Nostalgia LOVE, Sketch Style!

by Erin Yamabe | January 13, 2012


Hi there Ruby Rock-It friends!  Erin with you today, have you been loving the inspiration with these gorgeous sketches this week?  Thank you, Amanda!

Remember, you need to play to win!  So put your best foot forward and good luck!  Look forward to seeing your creations!

This line has been SO much fun to play with:



Here's my interpretations of her sweet sketches:







Thank you so much for stopping by today friends!


Erin Yamabe


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Sketches + Nostalgia = FUN!

by Jodi Wilton | January 12, 2012


Who is loving all the layouts and cards posted this week using NOSTALGIA!! This is such a FUN and easy to use line! The colors, patterns and embellies all work so well together! Be sure to check out the previous posts this week for lots of inspiration!  All of these projects were inspired by Amanda's Sketches that she posted on Sunday. You can check out her sketches: HERE.

Since it is sketch challege week, you have a chance to play along! All you have to do is use one of the sketches she provided. When you are done, link it up to any of the posts for week 2. Who wouldn't love a change to win the whole line of Ruby Rock-it's newest release- Nostalgia!

How about some inspiration from me?  I am a BIG fan of sketches! Love using them!  I created a layout using the layout sketch that Amanda provided. Here it is:

Layout nost

Yes, the expression on my niece's face is priceless! She is a little actress now in Toronto, and REALLY loves it! I thought this playful line would be a perfect fit for this photo! The best thing about a sketch, is that you can stick to "sketch"as much as you want, or make the sketch work for you! I switched it up a bit, and added more layers of paper, and went with only one photo. Here is a close up of  the chipboard stars and my favorite the sticker banners!

Close up layouts nost

My next project, I used a card sketch to create an altered mini clipboard frame. Here it is:

Picture frame
Another cute picture of my niece! The best thing about this is I can switch the photo, with another photo! Here is what the clipboard looks like without a photo:

Picture frame2
So get crafting everyone! (Of course, your entries can contain any product - not just Ruby Rock-it.) Can't wait to see what everyone does! A winner will be announced on Saturday, so be sure to check back then! Also, there will be another challenge and more inspirtation next week... so make sure you visit us daily, you don't want to miss what we have in store for you!




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Challenges, and sketches and prizes....Oh my!

by Carrie Walz | January 11, 2012


Hi everyone! Are you all enjoying the wonderful previews of the new Ruby Rock-It lines as much as I am?  Well, we have lots more to show you so stick around and if this is your first time here, feel free to check out the previous posts and enjoy. Okay now, on Sunday Amanda posted a challenge for us Ruby Rock-It girls and for all of you. Her challenge for you was to use one of the sketches she provided. When you get that done...please link it up to any of the posts for week 2. You have to play if you want to win that wonderful prize package containing the whole line of the newly released Nostalgia. You will love it, I sure do! In Amanda's post she gave us 3 sketches to play with. 2 card sketches and 1 for a layout. Remember, when doing sketches there are no rules. You can copy it completely, you can use certain elements, you can turn it or you can turn it is all up to you. Here is my take on the sketches she provided....




As you can see, the Nostalgia line is very adaptable to any style or any photos. We know for your entries you wont have this collection...that is why you have to enter so you CAN have it! Stay tuned and check back tomorrow for more wonderful examples on how you can use this line...oh yeah, before I forget...Get those layouts or cards linked up to any post from this week and let us know which sketch you used. A winner will be chosen on Saturday so get going, we can't wait to see what you do!

Thanks for stopping by,


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Sketch week & Nostalgia - JJ Sobey

by JJ Sobey | January 10, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans - JJ here again.  Today I'm sharing with you my takes on the sketches provided on Sunday's post.  If you want to be in for a chance to win some great new Ruby Rock-it goodies, don't forget to share your take on one (or all!) of the sketches.


Yup - these cute little letter stickers are in the Nostalgia collection as well.  :)


This yummy twine had such a nice texture to it.  I love that it's thick and easy to manipulate.


I used one of Amanda's card sketches for this simple card.  Her sketch made the card come together really fast - thanks Amanda!

RR-be happy

I was in a sewing mood, so I attached the twine with a zig-zag stitch.  The little bow was added afterward, and was easy to make because the twine really holds it's shape - you are going to love this stuff!

RR-be happy-detail


(Both the card and the layout feature the new Nostalgia line - ask your favorite scrapbook store to order it in!)

Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget to share your take (or takes) on this week's sketches - you gotta be in it, to win it!


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Ruby Rock-it Sketch Love!!!

by Account Deleted | January 9, 2012


HI Ruby Rock-It Fans!!  Today I want to share my projects that I created with Amanda's fun sketches and  the new Ruby Rock-it Nostalgia collection.  Who doesn't love sketches!!!  Sketches make my life easy especially when you are designing several projects.  So let's begin with the two card sketches.

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Next up is a layout that I created.  I've had these two photos for a very long time!  They are of myself when I was about 2 or 3 years old.  I have been waiting for the perfect paper collection to scrap them and Nostalgia was perfect!! 




Thanks for visiting the Ruby Rock-It Blog and remember to leave comments for your chance to win a fabulous giveaway!!


