Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rerun No. 27 | The Party with Crystal (Video)


Hello lovelies!

Did you know we extended the deadline to participate in Rerun No. 27 featuring The Party challenge and giveaway until the end of February?

Crystal, our newest addition to The Talent, will be sharing videos monthly and started by creating a video to highlight The Party:

Speaking of challenges join us tomorrow when our 4th Birthday Bash begins with our month-long challenges!


Saturday, January 27, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Four

As we come to the end of January, we also close out with the final fabulous performance of our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell!  Andrea has delighted each and every week this month with her sensationally colored projects.  Her projects are so wonderfully joyful, vibrant and inspiring.  I feel so blessed to have had Andrea as our leading lady this month.

If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her pink and plaid extravaganza from her sensational second performance CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance in which she takes your breath away with her garden inspired card CLICK HERE!

Lucky for us all we have her final command performance today....


Hello, again! I can't believe January is almost over, and so is my time as Leading Lady. I have had a blast sharing my creations with you, and I hope I've inspired you even just a little. Thank you, Shay, for this wonderful opportunity! It was really hard to decide which "favorite thing" I would share for my last post, but in the end, I chose interactive cards. I love all kinds - from shaker cards to slider cards to cards that wobble. They are all so much fun to make AND to receive! If you haven't tried them already, I hope you will.

For my first project, I went with a simple shaker card. I just love this card - it would make a great Valentine for a child or even a sweet thank you note. That adorable birdie is from LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs, and the vine is from Party On with Evelin T Designs. I stamped both with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics. To the bird I also added some details with a white gel pen and some sparkle with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay.


Onto a white card, I white heat-embossed a sentiment from So Tweet. After ink-blending with Fossilized Amber distress oxide, I flicked on some water and blotted it dry. I inked up some Bristol Smooth paper with Worn Lipstick distress ink and flicked on some water. Once the panel was dry, I die-cut it with the heart cutaway. The Flawless Heart Cutaways frame that gorgeous sentiment perfectly!


I backed the heart opening with clear acetate and covered the panel with foam tape. I placed some iridescent sequins in the opening and topped the panel with my card. I adhered the vine and bird to the card and finished with a scattering of heart sequins.


This next card may be my favorite! I really wanted to combine a shaker element with a slider, and this is what I came up with. I started with that adorable image from Sweet Holiday with Evelin T Designs. I stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black ink - once with the bear's face masked and the other with the full image - and colored both with Copics. I fussy-cut both images, trimming the gift from the bear's face, and went around the edges of both images with a black marker.


The balloons are from The Party. I die-cut three balloons from Bristol Smooth paper. Onto the die-cut panel, I gold heat-embossed a sentiment from The Party before ink-blending with Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio distress ink. To give the background a little more interest, I flicked on some water and blotted it dry. Onto another panel of Bristol paper, I marked where the balloons would be and ink-blended with Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers distress ink, being sure to use masks to prevent getting ink from one balloon on the others.


Ta da! A peekaboo bear! To make him I used a ruler and my Xacto knife to cut a track into my die-cut panel. I adhered a plastic slider disc to a small white circle and placed the panel on top so that the disc was in the track. To the disc I adhered a small white banner and adhered the bear on top. I placed tiny bits of foam tape on the bottom of the gift and adhered it on top of the bear. I dressed up the banner with a sentiment from Tagged: Holiday Cheer and added some white details and sparkle to my image. I built my shaker element just as I did for the first card (I wish I had used some anti-static powder to prevent my sequins from sticking to the foam tape, but I was impatient to see the final result.) and adhered the whole thing to a white card.

Thank you for stopping by! If you'd like a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter, leave a comment on all of the Leading Lady posts on my blog by January 31st at midnight CST. I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments and post it on my blog on Saturday, February 3rd.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

StampNation's 7th Birthday Giveaway Winner

Hello lovelies!

We have a randomly chosen winner of a quarterly membership to StampNation in honor of their 7th Birthday! 

It was a lot of fun to read about the birthdays you will be celebrating this year and we hope they are all full of joy.

TracyM #6773, please email me at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com to claim your prize!

Hugs and happy creating,

Monday, January 22, 2018

Have Faith and Believe with Heather H.

Good morning! Heather here to share a fun little shaker card (with a twist!) that I put together using some of the latest release from Winnie and Walter! Even though the last release had many items with a Christmas theme, there are loads of sentiments that can be used well beyond that season!

For my card today, I started off by cutting the frame from In a Word: Holiday Tiles out of lavender glitter cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I also die cut In a Word: Believe Cutaway from SSS turquoise glitter cardstock. I heat embossed a tiny sentiment from In Bloom: Debra's Poinsettias on a strip of black cardstock.

I assembled this as a see through shaker - so there is a window that goes completely through the front of the card! I started off by die cutting the frame from the front panel of white cardstock, as well as the white cardbase. I layered some acetate behind the panel on the front, then glued the glitter frames, words, and small sentiment into the front of that piece. I also applied acetate to the front of the card base around the window, then layered foam adhesive around the window and edges of that. I filled the center with some pretty iridescent tiny star confetti from Pretty Pink Posh, then layered the pieces together! I used one of the white die cuts on the inside to give it a nice clean finished look on both sides.

Hope you enjoyed and feel inspired! Have a wonderful day!!!

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Three

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her pink and plaid extravaganza from her sensational second performance CLICK HERE.   Today Andrea will take your breath away with her card!

Without further ado, Andrea...


Hello, again! I'm back with the third installment of my favorite crafty things. Long before I ever heard of papercrafting, I was a gardener, specifically of flowers. I absolutely love flowers - the colors, the fragrances - everything! Therefore, I HAD to include flowers in my list, and Winnie & Walter has some truly beautiful ones. My card today features In Bloom: Anna's Flora and In Bloom: Addie's Garden.


I started by creating masks of all my flowers. My images were stamped onto Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Using my MISTI, I stamped the large flower (It looks like a dahlia to me.) in the center, masked it, and then stamped the two adjacent to it. I continued masking and stamping until I was satisfied with my arrangement.


Once my ink was dry, I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush. For the background I ink-blended Tumbled Glass Distress ink over Scenery: Grand Trellis Creative Screenings, making sure not to get any ink on my flowers.


After heat-setting my panel, I stamped a sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You with Versamark and gold heat-embossed it. I trimmed down my panel and adhered it to a white card. To give more interest to the background, I added some clear Nuvo drops. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Shipping Update + More

Hello lovelies!

It's Shay checking in.  I am on my way to Phoenix right now to walk Creativation this weekend.  If you are there I would love to see you!  This means shipping will be suspended until next Wednesday, January 24th as I just don't trust Winnie to ship without me around. :-)

In other news, I have been working on the next release in February and also Winnie & Walter's upcoming 4th Birthday Bash which runs all month long in February!

February is a special month as it is also my birthday month and contains one of my favorite holidays: Valentine's Day.  I am a perpetual single gal, but my mom instilled a lifelong love of Valentine's Day by creating special lunchbox notes out of construction paper and giving us heart-shaped candy (any holiday with candy is a-okay with me!) and a delightful Valentine's gift (one year it was a red or blue umbrella with a white heart design on them which my sister and I loved).  But why be restricted to just one day, right?  We all need those little reminders of how much we care for others and how much others care about us and help us channel the need to express that caring.  I see February as an entire month to celebrate love and friendship in all its various get ready for a month full of fun challenges, guests, inspiration and of course prizes (you all know I love giveaways!) including our The Gigantic Giveaway where one person will win all the stamps we release in 2018!

We are also extending the deadlines on already existing January challenges like our Rerun and January Color Combo with Heather H. through the month of February so you will have more time to play along.

Sending you all hugs!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

StampNation's 7th Birthday (Giveaway)

Hi there Winnie & Walter fans! Crystal here, and we have an awesome collaboration with Catherine Pooler to celebrate StampNation's 7th birthday.  To celebrate, I have a card that is perfect for my "best friend forever" and in my mind, it should be full of sparkle and scrumptious frosting.  

Here's a peek:

The full card and video I created for this, is available at

We have a Quarterly membership to StampNation to giveaway. Please make a comment below by Monday, January 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST with what birthdays you are celebrating this year. We will pick a winner next week. :-)

I hope you have enjoyed this card and thank you for joining us!




Saturday, January 13, 2018

January Leading Lady Andrea Shell | Take Two

Our January Leading Lady Andrea Shell is back for her sensational second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.   Andrea's cards today are sure to make you giddy...I know they tickle me pink. ;-)

Ladies and gentlemen, Andrea...


Hello, again! I'm so happy to be back with you today to share more of my favorite things! Have you seen the hashtag "madforplaid"? Well, that could have been written for me because plaid is hands-down my favorite pattern: It's just so cozy and inviting! 'Want to know what else I love? Pink! (the color, not the artist ;) ) With stencils from Winnie & Walter, I can make any color, any style of plaid I desire and that makes me one happy girl.

The background for my first card was created with Scenery: Buffalo Check and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. Using the Buffalo Check stencil, I inked up some pink paper with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink (I first tried it with the same color of distress ink, but it didn't give me the coverage I wanted). I heat-set that to prevent smearing the ink and then inked up the Ticking Stripe stencil with white pigment ink. To achieve the thin stripe, I masked off the two wide stripes surrounding it with post-it tape and moved the stencil around on the paper. I did this both horizontally and vertically.


My focal image is from the Warm Wishes to You set (will be available for purchase in our next release). Using my MISTI, I stamped it multiple times with black ink to get a good impression. The set comes with a stamp for the inside of the cup, but I didn't have ink that matched the pink of my background. Instead, I colored the inside with my Copics. I silver heat-embossed "warm wishes" before fussy cutting the mug.


I trimmed my background to slightly smaller than A2-size and adhered it to a black card. I twisted some silver twine onto a die-cut vellum circle and popped up my mug on top with foam tape, which holds the twine in place. After gluing the circle to my card, I added some glitter hearts die-cut with the Tagged: Holiday Cheer Cutaways.


My second card uses the Scenery: Rugby Stripe and Ticking Stripe Creative Screenings. I applied a light pink over the Rugby Stripe stencil horizontally and then rotated it to apply the same shade vertically. Again, I achieved the thin line by masking the wider stripes on the Ticking Stripe stencil and moving the stencil around the page. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a white card.


To create my sentiment, I die-cut the In a Word: Holiday Tiles Cutaways twice - once from pink cardstock and another from white. The sentiment is from Sending You with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped "sending you" first with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear heat-embossed it. Next, I stamped the companion sentiment with the same ink. I popped up both pieces with foam tape.

Doesn't that snowman look like he's ready to give a big hug? I just love him! He's from Season's Tweetings with Evelin T. Designs. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copics, and cut him out. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before coating him with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay. I adhered him with foam tape, placing two layers under his body, and finished the card with some pink enamel hearts from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Winnie & Walter, be sure to head over to my blog and leave a comment on all of my Leading Lady posts. Comments must be left by January 31st, at midnight CST, and the winner will be announced on February 2nd.   



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Season's Givings Blog Hop Winners

First, a huge thank you for all the kind comments.  I enjoyed reading each and everyone of your crafty resolutions this year!  A special thank you to everyone who included their email address as that will help when corresponding with the winners. :-)

Speaking of the winners...the following are the five (5) winners of w&w prize packages:

No. 220 | Susan
No. 271 | BobbisTreasure
No. 170 | Casie Williams
No. 437 | Jana 25
No. 87 | Natalie Winterstein

I will need you all to email me at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the email subject of "Season's Givings Blog Hop Winner" and include your name and mailing address so I can ship your packages out as soon as possible.

Wishing you all a brilliant 2018!

Happy creating,

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Color Combo with Heather H. (Challenge)

Good morning! Heather here stopping by this morning to share a new Color Combo Challenge with you! Thanks again to everyone who has played along so far - make sure and look for winners and a few featured players at the bottom of this post! I decided to break out the pink and gold and start thinking of Valentine's Day for my card today!

Here is my color inspiration for this month - the different shades of pink, paired up with the chocolaty brown and touch of elegant gold was perfection for a love theme card:

I began by die cutting the faceted heart from Flawless Heart Cutaways from shiny gold cardstock. I then die cut the solid one from a brighter pink cardstock, and layered them together. I fit the center heart back in and glued it in place as well.

Next up, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Sentimental: Gift on a strip of dark brown cardstock that I hand trimmed into a banner, I mounted that with foam adhesive over the heart. 

Finally, I die cut a white panel using Essentials: Katharine Cutaways, and layered it over a paler pink panel cut with Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then mounted the heart with foam adhesive, and then mounted the entire stack - again with foam adhesive - onto a cardbase made with the deeper pink. This is a nice, thick, bumpy card - perfect for hand delivering! Check out the shine from the gold - I love the touch of elegance it adds!

Now - I have a few favorites from the last Color Challenge to feature! I LOVED all the entries this month - you guys rocked it! This turned out to be one of my favorite color combos yet - I think I may find myself using this one more in the future! 

First up - this card by Ashwini - literally GORGEOUS!!! I'm pretty sure I gasped when I saw it - in LOVE!!!! Bravo!!!

Next up, LOVE this sweet little number by Maryam! Love the colors on the background - looks like that little penguin is enjoying the northern lights and snow with his cozy hat! SOOO adorable!

Then there is this adorable soft and sweet card by Marianne - I adore your background - and the soft coloring of the image is DARLING!!! 

And finally, how sweet are these little penguins on this card by Nonni, skating away on their own little ice skating rink?!?!? The masking and inking are fabulous, not to mention the perfect coloring on the penguins!


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No. 4 | treebug aka Tina Z.

Tina entered with this pretty glittery card.  Love all that shimmer!

And since we had so many gorgeous, colorful entries (and because I just feel like it and one the perks of being the boss at w&w is I can do these things on a whim!) I randomly chose one of the Heather's favorite cards featured above to also win as well!

No. 15 | Marianne
Marianne's card is simply delightful!  The watercoloring is spot on and love the flecks of white all over the card to give it a snowy appearance.   

Tina and Marianne, please email us at info {at} winniewalter {dot} com with the subject "December Color Combo Challenge Winner" to claim your prize.


New challenge will post on the second Monday of each Month (except in February when we have our Birthday Bash so we are adding another month for you to play), and will end on the Friday before the next challenge begins to allow time to pick a winner and some favorite entries to feature.

Now it's your turn to play along!
  1. Create a new project using the January Color Combo. 
  2. Use at least one (1) winnie & walter product.  This can include Cutaways (dies), Creative Screenings (stencils/masks), printable/digital items, cut files and/or stamp sets.  Remember we offer freebies in our shop.  Our freebies can be used to create your project(s) for this challenge.
  3. Link up your project below using the InLinkz Link-up by 11:55 p.m. CST on Friday, March 9, 2018.  
  4. Enter as many times as you want before the deadline.
  5. This January Color Combo Challenge may be combined with other challenges found here on the w&w blog or elsewhere. 
One randomly selected entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter. YAY!!! I can't wait to see your entries! 

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

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