Friday, May 31, 2013

Mini TUBE Containers by Deana

Deana Boston loves to organize her craft room and SRM's TUBES are perfect as containers for all sorts of supplies.  Recently Deana realized that she could store her Twinery Twine Skeins in Mini TUBES!  She added white and yellow daisy stickers from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You sheet and organized the twine according to the rainbow.  How clever! 

The mini TUBES are perfect for storing one skein of Twine. 

And the standard 7" TUBE is perfect for storing two skeins of Twine! 

What would you store in your SRM TUBES?  And which size is your favorite?
Thanks Deana for sharing such a fun idea.  

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guest Designer; Kathy Racoosin

What a treat to welcome Kathy Racoosin back to the SRM Blog.  She was on our very first design team in 2010 and has remained a big fan of SRM ever since.  Kathy is truly a stamping super star creating amazing cards and altered projects. Kathy loves her stamps and inks but she loves her SRM too. She reaches for them on a regular basis, especially the clear sentiments which are so much quicker and easier than stamps and need no clean up!

Here's a bit of info about Kathy:

"Since I was a toddler I have always had a passion for the artistic--whether I was entering coloring contests or drawing Ziggy cards for friends & family. Fast forward to adulthood: I was always on a search to satisfy my need to create; finally in 2009 I discovered card making & blogging. I am constantly inspired by others' card designs and scrapbook pages, and love sharing in this wonderful online community." 

And here's what Kathy says about SRM:

"SRM always has the right sentiment for me and the stickers are a big time saver too. I love looking at one sheet of sentiments rather than flipping through all of my stamps."

Look what Kathy did with SRM's Bright We've Got Your Border!  Love how she combines stamps and stickers on this card.  Kathy said: "It's so nice to have a beautiful banner that is colorful without the work. No paper piecing or stamping make this a fast embellishment that enhances any card. For the bottom banner I put the sticker on white card stock, cut it out and repeated the step on blue card stock. The party banner in the circle I used white card stock only." 

Love the embossing and Kathy's use of Copic markers on her stamping is simply amazing!  She achieves such realistic colors, beautifully blended and shaded.  I'm in awe of her talent.

For a change of pace, Kathy created a lovely SRM large Pillow Box and embellished it with lots of SRM Sticker goodness.  On the outside of the Pillow Box Kathy decorated it with Black Sticker Stitches which give the effect of stitching with just a simple sticker!  Got to love that!  And the "it's the little things" mini sentiment border is just perfect for this sweet gift.  

And on the inside, Kathy created a mini "make your own" card set.  She pre-made the pieces and tucked them all inside.  Included are sentiments, embellishments and layered card stock to get the recipient's mojo rolling. The darling daisy images are from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You and the sentiments are from the Bright Border.  How totally fun and clever!

And for her last project, Kathy created a quartet of graduation cards.  Who doesn't need a stash of these cards at this time of year?  Kathy said:  "For years I have been enjoying the art circles on the SRM sticker sheets like these graduation hats. I love layering the circles, adding a sentiment banner, some die cutting and you are done! So quick and fun. I whipped up these graduation cards in no time flat." You can match the school colors using colored cardstock. Easy peasy!  

Here's the Stickers by the Dozen sheet that has 12 images, 12 sentiments and lots of mini sentiments around the outside of the sticker sheet.  

Thank you Kathy for joining us today and sharing your wonderful projects and talent.  You can enjoy Kathy's talents on her blog, The Daily Marker.  If you would like to WIN all of the SRM products that Kathy used on her projects here on the blog today, simply leave a comment and you will be in the running.  The winner will be announced on Monday's blog. 

Please be sure to join us tomorrow when Deana Boston shows us something fun to do with mini TUBES!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mixed Media Card by Nina

Two of Nina Brackett's favorite SRM products are used in the card she's created for us today: Sticker Stitches Black and Sticker Sentiments Thank You.

been doing some mixed media-inspired cards recently and these sentiments and sticker stitches are perfect for this style.  Nina LOVES her new Sticker Stitches! Nina says "Using a real sewing machine takes some planning ahead. But with the sticker stitches, I can add them at any time in the design process." 

Nina used some of the new Natural Solid Twine which is her new favorite!
Love how she cut apart the sticker "thank you from the bottom of my" and added a red bling heart.  Perfection!

SRM is fortunate to have the talent of Nina Brackett on our team.  It's a joy to work with her and her work is absolutely gorgeous.  Thanks Nina for this mixed media inspiration.  Love how SRM Stickers fit right into the mixed media style, or any style for that matter! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

13 Years by Deana

Deana Boston creates the most wonderful layouts using lots of stickers from her SRM stash.  This lovely layout is in celebration of 13 wonderful years of marriage.  They were married 13 years ago today.  Congrats to you both!

Deana used more than 13 SRM stickers on her layout! She used Labels by the Dozen Bright Blanks and added SRM stickers to each of them.  How fun!  

Love how the patterned paper Deana used picks up all the colors of the stickers in her layout.  What's your favorite label/sticker combo?  I love the May mini calendar placed inside the green square.  

What a delicious layout!  Here's the stickers that Deana used: 

What would you put inside your Labels by the Dozen?

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Trio of Cards by Virginia

WINNER ALERT!  See all winners at bottom of this post! 


Virginia Lu loves her SRM Sticker Sentiments.  We asked all our designers to choose their favorite SRM product and here's what Virginia said:  "SRM sentiments are truly fabulous in complimenting any stamper's style! I love how each font enhances the aesthetic design of the card." And how we love seeing SRM Sentiments on so many of Virginia's cards!  

Here's a trio of birthday cards from Virginia using a variety of different SRM Sentiment products. All 3 cards Virginia created for us today are stamped.  Now Virginia is a stamper but once she discovered SRM Sticker Sentiments Virginia loves to create her stamped image and finish her card off with a SRM sticker sentiment. 

First up is a card using a Fancy Sticker Sentiment, birthday design.  So beautiful  and delicate!

For her next card, Virginia chose a mini sentiment from the Birthday Stickers by the Dozen.  This mini sentiment surrounds the 12 sticker images that are perfect for invites or party favors.  How sweet this card is!

And for her last card, Virginia chose the "Happy BIRTHDAY" sentiment from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Birthday.  There are 12 of these sentiments on one sheet.  Think of all the cards you can make!  I love the delicate flowers and the perfectly placed bling.  And I love the way Virginia created a beautiful banner to highlight her Sticker Sentiment. 

Thank you Virginia for your beautiful work and for your love of SRM Stickers.  We have loved having you on our 2011 Design Team and again on our 2013 Mini Term Team.  You are a joy to work with and your work is stunning!



Winner of the Betsy Veldman prize packet is: 

artful-notions who said...
Bright happy colors, super terrific design, Betsy is the best!  Love ALL her projects!


Winner of Day #1 of the new product reveal of the Stickers by the Dozen:

Micia Piercy who said...  
these are SO CUTE!!! perfect for holiday treat gifts :) 


Winner of Day #2 of the new product reveal of the Labels by the Dozen:

{VICKI} who said...






Winner of Day #3 of the new product reveal of the Sticker Stitches:
Cathy A said...
Oh wow hyperventilating here, I would so love to add these to my projects!


Winner of Day #4 of the new product reveal of Calendar Collection products: 
 Ashley Nguyen Newell who said...
Eeeeek! Hooray! These will be great for Project Life!


Winner of Day #5 of the new product reveal of clear containers, kraft bags and pencils: 
Samantha T. said...
They're all great, but I think the kraft bags and the tall thin rectangular boxes are my favorite. I can imagine how much I am going to use them in the future!
Congrats to all the winners!  Be sure to email me your mailing address so that we can send your prize packet out pronto!

Friday, May 24, 2013

New Product Reveal Day #5 - Containers & Pencil Sentiments

If you love the SRM Pillow Boxes you are going to love the 5 new clear containers!  This darling little purse comes in 2 sizes, medium and small.  You can emboss it and/or ink it and decorate it to suit any occasion! 

