The Talent {w&w creative team}

Winnie and Walter are in charge of building a cast of gifted creatives to provide inspiring projects.  Like any good production, without talented creative artists to bring life to the product it remains just an inanimate object.  These ladies breathe soul into our stamps by the art they create with them.  We call our innovative, inspiring troupe of artists The Talent.

Meet The Talent:

Joni Andaya

Blog: Papell with Love

More about Joni:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: skittles & walnuts

Color combo I can’t get enough of: pink, yellow, chartreuse, and aqua

On my desk/ table right now is: Different die-cut shapes and sizes

I excel at: Hmm… I am still trying to excel in many things, trying different things in regards on my designs. I don’t think I will ever be satisfied, since I always want to learn new things

When I craft I : Most of the time I watch movies and sometimes listen to Pandora. Though sometimes silence is appropriate too.

My favorite crafting companion: My laptop…browsing at Pinterest is a must!

Don’t you dare take this away from me: Cutting board

My favorite crafting holiday/event: I love Fall and Thanksgiving

My pictures are mostly of: Projects I’ve done

When I grow up I want to be: I will finally get my degree as a Software Engineer this coming February 2014. I would really want to combine designing and software in the future.

 

 

Kelly Griglione

Blog: Notable Nest

More about Kelly:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: no food allowed in the craft room ... 1) I don't trust myself, and 2) I'm too wrapped up in crafting to eat

Color combo I can’t get enough of: gray/charcoal + a color; although seeing the way chocolate brown has gone, I probably shouldn't use gray so much

On my desk/table right now is: absolutely everything, with two release weeks back-to-back. Wire, a mason jar lid, scraps, wood veneer snowflakes that haven't managed to make their way onto a project yet, a remote for my new cd/i pod/radio player, my son's sock.

I excel at: math, and figuring out the quickest way to do something (unload the dishwasher, wait in line at Disney, make my Christmas cards, plan a route for errands)

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: listen to music ... Green Day, Metallica, Sting, Norah Jones, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, I can also do Pop Rock

My favorite crafting companion: My neighbor, Brenda! She's about 20 large steps away.

Don’t you dare take this away from me: Besides my family ... patterned paper, my Spyder coat and Ugg boots, my flea market purchases, my camera

My favorite crafting holiday/event: My friend Helen organizes card swaps (and a craft supply swap) with about 15 other ladies. It's so fun to be with people who understand how awesome the Silhouette is. I need to get them blogging though. Currently I'm the only one who does that.

My pictures are mostly of: My kids (candids, as they stopped posing for me many years ago), travels, and most recently my cards so I can post them on the blog

When I grow up I want to be: A well-traveled woman who knows how to knit and use the manual settings on her camera 

 

 

Lea Lawson

Blog: Lea's Cupcakes and Sunshine

More about Lea:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: Occasionally cashews or something covered in dark chocolate….but mostly I prefer to have my Camelbak of ice water & either a white chocolate latte or chai tea latte.

Color combo I can’t get enough of: Aqua or mint green, pink & gold.

On my desk/table right now is: Some brand new papers & washi tape from Glitz Design, and gold doilies I recently ordered online.

I excel at: Layering, and combining colors.

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: I typically have a show on Netflix in the background…one that I don’t care if I’m really watching it.

 

My favorite crafting companion: My two dogs, who will lay on the couch next to me or right at my feet if they want my attention.
Don’t you dare take this away from me: Any of my 6x6 paper pads, my gold accents or inks, or my corner punches. Just back away and everything will be okay.

My favorite crafting holiday/event: World Card Making Day!!!

My pictures are mostly of: My dogs, food, and my hasband & me!

When I grow up I want to be: An engagement & wedding photographer….oh wait! I already am. Lol! 

 

 

Vanessa Menhorn

Blog: wings of a butterfly

More about Vanessa:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: Usually nothing - I am too clumsy and would get everything over my projects :)

Color combo I can’t get enough of: pink-aqua-red (especially for Valentine's Day)

On my desk/table right now is: Too much! It's such a mess...

I excel at: Making a mess

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: watch TV/Movies and listen to the voices in my head

My favorite crafting companion: Meg Ryan in one of her romantic movies (especially in You've Got Mail)

Don’t you dare take this away from me: My stamps

My favorite crafting holiday/event: Birthdays

My pictures are mostly of: My sweet Girl

When I grow up I want to be: A famous cardmaker

 

Mayuri

Blog: Candles in the Garden 

More about Mayuri:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: Hmm…don’t tell anyone, but in one of the drawers in my craft room, I’ve kept a selection of biscuits and sweeties for when I get the munchies! I usually have a glass of water handy too, but far enough away from my immediate work surfaces!

