Monday, January 22, 2018

Have Faith and Believe with Heather H.

Good morning! Heather here to share a fun little shaker card (with a twist!) that I put together using some of the latest release from Winnie and Walter! Even though the last release had many items with a Christmas theme, there are loads of sentiments that can be used well beyond that season!


For my card today, I started off by cutting the frame from In a Word: Holiday Tiles out of lavender glitter cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I also die cut In a Word: Believe Cutaway from SSS turquoise glitter cardstock. I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettias on a strip of black cardstock.


I assembled this as a see through shaker - so there is a window that goes completely through the front of the card! I started off by die cutting the frame from the front panel of white cardstock, as well as the white cardbase. I layered some acetate behind the panel on the front, then glued the glitter frames, words, and small sentiment into the front of that piece. I also applied acetate to the front of the card base around the window, then layered foam adhesive around the window and edges of that. I filled the center with some pretty iridescent tiny star confetti from Pretty Pink Posh, then layered the pieces together! I used one of the white die cuts on the inside to give it a nice clean finished look on both sides.


Hope you enjoyed and feel inspired! Have a wonderful day!!!


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Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Three

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her pink and plaid extravaganza from her sensational second performance CLICK HERE.   Today Andrea will take your breath away with her card!

Without further ado, Andrea...

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Hello, again! I'm back with the third installment of my favorite crafty things. Long before I ever heard of papercrafting, I was a gardener, specifically of flowers. I absolutely love flowers - the colors, the fragrances - everything! Therefore, I HAD to include flowers in my list, and Winnie & Walter has some truly beautiful ones. My card today features In Bloom: Anna's Flora and In Bloom: Addie's Garden.

 

I started by creating masks of all my flowers. My images were stamped onto Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Using my MISTI, I stamped the large flower (It looks like a dahlia to me.) in the center, masked it, and then stamped the two adjacent to it. I continued masking and stamping until I was satisfied with my arrangement.

 

Once my ink was dry, I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. For the background I ink-blended Tumbled Glass Distress ink over Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings, making sure not to get any ink on my flowers.

 

After heat-setting my panel, I stamped a sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You with Versamark and gold heat-embossed it. I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to a white card. To give more interest to the background, I added some clear Nuvo drops. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.


Hugs, 
Andrea

  
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Shipping Update + More

Hello lovelies!

It's Shay checking in.  I am on my way to Phoenix right now to walk Creativation this weekend.  If you are there I would love to see you!  This means shipping will be suspended until next Wednesday, January 24th as I just don't trust Winnie to ship without me around. :-)


In other news, I have been working on the next release in February and also Winnie & Walter's upcoming 4th Birthday Bash which runs all month long in February!

February is a special month as it is also my birthday month and contains one of my favorite holidays: Valentine's Day.  I am a perpetual single gal, but my mom instilled a lifelong love of Valentine's Day by creating special lunchbox notes out of construction paper and giving us heart-shaped candy (any holiday with candy is a-okay with me!) and a delightful Valentine's gift (one year it was a red or blue umbrella with a white heart design on them which my sister and I loved).  But why be restricted to just one day, right?  We all need those little reminders of how much we care for others and how much others care about us and help us channel the need to express that caring.  I see February as an entire month to celebrate love and friendship in all its various forms...so get ready for a month full of fun challenges, guests, inspiration and of course prizes (you all know I love giveaways!) including our The Gigantic Giveaway where one person will win all the stamps we release in 2018!

We are also extending the deadlines on already existing January challenges like our Rerun and January Color Combo with Heather H. through the month of February so you will have more time to play along.

Sending you all hugs!

Shay.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

StampNation's 7th Birthday (Giveaway)

Hi there Winnie & Walter fans! Crystal here, and we have an awesome collaboration with Catherine Pooler to celebrate StampNation's 7th birthday.  To celebrate, I have a card that is perfect for my "best friend forever" and in my mind, it should be full of sparkle and scrumptious frosting.  

Here's a peek:


The full card and video I created for this, is available at www.catherinepooler.com/StampNation.

Giveaway
We have a Quarterly membership to StampNation to giveaway. Please make a comment below by Monday, January 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST with what birthdays you are celebrating this year. We will pick a winner next week. :-)

I hope you have enjoyed this card and thank you for joining us!

Crystal


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Two

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Andrea's cards today are sure to make you giddy...I know they tickle me pink. ;-)

Ladies and gentlemen, Andrea...

