Monday, July 28, 2014

Special Guest Star Laurie Willison | Take One

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We are so delighted to have w&w friend and sensationally sweet and talented, Laurie Willison back as our Special Guest Star this week!  Laurie is a generous as she is gifted and we are so thankful to have her crafting with w&w products once again.

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Not only does Laurie have 3 projects to share with you this week, but you will also want to go to her blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift card (gift code) to the w&w shop.  Inspiration from Laurie Willison + a giveaway...win-win!

Here is a sneak peek at today's fabulous project by Laurie:

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laurie and remember to comment in order to enter to win!

>>>MORE FROM LAURIE<<<

Want to see what gorgeous projects Laurie made during her first Special Guest Star gig (she was one of our inanagural Special Guest Stars during our Grand Openning Event)?

Of course you do so CLICK HERE!

Come back Wednesday for another clean, simple and outstanding project by Laurie!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

July Release Giveaway Winners Revealed

Hello everyone!  We are so excited to share the names of the Giveaway Winners with you!

Winner of The Big, the Bold and Blessings

Deepti

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Winner of Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant

Tanja

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Winner of The Big, the Bold and Seasons

Jennifer

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Winner of Scenery: V for cheVron

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Winner of The Big Giveaway

Harriet Skelly

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Congratulations to all of the winners!  We are looking forward to seeing your creations!!!

A big thank you to all of you who commented.  We really enjoy reading your comments and compliments! You are so kind and we are happy to have you in the w&w family. We appreciate your support more than we can say.

We {heart} you!

Winnie, Walter, Shay and Julie

All winners please email info{at} winniewalter {dot} com within 72 hours to claim your prizes.

July Release Day!

The stamps and digital elements are now being sold in our shop.  And it is time for thanks and also for a little peek into what is coming up.

>>>THE TALENT<<<

We would be a sky without stars if not for our incredible creative team, The Talent.  They have humbled us once again with their wonderfulness and we feel so very fortunate to have an amazing group creating dynamite projects with our designs.  We will be featuring each of The Talent and their projects on their own in the coming weeks.  THANK YOU!

If you haven't had a chance check out each of The Talent.  Their blogs are amazing and you will want need to follow them!

CLICK HERE for Gayatri Murali's blog
CLICK HERE for Heather Pulvirenti's blog
CLICK HERE for Joni Adaya's blog
CLICK HERE for Kelly Griglione's blog
CLICK HERE for Laura Sterckx's blog
CLICK HERE for Mayuri's blog
CLICK HERE for Vanessa Menhorn's blog

>>>GUEST STARS<<<

A big round of applause to our Guest Stars, Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin!  We loved working with these outstandingly talented and gracious ladies!  They both were such a pleasure to work with and we were delighted by their creativity and generosity of sharing their talent with us and we aren't done with them yet! Check back soon to see them again on the w&w blog. :-)

CLICK HERE for Diane Jaquay's blog.
CLICK HERE for Jenny Martin's blog.

Thank you so much for making our July Release such a smashing success!  Check back later today to see who won our giveaways.

>>>COMING SOON<<<
  • We have really exciting guest stars coming soon including something a little new!  You really won't want to miss them.
  • We are sponsoring some great fun next month!
  • More posts full of inspiration!
  • We are going to have another release very soon introducing something a little bigger and a hopping good release. :-)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Show is About to Begin...

There still is a little time!
To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Blessings CLICK HERE
To enter to win Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant CLICK HERE 
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Seasons CLICK HERE 
To enter to win Scenery: V for cheVron CLICK HERE 
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Reveal Day is just around the corner and we thought we would let you see what is in store for you. Winnie & Walter is a tiny pup of a company with a big heart.  We are still growing into our paws.  Your continued support is so appreciated.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

>>>THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN<<<

The stamps will be available for purchase over in our online store shortly (check there around midnight central standard time).  Through August 8 the coordinating digital elements (which includes cut files) are free with purchase!

If you are buying stamp sets from July 25 - August 8 please do ***NOT*** add the coordinating digital elements (cut files) to your cart as they will automatically be emailed to you without you needing to take any action.

