Friday, January 25, 2013

Blast from the Past!!!

Hello everyone :)


Welcome to the LAST stop on the Blast from the Past blog hop!! I'm so in love with all the projects that the team did using our oldie but goodie stamps, and I'm honored to have them all participate and use our images. Give them a big round of applause! Don't forget to comment on each post from the hop, as our prize winner will be randomly selected from one of the blogs :)

Now.. onto my project using a stamp that hasn't seen much love lately!

I had the lovely
to work with!

We recently hosted an altered mousetrap swap, and this is what I used her for! I pulled the mousetrap apart and gessoed all the pieces. Then I colored them with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and Distress Stain.
My stamp is stamped with Ranger's Archival ink in black and colored with Distress Markers. She's then fussy cut and glued to the mousetrap! Before I added any pieces back on I laid down some gel medium and inserted paper circles, e beads and floral beads.Then I glued the spring and trap back together, adorned it with a bit of paper and May Arts ribbon, and highlighted bits and pieces with Luminarte's silks paints!

Thanks so much for coming by!! If you missed any stops here they are again, and don't forget to COMMENT for a chance at the Plate O' Rubber of your choice :)


Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Rock - a 12x12 layout

(If you're here for the Blast From The Past Blog Hop CLICK HERE)

I've been working on a pink and cream layout inspired by the Aflutter embellishment kit and am SO STOKED to share it today :)

Supplies include:
The banner featured in the January kit from UmWowStudio
Ribbon from May Arts
Brick Background stamp by Viva Las VegaStamps!
Punchinella from Gauche Alchemy
Sandy Beach glimmer mist from Tattered Angels
Thickers from American Crafts, Distress stain in spun sugar and Archival black ink by Ranger, Daily Junque Alpha and Artisan hearts from Pink Paislee, Tissue tape by TH, a C from Prima's canvas letters, gesso, kraft paper, a black pen, seed beads, glitter, vintage buttons, label maker and cheese cloth.

You know I'm a total fan of distressing and layering... here it is in all its glory :)
I'll post a video later this weekend showing how to make this layout.


Prima Life Journal!

I'm so super thrilled and honored to be a part of one of the Prima Life Journals!

Prima has sent out a few Mixed Media journals to various artists, they've been decorated and are now being passed around among crafters who are each being asked to fill a page!

The journal I have the pleasure of adding a page to originated with Frank Garcia who passed it to Chrissy Colon, who has now given it to me :) 

I finished my page a couple evenings ago and now have it to share with you!

The image of my planner is blurry on purpose, so you can't read my business ;)

The stamp is from Viva Las VegaStamps!.
The punchinella stencil and washi tape are from Gauche Alchemy.
Canvas tape, flowers, vine, butterfly, leaves, paper and bling are all from Prima.
Distress ink in walnut stain and archival ink in black from Ranger.
Glimmer mist from Tattered Angels.
Punch by Marhta Stewart.
Brad by My Mind's Eye.

I chose to my page about list making, because I am FOREVER making lists, crossing things off... adding things I've already done JUST to cross them off :)

Thanks for looking - wait till you see who it's going to next :D

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cardmaker & May Arts hop!

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to my stop on this fabulous hop full of beautiful cards!

Today I've gone the way of Valentine's Day and put together a small love card to share with you. 

a stamp and miracle tape by Viva Las VegaStamps!
kraft paper
a sheet of paper and brad by My Mind's Eye
ink in archival black and walnut stain by Ranger
a tag die by Sizzix
a black pen and hot glue.

Don't forget May Arts is giving out FOUR SPOOLS of ribbon to a random commenter, so leave some love and continue on the hop!

Also - become a follower of my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a free month of the UmWowStudio handmade embellishment kit club, which regularly features May Arts Ribbons!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Globecraft Bezels!

After I got back from CHA I mentioned some projects I had in the Globecraft and Piccolo booth...

today I'm sharing the last two. one is on the Globecraft blog, and here is the other!

