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Thursday, January 21, 2016

just say it GIVEAWAY...

here's a fun background stamp
 from this new release...



this guy is a great value, because it contains 21 sentiments, some mini hearts & dotted lines...
all for the single background stamp price...

because I worked in surgery for many years...
I have NO FEAR of chopping things up!

in the photo below you can see that I cut mine into individual sentiments...

it's simple with tim's tonic scissors...

I have them stored on our blank storage sheet...
these sheets have no graphics, so both sides can be used...
any cling or clear stamps work well on these sheets & that's how I store my backgrounds & the stamps from the stamp-it stencil-its...




here's the stamp alone, so that you can see the sentiments better...


and here's how I used it on a page from my new mat mini

you can leave the stamp whole & cut out each sentiment...
this is a good way to use up scraps...
or stamp it once on a larger cardstock & then cut out the individual sentiments...

the black hearts are the 

the plaid heart was made by stamping the ticking background 


once vertically and the second time horizontally...

the stenciled leaves are from 



if you cut JUST SAY IT apart, 
the stamp can be used 
directly on the page or card
like this...
LIVE EACH DAY...

you can see that I used the dotted line as a hanger for the new mat mini birdhouse...


drumroll...

compliments of TED at Stampers Anonymous...

today's GIVEAWAY is BOTH of these new background stamps...

just leave a comment & it's that easy to have a chance to win 2 backgrounds...

also...
if you follow me on instagram, I'll be doing giveaways there too...
I seem to post there more often, because it's so quick & easy...

and next week, the giveaways will be both here and 
to make sure you don't miss out...
hover over the LIKE button & choose to see posts in your newsfeed...
I guess Facebook settings have changed & I've heard people are not seeing all the postings???

I have had several questions 
about new products & CHA stuff...
so I'll be back soon with a Q & A post...
now is your time to ask & get a quick answer...

ok...
leave your comment or  question...

you might win 2 new stamps to...

make art!
wendy

stop the press...
I just spotted this...






152 comments:

Vicki said...

I did not know the words were separate lol. Thought it was one background stamp. Awesome! Love the ticking background. Wendy your projects are beautiful as always and make me want everything lol.

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nanastricter said...

Wendy, I am always in awe of your creative spirit and love of MAKING ART! Congratulations on your newest additions to your collection. I'm looking forward to new projects.....and spring!! Thanks

Cathy Frailey said...

That ticking stamp is divine! Thanks for the opportunity - I need to diversify my stamp collection and these are perfect!

Tanja said...

love the new stamps and your projects are fabulous - thanks for the chance to win

margie said...

you always have great ideas and great products! thanks for sharing everything.

Julie Steed said...

YOu must have been so busy at CHA...this is a fab release!!

denice said...

love your work

Susies Cue said...

I have both potting soil and watering can which would look great as the ticking.

Kathy said...

Wendy,
I have loved your archival inks and all the colors !! Can't wait to collect all of them. I really am in love with your new background stamps, specially Just Say It.Love the idea of cutting them individually !! Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your creative talent !!

jezebel said...

Thanks Wendy! I love this new release and there's not one thing that I don't have to have although my wallet since otherwise. And I love how you always manage to find multiple ways to use everything that you come out with. It's a cost-effective to buy your things because it seems like you do the thinking for us. Jen Johnson.

KVencel said...

Holy moly! What a great give-away prize! Love these new stamps, especially the background ones. Love making my own BG papers. Adorable little tag idea. Thank you Wendy!

Andrea Savage said...

Love all of your stamps and your work.

karen barker said...

Wow great stamps love the words. I've only seen utube videos of CHA and wondered if you could show us your stand with your amazing pieces pls.

Barbara Schiassi said...

All new stamps are wonderful ! I also love much new Archival colors! Thanks for the chance!!!! Barbarayaya

Kijo Guyer said...

