Creating Special Announcement Cards


Hey Everyone! This past week I had the AWESOME privilege of helping my friend announce to her family that she is having her first baby!  So we pulled out the Cricut Imagine and decided to make very fun and simple Baby Announcement cards, but in a non-traditional kind of way.  I’m hoping you’ll enjoy taking a look at what we made and maybe pull some ideas of what you could use these cards for yourself! Congratulations Andrew and Jill and {Read More}

How to Use Paper Layerz with the Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge


Hey Everyone, Happy TUESDAY!  Here is another QUICK video using the PaperLayerz by Megan Elizabeth on Cutmates cardstock!  LOTS more coming and more info coming, and MORE Special Offers from CutMates too!  I am just so excited and SO Overwhelmed by the AWESOME Response from everyone!  And I will tell you, there are 3 MAJOR Retailers chomping at the BIT to get this in YOUR Local Craft stores, so exciting for you all to be able to get this whenever {Read More}

How to Make Paper Rosettes and Club Ruby Class Preview

how to make paper rosettes

Hey Everyone Hope you are all doing fabulous!  Since we had a replay video for Tuesday, we are posting out Tuesday Tutorial today This video I’m going to show you one of several methods for making paper rosettes, something that we are going to focus the Club Ruby Live Web Class on later this month, there is still time to sign up to be a Club Ruby Advantage Member so you can check that out if you’re interested. For now {Read More}

BFF Card Inspiration using Cricut Imagine Better Together

Better Together Cricut Imagine

Heylo! Here is a little more basic inspiration for you from the Cricut Imagine! :)  Its just a very VERY simple HI BFF Card! ;)  I LOVE this Bread and Butter image from the Cricut Imagine Better Together Cartridge!  I would LOVE to hear about your BFF in the comments, so if you and your truest best bud go together like Bread and Butter, please tell me something about it!  And maybe make a card for her/him while you are {Read More}

Cricut Graphically Speaking Card for Challenge

Graphically Speaking and Sewing

Hey Everyone!  Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re doing FABULOUS!  I’m in a pretty good mood (tonight Monday) right now with all that is happening and going on!  I just had an amazing call with two great women, Britten and Cindy from the Club Ruby Designers DT.  We were having a great time talking about the amazingly overwhelming response to our Club Ruby Design Team Call.  We are also talking about all the upcoming projects at Above Rubies Studio including our newest {Read More}

You Make Life Bearable Cricut Imagine Card

Better Together Cricut Imagine

Hey All! I recently started using the “Better Together” Cricut Imagine cartridge for MANY more personal crafting projects and I really really have enjoyed the images on this Cartridge. I have a few projects I’ve been working on here and there behind the scenes of the blog, but I thought I should share a photo or two here or there. This card is VERY basic, I cut out the Bear and the Sentiment from the Imagine Better Together Cartridge and {Read More}

Cricut Love Ya Card Just Because from Paisley Cricut Cartridge

love ya card

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a GREAT day! Here’s a quick tutorial for you all from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge.  I used the Love Ya phrase and one of the mushrooms from that cartridge to just create a basic card!  Its unique with the paper selection from the Olivia Paper Collection by Basic Grey and I hope you enjoy! I will be out of touch for a few days as I have a surgery for my mouth/jaw surprisingly {Read More}

Tuesday Tutorial: Super Pink Inspired I’m Just Sayin’ Card

Pink Hello

Hey All – I know it is CRAZY late in the day – but I got VERY busy painting the new Studio Set that I haven’t had a chance to create, edit and post!  I’m SOO excited about this Tiffany’s Box colored studio room and I’m very anxious to share pics and new videos with you from the set up we have!  I love that we have different video options – AND I want you all to know – “Backstage {Read More}

Easy Valentine’s Day Card, a Look at Helmar’s Liquid PopDots and UStream Event!

Hey Everyone – Thanks for joining me for another Tuesday Tutorial!  This is an easy Valentine’s Day Card that you can make for just about anyone in your life!  I hope you guys enjoy! There is a bonus video here too from CHA at the Helmar booth – check out their AWESOME Adhesive that acts as a Liquid Pop Dot!  You can literally control the amount of dimension that you put on the back of your projects and pop it {Read More}

YUDU Cardshop from Cricut


Well,  I don’t know what I think, or much about it….but here is a YUDU Matrix of the Original YUDU Screen Print from Provo Craft and the New YUDU CardShop. HSN started posting some of the accessories – 5″x7″ Screens for cards….. Cupcake: Filigree: and Tweet: Joy over at posted more on this – I just wanted to share what Genna M. texted me this am and I’m sure more will come! Have a wonderful day!