Saturday, December 7

A Ruby Rock-It Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to another Ruby Rock-It Blog hop. This is the last one for the year and is full of lovely Christmas projects from the design team. I have quite a lot of photos to share today. Stick with me to the bottom of the post for details on how you could win the range I have used here.

Today I have a little card gift set to share. I have used Ruby Rock-it's Joyeux Noel range for this one. It is such a pretty collection to work with. I have also used a few different Spellbinders dies - one of our preferred partner companies, and some inks from another partnering company Tsukineko.

First I made the box using my Crafter's Companion. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the decorative window in the lid, and lined the inside with Joyeux Noel paper. The flowers are created from the Silhouette die cuts set.

I used teal ink and a sponge to ink the edges of the box, and then I sprayed the finished box with a little Sheer Shimmer Spritz in gold.





I created a matching set of cards to go with the box. Each one uses a different Spellbinder die as a frame. The papers, die cuts, ribbons and chipboard pieces are all from the Joyeux Noel collection.


Here's a little rundown of what I have used:
Joyeux Noel Layered accents:
Joyeux Noel Paper pack:
Joyeux Noel Die cut silhouettes
Joyeux Noel Border stickers:
Joyeux Noel Trim:

Spellbinder dies:
S5-160 Opulent Ovals
S5-090 Romantic rectangles
S5-191 Decorative labels twenty-eight
S6-005 5x7 Elegant labels Four
S5-158 Timeless Rectangles

Tsukineko Inks:
Teal Zeal Memento dye ink
Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Gold



Now to be in the running to win just about everything I have used, plus more, all you need to do is follow these simple rules:
MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT TRAIL! 
RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 11:59PM PST
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 15!
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The designers participating today are:



Thanks for visiting. Be sure to become a follower if you are not already. 

Thursday, December 5

My big, little boy.

Just a quick update with a layout that is up on the Heartfelt Creations blog this week, featuring my beautiful (not so little) boy. I always like to take special portraits of them on their birthdays, and this is from his 9th birthday a few months back.


Again, I have used the brand new Floral Keys collection, which lend themselves perfectly to boy pages. I have used stamps and die cuts from the Posy Path collection. It is rare for me to use flowers on a boy page, but the grunginess of the papers seems to make it OK here.

Make sure you come back on the 7th for a Ruby Rock-It blog hop.

Monday, December 2

Some Heartfelt Creations sharing

Today I have some of my Heartfelt Creations work to share with you. I can't share all of it, because my computer is broken, and can;t get to all of my files, but I do have some cards to share. Heartfelt Creations releases a new collection almost every month and the new Floral Key collection was released last week.

Here's a little intro about the collection and a chance to win it. (sorry about the tight deadline...my fault entirely).

We are pleased to present the Floral Key Collection.This collection contains a neutral color palette with card panels, papers, stamps and dies that will enable you to create quick cards while achieving the "wow" factor. The Floral Key Collection is a set of key and lock stamps and dies with a paper pack that contains a variety of card fronts, 6" x 6" pieces and 12" x 12" layouts with borders and frames. It's a creative, fun exploration of the vintage spirit. The Floral Key Collection will unlock your imagination to creating incredibly beautiful, "fine art" cards. Take advantage of extra savings when shopping with Heartfelt Creations on Black Friday.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by December 3rd to be eligible to win the entire Floral Key Collection valued at $200. The winner will be announced on December 4th on the Heartfelt Creations blog.

So here is a card I have made using this collection. It took me a little while to get into it, but I love the end result, and hey look- no flowers (well except the pretty stamped ones). that is unheard of for me. 


You can see lots of other examples from the Design Team using this collection here.

Make sure you check out he blog on Wednesday for more projects using this collection, including a boy layout from me. 

Thursday, November 7

A ruby-Rock-it Bella! Christmas hop

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans! Welcome to our blog hop, and we are having fun celebrating all things for the upcoming holidays! We are giving away this awesome prize to one of our fans, so be sure to follow along and leave comments along the way to be eligible to win! Come and enjoy the hop with us, as our designers have been creating their hearts out! Here's our order, in case you get lost along the way...



MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT  TRAIL AND YOU COULD WIN THIS AWESOME PRIZE:

Here's a little something I have been working on. I have re-used a wafer tin to create this lolly jar gift. I have used Bella! Fundamentals Candy Cane paper pack, along with Spellbinders Poinsettia dies.



RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11TH! Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!



Wednesday, November 6

Heartfelt Creations news



Last week, I got the email I had been hoping for, to say I had made the Heartfelt Creations team. There are some really great crafter's on the team, and I am very happy to be one of them. I already received my first parcel this week, and have so many gorgeous things to play with. This company really suits my style perfectly, and of course their dies are manufactured by Spellbinders so naturally they are awesome, and I would say a bit more on the floral side that the SB designs, so that is even more good news for me.

Today my first project has gone up on the blog, so I can share it here now too. This was one of my submission pieces.

   

 These vintage floret roses were lots of fun to make and I love how they came out. I was able to make two different styles of roses from these dies.




Make sure you come back over the next couple of days for a blog hop with Ruby Rock-It/ Bella! Fundamentals. 

Friday, October 18

And I'm back...

Sorry to those who came vis the Ruby Rock It blog hop. I appreciate all the concerned comments. Mum is doing much better. She is home after a very extensive surgery and the long term outcome looks good.

Meanwhile, I have something special to share today. This project is something I created a long time ago. I made this as my entry for the Spellbinders Design Team. I was really pleased with it at the time, and was completely devastated to not make the team,so I have been hiding it away for a little while.

Anyway, it has since been shared on the Down Under Direct blog, so I can share it here now as well. I have used lots and lots of Spellbinders dies on this one and lots of different techniques.

Today I mailed away my submission for the Heartfelt Creations DT. Their dies are manufactured by Spellbinders, so it would be awesome to make that team.


Here are a few more shares from the blog as well. One for the boys...Circles are my favourite dies to use for boy pages. 
 


 

and one of my girl...I love the detail in  the new embossing folders. 






Friday, October 4

Ruby Rock-It blog hop

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans!  Welcome to our blog hop, and we are having fun celebrating all things Fall and Halloween!
 
We are giving away this awesome prize to one of our fans, so be sure to follow along and leave comments along the way to be eligible to win!
 
 
Come and enjoy the hop with us, as our designers have been creating their hearts out, with our Kinda Krafty paperz and our Bella! Family range and embellishments!
 
Here's our order, in case you get lost along the way...
 
 
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Hi all, thanks for playing along with our blog hop for this month. Unfortunately a family emergency has arisen at the last moment preventing me from having a project to share, but I will definitely share it with you as soon as I possible can.
 
Meanwhile, you will still be able to continue along on your merry way, and with any luck win our fabulous prize pack.
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MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT  TRAIL!
RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it  PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14TH Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!


Tuesday, October 1

Exciting Heartfelt news

Wow, the month has flown by yet again. Apologies for not posting more recently, but Michael and I have been away in America.

While away, I got the exciting news that I am a semi finalist for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team.

Heartfelt are a stamping and die cutting company/ their dies are actually manufactured by Spellbinders, and everyone already knows how much I love Spellbinders.Heartfelt also have some really beautiful paper collections, that really suit my style. Next I have to make some projects with some gorgeous products they have sent me, which are so perfect for my style. I can't wait to get started. You can see the whole announcement here. There are lots of other really talented people who also made it this far. Tough competition that's for sure.
Announcement: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/?blogID=271

 Make sure you read the whole thing, because you can vote for your favourites and even have the chance to win a gift voucher for their awesome stuff. I hate asking people to vote, so technically I wont, but hey if you like my work, and you feel compelled to vote, then who am I to not provide you with a link lol

Vote here:  http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog.php?blogID=271

Meanwhile, my term with Manor House Creations is now up. I am really sad about it, as I've loved being in this team, and Nerrida and Karen have been some wonderful. I love how you can make new friends through design teams. Thanks girls for everything. Here are a few of my last projects that went up on the blog while I was away.

This one made the cover of Australian Scrapbook Ideas, No 20.

 MHC supplies: Country lane – raindrop, Fairy Floss – blue, Taneisha, Shades mini roses, Meadows,  Wishes – serenity (vine), Rose leaves.

Here's the sweet little baby possum that Penny the Puppy rescued. It still amazes me. 
 Lots of pretty MHC flowers here.

MHC supplies: Romance – devoted, Eternity, Imagine -oatmeal, Teeny weenies, Rose leaves, Dahlia- lime.




Saturday, September 7

Blog hopping with Ruby Rock-It.

Hi everyone. Apologies for the delay. My little man turned 9 today, and we have just celebrated with a wonderful Star Wars party. This poor Mum is exhausted. SO, on with the hop...


Hello there to you, our faithful Ruby Rock-it Fans!
Welcome to our June blog hop!  This month, we are featuring our fun, bright, and adorable for this time of year range:  Bella! Boutique School Days!  And after you hop along, make sure you find out the details on how you can have a chance to win this amazing PRIZE pack!

Come and hop along with us, leaving comments at each blog to enter to win an awesome Ruby Rock-it prize pack!  You could win your very own collection of Ruby goodies!  Here's the order of blogs in case you get lost along the way!






