Monday, July 21, 2014

Premiere of The Big, the Bold and Blessings + giveaway

To enter our July Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Blessings continue reading!
To enter to win Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant CLICK HERE (live July 22, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
To enter to win The Big, the Bold and Seasons CLICK HERE (live July 23, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
To enter to win Scenery: V for cheVron CLICK HERE (live July 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. CST)
We are so excited to show you The Big, the Bold and Blessings today!  This is set is perfect for the upcoming autumn and winter occasions to express gratitude, welcome family and friends, thank hosts and hostesses, celebrate family and appreciate blessings.  We think you will find this new addition to The Big, the Bold series so very useful and charming.


Available for purchase on July 25, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes twenty-three (23) stamps with four (4) large words: blessings, family, grateful and welcome and nineteen (19) small words


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!


Welcome to the July release!  Lots of fabulous inspiration to come, and it is only day 1.  I have 2 projects today - the first is a thank you card that is simple and shimmery!


I never have enough thank you cards, and I love the idea of this one.  You could of course stamp the lovely "grateful" from The Big, the Bold and Blessings, but I wanted it a bit larger.  I used the coordinating w&w digital files to cut the word at approximately 5 inches wide.  Then, using the uber shimmery Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in primrose and mustard, I spritzed the word here and there to get a pretty gradient look.


Once I finished drying it with my heat tool, I added foam tape to pop it up.  The little words are from the same set and are stamped in black Versafine ink and the lovely sequins in sundrop and light sundrop are the perfect shades of yellow with pink iridescent.  *happy place*

My second project is a digital scrapbook page for a project I will be working on throughout the year - a family reunion scrapbook.  I wanted to create a sweet cover and I knew that the new "family" image would be perfect, but I am making this album mostly digital and maybe some hybrid pages. So, I turned again to my w&w digital elements and created this page.


My first item to tackle was how to get these two photos to work on the same layout - it turns out the my Great Grandmother's jewelry in the photo is nearly the same shade of teal as in the color photo, so that was my jumping off point.  I also knew I wanted to add some woodgrain, and I used the paper from our w&w daily grind collection of papers, and then scoured through my many digital collections to find colors that would work with the color photo.


 In this closeup, you can see the family title element is colored to coordinate with the photo but could also be masked with a digital paper, like the heart that is tucked under the y.  That heart is from our The Write Stuff: Love Story digital files. The font shown in the title is from Laura Worthington, Adorn Slab Serif.


I made one more page element using images from tomorrow's set, Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  I used the diagonal pennant, plus both the size 1 and size 2 solid pennants to create the whole element.  The H is in the same font, just typed in white and much larger, and set off with the contrasting felt flower.  What I love about our stamp sets and coordinating digital files is that they both work well for scrapbooking and cardmaking.  The sky's the limit!

Additional digital supply list items:
LaurieAnn HGD-Bloom Baby Bloom (Grey Graphic, felt bloom 2 and felt bloom 3, journal card 3)
Micheline Martin - PicturePerfect (PP12, PP20, PP21)
One Little Bird - Rise & Shine (Paper 02, rise&shine paint)
Paislee Press - DayPlanner (lg banner 3)


I am here with 2 really simple cards and for whatever reason I was on a red kick. :-)


My first card uses "family" stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold from The Big, the Bold and Blessings and other little words from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy and The Big, the Bold and You stamp sets along with "4ever" from The Write Stuff: Love Story stamped in black to create a custom love message onto a die cut red heart from Lifestyle Crafts.  I used pickled raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink with a mini ink blending tool with the falling hearts stencil from Simon Says Stamp and then with the ink blending tool edged the heart.  I added the heart with foam dimensional adhesive to a card base that I added a diagonal half of patterned paper from Basic Grey.

Last is some gold sequins, of course!

My next card features the big "blessings" from the set.


I decided to doctor blessings from The Big, the Bold and Blessings into blessing.  I used tape to mask the "s" while inking up the stamp with Versamark and then removed the tape before I stamped.  I stamped my sentiment using the little words from The Big, the Bold and You onto a panel of vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The floral panel is made by stamping the largest flower from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom repeatedly on a piece of watercolor paper in festive berry Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I used a water brush and extended the flower outside its original shape.  I let it dry and then stamped the flower found in The Big, the Bold and Seasons (premiering later this week) into the center with red royal Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Inks.

