Friday, September 16, 2011

STAMPtember FRIDAY FEATURE with Wendy Vecchi

In celebration of STAMPtember, our dear friend Wendy Vecchi has agreed to create a video! We love Wendy's Art Parts and her Stamps. The video shows some fun tips on using them together.

Terra (pictured with Wendy to the left) and I first met Wendy a few years ago on a cruise on which both she and Tim Holtz taught classes. Quite honestly, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only was it an opportunity to more intimately get to know these fabulous industry geniuses, but it was also a delightful way to rejuvenate our spirits. I had recently suffered a miscarriage and cruising with my best friend and professional partner, Terra, was just what the doctor ordered. Can you imagine adding a whole week of classes with Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz on top of that!? Yes folks, it was right up there in my memory bank with my wedding day and the birth of my children.

Wendy and Mister Rick (her husband) helped us to "Make Art". We each made the most beautiful, creative, bulletin boards - mine hangs in my office today. Pictured here. By the way, Mister Rick and Wendy are master Black Jack players. (Stamping wasn't our only form of entertainment on the big boat :) Mister Rick always had a big smile for us, but he was totally serious about helping us "Make Art"! Thank you Wendy AND Mister Rick!

Wendy has her own line of "Studio 490" Rubber stamps and art parts. Rumor has it she will be adding some more very exciting products to the industry very very soon! Art parts are blank kraft-colored, pre-cut pieces made from a superior quality composite material and are ready to alter. Much thicker than chipboard, these parts can be use to make art to keep or to make art to give away and the art will last a lifetime. The surface holds ink like a dream. They are strong, sturdy components and measure 1/8" thick. Many of the art parts have complimentary stamps. Be sure to check out Wendy's video to see how much fun you can have coordinating them!

To celebrate STAMPtember with Wendy, we have put all of her "Studio 490" art parts and rubber stamps on sale in our store: www.SimonSaysStamp.com at 25% off until midnight EST Sunday Sept 18! No coupon codes needed! Top Secret: If you are a member of the Wendy Vecchi Yahoo group (click here to join), you might find even more specials available to you (hint...join and you can find out a delightful little secret :) Be sure to check out Wendy's BLOG HERE. It's a definite must read and always entertaining! Seriously GO CHECK IT OUT!

WANT TO WIN! ? Tell us your favorite art part set and one lucky winner will win the set of art parts with Wendy's all time favorite art part in it. If you watched the video until the very end - you'll see her fave. (It's AWESOME!)

For more on Wendy, Stay tuned! We have secret behind the scenes footage of her studio and an interview with her to come on Sunday!




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Heidi

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75 comments:

  1. I like Wendy's Art Parts Simply Wings, Film Strip Frames and Doorplates & Keys.

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  2. Amazing! I love the film strips.

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  3. I have just started to hear about the Art Parts so this was a good explanation of the product. My favorite set is the Leaves but that was a wonderful truck that Wendy used as well.

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  4. I am a sucker for flowers, but I really love the keys and the scallop trims!

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  5. This is the first time I have seen art parts. Was great to see the video. I like the florals.

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  6. It´s the first time, I see these too, so it was good to see the clip here from Wendy, and she explained it sooo great.
    I could see a lot of use for these, and there´s soo many awesome ones, like the pocketwatches, the tool for arts, and the sets for men are cool too, but I also love the doorplates and keys and the dressforms are really cool, and then ofcause always the flowers and leaves. Now I just hope, I´m the lucky one here tomorrow, but since it´s my B day I hope, that´ll bring me a little luck he he he.
    Have a great week-end everyone and lots of more fun.

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  7. Those scissors are so absolutely stinkin' cute Ms Wendy Vecchi!!! I love the demo of stamping onto the art parts - they indeed match up perfectly. The Bookplates are my fave art parts though! :)

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  8. All the parts look really cool - perhaps leaves, watch parts or even the doorplates and keys. Too many to choose an absolute favourite.

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  9. I have not yet had the pleasure of playing with the Art Parts.....I would love to try them, looks awesome!

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  10. Thanks for such a fun video! I love the art parts - flowers and leaves are always a favorite with me; but those scissors are calling my name!

