Saturday, December 31, 2011

Moulin Mini

Happy New Year everyone!!

But before the year is done, I have one more mini album to sneak in there to share with you. LOL! I just love making mini albums :) I made this mini as a New Year's Eve album, where I can tuck fun photos, a guest list (so we can always remember the people with whom we rang in 2012) and other memorabilia.

I used FabScraps paper for the mini which is very beautiful and fun to work with. I purchased the paper awhile back at YSS. Unfortunately, I don't think they carry it anymore, but I think HSN has it.

And of course, I decked out the mini with lovely flowers from I Am Roses. Some of them are sprayed with Lindy's Hottie Pattotie pink to make them even more beautiful and appropriate for this fun party album. A list of flowers and links are below.

No New Year's mini album would be complete without a dropping ball! I used a sliding card tutorial that I found at Splitcoast Stampers to create a dropping New Year's ball. The ball itself was made from one of the cute Accucut birdcage dies (it doesn't look like it though) and decked out in some blingy mesh that I received from Esmeralda at Pro 31 Designs.

I hope you enjoy the new album! I'm looking forward to 2012 and the opportunity to share more projects with you.

Links to the I Am Roses Flowers

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ho Ho Yummy Mini

I have a fun new mini album to share with you. I created this kitchen recipe mini using the paper collection by DCWV called Mrs. Claus' Kitchen. What an adorable paper collection!!! All the flowers I used in the mini are from I Am roses. Links to the flowers I used are below toward the end of the post.

This mini was created using a custom die that I designed with Accucut to create a kitchen mini album. And since this is a recipe mini, I tucked recipe cards behind many of the stove die cuts of the album as I popped up the stoves to use them like pockets. I either created the recipe cards using my Tim Holtz On the Edge Tab die or I cut the cards out of the paper collection. This paper collection has both blank recipe cards and cards with real holiday recipes on them. YUM! This design leaves lots of room where I can tuck away cards and fill them in with my favorite holiday recipes.

I also had the chance to use my new Spellbinders Dress Form and Tim Holtz Distressed Doliy dies in this mini. OMG, those dies are total MUST HAVES!

Here are some photos of the interior pages. I hope you like the mini, and thanks for stopping by my web site today.

I Am Roses Flower Links

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sharing Marie's Hot Air Balloon Mini

I am super excited to share today a hot air balloon mini album designed by Marie using the hot air balloon chipboard kit from my shop. She did the most amazing job, so check out her video (link below). She created the album for her sister's baby shower. Marie's sister is expecting triplets! I love all the beautiful decorative touches Marie added to the album, but I also love functionality, and love how Marie incorporated pockets into the album where her sister can keep her shower cards.

Wonderful job Marie!!!! Your sister will love it!!!

 Here's the link to Marie's video on YouTube:

Here's the link to her blog:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Am Roses Color Challenge

Are you ready for our first I Am Roses Color Challenge? It’s happening right now. Here’s your chance to win some of the fabulous flowers that our Design Team uses. Head on over to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog for more details and challenge rules.

Here's the card I created for the challenge:

I created this card using papers from Pion's Waiting for Santa II paper collection. Actually, I used scraps left over from my Russian Holiday mini album. The soft color scheme of the papers was perfect for this challenge. The stamped image is a gal from The Greeting Farm. I colored her with my Copics and paper pieced her coat and boots. The holly doily is from a Spellbinders die. Love the die. 

For the flowers, I used:

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the I Am Roses challenge blog for more details about how you can participate and enter to win some IAR flowers!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Card Share

I've been working on a lot of mini albums and altered boxes lately, so it was so much fun to break out my Copic markers to do some coloring and make new cards.

For this card, I colored up a new stamp from Some Odd Girl. She's so beautiful and reminds me so much of Bette Davis. For the background, I crumpled up some 7 Gypsies tissue paper and fussy cut a floral doily image from Websters Pages Winter Fairy Tales collection. For the flowers, I used the Pale Lavender Gardenia from I Am Roses. They are so beautiful and such a pretty soft color. I also used some tiny rose buds, green leaves and a S10 flower. New to my stash are the pale green maple leaves and they are absolutely gorgeous! Check them out. Links for all the flowers are below.

