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Reflection and Inspiration | June Recap

by Donna Baxter | July 2, 2017
Reflection and Inspiration | June Recap

Well peeps, we have officially crossed the halfway mark and well on our way into the second half of the year. We all know what that means?  Yep, Christmas is just around the corner.....yikes!!  It's around this time that I like to reflect on the past 6 months and revisit those new year resolutions I made back in January.  It helps to assess where I'm at and realign my thought process so I stay on track.  I am always looking for inspiration through blogs, books, movies or simply by talking to others.  This keeps my motivation and will to acheive alive.  Reflecting  on where you have come from, how far you have come, what you have learnt and how you have grown will all help to strengthen your gratitude and mindfulness.  

June Recap

Speaking of reflection, let us recap on what our design team achieved during June.  Our featured product this month was the Bella! Glitz Glitter Card stock. This glitter paper is perfect for adding sparkle to your paper craft and is a chic way to glam up any project. The card stock is available in 20 vibrant colours that can be used to jazz up backgrounds, die cutting, card making, decorations and lots more. Our Design team just love using Bella's Glitz Glitter cardstock for their projects. Adding glitter to their designs instantly added glitz and glam. 

To high-light the many uses of this glitzy product, we compiled some of the best projects from our design team who have featured Bella Glitz Glitter cardstock in their designs.  You can check out the Spotlight on Product post here.

Now let's take a look at what crafty fun our team got up to in June.  

Beading Inspiration

A Touch of Frost for Winter by Chez

This stunning neckwear was inspired by the Winter frost. It sparkles like diamonds in the morning sun from everything it has touched. Let Chez inspire you with her creative design.

Men's Beaded Bracelet by Melody

Melody created this attractive masculine set of 3 men's bracelets. Men's jewelry has become so popular and a handmade gift is the best kind to give. These bracelets feature Just Bead It JBX and JBI Bead ranges. 

Winter Chill Beaded Neckwear by Chez

This neckwear has been inspired by the coldness in the air at different parts of the day and night. I have had a world of fun playing with these beads. This piece is made using a Herringbone base, tendrils and adding bling in a freeform manner.  In this post, Chez provides a step by step guide on how to recreate this stunning masterpiece.  Are you up for the challenge?

Black and Gold Layers by Melody

Layering is a great way to add interest and texture to any piece. Black and gold make a great pair and Melody has chosen these beautiful cube beads for their shimmer and the contrast in shape and colour.

Mixed Media Layouts

Bubble Fun Mixed Media Layout by Christine

In this adorable layout Christine captures the fun moment her daughter is having while trying to catch bubbles. This is just one of her daughter's many favourite past times, and she always shows and reminds Christine to enjoy the little things.  So very true!

Cardmaking Inspiration

Shabby Chick with a Touch of Glitter by Beck

Beck's Shabby Chic glitter card came together beautifully with some pearl, a die cut and florals then simply adding a sentiment to finish the card.

Get Hitched with some glittery goodness by Beck

A glittery wedding card designed by @beck_bt.  
This elegant card comes together wonderfully with Glitzy Glitter Cardstock and Bella Bling. 

Betrothed Blessings - Wedding Card by Teresa

Weddings are such happy occasions and when you get to create a gorgeous card for a beautiful couple, a lot of love goes into it. This stunning card created by @teresamhorner features our Bella! Betrothed collection. The rich gold and ivory shades are complimented well with the gold trimmed ribbon.

Just to Say - Glittery floral card by Christine

Christine enjoys showcasing different ways to create with Bella's gorgeous range and array of glittered cardstock.  In this post, she shares with us a couple of tips she used when creating her glittery floral card.

Off the Page - Glitzy Decorative Ideas

A Glitzy Fourth of July by Teresa

Teresa had lots of enjoyment with the new Bella Glitz papers for the 4th of July holiday in the states. She had tons of fun making these cute star garlands to put on her mantle along with a candle wrap and bow for her lantern. This is an enjoyable and easy project that the kids can help with too.

Art Party Extravaganza by Alicia

In this post, Alicia shares a creative party idea that is bound to ignite plenty of excitement from the party guests and especially the birthday girl. A colorful and glittery art party extravaganza guarenteed to bring hours of fun for everyone!


Dress for a Mess by Alicia

Dress for a mess art party. Now that's our kind of PARTY. Check out these cool party invitations by @aliciabarrydesigns featuring our colorful range of Bella! Glitz Glitter Cardstock

Spotlight on Design Team

Spotlight on Melody - Just Bead It Designer

This month we shone the spotlight on the lovely Melody Gillespie. Since joining the Just Bead It team, Melody's contribution has been nothing short of outstanding. We just love the stunning jewellery designs created from our beautiful beads. Visit this post as we drill a little deeper to find out who this remarkable talented person is and what it really takes to be a good beader? 


We hope we have been able to inspire you this month with all of our amazing projects.  As always, we promise to continue to deliver extraordinary papercraft and beading creations in stay tuned. Don't forget to follow us on instagram @rubyrockitdesigns or on our Facebook Page.  

In the meantime, get back to realigning your goals for the next 6 months and prep yourself for the silly season (it's creeping on us very quickly).  We have so much more to share with you over the coming months and hope you can join us.

Have a great July.  Be inspired and enjoy life xxx

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