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:



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!