Monday, December 3, 2012

December IARCC "All Wrapped Up"

Hello! Happy Monday and December! November just flew on by. It's time for another I Am Roses Color Challege. You can find all the details over at the IAR Challenge Blog. This month's theme is Christmas Gift Wrap. As you can see I made gift bags using brown paper lunch bags. I have tons of these in my craft room, back when I used to make paper albums. These are really cheap and affordable at any grocery store.

I simply embossed the bags with my embossing folders from Cuttlebug. The monogram tag is made from burlap trip. I had several colors and decide to use the red & green ones that were cut into little fish tail banners. The I Am Roses flowers that I used are listed below. I wanted to make them look like holly, so I grouped the three red roses together and laid them on top of some green daisy leaves. I also added some white mini rose buds.

These tags were really easy to make and I made several for gifts. I also put them on this small embossed glassine bag for smaller presents. All the tags were attached to the bags with jute rope and I threaded a jingle bells ball with it. It makes a really festive noise when you move the gift =)

I made a start to finish video on how I made the tags and also how I embossed the lunch bags. You can view the video here.

As always thank you for taking the time to look at my creations. I hope you are able to use my idea this holiday season. GOOD LUCK to those who want to enter the December IARCC.

I Am Roses Products (Links provided):
ZQL4-2 Small Green Daisy Leaves
T1-151 White Mini Rose Buds
R8-12 ½” Red Mulberry Paper Roses
Other Supplies:
Brown Paper Lunch bag, Small Glassine Bag, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Swiss Dots/Swirls/Houndstooth, Jute Rope, Burlap Trim, Jingle Bell Balls, Alpha Stickers, XL Eyelets, Crop-o-dile, Cuttlebug, Hot Glue, Decorative Scissors

Friday, November 30, 2012

"Naughty or Nice" Christmas Gift Box

I was in a crafty mood and I decided to make this Christmas gift box. It is an A2 Standard size card box. I wanted to color an image from The Greeting Farm's "Naughty or Nice" Stamp Set. I chose the angel image.

I used several Spellbinder dies for this project. The green ornament is actually the card. It opens up to show the greeting. I made a 'start to finish' video of this project, you can view it here:

I had so much fun coloring her with my Copic markers and making her all sparkly with my Stickles. Here is a Copic video that I made:

I hope you enjoyed my little project and thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
TGF  - Naughty or Nice Set
Spellbinders - 2011 Heirloom Ornaments/Classic Small Ovals/Fancy Tags
Paper - EP Holly Jolly Christmas
Stickles - Golden Rod/Xmas Red/Crystal
Versafine - Onyx Black
Burlap Trim/Jute Rope/Jingle Bell Ball
Sakura - White Gel Pen/Clear Star
Copic Markers:
Skin - E00, E11, R20, BV00
Eyes - YG93
Hair - E71, E74, E79
Halo - YG17
Wings - B0000, B00
Outfit/Shoes - R27, R29, YG63, YG67

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November IAR Sketch #2 Challenge - "Thankful"

There's a new IAR Sketch Challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. If you want to play along and enter to win some IAR flowers get on over to the blog for all the rules/details. Check out the new sketch above.

Here is my take of the sketch. The picture I used is of myself (left) and my friend Rina (right). This was taken at a crop that I hosted at my place. We had so much fun with our scrappy friends. I kept the layout pretty simple and clean in my opinion. I only used 1 12x12 sheet of paper and a tiny piece to mat the photo.

I hope you guys can join us in this month's challenge. Make sure to read all the requirements on how to enter.

I also wanted to thank everyone for all the sweet and beautiful comments left on my IAR Blog Hop project. Also a huge HELLO! to all my new followers of this blog. THANK YOU THANK YOU, I hope I don't disappoint. There was a secret blog candy hidden in one of the DT's Blogs and unfortunately it wasn't in mine =( Maybe next time. If you commented on all the blogs then you might still have a chance to win, check out the winner here.

GOOD LUCK to you all for this month's IAR Sketch Challenge!

Products Used (links provided:
JC2-400 - Big Taupe Crochet Flowers
SPC1-147 - Crochet Cream Sprays (Short)
D1-15 - White Daisy Flowers
R2-40 - .25" Mini Brown Paper Roses
ZR3-40 - .75" Brown Paper Roses
T1-151 - White Mini Rose Buds
Other Supplies:
Grey 12x12 Sheet, Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio - Tears on My Pillow Tangerine/Sandra Dee Sepia,Vintage Accents Brads #VP8202, Maya Road Doilies Border Stamp, Versamark Ink Pad, Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, Thickers Alpha Stickers #42932, Sizzix Sizzlit Branch w/Leaves, White Embossing Powder, Vellum Paper, Misc Die Cuts, Misc Floral Rosette Embellishment, Small Paper Doily

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Cards 2012

Good morning! I've been in a coloring frenzy with my Copic markers. Here is a quick video of the Halloween cards that I made.

