here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

new for CHA W14... day #5...


it's the finale for my new products today…
phew…day #5…
it's just about time to head to Anaheim…

thankfully, our road commissioner got here & removed the 5 feet of snow from our road…I was in panic mode for a few hours…
we were trapped here in Illinois & CHA is in California…

YIKES! living in the country is great most days…but some days…not so much!

please know how much I appreciate your enthusiasm for my new products…
some of you sound as excited as I am…

a MILLION THANKS for your comments, emails & Facebook postings…

please do save some $$$ for groceries! haha!  you'll need energy to…
make art!

I'm thrilled that you're excited about SiSi…
trust me on this one…these will change the way you make cards…
SiSi opens the door for lots of possibilities…

today is about art parts and storage…

when I started designing stamps back in 2008, I wanted people to like & buy my stamps…obviously…duh…

but it was really important to me that they got USED… not just purchased, then tossed into a drawer or box & forgotten...

so the storage sheets for my stamps have holes, which allows you to easily flip thru them like a book, choose the image you want, ink it & put it back on the storage sheet…

I thought it would be fun to have covers, so back in 2009 I designed 2 acrylic covers…

a large 3 hole, which holds the large LCS stamp sets…
and a 2 hole which holds the smaller SCS sets...

now with the addition of the crackled texture paste, I thought it would be REALLY SUPER fun to change the covers to art parts material…
and guess what?

this also cut the price in half…
yippee!
THANK YOU AGAIN TED!

art parts are the PERFECT surface for the embossing/texture pastes…
or distress ink, stain, paint, spray inks or archival inks…

these art parts covers can easily be covered with paper too…
you can stamp on them & heat emboss them too…
they are a great alterable surface...

here's the page from the catalog…
with 3 new art parts covers...


first up…the perfect storage for your collection of studio 490 stencils…

there are 2 covers & a 1 inch binding ring in the package…

as your collection grows, just change the ring to a large size & it can hold LOTS of stencils, since the covers are separate...

I used the crop-a-dile to put a hole in the top left corner of all my stencils…
it keeps the stencils organized & so easy to flip thru…
simple & effective...

this is the stencil binder...



this next one does triple duty…

if you've been seeing my new large art journal pages, this is the cover I designed for them…

my pages are cut to 8 ½ inches x 6 inches…large & so fun...

I LOVE making my own journal pages from whatever surface I want…
specialty stamping paper, manila cardstock, watercolor paper etc…

I find it very freeing to know that if the page turns out UGLY, I can toss it in the trash & there's no evidence left!

I also love the ability to work on flat pages…

so this art journal cover set is a great art journal & it is also perfectly sized to hold my smaller SCS stamp sets…

you get 2 strong art parts covers & 2 giant binding rings…
with these rings, you can store 12  stamp sets in this binder…

when using it for my art journal, I just switched out the giant rings to smaller rings…
this is cool too, because as I get more pages completed, I can easily change out to larger rings to fit hundreds of pages in this cover set…
hundreds? I HOPE SO!

you'll see that I used the new crackled texture paste on the catalog sample...

I'll show you the 3rd way to use this binder below...



next is the large art parts storage binder…the perfect house for your collection of the large LCS studio 490 sets…

the package contains 2 large art parts covers & 3 giant binding rings...

this binder for the package insert was altered with distress inks, archival inks, stenciling, stamping and a fun collage…

see the umbrella stencil?
it's stenciled onto clearly for art & it's dimensional...




now we have some new things that NEED a home…

I wanted a convenient way to store the new SiSi stamps and the 12 large background stamps…

tada...

we now have sets of blank white storage sheets perfectly sized to fit the large & small binders…

3 of each in a package...

the background & the SiSi stamps just cling to them & are organized with easy access...

