Friday, December 15, 2017


WELCOME to the I Am Roses "Merry and 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 and 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!
Here is the line up of the I Am Roses Design Team:

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

My card today features Conie Fong's Wreath Penguin.  I used paper from Echo Park Deck The Halls 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from Echo Park a Perfect Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad. The ribbon and red dots are from my stash.

These are the GORGEOUS I Am Roses flowers showcased on this card:
C-12 Red Small Poinsettia
P40-12 Red Christmas Petals
P40-15 White Christmas Petals
L20-426 Mixed Pastel Candy Color Paper Leaves

Your next stop on the hop is STEPHANIE! Don't forget comments will be CLOSED at 11:59pm PST on Saturday December 23rd (This blog hop has a duration of one week). 


Monday, December 11, 2017

Sassy Cheryl's Illustrations: Ya Don't Say

Happy Monday everyone! Today, I'm showcasing a brand NEW image from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps called Ya Don't Say. I love this cute and adorable scene! She is running a special for the next 24 hours on this image (until Tuesday 12/12 at 12pm EST/11am CST). Use code BIRDIE at checkout to save $2 on this awesome digi!!
Cheryl draws the most amazing images!! The great thing is that you have the choice of purchasing an already colored version, which is a life-saver if you are trying to get several cards finished in a short amount of time!
Snowman: C1, C2, C3, YR04, YR07, YR09, E19
Birds: B23, B26, B28, YR04, YR09
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Green: YG23, YG17, YG67
Brown: E42, E44, E47
When I saw the square image, I knew I had to use my MFT Polaroid die to capture the cute scene. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps. I used some Christmas papers from my stash, and then added some ribbon and chipboard snowflakes colored with a gold sharpie. The red enamel dots are from C.C. Designs.

Be sure to head over to Sassy Cheryl's Stamps to grab this image for your collection! Don't forget to use the discount code BIRDIE to save some moolah!! While you are there, browse around because there are a lot of wonderful stamps to snatch up! The great thing about her store is that you can also purchase a colored version of every image for your projects if you don't want to color....easy peasy crafting!
If you want to stay in the loop on new releases and sales, then come and join us over at Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood Facebook Group. It's also a great place to share your projects using these fun stamps!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

C.C. Designs: DECEMBER RELEASE is NOW Available!!

The day is finally here....RELEASE DAY at C.C. Designs for the December Release! This month there are two new stamp sets along with some new's so EXCITING!! I'm loving everything released this month!!
 My card showcases Meoples Wintertime Stamp Set, Wintertime Outline Dies, Meoples Winter Scene Stamp Set, Winter Scene Outline Dies, Winter Borders Die, and Make A Card Scene #17 Die. It all coordinates so perfecting together to make an AMAZING scene!
Thank you for joining us on our Preview Days! Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Blog to see the New Release Showcase video featuring all of the awesome new products!


Friday, December 8, 2017

C.C. Designs December Release: PREVIEW DAY 2

Happy Friday everyone! Today we are on Day 2 of Preview at C.C. Designs for their new December Release! This month there are two new stamp sets along with some new's so EXCITING!! I'm loving everything released this month!!

As the holidays approach, we want to make it easier for our customers to win prizes so we are moving our questions/games to our CUSTOMER FACEBOOK PAGE! We seem to have more participation and interaction in our Facebook Group so head on over and join us there! Find the question posted for Day 1 and Day 2 of Previews and leave us an answer! We will randomly draw a winner from each day to win ONE of the stamps featured that day. You have until this Saturday, DECEMBER 9th at 9am EST to leave a comment on our FACEBOOK PAGE. We will announce the winners on our Saturday New Release Video Showcase Blog Post at 11am EST.

My card showcases Meoples Wintertime Stamp Set, Wintertime Outline Dies, Winter Borders Die, and Make A Card Scene #17 Die. It all coordinates so perfecting together to make an AMAZING scene!

Thank you for joining us on our Preview Days! Tomorrow at 11am EST/10am CST these awesome stamps and dies will be available for purchase! Be sure to stop back by for the New Release Showcase Video and the winners from our Facebook Questions! 

Head over to our C.C. Designs FACEBOOK GROUP and answer yesterday and today's question for a chance at winning a free stamp!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sweet Escape Digis: MUSIC!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm back today with my last post as a Guest Designer for an awesome digi company called Sweet Escape Digis. She has a variety of different styles in her Etsy shop so head on over and grab a few to try out! I think you'll LOVE coloring them as much as I do!
This beautiful girl is called MUSIC. When I first got her I was just going to make something with records or music notes, but since it's almost Christmas and all the stations are playing Christmas Music, I decided to stick with the Christmas theme! I think she makes a fun Christmas card!
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E15
Hair: E71, E77, E79
Lips: R22, R24
Red: R24, R27, R29, R39
Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
I used decorative paper from Echo Park The Story of Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad. The scalloped rectangle frame around my image was cut out using a My Favorite Things die. The flowers are from I am Roses. I found the Jingle Bell Rock music sheet printable on-line by doing a google search. And the Shake it Up! it's Christmas sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie Shake It Up Stamp Set.
 Be sure to head over to the Sweet Escape Digi Shop to check out the awesome selection! They are so much fun to color!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store: HONEY BEE STAMPS!

Happy Sunday everyone! Have you checked out the 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store lately? There is so much variety in the store now and new lines are being added regularly! Two of the things that makes 7 Kids stand out are their outstanding customer service and fast shipping. If you ever need anything or want something that you don't see, reach out to Kelly and she will help you!
Today, I'm featuring a new line we recently added called Honey Bee Stamps!! The stamps and dies are amazing! I LOVE all of the sets and added a bunch to my collection so you're going to be seeing me featuring these for a while, WOO HOO! With Christmas around the corner, I needed some cute art to display in some 8x10 frames around the house. So I decided to use these adorable birds from the Season's Tweetings Stamp Set to make something cute and simple! This set is HUGE....6x8 and comes with some awesome sentiments! Aren't they adorable!!

  In sticking with the simple theme, I didn't do any shading. I stamped the birds on kraft paper and pulled out my glitter gel pens (that have just been sitting and collecting dust, haha). The sentiment is from the Season's Tweeting set and I just embossed it with gold embossing powder. The patterned paper is from Simple Stories Very Merry 6x8 Paper Pad. I plan on putting this in an 8x10 frame, which I still need to get.

 Don't forget about our current ANYTHING GOES Challenge on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog. Just click on the link on the Challenge Blog (right side bar) to upload your card for a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the store! We will also be starting a new challenge on our Facebook Group soon!
Have a great Sunday!