Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guest Designer; Kathy Racoosin


What a treat to welcome Kathy Racoosin back to the SRM Blog.  She was on our very first design team in 2010 and has remained a big fan of SRM ever since.  Kathy is truly a stamping super star creating amazing cards and altered projects. Kathy loves her stamps and inks but she loves her SRM too. She reaches for them on a regular basis, especially the clear sentiments which are so much quicker and easier than stamps and need no clean up!


Here's a bit of info about Kathy:

"Since I was a toddler I have always had a passion for the artistic--whether I was entering coloring contests or drawing Ziggy cards for friends & family. Fast forward to adulthood: I was always on a search to satisfy my need to create; finally in 2009 I discovered card making & blogging. I am constantly inspired by others' card designs and scrapbook pages, and love sharing in this wonderful online community." 

And here's what Kathy says about SRM:

"SRM always has the right sentiment for me and the stickers are a big time saver too. I love looking at one sheet of sentiments rather than flipping through all of my stamps."

Look what Kathy did with SRM's Bright We've Got Your Border!  Love how she combines stamps and stickers on this card.  Kathy said: "It's so nice to have a beautiful banner that is colorful without the work. No paper piecing or stamping make this a fast embellishment that enhances any card. For the bottom banner I put the sticker on white card stock, cut it out and repeated the step on blue card stock. The party banner in the circle I used white card stock only." 


Love the embossing and Kathy's use of Copic markers on her stamping is simply amazing!  She achieves such realistic colors, beautifully blended and shaded.  I'm in awe of her talent.


For a change of pace, Kathy created a lovely SRM large Pillow Box and embellished it with lots of SRM Sticker goodness.  On the outside of the Pillow Box Kathy decorated it with Black Sticker Stitches which give the effect of stitching with just a simple sticker!  Got to love that!  And the "it's the little things" mini sentiment border is just perfect for this sweet gift.  


And on the inside, Kathy created a mini "make your own" card set.  She pre-made the pieces and tucked them all inside.  Included are sentiments, embellishments and layered card stock to get the recipient's mojo rolling. The darling daisy images are from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You and the sentiments are from the Bright Border.  How totally fun and clever!


And for her last project, Kathy created a quartet of graduation cards.  Who doesn't need a stash of these cards at this time of year?  Kathy said:  "For years I have been enjoying the art circles on the SRM sticker sheets like these graduation hats. I love layering the circles, adding a sentiment banner, some die cutting and you are done! So quick and fun. I whipped up these graduation cards in no time flat." You can match the school colors using colored cardstock. Easy peasy!  


Here's the Stickers by the Dozen sheet that has 12 images, 12 sentiments and lots of mini sentiments around the outside of the sticker sheet.  


Thank you Kathy for joining us today and sharing your wonderful projects and talent.  You can enjoy Kathy's talents on her blog, The Daily Marker.  If you would like to WIN all of the SRM products that Kathy used on her projects here on the blog today, simply leave a comment and you will be in the running.  The winner will be announced on Monday's blog. 

Please be sure to join us tomorrow when Deana Boston shows us something fun to do with mini TUBES!

50 comments:

Janis said...

Love the little mouse with the cupcake care. Amazing job. Love the colors and the coloring!!

Sheila H said...

Kathy's projects are darling! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sue D said...

Kathy's projects are always fabulous!

Patti J said...

Too much fun! The litte mouse with banners flying is adorable! What a great idea for the pillow box, and wow! That Graduation project is perfect! Great projects - love Kathy's style!

Marcia said...

I love the graduation cards and how you could personalize with the school colors and just apply a sticker.

Annette said...

oh my word Kathy is so inspiring.. that card is just the cutest and I love it... thanks for sharing..

Ange said...

Super cute cards and great use of the sticker loop on the pillow box

Beth said...

I love all the different ideas shown here.....cannot really choose a favorite!

Amelia Harris said...

Awesome projects! I LOVE the mouse & cupcake card! So stinkin' cute! Thanks for a chance to win. :)

Lesley said...

Wow Kathy, your colouring is amazing. Love the bunting! SO cute! Great projects!
Smiles,
Lesley

Cathy A said...

Kathy congrats on being SRM's guest blogger, love your new photo!
Gorgeous projects, your Penny Black stamped and stickers card is just too adorable for words!

Ruza Rebel said...

This card is soooo CUTE! Love the mouse, the embossing to represent cheese, and the SRM Stickers were the perfect finishing touch!
Love the little gift set, and the graduation cards looks awesome!

Kelly Massman said...

I really enjoy Kathy's work--I'm especially partial to the little mouse card, but I love that she puts so many extra details in her cards--a true artist!

zub momi said...

Love these cards! Love the coloring and great use of the SRM stickers :)

zub momi said...

Love these cards! Love the coloring and great use of the SRM stickers :)

Angi Barrs said...

Super sweet projects! I just love that little mouse!

Micia Piercy said...

WOW!!!! I am in AWE! these projects are amazing! I loved each and everyone. Super super cute projects. Perfect ideas and loads of inspiration! :)


ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creations.
Gr Elly

Dana D. said...

Always love what Kathy creates. I'm on my way to your store to check out the stickers. If Kathy likes them I'm sure I will too.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful projects and love that first adorable card, it's TOO cute!!!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous, fabulous projects! SRM graduation stickers would totally make the grad cards a snap!

Deirdre said...

Stunning creations by Kathy - love the Graduation cards - superb inspiration.

Gary Rose said...

Very cute projects Kathy. I'm completely in love with your top card. Your coloring on it is nothing short of magazine. I wish I had skills like that.

{VICKI} said...

Wonderful projects Kathy!
i just used up all my grad stickers and could really use some more!

Kailash said...

Love Kathy's cards, her designs are so unique and beautiful!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Monica said...

This is awesome. Great colors. So happy and cheerful.

dstandard said...

FAbulous cards Cathy and SRM stickers always rock! Make card-making so easy!

Bonnie said...

Love the cards. The little mouse is cute and the graduation set would co me in very handy. Love them all. Thanks for sharing

jengd said...

Wonderful work again Kathy! I really like the clean but bold punch of the graduation set and the depth of the mouse card.

Denise Bryant said...

Great projects! Love the mouse and cupcake card!

Carla said...

All these projects
are colorful and bright.
I really like the little
mouse with the cupcake.
So Cute.
Carla from Utah

Katie said...

Always love Kathy's work! Her idea for the 'make your own' card set in the pillow box is wonderful, how fun for the recipient! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

beaverphyllis said...

Love all of your cards, Kathy! Am new to SRM products, but will certainly be trying the stickers very soon!

Laura Turcotte said...

Holy moley, those are great cards!!!!!

Janet said...

Awesome cards and stickers. Great intro to your company! ~God bless~

~ Jo ~ said...

Such wonderful cards and projects! Kathy did an awesome job using the SRM stickers! I am definitely going to look into purchasing some of my own SRM stickers and I love them!

Hugs,
JO

Kathy H said...

I can't even tell what is a sticker and what is not. That is so cool! I used to hunt all over for sentiment stickers for my cards. Now I know where to get them!

Renee said...

These are beautiful projects Kathy!! I love how you colored the mouse and used the sticker border!! The pillow box decor is so adorable :)

McStamper said...

Love your projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

Beth said...

SRM is so clever providing exactly what we need to produce clean, classy cards! Love this stuff!

Linda Kay said...

The stickers make for such quick, cute cards....and Kathy you sure know how to show them off! Thanks for the chance to win the hexagons...love love love them!

Marla said...

Love Kathy's work. She is very talented in coloring. Love her cards and those graduation stickers are a great help to get those grad. projects finished quickly!!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wow! These are great projects!! I love how easy the stickers make cardmaking!!

sharon g said...

I really love the mousie card. The banner is darling.

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable cards by Kathy...love the masculine grad one and the mouse is adorable.

Brenda said...

Great creations. Everything is very eye catching. Thanks.

Chark said...

love Kathy's work! And the grad cards are awesome!

Bev said...

super cute Grad cards.. love the sunburst too

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful projects!!Great coloring!!!

karenelr said...

Kathy always does a fabulous job--I love the combination of stamping and using SRM products! Awesome projects! Thanks for sharing!