Category Archive: Creativity

Feb 09

“So Many Voices” by Nina Newton

Are you listening to so many voices all around you that you can’t hear God’s voice? “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given …

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Dec 05

Christmas Tree Birdhouse Ornament from Katherine Corrigan of Katherine’s Corner

Such an adorable tiny birdhouse to decorate your Christmas tree or add to any holiday display! Be sure to visit Katherine’s Corner for weekly creative inspiration, giveaways, and her Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Oct 17

Autumn Craft Collection from all around the Blogosphere

With every season there is so much to celebrate! Don’t you just love to bring a touch of the changing seasons into your home? We do, too, so we have gathered up a collection of quick and easy autumn crafts and home décor projects just for the readers of RUBY magazine.

Oct 06

Favorite Things Blog Hop

It’s time again for Thursday Favorite Things!
I hope you can join us because it is LOTS of fun!
Join us every week as we party and share at the best link party in blog land!

Jul 04

“Footprints in the Mud: Heart Band-Aids” by Beth Brubaker

  A car manufacturer is going to start installing an alert system in their vehicles to let the driver know if the driver left their child in the backseat. Sounds like a good idea- after all, parents who leave a child unattended in their vehicle has caused the death of many children. So when people …

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Feb 03

“The Gatekeeper’s Key” Podcast by Kathryn Ross

One day, Weaver ventures into the marketplace where words and tapestries are traded. There, in the midst of so many tales, stands the Gatekeeper. The Master Story-Weaver himself! Other eager weavers reach out to him in a flood of their tales. Some limp about, tripping over their words for all the loose threads and yarns, falling flat on the ground before him. Others push and shove, assertively staking a claim by his side, petitioning for a key that they might know the opportunities on the other side of the gate.

Dec 02

Christmas DIY Handcrafted Ornaments

Here are some fun DIY Christmas ornaments ideas collected by Vintage Mama from all around the blogosphere for the Ruby for Women community. We hope you have a joyous Christmas season and we would love to see what you create for your family during the holidays!

Oct 27

“Where Did I Go?” by Beth Brubaker

One day you’re just speeding along, doing what you need to do every day, when suddenly you realize something. You lost yourself. I don’t mean ‘lost yourself’ like being deeply involved in a book. I mean when you’re so darned busy, you forget you’re a human being. I have utterly, completely lost myself these past few months.

Sep 18

The Writer’s Reverie with Miss Kathy

Visit The Writer’s Reverie and meet Miss Kathy. Discover Pageant Wagon Publishing, Fable springs Parables, and Clementine Jones!

May 14

Join us for the Favorite Things Blog Hop

You are invited to join the Favorite Things Blog Hop, sponsored by Katherine’s Corner and her bloggy friends! Come on and join the fun . . . . just link up your favorite blog post and then visit some of the other bloggers at the party where you can make new friends and find some great new blogs to read. I hope you will join us every week for the Favorite Things Blog Hop.

May 13

“How does your garden grow?” by Philippa Smyth

Being intentional in life goes further than our decisions. It means being careful about our thoughts and words. It says in Proverbs that death and life in the power of the tongue. It means that what we speak about ourselves and our circumstances have an impact on our lives.

May 01

Ruby for Women at Pinterest

We’ve been working all week long on updating our websites and social media sites, and Pinterest is one that we have had fun with. You are invited to come on over and follow our boards where we will be posting inspirational quotes, book reviews, crafts, recipes, poetry, and new books from Ruby’s Reading Corner.

Apr 15

“Gary and Gretchen” by Amy Harper

When I was a very young, my mother had Jim Ingwersen prints of Gary and Gretchen in our house.  I remember thinking they were pictures of me and my brother. The fact that my brother and I both have brown hair didn’t hinder my opinion in the slightest. Since these prints were popular in the 70’s, …

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Mar 05

Pinch-Proof St. Patrick’s Day Hair Clip

May the Luck of the Irish keep you pinch-proof this St. Patrick’s Day!
We found this easy hair clip idea on Celebrations.com

Mar 05

St. Patrick’s Day Printables from The 36th Avenue

We just love these St. Patrick’s Day Printables from The 36th Avenue. Find them on their site: The 36th Avenue.com

Mar 05

“Super Ridiculously Simple Shamrock Banner” from LollyJane

    The “Super Ridiculously Simple” Shamrock banner is from Lollyjane.com.  Give it a try…there’s still time before the luck of the Irish runs out!  

Mar 04

Easter Bunny Door Wreath

We found this fun and adorable Easter Bunny Door Wreath over at “Love it So Much”.

Feb 27

“Why Be an Artist?” by Angela Morris

Being an artist is not an easy thing. It kind of makes you different when you are really committed to it. It can be under appreciated, misunderstood and mistaken as a misguided childhood dream. So knowing all that, why would I still want to be an artist?

