We are exhibiting for the first time at CHA Summer this year and we're so excited. Firstly because we're in the middle of a very cold winter downunder in Sydney, Australia and we can't wait to get into some warmer weather. But mostly because we can't wait to meet some more crafty people that we might not have met yet in Anaheim or Los Angeles. We do hope you stop by and see us at Booth #1613. We're in the new exhibitors area for this Show which is right next to Craft Fusion area. Also really interested to see what's going on in this area and all the other fab things people keep telling us about Chicago.
Today is a sneak peak of our new Paper Doll and Paper Boy releases - bright retro inspired collections with 8 patterned papers, 2 glitters and 1 specialty die-cut. Six great embellishments work alongside each collection and we've added a card pack in our favourite designs for good measure. I'm a big fan of the cards as I like to use up my scraps right away after I finish scrapping. It saves so much time when birthdays and the like come around - I can just dig in my card box and not worry about finding time to create something.
In the next few posts next week we'll showcase some of our layouts and the product in more detail so you can see how great these new collections are. In the meantime we're on countdown to Chicago ... happy scrapping!
Woohoo - the kind folks at Bazzill have just made scrapping with Ruby Rock-it a whole lot easier! They've uploaded all of our paper designs (including the wedding range) to their Matchmaker site http://www.bazzillbasics.com/ so check out this link and mix and match your new papers with ease. They've chosen some beautiful colours we can't wait to try ourselves.
We can't wait for our Easter break to take a break from work and spend some time indoors scrapping. Unlike the USA where you have a wonderful Springtime upon you we are heading into darker days and cooler nights as the winter season heads our way. It's our peak scrapbooking time downunder - where chocolate, red wine and new scrapbooking papers reign supreme!
We have some great new invitation designs we're putting up on our ideas gallery on http://www.rubyrock-it.com/ in coming days for those of you that might be planning a special occasion. Our BELLA! wedding range works beautifully when creating handmade invites. More in our next post.
I really loved this idea when I saw it in a Somerset mag last year and thought I'd give it a try for Easter. It's a great addition to any Easter family dinner table as a centrepiece during the holiday. It was really simple to make but required a bit of time to assemble. We've used our Avalon Fantasy paper to create this but only needed 3 sheets.
The first sheet we tore up into pieces. We then paper machied some small foam eggs we found at a local craft store. We did this to 5 eggs and once they were dry we decorated them with ribbon and little pearl stickers and buttons.
We then cut up the other two sheets into 1 inch and 1 and a half inch strips. The larger strips we cut with a scalloped trimmer on each side. The smaller strips were just cut normally. We then curled each strip around a pencil (get a long pencil and you can do quite a few at a time) and set them aside.
To assemble you need some kraft paper - an old paper bag will do if you have nothing else. Place this inside a dessert bowl and weight it down for about 5 minutes so that it takes up the shape of the bowl. Remove and turn the bowl over. Place your kraft "bowl" over top of the desert bowl. Now the fun begins - glue your strips randomly onto the kraft paper bowl to create the "nest". I used PVA glue which dried clear and found it quite easy to attach. You could probably use a hot glue gun also but I always burn myself on these so try to avoid where I can.
Once you have all your strips attached (you may want more or use less) kindy glitz randomly and leave to dry overnight. Arrange your eggs to suit - have a great Easter!
This week we're showcasing the Avalon line with more stunning layouts by our design team. We love the way the colours of the papers have worked with these pictures. This is one of my favouries and we will have this one up on our www.rubyrock-it.com gallery later this week with "destructions" for those who would like to give this a go. The layout uses the stitched die-cut cardstock and lots of ink to grunge up the patterned papers and chipboard. It uses a nice combination of textures with the trim and the embossed stickers - love it.
And one of my favourite embellishments in the Avalon and Le Jardin lines is the felt mat which Sandra has used to great effect here around the photograph. I'm also a big fan of the fabric florals and you can see a white one here on the right-hand side of the layout. We've glimmer misted these on other projects and they look gorgeous.
