Tuesday 12 February 2013

Just A Note

Happy Tuesday!  It’s my day over at MTDS and this week I wanted to make something to keep me organised.  I’ve been busy doing so much on my website that I feel a bit out of sync and a bit chaotic as a result of it.  If you haven’t seen my website I’d love you to check it out – www.rubymcguire.com.

The gorgeous Lyndsey of Sour Apple Studio designed it for me and I know all of you lovely card makers/paper crafters will appreciate her design.  She also created this blog for me which is why I wanted her to create my website, she ‘gets’ me.

Anyway, back to trying to get some more order in my life and practice what I preach (as my tagline for my biz says)

I LOVE little books, I mean really love them.  I have little books for all sorts of things, one for my dreams and goals, one for paper crafting ideas, one that I just use to jot down little sayings, one for business ideas, the list goes on.  They help give me some order.  I have sooo many ideas for so many different things that my poor little brain would go into meltdown without them!  So here is the latest addition..

I was given a little spiral bound notebook and loved the polka dot embossed background but it was just plain black and as you know I do so like my colour.  A few patterned papers, a stamp and some ribbon and ta-da, it’s been Rubied!  I also made a matching peg here..

I’m entering this into the Muse Card Challenge where you use a card as inspiration. This was the inspiration…

I used a central panel on my book, the sentiment and line inspired my ribbon and the glass/straw inspired my sentiment and funny flower.

I also used these colours form Inspired by Stamping as inspiration..
Supplies: The papers are from Prima, ‘Doodle Deux’.  For details of the stamps and Copics I used pop on over to my post over at Make The Day Special.

Do you ever cover mini books?  If so I’d love you to post me a link, I’d love to see them.  I could always use some more inspiration as I'm sure one of my books will be full soon and I’ll need to decorate another one!


  1. Fabulous projects Ruby, I love these colours and that image is so cute.

  2. Super cute card! It made me smile !!

  3. Gorgeous!! Love your choice of papers and those flowers are so much FUN!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  4. Heee what a fun cover for your notebook!

  5. You put the inspiration colors to very good use! What a lovely journal I know you'll enjoy using.

  6. Fun projects! Thanks for joining in at IBS!

  7. Such a cute notebook Ruby, love the cute image you have used. Have fun writing all your ideas in there.

    Thanks for sharing your work with us at IBSIC

  8. Beautiful! And so many lovely details!

  9. Those flowers are just darling, so darn cute.
    Sandy :)

  10. Very cute! What a unique way to be inspired! :)


  11. What an adorable little book! I love that cute image! Very creative and great take on the challenges!

  12. Love these funny flowers, Ruby. :) I have never covered a mini book and have avoided it at all costs! LOL
    I am so happy you played with us at Inspired By Stamping, my sweet friend. Big hugs across the pond!

  13. Sooo cute! Love the flower! Adorable! Hugs, Joanna

  14. What a fun notebook. The flower is unique.

  15. Hello Gorgeous! Lovely altered note book, so bright and cheerful - perfect to keep you organised with your new venture! Ps. I'm dying for a good coffee and a crafty playdate - how about you??? xx


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