DIY Handprint Canvas Art Resist Heat Emboss Glitter

2014 Tax Sale

Hello Everyone!!!! The kids and I actually filmed this the week Gradyn was born, but I just got around to editing what there was of this together!  I wanted to use the kids handprints to create unique art for in Grady’s bedroom, and I wanted them to really have fun with creative freedom of coloring this all together – they didn’t exactly turn out “my way” but the kids LOVE them and are so proud, so I am so happy! {Read More}

How to Trace and Create a Split Letter Monogram with Silhouette Studio

Free Cartridge for April CTMH Promotion

Hello All and WELCOME BACK TO TUESDAY TUTORIALS!!!! Gradyn is here – he is WOnDERFUL good and life is seriously going back to normal!  I was not doing well the last 3-4 weeks at all and taking time “away” was very very hard because I def had things “planned out” different…God had other plans, and now I have this miracle amazing baby that is just sooooo stink in’ good and sweet!!! Ok, TWO VIDEOS today!  One a Tutorial – TWO {Read More}

All About Welcoming Gradyn Everet Murphy to the World!

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***ALL ABOUT BABY – Personal, Pictures and Cuteness Overload – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*** HE IS FINALLY here!  And actually 1 week old TODAY!!! I’m so very excited to introduce: Gradyn (Grady) Everet Murphy on March 28, 2014 9:49pm 7lbs 10oz, 20 3/4″! It was a crazy long pregnancy with a lot of up and downs and scary moments, but God saw us all the way to two days past his due date without any troubles in labor at all! {Read More}

A Little Easter DIY with a Craft Attitude Hop!

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Normally I would have a video sharing this amazing Craft Attitude blog hop with everyone, but I’m getting ready to have baby Gradyn and wanted to get this project complete and part of the first day of  wonderful fun, inspiration, creative Craft Attitude Easter HOP! For todays Easter Project I thought it would fun to do a little personalization and a fun DIY Canvas! Here’s whatcha gotta do to recreate all these fun things! 1 sheet of Printable Craft Attitude {Read More}

RTM: DIY Paper Roses

Remember These Moments

Remember These Moments?! Making rolled paper flowers has been a super hot trend for a while…this video was a top view on Youtube and top search on AboveRubiesStudio.com. This is the super  easy way to create paper roses! There are a few other things that I have done since this video that I find really work well too!  Same techniques as in video below, but instead of waiting for wet adhesive to dry, I ALWAYS use Glue Arts Adhesive Squares {Read More}

RTM: Perfectly Cover All Your Chipboard Shapes

Remember These Moments?! Covering Chipboard!  Have you ever wondered if there was a secret formula to really covering chipboard?  Do you ever get totally frustrated trying to trace with an Xacto knife and you still end up with some jagged edges that just drive you crazy?  Do you try to sand off the edges and it still doesn’t seem quite right?  I know that I’ve had those troubles.  I never seem to be able to trace and cut my shapes {Read More}

Something FANTASTICALLY Exciting…..

WOW – WOW – WOW!!!! 3 MAJOR things in this post – check it ALL out! I am so insanely excited about THIS news!!!! – No, baby Gradyn hasn’t come yet. – BUT, I have been working with Close to My Heart for a few months now, and working with an INCREDIBLE Team of women and APRIL 2014 is YOUR MONTH to join us!!!!  The most PERFECT way to use your Tax Rebate and make it earn more money for {Read More}

New DIY Jewelry, Winner Update & Facebook Page

Stamp of the Month March 2014

Hey Everyone! Excited to check in with you today – and anxious to get back into flow and normal schedule once baby Gradyn is born too!  I actually have an update page started for him I’ll fill you in on at the end… there are other things I have to do first…. LIKE: 1) Brand New DIY Jewelry Video I WAS able to do a QUICK video with all new Base and Bling Close to My Heart goodies the other {Read More}

RTM: How to Use Cricut Fit To Page for ANY Size

Remember These Moments?! Most people think that using Fit to Page function with your Cricut machine is just for using with 12×12 or full size pages….what many don’t think about doing is using the Fit To Page function to make it super easy to work with projects you’re already working on.  Such as getting the perfect size image for the front of a card or a wooden sign, or Christmas Ornament….anything you can imagine really! Original Post below the video! {Read More}

RTM: DIY Glitter Totes

Remember These Moments?! These little bags are such great cute little gifts for goodies at Valentine’s Day which is coming up soon!  Little totes can be picked up at almost any craft store and using the Viva Decor Glitter Gels/Glitter Pens and Pearl Pens (available at craft-e-corner.com) it creates such a simple, yet fun and beautiful results! DIY Your own glittery bag today! Original Post Below Video! http://www.aboverubiesstudio.com/videos-and-projects/cricut/viva-decor-3d-glitter-gel-diy-totegift-bag/1000/