Thursday, June 28, 2012

3 Cards, 3 Different Styles

I'm excited to share with you 3 cards I created for the I Am Roses Design Team.  I wanted to show you just how versatile I Am Roses are no matter what your style is.  Did you know that I Am Roses also carries beautiful mulberry butterflies, crochet flowers, skeleton leaves, and a huge variety of flowers other then just roses.

Here is the first card I created.  I just love this cute House Mouse stamp I got for my birthday! I wanted to create a simple card using it that was colorful and fun.

Sm mixed leaves: L20 - 427, Big Crochet mix JC2 - 427,
Cherry Blossom mix: S3 - 427, & Sm mixed Butterflies; BF1 - 427

For my second card I colored this cute little digi image and created more of a softer shabby chic style card.  I just love the softness of this card paired with the beautiful I Am Roses!

Big Soft Pink Gardenias: GB4 - 124, Sm White Crochet flowers: ZJC1 - 152, Mini Pink Rose Buds: T1 - 3, White Semi Open Rose Buds: T30 - 151, Sm Green Skeleton Leaves: K1 - 50, & Big Natural Skeleton Leaves: K3 - 805 / Z

For my last card I wanted to create a whimsical card, but I also wanted to challenge myself and use my I Am Roses in a different way.  Meaning, not using them the way they came.  I just love how I turned some flowers into clouds and others into grass!

White Daisy: P23 - 1, Mini White Hydrangea: ZP9 - 1, Sm Random mixed Curly Gardenia: GP2 - 427

No matter what your style is, be sure to check out 

Be sure to stop on by my youtube channel and check out my video.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Book

Here is my latest design team project I created for
I used the new Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection you can purchase at now for 15% off!!!

I wanted to created a mini book hidden within an altered book.  And this is what I came up with.

Here is a link to my youtube channel if you'd like to watch my video on how I created my mini within an altered book.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Vacation & Rambling

It's been awhile, I know...I've just recently returned home from vacation.  
Can you guess where we went?

To the "Happiest Place on Earth"! Disneyland!

We've been planning our vacation for a little over a year, knowing once school let out, we'd be packing and heading to California to see Mickey! It was so nice to get away and enjoy experiencing Disneyland with our kids!  The last time we had been to Disney, our daughter was 2 yrs old, well she is 10 now, and our oldest son was just a baby! Boy, time sure flies!!!

We all had such a great time seeing all the Disney characters, riding ALL the rides and taking in all the shows!  By vote, we all decided that our favorite ride as a family was in California Adventure, "The Hollywood Tower  Hotel"!  Yes, even my little 6 yr. old went on it twice and loved it! 

After spending 4 days at Disney, we ventured on a little trip to our old stopping ground, San Diego!  I've grown to really like living in Colorado, but I'm still a San Diego girl at hear!t I love going back and visiting whenever I get the chance.  This time we went back knowing we were going to take the kiddos to Lego Land.  I'm pretty sure visiting Lego Land was our boys favorite part of our whole vacation!

You know how it goes, it's always wonderful to get away and take a vacation, but it's so nice to be back home, and then once you get home, you feel like you need to take a vacation from the vacation you just had! LOL!!!

It's good to be back home and in my craft room creating once again!  I loved our family vacation and all wonderful things we were able to do, I'm looking forward to scrapping those memories!

I have created some projects since returning and I will share those soon.


Monday, June 4, 2012


I love the month of June, not only because it's my birthday month but its the start of Summer!  June also is known for the month of Weddings, which makes this months I Am Roses Color Challenge perfect. The theme for this months challenge is "Bridal" and monochromatic.  Be sure to stop on over at the I Am Roses blog to find out all the details on how you can enter this months challenge.

I created a 12x12 scrapbook layout using "white" as my monochromatic color.  I had so much fun layering and adding all the beautiful white I Am Roses onto this layout.  I have to admit, I've never scrapped a monochromatic layout before, and I'm in love!  I can't wait to try it again!!!

I used two different I Am Roses products on my layout.  The small clustering of flowers in the corners of my layout are P41 - 15 Poinsettias and the three large roses are R21's.  I sprayed all my flowers with Scintillating Silver from Lindy Stamp Gang which added just the right amount of sparkle!

Be sure to stop on by my youtube channel "Scrapsofmine" to see how I created my monochromatic "Bride" layout and don't forget to check out all the details at on how you can enter our June Color Challenge.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pro 31 Designs Blog Hop - Grand Opening!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me celebrate the Grand Opening Blog Hop for! (June 1-3)

I hope that you have just came from Anna's blog.  If you have arrived here from another blog, you'll want to make sure you check out all the great pro31 designers blogs in order so you
can win an Awesome Grand Prize that Esmeralda owner of is giving away!
Just incase you've hopped out of order, here is the order of our blog hop:

I have 2 amazing giveaways for you plus a freebie, but before I get to those giveaways, I want to share a card I created using items from

I created this 6x6 card using white card stock for my base and pattern paper from the 
New London Market PinkPaislee collection.  I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink and distressed the edges of my pattern paper.
I added this gorgeous trim and altered it using Turquoise Glimmer Mist. I wrapped some twine around the trim and added my favorite flowers 8130's in turquoise & ivory; I also added 8050E flowers in brown. I distress all the flowers with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I removed 3 layers of petals from the 8050E brown roses and created my own rose buds. I also tucked in 2- 3 Tone Wheat Sprays in brown to finish off my flower cluster as well as tucking in a flower cluster punch I punched out and altered with Frayed Burlap distress ink.

The last and final embellishment I added to my card is this super cute Stamped image by S.W.A.L.K.  She is from collection 1, and is called "Get Well Soon".  I did alter her just a little, I wanted her to look happy so I changed her mouth to a smile by just simply using a black pen.  She's stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock with black Momento ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Markers used - Skin: FS2, FS3, & TN2. Cheeks: FS6. Hair: EB5, EB8, TN7 & TN8. 
Dress & Hair Bows: TB1 & TB2. Eyes: TB3

I also have a little giveaway of my own to share with one of you, just a little something to thank 1 of my subscribers for stopping by and playing along with our blog hop. To enter to win my giveaway you must be a subscriber of my blog and leave me a comment on this post with an email address so I can contact you if you win.

You will win this mini album kit I put together using tons of embellishments from along with some of my favorites from my stash!

As a bonus to Thank you for stopping by my blog and subscribing, one of my fellow design team members - Heather Hudson has created this one of a kind, super cute digi collage just for me to give to you.  I love mason jars and I know you'll have so much fun using these tags on any of your projects.  Just right click on the image and save to your downloads and have fun!  Be sure to share what you create!

Okay, now onto the last and maybe most important step of our blog hop.  I know that you have checked out the Pro31designs blog right?  From reading above you already know that Esmeralda is providing an awesome prize to be given away for hopping along to 1 lucky blog hopper.
Check out the photo below showing the fabulous prize you can win for hopping along.
To be entered at the chance to win this amazing prize all you need to do is collect a "secret word" from each of our blogs and email your list of secret words to before 12 Midnight PST on June 3rd.

My secret word is *Spectrum Noir*.  I love coloring with these marker and find them very easy to use and the best part about Spectrum Noir markers is...they are super inexpensive and you can purchase them at!

As a bonus to you my subscribers I'm also offering you a discount code for 10% off your order over at  Just enter in the discount code LESLIE10 at check out.  Thanks again for stopping by my blog and celebrating the Grand Opening of  Now you need to hop on over to Pro31 designer Patti's blog.

Happy Blog Hopping, have fun and good luck!