Monday, October 5, 2015

Tumbleweed Houses Halloween Card

                       Hi all

                      It's Katie here with my first post as a design team member.  I am so excited to be apart of this team and I can't wait to share my projects with you. So today I have a clean and simple Halloween card to share using the Tumbleweed Houses stamps.

I loved working with these cute little houses you can find them here

I coloured in the Tumbleweed Houses using alcohol markers so that the colours would be nice and vibrant and then I cut them out and adhered them to the centre of the card using 3D foam pads.

These Tumbleweed Houses can be used for many occasions even Christmas.

Here I stamped my sentiment carefully onto the card and stuck a couple of googly eyes over the Os to add a bit of interest to it.

Thank you for visiting.
Katie Lamb

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Home Sweet Home - Full of Laughter and Love

Well HELLO you wonderful world of arty blog followers!  It's Lynne Mizera here today and I am SO Excited to be here on the Susan Weckesser design team once again.  This month our design team theme is "Home Sweet Home" which is so very timely in my life right now as my hubby and I are in the process of selling our home in Alberta, Canada to move to British Columbia, Canada on the "next step" in the journey of our lives together.  So needless to say House and Home are much on my mind these days, and I have been trying to define what turns a House into a Home?  I have decided that, for me, it is Laughter and Love, and with those two thoughts resonating in my brain, here is the canvas I created...

It was the 6 x 20 inch canvas and my box of inky paper towels that inspired me to see a row of wobbly little houses running across it and I hope you enjoy the photo-heavy tutorial I have created to share my process of creation.

I started by glueing my inky paper towels to the canvas using Liquitex Matte Medium... I like to use a matte because it takes other mediums like pen and marker so well after it has dried.

Next I used my new TCW (The Crafters Workshop) stencil and a new-to-me product called Ferro by Viva Decor.  It is like a modelling paste full of very fine glittery sand, fine enough to use with my stencil and thick enough to make the words crisp and dimensional.... Swoon! 
Now for the stamping: I stamped my little houses from Susan's "Create Your Day" stamp set from Unity Stamps right onto pages in my dictionary.  I used Stazon ink in Aqua and Red because it is fast drying and waterproof.  I picked up a dictionary in a secondhand store for $2.00 and I love using it for stamped images in my mixed media work because the paper does not dissolve when I wet it with paint and sprays and it stands up to the heat gun and dries fast.  I used my Dylusions sprays on some of my houses to color them up and I also stamped some images on tissue paper ... a technique I love because the background shows through the tissue paper when it dries. 
This sun I applied is from Susan's "Fly Away" collection from Unity Stamps.  Now I have a background for my main images... here it is in detail... you can see the texture from my inky paper towels and how the small houses have depth and texture also.

Now for the Fun stuff!  I cut out my clouds, sun, kite and stars from Susan's Paper Line and applied them over the background.  I stamped this house from the "Heartfelt Warmth" Unity Stamp set onto a piece of gessoed card stock and actually used my Dylusion sprays like paint... I LOVE the texture and subtleness of this technique.  This house I Popped off the canvas as well as the kite.
The final two steps were to outline and embellish my images with first some Sharpie markers (because they are waterproof and non-bleeding) and then with Ranger's Liquid Pearl and Stickles because it just needed to sparkle!!

This little canvas just makes me Happy and I think it will brighten up someones home very nicely.     Create your day


Fly way

heartfelt_warmth_packaging.206122905_std  Heart-felt warmth

Cheers from
Lynne Mizera

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day!


Happyy World Card Day Everyone! What a wonderful day! This is such a fantastic day because you can gather you art & craft supplies and spend the day creating cards that you can give to people. You can crank the music up loud and invite friends to join or go on over to your LSS. Any way to go it, it is a fun and relaxing day!

Today Susan K. Weckesser Inc. is excited to say that we are having celebrating this day with all of you and also out friends at Big Picture Classes/Studio Calico!

Big Picture Classes & Susan K. Weckesser Inc. will be hosting a giveaway on Instagram. Users will be able to share cards they’ve created on Instagram, using the hashtag #BPCworldcardday to be entered to win a 3-month membership to BPC or you can win a huge box filled with some of my SKWInc. Stamps, products and favourite art supplies!

