Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sneak Peek + Upcoming Class!

I want to show you a super sneak peek on something I'm working on!

and depending on the feed back it may be my next class.. which will be LIVE!! I just got my new webcam in the mail :D

Anyways! Onto the sneak peek:

Working on a piece for the May Arts Winter 2013 CHA booth ♥

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Good Morning♥

Hope all is well for each of you :)

Just a couple of announcements/news!

1) All the Kits for December Dailies and UmWowStudio embellishments have been mailed :D - I know a few days later than I had intended but they should all be to their destinations by Saturday!! The PDF is almost finished!

2) I can't wait to show you some stuff I've been working on of my own!

3) Today the announcement for the Globecraft & Picollo DT is up - I'm super honored and excited to continue working with this fab product! 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

We have WINNERS!!!

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments left on my blog hop posts over the last week! and I have some winners to announce :) 

For a set of Crimson Serendipities we have...

Wow, I love these. TFS.

Rhonda Miller!! 

And a set of 3D Embellishments goes to..

Love the look, captures an essence of a down home Christmas, with a pop of bling.

Michelle Wells!!

ladies, just send me an email @ with your shipping address and I'll get those out ASAP :) 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Handmade For The Holidays!

Hello!! Welcome to my cozy little spot on this ginormous wonderful blog hop!

I'm super honored to be a part of it here representing such FABULOUS companies.

Today's blog hop list looks like this:
Donna Salazar Designs –
Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Globecraft Memories –
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art -
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap –
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - (You are here!)
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs - (Go here next!)
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers -
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap –
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper -

Are you ready to see my project???? 
 Today I've put together some super fab Christmas themed tags to display on a mantle. I've attached them to a chicken wire backed picture frame. They can easily be removed and attached to gifts, or hung on the tree as ornaments too!

Joy Tag:

1) Cut tag shape from a piece of Authentique's Peaceful collection. Distress edges.

3) Create "Puff ball" for the snowman's hat from The Twinery's Maraschino twine. Glue in place using Tombow adhesives.
4) Cover snowman's scarf in liquid pearls. Glue snowman to tag using Tombow adhesives.
5) Punch tag using Fiskar's Tag punch from Authentique's Festive collection. Distress edges.
6) Punch ornament using Fiskar's ornament punch from kraft paper. Distress edges. Stamp with Hampton Arts stamp
7) Layer punched pieces on top of tag and under flower from UmWowStudio.
8) Finish with Joy letters.

Merry Tag:
1) Cut tag using Authentique's Festive collection. Distress edges.
2) Remove the middle section of the Christmas Tree ornament from Globecraft & Piccolo. Distress. Dot the tree with liquid pearls to represent ornaments and glitter the bottom section like snow. Glue to tag using Tombow adhesives.
3)  Tie a knot in a 5 inch section of May Arts ribbon and The Twinery's Maraschino twine. Glue to tag.
4) Finish with Merry letters.

Noel Tag:
1) Cut tag from Authentique's Festive collection. Distress edges.
1) Remove bits from by Globecraft & Piccolo. Distress edges. Glue to tag.
2) Punch two ornaments from Authentique's Peaceful collection using Fiskar's Ornament Punch. Stamp punches with Hampton Art stamp. Distress edges. Glue to tag using Tombow adhesives.
3) Finish tag with wooden letters. 

Hope you enjoyed my little stop :) Don't forget to leave comments everywhere you go for chances at tons o' prizes! Including this:

I'm also giving away a prize of my own :) 
I'm giving away a set of flowers from this month's handmade embellishment kit! Leave a comment on this post, follow the blog, and follow UmWowStudio on facebook to be entered :)

Your next stop is Michelle Grant for Donna Salazar Designs -

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Vintagy Peppermint Stop on the Christmas Splendor Blog Hop!

(it looks like my post neglected to go live at the correct time, I apologize!)

Good Morning everyone!! Thanks so much for joining me today on my stop of the Christmas Splendor Blog Hop!!!

Today some fabulous crafters are being sponsored by Want2Scrap to share some gorgeous Christmasy creations!

And here is my creation! A vintagy inspired Christmas Card:
I used the Christmas Tree bling from the set, a layered 3D embellishment from UmWowStudio found in the Under The Mistletoe Kit, Snowflake stamps and Miracle Tape from Viva Las VegaStamps!, paper from Authentique, Kraft paper, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain by Ranger, a Prima Distressing tool, and Zing embossing powder in white. 

Now get a kick on and visit the rest of the hop!!! :) 

Here is the hop list :

1. Angela Holt (Angela Holt Designs)

2. Connie Mercer--

7. Dee Dee Carton-- (You are here!)
9. Susan Brown--

Leave me a comment, become a blog follower, and like the UmWowStudio facebook page for a chance to win a set of the 3D embellishments used to make this card :) 

Thankful Tag

Today my THANKFUL tag aired on the Globecraft & Piccolo blog.

There's a How-to, more photos and a video on distressing small chipboard pieces on the G&P blog - check it out!
Supplies used:
Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, and Mustard Seed distress inks by Ranger, a paper clip, baker's twine, wooden alphas by Pink Paislee, TH die by Sizzix, martha stewart punch.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

VLVS! December Daily Spectacle

Starting the 19th we'll be having a having a party @ VLVS!, too! A week full of ways to use the December Daily Plate! I hope you'll join us there, too :) 

Handmade for the Holidays Blog hop!

There's a GINORMOUS blog hop coming up with tons of AMAZING COMPANIES that I have the privilege of participating in!

I'll post on the 16th representing Globecraft & Piccolo - so be sure to stop by! There's a great giveaway :) 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Under The Mistletoe REVEAL!

I know.. with figuring out all the info for the class I've neglected posting sneak peeks.. but I think you might be grateful as you weren't TEASED for a whole week...

.... remember the inspiration?

I really went WILD with red, white and kraft.. a splash of black and some gorgeous lime green!!

I'm sure on the EIGHTH of the month you'd love to see the kit! Especially those of you who have purchased it on faith ;)

well here you go!! :

This kit includes:
2 vintage red "carnations"
1 fabric lollipop flower
7 distressed script ornaments in kraft (3 of one style, 4 of the other)
2 distressed script paper pine trees
2 small french lace paper doilies
1 large french lace paper doily
1 6 inch hat pin
1 resin pine cone
2 resin acorns
1 wooden "Be Merry" spoon
1 pearl ornament string
a paper snowflake scatter
3 layered embellishments!!

Well? Was it worth the absence of sneak peeks?? There is no resin add on kit this month, I hope you'll forgive me :)

The kit is $18, as always... $3 shipping for US, $5 shipping for Canada, and $6 shipping anywhere else :)

Kit with US Shipping:

Kit with Canadian Shipping:

Kit with International Shipping:


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I want to go!!!

I want to go see Anna again!! you know.. FINNABAIR! 

and she is teaching at the Art*Venture event put on by Prima. 

The prices are bit out of my range at this time.. but luckily they're GIVING AWAY SOME PACKAGES!

So this is me. ENTERING. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

December Daily Sneak Peek

Here's a quick video sneak peek into my December Daily!!

Get the details on the kit and class info HERE

Sunday, November 4, 2012

December Daily Class Kit!!

Before we move on with all the reveals of the UmWowStudio Kit Club.. I want to introduce you to a class I'll be teaching!!

I'm so excited to jump in and teach a class featuring a few of my favorite things!

First off.. here's a photo of the DECEMBER DAILY MINI ALBUM I'll be teaching :) 

It's made using Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps, May Arts Ribbon, and paper by Authentique, BoBunny and Bazill. (Plus kraft and black plain cardstock)

This December Daily mini album has 31 pages, pockets and tags for you to record all your favorite little things that happen each day during December. I will be teaching this class @ The Crafting Place here in Las Vegas on the 30th 4-8pm, but I'm also offering an online version! Here is the break down:

The Main Kit:
This includes all the bits n pieces needed to build the basic kit, including any flat paper pieces (cut to size), die cuts, flat paper embellishments, ribbons, twines and fibers, paper clips, vintage buttons, binder clips, floral beads and the binding. It does not include basic supplies like inks, paints or tools. If you purchase the main kit, you will also receive (free of charge!) a PDF + Links to a few video tutorials showing you how to build the album page by page. :) 

The Stamp Kit:
This includes the WHOLE December Daily stamp set I designed earlier this year. You will receive 65 individually CUSHIONED, deep etched PINK RUBBER stamps ready to cling to your acrylic block! They're stamp ready so you can use them to get right to work building your album!

The PDF + Video Tutorials$15
This will be a ginormous PDF tutorial with links to a couple private videos showing you how to build the album page by page! This is FREE if you purchase the main kit :)

The UmWowStudio Embellishment Kit:
This kit will be the same normal price as always before, it will coordinate beautifully with this December Daily Mini. This kit will be similar to the previous UmWowStudio embellishment kits you've seen; banners, flowers, hat pins, paper piecings, scatters, silhouettes.. that type of thing!

The Embellishment Kit Ships on its own for $3 like always.
The Main Kit Ships for $6.. add anything to that box and the shipping stays the same :) 

Sign Ups:
I will accept any and all purchases through the 12th. I will need time to then order the appropriate amount of supplies to put the kits together and get them back out to you in time to build your album! The PDF is not yet complete, if you order the main kit, it will be sent to your email the same day your kit ships. If you do NOT order the main kit, expect it in the next 2-3 weeks. 

Any questions? I tried to be thorough but realize I probably missed something, lol. 
If you're ready to purchase or need some answers email me @ 

P.S. -- this class is NOT live (Unless you're here in LV!), it is in tutorial form via a PDF and some videos on techniques, but I really hope to be ready to make the next class a live one where we can interact more!! That being said.. I am ALWAYS here to help you on something you don't understand, or may just need a little extra help with!!!

I will also be posting throughout December sharing how I finish each page with pictures, journaling, doodling and maybe some extra bits n bobs :)

Thanks so much!!! 

Under The Mistletoe !!!

Here is the November Kit inspiration and reveal!!!

Under The Mistletoe!!

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