Go! Sports Album

Hi there! It’s time to share another fun new Bella paper collection which I have transfromed into a mini sports album.  Here’s the awesome Doodles collection, hot off the press:

Bella materials: Doodles Paper Collection, Corrugated Cardboard (Pink, Silver, Blue, Black)

Fundamentals materials: White Cardstock, Candy Red Cardstock, Stars and Hearts Wood Veneers

Lots of painting and inky fun happened on every page page of this sporty mini album, with the help of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads and Foam Applicators:

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Candied Apple, Mermaid Lagoon, Foam Applicators  

I started by trimming some white cardstock for the album base and then layered different prints for each page from Bella’s fun Doodles collection.

I’ve then die cut different shapes and words from my old collection of dies with Bella’s Corrugated Cardstock and added these to the pages.  I just love using my stash, dusting off old goodies and putting them to use.

I then added the 6 x 4 photos on the pages, with the exception of 1 photo which I trimmed down smaller.  Most of them are framed with Fundamentals’ White Cardstock.

I then applied some Candied Apple and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inkpad shades on the pages.  I did this by squeezing the inkpads onto my craft mat and then spritzing some water onto it.

For more color saturation, simply wet your brush a little and dip this onto the inkpad and apply it where desired.  You can also use the Ranger Foam Applicator for direct color application.

Use the excess wet color on the craft mat for splattering, my favourite step of all for no wastage.

The last photo of my daughter dear and her lovely friends is framed with Fundamentals’ Candy Red Cardstock.  I just love the extra pop of color it gives.

I stamped the Fundamentals’ Hearts Wood Veneers around the photo with the Candied Apple Distress Inkpad.  These are so cute and versatile, and I couldn’t resist stamping with them.

My daughter had a blast with her first Weetbix Tryathlon and it is definitely not her last one.  She told me her favourite leg was the cycling, and I reckon she did an awesome job throughout.  I am so proud of her…you go my growing girl!

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Doodle collection.  These are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you and can soon be purchased on the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Cheers,

 

 

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Bella Botanica

February is a very exciting month here at the Ruby Rock-It Brands quarter as we get to share with you beautiful new paper collections.  Today I get to share with you an off the page display stand featuring the lush Botanica collection.

Bella materials: Botanica Papers, Black Floral Strips Bling, White Glitz Cardstock

Other materials: Franchville Jewel Tones Glitter, Twisted Citron and Black Soot Ranger Distress Inkpads

I’ve fussy cut some gorgeous images from the Botanica papers and layered onto the stand.

Green and black inky touches are from Ranger’s Twisted Citron and Black Soot Distress Inkpads.

I added touches of pretty Bella Bling at the bottom of the stand, which I have painted and layered with mediums to match the Botanica motif.

I sprinkled some green glitter from Franchville’s Jewel Tones Glitter Pack on the bottom of the stand as I’m letting the medium dry for a sugary glittery finish.

I added a couple of punched borders with Bella’s White Glittered Cardstock for a little extra sparkle.  The photo background also happens to be one of the yummy papers from the Botanica collection.

That is just one of the new Bella paper collection and I cannot wait to show more off in the next few weeks with you.  I’ll be back with something entirely different and exciting soon.

Check out all Bella goodies HERE.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

 

The Best Day Ever

I’ve got a fun layout with a good mix of Bella collections to share today.  One of the main reasons I enjoy scrapping with Bella papers is that they are versatile and so easy to mix and match.  I also added touches of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads throughout the page to bring it altogether.

Bella materials: True Romantic Wave Paper, True Romantic Lovehearts Paper, True Romantic Ribbon Paper, Raw & Rustic I Do Paper, Memories Mini Theme Memory Lane Paper, White Bella Florals, Gold Spiral Flourish Bling

Fundamentals materials: Butterfly embellishment

Ranger Distress Inkpads:  Lime Citron, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen

Other: Ranger Foam Applicator

I’ve layered some strips of the True Romantic Ribbon Paper on the Wave Paper.  I then lightly added some gesso and paint on the page.

Next, I layered the Lovehearts paper and some scraps behind the photo.  I then built a cluster of White Bella Florals on the corner of the photo.

I’ve fussy cut some words/letters from the Raw & Rustic I Do paper and added this at the bottom of the page for a fun title.

A Bella page is not complete without some Bella Bling, and I love the golden touches of the Spiral Flourish Bling.  A couple of fluttering Fundamentals Butterfly Embellishments and some ink application of Ranger’s Lime Citron, Antique Linen, and Walnut Stain Distress Inkpads are then added.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my purple and green page as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Check out Bella’s range HERE and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad Sets are available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

You Are The Best

Hello 2018! A new year means new resolutions, and this year one of my top resolutions is to scrapbook more.  Life gets really busy and taking the time to scrapbook and enjoy the creative process is important for me this year.  Today I am going to get the crafty ball rolling, sharing with my first layout for 2018.

