Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Madness...

Hi y'all !

It's March Madness around here, and I'm not talking basketball (even though I like basketball :) ).  I missed a good Spurs game this Thursday night, but it was all for the greater good.  The "madness" is a combo of my day job duties and my new business duties.  Lot's to do and not always enough time to do them.  That is why I am super happy to have this week - SPRING BREAK -  to get some things done, take a little time for me, and I am getting a visit from the family!  It is a real treat to have them come here since we usually travel to see them in Houston.  It will be so much fun to see them, have some much needed family time, and see Walter and Kamilla play.  I'm hoping the bluebonnets will be blooming a little, because I would love to get photos of Walter and Kamilla with the flowers.

It has been super busy over at Winnie & Walter!  Our first release has been a huge success and we have had such wonderful feedback plus some amazing and exciting things happening lately, and soon to come.  Here are a few highlights!

Lots of new fans on facebook!  So exciting to see how many people are finding us and liking our product!

w&w facebook status 3-8-14

Our stamps will be featured in the upcoming Online Card Classes - Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3 - this came as a HUGE surprise.  I found this preview image of the class on Jennifer McGuire's blog late on a Saturday night, and was so excited - but everyone I wanted to tell was asleep, so I didn't get to share the news till the next day.  I am going to be taking this class (I have also taken the previous 2 versions of it - always good projects, excellent samples, and clever tips!  Not only are Jennifer, Kristina and Julie hosting / teaching the class, but several other ladies near and dear to us will also be helping out with the teaching.  Suzanne Dahlberg is on our design team and we couldn't be more excited for them!  Laurie Willison and Nichol Magouirk also joined us as a guest designers during our first release and I'm sure we will see some awesome projects from them as well.  I also noticed some other teachers who are friends with w&w like Donna Mikasa and Amy Kolling.  Ladies - it is going to be a very fun 2 weeks ahead!


Jennifer McGuire featured our stamps in a recent video tutorial on her blog.  We are huge fans of hers, and we were ecstatic that she gave us this big shout out!  Let's just say that Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and The Big, the Bold and the Happy  have never been more popular than they are now.  Love her card and we so appreciate her support!


Glitter Stamping Card and Video post - by Jennifer McGuire

Our 2nd release is only days away.  Monday we will begin sharing previews of the new stamp sets on our blog, plus we will have projects created by our talented design team.  I've already started seeing their projects and they are going to knock your socks off.  I'll give you a little hint.....we are featuring a theme that is near and dear to all of our hearts. I have a feeling that my MOM and DAD will just love it!

The next few months are going to have so many more exciting things to come - new designs, new projects, new products - it is a lot of work, but Shay and I are loving every minute of it. :)

I hope you will check back again soon - I plan to post all of the projects I make for Online Card Classes, as well as sneak in some time to catch up with my One Little Word class, project life (thinking I'm going digital this year, with occasional hybrid) and a Kamilla book that's just for me.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog. Hope to see you again real soon!


Monday, January 20, 2014

One Little Word 2014 - January

Today I'm sharing my One Little Word layout for January.  Ali Edwards is hosting her One Little Word workshop again this year and I'm joining her for the ride!

This year my word is SHINE!  Last year I worked with the word BRIGHT but I got off track and could never get back into the project - too many life distractions.  One way that SHINE will be important to me this year is for me to shine a light of importance on things I want to do, and to not let things distract me from that path. I already feel like I'm shining with the amazing stamp release Shay and I had with winnie & walter back on January 15th! There are still many more things I want to shine at this year - I hope you will come back and see my process!

Last year, the plan was to put my OLW pages in my project life book.  This year, I wasn't so sure I wanted to do that.  I bought the Heidi Swapp Portfolio Album last year and never got around to making anything with it, and I have just picked up some Basic Grey divided page protectors that also fit this album.  I decided that I would use a variety of digital and paper elements for my layouts, and make them fit the pocket pages for this album.  I haven't decorated the front cover yet, but I need to do a little brainstorming first.

