And so begins our Winter CHA 2012 sneak peeks!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | December 19, 2011



Ruby Rock-It is ready to roll out a few sneak peeks for upcoming Winter CHA Anaheim in January. We are very excited to fully review these ranges to you a little at a time starting in January as we work to make our way to Anaheim for the big release. We will be in both #3177 so please make sure to stop by to see all the vintage inspired goodness in person. Above is simply a peek of what's to come.

Also, stay tuned for all that the Ruby Rock-It design team has up their creative sleeves to show you how they will be using the new goodies in their designs. As such, if you are not attending CHA in Anaheim don't worry, make sure to stop by the blog here weekly in January as we will be having parties, doing giveways and sharing inspiration.

We hope you will join us on our adventure.

Thank you so much your continued support.

Cheers to a creative week ahead,

Rachel Carlson

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Gina's Christmas traditions projects

by Gina Lideros | December 19, 2011


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans!  I hope that you are enjoying the design teams Christmas traditions projects.

For my first project this month I created a layout using the Paper Boy collection.  I took these photos of my son while we were celebrating our tradition of picking out our Christmas tree at Apple hill.  They have a fishing pond there that is the perfect backdrop for photos. 

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 The title "Tall oaks from tiny acorns grow" is actually a quote from the Paper boy -12x12 double sided paper - Collage.  I loved it so much that I decided to use the quote but make my own title using more papers from the collection.


For my second tradition themed project this month, I made a Christmas card using the Bella wedding line.

Celebrate card:

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I liked their embossed double sided paper so much that I chose to use both sides.  The backside (white) and the gold side (front).  The Bella wedding line works great for Christmas themed projects.

And for my last project, I created a card.  The border strip is from the Paper Doll line and it reminded me of Christmas candy.  I also thought of the cherry (from the Paper Doll tokens paper) and the sweetie pie sticker (confetti stickers).  They reminded me of all the yummy sweets and pies that we buy up at Apple hill.  They have pre-made pies that you can buy there and then bring home and pop in your oven. Our favorites are cherry and apple.

Sweetie pie card:

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Thanks for allowing me to share my Ruby Rock-it Christmas traditions projects with you this month.  Please stop by the blog tomorrow to see how team member Becky Olsen shares her projects.

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The Christmas Ornament Tradition

by rebeccak | December 18, 2011


My favorite tradition (buying each person in the family a new ornament each year) can get pricey. And sometimes I don't see affordable ornaments that speak to me. So this year, while my kids will get store bought ornaments, I thought I would make myself a few of my own --so that when they take all their ornaments to their families my tree is not bare! I bought empty glass balls at a craft store. Two I filled with Ruby Rocket  Bella! Paper Lace from the wedding line and tied ribbon from the same line around the top. And one I filled with spray mist and glitter and addded Bella! Bling Stickers all around the outside:


I love having handmade items on our tree!

Since they were so easy to make, I thought they would make quick gifts too, I just needed to add a card, so I quickly decorated a Bella! Paper Doll card with paper and embellishments from that line and voila:

Last, but not least, I made a layout to remember this favorite tradition of mine (again using the Bella! Paper Doll collection):

Even during the holiday rush, there is plenty of time to celebrate traditions, make a few quick gifts and cards and create lasting memories.

Happy Holidays!

:) Rebecca

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Festive fun!

by Amanda Jones | December 17, 2011


Hi everyone! Wow, I'm loving what the rest of the team are sharing this month so far, aren't you? I'm definitely feeling the Christmas spirit here!

In addition to the traditions I sared in my last post, one of my favourites is going to select our Christmas tree. This year we found a new place to go, and I created this layout to document our day using the wedding collection in shades of gold and cream to create a Christmassy atmosphere.

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Also, every year I make all my own Christmas cards. It doesn't feel like Christmas until I am covered in a glittery mess :) Here's one I created with Ruby Rock-it goodies. I love the glittery alphas and mini transparencies!

