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Friday, November 17, 2017

JustRite - A Full Cup


Hi everyone, popping in here with a quick coffee card I made using a brand new set by JustRite called "A Full Cup".  This stamp set is full of smaller coffee and tea images and there are lots of great coordinating sentiments!  


Thanks for stopping by, make sure to visit the JustRite Shop to check out their new releases! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inspired Poinsettia in Blues and Greens


Hello!  I'm so excited to be joining you today with a card I've made using the Merry Poinsettia stamp/die set! I recently purchased a 6x6 paper pad called Alpine by Authentique.  It's full of green and blue Christmas papers and I have to admit, it's influencing the cards I've made this week.  I so loved that green gingham, I decided to try a non-traditional poinsettia for something different.



I cut out my 5x5 square card base. then white heat embossed my floral images and cut them out with matching dies. I used various shades of blue distress inks to color them.  Once dried, I splattered them with white acrylic paint cut 50/50 with water.  I cut my leaves out of a apple green cardstock and used a moss colored ink to shade them, then did a water splatter on them for some interest.

I place my floral around the middle sized die in the Stitched Nested Creative Squares set, then glued it all down.  I die cut the Merry from gold cardstock, then placed it within the poinsettias. Lastly I added some Gold Foil Confetti to add a little extra shine!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and it will inspire you while making your christmas cards!

Here's a list of products I've used:

Merry Poinsettia stamp/die set  Stitched Nested Creative Squares  Gold Foil Confetti

Saturday, November 11, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Studio Katia


Hello everyone, I'm so excited to be taking part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tag Hop!  Today Studio Katia is guesting!  You can find information on how to participate here!

I decided to make shaker tags using SK Iridescent Clear Crystals as my filler. I started by cutting 6 of the Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Using Ranger Oxide inks in blue, green and red shades, I inked up all 6 pieces.  I then cut the window out using the same die set and glued in my acetate sheet and added foam tape to make my window complete. 

I added the crystals and sealed the shaker. I colored the package from Origami Winter stamp set in 3 colors to match the tags, fussy cut them and glued them on the front of the tag. I stamped my sentiment using the Origami Winter set as well.  Lastly I added some eyelash yarn to match.  

I think these are very simple but pretty and will really dress up your packages!  Thanks so much for stopping! 










Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Whisking You A Happy Birthday



Hi everyone!  I'm here today on my birthday, my 50th birthday to be exact!  I'm so excited, I get to share this fun birthday card with you as a small part of my celebration.

Now, if you haven't already seen, I've got an awesome NND giveaway you can enter on both my blog and IG page to celebrate my day.  Here's the blog link: NND 50th Birthday Giveaway and my IG account is @rutabagapiedesigns Make sure you comment to win, today is the last day to do so!

To say that I enjoy working with Newton's Nook Designs is an understatement.  I absolutely love it.  I'm so grateful to be on this team, working for owners like Jen and Jeff that are so thoughtful and produce so many beautiful, quality products!  

When I found out I was up on the blog today, I wanted to make a birthday card.  I looked through my NND stash and realized I've never gotten this set, "Made From Scratch" inky yet!!  Can you believe that?  I LOVE baking, and this set is so versatile, it could be used for any time of year.  I chose to color in reds and turquoises, one of my favorite color combinations, and adding polka dots, which I love! 

I white heat embossed my chalky blackboard sign in the background, then Copic colored all my little kitchen gadgets and tools!  It was fun laying out the scene, then gluing it all down and adding some enamel dots!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I love to read your comments, so thank you for leaving them!  Have an awesome day!



Friday, November 3, 2017

Frosty Gingerbread Shaker Card - Studio Katia



Hello Studio Katia fans!  Today I’m sharing a shaker card I made using the Sweet Holiday stamp and die set.  I couldn’t wait to play with this set, I just love everything gingerbread at this time of year!  It’s tradition in my family to roll and cut out gingerbread and decorate cookies on Christmas eve.  We also exchange gifts with family on that night, so I can see some gift tags being made with this set in my very near future!


I started by Copic coloring all the images from Sweet Holiday and then using the matching dies to cut them out.  I cut my panel from this ombre patterned paper in an A2 size and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  The sentiment is from the Origami Winter stamp set. I created my shaker frame using the Stitched Creative Window Die. I added my filler using the Winter Wonderland Fusion Sequin mix

Once carefully filled with the amount of sequins I desired, I placed my shaker window down and glued my images on top! Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and will make a shaker card or two this holiday season!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Newton's Nook Designs

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be participating in this amazing event, Tracey McNeely's 7th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  Today is day 2, featuring Newton's Nook Designs products. I created my tag using the recent release Snow Globe Scenes Stamp/Die set.


If you are new to this event, click here to learn more! There are so many fabulous prizes, make sure to visit Tracey's blog each day and link up your own projects to win!

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week!!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Amanda's 50th Birthday Celebration - Giveaway #3 - Studio Katia - Winner Posted

Congratulations Arianna Barbara, your name was chosen! Please contact me at rutabagapiedesigns at gmail dot com to claim your prize!

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing this special giveaway with my readers.  I'll soon be turning 50 (yikes!) and to celebrate, I'm giving away some special crafty prizes!

I'm so grateful to be working with Studio Katia on their DT!  Katia has generously donated a super amazing $50 gift certificate to help me celebrate!

I'm sharing this giveaway on both my blog and Instagram.  If you have an IG account, enter there for more chances to win @rutabagapiedesigns

Let me know in the comments below that you follow my blog, that's all you'll need to do to be entered!

Drawing is open to ALL and will close on 11/8/17 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen and announced on 11/9/17!

Thank you for following me and for all your sweet comments! Good luck!!! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Amanda's 50th Birthday Celebration - Giveaway #1 - Newton's Nook Designs - Winner Posted

The winner of this drawing was Donna Hitz!  Please contact me at rutabagapiedesigns at gmail dot com to claim your prize!


Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing this special giveaway with my readers.  I'll soon be turning 50 (yikes!) and to celebrate, I'm giving away some special crafty prizes!

I'm so grateful to be working with Newton's Nook Designs on their DT!  Jennifer has generously donated a super fun prize package (as shown above) to help me celebrate!  

I'm sharing this giveaway on both my blog and Instagram.  If you have an IG account, enter there for more chances to win @rutabagapiedesigns

Let me know in the comments below that you follow my blog, that's all you'll need to do to be entered!

Drawing is open to ALL and will close on 11/8/17 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen and announced on 11/9/17!


Amanda's 50th Birthday Celebration - GIVEAWAY 2 - JustRite Papercraft - Winner Posted

The winner of this drawing is soalea17, please contact me at rutabagapiedesigns at gmail dot com to claim your prize!


Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing this special giveaway with my readers.  I'll soon be turning 50 (yikes!) and to celebrate, I'm giving away some special crafty prizes!

I'm so grateful to be working with JustRite Papercraft on their DT!  Jane has generously donated a $50 g/c to their online store to help me celebrate!  

I'm sharing this giveaway on both my blog and Instagram.  If you have an IG account, enter there for more chances to win @rutabagapiedesigns

Let me know in the comments below that you follow my blog, that's all you'll need to do to be entered!

Drawing is open to ALL and will close on 11/8/17 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen and announced on 11/9/17!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 429


Hi everyone!  Today I'm a "Guest Sweetie" over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog! Our challenge this week is a color challenge, using Orange, Green and Brown! (see photo below)  Perfect for any remaining Halloween or Fall cards on your to-do list!

For my project, I used this super sweet Halloween stamp set, Newton's Perfect Pumpkin. I fussy cut the images and Copic colored them.  I created a background panel and inked it with Dried Marigold Distress Ink and did a little water splatter on it.  I stamped my sentiment and spider/web with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I glued my images and a few sequins on the panel.  All of it was mounted on some green cardstock and some patterned pumpkin paper from the 6x6 Boo-Ville pack by Doodlebug!


Thanks for stopping, make sure to enter your own project over at the challenge and you could win a prize!  This week is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs!!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Newton's Nook Shades of Autumn


Hi everyone!  I'm up on the blog today over at Newton's Nook Designs with this fall card I made using one of my FAVORITE fall sets, Shades of Autumn.  I love all the leaves that come in this set and that sweet little acorn.  The sketchy way they're drawn gives the images such beautiful shading.  I like to use my StampinUp inks on these leaves and ink each images in 2-3 different colors. To me, they almost look real!

I layered my leaves on top of some dark tan cardstock and beautiful fall plaid paper.  I tied a bit of twine and added some green pearls by Doodlebug to finish it all off!
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and found some inspiration here!!!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sympathy Card Unity Sentiment Kit


Hi everyone...coming to you today with a card that I didn't want to have to make. I recently learned that a very sweet and talented lady in our crafting community lost her daughter.  My heart breaks for this family. I'll be mailing this tomorrow and hope that it brings some comfort.

I went right to my Unity stash because their kits always seem to have such beautiful sentiments.  I was grateful to have this set on hand.


The patterned paper is by Pebbles, "Warm and Cozy".  I purchased this 6x6 pad from Butterfly Reflections Ink recently, and I just love every sheet of paper in it.  Cardstock is Fresh Asparagus by GinaK

Thank you everyone for stopping today.  I hope you're having a nice week and remember to be kind to one another. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs October Release Day 4



Hi everyone, welcome to day 4, the final day of the October previews!  Tomorrow, all these amazing products you've seen from the DT this week will be available for sale!  

Today I'm starting with this card I made using the "Naughty or Mice" stamp/die set.  I'm so in love with these cute little mice images.  And while I LOVE each and every product in this release, these mice sort of stole my heart.  I started by stamping and die cutting the images.  I sponged some Weathered Wood distress inks in the areas I'd be placing my mice on a white panel.  I found the fun paper in a new pack of holiday prints I bought at Hobby Lobby recently. I thought the trees and colors went very well together with the colors I chose for the mice!




For my second card I decided to go with a simple design.  Using the new Snowfall Stencil, I inked some weathered wood on my card base creating the subtle snowflakes.  I colored up this sweet little Newton popping out of the chimney and added the little North Pole sign on my circle die cut.  I don't often make CAS cards, but I thought I'd give it a try!

Before I direct you to scroll down for your chance to win these awesome stamp sets!!!, I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of my family..AND the inspiration behind the Santa Newton on my second card.  

About a month ago, my son's friends found a litter of kittens with a mama kitten that was literally starving.  We opened our home to her while she was nursing her little family and fed her until her health returned.  As of last weekend, all kittens and mama found their forever homes. However, there was one little one I was unable to part with.  She had stolen my heart!  Meet Ashe...





Would you like to win the “Naughty or Mice OR Santa Paws Newton” Stamp Set?


Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Winter Kobi - Studio Katia


Hello!  I'm here today with a Christmas card I've made using the super sweet Winter Kobi stamps and coordinating die sets by Studio Katia!  I started by stamping all my images and Copic coloring them.  Then I cut a snow hill from a die in my stash and the background panel using the rectangle from Dotted Patterns Set 1.  I distress inked my sky using Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped this pretty Merry Christmas sentiment in the Sweet Holiday Clear Stamp set and I thought it fit perfectly!

I was concerned to try and draw my rope leading from Kobi to the sled, so I noticed that the balloon string on Kobi The Birthday Bear stamp set would work perfectly. I assembled and glued down my scene and found some pretty red paper to use as my base on top of my card layer.  I added some Majestic Confetti around the scene to add a little more shine!



Thanks SO MUCH for joining me today.  I'll add links for all the Studio Katia products I've used on
my card below.



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs October Release Day 3


Hello, it's Day 3 of the October Release previews at Newton's Nook!  Today, we're showing you two new stamp sets!  This first set is called Stylish Stockings and there are coordinating dies available.  For this card, I used some retro-ish styled papers, with a little lace.  I stamped all 3 stockings in inks that coordinated with the papers. I added a bow on the banner that I stamped with a sentiment from the new Sentiments of the Season.




My second card features this really fun set, Reindeer Roll Call.  I stamped the reindeer images and snowflakes in a vertical pattern and then added the reindeer names on a banner with a bit of twine tied around the top.  This was a really fun, quick card to make!



Would you like to win the “Stylish Stockings” or the “Reindeer Roll Call” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:





Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs October Release Day 2



Hi everyone!  Welcome to day 2 of the October release at Newton's Nook Designs.  Today we're featuring this amazing "Snow Globe Scenes" stamps and coordinating dies + Snow Globe Shaker Die!  I absolutely adore all the little elements to this set!  There are so many scenes to create, I'm looking forward to playing with this set again soon!
All of the pieces in this scene are Copic colored and the beautiful sparkly sequins inside are 3mm Majestic Sequins by Studio Katia


Newton's Nook is adding some shaker building materials to their store, this wonderful foam with adhesive backing that you can roll through your cutting machine.and the shape comes out perfect.  It was a super easy way to create my window.  They're also carrying acetate sheets that have the protective film on them, so once you've peeled it, the sheet is pristine!  Watch for both products in store this Friday and check out the photos below to see how easy it is to cut and mount!



Keep scrolling down to comment on the DT's posts and win, links below!  



Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: