Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Leading Lady Jen Carter | Take Three

Our February Leading Lady Jen Carter is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance showcasing her skill and cleverness with hexagons CLICK HERE.   Today Jen masterfully takes on a single product for amazing results!

Without further ado, Jen...


Hello again!  I'm excited to be back for my third Leading Lady post!  I've really been enjoying spending time with you this month!  Thank you for all of the nice comments you've left on my posts!  

Today's topic focuses on using the Cover Model: Do You See What I See Cutaway to make two totally different looking cards.


First up is this bright and colorful card.  I die cut the Cover Model: Do You See What I See Cutaway with white cardstock first and then attached that to my cardbase.  I then used a rainbow of colorful cardstock and pieced each row together.  It looks time consuming but it really went quickly.  I just dabbed a dot of glue in each empty space and then inserted the individual pieces one row at a time. 

For the sentiment I die cut the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways from vellum.  I embossed the yellow "you" that I had stamped using the The Big, The Bold and You stamp set.  The "amazing" was embossed with white and stamped using the same sentiment set.  The little stars were die cut with a die in the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways.


I like adding a little dimension to my cards so in this photo you can see how I also popped up some of the diamonds in each row.


For my second card I went with a more sophisticated look.  I first die cut the Cover Model die from black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.  I then chose five colors of cardstock and placed those pieces in the corresponding places using a small dab of glue.  I die cut the "believe" from aqua cardstock using the In a Word: Believe Cutaway die and then layered it on top of two more die cuts to give it dimension.  I stamped the sentiment, from the In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettia with Lydia Evans on black cardstock and then embossed it in white. 



Thanks for visiting today!  Stop by my blog, Jen's Ink Spot, to leave a comment on any (or all) of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store.  


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Friday, February 16, 2018

w&w 4th Birthday Bash | Blog Hop Celebrating Love and Friendship

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Hello lovelies!

Shay here to kick off our 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop Celebrating Love & Friendship.  I couldn't think of a better theme to celebrate for our birthday bash than love and friendship especially in the month of February. We have amazing designers whether they are special guest stars or The Talent that I love lined up to inspire you along the way!

First, I have a fun card to send to a friend that may need a little pick me up or just because they are awesome using In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans, Dotty About You with Lydia Evans, In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans CutawaysTrue Dotty Heart Cutaways and Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings along with Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in Fiesta Blue, Aquatini, Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey to create it.

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I began by temporarily adhering the scalloped heart from True Dotty Heart Cutaways to a white cardstock panel.  I used the Scenery: Rugby Stripe Creative Screenings with the inks in the order I named them above with my ink blending tools.  I applied more ink to the right and left it lighter as I moved to the left--really love the intensity and coverage of color with these inks!  When I moved the stencil away from the panel I had four really thick and clean stripes of color (by coincidence this card with the 4 colors would work for my Four Challenge...we have ten (10) month-long challenges in all as part of our 4th Birthday Bash).  I removed the heart and set it aside for later.

I wanted to add some movement and interest to the background so I chose the two smallest outline flowers from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans and stamped them in the appropriate colors in a diagonal line on the panel.  I also added the dots from the smallest oval of dots from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans for more visual texture.  Then I got out the gold spray and flicked it because I love it and can't get enough of it.

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For the scalloped heart I actually adhered another scalloped heart behind the striped one and inked the edges with the Fiesta Blue ink.  I stamped "be your own kind of" sentiment from  In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans using Aquatini.  I stamped the larger "beautiful" from the same stamp set in Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey on a piece of white cardstock and then I cut it out using In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans Cutaways then I glued it to the heart and adhered the heart to the panel with dimensional foam adhesive in the spot it originally was when I used the stencil.  I glued the panel to an A2 white card base.

Finally, I added some matching enamel dots.

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Thank you so much for joining me today and there is so much more to see!

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up of Special Guest Stars joining us today - as well as some of The Talent, too! Check out the Hop order below:

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Your next stop is the super sweet, ever-awe-inspiring Rubeena!

>>>HOP ALONG FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES<<<

We're giving away four (4) $40 gift certificates to the w&w shop! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop for a chance to win!

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Comments close at 23:59 (11:59 p.m.) CST on 28th February 2018.

Don't forget that we have a lot more going on throughout the month on the w&w blog too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events - there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get celebrate with us!  For more details CLICK HERE.

