Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Textile Foil on Wood Project

It's so fun when I get my box of goodies from SRM Stamps. Recently, as part of the Design Team, I was sent some textile foil. I'm new to textile foil, but was excited to discover different ways to add some shimmer and shine to my projects.
Today I'm sharing this wood plaque project using textile foil and EasyWeed Adhesive.
Watch this video to see how I created this project and what I did when it didn't turn out quite as expected. 
I love how this project turned out and I learned a lot in the process. I also love that I was able to use this wood plaque that has been sitting for quite some time, just waiting for sparkly inspiration.

For this project, I used:

Monday, March 12, 2018

Foil Cards

I've been having a great time discovering different ways to use the new textile foils from SRM.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorites.
To make these cards, I found free online images and resized them and made sure they would print out dark and black. I printed each image onto card stock using a laser (toner) printer. It is key that the image prints with toner ink (not an inkjet printer).  I then ran my image with foil layed on type through a laminator. The heating of the laminator adhered the foil only to the printed image. 
I'll walk you through it in this process video. But I have to warn you, you may become addicted to this easy and quick foil application technique!

Thanks for watching - I hope you are inspired to using textile foil in your projects!

I used:
Textile Foil | Sticker Stitches | Stickers by the Dozen Birthday | We've Got your Sticker Birthday

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bible Bubbles Journaling Page

The new Bible Bubbles faith stamp set is so cute and perfect for faith planners, cards, quick notes, and the margins of your Bible.  After putting down a thin layer of acrylic paint for some background color, I used several of the stamps on this page in the book of Joel. Mirroring the stamps, I then drew a larger bubble for my journaling.
I really like how they look clustered together on my page.
The crosses featured on the page are from another new set called Bread of Life.
Watch this process video to see more of these stamps and how this page came together for me.

For this project, I used the following SRM products:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lent 2018

This year, Lent began on February 14th - Ash Wednesday (and of course Valentine's Day). Once again I am committing my mornings to the spiritual discipline of journaling the Word. I'll be following the daily devotional, "Silent Witness" offered by Lutheran Hour Ministries. I've created a set of travelers notebooks to contain my journaling.
Here's a bit more...

Bible Margin Stamps Gift Bags

SRM's new Bible Margin stamps aren't just for Bible journaling. I used a couple of margin stamps as part of a gift bag decoration - and they double as bookmarks!
I stamped the margins on white cardstock, which I then watercolored a pretty background. I used watercolor pencils to add more detail to the images. Mounting it onto a piece of colored cardstock helps it stand out agains the fun patterned paper bags, doily, and sticker stitches and sentiments. 
By using a decorate clip to attach it to the bag, it allows the recipient to use the margin as a bookmark, too

For this project, I used:
Patterned bags | Bible Margins | Sticker Stitches | 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Layout

I love to preserve our Christmas memories in our scrapbooks. This layout came together so quickly, which is a must in this busy season. 
Two patterned bags provide not just a fun background, but a convenient spot to slip in extra photos and my daughter's letter to Santa. 
Lots of layering of SRM's clear holiday stickers bring this layout to life.

For this project I used:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 10 Blog Hop 2017

It's time! It's time!
It's the Top 10 Blog Hop for 2017 - so many of your favorite crafty bloggers to visit - many with giveaways. If you didn't arrive here from the talented Tracey McLennon's blog, be sure check below and start at the very beginning to follow the links to each blog.
A complete list and the next blog hop link is at the bottom of my post.
Enjoy my favorite 10 posts from 2017!

Thanks for checking out some of my favorite posts from this year. B
e sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiration.
Your next stop: Lynne Blodgett

May the New Year bring you and your family beautiful blessings! xoxoxo, Karen

Complete Blog Hop List