For this card, I colored a stamp from The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Hats Off collection. I love this stamp and as she is perfectly suited for a Parisian themed card like this one. For this card, I used the My Minds Eye Paris & Co. stack that Pea from Whimsical Endeavors had gifted me in our cigar box swap. The paper is so beautiful and I just love it!! Thank you SOOOO MUCH Pea! The paper has some pretty large flowers that I fussy cut, layered and popped for dimension. I used 7 Gygpsies stamps, a doily I cut with my Spellbinders die, some Prima bling, and a lollipop flower that I made. For the sentiment, I applied Glossy Accents over the word Merci since this is a thank you card.

Thanks for checking out my blog today and happy crafting! Here are the flower links:

Believe Card


Merci Card

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carriage Collection Mini Album Die Cut Kit - Now Available

I am pleased to share with you Teddyboo's newest mini album collection — the Carriage Collection — is now available.

I adore carriages. Don't we all?! They are just so beautiful and romantic. My newest collection, the Carriage Collection, is perfect for a variety of projects — princess, Valentine's Day, first date, engagement, wedding, vintage or Parisian-inspired. The carriage design itself is versatile and will also work well with masculine and grunge papers.

Additionally, Teddyboo added DCWV's Preppy Princess paper collection to our paper upgrade options as these cute papers will work perfectly with our carriage die to create an album that's oh-so-pretty for your little princess or princesses. Other paper upgrade options in the shop that will work well with this die include Prima Printery, Recollections/MME Portobello Road, Western Romance ... well all the papers would look great with this super cute die cut. ;)

An interesting note about this album — it can be bound from the left side or the top, making it a great choice for flip style albums, like calendars.

For pricing or to place an order, please click on the Shop My Teddyboo link in the upper right hand corner of this web page.

If you have any questions, just send me a PM. 

Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pion Design Paper Share and Special Offer

Hi everyone! I'm so excited!!! My order from Pion Design arrived yesterday, and I just love their paper collections. They are amazingly beautiful! I used their Christmas paper collection, Waiting for Santa II, in my Russian Holiday mini album, and many of the people who watched the video of that mini asked me where they could purchase the paper, because they love it too.

Pion is a Swedish company, and their paper can be hard to find in the United States. But I learned that Pion accepts international orders through their web site. Even better, Pion is offering followers and subscribers to My Teddyboo a 10% discount off your online purchases through their store. The coupon code is TB2011, and it is valid for purchases made through November 30, 2011. I am so excited to share this special offer with you. I ordered through Pion on November 4 and received my order yesterday in 10 days which is very fast international shipping.

Here is a video where I share my Waiting for Santa II papers so you can get a closer look:

And here's a video where I share the new papers I received yesterday, Studio of Memories and For Father:

Can you guess what's on my Christmas wish list this year? Yep, I would like more paper collections from Pion. LOL! I am planning some new projects with my new papers and will be excited to share them with you. Have a great day!

Hugs, Amy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Be the Change

Here's a cute, quick project that I created. It's a mini journal featuring one of my all-time favorite quotes from Gandhi: Be the change you wish to see in the world. What powerful yet simple and inspiring words.

To create this journal, I cut the cover and inside pages using my Sizzix Album Cover & Page die. What a great little die. You can do so much with it. I bound the pages with my Cinch. To reinforce the magnitude of changing the world on such a tiny journal, I used the world page from the Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stack. I just LOVE kraft paper, and I love that stack! The paper roses were fussy cut from Websters Pages Western Romance. I distressed the pages with TH Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose distress inks. To decorate the cover, I used a Tattered Angels frame, a TH pen nib, a feather, pink satin pleated trim, crochet trim and several of my all time favorite I am Roses flowers:

Here's another look:

Have a great day and remember the power to change the world lies within each one of us.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I am Roses Fall into Autumn Blog Hop Update

We had an AMAZING response for the I Am Roses “Fall into Autumn” Blog Hop. We wanted to thank you for participating in the hop and showing your love & support for the projects the design team created just for you.

