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Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW stamps, NEW stencils, NEW Mat Minis, NEW SiSi's...

finally...
it's time to show you 
what I've been working on...
or...
playing with 
is probably a more accurate description...

I must confess that I have had
SO MUCH FUN
mixing and matching these new stamps...

I designed these 3 sets 
to work together,
 to create new images...
they also work with stamps we already have
 to freshen them up...
seriously...
we have L O T S of possibilities...

there's one flower that can even be transformed
 into "leaves" for other flowers!
I'll show you!

YIKES...this is a long post...
you might want to grab a comfy seat...

and READ TO THE END...
for a "special SALE code"!

I'll start with the

3 new stamp sets...

the first is 
SCS134 & it's titled
"artful life"...

the flowers are open images...
perfect for coloring with markers...
and
easy to cut out to make them dimensional, 

the open designs allow them to be over stamped with any background stamp 
to totally change them up...
or...
 you can stencil over them to add a pattern...

the leaves work really well with
to create multi colored leaves 
with just one inking...
and...they are easy to cut out...

I totally LOVE these sentiments...
they're good for cards, 
tags and art journal pages...
see that bow on the bottom?
it fits a #8 tag perfectly...
I've used it lots...





here's a sample using the set...
the black/white polka dots are from
it's inked with jet black...
mixing past with brand new is fun...





the second new set is 
SCS135 and it's called 
"happiness and art"...


I am IN LOVE with the hosta...
it's a much larger version of the hosta from 
the last CHA release 
I loved that one so much, 
that I wanted needed a bigger hosta...
it looks wonderful with 

 I find myself using just the leaves,
 in combination with other flowers...
it's the perfect focal point for a card or tag...
you'll see lots of samples made with the full stamp and also with just the leaves...
if a stamp can be used more than one way...
I really like it!

the circles are good background fillers & they are sized to work with common circle punches to save time...
they are sized at ¾ inch, 7/8th inch and 1 inch...

they are fun to stamp on scraps, punch out & to create a scallop border...
I'll show you...
and...
they are really cool when inked & stamped using the DIY archival pads
for an easy multi color image...

the sentiments are fun for cards/tags/art journal pages...
they have easy to cut out words, 
to make layering simple...


here's the ADORABLE hosta...
it's sitting in the tea time large cup...
on a #8 tag...




and this last cutie is
SCS136 ..."flowers for art"...

more sentiments with cardmakers in mind...

again,
open design flowers for coloring with markers or to stamp over with background stamps and it's fun to add stenciling over them...

the circle fits a 1 ⅛ inch circle punch...

see that flower lower left?
stamp it on a scrap...
color it green, cut it out & 
use some of the "petals" as leaves...
can you see how it changes?

very fun!

meet...
SCS136 "flowers for art"...


here's an example of 
a favorite mix and match
 using these sets...

take the flower (top left) from SCS134...
add the flower from SCS136 over it and
 now it's a dimensional POPPY!
the dots circle stamp created the scallops...



there are 2 fun new background stamps...
"polka dot"...
polka dots are always in style...

this is on an older set (LCS011)
& we've had multiple requests 
to have it available
 as an individual background...

you asked...
we did it!

LOVE it stamped over flowers and used with embossing powders...

and below that you'll see a great 
new "vintage text" background...
I found this amazing
vintage leather bound new testament,
 (dated 1874)
while shopping in Texas with some friends...
we think it's Norwegian or possible Swedish?
it's a great font...
it's AWESOME as a background and it's great stamped over the flowers!


next up we have 
3 new Stamp-it Stencil-it's...
these make life E A S Y and there are 2 distinct ways to create with them...

I *know* I shouldn't have a favorite...
BUT...
I DO...
this just might be it...

this is called
"floral collage"...
just like the name says...
 stamp it first, 
then position the coordinating stencil over the stamped image and stencil it...
this allows coloring with a blending tool for a quick simple flat multicolored image...
the stencil acts as a stencil
 to fill in the open area with ink 
and at the same time, 
 as a mask to protect the background area...

or...
you can stamp the flower on a scrap...
cut it out & layer it over the stamped image to create dimension...
this flower is awesome to use alone...
and to mix with the other flowers/leaves in this release...
here's my fav...
"floral collage"...


and below is a sample card...
this was so fun to make...

the next new stamp-it stencil-it is
"water lily"...

when my violet archival ink was introduced, 
I really wanted a water lily & this is it!

it's great to use the full stamp or you can cut out the little flowers and layer them or
 use them with other leaves to create a whole new image...


here's what it looks like done in pink peony...



I liked it so much that it made the cover of the flyer, inked in violet...
you can see that I added the little red flower from the "floral collage" SiSi & the flower from SCS136 to change it up...




and the 3rd new SiSi is...
"prairie bloom"...

this stencil has 3 stencil sections
 to easily ink the leaves one color,
 the petals another color and 
the 3rd section is the dots
 at the top of the flower...
these can be a different color 
from the petals...
or...
you can add embossing powder
 to just the dots...
or...
 you can add any of the embossing pastes
 to add texture to the dots...

or...
 use just the dots stencil as a background filler...
this is a really FUN one!

or...
spread embossing paste thru the "petals portion...

oh...
and the BUD is easy to cut out & add to other images...



here's a simple flat sample...


moving on...
since we "collect" stamps & stencils,
when designing, my goal is
 to add to the "collection" 
to make it even better and 
to give new life to
products we already have...

so...
that brings me to
 the 2 new mat minis...

mat minis are computer/laser cut 
from a very light weight, 
but very strong material...
 they are perfect for adding to cards and great for mixed media projects too...

the material accepts both archival & distress inks very well...
they can be inked, painted, stamped, stenciled and heat embossed with embossing powders...

and 
they can be embossed with embossing folders...
love the cute textured effect!

first up...
we have mat mini"pine trees"...

these trees are perfect for the holidays, 
but can be used all year...
there are 2 sizes...
a large & a small tree...
6 of each in the set...
for a total of 12 pieces...

these coordinate with last year's holiday release, 
which included tree stencils...
in the sample below, 
you'll see how they layer...


the mat mini pine trees come in black, 
which I really like to use with embossing powders or embossing pastes...
and white, to use with inks and stamps...
honestly...these guys are so F U N...

here's the adorable 
"mat mini pine trees"...




here's a better look at the tag sample...
too bad the rock candy glitter "snow" didn't show up well...
it adds just the right amount of bling...



last year's holiday release included this



see the holly stamp on the left?

the new
"holly and berries" mat minis
are perfectly sized
 to use with the holly/berries stamp...

they're super simple to use, 
since it's a 2 part mat mini...
the berries and leaves are individual pieces...
these come in an all white package, so the stamping & inks will show...

just ink the holly stamp & press the mat mini holly leaves onto the inked stamp...
then ink the stamp again & press the mat mini berries onto the berry section of the inked stamp...

color them with ink & pop them together
 for a fun custom embellishment...

there are 16 pieces in the set, 
so you can create 8 cards or 8 tags 
from just one package...
Ted gave us a good price!

look out Hallmark!




one more thing...
because these products 
are made in Cleveland, Ohio...
if you didn't get the holiday icons
or
from last year,
 Ted can have the guys make them for you...

made in the USA means
nothing needs to be discontinued!

phew...
I HOPE your eyes are OK...

this was LONG, but I wanted to include a sample for each, to help you get the ideas brewing...

if any of these are on your must have list...
just let your store owners know 
that you want need them...
I'm sure they'll be happy
 to order whatever you'd like...

BREAKING NEWS...
I just got this!

here's a special S A L E code to use on the Stampers Anonymous site...

enter this code at checkout...


here's another SPECIAL TREAT...
this link will take you to view the whole flyer...


it's what store owners see...
it has all the info, 
including prices and the package contents...

ok...
it's your turn...

I'm waiting to hear which is your fav...
or what ideas YOU have brewing...

thanks so much for popping by &
THANKS for
 putting up with the little peeks!
I sincerely appreciate 
each & every one of 
YOU!

I've had SO much fun with these new guys...
I've been happy...

mak(ing) art!
wendy

STOP THE PRESS!!!
the day gets even better with the launch of our new

ACCESSORY BAGS from Ranger!

each designer created art specifically for these bags & I think they are flippin' awesome...
they really are 
a great representation 
of each designer's art...

this is where style meets function perfectly...
I can think of so many uses
 for these adorable bags...

here's a closer look at mine...
under the tag on the right it says...
"discover your passion 
then do what you love"...

I AM!



phew...
breathe...
it's a super exciting day!
THANKS to Ranger
 for a really fun & useful surprise!





46 comments:

Cindyann said...

Love, love, LOVE! All are wonderful, all are favorites!

Nancy said...

Oh, Artful Life is wonderful! But then when you combined it with the other flower to make the dimensional one? SO cool!!!
Now, to get home to art time!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous flowers Wendy, love your samples and I adore the Matt Minis, so versatile and love how you can use the flowers flat or add dimension. Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

WOW OH WOW!!! I LOVE it all Wendy!!! I LOVE the larger Hosta...so glad you did that! I LOVE the Pine Trees and Holly Mat pieces...genius, and I need them asap!!! I LOVE the new Water Lily and Floral Collage, but the Prairie Flower might be my new favorite...so CUTE!!! AND...I am blown away that you took that gorgeous Norwegian font that we loved so much and made a stamp...that is for sure my favorite!!! I am so glad you bought that!!! Gorgeous late release!!!

Sue said...

I think my fave is the new font. I am a Fontaholic and Alphaholic, so anything with either is right in my wheelhouse! I am off to shop with Uncle Ted!

Primitive Seasons said...

Love everything but the hosta and prairie flower are my faves. Looking forward to these wonderful products. Way to go Wendy!

Mary

Scrapthat said...

Love the new goodies Wendy!! TFS
Favorites? I hate to play favorites!! Can I just say the flowers? Okay that's as close as I can get to nailing down a fave! :D (I know YOU of all people can understand that!)
Dolly

SusanK said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Artful Life and Prairie Flower are my top faves, at least for now! lol

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful new stamps and sentiments - I love how you can mix the old with the new - love all of your samples - super inspiration! Julia xx

Janie said...