Feb 12

Egg Carton Wreath by Better Homes and Garden

  This super cute wreath is made from egg cartons!  We found it on the Better Homes and Garden site and we just had to share it with you!  See more on the Ruby for Women Craft/DIY page.

Feb 11

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas

      New on the Ruby Crafts DIY Page…Last minute Valentine’s Day Decoration ideas from Leslie Pleasants on Today’sEvery Mom!  

Feb 11

Valentine’s Day Birdfeeder

We just adore this Valentine’s Day Birdfeeder by Lisa Longley over at Wine and Glue! Visit our Crafts DIY page for more information.

Feb 11

“Red, Pink, Hearts, Glitter…” by Amy Harper

Red, Pink, Hearts, Glitter . . . . I loved Valentine’s Day as a little girl.  What little girl wouldn’t? Red, pink, hearts, glitter, paper heart doilies,  the little cards I’d fill out for each classmate . . . even the boys. In fact, Valentine’s Day may be the only holiday that still pretty much has …

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Jan 21

“The 11 Must-Use Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand” courtesy of Entrepreneur and shared by Christie Browning

courtesy of Entrepreneur and shared by Christie Browning. An integral part of your business success is reaching customers through inventive and comprehensive social-media marketing campaigns. Here are some tips to help build up your following and your brand. 1. Make your tweets stand out. If you don’t want your posts to get lost in the Twitter …

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Dec 07

“Thrift Therapy” by Amy Harper

Sometimes life gets a little too hectic, and you have to choose to stop for a moment.  The decision to take a breather is difficult when life’s responsibilities surround you vying for attention.  Last Friday, I made the decision to take a little breather.  I turned the car right instead of left at the traffic light …

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Dec 03

“Poinsettia Craft” by Katherine Corrigan

Here at Ruby for Women, we are honored that our special friend Katherine, from Katherine’s Corner, so generously shares her craft projects and seasonal recipes with us. Here is her latest holiday craft that you can do for your home this Christmas season.

Nov 17

“5 Keys to Mastering Your Business” by Christie Browning

Day in and day out I work with awesome business owners who want more from their efforts. They are looking to hit goals, gain momentum and sustain success. It’s what I love doing most — coaching women to success. As I begin working with a client, we spend some time discussing what areas they need …

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Nov 07

“Vintage Photo Crochet Gift Tags” by Amy Harper

Amy Harper shows us how to make these beautiful vintage tags.  Click the link near the bottom of the tutorial to find printable tags to begin with, then embellish with your beautiful vintage items.   Here’s a sample of two of the tags.  I created them with photographs of some of my vintage crocheted items.   …

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Oct 30

“Easy Fall Candle Centerpiece” by Albion Gould

  Easy Fall Candle Centerpiece Thank you Albion at AlbionGould.com for sharing this beautiful idea. Find this and other cute Fall decor on the Ruby Crafts/DIY page.              

Oct 30

“Fall Stackable Blocks Decor” by Janet at Today’s Fabulous Finds

Thank you Janet, from Today’s Fabulous Finds for sharing this 5 Step project! Find this and more of our favorite Fall crafts on our Craft/DIY page.

Oct 28

“Pear & Blue Cheese Roasted Brussel Sprouts” by the Cookie Rookie

Thank you Becky Hardin from The Cookie Rookie, for sharing this gorgeous recipe with us!   Find her recipe and more of our favorites in Rubys Recipes. More of Becky’s creative and tasty recipes can be found on her blog: http://www.thecookierookie.com/recipes/

Oct 28

“Stuffed Acorn Squash” by Mavis Butterfield

Thank you Mavis Butterfield for sharing this scrumptious Thanksgiving beauty with us.  See Ruby’s recipes for this recipe as well as many of our other favorites! More delicious recipes from Mavis can be found on her blog: onehundreddollarsamonth.com  

Oct 28

“Turkey in The Straw Cupcakes” by Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

Check out these cute Thanksgiving cupcakes from Karen at Sugartown Sweets. http://sugartown-sweets.blogspot.com/2012/11/turkey-in-straw-cupcakes.html

Oct 28

“Pumpkin Dinner Rolls” by Holly at Beyondkimchee

These adorable dinner rolls were the creation of Holly at Beyondkimchee. Find the recipe here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bltq59nVfqJkdhugezQAVwHy9d3-v8XF5WNf4bjxMLY/edit

Oct 06

Vintage Linen Sachets from Amy Harper

Amy Harper is a member of the Ruby Blogger Team, and she has been sharing her tutorials with our readers for quite some time. This tutorial for turning vintage linens into these adorable sachets was first published in the May, 2012 issue of Ruby for Women.

Sep 24

Antiques Roadshow by Amy Harper

Amy Harper of “Threads in the Nest” is a member of the Ruby Blogger Team. On her blog you will always find creative inspiration! Amy loves to craft and quilt, and she collects vintage linens which she uses to make beautiful, artistic creations. Please visit her for more ideas at “Threads in the Nest.”

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