Friday, July 21, 2017

Mixed Media Tags by Tobi


Hello!  Tobi here today.  I love to play with lots of different mediums and styles - it keeps this hobby of mine (which I have done for over 11 years now) fresh, new, and interesting. 

Today I am sharing some tags made with extra paint from a painting project. 


I have recently started experimenting with Acrylic Pouring and the paint that drips off the side of the canvas is just too gorgeous to throw away!!! 

Here's my painting: 


And here's the pool of paint that ran off the side. I simply dragged some tags through the paint and I had some lovely backgrounds ready to go! 


Some simple, yet striking die cuts paired with a versatile SRM sticker sentiment was all it took to dress these tags up. 


I love how a clear sticker adds just the right touch! 



Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS Card Set by Melanie


Hello! Melanie here today to share a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) card set that I put together.


For this project, I challenged myself to using: 10 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of SRM stickers, and a variety of die-cuts and ribbon in my stash bowl.



Knowing that the majority of these cards would be used for mailing purposes, I kept them (mostly) flat. To add texture, I using embossing templates with my die cutting machine. 

I kept the designs fairly similar to keep the process streamlined. The first step was to cut the mats and layering pieces for each card. Then I ran the top layering pieces through the embossing. Next, I matched up the stickers, die-cuts, and ribbons. After adhering the pieces together for each card, I snapped this photo to show the simple and similar designs:



Then I adhered the card faces to the card bases and am so thrilled to have 20 cards ready to go! Here are a few of them close up:





My mom has a birthday this month. She loves getting handmade cards as a gift (she writes several letters and notes each month). I tucked a set of cards into one of the SRM white glassine bags, along with envelopes, stamps, and a writing pen. Then I decorated the bag a bit for fun.




Working this way was a good process for me. I could work in steps and bits of time here or there. Clean and Simple works really well for me :) Enjoy your day!

SRM Products Used:
Sticker Stitches
Sentiment/Thinking of You
Glassine Bags
Gold Doily

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hello by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing a fun and sweet card with you!


I started with my card base, which I made longer than the standard size (to be sure my sentiment piece would fit). After, I stamped on my cacti in greens and added a flower to my little one, then some faces. 


Once done I added my sentiment sticker to a piece of kraft cardstock and added it to my card. To finish things off, I added a touch of jute twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Jute Twine

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

S'mores Tubes by Shantaie


Good morning!  Shantaie here with a fun summer treat. 


S'mores are loved by all, and what could be better than a tube of s'mores to go? A shot of chocolate, marshmallow, and crispy sweet graham crackers...yummy!!!



I filled each tube with a little of each ingredient and topped it off with a tag stamped with arrows from the bible background stamp set and a paper pieced campfire, and a little banner of 




To make your own, just fill with a few graham bears, mini marshmallows, and two mini chocolate bars. Munch on them as a snack to go, or melt for a little s'mores gooey goodness!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Rejoice Together by Michele

  
Good morning! Michele here with a card that uses SRM's Heaven & Earth stamp set.  I stamped the clouds, mountains, and sentiment in Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I filled in the mountain tops using a Reminisce white gel pen.  With colored pencils I gave the clouds and mountains color. 


I wanted the sun to peek out from under the clouds, so I drew my own in.  I adhered a gold together sticker. under the word rejoice.  I tied twine to the top and glued a small gold heart to its center.   


Thank you so much for popping by today!!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Watercolor Planner Page by Christine


Hi there SRM Fans!  Christine joining you today with an agenda page from my July Planner!  I love to use my planner to play with techniques before I dive into them on other paper crafts and this page is the perfect example of that!


I wanted to play with a marbled watercolored look and so I did just that!  But I also did some filling in with watercolors and drawing.  I combined a traditional watercolor set, Watercolor Twist Pencils and a blending marker to achieve the look I wanted. 
Here's a video to show you my process:


I always like to have something with the whole month in my spreads so it that it's easy to look at dates without having to flip thru. The Mini Decorative Calendar sticker was perfect for that.  Doesn't it look pretty up against that marbled background too???


Being on a weight loss and fitness journey, the Clear Planner Stamp/Healthy Plans has a whole new level of usefulness for my planner. I love these fun little words to add inspiration to my page! I also used the Clear Stamp/Planner Banner set to add to my To Do List.


Be sure to check out the newest release in the planner stamp section of the store....there's so many great new options!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memory Verse Card Holder and Video by Karen


Hello!  Karen here today to share a project I made for my daughter. 


Memorizing scripture is important in our home. To keep track of the verses we've memorized this summer, I created a magnetic holder using a small clear box from SRM. It's a perfect size for holding 3x4 cards. It was super easy to create with some scrap paper and SRM's faith stamps and stickers.


For the step-by-step process, check out the video below.


For this project I used:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

God is Good by Shannon


Good morning dear readers, Shannon here sharing some bible journaling with you!  The focus of this entry with the reflections I was working on was centered on Joseph, it was his Feast Day. I don't think Joseph gets enough credit..he kind of had a ton of stuff thrown at him abruptly; he chose to take this stuff and run with it even though he had questions and doubts. I am sure he felt pressure to care for Mary and Jesus to the best of his ability, much like a modern husband and father does today. 

I documented a simple prayer, and used SRM stickers to help me with this. I used a sticker with vellum to create a tab, I need to make more tabs! You will also find sticker stitches on this page...I think you could look at 95% of my projects and find sticker stitches on them. There's also water color pencils and some awesome pens on this entry. 


Thank you for letting me share! Have a great day! 

SRM Products used: 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bible Journaling The Lord's Prayer by Karen



It's often difficult to know the exact words to pray. In Matthew 6, Jesus gives us some advice.

"And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray then like this..." Here then Jesus introduces the Lord's Prayer. (Matthew 6:7-15) 

This summer, my daughter and I will be spending some time learning more about the Lord's Prayer and the meanings of the words. The Big Trinity stamp set from SRM is perfect for our summer devotions. We've started with the introduction. "Our Father in Heaven..." With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that will all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father. (explanation from Luther's Small Catechism)

For the background of this page, I used acylic paints and applied them lightly with a sponge. After drying I stamped the words, crosses, border dots, and heart. I used a white pen to highlight the stamps and help them stand out more on my page. 


For this page I used:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Open My Eyes, Bible Journaling by Shannon


 Good morning, Shannon here sharing some bible journaling with you.

The message is actually from one of the songs we hear sometimes at mass. It tied in perfectly with the reflections I'm working through. Yes, that says March. I'm not good at the whole timely thing.

My go to in my bible journaling journey is SRM, I find myself reaching for all of the great stuff available time and time again. 

Take a look at the entry and you'll see: Watercolor Twist Pencils,  Watercolor Pencils 12 Piece Set, Gel Reminisce Pens/White and a black Le Pen


Here's a close up on that owl, you can see the cool layers the watercolors create with their different mediums: 


Thank you for letting me share! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Love One Another by Michele


Hey there crafty friends!  Michele here with a card today that uses a sentiment that truly speaks to me.  With all of the craziness in the world, I think loving one another seems a simple solution. ( I wish it were that easy!)
So here I am spreading the love to you my crafty friends!
I used SRM's Appropriately named, Love One Another set over a Smooshed water colored background. 


I stamped the little heart, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it.  I gave it a layer of glossy accents. Once it was dry, I added a few details using the Reminisce Gel Pen. I popped up the heart with crafty foam tape and adhered a few enamel dots and pink twine to finish off the card. 


Now go spread joy and kindness.... and love one another!! :)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baby Calendar by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing a sweet baby calendar with you. 


I thought this would be fun gift to give to someone who is expecting...they can completely customize it to their liking. :)

I simply only added a 'cover' to the front of the calendar,which I used some patterned paper and kraft cardstock for a mat. For the back of the calendar I just added kraft cardstock only. 

To tie things together for a gift, I added a little strip of kraft cardstock around my calendar and then added a couple doilies with a baby sticker in the middle. I also I added all the cardstock stickers pieces/etc. into a larger glassine bag and slipped it underneath the doilies and kraft strip. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers products:


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mint, Black & Gold Favor Bags by Shantaie


Greeting from Shantaie!  I know it's not red, white and blue but I've got something fun to share with you today. 


Hi party people! I love these patterned bags for favors, especially when you can add another dimension to the overall theme. In this case I have a black, mint and gold event. I love the contrast between gold shimmer and the natural feel of jute twine, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll ;)


To make this favor bag, I added a banner of floral print, and gold foil layered under a trio of stars. To the largest star I added a thinking of you sticker, and wrapped the top with jute twine in mint. A sprinkling of gold sequins finish the bag. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Water Balloon Kit by Samantha



Hello! Samantha here with you today to share a fun summer gift. Today I'm using some SRM stickers and a pillow box to create a water balloon kit. 


For the container I used a Large Clear Pillow Box. This size will hold a full package of water balloons and one of the nozzles that you can use to fill water balloons. 


 I used a combination of the Live Life Calendar Year and We've Got Your Border Bright stickers to decorate the container and make it bright and summery. 

In our house summer means water balloon games so these kits will make a fun surprise for my kids...but I also think they'd make a great little gift for the kid at heart. 


Thanks for joining me today!  
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Crafting with Kids - Personalizing with Vinyl - by Karen


This is a super fun craft that's very easy to do and a great craft for these summer days. If you have a craft-loving kid at home, they will enjoy adding their own personal touches to this personalized door sign.
I designed and sized my daughter's name using my electronic cutter and software. I then cut her name (and her friend's name, too) out of vinyl (color won't matter - I used basic black) and weeded out the extra.


For the next step, I prepped small 6x6 canvases and then applied the vinyl letters. For best results, make sure the vinyl is really secure to the canvas, especially around the edges.


Next is the fun part for the kids! Set them up with paints (we used acrylics), and let them paint all over the canvas. When they are done painting, carefully remove the vinyl lettering.


If your kiddos still want more, bring out the glitter, sequins, gems, stickers and whatever other crafty bits you can find and let them bling out their door signs. Here is my daughter's finished project.


Add a ribbon to the back and it's ready for hanging.

For this project I used:
SRM Vinyl | 6x6 Canvas | Acrylic paints and various accessories for decorating

Thursday, June 29, 2017

4th of July Decor by Melanie


Yay! It is summertime here in the USA and our country's birthday is just around the corner. Melanie here today to share a project I made to add a festive touch to our house. I had a block of wood painted red left over from my daughter's graduation party. Since it was the perfect color for the 4th of July I decided to decorate it with SRM products :) 4th of July stickers galore are available from SRM. I added burlap, twine, and jute to give some texture to the project.


I began by wrapping different border stickers around the block. Then I added in shape and word stickers.
In the lower half of the block, I wrapped burlap around the block. Then I adhered the tag shape sticker on top and finished it off with some twine and jute.


I love the festive look this adds to our home as we prepare to celebrate our country.

SRM Products used: