I kept wondering why I got so many emails asking about the convention in Columbus Ohio...
DUH...I forgot to add it to my schedule...
Sorry...Memories Scrapbooking Expo info is here.
Just made my flight arrangements this morning...
it will be another FUN inky event!
Hope to see you there...
and...hard to believe...
it seemed so far away...
but I leave next Thursday for the Carson California stamp convention. I LOVE IT!
And speaking of Carson...
I NEED your help...Keychain & I have about 4 free hours before set up...
THIS IS IMPORTANT...
where can we SHOP that is close to the event?
I TOLD you this was IMPORTANT!
We LOVE antiques & artsy stuff...
any cool UNIQUE hot spots that you can recommend will be MUCH appreciated, especially if you have the address to pop into the GPS...! THANKS!
Ted will have the Stampers Anonymous booth LOADED with new tim stamps...
new studio 490 stamps...
new books & MORE...sounds like fun shopping is coming to Carson...I hinted the other day about this...
but now I can spill the beans...
You already know that I LOVE jenni bowlin...
not just her products...
but the real jenni too.
She is an absolute DOLL and just the sweetest person...
So, I was THRILLED to be asked to be a guest star on her inspiration blog...
To make the piece below I used these jenni products...
*the 4 inch chipboard mini book cover & one inside page to cover it
*2 mini bingo cards
*2 brown embellished butterflies
*white vintage style sew on button
*4 x 4 mini paper
I used 2 of tim's idea-ology swivel clasps to make the hanger...
and accented it with 2 of his corners...
The butterflies were the starting point for this piece...
there are 5 different designs in the package
and here's what I started with.
I inked them with tumbled glass, broken china & brushed corduroy...and accented them with rock candy distress stickles...
I altered jenni's buttons with the alcohol ink refillable pen...
I also used the pen to color the butterfly bling and the Prima crystals hiding in the background.
The pens makes it sooo simple...
Here's the buttons... ala...natural...
There are close-up photos on the inspiration blog.
with a GIVEAWAY...or 2!*****
Here's the deal...
leave a comment HERE and also on the inspiration blog...
2 comments= 2 chances to win...
a goodie package...
We'll leave the comments open 'til 7am on Monday morning...
then @ 7:01-ish...we'll draw 2 winners.
leave 2 comments...
then have a GREAT weekend and...
Not sure where Carson is in relation to Pasadena but I think there is a store there called Zinnia and it is supposed to be very cool. Have read about it on Kelly Kilmers blog. I love what you have made with Jenni's products. Very neat. Will visit her blog too to see the other pictures.
I love Jenni Bowlin paper and goodies too. Really cute project. I am going to have to work on my fiance to take a road trip and go to one of your classes.
I wish I could have the money to attend some of these conventions... I so love Jenni Bowlin and Prima crystals.
Oh wow, I'll leave coments everywhere! Have a great time at the convention. I got your book today and it's FAB. Thank you so much for writing another one.
I wish I was going with you !! Never been to that area so I can't help .. I'm a big Chicago shopper .. and I know you've been to Woodfield Mall so you know what I"m talking about :) I love the project !! Since reading your blog I think I have added grunge flowers to EVERYTHING !! LOL Have a great weekend !
It's a beautiful project and I love the way you combine everyone's products so effortlessly, it looks as though they were created to work together.
I'm hoping my book arrives today!
Eileen in NYC
LOVE the butterflies! I just adore the colors on this project, my faves! Blue, green and brown. Yummy.
You're art is always inspirational! I just love lookin' at it all. TFS!
Oh that is so very pretty Wendy! I love jenni bowlin too. I have a special place in my heart for butterflies, and think I will order some today! I like the way you inked them. Wish I could go to Carson.........but at least my car knows the way to Hannah's ! LOL
I love what you did for the Inspiration blog! Nice. Also, got your new book in the mail yesterday. Thanks for the speedy delivery. It is another great book! I spent the evening last night pouring over it. Very inspiring to "Make Art!"
Wendy, your inspration art is beautiful. I have a couple of Tim's pens, but I am not sure how to use them.
i know there's something going on at the kane cnty fair grounds in st. charles next wkend - 3/13-14.
shari carroll sounds familiar but i would have to see her. and your work is still gorgeous! u are one very busy lady.
last time i was in OH, there were tons of antique places all over the place. just drive & find was my experience. you'll have a ball i'm sure.
Wow, you're a busy art chick! Love your project - and I love it when you give us specifics! Thanks!
Oh, my goodness, you made Jenni's stuff look so amazingly studio 490ified. Love what you did with those fabulous butterflies. Now I really have to have them. Zinnia is an amazing place and you'd love it and the whole old Pasadena area, but it's pretty far from Carson and the traffic is nuts. I don't think 4 hours is enough time. I live a couple of hours away from Carson, but I'll come back if I can come up with some ideas. I know there are a few peas who live close by that area.
Looking forward to your demos and all the new stuff next weekend.
Wendy, I LOVE the wall hanging! The details are awesome! Think I am going to use your piece as inspiration and create one of my own!
Love your piece of art 0 its amazing what a little bit of ink and talent will do! Enjoy Carson
Jenni's products ROCK! And your art is just over the top sensational!
I love how different things can look with a bit of ink!!
Your project is gorgeous. I love the way you added color. I stood in the store staring at all of Jenny's beautiful new buttons and couldn't decide on a color. DUH! I'm going to go buy the white ones and color them myself. Thanks for the inspiration!
I absolutely love butterflies. So both of these projects hit a chord with me. About twenty years ago, two of my friends and I decorated our small church in Iowa with over 750 butterflies for an Easter morning. It was spectacular!
Have fun at Carson!
Love the project...going to check out the inspiration blog...have fun (shopping)in CA! I'll miss you while you are gone!
Oh, how pretty!!! I, too, love Jenni Bowlin - but I've not bought any of her buttons yet. Guess I better! :o)
See you soon!
WOW! Such yummy goodness!!
Love the wall hanging! Thanks for sharing tips on creating the look. I went to the Jenni Bowlin site earlier for the first time (thanks to your "tweet"). Wow, now I have another blog to read daily. The housework will have to wait a little bit longer...keep up the inspiration! Marijane
Wendy! That's beautiful! Hope you don't mind if I copy it to give to a friend. I love it. Love you and Jenni!
Coolio beans! Love this project! My shopping list is getting longer and longer...what an enabler you are! Have fun in Carson!
I love what you did with the butterflies. I'll just have to give them a try. Still trying to get all the new colors of distress inks. Have fun in Carson!
Oh I love that hanger! That butterfly is awesome too! I get so much inspiration from your blog! Thanks so much-off to check out the inspiration blog. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Rowena
Beautiful stuff...AGAIN! I love Jenni Bowlin too :)
Lovely butterflies, Wendy!
This is so great - a combo of two favorites! Have a good trip.
I must live under a ROCK or something 'cause I don't KNOW Jenni Bowlin or her products but I LOVE, LOVE those vintage MINI papers and buttons, and the rest of her product line. Thank you Wendy for continually making art and sharing and teaching. DON'T stop! Just Keep on making ART!
I just love love love your project, the butterflies, buttons, corners, hangers,bling everything just perfect..
omg how cute is this! luv Jenni's stuff too tho I have yet to meet her...but..somedayyyyyyy...You are so busy...but ty for always taking time for us here...I will go post on her blog too...u are both inspirational to me...ty for that too! I got my books....scouring them ...not sure where to start..but Ima gonna!! TYVVM!
Jeni, butterflies, Wendy art, stickles, ideology, Oh the fun you have! I LOVE it!! :-)
I just found your blog today and have become a follower. It is so inspiring! I love your project.
Wendy: what a gorgeous piece. I got my two books from you today and I TRUST YOU!!! WOuld love a chance to win!
What a terrific piece of art - love it and what it says to you!
I love that project. What a great idea.
Zinnia mentioned in the first post is a very cool artsy/mixed media store & there are some neat antique stores around it...it's a ways from Carson though 30-60 minutes depending on traffic-worth the trek though..I can email you the address...the streets around the hotel you stayed in when we went on the cruise in San Pedro have some interesting artsy stores..I live in Carson & can check out specific ones & let you know!
Hi, Wendy! I have been a follower for quite awhile now- just never commented. I love this piece you have done - especially the butterflies. I will be taking a class from Ted at Adventures in Stamping in April (Akron OH)!! Am saving any available cash for that weekend to spend in the S.A. booth - that will pretty much take care of the convention for me! LOL
Sure would be nice to win a goodie bag :)
Hope you find some cool antiques and other stuff!
Oh MY! You had me drooling with your things so I had to order more maya road and your stamps... not to mention TH... but now you throw Jenni Bowlin in the Mix!!! I love what you have done with her butterflies and bingo cards!
Seriously I love reading your blog for ideas and techinques! Keep it up! Now off to ramsack some more antique stores!
Oh My Gosh! LOVE what you did with the butterfly and the buttons! I thought I had enough buttons, but NO...gotta find some buttons! lol!!! Have a great trip!
I love your hangy thinh - and the butterfly is such a refreshingly original design - arty and those buttons - brill.
Have an amazing time - shop until you dtop, and come back safely
Wow, this is beautiful Wendy, love the butterflies and bling and the color combos. Thanks again for more inspiration to MAKE ART!
