Thursday, July 28, 2011

Live your Dreams…


20110624_33  This week I am taking a little time to stop and smell the flowers. I am reflecting on everything that I saw last week and everything that I learnt.


There was one young women and her family that really stands out in my mind-… her name is JILLIAN VANCE.


I am a true believer that you can make your dreams come true and I have always told my children that they can do anything that they want to in life, with a little work. Well, Jillian is doing just that. She loves to scrapbook and she decided to create her own line of stamps. How cool is that! You can find her work at The Princess & The Paper.CircleLogo

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here are some of her stamps sets.





Crop registration and class registration goes on sale August 2. I am so excited because I will be teaching  at both the Calgary and the Edmonton event! To register go on over to the Canadian Scrapbooker website. I can't wait to see you there!

Keep on Scrappin'


Monday, July 25, 2011

One Crazy, Fun Week in Chicago!

Chicago dreams 

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to

Chicago last week for the CHA Summer Show. It was a very fun and HOT week!!! There was so many things to look at,  awesome people to meet and sightseeing too! 


 CK GalsimageKatharina Doyle & myself waiting for the subway!



Here is me with the wonderful girls from Creating Keepsakes.

20110725_150  I had a chance to play with some fun products and drool over some new products coming out!


                                                                                                                     Towbow Class

20110725_190I saw some wonderful creations! I so want to have an upside~down tree like the one that DCWV had except I can only imagine what my cats would do to it!


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Some more fun Pictures at CHA

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20110725_162My Designer Table was fun to put up and gave me a chance to talk to a lot of neat people!         

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I had a lot of fun, but it was a lot of work and I really was glad to get back home to fresh Alberta air and cool mountain streams! I made some fantastic new friends and learnt some new crafty ideas! That is what I love to do……Live to Create!

Keep on Creating!


Monday, July 18, 2011

My Crafty Couture Gown is Up!

I got my mixed media gown on the mannequin and it fits! My gown is on the CHA floor!!!! Yeah!!!

I used everything on this gown! I have recycled pattern pieces, mod podge, Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers , ribbon, paint, wire, ribbon , charms, and I even doodled on it using ZIG Memory Writers. Plus it is covered with butterflies punched out of core'dinations cardstock. So fun!!!

Well, I sure hope that everyone is keeping cool!
Happy creating!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Before all the excitement at CHA begins.

On my way to Chicago for CHA.

Today before the show official starts... I took a class with Photocentric and Teresa Collins. Really interesting to learn how to make stamps.

Teresa Collins showing some of her product.

Amy Coon displaying some new product she is working on.

Lara Scott and myself.
It was an AWESOME first day here!
Can't wait for the rest of the week !

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Journey……


The last couple weeks have been really kinda crazy with kiddos getting out of school. My oldest two started new started summer jobs and the other two had fun with summer camps. We have had lots of rain and then lots of heat and even managed to plant a new vegetable garden in our backyard. Now, I find myself trying to make sure I have everything packed and ready for Chicago and the summer CHA, for I leave in a couple of days. I am so excited, but nervous at the same time! I have my gown all made for the Crafty Couture Display and I have made a art piece for the Charity Wings Auction, I think I have everything I need,…I hope! My paper line, my ticket, my passport, my clothes...…good Heavens!

So to relax, I decided to take a break and do what is dear to my heart,……you know it-…… doodling!!!!!!! I pulled out some of my ZIG Memory Writers and just took a moment to relax today. Yup, it helped!

I have been getting some wonderful doodles sent it! Love it! image       image

Check out these doodles by Jeanie Dickinson , aren't they fantastic! You can find her blog at​ .

Keep sending them in and when I get home from CHA some will be getting some of my favourite doodling products.

One last picture for the night of my dear friend… Mr. Oscar. Don't you love his sleeping spot!

Biker Cat



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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birdhouse classes put a smile on my face!

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I love birdhouses! They put a smile on my face and for that reason I love to alter them! With this one I used some of my Live in Color paper collection to create a fun almost carnival feel!

My classes have come out! I am so excited to have this together and be able to share it with you.Susan Weckesser Classes

If you are a group, school, organization or a store and would like me to come out and teach…..feel free to contact me!


*Remember…… It is Why not Win at Canadian Scrapbooker!

You could win some Graphic 45 if ya leave a comment on the CS facebook page by midnight this Friday!  Good luck and have a SUPER day!


Friday, July 1, 2011

I am over at FaveCrafts today!


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Okay, so I do a lot of goofing around…,… you have to to keep sane in this world, but I take my creating very seriously!!! That is why I am so excited about being the Make & Meet designer today over at the favecrafts blog. So come over and join me!


And this week-end only I have a SALE going on in The Bee Boutique at Susiebee Studios .

When you buy a package of Live in Color paper You will receive 3 free sheets of paper!


Have a super awesome Canada Day, Eh!