Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Hope you have a wonderful week and I leave you with this verse. Live your life in a way that the sun will shine from you and do not let anyone put a shade of negativity over it. May you be happy and hopefully your happiness will rub off on them!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Invitation

Hi Everyone and welcome Ivett here again to share a new project with you for November! 
I have put together a Thanksgiving Card this month with some fabulous colors. I used my favorite Sizzex mini pumpkin and leaf #4 die. I have had this die for ever and it’s gotten lots of love over the years. The funny thing about it is that I can always think of new ways to use them! 


I will be hosting Thanksgiving at my home this year and thought it would be nice to make some personal invitations for a few family and friends this year!
The colors I used for this project were: Tiger Lily Red Orange, Marigold Yellow Orange, Cowabunga Copper, Ponderosa Pines Olive, and Steampunk Sepia.
I found the perfect brown ribbon that says autumn on it to divided the card up and give it some character.
 
I embossed the metal piece and the back of the card with a Spellbinders Die and inked all the edges with Distress ink for depth. The inside of the card I just lined with white 110 lbs. paper and will fill it out later. I also used 140 lbs. water color paper for the pumpkins and outside liner to the card.

Bellow I have a tutorial on how I put this card together.
 As always I hope to have inspired you to create something wonderful! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Odyssey of the Mind {for Lindy's Stamp Gang}

Odyssey of the Mind

Hi Everyone! I'm here to share with you another project I put together using the concept of an Artist trading Block.
The cube (or Artist Trading Block) was great fun for me and I guarantee it’s not to be the last of its kind! Yes another box- I just couldn’t help myself!!! =)

This month for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge I put this cute little box. Bellow you can see that the possibilities are endless with the ATB's.
So let’s take an artful journey through the mind! An Odyssey of the Mind that’s where; and a 3-D Artist Block experience with a major color explosion!!!
 I used: 
Azure Sea Asters Witch's Potion Purple Starburst Spray, Brushed Nickel Starburst Spray, Clam Bake Beige Starburst Spray, and Midnight Gold Embossing Powder. The paper line i used was Authentic. Tim Holtz Alterations Dies, trinkits, and beads. 

Bellow I have a video explaining how I put this beautiful Artist Trading block together! So prepare to be amazed by these creative and innovative ATB designs!
As always I hope to have inspired you to go and create something wonderful! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas Gift Tag {for I Am Roses}

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to bring you a new challenge this month! I had an absolute blast putting this Christmas tag together and officially kicking off my favorite season of the year!!!
 I chose a white on white background so my gorgeous gardenia and leaf from I Am Roses could pop and I think I was able to achieve this elegantly! 
 Bellow I have a video tutorial on how I put this card together for you. Come over and follow along.
If you don't know we host a challenge over at the I Am Roses Challenge blog every month and you have the opportunity to play along with us and win some prizes! 


As always thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope to have inspired you! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thankful Harvest Artist Trading Block

Hi Everyone! I’m back with new project- It’s an Artist Trading Block {ATB} I created for I Am Roses this month. 
I totally enjoyed this process. I have seen these pop up here and there so I decided to give it a go. I think it turned out beautifully don’t you?

In this Artist Trading Card I used my R40-827 Roses as a topper. I also used DCWV’s Autumn Spendor paper stack, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays, Tim Holtz Alterations Dies, Sizzix Dies, Distress Ink, and my trusty ATG Gun.
I added leaves and branches around the box to bring out the colors and the cute pumpkins. Bellow you will find a video tutorial for your enjoyment! 
As always I hope to have inspired you to go and create something wonderful!
 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Gathering!

 Hi Everyone Ivett here with you sharing an autumn card. Fall is a super exciting time for me because it kicks off all of the holiday decorating which I love and enjoy so much!
This card truly evokes childhood memories for me. 
For this card I used Kraft card stock to cut out all of my leaves and branches dies from Tim Holtz Alterations Dies. McGill embossing tools and a Prima Distress tool. I also used black 110 lbs. cardstock for the card base and 1 6X6 sheet of Prima Sunrise Sunset paper pad. I then inked all of the edges to the branches, leaves and back layer of my paper. 

