Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Easter Hybrid Project Life Layout by Shanna


Hello SRM friends, Shanna here today with a springtime Easter layout in anticipation of Easter 2018!   I am a Project Life/pocket page scrapbooker mainly, but here lately have been enjoying making hybrid layouts that combine a PL layout with a traditional 12x12 layout.  I am in love with the marriage of these two!  For me it's the best of both worlds, because sometimes there is a single picture or two that I really want to highlight, ESPECIALLY with holidays.  

I decided to "scrap ahead" and create a layout that will highlight this coming Easter's festivities.  I loved pulling all of the different elements together for these pages!  



 Here is a look at the traditional 12x12 scrapbook layout...I am really enjoying all of the layers! The doily added some visual contrast with all the squared edges going on in this layout as well.  Easy-peasy :)



For the traditional 12x12 layout I pulled stickers from the Year of Memories/2018 and Express Yourself/Easter stickers sets. 


I also used a mini calendar sticker and circled the date!  Such a fun way to journal the date!  I had fun creating bunny ears above my sticker sentiment with some pink jute twine that I unbraided for a single piece.  Hippity-Hop!


Next up, here is a closer look at the pocket page layout (Project Life format). I am a big matchy-matchy person....so the 2 layouts make my crafty heart happy! This layout pulls together the same sticker sets used in the traditional layout, so the coordinate perfectly!


I had a lot of fun embellishing the different cards..I discovered a new (at least to me!) technique to use my fabulous jute twine for....Rosettes!!!  All I did was spiral and twist a single strand of the jute around in a circle to make these whimsical little flowers!  


Here is a larger version of the jute rosette with a dainty yellow button for the center :) The Easter eggs sentiment comes from the Express Yourself/Easter stickers set as well! I also took a close up of the smaller one...I did a tighter spiral for the smaller ones, but the larger one lets the "ruffles" from unbraiding the jute totally shine! 


I also took a close up of the smaller one...I did a tighter spiral for the smaller ones, but the larger one lets the "ruffles" from unbraiding the jute totally shine! 


Another fun combo of  Express Yourself/Easter  and Year of Memories/2018 made for a quick and cute journaling card. A small piece of jute finished off this card nicely!



Supplies used:
Pink Jute Twine


Have you ever "scrapped ahead"?? 

Until next time...


Thursday, February 22, 2018

No Heat Foil Faith Cards by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing a set of foil faith cards with you. And did I mention, I used no heat and no fancy machine for the foiling!?! :)


I started with my stamps. I did some masking with the images and the rest I just stamped in black ink. Now for my images, I used a paintbrush with glue and 'painted' it on my images and then stamped it on my card with the sentiment piece. (Note: a stamping platform works great for this, so everything lines up.)


Once having my image stamped on my card, I cut a piece of foil to fit over it. Then pressed it down my my fingers and simply ran it through my die cutting machine. After, I peeled off the foil and....ta-da! A foiled image! 


To finish my cards off, I used a black pen and added a simple line around the card. I usually prefer my lines to be straight but I really liked the 'freehand' of a little bit straight and a little bit not so straight. ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers supplies:

Foil

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Light of the World by Christine


The new Bible Margins Stamps are so beautiful and just perfect for diving into your Bible Journaling!  Christine joining you today to show how I combined the Bible Margins stamps with a few more stamps in our line to create some colorful Bible Journaling!


I used Distress Oxides to create my background.  I like the milky look that they produce!  I just dabbed a sponge into the oxides and then spread them on my margin.  I dried between each layer so that they would maintain their own identity.  I then added my stamping - beginning with the Bible Margins - Light Set.


I used the cross from the Pray, Journal, Repeat Stamp Set as an accent around my Bible Verse.  I also drew a flourish to connect the top all the way to the bottom.  One of the things I enjoy most about this process is the freedom to experiment. 


I had not previously used my white gel pen to highlight around black drawing or journaling but this was a good time to try it out.  It changes the look a lot and was a nice way to soften everything up a bit!

Run on over to the SRM Store and grab these new stamps - they will be a great addition to your Bible Journaling Collection!

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! :)

SRM Products Used:

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!