Hello everyone! Today I am here with a blog post which is part of a surprise birthday blog hop for one of the owners of Winnie & Walter: Shay. She is such a lovely and hardworking lady so Julie and the Winnie & Walter DT decided to host a blog hop to surprise her!



For today’s card, I used a lot of the new products from the January 2015 Release from Winnie & Walter. First, I stamped stripes using the new Scenery: Stripes stamp set. I used Hero Arts inks to stamp these solid and crisp lines. Love! Afterwards, I took one of my new favorite stamp sets from Winnie & Walter called The Party. I used that set to stamp the balloon with black ink. I really like how the balloon turned out. To give it an extra oomph, I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


After I finished the balloon and stripes, I used the new Sparkle stamp set. You’ll get this stamp set for free when you purchase at Winnie & Walter. There are some requirements, though. Here they are: your order must be placed through February 13 at 10 am CST time, your single order must total $35 or more before shipping and handling and taxes are applied. This offer is while supplies last. Don’t worry if you didn’t get the stamp set this time. It will be available for purchase later in 2015. 🙂 To finish off the card, I stamped a cute heart and star from the Sugar Rush stamp set.


To make this blog post a little bit more personal, I recored a video message wishing Shay a happy birthday. By the way, I had to record this video about 10 times until I was a *bit* happy with how it turned out. Lol!

Thanks so much for stopping bye! Be sure to visit the Winnie & Walter blog for more inspiration. xo


(Multiple shops are linked. Click W&W for Winnie & Walter, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson.)

Hey everyone! Today I am here with a video showing you how to create a fast and colorful birthday card with new Winnie & Walter products. This video is also part of a video hop, hosted by Emily Leiphart, in honor to celebrate a milestone. More on that video hop later in this blog post…

For today’s bright and cheerful card, I used new stamps and sequins from Winnie & Walter.


First, I stamped a quick and easy background using a new stamp set from Winnie & Walter called The Party. This stamp set is filled with so many tiny images that are perfect to use to create your own background. I used different Hero Arts inks to stamp these images. This time I decided to go for bright colors since this is a special occasion! 😉

Next, I created a frame because I wanted to make another sequin share. First I used a smaller rectangle die cut from the Large Stitched Rectangles die cut set from Lawn Fawn. Then, I used a larger frame from the Stitched Duo 2 die cut set from Pretty Pink Posh. I didn’t do actually die cutting using that die. Instead I did some embossing! It is an easy and quick technique. Here’s the recipe:


If you run it trough your Big Shot machine like so, you will end up with embossed lines!


After I created the frame, I adhered a piece of acetate to create a shiny little box. Next, I used Fun Foam to create dimension. Before filling up the shaker, I stamped a cute scene using the Sugar Rush stamp set from Winnie & Walter along with the Sparkle stamp set (this is a free with purchase stamp set. Please check my video description of this video for details about that set.).

I adhered the piece of Fun Foam using Multi Medium Matte. This is a very strong adhesive which is perfect to adhere the foam. This time I filled up the shaker using an exclusive sequin mix for Winnie & Walter created by Pretty Pink Posh. These colors are absolutely lovely! 🙂


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As I mentioned before, this video is part of a video hop hosted by my friend Emily Leiphart. She is celebrating 100 videos and 2500 subscribers! I served with Emily on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge DT and we have become friends ever since. Emily’s cards are always bright and playful. If you haven’t checked out her blog or YouTube channel yet, then you should definitely do that now! You will be very inspired by her work.

I am so happy to be part of this great video hop. Your next stop is the extremely talented Taheerah Atchia.


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There are a bunch of giveaways today! Prizes include gift certificates from Ellen Hutson, Simon Says Stamp, Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Neat & Tangled, Newton’s Nook Designs, Paper Smooches and Winnie & Walter. For your chance to win, comment on the videos on YouTube. (Comments must be left by Monday, February 9 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced on Emily’s blog shortly after.) Good luck!


(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, W&W for Winnie & Walter, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh.) 

Hi all! I have a day off my internship today, so I decided to do some homework for the current Online Card Class called Clean and Simple 4. While I was brainstorming to create a card, the current Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge inspired me as well. More information about the challenge at the end of this blog post. 🙂


Julie Ebersole shared a video in OCC Clean and Simple 4 on how to create a tri-fold card. Her design and color choice inspired me to create this card. First, I scored my card and stamped tiny dots on there using the Big Bang Confetti stamp set from Winnie & Walter. Next, I stamped a sentiment on the card using the free with purchase stamp set from Winnie & Walter called Sparkle.


Inspired by Taheera’s current challenge, Cure For the Monday Blues #42, I created heart strings using the Hearts die cut set from Lawn Fawn and glitter paper. I put a piece of white string on the card, and adhered the hearts on top of the string using foam adhesive. Afterwards, I adhered Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh on top of the string. The foam adhesive and the adhesive of the sequins is enough to secure to thread to the card.

This card would be perfect to give to a bride, don’t you think? 🙂


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My talented friend, Taheerah Atchia, has a weekly challenge up on her blog called Cure For the Monday Blues. Each week, Taheerah shares an image that you can use as an inspiration to create any project. This week’s image made my HEART happy! I love the soft colors and the heart strings. So pretty! You can also enter Taheera’s challenge by clicking HERE.


(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Walter.)

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I am here with a card using the adorable and funny Monster Party stamp set from Create A Smile.


This card came together quite quickly, to be honest. Lately, I am obsessed with stripes. I love them! For this card, I masked off stripes using washi tape. Then, I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to create happy and colorful stripes. This color is simply heavenly. It reminds me of hot summer days. Next, I used the new Peek-A-Boo die cut from Pretty Pink Posh to create a fun frame.


I folded over those edges and stamped a monster of the Monster Party stamp set on a white notecard. After covering it up with masking paper, I brought in some color with a Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Next, I colored the monster using Copics. To finish off the card, I used soft colored Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

That’s it for now. See you soon! Xo


(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, EH for Ellen Hutson.)