Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New Summer Stamp Release

am SO excited about this! 
This is like a giant rainbow in my day! 

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If you know me you know that I LOVE my garden. Well, besides getting creative in my studio.
I find being in my garden SO incredible relaxing and healing! I love sitting among all the plants with all their different colours and textures and just taking in all the beauty around me! It is so fun to plant a seed, bulb, or plant and watch it grow and see what it becomes. And watching all the little creatures that come and visit my garden. Well, that is just SO AWESOME!!!
So, I am really excited about this NEW little darling stamp set that I have co-branded with
Unity Stamp Company called , "in my garden".  It is filled right full of some of my sketches and drawings of plants that I have created while I have been sitting in my garden. 
I really get so much strength from sitting among my flowers and the birds in the backyard. This year has been a real challenge for me. This really has been one of my hardest summers as I continue on this journey as a person fighting Cancer, but I feel blessed to be able to have birds and flowers that are full of life around me. It gives me such positive energy to just sit out there and think. That is why I am SO excited to be able to share this stamp set with you! I hope that it can make you smile to! 
had fun making a journal page with a couple of the stamps from the stamps. 
Do you see what I wrote? Do you see all the things that I like to do in my garden?
Oh, the strength I have found amongst the flowers, and the weeds, the birds and the awesome bees!!!
Yes, I really DO like the weeds too!!! *grin*

I am on Instagram. Let me know what you do in your garden? Use hashtag #inmygarden. 

You can find this new kit at Unity Stamp Company. They a lot of new awesome releases tonight. Go check it out! 


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team Call

It that time again! I am looking from a few designers to join me to to have fun and create and have fun spreading some joy as we do it.

What you are asked to do:

-2 blog posts on the Susan K. Weckesser Inc. : {mysweetearth} blog per month.
-share your work on your blog & social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, etc.
- participate in blog hops and other promos when we have them.
-submit to magazine calls using SKWInc. Products when you can.
- help to promote new products.

What you will get from Susan K. Weckesser Inc.:

- Susan K. Weckesser products to create with.
-products from partnering companies.
-we will promote you as an artist and a designer on our website and social media outlets.
-compensation for published work. (Information available when accepted onto SKWInc. DT.)

We often get to work with other manufacturers during the term.
Come have some colourful fun!

It'd you have any questions feel free to email me at susan@susankweckesser.com.

Deadline : August 19, 2015 midnight mst.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Trees are poems

Hello, friends. Larissa here with you today. I wanted to create a watercolor to frame for my wall. I am a sucker these days for awesome verses. 
I found this verse while looking around Pinterest one night and have been thinking of something use it on. Today I finally found the perfect image. 
I am using these amazing stamp 

I stamped the tree and bird on watercolor paper. 
I then used my Distress Inks to watercolor the image. I did the background with different blues. 
Once the paper was completely dry I went around the edges with a black and white marker.

Then I hand wrote the quote on the bottom. 
"Trees are poems that Earth writes upon the sky." by Kahil Gibran

To finish it off I added a little red stickles to the hearts on the tree. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Have a wonderful day and weekend. 


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Floral Arch by Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana here today sharing an arch I created with Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color floral patterned paper and some of my favorite chipboard. I backed an arch frame with patterned paper and then used a stencil with a Ranger paint dabber to add a layer of white flowers over the colorful background print. I then topped the paper with several chipboard flowers that I colored with ink. I wrote a quote by Mahatma Gandhi around the frame with a Ranger pen, which reads; "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." To finish this piece I covered the chipboard with a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Creative Contributor

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Little Color Equals a lot of Joy

The last few months have been pretty crazy. Some days, I have to admit I feel like I am in a dream. The days swirl by me as I watch so many things come to pass. I try to keep up with my kiddos as their exciting lives explode into so many new adventures. I try to keep a even & delicate balance between family, work. Many times I feel like I am walking I tight tight rope. I don't want to fall off so so I am careful to keep a  balance. Right now my immune system is really out of whack while my body is body fighting this Cancer, so I really make sure that I am getting enough sleep, healthy foods and smiles! It is crazy as I run for this test or that one, and then anxiously wait for results. Many days my saving grace is to go to my studio to work on a piece of art. I can loose myself and relax. Color and art is really SO healing! 
The other day I was finishing up a deadline for an article and I had some paint dobs left on a palette. I started playing with them and before I knew it this appeared. I kinda like it. It really is important that we all embrace our own style whatever it might be! 
(This was painted with Dina Wakley's Acrylic paints from Ranger Ink)
Art and color is fun. We are surrounded be it each and every day! So embrace it and have some fun! Relax and enjoy! 
Have a super awesome a creative day! And if your day starts to get a little stressful take five minutes and do a little paintings or doodling and relax! Life really can be so beautiful!!! 


Susan xo

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wonky Street Book Cover

Hi Susan K. Weckesser fans! Dana Tatar here sharing a colorful book cover today. This journal cover was super fun to put together! I paired Susan K. Weckesser whimsical patterned paper and stamps with the Wonky Street Book Cover Kit designed by Neil Walker. I painted the cover with Ranger acrylic paint and added some textured designs with the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I cut the sun and clouds from Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper and added a bit of doodling around the edges. I secured the houses to the book cover with adhesive foam for added dimension. Susan's papers make super colorful backgrounds! I added numbers and mini people to each house. The sentiment from Susan's What's Up Gnomey? Stamp Set was the perfect finishing touch.

I'm planning on filling this book with photos from my neighborhood get-togethers. Thanks for stopping by today!

~Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Creative Contributor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hello Gnomie

Good morning, friends. I pulled out my favorite "What's Up Gnomey" set and decided to make a summer card. I just wanted something to send a friend to say Hi!
I stamped Gnomey on a piece of 110 lb white card stock. I stamped him on another piece of pattern paper as well. I colored his skin with my copics and paper pieced his clothes and hat with the pattern paper. I then stamped a few mushrooms, a flower and a butterfly from the same set. I colored them all with Copic markers. I had the little hello die left over from another card so I added it to the top of the card.

To finish the card front, I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the mushrooms and a bow made of twine.

This is by far my favorite stamp ever. I have done so many different things with him. He can be used for every holiday.
If you don't already have this stamp you NEED it. Trust me you REALLY NEED it!!

Have a wonderful day friends.