Flight of Fancy Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone.  How was your long Easter weekend? Today I’m excited to share with you a colorful canvas featuring a mix of Bella Florals and Bling, with a mixed media twist.  See if you can spot all of them:

“Flight Of Fancy”

Bella materials: White Bella Florals, Floral Bling, Accent Flourish Bling, Spiral Flourish Bling, Silver Glitter Paper, Green Glitter Paper

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Set

Ruby Rock-It materials: Purple Glitter

I’ve used a hexagon canvas as the base of this project.  I then layered my mediums on top, adding different colors around the canvas.

I then layered some super gorgeous Bella Bling around the Fundamentals Bird Papertole.  The new Bling designs are divine and I just can’t get enough adding these beauties on my creations.

I punched some shapes from a couple of Bella Glittered Cardstock and surrounded them on the canvas.

For added glitz, I sprinkled some Purple Ruby Rock-It Glitter to match the color of the canvas.  Some splatters are added throughout for the final finishing touch.

So there’s my canvas.  I had a blast creating it and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It shop HERE, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need for all types of paper craft and beading.

Thanks for popping in.




Floral Monthly Planner

Planners are the craze at the moment and today I get to share with you my take on a monthly planner, Bella style.  A head’s up, this post is loaded with photos which takes you through the pages of the planner.  Let’s start off with the cover:

Bella Materials: White Florals, Purple Antique Floral Bling, True Romantic Collection, A Year In Review Cardstock Sticker Sheet, Pink Corrugated Cardboard

The body of the planner is composed of Fundamentals’ gorgeous new Cardstock colors and range.

Fundamentals Materials: Rose Cardstock, Serenity Blue Cardstock, Doilies

Inside the pages are beautiful papers from Bella’s True Romantic collection.

One of the reasons I love creating mini albums/planners/books is that I get to use up a variety of pretty papers all in one project.

The lined papers came from an old notebook, and I simply added them to the pages which suited the planner perfectly.

The Fundamentals cardstock are already folded and scored which made it quicker and easier to create the whole planner.  Just trim them down to your preferred size and voila!

I love how the Cardstock colors are made to match Bella and Ruby Rock-It’s collections, and how versatile they are so it goes beyond card making.

The months are from Bella’s Year In Review Cardstock Sticker Sheet, backed with Bella’s Pink Corrugated Cardboard.

If you haven’t got your hands on these gorgeous True Romantic papers yet, then I suggest you do.  Can’t go wrong with the mixture of florals and watercolor motif altogether.  Check out the different Bella/Ruby Rock-It retailers here.

Just a few more pages to go…

The cover of the planner is prettied up with a couple of White Bella Florals and some bedazzling Purple Antique Floral Bella Blings.  In between these is a Doily from Fundamentals’ new embellishment range.

Some light denim tie from my stash has been added at the left side of the planner.  It ties in beautifully with the shade of the Serenity Blue Cardstock.  It’s one of my favourite Fundamentals Cardstock color at the moment.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my floral monthly planner, Bella style of course.  Check out all the Bella and Fundamentals range here.



Eat Cake – A Candy Red Heart Card

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February is all about the month of hearts, and this got me inspired to create a heart shaped card for a birthday girl.  I’ve incorporated Fundamentals‘ new cardstock colors, bitty bows, doilies and sentiment toppers with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection.

Eat CakeChristine Santos

I’ve die cut the gorgeous Candy Red Fundamentals Cardstock with my nesting heart dies.  I then layered the Bolt Patterns Paper to balance with the bright colors.

A tip with Fundamentals’ Doilies: Simply cut them into smaller pieces and use them as layering elements to your projects.  If you look closely, I’ve snuck these little beauties in between the heart layers.

I’ve fussy cut a couple of pretty pink and peach flowers from the Bolt Floral Paper.  The card is finished off with a couple of adorable Fundamentals Bitty Bows, Sentiment Topper, Mini Peg, Butterfly, and Bella’s Small Flourish Bling.

Now this sweet little card is ready to give to the sweet birthday girl.  Thanks for popping in and check out all the new Fundamentals range and colors here, along with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection here.




Texture All ‘Round – A Wintery Hello Card

Seeing all my friends from the other side of the world having fun in the snow makes me dream of snowy landscapes and cozing up by the bonfire.  All this thinking got me inspired to create a wintery card with Fundamentals’ Cardstock and Bella’s  New York collection.

Wintery Hello CardChristine Santos

Bella materials: Join Together (New York) Paper, White Floral Fabric with Bling, Bella Florals, Silver Fabric Trim, Small Borderlines Bling, Fireworks Bling

Fundamentals materials: White Cardstock, Banners & Bubbles Wood Veneers

I’ve trimmed and layered the White Fundamentals Cardstock for my sturdy card base which is perfect for mixed media.  I then layered the gorgeous geometrical print of the Join Together from the New York collection.

Bella Florals adorn the center of the card, and on top is the Bubble Wood Veneer.  These are then surrounded with beautiful Bella Bling and Fabric.

A quick tip with Bella Bling: have fun layering your bling on top of each other for a different look.  This is my favourite tip when it comes to creating Bella projects, and I love the result every time.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella Bling and Florals.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.




