULOUS Wendy :-) would so love to have these giveaway prizes x crafty hugs Annie x

Hetty said...

Congrats Elena! And Wendy, what a great post today, yummy goods and yummy arts.
Can't wait to try all these products! Art is good!

Nolwenn said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'm seeing plenty of things to do with the items in it :D

Can't wait for the metallic stains ! Will you share backgrounds you made using them ?

Gail said...

Congrats Elena! You are one lucky girl. Thanks for the chance to win this prize Wendy, Ted and Michelle. You guys are the greatest! I NEED that heart stencil so I would really love to give this prize a "loving" home.
Gail in Oklahoma

Gretchen Wilson said...

If it worked on Monday, maybe it will work for .

ME, me I want to win the great giveaway.

mamakat said...

Wow! I totally love seeing you mix old and new; it gives me such great energy to play with ALL of my stuff in new ways. Thanks for keeping your products on the top of my desk! BUT…I gotta have that new flourish!! would love to be picked.

Becky said...

I would love to win something and they would be loved for ages and used well.

Daisy said...

Love all your new stamps & art parts. Always great to see how you put everything together. Thanks for answering all those questions, too. "hi!" to Rick, too!

Wilma said...

Congrats Elena have fun with your awesome prize!!!
Oooh I love what you did with the heart and with the art parts and and and.... well just with everything. What an inspiration!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Swedie said...

Thanks for the peek at your fun journal pages! And for the chance to win goodies!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

inkypinkycraft said...

some great makes again and i would love to be in with a chance to win!! please! trace x

Kathy Eddy said...

I would love to win these. Thanks for the chance.

Candy C said...

I am so sorry that I missed CHA. I would have loved to have seen all of your new stuff in person! It all looks so wonderful! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win...I'd love to create something fun with your new line! <3 Candy

Heather said...

I need this stamp set! Any ideas how to get art off your mind when people need you to do other things? :) art is so magical!

michelle said...

Thanks for the information on the ranger products. I love that you share so with us. Congrats to yesterays winner and another awesome give away!

lolo said...

Congrats Elena! Wendy I love your journal pages and all the goodies!

Sue C said...

Wow, so much to see and drool over ! Keeping everything crossed and double crossed ! Sue C x

Donna Lange said...

Another fabulous prize package -- I can see me using that florish a lot too! Thanks for a chance to win.

Alexandra said...

Congrats Elena, and thanks Wendy for another chance of winning some gorgeous arty goodies. Your journal pages are fabulous. I love your self portrait, looks quite like you too, I love all the arty ideas and gorgeous flowers, overflowing from your mind, very you!

mab822 said...

Great journal pages; I really love your self-portrait, it is wonderful!

PiHi said...

Pick me! Pick me o/ Lovely things you have there!

jacquib07 said...

Wendy, just love you're creative mind. Adore the heart stencil. When I grow up (I'm only 54) I want want to create art just like you. LOL

Janet said...

Wow! I'd love to be the lucky winner. I love all your creations!

craftimamma said...

Every new release I hope I won't like the new stuff but ........... I always love 'em! Please send them here. I promise to love them always!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kate said...

Well, I have to say this stamp set is for me! Art is always on my mind... I have lost so much sleep dreaming up new projects. Its an obsession that I love but I also love to sleep. Please pick me!!

Minxy said...

Totally loving that flourish stamp NEED IT, And I also always Need more word/phrase stamps SO I have my fingers and toes and arms and legs crossed :P

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I wish, I wish, I wish it could be me! Your pages are fantastic and I'd love a chance to use these products!

Renee said...

Wow...love the new flourish stamp and the heart!! So fun!

Congrats to today's winner. May her luck rub off on me. :)

Erin Glee said...

Congrats to Elana!
Thank you Wendy, Ted and Michelle for the chance to win this "Make My Day Art" Giveaway...I need all those yummies!

Michelle Webb said...

I wish I could just make art until Friday but I think my boss wouldn't appreciate inky painty stamping all over his Excel spreadsheets! But I'd love to do it. I have some time off work next week, so I'm gonna be up to my eyeballs in paint, paper, glue and inky stamps roll on FRIDAY!!! I'm a little excited can you tell......I have a 1 in 94 chance of winning your wonderful giveaway so far, fingers very crossed. Michelle x

Debby said...

Love the new products. Thanks again for the chance to win!!!

jackib said...

Oooooo I must have that heART!!!! I love it!! And I have a flourish fetish, too! Can never have too many hearts or flourishes. Thanks, Wendy!!

marci said...

Love all your ideas. Can't wait to play with the metallic distress stains.

