We have a lot to cover today, so let's get right to it!
The newest kit by Ruby Lane to hit the store - and remember that she is now an exclusive designer at Funky Playground Designs - is Merry&Bright:
and the cluster set:
I just finished playing with this kit - and oh.my.God! The colors are so fun and lively and yes, Christmasy, but in a non traditional way - in spite of all the snowflake elements this would be a perfect Christmas kit for warmer places or to design those Christmas cards that have beach or Summer vacation pictures...which are always hard to find. But even if you live in a cold, cold place this is the kit for you! Snowflake papers and snowflake scatter and snowflakes abound. Mix them up with the incredibly cute Christmas trees (three of them!), the ribbons and bows and strings and the string of Christmas lights and you are all ready for Santa! It also includes a gorgeous snowman - cute as can be! - and a mitten in bright blue. And cute labels that include "cookies", "milk", "Christmas cutie"; a beautiful wordart cluster that reads "Merry & Bright", flairs and buttons, tags and journaling tags...you name it, this Christmas kit has it! And the 14 beautiful papers will make the perfect background for your layouts: from the solids in pink, blue, green, and light cream to the incredibly beautiful patterns in all the color combinations...And if you are pressed for time, the cluster set comes to the rescue with some gorgeous and creative items that will help you finish a beautiful layout in no time.
Here are some layouts from Ruby Lane's creative team:
two by Astrid:
two by Becki:
two by Deanna:
three by Nicole:
and, finally, one by Amber herself:
And tomorrow Saturday, Ruby Lane will be giving away Merry & Bright to a very lucky winner! All you have to do is visit Funky Playground Design's blog and leave a comment tomorrow. A winner will be randomly chosen among all the readers that leave a comment. This is all part of the Funky Days of December at Funky Playground Designs: every day during the month of December they will be giving away a freebie or giveaway on their blog. So make sure to check the blog daily or - even better - subscribe to it so that you don't miss a single thing of this fun freebie-and-giveaway extravaganza!
And now to our weekly freebie for all of you - Ruby Lane has created a freebie QP from her Merry & Bright layout above, and you can grab it here: