Friday, September 30, 2011

I Am Roses "Haunted Halloween" Creative Contest

Contest Info:

It's time for another I Am Roses Creative Contest! The theme is "Haunted Halloween." Please make sure to incorporate I Am Roses products in your contest entry (for example: altered project/tags/layouts/cards). Be Creative!

Contest Details:

Domestic and International Contestants welcome! 1 entry per contestant only please.

The contest submissions are open Oct. 1st through Oct. 14th, 11:59pm PST. Entries must be submitted via video response to this video. Slide show video responses are welcome.
**Note**ALL video responses must have the RATINGS ENABLED.

Now it's up to you, the viewer, to vote for your favorite submission. Please cast your vote by clicking on the "LIKE" button on your favorite video project. Voting ends Oct. 16th 11:59pm PST. No exceptions. The winner will be announced here on the I Am Roses Channel the following day Oct. 17th 2011. Thank you! :-)

Please see video for additional details.

If you have any questions, please send us a private message here on the I Am Roses YouTube channel. (Please DO NOT message the designers on their private channels.)

GOOD LUCK to all the participants. We can't wait to see your submissions. HAPPY CREATING!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Addicted to Crepe Paper Embellishments

Just wanted to share my latest craze - ruffled party streamer with different Karlas001 trims, I love using the "Rina's Baaling" and flatback pearls.

I love making these because they can be customized to any project you are making - you can use different colors of crepe paper and mix and match the centers.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Greeting Farm Fancy Anya with Karlas001 Embellishments

Here's is a card I made using embellishments from

I used the Greeting Farm Fancy Anya, I've been wanting to make another crepe paper embellishment and made this one with off white party streamer, you can watch me here:

Here's a pic:

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Am Roses Project - "Love" Layout

I have had this fabulous Prima paper in my stash for a while, I remember how excited I was when it first came out.  This paper also came with matching chipboard shapes with glitter detail - chipboard shapes are one of my favorite embellishments (next to flowers of course!). 

  • Prima Paper - Raspberry Tea Collection "icy sweet", "peach cobbler"
  • Prima Paper - Strawberry Kisses Collection "Raspberry Lemonade"

It was time to break out this paper and create!  With so many yummies in my stash it was hard to narrow down exactly what I would use in this layout.  I accented the paper with my most favorite Karlas001 Etsy crystal leaves, tea dyed Prima lace, Prima Lovely burlap leaves in brown and a Prima Say It In Pearls center for the gardenia.

I also tried a new technique by coloring the stems of the flowers with Lindy Stamp Gang Dark Chocolate Truffle Stain.  The stems come in green but for this layout I wanted to color all the stems a deep chocolate brown to match the layout more.  The stems take on the color very well, I dipped them in the LSG container and also used a paintrbrush - super easy and I love the results. 

Now for the flowers - LOTS to choose from but I narrowed it down to 9 different kinds!!!  I wanted this to be a lush special layout so I pulled out my favorites!!!!  Fellow design team member Bona (livelovescrap on YT, had gifted me some Curly Roses...I have to say I LOVE them...they had a different texture and different shape which I love!!! I used THREE of them on this layout.  I quickly ordered some Soft Pink and Baby Blue Curly Roses after I found out I loved them so much - can't wait to use them on future layouts.

Now to the flowers...
I Am Roses Products used in this layout

1.50 Inch Roses ( I used Mixed Pink set)
2.00 Inch Roses (I used white)
Curly Roses (I used white, random yellow mixed, random brown mixed sets)
Gardenia (I used white)
2.00 Inch Roses (I used white)
1.00 Inch Roses (I used mixed brown set)
Black/Brown Gardenia
0.50 Inch Curly Shape Roses

Here's some upclose pictures, Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

I Am Roses - Teresa Collins Christmas Home Layout

So I'm in LOVE with the new Teresa Collins Christmas Home paper....decided to get a jump start on the holidays and start my Christmas projects NOW!!!!  I had so much fun creating the Haunted Hallows layout that I decided to create another 12x12.  12x12's are challenging for me and I do not really do them, I decided to challenge myself and create a couple (...hope you follow my YouTube channel (scrapstress), because there are MORE to come!, hint hint) 

I also wanted to use some non traditional Christmas flowers to accent my layout.  I used Red, Black, White and Green flowers in different styles to match the colors in my layout. I LOVE the way this came out.  I love this time of year because Christmas and Halloween layouts are the best, the new paper coming out is so LUSCIOUS, I almost feel like doing these themey projects all year round...WHY wait!!! 

Here are some pictures, click on the picture for a better view:

Here are the I Am Roses flowers used in this project:

0.50 Inch Mini Roses (I used red)

Puffy Daisies (I used White)

0.75 Inch Roses ( I used the White and Green from the Mixed Random Green Tone Pack)

2 Inch Roses ( I used Black)

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Pink Paislee Phantom Card

Just a quickie post today.

Wanted to play with a couple of new items in my stash, I'm head over heals over the Papertrey Ink Cardstock, it is really sturdy and can hold up to the many layers I like to use on my cards.  Also wanted to try out the Papertrey Ink Boxy Banners Die - I am planning to make a Halloween banner with this die but for now just wanted to see how it cut out so I layered it on to this card.  The paper is from Pink Paislee Phantom which uses some of the House of 3 artwork.  I LOVE THIS PAPER.  I also used the matching stamp set, which is fabulous Halloween Lusciousness to the MAX!!!!  Michaels is carrying some fabulous Halloween ribbon so I threw that in too.  With this card I wanted to create a super dimensional embellishment with one of my favorite stamps in the Phantom stamp set.

- Stamp on Patterned Paper (boxy banners die)
- Stamp again on white cardstock, cut out interior frame
- Stamp out again and cut out skull and put Ranger Crackle Accents on the skull
- Use dimensionals to layer all three peices together

Here's some close ups the skull looks REALLY COOL with the crackle accents...

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