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Friday, January 29, 2010

Orange Eye Candy + A Weekend Challenge!


Hi there! I hope your Friday is moving along well and you find some creative time this weekend. As I've mentioned all week, our first Guest Designer, the super-talented Tanis Giesbrecht, is here today to share some SRM Sticker love.



I've worked with Tanis for a few years now and I'm proud to call her my friend. She's an incredible card maker -- she's a Caardvarks Crew Member, Salt Faith Designer, and Unity Stamp Co. Illustrator. Her talent runs deep, my friends, deep! You can view more of her work at her blog, Paper Canvas.

I asked Tanis to create a few cards with the color orange as her focus. Although I never wear orange, or buy decorative items in orange, for some reason I *love* crafting with it. Tanis said that she feels the same way, it's her favorite crafty color, too! Here's what she has for us today;




I love how she used 4 different SRM Stickers in a grid pattern for this card. It's neat and organized, and she let the stickers serve as her focal points.




Using one of our long stickers as a band across the whole card was a brilliant idea. So pretty, too!

Thank you so much, Tanis. You work has always inspired me and many others. You can see more SRM Sticker cards by Tanis when we sponsor a Caardvarks challenge on February 20th. In fact, the Caardvarks Crew will showcase a full gallery dedicated to SRM Sticker creations!

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Now, about that challenge. :) You are challenged to create a scrapbook page, altered item, card (whatever you like!), using the color orange. And...be sure to use stickers! They don't have to SRM Stickers. Strut your stuff, get crafty, and link up your entry via Mr. Linky below. I'll announce our challenge winner on Tuesday. Have your entry linked by Sunday night at Midnight, PST.

Mr. Linky is pretty easy to use. Enter your name then the url address of your blog post which features your entry. Be sure to link us to your blog post and not your main blog address. Have fun, can't wait to see what you have in store!


jenyfur





Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mini Cards!


It was so much fun to wheel my scrap bucket up to my craft table, grab bitty pieces of my favorite patterns along with a few SRM Sticker sheets, and go to town. As I mentioned before, I use minis quite often, when sending RAKs (and prizes!). My mini cards never gather dust.

First up is a Valentine. I used a Cuttlebug postage stamp die along and a coordinating mini embossing folder. I sanded the image to pop it. I used only the "& Kisses" part of my greeting sticker since the 'love' part is in my focal point.




Here's a little thank you card. I have gobs of these Hero Arts patterned flowers and put them to use on this card. I used rounded gemstones to cover the holes that my border punch created.




I just want to say that I *love* my punches. I punched 3 circles from patterned Cosmo Cricket paper, misted and crumpled them, adhered them together, then placed a button on top. A "Merci" SRM Sticker finished it off!




I love orange for babies... I grabbed my circle and scalloped punches for this one, it was a snap. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more orange creations by our first Guest Designer, the divine...
Tanis Giesbrecht




This is the owl card you see in the banner. I stamped the owl (Hero Arts), colored the image with Copic Markers, and trimmed it. The owl is so colorful and bold that a simple sticker greeting was all it needed.




I hope you've enjoyed the blog this week. Join us tomorrow as we wrap up the week with creations by Tanis! Are you feeling inspired? Are you seeing your stickers in a new light? How does a weekend challenge sound? Check back tomorrow for the details!


jenyfur


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Wednesday!


I'm sharing a few cards using one of my all-time favorite lines by Cosmo Cricket (a dear friend of SRM Stickers!). The large {hello} sticker, from our Quick Cards line, just pops off the vibrant patterned paper. I layered various patterns and used my Making Memories Slice machine to create a label to showcase the chipboard teacup. I used small blue crystals as the steam!




You can't even tell where the stickers start and end. They are crystal clear.




Ingredients:

"Quick Cards; Hello"




"Thinking of you"




Do you have your Design Team application to us yet? Get to it! :) Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a mess of minis. Mini cards are so fun to make, and a great way to put those little scraps to use. And, when you use SRM Sticker sentiments on them, they couldn't get any easier.

See you tomorrow! Don't forget -- on Friday I'll be showcasing our first Guest Designer. I tasked this talented designer to create using orange as the prominent color. Just so happens, it's her favorite color! Can't wait to see what she has in store for us...


jenyfur

Tuesday, January 26, 2010



More Love...


Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I have a few cards for you today, using our "Love" set of sentiment stickers, once again. The print on the stickers is dark and clear, even on patterned paper. Love that. I also love that after fussing and fussing over a card (like trying to tie a perfect bow!), my greeting is ready for me, and it always comes out perfectly.







Ingredients:
"Love"




I want to let you know that our monthly challenges begin February 1st. You'll be challenged to create a scrapbook page, card, altered item, whatever you like, using a certain technique or theme. We have gobs of prizes to give away and we can't wait to see what you can do with stickers! And, did I mention that our Guest Designers will be chosen from the challenge entries? Yep! Can't wait...

See you again tomorrow with more sticker stuff. :)


jenyfur

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Your Day!




Welcome back to SRM Stickers! We're geared up for another week of projects. You'll want to stay close, there's a lot to see! We have a Guest Designer lined up for Friday - woot! Applications for our new Design Team are rolling in -- thank you to those who have applied! Remember, you have until February 8th to apply. Click HERE to read about the Call.

As promised, I have winners today! The following people have won sticker packages by commenting on our Welcome post and following our blog...

Sew-Ink
Deirdre
Andrea Amu


And the winner of our "Love" collection of stickers is...

MustangKayla

Congrats, ladies! Please email me with your postal addresses (email address is on the sidebar)!

About today's card... This one was quite fun to make because I worked with a few elements that I don't often play with; cork and acetate. I adhered the "It's your day to shine" sticker to white textured cardstock then trimmed the words I wanted to use. I'll use the remaining "shine" sticker for another card.



Ingredients:
"Thinking of You"




Be sure to come back tomorrow for more eye candy! And if you're not a follower already, you might want to be...you never know when your name might show up as a random prize package winner!


jenyfur



Friday, January 22, 2010

All you need is love


Hello! Are you feeling the love of Valentine's Day rapidly approaching? I am. That may be because I'm knee deep in helping my little girls create their handmade Valentines, one of our favorite projects of the year. Of course we're using SRM Stickers and I'll show you what we're doing next week. For today, I have Valentine cards to show you. I'm going to try to keep the pink to a minimum going forward, but indulge me for a bit, it's my favorite color. :)

I always try to embellish my envelopes when I'm giving or sending a greeting card. I put just a little somethin' in the lower left hand corner. Stickers from SRM's "Love" set are just perfect for this, as well as for my card sentiment!




I purchased these card bases and coordinating envies in bulk at my local craft store. The phrase, "Thank You" is written in the bottom right hand corner which doesn't work for me, so I simply covered the bottom section with a strip of patterned paper.




Ingredients:
"Love"




If you'd like your own set of "Love" stickers to jump start your Valentines, just leave a comment on this post by Sunday night, January 24th. I'll choose a random winner to receive this set, and post them on Monday along with a new project.

Have a great weekend! If you do something crafty with SRM Stickers this weekend, why not shoot us and email and tell us about it? Send some photographs of your project...you may see yourself featured here, on the SRM-Stickers blog! Email us at srmstickers.yahoo.com

Also, you still have time to enter our prize give-a-way by commenting on Monday's Post and 'following' our blog!


jenyfur

Thursday, January 21, 2010

{Congrats}


Happy Thursday! Welcome back to the SRM-Stickers blog for another project! Have you read about our Design Team Call, which was posted yesterday? Also, our first prize package give-a-way post can be found by clicking HERE. Be sure comment and join as a 'follower' to be in the running!

Today's feature is a black and cream card, one of my favorite color combinations. I love using grid or lined paper as a backdrop for sentiment stickers. Lining up your greeting is a breeze!





Ingredients:
"Congrats"




I'll be back tomorrow to wrap up our first week. I have something special so be sure to drop by!


jenyfur

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Design Team Call!


SRM Stickers, a leading scrapbook and card making sticker manufacturer is hosting their first ever Design Team Call! If you love working with stickers, keep reading because we may love working with you! We're looking for several card makers as well as layout team members and altered artists to join our growing Team as we head into 2010 on a mission to dazzle, inspire and create. You're a perfect fit if you love stickers, blogging, and inspiring others through your work. Now for the details...


Design Team Requirements

You will be required to submit 2 assigned projects per month using SRM Stickers to the Communications Director.

You will be responsible for a pictorial using SRM Stickers every other month which will be showcased here, on the SRM Stickers blog.

You will be asked to remain active at the SRM Stickers blog as well as the Private Design Team Member blog.

You will be asked to participate in special events such as blog hops and challenges.
Your term will be for the period of one year.


The Perks

You will be provided with ample product to create your samples.

You will be provided with a SRM Stickers Design Team Badge to proudly display on your blog.

You will be designing for a manufacturer and your photograph/bio will appear at the SRM Stickers Manufacturing Blog.

Your work will also be showcased in the idea gallery at the SRM Stickers website.
You may be offered additional design team work for special shows, promotions, or publication materials, and compensated for such assignments.

As part of our strong relationships with other manufacturers in the industry, from time to time you will receive product to complement SRM Stickers, and to use for your samples.


Apply Now!

If this sounds like just the opportunity you've been seeking, please email us at srmstickers@yahoo.com ("DT Application" in the subject line) with the following;

-- your name
-- your email address
-- your blog address
-- your current design teams
-- your past design teams
-- a sample of a project, new or old, that showcases what you can do with stickers


Deadline

Please have your applications into our inbox by February 8th at Midnight, PST. New Design Team members will be chosen and notified by February 11th then revealed at srm-stickers.blogspot.com on February 15th. Our new Design Team Members will be part of a growing company intent on making a splash in the online scrapbooking community and as such, we are asking that only those with active blogs please apply. No prior Design Team experience is required and international applicants are welcome.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just a Note

Welcome back! I have a few projects for ya today, I hope you enjoy. One of my favorite SRM Sticker sets is "Thinking of You". I love this set because it's extremely versatile, and the phrases are so uplifting and happy. They make me smile. :) I used the "just a note" sentiment a few ways, let me show you...

First up are a few notecards. They aren't exactly mini-cards, but they're not full sized cards either. I make a lot of this size, approximately 4x4", give or take a half inch. I use them when I'm sending packages to friends or to my scrappy sisters, and about once per week, I put one in my 7 year old daughter's lunchbox. She loves it when I do...she has kept all of her lunchbox 'love notes' for the past two years!



I used October Afternoon's "Road Trip" line for all of my projects today. The collection contains cardstock labels that work perfectly in showcasing my SRM Sticker sentiments.



A few days ago, when my girls and I were on our weekly trip to the dollar store to search for alterable treasures, I came across these tall notepads. They measure 3 x 7.5". Four pads for a dollar - can't beat that!



I created a cover for them but cutting a piece of double-sided, heavy-weight patterned paper to 6.25 x 7.5" then scoring it at 3" and again just a smidge over, to accommodate the thickness of the notepad. I attached the notepad to the back cover, folded over the front cover, and embellished. Once again, I used my trusty "just a note" sticker, layered onto a label.



The apple was cut from my Slice Machine, I added a few gemstones, and called it done. This is a perfect project for mass-producing, it's so quick & easy!






Ingredients:
"Thinking of You"




As promised, our Design Team Call posts at Midnight tonight! I hope you'll stop by and consider applying. If you don't already use SRM Stickers, you will LOVE them! Be sure to read yesterday's post, comment, and "follow" our blog to be in the running for our first prize give-a-way. See you tomorrow!


jenyfur

Friday, January 15, 2010


thank you, thank you, thank you

Rubber stamping and coloring are a passion of mine. It takes a lot of time but I love the effect. After spending a fair amount of time stamping and coloring, it's nice to grab a quick & easy sticker to use as my greeting.



Hello and Welcome!


...to SRM Stickers' brand new blog!

We are a leading sticker manufacturer for scrapbooking and card making. Our products can be found in scrapbook stores all around the country. Join us as we begin down the blogging path -- we'll be showing you creative ways to use stickers, every single weekday! You'll also be treated to tutorials and classes, challenges, prize winning opportunities, blog hops, release parties...we have so much in store!

You'll also want to keep an eye out for our first ever Design Team Call, which will publish on Wednesday. We'll be choosing several paper artists to join our Team. If you love working with stickers, you could be one our new Design Team Members!

So...how about a project using SRM Stickers?





These adorable baby cards were a breeze to assemble when the sentiment is as cute as it is! One thing I love about using stickers for card sentiments is that placement always ends up perfect! No fussing with a stamp positioner, or hoping a rubon transfers well...just place a super clear SRM Sticker exactly where you want it.





Ingredients:
"Baby Girl" Quick Cards Stickers




To celebrate our first blog post, we will give away a collection of our newest release, which includes the set you see above! Just leave a comment on this post, join us as a follower, and we'll choose three random followers to receive our first prize package give-a-way. And remember, we're posting every weekday so make us a regular blog stop!

Good luck! We'll choose winners and post them on Monday, January 25th. See you tomorrow with another SRM Stickers card and then on Wednesday with our Design Team Call post!

jenyfur

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2012 SRM Stickers Design Team


2012 SRM Stickers Design Team

 

Shannon Morgan
http://designsofapaddymack.typepad.com/my_weblog/



Shantaie Fowler
http://www.inkingpink.com



Tenia Nelson
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com



Tracey Taylor
http://www.tailoredpages.blogspot.com



Valerie Mangan
http://www.paperandcookies.blogspot.com



Aimee Kidd
http://www.aimeekidd.blogspot.com



Amy Duff
http://www.papertrailsleaver.blogspot.com



Carolyn King
http://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com



Christine Ousley
http://www.christineousley.typepad.com



Clare Buswell
http://clare-buswell.blogspot.com/



Corrie Jones
http://www.corejones.blogspot.com



Jamie Cripps
http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com



Jan Tatomir
http://www.jantatomir.blogspot.com



Liz Weber
http://cardcreationsbylizweber.blogspot.com.au/



Michelle Bertuzzi
http://jirokenscrapbookcorner.blogspot.com



2011 SRM Stickers Design Team







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2010 SRM Stickers Design Team


























 
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