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The Debut of 6 Girls & a Smoking Gun

We have so many talented and worldly designers on WOW! Today, I am introducing you to my amazing design team, 6 Girls and a Smoking Gun. We’ve been playing (who can call it work when it’s so much fun!) with the new Suzy West embossing powder collections and several other fantastic colors.

I’ll kick it off in the Golden State and share a layout of the day I spent hanging out with my cousins being “tourists” in San Francisco. I created my own patterned paper on cardstock using 2 colors of ink and stamping various images of the WOW! Call Me stamp set all over the page. I love this set!

 You can use any color combinations you like and any of the WOW! Stamps to create papers of your own!

  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS:  Suzy West’s Pantry Collection: Honey & Olive, Suzy West’s By the Bay Collection: Black Puff Skyline
  • STAMPS: Wow! “Call Me”, Wow! "Build A Butterfly"
  • INK: Versamark, Stampin’ Up – True Thyme, Studio G Chalk Ink - Green
  • PAPER: Bazzill cardstock, Patterned Paper from Echo Park – “Lift Tickets”
  • OTHER: Echo Park Element Sticker – “Seasons Greetings”, Cosmo Cricket “Upcycle Elements Printed Paper”, Bella Blvd chipboard embellishments “Estate Sale Badda Bings”

Click Hereto see sneak peeks for CHA and upcoming WOW! Projects at my blog, A Dash of Chilispice.

In sunny Israel, Irit Shalom put together for us a beautiful card set. She shares some great tips and tricks about card making.
Tip #1 - Use the whole stamp set to make a card set- same sentiment, similar colors, similar design, different stamps. It makes a perfect set as a present.

Tip #2 -  Make 3D paper piecing effect by stamping and embossing your images twice, then cut just parts of them and adhere over the basic image with 3D foam glue.

  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS:  Suzy West’s By the Bay collection: Cable Red, California Sunshine, WOW! Clear Glossy
  • STAMPS: Wow! “Call Me”
  • INK: Clearsnap and Versamark
  • PAPER: Bazzill cardstock, Patterned Paper from October Afternoon
  • RIBBONS: Paper Studio
  • OTHER: Sizzix die, EK punch, EK and Dress It Up buttons

Click Here to see more of Irit’s creativeness at her blog, Irit Shalom’s Designs.

Sherrie Suttles, in the heart of the US, brings a new touch to 12x12 layouts with her own embossed embellishments. I love how she puts together a layout with more than 1 photo!  

  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS: WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular; Suzy West’s Pantry Collection: Nutmeg  & Olive Regular
  • STAMPS: Wow! "Build A Butterfly"
  • PAPER: Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection (Gabrielle, Stripe, Elegance, Unwritten Paper, Dot Paper)
  • STICKERS: Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection
  • FIBERS: Prima & May Arts
  • OTHER: KaiserCraft Clear Crystals

Click Hereto see Sherrie’s Winter Wreath, another WOW project, at her blog, Each Days Memories.

Let’s head back to the North to Canada where my friend and co-designer, Erika Taylor, is sharing her “Love” card. She has a great layering technique and check out the mix of embossing powders on the single stamped background. This is one of my favorite ways to “color” with different powders!

  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS: Suzy West’s Candy Counter Collection:  Whirly Pop; Suzy West’s By the Bay Collection: Bay Area Blue & Presidio Purple
  • STAMPS: Wow! "Flowers”
  • PAPER: Heart & Birdie from Basically Bare
  • OTHER: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Click Here to see Erika's blog, Taylord Concepts. She recently celebrated her blog’s anniversary and has some sneak peeks for other WOW! Projects for CHA.  

Let’s visit Anne in the second largest state of the Union. Anne altered a square acrylic plate charger to create this fantastic fantasy diorama. She casts a scene with scrapbook paper in the background, and the pretty little fairy is a digi stamp she colored with Copic markers. I am grass green with envy over those with great coloring talent! [And for you Copic lovers, Grass Green is also known as YG17]

The butterflies were embossed in WOW! Earthtone Grape powder on vellum paper layered on top of stamped white cardstock. Both layers were colored with Copics. 
  • WOW EMBOSSING POWDERS: WOW Earthtone Grape Regular & Metallic Gold Rich Pale – Regular
  • STAMPS: Wow! "Build A Butterfly”

Click Here to see Anne’s blog, Anniebee’s Craft Room. She has been a busy bee working on several projects for CHA and has loads of inspiration to share!

Continuing South to the great continent down under, Amy created this layout with tons of gorgeous WOW! embossing powders in different ways. For her background, she coated a piece of bubble wrap with her Versamark Ink Pad, stamped her cardstock, and then poured Bay Area Blue Powder over the top. A few taps and then funnel back into the jar and heat away! The effect is incredible and much more amazing in real life. To add to these gorgeous doilies, Amy punched scalloped circles out of Bazzill cardstock in various colors coordinating with her doilies. She then used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen to ink more Versamark over the scalloped circles and then embossed using Cotton Candy, Gummy Bear Green, Whirly Pop & Sour Lemon from the Suzy West Candy Counter Collection.

 Last but not least. Amy embossed the Chipboard title. She actually mixed together Cotton Candy and Bay Area Blue to create a unique color combination.  Amy says, “I love the effect of mixing the colours together before I use them but don’t waste too much doing this!” Of course the little rubber duckie got the Sour Lemon Emboss Powder Treatment and after a bit of added bling and doodling, her layout was complete! Amy truly love working with these amazing powders! And so do I!!!

· WOW! Embossing Powders: Suzy West’s Candy Counter Collection - Cotton Candy, Gummy Bear Green, Whirly Pop, Sour Lemon and Bay Area Blue from the By The Bay Collection

· PAPER: Assorted colors of Bazzill cardstock including Kraft

· EMBELLISHMENTS: My Minds Eye Krafty Funday

· OTHER: Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen, Chip Chop Shop Doilies, WOW Chipboard title

· RIBBON: Green Tara Mesh Ribbon various colors

Click Here to see Amy’s blog, The Scrapbooking Haven Diva. Her layouts are bursting with colors and there’s always something fun to see!

Thank you so much for checking out our terrific team of designers, 6 Girls and a Smoking Gun. We’re as hot as these fabulous colors!! Keep checking back in with us to see what smoldering projects we create next time. Cheers!


  1. Great job Jen on the post and the rest of my team on your projects. Such great ideas from everyone.

  2. LOVE all the different color combinations... especially over black paper! WOW ! Nice job girls!

  3. Man I'm so stinkin blessed to be a part of Wow and the 6 Girls. These are simply stunning ladies. Thank you for the inspiration today.

  4. Great projects!! Love them and can't wait to get my hands on some of these powders!!

  5. Beautiful work, teamies! I agree with Erika! I feel so fortunate to be working with all of you and for such a wonderful person as Suzy and awesome company as WOW! Looking forward to posting my first WOW layout on the blog on Monday.


  7. What a group! Such amazing projects from everyone!


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