Friday, November 30, 2012

Ruby Rock-it Farewell Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2012 Ruby Rock-It Design Team Farewell Blog Hop. It has been a wonderful experience designing with RRBF products for the past year. I am truly grateful for the experience to be able to work with their products and design for CHA shows. I have shared so many wonderful memories with this team.

Today we are having a farewell team blog hop, as the design team year ends some of us will be moving on to make way for new team members.

We were asked to post a few our favorite projects that we have made with RRBF products over the past year.
Here are a few of my favorites:

Girl's Day layout (made using the Paper Doll collection)
***Published in the April 2012 edition of Scrapbook Trends Magazine***

Let's Roll card (made using the Paper Boy collection)
***Published in the August 2012 edition of Cards Magazine***

Now, it is time to see a few favorites from the rest of our Design team.
The next designer on the blog hop list is JJ

And here is the whole blog line up, in case you get lost along the way.

Ruby Rock-it designs blog

Have fun hopping!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autumn Joys mini album

Hi Friends,

We are having a team up this week with Basically Bare on the Bella Blvd blog.

Autumn Joys mini album:
Look for me soon in Create: mini albums June 2013

Basically Bare: Oh So Mini - Bracket album, Happy Little Houses Set
Thankful Collection: Perfect Day, Turkey Tracks, Homey, Burlap, Bountiful, Our Spot, Borders, Cute Cuts
Alpha +Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers
Ciao Chip: Chipboard Icons: Thankful
Flags: Thankful Flags 1, Thankful Flags 2
Button Market: Merlot Flowers, Outdoors, Wood Mix, Masculine Mix
Designer Tape: Pony Dot, Gulf Dot, Pickle Juice Chevron
Kiss Me Collection: Mustache Love

Monday, November 26, 2012

Team up week with Bella Blvd and Basically Bare

Hi Everyone,

This week Bella Blvd is teaming up with Basically Bare, and the Design team is showcasing fabulous projects mixing products from both companies.

I am sharing a sneak peek with you today of a few projects that I made for the team up

You can check back tomorrow for a full reveal of a mini album that I made for this event, and I will be back on Saturday to share a layout too.

You can check out what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has been up to on the Bella Blvd. Blog

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

That Look

Hi everyone,

I must admit that I have not done a good job of keeping up with my blog this month. I recently had some projects that were picked up for publishing and I have been busy working on some extra projects for calls that I can't share yet.

I decided to take a break from all the submitting and just make something for fun the other day. I mean the kind of fun where you break out the spray inks and the Silhouette Cameo - and you just create to your hearts content - freely on paper.

That's how I came up with this layout. I had these sweet photos of my niece Sophia - and I wanted a spunky fun layout that would match her style.

That Look layout:

I used pie chart die cuts that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and four different Bella BLVD collections. I love how trendy this turned out to be.

Bella Blvd supplies:
pattern papers: Momma's Boy (Baby Boy collection)
Happy Clouds (Sunshine and Happiness collection)
Christmas Love (Christmas Wishes collection)
Party Dress, Borders paper (Birthday Girl collection)
designer tape: Pickle Juice Chevron
Ciao Chip Simply Simona letters: pickle juice
Ciao Chip Essentials Oyster & Oreo: icon pieces; stars & hearts
knockouts border punch: (American Crafts)
Silhouette Cameo
cutting file: pie chart
spray mist: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)
pen: Zig
adhesive: Scotch

Saturday, November 17, 2012

You Make Me Happy card

Hi everyone,

Do you have plans for the weekend? It is raining here, my family and I are planning to go escape the rain by heading out to see Breaking Dawn part 2 in the theater.

I am up on the Ruby Rock-it blog today with a happy card.
What is more cheerful than a card that expresses to someone how happy they make you feel?

You Make Me Happy is the sentiment that I chose to use for this card, and these florals and embellishments from the Cook collection are sure to brighten someone's day.

You Make Me Happy Card

This card came together rather simply, I just love the burlap paper in this collection.

Cook collection papers, ephemera pieces, floral, ribbon

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Inspiration day!

Hi everyone,
Happy Tuesday (and election day)! Did you vote already? My husband and I decided to vote by mail this year, so we sent ours in last week.
I am up on the Bella Blvd blog today and have a fun layout to share with you!

This week we were given an inspiration photo and asked to create a layout based on the theme of the photo.
Our inspiration photo was this picture: (The Thankful Tree)
and here is my layout based on the theme photo....

So Many of My Smiles Begin With You layout:

I wanted to create a bright and cheerful layout about love using the brand new Kiss Me collection, but did not have a good photo of my husband and I on hand so I decided to make my layout about the love between siblings instead. It is rare that I am able to capture a good photo of my two children together, and even more rare to find them actually admitting that they like each other. But deep down, (between you and me)
they really adore each other.

I started my layout by cutting a large tree out of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my Slice to cut hearts, flowers and leaves out of the Flutter and True Love papers. To add dimension, I slightly creased my shapes before adhering them to the tree. I added some pink flower buttons and some cute banner stickers with twine,
and finished off my layout by adding stickers from the Alpha+Bits and Just Write Sticker Sheets.

Kiss Me Collection: Bouquet Kisses, Borders, Cute Cuts, True Love, Flutter
Cardstock Stickers: Alpha+Bits, Just Write
Button Market: Pink Flowers

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kiss Me collection - Now Shipping!

Hi everyone,

Great news! The new Kiss Me collection from Bella BLVD is now shipping!

This collection has the most adorable mustache papers and the very fashion forward navy blue/pink color combo. As a Design team member, I have been very lucky to play with this collection over the past few weeks, and I am just swooning over it.

This new collection has just begun shipping and will be headed to your favorite scrapbooking shops within the week! Aren't you just dying to get your hands on it?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pagemaps November

Hi everyone,

Wow, can you believe that it is already November 1st? Where does the time go?

I would like to share something fun with you today - since it is November 1st.
I was asked to be part of Becky Fleck's PageMaps for November showcasing the
new Ruby Rock-it designs Cook collection.

You can view all of the sketches and see what the Ruby Rock-it team did with
them here:
PageMaps November 2012

Here is my layout that I created for the sketch challenge.
Everyday Family Moments:
I kept the general concept of the sketch but switched out her title and sub title for a larger title and removed one of the photos so that I could use a larger 4x6 photo.
close up:

supplies: papers, florals, ephemera: Ruby rock-it Cook collection.

I must admit, I don't use sketches very often. But, I found this sketch very easy to use and I loved the outcome!
Super fun!