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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ruby Rock-It blog hop...

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  This month, with the holidays upon us, we are featuring our beautiful Ruby Rock-it 25 Days of Christmas and Joyeux Noel ranges!
Here's the order of our hop, in case you get lost along the way...


Alicia Barry
Beckie Dreyer
Carrie Walz---YOU ARE HERE!
Cindy Stevens---NEXT STOP...
Erin Yamabe
June Goh
Liana Suwandi
Linda Kretz
Pattie Beltran
Ro Philippsen



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! Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!
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Friday, November 8, 2013

I love being his mom!

As many of you know, my son left for college this fall. I knew I would miss him but I didn't really know how much. I still have days where I cry because I am sad he is 8 hours away from me, and I have days where I cry because I am happy is there. I am still filled with so many different emotions...I am sad, I am happy, I am jealous because I didn't do the college thing but most importantly, I am filled with pride! I am so proud of him for getting to where he is now and for where he is going to be. I shared this layout a while back but thinking about him made me want to share it again just so everyone knows how much I love this boy and the wonderful young man he is...
Products used:
Ruby Rock-It:
Mother Nature 12x12 Cardstock - Harmony
Sugar Candy 12x12 Embossed Cardstock Large Dots
Sugar Candy 12x12 Glitter Cardstock Cool Mint
Felt Icons - Butterflies
Bling Floral Strip Black

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop!

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans! Welcome to our blog hop, and we are having fun celebrating all things for the upcoming holidays! We are giving away this awesome prize to one of our fans,
so be sure to follow along and leave comments along the way to be eligible to win! Come and enjoy the hop with us, as our designers have been creating their hearts out! Here's our order, in case you get lost along the way...
RRBF BLOG
Alicia Barry
Beckie Dreyer
Carrie Walz--YOU ARE HERE!
Cindy Stevens--NEXT STOP
Erin Yamabe
June Goh
Liana Suwandi
Linda Auclair
Linda Kretz
Pattie Beltran
Ro Philippsen
RRBF BLOG

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 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 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 NOVEMBER 11TH! Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!
I am sharing a gift card holder I made using the Bella! Candy Cane line...

Remember to leave a comment on each blog and on the Ruby Rock-It blog when you are done. Your next stop is Cindy Stevens

Friday, October 18, 2013

You've been Booed! WRMK Bewtiched...

It’s that time of year again when all the ghosts and gobblins come out to play. It’s that time when your friendly neighborhood Boo comes to visit. You know when he has been by…your doorbell rings and there is nobody there except a friendly little package for you to enjoy and then pass along. I decided to get a little creative with the fun I was going to pass along…just a few simple steps and I had myself a cute little door hanger filled with some goodies
First I started out with a 12×12 piece of chipboard and cut it to 12×5. I used my WRMK circle cutter to cut a hole in the upper center, then I traced onto a piece of WRMK textured cardstock the chipboard hanger. I inked up the edges and attached it to my chipboard. I used a patterned paper from the WRMK Bewitched line and cut it slightly smaller than the cardstock and attached it
  For the box I took a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and used the Doily 2 Edge Punch and punched a border on the top and bottom of the cardstock. I scored along the long side at 1 inch on both sides. Then I scored from the short side at 3 1/2 and at 5 inches. Cut along the 3 1/2 and 5 inch score marks up to the 1 inch score. Do this on both sides as this will make the bottom and sides of your box. Fold all your scores in and adhere with some double sided tape. For the back of the box I took a 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper and matted it with black cardstock and attached the box to it. I decorated the box and printed a removable tag explaining the gift and stuck it inside the box along with some goodies.
For my rosette flower I used (2) 1 1/2×12 inch strips of patterned paper and scored them at every half inch. Attached the two together with some double sided tape and then attached both ends together making a circle. You will need to push down to flair your rosette out and attach to a piece of chipboard with a very heavy duty glue. You can decorate your hanger however you like but just remember to have fun!
Products used:
WRMK Circle Cutter
WRMK Magnetic Cutting Mat
WRMK Bewitched Patterned Paper
WRMK Bewitched Textured Cardstock WRMK Embossed Stickers
WRMK Embossed Tags
WRMK Doily 2 Edge Punch
WRMK Fabric Brads

Saturday, September 7, 2013

RRBF School Days Blog Hop

Hello there to you, our faithful Ruby Rock-it Fans! Welcome to our September blog hop! This month, we are featuring our fun, bright, and adorable for this time of year range: Bella! Boutique School Days!
And after you hop along, make sure you find out the details on how you can have a chance to win this amazing PRIZE pack!
Come and hop along with us, leaving comments at each blog to enter to win an awesome Ruby Rock-it prize pack! You could win your very own collection of Ruby goodies! Here's the order of blogs in case you get lost along the way!

RRBF BLOG
Liana Suwandi
Linda Auclair
Linda Kretz
Pamela Young
Pattie Beltran
Ro Philippsen
Alicia Barry
Beckie Dreyer
Carrie Walz-YOU ARE HERE
Erin Yamabe-NEXT STOP
June Goh
RRBF BLOG
 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 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH!
 Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Exciting News from We R Memory Keepers....

Hey Friends. We have some exciting news to share. We R Memory Keepers, an industry leader in crafting tools and supplies, announced that it has purchased the Lifestyle Crafts brand. We R wanted to purchase a brand that complemented its high quality product and innovation standards, and Lifestyle Crafts was the perfect fit. The acquisition of Lifestyle Crafts will continue to result in the creation of awesome products for virtually every crafting need. It will make it easier for the scrapbook and craft community alike to bring creating into day-to-day life through home d├ęcor, scrapbooking, handmade cards, celebrations, sewing, and more. Together we are excited to be able to inspire you in new ways as we lead the market forward. Learn more about this announcement and have a chance to win some cool products to help celebrate. Check out We R’s blog to learn more: http://wermemorykeepers.wordpress.com/

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ruby Rock-It and Scrap FX Blog Hop...

WELCOME to a very FUN and creative next few days here, us designers from Ruby Rock-it join Scrap FX's amazing talent in a 2 day BLOG HOP! -
Each day, there will be 11 - 12 blogs to visit using our gorgeous products, along with Scrap FX's amazing products! I am sharing a card I made using the Ruby Rock-It My Romance line and Scrap FX Art Nouveau Arc and the Scrap FX Memories Words.
Here's today's participating designers:
Ruby Rock-it Blog 
Scrap FX Blog 
Adrienne Ford
Alicia Barry
Beckie Dreyer 
Anita Bownds 
Carrie Walz-----YOU ARE HERE
Cindy Porter--NEXT STOP
Cindy Stevens 
Claire Luckie Barrin
Erin Yamabe
Elisabeth Hovden Bakken 
June Goh
And now let's check out those prizes:


Here's how you can win: ** Visit each participating designer's blog each day on the hop & leave a comment. There are only 11 - 12 blogs each day, so it's VERY do-able! {make sure you include your email address so we can contact you if you win} For additional chances to win: * Become a follower here at Ruby Rock-it * Head over to Facebook and *LIKE* us and leave a message telling us you came from the blog hop Deadline to leave comments for prizes 11:59pm EST, Monday, August 19th. Winners will be announced on Scrap FX and our blogs on Tuesday, August 20th! If you get lost along the way, you will be able to find a complete list of participating blogs each day here at Ruby Rock-it and over at Scrap FX! -

Friday, July 26, 2013

We R Memory Keepers CHA...

If you are a crafter then you know it is that time of the year again...CHA! All week long we have seen the latest and greatest of what will come. I thought since everyone is packing up and headed back home I would share with you a few of my MUST haves from We R Memory Keepers.
My first must have is this paper trimmer and scorer...

Trim and score projects with the convenience of one tool. Cut precisely using titanium blades on the easy-to-use 12×12” fold out surface, or create score lines for any crafting project. With measurements in both inches and centimeters, it’s perfect for creating boxes, cards, and envelopes. The Trim & Score Board and Trim & Score Refill Blades begin shipping this October.

Next, I have my own room dedicated to my craft, but when I have my sister come over she has to sit and scrap on the floor...no more once I get my hands on this... The craft table folds out to 23 ½” wide x 59” high x 34” deep.

Save even more space by folding the craft table up, and it becomes a decorative chalkboard that can be replaced with photos or artwork. The Fold Down Craft Table includes: chalkboard, chalk, eraser, multiple storage compartments, and required hanging hardware. Look for the Fold Down Craft Tables this fall.

Check out the PUNCH BOARDS! Punch Boards make it easy, not to mention cost-effective, to create party bags and boxes simply by punching and scoring using any paper. Create bags and boxes in a variety of sizes and use them for special occasions such as baby and wedding showers, birthdays, holidays, party favors, and more. Use the Punch Boards to create Gift Bags, Gift Boxes, Pillow Boxes, and Candy Boxes. Look for these new tools this fall.

How cool is this, you can now punch your photo or paper a perfect 3x4" without measuring...

For those of us who love easy clean-up... The Precision Glass Cutting Mat is so much more than just an ordinary cutting mat. It’s made from tempered glass and comes with a smooth 13 inch surface for precise cutting and easy clean up. The non-skid feet and durable work surface make it perfect for cutting, stamping, painting, scrapbooking, and it’s even safe for hot glue. Look for angle measurement lines, in addition to both inch and metric markings. The Precision Glass Cutting Mat begins shipping this summer.

And last but not least...we are all aboard the Washi Tape train right now. It has got to be one of the hottest trends right now. Well, WR took it one step further with this new chevron tape... Not only is it tape, it is actually cut and shaped like chevron!

I will leave you all drooling over these new products for now, check back later for the new paper line releases and make sure you look for these products which will be coming out soon!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Senior Prom...

Senior Prom...the dance to end all dances! Not to be bias or anything but I think my son and his date were the best looking couple. I was so excited when I opened up my goodies from RRBF and saw that the new lines were a PERFECT match to highlight my photos. My son's date's dress was this beautiful gold ombre sequined with pinks and purples. (The photo does not really do the dress justice). She wanted to pull the gold out of her dress so my son was accented in shimmery gold with pink flowers to pull the pink out of the sequins. They looked beautiful. I used a subtle black print for the background to pull in the color of the tux and accented it all with pinks and golds to tie in all the colors. And of course, what layout is complete without bling, ribbon, twine and pop dots!



Romance- 12x12 Linked patterned paper
Romance- 12x12 Light of my Life patterned paper
Celebrate- 12x12 Toile patterned paper
Betrothed- 12x12 Elegance patterned paper
Betrothed- 12x12 Bloom patterned paper
Bella Die-Cut Wedding pack
Bella Foiled Project Cards- Wedding Reminisce Lace and ribbon trimmings
Bella Bling Boredelines- Black
RRBF Petite Alphabet stickers- Black
RRBF Sparkle Chipboard Alphabet- Black
The Twinery Charcoal Bakers Twine

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ruby Rock-It / Twinery Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Rock-it & The Twinery blog hop! We are so excited to be partnering with this amazing company this month! You should have just come from Stacy Rodriguez's blog. We started the hop yesterday and will continue to share our inspiration with you all today too. There are some wonderful prizes that will be awarded on the Ruby Rock-It and Twinery blogs on Monday July 15th..
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PRIZE FROM RUBY ROCK-IT:
PRIZE FROM THE TWINERY (Retail Value-$30.00)

To be eligible for prizes, folks need to visit each blog on the hop (and will have 5 days to do so) and leave a comment. Please ask them to include their email address in the comment to help us reach them if they win. Deadline for commenting to be eligible for prizes 11:59 EST, Friday July 12th. Winners will be announced on The Twinery & Ruby Rock-It blogs Monday, July 15th