Originally I was just going to sew the vellum sentiment panel on the floral panel, but as I was sewing it did not sit flat so I decided to make a little shaker pocket instead by adding red and iridescent sequins.


Last I edged the watercolor panel with picked raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink and adhered it to a white card base.

Now, you will not want to miss the delightful projects by our guest stars and The Talent!

Guest Star , Diane Jaquay
CLICK HERE to see more from Diane.

Guest Star, Jenny Martin
CLICK HERE to see more from Jenny.

The Talent
CLICK HERE to see more from Gayatri.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.

joni_The Big, the Bold and Blessings CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

kelly_Blessings Welcome Chevron Card
CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.

CLICK HERE to see more from Laura.

CLICK HERE to see more from Mayuri.

CLICK HERE to see more from Vanessa.

Lea will be joining us for our next release.


Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Big, the Bold and Blessings 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):

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July Release (No. 4) | The Big Giveaway

Note: 1 of 2 posts today.  Coming Attractions post is HERE

The Big Giveaway is where we randomly pick one (1) lucky winner to receive all of our July Release!  That's all four (4) stamp sets + coordinating cut files!!


You don't have just one chance to win, but a lucky 7!  You can do as many or as few entries as you want.  Remember that if you take advantage of all 7 chances to win, you will have commented on this blog post 7 times.  Each chance = a separate comment.

Ways to enter:
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You have until 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) on July 25, 2014 to enter.

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

Big hugs to you all!

July Release (No. 4) | Coming Attractions

Note: 1 of 2 posts today.  Fourth Release | The Big Giveaway post is HERE.  

We are so excited to share with you previews of our July Release.  We have four stamp sets and their coordinating design elements (including cut files) releasing on July 25, 2014.

Are you ready?!?  We brought follow ups of some of your favorites and then some.
Autumn is just around the corner which means more family togetherness, having family and friends over or going to the home of family and friends, a time for appreciation for all the blessings we have in our lives and wanting to express that gratitude.  These thoughts were the impetus for our latest The Big, the Bold and Blessings.  With four big words perfect for the entire year and for the coming holidays you are sure to love this addition!
You know we love basics that can be used in a multitude of ways.  With that in mind we have Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  Use these elongated triangles as pennants for festive occasions and holidays, as hats, for backgrounds and as trees for Christmas and winter!  We've added little tree trunks, star toppers and little triangles to hang your pennants as well.

Speaking of autumn, we have another The Big, the Bold set to showcase all the seasons of the year!  With four big words, four seasonal icons and little words to help celebrate the seasons, you will want to grab for The Big, the Bold and Seasons every season of the year!
Scenery: V for cheVron began with the love of the huge v chevron that could cover an A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) card base and then we went chevron crazy from there.  Use the chevrons for backgrounds, accents, arrows, building patterns and larger zigzag chevrons.  This is one chevronific set!

We are so thrilled to share more with you over the next few days as we premiere the stamp sets beginning tomorrow, July 21, 2014.  The guest stars' and The Talent's projects are awe-inspiring!!

What do you think?  Anything you are particularly excited about?   We would love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Coming Soon to a Screen Near You!


Right here is the place to be on Sunday, July 20th when we begin our July Release (Release No. 4) with Coming Attractions + The Big Giveaway.  What's not to like?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Winners of Share the Love Week Featuring Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger

We've got a few winners to announce today from Share the Love Week featuring Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger.

Before we announce the winners we want to thank everyone for commenting and sharing in the love! We had so much fun coming up with challenges, making projects, reading your comments and having you join in the fun!  This won't be the last time we incorporate challenges in our Share the Love Weeks!

And a huge round of applause to Ranger for so generously donating prizes!  Woohoo!  We can't recommend Tim Holtz Distress Ink products enough.

>>>Day 1 | Watercolor/Watercolour<<<
Winner of a mini Distress Ink prize pack courtesy of Ranger.

A step forward by Carol Doggett

>>>Day 2 | Ombre<<<
Winner of a Winnie & Walter $30.00 "gift card".

maria f. (comment no. 56)

>>>Day 3 | Resist<<<
Winner of a mini Distress Ink prize pack courtesy of Ranger.