Here's what Nina Brackett did with her little purse.  Can you believe how adorable this is with a scarf inside and the ends brought up and out the top and tied into a bow as part of the box decoration!  Nina also used the new Labels by the Dozen Valentine on this project and some Pink Sorbet twine.  And the "Oh, Happy Day!" sentiment is from the new Birthday Birdie Stickers by the Dozen.
How totally fun!

If you are looking for a tall, thin container that's perfect for gumballs this is the one.  It measures 1" x 1" x 8".  What a fun party favor!

How about a rectangular clear box?  So many things could fit into this little container.
Looking for a small square box?  This one measures 2" x 2" x 2".  Fun!

Love the glassine bags? How about a Kraft Bag, available in 2 sizes?  You can emboss and ink it too!

And finally, more Pencil Sentiments from SRM.  How fun for Halloween, Christmas or Valentine's Day.  That XOXO design could be for any love event like a wedding, anniversary or just because.  

All new products are now available in the SRM Store.  

Don't forget to leave a comment on today's blog for a chance to WIN all of the featured new products shown on today's blog.  How much fun could you have with these?  Winners will be announced on the blog next week!

Now that we've introduced you to all of the new stickers, boxes, bags and pencils, what is your favorite new product?  

Two Thank-You's by Clare

Today Clare Buswell shares with us a pair of wonderful Thank You cards.  You can never have too many Thank-You's! 

Clare loves the new Sticker Stitches and she created her first card using 3 of the stitches and mirrored them top and bottom.  

She then added a big, bold stamped flower, a ric-rac sticker from We've Got Your Border Birthday and a touch of Charcoal twine.  The {Heartfelt Thanks} sentiment is from the Thank You Sticker Sentiment sheet.  

Simply beautiful Clare!  Thanks for the inspiration!

And here is a very clever card using a variety of SRM Border Stickers to create the pattern on the card and topped it off with a die-cut acetate label using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five and Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two.  

Clare attached the die-cut to her card using some Marigold Twine. Don't you love how the "Thanks A Bunch" sentiment is placed precisely over a sticker border and the white dots outline the sentiment?  Brilliant!

Here's a list of all the SRM Stickers used on this card: 

Drop by tomorrow for more SRM goodness!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

New Product Reveal Day #4 - 2014 Calendar Products

If you enjoy making calendars, here's some new products you are going to delight you!  SRM's very popular mini calendars are now available in 2014 designs.  Think of all the gifts you can make with these!  Perfect for birthday or anniversary cards and great for Project Life!

And the 2014 Year of Memories will be great on your calendars, cards and Project Life pages.  Love this sticker.  So many stickers on one sheet and all printed on clear.

All new products are now available in the SRM Store

Leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to WIN all 3 of these new designs.  Make sure you are a follower.  And join us tomorrow for more new products. What could they be?  Winners will be announced next week on the blog.

Guest Designer; Laura Krumpholz

We have a very special feature for you today as we spotlight SRM's Art Director, Laura Krumpholz, the creative force behind the designs for SRM Stickers. She's not only a beautiful person with a sparkling personality, she's quite crafty!

Here's a bit more about Laura; Ever since receiving her degree in Graphic Design from UCLA, Laura has been active in the Gift and Craft Industries. She's a mom, wife, daughter, a dear friend, and the sweetest person you would ever want to know. SRM Stickers is blessed to have her as part of our team and today we share Laura's craftiness with you! 

Laura created this assortment of projects for a display at the New York Stationery Show where SRM is nominated for Best Product in Show.  Yes, that's right, our shimmer twines are nominated and Laura created lots of goodies using not only Shimmer Twine but also our New Kraft Bags, New Sticker Stitches, Glassine Bags, New Labels by the Dozen Birthday, New Stickers by the Dozen Birthday Birdie, Mini Tube, Borders, Pencils and Pillow Boxes.  Wow!  That's a whole lot of SRM goodness packed into one photo!

Thanks Laura for your wonderful projects!  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Product Reveal Day #3 - Sticker Stitches

Welcome to Day #3 of SRM's New Product Reveal.  When we introduced the Sticker Stitches in January they instantly became everyone's favorite and people asked for more colors.  You asked and we are delivering!  

The first sheet is orange, black and white.  You may think Halloween but it can be used for almost anything.  The white stitches are perfection! 

