Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leading Lady Jennifer Ingle | Take Four

Even the best of things come to an end and we must bid a very fond adieu and give our heartfelt gratitude to our lovely Leading Lady of October, Jennifer Ingle.  She has thrilled us, made us laugh, made us gasp, delighted, charmed and thoroughly inspired us with her wit, talent and craft.  If you missed her previous performances you *must* go back and take a look CLICK HERE (Take One), CLICK HERE (Take Two) and CLICK HERE (Take Three).  Fortunately even though this is Jennifer's farewell Leading Lady post we have her guest starring with us next week for our October Release!  How lucky are we all?!?  Without any further ado we bring you the grand dame herself for her final tread upon the w&w blog stage as our October Leading Lady....

Wow! What an amazing month this has been! Thank you all so much for your support on my Winnie & Walter Leading Lady posts! I have absolutely LOVED reading your comments! Today is my final post and today we are going with a FULL dress rehearsal! Yup, complete costumes, MASKS and all! Tee-hee...I do so love these film analogies. Yes, today's cards all incorporate masking in some way.
Watercolor Birthday Wishes
Masking with heat embossing can allow you to create some gorgeous watercolor images. For this card, I cut a mask of the center rose and then stamped the two larger roses on each side. I then stamped the center one in place, covered the entire thing with embossing powder, and heat embossed. Normally it is easier to stamp first, cover your image with a mask, and then stamp the background images, but I have found when embossing it can be handy to wait so you don't add a mask over the ink you need to keep sticky. I then watercolored (On regular cardstock! GASP! It's true isn't quite the same, but you CAN watercolor on regular cardstock if you work carefully. I promise.) the flowers and stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold. Because... gold.
This card employs a similar technique, but it allows the embossed images to be the star of the show! I just love these leaves from A Tree for All Seasons! The line detail in them is just fabulously graphic without being overpowering. They make me happy. Combining them in clusters, well, now that just makes me EXTRA happy!
Happy Thoughts
Finally, masking is an awesome way to create a scene on a one layer card. I stamped the bushes first, masked them, then stamped the surrounding scene. I then lifted my masks, colored the shrubs with Spectrum Noir pens, and stamped the sentiment for this simple scene that has lots of dimension and remains super duper easy to mail! LOVE that! For reals, though. It's handy to actually be able to MAIL a card. Right? Right. Glad we had this talk.
So, my friends, there you have it! Our Full Dress rehearsal, complete with MASKS! I hope you have enjoyed my posts this month as much as I have enjoyed creating for them and writing them! Don't forget to hop on over to Just Jingle this one last time to enter to win a $30 Gift Certificate to Winnie & Walter. Guys, for reals... you want to win that gift certificate so you can BUY ALL OF THE THINGS! And That's a Wrap!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh + w&w Inspiration Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh + w&w Inspiration Blog Hop!  This should be your last stop after Vanessa's blog or if are just discovering us, you have luckily stumbled upon an awesome Blog Hop with stunning inspiration aplenty and sensational prizes!

We (Julie Mogford + Shay) have been huge fans of Pretty Pink Posh (we like sequins a wee bit) and we share several design team members so we always knew that Paulina (the wonderful lady behind Pretty Pink Posh) had excellent taste. ;-)  Plus Paulina is kind, gifted, exceptionally generous, helpful, professional, stylish and well just amazing.  It has been a great pleasure to work with Paulina and get to know her better.

Should you have lost your way here is the entire blog hop order (amazing line-up!):

Winnie & Walter blog  <===YOU ARE HERE

Now that we have gotten that out of the way do you want to see what we (Julie Mogford + Shay) have made?  


I am going to tell you a secret.   I have to admit that this card took a VERY long time.  You may not think it when you see it.  I think it was the self imposed pressure!  It just NEEDED to be so very awesome - awesome enough to show off these posh embellishments!  Well, a dear friend of mine has invited me to her son’s wedding and that also makes me nervous - wedding cards  feel like they need to be so special.  I gathered a beautiful collection of stamps, papers, embellishments, tools and products to create this one. You may have caught a glimpse of it on Instagram this week.  Let’s take a look!

I’m so excited that we are getting to hop hop hop along with Pretty Pink Posh. I know that both design teams have really outdone themselves making our winnie & walter stamps shine as much as Paulina’s sequins!  


This card just says “Just Married”.  Two roses - two love birds - sweet little heart confetti and “Mr. & Mrs.”  {sigh}  I kept seeing lots of ideas in my head of elements I wanted for this card.  First, I was really looking forward to using on of our new products for the background - stencils - yes, I said it - STENCILS!  They are fondly referred to as Creative Screenings and we are so excited to reveal them to you very soon.  But, for now, here’s a sneak!  I used the Scenery: Classic Diagonal Creative Screening on a white panel and sprayed Mister Huey’s Shine lightly to give a soft shimmer to the background. So quick and so easy!  Then, I used Paulina’s sweet stitched scallop border from the Stitched Borders 1 set to create a delicate edge to the vellum overlay.  This is soft but gives another layer of dimension without the bulk.  This panel is glued directly to the white card base, but could also be popped up with foam tape.


I stamped the birds from the You’ve Got Love Mail stamp set, and embossed with sterling silver embossing powder from Stampin’ Up and fussy cut (not fussy at all really *wink*).  The rose outlines from The Big, the Bold and Extras were stamped and embossed in white on watercolor paper because I wasn’t sure what technique I would use to color them.  Finally, I decided to use my distress inks and ink blending tools to color the roses and leaves, and then I fussy cut them as well.  The great thing about the roses is that you could color them any color to go with the bride’s color theme.  Mine are pretty vibrant, but a soft pastel palette would be great too.  A little foam tape and glue on these, and some clever arranging, and they were ready for the card.  The sentiments are a mix from two sets:  Parentville Extras and This Awesome House. I love the elegance of the clean Congratulations with the sweet and lovely Mr. & Mrs.


Last, but absolutely not least, it was time to add the sparkle and shine!  I picked out several Sparkling Clear 4mmand 6mmbeauties, plus the oh so fun silver heart confetti piecesand let me tell you -  oh, does it shine!  This card really makes my heart happy and I think the newlyweds will love it too!  
Thanks for joining us on the hop and thanks to Paulina, and all of these lovely and talented ladies who make both of our products shine!  Now, I can’t wait for you to see Shay’s fantastic creation.  


You know how much I love sequins, right?  Well, Pretty Pink Posh carries some of the most lovely sequins around and did you know Paulina goes through each batch and pulls out all the broken sequins by hand!  That's quality not to mention the packaging is wonderful with a resealable bag.  It's the little things that really make the difference and you can tell Paulina cares about every aspect!  Love that!

Card No. 1

Of course I took the opportunity to create a shaker card and since Halloween is just around the corner, I just had to make it a Halloween card (this was a need lol).


The house in This Awesome House seems to play a role whenever I make a Halloween scene.  This time I stamped the house in tuxedo black Memento ink on a white panel along with the fence on either side and colored in the windows with yellow Copic markers.

I stamped the house again on some older green Cosmo Cricket woodgrain Halloween paper.  I then cut it out and cut our the windows.  Next I colored in areas of the house with a darker shade of green (just so happens to be verdigris).  I also cut out a hill from the same patterned paper with the stitched curve die from Stitched Borders 1 Die by Pretty Pink Posh.

On the top of the house on the white panel I stamped the cat from This Awesome House and a couple of the littler bats from Moonlight around the house in black ink. I masked over the house and blended in Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger in tumbled glass, broken china and stormy sky with a mini ink applicator tool.  Then using a new product releasing next week I stamped up one side with stormy sky ink and water and pressed it over the sky and colored in the stars with Wink of Stella in clear.

Before placing the paper pieced house on the white panel house I added the hill.

I cut out a black cardstock frame larger than the house and added a piece of transparency to it along with dimensional adhesive around the edges.  I shook in some 4mm marigold sequins and 6mm gold confetti (so love both of these!) from Pretty Pink Posh closed up the sandwich and adhered it all to a grey card base.  Last I added some black cardstock zigzag borders cut from Stitched Borders 1 Die by Pretty Pink Posh to the top and bottom of the black frame.


Pretty Pink Posh sure does makes w&w sparkle!

Card No. 2


I decided to do another Halloween card in which I could really play with the Stitched Borders 1 Die by Pretty Pink Posh because this set of dies are so versatile and work for so many things!

I used the zigzag and scallop dies to cut several strips of cardstock and adhered them to a white cardstock panel.  Then I stamped the sentiment, pumpkin and mask from Moonlight in black Versafine in. I added the pumpkin ribbon (something I picked up from Michael's some time ago) and attached it with my handy dandy Tiny Attacher.  I added the white panel to a white card base with dimensional adhesive and then attached some lovely 4mm marigold sequins, 6mm pumpkin sequins and 4mm marshmallow sequins to finish off the card.


Of course if Halloween is just not your thing, just change up the colors and stamps for an autumn card or better yet choose your favorite holiday colors and use the basic layout to make some holiday cards! 

Wishing a very happy hop!


We will be picking a random comment from the entire blog hop to win an amazing giveaway package of goodies from both Pretty Pink Posh and us!  We are giving away this:


Would it be biased to say it is pretty pink poshin' awesome? lol

You have until Monday at 11:59 p.m. PST to comment to win throughout the blog hop.  Best of luck and have fun!

Thank you so much for joining us and check back Monday for something *new* and don't forget that tomorrow is the last (sniff) post (it's awesome just like all of them!) with our glorious Leading Lady, Jennifer Ingle although we are lucky enough to have her joining us next week too. ;-)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

GIVEAWAY | A Very Trendy Holiday Online Class


Our friend Catherine Pooler of StampNation will be offering A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 online class!  With tons of inspiration, tutorials and videos to keep your holiday card and tag making on trend you can't beat it, plus if you register before October 30th you get bonus content!

Catherine has been kind enough to allow us to give away registration to this awesome class to one of you!

Simply comment here on this blog post about your favorite holiday craft by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST and we will pick a winner!

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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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. 


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.



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.


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....
Welcome Home (detail)
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!
Winter Wonderland Shaker (detail)
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, I have this super extra fun interactive card for you...
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......
Smile (detail)
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


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