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

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Winnie & Walter - The Daily Grind Collection, Vol. 1

I've been away for awhile, but have been VERY busy!!!  I should say that Shay and I have been very busy with Winnie & Walter!  Today, I'm happy to share with you our first digital products.

Winnie & Walter present The Daily Grind Collection, Vol. 1

The Collection consists of Journal Cards, Wood Grain circle icons, Elements, Brushes, and Papers created to be used both digitally or as printed elements!

I think what I like most about this collection is the color palette and its versatility.  I can use the elements easily with other things that are already in my stash - and you know I've got quite a lot in my stash.  And, if that wasn't enough, you can get all of these at a reduced price by buying the "All In" Bundle!

And - if you like us on Facebook, then you can get this fun, coordinating Word Tiles Freebie ...

and if you didn't pick up our last freebie, Live Laugh Love, you will find it in the Fan Freebie area of our Facebook page too!  Double Freebie Goodness!!!!

Check out project samples from Shay using the Live Laugh Love freebie.

You can find my samples projects for Live Laugh Love here and here.

Shay has some wonderful creations on the Winnie & Walter blog using The Daily Grind Collection, Vol. 1

It was so fun to actually get a chance to make some projects with this collection after working on the designs.  Here are a few things that I made using the printable PDFs.


I was really wanting to use the chevron Polaroid element and the love tab in an unexpected way.


I was digging in my stash and found this package from K&Company of fabric flowers and buttons and thought it would be cute on a card as the focal image.  I used foam tape to put the Polaroid frame on the card and then added each layer of the flowers and topped it off with a bejeweled button.  So pretty!  I thought that the love tab would be cute as part of the full sentiment so I added the "you" with these yellow thickers!  Fun Fun FUN!  This card has dimension without being too bulky.


On this card I wanted to use several of the patterns altogether plus another text strip for the sentiment. I have seen Kristina Werner do this technique several times and I really like it, but I haven't tried it in a long time.  I cut strips in different widths from the patterns included with the journal cards and glued them down side by side on a strip of cardstock and then trimmed to clean up the edges.


I love the #fabulous sentiment and thought using u and r would be a perfect finish in the bold white Thickers on the chocolate chip cardstock.  I am a little late to the sequin trend, but better late than never.  Shay gifted me several colors of sequins and this felt like a great place to add a little sequin sparkle.

I've been wanting to try my hand at Project Life with digital elements, so I used the various papers, elements, journal cards and brushes to create these layouts. I used the templates (now from the Digital Project Life store) made by Becky Higgins that I first in the Jessica Sprague shop.


Journaling: features fonts Zephyr, Statuesque and Notebook by Karla Dudley - love these!
Top row: Grey cardstock, Large chevron circle from the Facebook Freebie (see above), circle elements resized, "currently" and arrow brush. Element strips and postage heart.
Middle row: Kraft cardstock, coffee ring and caffeine sentiment brushes.
Bottom row: More kraft, wood grain icon coffee, striped ampersand.


Journaling: More Karla Dudley and Segoe print.
Top row: I typed the date in between the stripes of the 6x4 journal card. Love how this turned out. Days of the week from the Facebook Freebie, date strip from the elements and "seriously?" brush in white with a shadow.
Middle row: Graph paper, currently and teal daily text journal card. Extra ordinary life brush in teal, plus various wood grain icon circles to match journaling.
Bottom row:  I {heart} u more than brush in white with text added.  Photo collage created with PicMonkey - so easy.  The celebrate the everyday sentiment is a single strip, but I cut it apart in photoshop using the rectangle select tool to fit it in the space.

I was cracking myself up on some of these - my faves are the " 'sup" speech bubble for Walter and the Starbucks journaling for Davis. Makes me happy!!! :)

Be sure to check out the Winnie & Walter Blog for more details about The Daily Grind Collection, Vol. 1.  If you like to get the scoop on deals and upcoming products, you can sign up for the newsletter right on our blog.  Want to get this kit now?  Visit us at !

Here are a few other places you can find us: Flickr, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!    I think Winnie and Walter are really enjoying all of the attention they are getting lately!

One more thing going on at the blog right now - sign up to win the whole collection!  Don't you just love free stuff???

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy creating!


All projects feature The Daily Grind Collection, Vol. 1 by Winnie & Walter.

love you card:
flower elements and button by K&Company, Thickers by American Crafts, pink ribbon by Stampin' Up!, Neenah Solar White cardstock, foam tape, 3 in 1 glue by Beacon, Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow.

u r #fabulous:
chocolate chip cardstock by Stampin' Up!, Thickers by American Crafts, sequins, foam tape, Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow.

project life - nov 4-10 and nov 11- 17 layouts: Karla Dudley fonts, Pic Monkey, Photoshop Elements, Becky Higgins digital templates

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Live Laugh Love part 2 - Winnie & Walter

I can't believe it is September already, and nearly half-way through.  I have been so busy with the new school year that I haven't had much time to "get crafty".  So, I'm in my craft room, and I have another print out of the Live Laugh Love freebie by Winnie & Walter, and it's just begging to be used!  I was so inspired by the card designs that Shay created using this set, so I thought I would make a few cards too.  My mood kinda dictates what style of cards I feel like making and this time, I went with CAS - Clean and Simple.  These are SO clean and simple, that there is very little added to the card.  Lots of white space, great pops of color, no stamping at all (can you believe?) and they are super quick to make!

Card 1 - Hello

I used to make tag projects often, so there is a stash on my desk all the time.  I thought it would be fun to add a few elements from the printable to a small tag as the focal image.  I punched the "hello" circle from the journal card with colored rays, and used a pop dot to lift it up off the tag.  I also cut a strip from the dot pattern journal card and added it to the bottom of the tag to give it interest.  The blue ribbon is from my stash, and I wanted it to hold its shape and stand up. 

The gray panel was put through the Cuttlebug with a Swiss dot folder and I added a small strip of coral red cardstock to tie it in to the color palette and add an additional pop of color. The top of the colored dot strip of the tag is lined up with the bottom edge of the gray panel.  I liked this design idea and thought it added more interest.  This one was very different for me!

Card 2 - Butterfly Thanks

This card is actually navy (see below) but I really like the strong contrast between the card base and the bright colors on top.  You really can't get more simply than this.  I knew I wanted to use the THANKS strip from the printable.  I headed to my scrap stash and found some October Afternoon floral paper that was so similar to the yellow used on the T.  To contrast it, I used the same coral red cardstock from above and punched a small butterfly to layer over the floral.

The THANKS is popped off the card with foam tape. The butterflies are glued together, gently folded to give their wings some shape and only glued in the center where they attach to the card.  After giving it some good pressure, I gently lifted the wings to make sure they were lifting off of the card. Subtle dimension - Clean and Simple!

Card 3 - Laugh

I don't know about you, but I think laughter is the best medicine.  This is a perfect card to lift someone's spirits.  I know it put me in a pretty good mood just making it.  The laughter on the background came from a set of rub-ons that I had been hoarding for a long time. I wish I knew where they came from - so cute! The ha's were already in this shape and overlapping.  It makes me feel like I'm laughing hysterically - that kind of laughter that is uncontrollable and actually makes you cry!  I LIVE for laughing like that!

The circles are all from the printable.  The large circle is a 2 inch punch from the same journal card used on card number 1 above. Multiple uses from one 3x4 card - not bad.  The laugh and heart are also punched from the page and popped up in layers with foam adhesive.  This is another one that was super quick - and super fun.

Are you wondering about the printable I keep mentioning?  Shay and I released this fun and FREE two-page printable from Winnie & Walter, a few weeks ago.  If you didn't get your copy before, I've added the link below and hope you will download, print it, and make something wonderful!

Like us on Facebook to get your copy of the Live Laugh Love Freebie!

We would love to see how you use these elements in your personal projects, so feel free to comment and add a link! 

