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}

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

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}

Tues Tut: Howto Die Cut Adhesive Sheets in the Cricut

Hello Crafty Friend! Today I wanted to show you how to cut the Glue Arts Adhesive patches in the Cricut Machine with my favorite cartridge the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I thought it would be fun to make a mixed media like memory box just from a plain white gift box – lots of glitter, color splashes and sparkle! Enjoy the Moments!!! Oh and if you are anxious to get your hands on that FREE stamp set – here is what {Read More}

DIY Personal Diffuser and Here’s That Scrapbook Layout!

Happy Crafting Day my friends!   I totally blanked and while I uploaded that scrapbook layout to Youtube last week, I never posted it here!  So make sure you check out that Close To My Heart Chalk It Up Scrapbook layout I did including all 3 kiddos at the bottom of the page! ( I LOVE how they match the colors in the paper!  Isn’t that the best as a scrapbooker??)     Today’s video though I wanted to show {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}

Making Personalized Metal Stamped Name Jewelry Custom DIY Gifts

I am ecstatic at how these necklaces for the kids Teachers turned out!!!! I used the ImpressArt metal stamping tools and all new Soft Strike Alkeme bases to create amazing custom name jewelry!  I stamped each metal ring with each of the kids names from the class and placed the teachers name on the larger middle base. Attached each of the rings using small split rings to a beautiful Beadalon Chain from      I can’t believe the school {Read More}

DIY Baby Shadow Box with Hand Print Cast

FINALLY getting EVERYTHING back to normal around here! Minus the teeth issue – AGAIN! Just as I was starting to film again and have life on schedule and organized – one of my Implants decided to go ahead and fall out on me!  My jaw still hasn’t fully healed from the incident that knocked my teeth out in 2006 – so many surgeries and “false teeth later” this is the longest I will be completely without a front tooth, even {Read More}

DIY Handprint Canvas Art Resist Heat Emboss Glitter

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}

A Little Easter DIY with a Craft Attitude Hop!

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}

New DIY Jewelry, Winner Update & Facebook Page

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}