Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy

Hello everybody!

Emmy here today with a new project to share. This week I created a card, which you can use for every occasion, because it just makes you HAPPY:


Using Susan K. Weckesser products always makes me HAPPY, so I thought this sentiment will be perfect for my card. 

I added a lot of layers to my card using Susan K. Weckesser Whimsical Papers and cardstock.


I used white base for my card, which I altered with Susan K. Weckesser & Unity Stamps "abc.123.washi" stamp set. After the ink was dry, I sprayed my background with brown and orange Glimmer Mist.


For my card I used different frames and the birdy journalling spot from the Susan K. Weckesser "Live in Color Tags" pattern paper. I stamped on my second layer, using the numbers washi from the "abc.123.washi" stamp set


I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Come back tomorrow for more inspirational posts from our design team!

Emmy


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This one is for YOU!!!!

Hi ladies, Jennifer here, this one is for you all! Each and every one of us are special in our own ways, and I wanted to celebrate with you by giving you a card to celebrate your specialness!  So this is for you! This is my last post for Susan Weckessar team, I have enjoyed my time creating for you and having Susan push me out of my box.  Thanks to everyone for your inspiration and support for the last few DT terms.  I am looking forward to seeing a new bunch of girls come in and provide us more inspiration. 

I was inspired by the Susan’s “Poised and Pretty” stamp set.   After a few tries, this is the card that I made with a simple but effective stamping technique called “masking”.  I like how it turned out, I must use this technique more often!

1.      Start by stamping 3 ladies on a piece of scrap paper and cut them out close to the lines.
 
 
2.      Stamp one image onto your cardstock and then place one of the cut out ladies on top.  Then stamp another image over top of it.
 


 
  3.   Continue on a stamp more images using the three ladies that have been cut out to mask over the other images that you have already stamped.
 
 
4.      Once you have covered your paper, cut to size.
5.      Stamp one more lady onto some pattern paper and cut out to fit over top of one of your stamped images, glue down.
 
 
6.      Mat the image and attach onto a card base, add a sentiment and a few embellishments.


 
 
Enjoy!
 
Love Always Jennifer


Monday, April 21, 2014

mixed media spring layout

hi..
Anita here 
Wow I can't be leave this is my last post , it has been an amazing 6 months
 and the design team have been so lovely to work with..

Susan K. Weckesser Inc stamp A Little Grunge Love


I started off with white cardstock
I used a dot stencil and some impasto with a light touch of pink watercolour in the mix 
and used it randomly over my white cardstock then flicked green,pink and yellow mist


Then I used a stencil from ScrapFX with modelling paste in 2 places on my background


Then after putting embelishments on the top of my page I used the A Little Grunge Love stamp
 mini heart stamp and stamped it a few times on my background 



Here is my finished layout



products used


American crafts white cardstock
kaisercraft - tea break
Susan K. Weckesser Inc stamp A Little Grunge Love
ScrapFX - Damask Stencil
Silhouette cameo cut title
Sequins ,watercolour,mist ,impasto, modelling paste,pearls,flowers

Friday, April 18, 2014

baby card

My friend for many years is having his first baby with is wonderful wife and it is a boy!!  My husband and I  are super thrilled for both of them, even thought they have no idea what they are in for, hehe.  They have already decided on a name for the little guy Maroun, named after his father.

 

Knowing it is a boy I went with blue and teal colors with a hint of yellow.  Susan K. Weckesser's paper were perfect for this card.  I used two different pages, both sides of "Beautiful Daydreams" and the other I cut a  card out of the "Live in Color Tags" for the center. 

http://www.susankweckesser.com/welcome

I did not make this a super "baby" card except for the baby stamp and the little bear in the flower.  I did some fun things on this card, like paper piercing and sewing with twine, alternating the puncture holes with blue and yellow brads for some fun.

I can't wait to meet the little guy and give him super big hugs!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - Susan K. Weckesser
Punch - Just Imagine
Brads - Other
Flower - Prima
Ink - Prima
Twine - May Arts Ribbons
Stamp - Recollections
Bear - Other

Enjoy!!

http://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eat, Drink, Breathe, Live in Color

 Hi! This is Valerie Reyes again, here to share a second project with you. This is another scrapbook title page.

I was inspired by one of Susan's patterned papers: Live in Color

I started by coloring in the phrase with Faber Castell Gelatos and a water brush. I fussy cut the phrase and started to build my page with layering and layout more like the style of my typical scrapbook pages than my first project for the My Sweet Earth blog. I used the b sides of Live, Love, Create and Color Burst on the page as well. I used gesso to tone down the pattern a bit to give myself a space to write, and made the ruffled pink paper using some crepe paper I had left over from a party.
I outlined the elements in black to give a little more definition to the title and the flower cut from the Live in Color paper.
I did make a bit of a mistake placing my words when I was writing.  Gesso to the rescue! A couple of layers and you can't even see the "in" above the word chaos.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to see what you're doing with Susan K. Weckesser's beautiful products.

Valerie Reyes
Susan K. Weckesser Guest Design Team Member

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The EARTH with out ART is just EH!

Hello Creative Lovelies!

Keri here.

Earth Day here in the US is fast approaching on April 22nd and today I wanted to share with you a fun little project in the spirit of nature. 

Recently I was at my yearly creative retreat with my family and friends at a BEAUTIFUL Bed and Breakfast nestled in woods of Rogersville, MO. It was the perfect scenery to think about a project in honor of Earth Day. 



To make this project,  I stamped a little scene using Susan's "Create Your Day" Stamps from Unity Stamp Company on to a piece of kraft paper and painted it with acrylic paints (slightly watered down.) I stamped my house on Susan's Whimsical Paper to give it a little POP.  Then I had a summer camp flashback and made a stick frame, fresh from the grounds around the bed and breakfast. 




I love the quote I found online "Nature is the Art of God."

I hope you will take the time this week to find a little piece of Art in the world God has surrounded you with. 

Happy EARTH Day!

XOXO,
Keri 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Child's Garden of Verses

Hello!!  Susie here today sharing a flower-filled scrapbook layout using the bright and whimsical papers from the Live In Color collection designed by Susan K. Weckesser.
Not long ago, I  thumbed through a copy of  A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The title inspired me to scrap this spring school photo in a garden filled with flowers...and advice!  I used some of my favorite quote stamps and black Archival Ink.
The sentiments - stamped in crisp black ink - really pop off of the background created by the brightly colored  blooms.
I highlighted the black dots on this large flower with black rhinestones from Want2Scrap.
The butterflies on the layout are also from Want2Scrap.  After I adhered them to the page, I painted inside the sections of the wings.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!








Susie Bentz
Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member

Susan K. Weckesser Products Used:

Want2Scrap Products:

Other products: Cardstock, Archival Ink, Misc stamps, washi tape, Distress Inks, alpha

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