Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love You - Card by Shilpa

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here

Valentine's day is around the corner, so here is the card I made for special someone!

this is quick and easy card with texture and stamping!

I dry embossed the blue card stock paper through embossing folder.

Next I layered another green design paper with torn edges for interest. On white card, I stamped a heart from "Littele Grunge Love" stamp set and pink archival ink.
leaves and flourishes are diecuts, which I colored with peacock feather distress paint. Finally added the sticker sentiment.

Hope you liked this card and got inspired.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products Used:

designed by Susan Weckesser

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mixed Media Friendship Card

Hi all

Katie here, I am back with a new mixed media card for  our February blog theme which is Friendship. So i made this simple mixed media card to share with a friend.

I started of by taking a 12 x 12 sheet of  Bouquet paper and covering a 5x7 card blank.

I then applied texture using a stencil mask and texture paste before spritzing it with Paris Pink ink.

I took the texture stamp from the Grunge Fun set and added another layer of texture using the A Little Bit Washi set.

I stamped out the kite from the Fly Away set onto smoothe card and coloured it in using alcohol markers before cutting it out.

I stamped the kite stamp into the centre of the card and then cut out part of the coloured image and layered it over the top.

I finished the card off using the smile stamp from the A Little Bit Washi set.

Thank you for visiting

Katie xx

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bunny Loves you!

Hi everyone!!

Noe here on one of my favorite months of the year, not only because it´s my birthday month, but because is the month of LOVE!!! And precisely that is theme of the month! Here is my card:

Love this new Susan K.Weckesser Set Stamp... It´s sooo cute and sweet!!

I made my background using other stamps sets from Susan, specifically "Love ya Whole Bunches" and "Grunge Fun" that I stamped on blue background... the frame is painted with a maroon ink and I added some details with the Doodle Stencil.

I show a close up of the card ... I have decided to use a Shaker format as they are much more fun and interactive!

Produts used:

 I hope you like this card!! Happy Month of LOVE!!

Susan K. Weckesser DT Member

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Smootches for Valentine's

 Hello and Welcome!
Peggy here to show you my Valentine's Day card made exclusively with
Susan k Weckesser Inc. Stamps and Paper line.  

I layered my papers to fit a card base and taped them down with double sided tape. 
Stamps used today are colored with copic and tombow markers. 

Susan k Weckesser Inc.  Love Ya Whole Bunches Stamps set. 
Bouquet paper
I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentines Love Card

Hello Friends. Larissa here!  Valentine's Day is coming soon. Do you make cards to send to friends and love ones? Here is a simple idea using Susan K Weckesser  A Little Bit Washi stamp set.

I started off stamping each stamp in a different shade of pink ink. I lined them up to see where I wanted each one and then would just stamp them on the cardstock. Because I thought it looked pretty plain I pulled out the Heartfelt Warmth stamp set and used the love stamp to stamp in the middle of the cardstock with the darkest ink.
To give the card a little more I added a few gold sequins and a little gold glitter heart. I hand wrote the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment across the bottom.
I matted the white cardstock onto a piece of hot pink cardstock and then onto a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed my post today.
Remember I used:

Have a wonderful day friends.


Friday, January 29, 2016

How to Add Personality to Your Craft Bag!

Hello Wonderful World of Creative People! Lynne here today for my second design team post for January, where our theme for the month is Tags of Love, and I want to share with you these sweet little luggage tags I created for my crafting tool bag.  
I got the idea from these wonderful, self-laminating luggage tags I found in my LDS (Local Dollar Store) and I am going to use them on all my portable scrapping and crafting bags and totes.

I filled in the card provided with all my contact information and then stamped and colored a business card-sized piece of white cardstock for the front... that's it!  The sky is the limit... Anything Goes and what sweet little pops of color they create!
Here is my very favorite tool tote modeling my tags!  If you want to know more about this bag please do pop on over to my blog to get the in-depth review of this fabulous tote!
Cheers and have a Wonderful Day
For the Susan Weckesser Design Team
Products used on this Project:
Susan Weckesser/Unity Stamps:
"Create Your Day"
"Journal Doodles with a Heart"
Susan Weckesser at Studio 12/Polka Doodle Stamps:
"I Am More Intelligent"
Mini Ranger Distress Inks
Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pens
desk-Tech Self-Laminating Luggage Tags

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

My Real Life Hero

I have a hero.