I will be giving a similar box away too, yes another one all filled with my favorited supplies. So use the hashtags #BPCworldcardday AND the hashtag #SKWcardswluv on your creations and you will have double the chances of winning!!!! How cool is that!

In addition, Big Picture Classes be having a sale on some card making supplies for the weekend! Saturday and Sunday only, shoppers can enter the promo code CARDS20 to receive 20% off on stamps, inks and embossing supplies + FREE shipping*.

*Sale ends 10/4/15 at 11:59pm EST. Exclusions may apply. Free shipping for domestic customers only.


Have a super AWESOME World Cardmaking Day!


Susan xo


Friday, October 2, 2015

Wicked Little House

Hello friends. Larissa here and I am so excited to be serving a second year with Susan K Weckesser. This month our theme is Home Sweet Home challenging the creative team to use a house on their project.
With Halloween being a few weeks away I wanted to use a spooky house. So I stamped the house from The Happy Homestead  on a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Peerless watercolors to color it up.

I then found some Halloween theme pattern paper to use for the background paper. I also went through my die cut bucket where I keep a bunch of pre-cut dies and found a few ghosts and a tombstone. I also found a couple of pumpkins and a black cat. 

I adhered everything down on the pattern paper using liquid adhesive. I then adhered the card front to a orange cardbase.

I think this little house is going to be prefect for all seasons. Add a few gingerbread and gumdrops for an awesome Christmas house.

I hope you have a wonderful day friends. Make sure to check back with us because the new girls on the team are super awesome and they are going to have very cool projects to share with you.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Autumn 2015 Create to Live Challenge

Who is ready for an Autumn Create to Live Challenge?  Susan has challenged us to "Enjoy the Simple Things."  Hmmm, what kind of things could we create with this.  I’ve got a few ideas already.  
We would love if you would share with us and join us for our Create to Live Challenge.  This challenge is for you to use the color and message themes in the picture above.  Take some creative liberty here to create based on how this picture makes you feel.  What does it inspire in you?  What creative ideas jump out at you first? 

Create a project to share with us based on this picture above.  Write a blog post and share your project.  Come back here and link-up your blog post in the challenge submission in our sidebar to your left.  After you post your project, make sure to tweet about it, share it on Facebook and Pin it as well.  I’d love to see little ‘blooms’ of inspiration this month all over.  Use hashtag #createtolive when tweeting or pinning so we can find and share your posts too! 

Your project can be anything you create using this picture as your inspiration.  Using Susan K Weckesser Inc products are not required, but are ALWAYS welcome and appreciated.  :-) 

The prize for this challenge will be drawn randomly by Inlinkz when you link your post in the sidebar and the challenge ends.  Contest ends 11/15/2015 at noon EST.  Winner will receive 

I can’t wait to see what you create!  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Snow Dudes on the Block

[artwork created by Peggy Oliver using the Susan K. Weckesser Inc.'s newly released snowman stamps]
Who can't smile when they see a snowman! I can't remember a winter season in my life when we haven't had snowmen around. All sizes and shapes! We always have to build a snowman, or two, or three. That is why I am so excited to have this new snowman stamp set just in time for card making and crafting season!
Be sure to check out Unity Stamp Company, because they are releasing a lot of cute and amazing new stamps!
My snowman set is on sale at Unity Stamp Co. righht now for their release party.
Gee whiz, when ever I look at these little guys I keep wanting to burst into song: "Do you want to build a snowman?" *grin*
Crafty Hugs,
Susan xo
Be sure to come and visit the Brand NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Website!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Introducing the NEW Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team

Hello There! I hope that you have been having a beautiful September! I love September because as soon as the kiddos go back to school there is the feeling of Autumn in the air. Things start to change like the many colours on the beautiful trees. It is so magical! We have had changes around Susan K. Weckesser Inc., such as a new Design Team. How cool is that!! I LOVE each and every crafter and artist that I am privileged to work with!
I am so thrilled to announce the new 2015/16 Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team!
~DT Cordinator - Peggy Oliver
~Larissa Pittman
~Samantha Read
~Noe Iglesias
~Shilpa Nagaonkar
~Katie Lamb
~Lynne Mizera