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Welcome to A New Year! Let Us Inspire You!

by Donna Baxter | January 30, 2019
Welcome to A New Year!  Let Us Inspire You!

Hello to all our Ruby Rock-It fans.  How is it that we are nearly at the end of our first month of 2019?    Christmas is nothing but a distant memory, Australia Day weekend has been & gone and our beloved little people have all returned to school. 

My first born started school for the first time yesterday.  It was a very proud moment and I'll be honest, a few tears were shed as I'm sure many parents will relate.  I'm still trying to figure out where those last 5 years went?   One minute I was cradling my wee boy in my arms and then before I knew it he was dressed in an oversized uniform and heading off for his first day of school.  I had waited for this day since he was born but now I realise I was wishing his life away.  There's nothing wrong with looking to the future but I probably could've lived in the moment a little more.  Time certainly waits for no one. 

After my recent epiphany, I'm now making a conscious effort to live in the moment and be thankful for every day that I'm alive and well.  It's a timely reminder to appreciate the little things in life and not to sweat the small stuff.  I'll also not be in such a hurry for my kids to grow up because as I'm learning, they're only small for a very short time.

Infact life is too short for regrets, so if you haven't made more time for your crafting, this is the year to do it.  They say it's like meditating....soothes the mind and is an effective stress reliever.  Not to mention that it is so important to set aside time for yourself to do the things that make you happy.  So go on, get crafting!

 

January saw the launch of   our brand new paper collections which our design team featured in all their projects this month.  These included the Cosmos, Australiana, Seaside and the Steamworks ranges.   We also celebrated our new and improved Ruby Rock-it website with a 3 day 30% off Sale.  We're super excited to be offering our beautiful products online directly to our Australian customers.  


If you missed all the fun throughout January, here's a recap to inspire you to get crafting with Ruby Rock-It!

BEADING INSPIRATION

Petite Black Choker and Earrings Set by Dominique

Hi there. It's Dominique here, with a New Year's Eve themed choker and earrings set. It's sparkly, but  simple, for an effortless, yet effective look. I think this choker is also quite minimalist, which is a style that I love, and I think the lovely beads from Just Bead It work perfectly with the design, whilst remaining understated and elegant. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and hope that 2019 can be your best year yet.


Tribal Themed Necklace and Earrings Set by Dominique

Hello! Today, I am going to share with you my most recent jewellery design - a modern tribal-themed necklace with matching earrings. At first, I was intimidated by the spike beads, and wasn't quite sure how I could use them in a project since they are not beads that I would typically gravitate towards. However, it's always good to go outside your comfort zone, and so I decided to give them a go. I'm pleased to say that I love the end result, and am very excited to share the finished piece with you today on the blog.

 

PAPERCRAFT INSPIRATION

Calming Cosmos Aroma Boxes by Christine

Today I've got a new Bella collection to show you which is the  Cosmos Mini Theme, filled with gorgeous purples and everything relaxation. I've created some mini sniff boxes that I have yet to fill. With my pregnancy these will really come in handy, stash one in my handbag, one in the office, one in every other room in the house.

True Blue Australiana by Kim Kendell

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, today I am sharing with you a layout created using the some of the papers from the amazing Australiana Theme Mini Kit.
The Australiana collection is absolutely perfect for those who are looking for papers to scrap their adventures to Australia or for those who want a truly Aussie style paper perfect for your Australia Day celebration memories. 

You Light Up My Life by Trudi

Hi Everyone.  Today I am showcasing the gorgeous new Bella! Seaside Collection.  This collection is so much fun with it's nautical colours and sea side elements.  Red, Blue and White are always a striking combination! A recent trip to the lake for a day of water skiing and shore line shenanigans provided the perfect picture. My girls always "Light Up My Life".  

To Have & To Hold | A Sweet Romantic Layout by Christine

A new year brings exciting times for the Ruby Rock-It Brands headquarters. We have a selection of amazing new collections available and today I'm excited to share with you my layout featuring Bella's Steamworks collection.

Beautiful Botanical Themed Layout by Kim

Hello Ruby Rock-It fans, welcome to 2019.  Today I am sharing with you a layout created using the some of the papers from the amazing Botanical collection.  The Botanical collection is awesome. It is a very pretty and soft range featuring foliage and birds.

Collect Memories by Trudi

Hi Everyone.  It’s Trudi with you again with my first creative share for the New Year. What a crazy, busy time it has been of late but I have managed to sneak in a little creative time. I have revisited the gorgeous Botanical collection for my layout creation “Collect Memories



NEXT MONTH....


So there you have it folks!  Another amazing month of craft inspiration.  There is certainly no shortage of creativeness amongst our talented design team.  Next month we'll be bringing you lots of fun projects featuring our Cosmos Mini theme, Red Gallery & Birthday Paperworld ranges and showcasing our new Bella Glitz Gold Paper collections.  We'll be introducing a new design team member and for all our Wholesale account holders, we have a special sale coming your way.  So stay tuned to our Blog, Facebook and Instagram pages!!
Happy Crafting!

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