LOVE it all. Since you are forcing me to pick a favorite it is Artful life.....no the water lilies SISI...not the Happiness & Art set....who am I kidding, I can't pick.

Julie Steed said...

Great new stuff, Wendy! I think, and I mean THINK (because I really can't pick a fave) I'd go for Artful Life or Flowers for Art, but I love the Prairie Flower too and all the ten SISIs. Beautiful examples too!

michelle said...

I am beyond happy oh look at all those beautiful flowers I do not know which to buy first maybe all of them! Do you think Santa will bring them all? I have been really really good this year!

Thank for bringing me joy this morning!

Jane said...

O wow Wendy I love them all. So many combinations and possibilities. Your designs are brilliant as always. If I had to choose a fave it's the SISI prairie flower and the holly mini mats. Well done on a wonderful new release, my layered tree stencil I bought arrived today, I'm going to have fun with that too xx

Becca Cruger said...

Beautiful, beautiful new release! You have such a way with creating amazing, heartfelt, unique sentiments. Love them all, but especially the Flowers for Art set.

Lori said...

Lookin' GOOD!!! Love all these, but I really like how you made that poppy! The floral collage stencil is awesome, I'll definitely have to get that one.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous new release Wendy, love all of the :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow!! I absolutely love everything!! Your designs are stunning!! I don't know how to pick a favorite...but I'd have to say that text stamp!! It's awesome!! And I just adore the water lilies...definitely my first purchase from this release!! Thanks for all of the amazing inspiration!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful new stamps and other goodies! Can't believe I'm now so excited about Christmas and those awesome trees! Not to mention the flowers... Sentiments... Stencils... Etc!

Christine Kiehl said...

How cool is this? Stencils that go with stamps?? Far out! Love all the new stamp sets and the many cool projects!!!

Lisa H said...

Wow!! Look at all that goodness! =)

Tona said...

I'm loving all the flower stamps, especially flowers for art. That accessory bag is to die for too.

Rea' said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW AGAIN !!! These are so awesome ... I want so many I've got to "prioritize" my list hehehe...
I NEED Flowers for Art and Artful Life, Vintage text and Floral Collage :)
Congratulations on a great release and such a cool bag too !!

Wilma said...

Oooh, wow love love all I see, so much beautiful things. Love it want it need it ;-)

Jean said...

Oh my! So many items that I would love to have! ANd I love seeing how you used them all! The bags are just amazing!!!!

Debby said...

Amazing! Love all of it! The bags are great too! I want them like now! Congratulations on a wonderful release!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Seriously sensational work for this release, Wendy! Loving everything I see here. Can't wait to get all the goodies into the shop and start playing with them!

Cazzy said...

Oh WOW, WOW, WOW, where to look first, my eyes! It is all wonderful, will take me years to collect I expect!

Wanda Hentges said...

A fantastic release and not so much that a person feels overwhelmed!!! I'm going to need them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Helen said...

what a beautiful selection of stamps - and the bag is gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

Oh My Gosh!!! I can't even pick a favorite!! It is all so wonderful!!!
Thank you Miss Wendy!!

Vicki said...

My favorite is the vintage text background. Awesome. Though I do really love everything else, hence my huge order a second ago, LOL.

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Kari Leach said...

All your examples are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your new release! The polka dot stamp is great! Is the reverse polka dot stamp available individually?

Dawn B. said...

Wonderful release! Loving the new stamps and the sisi's 😀 can't wait for new archival colors!! 😍 gonna have to have the bag too! It's fabulous!

Maria V. said...

I thought I had enough flower stamps....boy was I wrong! The stamps are beautiful I NEED them all, and the stencils are so cool, I NEED them all also I need a pay raise. Love them all, I will think about it and pick a few.
Love your samples as always so so so inspiring.

Susan Battensby said...

Love ALL your new releases. It's so difficult to get your stamps in the UK. I have just ordered one of the SiSis from
your last release and it's taken nearly 4 weeks to get here. Must get your background stamps they will be so useful
for lots of projects. Love all your tips and inspiration.

Candy Slabaugh said...

Love all your new releases. How can I even pick a favorite? If I have to pick just one it has to be those adorable Mat Minis Pine Trees - oh I have some fun ideas!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

WOW!!!! So many fantastic new goodies!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow! if I have to stick to only one favorite, it would have to be the waterlily one. Love it and there are so many possibilities! Gotta have the bag!

Peg Robinson said...

Oh my heck how stinking cute are these. I can just say I wanted all right now ! The bag is absolutely stunning and what a great deal . Thanks for sharing and showing us some wonderful new ways to use our products .

JAVAGIRL said...

Cannot wait to get my hands on a couple of these

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jezebel said...

I love all of this new release!! Can't wait to get them and play. Your stamps just make so much sense for everyday stamping and scrapbooking, I find myself reaching for them all the time. Keep up the great work!

jezebel said...

I love all of this new release!! Can't wait to get them and play. Your stamps just make so much sense for everyday stamping and scrapbooking, I find myself reaching for them all the time. Keep up the great work!

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