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Friday, August 22, 2014

the MINI winner is...

happy Friday friends!

a while back, Stampington did (or does?) a feature called
"with one stamp"...

I thought it would be fun to share several different ways to use one product, all in one place...

today, I'll focus on the new "for the holidays SiSi"...
SiSi's come with a stamp (or 2) & the coordinating stencil...


I used the wreath stamp & stencil together, for a fairly flat card...

the bow is carnation red...
PERFECT for the upcoming holidays!




I skipped the stamp & used just the wreath stencil for the next one...

this time I used white embossing paste thru the basically bricks & when that dried, I used just the wreath stencil with embossing paste to add another layer of paste for a very textured effect...
yes...embossing paste can be layered over dry paste!

I used my mix & store jar to mix up a few drops of the fern green reinker into the white embossing paste & spread it over the dry bricks...

you can also see that when the green paste dried, I replaced the stencil & stamped thru it with jet black archival to add the text for another layer...



the SiSi name is "for the holidays", but I designed this to have other NON-holiday year round uses...

below you'll see I used just portions of the stencil, to create a NON-holiday card...


here's a new card...

this time I used both the stamp & the coordinating stencil...

this example uses these stamps & stencils...

yikes stripes stencil in the background...


to fill in the dots with color...


flourish stamps...here and here...



and these archival ink colors...






and on every project I use
jet black for my main image stamping...



versatile...just what I like...

1 SiSi...4 ways...
what ideas do you have for this SiSi?

looking back at my 4 samples...



ok...who won the 3 sets of mini distress inks?

CONGRATS to...

Blogger Ruby Craft said...

Lovely Thank you card. I think this Pastel Distress technique
 gives such a soft look, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for 
sharing it and the step by step pictures.
August 16, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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RUBY CRAFT...please email me with your shipping info...

are you sad that YOU didn't win?

guess what?

you have another chance!

today I'm giving away this BRAND NEW stamp set...
it's holiday art...


just leave a comment & you'll be entered into the drawing...

you have until Monday morning 7am Chicago time to enter...

that's it for today...
gotta finish______& ______ & ______...

GOOD LUCK FRIENDS!

I hope you're inspired to...

make art!
wendy



149 comments:

Sue said...

Well congrats to Ruby Craft! I would love to win this lovely stamp set. Thank you Wendy for the opportunity.

Linda Bell said...

Oh, I love this Christmas stamp set, Christmas is my very favorite time of the year!

Anne said...

I love the tree silhouette-inky background, stamped embossing ink, and clear embossing powder to finish...my mind is already planning!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the Christmas set and as always, you have an awesome tutorial for us!! Thank you :)

sue said...

Wendy, I'm really loving all your new SISI!

Sue C said...

Beautiful projects Wendy! It's got my brain ticking over time now! Gorgeous new stamp set too! Sue C x

Pam Fraser said...

My favorite image in this holiday set is the tree made of words. Awesome! I also love the bow. Keeping my fingers crossed! Love your stamps and your work!!!!

Rea' said...

OMG where to start ... Congrats to Ruby Craft !My goodness those cards are amazing so looove the colors and the versatility of For The Holidays is AWESOME !! You make everyday a Holiday! Oh and you rocked those bricks !

jezebel said...

Love this set, Wendy. I think thisight be the only one I did not purchase when you were in Westbrook CT. Joking! This post is getting printed since I do have most of these supplies, though, and I can't wait to get started!! Thanks!
Jen Johnson

Marissa said...

Congrats to the winner! I hope to get the next one! That bow is fabulous :)

nkjohnston said...

Another gorgeous set and blog post of inspiration! Thank you!

Sue Brailey said...

Fabulous cards! I so love how you describe your process. Your new set is amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Sue Brailey

SusanK said...

Of course I'm sad I didn't win the distress minis...who wouldn't be??? LOL But I do love the cards you've presented with the 'just one' look. So versatile and so different! And that new stamp set is mighty cool! My oldest niece is named 'Merry' and this would be a super birthday or Christmas present for her.

Shella Travarca said...