I used images from La La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to enter for a chance to win some fabulous I Am Roses flowers on the "A Haunting We Will Go" Blog Hop. Click here for the details, ends Oct. 31st.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

IAR "A Haunting We Will Go" Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the I Am Roses "A Haunting We Will Go" Blog Hop. You should be coming from Elsa's Blog, if not head on over to the IAR Challenge Blog to start from the beginning and to get all the rules/details for your chance to win some IAR goodness.

Here's the amazing prize package to one lucky winner:

Okay stop drooling, let's get to my project. I created this mini Halloween wreath. The wreath measures approx. 8.5" x 8.5" and it was originally brown so I decided to paint it black. The paper collection I used is an older collection from Graphic 45 - Halloween in Wonderland. I fussy cut several of the images and layered them on dimensional foam adhesive. The banner is attached with black glitter brads.

IAR Flowers (links provided):

I hope you enjoyed my little Halloween decor and maybe you'll give it a try. I plan on hanging this wreath up on my front door since I live in an apartment complex. Just a cute little Halloween touch.

Next up is DT Member Joy. Go and see what treat she has for you.
Make sure to subscribe/follow the individual Design Team member's blogs so you don't miss out on the winner announcement!

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the I Am Roses DT members hopping today:

Jo: (you are here)



Sunday, August 12, 2012

August IAR Color Challenge "Back to School"

There's a new IAR Color Challenge just posted over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. If you want to win some beautiful flowers check it out and create to win.

The theme for this month's challenge is "Back to School". I decided to dress up a paper lunch bag. Fill it up with snacks or some school supplies for your kid. That big gardenia is new to I Am Roses, it measures at 4". I used some two tone yellow roses and added some red roses as well.

The calendar month "august" is embossed on acetate with white embossing powder. I draped some banner border stickers at the fold. The letter "A" is the initial for the receiver of this paper bag. The yellow ruler ribbon was perfect for the school theme.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see all the submissions created by you guys. GOOD LUCK everyone!!

I Am Roses Products (Links provided):
GB5-15 4” Large Gardenia
ZM-48 Random Mixed Sizes of Yellow Tone
R4-12 ½” Red Mulberry Paper Roses
Other Supplies:
Versamark Ink Pad, Inque Boutique Clear Stamp - Your Calendar, PinkPaislee - Hometown Summer Border Stickers, Misc “A” alpha, Ruler Trim, Acetate, White Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios - Pineapple Paradise, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst - Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold, Brown Paper Lunch bag

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lindy's "Pin It to Win It"!

Check out the newest contest Lindy's Stamp Gang has going on now. Starting today July 27th - Aug. 3rd.

This is what you can win:

For more details go to the LSG Blog HERE for the official rules. GOOD LUCK!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

IAR Sketch #1 - Sunshine

There is a NEW challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. If you like sketches head on over there for more details on how to enter to win some I Am Roses products.

Here is my take on the sketch. I decided to flip it clockwise and interpret it into a card.

I love working with kraft cardstock. The card measures 5.5" x 5.5". The doily stamp is embossed with white embossing powder. I used my scraps of ephemera and corrugated cardboard. The little pink splatters in the background is from Lindy's Stamp Gang - Hottie Patottie Hot Pink Starburst Spray. The leaves were die cut from vellum and the word "Sunshine" is a rub-on. The pink rose (R77) is sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang - Saltwater Taffy Starburst Spray. I added some rosebuds and a gardenia flower as well.

So there is my card and I hope you liked it. All products used is listed below. Make sure to check out the other projects from the IAR Design Team over at the IAR Challenge Blog. Good Luck!

IAR Products used (Links provided):
R77-15 White Roses
G2-152 White Gardenias
T30-518 Pale Pink 2 Tone Semi Open Rose Buds
LO-151 White Rose Leaves
BF1-151 Small White Butterflies
Other Products:
OA Thrift Shop Stamp Set, LSG Starburst Sprays Hottie Patottie Hot Pink/Salt Water Taffy, American Crafts Rub-ons, Vellum, Kraft Cardstock, Corrugated Cardboard,White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Leaf die, Flat back Pearls, Misc. Ephemera

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Lindy's Stamp Gang 4th of July Sale!

Happy 4th of July!!

Lindy's Stamp Gang is have a One Day Sale.
20% off Everything.
COUPON CODE: july4th

Also check out our newest addition to our Flat Fabios:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Sale


Father's Day Sale going on now at Lindy's Stamp Gang. This sale will extend 'til tomorrow afternoon.

                                          20% off Everything. 
                                       Coupon Code: dadsday

If you've always wanted to try Lindy's Stamp Gang, here is your chance. We've got new colors and new sets  for you to try out. Also we now carry awesome laser cuts from WOW and Dusty Attic. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

KARLAS001 Etsy DT Swap

The Design Team of KARLAS001 Etsy decided to do an internal swap and these are the three projects that I created for Bona (Keep On Scrappin). The only restrictions were to create three handmade projects and to use items from Karla's Etsy store.

