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Winnie and Walter: I AM A Leading Lady!! Take One: StamPETS PLUS GIVEAWAY

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Hello there!!!! I am here ahere and I am thrilled, I mean THRILLED, to be Winnie and Walter’s December Leading Lady! What does that mean? It means I’ll be guesting with them every Saturday in December showcasing products from their newest release! And this release? It is awesome! Not only is there fantabulous stamps, but they’ve introduced new products too!  We’ve got stencils (creative screenings) and dies (cutaways)…. Oh yea!!!! OH, OH! They also have cut files for all of their stamp sets! Yup, they sure do… Not to mention Julie and Shay are absolutely some of the most sweetest people of the planet!! And they have cute dogs too, he he!

Today I thought I would take a close look at their StamPETS line. Isn’t the name just cute? Love it! They’ve released three STAMPETS sets: Penguin, Turkey and The Gift…. And some of them, I’ve paired them along with some other fun new products from the release! So let’s get started, shall we???

First up, TURKEY! Here in the States, we just finished up celebrating Thanksgiving! This turkey is too cute to eat. Plus, a little secret, I don’t care for the taste of turkey! I’m a ham girl myself…

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How cute is this turkey! Seriously! I colored him in with Copic Markers and added a clear coating of Wink of Stella over the feathers…. 🙂 See the speech bubble? That’s a new product, Bubble Talk Creative Screenings! What’s especially cool about this stencil is you get the 6×6 stencil PLUS the solid speech bubble masks PLUS the outline speech bubble masks…. Dude, seriously! So I started with the 6×6 stencil and colored in the speech bubble with one shade of distress ink and then took the outline mask, lined it up and added a darker color of distress ink… Oh, and the background? See it? Yup, another creative screening called Rectangle… It almost looks like a nice bricked background doesn’t it… I very lightly added some distress inks to the stencil to create the soft background against the bold, colorful turkey! I have named him Hank! Here’s a closer look of him:

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Now let’s move on to the Penguin. This little guy is simply adorable!!!! I’ve paired him up with the Big Bang Circle creative screening to create a wintery scene. I stamped all of the images from The Penguin stamp set onto some watercolored card stock and added some color using my Gansai Watercolors.. I arched the sentiment (another thing I LOVE about clear stamps).. Yup, you can reshape your sentiments on your acrylic blocks….  I love the icicles in the set! So fun.. I filled those in with some ICE stickles. I love that all the accessories for the penguin that come on this set. I shall name him Frosty.

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After I finished all that up, it was time to add the snow… I grabbed the Big Bang Creative Screening and applied a smooth layer of embossing paste over the top, taking care not to go over my penguin or North Pole light…. I also created a snow bank using the same embossing paste and a palette knife.

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And finally, let’s check out The Gift. This set is full of adorable pet images! Two dogs, a cat, a bear! And lots of fun accessories and even things to stuff them into if you wish! I’ve paired the adorbable dog image with two other products from their recent release…  The Big, the Bold and the Merry Cutaways and the Grand Diagonal Creative Screening…. I once again stamped the images onto some watercolor card stock  and heat embossed.  I did some creative masking so it would appear as if the dog was sitting behind the present. I stamped the bone and fussy cut it out and stuffed it into the gift box and did some quick watercoloring!  For the creative screening, I turned it on its side to get the diagonals going in the direction I wanted them to and then gently inked it up with some distress ink.

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I ran the “merry” thru my die cutting machine and adhered it down to the card panel and of course, added some wink of stella in clear to give it some sparkle! I’ll tell you. Those dies? Are fantastic! Great quality! And I love the font! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I inked up the word “christmas” from the Big, The Bold and the Merry stamp set and stamped it onto vellum and heat set in white. I love adding touches of vellum here and there to projects… This stamp set? The Big, The Bold and The Merry is a great addition to their Big and Bold line, let me just tell you!!!! Oh, and of course, I’ve got to name this pup! His name is Melvin… HAHAHA! 🙂

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So that’s it for today! I’ll be back next week for some more Winnie and Walter fun!  Until then, I’ve got a giveaway!!! Simply  leave comments on all of my Leading Lady posts, and you could win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter!!! I will choose a winner at the end of the month from all of the Leading Lady posts, so you’ve got lots of opportunities to get your name in the hat!