JOY card

We spend most of the Christmas break with our extended families, but we always spend New Year's Eve alone, just the 3 of us. I love having a quiet family night, watching all the festivities on TV without leaving the comfort of our home!

New year tag

I created this New Year celebration tag using more Wedding collection - I love how versatile this line is!

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Come back tomorrow to see more December traditions!

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It's a Pink Christmas!

by Sarah Hill | December 16, 2011


Hello Ruby Rock-It fans!! Sarah here today. Can you believe there are only 9 days until Christmas?! The time has flown by!! Have you finished your holiday shopping?? Me... NO! I've been too busy playing with Ruby Rock-It's gorgeous papers and goodies :)

My December tradition was highlighted HERE. My family and I just love to go to the Museum of Science and Industry each and every year to see their "Christmas Around the World" display. There are tons and tons of trees decorated from all over the world.

Well, I would like to show you how you can decorate with a non-traditional color scheme for the holidays!! For the last several years I have had a Christmas theme of pinks, teals, oranges, lime greens, and purples. The Bella! Paper Doll line from Ruby Rock-It fits in PERFECTLY with my color scheme. You can find the entire line HERE on their website.


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As you can see, my other ornaments are quite bright :) And Pink! I created this adorable ornament using some scraps I had from the Bella! Paper Doll line. This ornament was SO EASY to make, too! One craft glass ornament, some paper strips, and an embellishment. You can make lots of these ornaments with your favorite Ruby Rock-It paper line!! And the paper doesn't have to be Christmas themed :)


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I also love other holiday decorations around the house. So I made this fun Christmas Tree holiday decoration to set on the front table when you walk in the door. I just love Xmas trees in any form!! I am in love with the rolled paper look for the tree in the bright non-traditional holiday colors. You can definitely have a Christmas look with no green or red in sight!! The Bella! Paper Doll banners were PERFECT for the garland on the tree. Add some bling and you're done!


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Christmas time is the time for family. And like I said earlier, the whole family goes to see the "Christmas Around the World" exhibit at the museum. I just had to create a layout using the Bella! Paper Doll line using (yep, you guessed it!!) non-traditional holiday colors :)

This year's family trip will be tomorrow!! And I can not wait :)


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Sandy's December Projects

by Sandy Ang | December 15, 2011


Now that all the designers have shared their December traditions, it's time we showed you how we use Ruby Rock-It collections in projects relating to those traditions. I'll kick us off with some Paper Doll creations for my school holiday classes.


This clock has a tag for a face and is suspended it from a photo frame. I punched a hole through the acrylic to allow the hands to be attached to the clock mechanism (hidden behind the tag). The alarm function should be particularly useful for any sleepy heads who might otherwise be late for school come the new year.  


I also taught a card class for pre-teen girls where they learnt to layer paper and embellishments. As the Felties and Chipboards came in a range of colours, they had a creative time choosing their favourites. All ended up with unique cards based on their selected combinations.    


Sweetie Pie

 Clock Products : Paper Doll PD50 Tokens, Paper Boy PBY73 Tokens, Wedding WBR78 Rhinestone Blush
Card Products : Paper Doll (PD35 Felt Icons, PD50 Tokens, PD72 Cards and Envelops), Wedding WBR78 Rhinestone Blush, Fundamentals FNA05 Chipboard Accents Pink
Card Products : Paper Doll (PD50 Tokens, PD59 Border Stickers), Wedding (BWT53 Narratives Pink, WBR78 Rhinestone Blush), Fundamentals (FI47 Felt Icons Hearts, FNA05 Chipboard Accents Pink)

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Keely's Christmas Traditions

by Keelyyowler | December 13, 2011


I just love the holidays!  One of my favorite traditions is collecting Santa Claus figures.  I just love his sweet little face and seeing him makes me feel like a little girl again.  I have well over 50 Santa Claus figures. 

