Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Embossing Holiday Ornaments & Cones is this months theme for my teams group post at WOW! Embossing Powders.

I started with a 4" Rusty Tin Tree Ornament and a 1" Rusty Tin Star. I started by embossing the entire tree shape with Tea Garden Green Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Bay Area Collection. On top of the heat-embossed green, I then added a layer of Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder to give the tree a holiday shine. I wanted to add a little texture and make the ornament even more wintery so I used some Snowtex along the edges of the tree.  Finally I  wrapped the tree with Tim Holtz tinsel and a super cute itty bitty string of bulbs she found at her local craft store.

The Merry Christmas banner was first cut from a piece of chipboard and painted white. “Merry Christmas” was then stamped on the white chipboard and then embossed with Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder.

The 1” Rusty Star was embossed with WOW! Gold Embossing Powder. A little bit of Snowtex was then added to the banner, tinsel, bulb string, and on the star.

Want to see what my other team members created?? Then just click here!


Friday, December 14, 2012


Hi and thanks for visiting my blog, so glad to have you here!

So today I am going to share with you a layout I created for WOW! of our nephew Seth playing with a skateboard (minus the wheels) that we had gotten for our son a few years back for Christmas. When this picture was taken our son was actually really big into skateboarding and so you couldn't just go buy a pre-made skateboard, you had to buy the stuff in pieces to get it exactly how he wanted it. So glad that phase didn't last too long (only a few years....hehe)!!

So I started out with just a white piece of cardstock and using the 12x12 Tile Texture template from The Crafter's Workshop, embossed the cardstock using Bodacious Blue Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Glitter Collection. I just love how the background turned out. I think by embossing it, it added just enough color to the white spaces.

I really like using templates/stencils to create a pattern on my backgrounds and then embossing them. Many crafters will use templates/stencils to create background patters using mists or inks but have you tried embossing with them? If not you really should give it a try!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Card

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by the WOW! Embossing Powder blog!!

Today I am going to share with you a Christmas card I created for the upcoming Christmas season. But first I want to start off by saying I am SORRY for the picture quality. I have been without a camera for a little bit now (horrible I know!) so these were taken with my phone. BUT....that is all going to change very soon cause my sweet sweet wonderful husband informed me on Saturday that he bought me a new one and it will be here this week!! I am super excited and can't wait for it to arrive and start trying it out. So by the time my next post is due I will be able to provide much better pictures for you all.

But back to my card now....I used some left over paper scraps from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas collections (loved this collection!!), the Merry & Bright stamp set from the Suzy West WOW! Collection, and both Metalline Green and Opaque Bright White WOW! Embossing Powders.

And here are some close-ups of the WOW! items...

I just love this stamp by how the letters are in a block and that they are different sized. Makes for a really fun looking sentiment

For the Christmas Tree embellishment I used my WOW! Embossing Pen and ran it all over the tree. Since the tree was slightly indented it made it really easy to use the pen on. I then just poured my powder in it, tapped off the excess, and heated it up.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Paper Christmas Stocking

For some reason when the calendar turns to November it offically becomes the "Holiday Season". And for the most part Christmas gets the majority of the attention. And so it goes with this months team post for WOW!.

Our theme for this month....Non-Traditional Holiday Colors come to Life!!

For my project I made a paper christmas stocking using my Cricut and WOW! Embossing Powders.

For the stocking I chose to do it in brown and light blue for my non-traditional colors. Who says stockings have to be red and white anyways?

My stocking was cut out using the Cricut Trim-A-Tree cartridge. I used a piece of brown cardstock for the background that I stamped with the Circles Strip stamp from the Funky Border Strips stamp set. Then the top piece of the stocking was cut out of a piece of white cardstock which I then covered completely with Opaque Pastel Blue Embossing Powder. And then to finish it off I added a strip of white ruffled trim to the top and along the border, using Earthtone Pepper Embossing Powder, I used the MerryMerryChristmas stamp from the Merry and Bright Christmas stamp set.

Be sure to check out what the rest of my team members made here.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Easel Card

This month theme for our team WOW! post....50 Shades of Gray!! And yes, we do mean the books!

For those of you who have read just one or even all (like me) of the 50 Shades of Grey series you know how much Christian and Anna thought about each other. So playing on that, I made an easel card using the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the With Love stamp set. It’s a bit more frilly than my usual style but it’s always good to try something new.

To make the butterflies I first stamped the images on to black cardstock. I then covered with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. After removing the extra powder, I applied the heat. After they cooled I again stamped the images directly on top of the white butterflies. This time though I covered them with Neutral Ultra Shimmer. I again removed the extra powder and applied heat. After they cooled this time I then cut them out, leaving just a tiny edge of black all around them. I then used pop dots to adhere them to the card to give them a little dimension.
Embossing Powders: Black Glint, Opaque Bright White, & Neutral Ultra Shimmer
WOW! Stamps: Vintage Wallpaper, With Love, & Make A Wish
To see the rest of my teams posts click here.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Colored Pinecones

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting. Today I am going to share with you my last project for WOW! Embossing Powders.

