When I sit and scroll through the thousands of photos I have taken over the years, which are now loaded on the computer each with a rising number, I begin to wonder when (and if) these will be looked at again in future years and will those looking through them know where and who are in the photos!??
Each photo holds memories for me and those who were there at that time, these are memories that I want to share with others and giggle with those who shared that moment.
This is why I was inspired to share this layout today .......
'Oh Galah, Galah .... we are in Australiaaaaahhhh!'
Yep, crazy as it seems, this is what we would sing each time we saw these birds!
It became a bit of a joke and something that I didn't want to forget.
The photo brings back many fun moments and the whole family breaking out in song!
The Ruby Rock-It Rustic Charm collection was just perfect for the colours of the birds. I used circles to surround the birds to bring in the focus to them.
In the picture below I have used the Bella! Fundamental Wedding Clear Stamps to add a banner on the top of the circles.
With all the lovely new ranges from Ruby Rock-It that were released at CHA show this winter we mustn't forget all the older ranges and today I am here to share with you a few cards mixing the new Rustic Charm range and the Bella! Fusion paperz.
For this card I used the green fusion paperz as the backing paper. I love the way that it picks up the glittery green bird on the 3D stickers in the Rustic Charm collection.
Even though the Rustic Charm is one of the wedding ranges it can be used for any occasions. I used the rose backing papers to create feminine feel for this birthday card.
The last card is using the purple Bella! Fusion Paperz and the Fundamentals Vellum to create this Valentines card.
Sometimes when it comes to creating I find that my creative mojo is nowhere to be found and today it was long gone! I sat down and started looking through the Ruby Rock-it Rustic Charm papers when I saw something that inspired me.
Just up there in the top left hand corner .....
A colourful Dream Catcher ....
So I grabbed a few things and created my own 'Valentine' Dream Catcher ...
It was really easy to make and I remembered the new Xcut die that I had which would be perfect for the centre meaning that I didn't need to use thread.
I placed it all on acetate to give it some support. Around the circular frame I wrapped some twine around it before sticking it to the acetate with foam pads.
The Bella! Borderline Bling, which has four different styles in one pack has a singular line of gems and this was brilliant as it moved beautifully around the circle as I stuck it down. The 3D stickers from the Rustic Charms collection and the wood veneer from the Hertiage range just finished of the top section nicely.
Creating these feathers to hang down from the dream catcher were easy! The large feather and the green cut feathers are from the 'Last Romance' collection. I just snipped into them before glueing some string between them and adding some beads before adding them to the dream catcher.
I shall now hope that is catches all my creative dreams so I know where to find them next time!
Using a pair of tweezers I gently removed the excess and then heat embossed the letter.
You can add more embossing glitter at this point for a deeper layer.
When it came to the 'YOU', I wanted to use a different font and these new Ruby Rock-It Fundamental Stickers were perfect. This little packs of joy a filled with different fonts, shapes and words! If you love lettering you are so going to want to get some!
I used the larger font, as shown above. I then sut some square 1.5 x 1.5cm's in pink paper and then used the tweezers to stick a letter in the center of the little squares.
When all the lettering was finished I made up the card.
I decided to do some mix and matching with some of the Ruby Rock-It collections, this card uses the new wedding collection Rustic Charm and one of my favourites Heritage.
As I said yesterday the Fundamental Vellums just go so well with the wedding lines and here I used it as a backing for my photo. This piece is a silver colour and the flowers are 'see through'. The vellum tears beautifully too for some added effects.
There are so many gorgeous flowers too that Ruby Rock-it do and the yellow ones were perfect for adding to the layout like a mini bouquet. Along with them I punched out some daisies from the paper in the Get Hitched Mini Papers.
I am loving the wood effects too that are on this paper. I cut some of the wood circles out and used them as embellishments. Can you spot one of my fav things that RRBF released at CHA?? Yes those gorgeous wood vaneer letters! Oh you are going to want the whole range of them!
Are you ever stuck for ideas when it comes to gift bags? Gift giving is fun and having a unique personalised box just finishes it.
Today I am here to share with you a video on how I made these wedding favour boxes with just one piece of Ruby Rock-it Vellum and no scissors are required .... well after you have cut the vellum to measure 19 x 12cm's!
The vellum is beautiful with the New Get Hitched collection.
The 'Hip Hip Hooray' is one of the new stamps that were released at CHA too!