Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cards by Kathy

Our Designer, Kathy Racoosin, is such a talented card maker. She does sophisticated as well as she does cute, as well as she does vintage, you get the idea. Today Kathy shows us her vibrant, adorable side with a group of cards that will surely make you smile...

Last, but not least, Kathy has a bold and fun card using our new 'We've Got Your Sticker' set, "hello". Don't you love the super-sized greeting?!

*sigh* I love card feature days. :) In fact, I have another card for you tomorrow, created by me! I'll be posting a sneak peek of what we have in store for World Card Making Day.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Kick, Shoot, Goal!

Happy Monday! Thanks for checking in with us today. You'll be glad you did because I have a very cool card to show...it's a thank you card that SRM Designer, Carole, created for her daughter's soccer coach. Talk about the perfect stickers for the occasion! Click HERE to view these in our online store to purchase.

I love how Carole allowed several elements to 'fall off' the edges of the card. She accommodated them by using a larger envelope. Carole designed the cards using her daughter's team colors.

More cards are up tomorrow...see you then!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Beautiful Bouquet, a Tutorial by Norma

Hello SRM Stickers Readers...I have an extraordinary treat for all of us today, a flower bouquet tutorial by Norma Kennedy. Norma used SRM Stickers and Cosmo Cricket papers to create a beautiful altered piece, her specialty. Enjoy!

bou·quet (bō-kāˈ, bo͞o-), posey, nosegay
A small cluster or arrangement of flowers.
An arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present.
The fragrance typical of a wine or liqueur. See Synonyms at fragrance.
Origin: French, from Old French bosquet, thicket, diminutive of bosc, forest, of Germanic origin.

Remember, if you use any of our tutorials, feel free to email me with photos -- I'd be happy to share what you've created! Have a terrific weekend. I'll be back on Monday with more new SRM all week long, including a sneak peek of what we have in store for World Card Making Day in October.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sentiment Strip Techniques

Tobi spent some time experiementing with the long stickers strips found on our Sticker Sentiments sheets (click on image to view/purchase);

Tobi said that she usually just trims the sentiments to use individually, but discovered that it's fun to play around with the WHOLE sticker... She has a few techniques to share with us today.

1) Adhere the sticker to a piece of cardstock and layer it over a piece of wide ribbon. I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots on the back of the cardstock strip, it's a good adhesive for popping items on non-paper materials.

2) Make a curly sentiment! Adhere the entire sticker to a long piece of cardstock. Curl the cardstock around a pencil. Lay down a strip of adhesive and press your curled sentiment onto the glue strip.

3) Stick the sentiment on a piece of paper then cover it with crackle accents (similar to glossy accents, except it cracks a little).

I don't know about you, but I have my SRM Sticker Sentiments out and I'm ready to try Tobi's techniques. If you give them a go, email me with pics so I can share with our readers! See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Distressed Sticker

I have a quick and fabulous sticker technique for you today. SRM Designer, Tanis, happened upon this effect when one of her stickers got stuck to another. She liked how ink transferred onto the other sticker, giving it a distressed look! Tanis will be providing a step by step tutorial on distressing SRM Stickers but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek!

You MUST stop by tomorrow for a tutorial by Tobi. That's all I'm going to say. It rocks.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Pixie-Licious by Tania

I just had to dedicate an entire day to SRM Designer, Tania's, Cosmo Cricket/SRM Pixie-Licious cards. They totally put a smile on my face and make me want to sit for a spell to create cards! So inspirational... Enjoy, and be sure to keep scrolling to view our winners from last week's Cosmo event!

Now it's time to announce our winners! Last week's Cosmo Cricket event was a huge hit and I hope you enjoyed all the hard work by the SRM Design Team. We have more manufacturer features on the horizon, stay tuned!

Random comment winner, Thursday:
SRM Prize Package
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Crafting Kit

Linda Beeson said...
All of these examples just plain AMAZE me!!! What great ways to use both the papers and the stickers not to mention that great sketch.
August 19, 2010 12:08 PM

Random comment winner, Friday:
SRM Prize Package
Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious Crafting Kit

Kelly Massman said...
GREAT projects! I love that snowman on Tanis' project!
August 21, 2010 8:14 PM

Card Sketch Challenge Winner: Tomi Ann Hill
SRM Prize Package

Have you taken a peek at all of the amazing card sketch challenge entries? You can view them at the bottom of THIS post. Here's Tomi's card;

Love those mini pinwheels! Congratulations, ladies, please email me with your postal addresses (email address on the sidebar) asap so we can get your goodies out to you. Also, we'd love to see what you end up doing with your new SRM, why not load up your creations to our Flickr Gallery? See you again tomorrow, and all week long, with more new SRM Stickers projects!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Guest Designer, Tessa Buys!

I am so thrilled to introduce you to Tessa Buys, our newest Guest Designer! She's an incredibly talented card maker and we were so excited to see what she'd do with new SRM Stickers.

Firstly, a bit aobut Tessa; "I am a happy mother to three energetic, wonderful boys and wife to an amazing, supportive husband. I began scrapbooking and cardmaking in high school and became seriously addicted when we started our little family. I love preserving family history with layouts, creating things for my home and children, and being able to give personalized, handmade cards to my loved ones and friends. When I am not scrapbooking or creating for my Etsy shop, Precocious Paper, I am choreographing and teaching as a professional dancer and actively serving in my church. I'm thrilled to be guest designing for SRM Stickers and am an SRM Sticker addict for life!"

You can check out Tessa's work by visiting her Blog, Percocious Paper, her Etsy Shop, or her Facebook Page.

Here's what Tessa had to say about her experience working with SRM Stickers: "I first found SRM Stickers in my local craft store here in itty bitty Riverton, Wyoming. I was ecstatic to find something so perfect for cardmaking, and as I played, I realized the possibilities for layouts, too. I love the ease of use, the quality of the stickers, the variety of designs, and the special touch that SRM Stickers lends to every one of my projects."

I adore this matching game Tessa created for her boys using SRM Stickers, patterned paper, and a repurposed tin:

This simply elegant card is so refreshing...wouldn't it make a wonderful sketch?

This is a fabulous card and I love the glittery snowflake, a perfect complement to our new Winter sticker sentiment.

Lastly a Holloween card -- *swoon*!

Thank you, Tessa, beautiful work! Please join me tomorrow for more new SRM and the announcement of our winners from last week's Cosmo Cricket festivities!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Feature, Day Two

Welcome to day two of our Cosmo Cricket Feature. Our Designers went crazy mixing Cosmo Cricket with new SRM -- a perfect marriage! Today I'm featuring projects using various Cosmo lines and SRM Stickers...enjoy!

by Tanis:

by Tania:

by Nina:

by Kathy:

by Jing-Jing:

by Jen M.:

by Gina:

by Deana:

by Carole:

by Amy:

Whew! That was fun! We adore Cosmo Cricket and it's always a honor to be able to feature their wonderful papers with our stickers. Thank you, Lindsay!

You have until the end of the weekend to create a card for our card sketch challenge and a chance to win a prize. See yesterday's post for the details! Have a terrific weekend, I'll be back on Monday with incredible projects from our newest Guest Designer, you'll love her!

I'll announce all of our winners on Tuesday. Oh, which reminds me, you would probably like to know about today's prize... How about a "Pixie-Licious" Crafting Kit with Chipboard?! I have this kit and it's fabulous, one of my favorite Cosmo Cricket offerings ever! Of course you'll also receive the new SRM Stickers releases (which you'll see a lot more of, next week!).

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some Pixie! Good luck, thanks for joining us...