And these are our beautiful girls who will have the best scrapbooking albums ever by the time they've grown up. This layout uses some of our floral rub-ons and the Mysterious paper which is so versatile. A cream flyaway and felt icon add the finishing touches to this stunning picture of these two sisters.
Orders are being despatched from our Chicago warehouse this week so check out your lss to see if they have this in stock yet. Our Ruby website lists all our stockists so be sure to check this out for a store near you.
We're so excited that our new Le Jardin line arrives in our Chicago warehouse on Friday. We've had a lot of fun using the French inspired papers in our layouts. As you can see one of our talented designers has had a lot of fun mixing mediums with the paper designs and creating some pages with the WOW factor. She has created some beautiful florals with her quilling skills on this layout below:
And the photo in the layout below is stunning - who would have thought you could capture such a great image of these fabulous old cars on a country road?
Check out our website www.rubyrock-it.com for the full range of papers and embellishments our Le Jardin line. Product ships out to stores from 21 March onwards - store listing of our stockists in on the website too. Have a great week scrapping!
We've been having a bit of fun creating some invitational suites using our new Wedded papers and embellishments. They all make this task so, so easy and they are so much prettier than anything store bought. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you like.
We've just finished loading the weding paper and Avalon and Le Jardin designs for viewing on www.rubyrock-it.com so you can see the designs in more detail. And if you click on the Where to Buy tab you'll see who is stocking us - we've updated this since CHA last month - so you can see if you have a store nearby.
(If you are a store and you'd like to stock some of our lines drop us an email at email@example.com and we'll get you registered for trade access to our site).
Over the next few weeks we'll be updating our Ideas Gallery on the website to showcase some gorgeous new layouts and other paper projects using our new papers and embellishments. So keep checking back for those updates and check our your lss from mid-March when the product ships out of Chicago.
We are thrilled with the response we've had from stores on the new BELLA! Wedding line at CHA. Everyone is clapping their hands to finally have some paper that transitions easily between wedding invitations and stationery, specialty cardmaking and scrapbooking. In particular our girly girls loved the pink - Beloved.
But we also had a lot of interest in the fabulous gold and ivory colourway - Elegance.
And we love the way the silver papers can be scrapped with any colour - so don't worry about that most pastel of peach bridesmaid dress - this will work with it - even though you couldn't!
And Tie the Knot will scrap any occasion - we guarantee it!
These lines are shipping out to stores at the same time as our beautiful Avalon and Le Jardin papers and embellishments - mid to late March 2011. Over the next few weeks we're going to inspire you with some great layouts and invitation projects with these gorgeous papers.
Remember this is a sneak peak for you guys - it's not up on the website yet - we're not putting up the new release until it has landed in the USA. So spread the news and clear your paper stash - you're gonna love these!
If you're at CHA this year stop by and see us at Booth#1068. We've got our new releases on show and this year we're introducing our BELLA! wedding line which is something totally new for us. We're having fun catching up with old friends - we love all you gals - and making some fab new ones from some interesting places: Brazil, Argentina and South Africa . I love hearing how the rest of the word scraps and what things they loooove. The Show seems smaller this year but the vibe is great - everyone is focused on getting the latest product into their stores and as always there are some great examples on display. But more on that later in the week. For now check out our new line Avalon and go to our blog at Scrapbooks.com where we have a full update on what we're releasing at CHA. Happy scrapping!
Yikes it's been over 3 months since we last blogged here - seriously bad - but some seriously good news is that we have some new lines to showcase which you're going to love. Over the next few days we're going to show you some sneak peaks of what we've been madly creating to release at CHA Winter 2011 (and post some pics of the Show while we're at it). Today's post showcases Le Jardin - a french inspired range in a soft colour range of blue, chocolate, watermelon and pink. The embellies are to die for - but we love heavily textured pages here at Ruby Rock-it. Tomorrow we'll post our Avalon line and then "Here comes the Bride" - our wedding collections - woohoo - here we go - a whole new year ahead!
Based in Sydney, Australia we design scrapbooking products that are affordable and easy to use so you can create the most beautiful projects (without breaking the bank)!
We would love to hear from you and see some of the layouts/projects you've made with our lines - drop us a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org