Tuesday, February 20, 2018

DIY 2018 Planner by Melanie


Hi Everyone! Melanie here today to share with you my planner for 2018. I LOVE having a planner! Over the past few years I've tried several different ones--but never really found one that I could use efficiently or that matched my needs. So . . . this year I decided to make my own :)

(Front Cover)

I wanted one that was light and compact; a planner that wouldn't end up half-unused. After searching around for blank journals, I found one that I preferred with dot pages. This makes it easy for me to line things up, but not feel like I have to fill up every line.

The look of colorful, decorated planners is BEAUTIFUL--but it doesn't work for my style of what I need a functioning planner to be. Using SRM stickers and stamps is perfect for designing my own planner because of their classic style and clear backing. It would be easy to add color to any of these pages if I wanted to.

(Inside title page)

(Year at a glance)

I tried to incorporate my favorite layouts from other planners, as well as ideas of my own. I need the year at a glance and planning ahead pages for the upcoming months. Because I am only making one month at a time (so I don't have wasted pages in between months), the layout with upcoming events is really important for my planning.


As you can see I used a ton of SRM stickers to set up these pages and they turned out better than I had imagined!

For the monthly layouts, I am using the new planner season stamps. For the February layout, I used both the Winter Plans and Spring Plans sets, as well as the Notes to Self Planner stamps for the days of the week.


I love having these pages tailored to my needs and style. Happy planning! :)

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Bible Journaling Stamp Layout by Samantha


Hello! Samantha here with you today. It's no secret that I love SRM's Bible journaling stamps. However, I usually use them in my Bible, and only occasionally on cards. I thought it would be fun to try something different with my stamps, so today I have a Bible Journaling Stamp layout to share with you. 


I saw this "Every good and perfect gift" stamp from the new Bible Journaling Bible Margins Rejoice stamp set, and knew it would work beautifully on a layout. 


I used ColorIn Watercolor pencils to color in the stamp in colors that coordinated with my matching paper. Placing the stamped image in between two photos really makes it pop as a focal point. 


I'm super happy that I stepped outside my comfort zone and tried SRM's Bible Journaling stamps on something besides my Bible. Have you ever used SRM's Bible journaling stamps on a layout?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring/Love Layout by Giorgia


Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here.
Today I am here to show you a spring layout (we are still in winter days but I really needed to think about sunny and warm day, since here it is rainy and foggy!)  

So I printed this picture of me and hubby last year on holiday in beautiful Tuscany and created a colorful springy layout.  As background I used a photographic paper and I decorated the layout with many SRM Stickers!


I adhered strips of different colors to the background paper. I used many types of FreeStyle stickers, then I added the picture and decorated it. I also used the lovely quote from Say It With Stickers/Outdoors sheet.

Some stickers are adhered directly on the paper, some others are adhered on white cardstock and fussy cut.  For some of them I used foam tape to make them pop.



I also used some stickers to create my title "wonderful vacation". I added sequins to  little extra sparkle (you know, I love sequins!)



I hope you liked my layout and wish you a good day. 

Until next time,
ciao, Giorgia

SRM products used 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lucky Cards by Shelly



Hey ya'll! Shelly, here.
Today I'm swinging in to share a couple of fun and luckycards with you! 


I started with my background, which I used a clover stamp with and spritzed it with water and then stamped it on my card base. After I let it dry. I then used some gold glitter cardstock for my rainbows and some gold sequins for 'gold'. 




I added some foam tape on the back of my rainbows before adding them to my cards. Then glued on my gold sequins for a 'pot of gold' at the end of the rainbow. Lastly, some washi tape with a sticker sentiment on it and then some green twine. Fun and easy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers supplies:


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Vinyl Valentine by Tobi

Hello!  Susan here to wish you a Happy Valentine's day and to thank all of our wonderful design team members for creating so many fabulous Valentine's projects.  Hope they have inspired you! 

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Hi there! Tobi here today sharing a valentine idea using one of SRM's most versatile products: vinyl! It's not just great for home decor, it's fabulous for cardmaking too! 


Once you cut out the shapes you want, think of the vinyl as a read-to-go sticker! Transfer tape (the red grid) makes it easy to transfer your design to your project without worry!


I chose to mount my vinyl to vellum to create a quasi-window card. You have to rub the vinyl into the paper and carefully lift the transfer tape to reveal the design!



And here's a look at the card with a little light streaming through the vellum... Pretty, right? 


Thanks for stopping by! 



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Reckless Love by Jenn


Hello lovelies, Jenn here! February is a month where we focus on love...the love we have for one another and the love our heavenly Father has for us. I was recently listening to a beautiful worship song called "Reckless Love" and the words sunk deep into my heart, and I knew instantly I needed to document this in my journaling Bible.

I used a new to me technique using paper heart doilies, and gelatos. I used a little washi tape to help hold the doilie in place while I used my finger to rub the gelato color into the paper and over the grooves of the doilie. I will warn you be super careful with how hard you rub the doilie I rubbed a little too hard and tore mine. To make the gelato a little more permanent and a little less likely to move around the page I spritzed it with water and left it to dry. I love the subtle look of the texture on the background of the page. I pulled out my Daily Devotion bible journaling stamps and stamped a few words and added a few simple wordfetti stickers. I wanted a few more visiable hearts on the page ...I used the Stickers by the dozen Valentine hearts and a strip of the I love you phrase under my marked verse.




