we got lots to cover today!Starting with some answers to some questions...#1...I stopped over at the Maya Road site to day - let's hear it for the HUGE bottle caps!!! Will you be making a project using them????Hmmm...no flowers (see yesterday's post!) ...no gigantic caps either! I'll see if I can snag one or 2 @ CHA and a photo of a sample...#2...OMGoodness!!! Love the 1st booth sample!! What is the 2nd layer?This was a question about the classic label coaster in the earlier post...The second layer is a Maya Road scallop frame that I altered with a rusting solution...and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles...I LOVE the look...I have a project in the new book, using "that product" on different chipboard...#3...where will we be able to get this stuff ASAP? I have things to make girls! need it NOW...or yesterday even lol.Ok...here's what I know so far...
Tim's new distress ink colors will ship right after CHA...
My book...shipping in February.
Tim's new book...ready to ship!
My stamps & Tim's are done & will ship after CHA...
95% of Maya Road is ready to ship right after CHA... just a few things will ship later.
Tim's Sizzix dies...YIKES...I'll have to ask him & get back to you. #4...Wendy...did you ever get your birthday cabinet home? Did I miss the photo(s)?
NOPE...it's still @ the MIL'S...It won't fit in the studio, so we'll redo the office...paint etc...then bring it home.
It's #1 on the priority list as soon as I get back from CHA. I WILL show you...I promise!
#5...Tell us about uses for the Maya Resist stuff...
SORRY...didn't get any of that either! But it's on my order. I think it will be fun. I have an idea...not sure if it will work...but I want to try! I'll keep you posted.#6...I ran over here ... just been to Tim's place ... fell and grazed me knees and everything .... is it you???? Is it???? The ticket stamp??? Is it??? huh???? Is it???NOPE!!! Not me!! Must be "you know who".#7... Love the minis and I'm so in love with your blouse stamp and I also love the mannequin mini. And is that a tape measure/ruler stamp I spy with my little eye? Oh yummy!That is a stamp from Maya Road & lucky you...it's available now! No waiting on this one! I use it lots!#8...I have birds all over my house...I'm BEGGING...please show the whole @%*& bird...I want that bird now!OK OK...hold your horses! YIKES! I'm scared!Here he is...stamped on grungepaper & inked with the NEW tumbled glass...#8...Will you be showing a sample using the new Maya Road soccer ball book?Nope...that wasn't one of my assignments...I'm betting that one of the other design team members did...I'll TRY to get a photo for you @ CHA...#9...as you say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the visionary. is the text stamped over her? Nope...that's built right into the stamp...Here's what she looks like...she just started getting ready to be added to a project...the only thing that I added is the NEW alphabet stamp...#10...you said larger rose...how much larger?How about 2 largers??? That gives us more options...to make not only roses...but flowers like this... #11... Ideology art... we want to see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please promise you'll show us what you created today!--SORRY...no can do! Tim hasn't shown any of "this" yet...so I can't.But I will say...prepare to be amazed! Have I steered you wrong yet?Trust me! COOLLLLLLLLL STUFF is coming soon!
#12...will tim show us his design team samples on his blog? has he ever? i'm always needing ideas to get started
Hmmm...I do remember that he did a video from his Advantus booth and that showed lots of projects.
As far as individual pieces...
Guess we wait & see...but I will show you after CHA, for sure.
#13...any more sayings for that bottle stamp?
I only made the one specific label stamp(for now)...but you can make then by combining words...
using the labelmaker etc...
using just one word from a stamp...
there are LOTS of possibilities...
#14...I'm on the fence about the fillable pens but I love what you did with the bottle. I wondered if that was vellum or a transparency.
It's stamped on a Hambly transparency, which is much thicker than the regular office type.
The fillable pen is AWESOME...I especially love it for changing the color of bling. Because it is like a pen, you have perfect control & can ink just a single pearl...or gem to make perfectly coordinating embellishments.
#15...what is the curly stuff coming out of the visionary hat? Looks like it sticks...what did you do to it to let it be free flowing?
It's bling from Prima...I LOVE IT!
I chopped off a piece to fit...and made it less sticky by tapping it on my jeans. It's on a clear carrier? that keeps the scroll shape. It's COOL stuff!
#16...Question: On the artful voyage cruise, I think you gave us a tip on how to refill our small squeeze bottles of Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium. If you did, I've slept way too many times since then and would love to know what the trick is again. I got the lid off the bottle, but made an absolute mess trying to get additional multi-medium into the squeeze bottle! Is there an easy way? thanks.
There sure is...just pull the tip off....the whole plug...you have to pull pretty hard...
fill it & put the plug back in place.
REMINDER...save your empty stickles bottles....wash them out & you can fill them with glossy accents or multimedium.
I like the distress stickles bottle better for the multi medium, because the tip has a larger opening. #17...ooooooo, that bottle stamp is simply fantastic! i can NOT wait for my LSS to start getting your wonderful line. where will i be able to purchase your new products online?These places have GREAT customer service...and they will be @ CHA...so they'll be among the first to have the new things...eclecticPaperieSimon Says Stamp #18...can I get all the new inks from you or can I buy them from Ranger to get them quickly?NO...sorry...I don't sell products...(only my books)and Ranger sells to stores only, not individuals...BUT...I do see some AWESOME package deals
HERE... and HERE...#19...I know you are busy, but can you explain sometime how you do CHA work...I guess my question is do you do what projects you want? Do you have to follow a specific theme? How do you decide what to demo?It's a little different for each company...For Ranger...they will send a list and say that they need new samples for "these certain 25 products"...then I can look thru the list & choose which products I want to work with. So, basically, I can choose my own assignments.
For the demo part of it, I'm assigned specific products that they would like me to highlight. So, this CHA I'll be showing lots of fun ways to use the Adirondack line of products...I really like to combine them with Perfect Pearls, in some new ways...so that is a fun assignment.
I'll be making some tag samples today to have on my demo table. Maybe I'll share them here...Maya Road sends new products...like say the "minis" or a new coaster album and I can use them however I want on a project. They don't give a specific theme to follow.For Tim's idea-ology...he sends cool stuff & says...make cool stuff in your style...simple!My stamps...I just do what I want...Ok...we better come to an end for today before your little eyes get tired...But, before I go...I wanted to show you this...using NEW and current stamps...and tumbled glass & bundled sage...My new favorite combo...And this is fun...I really do use up scraps of grunge...this photo is in the book...and it looks like a portion of the house stamp???????
Come back on Monday...the Maya Road peeks will continue...
You'll like what you see...for sure!
and maybe more studio 490 reveals here on Monday too!
Enjoy your weekend...
I'm off to make (Adirondack) art (samples)!