Shopping and Crafting with Teen Brother!

Easy Custom Tshirts in seconds

While this isn’t a traditional “in studio” Tuesday Tutorial.  I thought it was pretty fun to take my teenaged brother to a craft store and then make a REALLY Easy Custom DIY Tshirt with him for his Air-Soft Team that he plays on.  Now, while I personally am not a fan of the team abbreviation – they are the Tactical Urban Recon Division ….. yes he’s 15, and therefore he wears a shirt that says – T.U.R.D.  – *sigh* But {Read More}

The Heart, The Mission, The Plan!

ARS Plan

  First of all, I need to THANK YOU for all the love and support to AboveRubiesStudio since 2009! Thursday night with Tanner and Courtney was kinda huge for me!  I left a few “cats out of the bag” and really laid out how important decision making is in the success of blogs and business.  The crazy part of realizing this, is that I hadn’t made a complete decision on my business/hobby/family definitions to some degree myself.  My heart has {Read More}

A Little Story of Inspiration & Thanks!!!

GoModestly Bracelets

Many of you who have followed AboveRubiesStudio.com for a long time – know me pretty well and how I operate and believe in asking in faith and believing even when you don’t know the how – just know your why with faith and somehow you’re blessed with the desires of your heart.  Now I don’t mean this as strange magic….I don’t mean this as wishful thinking – And actually I’m going to stop myself before I go too deep into {Read More}

Where DO You Want To Be?

Hopscotch Scrapbook 12x12 LayoutsEasy

All of everything coming up in April – I’m just jazzed up, pumped up, excited!!!  And I HAD to take this ONE LAST opportunity to share the Hopscotch Workshop on the Go in a scrapbook layout before it’s gone for good because this stamp has found a place in 8 different projects in my craft room and it’s about to be gone. for. good! NOoooo! Anyway – last chance to Grab Seasonal Inspirations HERE and enter to WIN the customer {Read More}

Easy 10 Minute 12×12 Scrapbook Layout

NewbornBaby

Happy Tuesday Tutorial Day Friends! I was excited to create a few 10 minute scrapbook layout pages today!  So I wanted to record and share this one with you and you can start cranking out amazing pages and have fun with brights colors, elements and easy balance!!! Last Chance to grab Hopscotch and Other Seasonal Expression Items!  GET THEM NOW!  

Layered Ink Color Metallic Embossing and Sequins

Happy Day

Hey all Happy Tutorial day!!! This is a tutorial and color scheme I’ve been inspired to play with for a little while now and add a pop of color with ink under an awesome metallic gold embossed stamp!  This card is really simple to recreate and you can have fun with your favorite colors and pops of metallic gold or silver yourself with these embossing powders and adhesive backed sequins! *By the way – this is also a reminder – {Read More}

Weekend House Flip, New Craft Space and I’m IN LOVE!

I'm in love

I’m IN LOVE!  That’s RIGHT – I SAID IT – I’m In LOVE!  (Ok, not really the way I want to be in love because I don’t really snuggle with it at night – BUTTTT… <3 ) I am going to share a TON of stuff today and a video underneath it – so check it out! I’m In Love & Committed!!! I had to get on here TODAY and tell you I am truly COMMITTED in a long term {Read More}

Want to Just WIN Something Instead?

Would you like to Win This?

So I have been hyping up getting this awesome Lagoon Tote for Free by Joining CTMH this month – but the thing is – I HEAR YOU – and I want to offer it to a lucky and loyal customer of AboveRubies as a PRIZE!  I also thought why not ALSO have a $100 (PLUS) gift card to Close To My Heart Stamps, Ink, Cardstock or Workshop on the Go Kits! And another surprise…Details Below: What I thought we could {Read More}

Confession: My HONEST Thought About It!

Precious Gems

I have to be honest with everyone because I really think it’s what I’m going to do!  There is TOO much NEW stuff, Cute Stuff and AMAZING stuff PLUS such a savings – I don’t think I can ignore it!!! I’m going to have to sign my daughter up, or my mom, or convince a friend to let me buy and have the goods!!! I just HAVE to do it!!! It’s just too good, with the all new supplies, catalog items {Read More}

Easy and Fun Glitter and Sequin Backgrounds & Embellishments

glitter background sequin background

I had a lot of fun making a few embellishments for the layouts I will be working on from the Hawaii trip!  I’m so excited to share a lot more with it, but for now, I’m going to show off some fun tips and embellishments you can create at home with your Cricut for cards, scrapbook layouts or you know, any old fun thing!   What did I use: The BEST cartridges ever the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Shimmer Trim Adhesive {Read More}