Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kindred spirits

Hi Friends,

I have a sweet card that I would like to share with you today, using the new Vintedge collection and fundamentals vellum from Ruby Rock-it designs!

Kindered spirits card:

The sentiment "kindred spirits" is from a Fundamentals rub on sheet. As soon as I saw the sentiment I thought it would be fun to use on a card for a friend that is with you in spirit but may live far away.

To add texture to my card, I added some burlap that I found at my craft supply and a feather and a vintage button.

I used a punch to punch out two butterflies from vellum and adhered them to the tag. I love the pattern on this vellum and how it adds a sense of delicacy to the card.


Ruby Rock-it: Vintedge paper, paper twine; Fundamentals: vellum and rub on sentiment

ink: dark brown (clear snap)

other: burlap, vintage button, feather (craft supply)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Life with a teenager...

Hi friends,
I hope that you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I am still recovering from a fun weekend of camping, boating, paddle boarding and a night out with my girlfriends (ladies night - Ya!)
We do an annual camping trip every Memorial day weekend and Labor day weekend with some of our closest friends. It is always a blast and I always have a ton of laundry to do when I get home. Thankfully I finished the mountain of laundry yesterday, so now I can play.

I have a fun layout to share with you using Studio Calico's 35mm kit.
Life with a teenager layout:

journaling reads: "is a camera attached, photos snapping all day long."

I loved the kit this month from Studio Calico. I had a blast playing with these Heidi Swap Color Magic Letter Box Alphas
and watercolor paint.

all supplies from
Studio Calico May 35 mm kit (unless otherwise noted)

pattern paper: My Mind's Eye (On the Bright Side "Turquoise Wood")
die cuts: Studio Calico
Heidi Swap Color Magic Letter Box Alphas (Pink Paislee)
Style 308 Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn)
Vintage Camera Badge (Marcy Penner Exclusive)
Tiny Flag SMASH Clips (EK Success)
not included in kit:
watercolor paint: Michael's
pen: Zig
tag: Staples
template: chicken wire reversed (Julie Balzer designs - The Crafter's Workshop)
spray mist: Studio Calico (Mister Huey's - Calico white)
Staz On ink: Timber brown
stamp: Studio Calico (woodgrain- from you are my happy stamp set)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Being your Mom....

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are enjoying the month of May and getting lots of ideas that
have given you inspiration for celebrating Moms.

I have a layout to share with you today about Motherhood using the Paper Doll collection from Ruby Rock-it designs. This photo was taken a few months ago and it is very special to me because my daughter just this last month entered into the "teen years". Hard to believe that I am the mother of a 13year old now. She is going through lots of changes and growing up is hard, so I wanted to do a layout about our relationship.

Being your Mom layout:

I used papers, felt icons, banners, chipboard letters and stickers from the Paper doll collection and Bella! sugar candy cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by the my blog today, and we have a May challenge going on over at the RR blog. You can find out all the details here:

May Challenge

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lily Bee and Epiphany Crafts, a winning combination!

Hi everyone,
Thanks for coming by today. We are celebrating a cross promotion with Lily Bee over on the Epiphany Crafts blog this week.
I was so excited when I received the new Buttercup collection (Lily Bee) to work with for my assignment. It is my favorite collection of theirs and it is easy to see why. The color combo and patterns are so divine!

We were given a sketch to play with

I decided to use this sketch for my first layout.

Hello Beautiful layout

Epiphany Crafts: round 14 button studio tool, round 14 acrylic buttons
Lily Bee: Buttercup collection: pattern papers, bag of bits, journaling cards, stickers
Slice: die cutter
Pink Paislee: muslin fabric banner
Ek Success: flower border punch

I also created a second layout in honor of Mother's Day.

Love being your Mom layout

Notice how I cut out the flower and the title? The negative trend is all the rage right now, and I am loving it!

Epiphany Crafts: heart button studio tool, heart acrylic buttons
Lily Bee: Buttercup collection: pattern papers, bag of bits, journaling cards, stickers
Slice: die cutter
Pink Paislee: muslin fabric banner
Ek Success: flower border punch

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the EC blog for a chance to win the new Victoria Park collection!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Perfectly Content

My dogs are so cute, everyday I find them snuggled up, perfectly happy and just content being together. I love this photo that I took of Lilo and Kona snuggled up together one morning. I loved this photo so much that I decided to do a layout about them. Actually, I have used this photo before, and will probably use it again, that's how much I love it. And on mornings when I am not feeling well - you can find these two snuggled up beside me.
I went shopping on NSD at my lss and found a couple of great finds that I just could not resist. The first find was this wonderful circle lace doily stamp and white dye ink from Hero Arts and my second great find was the PB&J collection from Basic Grey. I had seen it before online, but it wasn't until I saw it in person that I completely fell in love with it. So fun!
and here is a layout that I made bringing it all together:

Content layout:

ummm, can I just say that I love the bright colors and patterns in this line. I couldn't resist their stickpins and flags too :)
Here is a close up:
Can I just say again, that I love these girls and they bring so much joy to my life!

Thanks for stopping by!

Basic Grey: papers, letter stickers, stickpin, flag (PB&J collection)
flair: from
Hero Arts: circle lace doily stamp, white dye ink
Dear Lizzy: date stamp
Making Memories (Slice)
Pink Paislee: muslin banner
Hambly: washi tape
Studio Calico: paper flower

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day gift with Epiphany Crafts

Hi everyone, I am up on the Epiphany Crafts blog today with a gift for Mother's Day.

Mother's day jewelry gift box and necklace using Epiphany Crafts:

inside of jewelry gift box:

Inside of the gift box is a hanging necklace. I used my Epiphany Crafts round 25 shape studio tool to make a one of a kind charm for Mom.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your day!

Epiphany Crafts: round 25 shape studio tool, round 25 bubblecaps, round 25 metal charm setting; round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 bubblecaps, round 14 vintage setting- Tearoom, Spring flower (chocolate whimsy); scallop circle 25 shape studio tool, scallop circle 25 bubblecap;
Authentique (Lively collection): pattern papers, stickers
Basic Grey (PB&J collection) toothpick flag
Clearsnap: dark brown ink
The Twinery: flax twine
other: tag, doilies, beads, ribbon (Craft supply)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

sibling love

Good morning, I hope that your Wednesday is off to a great start. Mine has been busy so far with driving 2 carpools, doing all the grocery shopping and taking the dogs for a walk. I will be glad when summer is here and I can relax a little.
I wanted to share with you a recent layout that I made using the Here and Now kit from Elle's Studio. I really love all of the cute tags and pennants that Elle makes and I am really loving her kits too.

I took this photo of my kids during a recent trip that we took to San Francisco. I thought that it was funny and shows their personalities (big sister always messing with little brother)

Sibling Love layout:

for a fun background effect I added some Claudine Hellmuth paint using a stencil from the Crafter's workshop.
and I threw in a couple of ink spots and sequins too.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

NSD blog hop

Hi friends,
Welcome to the Ruby Rock-it Bella! Fundamentals National Scrapbook day blog hop.
What are you doing to celebrate National Scrapbook Day? Are you scrapping at home
or going to a fun crop? I will be working on projects at home in between
the kids' activities. My husband has to go away for military drill this weekend so I
am not able to go to a crop.
I have a fun project that I made for the blog hop that I would like to share with
you using the Paper Boy collection and the new Fundamentals vellum.

Smile layout:
I wanted to match the fun hexagon paper from the Paper Boy collection so I cut out hexagons using my Slice (die cutting machine
by Making Memories). I also sanded the cardstock, placed pop dots under some of the hexagons and added a fun torn notebook paper strip.

supplies: circles and dots vellum (fundamentals)
Bella! embossed cardstock
Paper Boy collection pattern paper, chipboard icon (smile title)

Did you know that Ruby Rock-it is giving away a fabulous prize in honor
of National Scrapbook Day? All you have to do to be entered to win is leave
a comment on the Ruby Rock-it blog and hop along with each of the team members
and leave a comment on their blogs too. Next, up on the list is Debbie
Here is the blog hop order:

Ruby Rock-it blog
Gina (you are here)

Thanks for joining us for NSD and please don't forget to leave a comment on all
of the blogs for your chance to win! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I can finally share...

I am so excited about this, now that it is May I can finally share my 3 layouts that were published in the April 2012 issue of Scrapbook Trends. April was the very first issue of Scrapbook Trends that I was ever published in and they picked up 3! I was over the moon excited when I got the happy emails from them. Now, that I understand what they are looking for I have been having pretty good luck with them - so be looking for some more published layouts on here as soon as I am allowed to share. And here they are...
(all papers, chipboard pieces and felt icons are from Ruby Rock-it's Paper Doll collection)
(I had so much fun getting creative with Hambly and washi tape on this one!)
(Did you notice the Epiphany on this one? I used Epiphany Crafts round 25 shape studio tool to create the bubblecaps at the bottom)
and I also have 1 in the April issue of Cards magazine
(And for this last one I used papers from Authentique's Gathering collection)
thanks for letting me share!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A fun gift for the graduate...

Hi Friends, thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are starting off May over on the Epiphany Crafts blog today with teacher and Graduation gifts. I decided to make a fun Graduation Cap card and gift box for the luck graduate! Here is what I came up with: Graduation Cap Card and Gift Box
The card on top detaches from the gift box and opens up to reveal a message.
Inside the gift box is a surprise for the Grad!
Epiphany Crafts Supplies: Epiphany Crafts round 20 button studio tool, round 20 buttons Epiphany Crafts star 25 shape studio tool, star 25 bubblecaps Epiphany Crafts scallop 25 shape studio tool, scallop 25 bubblecaps Other Supplies: Bella! wedding collection: paper, stickers, paper lace, Bella! fundamentals rub on sentiment: congratulations (all from Ruby Rock-it Bella! fundamentals The Twinery: gray twine liquid adhesive: Helmar’s quick dry 450 round gift box (craft supply) Be sure to stop by the EC blog to see what DT member Amanda Jones made with Epiphany's products and for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Epiphany Crafts and Pretty little Studios!