Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guest Designer: Kathy Racoosin


We are so excited to welcome Kathy Racoosin back to the SRM Blog today as a guest designer.  Kathy was on the very first SRM Design Team back in 2010 and she brought to our blog such amazing talent.  Since that time, Kathy has continued to blossom and grow into one of our industry's most talented crafters. 

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Today Kathy is playing with a Jane's Doodles "Doodle Flowers" stamp and some of SRM's new chalkboard markers and SRM's new square kraft window box and the results are stunning.  

Want to create this set of beautiful set of cards all wrapped up in a kraft window box?  Read on for the instructions in Kathy's own words! 

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 "Stamp flower with some black dye ink on each card. Cut the sentiment to fit the card base and stamp the dot boarder with white ink plus part of the sentiment. Stamp the other half of the sentiment in black ink. Color the flower with SRM's new chalk board markers. Add some black lines to the leaves and petals with a sharpie marker. Draw some circles inside the white dot boarder. Add some white dots with a white gel marker. Embellish the flower if you want by adding some white and black dots to the  inside the petals. Add twine to the white card base. Use foam tape to pop the front of the card. Score a back for the card and attach." 

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 Stamp a strip of card stock to decorate the box and enclose the set of cards.  Wrap strip around the box and embellish with some twine. Perfection! 

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And here are some of the supplies Kathy used in creating her project:  








Thank you Kathy for inspiring us with your beautiful work.  It's stunning!  And be sure to join Kathy on her blog "The Daily Marker" where you will find  lots more inspiration.  

Plus….leave a comment on the SRM blog for a chance to WIN the stamp, markers and kraft window box that Kathy used in her project.   


127 comments:

~amy~ said...

soooooooo PRETTY!!!! I love how the chalk markers make the bloom POP!

Leanne said...

Kathy's work always amazes me. Love the bright colors she uses to make her cards pop. Love this card set too.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my gosh, what a great card/gift set?? A great job as always Kathy!
Ooooh, I would love to win this. I can NOT find these chalkboard markers ANYWHERE! The WHOLE prize package is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win SRM. Love your products!

Shelly said...

Super sweet and pretty!

Marcia said...

I like the look of Kraft against the bright chalkboard colors.

Ruthich said...

Has to be the nicest set of cards I've seen ever! Beautiful. Love the chalk markers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Helen Gullett said...

I love these doodle set!!! And Kathy, your cards are WOW!!! Love how you use the markers on kraft card, stunning art work as always :) Thanks for sharing the inspiration and chance to win!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

The stamp set reminds me of when I was in high school study hall just doodling away rather than studying. I must have this stamp set. One other thing.....have never heard of chalk markers before, so thank you Kathy for using them today...I sure want to give these a go.

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous set of cards! ♥ ALWAYS love what Kathy creates! Think I may just need some chalk markers now ;)

Ruby N said...

These are really pretty!! I love Kathy's work! She's a sweetheart.

Marie-Anne said...

The set is gorgeous! Love it.

Marie-Anne

Torrie said...

I never would have thought to use chalk makers this way. I kept thinking they were only for chalk boards, was I ever wrong!

Lisa Zurek said...

Just gorgeous...Those markers look interesting. Would love to try them out soon!

lczurek@verizon.net

Torrie said...

I never would have thought to use chalk makers this way. I kept thinking they were only for chalk boards, was I ever wrong!

Kailash said...

Such beautiful work by Kathy, who knew chalk markers could make a project look so pretty!!!

Shona Austin said...

What a bright and cheery card. Chalk markers I have never used, but you inspire me to give it a try. The box is a great way to gift your cards and have the box decorated at the same time with the art of the cards. Koodoos to you.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow these look like they would be so fun. I didn;t know chalk markers existed!

Sandra Schroeder said...

Such a pretty set of cards and I love that box for gift giving sets of cards in. Just the perfect thing for a little sumthin, sumthin.

Maureen Hayes said...

Kathy is beyond talented and really made all these beautiful products shine! I would be thrilled to get a chance to win some of these supplies and have a play myself, thank you for the chance to win.

Lanette Hudgins said...

Love the cards. Kathy is truly great at how to use our imagination. Love that we can have a chance to win these products.

Beejay said...

Love how Kathy show cased these fun stamps! Fun products! Love the chalk markers on Kraft rather than white!!!

CraftyPaws said...

Ohhh so pretty! I love the look of these bright colors on the neutral kraft card stock. Kathy is always so inspiring! TFS Hugs, Kristina

Angelique Vela said...

The card set is lovely. I am most taken with the chalkboard markers and their vibrancy. Your excellent execution allows the products to show at their best.

tia said...

Chalk markers---what?! No idea. Very vibrant!

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! I can't get over how brilliant the chalk markers are! I have always shunned chalk markers thinking I would get muted colors but after seeing Kathy's beautiful notecards I am adding these markers to my wish list. I think that I am going to have lots of fun coloring with the when I finally get them!!
Off to explore your shop! TFS!

Kathy M said...

Love the stamps and the colors.

kolohebratt808 said...

Kathy your creations are AMAZING!! Those chalk markers are so vibrant!! Mahalo SRM for the opportunity to win such a beautiful prize package!!

Fay Salkus said...

Kathy said in her blog the chalk markers were vibrant and she sure was right. They are a new myst have on my list.

barbara macaskill said...

I am now following you on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, youtube and here on the blog! Can't wait to see your posts and learn more about you! Thanks for having me along!

Marissa said...

What a great idea for the chalk markers! I have some but didn't think to use them on Kraft like that. Those boxes look wonderful too! :)

Angela Lemmons said...

Adorable!! I would LOVE to try those chalk markers!!

Lynndee Georganas said...

What a great set of cards I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive! Love the chalk look!! Just wondering, are the chalk markers permanent or can they smudge if you don't treat them?

TangledBlueRose said...

I love this flower stamp! It is so fun without being hyper cute. Beautiful in chalk on kraft, love it! So wanna try it!~kim

Dorothy C. said...

What a great card set - love the little kraft box! Really like the look of the chalk markers. Are they available for purchase elsewhere or strictly online? Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Carolyn Steele said...

Everything about this project is so bright and happy! I especially love that Kraft box with the window. It can be used for SO many different things. Glad to learn about this company!

Susan said...

Lynndee… They are opaque, water based, pigmented, erasable with a damp cloth. They will not come off unless you wipe them with a damp cloth. They can be used on a blackboard or chalkboard surface.

Jana said...

My oh my Kathy rocked these! Love them.

Susan said...

Carolyn…These markers are available in stores. They may or may not have all the styles we have shown on this post. All of these markers are on the SRM Store online. www.srmstore.com

cghundley said...

Wow, these are lovely
and great bright colors!
Carla from Utah

Yvonne C. said...

Welcome back :) Love your card Kathy, and those markers are so neat. Thank you for introducing this company and the chance to win 😀

bzyPTmom said...

Kathy did another awesome job on this gorgeous card set. I love how the chalk markers look on the kraft cards. Great job!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Kathy, I so admire your coloring skills. This card is beautiful and I really enjoyed your 30 day challenge. Please show us more in the future. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy Scrivnor said...

Big Kathy fan… and this card did not disappoint!!! Love the use of the chalkboard pens to make this card so happy and cheerful. Also a big fan of Jane's Doodles. Thank you!!!

Robin said...

Love how vibrant the colors are on the kraft cardstock! Thanks for a chance to win!

Melissa said...

Love these! Great job, Kathy!

Unknown said...

Wow! I thought chalk markers were soft, muted colors - boy, was I wrong! I'd love to win this prize package and try to duplicate this effect.
Laura Holt
[Google will list me as "unknown."]

Lisa Geraty said...

So pretty! I've never used chalk markers, pleasantly surprised by the vibrancy. Love these doodle stamps too. Doodling on my school papers is my earliest "crafting" memory.

Laura Whitaker said...

I love the stamp set. Would be fun to color in all different colors.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! I love those vibrant images on kraft !

Sandi said...

What a great stamp set! I love Kathy's work...she is so creative!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yay Kathy! Beautiful set of gifts cards, love the stamps and the fab box!

Petti said...