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Premiere of Scenery: V for cheVron + giveaway

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Blessings CLICK HERE
To enter to win Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant CLICK HERE
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Seasons CLICK HERE 
To enter to win Scenery: V for cheVron continue reading!
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Do you ever want something to add a punch of boldness to your project?  Well we have just the stamp set for you today: Scenery: V for cheVron!  We really mean V because you get two large v's Ione solid and the other an outline) to cover an A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) card base with ease or to make big zigzag chevrons on a larger canvas.  Then we sprinkled in lots more v's in various sizes and some patterns and designs.  If you love chevrons then you are in luck because so are we!

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Available for purchase on July 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes twenty (20) stamps with two (2) extra large chevrons

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest stars, Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin (our fabulous winners of the Playdate No. 2 challenge) and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Diane's, Jenny's and each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Julie

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My distress inks are getting a workout this week!  This card is for my awesome brother-in-law (a little late though). Luscious distress inks are added to the card panel with my new round ink applicators.  I added a few tiny sprinkles of water for some interest.  I also inked my chevron cut our from the w&w digital files for Scenery: V for cheVron. The cut out is glued directly to the panel, and then the sentiments from Bubble Talk are stamped in line with the chevron diagonal in black.  Very simple and easy!

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While on Pinterest, I was inspired by this card by Lindsay Amrhein and thought I would try something similar. I kept playing with the files in my Silhouette software and welded two of the chevron images together. I started with a watercolor panel and added some water to the surface, and then with a brush and water, added the colors and let them blend a little before drying.  Once dry, I stamped the small solid chevron in random places and embossed with Egyptian Gold EP by Judi-Kins.  I love the shade of gold for this EP and the light sparkle it gives off.  So fun!  I also used it on "you" from The Big, the Bold and You that was stamped on vellum and then trimmed out.  The plan was to pop it up, but I couldn't find my clear foam tape, so it was glued on to the surface.  The "are awesome" words from the same set are stamped in a coordinating color used for the watercolor. And the final touch, 3 sequins in coordinating colors.  Done and Done!  Enjoy the inspiration from Shay, our guests Diane and Jenny, and the fabulous Talent - you are in for a treat!

Shay

Aren't Julie's cards awesome?  I love how she incorporates the cut files into her projects.

I decided to make another simple quartet of seasonally themed cards this time with the huge chevrons in the backdrop...it is a little less busy than yesterday's cards. lol  I began by stamping the large solid chevron 3 times in grey ink on each of the 4 cards.  I die cut two sizes of postage stamps dies 4 times each. The smaller die is from Papertrey Ink and the larger from Cuttlebug.  On the smaller dies I stamped each of the seasonal icons from The Big, the Bold and Seasons (releasing July 25) in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  With Tim Holtz Distress Ink and mini ink blending tool (love, love, love the mini size!) I colored in each of the smaller dies.  Spring in picked raspberry, summer in squeezed lemonade, autumn in ripe persimmon and winter in evergreen bough.

Next I added the dies to the card using foam dimensional adhesive on each layer.  Last, because I had to (compulsion at this point! lol) I added some sequins.  As I didn't have a color that matched the evergreen bough, I used an iridescent white which works well for winter.

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I love every single project you are about to see from our guest stars and Talent.  They are so inspiring!

Guest Star, Diane Jaquay

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CLICK HERE to see more from Diane.


Guest Star, Jenny Martin

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CLICK HERE to see more from Jenny.

The Talent
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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

072414 - Heather P
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laura.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Lea will be joining us for our next release.

 >>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win a Scenery: V for cheVron stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) July 25, 2014. One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our July Release will be announced on July 25, 2014.

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.

w&w supplies (new items will be released on July 25, 2014):


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Premiere of The Big, the Bold and Seasons + giveaway

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Blessings CLICK HERE
To enter to win Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant CLICK HERE 
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Seasons continue reading!
To enter to win Scenery: V for cheVron CLICK HERE (live July 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
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We are so excited to show you The Big, the Bold and Seasons today!  This set is perfect for every season whether it be special occasions or to celebrate that special seasonal day.  It is ideal for use on cards, memory keeping, gift giving, art journaling and all sorts of crafting this set will never go out of season.

>>>THE DETAILS<<<

Available for purchase on July 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes thirty (30) stamps with four (4) large words: autumn, spring, summer and winter, four (4) icons and twenty-two (22) small words

>>>THE GOOD STUFF<<<

Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest stars, Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin (our fabulous winners of the Playdate No. 2 challenge) and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Diane's, Jenny's and each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Julie

If you caught my Instagram sneak peek, you know that last night (yes, last night) I was channeling my inner Tim Holtz!  I actually started a second tag, but there were some technical difficulties.  It may crop up later in the fall (hint hint).  For now, I am sharing my winter tag - just the thing for a hot summer San Antonio evening!  Winter in July!

