Saturday, June 7, 2014

"One More Kiss" - a wedding scrapbook page for "Scrap Yourself" challenge blog

O HAI!   Guess who's a new part of a great challenge blog?    Yup - I've joined the team over at "Challenge YOUrself", a challenge blog devoted to getting YOU on your pages.  This month's challenge is to create a layout about YOU AND THE MALE(S) in your life.  This could be your father, grandfather, husband, son, a furry family pet.  I chose my Prince.   

When you're done here, please hop on over and see what the rest of the team has created!

I love to cluster embellishments.  Chipboard shapes can be a great 'ground' for a cluster, helping to keep embellishments from looking like they are just 'floating' on the page:

I revisited an old favorite technique of tucking flowers under the edge of papers:

Customizing chipboard can be a lot of fun.  These were embossed using acrylic paint, and metallic embossing powder.  I used an uneven coverage to get an aged look

Lace was tucked in on the page, in a few places, too:

Thanks for visiting!  And don't forget to check out "Scrap YOUrself" - we'd love to see your take on the challenge!

PP - Webster's Pages, Prima, 7gypsies
chipboard - Dusty Attic
flowers - Prima
cameo - Webster's Pages
letters - Webster's Pages
pearls - Basic Grey, Kaisercraft
stick pins - Maya Road
lace - Webster's Pages, Love My Tapes, unknown
paint - Ranger Distress
embossing powder - Wmt
ink - Ranger Distress Stain

Friday, May 9, 2014

Montreal Color Run

So, yeah... ^^^ this happened.  And it was fun - lots of colourful fun.  And I got to use colourful papers and embellishments to scrapbook it!   I have a crush on Lucky7Factory papers.

You know what's perfect for making fimo embellishments stay put?  Helmar 450.  Still my favorite go-to for hard to stick items.

Stash-busting tip - pink Magic Mesh and Doodlebug jewels match this collection perfectly!

Check your cut-off strips before you toss them - the ones on this collection will all get used.

PP - Lucky7Factory (Technologie collection)
letters - Rose Moka
wood -  Studio Calico
jewels - DoodleBug
fimo embellishments - Kimmieprout
ink - Distress Stain by Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - Magic Mesh

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Run for the Cure" - mixed media scrapbook page featuring Susan K Weckesser products

Hi there!   I created this layout for my guest spot with Susan K Weckesser this month.  This month's theme is mixed-media - which I like including on my scrapbook pages, so it was a good match for me.  :)

After covering my background with gesso, I added border strips with Susan's stencil and some texture paste:

I added a little colour to the background with Inktense blocks and blended with gesso.  Then I added some stamping, including the banner from "Create Your Day", and some texture stamping with a stamp from the ABC.123.Washi set. 

I wanted a little more bright colour, so I spritzed some Dylusions spray through a Want 2 Scrap stencil.

You can also spot stamps from In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute in these detail shots.

Thank you for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser supplies:
Live in Color paper collection
borders stencil by The Crafters Workshop
ABC.123.Washi , Create Your Day, In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute stamp sets by Unity

Other supplies
Arrows stencil and pearls by Want 2 Scrap
Dylusions sprays
letters - American Crafts, Basic Grey
washi tape - Hambly
cork geotag - Studio Calico
flower - Prima
flair - Evalicious
ink - StazOn, Distress Stain
Inktense blocks - Derwent
texture medium - Liquitex
gesso -  DeSerres
marker - Faber-Castell
die - Memory Box

Friday, March 14, 2014

"Dreaming of Spring" - mixed media on canvas

Hello friends - long time no see! This month I returned for a visit on the Susan K Weckesser blog.   I was delighted to find that this month's theme was mixed media, as I love playing with different products and seeing how they work together.

My project started out as just a piece of raw canvas, to which I added stamps from the "At Ground Level" set.   Then I stitched over many of the lines with my sewing machine:

I added clouds from the "Create Your Day" stamp set, and some colour using Inktense pencils & water.  I also stamped some background texture using a stamp from the "Abc-123-Washi" set, and the "In Circle Me" stamp.

I decided the colours didn't 'pop' as much as I would like, so I added india inks, and a little more Inktense (but using the blocks this time):

The final steps were adding a few touches of colour with Smooch inks:

and a bit more sewing (and fraying the edges):

Here's a close-up of some of the stitching:

And the final project, again.   I was originally planning to put this on a card, but my daughter has laid claim to it, and it will be mounted in a shadowbox for her bedroom, instead.  :)

Thanks for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser Supplies:
Stamps by Unity - At Ground LevelAbc-123-Washi, Create Your Day, In Circle Me

Other supplies:
Colorsnap Smooch inks
Derwent Inktense pencils & block
Dr Ph Martins India Inks
Ranger Archival Ink
unbleached raw canvas, sewing machine thread

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Monday, September 23, 2013

Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop

 Welcome to the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop.  Our Design Team and Guest Designers have created a week’s worth of great projects to bring you inspiration and fun - all themed around Back 2 School. We encourage you to visit each member’s blog, leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited all participating team member’s blogs, go back to THE STARTING POST at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth Blog and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart. Don’t worry, you have all week to take your time and go through the blogs. We’ll feature a few each day at Susan K Weckesser Inc, but will draw names from comments left on THE STARTING POST for our grand prize.

And now to share my project.  :)

Susan's whimsical papers have some designs that just beg to be 'fussy-cut', so who am I to say no?

This chipboard window (Want2Scrap) was primed with gesso, then coloured with Chalkboard mist.

I used Dylusions sprays with the Want2Scrap stencil to add a little colour to my cardstock.

A few wooden embellishments finish it off. 

papers - Susan K Weckesser
stencil, chipboard - Want2Scrap

Thanks for visiting!

Here is the list for ALL team members, but again don’t panic, we will highlight a few each day so you can come back and visit a few at a time if you want because we know how busy you Moms – and Dads – are! You have until Saturday night 11:55 PM CST to leave a comment at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth.

Susan K Weckesser
Rita Barakat – Design Team Member
Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member
Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer
Tracy Easson – Design Team Member
Tatiana Allen  - Guest Designer
Einat Kessler – Design Team Member
Jaine Drake – Guest Designer
Julie Short – Design Team Member
JJ Sobey - Design Team Member
Allie Gower – Guest Designer
Keri Sallee – Guest Designer

Friday, March 15, 2013

"Take my picture?" - scrapbooking with Pink Paislee and Helmar


Hello there!  All this week, Helmar has been partnering with Pink Paislee.  I got to work with the "Portfolio" collection, and I loved it!

The "Portfolio" collection is hip & trendy and it's perfect for 'everyday' pictures.  The 'polaroid' frames are fun, and easy to work with - a little Professional Acid Free glue, and you're good to go.
There are lots of fun die-cut shapes in this collection.  I layered a few with Zap Dots to make 3D embellishments:


Naturally, I glued all the papers, and die-cut tags with Professional Acid Free glue, and 450 Quick Dry works a treat with wood embellishments.


For tiny little embellishments like these wooden stars, I like to grab them with tweezers and dip the back into 450 Quick Dry.  It's easier than trying to apply the bottle tip to the embellishment.


Helmar products:
Partner products:
Other supplies:
ink - Ranger Distree
wood pieces - Studio Calico
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter is coming - Scrapbook 'boy' page, with Authentique

Well, HELLO THERE!  Remember me?  Sorry about the bloggin hiatus - it was necessary.  I'm glad you're still here. :)

I want to share an Easter layout featuring Authentique's "Hope" collection. One of the things I love about this Easter collection is that is it very well suited to 'boy' pages - something that you don't often find in Easter papers.

I fussy cut some egg motifs from one of the papers (and die cut some spring branches) to add as embellishments.  A little foam adhesive (Helmar Zap Dots) makes the eggs stand out.

I folded some May Arts ribbon and tucked it under the edges of some of the paper layers for a little added texture.  Even though the arrow sticker is self-adhesive, I added some foam dots to the back to make it 'pop' - which is a great way to make a simple sticker standout from the background.

These kraft flag pins from Maya Road are the perfect color as-is for this collection.

I've used this trick before (and I'll use it again) because it's so effective with multi-patterned layouts:  I placed my title stickers on a neutral piece of the patterned paper, cut around the whole title, then adhered with foam dots.  This makes it stand out a bit, and makes it easier to read.

PP, stickers, letters - Authentique "Hope" collection
Maya Road flag pins  
May Arts ribbon
Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Professional Acid Free glue, Helmar Zap Dots 
wood bird - Prima 

Friday, February 8, 2013

'Tiles' on Cards with Helmar and Clearsnap


Hi Everyone!   Today I wanted to share with you a couple of cards I made using ColorBox Molding Mats by Clearsnap.  (The first card is based on Helmar's February Sketch Challenge) 

To create the 'broken tile' on this card, I started with Crayola Model Magic.  Yup - the same stuff your kids play with!

Crayola clay tile
I rolled it out with a brayer first.  Then I inked up the Molding Mats with ColorBox Chalk ink to act as a mold-release, and smooshed it into the clay.  Peel back carefully!
Crayola clay tile-1
I trimmed the clay to the shape I wanted, and let it dry.  Then I highlighted the 'tile' with more Colorbox chalk ink.

Now - this clay has a funny texture, so I didn't take any chances - I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to make sure it stayed put.  (The papers were all adhered with Professional Acid Free Glue)

The tiles on this card were made in the same way. 

I added Zap Dots behind the first layer of paper, to give it a little extra lift:

I can see me using these Molding Mats again - they were a lot of fun to experiment with, and it would make a fun project with my kids.  Of course, Helmar will be there to hold together our experiments!
Helmar products:
Preferred Partner Products: