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9/20/11

marker storage from soup cans

Hello Friends, How are you today?? I have lots to share today along with  a glowing review of the hot new markers so I hope you have a few minutes :) SRM stickers has been reviewing the new alcohol markers from LePlume by Marvy all week with DT reviews and cards!! 
SRM is offering up BIG prizes ...the biggest one is a $400 VALUE!!  

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I was lucky enough to have the privilege to review these markers and since marker storage is something a lot of us look for I decided to create some decorative marker "cans" from soup cans.

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I designed the cans for my personal marker storage and in the end decided to give them all away for gifts. I think I need to buy some more soup now...lol. The cellophane bag was recycled from my SRM sticker package. These markers are so affordable they make a great  gift. The hanging tag is from this ribbon tag but, I cut the bottom off.

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Are you wondering what all this marker buzz is??
Jenyfur said it best, "The Le Plume markers are BRAND NEW and alcohol-based, not water-based as Marvy's previous markers. They are comparable to Copics - they blend, absorb without pilling your card stock, and are amazing markers for only $2.99 each."

First I have to tell you I was so excited, thrilled & honored when I got the news that I was able to give the markers a try. It didn't take me long to fall in love with the colors, the selection and the tip on the Le Plume's. They blend so nicely and work great from tip to tip. I am being 100% honest when I say that I think everyone should start with the LePlume markers to see if coloring is their "thing" once you run out of ink...if you run out..... then it's time to consider a switch to a refillable marker like Copic. That's my honest opinion. Check out the Le Plume permanent markers and color chart  here & if you can shop for the markers here.

If you want to decorate some soup cans for gifts here is a tutorial for you. The supply list will be at the bottom of my post.

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Cut strips of paper to fit your cans. If the label removes easily use the soup label as your template. The scalloped edge is from a paper trimmer byMarvy here. Distress your paper then add a white strip at the top and glue or sew to attach it onto your paper strips.

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Die cut your shapes. Love this die from Spellbinders. Use the same colors of distress ink  as your paper strips. Stamp the background with Vintage Photo ( I used this stamp from Penny Black) and add some white pen details. (I dotted the background and added stitching)

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Stamp your flowers with this and color with markers in the same colors as your distress ink.

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Design your layout and add your SRM stickers to each label.

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Use Glossy Accents to adhere the paper strips to your can first so you have a nice finished seam down the back of your can. Curve your labels then glue with Glossy Accents again. Add some white Enamel Accents to the centers of the flowers. Set aside to dry.
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I'm not sure if I will fill these up with candy, markers or cookies for my friends. I still have time to figure that out.
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I have to share the close up. I did use some foam dots in different places on the flowers.
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Are you wondering what the big prize is at SRM ?? A BIG Marvy GIVEAWAY
A set of 24 LePlume PERMANENT Markers (your color choices!). Additionally, a GRAND PRIZE of $400 worth of retail Marvy product will be awarded to one lucky winner at the end of SRM's feature.(More details at the SRM blog) What are you waiting for?? Hop on over to SRM stickers blog and try for some prizes :) Good luck and thanks for stopping. Hugs,Kathy


P.S. The card was created the same way as I did for the cans except the sentiment is from this ...one of SRM 's new fancy stickers. Love them!!  For the label's 14 (die cut by Spellbinders) in the center I stacked some cardboard and glued them together with Glossy Accents. I was happy with the finished look this gave to my card. 


P.S.S. Scroll down to win a $30.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!! 


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9/18/11

$30 giveaway to celebrate the new Inlinkz

Hello Friends, I hope you are having a great weekend!! ?? Anything exciting?? I have great news to share with you after my card!!!  I was inspired by Judy's card she made months ago and she recently just created another beautiful great card. 

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A friends daughter graduated from medical school so I thought lots of sentiments would be appropriate. I am enjoying using this 6x6 paper in case you are noticing it a lot.

I forgot to mention that Simon Says Stamp now carries SRM Stickers!! Yippee ..now you can get out that $5.00 coupon code and take advantage of Simon Says great shipping prices.IF YOU CONTINUE READING YOU CAN SEE HOW TO WIN A $30.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!

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I love adding stitching and love using this to poke my holes.

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I know that many have you noticed  the way I link the supplies that I use in my projects that you see below every one of my posts? Yes! that's it....those thumbnails... did you ever wonder how I do it? FINALLY InLinkz has gone live and it's the new buzzz in blogland.

This new service called: Link Manager by Inlinkz! It's a  tool where you can make a "pool" of all your supplies and then create lists of products just by dragging and dropping. You can't imagine how much time this saves me and it will for you too.  Below is a short video by Kristina Werner that will walk you through the tool.

Here is a coupon you can use to register : 4613621. This coupon will let you in for free until December! So go ahead, join and play around & I know you will love using this handy tool. You can also use InLinkz Manager in Flick too!!If you have any questions you will be surprised how fast you get an answer from Inlinkz too. I don't think the genius behind Inlinkz sleeps and he's the nicest guy ever! 

If you leave a comment you can win a $30.00 Gift Certificate to SIMON SAYS STAMP COMPLIMENTS OF Inlinkz and Simon Says Stamp!!Winner will be announced on my blog next week so check back. Thanks for stopping. Hugs, Kathy  



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