Monday, September 23, 2013

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.
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.
prize package.....come play along.

my project
I started with a clay pot and painted it with gesso. then i used some paint and dry brushed it around and some color shine for shimmer affect. I gathered stamps and papers by Susan K Weckesser

I cut a styrofoam ball to fit in the bottom of the clay pot and glued moss on top to hide it. I recycled the star clip that had broke off something store could use a binder clip or alligator clip glued on to a dowel then wrap ribbon on it and tie a bow....use strong glue like e6000.

the stamps are from Unity stamp co.  Susan's are here and the dream hope do is here
i stamped and watercolored banners and sayings and Susan's sweet bird, oh and the houses for the the way my daughter in law Mrs. Dickinson is a teacher. i used Susan's paper from want2scrap. the black birds are metal from either Michael's or Hobby Lobby on sale.

a little twine and ribbon to finish it off.

the nice thing i can do up different saying to clip in...and enjoy or give as a gift.  THANK YOU so much for coming by.

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


  1. How SWEET! And I just send all my old terra cotta pots to recycling! Gotta go find more now.. Grin

  2. I really think the colours are vibrant. It would be lovely to know more about what went into making this lovely creation. This would be great for any school staff member.

    1. i will try to write up some directions on tuesday...thank you

    2. i got a few directions posted....thanks

  3. Ooooh adoreable Jeanie,brilliant idea!!
    Big hugs

  4. Jeanie! What a sweet little pot! I love what you did with this!

  5. Great teacher's gift idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  6. thank you have been so kind to comment.

  7. What a cute project! Wonderful for a teacher's gift! Thanks for sharing...

  8. Simply adorable! Love the tiny raven nested inside by the post. You are very creative and this new visitor/follower is looking forward to your future posts!

  9. Such a fun teacher gift, love the personalization!

  10. What a cute little gift project! I can see switching out the images to make these year round!

  11. I have added some guidance in my post....again thank you so much for coming by and commenting.

  12. What a wonderful little gift this would be Jeanie!

  13. Love your spin on this flower pot! I have a few sitting around from days gone by with tole painting and flowers in that I just might take apart and give a make over. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your talent with us.

  14. This would be so pretty on my desk. ;-) Seriously, it is a really cute project.

    1. Cheryl send me your