Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop-Day 4

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Welcom to day 4 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop
Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page
Dana Tatar and Erin Reed both have great projects to share today .
Dana Tatar has a fun mixed media canvas.

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a canvas that I created with some of my favorite Susan K. Weckesser products and several stencils provided by The Crafter's Workshop. This canvas measures 6x6 inches so I selected several mini (6x6 inch) stencils; Rib Cage, Beaded Curtain, Positive and Heartstrings Frags for this project.

I cut a vibrant section from a piece of Live In Color patterned paper and added some stamping using the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I added more patterns to the background of this canvas using the Mini Beaded Curtain and Mini Positive stencils with a black pen and yellow Clearsnap Smooch.

I applied whipped spackle over the Mini Rib Cage stencil and then added a black crackle heart using the Mini Heartstrings Frags stencil. While the crackle paint was still wet, I sprinkled some pink glitter over the top for a pop of color.
I finished this canvas with a multicolored bow and some Diviney song lyrics that read:

Your skeleton is heaven but your heart's pitch black.
And I like ya like that.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'd also like to thank The Crafter's Workshop for the amazing selection of stencils!
Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Designer
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Erin Reed has a lovely card that is so very special. 
A mommy group friend of mine just lost her mother, so as a gesture I made this card for her for our group to all sign.  I wanted to make this feminine and soft, to show our love for her, like giving her a hug with a card.
I used lots of layers here, the bottom layer of the card is a mauve colored cardstock that I then took the wonderful Vineyard TCW stencil and outlined the edges of the paper with brown ink creating my own patterned paper.
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I then added in some other colors of cardstock and papers, but then I crated this little frame with the TCW Hand Drawn Frames Stencil.  I used a gold glitter paste to fill in the stencil as a mask, then after it dried I cut it out to size (about the size of an ATC).
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I then took the the same cardstock as the little gold frame and stamped the wonderful pennant banner stamp from Susan K. Weckesser in brown ink.  I cut out the banner and left it in section of 3 or 4 triangles and then tucked them in and around the card as seen in the picture below.
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Supplies Used
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Stamp - Susan K. Weckesser
Stencils - The Crafters Workshop
Ink - Prima
Stickers - American crafts & Prima & Kaisercraft
Paste - Bo Bunny
Flowers - Petaloo
Leaves - Prima
Pearl Flourish - Kaisercraft
Twine - May Arts
Adhesive - Scotch
Enjoy!

 
Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at The Crafter’s Workshop for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day!  
















































Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter's Workshop-Day 3


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Welcome to day 3 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.
  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop

Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page because that is where we will announce the winners!

Sandee Setliff and Daniella Hayes have projects for us today! 
Here is Sandee’s-
I am in so much trouble because I didn't send my best friend a birthday card!! YIKES!
I whipped out my Susan K. Weckesser stamps, What's Up Gnomey? and The Crafter's Workshop stencil, TCW474 Hand Drawn Frames and got to work on a quick and easy card.
The sunflower is made from a paper towel that I sprayed with Dylusions Tangerine Dream ink. OK, I really didn't spray the paper towel, it was more like I spilled it all over my craft table and the towel was what I used to mop up the mess... shhhhh, don't tell anyone! But didn't it turn out great? I used stippled acrylic paint through one of the journal boxes and then cut out around the design. I also adore the cute little ladybug stamp which is a perfect embellishment.
I continued using the same stencil and stamp set to decorate the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. I figured I better do a little extra decorating to hopefully get me out of the dog house!
Sandee
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina!
Now to get this puppy in the mail!
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And next up is Daniella-
What an awesome combination!!
The design team got a wonderful package from The Crafter's Workshop, filled with awesome stencils!  I used mine with some fabulous stamps from Susan K. Weckesser and made an art journal spread and a card!
This is my finished art journal spread.  The different stencils paired with the stamps is an awesome look!  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, "At Ground Level" (for the bird) and "Heartfelt Warmth" (for the Love).

I used acrylic craft paints, from Bella Acrylic, with my TCW stencils 
I put the stencils on my art journal and applied paint directly on top with a sponge.  I sprayed some ink on top after I removed the stencil.

While the paint was still wet on the stencil, I flipped it over and put the paint side down on a piece of watercolor paper.  I used a brayer on top to get the negative image of the stencils.

Stencils + Paint + Stamps = AWESOME FUN!!


I cut a square from my reverse stenciled paper and used it to make a card.

Thanks for visiting today!  Keep checking back this week because we will have TONS OF INSPIRATION!!  And please visit The Crafter's Workshop, they have amazing products!!


xxDaniella

Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at The Crafter’s Workshop for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day!

























Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop–Day 2


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Welcome to Day 2 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop. 
Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop

Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page because that is where we will announce the winners each day. 

