Leisha’s Blog

Saturday, December 7

A Ruby Rock-It Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to another Ruby Rock-It Blog hop. This is the last one for the year and is full of lovely Christmas projects from the design team. I have quite a lot of photos to share today. Stick with me to the bottom of the post for details on how you could win the range I have used here.

Today I have a little card gift set to share. I have used Ruby Rock-it's Joyeux Noel range for this one. It is such a pretty collection to work with. I have also used a few different Spellbinders dies - one of our preferred partner companies, and some inks from another partnering company Tsukineko.

First I made the box using my Crafter's Companion. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the decorative window in the lid, and lined the inside with Joyeux Noel paper. The flowers are created from the Silhouette die cuts set.

I used teal ink and a sponge to ink the edges of the box, and then I sprayed the finished box with a little Sheer Shimmer Spritz in gold.





I created a matching set of cards to go with the box. Each one uses a different Spellbinder die as a frame. The papers, die cuts, ribbons and chipboard pieces are all from the Joyeux Noel collection.


Here's a little rundown of what I have used:
Joyeux Noel Layered accents:
Joyeux Noel Paper pack:
Joyeux Noel Die cut silhouettes
Joyeux Noel Border stickers:
Joyeux Noel Trim:

Spellbinder dies:
S5-160 Opulent Ovals
S5-090 Romantic rectangles
S5-191 Decorative labels twenty-eight
S6-005 5x7 Elegant labels Four
S5-158 Timeless Rectangles

Tsukineko Inks:
Teal Zeal Memento dye ink
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Gold



Now to be in the running to win just about everything I have used, plus more, all you need to do is follow these simple rules:
MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT TRAIL! 
RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 11:59PM PST
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 15!
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The designers participating today are:



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Thursday, December 5

My big, little boy.

Just a quick update with a layout that is up on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week, featuring my beautiful (not so little) boy. I always like to take special portraits of them on their birthdays, and this is from his 9th birthday a few months back.


Again, I have used the brand new Floral Keys collection, which lend themselves perfectly to boy pages. I have used stamps and die cuts from the Posy Path collection. It is rare for me to use flowers on a boy page, but the grunginess of the papers seems to make it OK here.

Make sure you come back on the 7th for a Ruby Rock-It blog hop.

Monday, December 2

Some Heartfelt Creations sharing

Today I have some of my Heartfelt Creations work to share with you. I can't share all of it, because my computer is broken, and can;t get to all of my files, but I do have some cards to share. Heartfelt Creations releases a new collection almost every month and the new Floral Key collection was released last week.

Here's a little intro about the collection and a chance to win it. (sorry about the tight deadline...my fault entirely).

We are pleased to present the Floral Key Collection.This collection contains a neutral color palette with card panels, papers, stamps and dies that will enable you to create quick cards while achieving the "wow" factor. The Floral Key Collection is a set of key and lock stamps and dies with a paper pack that contains a variety of card fronts, 6" x 6" pieces and 12" x 12" layouts with borders and frames. It's a creative, fun exploration of the vintage spirit. The Floral Key Collection will unlock your imagination to creating incredibly beautiful, "fine art" cards. Take advantage of extra savings when shopping with Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by December 3rd to be eligible to win the entire Floral Key Collection valued at $200. The winner will be announced on December 4th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

So here is a card I have made using this collection. It took me a little while to get into it, but I love the end result, and hey look- no flowers (well except the pretty stamped ones). that is unheard of for me. 


You can see lots of other examples from the Design Team using this collection here.

Make sure you check out he blog on Wednesday for more projects using this collection, including a boy layout from me.