Here are my pages!




I have been hoarding my digital supplies - don't know why since they never run out!  I started going through them and found myself drawn to the purples and anything glittery.  I had many other items out, but decided to keep it rather simple.  Many of these products, if not all, were downloaded from The Lilypad - love their digital store!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what is next with One Little Word!  Are you participating?  What is your word???

Digital Goodness!!!
APennington_Wonder_Patts&Backs (4)
onelittlebird-soiree-paper13 (lavender)
onelittlebird-soiree-paper02 (stripe)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Winnie & Walter Red Carpet Festivities Continue!

It's been very busy here behind the scenes getting ready for the Winnie & Walter inaugural stamp release happening January 15, 2014.  So much has been going on.  Take a look!

What are you waiting for??? Get over there and maybe you will be a big winner!!

By the way....big things happening tomorrow too - lots and lots of eye candy!

See you there!!!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winnie & Walter Grand Opening

Hello everyone!

Just taking a moment to let you know about the big upcoming event at Winnie & Walter - check out the blog starting January 5th!


Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas goodies 2013

I can't believe it is Christmas Day! This year's "Christmas Season" has been a little upside-down and caddywhompus and way too fast. Working on w&w goodies (did you get yours???), extra needs at work, Mom and Kamilla's birthdays, and getting ready for Christmas - and we caught a bug (glad that's over).  Here are some highlights!


1. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel before a little Christmas shopping - Pecan Sticky Bun French Toast and Hot Tea
2. A beautifully decorated tree in the CB store.
3. Walter playing / observing the little bumble bee that bounces on surfaces.
4. Birds in the parking lot on a cold winter morning.
5. Kamilla opening Christmas presents.
6. Cute reindeer treat holder - by my friend Becky and her daughter.
7. Penguin decoration for a mason jar cake treat gift from a family at school.
8. Sheldon bobblehead that sits on your monitor - hee hee!!!  Thx Vickie!
9. Fiber Optic USB Christmas Tree with SmartBoard in the background.  Love the color changes!


1. Some of my favorite Christmas decorations - these are sitting on my grandmother's secretary. Love this snowman!
2. Yes, that is me with the man himself!!! So JOLLY!
3.  Yummy tangerines from Kathy M. to my parents.  They gave us a few to bring home.  So pretty.
4. Walter with his new Christmas toy from Santa!
5. Beautiful poinsettia from Lise Ann - look, it is still alive!!! - no green thumb here. :(
6. More Mogford decorations - favorites include the nutcrackers and we keep Nicolae's stocking hung too.
7.  Our humble tree with our giant bright colorful lights.  We never got around to adding any ornaments to it - so busy - but I didn't mind.

We had such a nice Christmas with things from our wish list, treats from friends and family.  We are so blessed.  I've been so busy this month, that when my package from Two Peas arrived, I never got around to opening it, until today.  OH MY GOODNESS!!!  Now, I have to admit that I added a little to the original gift card, but I never would have gotten any of this without Shay and her family's gift.  Let me just say - I can't wait to get started creating!!!


1. Just opening the box - look at all those sprays and thickers....I'm in heaven!
2. I picked up another Project Life album for a song, and a Basic Grey mini too. I'm thinking Kamilla photos..... :)
3. Yes, that is a 6x6 5th and Frolic and Yes, I'm the last person on the planet to get one.  Can you believe it took me so long? Ink, washi, wood vaneers, enamel dots.....{sigh}
4. Crate Paper HAPPY!!! Heidi Swapp sprays (including white)!!! Basic Grey and Studio Calico and a cute little stampset from Prima.

One happy girl!!!
It has definitely been a Merry Christmas!
Thanks Shay family!  What a treat!  :)
Thanks Mom and Dad for all of our goodies!

Merry Christmas everyone!
love, Julie, Davis and Walter