Thursday, May 3, 2012

ABC...

A is for AKRON...
here's a quick shot of my demo space before the crowd arrived...see all those wood mounted stamps in the background? that's just a tiny portion of the booth...
for as many stamps as I have...it still excites me to see a huge amount of wood mounted...

my Blossom Bucket embellishments are on the left side of the photo...



B is for Blossom Bucket...
                        what a lovely sight...
Akron was the first convention to have all the resin pieces...
thanks to everyone who took some home...
                             I hope you'll have fun with them...


C is for crowd...
this is the line up about an hour before the show started...
I guess the line was gigantic when the doors opened...
I didn't get to see that...


I'm headed to Rocky Mountain Memories in Estes Park, Colorado for some inky/stamping classes this weekend...
I'll spend 7 hours on Saturday teaching 
Ranger U comes to YOU...
my most favorite class to teach...
I LOVE techniques...
I LOVE stamps
I LOVE all types of inks...
so this is a great way to spend the day...

after that, I head to Novi, Michigan for Mega Meet...
I thought I should have a sample made using 
it's a perfect flower center...


I added a tiny bit of gold paint around the edge of the resin postmark with the gold paint dabber...
those little blings (is that a word?) you see on the flower are turquoise Perfect Pearls mist...


studio 490 kits for art #3 is shipping...

this was very popular in Akron...
everyone LOVED that the Blossom Bucket resin pieces are included in the kit, along with all the art parts, instruction & step out photos...
and there's also the black metal corner, which allows the shutters to be dimensional...not glued down flat...
the photo below shows the finished art...

there's 2 shutters, the clear resin bottle & the black metal corner in the kit...


 one of the best BB sellers @ the convention was this large fancy flower...
it's cream colored right from the package, but easily alterable, with tim's alcohol inks...
2 minutes or less & you can make it any color that fits your need...
I used caramel & butterscotch for this one...

other BB best sellers @ the show...

all of the eyeglasses...
the postmarks...
the sewing machine was the very first to sell out...
the yellow flower, which fits right in the clear bottle...
and the bouquet, which is a perfect fit for the large jar & 
the 2 clear resin pieces are unique, because I designed them with a slit/open area in the back, which allows you you insert flowers in the slot & everything still glues completely flat...
the red hearts were popular...these are fun to stamp on to customize them...just stamp with jet black archival ink
 these pink posies were gone in a flash...
and these large lips had everyone laughing...

how about a giveaway???


would anyone like my new kit for art that's shown above?

I have one to give to one random commenter...

just leave a comment...

I'll be back on Monday with the winner's name...


now it's time to pack, so I have all the supplies I need to...

make art!
wendy


94 comments:

Jan said...

Oh my gosh... it looks AMAZING! So looking forward to getting the Blossom Bucket pieces over here. Have a great time.

mrich2500 said...

I'm off to buy my Blossom Buckets parts that I need...but I'm always up to win something!!!

Gabrielle said...

Would we like one? That's an easy yes!!! So pleased that the show was a huge success - but then with such lovely new goodies it would be hard to resist taking lots home!

Heidi said...

I wish I could be you for a day. Just to play with all of the stuff in your demo area. Have fun sharing your talent.

Meme said...

I so wanted to go to class in CO but I am in MN. I live in CO and sure as the grass is green you were coming when I was going, BOO HOO.
So if I could win it would make me feel a wee bit better!

Love all the new stuff!!!!

Heidi said...

I wish I could be you for a day. Just to play with all of the stuff in your demo area. Have fun sharing your talent.

Heidi said...

I wish I could be you for a day. Just to play with all of the stuff in your demo area. Have fun sharing your talent.

Helen said...

Would I?? Oh, yes please... love these samples you've made - I can't wait to get hold of the BB pieces.. Have an inky day.

Lori said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! Love those BB pieces!

jan said...

SWEET! Lucky gals who had the opportunity to watch you and learn how to make art!

Yvonne said...

Please give my dear friend Cheryl a hug while your visiting her store this weekend!!! I wish I was there with you girls!!! Have fun!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, your booth looks fabulous and fun! Wish I could see it 'in-person!'

Have a great event!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Looks awesome! Wish I could see all those Blossom Bucket pieces in person! We only have one convention around here (Scrapbooking Expo), and I wish you could demo at that one some time. I am anxiously awaiting your arrival at the Ink Pad in NYC! I keep bothering them to see if I can sign up yet. tee hee

Theresa said...

I am diggin' those Blossom Bucket parts!!! I want them ALL!!!! YIPPEE!!! I can't wait to get my hands on them.

Charli said...

wow your stand looks humongous!! And my idea of heaven!!!

Lovely samples, and have fun at Ranger U!!

Charli x

Shannon Marie said...

it was nice seeing you at the show! thanks for showing us all the new goodies!!

SusanK said...

Love giveaways! Your art is fantastic - so glad to see the booth since I can't be there to partake in all the inky fun. Safe travels - see you in September....you can all sing along! lol

Hels Sheridan said...

Ah I am always random so ...erm... pick me (please!) Have a fab weekend with Cheryl! x

Kate said...

Ummmm, yes I want a kit! Please pick me! Your samples are beautiful!

Dorothy said...

I would love to win a kit!!
Sounds everything went very well for you!

Bearcrazyman said...

How great would that be to win? Fingers crossed....

Cheryl Lynn 2011 said...

cool pieces and love your examples! have fun in Akron!

Ruby Craft said...

Looks like you are going to be very busy and having loads of fun. I would love to win one of your art kits! Thanks for the chance to win.

Annie said...

Hi Wendy lovin the BB pieces.....in fact I love everything WV. Hope Mr Random picks me ......but good luck to everyone in this fantastic giveaway. Hugs Annie :)

Nannie of 3 said...

Absolutely, I would love to win! Hope you had fun @ Rocky Mountain Memories. So glad to hear that they are still in business, they were just getting started my last trip out a few years ago.

Bearcrazyman said...

How great would that be to win? Fingers crossed....

Bearcrazyman said...

How great would that be to win? Fingers crossed....

DJ said...

would love to win one of your kits. It would be so awesome!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathleen Sigg said...

I will be taking your classes on Friday and Saturday in Estes and I'm really looking forward to it!

Terry said...

Hey there Wendy, first your creations are amazing as allways, wowzerss fabulous colors and the art parts are just great.. And second amazing to be part in a draw for your fabulous Art Parts Kit, thank you so much for this opportunity, good luck to everyone and thank you Wendy for this chance. Hugs Terry xxx

Susan said...

Looks like a fun show - and so much product all in one place! Would love to win your kit - thanks for the chance.

Dawn B. said...

Uh, YES! :-) it's a fabulous kit with everything you need for a gorgeous project. The Blossom Bucket line is so exciting, as each piece has so many possibilities.

Rhea said...

How fun! I am happy to hear your new stuff is taking off. Cheers!

inkypinkycraft said...

The chance to win!!! Fab!? Have my fingers crossed! Hugs trace x

VicR said...

Would I? You bet! I'd LOVE to WIN that kit. Thanks for the opportunity & your generosity :)
I was happy to finally get to meet you in person at the convention, Wendy.
Have a safe trip on your ventures.
They'll LOVE that postmark at the Novi show!
Vicki Rovira

Marijane said...

I can't wait to start seeing the Blossom Bucket parts in person! I've yet to find them in a store. LOVE that Large Fancy Flower. So glad to see you'll be teaching a couple classes at my favorite Scrapbooking Studio stores in September... yea!

Myrto said...

Ha these questions have only one answer: I would die to win one of your kits (as everybody else I suppose!)

Hugs

Myrto

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love all your samples. I would love to see a stamp, die & embossing folder of that big beautiful flower.

Primitive Seasons said...

Would be the highlight of the week to win free Art Parts! Your booth looks so exciting.

Mary

blsewcrafty said...

All looks fantastic. Would love playing with new art parts.

taniasaurusrex said...

I am envious you get to immerse yourself in something you love every day! I know it is a lot of work, and no doubt some blood, sweat, and tears were shed at one point, but I love that you love what you do. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

nkisiel said...

Can't wait to meet you at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps! So excited about your classes.

nkisiel said...

Can't wait to meet you at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps! So excited about your classes.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I have just received all my embellishments from Blossom
Bucket, they are fabulous. Love your art shown here, especially that flower. Your giveaway is very generous . Tracy x x

Swedie said...

Just being among all those stamps and art parts must inspire you to create!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Carol said...

wow all those stamps - heaven on a shelf.

Loving your art!

xx

Francine said...

Hi wendy

I would certainly love to win that extra it... It's so lovely what you can do with those!

PiHi said...

I would love one! Thank you for inspiration!

Sherry Cheever said...

ME! I'm jumping up and down, doing headstands and cartwheels . . . can you see me?

I knew you would have a great Akron show . . . it's one of my favorites!

Redanne said...

Hi Wendy, after your last post I went online to Simon Says and ordered some of your Blossom bucket embellies, lips, eye glasses etc., can't wait for them to arrive (if they get through UK customs that is!). Love that postmark, may need to go back for some of those too........

Debby said...

Thank you for the chance to win this kit! Just got some new stamps and some Blossom Bucket pieces and maybe will have some time to play? Got a full schedule the next few days!

Cher said...

oh heck ya I want that kit! I just want all your stuff! just got a couple BB pieces..whoohoooo...color me happy! busy week ahead but just dying to use these! luv your projects!

Becky said...

I would LOVE a kit. So very much. :0 Wish I could have been at the show, but my pocketbook is glad that I wasn't. Heh. :)

Kathy Eddy said...

Up for it! Oh pick me, pick me! Have fun. looks like a great show.

Jana said...

hello, I love yourcreations.
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set.

Jana said...

hello, I love yourcreations.
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set.

Lisa M said...

I would become so overwhelmed and distracted with all those amazing things at my fingertips. Your work is just inspiring and refreshing! Beautiful work. :)

Tona said...

Heck yeah, I want a chance to win one of your kits!!!
I sure wish that one of these convention/sales would be in my neck of the woods.

donna said...

Your kits are always so inventive, just love that flower~!! Thanks for the chance.

Disco Queen said...

Wow Wendy I just love your new kit for art! I would be thrilled to win one. Thankyou for making art accessible to those of us without your talent & inspiring us to have a go.

Candy C said...

Hellooooooooo Wendy! Loving the new art kits and the new Blossom Bucket goodies! You continue to inspire so many with your wonderful art! Have a blast in Estes Park. Cheryl was my table buddy at Ranger U a year ago, April. She's a sweetheart! I know your students are in for a treat! Keeping my fingers crossed for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! <3 Candy

Lillian Child said...

Oh, Wendy, you are a gal after my own creative heart. I would SO love to be the lucky winner of one of those delightful kits. Thanks for the chance and enjoy Estes ... it is one of our favorite places to vacation.

Caz said...

Oh wow! How beautiful is everything here!!! I need a lottery win for all the things I'd like to buy....but winning your kit would be a good start!!
Thanks for the chance to win a brilliant giveaway
Caz
x

Janet said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Donna S said...

Wow! I would love to win an Art Parts Kit. I would be the luckiest girl in the world.

Laura said...

Heck yes!!!

Laura

artbyvic said...

Oh, have a great trip! I will hook up with a Wendy class someday! It's on my (Blossom) Bucket list!

marci said...

What a wonderful thing to give away - thank you for the chance to have it.

octlove said...

oh how I would love to make art with those Blossom Bucket little wonders of yumminess…I just keep drooling all over my keyboard looking at them…insert sigh:)

Michael said...

So my friend Lori keeps making such beautiful art with all of your products. I am a Tim -a- holic but I am beginning to see alot of your products that I like.

Nicie Ibarra said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to win one of your wonderful kits!!!! How exciting!!!! :)

Debby said...

I hope you have a grand time, Wendy. I continue to be a great fan of you and your art.

Pixie Camembert said...

Enjoy your classes. I hope to take a Ranger U class SOMEDAY! Grateful for Tim's online class. So fun! Would you consider doing the same? T'would be grand!
Sally in California

Sara Jansen said...

I so wish I could take a class....ever considered coming to Alaska???? How fun would that be? In the meantime I am thankful for your blog. Hope you're having fun.

Rita said...

Wendy, I'm exhausted just reading what you have to do, my goodness you need to share with us how to get a little bit of your energy. Have fun at RU and I only wish I was there to see you demonstrate. As far as your question goes, Would anyone like.... of course I would and it would be very gratefully recieced too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Chris said...

What a great treat it would be to have your products in my home at my inky fingertips! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda R said...

Now THIS is exciting!!!! Hoping you having a blast during your trip and get oh so inky.

Kristy Hansen said...

Always love to see what you do and then post here. I love your art! I would be happy to win a kit and would treat it with TLC. ksh

Marilyn said...

OH WOW! Would I ever love to win this give-a way kit! All of your art pieces are too gorgeous!:))

Sue C said...

Ooh would love to win this kit !
Sue C
x

Marilyn C. said...

Love to win the kit - your "stuff" amazes me! Keep 'em coming! You stir up my creative juices. Thanks!

sue said...

Love all the new art! Can you show us more samples?

NanaBeth said...

I am going to do my some early Mother's Day shopping for sure.There are so many BB pieces I need to play.Thank you for a chance at winning the kit-I could have big fun with it!

Therese said...

Oh my goodness, better take a bigger wallet for novi show with art parts, blossom bucket, stampers anonymous stamps so pick me for the great give away........... See ya SOON....... Hugsa

Sue OConnell said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to win the kit, the sampleas are stunning, lots of ideas of colour and composition.

Ally White Cat said...

ordered glasses and lips to play with my new stamp set i won..i can't wait for them to come in..this is thrilling..better than a kid with mr. potatoe head lol

hugs,
susan s.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oh yes please & thank you, I would like one very much, they're so gorgeous.

Carla said...

Wendy: Wow, what a great day of learning and inky fun today in Estes Park at Rocky Mountain Memories. Thanks for your willingness to share your technique knowledge and for all of your encouragement. I hope you are able to come back soon. Carla

betjunroe said...

Love the art parts kit. It's looks like so much fun to make. Glad you had a great turnout in Akron. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bette

Liz said...

always a delite always a good demo

Cheryl Grigsby said...

If you're thinking of taking one of Wendy's classes, let me help you: there's no decision to make, you've just gotta do it! Wendy, thanks so much for coming to Estes Park. You exceeded every expectation. I loved our time with you. Gotta go now. I need to get back to my studio. I've git to do something with all thus inspiration !

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

PLEASE...I would love to win!! :)

Carol Gibson said...

Wish I could be there. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherryl Ball said...

me, me, me!!! I would love to get ahold of some of your products...I know there is a steampunker in me, and your products will get me there all the more quicker.