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  11. My favourite Art Parts are the residences - so versatile. Wendy uses these on her blog heading and they look awesome. You can use them for just about anything. Jean.xx

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  12. I have just finished placing an order and thought I'd check your blog. I had never heard or seen anything like Wendy's Art Parts, they are fantastic. To narrow it down because Wendy had it on her video and I could actually see how great it looked, I would have to say I love Art Parts For The Guys. Oh, why do I have to choose!

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  13. My FAV art part is the filmstrip frames!!!!

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  14. I loving the outdoor parts - thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I like Wendy's Scallop Trim
    Art Parts. I think they are so versatile, would love to try the Art Parts with matching stamps too.

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  16. Oh geez, am I supposed to pick a favourite? Really? lol, well I'm really loving that Guys one. Doorplates and keys, and dresses is great too. Thanks, and Thanks Wendy...see you on yahoo.

    Laura

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  17. There are so many I like! But, I think my favourite would have to be the Sweetheart Frames.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. Simply love ALL the art part sets but 'Tools for Art' is just the most awesome for me right now!

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  19. Thanks for the pics of Wendy and her husband. I can't wait to meet her next month as I am taking one of her classes. Bette

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  20. Oh! Pick my favourite art part? It's like choosing my favourite child! Erm... The wings? The huge hearts? The leaves? I give in!!! Thank you for your generous giveaway!!!

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  21. I love the flower in the video. Great tips! :-)

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  22. How can you ask me to pick A favourite art part - they are all amazing! But I have to agree with Wendy, those scissors are fantastic. Thanks for the video and the chance to win.

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  23. I'm loving the wings and the scissors. Wendy is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing!
    Karen

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  24. Oh my gosh--this is fabulous! My favorite is Celestial Art rubber stamps: http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-30379/set-Wendy-Vecchi-Cling/Detail

    These ROCK!

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  25. HI..I had to order at midnite! TYSSOOOOMUCH! I like all, luv Wendy's stuff! not a dud in the bunch! My fav is those little scissors too, but cuz it is hers..I will say my next fav of art parts are the round bases..I actually purchased a kit as it was a class I could not attend..and EVERYONE who saw the finished product asked me to make them one! Just adorable.. I have most of her stamps now, but always on the look out for more ..HINT HINT Ms. Vecchi! xo cher

    ps good luck all

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  26. How do you pick a favorite. I look and keep saying I like that one best, no I like this one best. the doorplates and keys look like they would be fun after watching the video. Thanks.

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  27. It's sooo hard to choose but today my favorite is the large flourish Frames. Ask me tomorrow and it will be something else--there's one for every project I'm working on!

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  28. I have a thing for scissors, hinges, keys, gears... the problem is I heard thembecause they're too nice to use.

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  29. I love Studio 490 Stamps and Art Parts! My favorite Art Parts has to be the leaves as I use so many of them. They are so cute as leaves to her flowers, but also alone or with other random things on frames, album covers, etc. Thanks for the great sale... I now will soon have some more of Wendy's stamps and Art Parts!

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  30. oooh I think the flowers would be my choice, have not used them but seen lots of fabulous blog posts using them x

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  31. How nice to hear about how all of you met. And really nice that you've all become friends. As to my favorite Wendy Art Parts, it would have to be the Pocket Watches. Also love the Keys and Doorplates, and her tool Art Parts, the one with the scissor (so cute).

    Elaine Allen

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  32. I think my favourite would have to be the Doorplates and Keys. Hard decission but that's what I am going with, lol.

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  33. I've been loving the pocket watches for a while now. Might have to have a new favorite soon, those scissors rock!

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  34. there are so many neat art parts - but for some reason I like the fish - and for the life of me I can not figure that one out!
    Thanks for the fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  35. I love these Art Parts that I wasn't familiar with before. The truck with the stamp to match/fit is great! Need to learn more about this product!

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  36. I always love scalloped anything! But, as I am a girly girl too, anything floral is good for me! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  37. Interesting products! The bookplates look great, I can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  38. The keys are fantastic (but I can tell why Wendy's favorite are those little scissors. SO CUTE!)

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  39. I like all of them so hard to pick!!

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  40. I absolutely love these art parts and the matching stamps. They look like so much fun! Simon Says to buy more stuff...hubby might not like this. lol!

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  41. I agree with Wendy. Those scissors are "stinkin' cute!

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  42. I love the wings and the leaves and the florals!! Just one?? MMMM, maybe the wings!

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  43. Why choose? :D I love them all but am currently drawn to the Mustaches, Men and More set I ordered today. I can't wait to use the man in the suit and the truck with "don't make me turn this car around." I'm sure I'm not the only one of a 'certain age' who heard this a million times! In fact, I MIGHT have said it to my own boys a few times! LOL!
    Another current favorite is the Residences set. It's that time of year when I become even MORE grateful for my wonderful home and family.
    Have a great day!

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  44. Favorite art part? I like all of them but I Need the newer ones with the big frames. It has scrolls on the top and bottom.

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  45. My favorite is the outdoor art set.

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  46. So glad Wendy did a a little video. The Art Parts rock and Wendi's projects. I mean how can you not just adore the the Tool Arts Parts scissors and those flowers and the project idea to replicate! Love 'em and we need more videos by Wendy!

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  47. It is so hard to choose a favorite but right now at this moment it is the shrines and the wings. Okay so that's two...

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  48. Wendy is so creative and inspirational! I would love to spend an afternoon in her studio watching her create. Until then I am addicted to her tutorials.

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  49. Hard to decide but if I have to choose: the large flourish frames. The scissors are really stinkin' cute (as Wendy noted). Maybe it's that set? Oh, I don't know - who can decide?

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  50. The scissors are beyond awesome - however the dress form is my absolute favorite! I love Wendy's stuff - I would recommend taking a class by her. She is so much fun and I learned all kinds of new cool things!

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  51. My favorite is the leaves, but they all look cool to me! Thanks for sharing the great video showing these.

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  52. My favorite is the Large flourish frames or the film strips.

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  53. My feaves are the DRESS FORMS and HEARTS & KEYS (sorry I could not pick just one)

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  54. How can you choose? Leaves or florals of doorplate and keys. She has such amazing ideas. Thank you for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  55. My favorite is the one that looks like a pocket watch. I think it would make an awesome Christmas ornament.

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  56. Love Wendy... love her stamps and her art parts and her Clearly for Art products!!! My favorite art parts are the flowers.. both the larger ones and the smaller ones!!!

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  57. This is such a cool idea! I love the scissors!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  58. Oh gosh! I love them all, but if I gotta pick from the new line I'd say I love the potpourri parts are my fav, love the flower pots! And the residences! Such a hard choice. Love the video!! I wanna know how Wendy keeps such great nails using all that ink?? lol

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  61. Yeah!! I LOVE Wendy!! Here style is so fun and even though it is more eclectic, I still feel that is is countryish!! I LOVE it!!
    My FAVORITES are her flowers and the NEW frame sets!! I can't pick just one cause I LOVE them all!! =)
    THANKS for sharing the video!! =)
    AWESOME!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  63. Potpourri of Parts is my favorite - love the little lamps (and I always like an assortment)

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  64. WOw, very cute. I looked at the website and I love the Outdoor Art parts. The one in the video I like was the truck. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  65. Love the scissors and dressforms! Thanks for introducing me to Art Parts... fabulous!
    DeniseB
    I am a follower here.

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  66. so many art parts to love, hard to pick a fav but love the truck, wings and scallop, ain't that a weird combo?

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  67. forgot to say the scissors are your fav and i like them too

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  68. The pocket watch definitely.One of the few things I have left from my dad is his very vintage pocket watch.I need to get one for a shadow box I making about him.Anyway to add to an order that hasn't shipped yet?

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  69. Thanks for video? I like Wendy's Art Parts Simply Wings, Film Strip Frames, Flowers and Keys.

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  70. Those art parts are just so cute. I think I am partial to the little car. For some reason I have a fondness for the old cars. Can't wait to try these out!!!

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  71. So hard to choose, I love them all. But I really like mustaches, men & more & potpourri of parts.

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  72. I really like the heads and hands - very cool! Wendy - I am so happy you were "discovered"!!

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  73. wow toll.
    ich liebe die LEAVES
    lg gila

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