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40 Comments

  1. Congrats Laurel, You are a shinning Leading Lady. Sweet Cards too!

  2. Congratulations Laurel! Your cards are so adorable!!!

  3. Eileen Lucas says:

    What cute animal cards, love them. The pup Melvin is my favorite he or she is adorable. Love how you did your snow mounds also, clever idea.

  4. Linda F says:

    Congratulations on being the December leading lady. These stampets are definitely adorable (especially Melvin) even the name Stampets is cute.

  5. Congrats! You are perfect to be featured as a leading lady! 🙂 Your enthusiasm is contagious 😉 Love your cards!!!

  6. Congrats on your role as the W&W leading lady – and your opening set of three delights showcases exactly why you’re so deserving of this honour! Your trio are simply adorable! Given where I live, the wee penguin, sharing wishes from the North Pole, really captures my attention..and my heart! Totally adorable!
    ~c

  7. Yay you…ham girl.

  8. highflo7 says:

    Oh these are so sweet, beautifully done Laurel!

  9. lisascreativeniche says:

    Yay!!! Love these cards can’t wait to see more!

  10. What adorable critters on your wonderful cards.

  11. canadiancaroline says:

    You had fun with these products, Laurel! I like the idea of the stencil + die for the word bubbles. Your 3D snowy bank for the penguin scene is great!

  12. Sandi Redmann says:

    Awwww those are all super cute

  13. BarbGhig says:

    Congrats on your well deserved Leading Lady status! Your cards are amazing, and I can’t wait to see more!

  14. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great inking and coloring, love the texture of the snow!

  15. Iris Soscia says:

    Cute cards – love the critters.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  16. cute critters! congrats on being a leading lady!

  17. Cool cards Laurel! Love W&W!

  18. Love the way you have combined stamps and stencils on your gorgeous cards. Congrats and well done

  19. Connie Brooks says:

    Congratulations Laurel on your Leading Lady Status. Rightfully given to you. I learn so much following your creations on your blog.

  20. Theola Li says:

    Congratulations on becoming Leading Lady! I look forward to your creations! Thank you for sharing these cute cards.

  21. Congrats on being Leading Lady! You so deserve it! Love your work!

  22. mjmarmo says:

    Congrats! Loving these cards!

  23. Wow, Laurel, you’re a most talented leading lady! All the pets are really cute, but the little dog and his present is my favorite!

  24. Carla Hundley says:

    Congrats and your cards
    are so fun, I love the
    backgrounds on them!
    Carla from Utah

  25. yay!!!! congratulations, Laurel!!!
    that is SOOOO exciting!! i LOVE these cards!! those critters are seriously so cute!! 🙂
    i LOOOOVE the embossing paste on the penguin card – IT TOALLY LOOKS LIKE SNOW!! amazing!!!!! so so so cool!!
    congrats again!! i can’t wait to see what you make all month! 🙂

  26. Wow! Congratulations on being a W&W Leading Lady!! Your cards are lovely!! Especially love the textured snow bank you created on the penguin card!

  27. Congrats, Laurel, on being a W&W Leading Lady! You rocked these today,

  28. christygetscrafty says:

    Oh my gosh, how awesome! Though I’m totally not surprised you were picked as the W&W Leading Lady! You are the technique QUEEN! I adore all three cards. You obviously put a lot of love into them and it shows. Love all the details like the glitter, stickles, embossing paste, etc. Each card is its own work of art!

  29. micheleclay says:

    A Happy Congratulations to you, Laurel! You have done a superb job of showcasing the StamPets! Isn’t this release just fabulous? I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! So glad they picked you!

  30. Such sweet cards!! Esp love your frosty penguin one. Dazzling!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at http://www.herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

  31. cute! love all your sparkly touches!

  32. YAY! These are so adorable! Love all your cards, Laurel!

  33. Laurel, congratulations! These cards are super cute!!! Love the pinguin 🙂

  34. congratulations Laurel!! cute cards… the penguin is so adorable!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

  35. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun cards! Love that sweet penguin and the textured snow!

  36. TracyM #6773 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on being the W&W December Leading Lady Laurel!!!
    Your cards are FILLED with CUTENESS GALORE 🙂
    LOVE your penguin and dog, ADORE your turkey and the background of your card!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and looking forward to seeing more!!!

  37. Wonderful ideas – I love the snow on the card with the penguin.

  38. Cheryl SD says:

    Great choice for a Leading Lady – Congratulations! Cute cards with the cute Stampets!

  39. CONGRATS!! You have done an AWESOME Job showcasing ALL of these Stamps and Products!! I have ENJOYED all of your Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

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