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Meet the Team - Sandy Ang

by Sandy Ang | November 7, 2011


Starting today we'll be introducing each member of our first Design Team.

Profile Photo (sepia)

I'm a forty-something living on the tropical island of Singapore. While I like to think I own a pet cat named Bun Bun, those close to us know he's the one who calls the shots in our relationship. My artistic inclination is inherited from my mom who painted water-colours. From my father, I've picked up the invaluable habit of taking an afternoon nap most days.

Craft Room

I craft in my basement scrap-room. As you can see I'm something of a neat-freak who has to have a completely clean desk when I start a project.



This layout of me and my sister is currently my favourite Ruby Rock-It creation. There are lots of childhood photos of us together but this picture is a rare one of the two of us grown-up. I was inspired by the quotation "Be to her virtues, very kind. Be to her faults a little blind" to scrap this layout.

Thank You (Crate)
My first love is cardmaking. I don't create in a particular style. Sometimes my cards are balanced and classic, and sometimes they go quirky and eclectic. Mainly I play with lines and shapes to produce layered, textural cards.

You make me Happy


Hope you'll come back tomorrow and meet - Sarah Hill.

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Happy November!!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | November 1, 2011



How did November get here so fast?!

In the next few days we will begin to introduce you more personally to the new Ruby Rock-It Design Team.  The designers are getting ready to bring you a little glimpse of their world one-on-one.

Stay tuned.

Cheers to a great week ahead,


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**INTRODUCING** the New Ruby Rock-It Design Team

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


Happy Monday!!

SO excited to finally announce the new 2011 Ruby Rock-It Design Team. 

The entries were FABULOUS, it was a hard decision to make. HUGE thanks to all of you that applied. 

Here we go and in no particular order except alpha:


Sandy Ang - Singapore

Sarah Hill - Indiana

Amanda Jones - UK

Rebecca Keppel - Arizona

Gina Lideros - California

Becky Olsen - Utah

Benedicte Raphalen - France

Debbie Sherman - Wyoming

JJ Sobey - Canada

Carrie Walz - Illinois

Jodi Wilton - Canada

Erin Yamabe - California

Keely Yowler - Kentucky


HUGE congrats ladies and welcome to the team!  I look forward to working with all of you.

Here are just a 'few' of the winning entries, it was hard to choose just a few to share:


Amanda First Memories full
By Amanda


Gina girl's day layout c

By Gina


JJ layout brave



Jodi RR card

By Jodi


Rebecca ruby rock it card

By Rebbecca


Sarah Ruby Rock-It Banner

By Sarah


Sandy milk bottles

By Sandy


Time to ROCK-IT now (you knew that was coming right).

Best wishes for an amazing week ahead.


Creative cheers,

Rachel Carlson


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Stay tuned for the big announcement tomorrow!!!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | October 30, 2011



I have been pouring over design team applications even during my travels as I made my way to Oregon.  Did I say WOW.  This is always the hardest part of my job.  I've been on both sides of the excitement yet I still get nervous about this part.  It will be hard to choose from the amazing designs I have been sent, I can tell that people put their heart and soul into these projects.

Cheers to all of you for having the courage to try out.

Good luck everyone!

Creative cheers,


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Ruby Rock-It Design Team entry deadline TOMORROW.

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


TOMORROW, October 20th is the deadline for the Ruby Rock-It Design Team....eeeeek! 

The team is then chosen on October 31st. 

Have you sent your entry in!!?? 

Good luck to everyone applying and congrats to those of you that have already sent your entry in. 

Good luck everyone! 


Creative cheers, Rachel

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Design Team Call: updates

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | September 27, 2011


Hello again!

It's been SO great to hear all the excitement about the call.  I am thrilled to start seeing your entries come in.  I know they are going to be great.

Joanna Baxter, owner/creator of RUBY ROCK-IT was just in Las Vegas attending Inspiration Unlimited, did you attend?  Please share your experience with us if so.


Many have asked, contacted me, etc about the requirements for the call.

We DO need to have 50% of RUBY ROCK-IT product being used in your designs.  It helps us to see/know that you are able to work/represent the ranges that we offer. 

Don't forget:  You can also use the BELLA! range of Paper Boy and Paper Doll – all available at and at stores on the Where to Buy listing on

I know you can do it!

Look forward to seeing your entries.

Creative cheers,

Rachel Carlson

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Design Team Call - here we go!!

by Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals | September 14, 2011


Thank you so much for your patience.

Hope you are enjoying the start to September, back to school and the changing of the seasons.

Are you ready to get busy!!??

Ruby Rock-It is looking for a new Design Team!  We are looking for a variety of crafters:  simple design, clean design, mixed media, altered arts, gift, packaging, home decor, wedding invitations, cards....the possibilites are endless. 

As a Ruby Rock-It design team member you will receive:

  • A package of Ruby Rock-It lines every 3 months including new product before it is released.
  • Your name, bio and photo on the Ruby Rock-It blog and website.
  • Sponsored product for blog hops, blog features, social media or other.
  • U.S. and International exposure on blog, social media and website.
  • Elibigle to create designs for trade shows, website and social media.

We are accepting both U.S. and International entries.

What are we looking for in a design team member?

Ruby Rock-It lines and products are vintage style papers and richly textured embellishments.  We want our team members to be able to design layouts, altered art, home decor and cards that are sure to compliment the product to the highest quality.

Social media and blog:  Designers must also be very savvy to blog and participate in social media to help represent Ruby Rock-It in a varitey of online outlets.  Photography and presentation is a plus!

Easy enough, right??!!

Don't be shy, we want to see your amazing designs.


What does it take to apply:

Please send a total of FOUR projects to:  Rachel Carlson at

Projects to include:

1 layout

1 card

1 altered project (mini book, small gift project, etc)

1 home decor project

We want to see how each designer does in each category so put your best designs forward.  Designs must be never-before-seen, non-published and contain at least 50% of Ruby Rock-It product.  Make sure you look to the right side bar to see where products can be purchased.

Please also include:

  • Full contact information.
  • Name, home address, phone number, email address, blog/website/social media links.
  • Online gallery to view past designs.
  • Any companies you have designed for in the past and who you are currently designing for.
  • Please share a little bit about yourself and what you feel is your best design qualities.
  • Finally, why do you want to join us on the Ruby Rock-It design team?


Deadline to apply:  All entries must be received by October 20th and designers will be chosen on October 31st.  Please direct any questions to this blog entry or email me directly at the aforementioned email address.

We are SO excited to see your designs.

Ready, set, GO...and good luck!!

Creative cheers,




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Stayed tuned for a Design Team call


Coming soon:

Keep watching the blog for the design team call by week's end.  We look forward to seeing your designs.


Good luck!!

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Introducing some ranges from CHA Summer 2011


Ruby Rocket - Paper Boy Catalogue

Paper Boy.

Ruby Rocket - Paper Doll catalogue

Paper Doll

What will you do with the new ranges!!?? 

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Welcome to the Ruby Rock-It blog, thanks for visiting!


Hello friends and fans,

We look forward to meeting you and creating with you.

Creative cheers!

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