Oh, how you inspire me! Looks like I have no choice but to make Christmas cards this weekend! Thanks for the opportunity to win the new stamp set - I see endless possibilities there!

Buttons said...

Being able to use your very cleverly designed stamps for every season of the year makes them even better value for money - no need to hide them away until the festive season comes around. These are ones to reach for all the time. LOVE your varied samples again. Fabulous ideas to get us making art. Jenny x

Barbara said...

Love your creations always! Lots of inspiration here.Congrats to the winner of the minis. Love the new stamp set. I'm in the midst of making Christmas cards and would love this!

famillemarleau said...

Congrats to the winner. Beautiful project. Love the stamps set. Thanks for the chance, Johanne Lacombe

stamping sue said...

I'd like to add my congratulations to the winner of distress inks.
thank you for the chance to win holiday stamps.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen H said...

This is a great stamp set! Time to start thinking bout Xmas!

cghundley said...

Wonderful ways to
use these stamps!
Thank you for showing
how to do that.
Carla from Utah

Karen Stevens said...

Wendy,
Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!! Enjoy waiting to see how you will inspire us next. The SiSi is the best invention yet!!!! Love them all!!!!
Karen S. Ohio

Helen said...

Well done Ruby! Every year I say I don't "need" any more Christmas stamps and then what happens... people like you bring out fab new sets... Love the cards!

Gabrielle said...

What fantastic ideas and how incredibly versatile your stamps are! I'd like to offer my congratulations to Rubycraft too and thank you for the opportunity to win your delicious new stamps!

Anita B said...

I really love that bow!!!

Kathleen Schriber said...

congratulations to ruby. i love what you do with your stamps. you've taken the boring out of stamping!

Vic said...

I love the different ways to use stamps. Congrats to Ruby! Oh, I need some new stamps!

Dorothy said...

Yay for Ruby!!!!
Excellent art Wendy!!

Susan McMenamin said...

WTG Ruby!! Who wouldn't love a new Wendy Vecchi stamp set???

Sandy said...

This set is another Vecchi Winner! I see lots of ideas in this beautiful set - I'd love to win it!

Scrap Mom 23 said...

I love the Christmas stamp set, and that quote--that is perfection.

Marci said...

Congrats to the winner. I love the "with sincere thanks" card. Great ideas. Thank you

Ruth L said...

Wow, what a cards Wendy, I love your new stamps, they look gorgeous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely to see all the ways you have used the same products, great designs. I would love this stamp set as this is one of the sets I have not ordered just yet x x

Immi said...

Cool stamp set, thanks for a chance to win!

S Delgado said...

Love all your new stamp sets. Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us.

Wilma said...

Congrats Ruby, have fun with the mini's!!!
Wendy...love the cards you made!! And the Holiday Art stamps are BEAUTIFUL.

Lynne Bishop said...

Congratulations to Ruby. How could we not be inspired after reading your blog, just brilliant. Thankyou for the chance to win the lovely stamp set. Christmas always a busy time but great. xx

Lisa said...

Wow, all of your projects are amazing!! I am always so inspired when I visit!! Love the new Christmas stamps!! Congrats to the winner!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kailash said...

Congrats to Ruby. Thanks also for a chance to win this lovely set:-)!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Bonnie Klocke said...

Wendy, as usual your cards are wonderful and so inspiring. Love your Christmas stamp set and would love to win it. Thanks for the chance. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Wendy, you can never have enough Christmas stamps xx

Caroline D. said...

Your cards are gorgeous as ever Wendy!!! Congrats to Ruby! How fun to have another giveaway! I certainly appreciate your generousity and it's fun for chances to win your awesome stamps, stencils and stuff! Can't forget the stuff! :)

Carol H. said...

Your cards are beautiful! The Christmas stamp set would be awesome to have! ;)

Heather Thompson said...

congrats Ruby very awesome, Have a great weekend Wendy You better get working on ________, _________, and ________. Cant wait to see them.

Amanda Pink said...

Such Creativity and design , such quality products = Wendy Vecchi! :)

Carmen Whitehead said...

