Wednesday, August 31, 2016

IAR Inspiration - Fabric Covered Notebook

Hello everyone!

I'm here today to remind you about the monthly "Anything Goes" challenge at the I Am Roses blog and to share a fabric covered notebook on which I used the following flowers from IAR:
Soft Pink Mini Lily Paper Flowers
Small White Paper Flowers
Mixed Sweet Rainbow Pastel Hydrangea

Русскоговорящие читательницы! Девченки!!! Вы же делаете такие красивейшие альбомы и открытки, и почти всегда я вижу на них цветы от IAR (ну или очень на них похожие). Добавляйте свои работы в Линки в челендж блоге и выигрывайте призы! Надо использовать минимум 2 вида цветочков\товаров брэнда, и у вас уже есть шанс стать обладательницей замечательного приза, который ежемесячно высылается из Тайланда в любую точку мира. 
 The close-ups:

Reminder of the challenge rules:

Contest runs Aug 15th - Sept 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 “August 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

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Voyage Beneath the Sea - Top Load Mini Album + Tutorial

Hello everyone!!

Today my project is shared on the Graphic 45 official blog and it means that I can also share it with you here.

I created a little boxed mini album with the "Voyage Beneath the Sea" collection. The album is loaded into the box from the top, while the binding is attached to the lid and holds 6 pocket pages. A magnet is preventing the inside photo mats to fall out of the pages when the album is extracted from the box.

On the front  you will find shadow boxes with the cutouts from several of the “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paper sheets. If you like to add shells, cogs and sea themed die cuts to your projects, this paper collection is for you.

In the tutorial (the link to which is at the bottom of the post) I am showing how to construct the base box, give you the measurements for putting the shadow boxes together, share a process of embellishing them and finally explain how to create the pages.

The finished project measures 5” tall (not including the feet and the knob on the lid), 4” wide (not including the ornate pulls on the sides) and 4” deep (with both of the shadow boxes). The most of the project is done using the 6”X6” paper pad and several 8”X8” sheets (from which I cut out the images for embellishing the shadow boxes and the inside pages of the album).

Being dimensional, the finished project can serve a nice decoration piece.

I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and find it inspiring.  

Here are some handy measurements for you to use (I know the sound of the video was very bad, but it's impossible to do anything about it now).


Chipboard for the box:
3.5 " x 4.5" (2 pc)
4.5" x 2 5/8" (2 pc)
3.5 x 2 5/8" (1 pc)
4" x 3 1/8" (1 pc) - the lid

Card stock piece for creating the hinged binding (to be attached to the lid of the box):
3 1/4" x 8 5/8"
Score at 1 1/8" from the left and right (on the lond side). All the spacing in between those lines should be scored at every 3/8".

Card stock for the pages:
7 1/8"x 4 1/4" (6 pc)
scored at 3/8" and 3 3/4" on the long side
Card stock for the inside tags:
4 7/8" x 3 1/4" (6 pc)
score at 1" on the long side

Here is the list of the used products:
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad

La-La Land Crafts sea-themed dies
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame #2 die
Assorted metal embellishments
I Am Roses flowers
Prima Mini Stones

The link to the video tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Halloween cards for La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

There has been a new release of the Halloween does and stamps at the La-La Land Crafts store. Today I have two cards to show you. The first is for the "Stitches" theme of the current week, and the second one is from the last week. (Yep, I did not have time to write up a post earlier :/)

So, here are the La-La Land Crafts products features in the first card:
Stamp:Baby Pumpkin Marci
Dies: CobwebBroomCrowsStitched Nested CirclesDouble Stitched Circles

Baby Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Outfit: E08, YR18, YR15, Y18
            YG67, YG95, YG93, YG21

A few close-ups:

And here is the previous week's card with the following La-La Land products used:
Stamp: Witch Marci
DiesCobwebBare BranchesCrowsBroom, Double Stitched CirclesPierced Scalloped Circles,

Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: Y18, YR16, YR18, E09
Dress and shoes: BV31, BV23, BV25, BV29
Hat: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV000
Broom: E11, E15, E18 + E59, E57, E55, E53

Here are the close-ups:

The new release includes the following:

So cute, right? I love the new dies from this release too! 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 15, 2016

I Am Roses August Challenge

Good day everyone!!!

I am calling to all of the crafters who use the I Am Roses flowers in their cards, albums and other projects. Enter the I Am Roses "Anything Goes" challenge. You only have to use at least 2 I Am Roses products! The theme is ALWAYS Anything Goes and the design team always checks on your blogs and leaves some comments. 

My inspiration contribution to this month's challenge is a baby girl clutch album. I've already created several of these in the past and every time I thank Olushka for the idea of this simple and cute project.

Here are some details of the front cover:

Here is the first page that you see once you open the "clutch":

On the rest of the pages there are photo mats for 17 pictures:

The IAR items used in this album:
Pale Variegated Pink Lily Paper Flowers 
Small solid Soft green Flowers
Small Random Mixed Color Curly Gardenia

Hop to the I Am Roses challenge blog to submit your projects, to have a look at the inspiration from the rest of the design team and to see the winners of the previous challenge.