Friday, December 15, 2017

IAR "Merry & Bright" Blog Hop

WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Merry & Bright" Blog Hop!
Hello everyone and happy December! 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 Merry & Bright” Blog 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 23rd (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our DT's blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Let's get this hop started!

Here is the line up of the I Am Roses Design Team:

Roselany Caroline

Let's get this party started and enjoy the hop! Don't forget to comment!


IAR November Challenge Winners

Happy Friday! There is no December Challenge this month. Please join us in our IAR "Merry & Bright" 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 2017 Challenges! Don't forget to Hop with us in our end of the year Blog Hop: "Merry & Bright"!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

What cookies? ||Stephanie aka Miss NiceRoad

Hey, all!
I'm finally back with some Christmas card inspiration! I can't help it, with Santa's coming, I was in great need of a cookie star card!

Thanks to today's card, I wanted to share a fun tip outlining dies. With so many great dies in store, I find it nice to reinvent how to layer them or make them pop onto projects. So, to match my adorable What Cookies? image from the Saturated Canary  line (that is on SALE right now!!!), I selected some new Holiday dies, such as Cheer - Word and the Hope ornament one, that were going to be die-cut once from teal glitter cardstock, and then die-cut again from... wait for it... vellum paper! 

The idea came to me when I knew I wanted to do another layer, so to make the glitter die-cut pop, but I didn't want anything to shadow it, either. Therefore, using vellum helped me get that soft look, without being too bold. It's like it's there, but not really there, right?

After doing this step, I took out the big guns and created a 4¼"x5½" cardbase from dark brown cardstock, onto which I layered a few scraps from a recent project made with the gorgeous Winter Land - 6x6 Paper Pack in store. After colouring the image with my Copic markers, I die-cut it with the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (that is ALSO on sale!), added it to the card with foam tabs, a few flowers and enamel dots.

Oh and those flowers? They are from I Am Roses of course! I just love the quality of each bud and rose from their store, seriously. For this project, I selected flowers that would match the paperpad without being too flashy. After all, I had enough glitter on there already!
 Here are the ones I used:

Voilà, project done! And I think it is fair to say that I have once more attempted successfully at refurbishing a fun stamp into something Christmas-y! Oh and make sure to try doubling those gorgeous dies with vellum paper! ;-)