here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Monday, July 29, 2013

CHA was a blast!

I had so much fun at CHA...

after MONTHS of planning...

it's GREAT to finally share new products & new art samples...

it's GREAT to visit with friends...

it's GREAT to spend time with people who "GET" it...
and want to know every juicy detail on how something was created...

A MILLION thanks to everyone who came to watch demos, ask questions, film videos & share the excitement...

this CHA was really extra special for me...
Ranger signature designer...
I'm still pinching myself...

like the title says...it was a BLAST!

I demoed my new archivals in the Ranger booth and at the Stampers Anonymous booth I showed new stamps, stencils, embossing pastes & art parts...
it's a thrill that everything works well together, exactly as planned...

I always wonder which stamp set or art parts package will be THE favorite...

the individual background stamps definitely generated lots of excitement...
I heard loud & clear that you have been waiting for them!  cool!
makes me happy!

******************
I've had so many people ask how my new archival inks got designed...

here's a quickie funny story...

I told the Ranger chemist what colors I wanted, then patiently waited for them to arrive here for approval...

I lied...
(patient is NOT a word in my vocabulary)...

the day the box was delivered, Rick was grinning from ear to ear when he brought it in...

he grabbed a knife & said...

"I can not wait to see your name on the label"...

when he pulled them out, I saw a huge look of disappointment on his face...

as I was walking over to have a look, I was thinking...
OMG...are they ugly?

but here's what I saw...
lol...




and a closer look...

he now calls me...

EXPERIMENTAL!





the inks turned out FABULOUS and I'm 110% pleased with the colors...

we still laugh about the first label...
and I'll keep the "experimental" pads forever...

************

I have a TO*DO list that's a mile long & it needs to be finished before I head off to INK ABOUT IT in Westford, Mass...

but I HAD to take some time yesterday to make a quickie tag, using tim's new distress glitter...

I was wondering how my clearly for art clicker cutts flowers would look covered with the glitter...

I used the clear flowers for this sample, but I want to try the black flowers with just a random sprinkling of vintage photo glitter...or tarnished brass...I NEED more hours in the day!

anyway...

the tag background was created with wild honey, faded jeans & scattered straw distress inks...

I used my new A to Z background stamp with cornflower blue archival...

then stamped over the whole background with water, using my vintage mesh background... 

you'll see that the water reacts with the distress, but the archival is permanent, crisp & clear & unaffected by the water...

I used fern green archival with my new reverse polkadot background to add borders at the top & bottom of the tag...

I like jet black archival for my sentiment...it pops...

the bird was stenciled with cornflower blue archival...

I covered my new art parts stem/leaves with Glossy Accents, then shabby shutters & peeled paint distress glitter...

I tapped Glossy Accents onto the CFA clicker cutts flowers and sprinkled the smaller flower with vintage photo & the larger with rusty hinge distress glitter...

when the Glossy Accents was dry, I heated the flowers to soften the CFA, then shaped them...

I'm LOVING this...

a very strong/sturdy...sugary glittery vintage pretty flower...
and...
another way to alter clearly for art...




this was fun...
I sewed some coordinating embroidery floss thru the holes
 in the mini gear, to accent the flower center...

the photos don't show how pretty the glitter really is...


its...
GIVEAWAY time!

I SCORED some new archival pads to share...




if you would like a chance to win a set of all 6...

just leave a comment ...

simple!

we'll draw the random winner at 7am Chicago time tomorrow...

remember...
archivals are AWESOME when you...

make art!
wendy



194 comments:

Jen said...

So excited for you Wendy! No one deserves it more than you!! Can't wait to get your inks in the store and play with them! You are the best!! Glad you had a good show! Love! xoxox

Alyce said...

Looking forward to seeing the colors in person and playing with them. Thanks for the chance to be the lucky person that wins the set!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab news and fab products but then it's all well deserved. Fab give away too, I'd love to have the chance to win them! Take care Zo xx

DeAnna Goen said...

LOVE the new supplies! I would love to win some new colors of Archival...I only have black.

Tracy Heaton said...

Loving all the new stuff. Experimental!

RRPI said...

The new archival colors are fantastic! perfect shades for my palette! Congrats on your position with Ranger Wendy

Gabrielle said...

Oh my! Experimental is such a brilliant name! And pretty apt! LOVE the tag! the glitters looked pretty amazing in the drawer but totally at home on the flower! See, experimental is good! Thank you for the opportunity to win your awesome Archivals - I definitely need them in my life - I'm finally back to creating after my broken elbow - it's all one handed but it's so much better than being marooned on the sofa!!!

Kaz said...

Lol experimental!! Love your archivals Wendy huge congrats to you, so deserved, I NEED NEED NEED lol thanks Wendy x

Kaz x

Kaz said...

Lol experimental!! Love your archivals Wendy huge congrats to you, so deserved, I NEED NEED NEED lol thanks Wendy x

Kaz x

Wendance Designs said...

LOVE your tag. Too cute about the experimental! I would love to win your new ink pads!!! Thanks. Wendy

Anna said...

LOL! I had to laugh out loud when I saw the "experimental" label. That's how I feel about most of my work!
What great new colors...I love Archival Ink!
So glad you had a great show. It is hard to image all the work that goes into making it all a success.
Thanks so much for the chance to win your new colors!

Donna Lange said...

I can feel your excitement in your post and it is contagious! Love those new ink colors and have a list of the new stamps that I plan on getting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tricia@ http://craftingthedayawayy.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the new ink colors and the tag is fan as always!!

Emilia said...

After watching one of your demos on youtube, I used archival inks with my stencils and I loved the result. I love the new colors, expecially fern and cornflower.

Debby said...

Beautiful tag! I love your new inks! They are marvelous to stamp and ink with. Need your new stamps. Hope they are shipping soon! Have a great time in Mass. It is one of my favorite places to visit. Wish my son still lived in Boston.

famillemarleau said...

I love your tag, it's very beautiful. The flower is stunning. Love the colors you choosed for the Archival Inks. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

First of all, congrats to you! Your new "babies" are so gorgeous....I love the hues you chose...perfectly vintage and I can't wait to get my crafty little fingers on them. The tag is dazzling. All those fabulous layers of color and design...the cheeky little bird and then that fantastic flower....love every little detail! Thanks for the chance to win.

Hel said...

Great great colors and love all your techniques. I would love to play with these inks.

Sian said...

Congrats on your news, and they are wonderful colours, you must be over the moon :) I'll have to ask the shop where I buy my stash to stock them, I can't wait.

Sian said...

Sorry forgot to say, your tag is beautiful.

Ali Wiseman said...

Wow that is stunning! Would love to get my hands of them such amazing colours xx

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Can you adopt me so I can come and live with you? I love your tag (your Clearly for Art products are still my favorites). The new Archival colors are so pretty.

Elaine Allen
P.S. Love the Expiremental story - LOL!

Audrey Praytor said...

OMG! You made the flower in my favorite color...take that Jackie Banyai...it's not pink!! Happy Dance! Love This!!

Renee said...

Awesome indeed! I want to make ART with the new ink - please ;)

Candy Spiegel said...

Hey Ms. Experimental! I am so excited to get your new products into my hands to play with. Congrats!

Theresa said...

I LOVE these colors!!! And that tag is amazing with such great bling to it!!! Can't wait to try your new inks....I NEED them all!!!

SusanK said...

The new colors look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to play with them and your new stamps, stencils and embossing paste! Please tell me these are available really really soon!

BethW said...

They look gorgeous-can't wait to start creating with your awesome colors!

Kristine Whittaker said...

I love the new Archival colors! So glad to see you added to the Ranger lineup and cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us. Thank you for the chance to win the new ink pads!

Martha Green said...

Can't wait to find your new stencils available and those distress ink colors look wonderful!

Mallrat said...

I love the glittery flower ! Your ink colors are amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks for the chance to win .. have fun doing your to-do's :)

Dorothy said...

How fun for you with your new inks!!! I am dying to get my hands on all of the,!!! I am in love with the colors!!!
Congrats again Wendy!!

Rebecca Daniels said...

Wonderful tag...especially that glittery flower. AND ...YAY..now your name IS on the label!

What a great story.

Brenda said...

That glittery flower is awesome! I am loving the new archival inks and I know Carolyn at the Crafty Scrapper will have them soon, if not already! Great new releases, love them all.

darcydaydream said...

can't wait to see all the new stuff in the shops and to get my mitts on the new inks....hope we don't have to wait toooo long over here in the UK.
Christine in Darcy.....xx

Jassy said...

Inkredible colours, I'm excited too!

Tona said...

Lol at experimental. Yep, those will be a keepsake. Your inks are on the top of my wish list, followed by Tim's distress glitter. I love your project by the way :) Be experimental & make art!

blsewcrafty said...

So happy for you, Wendy. Am anxious to get my hands on the new inks!

Knightgirl said...

Love all your new products, looking forward to getting my hands on the ink.

PaulineRose said...

What luscious colors. Can''t wait to see them in person.

Kathi said...

I am really so thrilled for your new adventure with Ranger. Your archival colors are gorgeous and will be very successful for you and Ranger.

I'd treasure those "Experimental" pads!

Lastly, your project is fabulous. I especially love the finishing touch of the embroidery thread.

Linda on the Prairie said...

I think Experimental fits your persona perfectly. The colors are pleasure on felt pads!

Rea' said...

Oh Wendy or should I say "Experimental" ... I'm so excited for you !! I LOVE this tag, fun to see new product ( yours and Tim's) used together... helps "justify" my NEED for them both ... LOL !!!

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Wendy,
I am loving the new archival colors. Great idea in the background stamps. Your tag is simply stunning.

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Wendy,
I am loving the new archival colors. Great idea in the background stamps. Your tag is simply stunning.

karen barker said...

Looks like you had a fab time at CHA. Loving all the new ranger products, especially our new ink pads. So please pick me to win a new set. Loving your new stamps and stencils too

karen barker said...

Looks like you had a fab time at CHA. Loving all the new ranger products, especially our new ink pads. So please pick me to win a new set. Loving your new stamps and stencils too

Rhonda said...

Congratulations!! LOVE your work and projects. What an awesome prize. :o)
Thanks.

Marilyn said...

Your new line of Archival ink colors are delish, and your gorgeous tag is to die for! Love both your's and Tim's new products, and can't wait for them to hit the on-line stores! :)

A said...

I'd love a chance to try all your new colors. Glad you got to add some new colors to the archival line!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Wendy, huge congratulations on a successful CHA show and wonderful release of products. I am looking forward to getting hold of the new products. Congratulations. Love the glitter on your Art Parts, adds wonderful texture. Tracy x

Shanta said...

What a great story! I love the new colors!! I can't wait to get them!

ellen vargo said...

Oooooh! So, so happy for you Wendy! Glad CHA was a blast and you finally got to share all your excitement! The new inks are absolutely stunning! I would *love* to be in for a chance at winning a set. Fingers crossed, and another big congrats to you!

Ellen xxx

Ohhh Snap said...

Experimental is wonderful lol. LOVE the new colors. Kudos on being a Ranger Signature Designer!!

Thanks for the chance to win a set of the new inks : D.

Janie said...

Can't wait to get my hands onto your new ink colors. I love the Archival line.

Kay said...

LOL@experimental. Experimental people are fun people! Love the flower!

Lori said...

Didn't go to CHA, but "I GET IT"! Thanks for sharing and would love to win your new pads!

SunnySunflower said...

I really love your new product line! What a feeling of accomplishment! Yes please. . I would love to win those archival ink pads!

Wanda H said...

The flower is GORGEOUS!!! The whole tag is!!!! Can't wait for some play time... we should be moved into the new shop by the end of August, maybe sooner. I got your new pads and reinkers in the mail today so don't include me in the give away. I can not wait for a chance to play with them.

Jean said...

I loved your funny story about the experimental pads! I can just imagine it! The colors are lovely, I can't wait to try them.

Vic said...

I have spaces in my ink rack reserved for my Wendy ink!! Great tag, love that glitter.

Helen said...

Well of course we none of us "need" any more inks... but then you show us these beauties... and we all WANT them!! Thanks for the chance to win, Wendy; sorry Experimental... what a hoot!

Chai Dackermann said...

I love all your new product, hope I get to try them soon.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely tag, so envious you're already playing with Tim's glitter and your Archival inks!

LieselPaula said...

New Archivals! Wonderful. They are the best for water resistance.

Belvona said...

Can't wait to play with you on Friday at Ink About It. See you soon. Love the new colors and that tag is awesome!

Marjolein said...

These colors are wonderful, congrats on "inventing" them!
Love Archival ink, use them a lot and of course these would be great in my stash!!

Denise Spillane said...

Love the new ink colors, going over to my local shop tomorrow to see what they have. Thanks for your post, I love how the flowers turned out.

Suzan VonEssen said...

Oh the glitter does pop, but then there's all that awesome detail behind it... love it!

Lisa C said...

Congrats Wendy! Love the new colors, stamps and all!

Sue C said...

Just love your new Archival colours Wendy ! Gorgeious tag, looks stunning with the glitter ! Sue C x

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well you had to come out with new ink colors from Ranger and being that I have all the colors, I sure would love to have them add to my group, then I could try to make a tag as beautiful as your Wendy. Just draw my name and I will be one happy camper.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Well you had to come out with new ink colors from Ranger and being that I have all the colors, I sure would love to have them add to my group, then I could try to make a tag as beautiful as your Wendy. Just draw my name and I will be one happy camper.

angelammartin said...

love the new archival colors, thanks for creating them! :)

Lisa said...

Ah, but that's so perfect...

a : serving the ends of or used as a means of experimentation

Translation - new toys to play with! :)

isisimaginings.com said...

That is such a gorgeous tag, your new ink colours look wonderful. It was great to see photos of your CHA samples, all of which are stunning.
Thank you so much for the chance to win, it's a very generous giveaway.

Lin said...

what gorgeous new colours!!!and beautiful tag!

Donna said...

I love the label "Experimental" That is hilarious! I was so excited to see these colors and the grey is AWESOME!
Can't wait to get these!
Congratulations Wendy! you have really been working it!

Tricia said...

Congrats, Wendy - these archival ink colors are gorgeous! Love these flowers!

Tracey Fitzgerald said...

Out of all the CHA peeks, those Archival colors were one of my favorites! Congratulations!!

cathy said...

Beautiful choice of colors. Sorry to have missed CHA. Vegas would have been fun.

Sarah Kipling said...

Congratulations! I was thrilled to watch you demo at CHA Anaheim! Would love the chance to win these new inks!

Kristin Lindstrom said...

Congrats on your new colors and all of your new products! They are all fabulous and I can't wait for them to arrive at my local store! It was so nice to meet you and see you in action at CHA. You are an inspiration!!!!

Laurie Louis said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! Sounds like CHA was a wonderful time. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Gina Shillitani said...

Experimental!!! Too funny :) I don't have many of the Archival ink pads (yet!) and I would love to win these! Thank you for the opportunity :)

Froggietalks said...

Congratulations on your new colours :)

There is NO WHERE near me to get Archival ink pads (Michaels only carries the black, which I have),so I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this set of colours :) Thank you for the chance to win :)

Michele Hamilton said...

Love you Miss Experimental...I'd say pick me but instead I'll just say thanks for more goodness to create more goodness!
always,
michele

Redanne said...

Sugary is a great description of how the flower looks on your wonderful tag Wendy. Thanks so much for the chance to win the new colours of inks too! Hugs, Anne x

Kaye said...

Experimental...lol! The colors you chose are fabulous! The new glitter looks beautiful on the shaped clear cutts. Your excitement is contagious!

SkyPixie17 said...

