Sweet baby girl!

by Amanda Jones | April 4, 2012


I was so excited when this beautiful August Moon mini album arrived! I have been planning to make a baby album for my brother and his wife who are expecting their first baby in June :) The soft colours are perfect for babies! I'm going to share the cover with you today and I'll be back with the rest of the album later in the month.

Cover full

In addition to August Moon, I have used some of the new printed vellum papers, some Fundamentals flowers and felt, some items from the wedding lines and some bling! Before I started to decorate the cover I rubbed little smudge of white acrylic paint randomly in places.

Cover detail 2

I typed my title onto the label sticker with my vintage typewriter. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some pretty shapes from the vellum to layer on the cover.

Cover detail 3

That dimensional flower was cut from the vellum using the Silhouette. I used some Distress Stains in pink and blue to add accent colours to some of the flowers, felt and die cut vellum.

Cover detail 1

I cut one of the large bling flowers in half and used it to accent 2 separate spots on the cover.

I'm so happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to share the inside pages with you soon!

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Family Decor

by Sarah Hill | April 2, 2012


Sarah here today!! April is all about the August Moon Mini Album, vellum, and lots of bling!! I always like to add a new twist to my projects, so I thought about what I could do with the August Moon Mini Album besides making a mini album.

All of the pages in the mini album are thick chipboard, so I decided to make a fun family wall hanging! Here are a couple of the pieces today and you get to see the rest in the middle of the month :)

Wall Hanging 1

I just LOVE the doily printed vellum sheets as the background for this wall hanging :) And you will love it too!!

Wall Hanging 2

I paired the album and vellum sheets with lot of Bella! bling and the newest Vintedge collection. The pop of color gives the home decor a little flair.

See you next time!!


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For You

by Erin Yamabe | April 2, 2012


Hello and Happy Monday crafty friends!  Hope you had a very nice weekend!  It's Erin with you today, and I have a little August Moon album in the making...It's going to be an Easter gift for a dear friend:)


We have some gorgeous new vellum, and I love how very easy it is to work with!  I've used some punches and diecuts, and some very intricate ones at that, and it cuts very smoothly and it adds such a delicate touch:)


Today, I would like to share with you, how to make this little flower that I learned from Pam Black a few years back, and is a go to flower for me time and again!


You will need two different patterned papers, and one vellum sheet.  Choose your favorite circle punch, and then punch out two circles from each patterned paper and one from the vellum.


Fold all patterned paper circles in half.


Next, you will begin to build the flower.  Place 1/2 of one flower on top of 1/2 of another [opposite patterns] and adhere.  Continue until you have all 4 petals showing, the patterns will alternate.


Then, adhere the vellum circle on top, and voila!  For this sample, I also added a rolly flower from another piece of vellum and added some Blingz.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a fabulous day ahead!


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Happy April, wow!!



A Trillium that I photographed in Forest Park a few days ago. I am told that these are becoming extinct in the Pacific Northwest and it is illegal to pick these flowers out of the ground. Who knew!

Is it SPRING where YOU live??!! Please share the climate in your area with us. What kind of flowers are prominent for you? What are your plans for April?

We are going to bring you new things in the month of April, new blog features, etc. We want to shake it up a bit around here to give you a fresh, innovative and creative way to craft, enjoy a crafting community and more.

We hope you will continue to follow us and appreciate your continued support.

Best wishes for a fabulous month ahead!

Creative cheers,


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Patricia Serrano, March guest designer.



Pat Serrano RR GBdesigner March2012

I'd like to introduce you to Pat Serrano, our March guest designer. I had the pleasure of meeting her at our recent Winter CHA Show.

Here is what she shared with us:

I am so excited to finally share what I have been working on…

In January I was lucky enough to attend CHA.

While I was walking around checking out all the fabulous new goodies

I ended up doing a make and take at the Ruby Rocket booth and met the beautiful

Rachel Carlson as we sat there we talked about scrapbooking and crafting she was in the

process of looking for guest designers!!

I submitted some of my past work that very night. I was notified a few days later I was one of the lucky ones!

 I was given the complete line of “August Moon” I loved this paper line as soon as I had it in my hand.

  Pat Serrano design 1

Here is my first creation.  A one page layout. I love the look of this.  I used four of the papers from the line using both sides I made a few pinwheels.  I used lots of pearls to create half circles.

  Pat Serrano design 2

For my second creation I altered a wood frame from Michael’s.  I used my cricut to cut out flowers and inked them.  I used my Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and of course I added som pearls and used a few scraps of ribbon from the collection.

And for my third creation…

Pat Serrano design 3

I used this beautiful mini album.  It is pretty much done for you.

So easy for a quick gift add photos and few embellishments.

Pat Serrano design 4

Pat Serrano design 5

I used the remaining pearls, scraps of ribbon and paper.

I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Pat Serrano design 6


Pat Serrano design 7

(This paper line yelled out butterflies and vintage to me).

I used my Tim Holtz pinwheel die. I love the simplicity of this mini album. I used a couple of the tags that came with this line to create my title base and tied them together. I love the tags that come with this line…they can be used for added detail. I used up the stickers I had left on these pages. Butterflies and pinwheels are every where on this book. I love it!!

I hope I have inspired you in some way!

I have enough scraps and paper to make a couple of cards..

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Pat

We asked Pat a few questions:

Where does your inspiration come from?  I get my inspiration from magazines, blogs and from my scrap friends.

What is your go to tool? My punches have become my favorite tool.

What is YOUR signature item (the one thing that ALWAYS ends up in your projects)?  The one thing that always ends up on my projects are flowers...any and all types I love the dimension they add,  I also use my sewing machine  a lot too!

Name one thing that people might be surprised to know about you?  People are always surprised that I can crochet and knit and love to sew

Do you have any other hobbies? Sewing, knitting, crochet, snowboarding, golf and photography

You can find Pat's blog and more of her mini book photos at:

Thank you very much Pat for joining us as a guest designer.

Creative cheers!

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Happy Wednesday!


In the U.S. at least. Our Australian counterparts are luckily in Thursday already. And for those of you around the globe in different time zones, cheers to a great day wherever you are.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of our August Moon projects this past month. WOW, we had a great response on this range, it's been a great month of lovely proejcts, designs, tips, etc. Big thanks to the team for pulling it together all together to bring you these goodies.

We will still have some August Moon treasures for you as we go into April with something that sold out so quickly that we weren't able to get it to our team members, stay tuned for that starting in April along with some blog updates, additions, etc. It's been a lot of work in the background as we work to bring you an even better crafting experience. We have sincerely appreciated all of your continued support as we work to build our brand. We could not have done it without you.

Tomorrow we begin our features on our 'guest' blog designers. At the end of each month we will introduce you to a new guest designer that has recieved our ranges and shares what they have done with them. We are so excited to share the work they have been doing with our ranges. It's always nice to meet new designers, learn about them and see how they use our ranges to create with.

Stay tuned for that and more.

Creative cheers,

Rachel Carlson

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Spring is in the Air

by Keelyyowler | March 27, 2012



Spring is in the Air at Ruby Rock-It.  I just love the soft, Spring colors in the Ruby Rock-It August Moon collection.  I created this card for my mom's birthday, but it would be a sweet Hello or Mother's Day card.  I love how the beautiful tags work so well on cards and layouts.


Isn't this patterned paper lovely?  I love the hand doodled look of the design.  I created this card to accompany a basket of fresh baked goodies.  I hope you are enjoying all of the wonderful creations this month featuring "August Moon".

What are you creating this Spring?

Keely Yowler

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From The Heart

by Erin Yamabe | March 26, 2012



Hello and Happy Monday fellow crafters!  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!  Did you get in some crafty time?  It's Erin here today...with a little August Moon gift set for a dear friend!  


The box is from a stationary set my daughter had used...that has a nice magnetic closure.  After I layered on some grey paint + gesso, I added some border strips from the August Moon collection.


The top of the box has a nice little peek-a-boo window.  The flowers are paper turned into canvas, with August Moon lace or pom poms wrapped around them:)  And I like the cardstock sticker pieces, they made wonderful subtle accents.


Here's a close up of the box top with window:)  It was too pretty to leave unadorned...


Building upon a heart doily, I created a heart shaped envelope and filled it with some paper rolled flowers, pearls, and ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Check back tomorrow for some more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team!


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Always sisters, Forever Friends

by Jodi Wilton | March 25, 2012


Hi Everyone! Jodi here today to share with you a couple of projects using the all too gorgeous August Moon Collection!  I was inspired to use the glittery title: Forever Friends; and immedieately thought of the picture I had of my two girls together.  I created the layout around the title.  Here is the layout:

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I did a lot of layering and distressing on this layout, and also layer some handmade banners, and more of the cute tags in this collection. 


I also created a card! I loved the butterfly sticker in this collection, and made this the focal point of the card... and who can resist the pink pom-pom trim!  I layered this card with more of the lovely trim too!

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Have a happy Sunday everyone!

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Another August Moon card to share!

by Carrie Walz | March 24, 2012


Good morning! Carrie here today... I hope everyone has been as lucky as we have been here in Chicago with the wonderful weather. It has been unseasonably warm here...almost 2 weeks with 80 or close to 80 degree temperatures. For Chicago...in March...this is so not the norm. I have been really taking advantage of the weather and doing a lot of much needed yard and house work. Seeing all the flowers starting to bloom and all the green grass really got me in the mood to put together a card for you today and the August Moon Collection was just perfect! A soft touch of spring and summer mix in the colors and beautiful large flower prints for those who love fussy cutting (which by the way, I do!) I did sneak in a little bit of paper from the Bella Beloved Wedding Collection. I know I sound like a broken record, but again this just shows you how easy these lines are to mix and match. I did some fussy cutting, used a couple of the ribbon trims, some pre-made tags and some of the cool mini pearl accents all from the August Moon line...put it all together and came up with this card!




Here is a close up of the mini pearl accents...these are so awesome, you get 3 sizes and get this...99 pearls! The perfect touch to any card or layout.


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend and don't forget to come back to see more August Moon!

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