Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Walk in the Light by Karen


Today I'm sharing a page in my journaling Bible. In Ephesians 5:8 we are urged to "walk as children of light." One of the many reasons I love SRM and am so excited to be a part of their Design Team is that, by offering a variety of faith-themed stickers and stamps, they are not only walking in the light, but shining that light and providing products for others to do the same. 


I wanted to set up a contrast between dark and light on this page ("...for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord." verse 8). To create the background, I used my ColorIn Watercolor Twist  to color areas with black, purple, and blue. Then I took my Blender Brush and began to blend them squeezing gently to release more water. I love this effect and it's easy to control the amount of water on these thin bible pages so it doesn't become completely saturated. 


When the page was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and stars in (waterproof) black ink. The new SRM Faith stamp set The Lord is my Light worked perfectly here. This set makes it really easy to create a variety of perfect phrases and sentiments. I couldn't resist the super-cute star banner stamp found on the new Birthday Plans set either. To create the glow, I again used the Watercolor Twist and Blender Brush to add the yellow. 


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Thanks for dropping by today!  
Have a blessed day.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Just Believe Stamps Background by Amber


Hello SRM Sticker fans. It's Amber here, today I'm sharing this colorful colored card and matching envelope featuring SRM's Just Believe Stamp Set & SRM's Big Thank You Stamp Set. I decided to go all out with my stamped background and ended up using six out of the thirteen stamps from the Just Believe Stamp Set. Check it out!

 I started with a basic kraft card base and started stamping all my images in some Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. After I had all my images stamped I colored them in with a four pack of Marvy's Bright ColorIn markers and a C11 Spectrum Noir marker.


Once I had all of my images colored I stamped the word "Thanks" from the Big Thank You Stamp Set onto a kraft piece of cardstock that I cut into a banner. I added a staple and some twine at one end and attached it towards the bottom right of my stamped card base.


A card is not a card without a matching envelope so I decided to stamp one to match my card. I stamped one large flower, four leafy stems, a lady bug, and one of the sentiment borders along the bottom half of my envelope. I colored in all of the images with the same markers I used for my card, making sure everything coordinated nicely . I hope you enjoyed my card and matching envelope today! Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

2017 Gift Calendar by Melanie


Hello! Melanie here today. I love making calendars for our moms as gifts for the holidays. They enjoy the pictures of our family. Here is one I put together using the SRM 8x8 Keepsake Calendar.  I also used the Calendar Companion Sticker and small numbers sticker on each month.  I love to have this calendar all ready for the year 2017 and love how many different SRM Stickers our moms can use on these pages.  

First up….January!



I'm thinking that for each month they can use Monthly Memories, Seasons of the year and lots of Planner Icon stickers!  


February will look great with some of SRM's Valentine Stickers! 



Spring has sprung!  Baseball season is just around the corner!

Easter is April 16th this year!  Such a special time for our family.


Lots of sports during the Spring… and wildflowers too!


Can you say "Baseball"?  Here's my trio of players!  And HERE are some of the baseball stickers that I think they'll be using during June!


Love the 4th of July…and more baseball! :)  Feeling patriotic?  HERE are some stickers that will help to decorate your calendar.


Summer camp…with school just around the corner!  It will be so much fun to fill in my calendar each month and decorate it too! If you need some Summertime stickers, you can find them HERE!


September and we are going back to school!  But there's plenty of time for fun too!  Need some stamps or stickers for back to school?  Check them out HERE!
 
October is one of our favorite months.  Can you say Trick or Treat?
Lots of costumes to create!  And SRM has so many stickers for Halloween that would be perfect for October. 


November is a month of gratitude.  We have so much to be grateful for!
Here are a few stickers that are perfect for FALL!



And December is such a wonderful family time.  So much to do to prepare for the holidays but my calendar will help me keep everything straight!  Lots of Christmas stickers are available for December.  Check them out HERE!



