Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Christmas Stamp Releases

IMG_4015I LOVE the CHRISTMAS SEASON! I love all the traditions that are wrapped up in that time of year!

“Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more....”

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

The baking , the decorating of the tree, the family stories and get togethers, the ‘pixieing’ of goodies to random strangers, the snowball fights, ice skating, Christmas specials, and so much more! It truly is a sweet time of year! However, I know it can be a wee bit stressful at times too that is why I am SO grateful for all the opportunities I have during the Christmas Season to sit down and create something! It relaxes me, which then in turn relaxes everyone around me! *grin* Seriously, doodling and crafting are so good for my health! I really have seen that over the last ten years. It is so calming. Even if I can only fit in a couple minutes into my day. And who doesn't like to receive a homemade gift or card at Christmas.

“It’s NEVER too early to start crafting for Christmas!”

I had SO much fun creating these NEW Christmas Stamps! I hope that you enjoy them too! VERY-VERY-MERRY

Very, Very Merry

On SALE!

$18 ---->5.99 at Unity Stamp Company right now!

This kit contains 7 stamps. See the sizes and more information HERE. WORLD-OF-CHRISTMAS

World of Christmas

On SALE!

$29 ---> $14

This kit contains 6 stamps.

World tag measures approximately 3.25″ x 5.25″.

Merry Christmas tag measures approximately 2.5″ x 5.25″.

More information HERE

Artful Ornament SKWeckesser

An {ARTFUL} Ornament

On SALE!

$20 ----> 6.99

This kit contains 4 stamps.

To see the sizes and more information visit Unity Stamp Company HERE.

To order any of these kits or any of my other Susan K. Weckesser Inc. stamps that are co-branded with Unity Stamps Company you can follow this link HERE.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Registration for MIXED MEDIA STUDIO at Big Picture Classes has been extended so it stays open through the entire class. Registration will now close 12/24/2014.

This is such an AWESOME JAMMED pack class that you don’t want to miss!!! So come and join us! Plus, it is SO near to Christmas so you now that I will be doing giveaways in my class…

To registrar just follow the link HERE.

Have a WONDERFUL Day!

Susan xo

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haunted Tumbleweed Houses Arch with Dana


Hi! Dana here today sharing a spooky arch for Halloween. I previously used the Tumbleweed Houses Stamp Set to create a bright and sunny arch and I had a lot of fun using these stamps again to make a more scary version of this whimsical street.


I covered the base of my chipboard arch with Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper. I used Ranger Distress Ink with some stencils to turn the bright blue patterned paper into a nighttime scene. I cut a yellow circle from the Susan K. Weckesser Color Burst Patterned Paper and then colored it with Clearsnap Smooch to add an orange shimmer.


I cut the letters for the word "BOO" from the Susan K. Weckesser Live, Love, Create Patterned Paper. I colored the stamped houses with dark shades and chose yellow for all the windows to give them an eerie glow. I finished the arch with some colorful trim and a glittery spider.

http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/tumbleweed-houses/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_1

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

a spooky little greeting

Hi everyone, Sandee here to share one of my favorite stamps
I just LOVE these tiny little houses and find this stamp set to be extremely versatile!
I made a Halloween card with this set.

First I used the Splatter It stamp to create the background and then stamped some of the tiny houses onto the paper. ( This way I don't have to fussy cut around the little chimneys. ) Then stamped the houses again in colored paper and cut them out and glued them over the stamped images.

 If you know me at all, you know I love to get out my Micron Pens and doodle away! I had so much fun drawing miniature trick or treaters along with some landscape details like trees and light-posts and tiny bats circling in the sky. And that tiny jack o'lantern was created using a hole punch and then drawing on it after it was glued down!

For a border around the card I used the Live in Color stencil and traced along one of the edges and then back in with my Sakura magna pen and a Signa white pen and doodled.....see, I told you I love to make marks!

The spooky little greeting stamp is by Bug Bites called Magic Spells and the striped paper is from my stash drawer.
( There is nothing scarier than hoarding a box of scraps I tell you!! )

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!!

Sandee
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina

Monday, October 27, 2014

Leaves Of Fall

Today I am popping in to share a quick card design I made using Susan K Weckesser and The Crafter's Companion products.
Autumn Grunge 1 

Autumn Grunge

 

Some of the stencils from TCW I used were : pod fragments,Beaded Curtain, and Harlequin.

 I used Susan K Weckesser paper as a background and inked and distressed with ink.

 Of course I had to add some texture with molding paste and stencil.


 Most of the papers in the background were in my supplies and the ribbon and twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by today.

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop-Day 5

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Welcom to day 5 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop
Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page because that is where we will announce our winners each day!
Steph Ackerman finishes our Creatastic Week with her altered letter!
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I am so excited to be working with some amazing stencils from The Crafter's Workshop
I found a chunky letter recently and I decided to alter it.  This is a faux leather letter that was bright orange, a bit gaudy for my taste so I thought I'd see what I could do with it.

I mixed Art Anthology Gesso with Mi Bella Sorbet paint to create a lovely shade of pink.  I painted the letter and, once dry, I placed The Crafter's Workshop Fireworks stencil on top and spritzed it with Art Anthology's Colorations in Heart.

Once dry,  I spritzed the letter with Art Anthology's Colorations in Patience using The Crafter's Workshop Lace Stencil.   Not wanting to waste any paint, I placed white cardstock on top of the wet stencil and got this lovely pattern.  I put this aside to create something later on.

Using an art dauber with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone, I inked the edges of the letter.  It added a nice contrast to the soft colors.


Cutting apart one of the tags from the Live in Color collection, I inked the pieces and added them to the letter.  Then I stamped and fussy cut the girl and butterfly from Unity's Grandmas' Needlepoint set.  A few dew drops from the Robin's Nest provided some nice bling to the letter.