YEARS!! I've waited YEARS for a soft gray archival ink! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! Time to dig out the stamps that have waited for this perfect color and get going!

Emma Williams said...

Lol at experimental!! Love, love...LOVE your beautiful piece of artwork and LOVE these new inks - such gorgeous colours and I really do need them all!! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win these Wendy... :)

Wilma said...

Yessss love your Archival Ink Pads! Colors are so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win them. If not I hope I can get them soon here ;-)

Connie said...

Congratulations Wendy!!! The colors are just my style. You've made my stamping and crafting so much better. Of course I want, no NEED, all of them.

Linda Ledbetter said...

The new colors are fantastic, Wendy...er, Experimental! As I said at CHA, it's about (*BLEEP*-ing)time you received the full-on Ranger Signature Designer credentials (like most everyone, I've always considered you one, anyway). Congrats on your awesome products and thanks for being so flipping inspirational. It was great seeing you!!!

JenCozz said...

What a gorgeous card! Love your ink colors and would love to get my hands on them!

Wendy Ward said...

so pumped with the new color choices! Win or not...they will be in a shopping cart soon! Thanks for the continued inspiration(s)!

Kay Wallace said...

Gorgeous tag, Ms. Experimental...uh, I mean, Wendy! Such a cute story. I am amazed when you need to pinch yourself to know that this is all true and happening to YOU! Congratulations...and see you Friday (and Saturday!).

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, your tag is GORGEOUS!! I absolutely love it!! You are such an inspiration, Wendy!! Everything you create is amazing!! I can not wait to get the new archival inks!! Congratulations to you on all of your so-deserved success!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

sue said...

I really want to try your new inks. I heard from another person how beatuful the colors are!

Chris said...

I love the new colours and thanks for the great sample and giveaway! :-D

Crafty Granny said...

going to have to get me some of those glitters. Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for the opportunity to win some of your fabulous new colours of archival ink. Lesley

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, who wouldn't want a set of these fabulous new colors! I can't wait to get my hands on them! thanks for the chance to win them!!

Beastybunny said...

The tag is gorgeous! And I love the new colors of Archival. Thanks for asking Ranger to do these! They are just what I wanted too!

betjunroe said...

Love the new Archival colors Wendy. It must be a real thrill to see your name on the ink pads. The flower on the tag is so pretty! Bette

Dawn B. said...

Experimental, lol that's. good obe! :-) sp glad the show was a success, how could it not be with all of the new super fantastic products! Loving all the new archival ink colors! Thanks for a chance to win them, so very generous. :-)

margie said...

love every one of them!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Saw these colors and your AWESOME tree stencil on a Simon Says Stamp video. MUST get them.

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful tag Wendy...PLEASE put my name in the hat, I would LOVE your new Archivals and I PROMISE I would give them a GOOD workout every week!
:D

Sharon Y said...

So excited for you. It was a blast to see you demo the inks in person at my first ever CHA! Loved watching you work with the tree stencil and Tim's new foil border stickers. Thanks so much. Excited about a chance to win your new inks.

Linda Bates said...

love the EXPERIMENTAL story . . . I love the tag you created also. Hope you pick me as I would love, love, love the experiment with those ink pads!!!

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Dawn Louise said...

Lol, experimental indeed bet you felt like going mental. Anyhow the new colours look perfect and g love the dense rustic lookin flower you've made too, all so brilliant together I've only got one archival and glad I did now as can see it's place and use it in my crafting all the time now. Have a great day x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful tag, the colours look awesome. Hope they get to the UK soon.
Yvonne

seahag said...

it was so fun watching cha videos of you demo'ing. i'm enamored with your 'experiments'. hahaha. someday i'll actually get to watch you demo in the flesh. until then, love you loving us!!

seahag said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Gail C said...

what -us? not want FREE NEW INK??
Of course we want it! You are amazing and this ink is amazing too!

Debby L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag! Can't wait to get my hands on your new archival inks! Thanks for the chance to win!

Becky said...

SOOO SPARKLY... Just be careful to pinch yourself in different places, we can't have all bruised! :) And Congrats in case I have not said it before.

bkazoo said...

Wonderful videos, fantastic products and even a chance to win some!! You are THE BEST!!!

cardsetalia said...

Love your tag, and the inks look great. Thanks for the chance to win the inks, I have no archivals, and this would be a fantastic start.

Unknown said...

Beeee-uuuuuu-tiiii-fuuuuull! Congrats & we appreciate your experimental spirit.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your gorgeous tag!! Crossing my fingers and toes in hopes of getting my hands on the new pads!

Kim Robertson said...

I am loving the new colours and can't wait to get my mitts on this inky stash. wel done clever lady xxx

kay(texfolkart) said...

So excited about your archival colors!!!!cant wait to try them all....the colors look perfect!

fozzieb713 said...

I can't wait. These colors look so vintage, and right now I'm doing my baby photos and they are really vintage. Boy will these inks go good.

BunnyC's said...

What I wouldn't give to win these new stamp pads of yours. My mind is already swirling with ideas. Thank you for creating them in gorgeous colors.

Hels Sheridan said...

Haha, that made me laugh, I can just imagine rick's face... bless him! As for your new name, kinda fits cos you are always experimenting and seeing if stuff will work... congrats again on the new releases and the Archivals, I cannot wait to get my inky paws on them... which cannot be soon enough! I was a bit dubious about glitter... I don't do glitter but... seeing what you did... I erm... need it??? LOL xx

finnella03 said...

So fantastic, just love them, can't wait to get crafting with them.

Rachel

Pam said...

So excited for you! These look fabulous. I must have them. Great tag with Tim's distress glitter. That's another must have for me. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, these are fabulous!!!!

Kaz Brown said...

your colours are absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to get hold of them all!! the tag you've made is beautiful, the flower turned out fantastic!! anothe must have for the stash collection!!! xox

jill said...

OH..I love all your new colors and would love to give the ink pads a happy home-thanks for the chance!

Shelly Hickox said...

I don't know how I managed to miss you at CHA, but I do have lots of pics of your samples! I am beyond excited about your new inks and your new spot as a signature designer. Your style is so unique - I can't wait to see what you do next!

Primitive Seasons said...

Wendy girl!!! What fabulous colors these are. I was shopping for them online today and did find them at one place, but wouldn't it be better to WIN them!?!?! Yes Mam.....

Mary

Tarnished Rose said...

I love the new goodies you came out with. I have a HUGE wish list!

Marilyn

Dedra Wolff said...

So happy for you that you have your own colors. :)

Theresa said...

So excited for you. Love the new colors and products. thanks as always for sharing.

Nancy Dempsey said...

I love the colors and the glitter flower on the tag. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn Hardy said...

I love your "experimental" story - that sounds like something I'd do! So glad you had a good time at CHA - I really wish I could have been there too! Your new Archival inkpads look amazing and I'm Dye-ing to play with them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set - what fun!

akmoose said...

Are you serious! I really have a chance to win the new archival inks? That is awesome. I LOVE archival inks!! And can't wait to see the new colors. I SO HOPE I WIN!!

Serena Bradley said...

The colors look great! Can't wait to see them in person. Thanks for the giveaway!

Teresa Jaye said...

I'm so happy for you Wendy! Love your enthusiasm and your gorgeous tag and your momentary disappointment at the experimental inks - so wonderful! Can't wait to try out your colors - thanks for the opportunity to win them!

Kate said...

Wow! These look like fun! I love that gorgeous flower! These colors are so you. Lucky for the one that wins them.

Lauraline said...

I love archival inks, I can't wait to get all your colors! Winning them would be even more fun! ;)

Michael said...

Wendy,

Those new colors are too awesome for words!!! Those must and will be in my collection! I have loved the samples that I have seen with them and they blend so well with each other.
Thanks for the chance to win them!
Michael

Grammy Pam said...

You are so very creative and brilliant!! I love archivals are wonderful.

Katy said...

Wow! That flower is just gorgeous! Loved your story too! That is just too funny! :)

Kathy said...

Wow Wendy they are wonderful vintage colors. So many ideas, these are perfect for my Holiday cards. I would love, love, love a set.

Laura said...

Wow, definitely have to jump in on this one! Archivals are my fave!

Cathie58 said...

Love the colors of the inks! Can't wait to get my hands on them. Congrats!



















Jo said...

OOH - These look yummy Wendy!

Therese said...

A chance to win all 6 colors of the experimental ink pads.....with your NAME and the color of the pads,, how cool is that........ PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!! HUGS

Sandra said...

how exciting - the colors are wonderful - and I love your new name!
Sandra ltb

JPScraps said...

I love the colors!! Congrats Ms. Experimental ;)

Kailash said...

Wow, would love to win these. Thanks for the chance!!'

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I was just gonna order these, but thought I'd better wait cause I got all my fingers & toes crossed so I can win them instead!

barbarayaya62 said...

Congrats on your success at Cha! I'm looking forward to working with your new ink! as always your work is very inspirational for me! Thanks for the chance!!

margaeli said...

This is such a great step forward for both you and Ranger. I love Archival inks -- won't smear or run; these will be great colors to play with. Thanks for a chance to get a set. I can't wait to see the online vendors start listing the other new items that are coming out. Congrats on all of this!!!

MB Isaac said...

I so have to go to CHA next year! Glad you had a blast.

Julie Steed said...

I'm curious...do you ever soak in all this good karma coming your way? You certainly brighten up my day. Thank you!

Flo said...

I would love to get your new stamp pads. The colors are gorgeous. Thanks.

cal8007 said...

Congratulations on your new product line! Thanks to Tim, who linked you up I am here to wish you the best and of course thank you for the chance to win the awesome new stamps!!

Hugs,

Carmen L

snazzyoriginal said...

Those new Archival colours look amazing. The cornflower blue is the one for me! xx

Cheri Reed said...

These colors are gorgeous. I am so excited to begin using them. Glad the show went well. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

Debbie said...

Love the new archival colours, I want them all!!

Joy said...

Love all your new products Wendy! Thanks for sharing the "Experimental" story. Enjoy your your success cuz we crafter's sure are!

Marcia Neat said...

Yes Please

Babsarella said...

Love all these fabulous new colors!!

Marijane said...

The tag is amazing! Can't wait to get the new products.

Linda said...

OMG! I thought I would never get to the end of messages for me to leave you one! I cannot WAIT to try your new inks! They are beautiful colors!

Karen Young said...

Love those new colors. Can't wait to try them out.

Lisapmac said...

Stunning tag, I've only just found out about the tags of 2013 with Tim Holtz. The new inks are fabulous colours, great choice and congrats.

Lisa :-)

nzillingworth said...

Experimental new name for all crafters lol. Where would we be if we didnt try things?!?!
love the sparkling tag what we all need for Christmas.

Jane said...

Loved the tag you made! And those new colours look amazing!!!

yorkie said...

Your tag is beautiful
only just found your blog through F B
And can I say I love it. And the new colours in the ink pads
Look forward to my next visit
Theresa x

mary j said...

Oh MY, Love the new colors,what prettys I could make with them, maybe a new altered bird. Thanks for the chance.Mary Walker

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great giveaway and recap! Thanks for the chance to win!

SusanH said...

Love the colors!!

Kathy Harrison said...

Love your tag and the new Archival inks. Must have the pretty colors I only have black for now. I love all your products and enjoy your take with distress products too.

cheryltownley said...

Love the new colours. what a great addition to the archival range - and great ideas for using them.

Maria V. said...

What a beautiful tag I will love to do something like that for my Christmas gift tags you are really an inspiration. Those colors are amazing, I could use a set! My favorite is the red.

Karen Clare said...

Fabulous project, thanks for the opportunity too x

olive said...

Congratulations! Your new colors are fab!

olive said...

Congratulations! Your new colors are fab!

BJY said...

Fabulous colors. I want them all!