Monday, December 31, 2012

full speed ahead...

with prep for CHA...

it's been 
REALLY

H. E. C. T. I. C...
here...

(but I LOVE it!)
we're NEVER bored!
EVER!

 CHA is almost 3 weeks earlier this year...
YIKES!
really close to Christmas...

so, this explains my lack of blogging...

so far, I created about 100 "arts" for CHA...
that means I'll have LOTS to share in the coming year...


today I want to 
THANK each & every one of you 
for your comments, emails, friendship & continued SUPPORT...

studio 490 is successful, 
THANKS to ALL of you...

special thanks to the store owners/distributors who stock their stores with my studio 490 & Blossom Bucket goodies for their customers...

and more THANKS...
to everyone who attended my classes in 2012...
I had a BLAST!
it's amazing how art changes
 strangers into FRIENDS...

please know that I sincerely appreciate you so very much!
MWAH!

moving on...

I was asked the other day if I make a resolution for the new year...
NOPE...
I don't...

but what I DO,
 is to set some goals that I want to reach for the coming year...

I've been doing this since the start of studio 490 &
 it works for me...

last year my goal was to "find" a product, that works with EVERYTHING we already have...

after some investigating & "scientific testing"...
the studio seriously looked like a lab while I was EXPERIMENTING...

that's how my new embossing pastes came to be...

2013 has another product goal, 
which I expect to announce mid-year...
if all goes as planned...
fingers crossed...

and then there are my personal goals...

my major goal for 2013 is a complete house re-do...

before studio 490,
 my house was my hobby...

I love to change things around, redecorate, 
shop for home decor etc...

so...

I'm thinking we get a POD to store everything...
move out of the house for a month...
and redo everything all at once...

repaint everything...
remove wallpaper...
redo the hardwood floors...
change some other things and install some wainscot in several rooms...

I *THINK* I saw beads of sweat coming out of Rick's head when I told him my goal...

but lucky me...
I have an AWESOME duo of carpenters...
my brother & favorite nephew!

I have been sucking up to them for months...

so, I'll keep you posted of the progress of that goal...
I *hope* I didn't take on too much with that one...
YIKES!

now...
back to business and 
a little announcement...

there will be no book #8...

7 & out for me...
it's a huge undertaking...
 all that writing/proofing is not my most favorite thing to do...

so it's time to move on to something else...
not sure what yet, 
but I'll figure something out...

this means that book #7 
will be the last how to book for the time being...

another announcement...

I have been more active on Facebook in the last 2 weeks...
because it's been quicker to do mini posts...

I have a new Facebook page...
and if you'd like to "LIKE" it...
you'll see these posts in your feed...

this is where I've been posting mini sneak peeks & 
where I'll try to post daily...

you just need to click the "LIKE" button...

here's the link...

and as an incentive...

when we reach 600 "LIKES"
I'll have a giveaway to celebrate...
the second giveaway happened when we hit 490...

and speaking of books...

yikes...
I'm jumping all over the place...

here's the cover of my new catalog...

click to enlarge the photo & 
you'll see LOTS of new product...
stamps, art parts, stencil & a Blossom Bucket...

and here comes some 
REALLY GOOD NEWS...

all the new Blossom Bucket pieces will be shipping by late February...
just 6 weeks after CHA...
that means no long wait this time...

that makes me ecstatic!

you know I have zero patience...



drumroll...


new product reveals start...
TOMORROW!!!

I can't wait to show you what I've been working on...

until then...
I wish you 365 days of 
love, 
good health,  
happiness,
great friendship and 
lots of inky arty days...

CHEERS...

here's to 2013!


it's a new year and

365 days to...

make art!
wendy



30 comments:

Wilma said...

Wishing you a great 2013!!!
Love the heart, can't wait to see more.

lissy_lucy said...

Also Wishing you a great 2013! I really appreciate all you do! Can't wait to see it all! So exciting!

Helen said...

