Monday, April 24, 2017

Mother's Day Watercolor Layout by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here!
Today I'm sharing a sweet Mother's Day layout with you!

I started with my kraft cardstock and simply added my stamped images in white ink. Once done, I used some colored pencils to add color to each stamped image. 

To finish things off, I added a few jewel drops and a white piece of cardstock where a photo can go. Simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Flashback Friday with Laurel Seabrook

Hello!  Today we are doing a Flashback Friday feature with a beautiful Mother's Day Card from Laurel Seabrook.  Enjoy! 


Laurel Seabrook makes the most lovely layered cards.  What a Spring treat this card is just in time for some Mother's Day inspiration.

For her card Laurel used lots of delicious patterned papers, SRM's Mother's Day Express YourselfMother's Day Quick Card and some Natural Twinery Twine.  YUM!

With Laurel's inspiration and a few SRM Stickers, you can CASE this card and there's plenty of time before Mother's Day to get the job done!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

God Is With You Card & Gift Box by Amber

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing this stamped religious card and mini kraft gift box. 

The other SRM design team members have been sharing some amazing Bible journaling pages lately using some of SRM's newest religious stamps. I haven't gotten around to using the new sets much so I thought I would use the Child of God clear stamp set & the Just Believe clear stamp set to create a card and matching gift box.

I started with a kraft card base and die cut a large pierced rectangle out of some white cardstock. I stamped a flying angle reaching for a star in the center of my white cardstock and added the "God Is With You" sentiment from the Child of God stamp set right above my angel. I also stamped some fancy text over the entire background in a light brown and added some distressed stars to the right side of my panel to created a visual triangle. To finish I misted the entire panel with some Tattered Angles Sea Shell Glimmer mist to add a vintage look to my piece.

I love creating little matching gift boxes or gift bags to go along with my card so I thought I would create one to along with today's card. I folded and assembled a 3"x 3"x 2"Kraft Box from the shop and added some stamping all around the middle portion of my gift box with SRM's Just Believe stamp set. I tied a light teal ribbon around my mini gift box and my card and matching gift box were complete.

 I hope you enjoyed my post and project today. Thanks for visiting!
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Birthday Countdown Vinyl Sign by Samantha

Hello! Samantha with you today. We make a big deal of birthdays in our family, so I thought it would be fun to make a birthday countdown sign to celebrate the anticipation of an upcoming birthday. 

I wanted to make the sign durable so I could use it for both of my kids and use it year after year. However, that also means I need to be able to change out the photo and count down the days. 

To make the sign durable, I used plywood and painted it in a bright aqua blue. To make the photo easily changeable, I added a small clothespin to the board to hold the photo. I tackled the need to change the countdown number by cutting my star from SRM's chalkboard vinyl. Just write it on and wipe it off! 

I cut "days until my birthday!" from teal vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I overlayed "birthday!" with gold holographic vinly to really make it pop. To pull everything together, I added some gold holographic vinyl to the clothespin holding the photo. 

This birthday countdown sign is a piece of birthday decor that I'll be able to use for many years to come. My kids love that they can countdown the days, and I love that I can add my favorite photo of the birthday boy! How soon do your kids start counting down the days until their birthday? 

All vinyl used can be found HERE.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Crafting with Grandkids by Susan & Sylvie

Today is a very special post because my Granddaughter Sylvie is our guest designer!

What happens when I visit with my grandkids?  Lots of love and hugs and lots of fun crafting!  Today I want to share with you what Sylvie and I made on my last visit with her in Massachusetts.  She loves the Just Believe stamp because last year when I was designing the new Bible Journaling stamps, she helped me design this one! 

And here's what we made!  And boy did we have fun! :)
We made cards, framable art, mini cards, and little notes and I love them all! 

Sylvie taught me quite a bit about stamping and pens.  We had a blast!

Crafting with kids is such fun!  They seem to have a natural feel for color and design and you can learn a lot from them! 

Join us tomorrow for more crafty projects  from our talented design team members. Follow us on Facebook or join any of our groups including groups for Bible Journaling, Planners and Vinyl

Hope you have a crafty day!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Rejoice! by Michele

Good morning!  Michele here with a card using SRM's new stamp set, Heaven & EarthI stamped the clouds on blue card stock using Versamark and embossed it in white. The mountains were stamped and colored with Watercolor Twist pencils. 

I added white snowy mountain tops using a Gel Reminisce pen.  I fussy cut the top of the mountains and layered over my blue card stock with foam tape.  I added a felt circle for my sun and added a few rays using my Copic markers.

I stamped the sentiment in shades of brown and orange.  I added shadows under the word with Copics.  I adhered a few sequins and tied yellow and white twine to add a bit more yellow to my card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Rejoice in all that you do!

Friday, April 14, 2017

By His Wounds by Karen

Hello!  Karen here today to share something special with you for this Easter season. 

As we approach Easter, I wanted to have a visual reminder for my family to help us focus on the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. This verse in the Old Testament, which points to Christ, came to mind. 

"But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we  are healed." 
Isaiah 53:5

I wanted to keep it simple and meaningful, so I just grabbed a few supplies. I started with some simple lettering using my black LePen on a sheet of watercolor paper. I lightly drew a few guide lines to keep my lettering straight. These were erased before applying any color.

I started with bit of light purple shading over the lettering with my LePlume marker and then added some stamped borders. Then I decided to add more color with my markers using a plastic baggie, markers, water, and this "smooshing" techniqe (see video tutorial here). 

After a bit more color, a dotted border stamp, and a quick trim, I simply attached it onto a clipboard for display. It reminds us that Jesus loved us so much that He willingly suffered on our behalf to make the full payment for our sins. By His wounds we are healed! On Easter Sunday we will celebrate His victory over sin, death, and Satan. Amen!
A blessed Easter to each of you.

For this project I used:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thinking of You Card & Have Faith Treat Bag by Amber

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing a fun thinking of you card and treat bag for Easter. I 

used a "Thinking Of You" sticker from the We've Got Your Border/Pastel sticker sheet , a "Have Faith" sentiment  sticker from the Sentiment/Shine Your Light sticker sheet, a 4" x 6" Lattice Printed Kraft Bag, and some Light Pink Jute Twine from the SRM Stickers Shop to create my card and matching treat bag.

I started my card by folding an A2 sized white card base in half and adhered some fun printed patterned paper to the entire front half of my card. Next I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the upper half of my card base and die cut the bottom with a stitched wavy die. I stamped my large Easter image from Northwoods Rubber Stamps in some Memento black ink and colored all of the images in with some Spectrum Noir Markers.  

Once I had all my images colored I added a "Thinking Of You" sentiment from the We've Got Your Border/Pastel sticker sheet and tied on some pink jute twine above my sentiment. 

I love creating treat bags to match my cards, I chose one of the 4" x 6" Lattice Printed Kraft Bags for my project today. There are a ton of fun ones to choose from in the shop. Check them out HERE. I folded the top part of my treat bag down, slipped my "Have Faith" sentiment onto some pink jute twine, and tied the  twine around the treat bag. This bag is really quick and easy to create, you could make a whole set of these in a few minutes. 

SRM Sticker Supplies
4" x 6" Kraft Bags/Lattice Print

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April Planner Spread by Christine

April is in full swing at our house and it has required lots and lots of organization!  We've got birthdays, holidays, and tons of school commitments!  Christine joining you today with a look at my spread where I used a bunch of SRM Stickers to decorate!

I'm working with a horizontal planner these days (from Paper House Productions) and I like the feel of it.  It's different to get used to decorating but I also like the big horizontal spaces!  My Black Le Pen  got a workout for this spread!

I primarily used the Free Style/Spring set of stickers for the spread.  I didn't want to add to much but I definitely wanted color.  This sticker set has yellows, greens, and blues providing lots of the desired color for the season!  I also pulled out the Stickers by the Dozen/Thank You set to bring in some more daisy stickers!

