I Am Roses Holiday Blog Hop

It's that time of year again!  I Am Roses annual Holiday Blog Hop.  I am blessed to be a guest this year.  

I decided to use an image from Make It Crafty.  It's an easel card that can sit around for the season as just a decoration.  Full of sparkle and chippies and oh yes I Am Roses Flowers!

As with any great blog hop there are rules and prizes!  OH MY!


Here’s how to play:

  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "IAR Holiday” 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 22nd (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our Designers' blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Are you ready to get started hopping?  Here is the lineup!

Have fun and good luck!

Penguin Hugs

Ok, I have to admit this was so much fun to color!  Once again, I did not have a plan or any idea in mind.  I just picked up markers and started coloring the background.  I added BG's, B's, BV's, V's and even YG's.  Coloring on a glass mat made this process very easy to blend.  I then decided to add a little texture to the backgound giveing the appearance of very distance starts.  I added a few dots of white for brighter stars and white Nuvo Drops for a few snow dropslets coming and landing on the ice burg. 

As for the water which was the next step.  I had to keep in mind I had a night sky.  So light colors wouldn't do.  The water reflects the sky.  I went with BG53, 45, 59 with BG11.  I used tip to tip technique to bring the colors of the sky reflecting into the water. I also added the reflection onto the ice burgs.

Now look, Peguins are black, I was tired and I didn't want feel like putting reflection on them as well.  It would be easy enough to do. Just undercoat with a dark purple and remove the C9.  Go over the dark purple with C7 and the purple would come through the C7 like magic.  You could add BG53 where you would put C5 and then go over it with the C5 and it would be amazing.  On a glass mat and X-Press it paper the belending would be a breeze. 

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Hello Winter!

Here I have combined two new stamps.  DoveArt Pine trees and Wimsy Stamps Snowman.  What a great scene it created.   Although in my opinion, you can not go wrong with a snowman or a penguin!

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Ginger Snaps - You Savages!

When I received this halriaous clear set, I thought it was perfect.  Seriously, if you were a gingerbread man cookie wouldn't you think the exact same thing? Are we not savages for eating these poor adorable cookies?  Don't they have feelings too?  Acording to this clear set they have lots of them and they are angry little cookies.  I don't think I will be able to ever eat one again.

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New Digi Release from Power Poppy

Welcome, Today Power Poppy is releasing The Ultimate Poinsettia digital stamp.

This is just a stunning image that is perfect for a card or a forever keepsake framed to sit on an easel year after year.  Color this and set it next to Poinsettia and Pom Cust and you have a beautiful pair of holiday decorations.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will see you again with another release on the 15rh

Pine Bough - New from Whimsy Stamps

Welcome to the last day of Whimsy stamps New Release Week. 

Pine Bough

You are correct, this is not a normal Holiday card.  It is more masculine and perfect for that single guy you know.    I did not use any lovely specialty papers just white cardstock, stamps, and Copic Markers.  By adding a couple of the whimsy dies, and a small piece of paper I was able to create a most beautiful card.

As a matter of fact, this card could be given at any time throughout the fall and winter season.  Follow the links below for supply list.

Thank you for Stopping by today!

Stampendous 31 days of Halloween! Beware of the Moon Creeper!

Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween with Stampendous

This is indeed chilling. I'm calling it Moon Creeper and you should beware.  If you see her she will steal your dreams as you sleep and replace them with her image.  So look away and shut your eyes tight and think of what you are great full for in your life. This is the only way to make her go away forever.  

You see, She only comes in October.  You will know she is going to show herself when the stars disappear and the dark sky starts to swirl in shades of purples, blues, and dark violets.  If this happens, it isn't northern lights it is the Moon Creeper coming to you.

If you place her image in your home she will not show herself to you.  Even she refuses to see herself.  

Join the fun! Make a Halloween project (card, treat, home decor…) to enter our challenge. Post your image online on your blog, Instagram, Pinterest or other feed to grab the link. Nowhere to post? Email it to us at and we’ll host it for you.
We'd love to see your creations, too! Click on our link below to add your family-friendly project to our gallery. We'll choose winners each week.  Winners must have a U.S. mailing address, but we'd love to see everyone's creations. Official rules are always here.
Each day this link will be at the bottom of the post, and in our sidebar. Click on the picture or words to enter your creation.

We'd love to see your creations, too! Click on our link below to add your family-friendly project to our gallery. We'll choose winners each week.  Winners must have a U.S. mailing address, but we'd love to see everyone's creations. Official rules are always here.

Whimsy Christmas Dreaming

What an adorable Christmas image!  Poor little fairy is all tuckered out and fell asleep on a candy cane. This is one of my all time favorite Holiday Images ever.  I actually took it in Advanced Boot Camp in 2017.  Who knew at that time Jennifer Dove would become part of the Whimsy Family as an artist herself.  

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to join the Whimsy Challenges on the Whimsy Blog. You could win $15!
and don't forget to sign up for The Paper Door!

Christmas Horns

Yea, I got a little creative with this.  I wanted something different and non traditional. Ok, so I just described my personality.  
Well there is a blank are to color a background.  I got the idea to color it to match the paper!  I have to say it was fun to do.  After adding the cast shadows, I really pushed the horns and holly forward.  Added a few Nuvo drops for accents and I used straight rectangle dies to layer the design. 

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to join the Whimsy Challenges on the Whimsy Blog

Paper Door, Unlock Your Creativity! Last Chance

We hope you have enjoyed all of our inspiration posts the last two weeks using our latest Paper Door Kit, Corny Candy Corns. If you haven't yet seen what's in the kit (along with a couple other goodies listed below), here's a peek. 

And our designers are on hand with one more day of inspiration. They have absolutely knocked it out of the park this month with their projects. Supplies are very limited for this kit so Click here to get your order in before time is out.

I want to recap what I have made for you this month.

Our monthly crafty box of goodness! PAPER DOOR kits include hand selected and exclusively designed products, all coordinated perfectly to inspire your creative projects. Each month, kits will be available to purchase from the 10th to the 25th, while supplies last. No subscriptions or wait lists. . But, kits are available only during this limited time and in limited supply, Once sold out, they are not restocked.
PAPER DOOR is $39.95 plus shipping and our product listings already include the postage in the price. Just select the product for your shipping destination, add to the cart and check out. Your kit will be shipped out on or before the 26th of the month. 

Unlock your creativity with PAPER DOOR!  Click here to purchase the kit.
And we would love to see what you create with your PAPER DOOR kit, be sure to share on social media and tag #whimsystamps or join our Facebook group: You never know, you might be featured on our Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog.