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.