Saturday, November 30, 2013

Colorful Creations Blog Hop ~ Day 3!!

Hi there,

Welcome to Day 3 of the Colorful Creations "Jingle All The Way" Blog Hop!

We hope that you enjoyed the recipes and fun projects and ideas that we shared on Days 1 and 2.  We are so happy to have you back again today!

Today's first stop in the Blog lineup is Brandi's Blog.  So far she has shared with us a cute set of holiday drawers and a really pretty tag.  Wonder what she has in store for us today!

You should have arrived here from Paula's Blog.  

Be sure that you have visited each blog every day and leave a comment because a random winner will be selected to win a wonderful Grand Prize of Scrappy Goodies!  

Today I have an ornament to share that I made just for you!  :)
So fun to make!  Really!

Here's a few simple instructions on how I made it:
I started by cutting a 2" and a 1 1/2" of pp, around 12-16" long.  The length may vary... depending on how your want your rosette to have more or less pleats/folds.  I used a border punch along the edge of each strip, but you don't have to.
I then scored every 1/4" or less along each strip and began folding along each line, like an accordion.  The ends were adhered together.  
Now you can create your rosette.  Flatten it down and gently bring the inner circle together.  There are different ways to do this... but I like to cut a small circle and adhere it to the circle.  Hot glue is what works best for me.  
Two rosettes of different sizes were layered for a cool dimensional look.  
Now... it's time to embellish!

Here's a closer look.
I added some home made bling, ribbon and a vinyl shape with a glitter gem in the center.  Ribbon was threaded through one of the holes at the top of the rosette.

That's it!  
Hope I've inspired you to give it a try too!

You're next stop is at Laine's Blog.  Be sure to check out what she has in store for you.

Here's the full lineup for today so you can be sure you didn't miss anyone:

Here's a re-cap of Day 1
Libby - holiday card and recipe for Raspberry Ribbons
Brandi - a wonderful set of holiday drawers
Anne - recipe for Peanut Butter Balls
Janet - online scrappy shopping recommendation
Lainie - beautiful gift box 
Paula - recipe for Slutty Brownies

And Day 2:
Lainie - Advent Calendar
Brandi - Holiday Tag
Anne - Say It With Words challenge
Janet - Decorated Holiday Tray
Paula - variety of holiday projects

Be sure to check back at the Colorful Creations site tomorrow for all new December monthly challenges from our wonderful Design Team!
You won't want to miss it!  There's such a variety of challenges and I'm sure some of them are going to inspire you!

Thanks so much for joining us!

Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Christmas Money Card

Hi there,

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

I have a Money Card to share with you today that was submitted at Colorful Creations for the "Jingle All The Way" Blog Hop.

If you haven't stopped by already, I hope you do!  There's lots of inspiration, recipes and fun challenges... as well as chances to win prizes along the way... and a Grand Prize will also be offered by commenting and completing all the challenges.
And, if you have stopped by and hopped along, I hope you're enjoying all your stops along the way!

So, this money card was created for Brandi's "Anything But A Card Challenge" which is being offered on her blog.  You have until Dec 5th to complete the challenges.

To get to the Colorful Creations Blog Hop... just click HERE.

And now for my project:
This was so fun to make!  In the center of the wreath, I added a metal snowman.  Glitter gems follow the curve of the flap and a row of bling was added at the top.

Here's a closer look at the wreath and snowman embellie.

The glitter gems and bling at the top.

Here's the card opened.  Just tuck money inside... doesn't get easier that that!

And... one more angle on the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will Hop along with us and have some fun!

Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Friday, November 29, 2013

Colorful Creations Blog Hop ~ Day 2

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Colorful Creations "Jingle All The Way" Holiday Hop ~ Day 2!!

(Yes, I'm posting early.  Issues with my Blog and not sure how to resolve...
If you have problems while here... I am truly sorry!  Please bare with me!
And, if you have some suggestions on how to resolve it... I'm all ears!)

So... now onto Day 2 of our Hop!

Are you ready for a challenge?  
I have a sketch challenge for you today.

Here's the sketch:
The criteria:  To use a Christmas photo.

That's it!  
Simply use this sketch and add a Christmas photo... and you're in the Challenge!  

This is the layout I created titled, "Oh Christmas Tree."
This is our tree taken several years ago.  I always love to look at the lights and the hundreds of ornaments that take me forever to add  on the tree!  But the end result is so pretty!

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Other
Felt Circle
Pop Dots
Glitter Gems & Swirly Bling: Home Made
Page Title Sticker: Cosmo Cricket
Glitter Tape
EK Success Border Punch
Dome Sticker
Glitter Foam Stockings
Sketch: Cricut Inspired Layout #012

A cluster of gold poinsettia were added at the lower corner of the photo.

Swirly bling flows from the flowers under the photo.

The page title was tucked under the punched border and three tiny glitter foam stockings were added below the title... with tiny bows added at the top of each one.

The circle was cut from felt.  A bit tricky to shape back into a circle... but I got it after awhile.  Three glitter gems were added onto the felt circle at the corner of the photo.  Glitter tape adds just a little more bling to the page.  And... more swirly white bling bursts from the flowers.

More bling was added above the photo.

A closer look at the felt circle and bling.


I hope you enjoyed my layout and I inspired you to start creating!

After completing your layout, add it to the Colorful Creations Gallery using the tag: BHCPhoto.

Here's the prize that will be offered to one random winner: 

To be eligible for the prize, complete the above challenge by December 5th.  
You MUST become a follower of my Blog AND leave a comment in this thread to let me know you're hopping along!
The winner of this challenge will be announced HERE on December 6th... so be sure to check back.  You will have 7 days to contact me and claim your prize.  After 7 days, your prize will be forfeited and another name will be drawn.
If your name was chosen, please email me at:  pbllib(at)myfairpoint(dot)net.

Hope to see your layouts in the Gallery!

This is the blog lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Be sure to check each blog every day for more holiday inspiration.

Become a member of ALL our blogs and leave a comment daily for a chance to win an AWESOME Grand Prize of scrapping goodies!

Winner of the Grand Prize will be selected from members that comment daily AND complete all of the challenges by Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:45 pm.  

Remember, individual prizes will be announced on each member's blog.
And, the Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Colorful Creations site on Friday, December 6, 2013.

I hope you are enjoying all the Holiday Inspirations and they help you to get some of those projects completed for Christmas, some new recipes to try and maybe even get a few scrapping projects completed too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Come Hop With Us at Colorful Creations!!

Hi there,

Welcome to the Colorful Creations Design Team "Jingle All The Way" Holiday Blog Hop!  

We hope that you are ready for THREE days of fun, challenges, recipes and other holiday inspiration to get you on your way to a state of Holiday bliss (or at least on the right path)!!

By now, you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving Dinner, football games, parades and of course, Black Friday "wee hours of the morning" shopping trips and are ready to sit back and relax with us.

I am the first stop for the Hop.  Woo hoo!
If you would like to get back to Colorful Creations and the Hop information, just click here.

Today I will be sharing an inspirational card that I made especially for you as well as a yummy Christmas recipe.

Here's my "Peace" Christmas card:
There are lots of layers and a fun snowman in the center.  A candy cane is tucked between the ribbon and twine bows.  The green cardstock was distressed along the edges and a large snowflake was added behind the cute little snowman tag.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Other, White Cardstock
Clear Sticker Sentiment
Paper Doily
Gold Color Mist
Perfect Pearls Mist
Snowman Tag
Twine: American Crafts
Candy Cane
Large Snowflake
Glitter Gems: Home Made

The card at a different angle to see the dimension.

 And a closer look at the cute snowman, ribbon, twine and candy cane.  At the very top of the card I added two silver glitter gems.

I hope you liked my Christmas card and that I've inspired you to get those Christmas cards made!  :)

Be sure to check each Blog every day for more Holiday inspiration.  

Become a member of all our Blogs and leave a comment daily for a chance to win a fabulous Grand Prize of scrappy goodies (Photo to be posted later at C.C. site).  Just let me say that it will be a fabulous mixture of goodies!

The winner of the Grand Prize will be selected from members that comment daily and complete all of the challenges by Thursday, December 5, 2013, 11:45 p.m.  The Grand Prize will be announced on the Colorful Creations site on Friday, December 6, 2013.  

Our individual prizes will be announced on each member's Blog.   So be sure to check back!

Now... here's a yummy recipe to share with you.  Maybe you can add this to your list of goodies to make for Christmas each year!  

Raspberry Ribbons

Total Prep Time: 20 mins.  Bake: 20 mins. + cooling.  
Yield: About 5 dozen.

1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. raspberry jam 

1 C. confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2.  Divide dough into four portions; shape each into a 10-in. x 2 1/2 in. log.  Place 4 in. apart on greased or foil-lined baking sheets.  Make a 1/2 in. depression down the center of each log.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
3.  Fill depressions with jam.  Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned.  Cool for 2 minutes.  Remove to a cutting board; cut into 3/4-in. slices.  Place on wire racks.
4.  In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients.  Drizzle over warm cookies.  Cool completely.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card and recipe.

Now hop on over to Brandi's Blog to see what she has in store for you.

Below is our lineup list in case you get lost along the way.  

Libby - You are here  :)

I hope you are enjoying our Holiday inspiration and will join us in creating some magic for your holidays with our projects and recipes.

Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a challenge & prize to be offered!
Have fun!


Hello everyone!

Hope you have a fabulous day with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Everything Christmas Layout


I have another layout to share with you today that was submitted at Colorful Creations for their Guest Designer Sketch Challenge (GDTDEC13).  You can see the challenge here.

This is the sketch:

And here's my layout titled, "Happy Everything."
Here's a few photos from Christmas past that I came across in my stash and had to scrap them!
This is our daughter and son having fun opening their presents on Christmas morning.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV
Stampin' Up! Border Punch
Decorative Trim
Clear Stickers
Die Cuts

To create the circle with trim... I simply lay down the circle size that I want and adhere the trim around it.  Super easy!  Without doing this... my circles would be a disaster!

The holly leaves were cut from pp and the page title was matted on pp.  A bow was added above the title to help to see it more easily. 

The snowman clear sticker was adhered onto paper and trimmed before adhering to the page.  A clear snowflake sticker was also added beside the snowman.

Here's a closer look at the trim.

And another look at the trim above the photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Christmas Layout

Hi there,

Here's a layout that was submitted at Soul Scrappers for their Negative Space Sketch Challenge (NSC30).  You can see the challenge here.

This is the sketch:

And here's my Christmas layout:
This is a cute photo of our cat from years ago.  Her name was Fluff and she loved sitting among the presents under the tree.

I followed the sketch... but didn't want to add journaling.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV
Gems & Swirly Bling: Home Made

Here's a closer look at the "snow globe."  I added a circle of bling around the photo with swirly bling along each side of it.

Love this bling!  :) 

Smaller swirls of bling were added on the right of the photo.  Three small flowers and clear glitter gems finished off the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Soul Scrappers Design Team Member