Day #2 - July 9th
The Twinery 
Ruby Rock-It 
Jessica Fick 
Pamela Young 
Stacy Rodriguez 
Carrie Walz====YOU ARE HERE!
Kathy Skou====NEXT STOP...
Ro Philippsen 
Tifany DeGough 
Linda Kretz 
Sarah Andreotti 
Alicia Barry 
Kellie Winnell 
Cindy Stevens

Here is what I am sharing with you all today...
I used the RRBF Kinda Krafty and an older line for this layout.  For added texture I added the Twinery Twine to border my photo, to add a mid line border and to accent my title.






 
 
 I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave some love along the way to be eligible for the awesome prize. Your next stop is Kathy Skou .

Products used:
The Twinery:
 Charcoal - Black & White Baker's Twine
 Maraschino - Red & White Baker's Twine
RRBF:
Felt Hearts
Kinda Krafty 12x12 cardstock  Tag It
Kinda Krafty 12x12 cardstock Spot
Bella Heart Stickers
Vintedge Love






Friday, June 14, 2013

Ready to explore the great outdoors with We R Memory Keepers...

With all the milestones that have been happening over here on my end, I started to go through some old pictures of when my kids were younger. This one really stood out to me, I love the innocence of it. I don't know how I missed scrapping this one. Since WRMK is showcasing the Happy Campers line this month it was the perfect time to get this one done. WRMK has so many awesome patterned paper in a single line I never know which one to use so...I layer and layer and layer! This way I can use several of the prints without having to decide which one to use, the only decision is which layer to put where.

Products used:
WRMK Happy Campers:
Campground
Flannel Shirt
Chevron
Great Outdoors
Chipboard Alphabet
Explore Die Cut Tag
Hiking Guide
Sleeping Bag
Cardstock-Bark

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop!

Hello there to you, our faithful Ruby Rock-it Fans! Welcome to our June blog hop! This month, we are featuring our very versatile Fundamentals cardmaking supplies, gorgeous vellum, and our bling! And after you hop along, make sure you find out the details on how you can have a chance to win this amazing PRIZE pack! 
Come and hop along with us, leaving comments at each blog to enter to win an awesome Ruby Rock-it prize pack! You could win your very own collection of Ruby goodies! Here's the order of blogs in case you get lost along the way!
Here is a card I made using the RRBF  Black Fusion line, Imprint 5x5 embossed card and bling...



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 SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ON TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Campers with WRMK

It is officially summer break here at my household. The youngest is done with sixth grade and the oldest graduated from high school last week. Whew, what an emotional roller coaster that week was! In light of summer break starting I thought I would share with you a layout using the We R Memory Keepers "Happy Campers" line. This line is so much fun with all of it's camping elements and wood grain patterned papers. I have only been camping a couple of times and sadly, that was so long ago back in my Girl Scout days and once a few years ago when my son was doing Cub Scouts. My daughter did not get to go with us so she used her birthday money and bought herself a little tent to use in the backyard. It was so fun watching her and my nephew put up this little tent and seeing the look of excitement when they actually got it put together! They had so much fun playing in it and so for now, this is as close to camping we will get....

Products used: WRMK- Happy Campers

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I love being his mom...(Ruby Rock-It:Mother Nature)

