Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I Am Redeemed

It's been a while since I've shared some Bible Journaling here. SRM just announced their latest Bible Jouranling stamps, and they are so fantastic. I got my sets and couldn't wait to get journaling. Today I have an I Am Redeemed Bible journaling to share.

I used SRM's new I Am stamp set for this page. I am is available in this set in 2 different fonts. It makes for so many possibilities. When I was reading this section of scripture it made me think of Luther's explanation to the 2nd article of the Apostle's Creed, so after I stamped, "I am redeemed" I wrote the explanation for my response to the verse.

I used a Reminisce white gel pen (also newly available from SRM) to highlight my stamped words and arrow. I uses 3 different shades of Distress Ink (Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, and Broken China) to add color to the background of my page.

I love all the possiblities for the new stamp sets from SRM! You will be seeing them a lot from me in the near future. Have a blessed day! I am redeemed!

Friday, January 13, 2017

8 Years Layout

Every year I take my boy's photos. Then, I pick one of my favorites and create a layout with journaling that tells all about who they are at that particular age. It's fun to see how they change and what stays consistent over the years. Today I have this year's layout for my youngest son. Here is his 8 years layout.

For my paper I chose Fancy Pants Good Fellows. I fell in love with the rich colors and brightness of this collection. 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some arrows in the background of the the main piece of paper. I backed the negative space with some coordinating  blue card stock. Then, I filled in a few of the arrows with some coordinating patterned paper. 

I love catching the every day, but I also really love these glimpses of who they are. This kiddo at 8 years is pretty amazing!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Lunchbox Notes

I'm over on the SRM blog today with some silly Valentines Day lunchbox notes.

Head on over to the SRM blog to see all the details (and the punchlines) to these notes.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Love Layout

Today I'm scrapping a layout of my husband and me. I've had this photo printed out and sitting on the patterned paper I've wanted to use for about a year now. I finally stopped moving it around and decided to scrap this love layout!

Everything is from We R Memory Keepers Crush collection. The colors are rich but soft and there's a fantastic mix of colors and sketchy patterns in it. I really love Valentines themed collections that have pops of blue in them.

I also really love collections that have pops of metallics in them. This collection has lots of great pops of shiny gold throughout it.

A fun night out without the kids is always worth documenting. Even though this outing happened in November, it's perfect for scrapping with a bit of Valentine themed paper.

When's the last time you scrapped a picture of you and your love?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

We Do Disney Sign

Now that Christmas is over, I can finally share these We Do Disney signs that I created. I say signs, because I created one for me, one for my sister, and one for my parents. Yup, in this family we do Disney.

This sign is about 10" x 15". It's painted with red paint and the words are done in tan vinyl. This was the one I created for my parents.

I created two of this larger one (one for my sister's house and one for mine). It's a bit bigger at 12" x 24". I painted it in a simple grey and teal ombre. The vinyl words are white. I also added some light sanding to the edges of this one. I've never painted ombre before, and was really happy with how this turned out. I only used 2 colors of paint (the gray you see at the top and the teal you see at the very bottom). I just squirted both colors onto a plate and slowly mixed a little of the teal into the gray as I moved down the board. It ended up needing two coats of paint, so know when painting ombre you can do two coats. The colors of the top and bottom coats don't have to match up perfectly for you to get a great ombre effect.

Just a little bit about how I created these. I used my Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Studio to create my words. There are some really great "We Do Disney" signs out there, but I wanted ones that had words, movies, quotes that were especially meaningful to our family, so I listed out some of our favorite movies and quotes and created the file from there. Remember that your Cameo can cut any font that you have loaded on your computer. For this project I stuck with more whimsical fonts. I cut the entire file onto one large piece of vinyl. That way I only had to line everything up once.

One last note: I usually like to use my vinyl as a stencil that I peel off after painting. Because some of my fonts were so thin, I decided to paint my board and use the vinyl directly this time. Had I used it as a stencil, the edges of my letters would not have been nearly as straight, even, and pretty as the vinyl is.
If you have any questions about how I created these signs please don't hesitate to ask. Have a magical day!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Gift Card Box

Today I wanted to share how I created a rectangle gift card box with my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board. I created a Christmas gift card box, but this will work for any occasion, just switch out the paper. Do bear with me as there are a lot of photos in this post, but I promise, once you make one it's really easy.

For a 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1/2" gift box all you'll need is the We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board, some adhesive (I love Glue Dots® Ultra Thin and Repositionable for this task), and a 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" piece of patterned paper (I used Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Christmas).

The standard directions for making a box with the punch board will give you a square box, so to make a rectangle we need to change up the directions just a bit.

Step 1: Line up your paper to the 2" mark, punch, and score along Box Score Line A and Box Score line B.

Step 2: Without rotating your paper move it to the 2 3/4" mark, punch, and score along Box Score Line A and Box Score line B.

Step 3: Rotate your paper 90 degrees counterclockwise. Line your first score line up with the Box Score Line A line, punch, and score your paper along Box Score Line B.

Step 4: Without rotating your paper line up your second score line with the Box Score Line A line, punch, and score along Box Score Line B.

Now you're going to rotate your paper 90 degrees counterclockwise and repeat steps 1-4.

 When you've completed steps 1-4 twice, you'll be all set to assemble your box. Just follow the directions on the punch board for assembly.

I like to use a Repositionable Glue Dot® to hold my gift card snugly in the box.

You have 2 options for closing up the box. If you want it to lie flat, you'll have to skip the corner slitter punch, and your top will have a bit of an envelope look to it. Just use adhesive to hold it shut. 

I chose to use the corner slitter punch on my longer sides, and ended up with a gabled box top instead. 

To make the box a little more festive, I used the 123 Punch Board to create a bow (this is the XS bow size).

I give out a lot of gift cards, so I love having the option of making a quick gift card box now, too. If you're looking for a few more ideas for gift card giving, check out my festive Gift Card Envelopes or for a unique twist these Gift Card Coin Envelopes. If you have any questions about the creation of this gift card box, don't hesitate to leave me a comment or email me!

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Treat Containers

I have one last Christmas project to share on the SRM blog.

You can head on over to the SRM blog to check out all the details and see what surprise these have hiding inside.