Friday, December 11, 2009

Rusty Christmas Blog Hop!


WELCOME and Merry Christmas!  If you are following along with the Rusty Pickle Blog Hop, you just saw the DARLING Christmas House by Chef, Cathleen.  I have been busy scrapping and decorating with the Rusty Pickle line, "White Christmas" this year!! 


The "Barbie Twins" layout was requested by Miss Mireia Camp Vila, Editor of a Spanish Magazine called, "Scrapate" and it will be published my Mireia later this month!  WOOOOO HOOOO!!!  I used little star embellishments and suspended them on fishing line so they would swing back and forth.  I also cut part of the swirls and holly accents out with my exacto knife and tucked the photo into those areas.


The second project I wanted to share with you are these handmade ornaments decorated with some of my favorite things... Rusty Pickle, flowers, buttons, ribbon and crystals!.  The first was filled with curled strips of paper, decorated with cream ribbons hanging on fishing line, swirled with some flowers and bling and finished with a few crystals.  The second ornament is filled with Rusty Pickle buttons and snow AND CRYSTALS... suspended INSIDE THE ORNAMENT on fishing line!!!  Add a few flowers, bling and more crystals and you have a quick and beautiful ornament!  Lastly, I took out my 3-hole punch and used the punches to fill the ornament.  I added snow and some fine glitter, ribbon and flowers and another quick and easy ornament. 

Now, for the fun stuff!!!  I have prizes for 2 of you!!!  Here's the deal to get a bit of Rusty Pickle Christmas Yumminess... RAK #1 is for those of you that are already my friends... if you are one of the original 65 followers of my blog and are back to check me out again, post a comment letting me know, and you will be entered into the drawing for RAK #1.  (And, did you notice some changes to my blog...?)

RAK #2 is open to all of you NEW FOLLOWERS to my blog!  Just sign up over to the right, and post a comment here on this post that you are a new follower and you will have a chance to win RAK #2. 

Winners will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 14th at 10AM, PST.  And, this time around, you do need to live here in the US to win...  And, YES... I will be posting pics of the RAKs for you to drool over... but you will have to come back for a peek!  I will also have pictures of some of my favorite holiday displays and my handmade family Christmas card to give you a bit more holiday inspiration!


THANK YOU for stopping by!  Next, you are off to see Chef, Kristi, and her fun Christmas project!  Let me know if you have any questions about the projects listed above!  I would be happy to share all the little details!  And, of course, I hope you have a wonderful, safe, and blessed Christmas Season!

73 comments:

SnapWhiz said...

I'm a new follower! Love your work!

Pamela said...

Everything is fabulous! :)

VAWM said...

Wonderful work! I love the ornaments you made!

PamS said...

I am one of your old followers. I love lurking and looking at your work.

{VICKI} said...

I'm a new follower!

Jingle said...

Great layout and your ornaments are lovely!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I am a follower but more importantly these are beautiful!! Congrats on the publication and OMY but what an adorable page!!!

Merry Christmas.

scrapbookmom79 said...

I'm an orginal follower!! Love the ornaments...very pretty

LG said...

I am new follower now! Amazing works

Jules said...

Wow gorgoeus Ornaments and lovely page.

Kristi (aka T!) said...

I love it Tracey!! I guess we were both reading the same book when we decided to make ornaments, cause we were on the same page.
Great job!!
Kristi

Berta said...

Those ornaments are gorgeous!! I've really got to try these!

margie c said...

What a sweet layout! I remember my first Barbie, we both had the same lil yellow outfit, lol!
Gorgeous ornaments!

TFS~ margie

ZoiHoku said...

These ornaments are sooo pretty!! Now I want to try them

Tiff Sawyer said...

Hey lovely lady, I'm lovin the bling on your adorable layout, I'm such a bling girl, I lurrrrve it. And your gorgeous Chrissy baubles are sooooooo creative, I will have to try this and fill with delightful treasures, chat soon sweet cheeks, your Aussie friend, Tiff :):):):):)

Tiff Sawyer said...

And congrats on the publication, soooooooooooo coooooooooool!!!!!!

silvia said...

I am one of your 65 followers :) stopping by to say fabulous LO and awesome ornaments!! Comgrats on your "Barbie" LO!!

laterg8r said...

i love the barbie twins LO - gorgeous and the ornies are beautiful :D

i'm one of your original followers and i live in canada but if i won you could ship to my mom in the usa :D

Heidi E. said...

Beautiful Ornaments and that layout is one of my recent favorites of yours..

Lisa said...

Beautiful work and I am a NEW follower! (Jumping up and down waving arms!)

Mary said...

I'm a new follower! Wow! I love your work! The Barbie Twin layout and ornaments are fabulous! You Go Girl! ~Mary

ashjoy said...

Great ornaments!

Michele Brooks said...

