Saturday, December 31, 2011

Let's get this party ROCKING!

Well 2011 has been quite the year! I entered into new adventures, had good times, had great times and yes, even had some bad times, but all in all 2011 was pretty good to me. As we see it come to an end, I am saying goodbye to somethings and welcoming a whole new set of wonderful things to come. Stick around and you can follow these adventures with me...starting with an awesome "pre" CHA party with me and the girls over at Ruby Rock-It. We have so much fun up our sleeves for all of you...challenges, sneak peeks, and what kind of party would it be without PRIZES!!! Make sure you stop by their blog along with all the Ruby Rock-It girl's blogs to see what they all have in store for you! I will give you a day by day itinerary so stay tuned.....

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Traditions and a Sneak Peek with Ruby Rock-It!

Whew! I made it through the last couple of days. Can you believe all that prepping and shopping and baking...and now it is over? This year was so crazy for me, somehow the days just totally got passed me. As much as I hate to say it, I am almost glad it is over. I made so many cookies and wrapped so many presents I am glad there is 364 more days until the next one. I did manage to get a few layouts done though. I wanted to show you my Christmas traditions that I shared with you earlier this month scrapped...not only did I showcase the photos in layouts, I was able to show how you can use these wonderful Ruby Rock-It girl and boy papers in a very non traditional way. The first layout I did for you is my daughter with her new Christmas pajamas. I used the Paper Doll line for her and for my son I was able to use the Paper Boy line. I really hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them for don't always have to stay in the box with your lines, and I hope I was able to show you that.

Also over on the Ruby Rock-It blog they announced the winner of the Christmas Traditions Giveaway AND revealed yet another AWESOME sneak peek of the goodies you will soon be seeing at CHA so head on over there and check it out!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ruby Rock-It CHA Previews.....

Ruby Rock-It is ready to roll out a few sneak peeks for upcoming Winter CHA Anaheim in January. We are very excited to fully review these ranges to you a little at a time starting in January as we work to make our way to Anaheim for the big release. We will be in both #3177 so please make sure to stop by to see all the vintage inspired goodness in person. Above is simply a peek of what's to come.

Also, stay tuned for all that the Ruby Rock-It design team has up their creative sleeves to show you how they will be using the new goodies in their designs. As such, if you are not attending CHA in Anaheim don't worry, make sure to stop by the blog here weekly in January as we will be having parties, doing giveways and sharing inspiration.

We hope you will join us on our adventure.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Gift Box Tutorial

Hi everyone happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season so far. I just celebrated my birthday and now I am getting into the holiday spirit! A while ago I had made these cute little origami gift boxes and I got an over whelming response on how to make them. I thought this would be the perfect time to share that little secret. I am always looking for new ways to package gifts and these little boxes are perfect...they take maybe 10 minutes to make and are perfect for gift cards or any special little gift.

First you are going to start with 2 12x12 sheets of patterned paper. They can be single sided since we are going to fold them. Choose which sheet you want for your bottom and cut that down to 11.5 x 11.5 inches.

Next you are going to fold that in half one way and then fold it in half the other way. You can use a bone folder to sharpen the creases. Open it back up and fold each corner in.

Once you have all 4 corners folded you are going to fold one side to the center and then fold the other side to meet your first fold. Repeat the other way.

Open your last 4 folds to look like this:

Now you are going to pull the top and bottom triangles out and fold the edges upright.

Now, holding the sides in place, pull the top triangle up and tuck may want to secure it with some double sided tape. Repeat on the other side.

This is what your bottom should look like:

For the top of the box you are going to do the same exact thing. This one will be a little bit bigger than the bottom part. Now you can decorate your box any way you like. I chose to make a bow to match my box. To do this you need to cut 7 1.5 x 12 inch strips. Fold 6 of the strips in half securing with a staple. Once you have all of your strips cut and secured layer them to form your bow. With your last strip fold it to form a circle big enough to fill the center of your bow. You can make smaller bows if you like, just cut the length of your strips smaller. Attach your bow to the top of your box and you are ready to fill it up and send it to that special someone!
Products used: All Through The Year 12 x 12 Super Pad-PA-1991 by Momenta

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ruby Rock-It giveaway!

Happy December everyone! I hope everyone is in the Christmas spirit because Ruby Rock-It sure is. Stop by their blog and see what they are up to. There is a giveaway going on...just in time for the holidays!