Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ooh ooh much to tell...!!

Life is manic here at Reaveley Towers as you may well imagine, Days turn into nights into days into nights and before you know it a week has passed and deadlines have moved amongst us. Luckily I seem to be hitting the deadlines at the moment, so Our Ben is a happy bunny, but Blogging has had to take a back seat and I haven't a clue when I last twittered.!! Mind you am I the only one who struggles with a limited amount of characters to play with..? I am a chatterbox, why use one word when I can use half a dozen, and I believe in the freedom of speech.!! (My excuse and I'm staying with it).

Preview went brilliantly...all projects present and correct including a couple of sell outs..just love it when that happens.!! By the way those of you who were too late to book on the canvas class, I have sneaked in an extra date , keep your eyes peeled for the weekend as we are waiting for the waiting list to come back to us with first dibs..! ALL other classes are now online for you to peruse at your leisure.

All my new stamp sets are complete and hopefully being rubberised as we speak. Think this is the most ME collection I have done and I am bursting with excitement to share with you all, and trying to contain myself is killing me, even though I am under threat of death by peel off if I let the cat out of the bag...!! I am however, a sample making machine as I get ready for the whirlwind that is CHA Summer in the windy city of Chicago. All the new stamps and samples will be on display at the Ranger and Stampers Anonymous Booths. But I have no doubt I will have disobeyed orders and given you loads of sneaky peeks before then...just saying...that's all..!!

I am in the midst of finishing off class samples for the store I am teaching in whilst over there. And I have to say this is not just a store, this is not just a store that has fabulous classes. this is not just a store that has THE bestest reputation, this is not just a store where the classroom is to die for, this is not just a store where the owner is sooo lovely that I will want to move in and live there for ever. Nooooo this is a Marks and Spencer store.!! (OK not really but you know what I mean..)
Will give full details in the next day or two but for the moment lets just say that when I get off the plane I will be flinging my arms wide apart, cocking my head to the sky and singing....OK screeching in a high pitched wail

"Good Morning Baltimore..!!"

And no I am not kidding, let's just hope I spare them the spectacle of my now famous River dancing moves..!!!

Now I need you to get over to this gorgeous ladies blog..the lovely Ellen Vargo, for whom I owe a mahoosive apology to for being sooooo late in posting this. She has fallen in love with my Dylusions stamps and posted a project a day on her blog for a whole frikkin week.!!  Flipping heck cool is that..?? I tell you my flabber was well and truly ghasted when I found out...Projects..yes real live projects with pictures and instructions. HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE HERE, HERE and HERE. Truly amazing and as Our Ben pointed out, something I am obviously incapable of doing, lmao. I would argue my case but I would just fail miserably so I am staying shtum.!! Silence can't be misquoted and all that malarky, lol.

Not only is she a complete Goddess in the blogging, samples and project sharing department, she has also offered to be my slave...sorry..personal assistant whilst I am there.!!! Yayyyyyyyy. I will obviously pay, in wine gums, Yorkshire mixture and the odd Curly Wurly.  Fear ye not...!!!

Next exciting bit of news, is our very own, that bubbly bundle of bubbliciousness Kate Crane, has released not one but two...that's right TWO DVDs about Art Journaling. And how fabby they are too.  And soooo professional she is in them ( obviously ignored everything I taught her, lmao).  Here's some sneaks of them for you, but you need to get over to her blog to be in with a chance to win your own copy

Here is the first one

And the second..

I do believe you can buy them both together as well in a box set...Ooh that'll be mine then.... I'll probably need two copies of each, one for here and one for at home, lol. Well I never get to be on her workshops, they are either sold out or I am in America. Bad timing on my part methinks somewhat....

Another piece of extremely fabtastically exciting news is this...I tell you the list just rolls on and on, doesn't it..??

Do you recognise the style...???

Yes it's the one and only...gorgeous gorgeous good friend of mine...


She has collaborated with Stampington to release a line of rubber cling mounted stamps in her own imitable style. They are not quite ready for release yet, and fear not we will be stocking them on our shelves as soon as they are. Our Ben is already waiting in the starting blocks, with order in hand.  Not that I think they will stay on the shelves for very long at all. we all want a little bit of The Goddess's magic to add that certain artistic flair to our work.  I personally will be harassing her verbally everyday until she cracks and sends me her one and only copy of them... You can run Dina but you can't hide.!!! lmao.

Massive congratulations to you girlie, your first ever designer line.  Can you believe that..?? Some one so talented has only just been snapped up for a signature line of her own. Well done Stampington for recognising such talent.

My faves are

but I will be making them all mine, of course.

Will leave you with some of my work now, not sure I want to after all the fabby stuff I have already shown you, but here goes....

Ah ha...3/4 of an hour later I can't find the camera lead, so obviously saved by the bell....


Martha Richardson said...

New Dylusion stamps..oh my! I'm going to CHA for the 1st time this summer...I have you on my list of great artists that I have to see! Thanks for all the other links great links but right now it is time to hit the showers. Got so caught up in completing a projects I'm still in jammies at 2pm...

ellen vargo designs said...

OMG Dyan... you are TOO kind! Thanks so much for the amazingly generous and over-the-top feedback and for including me on your blog. Looking forward to meeting you (soon!) and helping out however I can.... Good Morning Baltimore!! LOVE that! If there's time we'll show you a real Baltimore neighborhood like you see in "Hairspray" - FUN!

patcrafts said...

OMG Dyan you make me laugh, I would love to see your River dance moves in RL. Fab post Dyan all that yummy stuff.xx

Sid said...

You certainly sound busy there !! Lot's going on !! Great news about Kate's DVD's too !

Sandra Hall said...

Outrageous wit and humour! That's you my gregarious friend :D
I'm excited for the release of your new stamps, and I love Dina's stamps, will have to own some of her style! And what with Kate's DVD's, I'm gonna have to forego my summer holiday...

Dina said...

You ya my friend!

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