Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Heat Transfer T-Shirt by Shantaie

Shantaie Fowler loves playing with vinyl and she had fun creating this "adult" t-shirt for Halloween!

This spirited shirt has all of the fun and whimsy of Halloween but with a bit of grown up flair.
Heat transfer vinyl is one of the greatest inventions ever for makers, crafters, and DIYers, it gives us a tool to express ourselves in anyway we can conjure up!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this design and cut it in reverse from white heat transfer vinyl and ironed onto a black tee. It really was that simple.
That fun ghost and those bubbles!!! 
Heat transfer vinyl is really fun, and once you try it you may not be able to stop making everything you can dream up! 

And she found a fun glass already made but you could probably make one using our new 751 Dishwasher Gloss vinyl.  Super fun! 

What would you make for Halloween using Vinyl?  The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pocket Calendar by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here to share a mini calendar project that also makes a great gift. 

For this project you'll need some plastic badge holders (you can find these in any office store or office department of a big box store), card stock, 2018 Mini Calendar Decorative stickers, Black Jute, and an assortment of other SRM stickers to decorate your calendar pages (I used A Year of Memories 2018Stickers By the Dozen ValentineLive Life Calendar YearStickers by the Dozen PatrioticExpress Yourself SchoolWe've Got Your Sticker TreatsSticker Sentiments Shine Your Light, and We've Got Your Borders Christmas).

If you're give this as a gift and want to create a matching gift bag you'll also need a cotton bag with gold dots and Fancy Sticker Sentiments Birthday.

I make one of these every year to keep in my purse (they also make a great desk calendar). The best part is they can look completely different every time you make them. Choose any card stock or patterned paper that you like for your pages, and choose coordinating stickers. 

This year I chose to use kraft paper that had gold or white printing on it. I stuck to only black stickers this year for my calendars and accent stickers, because I like the simple elegant look of black on kraft. 

I tied all of the pages together with coordinating jute. Again, I used black, but depending on the card stock or patterned paper you use, you can pick any of SRM's beautiful jute colors. 

These make an awesome (and inexpensive) gift. If you want to dress it up a bit for gifting, it will fit perfectly in a cotton bag

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkin Candy Boxes! by Michele

Good morning!
Michele here with some fall treats!
I think these little clear boxes are so dang cute!
I took a piece of burlap and adhered it to the outside of the box.

I cut a bunch of pumpkins with my Silhouette. I inked the edges and layered them using Crafty Foam Tape.   I did a bit of Copic coloring on the leaves and layered everything on to the top of the box.  I added a sentiment from the Express Yourself Halloween Sticker set  I even cut out the teeny candy corn and adhered it to a clear button. 

I tied the black and white twine and tucked the sentiment underneath and glued the button/candy corn to the top.  

My boxes are all ready for my co-workers to receive, for a little sweet pick me up!! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lettering Technique with Bible Background Stamps by Karen

Hello!  Karen here today with some techniques and a video too! 

Today I'm sharing several ways I utilized SRM's Bible Backgrounds stamp set this week. My favorite technique was using the "amen" Bible background to dress up plain white letters. 

After cutting the letters from plain white cardstock in my die cut machine (you could use your white or light-colored stickers), I randomly stamped on top of them before removing them from the cutting mat. Next, I added a bit of marker wash to give them colors that coordinated with my faith planner layout for the week. 

To watch me complete this technique and to see a few more ideas using the Bible Backgrounds stamps, watch my process video below!

Here's a close-up of my letters in my planner.

For this project I used:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Baby's First Christmas Layout by Giorgia

Hello SRM friends, Giorgia here with a new layout for you.
Have you already started thinking about Christmas?
I sure am! So, to get in the Christmas mood I am scrapping some pictures from our family lunch last year.
Do you remember my lovely nice Greta?
I made a layout to remember her first Christmas: she was only a month old and she was really adorable in her cute festive dress.

To create the layout I used many SRM stickers Chrismtas themed products: check out Chrismtas category in the shop, it is full of amazing items!
I chose a background paper that perfectly matched my picture colors, and started decorating: I chose to stick with traditional Christmas colors.
I layered the picture on patterned papers and used SRM stickers to add interest to the page.

 I added some wood veners to add texture.

I adhered circles stickers on white cardstock, fussy cutted them and adhered them with foam tape to make them pop from the background and add depth. I love this technique, it is one of my go to in almost each layout!

I used small calendar numbers stickers to create the date on a sticker label, I handwrote the journal with black pen from Le Pen 4 Piece Set - Dark Colors and added the word Christmas from the Baby first year stickers sheet.

