Sunday, November 24, 2019

Winner of October Color Combo Challenge + Last (Holiday) Sale

Hello loverlies!

Shay here to announce randomly chosen winner of the October Color Combo Challenge from all the gorgeous entries.'

No. 10 | tina z. treebug

Distressed and full of texture, this is one coffee-ific card, Tina!  Please email me at shay (at) winniewalter (dot) com with your Paypal account email address to claim your $25.00 prize!

Now on to some not as happy news...I am closing down w&w by the end of this year.  I am afraid I realized I am no longer up to the challenge of running w&w.  You have been incredible and made so many of my dreams possible.  I hope you realize how amazing you are and continue to bring joy through your art!  I am not sure what the future holds, but thank you for gracing the last few of mine!

I do have a sale for you which begins Monday at 12:00 a.m. CST:


I wish each and every one of you a very blessed holiday season and all the best to come!

Hugs,
Shay.

27 comments:

  1. Oh, no!! So very sorry to see Winnie & Walter close down. Shay, you have brought such joy and inspiration through your awesome products and fun challenges. I certainly have missed seeing you and your lovely creations here on the blog. Many, many thanks for all the countless hours of work you've put into your wonderful company. I can't even imagine the personal strain that running a small business like this must entail. Huge congratulations on a job well done!! You deserve a break.

    You may be closing, but I know you will see your products bringing smiles to faces for years to come. I use my big binder full of W&W stamps, dies, and stencils on almost every card I make.....and will continue to do so. Your fabulous products just resonate with my creative style. Thank you for always offering so many generous prizes in your releases, challenges, and spectacular events. Congratulations to Tina on this final win!!

    Best of luck on your future endeavors, Shay. I hope you will stay creative and that we will see your name pop up in blogland occasionally. Sending you hugs and my heartfelt gratitude for everything!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  2. So so sorry to hear you are closing Shay! I love your products and you have been so kind to me over the years. I wish you much love and luck in whatever you do!
    Stay very blessed!

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  3. Oh Shay, I was saddened to read about closing W&W in my email. I hope you know the joy that you brought your customers with your innovative products and I will continue to use them for years to come. Best of luck in your future endeavors and good health to you, too. Hugs!

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  4. Its Very sad news Shay ! I have received so much from W&W.My first biggest win was from WCMD challenge and you have been so generous and king to me all these years. I was hoping W&W will be back in swing after few months but that not happening :( I wish you success in what ever you do and hope some day W&W will be back in business.

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  5. Oh Shay, so sad news! I love your awesome products and always win big prizes especially in giveaways! I love your bold, cute designs with cutaways, you are so kind and have a beautiful soul!
    Best Wishes for your future always, stay happy and Healthy!
    Sending Hugs!

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  6. I am so sad to see w&w close down Shay, it is one of my favorite! I will surely miss you guys loads. Your products in my stash are still gonna be my favorite! best wishes for your future endeavors xx

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  7. Very sad to read this news! I have only a few of your products but I enjoy them very much! I wish you all the best in your future plans! Congrats to Tina on the win!

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear you have decided to clodse down your wonderful shop, Shay, although I had been sort of anticipated it after the long period of silence at W&W this year. I do wish you lots of success with whatever the future holds for you. Needless to say, I will continue to play with Winnie and Walter's wonderful designs, be it stamps, screative screenings of cutaways. Wishing you health and happiness!
    Marianne x

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  9. This is very sad news!  I can't afford to buy lot of stamps etc but I do have a few of Winnie and Walter's because they are so good. All the best in whatever you do next!

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  10. Oh I am so sad to hear this! I have adored and loved all of your releases! Many of your products have been some of my favorites! I wish you all the best in the future and I wish to say thank you to you for all you've done in the stamping community, thank you for your brilliant products and thank you for all of your time and efforts you will be sadly missed! Hugs!

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  11. I'm sad to hear this news because I love W&W products! Your panel dies, in particular, are used on 99% of my cards! You've definitely had an impact on the crafting world; one that will last for a long time to come! Wishing you all the best!
    hugs and love~c

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  12. Like everyone said, this is really sad news! I also LOVE my/your W&W products and I will keep using them. You are a good person, so I believe something good is about to happen to you! I have to thank you also for encouraging me to start my blog... I'd probably hadn't done it without your support!
    Wish you all the best in life!
    Hugs, Cris

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  13. Shay,
    When I read your email announcement, my heart sank, but I understand completely. Having been a small-business owner for 25 years I know the time and energy that goes into keeping a business afloat, and the stress of keeping all the balls in the air. I hope that you will be able to look back on this venture with fondness and pride once it's all behind you. You have inspired so many stampers and crafters with your lovely products, amazing design team, and creative projects.
    In addition, you have created a lively, supportive community of crafters who love W&W stamps, dies and stencils along the way.
    W&W products will be used and loved by me and others in the years ahead and will have a place of honor in my stash.
    Best wishes for whatever the future holds and thank you for everything!

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  14. Shay, you are amazing! I will treasure the products I have of yours. Wishing you all the best and hope to see you soon at a crafty gathering.

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  15. I am stamping your Nutcracker stamps tonight, making a mini book for photos of my niece who will dance the role of Clara in the ballet next month. I will continue using all my great Winnie and Walter products and want to wish you well in the new year!

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  16. Sorry to hear it, hope you will find your next adventure soon!

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  17. I am so sad to hear this news Shay.. Love your products so much and you are one amazing soul.Thank you for everything. I'm really gonna miss you and W&W here.. Wishing you all the best for all your future endeavor. Sending Hugsxx

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  18. Its so sad to see W&W closing! Literally trying to control my tears! Shay, Winnie & Walter was one of the first companies that I came across, and I enjoy using your products now as much as I did then. I am glad to have come across you and your products. Also thanks for all the challenges that you've been kind and generous enough to to give us all a chance to have more of Winnie & Walter in our lives. I'll miss you and W&W so much!! Gook luck and all the best in all that you wish to pursue!!

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  19. I'm devastated. Own and will continue to use W&W stamps and dies until they're worn out. Sorry to see you go. Hope your future is healthy and happy.

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  20. So sorry to hear this. I wish you every success for whatever your future brings.

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  21. I have missed all the regular activities here and am saddened to read this news, Shay. I love W&W products and will cherish them until they’re worn out. Best wishes for a happy, healthy future. Hugs. xx

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  22. I wish you good fortune in all your future endeavours! W&W will hold a special place in my memory as your WCMD challenge was the first I ever entered when I started making cards a few years ago. Thank you for contributing your talents to crafting.

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  23. I am so sad to hear of your decision to close, Shay. I love W&W products and they will continue to be used over and over. Good luck from here. xx

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  24. So sad to hear this news of the closing of W&W. Thank you for all the inspiration and the amazing products you carried in the store. I just inked up the Snowy Holiday set today. Will miss seeing the creative releases. Wishing you all the best in the future Shay.

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  25. I am so sad...I will really miss all the inspiration from the blog.I wish you all the best for your future projects

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  26. So sad to hear you are closing, but I fully understand! Winnie & Walter were pioneers in making the sentiment a feature on our cards and you've always had innovative products! I'll miss you and thank you for all your hard work and creativity!

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