Easy Shabby Chic Wedding Card with Cricut

I love my Close to My Heart Exclusive Cricut Cartridges so much!  They were my top GO TO cartridges for years before becoming a Close to My Heart Executive Manager and I LOVE sharing them and all they can do and just how simple they make DIY Projects, Scrapbook Layouts and Cards! This card is for a 4th of July wedding that was kinda shabby chic in theme so we used Kraft Cardstock and White Cardstock with a little bit {Read More}

Watercolored Thinking of You Card & SPECIAL Announcement!

Always on My Mind

Hey Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have lots to share including an all new Tuesday Tutorial! Before I get to that, I want to share a few special things that I personally am offering as well as what other promotions are going on right now that I know most of you will be very interested in…. First let me talk about my personal and special offer for Precious Gems Team! SOOOOO EXCITING! I decided for a {Read More}

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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

DIY Raffia and Twine Bowls for Decorations

Raffia and Twine Bowls

I got really inspired when I saw Courtney from A Little Craft In Your Day post about Alene’s Tacky Glue and the new look bottle – it reminded me of a favorite thing we used to do when we were kids with my mom….so I thought – why not make something similar but to fit my decor for the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season – actually these bowls can be used year around with my everyday decor – pretty easily! {Read More}

Thankful Heart Card Inked and Embossing Folder

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A thankful heart – that’s how I feel when I think about each and every viewer and kind soul that has become a friend through AboveRubiesStudio over the years – Today I wanted to create a card using A Thankful Heart stamp I also thought it would be fun to show you something I accidentally discovered as I was playing with inks and techniques.  Inking your embossing folders, and embossed images can give an awesome and great look – but {Read More}