 Ok-so on to my fabulous Lindy’s Stamp Gang goodness!!! I used Ponderosa Pines Olive Starburst Spray, Cocoa Bean Copper Starburst Spray, Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabio, & Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray to color, distress and use a gradient coloration technique on my leaves. Then I sprinkled them with Twilight Bronze Slate & Midnight Gold embossing powders to make them glisten and gleam beyond compare!
As always thank you for stopping by and I hope to have inspired you!    
            Bellow you will find a video tutorial on how I put it together. 
~Ivett                                                                

Friday, September 26, 2014

Creative Envelope - Card Box

Hi Everyone it’s that time again when I share with you a new project using my fabulous I Am Roses! 
This month I decided to incorporate them on a cute little greeting card gift box. I used my beautiful Curly Daisies G1-426 and Tulips TU1-426. 
Here I used a gorgeous envelope box that I created using my We R Memory Keepers envelope board. 
The paper I used is 7 Dot Studios & Graphic 45. As you can see these papers serve as a phenomenal backdrop to my exquisite flowers. I created my belly bands to hold everything together with a Martha Stewart punches. Thank you for stopping by =)
Bellow you will find a video tutorial. As always I hope to have inspired you to create your own!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Steampunk Meets Fall Altered Canvas

Hi everyone Ivett here again sharing a project with you guys! We are in mid-September already can you believe it? Time really does fly and in honor of this time of the year I picked this fabulous color combination to work with! 
 As you can see I used really warm fall colors to put together this Steampunk marries Mixed Media canvas.
I incorporated my love for mixed media and vintage finds! On this canvas I have a mix of sprays, micas and embossing powders for you. I used Grab a Guy Gold Starburst Spray, Brushed Nickel Starburst Spray, Marigold Yellow Orange, Starburst Spray.
I also incorporated some of my favorite embossing powders in Midnight Brown, Midnight Pewter, Midnight Cooper, Midnight Gold, and Twilight Bronze Slate.
You can buy these separately or in their respective sets. 
I also incorporated my wonderful roses from 
I Am Roses to complement the fall colors.
Bellow you will find a video of me putting bits and pieces of this canvas together for you.  
As always I thank you so much for stopping by and hope to inspire you to create something wonderful! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaq3iSRk1c

Monday, September 1, 2014

Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties my regular 
1st of the month post will be uploaded at a later time please check back periodically today for update or the posts. 
Thanks for your support and your patience.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Traveling Friend for {IAR}

Hi Everyone I vet here again with another I Am Roses project to share with you.


This month’s project is a little card I put together for a friend that’s going away for six months. I wanted to make something small enough to hold a couple of gift cards yet big enough to deck it out with my fabulous Roses form IAR! 

As you can see I have put together two cluster of these fabulous frilly roses and the added the word Friends in the middle. I uses a Prima 6x6 paper pad, recollections wood word art and my Spellbinders die. 

You can find my beautiful roses here. As always I wish to inspire you and want to thank you for stopping by!

Friday, August 1, 2014

At the Seashore {IAR & LSG August Challenge}

Hi everyone it’s that time again! Can you believe it? Its August already boy has this year is  just zipping on by so quickly. 
Today I am sharing my love of two awesome companies melded together into one project! I have taken my fabulous I Am Roses and my Lindy’s Sprays and brought you this simple adorable Mixed Media Altered Seashore scene!
I have put together a small video for you to enjoy. As always I wish to inspire you.

Products I used:
Recollections Rhinestone Stickers
Pink Paisley’s wooden accents 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fabulous Find {Cooper Moon Apothecary}

Hi Everyone it’s Ivett here again and snaps-a-doodles am I excited to share this awesome find! I made my way to the Campbell Farmers Market and was impressed by all of the vendor’s, colors, smells, and amazing finds!
If I didn’t care so much about all of you I could have easily kept this one to myself lol!  
Handmade soap! Yep soap!!! I’m letting you into one of my secret pleasures… I just adore a good bar of handcrafted soap. You know that one soap you can immediately tell just by the feel and smell of it that it will nourish your skin and delight your senses!