Hello everyone. As we wind down our celebration of Mothers this month I get to share with you all another reason why I love being a mom. My son! Although lately he has been in the stage of pictures being "not cool"...I do manage to get him to share a special moment with me whenever he attends a High School dance. As much as this photo makes me happy, it saddens me as well. Reality set in, this is the last High School dance photo, his Senior Prom. My little boy is all grown up and as I look at this photo it makes me see all the reasons I love being a mom. I see the little boy he was, I see the young man he is and I see the man he will be. I am so glad that he takes the time to take these photos with me so that I can share them with you!
Mother Nature from Ruby Rock-It, although soft and delicate is not just for those "girlie" layouts. I wanted to show you that it can be used with a little bit more "masculine" photos. For some reason we all think there is this unspoken rule that flowers can't be used for male pages, this line proves us all wrong. Although soft, Mother Nature can easily inspire you to pull out those photos of your sons, your husbands or your dads! Products used: 
RRBF- 
Mother Nature 12x12 Cardstock -
Harmony Bling Floral Strip Black 
Sugar Candy 12x12 Glitter Cardstock- Cool Mint 
Felt Icons - Butterflies 
Heart Stickers Black 
Chipboard Accents 35 pieces - Silver 
Fiskars: 
Flower Border Punch

Monday, May 20, 2013

My Mommy...with RRBF Mother Nature and Arcadia...

Hi everyone! This month over at the RRBF blog we have been celebrating our Moms, our Grandmothers, or that special someone who is like a mother figure to us. Without them where would we be? This Mother's Day I was feeling a bit sappy...my youngest will be finishing up her first year of Junior High and my oldest will be graduating High School and is preparing to go away for college this year. I started to go through some old scrapbooks that I had done and even though I probably should have left the pages, there were some that to me just needed to be "redone". This one in particular really stood out to me as one of those layouts, not to mention that it was perfect for the theme we are celebrating. This was my daughter's Pre-School graduation. I asked her to tell me some things about myself that made me special to her. Her response made me smile and made me laugh a little. In her eyes I was special because: I am happy when she gives me hugs and kisses, I am really good at matching her clothes, I am always hugging and kissing her, I make the best carrot cake, I like to drink iced lattes, I always say "I love you" and just because I am the best Mommy!
 I wanted to keep this layout pretty minimal because as you can see the Mother Nature and Arcadia lines basically speak for themselves.
The paper I used had a big "scenic" print on it and I really didn't want to cover it up so I used my craft knife and cut the outline of the prints out and used it as a photo corner somewhat.

Also this month Fiskars was kind enough to provide us with some of their wonderful punches so I created a giant photo mat and used the border punch to make it stand out a bit more. A little bit of ink and a few embellishments finished off my layout.

Products used:
RRBF:
Mother Nature 12x12 Cardstock - Postcard 
Arcadia 12x12 Cardstock - Halcyon
Sugar Candy 12x12 Embossed Cardstock Hexagon
Wedding Pearls w Silver Rim Blush
Fiskars:
Fiskars Flowers Border Punch

Monday, May 13, 2013

Some Kind of Wonderful...

Hi and I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Today I am sharing with you a layout I made using a bunch of Ruby Rock-It/Bella! Fundamentals products. I also got to play with a Fiskars Border Punch since they were nice enough to share some of their wonderful products with us at RRBF this month. For this layout I had the wonderful photo of my daughter only I wanted it bigger and since my photo printer only prints up to a 4x6 photo I got the idea to crop the photo into 4's and print each piece. Once I got that done, I simply matched them up on my layout creating a much bigger focal point. You can see the edges of all 4 photos but I think that is okay...kinda gives the photo a window pane effect which I think looks kinda neat.
I added some of my favorite products from RRBF...the Decoupage. I use this on almost all of my layouts, it really gives that extra "pop".
I made a couple of different borders and layers for this layout. I used the Fiskars Flower Border Punch for one and I tore some paper for another. Both of these layers I finished off by inking the edges just to make the stand out a bit more. Products used:
RRBF:
FD00- A4 Decoupage Pack FD94-
A4 Decoupage Pack RE79-
Reminisce 12x12 Cardstock - Tick Tock  
Mother Nature 12x12 Cardstock - Flutterby 
Arcadia 12x12 Cardstock - Harmony  
Bella! Bling - Borderlines - Pink  
Bling Butterflies 2pce- Pink 
Eklectique Tag Set 
Wedding Organza Brads - Silver
Fiskars:
Flowers Border Punch