The possibilities are endless with Vintedge!

by Carrie Walz | January 24, 2012


Okay everyone...we told you we had challenges for you and this week is no different. This week JJ gave us the challenge to use the wonderful Vintedge line in different ways to show you the versatility of it. She also gave us the challenge to use the sneak peek ad for inspiration. Here are just a few things I have come up with....

My first layout I wanted to use these cute photos of my daughter playing around with her new hat she got at Christmas. The grungy white and black background paper which is the backside of the Tokens paper was just perfect. I also really wanted these photos to "pop" off the page so I used the Vintedge Glam paper. You really can't see it in my post here but this paper is nice and shiny and slightly embossed really giving my photos that extra "pop" I was looking for.I added some Vintedge borders and word stickers and my layout was complete!


For my second layout, I used the keyhole on the ad for my inspiration. I created a "hollow" heart in the background and put the picture inside as if looking through a keyhole.
I really hope you enjoyed what I have shown you today and remember to win this must complete the challenge and post to any one of the posts for this week. Can't wait to see what you come up with!


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Vintedge Layout & Card

by JJ Sobey | January 23, 2012


HI Ruby Rock-it Fans - JJ here again, this time with a couple of projects featuring the new Vintedge collection.


Doctor Who is a big favorite at my house.  Even though my son has never seen the show, he has taken a liking to bowties (all on his own - no prompting from me), and was super excited to get a new one.  Of course I had to document that, and the anglophile imagery in parts of this collection were perfect for my page.


I die-cut a couple of extra gears to match the ones in the papers:


I love to combine minis with chipboard for larger titles:


For my take on this week's Ad Challenge (details here), I was inspired by the keyhole design in the ad, and used that imagery in my card.

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Hmm - a Valentine Card and a Boy layout - pretty cool that you can get both of these from the same collection!

Don't forget to visit this post for all the details on how you can enter to win a full collection this week.

Thanks for visiting,


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by Account Deleted | January 22, 2012


Hello Ruby Rock-It Fans!!  Debbie here with you today...are you ready for some more projects and another weekly giveaway??  I'm so in love with this new collection!!  This versatile line can be used for masucline or feminine layouts.







Thanks for visiting the Ruby Rock-It Blof and be sure to check out JJ's post to find out how to win this week.


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Vintedge is so Versatile!

by JJ Sobey | January 22, 2012



Hi there Ruby Rock-it fans!   JJ here again, to tell you about this week's theme and challenge, and how you can get another chance to win one of the new collections.

This week the design team will be showcasing the new "Vintedge" collection.  At first glace one might be tempted to think that this is just a travel line - but it's not.  It's a versatile collection, and we want to prove it to you, by making projects that are anything but travel-themed.

Since we are leading up to CHA this week, of course we have another give-away lined up for you.  To get your name in the hat, we want you to play along with the Ad-Challenge that the design team is using this week. Of course, there had to be a fun twist - the ad we are using is one of the Ruby Rock-it 'sneak peek' images for the "Vintedge" collection:


Create anything you like, use whatever products make you happy, just take your inspiration from the ad - be it colours, shapes, design, images - whatever pops out at you and makes you want to create!   Post it online, leave us a link here by 11:59pm MST, Friday night  (and don't forget to tell us what inspired your creation - we want to know!).  I will draw a random winner and announce the lucky person on Saturday.  We look forward to seeing what you create, and I hope you will stop back all week to see what the design team has been making.

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Inspireb by tags, banners and pockets.

by Benedicte Raphalen | January 21, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans!

Today I'm sharing two layouts I created with the Nostalgia collection, following Carrie's theme of old and new and using a banner, a tag and a pocket.

My first layout entitled Party combines the use of tags with banners to give a festive spirit. To me, this collection really matches these birthday or party themes. Party

To make the tags, I just used a shape on a Nostalgia printed paper and I cut it off. Then, I made a hole with the croc-adile and I added up an eyeletParty2For this second layout, I created a pocket made with a transparent bag, that I filled up with some circles and flowers shaped confetti. I also arranged two hand-made tags under the birthday picture.Celebrate


See Carrie's post here for details to play with us and Win! See you soon! Benedicte

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Put a Banner on it! by Becky Olsen

by Becky Olsen | January 20, 2012


Or a pocket. Or a tag. Or all three!!!

Welcome to the Friday edition of our old meets new Nostalgia challenge week! All of us are having a wonderful time playing along, and we hope that you will take some time to play as well! Look for details on this post and be sure to leave a link to your project for a chance at some gorgeous Nostalgia goodies! 

It has been fun to watch each of the projects that were created this week, and I like some of the others combined all three of the items into one project. 

Because of the vintage feel to Nostalgia I looked through some of my much older pictures that I have wanted to scrap and picked one of my Grandmother Adeline and the first time she met our daughter Laurel, that memory is very precious to me as she had very severe stroke shortly after that and passed only a few years later.

Adeline meets Laurel

The banner is the new element  for our challenge that is so on trend in crafting right now and I tried to explore it in a couple of ways, the first is the obvious swag that is across the picture. 

Banner close up

But I found a scrap of this delicious paper that I hadn't thrown away, and thought how fun it would be to create a simpler version of a banner by laying it over the yellow paper and stitching through it. An easy and quick way to get the look of a banner without the fussiness of the other style.

Butterfly banner close up

Next in the challenge for me was the tag, I played with this one as well too. First I spritzed some Perfect Pearl mist over tags that I had lightly adhered in place to mask an area for me to journal on.

Mask tag close up

Then the tags were adhered on either side of the picture with dimensional foam and tied through with the yellow Nostalgia twine.

Tag tie close up

The third place you find a tag is in the pocket part of the challenge. Kind of obvious, but with a round pocket instead of a square the shapes contrast and compliment each other nicely.

Pocket close up

To add a little more of an old technique to the layout, I went back about 5 years to when edges were inked with black. I think it is really fun and looks great with the fresh feel of the misting. Another technique I used to love to do was wacky and random stitching along the edges of the layout. I forgot how much I enjoyed that, and will be bringing it back into my repertoire! 

The main thing I really hope to share and inspire you with is how easy it is to play along with this challenge! Just pick one of the elements, pocket, banner or tag and make a card or layout and leave a link! We are looking forward to seeing what kind of fun you have!

Happy Creating!


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Sugar spice and everything nice

by Gina Lideros | January 19, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans, welcome back to our something new and something old challenge. Earlier this week Carrie challenged us to use something old (pocket and a tag) on a project and something new (banner). I created 3 projects using the new collection Nostalgia from Ruby Rock-it.  Here is what I made with the challenge.

Sugar and spice layout:

Sugar and spice c

I created a small banner on this page that incorporates the title and used Ruby Rock-it's paper twine and fundamental stickers to spell out the word spice.

Next up is a card.

You make me happy card:

You make me happy c

I used 4 kraft tags on this card.  Did you notice that I also snuck a banner in there?  Super fun!


And for my last project I created another card.

Grow card:

Grow card c

This one features a pocket (behind the patchwork paper) with a tag sticking out of it.  I thought that this would make a fun encouragement card for someone. Speaking of fun, did you notice that cute little chipboard house?  It is part of the Bella Fundamentals line made by Ruby Rock-it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget that we have a great challenge going on.  You can find out all the details here

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A Banner, a Tag and a Pocket

by rebeccak | January 17, 2012


Did you see the fun challenge this week is to incorporate a banner, a tag or a pocket into your project? I love using all three of these items so I incorporated all three into a layout:

Rk free spirit
The banner was a border included in the borders, the tag was a chipboard piece from the same collection. I sewed a pocket with the bingo card from a piece of patterned paper to slip the chipboard tag into. And that pocket with the tag is where I put my journaling:

Rk free spirit cu1
I did the same sewn pocket on a card:Rk ruby rock it you make me smile

Again, I used a border banner. This time I stuck a manilla office supply store tag into the pocket--I figured you could use repositionable adhesive to attache a gift card to the tag as a thank you!

Don't forget to participate in the challenge which you can find HERE!

:) Rebecca


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The here and now!

by Amanda Jones | January 17, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Nostalgia collection, following Carrie's theme of old and new. The 'old' is the vintage feel of the Nostalgia line, mixed with the 'new' - the subject of the layout, our brand new kitten.


I managed to use all 3 elements of the challenge on my layout... the banner to the right of the photo...


The pocket - I stitched a piece of paper to the page to create a pocket...


Which holds the tag I used for my journaling!

I hope you will play along with us this week. See Carrie's post here for details of how to join in and WIN!

Have a great week!

Amanda x

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Banners, Tags, and Pockets... Oh My!

by Sarah Hill | January 16, 2012


Our fabulous DT member Carrie inspired our challenge this week with an "old and new" theme. In the scrapbook world there are older techniques that sometimes fall to the wayside, while there are newer techniques that you see on projects everywhere. I wanted to take 3 techniques (2 older and 1 newer) and use them in a modern way.

Let's start with an "older" technique, but you can still use in a fun way: Tags

Jan Nostalgia Card

This adorable, simple card is perfect to give to someone on a rainy day or Just Because :)


Let's look at a second technique that might be a little "older": Pockets

 Jan Nostalgia Favor Bag

I wanted to do something a little different with the pocket idea, so I created this favor bag. You can whip one of these bags up for a birthday party, a co-worker, or any occasion! I made the pocket on the outside to fit a gift card (Don't worry! This Gift Card is all used up... sorry, no money on it!! LOL). Since it's a favor bag, you can put some candies in the inside for a little something extra. I actually used some of the plastic packaging to make the inside of the favor bag. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!! :)


Now we can look at a newer technique that you might be familiar with: Banners!!!

Jan Nostalgia LO

Jan Nostalgia LO 1

Jan Nostalgia LO 2

I absolutely LOVE banners!! They are extremely easy to add a little bit of flair to your pages, cards, projects, etc.

Play along with this week's challenge to win an entire Ruby Rock-It collection!! What will you create?? Find the details of Carrie's challenge HERE.


Sarah Hill

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