Let’s see what Dawn created for us today -

Welcome, Today our Susan K Weckesser design team is teaming up with TCW -The Crafter's Workshop. TCW was so generous and sent our team so many fabulous stencils that we have all been using for awhile. Let me share a fun project I created for this special post.
I decided to create a scrapbook page with my beautiful daughter and her fur-babies.Using several of TCW stencils I created a fun background with lots of color and texture.  I used: Beaded Curtain, Bee On Time,Vineyard, Labyrinch.
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Stamping with the Autumn Grunge stamp set on some of Susan's fabulous papers I was able to give some fun colors to the leaves. I covered all the leaves with crackle medium and then used TCW stencil to add molding paste wile I had distress ink drying.
Sorry for the fingers but I needed to hold so you didn't get the glare.
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Well of course I had to add one of these great new tags Susan created.
Just wanted to share a couple close ups of all the layers and details on my scrapbook page.
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Painted Sentiments

I so hope you enjoyed my project today, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer. Hope you join us all week and see all the wonderful projects all my team mates have to share.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at The Crafter’s Workshop for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day! 

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

#WeckesserWedding2014

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Just over a week ago our oldest kiddo and first son, Christopher got married! He found his princess, Brittany. Isn’t this the BEST picture ever!?!?! I {ADORE} it! If you know my family and I, then you know why! We do tend to have a quirky sense of humour some times. *grin* The last few months have been crazy busy and I have to admit, jammed pack full of emotions. So, I will try not to get tears all over the keyboard as I type. It isn’t that I am sad. I am so thrilled for Christopher because Brittany is such a beautiful and lovely young women…it’s just me. As my Mom in Law says, “ I am close to the water’s edge.”  Good Heavens! I can be doing any task as simple as putting away laundry and it will remind me of a precious memory and the tears will flow! Yup, I brought LOTS of Kleenex to the wedding!

SO, I am going to share with you a  little bit of how much FUN I had with wedding! Maybe TOO much! And I really didn’t do that much. We just had a small Open House here in Medicine Hat. Brittany’s Mom did such a FANTASTIC job putting the reception together in Barnwell, Alberta for the wonderful couple. It was magical! I have lots of pictures, so my comments will have to be point form. I will try not to be too wordy. [NOTE: I said try! lol’']

Invitation Pictures:

I just texted Brittany and asked her if I could share some of these with you. She had a friend take these and I thought they were AWESOME!!! I have been wanting to share them with you for 2 months! Ahh!IMG_4927IMG_4928IMG_4959IMG_5401 (1)IMG_5435

My tasks were pretty easy and fun! Well, besides getting there on time with my family and not to forget anything I had fun creating some things because that is what I love doing! So, I volunteered for that right away!

Guest Books:

I created 3 Guest books. Two of the guest book were with Print Studio.

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The Third book I had fun with a little mixed media which works perfectly for  our The Crafter’s Workshop  week!

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Wedding DIY5I will show you how I created this altered mixed media book cover using a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil later this week. I also used instagram pictures to make banners.IMG_3560

Using Brittany and Christopher’s favourite quotes, I used Rhonna Farrer’s and the Print Studio app to create these fun little buttons and magnets for the wedding guests. IMG_5620

  Plus, I had fun with M & M’s. How cool do these look!? I didn’t want to eat them!!

 

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We made CUPCAKES! Ashley and Jessica baked lots of chocolate cupcakes and I baked lots of vanilla ones.

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Then I looked at them and thought ‘Oh goodness, how are we going to ice them?” Thank goodness for wonderful visiting teachers that out of the blue just call you up and say that they are stopping by to ice LOTS of cupcakes! We had SO much fun! I learnt a lot about icing cupcakes too! IMG_3424IMG_3425IMG_3426IMG_3422

Flowers

I love my garden. I really, really do. I like seeing what I can make from things I find in it. So, for the open house I used things from the garden to decorate, like sunflowers, apple tree branches that were trimmed off and dried flowers.

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After helping a bit to decorate the Barnwell Chapel we went to meet Christopher who was travelling down from Edmonton for the wedding. He is up in Edmonton taking Engineering. So, the night before the wedding our family spent the night just having fun and being silly. As the kiddos were being goofy, getting ready for bed and having a pillow fight or something I noticed Christopher's wedding tie on his old running shoes by the door. It made my think of all the days when I used to say…Christopher tidy your room, or have you picked up your clothes. And his room was usually quite chaotic. But, this time I didn’t say a word. My heart felt so full just knowing that he was close by and that everyone was giggling and having fun. He has grown into such an amazing man. I am so grateful that he has chosen a path that is making him so incredible happy.

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The WHOLE WECKESSER FAMILY ( Minus Elder Kurt Weckesser who is currently serving a full time mission in Japan and still can’t believe his brother is married!)

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Photo Bombing Jessie’s Style!IMG_3522IMG_3547Our little family + one new amazing new member! Just too bad Brittany isn’t shorter! It looks like I am still the shortest one in the Weckesser Clan! IMG_3657IMG_3661

Oma & Aunties taking pictures of all the cousins, minus Elder Kurt.IMG_3660

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The Weckesser Cousins, Cardston Alberta Temple

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It truly was a wonderful day. I felt SO blessed and I knew my parents were smiling from above!

We are so grateful to all our family and friend who traveled to come and share with us the excitement and joy of the day!

Susan xoxo

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I have a WINNER of the spot for the MIXED MEDIA STUDIO with Big Picture Classes that I am apart of. The winner is Charlotte Brochu! CONGRATULATION!!!!!!! Please email me at susiebeestudios@gmail.com .

There is still time to enrol for this awesome class. For more information you can visit HERE.

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