Friday, August 30, 2013

WINNER!! {Masks}

Ok Friends! We have a winner for our MASK DEBUT!

Vicki!!! :

Pinned on it's own board!
CONGRATS VICKI! please email me @ deedee@umwowstudio to collect your four masks! ♥♥

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull your SPARKLE!

I wanted to share this tag on the UmWowStudio blog as well as over @ Viva Las VegaStamps! (there's a video there on creating the colored dress for the Dancing Lady!)

this beauty has a little extra meaning and will be making its appearance at someone's door step any time soon!! ♥♥ 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wanderlust {a 12x12 by Chrissy Colon}

This photo just begged for me to use fun colors, patterns and of course, confetti and flair. I also had a lot of fun playing around with mists and embossing paste.

I love the flair and how the images really speak to me. And let's not forget about the most awesome chipboard around. I just love how the confetti shapes look in the buff.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:

UmWowStudio Heart Confetti
UmWowStudio Retro Love Flair

Other Supplies:

Viva Las VegaStamps! Stamps
May Arts Ribbon
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper
American Crafts cardstock
Art Anthology Mists
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Faber-Castell PITT Pen
The Crafter's Workshop Stencils
Dreamweavers Transluscent Embossing Paste
PearlX mica powder
StazOn Ink
Doodlebug Glitter

Monday, August 26, 2013

I Love Chevrons {A 12x12 by DeeDee}


Today I'm sharing a layout I created as an Inspiration Post over @ the Amazing Crafting Products Blog. Head over there to learn more about the new Amazing Mold Rubber they've released! 

My layout is a 12x12 based off the Simple Scrapper sketch and I'll be linking up @ Paper Issues.

I really really superbly love this layout! The base is a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper from the Fleuriste collection. The white piece is Limba cardstock from the Paper Issues store. I've used the Circle Confetti Mask, Layered Circles chipboard, Star Confetti chipboard and Sidewalk Chalk Flair from UmWowStudio. All the chipboard has been covered with Archival Ink by Ranger. Chevron Washi Tape from Gauche Alchemy. Row of Stars, Full Moon and Writing Background stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!. White Box Pleat ribbon from May Arts Ribbons. The bulb is molded with Amazing Mold Rubber and cast in Amazing Clear Cast Resin by Amazing Crafting Products. I also used Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in Charcoal. 

You can really see the wood grain on the Limba paper in this close up shot. GOOD NEWS! Design Team coupons are back @ Paper Issues and you can use mine to get 20% off goods!
So if you love this wood grain cardstock as much as I do use coupon code "UmWowStudio" to get 20% off your order!

Random goods from my stash: white cardstock, seed beads, eBeads, adhesive, thread, my sewing machine, paper clip, rhinestone brads, alpha stickers.

PS! I just have to give a shout out to Michele Kosciolek!! We've gone a "Healthier Us" adventure and I can't wait to be healthier with a nice beautiful wardrobe! Michele has sent me this GORGEOUS Black and White chevron forever scarf and I just adore it! It totally fits into how I want to dress and be perceived and oh my gosh! It's AMAZING! ♥

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Her Hands It's Magic {12x12 by Miae}

This layout today is by Miae -- and just like Miae it's UBER fab!
Miae says : You know how kids love bubbles...something so simple yet endlessly entertaining, well I wanted to capture that sense of magic of seeing bubbles floating in the air. I used the Layered Circles and Layered Butterflies to help me along!

Using gel medium, I covered the circles in tissue paper, wrinkles and all, then added a little paint. 
The butterfly is covered with Deco Art Snow Tex and painted over with watercolors. 

Derwent Inktense 
Angora watercolors
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel
Faber Castell Big Brush Pitt Pen
Snow Tex
Gel Medium

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Home Sweet Home {May Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony}

Hello Friends!! 
Welcome to my stop today on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Hop!

Bethney has gathered all the beautiful talented Ribbonistas together to celebrate a brand new site launch! May Arts has been working so uber hard on a brand new more interactive site and you won't believe how insanely awesome the redo is!! PLUS there's a GIANT giveaway of $1000 + -- all from your favorite companies!

Yesterday these girls all shared projects:
Christina Colón
Gini Williams Cagle
Emily Lanham
Jenifer Cowles
Jessica Kephart
Courtney Lee
Latrice Murphy
Charlene Driggs
Erin Thiem

And today it's THIS half's turn:
Candy Rosenberg
Jen Shears
Karen Baker
Lalo IK
Virginia Fynes
Rhea Weigand
Shellye McDaniel
Sandy Allnock
{{DeeDee Catron}}

And now.. I Get to share!! Today I'm sharing with you a 12x12 layout. When Bethney mentioned Ribbon Cutting Ceremony I immediately thought of big red bows being cut right in half, trimmed edges and straight up strips of ribbon. So I set out to commemorate our first home as a family with these things in mind. Needless to say the work took me in a slightly different direction, but never the less RED and RIBBON are still recognizable! 

