Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: UNICORN PLANS


Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on January 15th, and they are awesome once again! WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create an wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 

Today, I'm featuring this adorable set called UNICORN PLANS! It also has a coordinating die set HERE.

I absolutely LOVE unicorns so I'm especiall giddy over this set! I used the Stamping Bella Corkboard Background to show off several of these cuties! To create the corkboard look, I stamped the image on brown cardstock. Then I used Copic E47, E44, and E43 to make the wood lines on the frame part. Next, I added dots over the center part with E41 and E42 to create the look of corkboard.
 
Copics:
Unicorn: C1, C2, Colorless Blender
Mane and Tail: BG78, BG75, BG13, BV08, V17, V15
Pink: RV02, RV06, RV09
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

The sentiments on each mini Polaroid is from the Unicorn Plans set. The other 3 sentiments are from a Love Cynthia set. I used enamel dots for the "push pins".


Don't forget, you have until January 18th to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the January Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Hugs,
Rosie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: WITH LOVE


Happy Wednesday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on January 15th, and they are awesome once again! WITH LOVE features some sweet, adorable girls with flowers to create an wonderful floral scene. The next set called UNICORN PLANS has various unicorns perfect for all your projects, especially those planners. And lastly, DECORA ANYA reminds all of us to embrace our fun, colorful, sparkly side. 

 Today, I'm featuring this adorable set called WITH LOVE! It also has a coordinating die set HERE.

When I saw this set, I knew I wanted to create a wreath design. I just traced a circle with a pencil and stamped the large flower at the top and bottom of the circle. Then I stamped the rest of the foliage around to form my wreath. Next, I erased my pencil lines and followed the Scrubbing Bubbles Tutorial from Rhea (scroll down her page to find the mermaid one) to create the dotted background around the foliage. Finally I colored in the flowers with Copic Markers.

Copics:
Girls Skin: E000, E00, E01, E13
Hair: E42, E47, E49
Flower Hats: RV66, V05, Y08
Yellow: Y08, Y17, Y24
Purple:  V12, V15, V17, BV08
Green: YG23,YG25, YG67, G28
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Blue sky: BG10
Dotted Background: B0000, BG10, B95, B52, BV20, V01, V000 
Colorless Blender


I cut my sentiment apart so I could stamp "hey" on the left side of the flower and "you" on the right side. The girls were stamped on another sheet of paper, colored, die-cut out, and then raised on foam tape for more dimension.


Don't forget, you have until January 18th to participate in the New Release Blog Hop for a chance at winning the January Release! It's a short hop so we hope to see you playing along!

Hugs,
Rosie

I Am Roses JANUARY Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

It's The 15th of the month so you know what that means....a new ANYTHING GOES Challenge! The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs! 
Here is the breakdown:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Isn't it fantastic!! If that's not motivation to enter then we don't know what is! Can't wait to see your creations using I Am Roses Flowers! First, here are the Rules:

Here are the Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs JANUARY 15th - FEBRUARY 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) 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
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
I'm in lovey-dovey mode and already thinking ahead to Valentine's Day so I headed over to Make it Crafty and grabbed this awesome digi stamp called GEEKY LOVE. My husband and I are nerds and kinda weird so this image fit us perfectly, LOL! And, I still get this giddy when he kisses me on the cheek even though we've been together 24 1/2 years. He's my lobster! ("Friends" reference)

 Copics:
Boy Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Boy Hair: C2, C7, Black
Girl Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Girl Hair: E42, E47, E49
Black: C6, C7, C9
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37

I used a Polaroid frame die to crop my image so the focus was on the cheeky kiss. That's one of the great things about digi stamps...you can resize them to fit whatever project you are working on. The papers came from my stash. To finish it off, I added the gorgeous I Am Roses flowers!
 

 Don't forget, you have until FEBRUARY 8th to link up your project. Be sure to use at least 2 products from I Am Roses before linking!
Hugs,
Rosie

Thursday, January 10, 2019

C.C. Designs JANUARY Release is NOW Available!

The JANUARY RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today! You definitely don't want to miss out on all the cute stamps, amazing dies, and fabulous stencils that just released!
 
 
For my card today I used one of the single rubber stamps called BUTTERFLY! Isn't she beautiful? I paired her with the background CUTIE DOODLE Rubber Stamp. I stamped the cloud/raindow Cutie Doodle stamp in a light blue and then colored in various elements in pastel colors to create a soft background behind Butterfly.

Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Hair: Black, BG78, BG13
Pink: R81, R83, R85, R37
Blue: BG10, BG13, BG15
Yellow: Y02, Y17, YR23
 
The yellow frame around Butterfly was made using the new In and Out Rectangle Metal Die. The sentiment is from the new Unicorns Clear Stamp Set. I raised Butterfly and the sentiment on foam tape for more dimension.
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites before they sell out! If my card inspires you to make a purchase, please click on the Store link in this post or use my affiliate code at checkout: ROSEB46

Thank you bunches and have an awesome day!
Rosie

Monday, January 7, 2019

C.C. Designs Preview Day 2: CUTIE BUG!

Happy Monday everyone! C.C. Designs has a HUGE release coming out this Thursday featuring rubber stamps, clear stamp sets, background stamps, dies, and stencils....LOTS and LOTS of awesome goodies! This month we have Facebook prizes for each day of previews where each winner will receive a $20 Store Gift Certificate. In addition, there are MINI BLOG HOPS on each Preview Day Blog Post, and 1 person will win the ENTIRE RELEASE!! Head over to the C.C. Designs Blog to see all the details!!
 
Today, we are on Day 2 of Previews and I'm showcasing several new items on one card. First up is this awesome background created using the Heart and Arrow Rubber Stamp. I stamped it on watercolor paper. Then I rubbed Distress Oxide Ink on top. I sprinkled some water over it and blotted with a paper towel to get the lighter drops. Next, I used black, red, and white gel pens to enhance the hearts and lines. The wings were colored in with a Gold Sharpie paint pen.

 
Next, I cut out circle holes from the background paper using one of the Circle Layering Dies. Then I used the NEW In and Out Circle Metal Die to make the white scallop circle frames that I glued around the hole openings. To create depth, I raised the Heart and Arrow panel on foam tape before adhering to the black cardstock.
 
 
Next, I added foam tape to the center of these quirky bugs from the CUTIE BUG Clear Stamp Set. Aren't they FUN?! The sentiment is from the same set.
 
 
  Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Customer Facebook Page and play along in all the games for a chance at a $20 Store Gift Certificate. Also, be sure to leave a comments on all DT Posts on the C.C. Designs Blog, because one lucky winner will take home the ENTIRE RELEASE! Today's hop only has me and JESSIE BANKS so it's really short!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Friday, January 4, 2019

C.C. Designs: BUILD A SNOWMAN

Happy 2019 my friends! I pray that this year brings you peace, happiness and joy! I'm back today to share this card featuring C.C. Designs BUILD A SNOWMAN. I love this set from the December Release. We had 3 new sets last month that definitely need to be a part of your collection. Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today.
 
2018-12-06 December 2018 Release Product Sheet 
These snowmen are so adorable and cute. I think the various outfits are an awesome idea. This set reminds me of those old paper doll kits where you could cut out different outfits and accessories....LOVE it!
 
 Copics:
Snowmen: BV20, BV23, YR04, YR09, Colorless Blender
Red: R24, R27, R29, R37, R89
Teal: BG13, BG15, BG75, BG78
Black: C6, C7, Black
 
My friend Arlene made a YouTube video showing how to create this snowy landscape background with Distress Oxide Inks. It's AWESOME and so easy to follow. Check out her video HERE!! I didn't have a stencil so I used a border die and cut out some cardstock to use as my template.
 
 
I raised the snowmen on foam tape for added dimension. The sentiment is part of the Build A Snowman set. Isn't it a fun card? I am so in LOVE with the background!
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites. We start Previews next week for the January Release and there are a lot of products coming out. It's a HUGE Release!! Be sure to join the Customer Facebook Page so you can play along on the Preview Days for a chance at winning prizes!
 
Have a fabulous weekend!
Rosie

Friday, December 28, 2018

Conie Fong: Just Like Daddy

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you had an awesome Christmas! Ours has been relaxing and fun. I'm back today featuring a boy card with this adorable image from Conie Fong called Just Like Daddy. This cutie reminds me so much of my son when he was younger!
 
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Teal: BG13, BG15, BG18, BG78
Jeans: B93, B95, B97, B99
Black Boots: C5, C7, C9, Black
Gold Pen
White Gel Pen
 
I used some paper from Echo Park That's My Boy 6x6 Paper Pad. It had the perfect boy papers. I kept my card on the clean and simple side.
 
 
I hope you have an awesome weekend! Be sure to share your creations in Conie Fong's Art and Design Facebook Group. There are monthly challenges for a chance at winning digital images from the Conie Fong Store
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Make it Crafty: Fairy Bauble Coloring Class!

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Rosie here today. I’m always talking about the amazing Coloring Tutorials on the Make it Crafty website and how beneficial they are to improving your coloring skills. I’ve taken the skin and hair ones previously and they are valuable resources! These classes are very affordable and provide so much step-by-step instruction that you will be coloring like a pro in no time. Zoe also started a new site called The Coloring Lab. There is a FREE class on the site now that is fantastic for beginners, but also a great refresher for those who are advanced. It’s definitely worth watching!

I finally tackled the FAIRY BAUBLE CLASS that I mentioned a few weeks ago, and it was a lot of fun! You can purchase the class now, and make this amazing card over the weekend to surprise someone special. I turned it into a card, but I think this would also look amazing framed! I didn’t list the colors below because they are part of the class, so be sure to sign up and color up this cutie this weekend!


I changed up her hair color from the class, and also used a teal blue combo for her wings and shirt. But that’s the great thing about coloring with any medium. If you don’t have the colors listed for the class, just use a different combo from the markers you have.


I love the different techniques taught in this class especially the bokeh background effect.


We can’t wait to see what you create! And please, come share in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group. We would love to see your creations!

Hugs,
Rosie

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

C.C. Designs: Rocker Boys

I LOVE the Rocker Boys from C.C. Designs! The Rocker Boys were released in clear as part of the DECEMBER RELEASE and are available for purchase now. Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today!
 
2018-12-06 December 2018 Release Product Sheet 
This handsome guy is one of my faves from this set because he's so versatile. Plus I love coloring his hair!
 
Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Hair: C2, C7, Black
Shirt: R24, R27, R29, R37, R89
Pants: C5, C6, C7, Black
Shoes: R27, R29, R39, C2, C3, C7
Plaid: R27, R39, C5, Black
 
When I want to make quick cards, I find paper that has a scene already printed on it. Then I add a character that coordinates with the scene. I found this awesome paper in the Simple Stories Very Merry 6x8 Paper Pad with an old-timey truck and knew this Rocker Boy would be a perfect fit. I trimmed the decorative paper to 5 1/4 x 7 1/2. The red cardstock was trimmed to 8 1/2 x 7 3/4, and folded in half.
 
 
If you're in a time crunch, just search your paper pads for some already printed scenes. I think adding a cute character to the scene just takes it up another notch! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites!

Have an awesome day!
Rosie

Saturday, December 15, 2018

I Am Roses BLOG HOP!

 
 WELCOME to the I Am Roses Holiday Blog Hop!
Hello December and Happy Holidays! There will be no IAR Challenge this month but we have a fabulous blog hop for you. Another year is coming to an end. 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
and
GRAND PRIZE $100 Voucher

Are you ready to win some beautiful I Am Roses flowers?
Here’s how to play:
 My card today features this cute and cuddly teddy bear from Polka Dot Orchard called Winter Bear! I LOVE this digital set!! The awesome sentiment featured on my card is also part of the Winter Bear Set. I can't wait to use the background collage digi for another card. Of course, all of the flowers are from I Am Roses!
   
 I used paper from different paper pads. The oval scallop frame was cut out using a My Favorite Things Die.
 
Your next stop on the HOP is Svetlana Lipnitskaya! Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's blog for a chance at one of the 3 prizes! Have an awesome weekend!

Rosie

Thursday, December 6, 2018

C.C. Designs DECEMBER Release is NOW Available!!

2018-12-06 December Release Day Banner 
The DECEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase!! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to pick up yours today! We have 3 new stamps sets, 2 coordinating Outline Dies, a new interactive Slider Die!

2018-12-06 December 2018 Release Product Sheet 
For my card today I used one of the handsome boys from ROCKER BOYS. I absolutely LOVE these boy for all sort of different occasions!

 Copics: 
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E15
Hair: C2, C9, Black
Shirt: R24, R27, R29, R37, R89
Pants: C5, C6, C7, Black
Shoes: C2, C3, C5, C7
Plaid: R37, C5, Black

The top banner was made using a MFT Die. The sentiment is from the Rocker Boys Set. The paper is from two different pads.


Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store and grab your favorites!

Have an awesome day!
Rosie

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

C.C. Designs December Release Preview Day 2: COFFEE AND COOKIES

 
Happy Tuesday everyone! C.C. Designs has an awesome release coming out this Thursday. There are 3 new clear stamp sets, 2 Outline Dies, and an interactive Slider Die. There are also bigger prizes being offered which include three $20 Store Gift Certificates, plus 1 person will win the ENTIRE DECEMBER Release!! Head over to the C.C. Designs Blog HERE to see all the details!!
 
Today, I'm previewing a set called COFFEE AND COOKIES....definitely two things I LOVE! This fabulous set has a fox, owl, bear and deer along with a cookie and coffee mugs. I created a collage scene with this set using the Quad Collage Die.
 
 
  I raised the deer on pop dots, and the entire collage frame on pop-dots also.. The papers are from different paper pads.
 
 
  Don't forget to head over to the C.C. Designs Customer Facebook Page and play along in all the games for a chance at a $20 Store Gift Certificate. Be sure to leave a comment on all C.C. Designs Preview Day Blog Posts also, because one lucky winner will take home the ENTIRE Release!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Thursday, November 29, 2018

I Am Roses + Conie Fong's Snowman Juggling Baubles

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm featuring a Christmas card using the beautiful flowers from I Am Roses with Conie Fong's Snowman Juggling Baubles. I think this snowman is so cute and adorable, and of course perfect for those upcoming Christmas cards. And to make it even better, I added I Am Roses Flowers in the corner. I think their flowers always add OOMPH to any card!
 
 Copics:
Snowman: BV20, BV23, BV31, C00, Colorless Blender
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, E09
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39, R59
Green: YG23, YG25, YG67, G28
White on Scarf: C01, C02, C03, Colorless Blender
Liquid Applique
 
The flowers I used from I Am Roses came from a Christmas Holiday package. The paper, ribbon and pearls are from my stash.


Don't forget you still have until DECEMBER 8th to enter the current I Am Roses Challenge!! You must use at least 2 products from I Am Roses on your entry. The best part is that there are 4 prizes up for grabs!! Don't miss out on your chance to win these stunning paper flowers!
 
Hugs, 
Rosie

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: ALL OF US

Happy Tuesday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on November 15th, and they are awesome once again! Today, I'm featuring this adorable collection of animal friends called ALL OF US! It also has a coordinating die set HERE.
 
 
 
I decided to make it look like the animals were popping out of boxes. I found a Fiskars stamp set with different animals and a hot air balloon. I used the animal bodies from that set so I could get the paws hanging over the box. The presents were made using Elizabeth Craft Designs Gifts Die. I just trimmed the bottom of the presents so they would fit in the squares.


The frame with the square cut-outs was made using the C.C. Designs Trio Collage Die. I just cut out two of them and glued them together.


 I hope my U.S. friends have a Happy Thanksgiving! You can see more inspiration on The Greeting Farm Blog from my fellow DT Sisters!
 
Have an awesome week! 
Rosie

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: POTTED PLANTS

Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm introduced 3 NEW Stamp Sets in the Store on November 15th, and they are awesome once again! Today, I'm featuring this adorable succulent set called POTTED PLANTS with its coordinating DIE SET.
 
 

I found some cute cacti paper in a pad from The Paper Studio called Oh Elle Elle. I then decided I wanted to stamp the sentiment in a long, straight line, and have some plants on a wood ledge. To stamp the sentiment in a straight line I covered parts with a post-it note and just inked up the words I wanted to stamp.
 
 
I raised the wood ledge and potted plants on foam dots for added dimension. I also added foam behind the entire stamped panel to raise it off the background cacti paper. 

 
You can see more inspiration on The Greeting Farm Blog from my fellow DT Sisters!

Have an awesome week!
Rosie