Thursday, March 31, 2011

Savour the Journey…

Savor the Journey Layout

Life has been a little hectic lately, so today I decided to practice what I preach and to "Savour the Journey."

How better to do this than to pamper myself by doing a few things that I like to do like visiting a couple antique stores, going for a walk by the river with my camera, and spending time with some fun paints , flowers, and paper.


    20100929_112   It makes me so happy when I create all these neat patterns and colors on a page and then assemble them all together.Savor the Journey LO 2         Savor the Journey LO3

{My Tattered Angels , Prima Marketing Inc. , Maya Road , core'dinations }

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Now I am ready to face anything that tomorrow my throw my way!

Take a little time to create something in your life when life gets stressful! It really does help!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Crop for Kids & Still Waiting for Spring Showers!

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What do you do when it just won't rain? Well, you create your own Spring showers! That is exactly what I did using ZIG Memory Writers from Kuretake, Some Copics, and a bit of Glimmer Mists from Tattered Angels. Drawing some rain and a springtime picture puts a song in my heart and a smile on my face!

I didn't have a chance to post some pictures from last week-ends Crop for Kids. So with Christy Riopel's permission….here are some. We really had a great time that week-end!



I had my camera, but I was so busy chatting that I didn't take many pictures  so thanks to Michelle Zemlack for these photos and to Christy Riopel for letting me borrow them off her blog.

It was fun to take part of the IRON SCRAPBOOKER Contest and I competed against two Canada's most creative minds Christy Riopel and Sonja McLean> It was super fun!!!

"The rules were to create an ATC, A Double Page Layout, and Card using only what was given to us. A small amount of scrapbooking stuff and a bag of stuff from the thrift an old record, a plastic watch, a small bottle, sponges, wallpaper border, coasters, old board games and cards, place mats and such. And we only had an HOUR!!! "

We drew names for our sous scrappers this year and I got Christy's Daughter  Brittany! She was fantastic! She is so talented, not to mention she was one of the top ten finalist's in the Creating Keepsakes Teen Scrapbooking Competitions lately! Awesome!!! A lot of money was raised! Everyone was so kind and fun! Great Stuff!

These are the items that my 'sous scrapper' and I made in an hour!IMG_1684

IMG_1685    IMG_1688 (2) 1 (2)1IMG_1688 (2) 1I loved working on the old record and the cover! I think I am going to go to the thrift store & get some and try it again…this time with more time!


Thanks Jen Rowsell for everything you do! She really is amazing! More charities need people like her!

Have a very creative day!!!

~ Susan

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Mixed Media & Ninabrook Designs Giveaway!

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I am so wanting spring so badly right now! It really has been a long winter this year. So, to speed this up I created a mixed media canvas that has a lovely spring feeling to it!

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I had fun with Maya Road ribbons and lovely acrylic paints.spring time canvas 3

To get this wonderful glazed look on my teacup I used a coat of gloss Mod Podge on my teacup. Oh and don't you love the recycled book page that I used as my background on my canvas! It truly made me smile.

Hey, GUESS WHAT!?!?!

Ninabrook Designs are giving away 50 Prize Packages – of 10 titles!!!!!



Here is what you do

1. Visit the Ninabrook Design site - sign up for their newsletter – takes 3 seconds

2. Visit the Canadian Scrapbooker facebook page and leave a comment under the Ninabrook post – takes 3 seconds

3. You have until Friday March 25th at midnight!!!!!!!

Fun and easy and you could find a fun package of titles in your mailbox!!!!!!!

Win with Ninabrook and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!!!!

Good Luck!

Have a super day!!!


~ Susan

Friday, March 18, 2011

Week-end Giveaway!


Canadian Scrapbooker is having a really neat giveaway this week-end. Watch the #16 Webisode – leave a comment on the Canadian Scrapbooker site and you could win this great prize package from Quick Quotes! You don't want to miss this webisode….Jackie demonstrates how to make gauze flowers, how cool is that!!!!!


Well I am off to Calgary for the Crop for Kids event, so when I get back I will post some pictures! It is going to be really fun, plus I love road trip…it give me a chance to meet some awesome people, meet up with some wonderful friends, do some scrapbooking, oh, and find some antiques stores along the way!


Have a very creative & lovely week-end!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Live in Color!

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I love COLOR! The brighter the better or the more the merrier!!! When we moved into our new home here in Medicine Hat I really didn't know what to think about the brown color of the walls.

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I now adore them because I treat them as my neutral back ground and then I add pops of bright color throughout my house like spring greens, pinks, turquoise & reds! It is always fresh and exciting! That is how I like to craft and paint, with neutral backgrounds and bits of accenting colors!

This layout I designed using some of my paper line.  I added some embroidery floss, some cute little buttons from BoBunny, and some Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels.

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I had fun adding some extra color with some acrylic paint.

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Then I did one of my favourite things….. doodling. I LOVE taking out a good marker…like writers from ZIG Memory System, and just having fun! It really can be relaxing!live in Color Layout 4

I like the look of paint on in Color Layout 3

When stitching through paper, it can save you so much time if you make your holes in the paper first.

Well, this week-end I am off to Calgary and I really am excited about this! I get to help out at the CROP 4 KIDS event that is going on! Some of Canada’s most talented instructors will also be at this event including Leica Forrest, Virginia Wong, Kimberly Collis, Christy Riopel, and Sonja McLean! It is going to be a blast!

To find out more detail click here!


Have a super Fantastic Saint Patrick's Day!

 ~ Susan


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

See Who Has been Designing Now!

Fly Susiebee Studios Becky Olsen

I sure hope that everyone is starting to feel a little bit of spring in the air. I keep hoping that Mother Natures is not playing a trick on my because I really have Spring Fever BIG TIME!!! It really helps that I am starting to create and make all kinds of spring projects! I LOVE IT!!! I actually played in the puddles yesterday afternoon!!!! Oh ya!!

I am so excited to show you some more work made with the new paper line. Look at the beautiful layout that Becky Olsen created using my Live In Color paper. Becky used the Beautiful Daydreams sheet as her base and she did an awesome job of layering the papers the tell a story. Look at the border that she created around the photo from  cutting the trim from the Live in Color sheet…AWESOME! I love it! It is so springy and happy!

Fly Susiebee Studios Becky Olsen 1            Fly Susiebee Studios Becky Olsen 3

Becky created flags by cutting out paper and she made a neat bouquet by cutting out the flowers and layering them.Fly Susiebee Studios Becky Olsen 2

Becky added some glitter to the sun and stars to really make them pop.


To see more of               Becky Olsen's wonderful work visit her at her blog…   Life as a Three Legged Dog .

Also Please make sure to visit lovely  Christy Riopel's blog… Scraps of Life . {I didn't put it on the blog the other day.}


   As the snow melts and the seasons start to change take a moment to look around you and enjoy all the beauty of the planet as it starts to wake up. Look for something small around you…. like a little plant growing, and take time to celebrate it. You will be amazed how something that simple can make you smile!

~ Susan

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Canvas Classes

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So I get to go back to my birth province of Ontario the end of this month to teach at the CHA Canada 2011 Spring Trade Exhibition: For Paper Arts to officially launch my paper line. I am really looking forward to it because,

1) I haven't been back to Ontario for over 20 years.

2) I am 'officially' launching my paper line.

I haven't been up the CN TOWER for ages….so I just might have to do that!

The classes that I teaching is going to been so much fun! It is the mixed media canvas that I have pictured above. I have some WONDERFUL SPONSORS to go with my LIVE IN COLOR paper line!!!!! AWESOME!!!! Going to be teaching that {everyone} can be a {artist} AND it feel so good to be CREATIVE!!! Also I will be offering my classes as kits for sale on my website in the end of April. If you would like me to teach this class of another class at you store or event just give me a jingle and I will see what we can do!



If your are going to be in Ontario the end of March I would Love to meet you….so feel free to contact me!

Thank-you for all you wonderful comments over the week-end on face book and my blog. It is so hard to give away just one package. So over the next month I will be giving away several packages. Be sure to visit often and leave comments… never know!

The first winner

of a 'LIVE IN COLOR' package is 

Courtney Walsh

Have a very creative day and remember that you can do anything that you want to... you just have to *BELIEVE*!!!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Everyday is a Holiday: Where has Jenny been?

Everyday is a Holiday: Where has Jenny been?: "Hello Hello!! Where has Jenny been?? Well, I will tell you...covered in glitter, with dyed pink hands! And nope...not from my hair. (dying..."
Gotta Check out Jenny Holiday Wonderful Whimsical Blog!!!!! So Much Fun! And so many creative artists and crafters.
Today March 11,2011 Jenny is spot lighting Susan K. Weckesser's new paper line 'Live in Color'. Check it Out!

So Excited to Share this Layout

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So as promised, over the next couple weeks I am going to share work done by myself  and some other very creative designers using my paper line, 'Live in Color'.  So Exciting! This first layout is created be the very talented Christy Riopel. I LUV how so layered, cut, and pleated the paper, not to mention she used recycled product in her layout too! How AWESOME is that!

Christy Riopel 10       Look At the Fun Paper Pleats- So Whimsical & Fun!Christy Riopel 11

The Piecing that Christy did really adds to the WOW Factor.

Variety Packages of the Live in Color Paper Line are now being sold on the Susiebee Studios website and if you leave a comment on my blog or our Face Book page you might get  the Variety Package that I am giving away this week-end! They will be soon in a store near you !!!      ~


Canadian Scrapbooker wants to see and publish your work. If you have an unpublished, original layout that you want to share with others across Canada, please send it to us! It’s simple. Below you’ll find a quick guide on how to submit your work. Call For FALL – Deadline April 15, 2011

We are currently looking for pages in the below themes:

  • Layouts that use the colour BROWN
  • Layouts that have the following themes or use products that reflect
    • Wrappers – candy wrappers, chocolate wrappers, etc.
    • Vegetables
  • Layouts that are inspired by playing cards, or that use cards, or have a playing card theme
  • Gifts for teachers
  • General Fall and Back to School
  • Projects or layouts that have a recipe on them for our Scrappin Snacks
  • Projects that use bleach on them
  • Layouts that use a form of canvas on them

We are also looking for that perfect photo for our Fall 2011 cover. If you have a photo that you have taken and you feel it would look fantastic on our magazine cover, please send it to us!

Deadline for the Fall 2011 page call: April 15, 2011

So there are lots of creative things you can be doing this weekend! I hope you have a very creative and wonderful week-end!


      ~ Susan