Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Party Time Lace Card by Shantaie

Hello!  Shantaie here today and I hope you are having a happy day, I am so thrilled to be sharing my card with you today. I love sharing new ways to use products or to see things in a new light, black lace is typically thought of as dark, or heavy. 

On this card the black lace is airy and soft, it anchors the feminine colors and makes the card "pop" A definite must have for your crafting stash!

Layers of paper, Border stickers, and washi tape make a beautiful collage on top of the lace, and that bold black greeting from sticker sentiments up top pulls it all together is the most simple way!  Look at black lace in a whole new way, it is sheer, soft and beautiful! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Congrats Card by Amber

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing this Congratulations card I created with SRM's Wedding Plans Clear Planner StampChild of God Clear Stamp, and Quick Cards/Congrats sticker sheet. 

Weddings are always a happy event so instead of using the traditional all white and pastel color combo I used a bunch of bright bold colors. I had lots of fun creating this card. Below I have a quick tutorial on how to recreate the pink canvas flower I created for my card front.

Step 1. Cut a circle out of some white canvas or fabric.

Step 2. Cutting from the outside in cut your canvas circle into a spiral. Your spiral does not have to be cut perfectly. 

Step 3. Working from the outside in start to roll your canvas into a flower. In the beginning start with a tight roll, as you continue to roll your canvas into a flower loosen up the roll a bit. The tighter you roll your canvas the smaller your flower will be and the looser you roll your canvas the larger your flower will be.

Step 4. This is what your flower will look like when you are finished rolling it. I add a little drop of hot glue to the bottom to hold my flower together.

Before rolling your flower you can mist, paint, or distress your canvas or fabric. I misted my flower with some Tattered Angels Gerber Baseboard Mist and painted it with with some clear pink glitter paint. I also added three stamped leaves to the bottom of my flower. 

Once my flower was dry I added it to the bottom right of my stamped piece. For the stamped portion of my card I stamped a bunch of different words and images from the Wedding Plans Clear Planner Stamp and colored them with some Spectrum Noir Markers. I just lined all the words and images I wanted to use up on my stamp block and repeatedly stamped them onto some white cardstock. To finish my card I added a large Congrats sticker from the Quick Cards/Congrats sticker sheet and stamped three little hearts in black from the Child of God Clear Stamp set. 

SRM Sticker Supplies

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bible Lettering Goodness by Tenia

Hey Y'all!!

Tenia here showing y'all some awesome Bible Lettering goodness......CHECK IT!!!!

I plan on using this stamp and these clear stickers on lots of my Bible Journaling!

I created this project using the following SRM products here: Color In Le Plume II Markers 6 pc Set-PrimaryNew Testament Clear StampsCalendar Numbers/SmallTravel Plans Clear Planner Stamps and Sticker Stitches/Black.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sweet Spring Mini Cards by Karen

Mini cards are so fun to make! They are a great way to use up all those little scraps of paper and bits that you just couldn't bring yourself to throw out. Today I'm sharing a sweet set of mini cards using all kinds of goodies. 

I was going for a fresh spring look, so I started with 3 of the new twine colors from SRM and matched up some stickers and papers and got out my new SRM 
Faith stamps, too.

Each card measures about 2 1/4 inches by 3 inches. Starting with that cute polka dot paper as the base, I added stamped sentiments or stickers along with a tied bit of twine. On card I added a cute bit of doily. To finish each off, I also doodled an outline with a black pen.

These came together quickly and, I'll warn you, are a bit addicting to make. Tuck one into your kid's (or husband's) lunch, next to the alarm clock, or keep a few in your purse to hand out at a moment's notice to someone who needs a little pick-me-up. You never know when a thoughtful little card can really make a difference in someone's day.

Here is a quick video so you can see the inside of the cards, too. Each has an additional stamp and then I chose to write in a bible verse. I hope you make a few of these cards with your SRM goodies!

For this project I used:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sing Praises by Amber

Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I have a mini card and matching treat bag to share. Last month Susan released and introduced a bunch of fun new products to the shop, clear stamps, patterned treat bags, calligraphy pens, gel pens, jute twine, and lace. I used one of the new 5 1/8" x 6 3/8" mint chevron treat bags and two of the newest Bible Journaling stamp sets to create my mini card and treat bag. 

I absolutely fell in love with these fun printed white treat bags when I laid eyes on them. These 5 1/8" x 6 3/8" bags are available in 7 different colors and 3 different designs. I used one of the mint colored bags with the chevron pattern printed on. 

I took a slightly darker piece of mint cardstock and die cut a circle out of the upper half of it with a circle die. I stamped the entire piece of cardstock with some black ink and the music note bar from the Sing & Rejoice stamp set. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped the singing bird and music notes from the same stamp set, colored the little bird yellow, ink blended the background with some mint ink, and attached the whole piece behind the circle I die cut out of the mint piece cardstock. On another piece of white cardstock  I stamped the phrase "Sing Praises" in black ink from the Words Of Faith #2 stamp set. I cut my sentiment piece down and added it right below my stamped bird. Before adhering the stamped piece I created to my treat bag I added a little yellow clothespin, black twine, and some mini staples to my sentiment. I also splattered the front of my treat bag with some bright yellow glimmer mist from Tattered Angels to match my little yellow singing bird.