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Ok - I admit it - I'm in love with the w&w digital files.  Can you tell???  But first, let me tell you a little about this background - a Tim Holtz technique or two here.  First, I started with the Marbled Stains technique I learned in his first Online Card Class.  This is where you put some Picket Fence Distress Stain on your mat, and then add Distress Stains in your favorite colors all around it, but not touching the white.  Unfortunately, not many distress stains here in my stash, so I used my inks, but added a little water to them on the mat, and I wet my tag before swiping it through the ink.  After I dried the tag with a heat tool, I added some Stormy Sky to the edges to just enhance it a bit.

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The little snowflakes from The Big, the Bold and Seasons are stamped 3 ways on this background.  First, I applied more Picket Fence Distress Stain to the stamp, stamped it on the tag, and dried it immediately.  This technique can leave a pale image but if dried quickly, the image is more opaque.  Lots of depth here.  Second, I stamped in versamark and embossed with white EP.  And finally, there are a few scattered snowflakes stamped in Tsukineko's Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink in Silver.

The same snowflake image is also in the coordinating w&w digital files for The Big, the Bold and Seasons, and I cut it large enough to stand out on my tag.  I ran it through my Xyron (do any of you still have yours? I have hoarded my sticky rolls - good thing!!!) and added Martha Stewart Crystal Course Glitter for that fabulous icy / crystal look.

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The "winter" was also cut using the files.  I enlarged the word, and also cut an offset to add as a base.  The base is also inked with the same yummy silver ink and then the thinner version glued on top.  Now, it wouldn't be a Tim Holtz-esque tag without some Rock Candy Stickles, right?  Although it may be difficult to see here, I did add the rock candy to the white area of the winter word - more icy goodness.  The new little word "bliss" is also in the Seasons set and is stamped here in faded jeans and edged in silver.  All of the elements are popped up on foam tape.  Last but not least - BLING - a little silver glitter tape to the bottom, a few sequins in silver, clear iridescent and frost, and a large clear gemstone I found in my stash.

Wondering what you think of our little icons we added to this new Big Bold set?  I know we are absolutely loving them and hope you do too!

Shay

Isn't Julie's tag fantastic?  So much dimension, layers, shimmer and shine!  Well, I am going in an entirely different direction with very little dimension. :-)

I did a quartet of one layer cards that are pretty busy. lol  Using Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant (premiered yesterday and the giveaway is still open...wink) I stamped in three colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink per season.  To choose the colors I followed Tim Holtz's cue and went with the trio of colors that were originally packaged for each season.  For spring: squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and peacock feathers.  For summer: mowed lawn, picked raspberry and salty ocean.  For autumn: gathered twigs, seedless preserves and ripe persimmon.  For winter: evergreen bough, iced spruce and festive berries.  I came up with a pattern and just stamped each the same way using the different colors and two slightly different patterns of pennants.

I stamped the season sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I then overstamped the sentiment slightly off in light grey.  Using the grey ink as a template I went over it with a darker grey Copic (C7).

For less of an imperfect look of the stamping you can use inks like Hero Arts Shadow Inks which give an excellent even coverage.  I went with the Distress Ink for color and also the imperfections add some more interest to these very simple cards.

I can imagine these cards being very lovely if instead of stamping the sentiments directly on the background, you stamp the sentiment on a piece of vellum and adhere it over the  pattern for a softer appearance (perhaps by sewing)...I think these may be cards that I revisit.  Do you ever have cards that are almost the beginning of another card?

You will want to check out Gayatri's blog for a lovely quartet of seasonal cards.

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Now its time for some truly exceptional projects that showcase the beauty of The Big, the Bold and Seasons from our stupendous guest stars and outstanding Talent!!

Guest Star, Diane Jaquay


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CLICK HERE to see more from Diane.

Guest Star, Jenny Martin


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CLICK HERE to see more from Jenny.

The Talent

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CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

072314 - Heather P
CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Laura.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Lea will be joining us for our next release.

 >>>THE GIVEAWAY<<<

Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Big, the Bold and Seasons stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) July 25, 2014. One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our July Release will be announced on July 25, 2014.

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.

w&w supplies (new items will be released on July 25, 2014):