Beautiful projects and thank you for the chances to win.

September Whisenant said...

I would not have thought to use chalk markers on card stock so these cards were an eye opener. Love the vibrant colors! I already have the white, now I just need some colors to go with it. Love SRM products in general. They make it so easy to present the sweetest little gifts that receive rave reviews.

Bev Hill said...

Love the chalk markers on the kraft, really makes the flowers pop. I have never used chalk markers and would love to give them a try. Thanks for the chance to win, oh and love the stamps!

Dan D said...

I love the pop of color on the kraft paper!

Margaret said...

I have never used chalk markers before but I love the color pop on kraft paper!

Jean Chaney said...

I always love Kathy's work, and I sure love the look of these markers on the craft paper. I MUST try!

Chark said...

Kathy is just the best--love how she used these items to make a wonderful gift!

Amy Seigler said...

I love the cards that Kathy has made. The colors from the markers are just beautiful. The stamp set is adorable.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards! And the chalk markers look very interesting! I love colouring on kraft and would love to give them a try.

Tea Girl said...

What a wonderful card set you made for us to see Kathy. Love the look of the chalk pens.
Jane

Marianne said...

Love these! Kathy is such an inspiration!

Dana Joy said...

Wow I LOVE these chalk markers. So cool and the intensity of the color is amazing. Works fabulous with this stamp set.

Cheryl W. said...

I am a big fan of Kathy's. When she says she loves using a new crafting tool, then I know I want to try it, too. Would love to give these markers a whirl. Thanks so much for the chance to win. cherylwinget at aol dot com

Glennis said...

I popped over from Kathy's blog. What a great product! - I would love to win these

anke-art said...

These are stunning! The cards caught my eye from my Instagram timeline, that's how I found your blog. Amazing! Kraft paper is simply a great material, and I would LOVE to play with this set ;)
Greetings from Germany
Anke

Donnadoll said...

What a great use for chalk markers! The card looks great.

Kiwi said...

Wow,what a GORGEOUS card!! I love those pretty flowers,they look awesome on the Kraft background.I would be over the moon to win this prize!

Sue D said...

So cute. I like the extra special details on these projects and the use of the chalk markers.

Carole said...

Love the bright colors of these chalk markers, and love this fun stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful! I love the splash of color against the kraft paper! Love that window box too!

Amy C. said...

I love this project and the use of the chalk markers!

Simply Sandy said...

Wow- Kathy really made those flowers come to life with those chalk markers. Love the boldness of the colors.

Amanda said...

I love this card set. The stamp set is so cute colored with chalk markers on Kraft. What a cute idea!

Jean said...

Absolutely delightful!! I lvoe Kathy's work!

Stephanie Lafitte said...

I love how vibrant these markers are on the kraft cardstock. The end result is gorgeous!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous card set Kathy! LOVE the beautiful and bold colors from those chalk markers. I really want to try those!

Di said...

What a lovely set of cards Kathy has created, I love her work she is so artistic. Love the look of the chalkboard markers, have not heard of them before.
Di B.

nomineuk said...

I've never used chalk markers, but after seeing how bright they are against the kraft cardstock I shall have to see what's available in the UK.

Vicki said...

I'm so happy I follow Kathy's blog so I was able to read her post today. I love your products. So practical for card makers. I have your website bookmarked now.

Judy said...

Very fun stamps and the chalkboard markers look awesome. I follow Kathy's blog and love when she shows us something new and fun in the craft line. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Carpenter said...

Love the stamp set and the bright colors!!!

Laurie Brown said...

Oh so very pretty-love the vibrant colors and I'm a big fan of kraft paper!!

gabriella said...

Wow looks like a lot of fun, I have never used chalk markers before. Beautiful results

Katie said...

Yay, Kathy, Awesome job!! I love your card design. And the colors and these marker colors are such a refreshing palette! I have never heard of these markers. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Tami B. said...

I love Kathy's work & this is no exception. The results of the chalk markers on the kraft is wonderful.

Kate said...

I love the chalk markers on kraft paper... and the stamp set is so fun. It makes such a pretty gift in its window box... a real day brightener!

