Hey everyone! Happy Saturday!!
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I have been waiting for today for what feels like *forever*! I am beyond excited, thrilled and honoured to announce that I was asked to be Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady for this month!!!
In case you haven’t heard much about Winnie & Walter (where have you been?!?!), then I will tell you this: they are one of the hottest, trendiest and downright awesomest stamp companies out there!! This time last year I immediately fell head over heels for their fantastic designs and wonderful theming of their products and releases and the whole shebang!! I got myself some of their stamps as quickly as I could and if you visited here last year you’ll know how much I love their fun designs, especially the large sentiments with the handwritten style!!
So when I had that magical e-mail from Shay & Julie asking if I would be their Leading Lady, you can bet I screamed the house down and replied with a ‘Yes! Yes! A hundred times, yes!!’
And then I found out that I would be the Leading Lady during their birthday month. And I just about fainted.
NOT ONLY do I get to bring you some new and fun projects every Saturday for the entire month of January on the Winnie & Walter blog, but I also get a front row seat to all the birthday celebration fun they’ll be having too! AND January is my birthday month too, so I felt even more like a pampered star, with my birthday being celebrated in a very special way! I feel utterly spoiled and can’t thank Julie & Shay enough for their hospitality and generosity!!
AND THERE’S MORE!!!
Julie and Shay very generously offered to sponsor my Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge for this entire month too!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!
So not only do I get to bring you some inspiration every Saturday (& a giveaway for those posts too!!) but you also get the chance to win prizes for my challenge also!!!
January is going to be an *amazing* month.
So, let’s get straight to it, shall we?!
Seeing as this news and w&w’s birthday *and* my birthday have made me all super happy, I decided that my first appearance would be a ‘Trio of Happy’. Have you ever noticed that in fancy restaurants one of the dessert options quite often is a ‘trio of something’, with three different desserts around the same theme? Well, that’s the philosophy I’m embracing here!
So, I bring you a Trio of Happy, featuring the Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy Cutaways dies!
My first card embraces the positive (& negative!) and combines a collage-like style with plenty of white space:
I love how this turned out!!
I die cut the ‘happy’ and also the ‘joy’ (from The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways) from Pure White cardstock and then backed the negative panel onto some patterned paper with some Pinflair Glue Gel for dimension. On my base I used the Scenery: Big Bang Sci-Fi Star Creative Screenings screen and spritzed with gold mist before adding some stamped sci-fi stars from Scenery: Big Bang Confetti. I added two of the positive die cuts on top of the panel for a finishing touch. I love the light and airy feel this card still has despite having a lot going on!
Next up, I blended Distress Inks and created a very different result:
Isn’t that so bright and cheerful?!?! The colours are based on the w&w logo!!
I blended Distress Inks onto a panel of cardstock then overstamped with the sequins from Scenery: Big Bang Bling in the corresponding colour. I then die cut the happys, before swapping them round and adhering back in place with an inlaid die cutting technique. I added the supporting sentiment from The Big, the Bold and the Happy, heat embossing it onto a strip of black cardstock for contrast!
So, collage, bright ink blending, what next?! How about clean and pure and light:
I love the bright, light feel of this! Perfect card for a guy or a gal!
I die cut two of the happys from vellum, folding and unfolding the vellum first before die cutting along the fold so that the words would pop up. 🙂 I adhered them, with dimensional glue gel, to a panel splattered with a little gold mist, along with one of the spare cardstock happys from the first card, and kept the rest clean and white to let it do the talking. 🙂
So, that’s my Leading Lady debut! What do you all think? I’ve had *such* fun putting these cards together, so I can hardly wait for next week! I hope you feel the same way! 😀 If you are impatiently waiting (like me!) how about a little something to sweeten the deal? 🙂
I’ll be giving away a $30 gift card to Winnie & Walter this month! All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment on my Leading Lady posts! The more posts you comment on the greater your chance of winning, so be sure to comment every week to improve your odds! I’ll announce the winner at the end of the month! 🙂
I want to once again extend my sincerest thanks to Julie & Shay for giving me this opportunity! I cannot tell you how much it means to me, and I hope I’ll do you girls, and your amazing products, justice!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!!
A Trio of Happy – Collage Style
A Trio of Happy – Bright Style
A Trio of Happy – Pure White Style
82 thoughts on “Winnie & Walter Leading Lady – Take 1! And GIVEAWAY!”
A super huge congrats Taheerah. I love your three cards using these dies. Such inspiring ideas Taheerah. I love the distress ink panel. So beautiful and artistic.
Congratulation! Amazing debut! Love your cards, especially the second one. You are awesome! TFS
You certainly started 2015 right! Congratulations! 🙂 LOVE the cards, too!
You are amazing! I love these cards. You are a whiz at coming up with different ways of showcasing a product. 🙂 Congrats on the Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter! You will rock it!!
