Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blog Birthday Giveaway #7 - Winnie and Walter

Good evening!!! So - this little blog is celebrating FIVE years this month - on October 20th!!! I can hardly believe it has been that long, and yet in some ways I don't remember not doing this. I have been SOOOO incredibly blessed by all the amazing people I have met through this hobby - and so incredibly lucky to work with some AMAZING products and companies. To celebrate I have lined up TONS of giveaways from some of these amazing places. HUGE thanks to each of them for their generous donations of prizes - I'm super excited to be able to share them with you!

Tonight I'm so excited to have a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter to give away! Julie and Shay were so super sweet to provide it to me to share with you! Winnie and Walter is kind of a special company to me - I remember VERY well when they started, and totally fell in love with their beautiful fonts. I remember submitting cards for publication with some of their just released stamps, and having several cards published with them. They have continued to grow and amaze me with each and every release! I'm pretty sure it gets more amazing every time! Since then they have added stencils and some pretty amazing die cuts. I have also been so incredibly honored to serve a couple different guest design posts as a monthly "Leading Lady" and as "Talent in Residence" - seriously, I just love this company!

Here is what I made to share today - I am SOOO thrilled with how this came out! Love watercoloring! :)


For this card I used the beautiful flowers from In Bloom: Addie's Garden - stamped and heat embossed in clear on watercolor paper, then colored with Gansai Tambai watercolors. Once they dried, I fussy cut them out, then adhered to my panel of MME woodgrain paper. I just used a good blob of glue in the center of the flowers, so they dried with nicely curled edges for lots of dimension! I added the die cut Hello Cutaway - cut once in white and once in vellum, and stacked them together for a slightly softer white look, then adhered with foam adhesive. Finished off with a few of the newly released Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh - I thought they were the perfect finishing touch!


I am also playing along with one of the World Cardmaking Day Challenge - Watercolor:


This photo shows the dimension a little better than some of the others:


And...can I hear it for tonight's giveaway?!?!? YAY!!!


You can enter the giveaway below using Rafflecopter - this is my first time using this method for a giveaway, but since I have so many to do this month I thought it might help make it easier! So - if there are any bumps along the way, please forgive me as I figure them out? 

All giveaways will stay open until the 20th (the official birthday date!) and I will announce all winners that day! If you already follow on Pinterest, Youtube, or Facebook - feel free to leave your name for each day of giveaways, no need to be a new follower only!

Have a wonderful day - and good luck!



58 comments:

  1. My favorite sentiments are birthdays and "I love you"! Happy birthday to your blog!!! BIG congrats!!! :)

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  2. Your card is so gorgeous! I love everything about it. Those droplets are such the perfect touch. My favorite sentiments are birthday ones. I try to get creative when using them so it doesn't always say the same thing. We have a large family, so I am always sending out birthday cards :)

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  3. What a gorgeous card ..I love your way you have colored those flowers they pop so well against the woodgrain background !!..My fave sentiments to use on cards are Thank you and birthdays !

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  4. What a stunning card Heather! My fave sentiment is Happy Birthday! :)
    Suchi xx

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  5. Love the color scheme, so attractive and fresh looking! That's why those flowers really popped up and the perfect touch of droplets,so realistic! Love it!
    I use different sentiments according to my themes and love bold Hello too!

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  6. Lovely card and congrats
    on your five years! I have
    a new die that partially die
    cuts out Happy Birthday To
    You! Super fun to use.
    Carla from Utah

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  7. How exciting, your blog is 5 years old, hard to believe as it's gone by so fast! I always like the hello and general greetings sentiments. All of your cards are beautiful, and your encouragement cards are the best!

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  8. Very beautiful card!!! These drops from PPP are amazing!

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  9. This card is gorgeous!! Love the offset of the front panel layer and the droplets.

    My favourite sentiments are any sort of animal and pun related!
    I also love my Lawn Fawn Hugs sentiment die. It's so nice as a stacked layer on cards!

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  10. This card is perfection, love it so much!!! I tend to make 'thank you' cards more than anything. Or cards telling friends how fantastic they are etc. Nothing better than making someone feel good!!

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  11. Congratulations of your 5 years! You always make such inspirational cards! Hugs Jo

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  12. Wow! Your card is stunning! I love watercolour and I love Winnie and Walter, and you've showcased both gorgeously! My favourite sentiments by far are Scripture verses and encouragement such as "praying for you" or "thinking of you".