I absolutely love your style Wendy! Can not wait to get my hands on all the new Goodies. I have so many ideas just waiting on getting hold of these :D

SusanK said...

love, Love, LOVE these new stamps and would do most anything to win them! I could come clean for you! Even empty litter boxes! lol I can think of so many opportunities to use them I think you'd want a 2nd one of the text background so you could cut one up and use the other solid.

Cathy Potosky said...

Love your new releases & am dying to get my hands on the new archival colors!!

Tona said...

These projects are fantastic. I love the idea of cutting the words apart.

Cec said...

Wonderful additions to your already terrific line of products. The Just Say It stamp is so versatile with so many wonderful sentiments and words. I love how you used the Ticking stamp to create plaid - now it is two stamps in one. Inquiring minds want to know - how you created the link chain for the heart? Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway opportunity.
Hugs!
Cec

Shelly Mortensen said...

I am loving your new stamps, inks, and all! Thanks to you and Ted for the opportunity!

Jane said...

Brilliant new stamps Wendy and I love that storage sheet too. How clever to use the ...........as a hanging chain....brilliant ART! Thanks for the giveaway Hugs xx

Anna Durkin said...

I love the way you can chop up that background stamp! Would love to win :-)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wonderful new stamps Wendy, and your creations with them are so lovely!!

Debby said...

This is such a cool stamp! Love how you used it. Thanks for the chance to win!!! Go Blackhawks!

Janice Sharpton said...

Love stamps and really love how you used these!!

Tikaani said...

I get so inspired by your projects - I wish I were independently wealthy (like, say, an Saudi prince) and could buy ALL the THINGS! Sadly, I'm not a Saudi prince, so I haunt giveaways like a street urchin hoping for just a little luck....

Nox said...

Love all the new goodies that you have shown, and love the new statement stamp. I love the versatility of cutting up the stamps!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love all your new background stamps Wendy but the Just Say It stamp was a brilliant idea, look at all those words and phrases you can get from just one stamp! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! Deb xo

Rea' said...

Now that's a cool background stamp ... love the sentiments ( great tips too BTW ) ... can't bet that versatility . Just Say It is a MUST HAVE... Love it with all my heart; and I'm determined to find that sugar daddy !!
Love those backgrounds ... what a deal... okay I'm making my list Now...

Sue said...

Since this was on my list of "gotta haves", it would be fabulous to win it before I can buy it the first weekend in February from Ted at Stampfest Clearwater, Florida!

Janie said...

I so need to pick up your new background stamps.

Dorothy said...

Awesome!!!!

Dorothy said...

Awesome!!!!

yoorah said...

Love love love these! I just preordered your new gorgeous archival colors from our LSS! Can't wait to play with them!

gail Jones said...

These are really great stamps! thank you so much for letting know about them.

Janis Shrable said...

Wendy I love all of your designs. You are one very gifted artist.

Steven said...

Oooh can never have too many sentiment and background stamps and these are so versatile, thanks for enabling once again!!!

Wilma said...

You nevercan have enough backgrounds stamps. So happy you know ;-) Love the new ones!

Stampnms said...

These are just two of a your great new release.Thanks to you and Ted for a chance to win such versatile stamps.

Vic said...

Wow! Thanks for a chance to win.

bmerves said...

The new stamps are awesome, especially the sentiments.

Ann Barnes said...

Love these awesome stamps AND the change to win!! I also love that fact that you weren't scared to cut the background stamp apart to use those sentiments seperately! Sometimes you just gotta go with it! Next time I won't be so afraid to modify my supplies ;)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, I love all of the background sets!! I think I might need two of the Just Say It stamp...I love the way it looks with all of the sentiments together, but I love them separately, too!! Thanks for a chance to win!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori said...

Congrats on the new releases! They all look spectacular, and I always love to see your "samples"!

TAM said...

Wow both these stamps are fabulous and I love your idea to cut up the word stamp into the separate sayings, lot more mileage in it that way I think.

Jane said...

What a great idea!! So many options in just one stamp. I really love what you've come up with this year. It will definitely have an impact on my bank account :-) Thanks for the chance to win...

Susan Shrader said...

Wendy....I believe you're one of the most creative and inspiring artists I've had the pleasure to watch in person. I love watching your demos. I love your blog. I love how you experiment with all of the various inks and alcohol and papers. Really a joy to watch. I'm nuts about the picket fence spray, archival ink and rubbing alcohol. The results are so marvelous. I also love the chance to win two of your great new stamps. Thanks so much to you (and Ted too). Please keep creating and experimenting, and making art. Thanks.

County Purr Farm Scrapbooking said...

Yes, it is always fun to win stamps! - Donna Jean Anderson

Kathi said...

The sentiment stamp looks awesome!

Angela Young said...

Wow! These are such great stamps, so useful in many ways. Thank you for the chance to win them Wendy, hugs x

Angela Young said...

Wow! These are such great stamps, so useful in many ways. Thank you for the chance to win them Wendy, hugs x

Judy said...

I love looking at your posts Wendy. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps.

Scrap Mom 23 said...

I love all your new stamps! They're so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Diane J said...

I do believe I can cut stamps apart if need be. I love word stamps. They can be used on many things. I really like the look of these words. I enjoy reading your blog and your projects.

Bunny said...

I don't have many background stamps and these are great. I love sentiment stamps that are useful. These are nice. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have Facebook or Instagram so I'm glad that we have a chance to win here.

Martina Downes said...

Love, love, LOVE all the new product! !!! Fingers and toes crossed :-D thank you Wendy and Ted for the chance of winning ♡

designdetails said...

Love both "just Say It" and the "ticking". Love the versatility of using which ever saying you want. Can't wait! Are you coming for your annual visit to Crafty Scrapper in June? Donna

Jean said...

These are just wonderful!! Loving the new products and your inspiration is just perfect! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Jeanne Kelly said...

Both stamps are great, but I love that you can cut up the sentiment background - fun idea!

kmatelsky said...

Wendy, you are the best..... your stamps are so versatile. All your sayings are just so wonderful in journalling..... Thanks for doing this
kathleeen

Valerie Doyle said...

Love your projects and the new stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your CHA show. It is a lot of work. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your products are great!

Gena Glover said...

Love the new releases!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lori said...

Love this new stamp and how you cut it apart for more bang! Hope to see you in Texas this year!

Heather Ince said...

Love those sentiments!

suzyb said...

Love these stamps and I sure could use some up to date things. :) Loved you on the CHA video's, and do enjoy your work.
Victoria, BC

Felicia Aaron said...

Brilliant as always Wendy! String off the year with a bang!! Love the possibilities of the stamps! Thanks for the opportunity and many blessings for a great year!

Team Clark said...

Both of these stamps are amazing! Thanks so much for the chance.

McStamper said...

Always love your creativity. Thanks for a chance to win the great stamps.

Nancy D. said...

Love the background stamps would overjoyed to win them..!

mary t said...

These are perfect Wendy ! Thanks for a chance to win!

Linda T said...

I so love your work. You are SO creative. What beautiful stamps. I so need these saying stamps when I send out cards for inspiration. Just love them. The background is awesome. Just love background stamps. Thank you so much for a chance to win these adorable stamps.

LoriM said...

Love these background stamps, don't know if I could bring myself to cut them!❤️

Bonnie Klocke said...

Love the ticking stamp. Lots of good uses. The words are perfect for so many things. Would love to win. Thank you.

Trudi B said...

great stamps!! I would love to use them in my art journal and tag making!!

Tami said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Loving the background stamps!

Carol H. said...

I do love your style! Your background stamp is perfect as it has so many fantastic messages. Especially cut apart as you did!

cgull said...

wendy
love it ..I always watch you when you are at a convention (almost feel like a stalker.. ;)
thanks for sharing

suzieq23 said...