Luke15:4-7 MSG "Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nee in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across you shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, 'Celebrate with me! I've found my lost sheep!' Count on it- there's more joy in heaven over on sinner's rescued life than over ninety-nee good people in no need of rescue."

Our heavenly Father loves you and I so much and He is willing to do anything to save us! He is love, and it boggles my brain. I love the lyrics to the song "Reckless love"... "it chases me down, fights till I'm found, leaves the ninety-nine. I couldn't earn it, I don't deserve it, still you give yourself away. oh the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God." I pray that love envelopes you and fills you with awe and amazement. As you go through the month and even the year I hope you abide, walk, and dwell daily in God's wild love!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Plan With Me by Angie


Hello friends!! Angie here with you today!  I hope your new year is off to a great start!  

Speaking of starts, have you gotten your planner for the year organized and ready to go? Making your planner pretty yet functional doesn't have to be difficult.  Today I'm sharing how I'm organizing my 2018 planner showing you my January pages.

 I'm using a small planner from Michael's this year and I don't have a lot of time to spend on decorating. If you want quick and simple but beautiful planner pages, try SRM's amazing planner stamps. 

I used the seasonal plans stamps for my pages. I love that this stamp set has all the months of the year and little icons that represent each month. 



 SRM also has amazing clear stickers that can be used in your planner. I used the winter sentiment stickers and the year of memories stickers. Some of these stickers come in long strips but don't be afraid to cut them down to make them fit your planner pages.



The small calendar numbers are awesome for numbering your days in your planner. They are just the perfect size! 


I hope you will give these amazing products a try for your next planning session!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine Treat Boxes by Tangii


Hello, Tangii here.  For today's project, I've whipped up a couple of Valentine Treat boxes using the Small Clear Tote, the Clear Triangle BoxBIG Hello stamps, some Valentine stickers, Twine and Lace.


I used the Valentines Stickers by the DozenValentines We've Got Your Border sheets.  The border stickers are great for wrapping around the clear boxes!


The tags were in my scrap stash and I just stamped the sentiments from BIG Hello set, added a splash of lace, a button and some twine... Voila!!


Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Share the Love by Jenn


Hi ya friends, Jenn here! I am going to give you a few fun ideas for your childrens Valentines day cards. These are really quick easy ideas you can whip up and they will look super adorable. Everyone loves the handmade touch! These fun Valentines are a sure way to light up little faces...so lets get started!


Card idea #1: This card I stared with a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.5 inches by 5. I then cut two 1inch slits at the bottom so once completed you can weave the sucker stick between the slits. I simply handlettered a few words and used some adorable stickers from the Stickers by the Dozen set.


Card idea #2: Using a fun colored cardstock I hand drew a simple butterfly wing shape and cut it out. Then I added some fun stickers and a little Valentines message. I cut two slits in the center of the wing shape in order to slide my sucker in. 


Card idea #3: I cut a 3 inch circle out of cardstock paper and punched holes at the bottom and top to slide the sucker stick through. I added a little Valentine sentiment and a couple cute stickers. 


I really love how these turned out and had so much fun making them. My kids loved watching and helping me add the stickers and sliding the suckers into place. This would be such a fun activity to do with your kids. When it comes time to hand out these handmade cards they will be beaming with pride and those sweet ones who receive them will be thrilled! Enjoy your Valentines holiday with those you love. See you next time!


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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Trio of Valentine Cards by Shanna


Hello SRM friends!!  Shanna here again with some fun new cards using a few of the adorable stickers SRM has available for Valentine's Day!  Perfect to give to a few special somebodies in your life!!  
Hope you enjoy!


Here are the 2 sheets I chose to use that helped make all 3 cards!

Supplies Used:
SRM Red jute twine
Candy Apple Distress ink
Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink
Pink Shimmer Spray


...and here they are!!


This is a standard A2 card base in white, double matted and spritzed with shimmery pink color spray, the sentiment was popped up with pop dots on an additional piece of white cardstock.  I love the sparkle the shimmer mist provides as a backdrop! The treat bag was great envelope for gifting this card..I love using non-traditional envies for my cards, I added the doily last minute, it fit perfect!!


This mini card is 2x3 in size, with distress inks smoothed in a watercolor background.  Absolutely one of my favorite techniques and super easy! Adding the age-old sentiment "Be My Valentine" was a no-brainer!!  A few heart sequins added the perfect touch! Loving the lacy linen bag as my envelope...it even has a little room left for some sweet treats!

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Lastly, a 3x3 card that slid perfectly into this linen dotted bag!  Another dose of ink smooshing worked great to frame up the fun heart in the middle.  The border stickers are a fun way to frame up a small project as well!  The polka dot bag was a great match for an envelope, I can slide in some sweet treats or even a gift card if I wanted to!  


Here are all the cards ready to give to a special Valentine!

What type of cards or gifts are you making for YOUR Valentine this year??  

Until next time...