The second sheet is red, green and white.  Great for Christmas but wonderful for any time of year.  Again, those white sticker stitches will be super fun to use on dark card stocks.  

How about pink, red, black and white?  Sticker Stitches in so many different colors!  You will want them all!

All new products are now available in the SRM Store.

Leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to WIN all 3 of these new designs.  Make sure you are a follower.  And join us tomorrow for more new products as the fun continues.  The Winners will be announced on the blog next week.

Thinking of You by Tobi

As we approach the choosing of a new Design Team, I have asked our current designers to do a "Free Play" assignment and work with their favorite SRM product.  And I've also asked them to tell us why they love that particular product. 

First up is Tobi Crawford who was on the 2010 Design Team and has loved using SRM Stickers ever since.  Tobi's favorite product is the vast array of Sticker Sentiments.  Whether the original Sticker Sentiments or Fancy Sticker Sentiments Tobi finds that these products fits in with her cardmaking no matter what materials or methods she is using.  She loves that she can create her focal image, usually stamped, and then has a wide range of choices for her sentiment:  fancy, bold, large, vertical, color and the list goes on.  

When Tobi finished with the image on this beautiful card, the card said "solemn" to her so she chose a thoughtful sentiment from Fancy Sticker Sentiments Thinking of You sheet.  Perfection!  

Thanks Tobi for your beautiful work and for your love of all things SRM!  We have loved having you on the very first Design Team and now again on the mini term Design Team.  Your work is stunning!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Product Reveal Day #2- Labels by the Dozen

Ready for Day #2 of the new product reveal?  Here's a little secret.  Labels by the Dozen are my favorite product and these new labels are my most favorite of all! 

Here's the first design, the Birthday Birdie that matches the Birthday Birdie Stickers by the Dozen.  How fun! 

The second design is called Christmas Greetings and would be great as a gift tag on any holiday box or bag.  And wouldn't they be perfect on Pillow Boxes, Glassine Bags or TUBES?

And if you need something sweet for someone you love, here's the perfect labels.  Don't you just LOVE them? :) 

Labels by the Dozen are perfect on Pillow Boxes.  Super simple!  Just put a label directly on the Pillow Box, add a beautiful bow and you're done!  :)

All new products are now available on the SRM Store.  

Leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to WIN all 3 of these new designs.  Make sure you are a follower.  And join us tomorrow for 3 more new products.  Isn't this fun? :)  All winners will be announced next week on the blog.  

Crocheted TUBE Cover by Amy

Many of our friends and fans are multi-talented crafters.  When recently asked, lots of our Facebook followers revealed that they are life-long knitters or crocheters.  So when we asked our Design Team members if any of them would like to do a project with SRM's TUBES showing how they are great for storage, Amy Crockett jumped at the chance to play!  

Amy took one of her 7" TUBES.

She crocheted a darling cozy for her TUBE and topped it with a crocheted flower.  How fun!

Then she loaded her crochet hooks inside and tucked the TUBE info her knitting bag!  She loves how convenient the TUBES are for organization.  

What would you organize with TUBES?  The possibilities are endless!

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Product Reveal Day #1 - Stickers by the Dozen

Welcome to Day #1 of the new product reveal from SRM Stickers!  All new designs are now available on the SRM Store!  

Today we are sharing with you 3 new designs of our very popular Stickers by the Dozen with 12 images, 12 Sticker Sentiments and lots of mini sentiments around the outside border all printed on clear.  How much fun you can have with these creating invites and party favors!  

First up is the Birthday Birdie, my favorite!  Isn't that little bird just adorable?  Love those party hats!

And for Halloween party invites and treat bags, tubes and boxes, the new Halloween Spider is sure to fill the bill!  Love how creepy yet cute that spider is!

And who doesn't love Gingerbread men?  You can almost smell them.  How fun for Christmas favors and treats for to decorate stocking stuffers not to mention lots and lots of Christmas cards that you could create!  YUM!

Leave a comment here on the blog for a chance to WIN all 3 of these new designs.  Make sure you are a follower.  And join us tomorrow for 3 more new products.  You are going to LOVE them!  Winners will all be announced next week.