Next, I created a card from Core'dinations cardstock.  Using beige cardstock with the Lace stencil on  a panel of Core'dinations cardstock, I added color with ColorBox Stone Crafter's Ink and ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink using an art dauber.


Using a Live in Color Tag, I inked it and added it to the card with brads.  I fussy cut the rose from the Live in Color Collection, inked it and added it to the card with foam adhesives.

Stickers were added to the tag to finish the card.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Steph Ackerman
DT Member for Susan K. Weckesser
 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop-Day 4

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Welcom to day 4 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop
Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page
Dana Tatar and Erin Reed both have great projects to share today .
Dana Tatar has a fun mixed media canvas.

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a canvas that I created with some of my favorite Susan K. Weckesser products and several stencils provided by The Crafter's Workshop. This canvas measures 6x6 inches so I selected several mini (6x6 inch) stencils; Rib Cage, Beaded Curtain, Positive and Heartstrings Frags for this project.

I cut a vibrant section from a piece of Live In Color patterned paper and added some stamping using the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I added more patterns to the background of this canvas using the Mini Beaded Curtain and Mini Positive stencils with a black pen and yellow Clearsnap Smooch.

I applied whipped spackle over the Mini Rib Cage stencil and then added a black crackle heart using the Mini Heartstrings Frags stencil. While the crackle paint was still wet, I sprinkled some pink glitter over the top for a pop of color.
I finished this canvas with a multicolored bow and some Diviney song lyrics that read:

Your skeleton is heaven but your heart's pitch black.
And I like ya like that.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'd also like to thank The Crafter's Workshop for the amazing selection of stencils!
Dana Tatar - Susan K. Weckesser Designer
http://unitystampco.com/shop/a-little-bit-washi/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_1
 
Erin Reed has a lovely card that is so very special. 
A mommy group friend of mine just lost her mother, so as a gesture I made this card for her for our group to all sign.  I wanted to make this feminine and soft, to show our love for her, like giving her a hug with a card.
I used lots of layers here, the bottom layer of the card is a mauve colored cardstock that I then took the wonderful Vineyard TCW stencil and outlined the edges of the paper with brown ink creating my own patterned paper.
TCW Vineyard Stencil
I then added in some other colors of cardstock and papers, but then I crated this little frame with the TCW Hand Drawn Frames Stencil.  I used a gold glitter paste to fill in the stencil as a mask, then after it dried I cut it out to size (about the size of an ATC).
TCW Hand Drawn Frames
I then took the the same cardstock as the little gold frame and stamped the wonderful pennant banner stamp from Susan K. Weckesser in brown ink.  I cut out the banner and left it in section of 3 or 4 triangles and then tucked them in and around the card as seen in the picture below.
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Supplies Used
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Stamp - Susan K. Weckesser
Stencils - The Crafters Workshop
Ink - Prima
Stickers - American crafts & Prima & Kaisercraft
Paste - Bo Bunny
Flowers - Petaloo
Leaves - Prima
Pearl Flourish - Kaisercraft
Twine - May Arts
Adhesive - Scotch
Enjoy!

 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter's Workshop-Day 3


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Welcome to day 3 of our inspiration-filled, fun-filled festival during our team’s Creatastic Blog Hop.
  Join us each day as we share amazing projects created by our Design Team members.   The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team will be sharing projects they create over on their site too.  Both teams will be using Susan K Weckesser Inc products as well as stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop

Now, make sure you visit both blogs, because we are going to have some fun prize packages given away each day on both sites.  You need to leave comments each day for a chance to win!  We also encourage you to stop by and become a fan of Susan K Weckesser Facebook Page and The Crafter’s Workshop Facebook Page because that is where we will announce the winners!

Sandee Setliff and Daniella Hayes have projects for us today! 
Here is Sandee’s-
I am in so much trouble because I didn't send my best friend a birthday card!! YIKES!
I whipped out my Susan K. Weckesser stamps, What's Up Gnomey? and The Crafter's Workshop stencil, TCW474 Hand Drawn Frames and got to work on a quick and easy card.
The sunflower is made from a paper towel that I sprayed with Dylusions Tangerine Dream ink. OK, I really didn't spray the paper towel, it was more like I spilled it all over my craft table and the towel was what I used to mop up the mess... shhhhh, don't tell anyone! But didn't it turn out great? I used stippled acrylic paint through one of the journal boxes and then cut out around the design. I also adore the cute little ladybug stamp which is a perfect embellishment.
I continued using the same stencil and stamp set to decorate the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope. I figured I better do a little extra decorating to hopefully get me out of the dog house!
Sandee
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina!
Now to get this puppy in the mail!
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And next up is Daniella-
What an awesome combination!!
The design team got a wonderful package from The Crafter's Workshop, filled with awesome stencils!  I used mine with some fabulous stamps from Susan K. Weckesser and made an art journal spread and a card!
This is my finished art journal spread.  The different stencils paired with the stamps is an awesome look!  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, "At Ground Level" (for the bird) and "Heartfelt Warmth" (for the Love).

I used acrylic craft paints, from Bella Acrylic, with my TCW stencils 
I put the stencils on my art journal and applied paint directly on top with a sponge.  I sprayed some ink on top after I removed the stencil.

While the paint was still wet on the stencil, I flipped it over and put the paint side down on a piece of watercolor paper.  I used a brayer on top to get the negative image of the stencils.

Stencils + Paint + Stamps = AWESOME FUN!!


I cut a square from my reverse stenciled paper and used it to make a card.

Thanks for visiting today!  Keep checking back this week because we will have TONS OF INSPIRATION!!  And please visit The Crafter's Workshop, they have amazing products!!


xxDaniella

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