Jo said...

Awesome! Those chalk markers look yummy!!

Immi said...

Love the look of the chalk markers, and the box is a great way to package a nice gift!

barbwired said...

I just love this stamp set and the way the chalk markers make it look so vibrant on the Kraft background. Really eye catching!

petalspapersimplethymes said...

What a beautiful card set, Kathy! I just love the look of the chalk markers on kraft cardstock. So much inspiration here today! ♡Dawn Y.

mypurplehouse said...

This is so cute Kathy - I love the coloring and those markers definitely are intense and wonderful looking! The Kraft on white is a great combo that I will now need to try! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Awesome as always!
Lyn

valerie breingan said...

I just bought a set of chalk markers (black&white) just wanted to fiddle with them.But I never thought of doing something like this with them.I'm thinking I need to do a second purchase.Gorgeous

Lenora Neswood said...

Love the beautiful card and the chalk markers.

Martha Galvez said...

Beautifully done! Love the simplicity of these stamps.

SmilynStef said...

What a fun project.

Pammejo said...

So cute and beautifully created. TFS

craftymom205 said...

Love your project.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty set of cards! Love the fun flower stamp set and the awesome pens! Great look on kraft paper!

cathy buckingham said...

Love the flowers and i bet that would be fun to color with many things. Thank You for the opportunity.

Jean Bullock said...

The markers look great against the kraft background. Well done, as usual, Kathy!

Cathy said...

Lovely!! Such great inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

totally amazing in Kathy's usual style. Beautiful cards. Just love the bright neon colours.

Sharbogast said...

The cards are so beautiful! I had no idea you could use chalk markers like this, even though I see them everywhere. I thought they were just fun for all the chalkboard stuff popping up everywhere.. haha Learn something new every day. Thank you SO much for sharing.

Anne said...

I LOVE those flower stamps! Aren't they just so sunny and fun? Very pretty too! I have never heard of chalk markers before, wow they are gorgeous! What a beautiful project, an absolute delight to behold and wonderful inspiration! After feeling stressed out all morning I am beginning to feel quite happy and relaxed now! Thank you!

bev said...

Great to learn of a new company with cool products. Always love kathys projects.

Pam Crusberg said...

I always like bright colors on craft card stock. The window box is a great way to give the gift of cards.

Mary-Anne V said...

Kathy always creates magic with any colour medium...no exception here. Beautiful card set!

mtscrapgal said...

So glad to see Kathy on your blog. She rocks coloring on kraft cardstock. The chalk markers are terrific. New to me too. I'll have to try them. Thanks

TLady said...

This is a WONDERFUL SET Kathy!!! ;) You NEVER disappoint! LOOOOVE these chalk markers! WHY haven't I gotten those yet???? LOL Such a SUPER gift for someone special! & I LOOOOVE the chalk markers on the Kraft! ;)

Anne said...

Kathy amazes me with her coloring. She does such beautiful work. These flowers are so beautiful. Love the chalk markers on the Kraft.

anmatt1@aol.com

Michele Slater said...

What a fun stamp set. I love how they are colored. I think I need to try this.

Linda Rubarski said...

Great stamp set love the cards and box.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Love the look of the chalk markers!

Isha Gupta said...

So pretty. I love coloring and really would like to try these markers. TFS

Renee M said...

What gorgeous colors and flowers, and who wouldn't want to receive the lovely card set as a gift? So lovely!

Janet said...

WOW it is soooooo pretty. The colors are great!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh I love how those colors just POP off the card! And Kathy always could doodle better than anyone I know!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful coloring with the chalk! Love the new doodle flowers set!

Carol said...

So pretty, I love your doodling and those beautiful colors

kiaretta said...

So cute. Like the colors.

crashyourstash said...

Those chalk markers look like fun!

Sandy said...

Those chalk markers are so bright on Kraft, yummy!

Lori said...

That really came out nice and bright, really pretty!

Lori said...

That really came out nice and bright, really pretty!

Oreety said...

Beautiful and clever...I would have never thought to use chalk markers on anything other than chalkboard!

Jen said...

I need to try out these chalk markers!! LOVE the bold colors!