Thanks for being so generous! What a wonderful Christmas stamp set!

Tami Spencer said...

When you "Make Art", it is so INSPIRING! You inspire me to try more layering with inks, stamps, & stencils. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. ♡

Scrapthat said...

Love the For the Holidays on the brick wall version Wendy....that is to say I like them all but I like that one best! :D

Maria said...

Love that brick wall stencil and the new stamps up for grabs. Thanks for the chance to win. Now I am off to look at the mixing jar mentioned in your post. Enabler!

Flo said...

All four cards are great. Love the holiday and anytime use for the sisi. Love the stamp set giveaway too. Thanks.

Cim Allen said...

Congrats winner ! The colors in your projects are so cool .. the Christmas set is adorable !! Happy Friday Wendy

Sandra said...

I do so love your work - please make more art to inspire me!
Sandra ltb

Debbi Jacintho said...

This is such a great opportunity -- thank you SO much for all the inspiration !!

Craftychris said...

This set is so cool! Would love to win it, thank you for the chance! xxx

TangledBlueRose said...

Super Gratz to Ruby Craft! The minis are soo fun and cute!

I love all your projects you share here! This Holiday set is wonderful and looks so fun! Thanks for another cool giveaway. Have a great weekend!

isisimaginings.com said...

Congrats to Ruby & I love these cards, they're gorgeous.

Ruby Craft said...

I am so excited to see I won! Thanks everyone for the congrats! I love the new Distress Minis and seeing what Wendy does with them. These are all beautiful cards today too. Love all the different looks. So terrific that you are giving away one of your new stamp set. Good Luck Everyone!

Julie Steed said...

You are the Queen of Versatility! Love what you did with the stamps - great new ones, too!

Linda said...

What a great prize! Thanks for achance Wendy

Linda said...

What a great prize! Thanks for achance Wendy

Linda said...

What a great prize! Thanks for achance Wendy

Linda Knox said...

Ooooo this is a wonderful stamp set. You showed me some nice ideas. Thanks Wendy.

Jean said...

Thanks for all the great ideas to use the stamps AND for a chance to try them out for ourselves :)

DJ said...

Thanks for a chance to win. Love your cards. So creative

Linda T said...

How I so love you're cards and techniques. The Christmas stamp set is just so beautiful. I'll have to start making my Christmas cards soon. How I would so love to win this beautiful set. Thank you so much for a chance.

Heidi said...

I love your work. Can't wait to purchase the lace stamp. Truly loving everything you've shared.

Heidi said...

My comment disappeared. I love your projects. Want to buy the recent lace stamp you showed. Thanks for a chance to win.

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats to Ruby! And thanks for the chance to win an awesome stamp set!

Theresa said...

Christmas stamps make me melt...and these are no exception! LOVE these!!! These stamps will make some awesome tags, that's for sure!!

michelle said...

These are the best Christmas stamps out there this year. . . everyone needs them! Really they do!

Christina Hicks said...

Such different ways to use that stamp. Congratulations Ruby.

darcydaydream said...

Congrats to Ruby Craft. And thank you Wendy for the chance to win this lovely new stamp set. Also can't wait to meet you next August in the UK. Excited but have a whole year to wait!.
Christine in Darcy...xx

Bibliofil said...

Congratulations to the winner!
Also, Thank You Wendy for the give aways. I would love to win the stamp set, I can see so many uses for it! (I especially LOVE the bow...)

Linda on the Prairie said...

Christmas already???! Oh, no! I need to get busy!

Vanessa Hann said...

What a fabulous stamp set with everything you need on it. I have to say that the cards you made with the stencil are so inspirational. The brick work is amazing. I am going to try this, so thank you for the inspiration

Fran said...

Love love love your postings...so much inspiration...thanks for sharing an opportunity to win these wonderful stamps!!

Helen Allen said...

Love all the ideas especially the one that looks at the elements in an unexpected way! So much versatility TFS x

Jessica said...

Love all of your fabulous samples!!! The mew products look amazing! :)

Kim said...

Love this new set & your samples provide awesome inspiration as always!

Lucy Spence said...

What a gorgeous set of stamps. I would love to win them. Thank you so much for the chance

Peg Robinson said...

Wendy - Love there florals and the bow is so cute. The new way the coordinating stamps and stencils are packaged is great. Thanks.

Colleen O said...

Congrats Ruby and thanks Wendy for the second chance. I like to add some glitter spray through the stencil after stamping. It adds a special touch.

Denise Young said...

WOW! Love all the new stuff you have been working on. Busy little bee. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these things- I will look for them in the SA booth at our fall convention.

mllrtrnt74 said...

What an amazing opportunity to win. You never cease to amazing on your product releases. It would be great to win this stamp set into my stash.

I would be so honored as this is truly a must have.

Trent

Maria Sweeney said...

Fantastic tutorial and art as always. Still looking for the SISI sets I want in the UK...I will not give up :-)
Love the Christmas Stamp set

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous inspiration, would love to win a stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cec said...

Loving your stamps, and stencils and inks and inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win another Wendy item.
Hugs!
Cec

Maria Luisa Naval said...

I love this hollidays stamps set ! Cool ideas you share,thank you .

Laurie said...

I love Christmas stamps!!

Heidi said...

Oh my, they are gorgeous!! The bow... So many possibilities!

Saranne Valentine said...

Awesome versatility! Love all the cards!

ulrika said...

Great techniques and beautiful cards. Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous stampset!

Kathy Goody said...

Love your style Wendy.

Kimberly said...

Love the set...super fine for the holidays, which I'm not ready to talk about....tfs

Debby Lewis said...

Beautiful samples Wendy. Your new Christmas stamps are inspiring.

stampsandscrapbooks said...

All beautiful and all in the true "Wendy" style! Had a FABULOUS time with you at your NY Classes! Both of them rocked! Love the new Holiday Stamp Set!!!

purplemel said...

Love the new stamp waiting impatiently for my LSS to get them in. The new Holiday set are excellent and I love them

ginger jarnagin said...

Love those stamps, but that bow too cute for words!!!!!

Cheryl Lynn 2011 said...

It's a very happy day when you win a prize, especially a crafty prize. Congrats Ruby! Love all the Wendi products :)

Laura1943 said...

Thanks for making easier for folks like me to create ... these are beautiful ...

2amscrapper said...

your projects are such an inspiration!

Roseanne said...

You are always inspiring!! I love seeing your creativity! Thanks for the give away!!

Lucy said...

Amazing cards-all with one stamp set!
So creative!
Thanks for another chance to win!

Rhonda said...

I just love your blog!!! Always soooo inspirational. :o). Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynda said...

Thanks for a chance to win this great set. I would love to have it. Good luck to all of us.

terri d said...

Congrats to Ruby and thanks for the opportunities to win Wendy! I really like this new christmas stamp. The cards your sharing are being put in my card sample file. So nice to be able to have great samples to refer back to!

Debby said...

Congrats to Ruby! Love what you did with that stamp set. I do believe I have that so I hope to have some art time this weekend!

K of JK Designs said...

Thanks for the chance to win Wendy. I love products that have many uses, and you're so good at showing the versatility of your stamps and stencils.

Alle mooie dingen said...

Love what you did with the stamps....you a really something!
Greetings
Anita

jolande said...

OMG I know one thing that quote is gone be mine!!! That's exactly how I see my art :)
I have to wait until they are available in the Nederlands.
And your Christmas stamps are great as all your stamps. Hope to see you back in January. Big hug Jolande

Barbara Mason said...

Congrats to Ruby!!! And OMG it is getting to be that time for thinkin' December!!! What a great giveaway...

Lori Arnett said...

love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

Wowww Wendy, GREAT giveaway!!!
I would like to win this beautiful stamp set! Until now I've only stamp sets by Tim, so.....;-)

Thanks for this GREAT giveaway!!

Hugs,
Ellen

Jackie Elliott said...

amazing cards, I'm loving the new stamps, just have to add them to my stash, great giveaway, fingers crossed.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this stamp set .Thanks for a chance to win . Your work is so inspiring .

