Friday, December 2, 2016

Faith Planner by Karen

Hello!  Karen here today to share my faith planner with you. 

A few months ago I jumped on the planner wagon. I purchased a large planner (mine is spiral bound and about 7x9 inches). At first I had a hard time getting started and keeping up. So I decided to rethink how I could to make the best use of my planner. I wanted something to record my prayers, but didn't want it to be separate from my daily devotions.  So, I turned my planner into a "faith planner" and couldn't be happier.

Each week I creatively record my prayers and scripture that is standing out to me from my devotion time, study, and sermon notes. I use lots of stamps, washi tape, printables, stickers, and bits from my scrapbooking stash. It doesn't take much time each day, so it's easy to keep up with. The bonus I've discovered is that having all that in one place has really helped focus my prayers and see God moving in response to my prayers.
In this video I share several of my pages and show you a spread midway through the week as well as walk through my steps for setting up pages for the coming week. You'll see lots of SRM stamps and stickers. 

Hopefully you'll be inspired to think out of the box with your planner.

Here is the featured spread at the end of the week:

These are just some of the great SRM products I love to use in my Faith Planner:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Holiday Cheer Bag by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 
With all the holiday's being right around the corner, I thought it be fun to make a sweet little holiday cheer bag!

I kept things fairly simple for my bag. I started with my patterned papers and simply added different stickers to each one. After, I used some adhesive and added them to a piece of white cardstock. Once done, I carefully did some cutting and then placed aside. 

I then used a glassine bag and added a silver doily to it. Afterwards I added my sentiment piece, along with a few wood veneer stars and a little jute twine bow. Nice and sweet, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see y'all soon! 

SRM Stickers supplies:

Jute Twine

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Tube by Tobi

Hi there! Tobi Crawford here with an off-beat idea for Christmas gift-giving. 
I like to fill the Tubes with lots of different yummy treats, but over here in China things like Hershey's kisses and M&Ms don't exist, so I have to get creative!! 

Enter: the Trail Mix tube! 

I make my own trail mix consisting of: 

Mixed, salted nuts
Dried Pineapple
Dried Cranberries
Dried Papaya 
Mini Chocolate chips

So what's better than a couple of cute Squirrel images to go with the nuts?? 

I added a bunch of glitter and snow to make the scene super festive and it was done!What a quick and easy way to say "Merry Christmas" to your health nut friends and family!! 

Supplies used: 
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
SRM Stickers:  Tubes 
Twine: Maraschino

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reindeer Decor with Metallic Vinyl by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here today to share some Christmas home decor. The second I received SRM's gorgeous metallic and holographic vinyl I knew I had to use it for some Christmas decorating. I decided to combine it with a shadow box I had sitting in my stash to make this Reindeer Decor.

I like to create wall art with my Silhouette. Sometimes I design it myself, and sometimes I buy files from the Silhouette shop. There was the perfect file for what I wanted to do in the Silhouette shop, so I was able to save some time (and you know I'm always a bit short on time around Christmas) and buy the fun reindeer name cutting file instead of creating one. 

When I'm creating with multiple vinyl colors, sometimes I like to try out the colors in the Silhouette software before cutting into my vinyl. You can see above what I mean. The colors aren't a perfect representation, but it helps me visualize exactly how I want to lay things out. 

For this project I chose metallic gold vinyl, metallic silver vinyl, and red holographic vinyl. Pictures just don't do this vinyl justice. It's gorgeous and so rich looking in person. It cuts beautifully with the Silhouette Cameo, too!

This reindeer decor with metallic vinyl is a really fun but elegant way to add something handmade to my Christmas decorations. What are you crafting for Christmas this year?

Monday, November 28, 2016

December Planner Pages by Christine

If there was ever a time of year that my planner is absolutely needed it is December!  Christine joining you today with a peek into my first week of December!

I used a combination of stickers and stamps from SRM to make this week's spread. I filled it up with lots of color and fun stickers but also left a little room in each day to add more to them! My Black Le Pen was perfect for writing in my own info as it doesn't bleed thru to the back sides!

I used the School Planner Stamp as well as the Birthday Planner Stamp.  To separate activities I stamped a part of the stitch border from the Birthday set and stamped that into the time.

I still kind of prefer stickers to stamps in my planner so I went ahead and did a whole bunch of those!  I pulled out all my Christmas stickers and used a wide variety from the following list:
Live Life/Christmas - Big Red Merry Christmas
Sticker Stitches/Christmas - Stitching strips
We've Got Your Sticker/Merry - Santa/Stocking/Tree space fillers and big "Merry"

I love how stickers add color and can fill up a space that is otherwise kind of blah.  How cute are those candy borders too!?!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Give Thanks by Tenia

Hey Y'all!!!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Tenia here today to share a very fun card using SRM goodness......CHECK IT!!!!

I created this card using SRM Sentiment/Fall stickersSticker StitchesLittle Borders/Black, Red, Yellow and Watercolor Twist Pencils. I hope y'all enjoyed my card and have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Give Thanks! by Michele

Good morning! Michele here with one of my last fall cards of the year! I can not believe the holidays are upon us! Where the heck does the time go? ;)
I used a stencil and various inks to create my background. I drew the leaves' veins with a white gel pen.

I also adhered a few gold sequins and a bit of glossy accents.  SRM's Give Thanks sentiment from Live Life/Calendar Year, was perfect for this fall card!  I tied a sheer ribbon at the top to finish it off! 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Table by Shantaie

Hello!  Shantaie here with a last minute Thanksgiving project.  Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, reflection, and let's be honest some of the most delicious food we have all year!

 I especially enjoy the beautiful tables this time of year, in fact I almost love the tablescapes even more than the hazelnut pear stuffing! (almost)

I made a tag treatment added to golden pumpkins for this years place settings. I started with a simple white tag, and swiped them with a gold gelatto crayon, let dry and add a touch of gilding to each tag. A clear "give thanks" sticker was applied once dry. I attached them to a glittered acorn with a bow of jute twine, and inserted them into the pumpkin. Elegant, simple, and quick! 

Tomorrow, my family table will sparkle and shine with these gilded pumpkins and tags! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lovely Lace by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 
Today, I'm sharing a couple different projects with you using SRM Stickers beautiful lace! 

Now, if you've seen my projects in the past, you know I really haven't used too much of lace (if any at all). Though, after making these sweet little gifts, you may just be seeing more of it! ;) 

First I started with making some little lace stockings. Which to make my stockings I just used a stocking die that I have. Afterwards, I really had to do some thinking...long thinking! lol I mean here I sat with these pretty little stockings but what was I even making with them?!...

Well, after some trail and error, I ended up with gift card holders! I thought it worked great because it still showed off the lace stocking and I thought it be sweet to give someone. :) 

For my second project, I made a tag. 

I used some kraft cardstock for my base and then added the lace over it. Once I did that, I was stuck. Again. lol I started going through things and came across some felt flowers I had laying around and 'ding!'...I thought it worked perfectly. So I glued it on to my lace tag and added a little string of pearls. Then to finish things off, I added a little sentiment banner piece and some jute twine. Easy peasy, right?...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see y'all soon!

SRM Stickers supplies:

Jute Twine

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bible Journaling with Karen

Hello!  Karen here today to share some of my Bible Journaling.  This passage in Proverbs recently stood out to me as I was thanking God for leaders and friends. "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17 As I reflected on this verse, I journaled in my bible using a combination of black pen, stamps, and watercolor pencils.

My first step was to write the key phrase in the margin. I gave it a free handed speech bubble shape and "pinned" on a small tack from the "Planner Notes to Self" Planner Stamps. I added a few more stamps from my favorite Faith stamp set, "Trust in the Lord." 

Then I grabbed my ColorIn watercolor pencils and shaded in the speech bubble and added a swatch of bright yellow on top of the crosses beneath it. It's so easy to get the smooth blending of colors with these pencils and a waterbrush. I added a bit of white to help the tack stand out and finish it off. 

Thanking God for leaders, friends, and family who have sharpened me.

For this page I used:
"Planner Notes to Self" Planner Stamps | "Trust in the Lord" Faith Stamps | ColorIn Watercolor Pencils | Waterbrush