Thursday, March 1, 2012

March I Am Roses Color Challenge

Hey crafters, it's officially March, and it's time to get your green on with some gold and glitter too. LOL. :)

I Am Roses is hosting a color challenge for March. Make and submit a color challenge project and you will be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be picked to receive some fabulous I Am Roses flowers. Details are listed below: 

*Contest Details/Rules:

  • Contest runs Mar. 1st - Mar. 23rd (Ends 11:59pm PST)
  • Colors - Green, Gold & Glitter (St. Patrick's Day or Spring Theme)
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products (Any project: Card/Layout/Tag/Altered Item)
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be picked by Design Team and announced on the I Am Roses Challenge blog
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “March IARCC”
  • Participants will leave a comment to the official blog post at the I Am Roses Challenge blog, and leave a direct link to their project. Please note: leaving a comment on this post/my blog with a link to your project will not enter you in the contest. You must leave your comment and link on the official I Am Roses Challenge Blog. You can access the IAR Challenge blog by clicking here.
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge blog

Members of the I Am Roses Design Team created a number of projects to help inspire you. Here's my project:

I created a vintage St. Patrick's Day card using the Printery collection which has lovely vintage green tones. At the center of the card is a fun window cut that I made with one of my new Spellbinders dies by Heartfelt Creations. I fussy cut images from the paper collection and some vintage St. Patty's Day images from a digi download that I purchased on Etsy. For the gold, I spritzed the card with some shimmery Lindy's in Gossamer Gold. For more shimmer, I applied glitter glue to the Shamrocks and the little pink flower vines.

And for the flowers, OMG, I went with IAR minis on this card to make a big impact. They are absolutely ADORABLE. I used the:

For the details, a photo of the yummy IAR prize pack, and to see the lovely creations made by other designers with the I Am Roses Design Team, visit the I Am Roses Challenge blog by clicking here

Have a happy day and good luck!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

We’re Having a Heat Wave, A Tropical Heat Wave

Can you believe it’s almost March?! Yikes, the year is flying by again! I am really longing for some sunny summer days, especially after working on my newest project. I just LOVE the summer. Although here in New Jersey, the weather has been unseasonably warm and enjoyable, more like spring than winter. I can’t complain too much ;)

I Am Roses has these adorable stamens that I love, and I wanted to use them to create some calla lilies for a project. 

So I created this tropical layout of a photo of me and my hubby Erick. I used Graphic 45’s vibrant vintage Tropical Travelogue paper collection. See the little calla lilies. Aren’t they cute? And it was SUPER easy to make them. I made them by clipping one petal off an IAR hydrangea petal, laying the stamen in the center of the clipped petal, and shaping and then gluing the petal around the stamen to look like a calla lily. Cute and simple…. LOL

I had so much fun creating lilies and working with the Tropical Travelogue paper, I decided to make some postcards too. Making postcards is super fun, and I had a blast creating these tropical vintage inspired postcards. 

Hopefully this brought a little summer fun to you early this year. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. A list with links of all the I Am Roses flowers I used in these projects is below.

I Am Roses Flowers

White Gardenia Curly Petals 2”/5 cm

White 1” Roses

White .5” Roses

White & Pink 1” Roses

Mixed Brown Flowers

Ivory Semi Open Rose Buds