Sunday, July 31, 2016

Live, Love and Create with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to me second July inspiration made with Susan K. Weckesser products for her blog.
This month of July were all were inspired by Home Sweet Home things and this 3d small display is my home inspiration.
I have those small chipboard houses from Tando Creative UK for ages and never had a chance to use them. So here is my chance to use Susan K. Weckesser products together with those houses and I made a small tutorial for you all to share:
1. Paint the chipboard houses with white acrylic paint and let them  dry.

2.Use Susan K. Weskesser Color Box mini Pop inks in three colors to color over the white paint.
 I used Ice,Fresh and Sky color of those inks.But as I wanted the colors to be light and mute I just wiped  the colors with wet baby wipe.

3. Using Susan's Doodle stencil I made the lines with texture paste over the each chipboard roof shape and after it was dry I painted them with here mini Pop ink in Kiss color.
Cover the  chipboard base  with Live in color cardstock (I used the backside of it ) and distress the edges a bit with a sand paper. 

4. Stamp Celebrate the small things saying over the same cardstock with Celebration of Simple Susan's and Untiy co- branded stamp. Glue the stamped saying as shown over the base.

5. Make the " wooden" sign with faux wood (gesso, texture paste, old tooth brush and Susan's mini Pop Cocoa ink. The cut the parts to make this triple arrows sign and  add the Live, Love and Create words that were cut out from Susan's Live in Color Tags cardstock.
Paint the small chipboard windows and doors from the chipboard set with white paint and glue them over the finished houses. 

And here is my little 3d display on my  vintage findings shelf!

I really hope that you liked my small tutorial and see you again in two weeks!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Making A Bullet Journal With Susan K. Weckesser House Stamps

Last year my daughter made a bullet journal that she loves.

She was convinced that I would love it too so she sent me all sorts of pins and pictures so I could see what she was talking about.

She used hers and loved it.

So I decided to give it a go this year too.

She used a graph paper notebook but I did not want to go buy something to do this so I used an extra notebook I picked up at Michael's on clearance.

I used a page from an old reader's digest book to stamp my images.

I wanted a matte finish so American's Decou-Page from DecoArt was the perfect adhesive.

I used it to stick a piece of  Color Burst Paper on the cover.

Before I stuck the paper on, I added a piece of ribbon to use as a book marker.

Once it was dry, I scuffed the edges with a bit of sandpaper.

I fussy-cut the houses and glued them on, stamped a sentiment and sealed the whole cover with DecouPage.


Love it!

I stamped each of the inside pages for some fun color/design.

I am going to love using this to keep myself organized!

Supplies needed:

Hardcover notebook
Colorburst Paper
Heartful Homes Stamp Set

Brooke Bock...Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member

Friday, July 29, 2016

Home Sweet Home Magnetic Clips

Hi!  This is Joyce Shaulis with my second "Home Sweet Home" project this month with the Susan  K. Weckesser Creative Team.  I took up the challenge using the Unity Stamps, "Tumbleweed Houses" to make these magnetic note clips.  These stamps are simply adorable and I will be making more projects with them.

For these clips, I used wood heart shapes and laser cut shapes. For a fun variety, try other shapes as well.  Paint the fronts and backs of five wood pieces and five spring clothespins using Decoart multi-surface satin paints and a medium paintbrush. 
Next, stamp on white cardstock using the new color POP mini inks, in Mystery and the Tumbleweed House set.  Color in the designs with markers.  I used Zig Memory Systems pens. 
Cut out all the designs with scissors. 
Use Decou-page and an old paintbrush to glue on cut out houses onto your wood shapes. 
Next, with a very sharp charcoal pencil, outline your house designs.  Smudge gently with a Q-tip to give a dimensional affect.  Also, edge the clothespins with the pencil and smudge. 
Brush over the decorated wood shapes with the Decou-page.  Dry.  Spray all pieces including the clothespins with Americana acrylic matte spray. 
With E6000 glue, glue on tiny rhinestones to wood shapes and clothespins.  Glue the decorated wood shapes onto the top portion of the clothespin.  Dry well. 
Use Gorilla Glue to adhere your magnets to the back of the clips, use blue tape to hold magnets in place while drying. 

Now your project is complete, and you can hold up all your reminder notes on your refrigerator or clip them anywhere you like.  I hope you enjoy making this little project, they would make great gifts. 
Created by Joyce Shaulis       Susan K. Weckesser Design Team member
Susan K. Weckesser products:
     Color POP mini ink-Mystery
     Tumbleweed Houses-
Other Products:
     white cardstock
     wood shapes, wood clothespins
     Decoart multi-surface satin paints: turquoise waters, red barn, shrimp, canary
     Decoart Decou-page in matte
     Americana acrylic matte sealer
     E6000 glue:
     charcoal pencil
     Gorilla Glue:
     tiny rhinestones

Thursday, July 28, 2016

2771 Home Tags

Hi everyone, Steph here today as a member of the Susan K. Weckesser Design Team.

I've used the Little Haven stamp set and the newest Colorbox® Color Pop Archival Dye Ink by Susan K. Weckesser - such amazing colors.

I cut the Color Burst pattern paper to fit the tag, inking it with Cocoa Ink before adhering it to the tag.  I then stamped the Little Haven house twice with Mystery Ink, fussy cutting one house to fit the tag.  From the second house, I fussy cut the window, door and scalloped edging.  Using a water brush, I added color using Fresh ink.  To create the roof details, I used the stencil.  The numbers are from the same stencil with Fresh ink.  Home was stamped in Cocoa and added atop the house.