Are you ready to find out where the secret blog candy was hidden and who the winner is?

Head on over to the I Am Roses Challenge Blog where it’s all revealed.

Thanks again and see you over at the I Am Roses Design Team YouTube Channel, where myself and the other designers will continue to share unique projects to keep you inspired. ♡

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Russian Holiday Collection

I am pleased to introduce Russian Holiday, my newest custom die cut collection. This collection features several different custom dies including the Ice Palace, Sleigh & Reindeer, Nutcracker and Ballerina cuts.

I was not planning to design a custom die cut collection for the holidays. This is because I very much focus designing custom die cuts that are different and unique. And when it comes to the holidays, there are many options readily available from santa, to snowmen, to snowflakes to Christmas trees. But a secret sister encouraged me to do a die which got me to thinking about onions and the magical beauty of the onion dome, an element used in Russian architectural designs. I also LOVE The Nutcracker. The magnificent music and the beautiful ballet deserved a tribute page in my album. As a Russian minor, I enjoy the movie Dr. Zhivago, which inspired my Reindeer and Sleigh and Storefront pages in my mini album.

A video is loading to my YouTube channel now, and I can't link to it yet. I'll come back and make the link later

In the meantime, here are some photos to check out:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall in to Autumn 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome! Thank you all for joining the I Am Roses Fall in to Autumn 2011 Blog Hop!  The Design Team is thrilled to share these special projects with you showcasing some of the latest flowers and old favorites.
We also wanted to thank you for all the support and wonderful comments on our YouTube Channel We have reached over 1,400 subscribers! What better way to celebrate this FALL season is with a PRIZE!

Here’s how for your chance to win: 
  • Hop along to each of the design team member's blogs and be sure to comment on their individual Fall in to Autumn 2011 Blog Hop post. 
  • There is 1 hidden blog candy prize up for grabs in one of our DT member’s blogs.
  • Be sure to subscribe/follow the new I Am Roses Challenge Blog ( 
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning the prize package. 
  • Comments will be closed on Friday Nov. 4th 9pm PST 
  • We will be randomly selecting 1 winner from the comments on the blog and will announce the winner on Sunday, Nov. 6th!

As you hop along be sure to subscribe/follow to the individual design team member's blogs so you don't miss out on the winner announcement!

Now on to what I created…

I created this tag using using Webster's Pages WonderFall and My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Sunshine paper collections. I am starting to love mixing MME and WP papers as they often work well together. I also used the new Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Acorn and Pumpkin set. I spritzed the Pumpkin with Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist and the acorns with Espresso Color Wash. I layered lace and images that I fussy cut from the WonderFall paper. For the flowers, I used:

The tag is topped off with a bow of gold seam binding.

Next up on the blog hop is Andrea. I am sure she has something AMAZING to share with you! Visit Andrea by clicking here.

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

Amy (your here!)
*Don't forget to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog to qualify for a chance to win.

Before I go, here is a preview of one of the I Am Roses blog candy that is up for grabs:

If you just happen to be stopping by my blog today, be sure to start over at the I Am Roses Challenge blog so you don't miss out. Thanks for coming by and playing along.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pink It Up Altered Trunk and Card

I created an altered trunk as a gift. My goals were to make it super pink and super feminine. LOL. I hope you think it turned out that way.

A couple of exciting things about this project — I had the opportunity to incorporate the new GORGEOUS Big White Gardenia flowers from I am Roses. WOW! WOW! WOW! I am in love. Those flowers are unbelievably beautiful, and shipping was super fast too. I received them within 7 days of placing my order, including Sunday.

