I'm going to start off with some sad news....
Weeeell, bitter/sweet I suppose.
Ruby Street Designs closed down today. What an incredible unique store with the most unbelievable vintage lovelies that delighted all our senses!
Kris has such an innate sense of wonder-ment when it came to arranging her hand-picked products.
I was very honoured to be on her design team and in awe of her talent and the beauty of the goodies I got to play with.
As much as I am so sad that Ruby St will be no more, I am so pleased that Kris will get to do what she was missing so much - playing and creating gorgeous collages.
You can read her blog post here
All is not lost though!!
And I was sooooo relieved!
Kris is opening an Etsy and updating with her lovelies from time to time!
You can find her new Esty here , yet to be stocked but worth bookmarking - and the attached blog so we can keep in touch here.
AND if you head on over to 'Let's Get Shabby' and play along you can win two beautiful embellishment kits from Ruby Street!!
I can assure you they will be beautiful!
CREATIVE TYPE#25 & it WON!!!!
Its all about using type on embellishments. I've stamped print across the blue flower under the pic and stamped 'Bravo' for the heading across vintage pattern tissue- I've used the tissue with print above the pic as well. There's gesso and glimmermist too!
I created a little 'stage-like' setting for this photo of Hannah and Paige performing.
AND just HAD to use some gorgeous Ruby Street lovelies (sigh...)
Here is the challenge
MY FAVOURITE THINGS
It's all about your favourite outfits! And I've got to say....its my Bathers!! Not that I'm ever confident to parade around in them (ha....this is why I'm IN the water for the photo in the LO!) and am very much the 'drop the towel and get in/out of the water as soon as possible' type!! BUT, I love being in the water - along with this is the memories, the fun and laughter - relaxing and holidays. So you see.....its not really 'just' the outfit! You can the challenge here .. . . SKETCH INSPIRATION #110 Love playing with glimmermist and old music paper there's something about that combination. Hannah had been practicing her clarinet. Just caught this pic of her finishing up. You can find the challenge here . . . WHAT IS OLD IS NEW A YEAR IN REVIEW Dont forget to go over to WIOIN to join in on your monthly challenge! Its an absolutely fabulous idea! In this LO, my girls were enjoying the clock striking midnight on New Years Eve with their little cousin. (sorry about the quality of the pic, but was photographed in horrid weather we are having!!) You can find out the details of the challenge here . . . A TRUE FRIEND#63 The challenge is to show up your pet's talents or any special mentions etc. I'm not sure about talents....but Blackie has a huge story to tell and an intersting one... So creating a magazine-like LO on him seemed fitting. He's a re-educated feral - an amazing story - long and painful on both parts! But he has arrived at a place physically and mentally where he is content as much as he could be. He is like no other cat I've ever owned or known. So this challenge was purrrrfect! . . . TWISTED SKETCH #36 The minute I set eyes on this sketch I could see a fish!!! There was NO escaping it!! Check out the challenge here