Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memory Verse Magnetic Holder

Memorizing scripture is important in our home. To keep track of the verses we've memorized this summer, I created a magnetic holder using a small clear box from SRM. It's a perfect size for holding 3x4 cards. It was super easy to create with some scrap paper and SRM's faith stamps and stickers.
For the step-by-step process, check out the video below.


For this project I used:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bible Journaling the Lord's Prayer

It's often difficult to know the exact words to pray. In Matthew 6, Jesus gives us some advice.

"And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. Pray then like this..." Here then Jesus introduces the Lord's Prayer. (Matthew 6:7-15) 

This summer, my daughter and I will be spending some time learning more about the Lord's Prayer and the meanings of the words. The Big Trinity stamp set from SRM is perfect for our summer devotions. We've started with the introduction. "Our Father in Heaven..." With these words God tenderly invites us to believe that He is our true Father and that we are His true children, so that will all boldness and confidence we may ask Him as dear children ask their dear father. (explanation from Luther's Small Catechism)

For the background of this page, I used acylic paints and applied them lightly with a sponge. After drying I stamped the words, crosses, border dots, and heart. I used a white pen to highlight the stamps and help them stand out more on my page. 


For this page I used:

Friday, June 30, 2017

Personalized Door Sign Kids Craft with Vinyl

This is a super fun craft that's very easy to do and a great craft for these summer days. If you have a craft-loving kid at home, they will enjoy adding their own personal touches to this personalized door sign.
I designed and sized my daughter's name using my electronic cutter and software (Cricut). I then cut her name (and her friend's name, too) out of vinyl (color won't matter - I used basic black) and weeded out the extra.
For the next step, I prepped small 6x6 canvases and then applied the vinyl letters. For best results, make sure the vinyl is really secure to the canvas, especially around the edges. I use a flat spatula or scraping tool.
Next is the fun part for the kids! Set them up with paints (we used acrylics), and let them paint all over the canvas. When they are done painting, carefully remove the vinyl lettering.
If your kiddos still want more, bring out the glitter, sequins, gems, stickers and whatever other crafty bits you can find and let them bling out their door signs. Here is my daughter's finished project.
Add a ribbon to the back and it's ready for hanging.

For this project I used:
SRM Vinyl | 6x6 Canvas | Acrylic paints and various accessories for decorating

Monday, June 26, 2017

Design Team Announcement

I'm so excited to be working with SRM Stickers for another go-round on their Design Team.
I love everything that Susan is doing with SRM - especially their line of faith-inspired stamps and stickers.
Do you have a favorite product? Perhaps one of the new products introduced on the blog last week?
Hop on over to the SRM Blog to meet all the new and returning Design Team members.
In honor of new Design Team introductions, Susan is also hosting a giveaway. By commenting on the SRM Blog, you'll have a chance to win something from the NEW summer releases!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fear Not Bible Journaling Page

Isaiah 40:10 reminds us that our God is with us and helping us. We find renewed strength and courage when we listen to His Word. On this page in my Bible journal, I used a baby wipe to spread soft (acrylic paint) colors across the page. This is a quick and easy way to add lovely color to your background. Watch my process video for instructions on how to create this look.
After my background dried, I boldly lettered "fear not" with black pen (my LePlume II dual-tipped marker worked great here) and added additional stamped details.
You can see in the background that I also added a few pen marks - black dots and a light pink crosses.

Products used for this Bible Journaling page:

Teacher Gifts

Whether it's for Teacher Appreciation Week or as an end of year thank you, teachers everywhere need to be recognized for all the work and dedication they've shown this past school year. You don't need to spend a lot of money. Even something small can say a big thank you.
SRM tubes are perfect for a little thank you and when filled with a sweet treat, it fits the bill for cute and satisfying. Use stickers from any of SRM's adorable and inspiring school-themed sets to decorate any size tube. Using an awl, I poked a hole in the top of my lid and attached several lengths of twine to create a few hanging tags. The tags are stickers on a semi-clear plastic backing.
The bright red chevron paper bags are perfect for teacher appreciation, too. I cut out an apple shape in the front layer and inserted a piece of printed acetate inside. I shaped a stem and leaf by hand from cardstock and used a marker to outline it. Give your favorite teacher a gift card, decorated cookie, candies, or like me, a set of colorful pens. A small clothespin clip decorated with more stickers keep them secure. One more sentiment sticker across the bottom sends the message that we appreciate our teachers!
Don't forget to say thanks to the great teachers who have helped you or your kiddos grow this year!

For these projects, I used:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mom's Day Card and Gift Bag

Mother's Day is a special day to honor and celebrate those women in our lives who encourage, love, and inspire us. Today, I'm sharing a sweet card and gift bag to help me do just that.

Check out this process video to see how you can quickly put together a similar card and gift bag for that special lady in your life.






For this project I used: