Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Believe by Amber

Hello everyone! It's Amber here sharing this colorful water colored card and matching mini tube. I used a bunch of the fun little images from SRM's Just Believe Clear Stamp set to create my background and matching tag. 

I started with a large piece of water color paper and starting stamping my sentiments and images in some water color safe ink. I used an over sized piece of water color paper in the beginning because I want to die cut a large rectangle panel for the front of my card and a tag for the mini tube. Once all of my images were stamped I started coloring them and the background in with some Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist and a WaterIn Blending Brush. I didn't worry about coloring all of the images in perfectly, I let some of the colors bleed and blend in with the background. I set aside my finished piece and let it dry overnight before I die cut my card front and tag. 

I die cut a large pierced rectangle out of my finished piece and adhered it to my light lime green card base. I made sure to center my sentiment and quote before die cutting. 

I wanted to have a matching tag for my Mini Tube so I die cut a little tag right out of the same piece I die cut my card front from. This is why I used an over sized piece of water color paper in the beginning. I added a fun little "God is Good"  sentiment sticker from SRM's Shine Your Light Sentiment sticker sheet to the center of my tag and tied it to my mini tube with some black string. 

I hope you enjoyed my two projects today. Water colored cards always look complicated and time consuming but their really not. 

SRM Sticker Supplies

Thursday, January 19, 2017

February Plans by Shantaie

Happy days ahead in February 2017! Shantaie here with some Planner fun! Don't you just love a fresh new month to fill in activities, goals, and maybe even a day of downtime?! Planners are the key to a more effective week for me, I have tried weeks of just "winging it" and I can tell you I forget too many things, and in general find myself feeling like my life gets a little out of control. A pretty or super fun page also keeps me energized and upbeat! My February page is bursting with Valentine happiness!

I will fill in my daily to do and activity lists as the month goes by in my weekly section but I can reference my master just by flipping to the tab!

I started with that pink tab, and a row of Valentine border stickers  and a 2017 year of memories sticker to top it off, I spritzed the top and bottom corners with glimmer mist is taffy and peppermint. I added a hand lettered quote in a watered down pink paint.....I need more practice, but I do love the look!
My page features more ideas, and guidelines for my days, as well as hard plans, but not the daily appointments, and to do's, this will give me a great source of energy and a reminder that life is more than grocery trips and work!

 I used several stamps from the 
Healthy PlansToday Tomorrow To Do, and Birthday Plans sets, and used watercolor twist pencils to color them in. I also tried my hand at brush lettering with brush point markers that was fun, and very easy, I will be using them a lot I'm sure!

All you need is love, that and a few SRM stickers to make a fun loving filled planner!!! The Valentine stickers I used are, Quick Cards Love,  Stickers by the Dozen Valentine, We've Got Your Sticker Sweet,  Fancy Sticker Sentiments Love and Quick Cards Be MineI already want to make my March calendar, and I look forward to seeing this on my desk inspiring me each and every day!!!  I'm hooked!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Winter Cards & Video by Christine

Christine Meyer has been making some wonderful videos lately and I spied this one which features SRM Stickers along with lots of her favorite card making supplies.   You can see the video HERE!

I love these cozy cards!  How fun it would be to receive one of these from a friend! 

I spy Sticker Stitches on the first card!

And some Winter Sentiments and Sticker Sentiments on the second card.

Check out Christine's video that shows you how you can make this set of Winter cards pronto!

Thanks for joining us today.  Hope you have a cozy, crafty day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Planner Stamps Not Just for Planners by Michele

Hello crafty friends! Michele here with a birthday card using the Birthday Plans, planner stamps. These little stamps are so versatile and perfect for creating a fun background!  I stamped them in a water color safe black ink.  I used my Zig Clean color markers. In between the images I added touches of gray for shadows. I  added a bit of shimmer and shine using glossy accents and glittery Stickles. 

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper in pink and added a bit of black and white twine.  I used a small felt circle and sequin for the center of my bow.  

It's fun to think about other uses for our stamps!  Here's the one I used!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Be My Valentine Mini Cards by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 

Today, I'm sharing a mini valentine card set with you! I must say, they are simple and sweet which means you could make plenty of them in no time! ;) 

I started with die cutting some squares in a pink cardstock and some patterned cardstock. (For my white base to my mini cards, I just used my paper trimmer to cut squares.) Once done, I layered them all together. 

After, I added a 'hugs' label to each card. Then I used some woodgrain patterned paper, which I added my sentiment to and made them into banners. After, I added each banner to the middle of my 'hugs' label. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

SRM Stickers products used:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Winter Layout by Melanie

The weather where I live is sure cold right now! We are definitely in our winter season. My kids love the snow, especially when they get to go sledding or skiing.  Melanie here today to share a fun layout I made.  SRM Stickers are perfect for layouts with an added touch of silver doilies!

I had this cute picture of my girls ready to head down the hill. It was fun to combine a variety of stickers and the silver doily to add a winter touch to the layout.

I mounted the "Chill Out" sticker on paper but placed the "BRRR it's cold" sticker right on top of the photo. That is one of my favorite things about SRM stickers . . . since they have a clear backing I can use different ways of mounting them.

The scallop sticker under the photo is actually the edging left over from the wedding borders stickers. I used several edging leftovers to give the page some extra definition. Can you see the thin grey lines above and to the left of the photo? Left overs :)

Sticker stitches are one of my favorite sets of stickers in the collection. They add a great finishing touch to projects.

Tucking the doily under the photo mat gave the layout some shine, texture, and bit of a feminine flair.

Bundle up and stay warm! :)

SRM products used
We've Got Your Border Wedding
Sticker Stitches Halloween
FreeStyle Winter
Silver Doilies

Thank you to all who left comments!  Here are the winners of the new products featured on the blog last week.  Email me your mailing address and your prize will be on the way!

Bible Journaling Stamp:
Rhonda who said…
"I like the set that has Christ Jesus at the bottom with a nice variety of sayings so I could use it in my faith journal bible throughout the year. Really excited to see so many fantastic faith stamps sets! I am just starting my new Inspire bible and looking for a few new stamps and ideas." 

Planner Stamp:
Amy who said
"Looks awesome! iSpy coffee!"

Patterned Bags:
arlsmom aka Lynda who said
"I am a sucker for polka dots!!!"

Marvy pens and markers:
Leanne who said
"Lovely pens. Not easy to choose a favorite. But will be thrilled to win as I begin calligraphy soon."

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Lunchbox Cards by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here today with some Valentine lunchbox cards. My boys love it when I slip little notes in their lunchboxes, but only if they're a bit silly, so I make them lunchbox cards with jokes on them. 

For these notes, I created little envelopes (they measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2") from patterned paper. Instead using the envelopes the long way, I flip them the tall way to create a pocket. I decorated the the envelopes with stickers from Valentine Labels by the Dozen, Valentine Stickers by the Dozen, and Planner Icon Stickers

I printed the jokes out and attached them to the outside of the envelope. I put the punchlines on a tag that pulls out of the envelope with a little delicious Twinery baker's twine

These Valentine lunchbox cards are such a simple way to let your kiddos know you're thinking of them even when they're at school.  

Supplies used in this project: 
Valentine Labels by the Dozen 
Valentine Stickers by the Dozen
Planner Icon Stickers
Charcoal Baker's Twine 
Marvy Le Plume Red 
Black Medium Punched Pieces

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bible Journaling by Christine

I'm back at it and ready for a fresh new year in Bible Journaling - how about you!?!  I love that there are no rules in Bible Journaling, you can just create and dabble to your hearts content! For today's share I did A LOT of dabbling!  Christine joining you with a piece based on Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."

I have been watching lots of videos of talented artists drawing their own flowers and I decided to dabble in that for this project! My Black Le Pen was perfect for the doodling part!  I knew I could use my stamps from SRM (Amazing Grace & Trust in the Lord) for little flowers in combination with doodling to create a fun background.

For each style of flower that I did I used a single color from my collection of WaterColor Pencils.  I colored and then used a blending pen to spread the color and give it that pretty watercolor look.

I also wanted to play with masking on this project.  I cut a sheet the same size as my original and then folded it in half and cut out a tilted heart.  I then layed that over the top of my original and started stamping "Grace" over and over until I filled it. The word "Grace" came from the BIG Amen set. Lastly I traced my heart again using my Le Pen to make it stand out a little bit more.  I love how this ended up looking and most importantly I had a fun time making it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 2017 Planner Pages by Melanie

Happy New Year! Melanie joining you today with some planner fun!  I am looking forward to 2017 and hope you are as well. 

My planner definitely helps keep me on track for a more successful year. Usually I only add color to my weekly pages because, well, this is what my monthly pages end up looking like . . .  The days are packed . . . but . . . Blah.

So, to start the new year off a little more brightly, I used SRM stickers to give my January planner layout a splash of color. 

 (Trust me, my sharpened #2 pencil was poised to write in work schedules, appointments, lessons, sports activities, social events, etc. as soon as these pictures were taken. But now I'll have some color amongst all the lead writing).

The "A Year to Remember" Calendar Companion sticker sheet is perfect for planners and calendars. The little icons fit perfectly on special dates or days to remember.

I love the Freestyle stickers and their funky shapes. They add just the right amount of color and style to my pages. 

To add some finishing touches, I used the 2017 Year of Memories sticker and black sticker stitches (I think I use these on every project).  

I love to see how you complete your planner pages on the SRM's Facebook Planner Sticker Fun page. Thanks in advance for sharing your projects!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Luke 19 by Shannon

Hi, Shannon here. Sharing some bible journaling with you this wintery morning, and I promise, you'll identify with the message.

Luke 19, it's a fairly well known passage, it's about a tax collector named Zaccahaeus. Zaccaheaus isn't anyone special, in fact he's despised. People were not fans of the tax collectors back in the time of Jesus. However, by the end of the reading, Zaccaheaus is indeed special because he does something that we all struggle with daily. He lets go. He gives it to God. He also is able to discern that he needs to repent and do acts of good works. He also acknowledges what is wrong within him and begs forgiveness. It's hard to admit when you're wrong...but sometimes you are, I am, we all are! We have to admit this to ourselves and work on this each and every day. Somedays are successful and others we fail miserably, but don't stop trying! Keep going! ❤

There are so many ways to journal in your bible, some people use word art, others can draw beautifully, some can sketch..others doodle, keep journaling and never worry that yours doesn't look like someone else, comparison is the thief of joy. ❤

I used some great stuff available from SRM for this page, you can see the products I used below!

Products used: 
Watercolor Twist pencils