Pink & Purple Shabby Tags

July is a very exciting month for the Ruby Rock-It Brands team as we get to showcase gorgeous and fun new collections.  Today I have a couple of tags to share with you which features two of Bella’s new collections.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Purple Haze collection, #Selfie Queen collection, Crafters Choice Bling (Adhesive Rhinestone Letters; Iridescent Clear, Iridescent Blue, Iridescent Purple, Iridescent Pink), Fundamentals White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Ranger Foam Applicators

Other: heart punch, mists, flowers, ribbons

Me and my daughters are bookworms especially my eldest, so I decided to make them some pretty initial tags with some bling.  Crafters Choice have the perfect range of adhesive rhinestone bling that are very easy to apply onto projects.

For my eldest daughter she gets the gorgeous Bella Purple Haze collection with Crafters Choice Clear Iridescent Bling and shabby finish.

For my youngest daughter she gets the fun Bella #Selfie Queen collection with an assortment of Iridescent Pink, Purple, and Blue Crafters Choice Bling.

Both tags have the Fundamentals Cardstodck for a strong and sturdy base for layered papers, inks, and paints.

I have blended the Ranger Distress Inks (see materials list above) onto to tags to match with the colours of each colllection with the Ranger Foam Applicators.

Here’s a quick tip of adding a frosted look to the Rhinestone Letter:

  1. Gather the Crafters Choice Adhesive Rhinestone Letter, a fine paintbrush, and a chalk mist.
  2. On a clean working surface, place the Rhinestone Letter on its original sheet.  Uncap the chalk mist and lightly dip the fine paintbrush, then brush this onto the whole surface of the rhinestone letter.
  3. Add as little or as much chalk mist onto the letter and let this air dry.  Do not apply heat as this will damage the letter.  This now gives the letter a different frosted finish.

I hope you enjoyed looking through the fab new Bella collections and gorgeous range of Crafters Choice bling .  These are all available to purchase on the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.

I’ll be back soon for another awesome new collection and thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

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Baby Boy Chocolate Bars

This is my last month at work towards maternity leave before I give birth to my baby boy next next month, and my family and I are super excited and looking forward to meet our little man.  As a little thank you to my colleagues, I gave them a little treat specially wrapped of course.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Baby Boy collection, Fundametals White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Black Soot, Foam Applicators

Other: tag punch, scallop trimmer, sentiment stamp, ribbon, flowers, mists

First I trimmed the Bella Baby Boy papers to size and then trimmed the top and bottom part with a scallop trimmer.  Ink the edges with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and applicator, and then wrap this around the chocolate bar.

Lay all the bars on a flat surface and spray some shimmery yellow mist and let dry.  Do the same process with a blue mist and let dry.  Add as much or as little as you want, alternatively you can skip this step.

Punch some tags from the Fundamentals White Cardstock and ink the edges with the Broken China Distress Ink and applicator.  Apply the sentiment stamp in the middle of the tag with the Black Soot Inkpad and let dry.  Trim the ribbon to size and run these through the tags and tie it in the middle of the cocolate bars to finish.

And that’s my Baby Boy Chocolate Bars.  They are easy and fun to make and are great little thank you gifts.  Check out the full range at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE, or at a Spotlight store near you.

See you next month with some bubba news.

Cheers,

Rockin’ The Moko

I have been itching to do some scrapbooking lately and thanks to my daughter she has given me the perfect photo for some fun scrapping.  I have mixed and matched Bella’s Graduation Mini Theme, Glittered Papers, and Ranger Distress Inkpads.

Bella materials: Graduation Mini Theme (Convocation, Fractions), Black Glittered Cardstock, Frosted Glittered Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Foam Applicators

Other: Alphabet Punch, Star and Flower Punch, Flowers, Tattered Angels Mists

First I have inked some stripes with the Salty Ocean, Broken China, Black Soot, and Weathered Wood Distress inks and foam applicator from the Convocation paper.  I then folded the edges of this paper and adhered this onto a white cardstock, blending the same colours around the edges.

I then framed the photo with Bella’s Frosted Glitter Cardstock and adhered this onto the page with some dimensional tape.  Some more Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire ink has been blended around for some extra pop of colour.

For the title, I punched the alphas with Bella’s Black Glittered Cardstock and adhered them under the photo.  I have fussy cut a word out of the Fractions paper and surrounded this with a small cluster amogst the title.


As for the finishing touches, I have punched some stars and flowers to add to the page and some extra spritzing and splats of mists throughout.

Here’s how I did the big black splats:

  1. Get your black mist and straw ready.  Put a decent blob of black ink on the paper.
  2. Hold the straw and blow on the ink until it spreads out to a splat and let dry.

I am so glad to have a memory of my daughter with her Kapa Haka participation at school which she really enjoys.  This is just one of the many reasons why I love to scrapbook.