Just Kate Crafting

>>>Day 4 | Stencils/Masks<<<
Winner of a $30.00 Winnie & Walter "gift card".

Jenny Martin

>>>Day 5 Tag it!<<<
Winner of Distress Marker Spritzer and six (6) Distress Markers courtesy of Ranger.

Tanja-Little Art Cottage 

Winners please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the Winner of Share the Love Week Day _______ (please enter the day and theme) with your mailing address (for Ranger prizes) by Wednesday, July 23, 2014 noon CST.

Again, thank you to everyone who commented and especially those who took the time to take on the challenges and link up your inky masterpieces!  We adored all of your inspiring projects.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Happy Monday to you all!  It's Shay here.

Today I bring you a clean and simple card to celebrate a momentous occasion.  Family friends are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary soon.  To make the design gender friendly for both recipients I went with a red, white and silver (for a silver anniversary) color scheme and kept everything graphic and streamlined.


I die cut "25" with dies from Papertrey Ink and then determined the placement of the male silhouette from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad and female silhouette from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom so that the male silhouette could be seen in the "2" and the female silhouette in the "5".  I stamped the silhouettes in pale tomato Hero Arts Shadow Ink on the inside of the card.  Below the 25 on the front of the card I stamped the outline banner and "celebrate" from The Big, the Bold and Extras in Versamark and heat embossed it in silver.


Inside I added the love story circle from The Write Stuff: Love Story stamping it in Versamark and heat embossing in silver.  I love how these silhouettes make love, wedding and anniversary cards so easy!


Change up the color scheme and/or the die for another year or even a heart and certainly add embellishments to make personalized love cards for your recipients.

Come back Wednesday to find out who won during our Share the Love Week featuring Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger.

Hope this Monday is a beginning of a craft-filled week!

Happy creating,
Shay & Winnie

w&w supplies:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Julie's Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Birthday Banner

My friend and fellow co-owner, Julie Mogford, is celebrating her birthday today.  Julie is good-hearted, talented, humble, kind, funny, patient, loyal, respectful, diligent, sweet and understanding along with a myriad of other outstanding attributes!

She puts up with my endless ideas and wish for her to squeeze one more image or sentiment in.  She works tirelessly on the designs to make them just right and to create beautiful projects for the w&w blog.  All that on top of being a teacher and a jackie-of-all-trades concerning computers at her school by day!

Julie is a dedicated wife to her supportive husband, Davis, and loving mama to Walter the pup and very close to her parents, sister, brother-in-law and baby niece, Kamilla.  She loves our w&w family and delights in finding new projects to pin to our w&w boards on Pinterest.

I am lucky to call her a friend and my business partner!  I am so happy I can honor her on her birthday.

I thought to make her day a bit sweeter and special a blog hop was in order.  Our stellar Talent and friends, Suzanne Dahlberg and Laurie Willison, were so very wonderful to share in the celebration.  And a special thanks to Mayuri for designing the lovely blog hop banner!!  It is perfect.

I am starting off the blog hop with my card to Julie.


I chose to use one of the roses from The Big, the Bold and Extras and stamp it in milled lavender multiple times on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  From there I smeared onto my craft sheet and painted in the roses with 1st victorian velvet 2nd dusty concord 3rd seedless preserves and last, picked raspberry using a water brush.  Then I smeared some of salty ocean on the craft sheet and sprayed it with Mister Huey's Calico Shine by Studio Calico and picked it up with the water brush and colored around the roses. I let the panel dry (it shimmers in real life although not in the pictures).  So I didn't cover much of the rose panel, I cut a thin strip of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Bubble Talk in dark purple.   The entire panel was added onto an A2 card base with dimensional foam adhesive.

Really pretty clean and simple, but the roses Julie designed are so pretty that the card doesn't need much to shine like Julie herself!


Now it's time to hop along on the rest of the Julie's Birthday Bash Blog Hop.  Next stop is the glorious Gayatri.

If you lose your way here are the links:

w&w blog<=you are here

Here's some sneak peeks of the festively fabulous projects you will find along the way:




Please leave love and birthday wishes to Julie here on the w&w blog and love for all the amazing and generous ladies who are celebrating Julie's birthday.

Happy birthday, Julie and we hope your day is as fantastic as you are!

w&w supplies: