Sunday, December 1, 2013

IAR "Tis the Season" Blog Hop

Hi everyone, WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Tis the Season" Blog Hop. If you are following the hop, you are coming from R.Maria Sabina. There is going to be so much holiday inspiration on this hop, hope you enjoy!

So here is what I have created for you today, I made a decorative bow from scratch, no sewing at all. This creation of mine will grace the front of my apt. door. The bow measures approx. 16.5" x 23".

I used some grey chevron burlap trim for the bow and two mini wooden wreaths for the center.

Here are close up photos of the mini wreath. Everything I used to construct this bow all came from my craft stash, yay for not needing to go to the store!

The larger of the trio of roses is a R60 (2") and the other two in red are R77's (2")

White Foam Head Stamens (ST1), Small Red/White Scrapbook Flowers (S10), and Red/Green Lilies (LY1) are used as beautiful fillers to make the wreath look more lush. I used Maple Leaves (L0) as the base for the flowers to lay on. 

I also filmed a start-to-finish video that you can watch here: Paperdrama. Let's get on to the details of this hop.

Here’s how for your chance to win:

  • Blog duration (One Week) Sunday, Dec. 1st - Saturday, Dec. 7th)
  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ & Guest Hoppers' blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "Tis the Season” Blog Post
  • There are 2 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs in TWO of our hoppers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to subscribe/follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog (
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning the prize package.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, December 7th
  • We will be randomly selecting 2 winners from the comments on two of the blogs and will announce the winners on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog.
Just what is in the Prize Package? Here is a preview of what 2 lucky hoppers will win:

Next up on this hop is Tamara.
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the I Am Roses Design Team & Friends hopping today:
(You are here) Jo Thompson:
Patricia Da Silva: *(Please leave a comment on her YouTube video)
Arlene Cuevas:

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to hop along!



  1. Beautiful bow Jo! I love the chevron and you center piece is so pretty.

  2. Hi Jo, having fun with my first blog hop (only did a YT hop) the bow is really pretty, I like that it's not the usual red and those roses are absolutely gorgeous. What is a candy prize? Take care. Niki.

    1. Hi Niki,
      Blog Candy is the prize that you can win. Just a cute name for it =)

  3. Your bow id so pretty and I just love the colors and IAR'S beautiful flowers. The colors really are perfection.

  4. Thingking of making like this for my room door also. Thank u for the idea.

  5. This is really cute chevron bow. I wouldn't of ever used this combination but thank you for showing me how it would work great!

  6. What a beautiful festive Christmas decoration this is. I love your use of Burlap and of course all those pretty flowers and leaves. A stunning project. Hugs Suzi x

  7. Very nice idea how to decorate your home for Christmas

  8. Oh Jo, this one is a stunner! Beautiful and great design!

  9. I love your pretty festive bow, the flowers are just gorgeous
    Hugs Julie P

  10. stunningly simple yet beautiful bow! Thank you. Hugs~Lynda

  11. so pretty, jo :)! thanks for sharing and happy holidays! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  12. pretty bow, it'll look great on your door !

  13. Loving your front door decor. I love making seasonal decor to change my doors up. Love that chevron bow. Adds the perfect background touch to your wreath.

  14. This is AWESOME! It's so pretty. I like it much better than a large wreath... you are giving me some awesome ideas here. :) Fantastic!

  15. super cute bow!! love the combo!

  16. Oh my, gorgeous bow wreath door decoration. Your apartment door will be the cutest :) Hugs, Irene

  17. Very nice! Bows always say " celebration" to me. Great job

  18. It's so gorgeous. Love every details. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

  19. Now that's a super bow! Would look lovely on any door.

  20. Pretty project!

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  21. Love that Chevron fabric! The pop of red and white flowers is perfect.

  22. So cute, lovin the chevron print. Never thought that would be a print used for Christmas but it is very cute on your project.

  23. very cute wreath TFS

  24. Oh I love this! I have never seen a bow with chevron and I love it! You have created an amazing Christmas decoration.

  25. Great looking bow. I'm sure it will be adorable on your door.

  26. Beautiful project!! I love IT!!
    And i love I Am roses in my projects!!!
    Thank for the inspiration!!!

  27. Gorgeous decoration for the door Jo.
    Donna xx

  28. what a wonderful idea this bow!!! it's so cute!

  29. I ♥ this Jo! I thought you made this for me as it has my name on it lol! :)

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