Bella Mini Themes are so versatile for any crafting themes, and these are available at a Spotlight store near you or online HERE.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

Moving House


Hi there.  Today I’ve got a mixed media layout to share with you and a simple step by step on how to add some punched shapes to your background.  I have combined both of Bella’s masculine mini theme ranges with Ranger Distress ink for a fun page.

Here’s how I added the ampersand shapes onto the background:

  1. With an ampersand puncher (I’ve used Fiskars), punch out 12 ampersands through the Steamworks Odds & Ends paper.
  2. Ink the edges of each ampersand with Ranger’s Black Soot Distress Inkpad and Foam Applicator.
  3. Position each ampersand onto the Dapper segments paper, surrounding the photo and then adhere.  Layer them on top of each other for a more interesting finish.

With extra hints of sunshine colours, here’s my finished page.

Design Team CS

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Dapper Mini Theme, Steamworks Mini Theme, Bella Gold Florals, Fundamentals Butterlfy Embellishments, Fundamentals Black on Alpha Stickers

Ranger Distress Ink materials: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Foam Applicator

I’ve added some pretty Gold Bella Florals and Fundamentals Butterflies, together with an old vine flower I’ve got from my stash for the cluster which I’ve inked with the Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inkpads and applicators.


The Fundamentals Alpha Stickers make up the title and some extra shading has been applied onto the page with the Wild Honey and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I just love this photo of my daughter and nephew when we moved to our new house.

Hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Mini Themes.  Check out all the awesome range HERE.  These are also available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

Snapper Up!

We’ve had some incredibly hot weather the past few weeks getting to the peak of summer.  We spent most of the school holidays near the water and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with Bella’s Seaside collection.

I had a blast fishing in the absolutely amazing Coromandel and had to have a photo taken of my snapper.  I would definitely go back there for more great memories.  Here’s my layout:

Bella materials: Stripe Seaside Paper, Cut Outs Seaside Paper, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Foam Applicators


I wanted to bring out the colors of the snapper and get it to stand out, which led me to start with a blank canvas then layering Ranger’s Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the page.  I then trimmed a piece off the Cut-Outs paper and layered this at the top of the page to mimic the ripples of the water.  For added texture, I stencilled some bubbles onto the page and let it dry completely.

I then layered some scraps from my stash and my photo on top, then adding the cluster with some fussy cut sentiment from the same paper, and some fishes from the Stripe paper.

For the title, I painted the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers and then inked it with the same Distress Inkpads.  I then adhered this under the photo and added more shading throughout the page as I go along with the Distress Inkpads and Ranger Foam Applicators.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Seaside collection.  These are now available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you, ar at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Now it’s time for me to cool off in the pool!

Cheers,

To Have & To Hold

New year has come exciting 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.

Isn’t it delicious? The possibilities are endless with this collection.  For my post today, I would like to show you a sweet and romantic layout.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Steamworks Collection (Clockwork, Odds & Ends, Invention); Bella Silver Glittered Cardstock; Franchville White Mini Doilies; Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboard


I’ve used the gorgeous Clockworks paper as the base of my layout.  The print of this paper together with the photo jump started my imagination straight away.

I trimmed some strips and images off the Invention and Odds & Ends paper and layer this onto my page amongst a couple of pretty Franchville Mini White Doilies.  I then added layers of mediums and paints to my background.

I framed the picture with Bella’s Silver Glittered Cardstock to give it a lift from the paper layers.  I then added a flower cluster by the photo to enhance the bouquet pictured.

To finish the page, I painted the Ruby Rock-It Christmas Cheer Alpha Chipboards and added this on for the sweet layout title.

I hope you like my layout as I thoroughly enjoyed the creating it.  The Steamworks collection is now available at a Spotlight store near you.  Check out the full range HERE.

I’ll be back for more Ruby Rock-It inspiration.

Cheers,

 

 

 

Christmas Dreams Card

Hi there.  I’ve got a soft Christmas card to share with you today featuring Crafter’s Choice gorgeous new Christmas Dreams collection paired with my favourite Ranger Distress Inkpad colours.

Crafters Choice materials: Christmas Dreams Collection (6 x 6 Paper Pad, Clear Stamps, Die Cut Pack), Cards & Envelopes Pack

Ranger materials: Distress Inkpads (Cracked Pistachio, Spun Sugar), Sponge Applicators

First I’ve die cut a window in front of the white cardstock and inked the edges with Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inkpads and applicators.  I then trimmed a sheet from the Christmas Dreams Paper Pad and adhered this under the window.

Next I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Dreams Clear Stamp Set under the window.  I then added some stencilling on the card and let it set to dry.


I then chose a couple of pretty pieces from the Christmas Dreams Die cut pack and layered them onto the middle of the card.  A few splashes of mists and watercolor are added on top and voila! Christmas dreams card ready to go.

Check out Ruby Rock-It Brands’ full range HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.  Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,