Friday, October 13, 2017

But First Michele

Good morning crafty friends!  
I will be the first to admit that I am a bit addicted in love with coffee!
I love everything about it....the smell, the taste, the comfort it provides.
I know I can't be alone in this sentiment.....please tell me I am not alone! ;)
I used SRM's Coffee Plans set for my card today.

I used my Silhouette to cut the word coffee.  I stamped the coffee bean in a light brown on cream colored card stock.  I adhered the die cut.  I stamped the words, but first and #caffeine please, using my Mini Misti for proper alignment. 

I added little red punched hearts and adhered tiny flowers to the centers using glossy accents.  I also added glossy accents to the sentiment. Once it was dry, I used a bit of black dimensional accents around the hearts. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Soccer Champ Layout by Emma

Hello SRM fans!  Emma here today to share a quick and easy soccer-themed scrapbook page with you.  You may have read in my bio that I am originally from England, having moved here to Ontario, Canada over 10 years ago.  Soccer (or football as we prefer to call it) is a huge part of a lot of British people's lives, as the most popular sport.  It's fair to say I am a big fan, and have followed my London-based team, West Ham United, for over 35 years.  They aren't the most successful team (to put it mildly), but I can't imagine supporting anyone else.  Luckily the TV channels here show a lot of the games, so I don't miss out as often as I did when we first emigrated.
Canada is very focused on ice hockey, but they do also have a lot of kids' soccer programs which is ideal for our family.  My son has played for the past 2 years, and really loves it.  

SRM has some terrific soccer-themed items, so for this project I chose the Stickers By the Dozen pack, and the Express Yourself Everyday Boy set to make my scrapbook page of this year's soccer pictures.

I used a plain blue cardstock background, and some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs to complete the page.  The date was stamped using the SRM Today, Tomorrow, To Do clear stamp set.

This was such a quick project to make, all thanks to SRM's products!  Scrapbooking in a jiffy, as we would say in England.  As a Mom, I am hoping for the day I can scrap pictures of my son playing for my beloved West Ham, or indeed for England.  He could even choose to play for Canada if he wanted to, thanks to our dual citizenship!  

I hope you've enjoyed my project, and thanks so much for visiting 
with us today.
Happy crafting,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Prayer Pockets by Jenn

Hello friends! Jenn here, I am back today with a way to follow through with all those prayer promises. Are you like me...Do you tell your friends and family you will be praying for them then forget? Ugh this used to be me all the time, but I may have come up with a solution that works for me...prayer pockets. I created this little pocket at the front of my Bible to hold all the prayers I wanted to remember to pray over and follow up with. It is a huge boost to my faith watching the prayers in that pocket get answered!

I started by decorating the adorable kraft bag with polka dots (4"x6") and white lace dollie. Adding washi, stamping and a couple puffy hearts. Next I took the scraps from cutting the dollie and used them on the edges to move your eye around the page. Under the dollie I scraped some pink, yellow and white acrylic paint..this really helped those lacey dollies pop off the page. I pulled out the Pray and Repeat stamps from the 'pray, journal, repeat' set and stamped across the top and bottom. Finally I added a tag I cut out of a journaling card, punched a hole and tied some bakers twine through the hole....its ready for some praises and requests.

I hope this idea inspires you to write down those prayers and watch God miraculous move! Be blessed! 

Supplies used:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

House Warming Card and Gift Bag by Michele

Good morning! Michele here with a couple of cards and gift bags that I thought would be perfect for enclosing a gift card for a new home owner or a recent college grad! 
I used my Silhouette to cut the silhouettes! I adhered a dream sticker from the Everyday Life collection.
I added a few sequins and some glitter glue to the heart. 

I am in love with these cute striped bags!  I added a silhouette and a sentiment from the Everyday Life collection. I wanted the word, Life to stand out, so I colored it with a pink Copic marker. 

I am loving the colors here of mint green, turquoise, and hot pink! 

I did the same set but used the pink polka dot bags instead and a slightly different color combination. I used the same sticker for the bag and again colored it with a pink Copic marker.  

Pink and baby blue....doesn't get much sweeter!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Faith Cards by Melanie

Hello! Melanie here today to share a couple of cards using Faith sentiments from SRM. I am thankful to have these wonderful sentiments to create personal cards for friends and family who are going through a difficult situation.

For the first card, I used the Praying for you today! stamp from the Child of God stamp set

On the second card, I placed a sticker from the Shine Your Light sentiments sticker sheet. Because the sticker was wider than the card, I cut it and made it into two lines. I love that about SRM stickers--how easy they are to cut seamlessly and place where you want them.

