Monday, June 27, 2016

Design Team Announcement!

Two years ago I was delighted to share that one of my dreams in the Paper Crafting world had come true.  I had received a position on the team for SRM Stickers - one of my favorite companies out there!  Today I am thrilled to share that I will be sticking around for a third year with this company that I love so dearly!  As I was preparing this post I noticed that SRM Stickers is the product I have used more than any other manufacturer according to my blog post labels!

I originally came to love SRM Stickers for their stickers but they aren't just stickers!  They have beautiful containers for making all kinds of fun crafts and diy projects.  They also have an amazing clear stamp line which includes my personal favorites - stamps for Bible Journaling (and other faith based crafts of course too).  

Last fall I had the opportunity to visit the SRM warehouse and spend some time with Susan - what a treat that was!

I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite projects that I have made over the last two years with the team!

Instead of journaling directly into my Bible, I prefer to do mine on a separate sheet and slide it into that location as a reminder.  Allows me some freedom in both space and medium!

Layout playing with some SRM stamps and stickers!

Making use of the lace that SRM offers in their product line!  And the border, one of my favorite products - Sticker Stitches!

Another aspect to the SRM line is vinyl - everything from metallic to heat transfer to patterned! Love the stuff!

More Bible Journaling :)

This pocket page layout highlights the sticker stitches again AND was published in one of the last issues of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine.

I love the way that the stickers from SRM can add little details to complete a layout - just like the sticker stitches and number stickers did here!

If you are a calendar maker than SRM has all kinds of great options for you from mini stickers to big planner stickers and stamps!

Here's a recent planner spread incorporating those stamps and stickers!

This one uses a variety of stickers, twine, punched pieces, and clear tubes - all from SRM!

So there you have it, a little walk through some of my faves!  Be sure to hop over to the SRM Stickers Blog and see the whole new team!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook - Creative Kit projects

I was so excited to work with the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month.  It contains a ton of product from Jillibean Soup who happens to be out of Ohio, where we are moving to!  Here's the four layouts I created!

Tons of fussy cutting on this layout - most of the arrows were hand cut!  It was a good exercise in patience and made me sit down and relax for awhile!

More fussy cutting and layering!  This one didn't photograph great - it is my favorite of the bunch in person!

I loved the watercolor circles that came on a paper in this kit (that paper is from Echo Park) so I had to fussy cut some of those too and create some cascading lines with them!

This layout really highlights the various embellishments that came in the kit - from wood veneer to stickers to cardstock frames...such a fun kit!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mixing & Matching with Doodlebug Design

Mixing and Matching collections is so much fun - especially when using Doodlebug as the colors all match up perfectly!  I decided to put a different spin on the challenge presented by Doodlebug and use  Anchors Aweigh and Under the Sea.  Both have a water theme but one is geared at boys and one at girls.  So I played up that contrast with this "Him & Her" layout!

As you can see there was matching paper in both collections with the whale print.  I really loved that paper so it was awesome to put both color schemes side by side.

I got out a variety of the Cardstock Stickers, Shape Sprinkles, Matte Sprinkles, and Doodlepops, 

And of course her side got the same treatment but with the pieces from Under the Sea instead!

Chippers have become a go to staple for me - perfect size for titles and so many colors to choose from!  

I always include lots of text on my projects (and not so much journaling) and these stickers from the This & That part of the collections were perfect!

Stay tuned a for lots more Mixing and Matching next week on the Doodlebug Blog!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Little Bride Layout

We've been doing a lot of packing for our big move and when we came across my wedding dress, my daughter wanted to "try it on." So try it on she did and we did a little fashion show and took some very fun pictures! So today I have a layout about my "little bride" using some Paper House Productions supplies.
Bride Layout
Supply List:
I have been wanting to play with the background paper from the Nature Paper Pad on this for a long time!  The browns in it were a perfect match with my daughter's eyes and hair so I took advantage!  The Bride 3D Stickers are gorgeous and full of detail!  Do you see that pretty tulle on the dress!?!
Of course she isn't really a bride but she was having fun pretending as little girls do.  So I had to use the fun name plate from the sticker set!
I needed something special up top too and the Sisters 3D Stickers did the trick.  The colors coordinated nicely with the other pieces in the layout and the "so sweet" was the perfect added touch!
This was a fun nice step away from a lot of my normal things to scrap ;) Hope you enjoyed the results!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Twine wrapped Monogram Letter

Home Decor, Cards, Layouts, Kids Crafts...this new Doodlebug Chunky Twine is perfect for any of those!  It has the look of your traditional twine but is thicker which makes it easier to work with on projects like the one I'm sharing today!

