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Friday, December 31, 2010

Designer Spotlights; Deana & Amy


Over the next several blog days, we'll be spotlighting our outgoing Design Team Members and showcasing some of their best SRM work. I hope you enjoy our feature and the truly inspirational paper crafts they created in 2010. You can click on their name to be taken to their blog.




Deana Boston
Susan and I had the pleasure of meeting Deana at CHA Chicago. Deana is a beautiful person inside and out, and her work for SRM Stickers was *gorgeous*. We love her style.




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Amy Heller
Amy proved her talent time and time again as she has become a well-published paper crafter. We are honored to have her on our Team and thrilled to see SRM Stickers in the pages of many print magazines, thanks to Amy.




Thursday, December 30, 2010

Follow Your Heart


Have you noticed that SRM Stickers go well with all sorts of patterned paper designs? Here are a few cards using Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 collection and I just love how SRM Stickers blend into the patterns...





Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flickr Spotlights

It's Flickr Gallery Spotlight time! Here's just a sampling of the wonderful SRM Stickers projects recently found in our Gallery...enjoy! (Click on the Designer's name to be taken to their full-sized card.)

By Deana Boston



By Amy Crockett



By Pearl Liu



By Amber R.




You have just a few more days to apply to the SRM Stickers Design Team. (Look for the link at the top of the blog.)We are saying goodbye to our current Team to make room for fresh new faces. Our 2010 Design Team was our first and we couldn't have dreamed for a better group. Each and every one of our Designers is wonderful, talented, dedicated, and unique. We've been blessed...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Quick & Easy Holiday Thank You Cards


I needed a few cards to send out to generous family members to thank them for gifts my children received at Christmas. I didn't want generic Thank You cards as I'm still feeling the Christmas spirit...so, I pulled out a few festive items and created a set of cards using my favorite go-to formula. So quick & easy!



Supplies:
Two pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" Kraft cardstock
Four pieces of 4" x 5 1/4" patterned paper
Four strips of 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" coordinating cardstock
Four strips of 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" coordinating patterned paper
Focal image (chipboard, stamped image, paper flower, lots of possibilities!)
SRM Thank You Stickers



Instructions:
Cut Kraft cardstock pieces in half and fold in half
Attach SRM Stickers to bottom of card panels
Mat strips together and adhere to card panels above sticker strip
Adhere focal images using dimensional adhesive
Adhere card panels to card bases


Flickr Spotlights are up tomorrow! Be sure to load your SRM Stickers artwork into our Gallery...

Monday, December 27, 2010

XO


Hello! It's Monday at the SRM Stickers Blog and that means a full week of stickers projects ahead! I hope you enjoy what we have in store for you this week!

Jen Martakis created a treat box with coordinating card for Valentine's Day. The dipped strawberry sticker from our We've Got Your Sticker, "Sweet" set is the focus and inspiration for the non-traditional color scheme;



We'll have a many more SRM Valentines for you over the coming weeks! As our Design Team Call is coming to a close, we'd like to thank all of our applicants for your interest in SRM Stickers and for allowing us to take a peek at your work. You're a talented bunch! You have until Friday night at Midnight PST to submit your application.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Tubes

The Design Team can't stop creating with SRM Tubes! Here is a set of holiday tubes by Tobi Crawford. Tobi used SRM Stickers adhered to die cuts and filled her tubes with mint M&Ms. Yum!



All of us at SRM Stickers wish you and your family a wonderful holiday. We'll be back on Monday with more projects! Have you applied to our Design Team? There's a link, right up there at the top of the blog... Applications will be accepted through the end of the month!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Store Spotlight; The Scrapbook Zone


The Scrapbook Zone
established May 2002
27889 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 553-0633



Artist and Owner; Kelley Popp
Blog Address: http://ramblingsfromthezone.typepad.com



by Kelley Popp: "The Scrapbook Zone has been carrying SRM Stickers since we opened in May 2002. I find that I use the SRM Sticker Sentiments often when I teach at our Art Bar weekly. I like how I can create 20+ unique cards, pages, tags, etc., with just one sheet of stickers. This year for Christmas, I made my Mother-in-law and Grandma card sets using the Birthday, Thinking of You and Thank-You sticker sentiments. The tags highlighted here were created for our 25 Tags of December project. The Christmas Sentiment Stickers added just the right touch to each tag I placed them on. We recently brought in the Tubes and they are flying out of the store as well."



The Scrapbook Zone Website: http://www.thescrapbookzone.com



We hope you enjoyed our first Store Spotlight. If your store is interested in a spotlight at the SRM Stickers Blog, please email us!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Altered Canvas

I have a beautiful project to share with you today. Cathy Schellenburg, a reader and friend of SRM Stickers, created this altered canvas using our Say It With Stickers, "Outdoors" set;



The leaves were hand made by women in the Philippines, dyed and dried. They're called Skeleton Leaves.



We're introducing a new feature tomorrow - Store Spotlights! I'll be showcasing The Scrapbook Zone and SRM Stickers projects created by their team.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fire House Fun by Amy Heller

Welcome back to the SRM Stickers Blog! SRM Stickers Designer, Amy Heller, was recently published in Creating Keepsake Magazine with this stunning double layout;





You can find this layout in the pages of Creating Keepsake's November/December 2010 Reader Gallery section on Page 33.



Amy used a SRM Stickers "explore" definition as a primary element of her layout. You can see more SRM Stickers on her photos! We'd like to congratulate Amy on her accomplishment - way to go! Thanks for popping by today...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tubes, Tubes, and more Tubes!

Hi and welcome to the SRM Stickers Blog! I have another tube for you today -- here's my take on a holiday tube. I used die cuts, ribbon, and SRM Stickers - a simple combination for a quick and easy project. I found delicious mint M&Ms to fill my tube. I created a coordinating mini card to accompany my gift tube.



Monday is the start of yet another inspirational week at the SRM Stickers Blog! We'll start the week with a fantastic layout by Amy Heller which was recently published! Have a terrific weekend...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Resolution Tube

Tobi Crawford had a unique idea to use her tubes -- she created a 'resolution tube' for the upcoming new year. She used SRM Stickers to decorate her tube and holder, and filled them with her goals, written on strips of paper.









To take a peek at all of our New Years stickers, click HERE. To purchase YOUR tubes, click HERE. I have another tube feature for you tomorrow, stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peace on Earth

Still looking for a little holiday card inspiration? Kathy Racoosin created this card using die cuts, a digital image, and a SRM Sticker sentiment from our Happy Holidays Sticker Sentiment sheet;



Kathy hand-colored and stamped her lovely blue background panel and the clear sticker sentiment looks beautiful without covering her artwork!



Are you ready for some tubes?! We're using them every which way and I can't wait to show you what Tobi has done with our tubes tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Greetings by Gina


Here's a fantastic shaped holiday card by our multi-talented Designer, Gina Hanson. Gina used my personal favorite element of our Sticker Sentiments -- the repetitive strip. Look how well the sticker takes on a curved shape;



As Nina did yesterday, Gina used our Happy Holidays sticker sheet.



I have more projects for you over the next few days then it's another tube feature on Friday! Want to see what we've done with our tubes so far? Click HERE. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas

Nina Brackett is at it again! She busting out amazing and beautiful Christmas cards. Here is a set of cards Nina made using our Happy Holidays Sticker Sentiments;









Have you applied for our Design Team? At the top of the blog you'll find a link to the Design Team call specifics. You have until the end of the month to submit your application. I have new SRM Stickers projects for you all week long - stick around!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Valentine Tubes by Susan


It's nearing that time of year -- time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. Here's a clever idea for a special and unique Valentine by Susan McShirley, Valentine Tubes! Susan filled her tubes with chocolates, and used Marvy Punches and our Quick Card Set, "{love}" stickers to embellish.









I'll be posting tube ideas every Friday - the inspiration is endless! Click HERE to purchase your tubes in our online store!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Card Spotlight

Cupcards To Go, a card kit club, recently featured SRM Stickers in their December 2010 Card Kit, Winter Wonderland. The Cupcards Designers created several cards using the Kit and our Winter Sticker Sentiments...here are just a few of the lovelies;












You can view the entire Winter Wonderland Designer Gallery by clicking HERE. Thank you for letting us share your work, Cupcards!

Stay tuned for TUBES tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Guest Designer, Sarah Martina Parker


We are thrilled to have the divine Sarah Martina Parker as a Guest Designer on our Blog today. We have long admired Sarah's work and were excited to see what she'd do with SRM Stickers.



Hey y’all! Sarah here, and I’m so excited to be a guest today on the SRM Stickers blog! I guess you could say that paper-crafting is my first passion, but only if you don’t count my incredible family first. I joined the online craft community in December 2008, diving in “head first,” and I haven’t been able to stop since! Making cards is my favorite way to design, but I also enjoy creating scrapbook pages, altered items, gifts and more. I am married to my hero and best friend, Sie. Together we have a beautiful daughter, Sydney, and a fun-loving son, Sie, II. When I’m not lounging with them, I love getting my hands dirty in my hideaway craft room.

And here are Sarah's projects using SRM Stickers...what a beautiful set of holiday gift tags!







Thank you so much, Sarah. Please stop back by tomorrow for special card feature!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift Holder Tutorial by Carole Kisch

by Carole Kisch

Today I have a tutorial for you ~ a holiday gift bag that you can make using one piece of 12x12" patterned paper, two brads, and your favourite festive embellies. I used SRM Stickers; Winter Wishes #51009 and BasicGrey.



Step 1:
Choose a piece of 12x12 patterned paper. Score at 1, 5, 6, 7 and 11 inches.



Step 2:
Rotate your paper one quarter turn and score at 3-1/2 and 8-1/2 inches.



Step 3: Fold your paper at your 1-inch and 11-inch score lines, and at the 3-1/2 and 8-1/2 inch score lines. You will end up with a sleeve that looks like this...



Step 4: Fold along the 5, 6 and 7-inch score lines. Your middle line will form the inside peak of the gift bag...



Step 5: Attach two brads to the inside panels of the bag...



Add your sentiment...






Add your gift cards...



And you're finished!





Thank you, Carole! We have a special treat for you tomorrow -- Guest Designer, Sarah Martina Parker! You will love what she's done with SRM Stickers.
 
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