Thursday, December 27, 2012

My top 10 of 2012....(Blog Hop)

I was asked along with 25 other very talented ladies to share with you my favorite crafty projects from the past year. I am not going to babble much since this will be a long post and the list of participants will be at the end but I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I did...
(Ruby Rock-It Cook line)
(Random My Little Shoebox and Prima)
(Ruby Rock-It Paper Boy line)
(We R Memory Keepers Love 2 Craft line)
(We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk line)
(We R Memory Keepers Red, White and Blue line)
(Ruby Rock-It)
(We R Memory Keepers Black Widow line)
(We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic line)
(Ruby Rock-It)
Now, that you have seen my favorite layouts, the next person on the list is...
 Jen Matott

The complete list is:
 Liz Chidester
Marcia Dehn Nix
Monika Wright
Ivanka Lentle
Christine Meyer
Jamie Cripps
Erin Morehousehttp
Melissa Elsner
Jodi Wilton
Sarah Hill
Laurel Seabrook
Carrie Walz
Jen Matott
Jan Tatomir
Jennifer Haggerty
Kerri Yarus
Ashley Nguyen Newell
Cathy Harper
Malika Kelly
Lynn Shokoples
Kris Berc
Julie Tucker Wolek
Rhonda VanGinkel
Savannah O'Gwynn
Audrey Yeager
Katrina Hunt

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Countdown to Christmas and a giveaway....

I hope you are enjoying all the projects and are getting in all of the giveaways over at the RRBF blog...they are all amazing! Today I wanted to share with you a layout I did about my Christmas tree topper. She is a pretty little thing isn't she and believe it or not she is a hand-me-down from my Mother in law. She gave it to me on our first Christmas together. She was supposed to be a "temporary" topper until we could go out and pick our own and somehow she managed to remain in the family for 11 years now!
For this layout I used several different lines showing how well all of these lines can be mixed and matched...I also used some RRBF vellum and ran some gold ink over it to help make it stand out against the background print.
The supplies I used are:
Background paper: FUS19- Fusion 12x12 Cardstock - Leaf
Stripped patterned paper: BWW15- Bella! Wedding Wedded Foil 12x12 Cardstock

Cardstock: SC22-Sugar Candy 12x12 Glitter Cardstock 200gsm - Toffee Apple 

Vellum: FV49- A4 Vellum x12 sheets - Doily

Gold glitter letters: FN98 - Sparkle Alphabet 112 pieces - Gold - 20mm

Deco: XMD97- Christmas Tree Decoupage

Polka dot paper: 12XM67- 25 Days of Christmas Paper Pack

  Join Ruby Rock-It's Christmas Countdown (RRBF Facebook page), tons of goodies to win just in time for the holidays. All you have to do 'like' our Facebook page, then 'share' it with a friend and have them 'like' it too and say "insert your name" sent me. GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A little Christmas Treat

Whew! Now that Thanksgiving is done...we move on to Christmas! Time for the hustle and bustle we all love. Putting up the Christmas tree, decorating the house, buying gifts...well in the midst of all of that I like to slow things down a bit. I love to bake cookies and my kids love to help, but one year we were running short on time so we decided to dip pretzels. They are so easy...I dip, they decorate. These have now become a favorite holiday tradition with my kids and they can't wait to do them every year! Once they are decorated I needed to find a creative way to send them off. This year I saved all of my empty containers in the hopes that one day I could use them, this was year. An old cheese container was just the perfect size for the pretzel rods. I decorated it with We R Memory Keepers Yuletide papers and embellishments. I also thought I would make a cute matching card using the same.

****To make these...I melt Almond Bark in a double boiler. You need to be very careful to not get any water in the bark or your bark will lump up. Then after trial and error on different ways to dip these, I pour the bark into a tall glass that will cover at least half the pretzel. Swirl it around and let most of the extra bark drip off. Lay them on wax paper and sprinkle with candy, nuts cookie get the idea. Then if you want you can drizzle some of the chocolate on the ones with almond bark and you can do the opposite...dip in chocolate and drizzle with the almond bark. There are no real rules...except to have fun, take pictures and last but not least...ENJOY!*** 

If you have some creative ways of sending off your Christmas cookies, add a link in your comment so I can come and check it out! Thanks for stopping by, Carrie

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Paper Haus issue is up and ready!

Be prepared to be amazed...the new issue of PaperHaus Magazine is ready and live! This issue is so filled with talent and inspiration from cover to end(which by the a great card tutorial...from ME!) you aren't going to want to stop looking at it. Besides this issue they are also kicking off their 12 Days of Christmas Blog go check out the magazine and then stop by the blog for the hop line up!

 Click here to view the magazine....and then click here to check out the blog hop!