Happy Creating!


live laugh love printable, Winnie & Walter
Cardstock: solar white, Neenah White;  coral red, gray and navy, stash
Patterned paper: Hometown Journaling Cards, October Afternoon
Dies: Butterfly, Stapmin' Up!
Other: Swiss-dot embossing folder and Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; dimensional adhesive, 3/4" and 1" punch, Stampin' Up!; butterfly punch, Martha Stewart; laughter rub-on and manila tag, stash;

Friday, August 23, 2013

Big Announcement!!! W&W

Hi everyone!

Today is a very special day for me, and for my friend Shay.   We are excited to present to you...

Winnie & Walter will be an online store hosting craft related products by the dynamic creative duo of J.E.R.Shay and Julie Mogford.

And, what would a Big Announcement be without a little something from us to you?  Today, we have a free --- yes, I said FREE --- printable (for your personal use) available for download.  This is a 2 page PDF that includes 4 - 3x4 journaling cards, 9 circle elements, and 5 coordinating items for your favorite crafting projects.  These elements are perfect for projects like card making, scrapbooking, Project Life, mini books, and more. 

Live Laugh Love printable:

Like us on Facebook to get your copy of the Live Laugh Love Freebie!

Need ideas?  Just check out Shay's creations using these little freebies, and my Project Life pages below.  Ok, I have to let you know that I did get a little carried away, and used all of the elements in this 2 page spread except for the THANKS.  But, be looking for that to show up on the blog in the near future.

As for my Project Life pages, the first week didn't have many pictures, so the extra journaling cards were very handy to fill in spaces with bright colors and fun designs.  I was able to use a couple of circle tags on this page, but I actually cut them in half.  The first one is on the top left pocket where the word date is used on the bottom edge and the rest of the circle is used on the top edge, and I added a cute heart sticker from Studio Calico. I also cut the "hello" circle in half and tucked it behind the Monday word strip.  I used the 7gypsies pocket to hold some private journaling, but decided to put a quote I found on pinterest recently, on the quotations journal card - the quote really spoke to me right now.  Love Love Love how the arrow shapes work on the bottom two pockets: multicolor chevron pointing to my DH and the "love this" pointing to my guilty pleasure - PROJECT RUNWAY!

 On page 2, I had to get choosy with my photos, and dear sweet Kamilla won out again!  I used the spiral journal card to share some of my favorite moments from the weekend and then added the note and date circles.  I wanted to journal a bit more about Kamilla, so I fashioned another card from the Seen and Noted 6x6 paper pack by Pebbles and the colors worked great with the TODAY, love and heart elements.  I liked using the Live Laugh and Love elements to draw your eye through the page, and connect them to help tell the story.  Using the heart and ampersand worked well with the love circle, and helped to fill the empty corner of the photo.  The navy "This makes me happy" arrow that is pointing to the bouncer is no joke - I watched her bounce for hours and she was so content, and I just sat back and watched her - true happiness!!

I really like how this set turned out and love all of the possibilities it provides.  And, there is much more where that came from.  Be sure to visit us often by following this blog and Shay's blog for more to come from Winnie & Walter! Enjoy!!!

Tip: If you wish to adjust the colors of the printables, I recommend using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  In Photoshop Elements under Enhance pick Adjust Color and then Adjust Hue/Saturation.  You can use the bars to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness as you desire.  For more information you can check out this simple tutorial:

We would be thrilled to see how you used the elements in your projects, so feel free to comment with a link!

Happy Creating!!!


Stamps: Studio Calico stamps
Ink: Clear Snap Chalk Ink - Lime Peel
Paper: Seen & Noted by Pebbles, Clippings by Basic Grey
Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers "Flat" and "Rockabye", and rubons "Ned Jr", Basic Grey Urban Letters (&), Studio Calico hearts and arrows stickers
Other: Fiskars border punch, Stampin' Write Marker by SU!, Sakura Glaze pen, 7Gypsies Pocket

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 Day 1 "Thinking of You Always"

It's week TWO!  New colors and new sketches!  Today, I just used the color pallette to get started with my design and found an oh so cute card on Pinterest by Leeanne Allinson.  Here it is!!