Now I know what you're thinking, holy moly Christine that had to be really messy and sticky to make!  But I'm happy to report with this new Chunky Twine a job like this is a lot less challenging!

I started with a chipboard monogram letter.  I then used a quick dry liquid adhesive and worked on about an inch at a time.  I have attempted this before with traditional sized twine and embroidery flosses and it was a mess with sticky glue everywhere that pretty much ruined the project.  Not the case here!  

After I finished wrapping it I secured the back side with some additional glue and tape.  Then it was time to decorate!  I used some flowers from the Spring Garden Craft Kit as well as some various Flower Doodlepops!  Sweet little Ladybug Sprinkles added a different texture and upped the cuteness!

You can't go wrong with a Butterfly Doodlepop like this one!  It got it's own little special spot on the Monogram.  

Our family is going to be moving to a new home soon and I just know this will be a perfect piece for my little girl's brand new bedroom!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Bible Journaling - Trust in the Lord

It is so relaxing to do Bible Journaling during stressful times!  I love searching for a verse to create with that hits home!  As our family is currently packing up for an out of state move, there's a whole lot of trusting in the Lord happening.  So Jeremiah 17:7 felt like the perfect verse to capture my mood and serve as a reminder as I open up my Bible!  Stamps from SRM Stickers were the perfect medium to create with.

I like to journal on some sturdy cardstock and insert it by the verse in the Bible - I know lots love to do the margins - I just have a different approach :)
After creating my background using watercolor paints, I used a combination of stickers and stamps to write out the verse.  The Big Faith stamp supplied both the word "Blessed" and my stitching border.

I used the Words of Faith Stamp set for my crosses.  The solid black hearts come from the Life is Good stamp set and the others are punched out of patterned paper.  I have to mention how great the Black Le Pen is for this type of project - I used it for all my outlining and it works beautifully!
SRM will be releasing a whole bunch of new Bible Journaling stamps soon - so make sure to stay tuned for those!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Big Changes

I have been a little quiet here lately and thought I'd share why.  In April my husband received a call to serve a congregation in Central Ohio.  After prayerful deliberation he felt the Lord was leading him to accept it.  So after eight wonderful years in Central Illinois we are packing up our family to move. When I started dating my husband he was a Pre-Seminary Student so I always knew that divine calls and moving would be part of our life together.  We are very excited for this new adventure and also sad as we say our goodbyes.

Our kids took the news as you would expect.  The older two were sad but also have been very open to God's hand and knowing that this is what he has planned for our life.    They had their last day of school yesterday and things got even more real for all of us.

With this move comes a big change for our family.  We will once again be homeowners!  We chose a home in a smaller town to help make the adjustment a little easier on the whole group (we currently live in a town of about 100).  The house is about the same size as our parsonage but a completely different set-up so we have been doing lots of purging!

We will have our last Sunday here on June 12th and be completely moved out on the 15th.  

As you can imagine that means paper crafting has taken a back seat.  I am continuing to do my Social Media and Design Team Coordinator positions with My Creative Scrapbook and Paper House Productions.  And I am actually trying to keep up with my deadlines for Doodlebug Design, My Creative Scrapbook, SRM Stickers, and Paper House Productions.  I know I won't sit down and relax otherwise and those deadlines ensure I will take some "me" time.  I am not getting anything done beyond that though and don't foresee that happening before July.  So in the meantime the blog will be a little sparse - but you know I will be back - we've already got a designated Scrapbooking Room in the new house!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Kids Craft

It's the first day of summer in our houset and it's always nice to have a few crafts stashed away to do with the kids! Today I have a quick and simple craft that you can make using the Original Tube and White Heart Lace Doilies.

