Monday, October 20, 2014

Creatastic Blog Hop with The Crafter’s Workshop – Day 1

This week is going to be an 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
Let’s jump in today with a Creatastic Banner by Larissa with Muffins and Lace
Good morning everyone. Larissa here with a banner I created using TCW stencils and Susan K Weckesser stamps.

I started out taking some wooden pumpkins and painting them with orange craft paint. I painted the top of each with brown paint.
Once the paint was dry which it did not take very long I grabbed my modeling paste and spatula.  I chose to work with two different stencils from TCW Mini Beaded Curtain and Vineyard.  I took a little paste and my spatula and spread a light coat over the top of the stencil. Making sure to drag across the stencil to get the excess off.

I did all 9 pumpkins.  While they were drying I painted chipboard letters in a metallic gold. I also stamped 2 of my favorite little gnome from Susan K Weckesser.  I colored them using my Copic markers.
I glued the letters and gnomies down with Tombow Mono Multi adhesive.  I then glued brown glittery ribbon on each pumpkin connecting them together.
I attached two orange bows one on each end.
This project was so much fun and super simple. The stencils added a finishing touch to the pumpkins.

Hope you enjoyed my post today.

Have a great rest of your day.
Don’t forget to leave a comment here and over at The Crafter’s Workshop for a chance to win a prize that will be given away each day!  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breast Cancer Card with Dana

Hi! Dana here today sharing a card. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I hope that this card will give inspiration to help support, celebrate or honor somebody you know who is currently battling or is a survivor of this disease.

I used Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper to build up layers of on top of a Core'dinations cardstock card base. Using the NEW Garden Whatnot Stamp Set, I stamped and highlighted a tag, which I then embellished with a sentiment, pink ribbon and flowers.

I embellished the bottom with the word "Pink," which I cut from Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper, a pink flower, ribbon and some UmWow Studio chipboard. I finished the card with some pearl accents.

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gone Fishing

This past summer we spend 2 weeks in Colorado, of course we just had to go fishing!!  We could not have picked a more perfect day, location, moment for the best pictures.  Both of my boys at different times walked over to the side bank and decided to fish there rather than the pier.  Morgan actually caught a little trout.  They were never there at the same time, but they both were in the exact same location, and wow they picked a great location.  The water was so still it acted like a mirror for the sky, just beautiful!! 

Here I also took the striped pennant stamp from Susan K. Weckesser, stamped with brown ink on cream cardstock, cut out each pennant and layered it under the layers of papers and picture, and tied it off with twine to look like a banner.

Among the layers behind the pictures I used "a little bit washi" stamps, "Splatter it" stamps to add dimension with the punched layers.

I love these moments in life, where it all slows down and you just take in nature.  Those simple moments were you just breathe in the fresh air and take it all in.

Supplies used
Cardstock - DCWV & Momenta
Ink - Prima
Punches - Martha Stewart & EK & Fiskars
Adhesive - Xyron & Beacon
Pencil - General's Pencils
Paper Trimmer - Fiskars

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pretty Home Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a card using tons of fun products.

The card is created from Core-dinations Neutrals Cardstock and lightly sanded about the edges.  A second layer of black cardstock was cut slightly smaller and also sanded.  Using Art Anthology's Bone paint with The Crafter's Workshop stencil -  North Star.  I created the background.

Next I tore some green Core-dinations Spotted Cardstock and added 2 rows to the bottom of the panel to simulate some grass.

I stamped the house from Unity's Little Haven stamp set with black ink on White Core-dinations Cardstock and added some color with Clearsnap Smooch Ink.  To create the roof line, I used The Crafter's Workshop Brick Stencil with light brown ink.  I fussy cut the house and added it to the card.  "home" was also stamped and inked, and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Steph Ackerman
DT Member for
Susan K. Weckesser

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Distressing A Card This Month.

Today I have a really quick card to share for my Susan K Weckesser design team project. Now of course when I make cards I always love layers, distressing, and beautiful stamped images.

I had to use some of my favorite Susan K Weckesser paper that I inked (distressed) for a vintage look.
I decided to stamp and emboss my images which are the newest Susan K Weckesser stamps released.
Let me say that I love these Unity stamps because they always stamp so nicely and have the best details in red rubber stamps.
I chose to watercolor and distress the embossed images and fussy cut the stamped images to use for layering.

Just a couple more angles to share. I used some die cut shapes to mat my tag image. I also always love to add yummy ribbon and flowers and pearls for added dimension.
 Wanted to share a second card I made using a tag I made last month and I love how this tag looks on a card base. Using the same paper as a base and a die cut shape under for layering.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Casting a gnome spell

Hi everyone, Sandee here today to share one of my first paper crafting loves....card making!
It is so much fun to create a small work of art.
It's also fun to alter a stamp, which will make it even more versatile!
This little gnome has cast his spell on me for sure!
I admit it, I just love him!!
I also love dressing this gnomey up for Halloween because he is so darn cute!!

I'm always looking for ways to change up a stamp. It can fit a variety of different themes this way. ( I can totally see him dressed up in a Santa suit too! )
I used an exacto knife to cut out the shape of his arm, that way I could slide the books of spells underneath. I added a small dollop of Helmar Liquid Scrapdots under his hand so that it wouldn't get bent during mailing of handling.

I also cut a slit up along the side arm so I could tuck his magic wand in. See how these 2 different cuts give him so much dimension?

I removed his pointy gnome hat and switched it out for a witches hat. 
So easy but now he is a gnome wizard for Halloween!

He's all ready to be sent to someone, but they better look out....because he is going to cast his gnome spell on them and they will fall in love with him, just like I did!

waving hi

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Home

Good morning everyone. How are you today?
Today I am here to share with you a card I made using Susan K Weckesser/Unity Stamp Co
"Little Haven".

I stamped the image on a piece of 110 lb copic quality cardstock and colored it using my
Copic markers.

I used pattern paper from the Halloween Parade Doodlebug paper pad. I matted each pattern piece on with black cardstock.
I had cut a bunch of letters out of different colors of cardstock and found the perfect shade of green to spell out the word BOO.
I added a spider web brad to the corner. 

The possibilities with this stamp are endless.
I am already thinking of maybe turning it into a gingerbread house for Christmas tags.

Thank you for stopping by today to see my post. Don't forget to check back for the creations the rest of the Design Team comes up with. They are fabulous.

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