Congrats on becoming the Leading Lady at W & W 🙂 ..Your cards are just amazing …I love how elegant the first card looks and the burst of color in the second card ..Swapping those dies to create that ombre is genius ..Loved it 🙂
Congrats! And I love your cards!
Neat ideas! Love the bright colors interchanged!!
Thanks for the chance to win some 'candy'!!
Whoo hooo – Leading Lady!! And what a debut – three fabulous cards!!
Awesome cards, Miss Leading Lady! Congrats! Eager to see you each Saturday to see what inspiration is up your sleeve with the fantastic products of W & W!
Huge congrats, Leading Lady – you certainly started with a big splash – such fabulous cards – especially that colorful one – just up my alley! Would love to win some stamps from Winnie and Walter – such a great company, not sure why I don't yet have any of their stamps….
congratulations Taheerah… awesome work… my favorite is the one with different colors of negative die-cuts in place with the main die-cut! awesome!!
I ordered from W&W for the first time last year – now I need the dies that match the stamps I bought. Thanks for the giveaways.
Great cards – I look forward to all your posts this month.
Congrats on being named leading lady! Have fun this month! I have a January birthday also!
Fabulous cards! So very happy for you…What a Birthday gift! Just Wow!!! This is going to be an amazing month for all of us as well. Can't wait to see what all is in store ♥
I absolutely ADORE the distress inked card!!! I love the look you got simply by rearranging the die cuts!! It almost looks like they were cut from totally different paper! Congrats on being a Leading Lady! Winnie and Walter are amazing too!
Oh so pretty!!! Love the different ways you used these dies!
Congratulations on being the Leading Lady! Love Winnie and Walter and can't wait to see how you showcase their stamps and dies this month.
I like your Trio of Happy!
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Wow! I just love those. they are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them. Always glad to hear of a new stamp company, too.
Congrats! Such beautiful and amazing cards!
These cards are so fun and fabulous!
I love all of the different looks, using the same sentiment!
I have been looking at a few W&W stamp sets, but haven't gotten any yet.
Your techniques and style are to die for!
Great cards!! Especially love the first one. Great dimension and the paper is beautiful for this card 🙂
Love the happy- can see that with almost everything.
I am so happy that you are the leading lady this month. I love your work and look forward to seeing tons of inspiration!
Congrats and Happy Birthday! I love what you have made here for your trio. Keep up the good work!
Love all your projects and enthusiasm! Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to you and W&W.
gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous! happy birthday to you, to w&w and congrats!
Love Winnie & Walter! And, your trio of cards are just stunning! Congrats on being Leading Lady – that is a great honor!!
Major congratulations to you. And you have done the justice in your 1st post. Whaoo.
Happy New Year – you're off to a great start!!! I LOVE W&W – such an awesome company! Congrats on being a Leading Lady! Your cards today are gorgeous!!!!
Congrats of being the Leading Lady this month! Your work is gorgeous 🙂
Wonderful to see you working your creative magic with W&W products. Your cards here: happy-making in every way! Sooooo pretty, fun and all-around fabulous! Day-brightened immeasurably!
Fun ideas! Congrats!
All three cards are gorgeous!!! Nothing like proving right off the bat that you deserve this leading lady big. Congrats!
Congratulations, girlie! These are great designs!
Way to rock the Leading Lady guest design! each card is absolutely gorgeous! The vibrant one is especially unique and eye-catching! Looking forward to more! Congrats, T.!
oh wow – CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that's so awesome!!! happy new year and birthday month to you!!! (and W&W of course!) i love your cards!!!! the rainbow colors behind the cutouts on the 1st one is just amazing! swoon! and the last one with the white on white and bold 'birthday' is awesome!!!! wow!!!! happy happy happy dance for you!
awesome news – perfect time for it 🙂 all three cards are wonderful and creative, and my favorite is the one with distress ink coloring! amazing. can't wait to play Cure for the Monday Blues again <3
Congratulations!! Winnie and Walter is so awesome and you've made some amazing bright, bold and beautiful cards. I haven't heard of the Cure for the Monday Blues. Off to check it out!
Congratulations T! What a great trio of cards you have here. My favorite is bright one but they are all fab.
What wonderful news! I am thrilled for you! And you sure started us off with a fantastic trio of cards. I love them all, but I think the second one is my favorite – with the bright blended colors. I can't wait to see what the rest of the month holds. And I'm really looking forward to getting back to playing Cure for the Monday Blues! I've missed it.
super fun and happy projects!
Congrats on the gig! Your cards are quite fabulous and fun at the same time — I'm looking forward to this month~
Love the positive and negative together. The bright and colourful card is a lot of fun too!
I really like how your cards are so bright and cheery. I think the fist one is my favorite.
Your cards are gorgeous! The first one is my favourite.
Wow big congrats! And so cool that they are sponsoring your challenge!! I love the cards great way to show off all the Happy's!! Looking forward to all your WW creations this month!!
Congrats!!! I look forward to seeing your W&W creations! I love all your cards, but the first one with the word dies is my favorite! Alwats inspirational!