He doesn't wear a cape or fancy tights. He doesn't fly or leap tall buildings in a single jump. He can't even remember his kiddos birthdays too well on his own unless the calendar on his IPhone makes some ridiculous animal sound in order to remind him.However, he does a whole lot of amazing things. He is a fireman and he has been doing this for almost 25 years. This past weekend when Marcus had a couple long fire calls I posted this on Facebook:

"Marcus' phone just went off.

And he has just dropped everything, including his lunch & has run out the door.

You know, we have been a Fire Department/Emergency Services family for over 24 years and I don't think I will ever get 'used' to the feeling that I get when he zooms off to a fire. Yes, I miss my guy as he is gone & we wait & wait & wonder....But my heart always breaks for the people who are now facing such hardship and need help. A few years ago we went into a store in rural Alberta and an older farmer came up to Marcus with tears in his eyes. He grabbed Marcus' hand & thanked him for saving his life. I was speechless and so touched. Before that moment I really didn't know what Marcus 'did'. I knew....I just didn't 'know'. He told me about the trucks & the hoses & pumps, and I knew bits and pieces about calls. We had a pager in the house, so I knew. Trust me. Somethings I didn't want to know especially with my imagination. I also knew I had to look after my kiddos no matter what and there were a lot of disappointments when Marcus would get calls anytime:Christmas morning, birthdays, movies, etc. A lot of single momma moments. However, when this rough looking farmer said this to Marcus & Marcus just smiled, my heart melted. There was so much I wasn't seeing. And that is why when Marcus just drops everything, even food, & runs out the door when there is a fire call,I am SO grateful for him and what he does. I am grateful for all full-time, part-time , volunteer firemen/emergency services & all their amazing families that support them and go through the good & bad with them! "

I wrote that post because I was hoping to give people a little glimpse into our life and Marcus' character. Don't get me wrong, our life isn't perfect. We have our hard times, our arguements, especially with Marcus being German & me Ukrainian/British....well, we are both super, duper stubborn! Ha! Thank goodness for my art studio that I can escape too!! *grin* But, Marcus has done SO many good and wonderfully things for people over their years. He have loved every town that we have lived in and he has enjoyed every Fire Department that he has served with. And the department always cared for him. So have the people!

The last couple of weeks we made a choice. Twenty-four years ago we left Edmonton, the area where we both grew up around, as we headed out with our first baby, as new graduates from the University of Alberta. Marcus got a job up in Whitecourt and so we went. We are so super excited to be returning back to Edmonton after all these years because we have decided that it would be a wonderful opportunity if Marcus take a job as a Field Officer with the Office of the Fire Commissioner for the Government of Alberta. We truly are happy because next year all our kiddos will be up at the UofA. YES!!!! We are moving to Edmonton!

Now, I would like to say that the fire men in Medicine Hat have been truly wonderful. And you know I like to keep things positive but I feel that this needs to be written. Heaven only knows if that will even help. The last year we had a huge cloud hanging over our heads. When I got diagnosed with Cancer I noticed my husband becoming more and more stressed. If you know my Hubbie, you will know that not many things bug him. He handles stress well. Yes, he was worried about me...but this was different. A month and a half later I found out from Marcus that he was so stressed out because he didn't want his boss, the fire chief, here in Medicine Hat, to find out that I had Cancer. The way things were being run here Marcus was nervous that they would use my Cancer as a reason to fire him. I was shocked. No, I was ReALLY shocked! This was making him sick. My husband who has helped so many people throughout the years and has done so many countless acts of service without saying a word now worried about his job security because his wife had been diagnosed with Cancer! Good grief!!!

I wanted to go and put someone on a time out chair and ask them 'weren't they taught to love one another?' Or 'What would your mother think?'

The last year has been full of many tears and stress. Not just because we are going through this new journey or Cancer, but because we didn't know if Marcus had a job from day to day thanks to a Fire Chief that didn't see eye to eye with my husband. It has been quite the roller coaster. In the past I always liked visiting with the guys at the fire hall, so yes, it has been sad for us all. The year is behind us now...

We met so many wonderful people here in Medicine Hat and I am so grateful for that. And the firemen in general are super AWESOME! Wow, they can put together a pretty amazing calendar!! Have you seen it? I will miss the coulees and the chinooks. Plus, in this life you always have to be growing and changing. So, the Weckesser Family are off to bigger and better things and so many new adventures!!!

Edmonton.... Here we come!!!