The design team was asked to use the brand new cardstock covered bezels!

They're so AWESOME. 

Start out by stamping the cardstock. In this case I used my brand new Six Hexagon Background from Viva Las VegaStamps!. Splatter the cardstock with glimmer mist and adhered it to the bookboard backing. Generously cover the piece in glastique, and before it has a chance to dry, spread some Ebeads in it! I also used 3 floral beads on the piece. Adhere a vintage snap to a button with glastique, and then glastique them to the piece! 

This piece is so beautiful and I'm super honored they've chosen to display it in their CHA booth! 

I'm sharing a 2nd finished one on the Globecraft blog - go check it out!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sneak Peek...

Mid next week I'll be participating in a May Arts and Cardmaker Mag blog hop.. Here's a sneak peek of my card :) 

Vintagy pink and brown papery goodness with a crisp white ribbon, check back Wednesday to see the whole thing♥


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nat n Birgit Page!

I haven't been doing much for ME lately.. and when we ran into Louise Nelson at CHA she said "You HAVE to make time to do your OWN stuff. Not for publication.. not for DTs.. for YOU"

So the day before yesterday I had a few pictures printed, and last night I got to work on putting them into my journal! I love the size of this journal, and you'll find the "style" very repetitive in it.. because the paper takes ink and gesso SO WELL. 

Here's the first of many to come! 

I started off with two bits of amazing punchinella by Gauche Alchemy. one large circle and one medium. I gessoed them onto the page with white gesso by Winsor and Newton. (You can see the circles better in the next two photos!) Then using a new technique I learned from Janna Werner during Creative Jumpstart I splattered some Glimmer Mist in Mustard Seed by TA all over my page. Rather than spraying with the bottle or splattering with the wand.. I sprayed into the cap of the bottle a couple times then splattered that.. it gave me some wonderful BIG splatters!

Then I stamped with Viva Las VegaStamps!' line of chevrons and lace fancy border in Ranger's archival ink. I added a bit of charcoal glimmer mist and then adhered my image down with Miracle Tape by VLVS!. I knew I needed some color to the right, so grabbed some start punchinella (also available from Gauche Alchemy) and inked it with four layers of distress ink. First was Shabby Shutters, then Peeled Paint, add some Mustard Seed and finish with a tiny bit of Black Soot. 

Add a bit of Washi Tape from Gauche Alchemy and stamp it with a date!

I did the tiniest bit of drawing around the edge, too. It helped wrangle everything inside the page. 


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CHA recap!

I had such a wonderful time @ CHA... it was AMAZING. 
--warning.. PHOTO HEAVY--
I started right off the bat meeting Chrissy from Gauche Alchemy.. and she is so super cool! A wonderful smart business woman... total rock n roll and forever a friend

Sunday Morning we headed straight to Globecraft&Piccolo to learn about the demo! Later that afternoon the booth looked like this:

And we were off! Demoing fabulous new products like real rust embossing powder and a new UV gel! That's my arm in the gray sleeve :D

See the three neck style displays in the middle.. the lime green birds is mine, and at the top, the pen nib, the butterfly, the sunflower and the hexagon piece :) 
(Here are three of them larger... Check back later this month to see the others!)
Then it was May Arts!!
Where I got to meet THE RIBBON LADY!!!!

Piles and piles of gorgeous ribbon! and there's my project on the end :D
Here it is larger:
(I told you I based the class off this piece :D)

Then we headed to Tattered Angels.. that booth was so busy there was no way I got any photos.. but I'm asking if anyone else did, so we'll see if I can report on those later!!
I met Wendy.. the creative mind behind TA and she's FABULOUS.

Then it was Demoing at Amazing Mold Putty!!
I met Susan M. Brown there.. and she's WONDERFUL. It was really great to meet her face to face...
While demoing in the booth I met...


and Nat and Birgit!!!

