Friday, May 6, 2016

Flicker Friday - Planner by Yvonne Yam

Recently we had a guest design visit from Yvonne Yam who is such a talent.  We were fortunate to have her on our design team and she continues to use her SRM on a regular basis in her mixed media projects, her layouts and now in her planner. 

For today's Flickr Friday, we check out another post to her planner.  

Yvonne loves stickers and uses them liberally throughout her planner.  I spy the Calendar Companion, Year of Memories 2016, We've Got Your Border Birthday, Birthday Stickers by the Dozen and Cooking FreeStyle.  

And here's a closeup of some planner art that Yvonne includes each month.  Her planner is a combination of a planner, a journal and her passion for mixed media.

Thanks for joining us today!  If you would like to be featured on the SRM Blog's Flickr Friday, simply post a project using SRM products to our Flickr and you may be featured!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I Chose You - Bible Journaling by Shannon

Good morning! I hope this post finds you well.  It's me Shannon sharing another bible journaling journey with you. Something I want to point out to you as you'll probably be seeing more and more bible inspired posts here at SRM, there is no wrong or right way to begin. You may feel intimidated or overwhelmed, maybe you don't know where to begin? It all starts with a single step, like any journey. 

My first entry in my bible looks nothing like the one you'll see in this post, I was terrified that I would ruin it, but friends, you can't ruin something that you're on out of pure inspiration. Some of your entries will be simple, some of them will be complex. You are going to find that every entry will be driven by a different reason each time. 

I used SRM Little Borders (in Black and White)Clear Stamps in Words of FaithLe Pens and Sticker Stitches as I worked on my page.

Here is a close up of some of the detail in the stamps that I used to stamp inside the hearts:

As you do your Bible Journaling, do not force yourself to journal, if you're not feeling it, walk away and come back to it, this isn't any kind of contest, this is your personal spiritual journey, or your personal time to get to know God better.  Here are the SRM products that I used on this page.  Look closely and you will see how each of these stamps, stickers and pens have been woven together to create my page.

I can't tell you enough how SRM has so many options for you to make your bible journaling pages spectacular....and I am sure you can look forward to many new exciting options in the future! I hope that you will share your Bible Jounaling using SRM products on our Flickr. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thank You Annette!!

Today we are celebrating an end and a beginning!  Sad to let you know that Annette Allen, who has been on our team for the past 2 years, is moving on to new adventures.  But she assures me that she will continue to use and love her SRM!  So I will be featuring her in our Flickr Fridays from time to time or maybe even as a guest designer. :)

I have loved working with Annette.  She is so talented and such a wonderful person… so energetic and can do.  We have been blessed to have her with us. 

Here's a card from Annette that's all about celebration and she's used a SRM Doily as the base for her stamped creations.  If you look closely at Annette's work, you will often find one of her favorite SRM products. 

Thank you Annette!  
We love you and know that we will be seeing you soon! 


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spring Gardening Mason Jar by Juliana

Hello all! Juliana here with you today to share a spring themed project using the new SRM Stickers Patterned Vinyl. I used three of the new colors to create a trio of Spring Gardening Mason Jar Gifts. These would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day and they are really quite easy to create.

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut a butterfly from each of the different vinyl colors and then adhered it to the front of the jar. 

Next, I tied a small metal garden charm to the top of the jar using a piece of burlap ribbon.

To attach the silk flower to the lid, I carefully poked a hole in the top of the lid.  I then cut off the stem, leaving about a 1/2 inch and stuck the flower into the hole.

To add to the gift, I filled each jar with several packets of seeds in a variety of flowers and herbs.

And here are closeups of the 3 different jar I created.  

I think this would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift and it would certainly be perfect for all the gardeners out there!


Monday, May 2, 2016

Faith ● Hope ● Love Bible Journaling by Shannon

Good morning, Shannon here, sharing some bible journaling with you today. SRM has some great products for documenting your faith. There's stickers, stamps and pens, just to name a few. I'm sharing a page I created using some watercolors, markers, a LePen and SRM stamps. 

I repeated the cross symbol you see here, to build up the verse I was concentrating on. I am trying to catch up to the current date, but as with all things, I am not perfect, and I have to remember there is no wrong or right way to journal in my bible. 

SRM has an excellent stamp set for this very thing. The stamp set is called "Words of Faith", it's your favorite things about SRM Stickers in the form of a stamp! You can see the crosses, which is one of images available on the sheet and you can also see the words at the top (faith●hope●love●faith) as well. I shadow stamped the words with a watery red, this gave some depth and dimension to the page.  

I used a black Le Pen to outline the verse, add "stitches" and the date. You'll also see the book/chapter/verse documented with the black Le Pen as well. I used a thicker pen I had on hand to journal the words. I used a red Le Pen to fill in the heart. 

Here is a close up to the crosses, I used an ombre ink pad to stamp the crosses, I wanted it to fill airy and watery. When I begin my pages, I often never know where they will lead me, I definitely wanted it to lend to a dreamy, muted feel, yet have presence. 

One more quick close up of the stamps for you, SRM stamps are so amazing to work with, they leave clean, crisp images on your pages. 

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

Clearly the Best by Shantaie

Hello my crafty darlings, Shantaie here with a Mother's day (or anyday) gift idea for someone special in your life. I treasure so many of the Mother figures that have graced my life over the years, as well as countless dear friends that uplifted me in various ways so that I could be a better Mother to my girls (and all my many "adopted" teens over the years).  Motherhood and Mothering are lifelong jobs, so a sweet little gift seems in order don't you think? :)

I started with a clear purse box and added a gold dotty vellum panel in the back, I began layering with a 4" white doily and a floral frame. A little swirled circle, and a die cut flower sit just behind a floral printed paper flower, and those two ribbons creating the perfect place for the greeting using mothers day express yourself stickers.

I left this gift box empty to allow me to fill it later with a gift later, and to allow you to decide what you can fill yours with! Chocolate, gift cards, or a pretty bracelet are some of my favorites! ;) 

Thanks for dropping by!  Have a crafty day!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

God Is Love Bible Art by Tenia

Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs here and hope all is well!! I have been seriously getting into faux calligraphy, hand lettering and Bible verses!! I have a very fun Bible Art journaling page for y'all......CHECK IT!!!

This was a simple and fun page to create!! The SRM products that I used are shown below: Words of Faith stamp set (for the crosses and the mini sentiments of faith•hope•love•faith), the LePen Pens  and Sticker Stitches. 

The rest I created with Spectrum Aqua markers (I used these markers and smooshing technique for the background), I used some Tombow Brush markers for the hand lettering and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Delightful Daisy Gift Bag by Lesley

Hello crafty friends! Lesley here! Today I am sharing a Springy gift bag...just perfect for putting a small gift into!

I used some We've Got Your Border/Thank You stickers and one of SRM's Embossed 4x6 Kraft Bags!

My bag front measures 4" x 4" and the daisy was die cut using an older Sizzix die. I kept my design nice and simple, so that it could be used for a friend, colleague or even a family member!

Hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SRM Disney Gift Box by Angi

Hello again SRM fans! Angi from Twenty Five Smiles here! 
I've got a fun project for all of you Disney fans out there. 

The last time that I was at Disney World I bought a bunch of key chains in hopes of using them on craft projects. I finally came up with a fun idea. Here it is! It's a gift box designed to surprise the kiddos with a trip to Disney.

I layered the top of an SRM kraft box with lacea doily, and a scalloped punch piece. I then took off the metal key loop and adhered the Minnie shaped key chain on top.

I filled the box with candy and placed a message inside that reads -"Surprise! We are going to Disney!" Your kids can use the key chain on a backpack during your trip too!

I hope you liked my little gift idea. Be sure to check out all of the great products in the SRM Store!

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's In The Bag Pink Lemonade Sweets by Shantaie

Hi!  Shantaie here at SRM and today with a trio of sweet lemonade chevron embossed glassine bags for you! Filled with old fashioned lemon drops, these bags are a treat!

I cut layered lemon wedges with my Silhouette in shades that instantly bring to mind glasses of ice cold pink lemonade, and breezy sunny days! A confection of a tag and ticket cluster add a pop to the left corner and is made of the sweetest ingredients. A bakers twine bow ties up a bit of gold sequin trim and a flag showcasing a sticker sentiment from life is good and two rows of pastel borders .  

A floral pin, a wood tag, and a little ticket finish it up, and looks so happy on top of that glittery lemon!

I love the way glassine bags give you a little peek into what is inside, this one with a row of pink stitching and another border along the bottom is soft and sweet just like a frothy pink lemonade!