Christine Santos

Ruby Rock-It materials: Faded Empire Florals, Heritage Cardstock Stickers, White Corrugated Cardboard

I’ve had this photo of me with my dear daughters sitting in my “to scrap” pile for quite a while, and I’m so happy that I took the time to create my page just the way I like it…mixed media style.

I started playing with a rainbow of colors of Ranger’s Distress Inkpads for my background, and then built some layers of medium on top.

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio

I framed my photo with Ruby Rock-It’s White Corrugated Cardboard and built a cluster of Faded Empire Florals.  I then adhered Heritage Cardstock Stickers for my title to tie it altogether.

Now that’s an awesome start for a crafty 2018! Please follow me in my creative journey this year, getting inky with Ranger’s Distress Inkpads alongsidide Ruby Rock-It Brands’ gorgeous paperfcrafting range.

It’ll be a good forecast ahead!

Cheers,

 

His & Hers Christmas Cards

We’re already halfway through December and I’m definitely excited with the Christmas spirit going around.  Today’s glittery share is a masculine and a feminine Christmas card using Franchville’s cardstock and glitter set.  Let’s start with the masculine card.

Christine Santos

Franchville materials: Neutrals Cardstock Pack, Jewel Glitter Set

Bella materials: Distressing Tool

I stencilled some trees on the black cardstock and generously sprinkled some green glitter from the metallics glitter pack.

I added some crackle around the card for some texture.  I then adhered the chipboard sentiment on the card and sprinkled some more green glitter on top of it.

I then distressed the edges of the card with Bella’s distressing tool and finished it off with some misting on top.

Next up is a feminine Christmas card.

Christine Santos

Franchville materials: Brights Cardstock Pack, Jewel Glitter Pack

Bella materials: Chandelier Bling

First I stencilled on top of the cardstock to achieve a snowy background and snowflake look.  I then adhered the chandelier bling on the card, closer to the left side.

 

 

I stencilled the sentiment on top of the card and sprinkled some silver glitter, also spreading some more glitter around the card.  I finished it all of with layering of mists and voila!  I’m really pleased how these black and purple Christmas cards turned out.

Thanks for popping in and all Francville and Bella products are available to purchase at Spotlight stores near you.  Have an awesome holiday season ahead and I hope you’ve enjoyed my Ruby Rock-It creations throughout 2017.  I’ll see you again for more Ruby Rock-It inspiration next year.

Cheers,

 

Blue Christmas Star

I have been putting up Christmas decorations at home with my daughters and they are particularly excited with our Christmas tree.  Every year I try to come up with at least one handmade Christmas tree decoration, and this year I created a glittery blue star.

Franchville materials: Blue Glitter Pack

Bella materials: Antique Floral Bling, Blue Borderlines Bling

This is a very special Christmas tree decor star, as the wooden star base is purchased to support children at the Auckland Starship Hospital.  It is such a good cause to support and you get an awesome wooden star to keep.

I generously sprinkled the Blue Franchville Glitter Set on the wooden star, starting with the darkest blue shade then progressing to the lightest blue.  I let each layer of blue glitter set before adding the next, finishing it off sparingly with the silver glitter.

I then added a small strip of Blue Bella Borderlines Bling across the bottom and layers of the Blue Antique Floral Bling on the middle.  Some more sprinkling of blue and silver glitter are added on top and voila! A very special glittery blue Christmas star for a good cause.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tree decor share today.  All Franchville Glitter Sets and Bella Bling are available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

Stained Love Card

It’s time to share another Ranger Distress Ink creation alongside Ruby Rock-It Brands, and I’m excited to share with you my stained card using brown Distress color palette together with Franchville Basic Cardstock.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Franchville Basic Card Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bella Fabric Trim, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer, Fundamentals Bitty Bows

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain

I used 2 Kraft cardstocks from the Franchville Basic Card and Envelope Set.  One is for the base of the card, and the other punched into strips and layered on top of each other using my trusty Martha Stewart border punch.  I then blended the Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inkpads with the Ranger Applicator on the edges of the lacy borders.

I stamped the gorgeous bird banner from the Faded Empire clear stamp set twice for a subtle shadow effect, using the Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad.  I then added the Love sentiment on top of this stamped image by stamping the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer with the same inkpad.

I then roughly cut some Bella Fabric Trim into smaller strips and shaded them with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inkpads.  I did the same process with the Fundamentals Bitty Bow, giving it a lighter application.

Some more blending of the Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inkpads are added around the card for definition, and it’s all done.  I just love the distress stained look on kraft, with a pretty bitty bow on top.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my stained love kraft card.  You can purchase Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,