Friday, September 7, 2012

celebrating STAMPtember...

with Simon Says Stamp!


I first met Heidi, who owns Simon Says Stamp,
when I helped Tim with his Mexico cruise back in 2009...

Rick & I immediately fell in love with her...
her sweet personality & her adorable smile...
we quickly became friends...

 I'm honored to help celebrate
 STAMPtember with Heidi
 & the whole awesome Simon Says Family...

here's how Simon Says came to be...

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complimenting ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art. 

and here's THE official LOGO...


there's NOTHING better than a SALE to celebrate...
STAMPtember...
and
compliments of Heidi...

this code will get you 
20% off 
all my studio 490 stamps 
& all my BOOKS too...

the code is good now thru 11:59PM 
on September 11, 2012...

the code you need to enter is...

 WVST20 

but wait...
there's more!

I have an extra prize to give away... 
this one is compliments of 
Ted & Michele from Stampers Anonymous...

one lucky commenter will win
 a brand new stamp set, 
a brand new art parts package
and I'll include my STAMPtember project too,
for the random winner...



 I had fun making a special technique video 
just for SSS ...

here's a list of some of the products 
that I demoed in the video...

it starts on a Ranger tag...
LOVE their black tags!

this cutie Blossom Bucket piece...
this art part...
this stamp with the really mini text...

here's a tiny peek at my project...



you can see the video on the

I hope you enjoy the video...
remember...
leave a comment there...
and wish them a HAPPY STAMPtember...

then I hope you'll come back
leave a comment below...

I'll draw the winner Monday morning @7am...

until then...

I'm signing off as 007 today...
watch the video & you'll "GET IT!"

I hope you 

CELEBRATE STAMPtember
and...

make art!
wendy...aka 007
     






141 comments:

Heidi said...

oooh! Your video is AWeSOME!

YAH!

007 You ROCk!!

Swedie said...

Beautiful colors on your tag! I Loved the music.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Kris Van Allen said...

Love your designs!

Hels Sheridan said...

VIDEO = WORTH THOSE MOJITO's!!!! BRILLIANT!! Total genius, LOVE the beginnin, the middle and the end!! xx

Vic said...

As always, great techniques and a fab video!

PiHi said...

Cool video! Thanks for sharing. Now I know how to use my snowcap one way more.

Jennifer said...

Awesome video and amazing creations! Have a great weekend =)

Helen said...

Off to watch the video now - glad Plan D came together!! Have a great weekend.

Myrto said...

Your video well worthed the disasters you came through!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set you are giving today, so please PICK ME! PICK ME!

Hugs

Myrto

ulrika said...

Great video and Beautiful tag! A must-try I believe ... :)

Lucy said...

I must have been living in a cave, as the incredible video on SSS was the first time I'd seen you. I love your style and was blown away by ALL the projects you showed at SSS. The bird almost put me over the edge, it was so wonderfully constructed and detailed. My next stop is the subscription button, even though I told myself I didn't need to read anymore blogs. I guess that means I'll have to drop some other one.... This one is too much fun to pass up!

butterfly said...

It was a brilliant video over at SSS - thanks so much for sharing those great techniques! And what a wonderful giveaway... Stamptember is my new favourite month!!
Alison x

Wendance Designs said...

You Rock 007!!! That tag is beautiful!!! I can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing some new techniques!!!

Wilma said...

WOW, awesome video with a technique and tag i love! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful giveaway!

Disco Queen said...

Hi 007, Super cool video. I am so glad plan D came together. Your tag is Super Awesome & it would be a great honour to give it pride of place on my Craft Room Inspiration Wall. So, fingers crossed. Will be giving Snow cap pigment ink & distress colouring a go this afternoon. Thanks for the inspiration.

finnella03 said...

fantastic 007 licence to thrill!

Eileen Bellomo said...

Great video, great technique, great giveaway, great tag. Think I like it all? LOL!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Wendy, love your James Bond intro. Great technique and very striking tag. I need some black tags now lol. You are a fantastic enabler. Happy Stamptember . Enjoy your weekend and thank you. Tracy x

Jayne said...

