Sandy's English Tea Party

by Sandy Ang | January 2, 2012

 

My celebration is an afternoon tea. After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, my party is a small and intimate affair. Just a gathering of close friends for quiet conversation.  

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Guests were greeted with these jewelled party hats. The hats signified how much I treasured their friendship. They also hinted at the pampering treats that have been prepared.   

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Paramount to the success of a tea party is tea. I filled handmade tea bags with different varieties of custom-blends. And tagged each bag with the ingredient list for easy selection by the guests. 

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There were also freshly baked scones and tempting sweet jams on the table. Everyone had such a lovely time !

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If you like the ideas from my English tea party, leave a comment and you could win an entire Vintedge collection. Tomorrow Sarah will share her fantastic celebration ideas. Remember to come check them out.    

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Join the Vintedge Party

by Sandy Ang | January 2, 2012

 

Happy 2012 Everyone !

To celebrate a brand new year and the debut of our new ranges, we are throwing a Vintedge party at Ruby Rock-It this week. Our designers will be showing you how they use this collection to make fun-filled party projects.

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No party is complete without guests and presents. You are invited to join in the celebration. Just leave a comment on each designer's post. On January 7, Becky will choose one commenter to win the entire Vintedge collection.  

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HELLO January 2012 - let's get this party started!!

 

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BAM!! How's that to wake you UP this very first morning of a very new year...bring on the FUN!!! Above you now see our next peeks AND names of Ruby Rock-It ranges for Winter CHA 2012 in Anaheim, California. And boy are we ready to show this to you in person. If you are attending, we will be in booth:

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We are so excited to show you the Nostalgia and Vintedge ranges. I can hardly stand it. I've been playing with it already and working on a fun make-n-take for the show.

Better still, the Ruby Rock-It Design Team has been working with it too. I am THRILLED to see what they have come up with as I asked them to keep it a surprise from even me. After all, no-one wants to show up to a party early. And a party it will be. ALL month the team has been working on designs to inspire AND challenge you with all the new ranges above. It's obvious you don't have to have the new ranges to play along but you will need to play along to win prizes at the end of each week.

I too will be posting LIVE from CHA towards the end of the month to show you the booth, the design team's AMAZING booth projects and so much more.

Put your party hat on, we look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes for an amazing week ahead.

Creative cheers,

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Cheers to the New Year Ruby Rock-It readers!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | December 31, 2011

 

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For some of you in other countries you have already began to ring in the New Year, cheers to you! For those of us in the U.S. we are now doing the countdown as I write this from PST at 9 am on the west coast.

Best wishes for an AMAZING 2012 ahead. We are very grateful that you have supported us on the Ruby Rock-It blog, on our Facebook Fan Page and other. Huge thanks for your continued support into 2012 as we bring you a very exciting year with tons of inspiration, new product, challenges and more.

Starting tomorrow I will further unveil the peeks that we have been showing you the last few weeks. You will not want to miss out the month of January here on our blog. I'm so excited as the team has some really great surprises in store, even I haven't seen them. Inspiration, challenges and prizes are going to be on the menu. Put on your party hat, bring a friend and stay awhile. No invitation required, the fun starts tomorrow.

Best wishes for an amazing year ahead. We are ready for you 2012, bring it!

Cheers,

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Keely's Christmas Traditions

by Keelyyowler | December 29, 2011

 


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I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday.  A few weeks ago, I posted some photos of the Santa's that I collect.  I created this layout with a few of those photos.  I love decorating my home with the Santa's I have collected over the years. 

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I used some of my favorite Ruby Rock-It products to create my layout.  Believe it or not, this is the Bella Wedding collection.  The elegant gold, cream, and tan were just perfect for a holiday layout.  I just love the textured tan cardstock.  I added paper stars and chipboard alphas from the Bella Paper Boy collection.
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Ruby Rock-It cards and envelopes are wonderful for thank you's and notecards.  I used one of my favorite Santa photos, Bella Paper Boy card, and Bella Wedding collection papers to create this fun thank you card.

Don't forget to scrapbook your favorite holiday traditions. Have a wonderful New Year!

Keely Yowler

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Homemade Christmas

by Erin Yamabe | December 28, 2011

 

Hello again, it's Erin with you today!  I hope you and your families are all enjoying this beautiful season upon us!