Color combo I can’t get enough of I always seem to go back to my Distress Ink swatch chart and can’t get enough of the warm reds, pinks, oranges and yellows…sometimes I like to throw in a bit of blue for contrast, but those are usually my go-to palettes!

On my desk/table right now is: A mess! No, I try to keep my supplies packed away after each session but always have my box of Distress Markers and a pencil tin that holds craft knives, erasers, scissors and other everyday crafting essentials. Randomly, there is also a memory stick on my desk, though I don’t know why!

I excel at: A little bit of this, and a little bit of that…I’d like to think I excelled at being creative but know that I have a loooooong way to go and so many gifted crafters to learn from…

When I craft I: Usually have Pinterest on my computer in the background, but also like listening to music.

My favorite crafting companion: My Grand Calibur, though the Silhouette Cameo come a close second ;-)

Don’t you dare take this away from me: My cutting matt and craft knives.

My favorite crafting holiday/event Birthdays.

My pictures are mostly of: My cards and occasionally, moments that have made me happy.

When I grow up I want to be: Able to look back and not regret anything. I also want to be a better photographer. 

Gayatri Murali

Blog: Handmade by G3

More about Gayatri:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: I generally don’t snack while crafting because I have my craft room upstairs and our house rule is no food upstairs. Moreover If I snack I tend to focus on the food more than crafting lol!

Color combo I can’t get enough of: I love bright colours but I cannot get enough of black, white and gold. Classic colour combo.

On my desk/table right now is: OMG! It is a mess and needs a clean but I am working on a card using inlay die technique. So I have a few dies, white cardstocks and distress inks on my working desk.

I excel at: This is a hard question. I don’t want to blow my own horn but I think I excel at clean and simple style of cards.

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: I prefer to listen to radio or music from my phone. Play it softer so music is in the background. Then I can listen to my creative thoughts. LOL!

My favorite crafting companion: My dog Charlie. He sits under my desk, nibbles on the off cuts falling off my table and every now and then I get my feet licked as well :-)

Don’t you dare take this away from me: My whole craft room. Hard to pick one item. I want them all :-)

My favorite crafting holiday/event: Last year I participated in the Gallery Idol by Papercraft Magazine. And I never thought I will get selected and get into the rounds. And I was on a cruise to Alaska in the middle of the rounds. It was so much fun to craft on a cruise ship, take a photo and use the ship’s satellite internet to post it. I was delighted that I can craft and post in the middle of the ocean.

My pictures are mostly of: My dog and my cards. Whether it is on my phone or on my laptop, I have heaps of pictures of my dog Charlie and of course all my cards :-)

When I grow up I want to be: I always wanted to be an interior designer. I love colours, play with designs and space. I had the opportunity to interior design my house and very happy when people appreciate it. Wish one day I can take it up as my job.

Heather Pulvirenti

Blog: Witty Title Here

More about Heather:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: I don't usually eat, while creating, but I do keep my water bottle handy.

Color combo I can’t get enough of: I have so many favorite color combos, but lately I've been obsessed with gray and a pop of bright color.

On my desk/table right now is: A huge mess!

I excel at: Procrastinating. :)

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: I usually have Netflix or Pandora's 80s channel running in the background.

My favorite crafting companion: Our Australian Shepherd, Heston.

Don’t you dare take this away from me: White embossing powder!

My favorite crafting holiday/event: Christmas

My pictures are mostly of: My daughter, Lindsay, or nature/animals.

When I grow up I want to be: Old. :P

Laura Sterckx

Blog: Making Cards is Fun

More about Laura:

Favorite snack(s) while creating: I don’t snack in the craft room…1) I’m scared that I would spill on my cards 2) I’m too focused on my card while I’m creating. 

Color combo I can’t get enough of: Mint, pink, aqua blue.

On my desk/table right now is: A finished card.

I excel at: This was a tricky question. I think I excel at combining colors.

When I craft I: watch tv/movies; listen to music; listen to the voices in my head; and/or prefer silence: I listen to the voices in my head. They tell me what I should do with my card! :-)

My favorite crafting companion: My dog Jinny.

Don’t you dare take this away from me: Stamps!

My favorite crafting holiday/event: Spring themed cards.

My pictures are mostly of: My cards and my dog Jinny.

When I grow up I want to be: I’d like to be a famous card maker and a teacher.