TNT: Add a Punch for A Pop!

Really make those photos pop with some dimension and get use from those punches you’ve had sitting around! Works for hearts, circles, squares and more…. Enjoy the Moments!

Easy One Layer Cards Layered Stamps

Free Stamp Set Offer

This Tuesday I wanted to just PLAY – play with the few new stamp sets I got from the new CTMH Seasonal Inspirations catalog – you can view the online version _ HERE  http://aboverubies.ctmh.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx I really like this Brushstrokes set – my first thought and card attempt was thrown off when I got ink at the bottom of my card – but I made it work as a cute little lunch box note for the kids – I know they’re {Read More}

TNT: Wine, Glitter, Music – I’m in!

Wine Glitter Music AWESOME!

Quick little TNT for you today I discovered on accident actually – then I came to find out – people really do this!   Did you know wine glasses make great little make-shift speakers for your cellphones?  No it’s not Bose Sound or anything – but when you’re rocking’ out and getting your craft on – having something cute, glittery and fun on your desk that you just plop your phone in (after the wine is gone – and let’s {Read More}

Once Upon a Time DIY Emma Swan Inspired Necklaces!

Emma's Necklaces from Once Upon a Time Make Your Own

Once Upon a Time, Star Trek, Firefly – YES – I am nerdy and I know it!  (I also have a Craft Haul video for today below so don’t miss that!) Thankfully an amazing company called ImpressArt makes being nerdy really easy with their Metal Stamp Bases, Stamps, Punches and tools!  You can get them all here (PjToolJewelry.com) I have had my Swan necklace since the first season of the show – but I needed to complete the look – {Read More}

Day 2 Creating DIY Scrapbook Layout Calendar Workshop

DIY Blank Calendars AboveRubiesStudio

Hey Everyone! I REALLY hope you enjoyed Day 1 (January 16) of the 2015 Calendar Workshop! I wanted to be more actively involved in real time comments – but I was blessed with the AMAZING opportunity to work with AMTC and Lily’s Talent Agency yesterday for some commercial and monologue reads in Chicago – little bit of training, a lot a bit of connecting and a whole ton of amazing!  I feel beyond words thankful that this is a part {Read More}

It’s Calendar Workshop Day! ALL DAY!

Calendar Collab

Today is Saturday January 17, 2015 and I have teamed up with Katina of Loving Life’s Little Blessings to bring you an ALL DAY video extravaganza event of creating your OWN DIY Calendar! The thought process I had behind creating My Calendar is to make it a monthly Vision Board for my goals and focus and keep track of the year!  Also calendars are a GREAT way to look back at all the blessings we’ve had for the year!  They {Read More}

TNT: Intricate Ink Edging Tip

Today’s TNT is about one of MY favorite things in crafting!  I LOVE inking edges – incase you didn’t already know – and I LOVE being able to do this when corners, designs, etc are just TOO TIGHT!  AND it’s soooo easy! No harsh messing around – get rid of the white core and add a nice little darkened or shadowed edge!

Tim Holtz Inspired Tag for Daily 3 Journal

tags journal

This is so fun! First I am SO thankful for such a thoughtful and wonderful gift as this Journal/Sketch book from Carmen!  I just LOVE it – I could not help but want to customize it further and make it even more inspiring for my Daily 3’s and my Bible verse writings! I used: Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence Saddle CTMH Ink Hostess Exclusive Set: A Thing Well Done from new 2015 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book Shimmer Twine  Black {Read More}

TNT: Clean Your Craft Tools – I’m In Love!

TNT Cleaning Craft Tools

Hey Friends!  Are you having an AWESOME 2015 so far!??! I know it feels like a clean slate and a fresh start to many, so I thought I should share a Tip video on CLEANING up your craft supplies! I discovered years ago that using Essential Oils, Borax and Baking Soda make some of the BEST cleaning supplies – but that whole thing is for  for another time… Check out this quick video!     I use Essential Oils from {Read More}

Minecraft Theme Giftcard Holder Card

Minecraft DIY Cards Birthday Holidays Gifts

I have so many tutorials I am behind on actually sharing – this one was from just before Christmas – but because it’s Minecraft and so popular for birthday parties, everyday notes and more – I thought I should share it for today’s Tuesday Tutorial. Isiah loves the game Mincraft and even had a Minecraft themed birthday.  So for the iTunes gift card I got him, I decided to make a little special Creeper card…(fair warning – I know NOTHING {Read More}