Wendy I have been following all your posts for years and this new release is as fantastic as all the prior products. Would love to win your new stamps. Thanks. suzschultz23@aol.com

Mabush38 said...

Hi Wendy
Love all of your new products can not wait for Michelle Mccosh to get it in the store to play with love this stamp too hopefully we will see you in Florida this year
Madeleine

Peg Robinson said...

Brilliant!

Jean Dunning said...

There are so many great uses for background stamps, thanks for offering us some new ones!

Alyce said...

So many ideas! The stamps are very versatile. Thanks for the chance to win them, Wendy.

Claudia said...

What a great background stamp! Will be adding on my wish list if i don't win. Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth said...

Oooooh! I love the new background stamps! The ticking stripe is my favorite, I love the versatility!

K of JK Designs said...

Hi Wendy Love the idea of cutting this up, what a bargain. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Amye said...

Hi Wendy! I really love your style, it is such a breath of fresh air! Thank you for the chance to win these great stamps!

Montana-Hens said...

I have no problems cutting things apart so w would make a great winner

Dawn Swinson said...

Did someone say Giveaway? Well, Just Say It says it all!

Linda said...

Once again you brought us some amazing new products to "MAKE ART" with. I love everything. I would love to win anything from your new line of products.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love these new background stamps! I pre-ordered my new colors, but luckily, I didn't order the stamps yet! Luck be a lady tonight!

Rsanchi said...

I love that you took scissors to these to make them your own! You sure do get a lot of uses out of a few stamps. Love it!

hennessp said...

so many great phrases, love that it can be cut up

Four11Lady said...

Fab release, Fab projects and ideas..................and of course, Fab Give a way!

Danielle Dietz said...

Your projects are always fabulous! I love the new ticking background stamp!

Darlene G said...

It would be great to win anything from you. Love your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

SusieScrapper said...

Amazing projects and love the stamps!! The hard part is deciding whether or not to cut the sentiments apart!!!!

Patty Freund said...

LOVE these! You have THE BEST style!!

Terry Duncan said...

I love your creativity! Thank you for the opportunity to win these stamps.

Mrs. B. said...

Love the new stamps! Thank you for sharing!

Juli Meyers said...

Just amazing stamps! Can't wait for them to be available!

wings love'n crafts said...

Love your style so much! Looking forward to your classes in South Florida.....too many toys to play with!

Kaye said...

I love these background stamps....although I don't know if I could cut the phrases apart!

Marissa said...

Love love love that you cut them apart. Phrase stamps are a weakness of mine!

cghundley said...

Lots of great
sayings here
and the background
stamp is interesting
looking.
Carla from Utah

Anne Dwyer said...

Fantastic sentiments - always looking for something a bit different from the basic - well done - can't wait till next month when things start shipping!!!Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynn c said...

Love the background stamp! So cool that you cut them to make separate sentiments! Love all your creative ideas and products!Thank you for the chance to win!

Lynn c said...

Love the background stamp! So cool that you cut them to make separate sentiments! Love all your creative ideas and products!Thank you for the chance to win!

Jen Rey said...

Awesome background stamp! Love the sayings. Great idea to cut them up to be more versatile! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Theresa said...

great stamps all. already made my wish list. thanks as always for sharing.

snazzyoriginal said...

A whole sheet of such usable words singly and as a background? Heaven x

Margaret Sallee said...

Look Windy I made it here, lol I just love what you made with the stamps, thank you for helping me find my way. .

Margaret Sallee said...

Look Windy I made it here, lol I just love what you made with the stamps, thank you for helping me find my way. .

Anita Anita said...

Awesome background stamp.Thank you for sharing.

StampinwithAloha said...

Great versatile background stamp! Can't wait to see it in person. Can you tell me the size of the stamp binder?

Ellen said...

Wowwwww Wendy, amazing love them all. I`m always working with sayings and quotes.

Marianne/skorpionen said...

ohhh....love those sentiments!!

Val Thorpe said...

Oh I would love to win these stamps... takes so long for us to get them here and with our postal system we cant even order them online :( I have drooled over all the stuff coming out now :D Your projects are both fabulous too... HEre's holding thumbs I may be lucky :D

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such great new ideas...LOVING the new Sentiments. Always enjoy your creative style. Thanks for the fun

darcydaydream said...

Wow....love those sentiments......come to me stamps you know you want to. lol

joy said...

LOVE these new stamps! Your creations are just so beautiful, Wendy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Petrified Peep Eater said...

So much fun!

Patricia Gutuskey said...

Love the new stamos, esp the cutting apart idea, thanks for the tip. Can't wait to get crafting. My New Years resolution is to do more Studio 490!

jan metcalf said...

I like Susan's idea, buy 2 word backgrounds, one to cut, one to use as is! Wonderful new release Wendy!

Lori said...

Would love to have these.

{VICKI} said...

LOVE the ticking stamp!
Thanks for the chance to win

Diane Swanson said...

The word background stamps are both "must haves". It would be even better to win them free! I love them both!
Thank you for designing such awesomeness for us!!! May you be blessed in return!

Suzan VonEssen said...

Another wonderful release! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue said...

Love the sentiment background. Great idea to cut them apart - I am always looking for new (& neat) sentiments. Also like the idea for turning the ticking background and stamping again.

Judy said...

Great projects, love these new background stamps! Thanks for sharing your tips with us and thanks for the chance to win some super stamps!!!

Terry Krushel said...

Your creations always inspire me to try something new! Great background stamps with so much versatility! Thanks for the opportunity to win😄

donna said...

I am so EXCITED Wendy, Can't wait to get my hands on all your new products. Love , Love Love the new background stamps. and I have BIG plans for the new mat mini's.

Thank you for all the inspiration?
donna in Ky

Craftychris said...

Ooh I would love to win, I love those stamps! Thank you for the chance! Gorgeous artwork too! xxx

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous cards, fabulous giveaway! I feel the same way about instagram too :)

Reah said...

I would have no problem cutting them apart. would love to win, thanks for the chance.

Lori said...

WHAT? Glue n Seal is going away again??? What is going on with that! I will miss the archival colors that are gone too...that tree branch is awesome and the hydrangea is one of my favorites! This is terrible news!!! I do love your creative post today..

Nancy in CA said...

Such a great idea. Love this stamp...so versatile! Would love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity!

Theresa said...

LOVE those sentiment stamps!! They would make a great background as well as ALL THOSE SENTIMENTS individually!!! WOW!! What a deal!!!!

mllrtrnt74 said...

Absolutely love. Awesome that the sentements are out side the background stamp. Way cool. Great new products and be cool to add to my collection.

Jamey said...

Love this! Thanks for doing this giveaway! Your work is amazing!

madhvi shah said...

Love to win

madhvi shah said...

Love to win

Dria said...

Love the way you hung the birdhouse! I would love to win this stamp

Alina said...

Awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauties. I love your work!

Carolyn said...

I have heard about the "crayons" but didn't know how they were used. Your example was a big help, on how to use them, and super cute project too!

Annie said...

I love these stamps. I can think of so many ways of using them for backgrounds.
Annie

Gavi S said...

Such pretty projects,thnx 4 the giveaway!

Emma Joyner said...

I can't remember if I have already posted, but, I was wondering, what is your muse? Where do you get your inspiration from? And what would you most like to design next?

Emma Joyner said...

I can't remember if I have already posted, but, I was wondering, what is your muse? Where do you get your inspiration from? And what would you most like to design next?

pam br said...

I just love how you made the line to hold the bird cage. One of those things that make you scratch your head and think"*why didn't I think of that". And reminds me why I follow you and so many other talented people.

pam br said...

I just love how you made the line to hold the bird cage. One of those things that make you scratch your head and think"*why didn't I think of that". And reminds me why I follow you and so many other talented people.