Totally adore your art hun...er, I neeeeeeed more Jenni Bowlin stash...I have some 4x4 papers which I got from Simon Says Stamp when I won the Gift Cert last year...so THANK YOU for the inspirations to go and use them up .. they are lush aren't they? Wish I could go to Carson...I think I need to get Grim to agree to move to the USA...it makes sense doesn't it?? ROFL
So. .. I have made my comment...and now.....
...here is my second comment...actually I am still waffling on from my first,but you said leave 2...so here they are LOL
Have a fAb weekend xx
You and Jenni--what a great combo. It was fun to see what was created from your unique inky style and her products.
Oh, I just love your creations, Wendy. You're such an inspiration! :D
I love how you took that JB stuff and made it soooo Wendy V stuff!
Hope I can make it to Carson!
You are amazing!
Thanks for the tips!
Everything you do is awesome!! Love what you did with the Jeni B products .... have fun and hope you find a neat place to shop while you are away .... have fun
I love Jenni & her product too...and your touch just goes perfect!
Mmmm that is gorgeous -the hangy art - and the buttons are beautiful ;)
More inspiration! The butterflies and flowers are lovely, I love your artwork. The wall hanging is gorgeous, I don't play Bingo but you've made this so attractive, I would definitely go if they handed out bingo cards as pretty,lol.
I'm excited tonight 'cos your new book and lots of your new stamps are arriving to me tomorrow, I'm doing the happy dance, I can't wait.
Great project, colors, and all! I like the unique buttons which can be adapted to any project!
I love your Jenni project, Wendy.
If you hate snow so much, why don't you move down here...to south FL? We've had the coldest winter I ever remember, but it's still a heck of lot better than IL!!! I'm waiting for you to come down here and teach some classes. Pretty please...
Love.Love.Love the butterflies. That turned out so awesome. Neat idea using the photo corners on the top. Your new posts always get me motivated to get in my 'room' and CREATE.
Love your JB project, Those buttons and butterflies are fantastic! Have fun in Carson - sounds so much better than all the snow here in the midwest.
I was just saying how i LoVE bingo cards and these cute buttons and here they are again... BONUS!
I have lots of the bingo cards and this is such a fun way to use them....just got the rest of the new inks today so I'm off to make art....as soon as I check out Jenni's blog...lol...wouldn't want to miss a chance to win and can always use new inspiration...
you amaze me, the finished product is unmistakenly "YOU". your mind sees how things can be altered and morphed into a whole other style....LOVE IT
I have always thought that Jenni should team up with you and tim, love all your guys stuff!!!
Very cool wall hanging Wendy- I am deeply engrossed in your book that arrived today. It is FAB!!!! Have a great time in Carson- I am sure that you will find some artsy stores to get into. Have fun, be careful and Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in SC
Jenni's paper & your art...Beautiful project!!! I just got your book today & I love it!!!
Love the combo with Jenni Bowline products.
Love your project! The swivel clasp hanger is sooo cool! I hate when I don't have the right ribbon to make a hanger...now I don't have to worry about it...just have to pick up some more TH swivel clasps! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Love your blog btw!
livelaughscrap88 at gmail dot com
Yet another beautiful piece. Thank you so much for all the time you spend sharing these with us; the eye candy and the techniques are invaluable, especially on the inspiration-free days! Thank you.
I was recently in Arizona on vacation and finally got to see the 4x4 Jenni Bowlin paper packs in person. YUMMY! I bought one of each. Can we say addicted? Yes we can!! The patterns go beautifully with your stamps.
I will totally be looking for those buttons.
like the project. great combo of patterns and colors. the flower is so cool
Love what you made from the Jenni stuff. I have been searching with no success for the jeweled butterflies. Will have to go online to find them methinks. TFS!
Lovely project - I love Jenni Bowlin too. And thanks, your wonderful book arrived yesterday! Love it.
Love the butterflies!
OMGoodness... wish you'd broken this inspiring beauty down into more VISUAL steps with written explantives as I find your ART riveting!
LOVE Jenni Bowlin and T!m, but admittedly your my fav!
love the whole project and the buttons are TOO cute; lovely inspiration.
Love the project, you are so inspiring!
I love how you altered the Jenni items with ink and stickles. I'm a huge fan of Jenni's products as well as Tim Holtz and Ranger, and I love how you combined these styles.
Hi again from Nova Scotia. Wonderful project and a goodie package wow. I'll leave comments both places. Have fun at Carson and hope you find some fun stores to shop. As you say Women must shop.... Shirley S
What a great twist on using Jenni's products. i love her mini papers. It's hard finding prints scaled down. Great idea for hangers too!
I love that you can unify a project with inking - the details in this one are just gorgeous!!
this piece just ROCKS thanks for sharing on how to make this darling masterpiece
Love love love what you created!
