Morning Cup of Cofee Scrapbook Layout How to and Inspiration

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Hello Everyone! Thanks for your patience in getting a Tuesday Tutorial up! I’m excited to share this one because I think its cute and simple for anyone to really be able to get into and I think thats always helpful in creating Scrapbook pages.  In this video I already pre-cut out shapes and letters with my Cricut using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge and the Stamping Solutions Cartridge. I really hope that you enjoy and I’ll see you very soon {Read More}

Tuesday Tutorial: Postponed – But GREAT News to Watch For!

Heylo all my friends! I’m sorry to disappoint, I really like having Tuesday Tutorials up and going for you all first thing Tuesday Ams! However…I had a minor surgery last week and have had pain/swelling in mouth so I’m slightly delayed…SO Sorry! I will be posting a Tutorial LATE today or first thing tomorrow.  It’s all ready to go I just have to finish the video process.  It’s a really cute 12×12 scrapbook layout using Doodlebug Designs paper, bright cheery {Read More}

Fresh Look Friday (Ep. 104): Something Just for You From Unity Stamp Company

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Hey hello and Happy Fresh Look Friday EVERYONE! What an exciting day!!!  I am once again thrilled to be bringing you something that I love and think is wonderfully fantastic and creative!  The Unity Stamp Company! I got to spend some time with Angela on a few occasions now at various shows, and I have been using the Unity Stamps now for about 8-9 months (maybe longer??)  Anyway!  They are BEAUTIFUL!  They are high quality red rubber stamps mounted on {Read More}

Cricut Love Ya Card Just Because from Paisley Cricut Cartridge

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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}

A Few of My Favorite Things…March 2011


Ok – so something I am going to be doing from time to time on the weekend in answer questions that are non-craft related – and share some favorite things of MINE with you all! I’d LOVE to hear more about your favorite things too – so comment away and let me know! I’m going to start with just Life Favorites and then I’ll give you three crafting favs! Today was awesome!  Got to spend some time with my lonnggggg {Read More}

Tuesday Tutorial: Sleepy Boy Scrapbook Layout

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Here is some inspiration for a boyish Scrapbook Layout! In this video we use: Basic Grey Olivia Paper Collection including Die Cut Element Stickers and Alpha Sheet White Gel Pen Pop Dot Adhesive ATG 700 (because I LOVE the thick 1/2″ tape in my gun!) Hope you enjoy!  Have a GREAT week and I’ll see you again soon!

Now Available! 123 Cards DVD: Inspiring Education for Every Card Maker


Hey Everyone! The DVD you’ve ALL been waiting for is FINALLY Here!!! 123 Cards is NOW Available for purchase and is shipping IMMEDIATELY! This DVD is over 112 min of non stop Card Making Fun and Inspiration!  We show you everything from making standard A2 size cards and fun interactive pop up cards!  I’m so excited to share this DVD with all of you!  You’re going to LOVE IT! So it is now available in the Above Rubies Studio Store {Read More}

Tuesday Tutorial: How to Layer Flowers for Simple Card

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Hey All!  Happy Tuesday! Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!  I know I did!  I was able to get lots done including a few things that are going to be published in print here soon!  Very Excited! Today’s Tuesday Tutorial is all about layering up some flowers!  I found the PERFECT thing that makes flower layering SUPER simple!  K&Company has this WONDERFUL Flower die-cut Stack designed by Carolyn Gavin…makes it SO easy!  Great for all your scrapbook layouts and {Read More}

Crafter’s Companion CHA Look and Fun Signing DVDs at Their Booth!


Hey Everyone! So here is another CHA video and its a company that I am so happy to be able to be working with and promoting because I LOVE their Products!  I’ve done several videos using their Re-positionable Spray (Stick and Spray) Adhesive for my die-cutting mats, and Sarah is just a total sweetheart, so I was thrilled to do some cross-promotions of the Cricut A to Z DVD at their CHA booth! Here is a video of some of {Read More}

Larger Studio and New Toys!!!


Yeah!!!!! Soooooo excited I got two goodies in mail this am!!!! My new eCraft purple of course and new more lighting for the bigger studio! So excited to share some behind the scenes stuff of what’s going on around here, but ……. Well I’ll post these two pics…. Warning they are taken with my cell phone and they aren’t well lit, but I had to show ya!!!