I could seriously go ON AND ON... I do need to say Mike from AMP is AMAZING.. and Carolyn is SO FUNNY and just as amazing!

I of course saw TONS of other booths and manufacturers.. Ranger, Viva Decor, Glitz, The Crafter's Workshop.. on and on!
you'd never realize how DOWN to earth people are! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I'm back from CHA and have TONS to share... including a winner!

Looks like...
Love your frame and layout beautiful!!! I am a new follower !
.. Is my winner!!! Email me @ to claim your prize :D
and stay tuned this even for a post all about CHA! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

CropChocolate DT Blog Hop!!

Hello!! Welcome to my stop on this wonderful hop introducing this season's cast of Design Team Members!!

I'm super stoked and honored to have been selected to serve with these fabulously creative girls. I can't wait to represent and support CropChocolate in all it's creative deal striving goodness!

My name is DeeDee and I go by D² on the CC boards :)

Here are the projects that I applied with:
an altered frame from globecraft memories using EP's This n That Charming. It screams me by being about my son, by being distressed and by being layered! 

a 12x12 layout and counts as my out of the box. The layout is totally "my style", the mixing of products is totally "my style", but the subject is definitely out of my comfort zone. I always scrap my husband and my kidzilla, or somewhere we've been, something we've done.. but I NEVER scrapbook just me. This layout is titled "Feed your soul" and has just a picture of me on a regular day. Which I'm trying to tell myself is "ok". scrapbook more about what I want, what my dreams are, what I'd love to see or where I'd love to go.. it doesn't always have to be about someone else.

Five fun facts about me eh? Here goes!:

1) I'm a total David Bowie fan girl.
2) My favorite color changes about as often as I change socks (thank goodness that's frequent! lol)
3) I don't like cooked apples
4) I actually PREFER ice water to other beverages
5) I'm a softy.. I cry in almost every single movie. seriously. :D

Here is the list of participants, keep on hopping and meet the amazing team!

Amber - --start here!--

Polly - --you came from here--
DeeDee - --you are HERE--
Miwa - HERE next--

P.S. GIVEAWAY!!! Become a follower and leave a comment to earn your chance at an UmWowStudio prize bundle!! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Aflutter REVEAL!!!

Hello everyone!! 
Here is the reveal for January's Kit .. AFLUTTER!!

It includes:
7 mixed media unattached banner pieces (You can use as many or as few at one time as you want this way!)
2 adorable miniature file folders (1 in kraft, 1 in doily)
1 handful of confetti
1 6 inch strip of vintage lace with satin ribbon insert
1 12 inch section of May Arts pleated satin in ivory
2 French Lace doilies
3 embellished paper clips
1 Reggedy flower in pink
2 white and pink paper flowers
3 Variegated pink flowers
7 floral beads
3 tags (2 in kraft, 1 burlap)
1 large doily and pink butterfly
1 stamped clothespin (not pictured!)
2 medium butterflies (1 recycled corrugated cardboard, 1 mixed media pink)
and 2 small butterflies

Kit is $18. Shipping domestic is $3, Canada is $5 and everywhere else is $6.
Just shoot me an email @ to place your order (It's just easier for me to keep track this way!)
Don't forget.. This kit coordinates with CLASS(ic) Photobooth that's being offered :D

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Aflutter Sneak + New Class!

Afternoon everyone :) I was getting ready to post the first Aflutter sneak peek on Thursday, and decided I'd wait till the weekend and give you a sneak peek via PROJECT! 

Remember those four canvases I showed you for the May Arts CHA booth? I decided to do something similar for my next class, and Aflutter happened to fit in right in, so I snowballed it all together, and have it to present to you now :) 

so.. Aflutter Sneak Peek #1.. and introducing class PHOTOBOOTH

I'm offering the class twice.. Once in person.. and once online! 

