Monday, September 30, 2013

Pan Pastels & Premium Craft Brand & Me

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I LOVE COLOR!

I LOVE PLAYING with color….and experimenting, and layering, and pushing it to the very limits! If you know my artwork and my style you know I tend to be curious and just because something doesn’t say that I can’t do it… doesn't mean that I am not doing try it! And if worse comes to worse….I am married to a fire man so if it goes up in flames….  And that is exactly why I love layering different wonderful products from Ranger Ink, Ice Resin, Prima Marketing, Clear Snap, i love to create, Faber Castell, and so many other wonderful manufactures that have cool products that make my {HEART} and imagination soar! Because I can and I always get really neat results!  That is why, when last week I was given the opportunity to be a Premium Craft Brands Educator on the PanPastel UK Blog I was delighted because like the companies that I am already an Endorsed Educator with, Ranger Ink and  Helmar, I truly admire the companies, and the products. I love working with them, creating new things and sharing what I am creating with other people.

I have taught classes, written and created many projects with Pan Pastels, but I really am thrilled to be working with Premium Craft Brands on this level and I sure hope that you check out there wonderful site and blogs.You can find their site HERE. Lots of COLOURFUL sweetness!

Feel free to grab the blinkie

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Why Not!?

Use something like a watermark resist or Emboss IT pen from Ranger Ink and layer it down with a decoupage medium like a Mod Podge or Helmar’s Decoupage and Craft Paste. The colours shine through and are SO vibrant!

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Vintage papers and pattern pieces look very cool when layered in. This is really fun and easy to do! So COME and PLAY!!!!! Give it a try! *grin*

OK…another winner!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! Thank-you to everyone for hop, hop, hopping with us and the Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Scrapbooking Blog Hop! That was So MUCH FUN!!!!

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The winner is:

juliejulieSeptember 20, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I have been dabbling in mixed media on my pages love love love the collage style. just bought an old songbook that I cant wait to use... and staples love it all... cut out pics too... ty for sharing cant wait to see vol 2 hope to win!! oh and waving back!! made me smile

CONGRATULATIONS!

Julie, please email me at susiebeestudios@gmail.com .

Well…..today is the last day of September, ALREADY! October is going to be a BLAST!! So hold on! SOOOO many changes coming and new things starting!!! SO EXCITNG!! Stay tuned!

[BIG SMILE]

hugs,

Susan xo

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Back 2 School Blog Hop Winner

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We had such a great time last week with our Back 2 School Design Team Blog Hop.  We want to thank each of you for your comments here on our blog and your participation on our Facebook page!  We appreciate all our fans.  

The winner for our Blog Hop selected by random.org is
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#14.  Karenladd September 24, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Gosh, it is really hard to pick a favorite project because they were all amazing but I especially loved Rita's sweet bird themed notebook and JJ's wonderful layout! All the layered elements gave it such personality! Thanks for a great hop!
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Karenladd, you’ve won a great prize package.  Please email cheryl.skwinc@gmail.com with your contact information and we will get your prize out to you.  


Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 5–Back 2 School Blog Hop–Susan K Weckesser Design Team


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Welcome back for Day 5 of the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop. You can find all the details for our hop on Monday’s post by clicking HERE.
Today, we are featuring three of our team members’ projects today. We invite you to visit each member’s blog and leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited ALL the team member’s blogs, come back to our Welcome Day 1 post and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart.
Today we are featuring:

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JJ Sobey - Design Team Member – beautiful mixed media layout! 

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Allie Gower – Guest Designer

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Keri Sallee – Guest Designer – darling envelope mini album

Glad you stopped by today. Remember, to see all other blog post links and all the other details including where to leave your comment, go back to our Welcome Day 1 post from Monday. Happy Hopping!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sharing a little Mixed Media Love!

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Hello from Alberta, Canada!
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Wow… is this blog a hopping today! I am SO glad to have you come and visit. So, pull up a comfy chair, feel free to look around and enjoy your visit!  Sunny Day5
What is Mixed Media? 
mixed-medi·a (mkstmd-) adj.
mixed media
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.
2. artistic media used in combination in a single work.   *Webster's Dictionary


I LOVE MIXED MEDIA…
and I really am excited to be part of this wonderful Creating Keepsakes Special volume, jammed packed full of creative AWESOMENESS! Not to mention….how cool is this blog hop! So many WONDERFUL designers that created artwork for this AMAZING issue are joining in for this Blog Hop! How COOL is that!! The techniques that each of these designers show in this issue are so incredible!
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Here are just a couple sneak peeks of some really neat pieces created by Sara Strickland, C.D. Muckosky, Mega Klauer , and Ronda Palazzari. Every artist’s work in this magazine is AMAZING and it truly is one of those magazines that you want to keep forever and ever!
AMAZING TECHNIQUES!
If you follow my work and my wonderful Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team you know that I & we love to dabble a little in everything. I personally love mixed media because I find it to be so healing and uplifting. It truly is a way for me to unwind after a hectic day, let my soul recharge, and my heart soar!

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Here is a sneak peak of my work that you are going to find in this fun Creating Keepsakes Issue.
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Yes…. I do like my little whimsical house! *grin*
Last week I was part of another Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop which you can see HERE.  During that blog hop I was given a copy of Creating Keepsakes new special issues Mixed Media, vol. 2. to give to someone.
Well, Guess What!?
I still have a copy of this WONDERFUL issue to give to someone!  How AWESOME is that!!! 
 Leave me a comment here telling me that you have checked out the rest of the blog hop and also let me know if you have ever tried Mixed Media. I am super curious. How does it make you feel? Do you like trying new techniques?
Do this by September 26, 2013 and you could be randomly chosen to win a copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2
(International winners, you’ll be given a download for a PDF version of the magazine.)
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Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Designers BLOG HOP LIST:
BE sure to check out all these amazing artists and give them some LOVE cause they truly do ROCK!
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                Liz Hicks                 
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Thanks SO much for coming by! Oh and just to let you know… This week on the Susan K. Weckesser Inc. blog which is also here on {mysweetearth} there is also another blog hop going on. You can find out more about it HERE.
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Have an AWESOME and CREATIVE day full of lots color and glitter!
hugs,
Susan xo




Day 4–Back 2 School Blog Hop–Susan K Weckesser Design Team

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Welcome back for Day 4 of the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop. You can find all the details for our hop on Monday’s post by clicking HERE.
Today, we are featuring three of our team members’ projects today. We invite you to visit each member’s blog and leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited ALL the team member’s blogs, come back to our Welcome Day 1 post and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart.
Today we are featuring:
 
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Einat Kessler – Design Team Member – Great idea for a mini album to celebrate first day at school or first day back to school!


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Jaine Drake – Guest Designer   - Clever mini album with envelopes!!

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Julie Short – Design Team Member – hanging notebook with extra pages for important details.


Glad you stopped by today. Remember, to see all other blog post links and all the other details including where to leave your comment, go back to our Welcome Day 1 post from Monday. Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 3 - Back 2 School Blog Hop - Susan K Weckesser Design Team


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Welcome back for Day 3 of the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop. You can find all the details for our hop on Monday’s post by clicking HERE.

Today, we are featuring three of our team members’ projects today. We invite you to visit each member’s blog and leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited ALL the team member’s blogs, come back to our Welcome Day 1 post and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart.
Today we are featuring:
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Tracy Easson – Design Team Member – oh so clever puzzle game from scrabble tiles!

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Tatiana Allen - Guest Designer – sweet FIRST DAY layout

Glad you stopped by today. Remember, to see all other blog post links and all the other details including where to leave your comment, go back to our Welcome Day 1 post from Monday. Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Day 2 - Back 2 School Blog Hop - Susan K Weckesser Design Team


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Welcome back for Day 2 of the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop.   You can find all the details for our hop on Monday’s post by clicking HERE.

Today, we are featuring three of our team members’ projects today.   We invite you to visit each member’s blog and leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited ALL the team member’s blogs, come back to our Welcome Day 1 post and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart. 

Today we are featuring:

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Rita Barakat – Design Team Member – This is such a sweet note book and even a matching pencil! 

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Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member

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Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer – perfect sized note holder/photo holder for your desk!

Glad you stopped by today.  Remember, to see all other blog post links and all the other details including where to leave your comment, go back to our Welcome Day 1 post from Monday.   Happy Hopping!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop

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Welcome to the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop.   Back 2 School for the kiddos sometimes means a little extra “ME” time for us parents.  It also brings routines back to our day-to-day lives, though I realize for some this is more shuttle service for some of us!

Back 2 School can also be a great opportunity for art and crafts for yourself or with your kids.  Our Design Team and Guest Designers have created a week’s worth of great projects to bring you inspiration and fun all themed around Back 2 School.   We encourage you to visit each member’s blog and leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow.   After you have visited all the team member’s blogs, come back to THIS POST and leave a comment below letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart.   Don’t worry, you have all week to take your time and go through the blogs.   We’ll feature a few each day here at Susan K Weckesser Inc, but will draw names from comments left on this post for our grand prize.  

Here are projects designed by Susan K Weckesser to start us of with a bang!

“Back to school is such a fun time of year and you can make so many neat crafty projects at this time of year. You can take Back to School products and re-craft them into neat new gifts to give someone or you can make something new to give a student or teacher who is going to school.
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First Project.  ( I up-crafted a pencil holder. I made some Ice Resin paper with my painted sentiment stamps and stitched the paper onto the pencil holder that I fancied up with ribbon, charms and a vintage picture of my aunt.)
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I also made a little wall frame for a neighbor's child first day of school with some Live in Color paper and a recycled frame.”
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Our prize package is packed full of goodies from Susan K Weckesser Inc designer papers, Susan K Weckesser and Unity Stamp Co co-branded stamp set, as well as variety of Clearsnap inks and accessories.

Here is the list for ALL team members, but don’t panic, we will highlight a few each day so you can come back and visit a few at a time if you want because we know how busy you Moms – and Dads – are!   You have until Saturday night 11:55 PM CST to leave a comment here below.
Here is the entire blog hop list:

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Rita Barakat – Design Team Member
Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member
Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer
Tracy Easson – Design Team Member
Tatiana Allen  - Guest Designer
Einat Kessler – Design Team Member
Jaine Drake – Guest Designer
Julie Short – Design Team Member
JJ Sobey - Design Team Member
Allie Gower – Guest Designer
Keri Sallee – Guest Designer

Friday, September 20, 2013

Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop

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Hello There from Alberta, Canada!    
Welcome to the Creating Keepsakes Mixed Media Blog Hop!
How COOL is this! I LOVE MIXED MEDIA and I really am excited to be part of this wonderful volume, jammed packed full of creative AWESOMENESS! Not to mention….how cool is this blog hop!
If you follow my work and my wonderful Susan K. Weckesser Inc. Design Team you know that I & we love to dabble a little in everything. I personally love mixed media because I find it to be so healing and uplifting. It truly is a way for me to unwind after a hectic day, let my soul recharge, and my heart soar! Here is a sneak peak of my work that you are going to find in this fun Creating Keepsakes Issue.
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Hmmm…. I think I have a thing for little houses! *grin*
I really like playing with and creating collages. So…what are collages anyway?
col·lage
/kəˈläZH/ :
Noun
  1. A form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
  2. A composition made in this way.
  3. sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of coloured or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas.  *source: Wikipedia A white sphere made of large jigsaw pieces. Letters from several alphabets are shown on the pieces
It is fun to sit down with a whole bunch of random articles , put them onto a canvas, paper or card and to try to tell a story with them. A creative puzzle. Here is a collage that I worked on the other day with some of my Susan K. Weckesser Inc. products. Mixed Media Blog Hop CK SKWeckesser
Yup….there’s is a little house again! For this collage I have used photocopied vintage pictures of my family, old book pages, cardboard cut-outs, stickers, washi tape, stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Kuretake ink and pens.
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You can never make a mistake when creating a collage…how cool is that! *smile*
Guess What?
Mixed-Media-2-350pxI am SO excited because I get to give someone a copy of Creating Keepsakes new special issues Mixed Media, vol. 2. How AWESOME is that!!!  Leave me a comment here telling me that you have checked out the rest of the blog hop and also let me know if you have ever tried Mixed Media. I am super curious. Do this by September 26, 2013 and you could be randomly chosen to win a copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2. (International winners, you’ll be given a download for a PDF version of the magazine.)

BLOG HOP List: Be sure to check out this AWESOME CREATIVE GALS!!!
Thank-you SO much for popping by and visiting today!!! I hope that you have a super, AWESOME day today!
hugs,
Susan xo

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