Because these cards will be mailed, I made them with flat layers. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Boo! Halloween Tubes & Pillow Boxes by Tangii

Hey yall, Tangii here.  For today's post I put together some Halloween goodies for the neighborhood kiddo's.  I started out playing with some Clear Tubes and then couldn't really stop myself, lol. and I added some small Kraft Pillow Boxes.

I grabbed some Fall candy from the store to fill up the Tubes (M&M's, Caramels & Candy Corn Assortment) and a couple of sticker sheets to decorate with.  I chose to use Stickers By The Dozen: Halloween and We've Got Your Stickers: Treats.  I just used 1 sheet of each, I was trying to keep this as an affordable idea, I figured I could make at least 10 more tubes with the 2 sheets I grabbed.

I liked that the stickers had a clear background so the candies showed through.  For those "tags" at the top, I grabbed some of these great Punched Pieces (they come in 3 sizes), I chose a small layered on a medium.  To fill in some of the space on the medium circle I used a Black & a White Gel Reminisce Pen to add some dots.  I wrapped some Black & Orange Twine around the tube a few times, then tied a bow through the tags.

And finally, these adorable little Pillow Boxes!  I LOVE that they come in Kraft (also available in clear)!!  I added a few of the stickers from the same 2 sheets, closed them up and secured them with some great Orange Jute!  I LOVE how easily these all came together (seriously, I worked on them while doing laundry!).  Between the "quick & easy" and the "easily affordable", I will be making these for all of our Trick-or-Treaters!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Candy Corn Treat Boxes by Shanna

Hello everyone!! Shanna joining you today!
Now that the back to school craziness has come and gone, and we are settling back into routines....that can only mean one thing! Fall and Halloween are just around the corner!!  EEeep! It is my ultimate favorite time of year..I love the color changes outside, definitely LOVE the drop in temperatures, absolutely adore the fact that pumpkin spice lattes are back (YUM!), and of course I love all of the sweet treats that appear on the store shelves in anticipation of Halloween!

So to celebrate it's arrival, I thought I would have some fun making a sweet and corny gift! (hehe)   

I grabbed some amazing SRM products for this project, and it whipped together in no time!  

Here is what you will need:
Candy Corn (or your choice of sweet treats)
Adhesive of choice (I used double sided foam tape and tape runner)

I started off by layering a cutesy candy corn sticker on an orange scallop, and layered that on top of yellow and black scallops for some fun dimension. I also opted to pop up the orange scallop as well with some foam tape.  

I used my border stickers to edge our the box and frame my centerpiece.  I love how the clear base of the sticker lets the candy peek through!  My sentiment piece I decided to adhere to the bottom of my triangle.  Easy peasy! 

I also added a paper pieced background to allow it to be a little decorative while empty as well!  All you need to do is trace the triangle side of the box on a scrap piece of cardstock and adhere strips of yellow, orange, and white cardstock to the front and back of your template, making it double sided. Trim the edges to fit inside the Clear Triangle box and you have yourself a background! I added some fun stickers on it as well to help decorate the back of the box since the candy won't be visible.  

This would make a great neighbor gift or teacher gift around Halloween!  

Thanks for stopping by! 
What's your favorite sweet treat for Halloween??

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Trick or Treat Mason Jar Lantern by Emma

Hello crafty friends!  Emma here to wish you all a happy Fall!  Of course it is sad to say goodbye to Summer, but Fall is definitely my favourite season.

Today I'd like to share an easy project you can make with an empty Mason jar, and a few supplies from the SRM Store.

 Here, in addition to my Mason jar, I have some black vinylorange jute twineblack and orange striped paper bagsorange scalloped circle, burlap ribbon, ink spray and a battery operated votive candle.

 First, I sprayed the inside of my empty jar with some purple alcohol ink.  You could also use other colours, or leave the glass clear if you like.  I set the ink using a heat gun, and I love the gnarly look it takes on.

 Using the SRM black vinyl, I cut the phrase 'Trick or Treat' using my Silhouette Cameo, and adhered it to the jar.  I advise using transfer tape with vinyl lettering when applying to other surfaces; it saves a lot of time and heartache!

Next, I used the orange striped paper bag to decorate the top of the lid.  The black striped bag was used on the side of the lid, and I then added the orange twine wrapped around several times.

 After placing an orange scalloped paper circle in the bottom of the jar, I then put in the battery powered votive candle.  A Fall leaf from an old wreath sets off the lantern perfectly.

 So there you have a finished lantern all ready to use in your Halloween decorations!  You could easily make several with different phrases or other colours on the glass.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and happy crafting!