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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Card with Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth

Sneak Peek
Check out the Christmas Kit

Christmas Card

Sneak Peek of Papers in the
Club Ruby Designer's Christmas Kit
LOVE LOVE LOVE the papers
And the image from Emerald Faerie Garden
is just one of my favorites!
Check out
Club Ruby Designer's

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Elphine House Challenge
Just love this little cutie!
Everything was from my stash!
Copics, Holtz metals, Viva Decor
and lots of other 'stuff'' :)
Check out the challenge at

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Cards

Card above is a Club Ruby Designer Sneak Peek!

Above card is all from my stash -
just love Magnolia Images!

Working hard on Birthday Halloween Cards
Several family members have October B-days
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Club Ruby Designer's October Kit is now Available!

Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects.
To get the instructions for this and many other
projects from the design team, AND to
order the October kit go HERE

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Thinking of You

The Flowers are from Recollections
Straw Stickles were used on the wings

Just a little closer view of this sweet little image

I used Copics and Twinkling H20s
to ink this precious image from

The Mustard paper is from Tim Holtz's
Distressed Paper Line - LOVE IT
All Other paper was from my scrap drawer
Ready~ Set ~ Craft!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Sneak Peek at CRD

Just look at the bright and cheery paper
included in the September Kit!
You aren't gonna want to miss this.
Check it out on 9/1/2011 at

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

September Sneak Peek at CRD

A little something in the CRD September kit for
everyone! Brights, Blacks and Greys, Neutrals
Check it out on 9/1/2011 at
Club Ruby Designers

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

September Sneak Peek at CRD

Okay -so, you've heard about the Paper Layerz by
Megan Elizabeth
Here is a sneak peek of a project using the 
Paper Layerz included in the CRD September kit!
See more on 9/1/2011 at
Club Ruby Designers

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to School! Wish I were sleeping :)

I tucked this back-to-school card in
my youngest's backpack!!
Kept the card simple to keep the
focus on the image!

I used Copic Markers to ink the image
A hodgeppodge of paper and ribbons
 You can find this digi and more
by following the link below:

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Black and White Wedding Card

Simple But Elegant
Wedding Card in Black& White
Everything from my stash - love that kind of card

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Create Hope

Just a quick 'thank you' card for
another generous donor to the
3-day Breast Cancer walk I
am participating in, in November.
"Create Hope" 
That's what all of us are doing as
we walk 60 miles!

All elements on this card are from the 
"Fancy Pants"Kit
Once my official projects as a designer 
are completed and posted, I get to 
play with all the leftovers... so much paper
so much fun...Want to see more?
Follow the link above!
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Monday, August 1, 2011

CRD August Kit " Fancy Pants"

Well Hello Scrappy Bloggers
I am showing one of my creations using the
Club Ruby Designers "Fancy Pants" Collection
Click on the Pink Link above to Check It Out!!!!
 All of the papers in this kit coordinate so
nicely - the cards practically make themselves!
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Friday, July 29, 2011

August Kit Sneak Peek #1

The Design Team over at 
is gearing up to show off the fab
papers in the August Kit.
Here is a sneak peek....

Be sure to head on over to 
get signed up and get great tutorials
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Monday, July 11, 2011

Paper Layers by Megan Elizabeth! Check out the sneak peek

Check out Megan Elizabeth's new paper line!
It coordinates, it's all on one mat, it cuts like butter!
Paper is included in the July Club Ruby Designers Kit
Check it out HERE

Special Safari Birthday

Super Simple with a lot going on!
Love the stamps from Stampin' Up

Club Ruby Designers July Kit Sneak Peeks!

Want to get in on the newest kit?
Click on Club Ruby Designers to find out how!
Below are some sneak peeks!

Wee and Christmastree

I have vowed to get my Christmas Cards done in time this year!
No last minute-late night-gotta hurry stuff for me!
I have eyed this Whiff of Joy stamp for quite some time...
Christmas in July!

Sneak peek of upcoming challenge for Club Ruby

Here is my sneak peek of the Club Ruby Designers Challenge for July 12, 2011
Want to play along? Check it out  HERE

Nephew's Birthday Card

A quick card for my nephew!
Using all scraps from my stash
and Oakley  image from Whiff of Joy
Copics were used to ink the image.
Thanks for looking :)
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Skylee Girl's B-Day Card

This image captures my baby girl!!
Okay, she's 10 but she's still
my baby girl!
Right down to her mismatched socks!

Club Ruby Designers Card Challenge

Check it out
is now hosting challenges
Head on Over to Check it Out!

Welcome Baby

Fun Fun Fun
Check out Club Ruby Designers Blog
for monthly  challenges!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Stationery Box

Dabbled with another
Stationery Box
The recipient (Sky's teacher) loves Peanuts :)
Everything was found in my stash
(except the postage stamps and pen)
Cost $0.00 Look on my daughter's face PRICELESS

Ready~Set ~Craft!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Vintage Set

So, I decided to do a vintage Christmas card set
and am posting them for comment
I know I know, Christmas is over...
but I am still in the Christmas crafting mood
and may get a jump start on next years' cards. :)
All the designer papers come from
the Tim Holtz Holiday paper pad - just love it!

The inside of the cards and envelopes have matching papers

Each card has several layers. I used the Cuttlebug with
Tim Holtz folders and several others
Everything is distressed
There are products from Stampin' Up, Ranger, Tim Holtz
and several 'stash scraps'.
Super fun, super easy.

So amazed at the gift of the sweet blog award given to my by Tammy White. Tammy is a designer for  ScrapbookPal.com and a guest designer for ClubRubyDesigners.com. She is also the first person to give me a chance in the GIBBS swap on the Cricut Message Boards :) Thanks Tammy for giving me such a lovely award.

Now that I have this, I need to do 4 things:

1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me
2). Share 8 things about myself
3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered
4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

So now it's time to share eight things about myself... here we go...

1. I have two beautiful daughters who love to craft with me...I am blessed.
2. If I won the lottery I would 'buy' a week of Tim Holtz' time so he could show me 1/100th of what he knows.
3. I want more than I need, have more than I deserve, and give all that I can.
4. I started my 'crafting career' by hand painting Christmas cards and sacks with acrylics
5. I live in the middle of a cornfield - literally!
6. I love to color!
7. I am the Executive Director of the Illinois Certification Board - overseeing 9000 credentials in the State of Illinois; dealing with addictions of all sorts. I love my job!!!
8. I have never used the Gypsy or Design Studio.... I know, gasp!

Now- to share this award with others...
Delphine  her beautiful cards brighten my day!
Daphne  her layouts are out of this world
Above Rubies Studio  What can I say...Megan is amazing!!
Paula C. one of my partners in GIBBS and an amazing crafter
Kimi  just beautiful work!
Cammi the Copic Queen :)
Emma love her greeting farm cards and coloring
Kathy her cards are amazing! We have the same style!!! Love crackle paint.

All of these ladies are on my 'favorite blogs' listing. There are several others and some of them were already chosen for this award my Tammy so I couldn't use them twice! Now off to contact them so they can pass the award along.

Happy New Year ... Ready Set Craft