Today is the Day! Excited to Share! Start Now!

FREE Rolling Tote and Bag CTMH

Today is a Day I have been excited to share for over a YEAR now!  It’s March 1st and I have a LOT in store for you and something I believe is truly going to give you a GREAT starting place to launch yourself into something incredible and be a stepping stone towards having fun and changing your life! What am I talking about?!?! Well ABOUT once a Year Close to My Heart does a special for those interested in {Read More}

Thinking of You A Little Easy Love Quick Handmade Card

Easy Valentines Day Card Thinking of You Love

Sometimes quick cards can be the most beautiful and just as meaningful!  Even though Valentine’s day is “over” – the Love we share goes on year around! Send a note to say I’m thinking about You or I love You today – but you need to hurry if THIS inspires you because the amazing adorableness won’t last long! (click here to get it now!) Pick up ALL the Supplies I used: Heartstrings Complements (AMAZING Better than Stickers) Sheet Artfully Sent {Read More}

Wait! Don’t Throw Out That Toothbrush Yet!

Throw Away The Toothbrush

Here is a TNT Tip for you today! Toothbrushes and crafting – they make a pretty awesome fun tool for inking, brushing, edging and more! Check it out!   Have a favorite Crafting Tip!?  Send it in and I will feature it for you! Enjoy the Moments!

Aloha and Mahalo O’hana: Wanna Come on the Next Vacation?

CTMH 2015 Hawaii Trip Earners

Aloha!  We are BACK from Hawaii!  WOW what a trip and YES I missed you all!  Thankfully I have got to tell you a little bit about the trip, share a few pictures and INVITE  YOU to come on the NEXT trip!!! Our next trip is going to be an Eastern Caribbean Cruise!  Would you like to join us!??! I WILL show you how and help you earn it!  It takes work – but it’s WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!!! I would {Read More}

Thanks Card with a DIY Chalk-Like Mist

Thank you SO MUCH

I was anxious to record a new video for everyone since the last week+ of crazy and I wanted to share a Give Thanks or Thank You card that I made.  Pretend I made it just for you – because I can’t thank you enough for the love, support and prayers! It’s been a little rougher than I expected getting back on my feet – but I am going!  Thankfully my Dad flew my mother in to help out for {Read More}

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}

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}

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}