Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Special Guest Star Laina Lamb | Take Two

We are so thrilled to be bringing back the generous, talented and lovely Laina Lamb!  If you missed her first post please CLICK HERE because she did a stellar job and you will want to learn more about this incredible artist. 

We are so thankful that she graced us with her creative gifts.  A huge round of applause to you, dear Laina!  Please leave Laina some much deserved love. :-) 

We think she is going to wow you again today with her versatile and gorgeous projects.... 

Hello Winnie and Walter Fans! Laina Lamb back here again today to share some quick and easy Autumn Cards.

At the end of September, the Paper Crafts Go-to Gals had a blog shop showing off all of the new Winnie and Walter stamp sets. If you missed that blog hop be sure to stop by these links to see everyone’s unique creations.
Teri Anderson
Kim Kesti
Heather Campbell
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Williams
Laina Lamb

My cards all featured the new A Tree for All Seasons set. What I love most about this set is the versatility of the images. There are so many different ways to use the tree and leaves stamps. After creating my original cards for the hop, I had so many extra pieces, I was able to use them all for more cards.

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Using several different dies, I created my base layers for stamping. To create the green circle background, I blended several dye inks with a blending tool directly to the circle stamp. I also masked that area and added some shimmer mist for extra sparkle.

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My next card switches up the same method as above with colored card stock rather than white. I wanted to experiment with vellum and added a layer to my window. I love how the tree is now shaded and has a softer look with the bold contrast of the card stock.

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Now that I had given my tree stamps enough love, I was ready to play with some of the leaves.

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I decided to go mod and work with the line work of the leaves. My base panel was embossed with a folder and added to a card base. Washi tape strips and stamped sentiment flag were added at an angle.

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Using my Silhouette Cutter and the digital version of the set I created a white .06” offset base to stamp the leaf shapes on to. A simple chipboard button with twine was added to finish the card. 

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Using the same method as above, I stamped more leaves and a banner to thread across this scalloped card. To accent I added several gold sequins.

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For my last card, I stamped the sentiment directly to the base panel and added my leaves with pop dots. A wood button tied with twine was my finishing touch.

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Thank you so much to Shay and Julie for having me as their guest this month! I am a huge fan of Winnie and Walter and cannot wait to see what their future releases bring.


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Leading Lady Jennifer Ingle | Take Three

Leading Lady Jennifer Ingle is back and she has raised the bar way, way up with today's performance.  Call it her action role where she shows her crazy cool moves.  But don't forget to check out her other outstanding performances HERE and HERE too.  Now, on to the show!

Hello, friends, and welcome to TAKE 3! I am actually super excited about today's feature! This week we are getting ACTIVE! Before you all run away, I promise not to make you go to the gym. Afterall, the word 'run' only comes into my vocabulary when I am 'running out for ice cream' or something along those lines. So, no. We aren't going to doing squats, planks, or the like, but we ARE going to make our CARDS active! Yup! Today's cards all have some interactive feature on them. They go from simple to more complicated, so there is a little something for everyone today!
Welcome Home
I started with the gorgeous This Awesome House stamp set. That dog. You guys. I. Love. That. Dog. I love the rest of the set, too, but the dog will always be my favorite. I colored the house, stamped the background...all pretty normal card-ish things, but then I used my knife to cut the doors so that they would open. I mounted the house on foam tape and....
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Eeeek! How much fun is THAT?! I used the chimney stamp to create the end of a table and sat the cat beside it right inside the door. It just makes me happy. This is such an easy way to add just a small interactive feature to your card! So fun!
Winter Wonderland Shaker
You HAD to know this was coming! I simply couldn't do a post about interactive cards without a fabulous shaker! I love them so much! For this one I used the Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamp set in conjunction with the The Big, The Bold, and Seasons set. I created a simple little scene with LOTS of glitter and sequins inside!
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And last, but CERTAINLY not least, I have this super extra fun interactive card for you...
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Okay, I can here you now... "Ummm, Jingle, I know this Leading Lady stuff is a lot of pressure and all, but I'm pretty sure that is NOT an interactive card. Nope. I mean, it's cute and all, but it's just an ordinary CAS card." WAIT for IT......
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BOOM! That just happened. Yes, my friends, when you press gently on the shutter button on the camera, it lights up! I used a tiny (and I mean TINY) LED, some copper tape, and a watch battery to do some paper circuitry behind the popped up panel. It's all very thin and light weight, so it works great on a card!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to head over to my blog, Just Jingle, to comment on each of my Leading Lady posts throughout this month for your chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Winnie and Walter!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

1000 Likes Facebook Giveaway

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We are outrageously honored to announce that we have reached over 1,000 likes on Facebook so we are celebrating by giving away two $50 gift cards when you tag your friend(s) on THIS POST on our Facebook page.

And if you don't Facebook don't worry because we always have lots of giveaways here on the w&w blog (especially in the next couple of weeks...big drawn-out exaggerated wink)! ;-)

You have all truly blessed our lives.  Thank you.

Hugs and kisses,
Walter, Julie, Winnie & Shay

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Crafting for a Cause

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We wanted to bring attention to a very worthy cause that spreads love, means you can get your craft on and also possibly win lots of terrific prizes!  What's not to love, right?

Jennifer McGuire and Vera Yates are hosting this wonderful card drive to benefit the elderly in nursing homes.  This is an excellent way to ink up some stamps that need a little love, try out a new technique, get your little ones involved and have a fun crafty afternoon, a great excuse to get together with your crafty friends or just to spread some merry and bright joy this holiday season!

If you have a little extra time from now until November 28th please go to Vera Yates or Jennifer McGuire 's blogs to find out how you can make cards to make this holiday season that much more jolly for our lovely ladies and gentleman living in nursing homes.

Sending you all hugs and kisses,
Walter, Julie, Winnie & Shay

Monday, October 13, 2014

Winners of our WCMD Challenges!

First, we were blown away by your enthusiastic comments and all of those that participated in our challenges.  We had a blast seeing you play along and make truly phenomenal projects for the challenges!

Now the random winners from our challenges:

WCMD | Craftie Challenge
$25 Gift Card (code) to Simon Says Stamp
No. 14 Berina Febin









WCMD Challenge | On Trend with Lea
$25 Gift Card (code) to Mama Elephant
Project No. 17 Lisa H.









WCMD Challenge | Pinspiration with Vanessa
$25 Gift Card (code) to Ellen Hutson
Project No. 27 Karen Ladd









WCMD Challenge | Colour Combo with Gayatri
$25 Gift Card (code) to Pretty Pink Posh
Project No. 6 Ingenious Inkling: SmilynStef









WCMD Challenge | Sketched with Julie
$25.00 Gift Card (code) to Studio Calico
Project No. 10 A Rare Ruby









WCMD Challenge | Unexpected Stamping with Kelly
Seat to the upcoming class at Online Card Classes (will be admitted once class registration opens)
Project No. 22 JayTeeZeHang









WCMD Challenge | Pattern Play with Shay
$25.00 Gift card (code) to WPlus9
Project No. 45 Stamp to Create









WCMD | Comment Winner
Seat to the upcoming class at Online Card Classes (will be admitted once class registration opens)
Comment No. 20 Janis from Pinspiration Challenge with Vanessa

Grand Prize
$50.00 Gift Card (code) to the w&w store + seat to the upcoming class at Online Card Classes (will be admitted once class registration opens)
Shona Chambers (entered in On Trend with Lea + Colour Combo with Gayatri + Pattern Play with Shay)
















Congratulations!!!  All winners please contact us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with which challenge you won.

Again thank you, thank you, thank you to every one who made our first WCMD such a joy!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Leading Lady Jennifer Ingle | Take Two


Jennifer Ingle is back for her second week as Leading Lady and she is kicking derrieres and taking names!  If you haven't seen her first time as Leading Lady you will really want to CLICK HERE right now!  Now is the moment you've been waiting for...Jennifer is ready for her next performance (this one will produce chills)!