I like the small pages for the SiSi stamps…you can even add these pages to the back of your small stamp storage binder…that way you need only one binder…

or…use them in the large binder, with the background stamps & only need one binder for these loose stamps...

the large pages store 2 of the large individual background stamps on each side…

so a package of 3 pages will store all 12 large background stamps…

for me if it's convenient, I WILL USE THEM…

the sturdy white pages look like this…
same thick plastic-ish material as the stamp storage sheets, but with no images…
making both sides useable...


so that's it for CHA W 14…

new stamps, new INKS, new stencils, new crackled texture paste, new SiSi's and new art parts storage binders/art journal cover...

again…I sincerely appreciate your support, friendship & sharing in this very fun time…

I'll do my best to post photos from CHA on Facebook or Twitter …

and I'll be sharing lots of tutorials & photos when I return…

be good…take care & tell me what you think…

don't forget to USE those supplies to…

make art!
wendy
ps…from the bottom of my heart…
THANK YOU!


29 comments:

Marci said...

Think I need these, especially because you keep making fabulous new stamps, Lol. Have a great CHA and I will be waiting for new products and demos.

Dorothy said...

These are all great!! Thank you and...have a blast at CHA!!

jan said...

Have fun at CHA! So jealous!

Julie Steed said...

Ultra-spiffy! Glad you won't be stuck at home instead of winging your way to sunny So Cal. Enjoy your trip!

Scrapthat said...

Oooo awesome wendy!! Great way to pull it all together! TFS

Anita Houston said...

So happy with the new covers!!!! I love that extra big size for large projects too! Love me some art parts!!!!!

michele said...

what a great finale of sneek peeks Wendy, thanks for sharing

margaeli said...

Love the new covers; i'll be on the look-out for those. Have fun at CHA!!!

sue said...

This is so fun. Love the sneak peaks!

Gabrielle said...

Now this is a genius idea! The original covers are like goal dust here in the UK so it's a perfect solution for us! Think I *might* save some pennies for groceries - but only some!!!

Candy C said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see everything in person, Wendy! Have a great CHA show! I can't wait to watch you demo and have a visit! <3 Candy

SusanK said...

I am always on the lookout for new and better storage options for the items I use most. These look fabulous! Thank you!

Sandra said...

you think of everything!
I think I could use you in my attempt to organize my craft room!
Sandra ltb

Craftyfield said...

Love the concept!

Wilma said...

Love it!!!Have fun!!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I need all of these!! They are fabulous!! I'm so excited about everything you've created for this release!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dawn B. said...

These are soooooo fabulous!!!' Can't wait to get them all!!!

Dawn B. said...

These are soooooo fabulous!!!' Can't wait to get them all!!!

Rea' said...

Aah Wendy knows us all too well (ref. save money for groceries) I was already trying to figure out what will go with smothered popcorn ! :)
Just overwhelmed with ALL these awesome goodies... just awesome !!! I may have to come out of retirement :) !

Vic said...

Wow, you rock! I'm cutting the grocery budget!

Rea' said...

So excited, giddy, overwhelmed... I forgot to mention ( I think not sure) I think these are WONDERFUL Storage ideas... I see it as a cool way to add aesthetics to the crafting area too ... being able to decorate them is so cool and then display it... how awesome is that !!

Helen said...

Hope you're well on the way to CHA now, and don't have any travel adventures! Looking forward to getting my hands on lots of this season's releases, Wendy, you've excelled yourself this time. xx

Redanne said...

As someone who need to be better organised, these are all great additions to your repertoire Wendy - thank you!! Have a great time... now that you can actually get there. Anne x

Debby said...

These storage binders are cool. Easy to alter and so may get some. I like the journal idea a lot. Have a great time at CHA. I hope it is warmer there than here! Still frozen icy roads around here.

Buttons said...

Practical, useful, beautiful. Wendy, thank you for anticipating what we actually need. You should feel incredibly proud for pulling off a release that frankly is faultless and beyond exciting. Have the best time at CHA - you deserve it. Jenny x

Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing all your cool new toys! Enjoy CHA. I am impatiently waiting for new toys to ship!

Lori said...

Great idea to come out with storage! Perfect compliment to the products! Have a great time at CHA!

Wanda H said...

Nice!!! Great options for storage!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

omg, I am peeing my pants with excitement at the new Art Parts... LOVE LOVE LOVE them... have got a ton of ideas buzzing about my brain for different uses for them... and designs... I wanna play! Have a fabby CHA hun ... wish I could come and stalk you (I mean see you lol) xx