Friday, May 22, 2015

Garden Gnome

Hi everyone!
I am having so much fun making whimsical garden signs, they are so addicting and easy to make, especially when you have some fun stamps like What's Up Gnomey? to use.

First get a small piece of wood and paint it using some Deco Art Chalk paint. Chalk paint is great for easy coverage. I used a disposable brush for even easier clean-up!

After your base coat has dried then outline your sign. You don't have to do this, I just like it personally, lol

Then grab some of your Susan K. Weckesser stamps and a paint pen writer from Deco Art and embellish your sign any way you want to. There is no wrong or right, just fun!

Attach it to a stake and stick it in a pot or out in your garden! Either way, it will bring a smile to your face!

Thanks for visiting...:) 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Alice In Wonderland Tea Tag Invitations by Dana Tatar

Hi Susan K. Weckesser fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing a set of tea invitations. Instead of creating cards, I used a shipping tag for the base of these invites. Tea parties always make me think of the story Alice in Wonderland. I used a set of paper dolls, Susan K. Weckesser patterned papers and Prima paper and flowers to create this fun tag set.

I cut some colorful circles and letters from the Susan K. Weckesser Live, Love, Create paper collection and paired them with some bold floral prints to build up layers on each tag.

If you'd like to make a set of tags like these for yourself, you can find the paper doll set I used HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Creative Contributor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fun Tags

Good morning friends. It seems like forever since I have posted. Today I am back with a couple of tags I made with a few different Susan K Weckesser's stamp sets.
I used stamps from the following sets:


I took different stamps from each of these 2 sets to make these two tags.
I stamped each stamp using black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.
I added a little twine to the top of each tag to finish them off.
I also added a little glitter here and there not sure if you can see it in the pictures

I think you could also use them for bookmarks as well as a gift tag.

Hope you enjoyed my post today.
Have a wonderful blessed Wednesday friends.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Susan loves to give us prompts for the month.  She always leads us on a super fun crafty path!  This month, she thought "Tags" would be wonderful!  She also gave us this quote to inspire us:

"Live in the Sunshine, Swim the Sea, Drink the Wild Air."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

All I could think of was "Wild Air" and that made me think of KITES!
I made a Kite Tag!  Won't this be totally awesome on a gift bag or present?  I used Susan's beautiful papers to start, then I used her awesome stamp set "Fly Away".  The cloud was perfect in my sky, and the kite stamp fit perfectly!

Inside of the cloud stamp, I stamped 3 phrases from Susan's super duper cute "Love Ya Whole Bunches" stamp set.

I wrote the poem on the kite too.  

And finished it with paper bows on the top and on the tail, again from Susan's paper line.

Thank you soo much for visiting!  I hope my Kite Tag inspires you to think of different shaped tags for your gifts.  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Love Ya Whole Bunches

Hi everyone!
I am just loving our spring time weather here, all the flowers are beginning to bloom and I just had to break out my pastel colors and the Love Ya Bunches stamp set and do a little playing today.

First thing I did was to take my Core'dinations tag and spread some Tattered Angels Glitter paint across it, and while it was wet I dragged a dry paper towel across it which gave it a pretty background. Then I stamped the girl from Love Ya Whole Bunches stamp set from Jillian Vance, colored her in with pencils and Smooch Pearalized Accent inks and a SAI waterbrush and then fussy cut her out.

I then stamped some accent phrases on the background, and by placing 2 phrases on one acrylic block I am able to keep everything perfectly spaced.

Tearing off the bottom half of the tag, and layering 2 tags together just gives it a feminine distressed look.

I adhered the girl on top letting her drape over both tags to give it a cohesive flow.  Adding the "I love you" speech bubble is the perfect accent along with the little gemstone dot I placed inside the flower.

And look at that sweet little flower, I just had to add it to the corner :) The "to and from" are handwritten on the opposite corner with my micron pen along with the faux stitching that I added to the base of the tag.

All in all I just love her whole bunches!!

Thanks for stopping by today ♥

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Place Cards with Dana

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing some place holders that I created for my Easter table. I don't usually decorate for holidays, but I do appreciate a pretty place setting! I found these bunny spools at the store and altered them a bit to fit my needs by removing everything from the spools except the super cute fuzzy bunny ears. I wrapped the center of each spool with Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper and scalloped ribbon and embellished the top of each spool with a colorful twine bow and a flower. I used the NEW Susan K. Weckesser Grunge Fun 3x4 Clear Stamp Set, sold by A Jillian Vance Design, to create small name tags, which I then added to stick pins.

This project was fun and easy. I'm looking forward to displaying these cute place holders!

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Creative Contributor

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When I feel crummy…


“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."

― C.S. Lewis

What a BLESSING friends are. Especially friends that LOVE chocolate chip cookies! *grin*

The door bell just ran and when I opened the door there was a cute little box. I didn't remember ordering anything thing. So, I took it back to the studio to get some scissors. A little background information here. I have been super grumpy the last few days and I felt so bad about it. Plus the more I feel bad about being grumpy, then the more teary and grumpy I seem to get. It is SO silly. I keep myself busy by trying to work on deadlines, trying out new recipes for my family, doodling my heart out; you name it I am trying to do it. But, that gets me a little frustrated to because my energy level is not even close to where it was a few months ago. I feel bad even talking about it. I was brought up in a family that you just weren’t suppose to talk about your problems, but darn it, if I am going through this, I am pretty sure that someone else has gone through this before too. I mean really. I feel SO bad for all the people out there that are sick and have to to go through different tests and trials. It really is challenging. Even the medicine that I have to take in order to get better can be SO hard on a body physically and mentally! Even just watching my hair do weird things the last week or so has almost driven me crazy!

So, any way, I guess that is why I have been a little grumpy…. at times. Not all the time. Just times. I am still smiley. And goofy…yes, I am still pretty goofy. My family can vouch for that! *grin* AND I still feel SO very blessed. Like just now!


Moments when the weight of everything is heavy on your shoulders, all of a sudden the doorbell rings and Guess What!?!?!  A AWESOME friend has sent you a amazing box of cookies! I met Stacy Croninger when she was at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking & Creating Keepsakes. We instantly be came friends. She is such a wonderful person. It is like I have known her forever! Plus, she loves chocolate chip cookies just as much as I do! Awesome! When this came to the door, it put such a smile on my face just knowing that she was thinking of me. Thank-you Stacy! Your friendship means the world too me!


“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

― Linda Grayson

Made with Repix (


I hope I don't sound to negative. Yes, I am grumpy at times. More then usual. BUT there is a LOT to be grateful for!


The moments I feel good, everything sparkles and looks so fresh and beautiful! We really have to SLOW DOWN and enjoy every minute of the precious time that we have on this planet. Even if sometimes it is full of aches and pains and yucky stuff, it just makes you appreciate the good even more! Heavenly Father has truly looked after me and my family. Over the last month and a half I have had a homemade card in my mailbox from  wonderful designers from all over the world each and everyday! Some of them I have known, many of them I haven’t known and a lot of them have been from Lilla Roger’s Make Art That Sells international workshop. I cant tell you how much their beautiful art and words have help support my family and I during this time! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!


I am going to have Marcus help me and I want to string these up in the studio so I can seen them everyday. They are SO beautiful! Thank-you SO much for making me smile and for taking the time to think of me. I really can’t thank-you you enough!

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”

― Helen Keller


[A little mixed media canvas I created in order to make me SMILE using some FaberCastell.]

Thanks for being AMAZING!


Susan xo