Monday, April 29, 2013

Welcome from May Arts!! {Giveaway}

Hello Friends!!!

I've been really fortunate in the friends I've made in the Industry, and I'm so thankful to each and every one of them!! 

Today Bethney (aka The Ribbon Lady) from May Arts is sharing her beautiful ribbony goodness spotlight with us @ UmWowStudio. 

Six of her Ribbonistas have put together some beautiful projects to share using both UmWowStudio chipboard and May Arts ribbons! so PLEASE check them out... 

UmWowStudio has had a lot of faces from handmade flowers to embellishment kits, but now we're super stoked to offer the newest, on trend, innovative chipboard embellishments! 

The Dear Ribbon Lady has also offered up a prize, she's giving away Two rolls of ribbon and a pile o' chip for fans who come over and leave a comment on this post.. well.. I'm going to do the same!! I'm so thankful for the spotlight and the beautiful work by the Ribbonistas, leave THEM some love about their lovely creations and I'll give away ANOTHER 2 rolls of ribbon and pile o' chip to someone!! 

And don't forget... last call for our GUEST Creative Team member call! 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Creative Team Call!!!

(if you're here for the May Arts Organization hop please scroll down!)

hi everyone!!

here's the announcement you've all been waiting for :D

  • Supply 1 project (card set, layout, altered item, mixed media) due at a specified time for the UmWowStudio blog following criteria.
  • Actively promote your project via your own blog and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Display the Guest Creative Team Member button on your blog. 

In Return:
  • You will receive an abundance of UmWowStudio chipboard.
  • Be promoted all over OUR Social Media platforms and blog. 
  • Be permanently linked to via our blog. 

To Be Considered:
  • Provide me with your name, mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • Include and showcase 2-3 of your best and or favorite projects. (I'd love to see LINKS to posts on your blog if they're there) 
  • Tell me why you'd like to be considered.
  • Provide a list of current and past design teams, and any galleries you feature your work in!
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Email everything to with "GCT Call - YOUR NAME" in the subject line :)

The call ends 4/30/13
new GCT members will be contacted by 5/7/13
Term starts JUNE and runs through DECEMBER.
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Show Update>>>

Hello Friends!!!

I just wanted to pop on real quick and give you a heads up..

.. due to some changes in my personal life I won't be able to make the Saturday Craft Fair show anymore.. not even once a month..

.. but never fear! We're working on the details for a SUNDAY show lineup! We're exploring other avenues of live streaming and hope to have it figured out ASAP!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Fun Announcements!!

(if you're here for the Earth Day hops scroll down!)

It's been a busy few weeks and schedule through the future is going to be JAMPACKED with goodness!! 

I've joined THREE new design teams!!

Since the final reveal was today I figured I could share them all with you :) 

First up is PAPER ISSUES

This group of gals is so fun and spontaneous, always inspiring others and sharing their love for the industry! I'm totally honored to be part of the group! 
They're also sweet enough to supply my readers with a special discount!! Enter coupon code "UmWowStudio" when you check out and receive TWENTY percent off your order! 

Secondly I've been granted the privilege to join the HELMAR DT

Amazing products, amazing company and amazing team! I can't wait to inspire and share my love for Helmar Adhesives! 

And Third... This is delight! I've also REjoined the Amazing Mold Putty DT! It's a brand new team with brand new goals... we're ready to INSPIRE and CREATE. The whole blog has been restructured by one Susan M. Brown and I couldn't be happier to be part of the new team! 

Earth Day Hops GOIN' GREEN!

Hello everyone!!

First of all.. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

I'm joining in on TWO Blog Hops today -- it's Earth Day.. a day I hold pretty special.. it's always been close to my hippie little heart. So I couldn't say not to either of the hops that came up for me to participate in!! So I've joined the two in this one post and at the end you can just take your correct fork in the road!

The first is the May Arts Ribbonista hop!! 
(You should be here via Emily's Blog)

And the 2nd is leslierahye's Earth Day hop!
(follow the inlinkz at the bottom of the post!)

And now... onto my project. As I said before, I'm a HUGE fan of Earth Day.. heck.. I KINDA like this place ;)

So today I've put together a tag featuring some gorgeous Sunflowers and a short message.

My tag is actually recycled from the cardboard insert of some Pink Paislee packaging out of the Chest Hope collection! I've also used a slip of paper, a sticker, and one of the paper pieces from that collection.
I've used the Black Burlap String and the Ivory Scallop Satin from May Arts
The stamp is the brand new Sunflowers from Viva Las VegaStamps!
I made the Sunflower on the bottom out of muslin and Distress Stain, the center is Amazing Mold Putty's quick cast resin and Tattered Angels' Glimmer Glaze.
The Make Note Polaroid is from us here at UmWowStudio
I used adhesive from Helmar USA
I stamped in Archival black by Ranger, used Mustard Seed, Broken China and Rusty hinge distress stains, Walnut stain distress ink, a MS punch, and a Mustard Seed distress marker.

