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Vellum and bling are naturals together! Just like peanut butter and jelly, they make sense for almost any special occasion :) And since it is wedding season (which automatically makes it anniversary season as well) making a card to have on hand for one of those important events is always... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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We all need a tiara now and then! Sometimes to celebrate a birthday, or as a bride to be, or just to be the Queen for a Day! To have a crown worthy of any of your royal moments, it only takes a few special touches to really make it... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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A shadowbox is a great way to build a scene or highlight an image that has special meaning. In this version I wanted use the soft and beautiful Mother to take show off the gorgeous colors and textures of the delightful Bird Decoupage pieces. I built the box from the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I feel like such a blessed mom that my girls are best friends with each other and with me. We are a bit of a tight knit group with too many inside jokes to count. They have completely different personalities, goals, dreams and even food tastes, but that is what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Today I want to share a cute card that you can give to most anyone who has something special to celebrate, like a birthday, new job, graduation, etc. I used made a basic size card base from plain white card stock that is 4 1/4" wide and 5 1/2" tall.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I had this little idea percolating in my brain about a sweet wreath to welcome the fresh, out of Winter, Spring Days that will soon be here. I cut, folded and glued and ended up with a wreath that I am thrilled to be able to share with you here!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Do you remember this tutorial where we re-purposed a container by decorating it with some fabulous paper and embellishments from the Cook Collection? I thought it would be fun to make a mini album that would fit inside this cute can using more of that delish paper from the Cook... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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The "Cook" collection is one of my favorite ever! It has been so versatile and I have loved reaching for it for so many projects! I really enjoy crafting off the page projects, and gift bags are at the top of my favorite list of things to make :) Because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Creating a card that is elegant with a little touch of whimsy is easy to do with the Bella! "Love Story" Paperz collection! The black and off white give provide the elegance, and combining the fun patterns together provide a charming whimsy to your message of love that the recipient... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
Of course this is completely adorable! I don't have any kids that I need to help with Valentine's day treats, but I think I may have to do this for my primary class :) Thanks so much for sharing your gifts! B-
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OH MY!!! This is what happens when I am out of the loop, I have no idea what it is that you are wowing the world with!! You, my friend, are so stinking amazing and Basic Grey is so lucky to have you!!! B-
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I love making cards. I really love making Valentine cards! <3 Something about the process takes me back to 3rd grade when I got to decorate a box, hand write all the cards for my classmates, neighborhood friends and my very patient family :) I can still remember the feeling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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It is hard for me to do projects about myself, do you have that problem too? But as our team was prepping for CHA and working with the beautiful China Blue line I found a picture of myself that worked perfectly with the cool tones of this line. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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It happens all the time! A really great container becomes empty, and I feel bad putting it into the trash, so I will place it into the recycling and wish that it were just a little cuter so I could keep using it for something other than what it had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Tis the season where gathering and making merry are part of the joy! And one of the things that brings great joy to young and old alike is a great cup of hot cocoa! I thought it would be a wonderful addition to our kitchen this winter make sure that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Life is good! And it is the time of year when those of us in the U.S.A. reflect upon the many blessings and the bounty that we have enriching our lives. The beautiful "Cook" collection has so many fantastic colors and delicious components for creating projects that are perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I had a wonderful time working with Becky Fleck's beautiful two page sketch for the Page Maps November newsletter! This is the sketch that I worked with: I used the "Cook" collection to create a very meaningful layout about my Grandfather's last birthday party. The sketch and the product were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I love making gifts from my paper and crafting stash, and with the holiday just around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a project idea that can be made on a budget and is pretty easy to do. The first thing I did was use a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I love to make cards, and was very inspired by the celebration of World Card Making Day yesterday! It got me to thinking about how I make cards and how versatile the card canvas can be. And with just a few simple twists, the same design or sketch can be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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The Bella! J'adore paperz are so gorgeous, I just love the pearly finish of the paper and the colors are so rich and elegant! I recently had taken some pictures of my daughters as the summer is transitioning to fall. The light of the day was warm, and the colors... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hello Friends!!! Thanks for stopping in, I hope I can share some inspiration with you to scrap some of your fabulous Fall photos!! Eklectique has beautiful colors and images designed into the papers, and give a lot of dimension and interest to a project! I love this striped paper, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I loved the little round gift box that I shared in my last post, so I thought it would be a fun tutorial to share, I hope some of you will find it useful!! (or at least inspiring!) To make this project I used the Bella "Two Hearts" range, it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Beautiful memories with wonderful friends is one of my favorite reasons to scrap, and with a gorgeous line like Arcadia to play with, it makes the experience even more treasured. To build this layout I sanded the red tiled paper and distressed the edges to mat my photo. I also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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Hello Friends in Happy Paper Crafting! I want to share a fun and fresh way to create a vellum garland that can be used as a gift wrap garland that will be re-usable as a sweet decor item. Start with a few paper punches or die cut shapes, and some... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals
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I love making gift giving personal and unique, and paper crafting is a perfect way to do just that. I was so excited to receive the newest vellum release from the Fundamentals collection, it is beautiful and a great weight for creating special packaging that is sure to be remembered!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals