Monday, December 17, 2012

Snow Cute Scrapbook Layout

I'm super excited about sharing this adorable scrapbook layout I created for Sweetnothingstampco. using the new digi image "Snowman Love Sophie".

I love using digi images as embellishment on my scrapbook layouts. "Snowman Love Sophie" was the perfect embellishment I needed on this layout of my kiddos playing in the snow.

I used Jolly and Craft Fair pattern paper by American Crafts for my layout along with white textured card stock.  I created the snow hill using the Aspen Court designer template from Kiwi Lane Designs, tracing along with a snow marker, adding distressed rock candy stickles and diamond dust to create the look of snow.  I repeated the same process with the snow marker, stickles and diamond dust on Sophie's snowman. I love how Sophie's snowman actually looks like he is made of snow!
I colored Sophie with my Specturm Noir markers and added my final embellishment to finish off my scrapbook layout.

I hope I have inspired you to use one of the Sweet Nothing Stamp Co. images as an embellishment on your next scrapbook layout.

Don't forget to check out all the adorable images SNSC has to offer.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Altered Wooden Calendar

December so far has been a crazy busy month for me. I am almost finished with our families Christmas shopping, but I have yet to bake any holiday goodies or ship anything out in the mail. I'm looking forward to the "New Year" and to help me keep on track, I created an altered wooden calendar for my design team project for I Am Roses.

I'm regretting not taking a picture to show you just how hideous this calendar was before I altered it. I purchased it on clearance a while back at my local Hobby Lobby. It's original state was unfinished with a sailor's anchor on it. Yup you read that right. I knew as soon as I saw it I needed to take it home with me and that someday I'd turn it into something fabulous!

I stained the wooden numbers and months using Rangers Distress Stain in Walnut along with the side of the calendar holder. I added a floral print pattern paper by American Crafts and black daisy trim from Pro31designs around the edges. I completed my calendar by embellishing the area which once was home to the anchor with black Prima bling and I Am Roses.

The I Am Rose Products I used to embellish my calendar box are:
Black rose, originally brown (altered with black LSG spray): R76
White Large Crochet flower: JC 2 - 151
Green Sm Skeleton Leaves: K1 - 50
Sm Pink Roses: R3 - 00
Medium Rose Buds: T30 - 151

Be sure to stop by iamroses to find all the beautiful flowers I used and many more.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Exciting News to Share!!!!

I have some exciting news to share with you!!!! I've known about this little secret for a few weeks now, and I'm so happy and beyond excited to share my news today!

I've been chosen to be a member of the First Term 2013 Design Team for Kiwi Lane Designs! I feel so blessed to be working with the creators of the Kiwi Lane Designer Templates and the new design team of super talented ladies!!!

I love using Kiwi Lane Designer Templates when I'm crafting and I can't wait to share my future projects with you!

Check out the Kiwi Lane blog today, and learn more about me and the design team I'll be working with!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you my exciting news!

I'm a Kiwi Girl!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

"All Wrapped Up" IAR December Challenge

I love the month of December! I love listening to Christmas music, decorating the house, baking, and especially giving gifts!

This months December IAR challenge is all about enhancing your gift wrapping with IAR products! Be sure to stop by the IAR blog to find out how you can enter this months challenge.

I love wrapping gifts almost as much as crafting! I love giving a beautifully wrapped gift away. I look at it this way, if you are going to take the time to find the perfect gift for someone, then you should take the time to make it look special.

I had some kraft Christmas printed bags on hand from last year. (I like to stock up after Christmas) The bag is nice as is, but there wasn't anything special about the bag. I loved the vintage look of the bag so I  knew I wanted to keep my IAR flowers in the traditional Christmas colors.  Using several color sprays from my Lindy Stamp Gang collection, I was able to alter my white IAR flowers to the colors I wanted. I love adding texture to projects like this using burlap, ribbon and flower sprays.

I love the way my altered kraft Christmas bag turned out! I can't wait to find the perfect gift to add inside!

I Am Roses flowers used:

Be sure to stop by the IAR blog for all the details on the challenge and don't forget to check out the IAR store where you can find all the flowers I used as well as many more.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, November 30, 2012

It's December Daily Time!

Thought I'd share my thinking process with you on what I'm using to create my December Daily this year. I didn't get a chance to make one last year, so I'm looking forward to creating one this year. I plan on keeping things simple as December is hectic enough! LOL

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Altered Gift Card Holder

Hello there Crafty friends!

Today I thought I'd share a fun altered glassine, chipboard gift card holder I created for Sweenothingsstampco.

I created this altered gift card holder using a chipboard purse as the base of my gift card holder. I used the paper collection Moments from My Minds Eye along with flowers from iamroses and recollections. The adorable sweetnothingstampco image I used is Uptown Sophie! I printed Uptown Sophie on a piece of dictionary paper and colored her using my Spectrum Noir markers. Behind Uptown Sophie I have a hidden glassine pocket made from a glassine bag were a gift card can be placed. I love how fun and simple this gift card holder turned out!

Don't forget to check out Sweetnothingsstampco were you can find Uptown Sophie along with many other cute digi images.

Enjoy the video and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Altered Christmas Ornament

Wow! I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone already! This year has been flying by so quickly.  Now that the turkey has been eaten and the pumpkin pie is all gone :( I'm ready to get out our Christmas decorations and Christmasfy my house! I LoVe decorating really for all the holidays we celebrate, but decorating for Christmas is my FaVoRiTe!!! I wanted to create a "new" decor piece for our home this year, and when I found a beautiful paper mache ornament, I knew right away I had to alter it for my dt project for I Am Roses this month.

I love how beautiful the I Am Roses look on top of my altered ornament and how sparkly they shine in the light!

The iamroses flowers I used are:
R76 Available soon! (altered to Red) 
R60 (white)

Be sure to stop by iamroses to find all the beautiful flowers I used and many more.

For more details on products used to create my altered ornament check out my youtube video.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I've Been Scrapping!

Hello there crafters!

This post comes with a warning! LOL!


Back in October my scrappy friend Jen and I went to the Scrapbook Expo here in Denver.  I was really excited to see "Kiwi Lane Designs" on the list of vendors coming to the expo. Being a youtuber I happen to come across their YT Channel awhile ago and have been following them ever since.

 It's was such a pleasure to meet the "Kiwi" girls at the expo and they made me feel so welcome!
If you ever get a chance to go to a Scrapbook Expo and they are there, make sure to stop by their booth and check them out.

I left the expo with a few of their designer templates in hand and after playing with them jumped online and ordered more!

I've been busy scrapbooking during my free time and have been playing with my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates and I'm in love with them. The designer templates remind me of how simple scrapbooking use to be, and that's what I love about their product.  I love that it doesn't matter if you have been scrapbooking as long as I have or if you are new to scrapbooking. I love that you can create with the designer templates in away that suits your scrapbooking style!

Okay are ready to see what I've been creating?

Here are some of the scrapbook layouts I've made using my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SNSC November Color Challenge

Hello Fellow Crafters!  
I am so excited for you to be joining Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.  and it’s very talented Design Team for our November Creative Challenge.

From now on, the 2nd Tuesday of every other month we will run a Creative Challenge.  Some months the challenge may be a color palette to work with, other months it may be a theme or a layout. Every other month will be something new and creative for you to challenge yourself with. There will be a sweet little prize to be won as well. 

For the month of November, we will be challenging you to create a project with this beautiful neutral palette.  This super cute color palette is great for any type of card and you can use any sentiment you'd like. You may decide to colour your image in neutral tones and let the papers and embellishments give a splash of colour or you may choose to create and entire monochromatic card. The possibilities are endless and it's up to you!Here is the inspiration for this month:


Here is what I have created to inspire you to challenge your creative side and play along with us in this contest:

I used "Sweet Sophie" on the front of my card. Isn't she so SWEET! I colored Sophie in with my spectrum noir markers using the dark grays and warm grays as the theme color for the card and using the softer neutral tones for my accent colors from the challenge.

Contest Rules:
  • Contest runs from Tuesday November 13th-Tuesday November 27th (12 pm EST)
  • Challenge: To use the color palette provided above. You may tweek it as you wish and add any other elements you'd like. Be as creative as you wish :D  
  • Project must include any Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. digi image.{*Hint: There is a freebie digital image available... why not use it? And spread the word ;)}
  • Only one project submission per creative mind please :)
  • One winner will be chosen by voting by the SNSC DT and announced on SNSC Blog as well as on the Facebook Fan Page
  • Must be a subscriber to the SNSC Blog/Facebook Fan Page
  • Must submit project by Linky Tool by clicking the “Click Here to Enter” below

Prize to be won this month:
Prize this month is a $25 mixed prize package from Kat Scrappiness! It'll be a great mix of crafty goodness :) 
Thank you  KatScrappiness!

I hope you love my project.  Be sure to check out the other amazing Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Design Team member's blogs for other great ideas.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Am Roses November Challenge "Days Like These" Scrapabook Layout

Are you ready for a super fun challenge?

This months November Challenge for I Am Roses is a Sketch designed by the talented Arlene.

Be sure to stop on by the I Am Roses Blog to see all the details on how you can enter this months challenge.

Here is the sketch.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch!

I Am Roses flowers used pictured above

I had a lot of fun creating this scrapbook layout for I Am Roses November's Sketch Challenge. I loved this sketch so much that I created a total of 5 layouts using this sketch as my inspiration! 

Be sure to stop by IAMROSES.COM to find all the fun flowers I used on my layout as well as many more flowers they offer.

For all the contest details on how you can enter this months sketch challenge, visit the I Am Rose blog.

For more product details on my scrapbook layout be sure to stop by my youtube channel.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Free" Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Digi image!!!

Check out the video above for more info!
Enjoy "Uptown Sophie" hope you share what you create with her!
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shabby Chic Spool

Wow! Can't believe October is almost over! Halloween is just around the corner and it's been snowing here in Denver for the past two days! Yes, I said snow! Snow days always are the best days to stay inside and scrap!!!

For this months I Am Roses design team project I created an altered Shabby Chic Spool.
I started out creating a large spool from two small ribbon spools by just hot gluing the centers together after removing an end from both spools.  I decorated the spool with Webster's Pages pattern paper and some trim along with various trims and embellishments from my stash.  I  used a beautiful "new" crotchet spray from I Am Roses along with small roses, small flat flowers and skeleton leaves to complete my Shabby Chic Spool. To add a little sparkle to my project, I sprayed it with Lindy Stamp Gang's Scintillating Sliver. I love how it added just the right amount of sparkle to my Shabby Spool.

Be sure to stop by I Am Roses and check out the flowers I used on my project along with all the other amazing flowers they have to offer.

I Am Roses flowers used:
Crochet Spray: SPC1 - 428
Skeleton Leaves Natural: K3-805 / Z
Tiny Pink Flat Flowers: BP / T2 - 3
Mini White Paper Flowers: R2 - 15
Small Whit Crochet Flowers: ZJC1 - 151

~Happy Scrapping~

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Adorable You ~ Pumpkin Sophie Card

Hello there Crafty Friends!

Happy Fall!!!

Today I thought I'd share a fun fall card with you that I created using Pumpkin Sophie.

Pumpkin Sophie has a special place in my heart. She reminds me of my daughter's first Halloween 11 yrs. ago. My daughter had the same outfit on that Sophie is wearing! Yes, she was our little pumpkin!!!

I decided to create a process video sharing how I colored Pumpkin Sophie using color pencils and markers. (I used my Spectrum Noir Markers)

I used various shades of orange & green color pencils blending with odorless mineral oil along with flesh colored Spectrum Noir markers which I share the codes for in my video.

The 3 pattern papers I used are from: Lily Bee:Persnickety, MME: School Daze, & Simple Stories: Summer Fresh.

Don't forget to check out the Sweetnothingsstampco shop were you can find Pumpkin Sophie along with many other cute digi images.

Enjoy the video and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"A Haunting We Will Go" Blog Hop

Welcome! to the I Am Roses "A Haunting We Will Go" Blog Hop.
If you are hopping along that means you just arrived here from Leanne's blog also know as Luvleescrappin.
Thanks for joining our October Blog Hop!

For this blog hop I created a Home Decor Halloween center piece. 

"Witch Parking, Violators will be TOAD!"

I wanted to create something fun, colorful and whimsical to place on my dining room table. I found most of my materials at my local Target shopping center in the dollar bins. Items purchased at target include: 3 small witches brooms and a small vertical tin pail. 
This project was super easy to create. To start, I placed a piece of foam inside the tin pail and stuck my 3 brooms into place. I added twine around the bottoms of each broom along with bead sprays and of course I Am Roses flowers. I used a variety of flowers from I Am Roses and I love how beautiful they all look placed on the brooms. I sprayed all my I Am Roses flowers with Scintillating Silver from I love how sparkly they look! I also sprayed one white R40 I am Roses flower green by using Luscious Lime from

I Am Roses Flowers used include:
R40: White Roses & T30: Semi Open Rose Buds

GB5: Mixed Color Gardenia Paper Flowers

R40: Pink Roses & T30: Semi Open Rose Buds 

I also created the bottom half of a witch that included her two legs and the trim of her dress.  My thought behind the witch legs was that the witch was coming to park her broom and she was flying way to fast and landed in the parking zone! LOL! I just love how fun and whimsical adding this element to my center piece made it look.

On the dress I used S10: sm purple flowers 2 tone.

Here is a closer look at the sign on my center piece.
Items used to create this include: Hocus Pocus Sophie digi image from, die cut shape,front and toad were created using my Cricut Gypsy. Small white tag was punched from a punch and the journaling was printed from my computer.

Be sure to follow the guide lines listed below to enter the 
Blog Hop for a chance to win these flowers.

  • Hop along to each of the design team member's blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "A Haunting We Will Go” Blog Post
  • There is 1 hidden blog candy prize up for grabs in one of our DT member’s blogs!
  • Be sure to subscribe/follow the new I Am Roses Challenge Blog (
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning the prize package.
  • Comments will be closed on Oct. 31st 11:59am PST
  • We will be randomly selecting 1 winner from the comments on one of the DT’s blogs and will announce the winner on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. 

The next blog hop stop is design team member Limor.

As you hop along be sure to subscribe/follow to the individual design team member's blogs so you don't miss out on the winner announcement!

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the I Am Roses design team members hopping today:

Good Luck And thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrapping!!!