I layered up some gorgeous ribbons ( 447-1-01 | 336-38-14 | SM08 ) to embellish this layout.

I clipped and layered my ribbons, along with 7 Dots Studio (Domestic Goddess paper and alphas,) Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps (Star, Grid Background, Striped Border Arrow, Coffee Ring,) Gauche Alchemy (Washi Tape,) UmWowStudio (Layered confetti chip, Black and Blue Flair, Chevron Lines Mask,) Pink Paislee (Luxe Alphas,) Prima (flower and leaf,) Tattered Angels (Charcoal Chalkboard,) My Mind's Eye (Epoxy brads,) Archival Ink by ranger in black, Stazon ink in red, a black pen.

Leave your glorious comments everywhere for this INSANE prize!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Good News, Folks!!! {+A giveaway}

Couple fabO things to share with you beautiful people today :)

First off... I'm adding a new Creative Team member to the group!!

Let's give a big round of applause to AMY LASSITER!!

Her work is gorgeous, she does tons of mixed media goodness and is totally uber talented. WELCOME AMY!!!!

Also... MAY ARTS is having a huge RELAUNCH with a GINORMOUS giveaway -- over $1000 worth of goods! YES! We've thrown in some stuff!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

I Think You Are Magic {12x12 by Jess}

Today Jess has got a stunner for us in 12x12 format!!

Jess says "I begged Ms. DeeDee to make a set of bee flair just for this layout. I took this photo and all I could picture for the page was honeybees, wildflowers, and whispy stuff! Of course the flair came out awesome and I was able to put my page plan into motion.

I also used the hexagon chipboard background with some random layered hexagons to echo the bee theme on here. Fittingly, the paper is old school Pink Paislee: Queen Bee. The colors of the paper and natural kraft elements and twine all added to the "fresh meadow" look I was going for.

This layout also needed a nice smattering of circle confetti. Everything looks better with confetti!"

UWS supplies:
Hexagon Background
Layered Hexagons
Circle Confetti
The Bee's Knees Set

Monday, August 12, 2013


Ok.. I know I've been talking about them for MONTHS...

.. but I really wanted to have the best product of my ability ready for release! And I feel like we are THERE! We've tested and poked and prodded and sampled and used and here's what we've got for you!!!

Twelve BRAND NEW 4x6 inch masks made from a sturdy Lexan plastic. 

Light Bulb - this one is SO GREAT! Not only do you get a fun set of rays, but you get a hanging bulb.. and our Flair? It fits RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the bulb!

I've used both the Star Confetti and Light Bulb mask on this layout. As well as a piece from the Wildflower Flair set, a piece from the Layered Butterflies (Covered in Amazing Clear Casting Resin), Gauche Alchemy washi tape, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps, cheesecloth, Cosmo Cricket and Echo Park papers, my favorite pen, archival ink and a distress tool. 

You can DRAW through our masks, PAINT through them, MIST them, SPONGE them, use inks, paints, chalks, water, bleach.. ETC. Get wild and crazy friends, do it! 

The masks are $4.50 a piece... but to celebrate the brand new release we're offering a Limited Time BUNDLE price of all twelve for $45. get TWO FREE when you buy them all! (this offer ends exactly ONE WEEK from today!)

And what's a BRAND NEW release without a GIVEAWAY?!? --- Repin THIS PIN --- Share on FB --- Tweet about it --- even BLOG about and be entered to win FOUR Masks of your choice! (Buying them all? We'll figure out an alternate prize if you win!)

Leave separate comments on this post for each "spreading" of the word :) ♥♥

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Make A Wish {12x12 by Kylie Drake}

It's Creative Team Wednesday and I've got Kylie stopping by today with her totally knockout style!

Kylie says "UmWowStudio chipboard lends itself so well to Fall pictures and I have a stack of family pics from last year that I need to scrap. I wanted to use my embellishments to highlight my sister's relationship with her son and I think the Make-a-Wish flair and the combination of the Heart Hands and layered chip do this wonderfully. I love using embellishments to tell a story. 

Maya Rd kraft envelope, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers, gloosy accents, Bazzil cardstock, American Crafts and Kaisercraft papers."

I don't think I can say enough how proud I am of the creative team --- each and every week I'm so pumped to share their work, and it's all SO DIFFERENT! Kylie's style has always been so graphically stunning. I'm honored to share her work using our chipboard :) Leave her some love!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July Sketch Winner♥

Hello everyone!! Welcome back for our monthly sketch challenge WINNER!

I can't believe the TALENT that enters each month, thank goodness for!

This month's winner is #8 -- Ruth Carnes!

she entered with this beauty:

Ruth - please email me @ and we'll get you a prize! :D

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Sketch!

Welcome back for our MONTHLY Sketch Challenge!!

Check back later for last month's winner♥

This month's sketch has a super dark background with minimal and light embellishing!

Can't wait to see what you all do :)