Friday, February 12, 2016

Mini Valentine Cards by Amy

Hello everyone!!  This is Amy here to share some quick mini Valentine's cards with you today.  

I think that my favorite type of card to make is Valentine's cards.  I love finding fun new ways of telling the people in my life that I love them.  I like these mini ones because they are only about 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches and I can easily slip them into lunch sacks or school binders for my kiddos or hubby to find.

I say that these are quick because I was able to whip up all four of these cards in less than an hour.  I cut the bases at 3 1/2 x 7 inches and folded them in half.  I sewed the edges and then mounted the striped paper to the base.  

I then cut a silver lace doily in quarters and then adhered them in the lower left corner.  I added the sentiment and circle heart from the Stickers by the Dozen - Valentine on some white cardstock and then adhered them with foam adhesive to the card.  I then finished it off with some Solid Pink Sorbet bakers twine.

I hope that you have a lovely Valentine's Day with the ones that you love!!



Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rain or Shine by Michele

Good morning! Michele here with a fun card using the new set called, Rain or Shine!  It is a super cute set and so much fun to color! I stamped the image with Versamark and embossed it in white.  I colored the scene using water colors.  Once it was dry I added polka dots with white epoxy and my gel pen.  

The sentiment was water colored in a dark pink to match the boots and then stamped once again with Versamark.  I embossed it in black this time though.  

I found some rainbow paper in my stash and thought it went perfectly with this image! I also added a few posies and some silk ribbon with twine. 

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February Planner Pages by Juliana

Hello all! It's Juliana, and I'm here to share my February planner pages with you. I recently crossed over into a new full size planner and I'm learning how to set it up to work best for me, but in the process I'm having a blast decorating it and making it pretty using some of my favorite SRM goodies!

With Valentine's Day this month, I knew I wanted to decorate with a love theme and what better way than to use some of the great love themed stickers from SRM including:

My sister's birthday is coming up this month, so I used the cute green birthday banner sticker from the Calendar Companion to mark the date.

SRM Stickers recently released their new Little Borders Stickers. These are perfect for adding a touch of color to your page. I used the Little Borders in Baby Pink and then layered the Love Is Sweet sticker over the top of it from the We've Got Your Border Valentine.

Of course, my planner is filling up has the month has begun and it already looks a bit different. How are you decorating your planners? I'm sure you're finding some great SRM Stickers to decorate yours!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Guest Designer - Kathy Racoosin

We are so excited to welcome the amazing Kathy Racoosin back to the SRM Blog today as a guest designer.  Kathy was on the very first SRM Design Team back in 2010 and she brought to our blog such incredible talent.  Since that time, Kathy has become one of our industry's most talented crafters with a big following on her Blog, The Daily Marker, and on her Instagram as well. 

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Kathy is having a 30 day Color Challenge on her Blog all this month and we are excited to be part of that event!  Kathy has used one of Jane's Doodles new stamps called Special Delivery for this fun and fabulous card.  And did I mention a giveaway?  Just hop on over to Kathy's Blog and check it out. 

Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to head over to Kathy's Blog, leave a comment and have a chance to WIN!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Watercolored Coffee Cups Card by Juliana

Hi everyone! Juliana here with you today to share a card I created using the new Jane's Doodles Coffee Time stamp set. I love my coffee and so I immediately fell in love with these stamps! I love the variety of mugs and cups, along with the cute coffee sentiments, that make up this set!

To create my card, I randomly stamped the coffee cup onto a piece of watercolor paper with Versamark Watermark Ink Pad. Next, I sprinkled the images with white embossing powder and then heat set them with a heat gun.  To color in the coffee cups, I used a variety of Ranger Distress Inks and treated them like watercolors. I stamped them onto a craft mat and added a little water before coloring in the coffee cups with a small tipped paint brush.  The thing I love about embossing stamped images is how it helps hold the watercolor in place so you don't have to worry about it spreading outside of the design.

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock and then cut it into a little flag shape. The final touch was the addition of a little wood veneer heart and a piece of twine.  Now it's your turn to start stamping and watercoloring. We look forward to seeing what create and share with us!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Flickr Friday

I love to pop over to our Flickr and check out who has been playing with their SRM.  For today's Flickr Friday, a new feature, I have spotted a few beautiful cards from former design team member Virginia Lu.  What a talent!

Virginia created this beautiful card and added a special touch using a SRM white 4" doily.  Love the gold touches with the doily.  

Love the gold touches with the doily. 

Thanks Virginia for continuing to love your SRM.  How lucky we are to have had Virginia as part of our design team. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

So Sweet by Michele

Michele here with a shaped card to share with you today! After being mojo-less for several weeks, I feel like it is starting to come back.  (Thank goodness!) I love shaped cards and this blender is such a cute cut!  I added loads of glitter, some die cut flowers, and silk ribbon tied with twine. 

The sentiment is from the We've Got Your Sticker-Sweet collection.  The sticker was adhered to a piece of vellum to remain somewhat translucent.  

Thanks for popping by for a visit!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Egg-stra Special Treat Box by Shantaie

Hello to all of you who are thinking of spring! Its not that far away, and with it comes my favorite, Easter time! Soft velvety shades of  pinks and blues, greens and yellows everywhere.  Oh how I love spring! 

Create a pretty gift to give, or to pop into an Easter basket using our small clear tote, it's the perfect size for 2 egg shaped lip balms in pretty pastel hues. 
I cut a piece of patterned paper 3 5/8"X 9" and scored it at 1" and 3" for the insert. simply pop it in and add a bit of shred or Easter grass and the lip balm. Close and embellish.
Here I have used a coordinating border topped with the new little borders in baby blue and a few little stickers from the express yourself Easter sheet.

The top is a SRM 4" doily folded in half and topped with another sticker greeting from Say it with stickers Easter and a grouping of vertical banners, bakers twine  and a bow topped mini clothes pin.  This is so pretty and cheerful in person, and a fun plus useful gift to receive!
 What are you planning to put in your Easter containers this year? The clear tote can be used for any number of little gifts for boys and girls, just change the colors and add your own style to the box, how cute would this be with iced cookies or little cars in it? 
 Thanks for stopping in, Shantaie

Valentine's Day Craft with SRM! by Angi

It's time to gear up for Valentine's Day! Hello everyone! Angi here with a fun gift bag idea that your sweetheart is sure to love. I recently found some fun items and wood pieces. I thought it would be fun to dress them up with SRM Stickers.

I really love the Express Yourself - Valentine and the 
We've Got Your Sticker - Sweet packs. They have the cutest designs that your sweetheart will love. And don't you just love the way that you can dress up SRM's muslin bags with stickers?

The stickers work very well on wood and clothespins too. I even used some on a small gift bag. They are strong enough to stick on a variety of surfaces.

I hope you enjoyed my fun project today! Be sure to check out all of the fun Valentine's items in the SRM Store!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Home Sweet Home by Amy

Hello!!  This is Amy here with a fun new card using the Home Sweet Home/Neighborhood stamp set from Jane's Doodles.

This would be prefect for someone that is moving into a new home or has returned home from an extended absence.  I just love the whimsical look of these fun houses.

I colored in the images with Copic markers and then cut them all out.  I layered them on a white cardstock base with some foam adhesive and tied some Marigold bakers twine at the bottom.  I also stamped a sentiment under the image and added a bit of border from the Valentine's Sticker Stitches under it.  Here is a closer look…..

I just love coloring and when I can combine it with a card to give away, even better! 

Have a great day!!