Anna-Karin said...

Your examples are so beautiful Wendy!! Love the gorgeous bricks and that stamp and stencil combo is wonderful.

Sue said...

Just ordered the SISI you featured would love the christmas set too! And that border stamp is to die for! I got that in the mail last week! I love the internet! And your beautiful work!

keren said...

Seriously love this set! Have lots of ideas for this set!

Judi Taylor said...

a comment!

Redanne said...

Beautiful creations and wonderful inspiration, as always! Thanks so much for the chance to win. x

Marilyn C. said...

I was sad - but here goes another chance! Thanks for sharing tips & give-aways.

Aniva Dalby-Meseberg said...

Congrats to the winner - you're gonna love those mini's :-) I love the many ways you show us how to use your stamp sets - they are so versatile. Thank you for sharing.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wendy, such great examples to show the use of just one stamp set, so offen we buy one use it once and then it sets, thanks for sharing and a chance to win the Christmas set, it's beautiful.

Julie Leake said...

Wow!would love this and btw your art felections stamping is hanging in my art room so I can see it everyday! Love it!

Julie Leake said...

Reflections oops!

Terri said...

Love your card samples, thanks for sharing. Thanks for the chance to win that cool stamp set. Would love to create with those!!

Brandy said...

Can never have too many Christmas stamps and I could see a lot of uses with your new ones.

Donna Streagle said...

The holiday set is so pretty! The bow is a perfect addition to the holidays. Some lovely cards will be made.

Lisa H said...

I love your cards and all the different looks you got from the supplies. I also love that stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win. =)

Jeanette Horner said...

Wow, congrats Ruby! Love your cards and easy instructions. I finally got my brick stencil and would love to win the stamps to create with it.. no matter what, you are the best....

Donna H. said...

Thank you for the chance, great set for the holidays!

Pamela said...

Love the cards, thanks for the chance

Kaye said...

Great post! I am just in love with that overlay stencil. And that tree in the holiday set is the best!

Laura Strack said...

Wendy, You are so generous. Another chance at winning some awesome goodies!! That stamp set is Fab! Thanks you and good luck to everyone.

Pkozak said...

Awesome stamp set for all the Christmas cards and tags I need to make!! Love it!

monikaskinner said...

Fabulous set, it really gets my imagination going. X

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations to Ruby Craft and thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful stamp set!

Jen said...

Omgosh - I. Just love how versatile that SiSi set is!!! And yay - a chance to win that stamp set - I JUST saw it in the store a couple days ago, and couldn't afford to get it, but I was soooo wanting to put it in my basket!!! Crossing my fingers!

cebelica said...

I love these stamps and what you made with them. Thank you for the chance to win them! xx

5ae140e8-2ba2-11e4-beff-5f66b5c125e7 said...

I'd love to win this new stamp set!

snazzyjj said...

Love your florals and that bow is beautiful. It almost makes me start thinking about THE holiday, but I'm from Minne"snow"ta and need to hang on to summer for a few more weeks. But your new stamp set is awesome!

Kat said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! just love love love your stamps thanks for the chance!!!!

nonnie said...

congrats to Ruby - i would love this stamp set - thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

So great seeing you again for some fabulous classes! You've got to get to my neck of the country more often! I finally went through the bag of all the goodies I bought from Papercraft Clubhouse, and amazingly, this stamp set wasn't in there! What'd ya know? haha! Maybe this is my lucky day! xoxo

Harley said...

I would love to win this set. It's beautiful and would go perfectly with the Xmas cards I'm planning.

Syl'sNotes said...

I'm so glad I popped in tonight. I love how versatile that bow and wreath stencils are and now you have me looking at all my stamps in a new light. Starting to get really intrigued by that brick stencil too, time for a little shopping trip :). Thank you for the ideas!

Julia Aston said...

Love your wreath on the brick wall Wendy - both inked and pasted - and that bow is gorgeous! thanks for a chance to win this wonderful new set of yours!

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Samju said...

Like the way u used the stamp different eays