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Monday, May 30, 2011

I Am Roses - Matching Gift Box & Card

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my I Am Roses videos - I have been having a blast making projects with these YUMMY flowers. 

I needed to put together a graduation gift for a friend who was graduating with her Masters!  I wanted to create a matching gift box and card to match her over the top personality. I know she loves to save everything so I wanted to create a functional and practical box.  I made the decoration removable and reusable by attaching the roses and trims to a thick black ribbon which can be adhered together with a small piece of velco attached to the ends - super easy!  This would also make a great belly band for a card as well. 

I used some of my favorite I Am Roses Flowers on this project
  • 0.25 Inch Black Flowers R1-274
  • 0.75 Inch Pink Mix R3-1
  • 1.25 inch Pink Mix R21-2
  • Black Skeleton Leaves K1-275
  • White 2 Inch Roses R77-15
  • Black 2 Inch Roses R77-274
I love the way this came out - I love being matchy/matchy!!!





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Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!
 
 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

No bling? No Flowers? .. Yes Way!

Yeah people, I'm trying to show my blog some love by actually...posting, LOL!
I'm also obsessed with trying to lock down what watermark I want to use on my photos hahaha.

Alrighty, long overdue but finally here are some pictures of the World of Warcraft treasure chest I made the hubby for his birthday.  He really likes it, for reals.  It was pretty challenging to not use any of the usual suspects, ie bling, flowers, trim.  It was also fun to look at a picture and make it look like it with the supplies in my craftroom, here's what I used:
  • Wooden box from Michaels
  • Tim Holtz Grungeboard
  • Folk Art Metallic and Copper paint
  • Tim Holtz Keyhole
  • Brads from Expo
  • Eyehooks (2)
  • Binder Rings (2)


Okey peeps off to another graduation lunch!!!

R

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rina Ballerina Flowers!

Here are some flowers I made for a sweet friend.





I hope everyone enjoys the Memorial Day weekend - as well as remember and commemorate all those soldiers who have fought and died for us - I know I am grateful.

Cheers,
Rina

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pink Black and White!

..I just love this color combo!! I've been experimenting with lots of colors lately but truly this is my favorite combo, I was reminded of this at a recent lunchtime trip to Forever 21, I like to check out the jewelry section, they always have some some cute and inspiring stuff!

Look how fab the decor is...


and look at these super cute bracelets, i held back on getting the black, but i may have to go back, planning on taking these apart and using these awesome pieces for something Teresa Collins-ish!



also had to peek into the cupcake store - i just love cupcakes!!



That's all i got!!
Take Care,
R

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Am Roses "In the Garden” Creative Contest & a "Spring Trinket Box" for some Inspiration

I Am Roses is having a CONTEST!!!! 
Please visit the Official Contest Video here for details!
  • To submit your entry you will need to create a YouTube video showcasing your project using I Am Roses product and send a video response to the Official Contest Video.
  • Open to all – Domestic and International
  • 1 project submission per contestant
  • Contest entries will be accepted anytime between May 13, 2011 6pm Pacific Time through Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 11:59pm Pacific Time
  • 1 Winner and 1 Runner Up will be chosen by the IAR Design Team for "Most Creative" project and will of course receive some I Am Roses product as the prize.
Good luck and have fun!

...and now for some Inspiration...
So to kick off this FABULOUS contest I wanted to share my "inspiration piece" for ya!  I wanted to create a small trinket box so I used this circular wooden box from Michaels.  I finished the inside and bottom with Folk Art Vintage White Paint, covered the top and sides of the box with K&Co Julianne paper, and used adhesive pearls to line the top of the box.  Also, used some of my favorite I Am Roses flowers and accented them with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist:
  • 0.50 Inch Cream Mini Roses R8-49
  • Off White Cherry Blossoms S3--153 
  • 3 Inch Roses R50-17 
I love how big the 3 inch flower is, the flower also has 3 fabulous green leaves attached to it...just luscious!
You can watch my video here:




Thanks for stoppin' by and don't forget to check out the Official Contest Vid!!!
Rina

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I Am Roses - My first DT Project! Metallic Flowers!

I had a fun time creating this altered box using Crate Paper "Portrait" collection.

Loved the floral paper and wanted to recreate the lotus flowers using I Am Roses Gardenias and Rosebuds.

I am also super obsessed with the Folk Art Metallic paints, mix with lots of water and you get a gorgeous sparkley medium for coloring your flowers! - Great price too!

Here are some detailed pics:




Thanks for watching and make sure you check out my video on the I Am Roses DT Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/iamrosesdt

Rina

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flowers and BBQ Pork?!

Just a quickie update!!!!  My poor neglected blog!!! I'm so excited for many things this month and one of those things is I will be part of the I Am Roses Design Team.  I can't wait to start and get the creative juices flowing.  I have links to the other Fabulous Design Team members on the sidebar as well as a link to the I Am Roses website.  Giddy.

Also, wanted to share one of my favorite restaurants, love this place.  We always order the same thing. Chinese BBQ Pork, Fried Rice Thai Style with Shrimp, Won Ton Soup with noodle, Chow Mein Chicken - with crispy noodles.  Its the best, there are other fabulous dishes, but I don't know what to order!!! This is a great restaurant and it is ALWAYS packed. So, lemme know if there are any other fab Chinese dishes to try.  OH and I forgot on special occasions we get the Honey Walnut Shrimp - mmmmm, it is decadent and it is almost like a dessert!

Here's some pics, I really wanted to take a picture of the squid - they look like aliens LOL!




Thanks for stoppin' by!!!!!!!
Rina