The fantastic Ribbon Lady from May Arts is giving away this beautiful set of ribbons to one lucky duck who comments along the blog hop!

And I'll be giving away this fabulous Floral Set of chip to some OTHER lucky duck who is commenting on my blog today :)

thanks so much for taking the time to stop today!! If you're here via May Arts please move along to Charlene's Blog!
If you're here via the LR hop follow the links below! :) 



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Twinkle Twinkle Little STAR

Today I've got a stunner of a layout to share from Creative Team Member Miae!

Miae says "Hello everyone! I'm very excited to be sharing with you my first CT project for UnWowStudio! I made a scrapbook page using the Layered Stars and they sure were fun to play with!
The chipboard is a beautiful brown kraft color and I wanted to leave some raw but I also wanted to give some of the stars extra pizzazz....we are talking about stars here after all :)

I painted a layer of Lumiere Metallic paint, let it dry, then randomly painted on a thicker layer of paint and poured on the microbeads. I'm so pleased with the way they turned out! 

Maybe the little stars will inspire you to go and play with your UmWowStudio chippies!"

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ribbonista Organization Hop!!!

Hi Ribbon fans!! Welcome to my stop on the May Arts Organization hop :) :) 

This week we're sharing some ORGANIZATION tips with you, and I think I could some inspiration of my own! 

You should be here from Charlene!

I do have a couple of "ideas" for you today, and can't wait to show you!!!

First off, I'm in a transitional period, so don't have the large room I use to have when it came to crafting and storing my supplies. Because of that I've had to downsize and really ORGANIZE things.. Right now I'm keeping only the things I need at hand. Thankfully that includes all my glorious May Arts ribbons! 

I keep most of them inside waterproof tubs, which also keeps them clean and out of the hands of my ickle 2 year old!! 

Every once in a while I resort them by style, but I've been digging around and playing in them a lot :)

But I really can't wait to show you the next part... This year for Valentine's Day my hubs got me some BEAUTIFUL bird cages.. I'm a total fan and have a few waiting for the return of my own space... But I HAD to use one NOW... 

So I keep all my favorites in it!!!! The little door in the front opens, but you can see the latch at the top, too! The whole top opens and I can just reach in, or if I've already broken open the packaging the ends can hang outside the cage through the bars.. I pull on it.. and cut it :D

Now that you've seen my way of storage at this current time, head on over to Emily and see what she has to share!!

Don't forget to comment on ALL blogs for a chance at THREE rolls of ribbon, YOUR CHOICE :D

Call for PAPERHAUS Submissions 2013 SUMMER!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

An Altered Tray!

Hello dear friends! Today I have a project to share with you, not quite chipboard related but still very pretty to look at! 

Here is an Altered Tray in a very nautical theme!

The tray is from 7gypsies, the paper, tape and enamel dot are from Teresa Collins. I used Viva Las VegaStamps! Crown and Chevron banner, MME's Epoxy Brad, American Crafts pearl brad and wood grain thickers, Ranger's Stormy Sky distress stain, Amazing Mold Putty resin pelican from the previous UmWowStudio handmade embellishment kits, and from my stash: Floral beads, twine, cheese cloth, dymo label maker and a cork. 

You can get a quick tutorial on fitting paper inside little glass bottles on the CropChocolate blog post HERE.

I've been lucky enough to have been asked to inspire people at Anything But A Card!!! So you can see my piece for the ABAC Challenge #17!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A layered card!

Hey Folks :D :D

(I always feel like I should say hi.. you know like we happened upon each other at the grocery store, or both our kids bowl on the same league.. something. We're friends, right??)

I have a card to share today that I did for May Arts that was posted on the Paper Crafter's Library blog!

This card starts off with a Fancy Pants corrugated white board base. The next layer is MME's paper which has been distressed with distress stain and glimmer mist. I've stamped down my Dictionary Page stamp and Dream BIG stamp from Viva Las VegaStamps!, and laid down some Washi Tape from Gauche Alchemy. Then I've used the Pleated navy ribbon and and Black Burlap string from May Arts to add some texture. The brad is also from MME. 

I balled up some thread and then spread it back out in its woven mess. The butterfly is one of the plain layers from our Layered Butterflies set. It's been covered in Gesso and distress stain using May Arts webbing as a mask. 

If you'd like to see the details on the HOW-TO head over to the Paper Crafter's Library and check it out :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A STAR project by Kylie!

Because we went straight into production and skipped a few small steps in planning, things are slightly mixed up. And for that I apologize.. One of those things happened to be getting the Creative Team their goods to play with! Normally most Creative team posts will be on Wednesdays with a few others here and there, but due to ironing out wrinkles in the beginning I get to share a 2nd Creative Team post with you TODAY.. barely 24 hours after the fist one! 

Today I get to present to you KYLIE and her beautiful project:

Kylie says "I wanted to showcase the UmWowStudio chip and make it the 'star' of my project. My daughter has been having night terrors and so I settled on this project for her bedroom. I used a combination of stars that were naked chip (such a rich colour with the right amount of char) and misted with pink and brown mists. I used the same mists on some cardstock to create the the directions to Neverland from Peter Pan. I then attached my stars to either the cardstock or hung them from holes inside a 12x12 inch shadowbox frame using twine.

Products used: Layered Star chip (UmWowStudio), Bazzil cardstock, Maya mists (Maya Road), Thicker letters (American Crafts) and Twine (The Twinery)."

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Layered Chip on CARDS!!

Today I've got some beautiful cards from Miss Jess Mutty to share with you :)

She put together a gorgeous set using our layered chip!

I'll let Jess take over from here!:

I am so excited to be here for my first UmWowStudio blog post! So excited that I couldn't stop at one card and made a set for you today.

The first uses the layered banners and I decided to keep them raw because the color complemented my paper choice and because the char is just so stinkin' cool! They really draw the eye to the focal point of the card.

The second card features the layered butterflies. I got a little fancier with these. I sprayed one with gold mist and it took the color beautifully without getting even a little bit soggy. And the moment I saw the layered chip I knew I was going to have to use the thin border piece like a dam (think decorating sugar cookies...) for clear Glossy Accents. I covered the bottom piece with paper and some bits of paper doily ribbon, adhered the top border, and then filled the middle with the Glossy Accents... love it!

Didn't she put together some beautiful pieces for us to see today?? Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous projects with us, Jess!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Mixed Media!!

I'm pretty stoked with how today turned out!!

It was our first Sunday of the Live Free Demo I'm doing the first Sunday of every month at The Crafting Place on Russell here locally in Las Vegas!

I figure the way we'll work the demos is a booklet style.. Each month we'll do a tag with a new technique (Or a few new ones!) and we'll keep them all on a ring to look back on when we need some inspiration or to see a technique!

Today we focused on stamping with Gesso and here is our finished piece :

we had a ton of fun.. everyone got SUPER creative.. I'll be sure to get PICTURES of everyone's tags next time! They had so much fun going through stamps and changing the focus of their tags :)

I sure hope if you're local or in the area at the time you can meet us to hang out and play! :)

This tag uses Viva Las VeagStamps, UmWowStudio, May Arts, Ranger inks, vintage buttons, American Crafts glitter brad, Studio Calico Mr. Huey, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, a black pen and adhesive.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

New goods available!!

I know you've all been waiting on some of the sneak peeks to show up FOR SALE...

So here are a few!!!

 We have POLAROID frames! So far in two sizes and four styles.

I also uploaded the CHEVRON arrow! -- I might have to put together a package of just the chevrons!
and this AWESOME grid border!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ribbonista BLUE Hop!!

Hi everyone :)

I'm super honored to be a part of May Arts and Bethney's Ribbonista hop today!

All around the world it's Autism Awareness day and we're celebrating with blue projects full of ribbon!

Here's the sneak peek that brought you here from the MA blog :)
You should be here via Charlene's blog - if not start over at the May Arts blog!

The ribbon I've used on today's card is

I've put this beauty together using Echo Park's Paradise Beach CS, the Butterfly and Make A Wish by VLVS!, Teal Highheel Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, an MME brad, Broken China Distress Stain, Archival ink in black by Ranger, and Studio Calico's Mr Huey in white.

If you leave a comment on each post along the hop you'll be entered in a wonderful giveaway!

Now head on over to Emily's blog and see what she's sharing! :)
(I'll also be entering this into the CropChocolate weekly challenge!)

Monday, April 1, 2013

paperHaus projects - a layout and a tag!

Hi everybody :)

Today I get to share with you two projects I had featured in the paperHaus spring edition!

This layout features MME papers and brads, FP  Gauche Alchemy Washi Tape and Punchinella, the Viva Las VegaStamps! Bellows Camera stamp, Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Inchworm, Teal Highheel and Charcoal, Ranger archival ink in black, floral beads, an e bead, gesso, FP corrugated board and a dymo label maker.

This tag uses MME papers, brads, cardstock stickers and rubons. It also uses a prima flower, a VLVS! stamp (bird in flight), May Arts ribbons, Gauche Alchemy washi tape, cheesecloth, a paper clip, alphas and wooden banner pieces. The edge has been distressed with Walnut Stain DI.