Even some of this weeks colors are in her card too.  Here is my take on this card for the color challenge. My greens still don't look quite right, even after Photoshop. 

Step by Step:
1. Cut pattern paper and adhere to card base.
2. Cut banners and butterflies with die cut machine and / or punches. 
3. Stamp and emboss sentiment on vellum.
4. Adhere both vertical banner strips and butterflies, using foam tape for the larger one.
5. Adhere vellum with vellum glue.
6. Add pearls and gemstone.

What I love about this card: Love the layout and the various patterns and textures working together.  The pearls look great on the butterflies and coordinate with the embossing powder.  This card came together pretty quickly and I would love to do this sketch again - it was fun!


Stamps: Thinking of you Always (Hero Arts), Have a delicious birthday! (Rubber Soul)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Crumb Cake and Urban Oasis (Stampin' Up!), book text, aqua and craft pattern from stash
Additional items:  Double Ended Banners Die and Half and Half Die collection (PapertreyInk), Butterfly die (SU!), small butterfly (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Queen & Co.), gemstones (TPC Studio "Ancestral"), Midnight Bronze Obsidian embossing powder(Lindy Stamp Gang), Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive, Glue Dots brand for Vellum.

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 5: Butterfly Birthday - New Color Challenge

So, I get up early to see what the challenge was for day 5 of Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2. I love color challenges. I looked through our choices and picked this one.

As I am looking through my supplies (yes my Basic Grey collections are begging to be used instead of sitting on the shelf) and I find Ambrosia - Winsome.  Guess what - I think I might be color blind!!!  I shouldn't joke, but the color combo above is NOT the color combo of the paper I chose.  And, of course, I didn't realize it till I was all done.  But, I do love the card.  I had filmed a video for you, but the lighting wasn't very good, so I will just take you through the steps here.

1. Cut pattern or design for front of card.  Then for the ombre of colors, cut them in quarter inch increments larger for each color.  My dimensions were:
          image: 3.25 x 4.75in
          red: 3.5 x 5in
          burnt orange: 3.75 x 5.25in
          orange: 4 x 5.5in
          card: 4.25 x 5.5in

2. Glue the image and cardstock colors, centering them on the next larger item.
3. Glue the panel to the card at a diagonal using enough adhesive to make contact with card where corners go off the edge.
4. Using strong scissors (I used my Tim Holtz Tonic scissors), but the image panel corners that hang over the edge of the card.  I turned my card over to see where I was cutting and cut slowly for a clean cut.  The paper will be thicker, so these scissors were great.
5. Stamp thin line sentiment in black in along diagonal edge of image panel.
6. Stamp additional sentiment inside of card.
7. Cut one butterfly from extra pattern paper and glue to inside of card.

What I love about this card: The butterflies in the grid pattern on the diagonal - nice! An ombre of bright warm colors definitely feels like summer.  I liked the tiny word sentiment that I was able to fit so close to the edge of the stacked cardstock - I think it sets it off nicely.


Stamps: Around and About sentiments (Papertrey Ink), Birthday greeting on inside (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko)
Paper: Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Winsome / Ambrosia (Basic Grey)
Additional items:  Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Tim Holtz scissors (Tonic)

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 4: Time Challenge "Hi"

In the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2 , our challenge was to make a card in 10 minutes.  My husband won't believe this when he sees it, but I made a card in under half an hour.  I went over a little, but not too much! LOL

I went into my video editing program and took this screenshot.  I talked a lot at the beginning of the video which I cut most of that off.  Here is the mark where I set the 10 minute timer - the total video was 19:01 and I get to take 4:18 off of my time for babbling. That puts me at 14:43.  If I had gotten my ink and tested it earlier, I could have shaved even more time.  So YEA for me :)  FYI: I did the math on my time here.  Since my video was a little longer than 10 minutes, I am sharing it from Vimeo today.