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Hello, again! I'm so happy to be back with you today to share more of my favorite things! Have you seen the hashtag "madforplaid"? Well, that could have been written for me because plaid is hands-down my favorite pattern: It's just so cozy and inviting! 'Want to know what else I love? Pink! (the color, not the artist ;) ) With stencils from Winnie & Walter, I can make any color, any style of plaid I desire and that makes me one happy girl.


The background for my first card was created with Scenery: Buffalo Check and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. Using the Buffalo Check stencil, I inked up some pink paper with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink (I first tried it with the same color of distress ink, but it didn't give me the coverage I wanted). I heat-set that to prevent smearing the ink and then inked up the Ticking Stripe stencil with white pigment ink. To achieve the thin stripe, I masked off the two wide stripes surrounding it with post-it tape and moved the stencil around on the paper. I did this both horizontally and vertically.

 

My focal image is from the Warm Wishes to You set (will be available for purchase in our next release). Using my MISTI, I stamped it multiple times with black ink to get a good impression. The set comes with a stamp for the inside of the cup, but I didn't have ink that matched the pink of my background. Instead, I colored the inside with my Copics. I silver heat-embossed "warm wishes" before fussy cutting the mug.

 

I trimmed my background to slightly smaller than A2-size and adhered it to a black card. I twisted some silver twine onto a die-cut vellum circle and popped up my mug on top with foam tape, which holds the twine in place. After gluing the circle to my card, I added some glitter hearts die-cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways.

 

My second card uses the Scenery: Rugby Stripe and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. I applied a light pink over the Rugby Stripe stencil horizontally and then rotated it to apply the same shade vertically. Again, I achieved the thin line by masking the wider stripes on the Ticking Stripe stencil and moving the stencil around the page. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card.

 

To create my sentiment, I die-cut the In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways twice - once from pink cardstock and another from white. The sentiment is from Sending You with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped "sending you" first with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat-embossed it. Next, I stamped the companion sentiment with the same ink. I popped up both pieces with foam tape.


Doesn't that snowman look like he's ready to give a big hug? I just love him! He's from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copics, and cut him out. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before coating him with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay. I adhered him with foam tape, placing two layers under his body, and finished the card with some pink enamel hearts from my stash.

   

Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Winnie & Walter, be sure to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts. Comments must be left by January 31st, at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced on February 2nd.   

Hugs, 
Andrea


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Season's Givings Blog Hop Winners

First, a huge thank you for all the kind comments.  I enjoyed reading each and everyone of your crafty resolutions this year!  A special thank you to everyone who included their email address as that will help when corresponding with the winners. :-)

Speaking of the winners...the following are the five (5) winners of w&w prize packages:

No. 220 | Susan
No. 271 | BobbisTreasure
No. 170 | Casie Williams
No. 437 | Jana 25
No. 87 | Natalie Winterstein

I will need you all to email me at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the email subject of "Season's Givings Blog Hop Winner" and include your name and mailing address so I can ship your packages out as soon as possible.

Wishing you all a brilliant 2018!

Happy creating,
Shay.

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post! I decided to break out the pink and gold and start thinking of Valentine's Day for my card today!


Here is my color inspiration for this month - the different shades of pink, paired up with the chocolaty brown and touch of elegant gold was perfection for a love theme card:


I began by die cutting the faceted heart from Flawless Heart Cutaways from shiny gold cardstock. I then die cut the solid one from a brighter pink cardstock, and layered them together. I fit the center heart back in and glued it in place as well.


Next up, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Sentimental: Gift on a strip of dark brown cardstock that I hand trimmed into a banner, I mounted that with foam adhesive over the heart. 


Finally, I die cut a white panel using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, and layered it over a paler pink panel cut with Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then mounted the heart with foam adhesive, and then mounted the entire stack - again with foam adhesive - onto a cardbase made with the deeper pink. This is a nice, thick, bumpy card - perfect for hand delivering! Check out the shine from the gold - I love the touch of elegance it adds!


Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I LOVED all the entries this month - you guys rocked it! This turned out to be one of my favorite color combos yet - I think I may find myself using this one more in the future! 

First up - this card by Ashwini - literally GORGEOUS!!! I'm pretty sure I gasped when I saw it - in LOVE!!!! Bravo!!!


Next up, LOVE this sweet little number by Maryam! Love the colors on the background - looks like that little penguin is enjoying the northern lights and snow with his cozy hat! SOOO adorable!


Then there is this adorable soft and sweet card by Marianne - I adore your background - and the soft coloring of the image is DARLING!!! 



And finally, how sweet are these little penguins on this card by Nonni, skating away on their own little ice skating rink?!?!? The masking and inking are fabulous, not to mention the perfect coloring on the penguins!


>>>RANDOMLY CHOSEN WINNERS<<<

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No. 4 | treebug aka Tina Z.

Tina entered with this pretty glittery card.  Love all that shimmer!

And since we had so many gorgeous, colorful entries (and because I just feel like it and one the perks of being the boss at w&w is I can do these things on a whim!) I randomly chose one of the Heather's favorite cards featured above to also win as well!

No. 15 | Marianne
Marianne's card is simply delightful!  The watercoloring is spot on and love the flecks of white all over the card to give it a snowy appearance.   

Tina and Marianne, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "December Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.

>>>CHALLENGE<<<

New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month (except in February when we have our Birthday Bash so we are adding another month for you to play), and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the January Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, March 9, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This January Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!



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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Season's Givings Blog Hop

Edited to add: WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE!

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Hello lovelies!  Happy 2018 to you.  Hopefully you came from the incredible Neat & Tangled's blog.  If not no worries, just check the blog hop list near the end of this post if you get lost.  I am so thankful for Latisha Yoast for organizing this really amazing blog hop for us to thank YOU.

2017 has been a difficult year for so many of us and I feel so much gratitude for each and every one of you for visiting the w&w blog, commenting on our posts, following us on social media, participating in our challenges, using w&w products to create and allowing w&w to be part of your year.  I feel so fortunate to be part of this kind and giving community.  Thank you for enriching my life!

I made a simple card for you using Ring in the Celebration, In a Word: Merry (the stamp set) and In a Word: Happy Coordinating Cutaways.


>>>GIVEAWAY<<<

As a small token of my gratitude I am giving away five (5) prize packages of w&w stamps, w&w cutaways and w&w creative screenings worth over $100 each.  All you have to do is comment by 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, January 7, 2018 on this post sharing a creative resolution of yours for 2018 (for instance: learn to use embossing paste), your name and your email address.

Make sure you comment on each stop as each participant is giving something away!

Up next up on the blog hop is the ever magnificent Hero Arts!

>>>BLOG HOP LIST<<<

Winnie & Walter <===YOU ARE HERE
Neva Cole  

My wish is that you all have a year full of excellent health, joy, laughter, love, friendship and creativity.

Happy creating,
Shay.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take One

Today is the debut performance of the first Leading Lady of 2018: our January Leading Lady, Andrea Shell!

Andrea's projects are full of bright bold color, gorgeous coloring, a clean aesthetic and some smart little touches that make them stand out!  She really caught my interest with her challenge entries last year like this clever dream catcher card HERE.   

I am really excited to see what Andrea will be creating this month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays in January on the w&w blog.

Please give Andrea a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our January Leading Lady! 
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Hello! It's Andrea from Blissfully Scrappy taking over the Winnie & Walter blog today. I am beyond thrilled that Shay asked me to be the January Leading Lady (and, yes, more than a little surprised)! When I was contemplating a theme for my posts, a line from The Sound of Music kept playing in my head: "These are a few of my favorite things." Sharing some of my favorite (papercrafting) things seemed like the perfect theme!

For my first post, I just had to go with what's at the top of my list - adorable critter stamps! Winnie & Walter has some of the cutest critters on the market, and I completely fell in love with the animals from their Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs set, released in November. Using them was a total no-brainer (especially with the Winter Olympics a month away)! I stamped all of my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Copics, and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.



To help fill out the scene for my first card, I also stamped and colored some trees from the Season's Tweetings with Evelin T Designs set. I ink-blended the background with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks and flicked on some water droplets. With my scissors I cut a snowy hill and die-cut the pond from it, adding Tumbled Glass to the edges of the opening.

 

After adhering the sky to a white card, I added my snowy hill, inlaying the colored pond and tucking the trees behind the hill. I stamped a sentiment from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T Designs with Versafine Onyx Black ink before adhering the little birds, popping up the one in the foreground with foam tape. I added some highlights with a white gel pen and brushed some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle overlay onto the pond.

 

The background on my second card was created with Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Scattered Straw distress inks. I silver heat-embossed a sentiment from Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs and adhered the panel to a white card. I die-cut two snowy hills and blended Tumbled Glass onto the back hill for shading. Once I had adhered the hills together, however, I decided I wanted darker shading and added more with my Copic markers.

 

The foreground hill was popped up with foam tape, as was the bottom puffin. I added some details with a white gel pen and some sparkle with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay. A scattering of clear sequins adds the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like an opportunity to win a $30 W&W gift certificate which Shay has so generously provided, please leave a comment on the corresponding posts on my blog by midnight CST on January 31st.

See ya next week!

Andrea


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