Hope I have inspired you to prepare your 2017 calendar and get ready for the new year!  SRM offers so many calendars, calendar stickers and other stickers for decorating your calendar.  Check them all out HERE




Thursday, August 18, 2016

I Am With You Bible Journaling by Samantha


Hello!  Samantha here today to share some Bible Journaling with you.  I often Bible journal from notes I've taken from Sunday's sermon, but sometimes ideas come to me in other ways. Just recently my Amazing Grace Bible journaling stamp set was sitting next to my Today, Tomorrow, To Do planner stamp set, and I saw the "I am with you always" stamp from Amazing Grace and thought it would be really fun on a page with the "today" and "tomorrow" stamps from the planner set. Thus this I Am With You Bible journaling page popped into my mind.


I like to build my background first. I started with some Marvy Color In watercolor pencils. I colored a big swatches of color, and the went over the whole page with the Marvy Color In Water Brush. This helps blend the color and gives the whole page a softer feel. 


After my page dried, I went back and stamped "today" and "tomorrow" from the Today, Tomorrow, To Do planner stamp set in coordinating colors. I left a blank space right in the center so I could stamp "I am with you always" from the Amazing Grace Bible journaling stamp set in black ink.





I felt that my main thought needed a bit more pop, so I grabbed my watercolor pencils again and colored in a few of the letters. I also used a little dot stamp from the Big Trinity stamp set to underline always. 


I like to add little tabs to each of my decorated pages in my Bible, so I finished the page of with a little red tab. I used a "remember" sticker from the Planner Icon sticker sheet to label my tab. I'd love to hear where your inspiration for your Bible journaling comes from! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back to School Apples by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here! 

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy back to school card with you! 


You know me, I stuck with a clean and simple design. ;) I used SRM's Healthy Plans and BIG Amen clear stamps for my apples and border underneath the apples. After, I added some color to my apples by using the fine point tip of a red marker. Which I decided to do some 'sketchy lines' rather than coloring them fully in. Once finished, I added some natural twine and 'learn' to my upper corner of my card. Quick and easy, yeah?!...

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Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh Baby! by Tanya


Hi there everyone! This is Tanya stopping by to share a simple, inexpensive, but oh so sweet baby gift with you today.


Just so you  know, the travel size bottles of baby lotion, baby wash and baby shampoo fit perfectly into a Clear Rectangle Box.  And, of course, these clear boxes are perfect to decorate for any occasion.

I used several pretty stickers from the Take 2: Stickers By the Dozen/Baby sticker sheet to dress up my clear box and bottle of hand sanitizer.  I also used the Birthday Plans clear stamp set to create a sweet tag for the gift box. The tag is attached to the bow with a bit of Baker's Twine in Blossom.

 And, there you go...simple, but oh so sweet!
Thanks so much for dropping by today - see you soon.

Monday, August 15, 2016

God be with you by Tenia


Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs and hope all is well. I have a card totes outta my comfy zone......CHECK IT!!!


I was going for a Shabby Chic/Vintage and I actually had tons of fun creating this card!!! I created this card using these goodies from the SRM store: Daisies stamp set, Words of Faith stamp set, Twinery Gold Shimmer Twine,  Sticker Stitches (OF COURSE....LOL!!) and last but not least.....a white lace Doily.

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



Friday, August 12, 2016

♩Good Day Sunshine! ♫ by Shannon


Hello!  Shannon here today!
I was totally listening to The Beatles while creating this card set...can you tell?
I created a set of friendship inspired cards using a multitude of SRM Stickers products!

Here's a closer shot of each of the cards in no particular order. I love the new Burlap Ribbon, it is a perfect way to add dimension and texture to your projects. 


New stamp alert! You'll see some of the new stamps in this card, but maybe used in a way you wouldn't think to do, as a subtle background instead of a big sentiment...but that's perfectly ok too!  Hint:  Just Believe


SRM has so many stickers for so many occasions, you can combine them and they work so well together, I used Thinking of You Sentiment Stickers and Wishing You Well Sentiment Stickers in the card below. 


There's a great new stamp available, Trust in the Lord and it has a bunch of great sentiments and accents that you can add to your cards, layouts, projects, bible journaling, etc! I used the tiny crosses as a background. 