Welcome to Take 2 of my Leading Lady posts for Winnie & Walter! Today we are going CAS. SUPER CAS, actually. Super SCARY CAS, even. So, firstly, what is CAS? CAS is Clean and Simple. Yup. Does that mean the cards lack technique? Nope. Does it mean they only use one thing? Nope. It just means that the finished look is Clean and Simple in appearance. Honestly, some of my CAS cards have taken me longer than ones I've done with multiple layers, so it doesn't necessarily mean EASY, either! LOL! Today I have four cards to share with you featuring the super awesome Moonlight stamp set. I loved it so much I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it. For reals, you guys. For. Reals.
And Be Scary
Okay, so, I am starting with my favorite of the group. LOL! Is that allowed? I do hope so! This one is SUPER CAS and super simple, too. I love how this sentiment stamp stands out SO brilliantly, so I let it take center stage on a white panel and accented it only with the small mask stamp, which I coated with my Wink of Stella black for a bit of shimmer. The panel is popped up on a white card base, keeping the design simple, but adding some interest and depth, as well.
Hat and Bat Halloween
For this card I layered my images just *slightly* to bring them together. I colored the hat and then colored the sentiment in an ombre style. I love how the words look! The spider is just sorta hanging out. That is fun. Lotsa fun. For reals, though.
Pumpkin Treats
CAS doesn't mean leaving out the embellishments, either! For this card, I used a small bit of cork to accent the top, along with some sequins. A favorite trick of mine is to cut a sequin in half and use the partial on the edge of an accent or the card. You can see my half sequin on the cork strip. It adds a bit of shine along with the texture!
Frightful & Delightful
And my final card shows how the corner of a card can most definitely be your focal point! I added the spider web, letting it go off the edges a bit and then stamped the spider. A few sequins 'caught' in the web certainly are a bit prettier than flies! HA! I wanted the sentiment to both stand out and ground the design, so I stamped and embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and adhered it with foam tape.
AND... don't forget to leave a comment on my blog, Just Jingle, for your chance to win a $30 Gift Card to Winnie & Walter! I will choose a winner from the comments on ALL FOUR of my Leading Lady posts at the end of the month! YAY!!! So fun!

Have a Happy!


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Special Guest Star Laina Lamb | Take One

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We are so thrilled and honored to bring you Laina Lamb as our Special Guest Star this October!  She's wondrously talented and she designs both product and papercrafting projects (sort of like an actor who is also a gifted director or writer!).  She's one sensationally kind and generous person too.  Now let's hear more about Laina and see her amazing projects! And make sure to leave her some love!

<<<ABOUT LAINA>>>

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A very big Thank You to Shay and Julie for having me here today as their special guest. My name is Laina Lamb. I live outside of Cleveland, Ohio with my husband Steve and our three rowdy and loveable boys.

A little bit about me…After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, I designed retail stores and malls for over ten years. While taking a career break to raise my sons, I discovered the world of paper crafting and instantly fell head over heels in love. This passion for storytelling and art helped transition me into a free-lance graphic designer for craft industry. I have had the privilege of has designing everything from paper to cutting cartridges. I was also a former Dream Team Member for the Creating Keepsakes and currently a Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Go-to Gal and Contributing Editor. When I’m not at my desk creating, I enjoy long dinners out with friends, watching live local bands, and travel with my family. Especially if it involves a cruise ship or a warm sandy beach!

<<<LAINA'S PROJECTS>>>

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My first card uses the beautiful house stamp from the This Awesome House set. I stamped the house on a white base layer and colored with Copic markers. The top layer was created by cutting first with a steel die to create the stitched edge and then run though my Silhouette machine to cut the House shape window from the layer. The Digital versions of each Winnie and Walter set are very handy to have if you own a digital cutter. I simply added a .06” offset to the stamp image to create an outline shape for adding the stamp to.

I used this same method for the banner. I added the .06” offset to the original shape, cut with my Silhouette, and stamped the banner in black dye ink. I added an additional .06” offset to that shape to create the secondary blue border.

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After all pieces were cut, I simply layered them all onto a card base with dimensional pop dots. Enamel dots were added as an accent to finish the card.

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I loved the simplicity of the card and decided to make another version using a new color scheme.

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Now I have two beautiful cards to give to a new couple or anyone relocating to a new home.

Thanks again for letting me share today! I’ll be back later this month with several other card ideas to share.

CLICK HERE to see more about Laina!


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