All you have to do to create this is connect the bottoms of the heart doilies and then adhere those to the back of the tube!  Fill it up with candy of your choice! Easy Peasy!

Of course adding some googly eyes and a little smile up the fun factor!  Wouldn't this be a quick and easy treat for your kids or to do as party favors at a birthday party!?!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lake Life Layout

The 3D stickers from Paper House are one of my favorite products and a go to for my layouts and cards!  Today I am going to share a layout highlighting the Lake Life 3D Stickers and Lake Life Paper Crafting Kit!
Supply List:
The Crafting Kits are a newer addition to the Paper House Product line and come with cardstock stickers and patterned papers making it easy to create multiple layouts from it.  Add in some of the 3D Stickers which coordinate perfectly and you've got some added dimension!
The 3D stickers come in a variety of shapes and include words also.  I like to use them both for title work, subtitles, and embellishing throughout the layout!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Graduation Card

Graduations are right around the corner and SRM Stickers has stickers that are perfect for customizing your cards to fit the colors of your school!  It's been awhile since I have made cards - I had fun with this graduation card using Graduation Stickers by the Dozen and the Year of Memories/2016 stickers. With these two sets you can easily make a whole bunch of graduation cards to take along to each party!

The stickers are clear and black so they work perfectly for personalizing with things like or sequins, cardstock, or even some Sticker Stitches!

I added the biggest 2016 I could in the center and at an angle to up the whimsy!

The Stickers by the Dozen make it easy to add lots of caps to the card.  I used a circle punch to punch it out so I didn't have to try to place my sticker to precisely.

We're looking forward to seeing what cards and treats you are making for the grads in your life!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Main Kit Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club

This month's Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook featured a lot of pieces from the Bloom Collection from Crate Paper as well as some various odds and ends.  I loved the colors featured in the collection and had fun playing with it!

This first one I poured my heart into.  I don't enjoy documenting sad memories but I also don't want to forget some of those times.  This past February our dog of 14.5 years passed away.  It was a brutal week in our family filled with lots of tears and emotions.  I know through it though that my kids learned some important life lessons.

I loved the stickers in the kit - they were puffy and shiny and oh so fun!  Perfect for creating this text filled circle!

You can't go wrong with a quilted look and the chevrons on the patterned paper in the kit worked perfectly for adding a twist to it!

I wanted to work a little boy layout into this kit and I think I achieved it well with this silly layout!  I added lots of doodling to the ruffles and some enamel dots to play up the whimsy!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Creative Kit Projects for My Creative Scrapbook

My family and I are in the process of getting ready to move out of state - so bear with me for awhile here as I am in and out of blogging!  Today I wanted to pop in and share with you the projects that I made using the May Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook!

The kit contains a string of silver beads.  I cut it up and used them individually on this layout.  It was not as tedious as it sounds ;)

Can't get enough of fringe these days!

Love the coral in this collection and took advantage of it for this birthday picture!

There's lots of neat patterns in the kit and I wanted to use as many as possible!  And the stickers and chipboard and....such a fun kit!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

It's time for another Stash Busting Blog Hope with some of my talented friends!  I love breaking in to my stash just for fun and creating something to share with y'all each month!  I have a giveaway to share at the end of the post!

Here's this month's Hop List:
Christine ***You are Here***
Wendi ***Go Here Next***

I wasn't planning on playing along this month.  But I've had a lot on my mind and haven't been sleeping well.  So Thursday morning I was wide awake at 5:30 a.m. and ventured down to my room and decided to try and do something. As I was digging thru my stash I came across this layout which I had started 2 years ago - but never got further than the base and picture!  Perfect opportunity to go back and put it together!
Most everything for the stickers and patterned papers are from Echo Park - a couple different Samatha Walker Collections.  I added in cork hearts and dots to add some extra texture and that is all over two years old too!  Love it when you can get something done that had been cast aside!

As I mentioned earlier I am doing a giveaway!  Today I am giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to SRM Stickers!  You can get stamps, stickers, containers, planner supplies, and so much more there!

You can get up to two entries for the gift certificate:
1) Follow me on Instagram @cameyer71
2) Follow me on Facebook
and then
3) Leave me a comment here telling me what you did!

The giveaway will be open thru May 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST


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