Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bible Journaling with Stamps

In the Book of Exodus, God tells Moses,
"Say this to the people of Israel: 'I AM has sent me to you'" (3:14).
God, I AM, is past, present, and future. 
He is, as the verb indicates, the essence of all being. 
God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three in one. 
For this page, I began by stamping Father, Son, & Holy Spirit in yellow. I felt it was a little too light, so I added darker yellow/gold layers with my ColorIn Watercolor Twists and waterbrush. I repeatedly stamped "I am" over the yellow and added the "amen" block stamp throughout the page.
I repeated the element of 3 with three mixed media leaves.
We are so incredibly blessed by a God who wants to be, and is, present with us. He meets all our needs because He is all things. Be blessed today as you reflect on the great I AM.

For my bible journaling page I used:

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