Project #1 was a Burlap Gift Bag. I basically decorated the bag. I layered some lace and floral pearl trim on the front and back. A heart shape was cut out of the brown rosette trim. I cut a banner from vellum and stamped "friends" with white embossing powder. The floral spray is from I Am Roses. And the last embellishments I added was a button that I ran some twine through and a small crystal flower.

KARLAS001 Etsy Items:
(Project Video)
4in Rosette Trim
Vintage White Lace 31/B30
White Medium Flower Trim
Mini Clear crystal Flowers/B13
5x7 Burlap Bag

Project #2 was a Keepsake Jar (an altered fruit preserves jar). Many items were used on this jar. Lots of layering of lace trims on the lid. Several embellishments were used. The best way to know how this jar was created is to watch the video (link below).


KARLAS001 Etsy Items:
(Project Video)
4MM Mini Flat Back Pearl Trim
3D Clear Butterflykisses Crystal Flowers
2 1/2 in. Pink Paper Flowers
Cynthialoowho's Silver Mesh Bling
Thin Lace/Satin Beige Trim
White Paper Mulberry Flowers

Project #3, my favorite, was a Camera Box. This was totally a scraplifted project. My inspiration was from Maria (lollyrot-scrapbooking). I fell in love with the camera that she made and I just had to make one. So here it is. I wanted to give it a shabby chic look. The paper I used is DCWV Fabric Adhesive Paper. I gathered up all my pearl embellishments/buttons and went to town. Maria had initially created a flap for the back closure. I decided to make a box instead and created a mini diorama inside. I go in detail of the creation of this camera box in the project video (link below).

KARLAS001 Etsy Items:
(Project Video)
Cream Satin Pleated Trim
4MM Mini Flat Back Pearl Trim
3D Clear Butterflykisses Crystal Flowers
2 1/2 in. Pink Paper Flowers
Cynthialoowho's Silver Mesh Bling
Medium Bird
Vintage White Lace 31/B30
Juliana's Pink Porcelain Ribbon Flowers
Mini Clear crystal Flowers/B13

There you have it, those are the three items that I made for this DT Swap. I hope you guys enjoyed them. I'm off to create another Camera Box, they are so addicting! Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit KARLAS001 Etsy for the products that I used. Have a great week!

Monday, June 4, 2012

IAR "I Do" YouTube Contest

Happy Monday! I wanted to share my project that I made for the I Am Roses YouTube "I Do" Contest going on now. You can check out the official rules over at the IAR Blog.

My cousin is getting married this month  and I created this cute banner titled "The Bride". She can hang this banner outside of her dressing room the day of the wedding. In hindsight I should've made one for the groom as well but hey it's her day, let her be special. =)

This month's challenge is a monochromatic color scheme. It was so much fun to not use color. I was able to use lace trims from my stash and I layered them at the tops of each pennant. Each pennant was cut from a 4x6 white mat board. I covered it with dictionary paper. 

The letters are Tim Holtz's alpha embossed grunge board that I painted white. To string up the banner I hot glued all the pennants to some jute rope layered on lace. I tied little lace bows in between each piece.

I incorporated the foam headed sprays and the small scrapbooking flowers (S10) on each banner piece. I made sure to at least have a pretty flower also. Another embellishment that I added were flat back pearls for an added touch.

So there is my bridal banner. I hope you like it. Make sure to head on over to the IAR Challenge Blog and play along to win some yummy I Am Roses flowers.

Thanks for stopping by! and Good Luck!

I Am Roses Products (Links provided):
S10-15 Small White Flowers

ST1-151 Foam Head White Stamens
R21-1 White Paper Roses
Other Supplies:
Dictionary paper, White mat board, Lace Trims, Jute Rope, Cream Flat Back Pearls, Tim Holtz Alpha Grungeboard Letters, White Acrylic Paint

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How do you store your I Am Roses?

Hi everyone, hope your week is off to a great start. We have an I Am Roses DT exclusive on how our designers store their IAR flowers. Head on to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog to see how we organize and store our flowers.

As for me, being on the Design Team has generously increased my IAR stash. I had to find a way to store my flowers and make them easily accessible. So here is my solution:

These are two 3-drawer Sterilite containers stacked on top of each other. The bottom drawers have wheels so they are easy to move around the room. It's very light weight. I've organized my flowers by colors and I still have room to grow =)

These drawers make it easy for me to see what's inside and there's plenty of room so that they don't get squashed. I love love love my IAR flowers and thank you Bunma (owner) for making me addicted!

I hope you guys enjoyed taking a peek in how I store & organize my flowers. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget there are still a few days to enter the May IAR Color Challenge contest going on at the IAR Challenge Blog.
Take Care!