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So, from all of my fun with Jamberry Nails as of these days – I have LOTSO nail polish laying around – and I realized – it’s enamel! Why can’t I use it in crafting!??! So I started doing this…and BAMMO – easy DIY Enamel Dots to place wherever you […]

DIY Easy Enamel Dots, Redesigned Embellishments and more!

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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 […]

Thankful Heart Card Inked and Embossing Folder

I LOVE using my Glue Glider and the many different patterns of adhesive they have for different strength to create GREAT Glitter Trim or Borders!  Easy, Mess Free, and POW! POP! BAM! Insta-Glitter!   Enjoy!

TNT: Glitter Borders No Wet Glue!

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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 […]

Easy But Fun 3 Piece Easel Stand Pop Up Card

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Hey Crafty friends, I have some major winners to announce today – but before I do that…. I do not normally do this kind of thing from my blog, I will post it up in social media – but I generally don’t ask for this (generally!) BUT – my heart […]

Can I Ask a HUGE Favor? I Have Winners to ...

Last minute need of something cute for halloween for the kiddos?  How about an easy way to create your own Candy Corn without a special cartridge or die? It’s pretty simple and perfect for this Halloween Tip and Trick Video!  

TNT: DIY Candycorn and Last Minute Cards

I haven’t done a Scrapbook layout for you all in awhile, so I thought today would be perfect to show a seasonal, Thankful Scrapbook Layout Tutorial. Using of course, the Cricut, Stamps, Artfully Sent, Artbooking and more! Loads of fun, really easy, and of course a great way to capture […]

Thankful, Fall Season Cricut Scrabook Layout!

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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 […]

194 Thank You Cards Made By Kids

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  Join me Sunday Night October 19, 2014 for the live kick off event – all new – commercial free format at You will need to sign in to chat with me so get set up your free account right now! You can find out upcoming event schedule by […]

Live Event Kickoff Sunday Night 9:30pm Eastern

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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 […]

How To Make a Popup Box Card! Easy Measure, Score, ...

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Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday Tutorial Day! Kinda excited to share this fun project with everyone! I was in Target and this Sutter Home Pink Moscato was CALLING my name!  Not just because it’s fabulous, but because it MATCHES the Close to My Heart Scaredy Cat collection absolutely BRILLIANTLY!  That AND […]

Halloween DIY Decor Project Potion Magic with Essential Oils

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Very excited to share our first Free Cricut Workshop replay – The technology of our camera did not cooperate as well as hoped – so this Workshop will be re-worked at a later point and time – however – We covered Real Dial Size, Actual Size, Cricut Size etc.. and […]

October 2, Cricut Workshop Members Replay

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Hello Friends!   Thanks for being here with me today! I appreciate it so very much! Today we are going to actually do a 2 for 1!! We are going to make a REALLY cute Thanksgiving/Fall Swing Card using the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge and color with a blender pen […]

Easy Halloween Treat Bags & Thankful Card

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Hey all! Workshop aired Thursday Oct 2. Downloads and Giveaways available for you now! Check out the Giveaways and enter today! Check out the FUN FREE Downloads and Goodies I have to really help you out tonight! One is a Whisper Mini from Cara Miller to go along with our […]

Free Cricut Workshop – Giveaways & Downloads

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Hello and Happy October 1!!!! 2014 is just flying by isn’t it!??!?! WOW!  Well today – I have SEVERAL exciting announcements and reminders also winners to congratulate for September!  Lets start with the Winners of the $200 Close To My Heart Select Shopping Sprees for September! Our Party Participant Loyal […]

October $200 Shopping Spree Giveaway & Free Workshop

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Happy Tuesday Tutorial my friends!   Today I had to show you just how easy it is to make PopUp cards with the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge that is available exclusively through Close To My Heart! Also do NOT forget Thursday night 9:00pm EST there is a FREE Cricut Workshop […]

How to Make Pop Up Cards and Measure for Artfully ...

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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 and there will be FREE PDF Downloads along with video instructions and lots of fun! You will […]

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