I wish you and Rick all the very best for 2013 - can't wait to see the start of the reveals, Wendy! I'd also like to wish Rick good luck with the house re-do!!!! It sounds like hard work. Much love. Helen. xx

Martha Richardson said...

Great post Wendy! Love the concept of a house re-do...I think mine is going to be a new house in a new state! Here's to a Creative 2013 and Happy New Years!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Happy New Year Wendy!!! Your New Year goals sound exciting!

Dorothy said...

Happy New Year Wendy!!!

Angelica said...

Thanks for all the inspiration in 2012 and we meet again in 2013 :)
Happy New Year!!

RRPI said...

Best to you in 2013 Wendy!!!!

Yours Artfully said...

Wow, what an exciting year ahead of you Wendy. Wishing you tons of luck with the new product launches at CHA (sadly I'm not gonna be there again)apart from the people, this is the only thing that I miss about not having my business anymore!
Sending much love and a great big hug.
Lin x

SusanK said...

Bring on 2013!!!! Grand goals for you, my friend! Love 'em and hope they come true. But you can't live in a pod...rental for you 2 and the kitties?

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow Wendy, you have me all excited now... new product... ooohlalalaaa, I can't wait to see what it is!!! And.. GO YOU with the house re-do... and when you have finished yours you are more than welcome to come and stay in the Wendy Vecchi Suite at Sheridan Towers and...erm... re-do my Room of Stash lol Happy New Year to you and Rick, wishing love, luck and happiness in 2013 x

sandee said...

Happy New Year, waving and counting down from the hills of North Carolina :)

Redanne said...

Thank you so much for an amazing year of inspiration, new products - and more to come! Hope you have a wonderful New Year and a brilliant 2013. Here in the UK it seems that saving money has taken over doing up the home as a resolution - not sure I can save though with all these new things you are planning...... Hugs, Anne x

isisimaginings.com said...

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to seeing all your new products.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Wendy you have an exciting, eventful year ahead. Hope 2013 is another successful product, artful year for you. Happy New Year. Tracy x

Caz said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!! Really jealous of Hels going to CHA - she'll be seeing all your new goodies while we have to wait for them to arrive over here!
Hope your house re-vamp goes well!
Best wishes
Caz
x

sue morris said...

Good for you Wendy! I think it's good for us to have goals. It can either propel us forward? or keep us in a defeated place. I guess it all goes back to is the glass 1/2 full or not. At any rate, I wish you all the best in 2013 and that you can accomplish these wonderful ideas! I look forward to seeing the new releases.

Kim said...

Sounds like you will have a wonderful and busy 2013!!! Wishing you all of the best in 2013 and always thank you for your inspiration.

Tona said...

Love the cover of the catalog!
I'm also anxious to see the sneek peeks.

Debby said...

Love the new products! I am looking forward to being able to take a class from you in 2013. Happy New Year to you and Rick! Good luck with the house re-do. That sounds a bit intense but if you have a good carpenter that makes all of the difference in the world. Especially if they keep to the schedule! LOL.

Vic said...

Happy New Year to you! I'm ready for the peeks! My goal for 2013 is to take a Wendy class!

Anita Houston said...

Cheers to you!!! Love your yearly outlook! I pray you have the best year ever!!!

Wanda H said...

Happy New Year to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow... move out for a month for a re-do... I'd be sweating too, lolol!!! Thank YOU for all you do to keep us inspired!!! For totally fantabulous products!!! Looking forward to all you have in store for us in 2013!!!

nonnie said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! Your house redo ideas have me thinking...not sure my hubby will like that....oh well....can't wait to see the releases....back tomorrow for fun! Stay warm...

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Eileen Bellomo said...

Thanks for the New Year wishes. Right back atcha! I'll miss having new books but I'm sure whatever you come up with will be every bit as fabulous.
Cheers!

jan said...

Happy New Year!!

Sandra said...

Happy New Year!

=( no Facebook for me, makes me sad to know I will not be seeing your posts ...

Sandra ltb

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