You did it again, a beautiful artwork every friend wil love, and to work this out will be a lot of fun! thank you sharing this,
greatings from the Netherlands, Hetty
Love your hanging art you made. I too, love Jenni's stuff and your spin on it is perfect!
Please can I come too, I'll carry your bags and rub your feet at the end of the day, pleeeeese.
Love your wall hanging, its nice to see it in its virgin state before your beautify it.
WOW! Love it! I think I'll give it a go...as in 'scraplift'!
I LOVE JENNI Too!!
Love the art and the bling and the butterfly... awesome job!
There is also the "Orange Circle" for Antiques. There are at least 3 antiques stores and other fun nostalgic stores. Distance is about 26 miles. I will email you details. The art is wonderful. I love the Jenny Bowlin buttons.
Congrats, Wendy!!!! The piece is wonderful!!! On my way to the inspiration blog.
Love that wall hanging. Love all things Jenni too. I am going to Mykonos (Greece) in September where she will be one if the guest teachers. I'm really excited about that! ThanKs for the giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky one today.
Sorry Wendy, can't help with shopping ideas, BUT I do love your project, it is gorgeous.
I love Jenni, too! And, I got some great ideas from this project. I didn't know about the alcohol ink pen.
They way that you altered the butterflies blew me away. I NEVER would have thought to do that to them. I love that you are always giving us new ideas. THANKS!
Now you've done it. You've weakened my resistance to the alcohol ink pens. I LOVE what you did to those glorious buttons.
Fabulous piece of art!
The Queen of vintage scrapbook and papercrafting products JENNI BOWLIN!?? Love her stuff!
Beautiful project using the distress inks and Jenni Bowlin items! Thanks for the opportunity.
I love jenni, too! super cute art you made there! thx so much for the giveaway chance!
I luv luv luv your project! - absolutely gorgeous!
Oh my I love what you did with the new jenni bowlin nd the alcohol ink pens Your block is fantastic.
Outstanding project as usual, Wendy! Thanks again too for another opportunity to win goodies. Have a safe and blessed trip! Great day today here in the Illinois Valley!! :)
I L♥VE Jenni's things and have some of the new goodies on the way! I love what you made...so very neat!
Have Fun next week. I hope you find some HOT places to shop.
I love Jenni too!
thanks for the info on jenny's blog. will put her on my favs for sure.
It just amazes me how something simple and pretty, like a white button or butterfly, can be turned into something so stunning and alive with ink. Love it! Gloria
It is just beautiful! The butterflies are out of this world! The whole piece is really!!
Gorgeous projects! I found you through Julie's Open Window. Love your creations!
Wow - this is such a great use of items from different people. Thanks so much! Great ideas!
always giving us the example of a great project! you are a wonderful person, to create this level of combining things to one beautiful peace.
Marvelous!!!!! I love the colors you used for the butterflies and the flower~~ awesome!!!!!
Love Jenni's products!!! Love what you did with the butterfly's!
Just got another 2 sets of your stamps, love them!!!
I love the piece you did for Jenni and the butterflies are great just love butterflies. Where did you get these?? I need to have some of them!!!
Absolutely beautiful project...I am a fan of Jenni also!
Love you and Jenni both. It is the best of both worlds!
Your projects are always so inspiring!
i am just starting to get into this type of art. i am slowly accumulating all the ingredients and just love the inspiration. and i love brown with turquoise or pink these days, so this one is a super nice one. lovely
Pretty good mix if you ask me...JB & Wendy V. Ink and bling with a little artist on the side and look what cha get.....ART!
I only just found your blog and am so inspired!! I love the piece with the bingocard!
what a great way to celebrate spring with all the new bling!
I am looking forward to seeing you in Carson this coming weekend! Your project is full of so many special Wendy touches, I love it!
I love how you took each embellishment and made it your own! The transformation is wonderful especially on the butterflies!
Your work so inspires me! I see a butterfly & that is what I see, but you see a work of art! Thanks for helping inspire us!
AMAZING!!! BEAUTIFUL....STUNNING!! just plain great job Wendy!
Just beautiful, Wendy! Love your art and Jenni Bowlin products. Have fun at the convention.....
butterflies, bling and buttons, who could ask for more. Love what you've done with all the elements
Wendy and Jenni...great match and great projects. TFS
Jenni's products, Wendy's stamps, and Tim's Ideology - what a great combo. Wendy - just adoreable and ready for another class featuring these products.
I love this idea of coloring the butoons with the alcohol ink pens - I can do that!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the butterflies and the flower!!!! The colors you used are amazing!!!! You are awesome!!!!
Can't wait to read your blog to see what you share with us next!
Wendy and Jeni, it's like a pb&j...they go together great!
hi Wendy i adore all of your projects you have such a taent for creating show stopping projects and designs. thanks for the chance Jan
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