Friday, June 28, 2013

Design Team Farewell

On this last day of June, we celebrate a wonderful group of crafters that have been on the SRM Design Team not only these past 6 months but over the past few years as well.  I hope that all of these team members will be stopping by in the future and continue to share their craftiness with us on the SRM Blog.

Tobi Crawford - Design Team 2010 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Deana Boston - Design Team 2010, 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Nina Brackett - Design Team 2010, 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Amy Crockett - Design Team 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Virginia Lu - Design Team 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Tessa Buys - Design Team 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Melanie Jarocki - Design Team 2011 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Corrie Jones - Design Team 2012 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Michelle Bertuzzi - Design Team 2012 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Jan Tatomir - Design Team 2012 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term

Liz Weber - Design Team 2012 & 2013 Super Star Mini Term 

Thanks to all of these super talented ladies who have done so much over the years in showing SRM in the spotlight.  We could not have done it without you!  Don't be a stranger.  You are welcome anytime to drop in on us at the SRM Blog.  Just say the word!  Big hugs to all. 

Farewell Party by Nina, Virginia, Tobi, Deana, Melanie, Amy and Clare!

Today as we celebrate the 2013 Mini Term Design Team, we have 7 of our current amazing designers dropping by to share special projects. WARNING:  This post is long with lots of images but well worth it.  Come on in, sit down, relax and enjoy the party.  

The first to arrive at our party is the incomparable Nina Brackett who loves to stamp and sticker.  Today she shares an adorable project where she had created a trio of stamped tags and embellished them with SRM white Sticker Stitches, Birthday Border Stickers and Mandarin Twine.  

Oh Nina!  Your work is simply beautiful and inspiring.  Thanks for making SRM Stickers look so good!  We have loved having you as part of the SRM family since 2010.  Come back and see us soon!

Next party goer is the fabulous Virginia Lu, (one of the top 5 in the current Gallery Idol competition) also loves to use stamps and stickers.   For this project Virginia embellishes one of SRM's new clear box purses.  First she embosses it, then adds a diecut stamped butterfly with a touch of bling, next adds SRM's Black & White Labels by the Dozen and Fancy Thank You stickers and finishes up with a touch of Charcoal Baker's Twine and a bit of bling.  I love that the purse is filled with Washi Tap.  What a lovely gift for a crafty friend.

Thank you Virginia for all your talent and energy that you have given to the SRM Design Teams.  You are so prolific and each project shines.  I love your style and your enthusiasm. 

Oh look who just dropped in!  It's Tobi Crawford who also loves to use stamps and stickers and she loves all of SRM's wonderful container products.  So Tobi has created a gift card and matching gift box as a Thank You present.  YUM! 

First Tobi created this beautiful thank you card using SRM's Fancy Sticker Sentiments.  Her stamping and die cuts are exquisite!

Tobi then took one of SRM's 2 x 2 x 2 clear boxes and took it from fun to FABULOUS!  Tobi again used SRM's Fancy Thank You Sticker on the tag and created a beautiful diecut butterfly to adorn the top of the box.  Perfection!

Put them together and you have the perfect way to say "Thank You".  

And thank you Tobi for all the beautiful projects that you have created using SRM over the years.  Your work is amazing and we have been so lucky to have you as part of the SRM family.  Come see us anytime.  We'd love to have you as a guest designer.

Deana Boston is never one to miss a party and I see she's in the house!  Deana loves the new Kraft Bags and she used one as an envelope for a Thank You card.  Adorable!  

The daisies are from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You design.  And Deana could not resist using the white Sticker Stitches.  They are fun!  I love this color combo Deana.  Your projects always have such great energy.   

Thank you Deana for all your fabulous projects over the years.  I've loved having you on 3 of our Design Teams.  I think that you and Nina Brackett share that record.  And please do come see us any time.  We would love to have you!  In the words of Deana Boston:  "SRM products are amazing & I'm a life-long  fan of SRM Stickers!"

So glad that Melanie Jarocki has dropped by.  She's brought with her the most adorable layout.  What a photo!  Melanie loves this photo of her little guy as he  is so proud to have climbed up on the milk box all by himself, and then gave her a big smile while she took the photo.  Precious!

Melanie used white Sticker Stitches to add some definition to the yellow blocks of paper, and also as an underline of "love" on the yellow banner. Then she adhered the "I love you" sentiment to border the photo and again along the bottom of the colors. Love those mini sentiments!

One of Melanie's favorite ways to use the new glassine bags from SRM is to hold her journaling on layouts. She trimmed the top off a bag and slid the journaling box inside.  

