Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shout! Bible Journaling Page by Karen


Hello!  Karen here today I'm having fun with SRM's new Sermon Notes Stamp


We attended our church's Vacation Bible School recently and this story in Joshua
was the focus for one of the day's activities. Through the power and might of God alone, Joshua and the Israelites took the city of Jericho. God showed his mighy power as He caused the walls of the city to fall flat. "Shout, for the Lord has given you the city." -Joshua 6:16. 


For this page, I used the flat end of a make-up sponge and grey ink to create a brick-look background in the margin. The speech bubble stamp on the Sermon Notes Faith stamp set was perfect for the "SHOUT!" title made with stickers. 


Inside the speech bubbles I used a combination of stamps and handlettering to repeat the phrase echoed by the children during Vacation Bible School, "Shout! God is mighty, the victory is won!"

Thank you, Lord, for the victory won through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Organizing with Vinyl by Shantaie


Hello!  Shantaie here with a fun organization project using vinyl. 

So lets talks about how keeping tidy and organized is seemingly the hottest topic of all time! That may be the reason that containers and bins are now sold in every shape, size, color, and material known to man, most of which can be customized.

I have a fun and functional way to keep your silverware where it belongs.... that
is if your youngest isn't using your soup spoons to dig holes in the sand box, but that's another story!


I have a house full of adults, 9 in total at this moment, and the dishes pile up quickly, but with so many washing and putting them away, they often get put into the wrong place, or the wrong drawers altogether. This cute layered SRM  vinyl project features a solid color image with a layer of patterned vinyl on top. All cuts are found on the Silhouette design store website, and are super simple. 



I love this idea for kids who are learning to help out with kitchen duties, or for guests who might be visiting too! I know any help with the dishes is always welcomed! 


I would love to hear what you think of this customized cutlery drawer, and what other ideas you have for using vinyl to help with household duties?!!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bags of Fun Mixed Media Tutorial by Emma


Greetings to you, crafty friends!  Emma here, and today I am going to share a little mixed media piece using one of these wonderful SRM linen & lace bags, enhanced with lace.  They have a wonderful texture, which is just perfect for an art journal page.


 I know that being faced with a blank page is pretty daunting when beginning a mixed media piece.  The trick is to remember that you can build layers of colour, stamps, texture and embellishments to create your page.  This type of art isn't supposed to be "perfect", as it is a reflection of your current mood, or the inspiration you found.

To start, I picked some supplies to go with the linen bag:


Here, I have 4" white lace doilies, green jute twine, 2" punched scallop circle, and two stamp sets, Big Hello and Bible Backgrounds.  I really love the images on the backgrounds stamp set, especially the clouds!


To build the colour of the background, I have used Marvy ColorIn Watercolor Pencils.  


They blend beautifully!


 Now, to use the stamps to build up other elements in the background.  I used the clouds, springs and arrows in random areas.  Then, I stamped and embossed the 'hello' using white embossing powder.


Now, I have added the linen bag (I used strong double-sided tape such as SookWang to hold it down).  Bursting from the bag are three paper doilies, that have folded into tube shapes and embellished with a little gold and copper gilding wax.  This really makes the texture in the doilies pop!  Lastly, I created a flower shape with the scalloped circle, and added petals and a bling rhinestone to the centre.  The green jute serves as a stem for the flower.


 I hope you've enjoyed my mixed media project, and that it inspires you to try something like this too!  It's so fun to let your creativity run wild.  (PS - I heard you can even use these linen bags to put things in, too!  So versatile! 😉)


Best wishes to you all! 
Emma 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Personalized Boxes Tutorial by Shanna


Hello SRM friends!! Shanna here, and today I am showing you a wonderful option for back to school organization that will give you what you need to keep your child's keepsakes for the school year all stored together neatly.  Of course I needed to personalize them, and SRM vinyl was the perfect choice!

First...you need to buy the containers... ready for your craftiness!


I decided to buy containers this year to store all the artwork and school projects that my boys will inevitably bring home that I cannot bear to part with... (Yes, I am one of "those" mamas that saves nearly EVERYTHING!) In order to pick what size container I needed, I looked at what my first grader brought home last year....He attends a Waldorf school, and they have a large focus on arts. It is a wonderful program, and he brings home a ton of great projects that he is very proud of.  The largest tends to be the watercolor paintings they do, so I kept that paper size in mind and went with the Sterilite 23 Qt. boxes that come with lids that snap on.  I found them at my local Walmart.

I love how you can fit so many things on one sheet of vinyl! After I designed and sized my files, I moved them around so I could save time and vinyl and fit everything on one 12x12 piece of vinyl.


I grabbed my matte white vinyl from SRM and an adorable black and white pin dot vinyl printed vinyl and designed a cut file in the software for my Silhouette Cameo. (I will list the design files at the bottom of the post).  I sized the files according to the measurements of my containers and VOILA! 


After the cameo has finished cutting, it's time to weed the excess vinyl away. Then all you need to do is cut around the words use transfer tape to adhere the words to the boxes!

 I always have enjoyed layering vinyl to give it an extra "pop", and chose to do that to the grade icons this time around.  I love the end result!  If layering vinyl intimidates you, there is no time like the present to start!  I am here if you have any questions along the way as well!


Easy peasy, and super functional storage for the upcoming school year's compendium of paper! 

I love how these turned out!




 How do you keep all the sweet things your child brings home organized??
 Any tips or tricks??  
Until next time,
Shanna

Materials used:
      (2) Sterilite Storage containers (your choice of size)
      SRM Patterned Black/White dot Vinyl
      SRM White Matte Vinyl
      Transfer Tape
      Silhouette Cameo
      Silhouette Design Store cut files:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Doggie Treat Tubes by Shelly


Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Today, I'm sharing some fun doggie treat tubes with you! 


I started with making the tags for the tubes. I used some burlap ribbon and just trimmed it into the tag shape I wanted. After I stamped (and die cut) a dog image I had.
 

Then did some quick and easy coloring. Once done, I added it to my burlap tag and tube, using some jute twine. To finish things off, I filled each tube with some doggy treats and then slipped them into a fun new Paw Prints patterned bag to match. Simple and fun, yeah?!...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

SRM Stickers supplies used:

Jute Twine

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7 Mini Calendar Stamp Projects & a VIDEO by Christine


Hi there SRM fans!  The newest stamp releases have so many possibilities and today I am going to share with you Christine joining you with 7 ideas for using the Mini Calendar Stamps from the Winter Plans, Spring Plans, Summer Plans, and Fall Plans sets.




Rather than do picture after picture - how about a video to show the 7 ideas?  I made 7 fun projects and here's a video walk-thru!

 

To recap here's the 7 ideas I highlighted: Baby Book, Save the Date Cards, Date Cards (Birthday, Anniversary, etc), Bible Journaling/Prayer List, Traveler's Notebook, Pocket Page, and Party Invitations.  Here's a couple closeups of the calendars on the projects.





Highlight a whole week or more in your traveler's notebook!





How about capturing all those sweet baby memories in a book and using the calendars to help document the days!?!



Are you ready to get your hands on those plans stamps!?! Head on over to the SRM Store to grab them!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Planner Stamps in Bible Journaling by Samantha


Hello! Samantha here to share some recent Bible journaling I've created. I'm doing a little something different today as I'm using planner stamps in my Bible journaling.


For this page, I used the new Seasonal Plans Planner Stamps, ColorIn Watercolor Pencils, a black Le Plume marker, and colored ink pads.  



I love to use my watercolor pencils to highlight the text in my Bible that I'm journaling about. Since this was a bit of poetic praise I change colors of pencil as the thought changed.  



Since the section I was focusing on was about the seasons, I used the Seasonal Plans stamp set to add the names of the seasons and an icon for each season as framing for this section of highlighted scripture. 



Finally, I used the journaling margin of my Bible to add "He changes the times and Seasons" with my black Le Plume marker. Then I added some pops of color by coloring in some of the letters with my watercolor pencils. 

As you can see, using planner stamps in Bible journaling is just one more way to get lots of use from your SRM stamps. Have you ever used your planner stamps in your Bible?

Monday, August 7, 2017

Linen Bags! by Michele



Good morning friends, Michele here with a fun holiday project!  I am totally loving these new linen bags! The polka dots totally slay me!  I often pull inspiration from the stuff collected on my desk from other projects, like these red flowers. This was my starting point. 


I decided to punch a black tag and stamp and emboss the little cup and sentiment from the Fall Plans Planner stamp set.   I loved the little checkerboard pattern and stamped that between them for a bit of interest.  I dabbed my finger in a bit of white ink and ran it over the edges to give a chalk board effect.  ( A technique I hadn't used in a LONG while!) ;) 


I added green glittery leaves and gold twine nestled under the flower. 


For the holidays I will slip a few packets of hot cocoa in each bag and leave it 
on one of my co-workers' desks to brighten their day!



Friday, August 4, 2017

Love You Striped Card by Tobi


Hi, there! It's Tobi here and today I have a card using a whole bunch of border stamps from SRM Stickers clear stamps. I (like most of you) follow a lot of blogs and file ideas and inspiration in the ol' noggin' for later use - and today my inspiration comes from Kristina Werner


I have been discovering new ways to use my new Oxide Inks, and I definitely love to blend with them, but also stamping with them is fabulous. Because it's kind of like pigment, you can layer colours on top of each other and the colours POP! 


Process: 
  1. using masking tape, mask off different sized sections and sponge ink (oxide ink) onto background. 
  2. grab as many border stamps as possible.
  3. stamp border stamps on top of inked lines in various colours 
  4. sprinkle water to activate "oxidization"
  5. stamp sentiment in black and add die cut 


      SRM Supplies: 
       Other supplies: 
  • Sizzix die cut
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Inks
  • Ranger Archival ink (black)
  • Bazzill Cardstock

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Vegas Selfie Scrapbook Layout by Angie


Today we introduce you to Angie Pond and share with you a wonderful layout she created.  Here's a bit about Angie in her own words: 

I'm Angie Pond from Princeton, North Carolina. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 20 years. We have two amazing sons, one ornery cat and a cute but mischievous dog! I'm also blessed to be an aunt to the worlds most adorable brother and sister duo! I enjoy scrapbooking, taking pictures, traveling, reading and drinking coffee on my front porch!  

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Hello SRM friends! Angie here with you today to share a scrapbook layout. I'm so honored to be on this amazing team and to be able to share all of  the fun products with you.

I created this scrapbook layout using the amazing flower stamps from the Just Believe stamp set. Yes, that stamp set is technically a faith stamp set but SRM's products are so versatile that you can use them on many different projects!


I stamped the flowers and the cute butterflies with archival ink. I used archival ink because I knew I wanted to watercolor the flowers and the butterflies using the watercolor in markers and pencils. I just love how easily the colors blended when I applied a little water.  After I had colored the flowers and butterflies, I hand cut them and created a beautiful border using the flowers.


I added the butterflies above my picture and hand stitched the flight paths of them as well.


I hope you enjoyed my scrapbook layout and that you will use SRM's products in new and different ways.