Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mixed Media Home Decor


I love fall and can't help creating a project or two featuring fall's rich colors. Today I'm sharing a fun mixed media project with lots of layers! 
Watch this video to see this project come together.



The finished project with all its yummy layers, including: paper, paint, washi tape, clear stickers, stamps, vinyl, and jute twine.
I'm ready to decorate for fall. Are you, too?


For this project, I used:

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee Card

I love the increasing crispness to the mornings, lately. Fall is in the air. This cute coffee card is just the thing to brighten a friend's day. I used my Cricut to cut the coffee cup, a bit of fall washi to decorate the lid, and SRM's "Coffee Plans" stamps for the sentiments and beans. Enjoy!

Need more coffee inspiration? 
There's a whole hop with prizes at the Coffee Lovers Blog!
Check it out HERE!




Friday, September 8, 2017

Simple Birthday Cards Set

Do you still send out birthday cards to friends and family? I'm not always perfect at it, but I do enjoy sending out handmade birthday greetings. Last week I dug into my stash to look for a birthday card and discovered I was out (sorry to all those early August b-days).

When I need to make a lot of cards, I settle on one design that I can duplicate easily. For this set of birthday cards, I used my die-cut machine to cut and assemble several cupcakes. I find it easier to do several images at the same time and make a sort of assembly line process. To fancy up these cupcakes, I even added some glitter at their final stage.

Once all the cupcakes were assembled and dry, the cards were super easy and quick to put together. I used plain white cardstock for the base and two layers of patterned cardstock on the front. Then I added one or more cupcakes and a clear sentiment sticker or two. There are so many to choose from in SRM's collections.


As seen in the first photo, I packaged up a few to share. Five cards plus envelopes easily fit into a flat glassine bag touched simply with a ribbon, "just for you" sentiment, and a green stripe at the bottom.
Better go get some more stamps!

For this project, I used:

Friday, September 1, 2017

Personalized Pencil Case with Vinyl

My daughter needed a pencil case for school, so we found this one in her favorite color with the added bonus of it being shimmery and came with a fun tassle. But, the top was a little plain - or perhaps, as we decided, it was the perfect canvas for a bit of personalization.
Before I applied the vinyl, we decided to add a bit more color. It was a fun and easy activity to do together as we used the eraser side of a pencil to add dots of greens and blues for the perfect backdrop to the gold vinyl initials.
I used my die cut machine to cut her initials and a cat silhouette with gold shimmery vinyl. 
We love vinyl for all kinds of back-to-school personalizations - water bottles, lunch containers, folders and notebooks, bookbags. What will you personalize today?

I used: SRM Vinyl


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mini Calendar Teacher Gift


It's almost time! The summer is winding down and school supplies are stacking up. Today, I'm sharing a cute back to school calendar project for your favorite teachers. I started with a mini clipboard that I covered with school themed washi tape.
Then I grabbed all my school themed SRM stickers and the 2017 and 2018 calendar stickers. Using precut 3x4 journaling cards, I used the calendar stickers and lots of SRM stickers to create a fun card for each month. Each card is fun and unique.



For this project, I used lots of stickers from these SRM collections:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shout! Bible Journaling Page

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 more details on how I created this Bible journaling page, visit the SRM Creative Blog.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fitness Tracker Traveler's Notebook

So, like many of you, I find myself in a position where I need to pay more attention to my health and fitness. I am trying to exercise more and I thought if I made a notebook to track my progress I would be more motivated. With the help of some SRM stamps, I'd like to introduce my simple fitness tracker traveler's sized notebook.
Cute, hey? I used some scrapbook paper and cards from the stash and embellished them with stamps. The new mini alpha, found on the "Pray Journal Repeat" set helped me label my notebook "health and fitness." To remind me to "just do it" I randomly stamped {DO IT} from the "Notes to Self" Planner stamp set on the cover.
On the inside front cover I couldn't help but use the "You can do it" ~coffee stamp found on the new "Coffee Plans" stamp and helped it stand out on the page with a green stamped circle  from the "Pray Journal Repeat" set.
I've kept the inside pretty simple (because I need to make time for exercise, right?). I stamped the doodle square (from "Pray Journal Repeat")7 times on each page and also labeled the squares with the days of the week (from Planner Notes to Self).
Each day I exercise I can stamp a thumbs up (yay me!) from the Everyday Plans set and write in my exercise for the day. I may add a page for my eating habits later, but for now it's one thing at a time!

For this project I used: