Monday, February 29, 2016

SRM Vinyl Fun by Annette

Happy Day SRM Stickers Friends...
Annette Allen here with you today.

Today I am getting crafty with...

I love playing with vinyl and using my silhouette makes it so easy to design fun images and sayings just like this one. You can find this saying in the Silhouette store.

Now it is time to do away with the negative space of the vinyl. I used some fine pointy tweezers but you can use anything sharp just make sure to only get rid of the vinyl that will not be used. 

Oh I love it…

Now it is time to use that handy dandy Transfer Tape. This helps with keeping the vinyl in place so you get the perfect transfer. I also used a scraper just to make sure I did not get any bubbles.

Final step place on your surface and rub again with finger or if you have something flat use that. I am putting this fun saying on my planner cover and the best thing is if I want to change it again I can. All I have to do is peel it and make another. That's the fun of vinyl.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Vinyl Crafting.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Kraft Easter Boxes by Shantaie

Welcome to the SRM blog I'm Shantaie and today I'm sharing a couple of Easter treat containers that are a sweet to look at as the candy inside!

I have several things that I keep in stock at all times, white bags, twine, extra tape and kraft boxes! Kraft boxes are pretty enough to use alone in a pinch but I find them perfect for adding pretty elements to for any season or reason. I have transformed a 3X3 kraft box into a sweet little Easter basket with patterned papers, and Say it with Stickers Easter stickers and Sticker Stitches, plus a folded doily behind that hoppy bunny.

This envelope kraft box is layered in pretty papers and swiped with a touch of white paint to soften the color just a bit, we all love the subtle hues of spring, and that pop of black from the adorable Easter Quick Cards sticker is so striking! I topped a delicate doily with an embossed egg and glittered chick nestled in the grass.  A tiny row of Sticker Stitches along the bottom just makes me smile!

Created as a set for my niece, Easter is sure to soon be her favorite time of year just like her Aunt :)  Consider kraft boxes for favors, treats, and gifts not only for Easter but for any occasion you have coming up!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Love Bug Gift Bag by Angi

Hello SRM fans. Angi here to share with you my love for Volkswagon bugs and SRM Stickers. I mixed and matched the two together for a fun party favor idea.

Don't you just love the SRM glassine bags? They are the perfect size for parties and treats. The Embossed Flourish Bags are one of my favorites.  And I love the Sticker Stitches along the bottom in pink.  Perfection!

I had this cute pink "Bug" sticker in my stash. I adhered it to a die cut circle. I then added the word "love" using SRM's Big Faith Clear Stamp Set.

I also love the rustic linen bags! They offer a sweet way to say "thank you" when you pair them with the Take 2: Stickers by the Dozen - Thank you stickers.

Be sure to check out all of the fun products in the SRM store!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring Card Set by Christine

It's blah and dreary outside my windows here in Illinois but I know spring is around the corner.  I'm definitely dreaming of spring and my crafts are showing it!  Christine joining you today with a set of spring cards that will be a hit with anyone you share them with!

I focused my attention on the Sentiment/Spring stickers because they are just so awesome for this kind of thing!  Quick, easy, and so many cute phrases!

 I was creating mini cards - so the Mini Box was perfect for storing them in (and of course decorating up cute).

3 inch cards were a great platform for the sentiments - I didn't need a lot on the card to make them cute!

I stuck with a similar format for each card!  Add a cute focal point, add a sentiment, and add some fo the new Little Borders/Summer.

I also tried to add some dimension to each card - just to keep things interesting!  

Hippity Hoppity was probably meant for bunnies but it's pretty stinkin' cute with frogs too!

Don't let this dreary weather hold you back - start getting ready for spring with some fun spring crafts!  And then be sure to share them with us!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thanks a Latte by Lesley

I don't know about you but I love cute little stamps and designer paper with diagonals! I am in love with Jane's Doodles new Coffee Themed Stamp Set called Coffee Time! Oh boy is it fun to colour! So I stamped the little cup and masked it to create a "latte" focal point and coloured the cups with my Copic markers.

The sentiments in the set are just perfect for a thank you gift and this one is going to a wonderful colleague of mine! I added some pencils to the gift and some other small goodies will fit in the medium sized kraft bags. I stamped the sentiment right onto the kraft bag with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added some charcoal twine to the bottom of my card!

I hope you feel inspired to create a little gift set for a coworker or a friend. February is a month of love and kindness! Spread a little joy!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 22, 2016

SRM Easter Fun by Annette

Happy Day SRM Stickers Friends.
Annette Allen here with you today.

Today I am getting crafty with:

I thought this would be fun to give to one of my friends for Easter. She loves flowers so I used Jane's Doodles: Fancy Doodles.  I love the polka dot stickers from We've Got Your Border Valentines. I actually used the color combo from the polka dots to created this theme on this fun gift box. Lots of foam adhesives to give all the flowers a little dimension. 

Simple and Sweet and ready to be filled with some yummy Easter Candy.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy SRM Stickers Crafting.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Gerber Daisy Delight by Lesley

Hello stamping friends! 
Lesley here and I am thrilled to share three cards I made for SRM!

Spring is on its way and I couldn't resist playing with some new stamps from Jane's Doodles!!! I stamped the single daisy image and masked it...then I watercoloured the flowers with some Distress Ink and a water pen. Easy peasy and totally relaxing!

I used the new Jane's Doodles stamp set called Daisies. It comes with lots of sweet sentiments and lovely florals!

I also used some Solid Stone Twine to add some texture to two of my cards.

Hope you have a Happy Day!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bible Journaling by Christine

Have you had a chance to try out SRM's new stamps for Bible Journaling yet?  I heard this verse multiple times last week and decided to spend some time creating and reflecting on it.  Christine joining you today to share a new Bible Journaling piece.  Everyone has a different approach to the Bible Journaling, some do it right in there Bible and some do it on a separate paper.  Some just journal about the verse, some do just the verse, and some do a combination of both.  You'll find that I like to do it on separate paper and I do a mixture in my approach.  If I know the journaling will be personal but I'd like to share the final piece, I put my journaling on the back!  For today's project I focused on 2 Timothy 1:7.

I like to use Watercolor paper as my base - that way if I decide to use water it is a little less likely to warp.  This time I went for a ton of doodling, stamping, and gelatos.

The first thing I did was stamp "love" using the Big Faith stamps.  And then I wrote out the rest of the verse around it.  I've been dabbling in hand lettering and this time of art is the perfect place to play with it!  The Le Pens are perfect for this type of doodling!  

I thought it would be neat to use the heart from Planner/Notes to Self stamp set as the center of some doodled flowers. I colored it in with my pen!

The point of this verse is that sometimes we have to be bold but it should be done in a loving and disciplined way.  The "Shine Your Light" stamp from the Words of Faith Stamp Set perfectly embraced that message and I thought it was a nice addition to the journaling!

We'd love to see what you are creating with these stamps too!  Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, or our Flick'r Account!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sticker Stitches Cards by Tenia

Tenia Nelson loves her Sticker Stitches.  She uses them on almost every card she makes often in combination with Washi Tape.  

Enjoy these fun and fabulous cards….
Can you spy the Sticker Stitches?

The simple stitches over Washi Tape in the lower right corner….

The zig zag stitches over Washi Tape in the lower right corner...

And white Sticker Stitches over Washi Tape on the left side of this card.  

What would Tenia do without her Sticker Stitches?  
No worries, she has plenty of them for all her cards and I'm sure she will continue to use them as her signature on her amazing cards. 

Thanks for joining us today.  Be sure to post your cards using SRM Stickers to our Flickr.  Who knows… you might just be featured on the SRM Blog! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Update

How lucky we are to have Kathy Racoosin back with us on the Blog today for a follow up to her post last week.  

I asked Kathy what the Color Challenge was all about and she said that 
the challenge is about coloring something every day even if it's just 5 minutes.  Even if you don't finish… it's all about coloring every day.

So here's some coloring from Kathy.  She started to color last week but did not complete it.  I love how she combined 2 of Jane's Doodles stamps:  Daisies and Coffee Time.

And here is Kathy's finished coloring.  Don't you just love the richness of her work?  What a talent! 

Thanks a latte Kathy for giving us an explanation of what it means to take the coloring challenge.  I know that you have inspired our readers. 

Here's to doing a little coloring every day!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Planner Calendar Ideas by Christine & CHA Winners!

Did you know that SRM has small 6 x 6 calendars that are perfect for year long planners? Christine joining you today to show a couple months out of mine and how I used some of the new products that were just released!

This is not what I use for a detailed planner but it works great for an overview of the big events of the month and is an affordable option.  I used both stamps and stickers on this calendar.  The stickers are a mixture of new and old.  The cute little scissors on March 12th indicate a crop and come from the Planner Icon Sticker set.  I used the Express Yourself/St. Patrick's Day set of stickers throughout - perfect for March!  I also added in some sweet happy faces from the Tiny Stickers/Pastel Assortment.

Stamping is all over this calendar!  I love the versatility of stamps and that you never run out!  I stamped my dates using Clear Stamp/Today Tomorrow Set.   I also added the cute banner using the Clear Stamp/Planner Banner set. And my cross comes from the Clear Stamp/Words of Faith set.

April looks a lot less crazy than March so far for me!  I did both stamping and stickers on this one as well.  I did incorporate some Little Borders/Summer  both into my title and throughout.

I added in the heart from the Clear Stamp/Planner Notes set and then doodled in my own music note.  This month got a lot of stickers from the Calendar Companion set - birthdays and vacations are big in April!

We're looking foward to seeing what you are creating with your new planner supplies - be sure to share them with us on our Facebook Group called Planner Sticker Fun or on Instagram!


Winners for the new CHA products.  If you see your name below, please email me with your mailing address and your goodies will be on the way!  Thanks to all who participated!

Day 4 - Bible Journaling Stamp 

Marlou McAlees said...
absolutely delighted to see Christian faith stamps, I love the words of faith stamp set and thank you so much for a chance to win a set. Your journaling is fab!! huge blessings :)
 Day 3 - Jane's Doodles Stamp
 frommycraftroom said...
Great job Jane. Fav is under the sea and Daisies - gorgeous flowers :) Thanks for the chance
Day 2 - Pens for Planners

Mandi Holmes said...
I love color pens. I color code in my planner.

Day 1 - Planner Stickers & Stamps

Samantha Taylor said...
The stamps are such a fun idea! Love them!

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!