Thursday, August 30, 2018

On Your Engagement with Gayatri

Hey everyone, This is Gayatri again with you. My last project for the month of August. Hope you have enjoyed my other two projects this month. Today I have an engagement card to share with you.

gayatri_W&W On your engagement card

For this card, I used one of my distress ink blends I have been doing for a little while now as my background. The colours of distress inks used are: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Hickory Smokes and Black Soot. On top the background panel I added die cut using The Leaf Effect Cutaway in white. Love the colours peeking out of the die cut and the white die cut softens the grey and pink colours.

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For the focal point, I used vellum heart die cut, cut using the Flawless Heart Cutaway as the base. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves from The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set using grey moments ink and coloured using Altenew Artist markers. Then using the coordinating cutaway, I die cut them all out. I stamped and coloured three flowers and seven leaf images in all. 

For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the banner with the sentiment from the same stamp set on slate tray cardstock and die cut using the coordinating cutaway.

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Then assembled the sentiment banner with the floral clusters on the vellum heart die cut as shown in the card. All the images except the leaves are adhered using foam adhesive for dimension and the leaves are glued down. This entire cluster is adhered now adhered to the card front panel using foam adhesive hidden behind the banner and floral cluster. The panel is glued to the white card front. To finish off the card, I used some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

gayatri_W&W On your engagement card flat

I love the colours on this card. No sharp contrast because I used grey and soft pink with white instead of the black and fuchsia pink colours. Vellum heart die cut also soften and the jewels brings the bling to the card. Hope you like the engagement card. All the w&w supplies used to make this card are listed below. 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rerun No. 33 | The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect with Crystal (Video)

August Re Run Challenge- Cuddles (1 of 2)

Hello lovelies and happy Wednesday!  Today we have an awesome video from Crystal showcasing August's Rerun stamp set: The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect.

Such a happy and fun card, right?

Remember you still have time to play along with the challenge and/or enter to win this stamp set.  All the details can be found HERE!

Have an incredible day!



Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversay 2-Day Blog Hop (Day One)


Hello lovelies!  Shay here to welcome you to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the fabulous Power Poppy Blog, but if not don't worry a full blog list for today's hop can be found later when you scroll down or you can start at Rubeena's blog HERE.

This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!


In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on THIS PAGE. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card


Winnie & Walter Blog <==YOU ARE HERE
Maria Peters (Instagram)


First, I just wanted to say what a privilege it is to celebrate and participate in this blog hop honoring Rubeena's 4th Crafting Anniversary.  Rubeena is not only superlatively talented, but incredibly generous, dedicated, friendly and all-round an awesome sweetheart of a person.   What a treat to commemorate her and her contributions to our crafting community!  


So I thought I would create a pretty floral card, but I somehow stamped the wrong sentiment. lol  Do you ever do this?  I meant to stamp "so happy for you", but I accidentally stamped "to you" rather than "for you" so I had to change the sentiment so it will be a birthday card.  Fiddlesticks!  We can pretend I meant to do that, but we both know better.

Most of this card is stamped using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez with the notable exception of the frame which is from Framed with Evelin T Designs.  I used Catherine Pooler Designs Inks in black jack for all the outline flowers and leaves and icing on the cake for the frame.  For the solid layer of the flowers I used Distress Oxide Inks in abandoned coral and fossilized amber and the leaves are cracked pistachio and the "happy" in broken china.  I then cut them all out using In Bloom: Carolina's Florals with Angelica Suarez Cutaways.  

I stamped the frame and then colored it in with watered down black jack.  I then arranged the flowers and leaves on two corners of the frame and glued them on.  I figured out the placement of the happy and then stamped the supporting wrong revised sentiments in black jack in the frame.  I glued on the "happy".

On the actual card base I stamped the strawberry seeds from the stamp set in broken china in a sort of meandering wave across the front and flicked yellow spray in the same diagonal direction.

I then adhered the frame to the card base with foam dimensional adhesive.  Pretty simple card.


That's it for me, but there are so many much more marvelous cards to behold by the jaw-droppingly talented people after me.  Your next stop is the incredible Clearly Besotted Blog!!

Happy hopping,


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration Week | Day 7

Hi everyone! It's Jessica here again with another project featuring the Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter collab. I actually drew inspiration from the rainbow floral card I shared earlier - you can read about it HERE

There are a lot of shared elements and concepts between these two cards: rainbow colors, dark backgrounds, gold details, heart shapes, and vellum accents. I don't usually create cards with similar elements back to back, but it's fun to CASE yourself once in a while. :)

If you know anything about me, you know that I'm a big fan of bunnies. Yes, I'm not a cat or dog person (*gasp*), but I do love these adorable fluff balls. So of course I have to create a card with the Bunny Kisses set. I stamped the image with Onyx Black Versafine ink, clear heat embossed it, and watercolored with my ZIG markers. 

For the background, I die cut three hearts from the True Dotty Heart Cutaways and the True Multifaceted Heart CutawaysAnd I blended three Distress Oxide Inks for each heart. For the top heart I used Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers. For the middle heart I used Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, and Candied Apple. And for the bottom heart I used Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover. 

In my floral heart card, I used patterned vellum paper. But for this project, I decided to create some interest by applying embossing paste with the Paint Spots stencil. Finally, I completed the card by stamping the sentiment from Happy Dance with Evelin T. Designs. (Doesn't it go so well with the lovely image?) Thank you so much for stopping by, let me know which is your favorite card, I'd love to know in the comments! 

Note: Don't forget to enter to win a $25.00 Brutus Monroe gift card HERE and check out the Brutus Monroe blog for more extraordinary inspiration!  


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration Week | Day 6 (Video)

For fabulous final performance of our August Leading Lady, Tracey McNeely, CLICK HERE.


Hi there, W&W friends! It's Lea with a card for our collaboration with Brutus Monroe! When I was picking the items that I wanted to use, I knew that I wanted to build on what Winnie & Walter already does best....stamps & dies! 



So I grabbed some Brutus Monroe items that would compliment this, including their amazing 130 lb. cardstock, Detail Ink in Raven, Gilded embossing powder, and their watercolor paper. 


To start, I stamped the beautiful cacti image from the Winnie & Walter "Kindness" stamp set to a block of their watercolor paper. I did use my MISTI for this as it took two tries to get a good impression, which is perfectly normal on watercolor paper. Then I used some Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolor and the "smooshing" technique to create my background. I love this technique because you get such random results each time, but it normally always works out!


I did let it air dry naturally before splattering it with gold paint splatters. Then I mounted it to a top folding A2 card that I created from the Brutus Monroe Not Your Mama's 130 lb. cardstock. This cardstock is super thick & luxurious, and bright white - I highly recommend it! 


Then I proceeded to create my sentiment. I stamped & heat embossed the word Kindness in gold to a block of vellum, then diecut it with it's coordinating die. I mounted the word to my card front with foam strips, then proceeded to stamp the rest of the sentiment directly to the front. I did this by taking the foam out of my MISTI, and putting the entire card in it. Works perfectly, especially when you forget to finish stamping the full sentiment before putting the card together. ;)

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Note: Don't forget to enter to win a $25.00 Brutus Monroe gift card HERE and check out the Brutus Monroe blog for more extraordinary inspiration!


August Leading Lady Tracey McNeely | Take Four

For Day 6 of the Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration CLICK HERE.

As August fades away we sadly must bid au revoir to our awesome August Leading Lady Tracey McNeely .   The last four weeks with Tracey have been a bounty of delightful projects featuring a slew of joyous, amazing cards full of stupendous skill and design.  Tracey has showcased her deft talent and acute creativity week after week.  I feel so very fortunate Tracey shared her talents with us this month and made this month something special.

 If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her sensational second performance all about backgrounds CLICK HERE or her triumphant third performance where she got make some incredible and inky cards CLICK HERE!  Today's cards are simply beautiful!

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

Happy Saturday today is my final week of taking over at the Winnie & Walter blog as the August Leading Lady. I have had such a great time playing with you all each week with so many fabulous Winnie & Walter products. Thank you Shay for letting me have the spotlight this month!

For my final week I am creating three cards using one stamp set. I liked this set before, but now that I have worked with the layered stamps I am totally in love with the In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans stamp set. I used the layering guide that you can find in the Storyboard for this set on the Winnie & Walter blog HERE. The guide made lining up the layers for these images foolproof.

I chose three colours schemes and I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves with the co-ordinating Cutaways. I also die cut both sizes of the 'beautiful' sentiment so that I could chose as I arranged my cards. Although I am using the same stamped florals for each card I wanted my designs to be distinctively different.

Once I had all the pieces stamped and die cut I lightly sponged backgrounds on my card bases with the Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings. I adhered the flowers to each card in a different postition and arrangement adding foam tape to the main flower for dimension. On the completed cards I added a few sequins for balance and filled each sequin with some silver Stickles for added sparkle!

Don't forget I have a  $30 gift certificate for Winnie & Walter gift certificate to giveaway on my blog, In My Creative Opinion. Visit all four of my Leading Lady posts this month and leave me a comment. On September 3rd I will draw a name from all my comments from over the month to win.  You can enter once for each week so you could have up to four chances to win...good luck!

I really enjoyed being your Leading Lady this month and I really  hope you enjoyed my posts to. Enter my giveaway for your chance to win! Have a wonderful day and thanks for joining me!


Friday, August 24, 2018

Brutus Monroe + Winnie & Walter Collaboration Week | Day 5

Gayatri has an awesome colorful card today too!  CLICK HERE to see it.

Hi everyone!! It's Jessica here and I'm super excited to share my project for the Winnie & Walter + Brutus Monroe collaboration. When I was browsing through Brutus Monroe's shop I came across the Botanical Banners set and instantly had an idea: I want to turn the floral arrangement into a heart. So I stamped and fussy cut out the image, and used W&W's Cover Model: Multifaceted Cutaway partially to complete the heart. I also gold heat embossed the top portion of the heart for some extra texture and interest, and drew sketched lines with my white gel pen to define the shape. 

I really enjoyed coloring this image (what's not to love about rainbow colors?) All of the Copic colors I used are listed below: 

Yellow, Orange, Coral Rose
Y13 / Y15 / YR15
R20 / R22 / R24

Magenta / Lavender / Blue Rose 
RV10 / RV02 / RV04 / RV09
V12 / V04 
BV00 / BV02 / BV04  

Teal Rose 
BG10 / BG13 / BG15 / BG18 

YG03 / G02 / BG15 

For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed images from the Sentimental: Birthday set, and paired them with a gold glitter die cut using the In a Word: Birthday Cutaway. Finally, I embellished the card with some enamel dots, and that completes my rainbow floral heart card! 

I hope you enjoyed my creation, be sure to check out Winnie & Walter and Brutus Monroe's blogs for even more inspirations. Have a wonderful day! 

Note: Don't forget to enter to win a $25.00 Brutus Monroe gift card HERE and check out the Brutus Monroe blog for more extraordinary inspiration!