Friday, June 28, 2013

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".   


Lesley said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the embossed purses.

Angi Barrs said...

What a super talented team! I love each and every project. You ladies ROCK!

Clare said...

Thanks for everything Susan! It's been wonderful being part of such an awesome team!! : ) Congrats to the new team, can't wait to see your fabulous creations!

Vicky said...

You are all such talented ladies! Thank you all so much for keeping us inspired with your amazing and creative ideas!!! We will follow your crafting adventures through your blogs!

Sylvia Blum said...

Gorgeous projects!!!
So sad to see Virginia leaving the DT! Always LOVED her projects so much!!!
Sylvia xx

starqueen said...

Wonderful creations by a very talented and inspiring group of ladies. Thank you SRM for sharing their creations and helping me to fall in love with stickers too!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

way to go out with a bang ladies, these are all fab and are you!

Loly Borda said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration ladies! Your hard work and creativity is very much appreciated. Keep up the good work!

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous DT projects!!!