Happy hopping!

Wishing you lots of love and laughter,
Shay.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February 2018 Release with Crystal

Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies!  Shay here.  I think today's post is a bit of a Valentine to each of you as Crystal has created some super sweet and love-ly cards showcasing the February 2018 Release now available!

Card No. 1

This adorable card features a sweet background and sentiment from Purrfect with Evelin T Designs.  She created a pattern and repeated it and then colored in each item, giving each kitty, mouse and bird a unique look.  The orange and twine tied behind the sentiment in which she heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder is such a lovely touch.

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Card No. 2

Crystal's second card is fresh, elegant and oh so pretty!  Featuring In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans and In a Word: Love (the stamp set) she used a color scheme of red, pink and lime green.  The little touches of sequins and Nuvo Drops are such a lovely and subtle way to finish off the card.

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Card No. 3

Crystal's last card for today is a purple-lover's dream!  She stamped the falling hearts background stamp from Scenery: Seeing Hearts.  The die cut heart is from True Dotty Heart Cutaways and the die cut love is from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways.  The way Crystal colored in the "love" for an ombre look, the ink splatters and clear sequins all make this card so chic and modern.

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I love Crystal's cards and hope you do too!

Wishing you not only a day full of love, but a whole month of it!  We plan on continuing on with the love with our blog hop this Friday. :-)

All cards by:

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

w&w 4th Birthday Bash | Die Challenge with Lydia

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Hi there everyone! So sorry I'm a little late to the party but I do have a challenge for you! And it's an easy one ;)

>>CHALLENGE DETAILS<<<

Make a card/scrapbook layout/or anything you wish using DIES. Yep that's it.... and you don't even have to use them to cut- dry embossing is also a cool way to use them!  

   

 I stated by stamping out a number of flowers and leaves using In Bloom: Victoria's Very Merry Flowers with Lydia Evans and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

 

 I then took a piece of white cardstock and dry embossed Cover Model: Do You See What I See? into it..... I have to say I am just LOVING this look at it will not be the last time I do this! I added this onto my card base before adding the flowers and leaves into place using foam tape.


To finish I stamped a sentiment from Sentimental: Birthday in black on a strip of white cardstock. I then added this into place over the floral cluster again with foam tape. And that's it! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

>>>GIVEAWAY<<<

Link up your take on this challenge (making sure to use at least one (1) product from w&w which can include our freebies found in the w&w shop) for a chance to win a $75.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  One random winner will be chosen.

For more information on how to enter to become our Guest Star for the next release CLICK HERE.  Please remember you need to include GS in the Link Title to be considered for the Guest Star competition.


Monday, February 12, 2018

February 2018 Release | Product Overview Video with Crystal

Crystal has a wonderful video giving you an overview of the products from our February 2018 Release!


To shop all of our new February 2018 Release CLICK HERE.


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

February Leading Lady Jen Carter | Take Two


Our February Leading Lady Jen Carter is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Jen's cards today are all about a shape dear to my heart and her cards just make me happy!

Ladies and gentlemen, Jen...



Hello Winnie & Walter friends!  I'm happy to be back with you for my second Leading Lady post this month.  Following my post from last week where I put out the challenge to make the most of the tiny stamps in our stamp sets, today's theme is to stretch your dies.  For the next two cards I mainly used two recently released die sets, Essentials: Josephine Cutaways (hexagons) & In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways.


For this first card I started by choosing a color scheme and then die cutting three of the smallest hexagons from the  Essentials: Josephine Cutaways die set in each cardstock color.  When die cutting with this die you not only cut the small hexagon but you also get the hexagon frame in one pass.  I set aside most of the frames for a second card.  I started by laying out the hexagons in the order I'd like, trying to keep them as straight as possible and then adhered them down to my card front.  


I had a lot of fun playing with the sentiment.  I took the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways (shown below so you can have a visual) and started playing with the letters to see what words I could come up with using the various letters this set cut.  I found a website that was a big help to me called Word Grabber.  You enter the letters that you are working with and it generates words using those letters.  There were pages and pages of words to choose from using only the letters included in the Holiday Tiles set.  It was definitely a great way to stretch a holiday themed die set!  Once I came up with the sentiment I adhered it to my card. I die cut the top portion of the scalloped frame included in the die set and used it for a border under the sentiment. 

To finish the card, I added in three of the hexagon frames and popped them up with dimensional tape and then chose one of the hexagons and also popped it up to add some visual interest.



My second card is basically a repeat of the first card only this time I used the frames that were die cut when I cut the hexagons for the first card.  Again I randomly added the solid hexagons to the centers of a couple of the frames and popped them up with dimensional tape.


I created the sentiment the same way I did on the first card, using the  Word Grabber website to find the words to use. I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the white letters.  I adhered the letters to a banner that I had die cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways die set.  I again die cut part of the scalloped frame in the In a Word: Holidays Tiles Cutaways set and adhered it to the back of my banner tag. I finished the card off by adding some clear sequins.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope this post will help you to be able to find ways to stretch your dies in new ways.  



Please visit my blog Jen's Ink Spot and comment on any (or all) of my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store!  Thanks again for visiting today!


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Friday, February 9, 2018

February 2018 Release | Premiere Day No. 4

To enter our February 2018 Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win Premiere Day No. 1 CLICK HERE
To enter to win Premiere Day No. 2 CLICK HERE
To enter to win Premiere Day No. 3 Featured Products CLICK HERE 
To enter to win Premiere Day No. 4 Featured Products...continue reading!

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Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs is a sweet set from Evelin that is wonderful on its own or with other Evelin T Designs sets.  We are also introducing its companion cutaways.

Purrfect with Evelin T Designs is another adorable set from Evelin that is wonderful on its own or with other Evelin T Designs sets.  We are also introducing its companion cutaways.

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

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Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs
Available for purchase the evening of February 9, 2018
6x8 stamp set
Retails for $22.00
Includes Twenty-five (25) stamps--sixteen (16) images + nine (9) sentiments

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Purrfect with Evelin T Designs
Available for purchase the evening of February 9, 2018
6x8 stamp set
Retails for $22.00
Includes Twenty-one (21) stamps--fifteen (15) images + six (6) sentiments

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Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Wafer Thin Steel Dies
Available for purchase the evening of February 9, 2018
Retails for $38.00
Includes sixteen (16) dies

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Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Wafer Thin Steel Dies
Available for purchase the evening of February 9, 2018
Retails for $40.00
Includes fifteen (15) dies

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see these products in action.

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Hello lovelies!  We are on our final day of the premieres because tonight the February 2018 Release will be available!  Not only are you joining us for our February 2018 Release Week, but we are also celebrating our w&w 4th Birthday Bash all month long!  For more details, please CLICK HERE.

You will notice this release is a bit different as I, along with the help from a member or two of the Talent, will be showcasing some projects each day with the featured items. We will be sharing more from the Talent this month.

I am really excited to share what we've created for you this week. :-)

Let's see what I came up for you today:

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I went in a bit of a different route with today's cards from coloring in the darling images.  I created two backgrounds--one from Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs and the other with Purrfect with Evelin T Designs using the Misti. The inks I used today was Aquatini, Orange Twist and Party Dress.  I stamped each the dog and cat backgrounds in each of the 3 colors.  I then painted in the parts of the background without an image with the matching ink color and water.  This is an easy way to color and it need not be perfect.  I sprayed them all with shimmer spray...you can't see it in the pictures, but in person it adds a little something.

Next, I cut out cuddles 6 times (twice from each color) using In a Word: Cuddles Cutaway, the scribble oval from Dotty for You with Lydia Evans Cutaways 6 times out of white cardstock.  I also cut out the xoxo strip 6 times along with the larger heart from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways 6 times from the matching cardstock.  I then started to assemble each of the cards making sure all the colors were represented in each card and the cuddles matched the background color. 

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All together they are pretty adorable I think, but then how could they not be when the images are so dog-gone cute and purrfect? haha 

Hope you enjoyed seeing these cards!

Evelin, Heather, Kelly and Lea are joining me today with their adorable projects:

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CLICK HERE to see more from Evelin.


Heather Hoffman of The Talent
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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

Kelly Griglione of The Talent
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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

Lea Lawson of The Talent
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CLICK HERE to see more from Lea.

>>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs stamp set + Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set + Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Cutaways + Purrfect with Evelin T Designs Cutaways of your own by 11:59 p.m. (central standard time) February 9, 2018.  One comment will be chosen at random. 

All winners during our February 2018 Release will be announced by February 19, 2018.

To enter our February 2018 Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter our w&w 4th Birthday Bash's The GIGANTIC Giveaway CLICK HERE.