Nancy S said...

I love all of your new goodies! I would love to win something new.

linda said...

would love to use those new stamps on a project! Your stuff is always FUN stuff!

Etta Thomas said...

Love following your "over the top" creativity! It keeps getting bigger and better! Not sure how that can be possible?!!

Susan said...

I love giveaways too! All your new products are awesome.

stampdl said...

Great new products, can't wait to play with them!

Jody said...

I have been wondering about those metallic stains, can hardly wait to get my hands on some!

Therese said...

OMG...... LOVE TO WIN THIS SET......... BIRTHDAY WAS TUESDAY...... GOTTA HAVE IT......... LOL........ LOVE EVERYTHING OF YOURS

Therese said...

OMG...... LOVE TO WIN THIS SET......... BIRTHDAY WAS TUESDAY...... GOTTA HAVE IT......... LOL........ LOVE EVERYTHING OF YOURS

Kelley said...

Who doesn't love a giveaway? I sure do! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome product.

2amscrapper said...

Lots of comments here so I can only hope my name will be drawn. I love your journal pages and that stamp set would come in handy.....

cathy said...

I want that heart stencil so bad!!!

Carol Gibson said...

Love your journal cover and pages.
The stencils worked fabulously on
the the heart page.

Shirley Hall said...

Congrats, Elena. Can't wait to get some of the new products. They all look awesome!

Kate said...

It just seems like an age between when we see it all and when it's actually in our hands. Itching to get my hands on some new products!!

** Kate **

Disco Queen said...

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Disco Queen said...

Wow! More awesome giveaways & some inspirational journal pages & tag topper. I am loving everything, especially the bee.

betjunroe said...

Love the "Art on Her Mind" stamp set and the beautiful art you created using this set. I would love to have the prize package come live at my house. Thanks to you, Ted and Michelle for the opportunity to win. Bette

Cheri Reed said...

Oh my goodness! Such a wonderful array of goodies. Love your creativity. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lesley said...

Big *sigh*......such gorgeous products and art!!!

Julie said...

Blossom Bucket bee is too cute! One of my favs! My grandfather raised honey bees most of his life so I have fond memories for honey bees! The background stamp looks like it could be the honey comb!

Scrapthat said...

Very cool inspiration Wendy! I'm guessing you must have mixed the metal stains over colored stains or the paint daubers! Thanks for the shots at the awesome giveaways.

Tracey A. in NH said...

Aha...I thought I missed the Ranger challenge, too! Awesome giveaway...thanks for the chance! Congrats Elena!

Nancy D. said...

Would love to win! ...thanks for the Q & A

craftlyn said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy! I cannot wait to get my hands on the new goodies! Thanks Wendy for your generosity in the give aways...

Debby said...

I love what you are doing with the journal pages using your art. Very cool. Thanks for the opportunity to Make Art with your Art!

vicki follett said...

congrats to Elena - and hopefully it will be my turn to be lucky. Thanks for the chance, but also thanks for sharing your creative genius with all of us!

sue said...

I want to win! Love everything!

Templeton said...

I love everything new that you are coming out with. I'm already thinking of all the new projects I can make Whooo hooo....

Darla said...

I really enjoy the ?'s & answers. Appreciate the knowledge & LOVE your ART Wendy. Thank you for being so very generous!

Darla said...

I really enjoy the ?'s & answers. Appreciate the knowledge & LOVE your ART Wendy. Thank you for being so very generous!

Darla said...

I really enjoy the ?'s & answers. Appreciate the knowledge & LOVE your ART Wendy. Thank you for being so very generous!

Darla said...

I really enjoy the ?'s & answers. Appreciate the knowledge & LOVE your ART Wendy. Thank you for being so very generous!

jan said...

Good questions! Love your bumble bee on honeycomb!!

Christine D said...

Just found your blog, saw Hels Sheridan on tv and loved the stamps. I gotta get some. Your work is Awesome, and am loving the way you stretch my way of seeing, thank you for sharing with us all.

Dawn B. said...

Absolutely fabulous!! This is in my top three stamp sets, and so love the stencil and well, the art part too! It's all good! :-) thanks for the chance to win it!

Wanda H said...

Can't wait to try the metallic stains!!! Your journal pages are fabulous!!! It would be awesome one day to just be able to flip through the whole book. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks to Ted and Michelle!!!

Linda R said...

Glad I'm up early, would love to win this delicious giveaway!!

Kia said...

Am I too late? time zones confuse me. I would love to win!

Kia said...

Am I too late? time zones confuse me. I would love to win!