Thursday, February 4, 2016

w&w Belated 2nd Birthday Bash | Special Guest Star Yana Smakula


To help make our Belated 2nd Birthday Bash even more special and fun we've got several special guest stars sharing their talents with us this month.

Our first such special guest star is Yana Smakula.  

I had the privilege of meeting this lovely and talented lady at CHA in 2015 and again this past January.  She's truly beautiful inside and out!  

Wait until you see what delights she has for you today!   I really love her cards and I am sure you will too....


Hello Winnie & Walter fans!

Yana is here today joining the awesome Create Your Own Background Challenge with Gayatri to help celebrate Winnie & Walter's 2nd Birthday! I love to make you own backgrounds so when Shay asked me to pick a challenge I wanted to participate in - I immediately knew I wanted to join this one.


Creating a custom background is always fun! Today I used Winnie & Walter's beautiful Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative Screenings and several colors of distress inks. I went with yellows, blues and purples and ended up having this fun and vibrant background for my card. I also used the You've Got Love Mail stamp set to create my sentiment - I just love the little bow in this set and all the other small images.

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I filmed a video tutorial showing you in detail how easy it is to make a card like this -

Or go directly to the video here:

Be sure to join this and other challenges by Winnie & Walter, lets celebrate together!



  1. So pretty. Love those colours together.

  2. Congratulations!!! Beautiful work!!

  3. Wow these are stunningly! Love the mix of purple and yellow!

  4. Beautiful colors and so pretty!!

  5. Gorgeous card. The background is fab!

  6. A really lovely background Yana, and I love that stencil!

  7. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL, Yana, love your gorgeous galaxy background, so dramatic!

  8. Yana, congrat's!!! Your cards are always so beautiful, and I really enjoy watching your videos. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

  9. Awesome blend of colors! Real pretty!

  10. BEAUTIFUL cards Yana!!!
    WOW - LOVE your backgrounds, GORGEOUS colours and SWEET sentiment panels!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and FABULOUS tutorial ... I've not done much work with stencils and really appreciate your top tips :)

  11. Yan this is magnificent! My creative wheels are turning!!! Thank you!

  12. So fun to see you create here at W& the background!

  13. thank you so very much everyone! so glad you loved this project! xoxo

  14. Yana, as always, you've dazzled us with your innovative creativity! Such a gorgeous card, and your video is, again, absolutely marvelous! Thank you for the day-brightening inspiration!


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