Monday, January 27, 2014

Indie Girl

Hello! It's Amy here today, to share a mixed media layout I created using lots of  UmWowStudio goodness!! My daughter had taken a selfie, while wearing yellow tinted glasses, her earbuds, and a necklace I wore frequently as a 90's "grungester"; or in her words...a "grunge hipster." I thought the photo begged for a free and hip vibe.

 I started with the Light Bulb Mask, and simply sponged on black ink over the a fairly heavy layer. I then added a center stripe of stamping and washi tape, and went over all of this with splashes of bright pink and glittery turquoise paint. 

After building layers of paper for my photo to perch atop, I added 2 pieces from the Mustard 29 and Make a Wish  flair sets in the corners.
To add movement and awesome interest to the page, I layered up bits from Gear Mash as well as chevron and star confetti, layered hearts , and finally, the This End Up phrase chipboard. I left them "naked" for the fun contrast in color.
Thank you for having a look at my project featuring my "indie girl" today, and I hope you are inspired to get your stenciling, flair, and chip on!

~ Amy

Supply List
UmWowStudio Products: This End Up-mask, Mustard 29 and Make a Wish-Flair, Gear Mash, layered hearts, this end up (words), chevron and star confetti-Chipboard. 
Patterned Paper: 7 Dots Studio- Love is in the Air, Domestic Goddess
Stamps: Viva Las VegaStamps!  : color wheel lines, indie 3/4 x 1 3/4,  tire tread 
1 1/4x 4 1/4, torn paper 1 1/4 x 6, through the looking glass, cursive background 4x 4 1/2 
Ink: Clearsnap-Mix'd Media Inx, noir;  Hero Arts- Neon Pink, Ranger Archival Ink-Coffee
Metal Embellishments: 7 Gypsies, Bead Landing
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Washi Tape, Vintage cards: Gauche Alchemy, Tim Holtz

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winner Winner - Chicken Dinner!!!

Ok seriously I'm not giving away chicken dinners.. but I AM Giving away all of our goods!!

Over the last bit we've been giving away bits n bobs (and whole collections!) of our stuff that coordinates with Nature Walk.

SOOOOO >>> We have a huge list of winners! Check it out:

Ann Merkins

Dee Beltowski Bartlett

Angela Todoro Shaffer

Pam Allen Sohan

Karen Beitzinger Schroeder

Tasha Hart

Emily Daniels-Linback

Diana Poirier

From PINTEREST and HER CHOICE of the UmWowStudio contribution to Nature Walk:
Carrie Walz

Everyone please just email me : : include your shipping address and what you've won -- we'll get everything packaged up and mailed ASAP! ♥♥

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seeing Stars With the January Sketch!

Hey everyone,

It's Miae here with a question. Have you seen this month's sketch? If not, just for reminders, here it is:

Isn't it totally FUN! When I saw the banner hanging, I started seeing stars. UWS has Layered Stars, Star Confetti, and a Star Confetti Mask. Here's what I came up with:

Throw in a flair from the Make a Wish flair set and have some fun with the Light Bulb Mask to make this cluster.

So let's see what that sketch inspires you to do!

Supplies List:
UWS Star Confetti
UWS Layered Stars
UWS Star Confetti Mask
UWS Light Bulb Mask
UWS Make A Wish flair set

Monday, January 6, 2014


That's right.. you heard me.

Lookin' for members for our CREATIVE TEAM!

Originally we invited a few awesome designers around the webs to be on our team, and it worked out great, but things are changing and happenings are.. uh.. happening!

We're looking for an undetermined amount of fabulous people to be on our team - use UmWowStudio goods and cross promote with some AMAZing companies!

  • Supply 2 projects (card set, layout, altered item, mixed media) per month 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, Instagram and Pinterest.
  • Display the Creative Team Member button on your blog. 

In Return:
  • You will receive an abundance of UmWowStudio chipboard, flair and masks.
  • Be promoted all over OUR Social Media platforms and blog. 
  • Be permanently linked to via our blog. 
  • Participate in cross promotions with other companies.

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 FacebookInstagram and Pinterest

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

The call ends 1.31.14 and IS open to international applicants.
new GCT members will be contacted by 2.7.14
Term starts MARCH and runs through JUNE.
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Nature Walk >>> NEW RELEASE

Ok Folks.. so TODAY IS THE DAY. 

We have some UBER EXCITING news!

If you've been following our blog long, you'll remember that this use to be my personal blog. I am the owner of UmWowStudio : DeeDee Catron.

I have found myself in the unique position of designing many things in this industry. Both on design teams for companies and actual products for the masses to use. I design stamps for Viva Las VegaStamps! and all the bits for UmWowStudio. 

Well I have now designed an entire paper line! For the AMAZING people over @ 7 Dots Studio. And along with that line.. I have designed some UmWowStudio goods to match!!! I present to you... NATURE WALK:

It's a collection of neutral textured papers in grays, blacks and tans, full of inspiring bits from nature; 6 double sided papers, a 6x6 paper pad, die cuts, stickers, tags, stamps and sentiment strips!

The UmWowStudio coordinating embellishments include chipboard:
A bug collection!

An Owl in a branch

A Mushroom Collection

These are new and SO FUN! I've been thinking about them for a while.. miniature chipboard tags with cuts

A couple of exotic plants

 And a Floral Collection
>>> This is also available in a white chipboard from 7 Dots! SO COOL to pair the two! <<<

2 sets of Flair:
Moon Shine

Butterfly Kisses

and a Mask:


NOW >> I urge you to head over to 7 Dots and see the collection, because Tusia is giving away TWO SETS! that will INCLUDE all of the brand new UmWowStudio merchandise to match!

If you are interested in /wholesale/ pricing for the PAPER from 7 Dots -- European companies contact 7 Dots Studio, American companies contact Nani ke ola Scrapbooking

if you are interested in /wholesale/ pricing for the UMWOWSTUDIO bits -- European companies please contact 7 Dots Studio, others shoot me an email >>>

All the UmWowStudio goods ARE ready for sale in the Newest Items category for retail customers. UmWowStudio will be offering a presale order opportunity (For RETAIL customers) of a giant kit of all the coordinating bits! Stay tuned for that info :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Sketch --

Can you HONESTLY believe it's January 2014??

I cannot.

we have SO MANY amazing things coming up -- stay tuned (I do believe the big reveal is SOON!)

We have a Creative Team Call coming up ASAP, as well. By weekend's end!

And for now -- to tide you over, we have a superb sketch for you to play with!