I found just that last weekend! I know I’m teasing you by not revealing that name yet but, I think that it’s important for you to know that these absolutely spectacular creations are being made right in my own backyard sort-to-speak!
I met the Katy the owner of Cooper Moon Apothecary and she explained her process to me-aren’t I lucky? I was able to sample one of her fabulous scrubs. 


OMG was that delightful!!! 

The smell and the luxurious feeling during and after were amazing. I just love the idea that all of the ingredients are natural and soothing to the skin.

I am definitely going back for more this Sunday!

Kelly shared with me that all of her herbs are grown on her farm and her handcrafted bar soaps are made using nourishing butters and oils, and pure organic botanicals.
Seriously what a delightful treat! If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area you must come by and check her out and if not you are not at a loss you can order these fabulous soaps, creams, salves & balms online here
Disclosure! Oh my I sound so serious lol!!!
I in no way am getting any product or paid for this small review. I just like to share really GOOD natural products when I find them especially when it’s handcrafted and a local artist-vendor! =)

Btw before I forget go and give Katy some love on her Facebook page 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Perfect Life Postcard {For I Am Roses}

Hi there it’s Ivett again with another project to share with you guys!
I love them.
Small, precious treasures.
I don't quite know why, but every once in a while.
 I sometimes put together old bits and ends, small trinkets,
book paper, left over product, etc...
I just love them!
These postcards are always one of a kind little treasures of color and collage! I send them out randomly to close friends so you may get this one in the mil pretty soon – You know who you are lol!!!
This time around I decided to incorporate my delicately precious I Am Roses flowers and what a treat it is! This mini piece of art can be mailed, matted, framed, or just propped up for a casual but, pretty display!
I have a video tutorial for you so sit back and enjoy it!

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope to inspire you!
Products I used:
Dusty Attic Bird House DA0699
Cavallini Papers & Co Par Avion
Impression Obsession Cover-a card Quatrefoil
Unity Stamp Christy Tomlinson Designs CT-910A
Prima 6x6 paper pad Lyric
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry & Mustard Seed
Tim Holtz Embossing Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Imaginations Colorize-able Stickers
Corrugated Cardboard 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

House Warming Moments

Hi there Blogosphere friends, It’s Ivett here again with some Lindy’s inspiration!
 
I recently got an invitation from a good friend of mine to visit her at her new home and of course I to make her a card to go with her housewarming gift.
I created this card using a few Mixed Media techniques and my new summer favorite Lindy’s set Under the Boardwalk. I used some 7 Dot Studios paper with some We R Memory Keepers “Dreamy” Double-sided Journaling cards. I also incorporated some beautiful Prima flowers, Prima Junkyard Findings, a Prima Bust and some cute gears and chipboard gears.
My friend a big girly girl as am I so this card was a treat to make and I can’t wait to see the expression on her face when she gets her present!
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Under the Boardwalk Flat spray set 
and coordination Embossing Powders.
Bellow I have a video with a small tutorial for you.
 As always I hope to inspire you!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Mini Watercolor/Art Journal Travel Kit

Hi Everyone Ivett here again! I love to watercolor, sketch, or illustrate in my art journals while I’m on the go! So I always have a bag handy with a few favorite things at hand. 
I periodically post little bits of my work on Facebook or Instagram and you all have asked lots of questions! So between a bunch of some personal messages, emails, etc. asking what my travel art kit/bag looks like. 
So I decided to a video together for you all in response to that!
I also made a small project for those of you who asked on how you can start Art Journaling and watercoloring inexpensively! 
In my opinion recycling and upcycling in the craft-room is key! So make sure to watch the tutorial and see how you can probably make your own adorable watercolor palette for next to nothing, nada, free!  

As always I hope that this inspires you!