Thursday, September 18, 2014


I think I am the only person who has not created something with this super cute Gnomey from the Susan K. Weckesser stamp set What's Up Gnomey?!  We finished the contest "Spot The Gnomey" here on the blog recently. How many Gnomey's did you find???

Backwards canvases are super fun to use.  Like a shadow box, but not as deep and not as perfect.  I make them often!  I've had the honor of having 3 of them published.  The imperfections in the back of the stretched canvas make it even better, I think.
He is just that adorable!!!  SSOoooo stinkin' cute!!

This canvas is a 6x6 stretched canvas from Canvas Corp.  I used 2 different sheets of Susan's "Live In Color" paper and adhered them to the canvas with Mod Podge. While this was drying, I colored in my Gnomies.

I used the "Beaded Curtain" stencil from The Crafter's Workshop with molding paste to get that circular pattern on the square canvas.  I applied some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on top and finished with some splatter from Smooch Accent Ink.  

A little Canvas Corp. Cord was wrapped around the top.  I cut out the 2 Gnomes and layered them with foam tape.  I layered some gauze, the gnome (s) and wood mushroom embellishments from Prima inside and added the sentiment to the bottom.  Life IS Wonderful!!

Thanks for visiting and have an AWESOME day!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mixed Media Card

I love to have cards on hand for any occasion, leave the front blank and you can write what you wish inside to have the cards fit for what you need.  for this card I can see myself using it for a teenage/tween girl birthday, think of you, thank you, or Valentines Day.

I used some of the wonderful Banner stamp from Susan K Weckesser to create the background to this card.  I then added in some May Arts Twine, Core'dinations cardstock, and Prima Flowers.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Flowers - Prima
Stamps - Susan K. Weckesser
Ink - Imagine Crafts & Prima
Twine - May Arts
Gems - Kaisercraft
Staples - Other
Mists - Heidi Swapp & Tattered Angles
Felt - Kaisercraft
Adhesive - Crop and Glue & Scotch & Beacon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Love and Dreams

Good morning everyone. How is everyone today? Today I decided to make a mixed media card. 
I usually only do journal pages for my mixed media so today I am working on something new. 
I started with one of my favorite stamp sets.
Create your Day!

I stamped the house and flowers with black ink.
I then colored them using Copic markers C5, C3, C1, C0 and R20.

I then used a pink Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pen to go around the edges.
Sort or a zetangle effect.
I then wrote the verse on the card.
"Home is a starting place for love and dreams."
It needed a little something else so I splattered some distress ink
all over the card. I used Black Soot and Pickled Raspberry with the
Distress Marker Spritzer. 

Hope you enjoyed my card today.
Don't forget to come back this week and see what the girls create.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mixed Media Studio Workshop with Big Picture Classes

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
I LOVE Art & colour, and then putting the two together to create beautiful things. I do it because I find it SO healing and comforting!  I love sharing and teaching what I have learnt and felt with others.
That is why I am SO excited about this exciting announcement! I am teaming up with BIG PICTURE CLASSES and 8 other AMAZING artists for a an AWESOME 9-week workshop.
Susan K. Weckesser  <-------------- ME
Big Picture Classes

I feel so honoured and SO humbled to be apart of this amazing teacher line up for this cool workshop! How fun is this going to be!!! I sure hope that you can join us!!!
Here is all the information:
Mixed Media Studio: Explore Your Style with 9 Projects from 9 Artsy All-Stars
9-week guided workshop • Starts October 23, 2014
Got paint? Get inspired! Nine mixed-media experts will help you experiment with a diverse array of artistic techniques in this 9-week online workshop.
Experiment with new looks and new techniques as you get your hands messy with nine accomplished artists:
  • Carolyn Peeler
  • C.D. Muckosky
  • Celine Navarro
  • Christy Tomlinson
  • Donna Downey
  • Frank Garcia
  • Karen Grunberg
  • Rebecca Sower
  • Susan K. Weckesser
  • · Registration opens TODAY -  Thursday, September 11th  & Registration will remain open until October 29 at 11:59pm PT
    To find out more information and to registrar you can go HERE.
    WOOHOO! Going to be SO AWESOME!!!
    So, if you want to join me and all these fun and super talented instructors just come registrar HERE. I LOVE how you can be at home or where ever and be able to interact with all these amazing and fun people and learnt so many cool things. I sure hope to see you!
    Have a super wonderful day!
    Susan xo



    Today I have a Mixed Media project to share using Susan K Weckesser and some of my favorite products. For the month of September our design team at Susan K Weckesser were asked to share mixed media projects.
    Can you believe I made two canvas pieces? I always like to have more then one project when I am playing with new ideas. I can't decide which one I like more.
    I used this fabulous Susan K Weckesser Unity stamp set.
    This is the one sheet of paper I used for the background and the backside for my large letters.
    This is the very large Unity Stamp I used for my canvas
     Let me share a few steps along the way. This is a 12 x 24 canvas that I covered with Tim Holtz tissue paper.I used scraps of some Susan K Weckesser paper and tore extra from the sheet above.
     The large hearts were stamped with Deco-Art Media paint and Crackle paint added to distress.

    These hearts were stamped with Memento ink and then distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink.Next I added the fussy cut hearts to old book pages and tore the shape roughly.
     One of our partners at Susan K Weckesser is TCW -The Crafters Workshop, they supplied us with so many Fabulous stencils. The one I used to add dimension to my canvas is called Mini North Star and worked wonderful with Deco -Art modeling paste and Green Gold Media Paint.

    If you click on any of the pictures you can get a closer look at the texture and detail.
    Let me know if you have any questions and I will get back to you.

    I know this has been a long post this time, I just wanted to share as many pictures and angles as I could. Thanks for checking out my project,hope you leave a comment to let me know what you think.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Why Not Win Wednesday


    WNWW Unity

    Hello! How are you doing? Here in Alberta it has been a little chilly the last couple of days. It is only the beginning of September but we have been seeing snow. Some areas have been seeing lots of it too! Too early! So, I am trying to focus on garden things and keep warm too!

    Canadian Scrapbooker is having Why Not Win Wednesday over on their blog right now.  Photo: Woohoo!!! I am so excited!! Guess what showed up on my studio door today!? My brand new The Garden {what-not} Collection StAmp kit that is co-branded with Unity Stamp Company! #feelingcreative

    Whats up gnomey stamp set Freebie Friday Giveaway: Unity Stamps   Susan Weckesser

    Tumbleweed Houses stamp set Freebie Friday Giveaway: Unity Stamps   Susan Weckesser

    Garden What Not Stamp set Freebie Friday Giveaway: Unity Stamps   Susan Weckesser

    You have until Friday Sept 12th midnight  to enter to win!

    To enter this contest , leave a comment on the Canadian Scrapbooker  blog- The link is  HERE !

    Good Luck!!!

    PS. I have some exciting news coming out tomorrow! I am SUPER excited about it! So come back tomorrow! I can’t wait to tell ya! Thank you for all your kind words. You support means the world to me!

    BIG Hugs,

    Susan xo

    PPS. Here is a picture of my missionary; Elder Kurt Weckesser. He has been in Japan for just over a year now. I can’t believe it! He is doing so wonderful but,  oh my do I miss him! And for being a country boy, I can’t believe that that he rides train across a whole country all the time and speaks Japanese like it is nothing! Wow! I am SO going to have to go there with him when he is done his mission!