Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Black & White Decadence


Today I am going to share with you a beautiful and decadent wall hanging that I made of our little dog Max (and now I need to get busy making another of our larger dog Reba!)

My daughter actually took this picture for an assignment in her photography class a couple years ago and I just fell in love with it. She happened to be over at the house just taking random shots and managed to capture this keeper! It has taken me a couple years to figure out what I wanted to do with it but was waiting for the perfect idea to hit me.

Recently my DH and I have been going to a lot of auctions and I have started picking up a lot of old picture frames. Some are very plain and some are very fancy. For this project I choose a very plain wooden frame because I was going to just cover it up. I started by covering it with a couple of layers of black paint. I then, very carefully, using the WOW! Embossing Pen and embossed the inner edge with WOW! Embossing Powder in Black Ebony Regular. I also used this on the large letters.

I also used WOW! Embossing Powder in Black Ebony Ultra High and Bright White Ultra High to make the faux wax stamp seals. Aren't they just darling??

I just love how it all turned out with the different shades of white, black and grey. And for those wondering, yes that is really chicken wire and burlap!!

WOW! Products Used:
Black Ebony Regular
Black Ebony Ultra High
Bright White Ultra High
Embossing Pen


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Hello and thanks for stopping by the WOW! blog today. We are so happy to have you here!

Today I am going to share with you a quick little project I did to brighten up a household plant. Now for those that know me I use to be terrible with household plants. I can grow just about anything outside, but for some reason I typically have a black thumb when it comes to inside plants. But recently that has all changed...I am actually going on four years now of having the same household plants. Shocker I know!! The plant in this picture was recently re-potted into this larger container and so I wanted to dress it up a bit. I found these awesome butterfly spikes and decided to emboss them and put in the pot.

It was super easy to give them just a little color...all I did was cover them with embossing ink, cover them in embossing powder, tap off the extra embossing powder, and then heat them up! For my colors I used Sierra Sunrise, Angel Wings, and the new Vodka Sparkle (bottom picture) from the Girls Night Out collection.

If you have not gotten your hands on the new Girls Night Out collection you really should!! But its a special edition so don't wait too long or it might be all gone.

Well, that's all I have to share today. Hope you enjoyed and gave you some ideas for ways to dress-up your household plants.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Baby Joseph

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by the WOW! blog today. Today I am going to share with you my very first canvas project ever. I have been seeing tons of these lately and finally decided to give one a try!!

Our oldest God Daughter had her first child on Easter Sunday and I made this for her and her husband to hang in their house (if they like it....). So I started off with a plain white 5x7 canvas. I took a few sheets of some older Basic Grey paper that I had laying around and torn them into strips. Using Mod Podge glue I layered the paper strips onto the canvas. Next I took gesso and painted it on top of the paper strips. I sprayed the gesso with water to thin it down so the paper could show through more. Once that was dried I used my embossing stamp pad and inked the entire canvas. I then covered it with Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder. After heat setting the powder I then took the heart boarder stamp from the Gratitude Stamp set and randomly stamped the hearts on the canvas using the Jet Black StazOn ink pad.

I just love how the whole thing just sparkles from using the Neutral Ultra Shimmer on top of the background paper. After that I just added some embellishments and a picture of their precious new little boy and it was done! I can't wait to give it to them. Now I am on the hunt for a good shadow box frame to put it in.

Well, that's all I have for today so thanks for stopping by. I would encourage everyone to give creating on a canvas a was sooooo much fun!!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lucky Me....

I am super excited to say I am finally back with a new post...I'm a bit rusty so hopefully all goes well!

Today I am going to share with you a layout I created using products from Little Yellow Bicycle, WOW! Embossing Powders, Freckle Fawn, and Tim Holtz. Since its March and that means St. Patricks Day and these pictures were taken when the family was altogether celebrating St. Patricks Day I decided to use them to create a layout for this months DT Project.

A few years back we made a deal with our kids, nieces, and nephews that if they could go the entire first year that they had their drivers license without getting any type of ticket (speeding, parking, etc) or in an accident that was their the end of that year we would give them $100. And let me tell you it was obviously a great incentive because we had to pay up with my two kids or our niece!! We still have another niece and nephew to go but we are 3 for 3 so far. Of course we couldn't just hand them the money, we had to make it a challenge. We found these awesome puzzle cubes where you put the money in the middle and closed it up. They then had to move the ball through the cube maze to the end to get the cube back open. It was so much fun seeing them struggle to solve the puzzle!!

I incorporated WOW! Embossing Powders into this layout on the strip of corrugated cardboard that I mounted the sequence of pictures onto. First I brushed on some white Gesso onto the cardboard and let it dry completely. Then I took my embossing ink pad and pressed it onto the cardboard. I used my WOW! Embossing Pen down in the groves to make sure some of the embossing powder got down in those areas too. I first sprinkled Metalline Green, tapped off the extra, and then heat set it. I went back and repeated these steps but this time sprinkled Earthtone Blueberry.

What an easy way to add dimension, depth, and color to your layout. I am super pleased with the result!!

Well thanks for stopping by today and if you have never used corrugated cardboard on a project before you should really try it. Or a really easy way to achieve the same affect is if you have a paper crimper and then you can make your own.