  • Liana Suwandi
  • Linda Auclair
  • Linda Kretz
  • Pamela Young
  • Pattie Beltran
  • Ro Philippsen
  • >>You are here.  >>>Alicia Barry
  • Beckie Dreyer
  • Carrie Walz
  • Cindy Stevens
  • Erin Yamabe
  • June Goh
  • RRBF BLOG 
  • Here in Australia we are only 3/4 of the way through our school year, so instead of a BACK to school theme, I decided to make a little something for my own classroom that I have been meaning to do for ages. I have had this caddy sitting here months waiting to be re-purposed, so I have turned it into my new rewards box. Each box will hold a different mystery reward, so it will be a little lucky dip for the kids. 

  • I think they will love the bright colours and eye catching designs. Hopefully it will help to motivate them to earn a reward, and it will sure brighten up my room. 











  • MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ONCE YOU’RE DONE HOPPING ALONG RUBY ROCK-IT  TRAIL!

  • RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG HOP RULES-LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH DESIGNER’S BLOG AND THEN ON THE RUBY ROCK-IT'S BLOG TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THE Ruby Rock-it  PRIZE PACK. COMMENTS MUST BE POSTED BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 11:59PM PST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING.  WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON OUR RUBY ROCK-IT BLOG ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH!
     Ok, on your mark, get Set...GO!!!

    Now head on over to see Beckie with the cutest little project ( that I am so stealing). You'll love it. Be sure to start following my blog before you leave :)


  • Monday, September 2

    Pretty pastels


    I love creating with pastel colours, especially when using pretty photos of my little girl. This one was taken on her 4th birthday while we were in New Zealand on our ski trip. 

    I have used Prima papers and lots of Manor House Creations flowers on this one, along with a cheval frame from MHC. I love these frames and them all the time. They are great for inking and colouring too. 





     MHC products: Sweeties - mixed, Lazy Dayz - marmalade, Glitz – pink card pack, Vine – white, Springtime -white, solitude.

    You can see more over at the Manor House Creations blog here.

    Be sure to leave a comment to let me know what you think. I feel like I am talking to myself sometimes, but that blog counter keeps going up, so I know someone is looking :)

    Be sure to come back on the weekend for a fun blog hop.

    Tuesday, August 27

    Tags and precious memories

    First up I want to say a huge thank you to everyone on all the really sweet comments on my last project. Congrats to Helen, who was our winner for the Ruby Rock-it/Scrap FX blog hop.

    Today I have some shares from the ManorHouse Creations blog. First I made a set of matching tags using similar flowers in different colours. The tags have a little tent style stand on the back to help them to stand up on their own as a display. I have also used an ornate frame that I coloured with mist, and some sentiment banners.




    Next up is a layout from our ski trip to New Zealand. We were so lucky to be staying right on the the lake with some snowy mountains making a really nice background for some pics of the kids, especially Amelie for her birthday.





    MHC products used: Felicity layout pack, Glitz card pack, Leaves.


    Thanks for looking.



    Friday, August 16

    Blog hopping with Ruby Rock-It/Bella! Fundamentals and Scrap FX

    Welcome to a very FUN and creative next few days here as we the Ruby Rock-It designers join Scrap FX's amazing talent in a 2 day blog hop!

     I am so lucky to be on a team with so many awesome partner companies. This month we are pairing up with Australian chipboard company Scrap FX (Yay for Australian companies).




    Each day there are awesome sets of designers blogs to visit for great ideas and inspiration, featuring how to blend our sets of products:)
    Here's today's participating designers:
    You are here>>>Alicia Barry
    And now let's take a peek at our prizes!!!

    Our beautiful NEW Summer release: At Last papers and embellishments! 

    And a beautiful assortment of Scrap FX's gorgeous laser cut chipboard fun! 

    Scroll down for details on how you could be a winner.

    Now, onto a little project I created for this hop. This started out as a plain white photo frame with the word family attached. I have used papers from My Romance with a little Arcadia thrown in, along with lots of pieces of Scrap FX chipboard, which has been gessoed, misted and embossed. 

    See the co-ordinating trim from Mother Nature!

    Notice how the chipboard piece has a fern pattern?? Perfect for our New Zealand holiday pics.
    I love the intricacy of the chipboard title.

    ** Visit each participating designer's blog
    each day on the hop & leave a comment. 
    There are only a handful of blogs each day, 
    so it's VERY do-able! 
    {make sure you include your email address so we can contact you if you win}

    For additional chances to win:

    * Become a follower here at Ruby Rock-it 
    * Head over to Facebook and *LIKE* us and
    leave a message telling us you came from 
    the blog hop
    Deadline to leave comments for prizes
    11:59pm EST, Monday, August 19th.
    Winners will be announced on The Twinery and our blogs on Friday, August 23rd!
    If you get lost along the way, you will be
    able to find a complete list of participating
    blogs each day here at Ruby Rock-it and over at Scrap FX!


    Thanks for coming to take a look.  I would love it if you would like to become a follower of my blog.

    Now head over to Beckie Dreyer for another project using the same paper line and the same fern chipboard .