Friday, January 27, 2012

Letting my Dreams Fly… some turned into CHA releases.


Life can be a little scary or uncertain sometimes especially if you are used to doing things a certain way or are a little nervous about putting yourself 'out' into the world where strangers eyes can watch you or maybe even judge you. I stayed at home for 20 years with my kiddos. Sure I was a writer and a teacher…but that was close to home. The internet changed everything. All of a sudden more people where able to see me, my words, and what I created. However, that is where the FAITH came in. Faith in myself, what I could create, and more importantly my FAITH in my Heavenly Father. I am so grateful for this chance to be able to to open my HEART up, meet some many wonderful people, and to create ART from my HEART!

So introducing my complete SUSAN K. WECKESSER/ Unity Stamps Co-Branded Stamps for the CHA Winter release.





I am so excited about these first 4 stamps! I was so touched why Angela wanted to produce my little snowman. This is what she wrote:

"This image was used for Susan K. Weckesser - Love Campaign.

This is what that campaign accomplishes:

the power of arts, crafts and scrapbooking and how they have the amazing ability to brighten other peoples day by being creative.  Susan started this movement after losing her loving father to cancer.  It is a loving movement involving so many different people reaching out to help one another through their creativity. "



So, head on over and take a look at all the FANTASTIC release that they have for CHA W 2012!!! Super COOLIO!!!!!!!




Thursday, January 26, 2012

Reboot your Soul Today


How are you doing today? Are you having a good day? I sure hope so. If you are like me, you are likely running a million miles a minute in a hundred different directions.Well, {slow} down girl! It is okay to take a little time for yourself and do something for yourself just because YOU want to do it!

You are special…so look after yourself!

Find a quiet spot where you like to go and escape for a few minutes or more to gather your thoughts and to reboot your soul!

{Everyone will thank-you & you will be HAPPIER!}



Kiss Me Kits Bundle

For the the wonderful digital designs on my photograph I used some of Rhonna Designs.  I also had fun creating a banner using some of Rhonna Farrer's monograms.


Banner made with watercolor paper, old book pages, old tissue paper, Rhonna Farrer monograms, Clearsnap Smooch


 Monogram Junque Kit

I hope that you have a super wonderful day!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Winter 2012 CHA Release from Unity Stamp Company -> Susan K. Weckesser Stamps

COMING SOON as a Winter 2012 CHA Release from Unity Stamp Company - MY STAMPS! ( I know…can you believe it!)create-your-day-1

I AM so excited about this so when Angela said that I could put some sneak peeks on…..well I had to RUN to the computer right away!


I will post some more sneak peeks later this week. This is SO FUN! It really meant a lot to me to be able to create these designs. It is a dream come true! I hope that they put a smile on your face to! House !



Friday, January 20, 2012

Come Doodle with me Over at Layout a Day & True Scrap

Come join me for some doodling fun!


I am so excited to be doing this webinar on February 23, 2012 over on Lain Ehmann's website adore her work and writing. You have to check it out!

This free webinar is brought to you by True Scrap LLC and


You can sign up HERE !!!

The winner for the ticket to the



KimberlyRaeJan 17, 2012 10:05 AM

Oh Wow! What an A M A Z I N G opportunity! and Generous Giveaway! Thank you for the chance :)

Thank-you to everyone for leaving comments! Kimberly…can you please contact me at


Monday, January 16, 2012

Live from CHA Giveaway

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I had fun making this quick little layout with 'it's the little things' paper line from Fancy Pants.
Do you know what Live from CHA is? It is a webcasting/live streaming event put on by the wonderful organization called Charity Wings which was founded by Elena Lai Etcheverry. If you want to see what it is  like to walk around the huge Winter Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show this is a great way to do it!
When does CHA Live take place? January 29 and 30th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Not only do manufacturers donate kits,but they also donate prizes throughout the live streaming. There are lots of chances of winning product AND handmade arts & crafts.You can register for the event HERE ;
I am so excited that I have been asked to be a participating designer for this awesome event and I will be working with product from one of my favorite manufacture's Fancy Pants. They are also a sponsor for this event.image
Guess What?
Elena generously gave me ONE ticket to this event that I can give away! PLUS, with the ticket the prize includes a gift bag that is
full of craft goodies worth over $50.00.
  You will also get a chance to win one of some wonderful raffle prizes
during the event!
You have  until Thursday January 19,
Do one of the following three things…
1.  Tweet a link to this blog post on Twitter with @SusanKWeckesser in the post
2. Leaving a comment on my BLOG.

3. Leaving a comment on my Facebook Page.
The winner of the Ticket will be announced here on my blog on Friday, January 20, 2012! 

Here are links to other designers that are giving away tickets this week:
Good Luck everyone!
 P.S.  IF  you feel like putting your dance moves to good use, She's Crafty and Charity Wings are sponsoring a Craft Flash Mob! Anyone can participate if you are interested make sure to check it out.It is going to be AWESOME!!!!


Friday, January 13, 2012

A Sneak Peek at my Class for Crop-A-Ganza

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Happy Friday the 13th! I sure hope that you had a great week! Mine has been super crazy trying to get myself ready for my trip to Anaheim and the winter CHA Show. I wanted to post a few sneak peek pictures of the projects that I am going to be teaching at Crop-A-Ganza this February in Red Deer, Alberta. 20120113_130

In my class we are going to be using my paper line, "Live in Color", and we are going to be creating-

-2 layouts

- card

-1 tag

We will be exploring the world of COLOR and what it means to you and how it effects you each day!! We will have fun creating and getting messy with paints, inks, glitter, and wonderful markers. I sure hope I see you there!!! I promise to behave…well, maybe!

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For more information or to register to can visit the Crop-A-Ganza site HERE.

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, January 6, 2012


Celebrate every hour (2)

It truly has been a week of celebrations. What a FANTASTIC way to start a NEW YEAR! We have had 3 birthdays this week. My younger brothers, who are twins celebrated there birthdays and today my third child , who is my 1st first girl turns 16. WOW! Where on earth does the time go!!! Ashley decided this week she wanted to have a party, and at first I was really kind of in a panic because it is always hard right after Christmas however I used some of Rhonna Designs to whip up a wonderful theme for her. I love it!celebrate

A Year To Follow Your Heart Printable Kit

A Year to Follow Your Heart ~ MyBook Printable Kit

A Year To Follow Your Heart Printable Kit

Jessica, my youngest helped me make the cupcakes that my mom always use to make me… Rainbow Jell-O. Always a favorite! 


Jessica also helped to make some cards.

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  Ummm…… She was being camera shy!



After, working on this, and a whole bunch of other things that I can't say yet , and having my heart so full of happiness, & spending a week of trying to decide what my one little word would be… I finally decided that the proper word for 2012 would be:


Time to Celebrate Life, To Celebrate Family, Celebrate all my BLESSINGS & my FAITH. I want to Celebrate my Friends & Students. What a wonderful time to CELEBRATE ART & COLOR, Images & Nature….. All the Beauty in the World around me. Celebrate all the SIMPLE & WONDERFUL things that truly inspire me and make me SMILE!

2012 is the year to CELEBRATE!

I hope that you can join me and CELEBRATE all the WONDERFUL things that are around you in your life!


Before I go, I wanted to tell you how touched I was by the response to the Christmas Love Campaign this year! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!!! I am just finishing things up and the grand prize winner will be announced this week-end!

Have a beautiful day!