Happy Girls Are The Prettiest

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Good day! Spring has definitely sprung in our part of the world and this has inspired me to create a happy layout with lots of Bella Florals.  I’ve used the beautiful new Raw & Rustic collection from Bella:

Spring makes me happy and this layout definitely makes me happy!

“Happy Girls Are The Prettiest”

Happy Girls Are The PrettiestChristine Santos

Raw and Rustic Papers: Table Toppers, Timberland, I Do, Valentine

Other Bella/Ruby Rock-It/Fundamentals materials: Bella Florals, Champagne Bubbles Stamp, Bella Bling and Pearl Swirls, Bella Fireworks Bling, Bella Floral Bling Strip, Bella Fabric Trims, Kraft Specialty Corrugated Cardboard Paper, Alpha Wood Veneers


I couldn’t decide whether to use the gorgeous floral prints of the Table Topper (top half) paper or the awesome brick texture print of the Valentine (bottom half) paper for this page, so I used them both…I’m really glad I did! The Pink Bella Fabric Trims ties in the 2 papers together.


I’ve layered a bouquet of Gold and Silver Bella Florals around the photo, surrounded with a variety of layered Bella Swirls and Blings.  In this case, you can never have too many Florals, Swirls, and Bling!


I just love Bella’s new Champagne Bubbles Stamp.  I’ve stamped this around the background, adding some liquid pearls to a couple of stamped bubbles.  The paper layers behind the photo is a slightly distressed piece of Timberland paper and Kraft Corrugated Paper.


Last but not the least is the fussy cut alphas for the Happy title which came from the I Do paper.  I’ve layered this across the photo, keeping with the fun look and feel of the page.  Who knew the Raw and Rustic collection could be so much fun?

I hope you enjoyed my Spring inspired layout today.  Check out the beautiful Raw and Rustic collection at your nearest Spotlight store or LSS.





A Beautiful Moment

Ruby Rock It Inspiration BannerHi there.  Today I’ve got a quick & easy card tutorial for you featuring my favourite Bella & Ruby Rock-It goodies.  This card is versatile & works for many occasions…weddings, engagement, anniversary, birthdays, friendship, etc.

A Beautiful Moment CardChristine Santos

Bella materials: Happy Days Red Corrugated Cardstock; Metallic Gold Corrugated Cardboard; Memories Mini Theme Die Cut Pack & 3D Sticker Sheet;

Ruby Rock-It materials: Oriental Chic Florals; Bolt Droplets

Here’s a quick step-by-step to make this card:


  1. Trim 7.5″ x 5″ of the Happy Days Red Corrugated Cardstock & fold it in half.034
  2. Layer the Memories Mini Theme Die Cuts, 3D Sticker & Oriental Chic Floral on the card.0351
  3. Apply some fine glitter around the die cut flower & insert some knotted string behind it.037
  4. Punch a scallop border punch on the Metallic Gold Corrugated Cardboard.  Use the off cuts & add these to the edges of the card.038
  5. Finish it all off by adding some super gorgeous Bolt Gold Droplets.  Voila!

Thanks to Bella & Ruby Rock-It, card making is easier than ever.  I hope you enjoyed my post today, & I’m sure you’re enjoying the rest of the team’s awesome inspirations.  To shop Bella & Ruby Rock-It, click here.








Summer Memories Album

Ruby Rock It Inspiration Banner Hi there, I hope you’re having a lovely first week of July so far.  Today I’m posting a fun summer album filled with awesome Ruby Rock-It goodies.

Summer Memories AlbumChristine SantosRuby Rock-It materials: Summer Daze Mini Theme Collection; Blue Glittered Dancette; iWood Papers – Version 4.0 & Version 5.0; Bella Florals; Kraft, Pink & Blue Corrugated Cardboard; Baby Boy Mini Theme – Precious Paper; Something Blue – Ribbon Paper; Fundamentals Friends Clear Stamp; Fundamentals Small White Circle Tag; Fundamentals Wood Veneers – Sentiments & Stars & Hearts 

Other Materials: Maya Road Chipboard Album & Twine

Every summer the girls just looooove to jump on their trampoline with the water sprinkler underneath.  Everyday they get excited putting their togs on & telling us to please put the sprinklers on underneath the trampoline.  Of course mom & dad gives it a go too.  On a hot summer day, how con you not?

Ruby Rock-It’s different shades of corrugated cardboard are so fun to use, & they’re perfect for framing photos with added dimension & texture.

The gorgeous color combination of sea greens, corals, pinks & dark blues makes Bella’s Summer Daze Mini Theme Collection.  Add some Bella Florals for extra prettiness.

I’ve used one of my favourite Fundamentals stamp on one of the page which describes the whole memory of this summer album – “A” for Awesome Alert.  These stamps are versatile & fun to use, & they come in different themes & occasions.

Fundamentals Wood Veneers have some fun words, shapes & sentiments for any type of project.  I’ve also mixed & matched some iWood papers, along with the Glittered Dancette & Something Blue papers for the album pages.

There’s so many gorgeous pieces in the Summer Daze Die Cut Pack & 3D Sticker Sheet.  I’ve taken a liking to the mini banners & flowers, & so I added them in this album.

It’s all finished off with some twine & layers of ribbons to brighten up this summer album.  Here’s one last look at the cover:

Thanks so much for dropping by & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  I had fun creating this album & looking through each page puts a smile on my face.  Gotta love summer!

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