You're so talented. What fun! Love your art!

Dorothy said...

Great tag and all your art on there is amazing!!

Unknown said...

I'm imagining Halloween projects. I've wondered how to black tags and paper. Thank you, especially for your generosity.

SusanK said...

All I can say is 'F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S'! I'm headed to your class momentarily; can't wait to see you and get some new toys!!!! I LOVE Stamptember!!!

Chris Lefevre said...

Would love to add more of your designs to my collection! Thank you for the chance.

Marcia Neat said...

I don't know what to say - I'd love to win your stamps and your project for SSS is great I'm going shopping thanks for the inspiration yours hopefully

Carissa said...

Wonderful video. Such a great technique, I can't wait to give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

Suzan VonEssen said...

Hi 007, I loved the video--seemed quite seamless to me after all the troubles you had!! And another way to use Snow Cap, markers and stains--oh thank you so much!! I will be using the discount code forthwith ;-)

JPScraps said...

Awesome video! Thanks for sharing the technique.

Kailash said...

Your creativity is amazing, such a fabulous project. Loved the video. Thanks for sharing !!!

PaperPixie said...

So happy you are part of Stamptember! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. What a great chance to learn more about your products. :)

Diane Swanson said...

I love the tag you made! Thanks for showing step by step how you made it! I can't wait to try it.

Julie D. Richards said...

Love the tag you did for SSS stamptember, especially loved the flourish stamp.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous video!!!! It's fun to see and hear you create!! Love the tag and would love to be your winner!!!! A piece of art made by Wendy in my studio makes me all giddy!!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing the secret ingredient, can't wait to try this out! I loved the final result

Janet said...

How cool! thanks for the chance to win.

mab822 said...

Awesome technique; can't wait to try it!

marilyn said...

Definitely need to try this technique!

Kari Leach said...

I love your blog, but can't stand the tease I want to see the whole thing not just a piece of it.

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Wendy, Awesome video! Thanks for showing us how you build up images on a black surface. Have placed an order for snowcap pigment ink & can't wait to start playing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Wendy, this is just a fabulous look! I really wish my stains would arrive!!! I love what you did with the pigment snowcap on the video. Great little film!

Marijane said...

Wonderful video Vecchi, or should I say 007! You are really getting good at these and you make it all so easy to understand. I also loved seeing some of the projects from your latest book and the tag you created is gorgeous!

Monica said...

just discovered your blog and work. I love the wine glass and bottle on SSS. I hope they are part of your parts. My wish list is becoming a bucket list so many fun things and art projects to play with and so little time.

TraiBee said...

LOve the tag I'm a have to get me snow cap and that's amazing thanks for showing us something different

primdollie said...

Love the video and your work is amazing!! thnx so much for the inspiration!!! My wish list has just grown longer!!!

Scrapthat said...

TOTALLY AWESOME and FUN tag Wendy!
Okay that just puts a whole new spin on things...and a GREAT use for the black tags too! :D

texasbarb said...

WOW!!! Super video!! I would never have known you had so many problems getting it "filmed". Loved the intro, too!!

Love the tag!!! The tutorial is so easy to follow, I know I can do it, too.

Thank you!!

Moosisk said...

Thanks for the video! Can't wait to play. :D

Flo S. said...

I love your tag and your video too. Great tip about working on dark surfaces. thanks.

conil said...

Great video and I actually learned something which is hard for me on a Saturday morning. The stamping with Snow Cap and coloring with Distress is awesome.

Anette said...

Love this technique your showing us! The possibilities with the tags grow, and grow! Thanks a million for the beautiful tag and great tutorial.

Nancy said...

Darn you, Wendy! I've been trying SO hard to not buy new stash (though I HAVE been drooling over your creations!) - now, how can I resist??? (Oh, wait - a pun there? lol) I LOVE your video & that technique - yep, trying it today! As always, as ALWAYS, you ROCK!!

akmoose said...

That was so much fun to watch! Way to start my Saturday!

Alexandra said...

I love your video, the techniques and the finished tag is fab.
I love watching art grow.

ScrappinGrammie said...

LOVED the tag you made ... thanks for sharing the techniques ... my mind is swimming with new ideas! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!
Anita J.

betjunroe said...

Great tutorial Wendy! The tag is so beautiful, and now I'll have to go to visit the Queen and get the snow cap pigment pad. Hope there will be more tutorials in the future.
Bette

Kathy said...

Can hardly wait to see more of your stuff!

Tona said...

Fantastic video! I feel like I learned a lot & really appreciate the time you took to make the video. I really "need" that flourish stamp.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Just watched the video and I am speechless, which doesn't happen that often. Have to catch my breath. Just beautiful. Exemplary techniques I need to try. Wow!
Becky Johnson

teri said...

Eileen sent me to your blog and I love it.

Patricia said...

Really love this technique, Wendy! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I am definitely going to try it. I especially loved eding the card in the metallic stain & then flicking it onto the tag. Very cool!really love your product line.

Barbara said...

Your talent was just "oozing out" all over that video! The tag is fabulous and I loved the techniques you showed for using Distress Inks, Markers, etc. I learned something new and enjoyed watching you create. Also, the gallery of your art work was fantastic! Thanks so much!!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

I popped over from Simon Says stamp blog after checking out all you great projects there!!! Just stopping by to say HI!

Teresa W. said...

Oh, thanks for showing your awesome technique. I have never use distress inks on black tag. Now I can get it a try. Your tag and other projects are so artistic and beautiful. Thanks again.

michelle said...

I loved your video and can not wait to try this. You rock as always and adore that you share your talents with the rest of the world!

rubbergranny said...

Well done video with many ideas. Your work is creative and inspiring. Thanks! and thanks, too, to SSS.

Maria V. said...

So glad Simon Says invited you to Stamptember. I love your tag, so fun. The florish is beautiful.
Maria V.

octlove said...

lovin' the whole spin on 007...glad you were finally able to get the video loaded. You just needed "Q" to do it:)

Love the idea of using the snow cap as the base layer on darker paper...this is really going to change the way I can use my distress ink!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your project is just amazing - I love it! I learned so much and truly appreciate your incredible talent! Thank you for that and for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Beautiful blog and projects. Thanks for a chance to win1

Kate said...

I am heading over now to check out your video! I would be over the moon happy if I won some of your stamps! You can never have too many stamps! I may be buying some at 20% off. Awsome deal!

Pearl Maple said...

Yippiee for Stamptember and all your fun new designs

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a fun video and fabulous Tag!!!!! I must get a snow cap pad pronto! Off to shop :-)

Karen Noonan said...

Wonderful, Wendy.
I too have just found you via the SSS Stamptember and can see your books making their way to my place in the land downunder. You truly are an artist.
Karen

Denny said...

Hmmm....no one else seems to be having a hard time watching the video....must be me....aaaargh! Well I am amazed by the other projects posted on SSS, they are amazing. I must have been under a rock with the other commenter who hasn't seen your work before. Such impressive pieces! I am gathering from the comments that I really need black tags and a snow cap distress pad. I am going to subscribe even with my self-imposed ban on more blogs to see if I can catch your video and other techniques. Thanks for bringing new techniques and fun ;)

My Silver Lining said...

Thank you! You, Tim and the crew at SSS are renewing my crafty, artistic side that has been dormant for far too long. For someone who is all about math, organization and everything in its place you have unleashed my inner creativeness that I never knew existed! I am moving from copying examples to creating my own and I so appreciate the guidance and knowledge ya'll provide.

marci said...

So enjoyed your video - thanks for all the inspiration. What a great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win!

Sally said...

Just saw your work for the first time today; you are the female Tim Holtz! Your stuff is truly the feminine version of grunge. Thanks for a chance to win!

judy said...

I loved the video and the great technique you used with the snowcap pigment ink and distress ink! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Linda said...

Loved your Video. I love learning new techniques.
Linda T

mtscrapgal said...

Wendy, I did things in reverse order so I've already send the luscious tag you demoed.What an ARTist you are. Thanks for adding to the STAMPtember celebration.Thanks for the nice prize too.

ros said...

Awesome video and technique. Went straight and added the snow cap ink pad into my cart. Thanks so much for sharing ♥

Robin said...

Loved the video! The technique is awesome.

Ann said...

Hi Wendy--Have been a fan of yours for a while now but this is the first video I've seen. Awesome, 007!! The tag tutorial is super!! Thanks for showing us a new spin on Snow Cap White, Distress markers and Stains! Gotta have that gorgeous flourish of yours too! What fun! A discount code and prizes to win--thanks to all of you! Happy STAMPtember!

Barb S said...
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Barb S said...

I loved every minute of the video! I am discovering all sort of cool things this Stamptember month! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us to use ours.

Christine said...

Off to order me some new 490 and I'll watch your video after the news is over! Can;t wait to see your project. I enjoy your art so much!!!

happybooker said...

Wendy (aka 007), loved the intro to the video on SSS! I've always been partial to the black tags and NOW I know what to do with them that is quite effective--neat technique. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration. I'll definitely use the coupon code. Also, thanks for an opportunity to win a piece of your fabulous creative genius!

BethW said...

That was fantastic.Your video intro had me smiling and I can't wait to try everything you showed us.I am amazed at how much I learned in a short time.Way to go 007!

Nikki said...

Amazing Video !!!

Kris said...

Loved your tag! Now I wish I had black tags!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mieke said...

Oh WOW, love your tag!!!
Great video!!
Pleaseeee do more video's ;o).

Snowflakescrapper said...

Wow!!!! What an awesome video. I always learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing.

Dee in N.H. said...

Yay! I can't wait to get home and watch the video! (I'm sitting in a motel room with sleeping husband..Shhhh) Would so love to win your drawing too!

chrissy o said...

great viedo
tag is great
hugs chrissy o
xx

Pat said...

Thanks for showing a great technique. I love, love your stamps, & now I will try using a black tag. Thanks again.:)

Maggie said...

I enjoyed your video. What a great technique. Thank you for the inspiration.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wow! Wendy you just keep the ideas coming, I get more and more excited.

Kaz said...

Fabulous video Wendy, really cool techniques ......enjoyed the 007 bit too!!


Kaz x

Wendance Designs said...

Incredible! Wouldn't have thought of using the snow cap on black - perfect sense....when we use it with alcohol inks and distress inks!
Thanks so much. Your tag is beautiful!!!

Saranne Valentine said...

Happy Stamptember Wendy! Love your work! Love all your and ranger products!

Tammy B said...

ha ha, loved the video! great technique...now to get all the supplies!

Dianal said...

Wow I am glad we have Stamptember .. learning all kinds of great techniques ... Wendy your video really did make me laugh .. can we call you "Agent 490", the super stamper!!! Loved this tag and the fact that I can use distressed products on dark colours. Thanks so much for sharing!

Julie S. said...

You rocked the video! I loved the intro too. Big grin for today. :D

kaiahobid said...

Hi Wendy! I must say that your work is stunning. It´s so inspiring. I loved your tutorial. There were so many new things for me. Thank you for sharing your ideas and skills!!!

pat said...

Loved your video!!! Your tag was amazing. I'm new to your blog- so glad to have found you!!!

Nancy D. said...

I was on that cruise with you all too!..Fun Times! Loved your technique video!

Wendy said...

LOVED YOUR VIDEO!!! Cannot wait to take your class in October at the Queen's Ink. It has been two years since I took one of your classes. super excited!!!! :)

Teri W said...

These techniques are so new to me and the way you demostrated them will make it a can do project. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to be a winner!

Jackie Banyai said...

Wow.... How awesome is that video (and no PINK).
I love to watch you videos, you make it look so easy and attainable. Ur amazing.

Templeton said...

I love your Style, the video was Awesome love how Beautiful the colors just stand out more.Thank you Wendy :)

Audrey Praytor said...

LOVED the Stamptember video! You have a knack at making everything look so incredibly SIMPLE (sigh). Can't wait to try this technique!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love, Love, Love Your Video. You Are Totally Awesome. Gotta go watch ALL your videos now. Smooches...

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Thank you for the great video, project, and a SALE CODE! I have been sneaking my parcels into the house for the last week from the mailbox. Can you believe that people in my house consider stamps, paper, inks, etc. "unnecessary items"! Thank again for the inspiration! Happy STAMPember!

Kim said...

Loved your video & the technique! I can't wait to try :) Thanks forthe discount code & the chance to win too:)

Kim said...

Loved your video & the technique! I can't wait to try :) Thanks forthe discount code & the chance to win too:)

sue said...

Another give away, Yea!! Love when you have prizes.

Jana said...

waw...gr8 video! thanks for thechance to win your stuff.

Midnightscrapper said...

totally awesome video, loved it!

stampdl said...

Love it all!!!

Linda R. said...

Love that tag....wow...thanks for showing us all those great techniques. You're so very creative!

Debby said...

Love the video and the tag is beautiful!!! Might have to try that to send a quick but cool tag to my daughter for her birthday on Wednesday! thanks for the chance to win too!!

jacquib07 said...

I love your stamps used in the video. And I didn't know snow cap white came in stamp pad form. On my wish list now. You always amaze me with your talent. I would loVe to win this giveaway. And hope you scroll this far down the comments. Thanks Wendy for the chance to win

Wendy G. said...

Your tag is fantastic! I learned so much! Thanks! :-)

Anita Houston said...

Your video was rocking awesome!!! I'd love to know how you did the James Bond theme...brilliant!!! Love that you used the Snow Cap Ink...no one utilizes it like you!!! Awesome work!!!

Theresa said...

Wendy: Your creations (as always) are wonderful!! I hope you continue to make more videos!! YIPPEE! You did a great job!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

It mat have taken you all day, but your video came out fabulous! I love that creative intro! And, love this technique. You always make it look so easy!

Cheryl said...

The video was wonderful Wendy! Thank you for sharing your awesome techniques!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a fabulous and fun opening segment for your video, Vecchi, Wendy Vecchi! LOL

Watching you create the tag was magical. I especially appreciated the tip of using the water brush to flick the metallic stain onto the tag. Brilliant!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh wow...pick me....pick me!!!!

Sharon said...

It's neat how a tag can take on a totally different appearance using the black tags, instead of kraft ones. I enjoyed watching your techniques of colouring the white opaque ink once it is dried, and adding the gold edge with the distress stain. I want to re-create the tag right now, but it's late so will have to wait until tomorrow to get to my craft room (sigh!)
Thanks so much for your video inspiration!
Sharon
aka celticrafter

Suzette said...

Awesome video with tons of details! Thanks for a chance to win. I'm loving Stamptember!

Peg Robinson said...

Wendy, Awesome video, technique and give away. Loved the theme too. 007 was always a favorite in our home. Thank Yoi

Jeniper said...

I LOVE the black tag!
thanks for sharing your ideas and your prizes!
Studio 490 and arts parts.... I need to invest-igate in these!

julie case said...

What a great video and technique! Thank you for sharing your step-by-step process!

mycreativestateofmind said...

I adore this tag!!! Super gorgeous and awesome techniques :) I love Simon Says Stamp!!!

Jaime Thorn said...

Oh wow, I just LOVE your stamps....video was pretty awesome, too! :)

Carol Gibson said...

Awesome projects. Loved the video.
Thanks for the discount.

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag & thank you for doing suh a great video tutorial.

Donna Lange said...

Would love to win your stamp set, I have recently recd my WV stencils and am loving those. Thanks for all your great inspiration

Renee said...

007 - thanks for another chance to win awesome prizes.

kathleen said...

Thanks for being so generous with your products. Love your videos and blog.... they never cease to inspire.
Hugs for all you do
kathleen

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I,m just back from my holiday in France & am playing blog catch up. What a fabulous technique I must go buy a Snowcap pad!!
Loved the video.