I thought it would be fun to create a little mini card to go along with my treat bag so I created one to match. I started with a 3' x 6' piece of white cardstock and folded it in half to create a 3' x 3' card base. I cut a slightly smaller piece of mint cardstock and stamped the entire piece with the music note bar from the Sing & Rejoice stamp set in some black ink. I die cut a circle out of some white cardstock, stamped my "Be Joyful" sentiment from the Words Of Faith #2 stamp set in black ink, and ink blended behind my sentiment with some matching mint ink. I adhered the stamped mint piece of cardstock to my white card base and then adhered my circle piece stamped with my sentiment to the center of that. I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thanks for visiting!

SRM Supplies
Black Twine

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Black Lace Layout by Christine

The black lace released this winter is beautiful and I just had to use it on a layout! Christine joining you today with and idea of how to incorporate this pretty product into your scrapbook layouts!

I used the Black 4 inch Lace to cover a circle that I used as part of my focal point in the layout.  Here's a video sharing my whole process for creating this layout!

I also wanted to add in some stamping to my layout as I don't think I have done that yet with the Bible Journaling stamps! I knew I had great options with all of the SRM Bible Journaling Stamps availble.  One of my favorite things about these stamps is that a lot of the words are broken up so you can use them in spaces that fit for you.  Here I started with "the Lord is" from the 

I decided "my strength" was going to finish the stamping and that was from the same set.  I love that you can see the lace peeking out here - such a perfect addition to a project!

Thanks for joining me today - be sure to check out that black lace (and the other color options too) in the SRM Store!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Whimsical Watercolor Birthday Card by Karen

Hello!  Karen here today with a fun idea for birthday cards!

For this whimsical card, I used my Marvy Uchida LePlume II markers as watercolors. To do this, lay down color from your marker onto a non-porous surface (plastic sheet or your acrylic stamp block). Then simply use your watercolor brush to lift up the color. 
I used a small sheet of watercolor paper which I first spritzed with a bit of water and  used the pink marker to create the rough shape for a cupcake stand. I added a table with some blue to anchor the stand and then added lots of splatters of color, still using the markers and water brush.

Once it was completely dry, I went back in with my black LePen to sketch out the whimsical-style stand. A yummy cupcake sticker was placed on the stand (I trimmed the bottom dots from the circle). 


I added the Happy Birthday sentiment and the stitches along the side to complete this fun and pretty card. Can't wait to send it out to someone special!

For this project I used:
Stickers By the Dozen - Birthday | Sticker Stitches - Black | LePlume II Markers | Watercolor Brush | LePen Black

Friday, February 17, 2017

Little Lamb Bible Journaling by Shannon

Bible Journaling is such a personal thing.  Each day many of our design team members spend time reflecting on Bible verses and then adding an illustration.  Today Shannon Morgan joins us with her personal thoughts and her beautiful artistry.


It's always an abrupt transition from preparing for the birth of Jesus to his adulthood and acceptance of what He's about to take on. This entry is still in the celebration of Christmas for my faith, yet here we are reading about John the Baptist declaring that Jesus is THE ONE! 

My mind is still stuck in infant Jesus land and we're already reading about grown up Jesus. I couldn't help drawing a baby lamb, because as infinite as Jesus becomes, he was still a sweet, vulnerable, beautiful baby boy. Being a mom, I identify with this, I am looking up into my Paddy's face now and it seems just that fast...he was a baby and it seems to have flown by. I can't help but think of him as my baby. I can't help but think of Mary feeling this way, especially once she realized what Jesus was going to endure. As always, I remain thankful for Mary's yes and Jesus being strong enough to tell his Father in Heaven, yes.

I couldn't have drawn that sweet lamb quite the way I wanted to without a perfect white pen. SRM has just that pen. It's light when you need it to be, the lamby swirls, or heavy when you need it, bordered letters. Thank you for letting me share with you and I hope you are inspired today!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bless You Vinyl Box by Samantha

Hello! Samantha here today to share a little project for those of you with spring allergies. You can't make spring allergies any fun, but you can make them a little cuter with this simple Bless You Tissue Box. 

I started with an unfinished wood tissue box holder. I painted it with a bright blue color, because after a winter of snow and dark I'm always ready for bright spring colors. When the paint dried, it was time to add some vinyl.  

I love SRM's metallic vinyl, and I never shy away from mixing it up a bit, so I decided to use both the gold and the silver vinyl on my tissue box. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut both the silver "Bless you!" and a gold shadow to go around it.  

I used transfer tape to position the metallic vinyl on the box. It's that simple to brighten up tissue box and bring a little sunshine while you're muddling through spring allergies!  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Oh Baby Gift Bags by Shelly

Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 
Today, I'm sharing some super sweet and easy baby gift bags!

Seriously, how cute are those little white polka dots on the kraft?!!...When I was looking at them, my mind just kept thinking of baby. (and no, I'm not expecting. lol) So, baby gift bags it was! 

I started with each bag, folded the top down and added some twine. After adding my twine, I tied a bow. 

Once done, I added my 'oh baby' sticker. Which I used a circle die with some white cardstock, then added my sticker to it. 

After, I added my sticker piece to my twine using a mini clothespin. Easy peasy, right?!...

*I made up each bag with a different color of twine to show how easy it is to change things up. If it were to be for a boy, girl, etc. Also, I only added a little bit of tissue paper in my bags but you could easily fill them with treats, announcements, keepsakes, etc. All around fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Polka Dot Kraft Bags

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring-Inspired Mini Card Set by Tobi

Hi there! It's Tobi Crawford here with some pretty Spring-inspired cards. I know that it's Valentine's Day but what says love more than sweet flowers?
Before you know it the flowers will be blooming and the world will look green and fresh again. My entire colour-scheme is based on the patterned papers I chose, and the design/layout was inspired by a card on Pinterest! I take inspiration from where I can, because on these cold winter days the mojo isn't always flowing like it should ;)

Every card is a little different as I mixed and matched the greenery and flower sizes. When I am mass-producing or making a set like these guys, I don't like to make them exactly the same because I get bored easily... Lol.. VERY easily. So making small adjustments and changes keeps it fresh. 

I played around with the die cut flowers too. Sometime the small pieces were inlaid, and sometimes I put them on top for a raised effect... 

I also added the foiled die cut for a little "pop." Initially I didn't have it on the card but I felt it needed something. I think the metallic element is a nice texture-change as well.  The the white sentiments?  They are from SRM.  There's always a perfect choice!  For this project I used the We've Got Your Sticker Thanks. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine Goodie Bag by Michele

Good morning!  Michele here with a Valentine goody bag to share! I used the heart and love sentiment from the brand new set, Walk by Faith The heart was stamped numerous times with Versamark ink and embossed in gold.  I used my Watercolor Twist Pencils to color the background and each of the hearts.  

I added a highlight to each heart using my new Gel Reminisce Pen in white.  I stamped the Love sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in gold.  I used a heart shaped die cut and sponged pink ink around the edges while die was still in place.  I adhered everything to this darling patterned striped bag!  I added a bit of pink and white twine and a felt heart.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Love You by Michele

Good morning friends! Michele here with another lumpy, bumpy card!  I used layers of die cut paper, felt, and a resin frame.  I lined up tiny felt hearts inside the frame and glued a clear sequin on each one.  I decided that a sentiment from Stickers by the Dozen/Valentine would be a perfect way to tie the hearts together!

I tied a red satin bow with a bit of pink/white twine, a felt posey and another clear sequin to finish the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Renew The Love Within by Shannon

This may be a little late in the season to be sharing an Advent entry...but...the focus is right on time. I'm forever delayed on getting things done for myself on time. 
Guys, I really wanted to be the person who completed my December Daily album (wait, what...yeah that didn't happen) and I wanted to do a daily Advent entry...cue the laughter reel, again hilarity ensues. 
Anyone who knows me, knows I am incapable of saying no to a cry for help. Unless I have a bone protruding from my body somewhere or I am super ill, I will be there. This is what happened from August to December and is still ongoing. Guess what? I am more than ok with it, I am a helper, it's what I do. Yet there's that regret of not being able to focus on what I love most, creating. It's not my path at the moment. It's going to circle around. Which brings me to the relevance, on renewing the love. You deserve a few quiet moments to focus yourself each day, I'm working on loving myself a little bit this year. That means doing things that make me happy. Renewing the spirit inside myself so I can care and help others without feeling deflated. To help with renewed  joy and care. 

So in a weird way, this Advent message is a Valentine/Love message to you. Renew the love within you, look to things with a smile instead of a frown. I know that's easier said than done and I am guilty of frowning myself. When you're stuck and unable to say yes...say a quick prayer to God to renew your spirit and help you to be cheerful, to love others and yourself. 

This entry was incredibly easy to create, hearts are one of my favorite things, so it flowed out of me quite fluently. I used watercolor pencils, the wonderful new white pen and Le Pens for this entry. Thank you for letting me share with you.



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year by Tobi

Nihao, it's Tobi Crawford here with some custom-cut vinyl pieces for cards. Did you know that Chinese New Year was January 28th? Until I moved to China I had no idea how big of a deal it is... If possible, it's bigger than Christmas! The country (yes, of 1.5 billion people) literally shuts down so people can go spend time with their families and for two weeks you will be hard-pressed to find a corner store open for business... So it was no surprise to me to get a couple of requests for CNY (Chinese new year) themed cards.

When I first got the request I immediately knew I'd use red and gold, but I didn't have anything stamp or die-cut related to China or CNY. Enter in Cameo and vinyl!! 

It is really hard to show that the cuts are indeed GOLD, but you can see the gorgeous detail I got, and then since it's basically a sticker, I just adhered it to the cardstock. 

Here's another version: 

This is more traditional with the CNY lanterns. 

Lastly, this is a thank you for a Yoga teacher made with the same supplies, but just a different color-scheme.