 I also cut the Color Burst pattern paper to fit the 2nd tag, and inked it with Cocoa Ink.  Using the Live in Color Tags, I fussy cut the tiny house and added it atop die cut ovals.  The numbers were also inked with Fresh ink and placed beside the house.

The colors in the papers coordinate so well with the inks.

I hope I've inspired you to create something fun today.
Steph Ackerman
for Susan K. Weckesser

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Altered ATC Blocks using Heart-Full Homes and Tumbleweed Houses

 Hi all

I am back with another project  using Susan's Unity Co branded stamps. I have used the ATC Blocks from Things to Alter to create this stack-able home decor.

I painted the cubes with DecoArt Crafters Acrylic  but used different colors on the same block.

I used the Tumbleweed Houses and Heart Full Homes stamp sets for the little houses which i colored with alcohol markers 

I stamped the base of the cube with  In Circle Me using the Clearsnap Color Pop Mini inks.

I sued the DecoArt Crackle paint and just painted a few random patches over the cube. I then spritzed with inks and dried it off.

I tried to make each cube different by mixing up the little houses.

Thank you for visiting 
Katie DT

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Owl's House

Hiya all - Katy here with today's make. I'm continuing the home theme with my little house that's inhabited by this charming owl! Wol is from one of Susan's new Unity releases, Going Wild- isn't she adorable?

Susan K Weckesser products used:
-Unity stamp sets: Going Wild, In My Garden, Fly Away
-Jillian Vance stamp set: Grunge Fun
-TCW Doodle Stencil
-Colorbox Color Pop Ink: Cocoa, Sky

The little house shape was pre-cut MDF and it's been sitting in my 'things to alter' box just waiting for this theme! I started by painting it with chalk paint to give an nice smooth stamping surface.

I stamped a background using the dots from Grunge Fun and yellow ink then stamped the leaves and flower heads from In My Garden. I also stamped a little branch for Owl to sit on. Owl is colored with alcohol markers then cut out and added on foam pads.

I used a Hydrangea StazOn for the flower heads and filled in the dots using the end of an embossing tool dipped into magenta paint.

The roof is made using Susan's stencil to make a scallop which I filled with Colorbox Color Pop ink in Cocoa (it went a lovely warm grey over the chalk paint). I added doodling and dots for detail. I also stencilled a little border along the bottom edge in the same color (see main pic) for balance.

Finally I stamped the cloud and sun from Fly Away. The clouds are stamped with Sky ink and textured with the Grunge Fun set. The sun is coloured with alcohol markers.

Hope you like my happy little house project.

See you soon!
Katy x

Doodle Stencil

Fly Away

Grunge Fun

In My Garden

Going Wild

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Home Sweet Crazy Cake

I was trying to come up with this second project  and whenever I would think of the theme "Home Sweet Home", I always smiled as I thought of my mother. She has been gone over 20 years but is in my heart everyday. My mother worked in a factory her whole adult life, making dresses. She also did this at home, sewing our clothes and even making us matching outfits. A lime green pleated dress comes to mind and I think that picture will stay hidden !! But at the time, I thought it was the best dress ever !! My mother also loved to bake and made many amazing desserts. My father's family was Russian and we spent many an afternoon during the holidays making Nut Roll and Kolachy from my Baba's recipes. I loved to help in the kitchen and was especially good at licking the beaters when my mom was finished mixing batters and cookie dough.  One of my favorite recipes of hers was for "Crazy Cake" and I still have the recipe that she wrote out.. That was the basis for this card.

I first used Colorbox Color Pop Archival Dye Ink in Mystery  to stamp Susan's image "Motherhood is a Verb". I think my mom had that same apron !! I applied some Colorbox Color Pop Premium Dye Ink in Kiss to an acrylic block and used a waterbrush to color in the apron.I placed several large sequins to the Left side of the stamped image and 3 Prima flowers at the bottom Right corner. For a vintage look, I applied Cocoa ink from the Colorbox Color Pop Mini collection to an acrylic block and used a blending tool to apply it to a white doily.  The recipe for Crazy Cake on the card is a copy of the original recipe that my mom wrote approximately 50 years ago. It had been folded up and placed in her recipe box that I have pictured at the bottom of this post. Sewing and button themed washi was placed on the Left side of the card and then a row of pale gold glitter washi. Three vintage buttons at the top of the card are the perfect touch.  The stamped image was popped up with dimensionals and then adhered to the doily. I used Atyou Spica Glitter pens in Black and Red for a sparkly touch on her shoes, the stripes on the apron and her hair. My Go-to adhesive for  everything from adhering the recipe to the doily was Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

Kiss and Cocoa ink applied to acrylic block

Doily tinted with Cocoa ink, large sequins and Prima flowers

Kaier's was the brewery in my hometown, Mahanoy City, PA

I had a lovely trip down memory lane making this card. I am so glad that I kept my mother's recipe box after all these years. I can remember how excited I would feel when she would get it down out of the cupboard at the beginning of a day of baking. Thanks so much for letting me share this memory with you.  If you would like to see the recipe for Crazy Cake and the finished product,please check it out on my blog -  Meticulosity-  here.

My mom, Jean Hannock's Recipe box

Stamp Set Used :

Debra Davison
Susan K Weckesser Creative Teaam