Also, I really enjoyed working with the MinWax Polyshades 1-step stain and sealer to finish the box. It's really 1 step, and the finish is terrific. Try it out on your next project, if you haven't already. I used the pecan color, which is light and warm, exactly what I wanted for this girly, girl trunk.

I used stronger pinks in this project, which was a challenge for me as I usually prefer soft pink. But I think they look great. The lovely, bold pink glittery damask of the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 Blush paper served as a perfect background for the warm pink, ivory and vintage toned IAR flowers I used on the box. I fussy cut the patterned floral paper from Websters Pages Western Romance, what a fun paper collection!

Since this box is a gift, I made a card to go along with it. I don't consider myself much of a cardmaker and therefore I rarely ever make them. But I had a lot of fun creating this card using the scraps from my box project. It turned out super cute! The glamour girl is from Crafty Secrets Glamour Girls collection stamp set.

Here are links to all the flowers I used in these super pink and super girly projects.


5 Big White Gardenia – Special 2

Big Soft Pink Gardenia —GB4 - 124

Mixed Random Brown Color — R21- 827

Mixed Pink and White Roses — R6-1

Pink Carnation — CA1 – 120

White Daisy — D1 – 15

White Semi Open Rose Buds — T30 – 151

100 Small Brown Flowers 2 Tone – S10 - 40

Small ivory gardenias GB3

Soft Pink Semi Open Rose Buds T30 – 124

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IAR Haunted Halloween Contest Reminder

Remember to enter the IAR Haunted Halloween Creative Contest by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, October 14, 2011.

Watch Jo's video for more information. Details are also posted below. Good luck everyone!!!! :)

It's time for another I Am Roses Creative Contest! The theme is "Haunted Halloween." PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCORPORATE I AM ROSES FLOWERS 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. Please submit videos/projects with the upload date Oct. 1st or after**

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 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!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Custom Die Collections - Sneak Peeks!

I am super excited to share with you these photos of my newest custom die cut collections.

The first one is the Carriage Collection. I just love carriages. They are so romantic and vintage! I created this die because carriages just look so pretty decked out in flowers and trims, especially tassel trim. And, I really wasn't able to find a carriage die, so I made one of my own. The design is  inspired by Marie Antoinette's carriage. I'm currently working on a carriage mini album featuring Websters Pages Western Romance, totally beautiful paper, and always gorgeous I Am Roses flowers. What a lovely and perfect combination! DT member Jade from Jaded Studios is creating a carriage mini album design featuring the super rich Prima Printery paper collection. This versatile die would work great for  Parisian or Victorian themes, a princess-themed project, a Southern mini, and of course love — first dates, valentines, engagements, weddings, anniversaries (insert hopeless dopey sigh here).  :)

This is a photo of my new Kitchen Collection, and it was a lot of fun creating this die cut set. It features a retro stove with a little teapot that's sized perfectly to sit on top. Plus there's a decorative retro-inspired utensil rack and mini utensils to display on it, including a spatula, whisk, rolling pin and frying pan. Super cute collection! It would be great to use to create a recipe book with kitchen-themed papers, or to create holiday-themed recipe books for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Can't you just smell the pumpkin pie baking? LOL. Now, I'm hungry.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Storefront Mini Album

Hi everyone. Today, I am sharing some photos of my new storefront mini album. To create this album, I used the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Sunshine paper, two of my custom dies and beautiful flowers from I Am Roses.

I was really excited to try out some IAR flowers in this mini that are new to me, including the new short flower spray, which really makes the bistro layout above pop. I also tried out the puffy daisies -- super fun. I gave them a polka dot twist on what I call the polka dot page of my mini. And the CARNATIONS!!! OMG, love those!!!!

It was a challenge working with the colors in this paper collection —definitely outside my comfort zone of pale pink, aqua, creams, browns and blacks. LOL. But it was a fun challenge, and I love how this mini turned out.

Here are photos of the cover and other inside pages plus links to all the flowers and leaves I used in the mini.


GB4 — Big Gardenias
Colors Used: Ivory, Black and Yellow

G3 — Small Gardenia Ivory

SP1 – 151 White Short Paper Flowers Spray

S3 – 320 Mixed Classic Color Cherry Blossoms

T30 – 147 24 Ivory Semi Open Rose Buds

R 21-410 Mixed Classic Color Roses

R8-15 White Paper Roses

R8-607 Paper Roses Mixed Blue

ZGP3 – 1 White Gardenia Curly Petals 2”

GP2-1 Small White Gardenia Curly Petals

PS – 15 Big White Puffy Daisies

ZJC1 – 153 Small Ivory Crochet Flowers

R 2 Mini Paper Roses
Colors Used: White, Mixed Blue and Natural

CA1 – 147 Soft Yellow Carnation

S10 – 15 Small White Flowers (Sold out)


ZQL 01- 508 Tiny Green Leaves

L 4 – 2 Small Green Daisy Leaves

K1-275 Black Small Skeleton Leaves

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Join in the Spooktacular Fun!

I Am Roses is having a Haunted Halloween Creative Contest -- the perfect excuse to break out all your new Tim Holtz seasonal dies (got mine yesterday!), creepy cloth and festive fall and black toned IAR flowers to create a creepy project and enter to win!

Here's the video:

 And here are the deets:

Title: I Am Roses Haunted Halloween Creative Contest

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 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!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birdcage Collection Available Again

I'm happy to share the news that the Birdcage Collection Mini Album Chipboard Kit is available for purchase again. I had received inquiries as to when the kit would be relisted, so I wanted to do a special post to let you know that it is available.

This cute collection features the shaped album page, birdcage, wired dress form and chubby bird with wing. To view a full description of the album kit, click on the Shop My Teddyboo link to the top right of this page.

In addition, I have expanded the paper upgrade option to include Websters Pages Western Romance and All About Me paper collections. Oh my, they are beautiful collections, and I wanted to hoard the paper instead of list it. LOL! Speaking of hoarding, I also listed DCWV French County Stack papers as a paper option. This lovely paper is a perfect match for my Boudoir collection, but the paper would really work well with any of my custom die collections.

As always, if you have any questions, let me know by sending me a personal message. Thank you again for your support!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Storefront Mini Album Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of a mini album that I created with a custom die that I designed with Accucut's custom die service. I just LOVE how this die turned out.

The die is called Storefront and it is a very versatile die. You can use it to create a boutique, bistro, patisserie, French market or any type of shoppe really. I'm so excited because Design Team member Nancy Matos will be using the die to create some spooky shops that any sorcerer or apprentice would be thrilled to shop in!

I created my Storefront album with the new My Minds Eye Sunshine paper collection and some gorgeous gardenias, roses, cherry blossoms and leaves from I Am Roses.

This kit is not yet available for purchase, but I will be listing it soon to share with you.

Boudoir Mini Album Collection Now Available

I am sooooo super excited because I completed my Boudoir mini album and posted a video last night.

You can view the video on my youtube channel here:

And here's a photo:

I am very excited because Design Team member Juliana Montoya will be creating a Boudoir album with Prima's new Romantique paper collection. It will be so gorgeous and fit for a French Queen.

This kit is available for purchase via this web site. Click on the Shop My Teddyboo link top right to see the kit.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome Tonya Gibbs from Psychomoms

My Teddyboo warmly welcomes Tonya Gibbs from Psychomoms to our Design Team!!!! Tonya's exceptional work can be seen on her youtube channel where she offers us tutorials on making flowers as well as other amazing artistic techniques. Her channel showcases her gorgeous mini albums, tags, canvas pieces and altered projects, including an incredible box she designed for the Secret Squirrel Sisterhood Swap that recreated the scene of a romantic Parisian cafe. Tonya's natural talent helped her place among the best artists in the country in the Graphic 45 Design Team Call as Tonya made the top 25 who were recognized by Graphic 45. To read more about Tonya, visit the Teddyboo Design Team Page, her web site at or her YouTube channel

Welcome Tonya!