Tim Holtz Inspired Tag for Daily 3 Journal

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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


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}

Easy But Fun 3 Piece Easel Stand Pop Up Card

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A what!?! Yes! This Card is Easy!  Yes this card is Interactive! Yes this card is an Easel!  Yes this card pops up! Yes this card is for a birthday! Yes you can make it too for any occasion you need a different card idea for!!! What Was Used: Any stamps you want – I used the Birthday Set included with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle so that I didn’t have to hand cut my shapes! Any designer paper and {Read More}

194 Thank You Cards Made By Kids

Cricut Artfully Sent Thankyou Cards FREE Shopping

Hey Everyone!  Lots happening around here – which really – is that anything new from any of your houses?? 😉 Kids worked VERY hard the first whole week of October to write and make 194 Thankyou cards that were sent out early last week along with a special stamp set for everyone who ordered from http://AboveRubies.CTMH.com and the all new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge!  This month – we have LOTS of cards going out too as well as a few {Read More}

How To Make a Popup Box Card! Easy Measure, Score, Cut, Fold – Tada!

Howto Make Pop Up Box Card Open multi Levels

Hello Friends! There are so many fun ways to decorate and create a fun Box Card with multiple heights, layers, occasions and so much fun! Making popup box cards are super fun and trendy and VERY easy to make! I drew a little “hand written” diagram to show you what the video below shows you!  You can download and print it out as well by simply right clicking, saving and you’re good to go! You can decorate these fun bottomless {Read More}

FREE Cricut Workshop Oct 2nd – 9:00pm EST!

FREE Cricut Workshop

Hey Friends!  I am excited to share that there is a FREE Cricut Workshop that I will be hosting on Thursday October 2nd at 9:00pm Eastern Time! It will be LIVE at AboveRubiesStudio.com and there will be FREE PDF Downloads along with video instructions and lots of fun! You will need to order as soon as possible to receive you Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge before the workshop event! If you have already ordered the Cartridge through http://AboveRubies.CTMH.com you are already {Read More}

Quick & Easy Card with Envelope Cuts from Artfully Sent Cricut Cartride

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Just decided to try out the Sleeve Card Function and The Envelope Die-Cut with the ALL NEW Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge! I made both card, card layer and envelopes with embellishments and adhering in under 15 Minutes!  This Cartridge is PERFECT for those quick cards when you “forgot” you needed one, to quickly whip something profession and beautiful up without a lot of work – but it can look like you took hours slaving away in your craft room! Bonus {Read More}

Hello Card -Chalk It Up – New Close To My Heart 2014 Idea Book

New Close TO My Heart Chalk It Up Quick Card

Its a sparkly crafty kind of day today!  I love the new Chalk It Up Work Shop on the Go kit!!  Chalk it Up is a top 5 of the new collections in the 2014 Annual Idea Book with Close to My Heart (Check it out HERE) I first said I was making a layout – then went into making a card – the card is first and the layout will be posted tomorrow! So make sure you come back {Read More}

DIY Play Dough and Foot/Hand Casts for Kids


Hey Friends! Today’s Tues Tut is fun with the kids! I can’t believe they go back to school a week from Monday already here!!!  Maybe that means I’ll finally get all these videos edited and up online! YAY!  But I am going to miss them!  We’ve done a lot of fun projects together this summer, not as much traveling and activities as I had hoped, but stuff like this really help build memories and preserve them for a long time!! {Read More}