March 17, 2013

A Ruby Rock-It "Mother Nature" Layout

One of the themes at Ruby Rock-It this month is birthdays, so I've made this layout of my daughter on her big day wearing her gorgeous new birthday dress! As you will probably notice, she adored her dress :)

I found the declicate patterns and colors of the Mother Nature line to be a lovely match for these photos. Isn't that background paper pretty? I didn't want to cover too much of it up, so I focused my paper layering on the center of the page.

I pulled from a variety of embellishment packages to dress up my layout. This cluster contains some flowers from a decoupage pack, bits of purple and clear bling, a butterfly sticker adorned with pretty stick-on pearl, and some punched white leaves.

The cluster in the upper right corner of the layout contains part of a decoupage pack flower, a couple of tag diecuts, a beautiful bling butterfly, and punched leaves.

Here I've tucked a threaded chipboard button slightly under the photos and onto another clear bling flourish.

I can never seem to get a good true color photograph of brown stickers- these look much nicer in person!

For my complete supply list please visit the Ruby Rock-It blog, HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!

March 16, 2013

My Creative Sketches March Sketch Challenge

The March sketch challenge at My Creative Sketches is up and running today- here's my take on it:

I used Bo Bunny's beautiful Isabella collection... definitely my favorite Bo Bunny release in quite some time... the gorgeous pinks and the butterflies probably had something to do with that :)

Here's the March sketch:

and here's the GORGEOUS prize package!
Oh my... look at all those beautiful products!

The challenge winner is chosen by random draw, so get your entry in!
All of the details can be found HERE.

March 11, 2013

A Ruby Rock It "Carnival Queen" Layout

I have a layout on the Ruby Rock-It blog today featuring the brand new Carnival Queen collection! This is a photo of Allison and her daddy sliding down a tunnel slide at a playground. I really love capturing moments like this.

Something I love about Carnival Queen, aside from the really pretty colors in it, is that it can be used for so much more than just carnival or circus themed projects. It's an overall fun collection that is well-suited for a variety of fun themes.

For my main embellishment cluster, I've layered one of the awesome pockets with an accordion flower sticker, a fun clipboard journaling sticker, and a couple diecuts.

Isn't the party pick here cute? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

March 8, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition and Album Kits

My Creative Scrapbook kit club offers 4 different beautiful kits each month that are filled with all the latest and greatest- the Main Kit, the Creative Kit, the Limited Edition Kit, and the Album Kit. Each kit has an amazing, recurring style of its own.

Recently, Pam began to offer add-on kits geared toward flower lovers, project makers, and mixed media artists. There really is something for every style at My Creative Scrapbook!

This month I had the pleasure of working with the Main and Creative kits, which I blogged about over the past couple of days. Today I'd like to show you the other 2 kits.

March Limited Edition kit featuring Kaisercraft and Webster's Pages

March Album Kit featuring Little Yellow Bicycle

Oh how I wish I could have played with these 2 beautiful kits, too! If only there were more hours in a day... but, my fellow designers have filled the DT Gallery with plenty of drool-worthy inspiration for you :)

Subscribing to the kits is simple- just hop over to My Creative Scrapbook where you'll find the information. I think this month may be one of those rare months that Pam has a couple of kits still available, so if you're at all interested, hurry on over to the website to grab yours!

March 7, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook March Creative Kit

***** If you are looking for the Ruby Rock-It blog hop post, please scroll down or click HERE *****

Continuing with REVEAL TIME at My Creative Scrapbook kit club, I have my Creative Kit work to show you today.

This kit features the adorable Collectable collection from My Mind's Eye. Here are a couple of layouts:

and here's the adorable March Creative Kit:

Don't forget about the My Creative Scrapbook design team gallery where you can view the many beautiful layout, card, and project samples created by my teammates.

You can also find lots of inspiration on the My Creative Scrapbook blog and facebook page!
Now hurry on over to My Creative Scrapbook to reserve your kits!

March 6, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook March Main Kit

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It's REVEAL TIME at My Creative Scrapbook kit club! This month, Spring is in the air!

The March Main Kit features the really pretty American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic collection and is complete with thickers, Prima flowers, Prima wood embellishments, and a Prima stencil!

Here are the layouts that I created with the kit:

Here's a photo of the March Main Kit:

Please take a moment to check out the My Creative Scrapbook design team gallery to view the many beautiful layout, card, and project samples created by my teammates.

You can also find lots of inspiration on the My Creative Scrapbook blog and facebook page!

March 5, 2013

Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

Hello Ruby Rock-it Fans! Today, we are celebrating our beautiful New Carnival KING and QUEEN ranges that debuted at CHA Winter, and are shipping as we speak! 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 CARNIVAL KING range! Here's the order of blogs in case you get lost along the way!

Kris Berc <----- That's Me!

If you are following along on the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the lovely Pattie Beltran's blog. If not, consider starting the blog hop at the beginning so that you don't miss out on any of the fun.

For my project today I created a set of cards using the Ruby Rock-It Carnival King range!

I love the awesome pack of Carnival pockets! They are double-sided and can be used in lots of different ways. For my project I simply used them as a layer on each card front. When combined with the super cute Carnival stickers these simple cards came together in very little time.

Supply List:
 Embossed Cards & Envelopes - Vintage
corner rounder
pearl pen
scalloped circle punch


Ruby Rock-It Carnival Party Rules- Leave a comment on each designer's blog and then on the Ruby Rock-It blog to be entered to win the Carnival King prize pack shown at the end of this blog post. Comments must be posted by Thursday March 7th at 11:59PM PST to be eligible for the random drawing. We will announce the winner on the our Ruby Rock-It blog on Friday, March 8th!

Below is the super fun Carnival King prize pack that Ruby Rock-It will be giving away on the Ruby Rock-It blog to a random commenter there:

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Your next stop on the blog hop is the Ruby Rock-It blog, HERE.

March 3, 2013

A Ruby Rock-It Birthday Layout

My little girl turned 3 last week... here she is with her cake, candles and piggy tails with lots of beautiful Ruby Rock-It Cook collection goodies!

I included two embellishment clusters, each consisting of an odd number of items (7 in the left and 3 in the right), a design principle that I strive to stick to in everything I create. I positioned the "May all your dreams come true" sentiment diecut beneath the photo and between the embellishment clusters as a way to help all the pieces flow together.

Tucking some embellishments partially beneath the photo and some above it, and layering embellishments with foam squares, are just a couple of simple ways to build dimension on the layout without causing too much bulk.

The beautiful pink doily-like Cook diecut glitter cardstock comes with a solid pink edge around it, about 1/4-inch wide. While it's pretty, I decided that for this layout I wanted to remove that pink edge, so I used my precision scissors to cut it off. This left white edges around the "doily" which I lightly inked with brown ink.

I finished the layout off by adding some faux pearl detailing around the edge of the "doily" with my pearl pen.

If you'd like to see my supply list with links to the Ruby Rock-It products that I used, please visit the Ruby Rock-It blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!