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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}

Coffee Date Friends Scrapbook Tutorial

birthday time

Happy Tutorial Day! I can’t believe we are well into MAY ALREADY can you!??!  WOW!!!! I’m so very excited about May!  I’m going to be 31 this month! WHAT?!?!? Crazinesssss!!!! I’m soooo excited I got a Coffee Cup and Donut stamp set in my collection FINALLY!  I’ve “needed” this for a long time!!! 😉  I love coffee dates with friends and I’m excited to make a starbucks gift card holder with this set too – but we will get to {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}

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!

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}

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

easy easel interactive card birthday card any occasion quick card

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}

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}