3.26.2015

March Craft Month - Wow! in Home Art Class

Celebrating a month-long holiday can be hard work! Said no one ever.

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Not to be confused with National Scrapbook Day in May (for those paper crafters out there...who also turn it into a month-long May celebration.)

I took advantage of the craft awareness month to design new in-home classes for Wow! Embossing Powder. My personal guinea princesses (guinea pigs didn't seem nice) were more than willing to play along and test drive the course last weekend.

None of these women are veteran paper crafters. They have other crafty talents (that I MUST tap into)!  So, the design of the classes were perfect to try out with them. I love hearing the joy from the first venture into paper crafts....after my safety messages when wielding a heat gun.

With all the fun to be had in learning the ropes, we made it through only 2 of the 3 projects. No one was really in a rush to move on from what they were doing.

Who's next? :)








3.06.2015

Friday Favorites - March 6


Happy Friday!

It may be a two-year old recurring from 200-years ago trend, but I am still fascinated by Fascinators. The pictures don't do justice to Rachel Radcliffe's work. Her attention to detail is unmatched. Check out her shop, Feather Light Design on Etsy...which by the way is a new IPO! Congrats @Etsy - so excited for your team!!


Leela--Dramatic hot pink peony hair fascinator with beaded butterfly



My constant companion, my confidant, my personal assistant, my digital friend... the iPhone 6 Plus. 

My dirty little secret, my budget saver, my super model status, my kind of service.... 
Rent the Runway.


The most delicious smelling hand cream and a slick deal at $6. 



Have a great weekend!




2.14.2015

Happy Valentine's Day! Check out my WOW Post

It's my day to post over at Wow! Embossing Powders. 

Here's what you'll find over there:



This card is inspired by Valentine's Day, Nikki Smith's butterfly pattern on one of her home decor projects that inspired me, and the easy tutorial on Shaker Border Cards by Nichol Magourik


I used Pink Fizz embossing powder, Melt-It and the Ornate Heart mold to create the focal point embellishment of my card. 



I used super fine opaque white embossing powder for the sentiment I made from a few words in the "It's all Relative" stamp set from Wow! Look at the amazing definition from our Wow! Embossing Powders!

The shaker card came together relatively easy and is a beautiful finished piece! 

Remember that you can enter the monthly Wow! Embossing Powder challenge and have a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

All projects must have either heat embossing or use our products and must also be a follower of our blog to qualify and enter. Add your project link below or share them and our FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest page.


Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge. 



XOXO





11.17.2014

Blog Hop with Wow and Ruby Rock-it! Get Inspired for the Holidays!




Happy Monday, Crafters, WOW Embossing Powder & Ruby Rock-It Fans!  If you're just joining the blog hop; Welcome! If you've followed along and are coming in from Irit's blog, I know you've already seen some fabulous creations. We are delighted to have you join us this week, and I hope we see some of your inspired creations along the way.

We are very excited to be partnering with Ruby Rock-it and their amazing designers. Be sure to read all the details of the hop because there are a few ways to WIN PRIZES!

I'll leave you a list of the blogs in order of the hop for you to check out all the stops. To "enter" or be eligible for a prize, just leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then come back to our main page at WOW Embossing Powder and let us know you checked out everyone's pages. Comments will be closing on Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm PST.

Here’s what you can win:
From Ruby Rock-it, The Essence East Coast collection! [album not included]



From Wow Embossing Powder, new colors and one of our floral molds.





Let's go! Here's the list of blogs and don't forget to check out my project below the list.

Ruby Rock-It Blog
WOW Embossing Powder Blog
Nikki Smith
Sandie Dunne
Pattie Beltran
Susan O’Connell
Donna O’Leary
Erin Yamabe
Irit Shalom
Jen Deal   (you are here.)
Alicia Barry
Jenifer Cowles
Patti Hamil
Nicole Picadura
Maya Isaksson
June Goh
Trish Latimer
Nataliya Serova
Beckie Dreyer
Sian Ridley
Kaka Costa
Christine Saunders
Candice Elliott

And here’s my project!


This year was my first venture into Project Life. I'm still getting the hang of it, and this week's blog hop gave me a great opportunity to pull together memories from a recent night with my Cooking Club girls.








I love how this page came together. I used Wow Embossing Powder right on the wood veneers that came in the kit to add pops of color on the layout. I also made my own title with stamps and Wow embossing powders and accented the header with droplets from the Country Cookin kit.





Looking at this page is making me hungry for both delicious cuisine and time at the craft table! But there's more to see...

Your next stop is at Alicia Barry's blog.  Remember to leave comments on the blogs and go back to WOW and Ruby Rock-it to enter yourself into the draw for any of our terrific prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer



10.21.2014

Wow Embossing Powder Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

There are so many options for adhesives in the Crafting World! I have a whole tub in my crafting closet to prove it. 

The stack I keep closest to me on the crafting table, however, is 3L. I often use their double sided tape and foam tapes. I loved when they came out with the black foam tape! Genius.

On assignment with WOW! Embossing powder and 3L Adhesives, both design teams are showcasing products all this week. I am learning about fun new products I didn't realize 3L had! 


Here I'll show you my new favorite, but don't forget to check out at the WOW! Embossing blog what my friends are also loving at  for all the details! Leave a comment to be eligible to win goodies!! 


4x6" Adhesive Sheets by 3L  - Shortcut Lesson # 24

At this time of year, I cave to convenience in ways I wouldn't admit to just anyone. DIY, kitchen cook, Super Mom....all that goes right out the window when the calendar turns to "4th quarter". 

Admittedly, I work at a pretty cool place in a pretty cool part of eCommerce, but despite the fact that I work for an Internet company, it's retail. Retail + Holiday = BUSY

So, I look for shortcuts. I don't give into store bought anything for my annual cookie exchange, and I'd rather not send holiday cards then not send "homemade", but...sometimes even in these areas, I need help.

Here's a secret to quick and easy heat embossed cards. Use 3L Adhesive sheets in your die cut machine, peel and stick onto your project, sprinkle your favorite color WOW Embossing Powder, and heat set. All done! 


Here's a quick how-to for a card. 

1. I selected a sentiment, stamped it onto patterned paper with Versamark ink, sprinkled with opaque white embossing powder and heat set. This is the basic heat embossing way.



2. Next I selected some dies, placed them on my die cutter with a sheet of 3L adhesive. I kept the "sticky" side up so when I peeled off the backing it would be the reverse on the paper. 







3. CAREFULLY lift your cut pieces from the dies and place them onto the paper. You don't want to separate the adhesive from the backing yet. 


4. Peel off adhesive backing and sprinkle with embossing powder. Heat set. 





 5. All done! 





Thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internet. "Stick" with me, kid. I'll show you some more cool stuff I to try this holiday season. Also, be sure to visit Scrapbook Adhesives blog to view their creations using our products!




 

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