Attendance + Kit - $40
The class cost is $40 to take and attend. With the $40 you get a kit that includes ALMOST everything you need to complete the project.. the canvas bases, tapes, fibers, ribbons, and assorted and handmade embellishments (and obviously the attendance and directions to complete the project!). If you're local you get to use the rest of the supplies that I own to complete your project (Inks, mists and stamps). All YOU need to bring is your favorite wet adhesive, a heat gun (if you have one) and a photobooth style set of photos. 

And because I happen to be the KIT QUEEN.. I'm offering a couple of "add on" kits to help you complete your project if you're not local!

Kit 1 : Stamps UNMOUNTED - $25
This is just the four rubber stamps I used to complete the project; Harlequin Background, Writing Background, Six Hexagon Background and Chicken Wire in unmounted pink rubber only. (please keep in mind you CAN substitute stamps you already have)

Kit 2 : Stamps CUSHIONED - $30
This is the same four stamps, but they'll be cushioned on cling cushion ready to cling to your acrylic block and stamp! (please keep in mind you CAN substitute stamps you already have)

Wet Stuff Kit : $12
This kit is to finish off any supplies you might be missing.. THE WET STUFF includes a small jar of Gesso in white, a bottle of Distress Stain in Spun Sugar, and a bottle of Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist in Sandy Beach. 

Shipping is $6 :) email me @ to order! 

The Project: 

Don't forget.. the UmWowStudio January Embellishment Kit will air either tomorrow or Monday - IF you buy the class the kit will ship free with it. But no pressure♥

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Dream Big

(Check back later today for your first sneak peek of Aflutter!)

Today I'm sharing my post from yesterday's May Arts blog post. 

I made an inspirational New Years mini book. and I'M SO IN LOVE WITH IT! I think I needed to get some stamping out of my system... It uses an UmWowStudio flower, TONS of May Arts ribbons, TONS of Viva Las VegaStamps! images, a bit of MME paper, some TA Glimmer Mist, some Ranger Ink, a bit of Gauche Alchemy tape, paper clips, a doily, a binder clip, and the pages are made from unlined note cards. 

There's a Video on the May Arts blog going through each page. Or finish reading here to see the sets of pages and their supplies!

May Arts: Sheer Box Pleat
Tattered Angels: Inchworm Chalkboard 
Gauche Alchemy: lime green and white polka dot tape, turquoise striped tape
MME: LostnFound 2 embellishment and brad
Ranger: Archival ink in black
Other: Paper clip

May Arts: Satin Pleats
Tattered Angels: Inchworm Chalkboard
MME: LostnFound 2 cardstock punch and brad
Ranger: Archival Ink in black, Distress stain in broken china

Tattered Angels: Inchworm chalkboard, turquoise glimmer
MME: Lost n Found2 brads, paper punch
Ranger: Archival ink in black
other: paper clip

VLVS!: Don't follow your dreams, Line of chevrons, feed your soul, six hexagon background
May Arts: Silky Crush
Tattered Angels: Inchworm chalkboard, turquoise glimmer
MME: Lost n Found 2 Cardstock embellishments, button, brad
Gauche Alchemy: Punchinella (star)
Ranger: Archival ink in black, distress ink in broken china and peeled paint
Other: paper clip, floral beads

I'll link up to Paper Issues 


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January Kit - Aflutter

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (again!)

Let's jump right in with January's kit..



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Think love letters, kraft, dark pink, cream, doilies, script, flourishes, scallops and YUMMINESS. 

oh goodness. I can hardly contain myself.♥

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A what???


I have SO MUCH planned for 2013.. including ginormous expansions to UmWowStudio -- not only handmade embellishments and kits or recorded classes and videos... but mass produced products, chipboard embellishments, some things I can't divulge yet ;), and live classes!!

So to help keep you up to date on all things UmWowStudio I've implemented a new newsletter feature! Exciting right?? If you sign up for the newsletter, expect between one and two a month!

Just click the button above and follow the instructions!♥