I've been to your blog before but I'm a new follower! Love that page and those ornaments are so classy! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

I have been a follower since the last blog hop. Love blog hops and finding new blogs to take up all of my spare time. LOL.

Laurajean said...

OMG Tracey...girl, you ALWAYS amaze me with your projects, Pam & I always told you, you were a ROCKSTAR...Gorgeous Ornaments, love them all and of course, ms. Anna is darling ;)
You know I'm a BIG fan & Follower **muah**
Have a Merry Christmas!!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful work. I'm a new follower :)

Beth said...

Beautiful detailed work!

Sandy said...

I am now a follower! Love the layout and the ornaments are beautiful!

Beth Warren said...

I'm a new follower. Great job

Kristi B. said...

Great ornaments & layout! I'm lovin' all the bling you added to your layout. While checking out your post, I happen to catch a glimpse of your dog sleeping on the couch in your slide show. That photo is HILARIOUS! I am a new follower. :)

scrappinlil said...
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scrappinlil said...

Sorry about that...I am going to repost my comment since my computer is acting weird...anyway..I have been a follower of your blog...I don't know whether I'm in the 1st 65 followers but I love your work..thanks for the chance to win..TFS

Whitelilian's Scrapping said...

I love the barby twins page!It's sooooooo nice! Tnaks for sharing!

Lee said...

Yeah I am a new follower!! I looove the ornaments.

LOLena said...

Ornaments are cool. Congrats on LO getting published. Happy HOHOHOlidays! New follower.

Katie said...

New follower here! Loving your holiday ornaments. So cute & creative!

Nicole said...

Absolutely love your layout! Love the frame around the picutre and your ornaments are so creative. I might try those!

Beate said...

The ornaments are so much fun, and I love your layout! I'm a new follower :)

Jodi_E said...

Love the glittered chipboard on the White Christmas

tam said...

Hi, I'm a newbie. love your ornaments super cuuuuute!
Tfs.

STAMPMOM9 said...

Love the lo Tracey ....so adorable, Congrats...well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the ornaments....adorable!! Happy Holidays, Dawn

AScrappersDelight said...

Tracey I am an old follower!

LOVE the changes you made after you asked for suggestions! It looks great, love the blue pop!

That barbie layout is so sweet! Congrats on getting it pubbed!

Brenda said...

Adorable, Tracey! That layout has such amazing details and those ornaments are so elegant!

Star Rork said...

Those are so neat! One of a kind!

connie said...

I'm a new follower and love your projects and LO's.

Liz said...

wHAT A SUPER CUTE PROJECT

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Gorgeous ornaments. I too am a new follower.

Nikki Love said...

New Follower here ;) Love your ornaments!!! FABULOUS :)
Happy Saturday!

Heather Plank said...

Hi Tracey! I've "seen" you at Tally Scrapper but this is my first time to your blog. I like the ornaments! I will be following you now ;0)

Regina said...

beautiful ornaments! I am a new follower!

Janet Z said...

Such great projects!

vixen said...

just wanted to say your xmas decs look fab.

have a wonderful xmas
from vixen x

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Love the Barbie oayout, can't wait till dgd is old enough for Barbies, but oh I love the ornaments, great job...TFS

jellybean said...

I am a new follower. Love your style!

Sherri said...

I am a new follower too!
Love your ornaments!

*charygirl said...

Wonderful projects!

Lyneen said...

Congrats on being published.... What fun ornament ideas... I love them with the papers inside!

Thanks for taking time during this busy season for the blog hop.

The Lone Dollier said...

I love the ornaments!

New follower here! I followed the Blog Hop to your blog.

Smiles~
Marilyn

mommyof5kidz said...

I have visited your blog before back when the "big race" was going on at RP, but did not sign up to be a follower...but I did now! I Just LOVELOVELOVE your projects! You have such a talent!!

SdenisonT said...

beautiful layout. and the ornaments are gorgeous too.

Ann Cicilie said...

Love the Barbie layout, hihi.

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Beautiful projects TRacey, well done.

And congrats on the pub as well

ellen s. said...

just love each one!

jjindp said...

the ornaments are darling!

LisaNRoxy said...

Your layout is just beautiful - love all the bling. Very clever ornaments too - I am going to give it a try!

Sandie said...

I'm a new follower. Happily so. Love this inspiration! Thanks. Great looking art.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

First...I just love the looks of your blog! I also think the creative things you made are amazing. I'm impressed.

Sue

scrappinhero said...

Soooo cute Tracey! Love your ormanents!

Hugs

Noeleen said...

wonderful tracey. i love your doodles and dots ont the paper. FAB!

ANGIE said...

I am a new follower.

Sally Cranney said...

Beautiful ornaments! I'm now a follower.

ladyobie said...

I love homemade ornaments.

Pam of Memphis said...

Your page was adorable and the ornaments were orginal