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


  1. How fun! Love the freebie! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Amber! I'm really glad you like it! :) We had fun making the elements! Enjoy