Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Challenge!

Happy New Year everyone!  I'm here today with a project for Queen of my Craftroom.  Our challenge was to create a "New Year" themed project.

Here's what I created...isn't she the cutest? 

My card measures 5.5" x 5.5".  The base is kraft cardstock from PaperTrey Ink (my fav!).  The DP is from the "Jovial Collection" by Basic Grey.

I used a previous sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  I ♥ this layout! :)

I just love how sweet the Pure Innocence stamps are.  This cutie is from the "Cause for Celebration" stamp set by MFT.  I colored her up with my Copics.  Here are the colors I used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, and R20
Hair - E25, E37, and E39

I paper-pieced her dress with the Jovial DP and colored her bow with my black atyour Spica Glitter Pen.

I also used some of my favorite MFT Die-Namics:  Simply Scallops Border and Bracket Tab.  The "Bloomers" fabric flowers are also from the Jovial Collection.

Here's a peek at the inside...

Hope you enjoyed today's project.  Wishing you a New Year filled with Love and Whimsy! HUGS ♥

Addicted to Scrapping New Year's Eve Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  The Addicted to Scrapping Design Team is hosting a New Year's Eve blog hop.  We hope our projects will inspire you to start the new year off in a creative way.  

I created a set of snowman nesting boxes.

The boxes started out like this...

I picked mine up at Blue Moon Scrapbooking.  I then painted them with white acrylic paint and sprayed them with LSG Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Spray.

I created the snowman's hat first.

I used some blue ruffle trim from the Webster's Pages Trendsetter Collection and some black beads that I had in my stash.  The paper roses were created using the Rolled Rose Die-Namics by MFT.  I used black cardstock that I sprayed with LSG Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz.  I show you exactly how I put my hat together in the video I created (the link is listed below).

I then painted the snowman's face using the end of a paintbrush to create the dots.

My snowman has a very classy scarf. ;)  I used some black scallop lace that I had in my stash. I used black felt by MFT and the Simply Scallops Border Die-Namic by MFT to create the scarf band around the middle box.  The "brooch" was created with some of the Webster's Pages trim and a black rhinestone Flower Center by Prima.

I used the Large Rolled Rose Die-Namic by MFT to create the buttons for my snowman.  I hot-glued a black bead from the trim I used on the hat as the center of my buttons.

I created a video to show you exactly how I created my snowman, click HERE.  

I hope you enjoyed my project. Next up is Canica ← (Click to keep hopping along).
I'm sure she has something AMAZING to share with you today.

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Addicted 2 Scrapping Design Team members who are hopping along today:
Andrea ← You are here! :)

Don't forget to LIKE our Facebook Page → Addicted 2 Scrapping.  Thanks for coming by and hopping along today.  Hope you New Year is filled with Love and Whimsy! :)  HUGS 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Mini-Album

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...I am running around like a crazy person. LOL.  Does anyone else feel like Christmas just appears out of the blue?  I always start planning early, but for some reason all of these last minute things just pop up and I am suddenly out of time! :)

I created a Christmas Mini-Album for I Am Roses to share with you today.  I used the "Blitzen" collection by Bo Bunny.  The mini measures 6" x 6".

I sprayed this beautiful 2" Rose with LSG Rudolph's Nose Red. Isn't it gorgeous?  The rose is flanked with a Brown Black Cherry Blossom (my all-time fav!), a Soft Green Curly RoseRed Mini RosesSmall Green Leaves, and a vintage bell.

Here are pictures of the mini-album pages...

I love how the Brown Mini Roses look like ornament toppers! :)

...and isn't Rudolph cute?

Here are links to all of the I Am Roses Products used:
Brown Black Cherry Blossoms
2" Rose (sprayed with LSG Rudolph's Nose Red)

I hope you enjoyed today's project and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Check out my video HERE to see how I put mini together.  Merry Christmas!  HUGS ♥

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Cards

Happy Monday!  Today's project is for I Am Roses.  I created a few Christmas cards over the weekend for some dear friends.  I always try and create a card or project with a person's specific style in mind.  So, I have 3 very different cards for 3 very different people. :)

The first card is for someone who is very stylish and classy.

Here is a close-up of the amazing IAR flowers...

...and the inside of the card.

Here is a list of the products I used for the "Stylish Christmas Card"
2" Paper Flower (sprayed with LSG Ponderosa Pine Olive)
White Roses (sprayed with LSG Desert Moon Cactus Gold)
"Christmas Home Collection" Paper Pad by Teresa Collins
Bling Flourish by Prima
Licorice Cardstock by MFT
Red Memo Notebook Paper by Jenni Bowlin
"Holiday Magic" stamp set by CTMH

The next card is for someone who loves vintage and is very nostalgic.  When I saw the "Deck the Halls" collection by Melissa Frances, I knew it would be perfect. 

I love how the IAR flowers look on this banner die-cut.

Here's a peek at the inside...

Here is a list of the products I used for the "Vintage Christmas Card" - 
"Deck the Halls" Paper Pad by Melissa Frances
"Deck the Halls Cardstock Stickers" by Melissa Frances
"Deck the Halls Holiday Banners" by Melissa Frances
"Christmas Ornaments" Die-Namic and stamp set by MFT
TH Edge Distresser and Vintage Photo Ink

My final card is for someone who is very calm and serene.  She is very devoted to her family and I love how "homey" this Christmas card turned out.

I stuck some dark red berries into the cluster of IAR flowers.

...and here's the inside.

