Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January IAR Challenge

Welcome to our first I Am Roses Challenge for the year 2020! We appreciate everyone joining us again this year and WELCOME those who are visiting us for the first time. Let's begin!

January IAR Challenge

*Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs Jan 15th - Feb 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “Jan IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
Here is the breakdown of the Prizes up for grabs:

WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Our fantastic Designers kick off this challenge with their beautiful creations. For more details, please visit their blogs.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Coffee Birthday card


Tamara here with you today. I have a Birthday card for you which I made for my new co-worker which is also my long lost friend (lost due to different schools and collages). I'm so happy she came to work at our school, so we can chat every free minute we have. We recently started doing some hiking together too BUT the think that joins us every single day is coffeeeeee ... lots of it, multiple times per day, hehe ...

... that's why I chose this awesome image for her card. Two friends drinking, sharing coffee ... the name of this stamp is Uptown girls CLARISSA and CAMILLE share a CAFE.

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on watercolour paper. I chose pink-purple-yellow colours for this card, they are bright and happy.

Sentiment "coffee and friends a perfect blend" comes with the image.

There's still an active challenge over at I am roses challenge blog, the theme is Anything goes. All you need to do is create something, use at least 2 IAR products on it and link it to iar challenge blog. Easy, right!? Did I tell you about the prizes? No? Well, they are AWESOME!!!!. You can get vouchers, not only the winner, but also top 3!!! wohooooo ....    

That's all from me today.
Hugs, t.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

From the Heart

Good morning everyone!

I am sharing a Valentine's card with you today featuring a super sweet stamp from Stamping Bella called 'Tiny Townie ~ Lacey Has a Letter'.  She pairs perfectly with gorgeous flowers from I Am Roses.

I stamped this little sweetie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her
with the following Copic Markers.

Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E49/29/37/09/97/99/YR23/YR21
Pinks:  RV02/00/000/0000/BV20
Teals:  BG09/07/57/53/45
White:  C3/1/00/BV20/CB
Grounding:  W3/2/0/00


The beautiful flowers are from I Am Roses (links below)
R3-15 - White Mulberry Paper Flowers
S10-15 - White Small Craft Paper Flowers
R2-15 - Mini White Paper Flowers
ZLY3-620 - Mixed Turquoise Aqua Yellow Mini Lily Paper Flowers
R5-607 - Mixed All Blue and White Mulberry Paper Flowers
R4-561/V - White with Aqua Blue Edge Variegated Small Arabian Jasmine Flowers

The dies are from My Favorite Things and La-La Land Crafts.  The paper is from my stash.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous flowers for sale here.

Remember to join in the fun and enter your I Am Roses creations in the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. Amazing prizes are available!  We would love to see your creations.
Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

More of my creations can be found here.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year & "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop WINNERS

Happy New Year from The I Am Roses Design Team! Thank you for an amazing year and we can't wait to see what's to come for 2020!

We are grateful for all the lovely comments left on our Designers' projects for the

Here are the WINNERS of the hidden vouchers in our Designers' Blogs:

$50 Voucher

$50 Voucher

$100 Voucher

CONGRATULATIONS!! Please email I Am Roses to claim your prize at iamrosesdt[at]hotmail[dot]com. A special voucher code will be given.

THANK YOU and please come back again on January 15th for our first challenge of the year!!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

IAR "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop (CLOSED)

WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop!
Season's Greetings from all of us at I AM ROSES! There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a fabulous blog hop for you. We'd like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your support this year! There will be THREE Prizes up for grabs!

(2x) $50 Voucher
GRAND PRIZE $100 Voucher

Are you ready to win some beautiful I Am Roses flowers?

Here’s how to play:

  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual IAR Blog Hop Post
  • There are 3 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs spread throughout our  Designers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning a Prize Voucher.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on Saturday December 21st (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our Designers' blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Let's get this hop started!

We have a wonderful line up from our I Am Roses Design Team:

Let's get this party started and enjoy the hop! Please come back here and comment that you finished the Hop!


Saturday, December 14, 2019

November IAR Challenge Winners

Good morning Sunday! There is no December Challenge this month. Please join us in our IAR "Season's Greetings" Blog Hop here. Let's announce the Winners of our November IAR Challenge
Beginning with the Top 3 Picks/Winners of a $30/$25 Voucher:

TOP 3....

($30 Voucher)

($25 Voucher)

($25 Voucher)

Chosen at random is the WINNER of the $50 Voucher:

($50 Voucher)

CONGRATULATIONS!! Please email I Am Roses with your contact information at iamrosesdt[at]hotmail[dot]com. A special voucher code will be given. Also grab your WINNER and TOP 3 Badges up top in the IAR BADGES tab.

Please visit their blogs for more details on their projects. Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in our 2019 Challenges! Don't forget to Hop with us in our end of the year Blog Hop: "Season's Greetings"!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Making Spirits Bright

Hey, Crafty Friends! Mitsyana Wright here, and I'm back with another simply adorable holiday card to share with you all!

Christmas is just a couple weeks away! And it's not too late to get your crafty self into cardmaking gear. Sometimes with all the hustle and bustle, we find ourselves too busy to make elaborate Christmas cards... so why not opt for something more simple? Take colored images, pair it with gorgeous paper flowers, add a few tiny embellishments sprinkled in, and... tah-dah a super easy, super quick, and so super cute!!

I Am Roses Products Used

Other Supplies Used
Crossover II (Crafter's Edge)
Beary Christmas Stamp Set (Maker's Movement)
Beary Christmas Die Set (Maker's Movement)
Cardstock- Red, Black, White (Recollections)
Patterned Paper (Pink and Main)
Sprinkletz- Very Cherry (Buttons Galore)
Button Fusion- Red Carpet (Button Galore)

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Micron Pen (Sakura)
140 lb Mixed Media Paper 
Watercolor Pencils (Derwent Academy)
Water Soluble Markers (Derwent Academy)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)

Black Twine
Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Chunky Glitter

Today, I wanted to make a bigger more substantial card and if you're an avid I Am Roses fan, then you know why! Many of their wonderful flowers are quite large. And placing too many large flowers onto a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5"-folded) card just will not do. Anything else you attempt to put on such a small space would feel crowded. So a bigger surface area is always great to accommodate larger items.

I started by creating a 6"x 6" card base from red cardstock. which I layered with a 6"x6" piece of black cardstock and 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" piece of white cardstock.

Then, I took a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of houndstooth patterned paper and die cut a circle window from the center. Then I adhered all the layers together and stamped my sentiment across the bottom of the window and set it aside to dry.

This was by far the hardest and most lengthy process of the whole card... coloring the images! LOL
Seriously though, it was! Then I die-cut the images out and added tiny details onto their scarves and presents using a white gel and black micron pen.

Time to add some POP to my card...

I ran a few leaves through my Xyron X Sticker Maker, then laid down a leafy base onto my card front.

Once I laid down my leaves, I added my bears to give myself an adequate amount of space for flower placement.

Then, I added my Red Gardenias and White Tea Roses, always starting with the biggest flowers first. Once glued down, I added a little collage medium into my flowers then dusted them chunky glitter.

Finally, I added my sprinkled bits of candy shaped embellishments and tied on a twine bow...

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed this easy card tutorial!

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!

~Mitsyana Wright