Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Leading Lady Amy Tsuruta | Take Four

It is so hard to say adieu to such a splendid lady!  Today is the final performance of our March Leading Lady, Amy Tsuruta.   Amy has been an impeccable leading lady showing an outstanding range and all done with grace, consummate professionalism and elegance.  We thank you Amy from the bottom of our hearts!

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her second kraftacular performance CLICK HERE or her third performance where she highlights her versatility CLICK HERE.  

Before she leaves, Amy has outdone herself with her last performance....

Hello, it's Amy and I'm back with Take Four.  I can't believe this is my final day as the March Guest Designer!  I wanted to give a BIG shout out for Julie & Shay for their kindness and generosity!  I have thoroughly enjoyed myself....Winnie & Walter products are FABulous♡

Today's theme:  this 'n that

(chuckling) I initially was going to go with a green theme and then I may have gotten excited and strayed from the green but I wanted to share all of my projects.

Let's get started...first up, no surprises here, a coffee project.



I used a Behr paint chip (thanks michele for the inspiration)...I have several paint chips, more on that later.  I love to fussy cut To-Go cups...and I thought the green would be perfect.  It makes the, In a Word:  Love Cutaway, POP, don't you think?  It's been cut with white craft foam.  The overall design of the card looks Preppy to me.  

Next up was a super quick project, almost too quick but I wanted to show you a way that I'm storing my twine.


I have a ton of twine, a ton of the stuff.  I'm keeping my favorite spools in mason jars that I put drawer pulls on.  Well, I should say, it was a team effort, Darin drilled the holes.  The tag/banner are from the Essentials:  Katharine Cutaways set.

My next card was thoroughly inspired by The Party set.  Who doesn't love a fun party hat?  I used Lulu Fringe Cutaway with orange tissue and trimmed it a smidge.


Hang tight, only a couple more projects!  Here's another one that uses a paint chip.  I combined, In a Word:  Happy Cutaway with the word birthday from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy set.  


I heat embossed the birthday in black.  The contrast is perfect.  Just think of the possibilities with paint chips....happy home...happy baby...

Here's my final card:


Funny thing, I actually made this for Take One but decided to not share it.  It's perfect for my final post because I've had so many happy days with Winnie & Walter!

I heat embossed the cupcake and cake plate from Sugar Rush.  The tag is from Essentials:  Katharine Cutaways.

Whew, that's it for me but before you go, Julie & Shay have kindly given me a $30 Winnie & Walter Gift card to give-a-way!  I'm going to do a random draw on the comments that are left on the Saturday Leading Lady posts here, on the Winnie & Walter blog!  



Make sure you swing by my blog because I'm going to be giving away another $30 Winnie & Walter Gift card {I'm matching Julie & Shay's!}.  It'll work the same way, leave comments on the Winnie & Walter Saturday posts on my personal blog for the month of March and I'll do a random draw for one lucky winner!


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66 comments:

  1. Amy is amazing!! These are all gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that party hat one!!

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  2. Total gorgeousness here...Love the twine idea, amy... and here is the other reason I love using paint chips.. the color names just make me smile...
    =] Michele

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  3. Oh Amy is such an amazing crafter! Love all her projects and cards!

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  4. Awesome projects, Amy! So super happy and totally fun! And, I love the creative ways you used paint chips!

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  5. These are beautiful! The twine in the jar is such a great idea, too. I will be cruising Lowe's for some paint ships soon.

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  6. What a fun bunch of cards! That coffee cup is fab! And the party hat! And your happy days card has two of my fav elements... doilies and music... done in a terrific layout!

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  7. These are fantastic! I thought for a sec that you were on the green and yellow theme.....then ya threw me the wrench :-D Adore the last card ..... so yummie with the gold♥

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  8. You really stepped up to the coffee maker this month. But this last post is delightful. Paint chips, indeed. Clever girl. Great idea for twine storage. I may steal...er...borrow it.

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  9. Amy ALWAYS outdoes herself, donchya think? The 4 cards and ' twine holder' are oh-so-amazing! This post is just brimming to the rim (coffee reference ;) with inspiration and fab design ideas. Love all the W&W stamps and cutaways showcased too.

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  10. Gorgeousness and yumminess happening here, Amy. Paint chips rock and pairing them with W&W products = magic. An array of awesome!!
    ~c

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  11. And another great post such a pity it is the last post. Loved seeing all those lovely projects made by Amy. TFS.

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  12. Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Clever use of paint chips on these cute cards

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  14. Such fun projects! Love all the details.

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  15. Amy, your cards are always amazing (hence, why I subscribe to your blog in the first place!) and you did W &W proud, I'm sure. Loved seeing what you have done with their wonderful products. You have been a great leading lady!

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  16. Great bunch of cards. Now I'm off to the craft room to start working on copying! Thanks so much for such a fabulous Leading Lady.

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  17. Love the card with the party hat.
    All of the projects were great.
    thanks for a fun month.

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  18. Love all the layers of the last card and the bright bold colors of the others :)

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  19. Amy's cards and tags are so cool and inspirational!

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  20. LOVE all your projects! And how you store your twine...way too cute!

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  21. Love your cards and especially love the twine storage idea!

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  22. You did a really great job on all the cards. Thank you for sharing them.

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  23. Lots of variety, that's what I like to see.

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  24. Love all your fun, graphic designs!

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  25. Super cute cards and clever yarn storage idea.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  26. Wow these are so awesome! I really love the party hat and the paper used!

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  27. It has been a pleasure seeing your work featured this month.

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  28. Great projects! Especially loving the coffee cup and party hat. Amy did an AMAZING job this month!

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  29. More amazing projects, Amy! All of them are my favorites. Each of them has its own characteristic. Fabulous fabulous jobs o using die cuts :)

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  30. Love your fabulous winnie and walter projects!

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  31. I have a collection of paint samples...you have sparked my creativity with your wonderful cards and tags!!! Mahalo!!

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  32. Such a delightful group of cards! Love the fun party hat, and I love that twine in the jar... great storage system!

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  33. Great post Amy! Love your twine storage and creative use of paint chips! And the party hat is so fun!!

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  34. Amy IS Amazing... so much inspiration- love how she used the paint chips! Off to the home improvement store to pick up some myself! :)

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  35. amazing projects and work love it all!!! WOW!!! esp that cupcake on the end!!

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  36. These projects are so much fun, Amy, I especially love the ones that are yellow and green! Love the lemons!

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  37. Bunch of fun and
    lovely creations, like
    the twine holder!
    Carla from Utah

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  38. Bunch of fun and
    lovely creations, like
    the twine holder!
    Carla from Utah

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  39. I always love Amy's fun designs and have really enjoyed the collaboration with W & W!

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  40. Amy is the best! What a way to exit with all the card showings... ENCORE AMY... for the rest of the Saturdays of the year! Totally like the word cutaways...especially the word LOVE on your coffee cup as well as HAPPY on the other card. Like the way the words come together as well as a clean look. Thanks Amy, you are so inspirational.

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  41. What a great range of cards, as usual! Love that party hat! A lot!! Xx

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  42. Beautiful set of cards! The coffee cup is my favorite! Thanks for giving us great inspiration!

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  43. Great inspiration from Amy! Love them all!

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  44. So many cute and clever ideas!

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  45. Your projects are FUN, FABULOUS and PRACTICAL too Amy :)
    LOVE the word cutaways - happy & love top my wishlist for my next shopping spree!!!
    I can't choose just one as a favourite, so I will choose three, LOVE your CAS "happy" birthday card, SO COOL using a paint chip and the negative space, LOVE your CUTE party hat card, SWEET sentiment and SO CLEVER with the BIG fringed party hat, LOVE your twine storage & tag too ... I dare not show you the tub where my ribbons & fibres fight to be on top :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, you have been an AWESOME Leading Lady and I hope to see you here again soon!!!

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  46. What a fantastic showcase from Amy!!!
    I love the paint hip idea-especially because
    I have been saving them to do "something"
    with them. That white foam looks awesome
    against the paint chip coffee cup!
    The last card is my favorite-live all of the layers!

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  47. Oops, I meant love all the layers!

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  48. Oh my goodness you sure can come up with some wonderfully creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  49. a day late but have to say how much I like these products

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  50. What a fabulous final post, Amy ... you're certainly going out on a high! Such creative projects ... and such variety ... love the paint chip 'happy'! Anita :)

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  51. WOWZAS! You have one fantastic lineup of great designs!! My favorite is the party hat with the cut up bottom bit.

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  52. I have really enjoyed Amy's creations! Hard to believe she used to create in the hall!

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  53. Amy is too fabulous.. love all her fun designs..

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  54. Great, great - fabulous beyond mention cards!!! Love the coolness of some and the simpleness of some - just all so smashingly done!! I just love the first one - so classy and cool!!!

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  55. super, super awesome Amy, love all of these!

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  56. You've done such a fantastic job with all of our projects. I really love the birthday hat with the fringe and the final card is really the perfect one to end with. Its gorgeous!!

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  57. Really nice shades of green. Great cards!

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  58. You know I love your work Amy- this is another stunner!

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