Earlier this month, I shared about how decorating our Xmas tree is one of my favorite traditions during this time of year!

And, now I will share with you a few creations around why this season makes me and my family so very happy:)

 

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First up, is a little ornament featuring this gorgeous Xmas range!

My daughter's fingerprints again make up the heart, and I added in a beautiful chipboard glitter piece as well!

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And here's a gift tag, with a gift card on the back:)

And a homemade poinsetta that my dear friend Pattie shared with me!

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And finally, here's a layout back in 2006, when our second daughter was just a few weeks old...we had just brought her home from the NICU, and that evening had our first family-of-four photo in front of our beautiful little tree!  My husband and older daughter carried on our tradition of trimming the tree while I stayed with our baby in the hospital.  That year and every year since has just brought us more joy when we look back at our treasures and reminisce together!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for some more fabulous projects from one of my amazing DT members!

XOXO,

 

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Jodi's Christmas Traditions Projects

by Jodi Wilton | December 27, 2011

 

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities, and enjoying your family and friends this holdiay season! I am here to share with you today some projects that were inspired by my favorite traditions.  Do you remember how much I love to decorate the tree, where each ornament told a story?  I have three projects today to share with you. The first one I created was a hanging mobile for my home daycare:

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I found this wired and simiple looking mobile at my local mall, and thought how cute it would look with hanging photos and hanging decor from the Bella Paper Boy Collection! (You will have to excuse the mess behind it! The glory of running a home daycare!) The best part about this project, is that each photo and card is held by a clip, which means I can change it up anytime I want with new photos! Here are some close ups of the cards I made for the mobile:

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Also, if you recall, one of my favorite ornaments (and my son's) was his truck ornament! I was immediately drawn to the Bella Paper Boy Collection (especially the cute little car!) Here is the card I made:

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Finally, I HAD to make an ornament. I used a plastic clear ornament and filled it will bella Wedding Line by rolling small strips around a pencil until the ornament was filled. I then placed the flowers on the front and the back of the ornament and add some bling too.  Here it is:

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So next Christmas, Ruby Rock-it will be a part of our stories, traditions, and memories!  Wishing you the most Happy Holiday this Season!

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CHA Sneak Peek #2 and our December winner.

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | December 26, 2011

 

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Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and are still enjoying holiday time with your family and friends.

Introducing our 2nd peek at one of our 2012 CHA Winter ranges. We can't wait to open the door to show you even more starting on January 1. Make sure that you come back in January for the big blog party too as the team has been working behind the 'doors' with the new ranges to inspire you, challenge you and reward you.

Cheers to our 'December' blog post winner with their favorite holiday tradition:

My favorite tradition is the handmade tree ornament that I make every year for my kids! I've made one every year for 30 years now and am now starting to make them for my little grand-daughter! It's so rewarding to see my adult children using the ornaments on their own trees now.

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CONGRATS KAREN LADD!

Please contact me at: rachelcarlsonviarubyrockit@gmail.com with your contact information.

 

Best wishes for a creative week ahead as we work to ring in 2012.

Creative cheers,

Rachel Carlson

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Scrapping Christmas Traditions with Carrie

by Carrie Walz | December 26, 2011

 

Whew! I made it throught the last couple of days. Can you believe all that prepping and shopping and baking...and now it is over? This year was so crazy for me, somehow the days just totally got passed me. As much as I hate to say it, I am almost glad it is over. I made so many cookies and wrapped so many presents I am glad there is 364 more days until the next one. I did manage to get a few layouts done though. I wanted to show you my Christmas traditions that I shared with you earlier this month scrapped...not only did I showcase the photos in layouts, I was able to show how you can use these wonderful Ruby Rock-It girl and boy papers in a very non traditional way. The first layout I did for you is my daughter with her new Christmas pajamas. I used the Paper Doll line for her and for my son I was able to use the Paper Boy line. I really hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them for you...remember....you don't always have to stay in the box with your lines, and I hope I was able to show you that.

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Happy Holidays!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | December 24, 2011

 

From the Ruby Rock-It Blog, best wishes for a lovely holiday season in a world filled with peace.

Cheers!

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