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

NEW PRODUCT WINNERS!
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!  susan@srmpress.com

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 
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Friday, January 6, 2017

New Product Introductions - Jute Twine & Lace - Day #5


SRM loves twine!  And now we have 1.5 mm Jute Twine in lots of delicious colors! Here are 4 new colors perfect for Spring! 

Mint Green.  YUM!




Lavender.  Delicious!



        

Light Pink.  Precious!

   

Light Blue.  Soft and sweet! 

   

Here's a fun idea of what to do with Jute twine and some SRM doilies!  Who would not love receiving this pretty gift?  Easy peasy but oh so fabulous!




And we also love lace!   Here's a simple project that's sure to dress up any occasion!




Here are the two new lace offerings in black.  

There's a 2" x 25 yards spool.





And a 4" x 10 yards spool! 



What's your favorite?  So hard to choose!

Thanks for joining us this week for all of our new product introductions.  Soon our design team will be showing you projects using all of them!  And they will be available in your local stores, favorite online stores of SRM's store soon!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Products - Marvy Calligraphy Pens & Gel Pens - Day #4


Welcome back!  It's Day #4 and today it's all about pens!  If you love calligraphy, you are going to love our new Marvy Calligraphy Paint markers in 7 delicious colors


Calligraphy Pens in 7 colors!

Black, Gold....




Silver, White, Royal Blue, Green & Red!













And the Reminisce Gel Pens offer continuous flowing gel ink giving you smooth writing. Perfect for planners, bible journaling or for cards and envelopes.  

Gel Excel point size: 1.0 mm Ball Point for gold, silver, white.
Gel Excel point size: 0.7 mm Ball Point for black, red, blue, green

Gel Pens in 7 colors!



I love all of these fabulous pens and cannot decide which is my favorite.  How about you?  Tell us which ones are your favorites and you might just WIN some!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Introductions - Patterned Bags! - Day #3


Welcome back to day #3 of our new product introductions.  Today it's all about bags!  I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for bags and I'm loving these new patterned bags from SRM in kraft imprinted with dots, chevron and lattice designs.  They come packed 12 per package.  


These 4" x 6" kraft bags imprinted with dots, chevron and lattice are perfect for parties, weddings, gifts or even as an envelope!  Wouldn't some brush stroke calligraphy look great on these?












And we are also offering white bags imprinted in 7 different colors and 3 designs:  Chevron, Dots and Diagonal Stripes. 
These bags measure 5 1/8" x 6 3/8" and are food safe.


Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Dark Blue Chevron Favor Bags, Little Man Baby Shower Favors, Wedding Favor Bags, 1st Birthday Party Favor

Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Red Chevron Favor Bags, Red Wedding Favor, 1st Birthday Favor Bags, Baby Shower Favors, Christmas Party
Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Lime Green Chevron Favor Bags, Lime Wedding Favor, 1st Birthday Favor, Frog Party Decor, Garden Tea Party



Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Mint Green Chevron Favor Bags, Mint to Be Favor Bags, Mint Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower, 1st Birthday

Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Black Chevron Favor Bags, Black Wedding Favor Bags, Little Man Baby Shower, Anniversary Party Favor Bags

Party Favor Bag, Paper Favor Bags, Orange Chevron Favor Bags, 1st Birthday Party Favors, Construction Party Decor, Summer Pool Party Favors



All colors also available in large dots...






and diagonal stripes!





Which one is your favorite?  Let us know and you might just WIN some!
YUM!  I love them all!


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