002This is one of my favorite Santa's that I purchased 10 years ago.  He stands over 2ft tall and has advent pockets in his coat.  My children are so excited to unpack him each year.

005I love traditional Santa's, as well as modern one's with bright colors and glitter.


This wooden Santa is so beautiful with his carved Winter scene.

008Each December, my husband suprises me with a new Santa for my birthday.  This is the Santa I received last week.  I just love that Santa is carving a Santa figurine :)

What are your favorite holiday traditions?  Thank so much for reading today's post.  Have a wonderful holiday season.


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Erin's Christmas Traditions

by Erin Yamabe | December 13, 2011


Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, it's Erin with you today!  And I am going to share a little with you about my favorite season, Christmas!

One of my absolute favorite things is when we get together and start taking out all of our ornaments, to decorate our tree!  I love that every year my parents would write the date and who the ornament was from for that year, so that now, as we unwrap them and marvel at them, we too can remember a sweet memory or fun time with that loved one who remembered us that year with a treasure for our tree!  And I make sure to carry on that tradition, so my daughters will remember for years to come where their treasured bobbles came from!

And this year, I've been SO inspired to create more home/handmade ornaments!

Here's one of my favorites from this year:




The heart inside is created from my daughter's fingerprints, and then on the back is her name and 2011.

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share some of why I absolutely love this Christmas season!


Erin Yamabe


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Jodi's Christmas Traditions

by Jodi Wilton | December 12, 2011


Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!

Every year there is always so much to do at Christmas time in our house.  Between family events, shopping, and decorating, the most important and favorite tradition of mine is "remembering" Christmas Pasts.  When we decorate our Christmas tree, almost every ornament has a story. The tradition started when my husband and I moved back to Canada from New Zealand and we were celebrating our first Christmas together.  We decided to each buy a ornament, and every year we will add a new ornament. We label each ornament with a date on it! When our family started to expand, we had our kids pick out an ornament each year.  Now that they are getting older, it is fun and exciting to see there faces each time they put an ornament on the tree. 

Here is my daughter, Taylor's first Ornament from last year (my favorite!)

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This one has been a favorite of my son, Josh's since he first picked it out when he was two years old! He is five now, and still plays with it:

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My last ornament I would love to share with you, which I am sure a lot of you can relate with. I lost my sister in a car accident in 2007.  Christmas was her favorite time of the year, and the only holiday I usually got to spend with her.  When she came for her last Christmas with us, she brought an ornament for our tree, it was a "Chicago" ornament.  The first Christmas following her passing, I bought a special angel ornament.  There will always be a special part of my sister with us on Christmas.

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I hope you got a glimpse into the stories from three of my favorite ornaments (and my favorite December Tradition!)   Happy Holidays Ruby Rock-it Fans!

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Carrie's Christmas Traditions...

by Carrie Walz | December 11, 2011


It's finally starting to look a lot like Christmas at my house. No, not that I am a late bloomer...that is just how my mom always did it. My mom's birthday is 2 days before Christmas and she remembers people always lumping the two together so her mom would always try to make a "special" day for her to try and seperate the two. My birthday isn't as close to Christmas as hers, it is the first week of December but  my mom still  did everything possible to make it my"special"  birthday. Our Christmas tree was never put up before my birthday. Our tree went up the weekend after my birthday along with all the other Christmas decorations. That is how she did it, so that is how I do it, not sure if it is a tradition but I kinda like that she did that for me and I as I got older I really appreciated the whole "tradition" and what she did for me more. Over the years I have tried to make some of my own Christmas traditions with my kids...some stuck and a lot didn' know how some things go over with kids. I did however manage to salvage 2 of the many botched ideas, now as they are not that original my kids look forward to them every year. Christmas pretzels...

as much as she likes to make them...

I think she likes to eat them more...


And of course the Chrismas pj's they get to open on Christmas Eve...



I am glad you stopped by so I could share a little bit of my holiday tradtions with you and I hope this holiday season you all are having fun with all of your family traditions old or new!

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