I'm totally struggling to keep track of dates this month so I decided to add a Standard Mini Calendar sticker to the bottom of the spread so I could keep my eye on the whole month!

How's your planner coming together for April? We'd love to see what you are doing in it!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Walk by Faith Bible Journaling by Karen

Hello friends from Karen!  Today I'm sharing a recent Bible journaling entry I created using some of the new Faith stamps. I'm finding lots of inspiration in these new sets and enjoying fitting them together to emphasize scripture verses and tell a story or lesson learned. 

Today my entry is in Genesis 50. Many of you may know the story of Joseph, whose brothers sold him into slavery because they were jealous of the attention and gifts he received. Joseph's life was turned upside down and he didn't understand why all this was happening to him. But God knew how to take this bad and use it for good. After many years, Joseph was able to fully forgive his brothers and said to them in verse 20, "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good...."

I created a dusty background with acrylic paints, symbolizing that we do not always see clearly. I started with the Walk by Faith set and added a few words from other sets to complete my entry. I really like the "spear-like" quality of this large arrow and the mini arrow cross found on the In Jesus' Name set. To finish off the page, I used a black pen to box in the main sentiments and added dots and highlighting with gold and white gel pens. Then I added my own prayer. We don't always understand why bad things happen, but we can continue to step out in faith, trusting in the Lord who sees all, knows all, and will do what is good and right for us. 

For this project I used:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Let the Earth Be Glad by Michele

Good morning! Michele here with a card using SRM's new set called, Heaven & Earth.  I decided to stamp the trees in a rainbow pattern....because who doesn't love rainbows?  I used my Mini Misti to line up the sentiment.  I wanted the bottom portion to stamp directly over the bottom of the trees.

Once the stamping was complete, I used Stickles on each of the trees to give it shimmer and dimension.   

I tore the top of the card and backed it with a piece of black card stock to make the image pop a bit.  I adhered several rhinestones and tied Marigold twine vertically. 

Thank you all for stopping today!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Walk with Jesus Card Set by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 
Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun card set with you!

This card set came to me when I was looking through my SRM Stickers clear stamps. Lately, I've been doing a lot of 'make your own background' on my cards, so I thought I'd do the same with these. 

I used the arrow from SRM Stickers Walk By Faith stamp set and randomly stamped them on my card base. After, I added my sentiment pieces from the same set, in the center of my card. I did this for all my cards, using different colors.

One of things I love is the fancy/script writing, though as for me actually writing like that...not happening. lol But with these clear stamps that offer fancier or even bold words, I simply traced over the word with a gold pen and ta-da...done. :) 

To finish my card set off, I bundled them all together using a piece of white lace. After I placed the set in a clear container. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day! 

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Calligraphy Gold pen
White Lace

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Let the Sea Resound by Karen

Hello friends! Karen here with another Bible journaling page.
Psalm 99 is an amazing song of praise to the Lord. In verse 7 we read, "Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!" 
With that powerful imagery in mind, I created a powerful wave on my Bible page with acrylic paints, a LePen fine point black pen and the new Marvy Reminisce white gel pen.

The stamp set Heaven & Earth provided a few more details - the jumping fish and sentiment.  To fit the sentiment in my Bible margin, I snipped it into two pieces and then stamped it in the middle of the wave. Perfect fit!

The Amen stamp is from another new set, In Jesus' Name.

I love how this page turned out and that I can shout my praises to the Lord and use my creativity to do it!

For this page, I used:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Triangle Treat Box for Spring from Michele!

Good morning! Michele here with a Triangle treat box! 
I love this little clear box all ready to be filled with sweet treats! I folded a doily over the back half of the triangle box to sort of "ground" my eggs. 

The eggs were cut from a die and given color with the Watercolor Twist Pencils.   I then applied a thin layer of glossy accents over the eggs and sprinkled it with a clear coarse glitter.  I adhered the eggs to the box with dimensional foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Spring collection. I tied black and white twine and adhered it to the corner of the sentiment.  As a final touch, I placed a gemstone in the center of the bow. 

All that is left to do, is fill it up with some candy!
Have a great day friends!