Here is a list of the products I used for the "Calm & Serene Christmas Card" 
"Peppermint Collection" by Crate Paper
"Card Chatter - Christmas" stamp set by CTMH
Simply Scallops Die-Namic by MFT
Christmas Ornaments Die-Namics by MFT
Red Rhinestones
Red Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  I created a short video, click HERE to watch!  I have so many more Christmas cards to create, I'm way behind. LOL.  I hope everyone has a whimsical week.  HUGS 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Custom Christmas Gift Tags

Hi guys!  I'm here today with a quick and easy project for I Am Roses.  I can never seem to find gift tags to match my Christmas wrapping paper, so I decided I would create my own this year...and I used some gorgeous IAR flowers to make them extra special. :)

Aren't they adorable?  I just love 'em! :)  They started out as 2.125" x 4.25" manila tags that I picked up at Hobby Lobby and sprayed with LSG Creme Brulee Cream.  I then used the "Clearly Sentimental About Christmas" stamp set by MFT for the sentiment.

Here are the links to the IAR flowers I used:
1.5" Red Rose (sprayed with LSG Scintillating Silver) 

Here's a peek at one of the tags on a package...

I hope everyone's week is filled with Love & Whimsy.  Don't forget to check out I Am Roses for these gorgeous flowers.  Only 6 more days till Christmas!!  HUGS ♥

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Happy Holly-Days" Card

Hi everyone!  I am here today with a sweet Christmas card to wish you a "Happy Holly-Day" for a blog hop over at Jen's Craft Corner.  

This card measures 5.5" x 5.5".  The base is Kraft Cardstock by PaperTrey Ink and some Christmas designer paper I have had in my stash for quite sometime.  I don't know which company it is's that old! :)

This adorable girl is from the "Pure Innocence: Holly Girl" Acrylic Stamp set by MFT Stamps.  I stamped her onto Stamper's Select White Cardstock by PaperTrey Ink with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored her up with my Copics and paper-pieced her dress.  I used Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens (Red and Turquoise) to color her shoes and barrette. 

Here are the Copics I used...

The gorgeous cluster of flowers just makes this card so special.
I used a bunch of flowers from I Am Roses.  I ♥ their amazing products!  Here are the links to the different flowers I used:
Iced Berry Spray from Hobby Lobby

Here's a peek at the inside...
The sentiments are also from the "Pure Innocence: Holly Girl" Acrylic Stamp set by MFT Stamps.

Other products used:
Burgundy Seam Binding from my stash

I hope you enjoyed today's card and are inspired to think outside the box when it comes to Christmas colors.  I ♥ the way these colors turned out!  Please hop over to Jen's Craft Corner and leave a comment and become a follower.  Thanks for stopping by!  HUGS :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Nesting Boxes

Hi guys!  I created another set of paper mache nesting boxes for I Am Roses.  These boxes are so much fun to alter.  You could use these boxes as a decor piece for Christmas or to put gifts in and give to someone. 

I used some gorgeous IAR flowers.  Here's a close-up of each flower I used.

2" White Paper Flower (sprayed with LSG Rudolph's Nose Red) and some Small Green Leaves

Mini Red RoseBrown Black Cherry BlossomSmall Green Leavesand a 2" White Rose (sprayed with LSG Golden Sleigh Bells)

2" White Paper Flower (sprayed with LSG Golden Sleigh Bells), Mini Red RoseBrown Black Cherry Blossomand some Small Green Leaves

Mini Red RoseBrown Black Cherry BlossomSmall Green Leavesand a 2" White Rose  (sprayed with LSG Green with Envy Green)

Other Products Used:
Paper Mache Nesting Boxes (sprayed with LSG Rudolph's Nose Red and LSG Green with Envy Green)
"Deck the Halls" 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Melissa Frances
"Deck the Halls" Holiday Banners by Melissa Frances
"Deck the Halls" Cardstock Stickers by Melissa Frances
"Music Distressing Background Stamp" by Glitz Design
TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink
"Daily Junque Wood Alphabet Letters" by Pink Paislee (sprayed with LSG Desert Moon Cactus Gold)
Random Trims from my stash
Vintage Bells from Etsy
Nutcracker Brass Charms by LSG (LSG Two-Toned Midnight Bronze Obsidian Embossing Powder)

Check out my video HERE and don't forget to check out I Am Roses for all of these gorgeous flowers.  I hope everyone is having a whimsical holiday season!  ♪♫♪

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Altered Christmas Ornaments

Every Christmas it's always the same....I go to buy Christmas ornaments and I can't find any that match the theme of my tree.  They are usually the wrong color, wrong size, etc.  So this year, I decided I was going to create my own.  I created these adorable ornaments using some gorgeous products by I Am Roses.

I bought these birds at Target.  At $2.00 each, it was a great deal.  I love the birds since they fit into my "whimsical theme," however, I don't like the blue felt flowers.  So...I decided to remove them and add some IAR goodies.

Here's how they turned out.

I also picked up some cinnamon sticks.  I just bundled 4 together and tied it with a piece of ribbon and hot glued a gorgeous Big Red Gardenia onto the ribbon.

I picked up this picture frame at Hobby Lobby for $1.00.  I tore out a sheet of old music from a book that my Mom had on the piano when I was growing up and inked it with my TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added some beautiful flowers on the side.  Isn't the green rose so pretty with Stickles on the edge of the petals.  I ♥ how easy and eye-catching that is!

Below are links to all of the IAR products I used on today's project:
White Paper Flowers (sprayed with LSG Desert Moon Cactus Gold and LSG Green with Envy Green)

Click HERE to watch a short video of my altered ornaments.  I hope everyone has a whimsical week.  The "Christmas" bug has finally arrived and I have so many other projects I am excited to share with you in the next few weeks! HUGS :)