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.
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.
Here is the entire blog hop list:
Here is the entire blog hop list:
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
HERE WE GO!!!!
I'm so excited to be an All-Star Guest Designer with Susan K. Weckesser and this week the designers and guest designers in her crew are having a little back to school blog hop!
You can't have "Back to School" with out first having an AMAZING summer, right? So I wanted to gather all of our summer fun in one place.
Here is my little project:
This sweet little album measures just 4.75 x 4.75, but holds an amazing 18 pictures!
How you ask?
By chaining envelopes together, you can form a versatile album in any size and shape you need!
Click HERE for a full tutorial I did on my blog last year on the basics of making an envelope album.
As you can see, it folds out into a fun according shape that makes it easy to display.
This is how you get 18 pictures in such a small album! Hidden behind each picture is a card that holds 2 more pictures and journaling. I fell in LOVE with these square envelopes I found at Hobby Lobby! Adding my 4x4 square Instagram pictures made this album go together in a snap because there was no picture trimming! I didn't even have to cut paper for my inserts...I simply cut the cards in half that came with my envelopes. Easy Peasy!
I wanted to keep things simple because the pictures and paper were so great. I used a little Washi Tape (My Mind's Eye, Carta Bella and Queen and Company) and some wooden pieces (Studio Calico and Hobby Lobby) to accent the fun prints and colors of Susan's Paper. Using Susan's stamps from Unity Stamp Company on the wooden pieces gave them instant character!
I also used her "Celebration of Simple" pennant stamps by Unity Stamp Company to create my journaling spots on each page. Creative NOTE: Changing the placement of each spot keeps the album from feeling uniform when you reuse an image like I did!
Here is a little side-view!
Here is a complete list of products used on this project:
Flowers: Michaels, Prima Marketing, Petalloo, Hobby Lobby
Envelopes and Inserts: Hobby Lobby
Twine and Adhesive: Canvas Corp
Paper: Susie B Studios (Susan K Weckesser)
Washi Tape: My Mind's Eye, Carta Bella and Queen and Company
Wooden Pieces: Studio Calico and Hobby Lobby
Pens: Sharpie and Sakuro
Stamps: Susan K Weckesser for Unity Stamp Company
Rub-Ons: Fancy Pants Designs
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
I hope you enjoyed my little project and it inspires you to remember all the summer fun you had now that the craziness of back to school is here!
Until next time creative friends, happy hopping!