So what does Melanie think about her SRM Stickers?  Just heard her say:  "SRM products ROCK and I feel tremendously blessed to have been a part of two SRM teams. Thank you, Susan, for inviting me to be a part of your work."  Thank you Melanie for all your beautiful projects over the years and for dropping by today.  Please come back to see us again.  You will always be part of the SRM family. 

Just saw Amy Crockett come into the party.  What a talent!  Her cards are perfection.  Amy can do it all and she's sharing 2 very different cards today both using SRM Stickers of course!  

The first card Amy created using dry embossing.  Then she added a big beautiful image from SRM's We've Got Your Sticker Plus that also includes some fun sticker stitches on the product. Topped off with a bright yellow ribbon and you have a wonderful thank you card and you can make 4 of these cards from just one sticker! 

Amy's second card is one that was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  She just *knew* that the sticker stitches would look great on this card.  Using Sticker Stitches Halloween, Valentine and Black on this project as well as the We've Got Your Sticker - Hello and Solid Caribbean bakers twine.  Can you say YUM?

Thank you Amy for being a part of the SRM team and always creating the most beautiful projects.  Whether making cards, TUBES, mini albums or layouts, Amy's work is always amazing. As Amy was leaving the party I just heard her say:  "I will always love and use the yummy SRM Stickers."  So happy to hear that Amy!

Oh my!  Look who's here!  It's Clare Buswell and no SRM party would be complete without her presence!  Clare has provided us with so many "Oh Clare" moments where we simply {{SIGH}} at the beauty of her creations and today is no exception.  Let's take a look at what Clare has done with SRM clear containers and stickers.   She's made a thank you card and matching gift bag using the new Clear Small Purse.  She just loves to emboss these clear containers! (And so do I!)

She first ran the small purse through the embossing machine.  She then lightly sanded the surface and picked out the details with acrylic paint.  She used SRM's Thank You Sticker Sentiments and Sticker Stitches on the Tag.  

Clare embossed the card with the same embossing folder and then added another sentiment from the Thank You Sticker Sentiment and Sticker Stitches in black and white top and bottom.  A touch of twine and a big beautiful ribbon and she's done!  

As Clare was leaving the party she said:  "I've had the best time on this team. I never thought I could love stickers as much as stamps but I do now! You've been very generous and I think I still have enough stickers left to last a lifetime! You'll still be seeing plenty of creations from me using SRM Stickers!"  Oh thank goodness Clare.  So happy to hear that we'll be seeing lots more from you.  We can't get enough of your beautiful creations! 

Thanks for joining us today for our Farewell Party in celebration of the mini term team that served from January 2013 - June 2013.  All of the team members have loved being a part of the SRM Design Team experience and they hope that you enjoyed all the inspiration that they delivered day after day.  What a team!  What a blessing! Hope that all of these team members will be dropping by in the future to share more of their talents as guest designers. We will miss them all as we say "Farewell...until we meet again".   

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Birthday Party by Corrie

Corrie Jones really knows how to throw a birthday party.  She decided that it was time for a birthday party and she had so much fun with this one.  And her girls thought it was a special treat afterwards, like she just knew they were in need of a spontaneous birthday party!  What a great idea!

Here's the party!  First you need the invites.  That's easy with SRM's new Stickers by the Dozen Birthday Birdie.  Corrie loves this new Birthday Birdie designs as they are so cute and whimsical.  She created them using cardstock and mist.  Adorable! 

Then she created the cupcakes with Birthday Birdie Toppers using SRM's Stickers by the Dozen...

 Favors in SRM Glassine Bags, decorated with Labels by the Dozen...

Drink jars with decorated straws complete with a mini sticker sentiment....

Party hats decorated with Labels by the Dozen Birthday Birdie design...

Put them all together and you have a party!  YAY!  

Thanks Corrie for all the inspiration.  How totally fun!
And thank you Corrie for all the beautiful projects you have contributed to the SRM Blog over the past year and one-half.  I am in awe of your talent.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sticker Stitches Giveaway!

Today SRM is being featured on the Creating Keepsakes Facebook and Twitter and we are giving away all 4 of the amazing Sticker Stitches.  And today on the blog we are featuring a layout from Corrie Jones who is crazy for her Sticker Stitches. After all, there's no sewing machine needed! :)

Each Sticker Stitch sheet has 17 different fun and fabulous stitches from which to choose!  What's your favorite stitch?  Click on the image to enlarge.

Don't you just love how Corrie has woven her stitches into this layout?  She uses it kind of like Washi Tape but you get so many different designs to choose from on one sheet. Want to see more detail?  Just click to enlarge.

How totally delicious is this layout?  YUM!

Be sure to leave a comment here on the blog to WIN all 4 Sticker Stitches designs now available from SRM.  And don't forget to keep your fingers crossed!  

Halloween Treat Bags by Amy

We have a treat for you today!  Treat bags from Amy Crockett that are embossed and embellished and totally yummy! 

Amy took one of SRM's new Kraft bags. She embossed it with a large spider web pattern.  

Then she added SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Halloween the "Trick-or-Treat" sentiment from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen, wrapped it in Charcoal Twinery™ Twine and popped on a clear spider sticker.  Easy peasy and super cute!

 You can make 12 of these bags using SRM's Stickers by the Dozen and have some mini sentiments left over for use on another project.  

Eek!  I love what Amy's done with her SRM today!  Thank you Amy for all your wonderful creations over the years.  You have been such a treat to work with and your projects are always stellar!  

Join us tomorrow for another day of SRM goodness on the blog when Corrie Jones throws a birthday party! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

XOXO by Tessa

This is the last week of the current Design Team's term.  All of the members of this interim team have been designers for SRM during one of the 3 full terms from 2010 - 2012.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our designers from the bottom of my heart for all the beautiful projects that they have created over the years and for their friendships.  You will all be missed!  But don't be strangers, feel free to drop by from time to time and share your craftiness. 

Today we feature Tessa Buys who can do it all:  layouts, cards, TUBES, Altered projects, Home Decor, and the list goes on and on. Tessa saw the XOXO pencils and she thought they were so sweet. As cute as she thought that they were on their own, she chose to embellish one and make an accompanying tag as a small gift.  So adorable!

She made a pom pom out of pink yarn and strawberry twine. She then wrapped washi tape around the pencil in a couple places attached the pom pom to the eraser.  How clever is that?

For the tag, Tessa adhered a Label by the Dozen to a shipping tag and embellished with the same washi tape she had added to the pencil. She then tied the tag with the same twine she used in the pom pom.  LOVE everything about this project! 

Thank you Tessa for your beautiful work.  You are such a talent!  Did you notice that Tessa is going to be on our next team as a Video expert?  We can look forward to Tessa making YouTubes giving us lots of tips and tricks about using SRM Stickers!

  Be sure to join us tomorrow when Amy Crockett shares some Halloween treats!  

Monday, June 24, 2013

New SRM Design Team Reveal!

With incredible excitement, I would like to introduce you to the new SRM Design Team!  We have selected crafters from all over the world for our new team and we think you'll be inspired in new ways with this exceptional group of talented artists.  On this design team we have also added several specialists:  one for making videos to inspire you and one for creating knitted and crocheted projects with Twine!    

Now let's get started and be sure to hop over to their blogs for a peek at their amazing work.  You'll be seeing a whole lot more from these ladies in the coming months. 

Angélique Jarrier

"My name is Angélique, and I am married and mother of two children (Lilou and Lucas). I live in Brittany in France.  I have been scrapbooking since the birth of my daughter about 8 years ago and I love to create in all styles. I most prefer the vintage style and creations in 3D."

Angi Barrs 
"My name is Angi Barrs and I am thrilled to be a designer here at SRM Stickers. I live in “Terrific Texas” with my teenage daughter. I’m frequently in San Diego as well visiting my college girl too. I’m a full-time junior high school English teacher and my background includes journalism, photography, and graphic design. Also, I have proudly served my country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Not only do I make cards, but I frequently make altered projects , home décor, and party favors as well. I’ve gotten to design for some fabulous manufacturers, and have had my work published in several crafty magazines. You can find my designs on my blog as well. I am so looking forward to working with this fabulous and inspiring team!"
Ann Molvik 
Knitting & Crocheting Specialist

"My name is Ann Molvik and I am a home schooling mama to 5 little ones.  My grandma taught me to knit at age 16 but I didn’t realize that those squares could be sewn together to make sweaters and so I gave it up until my second child was a baby and I wanted to knit a cute horse that one of my friends had made.  In my free time, I loves to knit, sew, garden and read.  I live with my husband, children, cat and bunny in Southern California.  I'm looking forward to creating with Twine and sharing my projects and patterns with you."

Corri Garza

"My name is Corri Garza and I started paper crafting in 2009.  I started following some blogs to try and learn how to use my machines.  As soon as I started playing with paper, I was hooked!  Today I mostly used my Cameo to create cards, banners, boxes and treat bags. When I'm not in my craft room, I am watching one of my three kids play sports....they are involved in baseball, softball, volleyball, baseball, we always have a game to watch.   I also enjoy photography....I love taking nature shots.  Hummingbirds are my favorite subjects. I am just thrilled to be joining the SRM Team and can't wait to create!"

Juliana Michaels
"Hello! My name is Juliana Michaels. I grew up loving art, crafting and photography thanks to a creative mother who loved to paint, sew and draw. I love color, texture, trying new techniques and playing with new products. The products inspire me to create whatever it is that I make whether it be a card, a scrapbook layout or an altered object/home decor item.  SRM Stickers have become a favorite of mine since the day I was first introduced to them. They are so versatile and easy to use for any level of crafter. I am thrilled to be a member of the SRM Stickers Design Team and I look forward to sharing my my SRM projects with you."

Latrice Murphy

"Hey there, my name is Latrice Murphy. I'm mama to three wild and crazy kids (7, 4 and 2). Girl, boy, boy.  They never cease to amaze me and they test my mama skills everyday.  I've been married 10 years to my best friend George who 100% supports creating in my Studio late at night. You can find me on Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine and of course Pinterest. I can't wait to share my creations with you all. I'm very happy to be here." 

Laurel Seabrook

"I am thrilled to be a part of the SRM Stickers Design Team.  I love how easy SRM's products are to use and add that extra little detail to my projects.  I am married with two teenage daughters, one of whom is graduating high school this year.  I teach grade one in the day but love to craft at night.  I have a passion for paper crafting and like to do cards, scrapbooking including project life and altered art.  I have been very blessed in my hobby in that I have been able to be a part of wonderful design teams and I have had the opportunity to have my work published in several magazines.  I look forward to working with Susan and SRM Stickers."

Lesley Croghan 

"Hi! My name is Lesley. I am happily married to the sweetest fella, who I met while singing on stage in Dawson City, Yukon. I am a Grade 3 teacher, and enjoy running a Musical Theatre club for my students at lunch. I design for various blogs and I also have created and maintain various challenge blogs in blogland. My passion is card making and I am inspired by all the crafty people I meet!! I am thrilled to be working with Susan and SRM Stickers."

Michelle Giraud

"My name is Michelle Giraud I live in central New York with my husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs.  I have been stamping and papercrafting since 2004 and have served on many design teams including Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen.  I'm so excited to be on the SRM team!  I just love the stickers because they always seem to add the right touch to my projects."

Roberta Rosi

"Hello everybody, I'm Roberta Rosi. I live in Milan, Italy with my husband and my daughter.  I have a degree in architecture, experience in the world of graphic design and a bit of entrepreneurial experience.  I discovered scrapbooking in 2007 surfing the web and it was love at first sight.  I love to mix different materials and the sewing machine is almost always present in my works.  Creating with papers, fabrics, colors, stamps and punches amuses me and makes me feel good.  Being on a Design Team is a new experience and I admit it scares me a bit, but I said to myself ... Why not try?  I am very happy to be on the SRM team and can't wait to share my projects with you."

Shelly Kurth

"Hi!  I'm Shelly Kurth and I come from the sunshine state! I'm a stay at home mom to four beautiful, yet wild kids! If I'm not at the beach, you can find me crafting away (of course, that's after taking care of my kids and cleaning up the house). I started scrapbooking in 2004 and shortly after, turned to making cards. Ever since then, that's all I do (well, a few other things, too)! :)  I look forward to sharing many wonderful creations with you and hopefully they'll inspire you, too! I'm beyond thrilled, to be on such an amazing team."

Yvonne Yam 

Greetings from sunny Singapore! My name is Yvonne Yam and I am super excited about being on the SRM stickers design team! :)  I love to make stuff, incorporating unexpected "found" objects in a variety of ways. My style is funky eclectic and always involves mixed media textures, loads of colours and finished with SRM stickers of course! :) I love to share my creative inspiration via projects, tips and tutorials.

Tessa Buys 
YouTube Specialist

"I am a happy mother to three, energetic boys and wife to a fantastic, supportive husband. We live in Northern California, where I work as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. When not in the studio, I am in my craft room designing with everything from paper to fabric. Besides creating for my Etsy shop, Precocious Paper, I enjoy working for scrapbook companies, clubs and shops. You can find my work in Scrapbook Trends, Create Idea Books, Creating Keepsakes, and more. I enjoy teaching classes, both in person and online. I am excited to be creating videos for SRM Stickers! "

Welcome to the SRM Design Team ladies!  We cannot wait to see all the crafty projects you create.  You each bring special talents to the team and we can't wait to feature you!  The first post with the new team will be on Monday, July 1st.  Be sure to join us then!