For your viewing pleasure:

10 minute hi from Julie Mogford on Vimeo.

What I love about this card: Bright colors, bold sentiment, on trend chevron design - love love love!  And, can I just say, 10-ish minutes???  LOVE THAT!


Stamps: Exclusive: Summer Stamp School (Studio Calico), Layering Circles (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko), Distress Ink in Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Cardstock
Additional items: 2inch Marvy punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Thickers (American Crafts), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

It's nice to be exercising my creative muscles again!

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 3: Cupcake Birthday Banner

Today I have a fun birthday card based on a sketch from the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2.  It includes a rectangular banner, and I found one in my Silhouette shape library. Yea!  I wanted to use a cupcake for this card, and I found several in my stash from Hero Arts.

For your viewing pleasure:

What I love about this card: The pattern paper reminds me of paper chains my mom made last year for my sister's baby shower. The stamping is easy, and my mistakes were easily hidden. And last, but certainly not least, I love a little bling, and this time it adds to the "party" mood taking on the appearance of confetti.  Adorable!


Stamps: Cupcake stamps and sentiment (Hero Arts), Have a delicious birthday! (Rubber Soul)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko), Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Abroad (Studio Calico)
Additional items: Aquamarker (Letraset), Banner cut (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 2: One of a Kind Dad

Hello again!


It's time for my Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2 Day 2 assignment.  One of the techniques was to stamp a multi word sentiment in several colors using a masking technique.  I couldn't find a sentiment in my stash I wanted to use so, I went with my own take on this idea. I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut the words of my sentiment in different fonts on coordinating patterned paper. Also, this card has many elements that are not part of my typical cards.

1. It's for a man - my dad :)
2. Is actually gender neutral
3. Uses lots of patterns together
4. Has 4 different fonts

The video is kinda funny.  I have edited parts to go fast, added some music over the fastest part, got some mic help from my husband (thanks Davis!) and a few flubs from getting tongue tied, but it's not too shabby!  And, it's under 10 minutes - woo hoo! :)  Enjoy!

Font List - These are sets that were either on my computer, free for personal use, or I purchased.  You can use any fonts you would like.  Also note, that some of the fonts were stretched or resized to get the shapes I wanted for my card.  That's one of the many reasons I love my Silhouette Cameo.

ONE - Edmondsans Bold
of a - Reklame Script Regular
kind - TW Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold
DAD - Nexa Slab Black

What I love about this card: It is bold and fun and it is easily modified with any sentiment you want, lady or gent.  You could also use several different sets of letter stickers to create a similar look.  The possibilities are endless!  I gotta remember to do this one again!  Makes me happy :)


Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Off Beat and Urban Paperie (Basic Grey)
Additional items: Font die cuts (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner and Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive, Fiskars cutter

Ok, so what are you waiting for?  Time to get creative!!!
See ya next time,


Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 1: Merci

Hello all!

Many of you know that I'm a teacher, and we teachers really look forward to our summers!  Well, this year, my summer has only just begun, but what better way to get it started than with a card class. I spent the weekend catching up, but I am nearly back on track.  I will be posting several times over the next few days - I have so much to share :)

In the Online Card Classes - Summer Card Camp 2, Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire (and friends) prepare various color combos, sketches and techniques to share and we get to jump in and share our craftiness.

Our color combo this week:

I made a video of my session.  Take a look:

It was fun to play with this color combo and the sketch.  I tend to hoard all of my pretty papers, especially my Basic Grey papers, but I'm letting loose and trying to use all the pretty things.  And, once I use those up, I'll buy MORE pretty things. LOL.

I'm a little out of practice, but not too bad.  :)

One last close up...


Stamps: M is for - Merci (Hero Arts)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin' Up!), Urban Prairie (Basic Grey)
Additional items: 2" punch (Marvy), Whisper White Embossing Powder (SU!), Banner cut (Silhouette), Scor-Pal, Tombow tape runner, Recollections foam adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by!