Here in the Eastern United States Fall has come and the leaves are a changing on the trees. I just love all the colors of this time of year. For my family Fall means spending lots of time in the woods. Just a few weeks ago we were out in the woods I noticed some pincones on the ground. I decided to grab a few and bring them home. Of course I was thinking, I wonder if you can emboss on pinecones? Has anyone ever tried this?? Well, I decided to give it a shot.

So here is what I started out with. (I only did the pinecones for this project.)
 I decided to do each pinecone a different color. The colors I chose were Earthtone Peper, Earthtone Paprika, and Earthtone Nutmeg from the Suzy West Pantry Collection. I used the wide tip end of a Versamark Embossing Pen all over the insides of the pinecones. I wanted them to kind of have a rustic feel so I wasn't real careful in covering absolutely all of the pinecone. I sprinkled the embossing powder on the pinecone, removed the excess powder, and then applied the heat.
 While digging out our Fall and Halloween decorations I came across this really long swag of leaves that I had bought several years back but still had the price tag on it so I know I had never used it. The problem was that it was an odd length, too long to hang on a door but not long enough to wrap around a banister or the like. But I knew now exactly what I wanted to do with it. I folded it in half, added some berries and pumpkins, and then added my newly embossed pinecones!
So what do you all think? I absolutely love it now and I really love how the embossed pinecones came out. So exciting when you can take something that you never used and turn it into something wonderful. This now hangs proudly on my front porch, right under the porch light, so everyone sees it when they come over to visit. What do you have lying around that you don't use that you could dress up with a little embossing powder and turn it into something wonderful?

Warmly, Sherrie!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Camping Trip

Happy Friday!!

Today I want to share with you a layout I made where I actually combined my design team projects for WOW! Embossing Powders and The Scrapbook Outlet. For WOW! I was given the task of embossing on ribbon. Now I had never tried this before and actually had not seen it either. I have seen people stamp on ribbon, but never emboss. But I like a challenge so I was excited to give it a try. And for The Scrapbook Outlet I was given the awesome Bo Bunny Camp-A-Lot Collection to create a two-page layout with. I was supper excited to have received the Camp-A-Lot Collection because my husband had taken our nephew camping last year and those pictures would work perfectly.
And I must say I have an amazing husband because he made sure they took plenty of pictures (with his iPhone actually) for me to scrap later!!

Here are some close-ups of the embossed ribbon.

I picked a plain cream colored twill that was about 1.5" wide and using the loop boarder stamp from the WOW! Gratitude Stamp Set, I stamped the image in three rows. I then covered them with Earthtone Pepper Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Pantry Collection. The tricky part was getting all the excess powder off the ribbon. The powder actually melted really quickly on the ribbon. I decided to brighten it up a bit though by adding the multi-colored ribbon down the middle, which I attached down by stitching a zig-zag pattern on with my sewing machine. I absolutely love how it turned out!!

If you have never tried embossing on ribbon you should really give it a try. I know I can't wait to do it again.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Acetate Shapes

Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by the WOW! blog today to see what we have to share.

Today I am going share with you a layout that I created where I embossed, using Neutral Ultra Shimmer and Black Glint, the ultra thick acetate flowers and flower metal brads. I am always on the lookout for new things to use my embossing powders on. I love trying new surfaces and learning new ways to use my embossing powders. This is the first time I have ever embossed on ultra thick acetate shapes.

 I was a little nervous about what would happen to the acetate shapes once I started heating the embossing powder. My fear was they would warp or curl up and then would not flatten back out. So when I was ready to heat them I laid them flat on my craft sheet and gently applied pressure to keep them in place with a craft pick. I made sure my heat gun was good and hot before putting over the shapes. Once the heat was being applied the petals did want to curl up but I found that if I left the heat on it just a bit longer they flattened back out. I left them lay flat till they were nice a cool before trying to move so that they could harden back up flat. And it worked perfectly!!

So don't be afraid to try new things and if at first it does not work, try it again!!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, August 24, 2012


 Hi All!! So glad you stopped by today to visit my blog.

Today I am going to share with you a card I made that can be given really to just about anyone special in your life that you love. The color of the background is totally up to you and can easily be changed depending on if you wanted to give this to a male or female. For this card I used Bubble Gum Embossing Powder from the Suzy West Candy Counter Collection, and Opaque Bright White and Gold Rich Embossing Powders from the WOW! Collection. I also used the Suzy West "Gratitude" Stamp Set to make the hearts.

So I started out by using a piece of bubble wrap that I inked up with embossing ink and then pressed onto my white cardstock. I then sprinkled it with the Bubble Gum Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess, and then heated it up.

Next I stamped out four sets of hearts from the Gratitude Stamp Set on black cardstock, and colored them by making two Opaque Bright White and two Gold Rich. I then cut out the hearts and attached them to pieces of wire I cut to give them stems.

I then took some gold ribbon and tied around the wire and added some rub-on letters that spell LOVE. I used pop-dots on the backs of the hearts to give the card a little depth. I then layered the white cardstock on some black cardstock and your all done.

Supper easy and now you have a great card to give to someone special.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Americana Garland

This month I am the featured designer in my teams WOW! post. And I am super excited to share with you the Americana Garland I made. Not sure yet where I am going to hang it in my house, but I am sure it will find a place real soon!!

There are so many things I loved about this project. First I have to say that creating home decor items has to be my favorite altered thing to create, if I'm not actually scrapbooking. I really only just started creating home decor items, but I have to say it is so much fun. It gives me something different to work on when I need a break from just scrapbooking (which I have been doing for about 12 years now!). And I have to say that I also LOVE to emboss on metal and chipboard. Those have to be my favorite surfaces.

So I started with this 24" Tin Star Rust Garland by Darice that I picked up at a local craft store....

And turned it into this....

I used Cable Car Red, Opaque Bright White, and Earthtone Blueberry Embossing Powders on the different stars. I used my embossing pen and covered the stars with embossing ink and then sprinkled them with powder. I then cut strips of fabric and knotted them in the connecting loops between the stars. I also found those super cut hats and little flags and attached those to the stars using my glue gun.
Another great thing about this garland is that it can be used for both Memorial Day and Labor Day here in the USA because I didn't put anything specific on it. So I'm going to get plenty of use out of it.
To see the rest of my teams July WOW! projects click here!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Embossing On Glass

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today!
Today I am going to share with you a super easy tutorial on embossing on glass.

So I had this glass pumpkin candy dish that I picked up super cheap last year after Halloween. And I really wanted to do something to dress it up. I have never tried embossing on glass before so I thought I would give it a try. For now all I have done is decorate the lid and that is what I am going to share with you today.
 So to start with I took my WOW! Embossing Pen and inked the stem up really good. I then poured Metalline Green all over it. One thing I found out during this process is that it takes awhile for the powder to heat up and melt on the glass. So be patient when you are using your heat gun to get the powder completely melted.
Next I took my WOW! Embossing Pen and drew really thick lines down the groves of the lid and then sprinkled them with Black Glint. I used a paint brush to brush off any extra powder that I didn't want on the lid before I heated up the powder.
 I then added a little burlap, some wire that I coiled up, and a Tim Holtz embellishment to finish it out. Now its ready to fill with candy come October!!

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my post today. If you have never embossed on glass you should really give it a try. Until next time!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Father's Day Card

For the June WOW! team post I created a Father's Day card.
Wondering how I made it look like a piece of notebook paper?? I started by dry embossing the white cardstock using a sizzix embossing folder. I then lightly rubbed the ridges with my versamark ink pad. And lastly I covered it with Earthtone Pepper embossing powder.
I really like how it came out.

For the vine I used green cardstock in the Martha Stuart vine punch, which I covered with Metalline Green powder. And for the Grateful tickets, I stamped the image on velum and then covered it with Whirly Pop powder.
To see all my teams WOW! projects for June click here!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Today I am going to share with you a layout I made using two of my favorite WOW! Glitter Embossing Powders....Suzy West Sierra Sunrise and Black Glint (my other favorite is the Neutral Ultra Shimmer!)

Ever since I can remember I have loved to run. Even now that I am older I still love to run 5K races regularly throughout the summer. I do it because I love it and not for the time. So when I found out I had actually placed at this race I was thrilled. So to highlight this achievement I made this layout.

Since yellow is my favorite color I took yellow cardstock and cut out the JK 5K and then embossed them with the Suzy West Sierra Sunrise Embossing Powder.

Then on my chipboard numbers and letters I double embossed them by first embossing them with Ebony and then with Black Glint. I wanted to make sure they had a really good black base. I just love how the glitter embossing powder just gives your project a little extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to come back tomorrow and see a group post by one of our amazing teams!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


My-Oh-My has my life been just super crazy busy the last few months!! I can't believe that it has been soooooooo long since my last post here. But between family, work, house, DT work for both The Scrapbook Outlet and WOW!, and buying For The Luv of Art things have been busy for me. I feel bad that I have neglected my blog and am going to do my best to do much better about posting on here.

And to get started I am going to share some tags I created using the amazing WOW! Embossing Powders and WOW! Stamps.

The WOW! Stamps are photopolymer which means they are higher quality stamps and make amazing images. They will also never turn yellowish with age.

For this first tag (above) I used the heart boarder from the Gratitude set and Whirly Pop and Gold Rich Regular embossing powders.

For the second tag I used the Brocade Background stamp on both the tag and heart. I used Earthtone Pepper embossing powder on the tag and Gold Rich Regular on the heart.

And for the last tag I again used the Brocade Background stamp but used Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder this time. On the heart I used Whirly Pop and on the Crown I used Gold Rich Regular.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tags.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fabric & Flowers for May

This month for our group post we were tasked to be inspired by Fabric and Flowers for our team post (WOW! Embossing Powder...6 Girls & a Smoking Gun).
And here is my project....
I decided I wanted to make a mini-album for my niece, Aly, of her first year of track. Instead of using "Track" themed paper I decided to go with something a little more Aly's & purple!!

I still have some journaling to do and a few more pages to complete, but it is well on its way to being complete!

  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS: Black Glint Powder, Clear Gloss Regular, Sierra Sunrise
  • STAMPS: Wow! “Brocade”
  • To view the full post at WOW! click here!


    Saturday, April 14, 2012

    Inspired by Spring

    Back with another team post for WOW! Embossing Powders...

    Our team, “6 Girls and a Smoking Gun” seems to have been inspired by the WOW! Embossing Stamp set as a centerpiece for most of our projects and everyone took a fresh approach to color, style and technique. Enjoy!! This is a fabulous collection!

    And here is my Spring project....
    I started with a plain black gift bag and turned it into this amazing creation! The butterflies are made out of used dryer sheets. First, she colored the dryer sheet with Adirondack Color Wash Spray. Then they were covered with 2 embossing powders from the Suzy West Pantry Collection; Nutmeg, Honey, and also Gold Rich Pale powder and heated. I never tried to emboss on dryer sheets before, but they turned out great and the powder melts really fast on dryer sheets. Just be sure to get your gun hot before putting over the embossing powder and don't hold it over too long or you will melt your dryer sheet!

    Products Used:
    WOW! Embossing Powders: Gold Rich Pale, Suzy West Pantry Collection – Nutmeg, Honey
    Wow! Stamp Set: Flourish
    Other: Flower, Ribbon, gift bag, used dryer sheet

    To view the full post click here!


    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    This Recipe Is For . . . .

    Here is my project that is posted today on the WOW! Embossing Powder, U.S. Blog.

    Today's project is really simple and anyone can do it, I promise!

    When Jen Deal suggested recipe cards for me of course I started to make this into a very complicated project like I usually do. But then I got to thinking, keep it simple for a change Sherrie! So I got to thinking, my husband was given a homemade recipe book by his mom when he moved out after graduating high school. To this day we still have that homemade recipe book filled with Brian's favorite recipe's from growing up and we still use it from time to time. Our daughter is 21 and a junior in college, which means pretty soon that is going to be done and she will be moving out and on her own. Brian and I have talked about starting a recipe book for her of her favorites for her to take when she moves out. So this was my inspiration. But like I said, this time I was going to keep it simple. While going through my stash of cookbooks and recipes I found this pack of recipe cards.

    So I'm looking at these recipe cards and it hits me, why not just alter these by coloring the flowers and butterfly? That would be so simple but add such a colorful and home made feel to them. Hopefully it would make the person that receives them feel special!

    Of course the color patterns and combinations would be endless for coloring the flowers. For the first card I chose to use all six (6) colors from the Suzy West Candy Counter Collection. I think it made for a really fun and bright recipe card!
    To emboss the flowers I used a WOW! Clear Embossing Pen and inked the petals of the flowers. Now I only did one color at a time. By this I mean I inked the petals of four or five flowers, covered them with powder, removed the extra powder, and then heated that color. I then repeated the process for the next color of flowers. And so on until I used all six colors. This way I made sure my colors didn't get mixed.

    The second card I colored them all with Suzy West Candy Counter Berrylicious.

    Here is a close up of the flowers. I finished off each flower by adding a round clear bling to all the centers to make them sparkle.

    Aren't those just the cutest recipe cards? And wasn't that soooooo simple? I also embossed the butterfly in the upper right hand corner.

    So which way do you like the recipe cards better, multi-color or all the same?


    Supplies Used:
    -WOW! Embossing Powders Suzy West Candy Counter Collection: Berrylicious, Whirly Pop, Sour Lemon, Gummy Bear Green, Bubble Gum, and Cotton Candy.
    -WOW! Embossing Powders Suzy West Pantry Collection: Honey
    -WOW! Embossing Powders Gold Rich Pale
    -WOW! Clear Embossing Pen