Sunday, November 6, 2011

November I Am Roses Projects, a friend and our birthday outing!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by to peek at my latest projects for I Am Roses.

I am fortunate to have my dear friend Bona, who I've known since the 2nd grade. We happen to share the love and passion for paper crafting AND our birthdays are only 6 days apart -- I'm on October 29th and she's on November 4th. We make it a point every year to do a girls night out to dinner to catch up and exchange gifts. The gifts I created for Bona were created as my I Am Roses projects for November.

First off here is a Shabby Chic card I created for Bona using The Melissa Frances 5th Avenue papers and the FleaMarket paper embellishments by ColorBok (I'll have a full product list included at the bottom of this post):

Next up is this gift card box, which I created using FleaMarket design paper and the Sizzix Envelope Box Bigs XL die.

Last up is this altered trunk... I had so much fun creating this. The box is from Treasurenest.Com and the papers again from the Shabby Chic Flea Market collection. I knew this collection would be perfect for Bona because she's used it in the past AND it's totally Shabby Chic (which she loves):

Click HERE for a video detailing how I created these projects!

Now for some fun photos! Bona and I met at the Elephant Bar for dinner and we literally shut the place down at 1am! LOL! Those of you have not been to the Elephant Bar, the food is Asian inspired and the atmosphere very relaxed with the place centralized around the middle bar that's opened late! hehe! 

Here is Bona with the gifts I created for her:

Here's me with the beautiful birthday balloon Bona made for me using one of her AccuCut dies:

Sorry for the bad quality of the photos... the restaurant was dark and all we had were our cell phones. LOL!

Anyhow, hope you enjoyed my share for today. Have yourself a GREAT week ahead!


I Am Roses Products used on these projects:

Large White Gardenia (GB5) (currently unavailable, but try the GB4's)

Other products used:
FleaMarket Paper collection by ColorBok
Trims and embellishments from KARLAS001 Etsy
Lindy Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz in Scintillating Silver
Vintage lace from my stash
Recollections Bling
Girlfriends stamp set by Crafty Secrets
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
White acryllic paint
Glossy Accents

... and more!


jen said...

You are just amazing!! I just love your work!! Do you offer any classes? Thanks for sharing your talent.

bernshwag said...

OMGosh Arlene you did a fabulous job on Bona's card and gifts! So personalized just for her and totally perfect! Love the balloon Bona made for you as well! Looks like you girls had a fabulous evening...Happy Belated Birthday to both of you!


Cathy said...

I am green with envy, Such talent and such bling.... the gift boxes are so beautiful.

Jeanine said...

Arlene I love everything!!!!! Just love your style

jillorcutt said...

Arlene, I'm hoping you can answer some questions for me. Where did you get the pearl/bling button on all three of your projects? Also, what exactly is the name of the row of pearls on the card. I know you got it from KARLAS001, but I'm having a hard time deciding which item it is to order. Also, what size box did you get? Thanks so much.

KeeponScrappin said...

Thank you Ar for everything! I had so much fun and can't believe we were the last ones out. LOL! Happy Birthday again and Love ya!