Thank you for letting me share some sunshine with you today! 
Here are the products used:

Burlap Ribbon


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Watercoloring with Christine

Today we welcome back Christine Meyer.   She loves her SRM and since she's the wife of a Lutheran pastor, she's really enjoying all the new Bible Journaling products.  Let's hear about Christine in her own words:



I'm Christine Meyer and I'm so delighted to be joining the SRM team for another year of creating with some of the best products around!  I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Austin, Texas for college.  I met my husband there and have moved several times with him as he follows God's call to serve as a Pastor.  We moved to Ohio just over 6 weeks ago and are enjoying a new area to live in and explore.  I love to do Paper Crafting in just about any form and especially love to use it to document memories of my four kids!  I am currently on the Design Teams for Doodlebug Design, Paper House Productions, and My Creative Scrapbook as well as serving as the Design Team Coordinator/Social Media Coordinator for Paper House and My Creative Scrapbook.  I am blessed to stay at home with my kids and will be diving into homeschooling them this year for the first time!  Life keeps me busy but I love every minute of it!  Paper crafting provides some much needed downtime to help slow down that busy life! You can find more of my work on my blog, my facebook page, or as cameyer71 on Instagram.  


SRM has released so many great new products to make coloring and Bible Journaling easy, fun, and pretty.  Christine joining you today to share a page that I created to look like a Bible Journaling AND coloring page!


I started off my project by stamping the words I wanted from The Lord is Kind & Merciful set.  I love the way that there are so many different combinations of words that I could use.  Then I wanted to create a background that would mimic some of the popular coloring pages out there.  I used flowers from the The Lord is Kind & Merciful and the Just Believe set to do just that.  Then came the really fun part!  Trying out the new Watercolor Twist pencils!  These are great for this kind of project and super easy to use!  I created a little video to show you just how I used them and the blending pen!  It's so easy and fun!


As you can see it's not complicated at all.  And unlike traditional watercoloring, where you have to use water, these will work great for coloring without having to do any extra prep work on your paper!  One tip I have is to keep a tissue or paper towel handy to wipe off your blending pen between colors.


Here are the SRM Products I used: 

I can't wait to dive in and play with these more!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stamped Lilies & Embossed Gift Bag by Amber


Ready to meet another one of our new design team members?  Today, it's Amber Rasmussen and she creates the most wonderful cards.  Amber loves combining SRM Stickers and goodies with other products in her stash and the results are amazing!  Here's more about Amber in her own words:  


“Hi Everyone! My name is Amber Rasmussen, I currently live in Florence, Arizona with my high school sweetheart Jason & our cute little black cat named Pookie. I've been paper crafting for about the last 12 years. I started out creating paper embroidery cards who dabbled with stamping and over the years I have evolved into a full time scrapbooker and card maker. I'm a big fan of SRM Stickers and I'm so thrilled to be a part of SRM Stickers DT family! I'm looking forward to sharing all my SRM Sticker creations with you!"

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Hello everyone! It's Amber here, today I'm sharing a fancy little Thank You card and matching embossed gift bag. I started by folding an 6" x 6" piece of white cardstock in half to create a 3" x 6" card base. 


Once my card base was folded I added one of the black zig- zag borders from the Sticker Stitches - Black sticker sheet towards the bottom of my card base and layered two pieces of patterned paper towards the top half of my card. On another piece of white cardstock I stamped and colored some lilies, trimmed the piece, and adhered it right over the two pieces of patterned paper I added to my card base. I need a sentiment for the front of my card so I used one of the clear circle "Thank You" stickers from the Fancy Sticker Sentiments - Thanks sticker sheet and added it to a 1½" yellow scalloped circle. I added some twine and the sentiment right below my stamped image towards the right finishing my card.


I decided to create a little matching gift bag to go along with my card. I used one of SRM's 5" x 7.5" Kraft Chevron Embossed Bags and dressed it up to match my card by adding a mini yellow clothespin, large fancy sentiment sticker from the Fancy Sticker Sentiments - Thanks sticker sheet, and some matching twine.


I hope you enjoyed my card and embossed gift bag today. Thanks for visiting!

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