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  13. DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your watercolour flowers and woodgrain background are GORGEOUS, HAPPY happy too ... this is one of my favourite dies from W&W :)
    The sentiment I have been using the most until recently was "Happy Birthday" ... since I got my "hugs" & "hello" dies from W&W, I have been giving them a workout and think they will overtake HB very soon. The best thing is, these cards will be totally unexpected throughout the year, no occasion and not my usual birthday greeting :)

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  14. I agree. I love how this turned out! Just gorgeous coloring on those beautiful flowers!

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  15. Happy FIVE year Bloggyversary!! The blooms on wood grain look lovely!

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  16. I like to use encouraging sentiments for everyday...like SMILE, or Hello!

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  17. Beautiful watercolored flowers against the wood grain background.
    I like to use Thinking of You on a lot of my cards.

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  18. Absolutely stunning water coloring of the flowers! My favorite sentiments are hello and happy birthday !

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  19. I am in love with this card, such beautiful work! My favorite sentiments are some form of "Hello" and puns or inside jokes based on the recipient.

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  20. What a gorgeous card! The flowers look so beautiful against the woodgrain background. I love to use thank you and hello sentiments.

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  21. Beautiful card. I love Winnie & Walter. I love to use 'hello' and 'thank you'
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  22. Congrats!! Such a beautiful card.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  23. Such a beautiful card, Heather!!

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  24. Gorgeous card! I love uplifting sentiments.

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  25. CONGRATS on 5 Years!! =) FUNNY how FAST Time Flies by when you are having FUN!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! =) Have a FABULOUS Anniversary Party!! =)

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE those flowers and they stand out against that wood grain so spectacularly!! I mostly use Thank You and Thinking of You sentiments.

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  27. Fabulous it is. The flowers look gorgeous on the wood background.

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  28. I love the wood planking.
    The flowers look great against the wood.
    the coloring is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  29. Beautiful card!! I like encouraging sentiments and birthday!

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  30. Just gorgeous! I love those dewdrops. I like just because sentiments best, I love sending cards for no special reason, just because I was thinking of someone.

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  31. I love to use all kinds of sentiments--mostly thinking of you.

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  32. Usually birthday sentiments as I use them most!

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  33. This is gorgeous! Love your watercoloring!

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  34. This is gorgeous! Love your watercoloring!

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  35. I love using all sentiments but my favorites are the ones I can use on Just because cards!! Thanks, Hello, Grateful, You, LOVE, Happy, Joy and lots of other ones!

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  36. These beautiful watercolored flowers that looks so bright and vibrant against the woodgrain background immediately reminded me of growing up on a farm in rural Iowa. It was common to see gorgeous flowers blooming up against some weathered old building and I was always surprised how the flowers always improved the appearance of the old building. The "droplets" you used here add a nice touch of elegance to your card.

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  37. Wow, such a beautiful card, love your colouring!
    Happy Birthday is probably my most used sentiment :)

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  38. This card is a jaw dropper, Heather!! Love everything about it!! Thank you for joining me at Winnie & Walter ♥

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  39. WOW... Heather those flowers are super gorgeous with the wood paper background. Your design is always beautiful. Sentiments I mostly use are birthday, hello, and thank you.

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  40. I love thinking of you sentiments the best. A card for no particular reason is the best to receive.

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  41. so pretty I really do love all sentiments never can have to many!!!

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  42. My favorite sentiments to use are Love Always

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  43. I love those watercoloured flowers against the woodgrain paper - so gorgeous! Hmmm… I probably use Happy Birthday the most but I like a good Thinking of You sentiment.

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  44. Beautiful card! I like to use Bible verses on my cards as they always give the recipient a smile and encouragement.

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  45. I love using puns as sentiments. Humor is always welcome.

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  46. I am so excited to have been introduced to your work with the blog hops! I'm a new fan!

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  47. I am so excited to have been introduced to your work with the blog hops! I'm a new fan!

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  48. My fav. sentiment is Hello--- it can go with any occasion. Love how the flowers stand out on the woodgrain so beautifully.

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  49. i love friendship and thinking of you sentiments! these cards are gorgeous!

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  50. I would like to make more "Thinking of You" cards, but I definitely make a lot more Happy Birthday cards.

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  51. Love everything about your card!
    My favorite card sentiments are Happy Birthday, Thank You and Hello :-)

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  52. General sentiments. But I LOVE this card!!!! Gorgeous

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  53. Such a beautiful card!! The colors really POP!! My favorite are birthday, thanks, and hello...I know, boring, but they are the ones I use the most and I like having different ways to say these things on cards.

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  54. Love that bkg and those beautiful flowers!!!

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  55. Love that bkg and those beautiful flowers!!!

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