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Let's go :)!!

by Benedicte Raphalen | January 8, 2012


Hi everyone!

I’m happy to show you my projects created with Nostalgia products :)

Here is the card based on Amanda’s first sketch. I really enjoyed bringing those colors together to create an anniversary or an invitation card.




Here is my “Fun” layout, inspired from the second sketch of Amanda. I love those vivid and intense colors that give the best advantages to pictures of children.




For this third project, I also took my inspiration from the third sketch but I reinterpreted it to make a layout instead of a card. So I kept the general arrangement of the papers and embellishments and I adapted it with photos. I love the flowers of this collection that embellish the layout in the twinkling of an eye :)



Make sure to check out our challenges at the beginning of each week to be eligible for a prize at the end of each week.

Talk to you soon, with brand new creations :).


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Sketch week!

by Amanda Jones | January 8, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans! It's Amanda here and I'm popping in today to continue our January PARTY with your next challenge and a chance to win another ENTIRE Ruby Rock-it collection!

This week will reveal another round of beautiful projects using a never-before-seen brand new collection! Woo hoo! Hint:

#2 2012 January Sneak Peek Nostalgia

I have created 3 sketches for you (2 cards and a layout, but feel free to use them wherever your creativity takes you!) and your challenge is to create something using one of these as a starting point.

Sketch #1
Sketch 1

Sketch #2
Sketch 2

Sketch #3
Sketch 3

To be entered to win post a link to your creation in the comments of any post made between now and the end of the day on Friday 13th Jan, and Keely will post a winner here on Saturday. Of course, your entries can contain any product - not just Ruby Rock-it.

Benedicte will be back later today with her take on the challenge. Good luck everyone, I hope you will find the time to join in with us this week!

Amanda x

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Some Delicious Treats by Becky Olsen, and Many Thanks For Joining The Vintedge Party!

by Becky Olsen | January 7, 2012


What an exciting week it has been here at Ruby Rock-It!!

And what party would be complete without some delicious snacks, displayed with beautiful food picks? A classic cream scone with some homemade blackberry jam is perfect with a cup of tea!

Classic Cream Scones

Or a refreshing cucumber sandwich to delicately nibble on as we enjoy all of the delightful company!

Cucumber Sandwich


And let's finish our party with a fabulous sugar fix, we can dig into some vanilla bean cupcakes, with sprinkles of course!

Vanilla Bean Cuppys

To punctuate the festive atmosphere, a cute party banner is suspended between two of the cupcakes. 

Party Banner

And I want to share with you the gratitude the Ruby Rock-It team has for the time you took in joining us this week during our extravaganza!

Thanks for the Good Times

Now it is time for the drum roll as the winner is selected from all of the comments that have been left on the posts from our Vintedge party...

  Vintedge Random


I totaled the number of comments left on all the posts and put that number into the generator. The number 36 was selected, so our winner is (more drum roll please!!) ........

Number 36
Maria, will you please send an email to:

and the arrangements for having your prize package sent out to you can be made.


Again, many thanks for coming and spending time with us this week, we hope you are as excited about the Vintedge collection as we are, and please be sure to keep visiting everyday as there is so much more we have prepared to share with you!


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Grab a 'stache and join the party

by Gina Lideros | January 6, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans, I hope that you have been stopping by each day to join in on our blog party!  Don't forget to leave a comment on each post as one person from all the comments will be chosen for a fabulous Ruby Rock-It prize!

Today, I have some fun props that will make your party the talk of the town! 

For my first project I created a set of blow horns that are sure to wake up the neighbors.  To make these blow horns I used papers from Ruby Rock-it's new Vintedge collection, and their banners and foiled stickers. 

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Next, I thought it would be fun to create some photo props for the guests to take photos with. 

First, I made a sign using a small chalkboard, banner border, and rhinestone sticker.



Then I created a selection of funny photo props that are sure to win your guests over and have everyone smiling for the camera.  Afterall, who doesn't love a silly top hat and 'stache?
Full view c

What do you think?  Those photo props are super fun, right?  How would you like to win an ENTIRE Ruby Rock-it collection? Leave a comment here and you will be entered for a chance to win!

Thanks for joining us, and don't forget we're also having giveaways on our Facebook page - just like us there to get involved.

Happy new year!
Gina Lideros

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For the Hostess!

by rebeccak | January 5, 2012


If you've been stopping by the past few days, you know Ruby Rock-It is having a big blog party! Have you been partying along with us? Don't forget to leave a comment on each post as one person from all the comments will be chosen for a fabulous Ruby Rock-It prize!

Today, I have a few hostess gifts for you so you don't need to go to the party empty handed! WIth a dollar store frame and lots of Ruby Rock-It goodies I made this little home decor gift for your favorite hostess:

Rk rr altered frame
And of course you want to bring a nice bottle of wine? A quick way to make a simple bottle of wine look extra special is to cover it with pretty papers and other Ruby Rock-It goodies:

Rk rr wine bottle tag
Now that you have your hostess gifts in hand, go party, but dont forget to leave a comment below! One commentor from this week will be chosen as the winner on January 7th!

:) Rebecca


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