Monday, June 10, 2013

About Ruthy

A little bit about me............... (hey I never do a 'little bit' LOL! I'm a chatterbox in word and speech  :-)

I'm married to hubby Brett for 27 yrs, together we have 5 children (4 are grown adults), 1 teenage daughter, 1 grandson and another to follow in August, all who are a blessing to our lives. We live in Australia. Besides being a musician, I've always been involved in some craft or another, especially sewing and paper craft. I have a love of all things vintage, lace and shabby chic!

I've been a scrapbooker since May 2002 and I've been published extensively in various Australian Scrapbooking Magazines- Scrapbook Memories, Scrapbook Creations and Creating Keepsakes. I have served on several online shop Design Teams and Manufacturing Design Teams. My journey has awarded me Honourable Mentions for 3 consecutive years in the Scrapbooking Masters and For Keeps - Elite. 
Photography is my passion so when I can I like to combine all three aspects.

 I joined the StampinUp family in July 2010 as an independent demonstrator and have looked forward to extending my paper-art skills in that area ever since.
During my journey with Stampin Up, I've had opportunity to be a presenter at various Stampin Up Events including Product Playground/Resource Centre and as a featured presenter at Brisbane Heartfelt Regional Event in 2012.

 I continue to enjoy my opportunities and the company and contribution my growing team makes to my life.  I am also currently a Design Team member on JAI- Just Add Ink Challenge Blog- I especially focus on contributions to the scrapbooking challenges. It is a great site for getting those creative juices flowing and trying something new by the inspiration provided by my fellow talented team members. They are the best team buddies and I continue to enjoy their friendships.

The JAI Team as of May 2013. New members recently added since :-)

Presenters at Brisbane Regionals 2011

My Published work for STampin Up in Quilt Magazine 2012

Presenter at Stampin Up Convention in Resource Centre - Canberra 2012

One of 4 featured Presenters at Brisbane Heartfelt 2012

My relationship with God is something I hold dear to and is  is my life's guide to all I do.I am thankful for all the creativity abilities He has given me. 
 I love spending time with family and friends existing and new. I love teaching my skills and learning from others. 
I  love people and like to always see God's potential in others and approach life with a 'glass half full' attitude!

Enjoy a little insight into my life and blog essence-
EnjoyRuthy x


  1. Note to my followers this post was made as part of my blog update and for future reference, many thanks to those who regularly follow my blog. Thanks Ruthy

  2. Hey Ruth,

    Nice to read a bit about you. Well done on all your achievements. I so love seeing all your creations. Keep them coming!!

    It was so great finally meeting up with you at Brisbane. Hope to see you again in Melbourne next year.

    Jenny xx

  3. love your work, do you have a tutorial or directions for the butterfly garland? thanks

  4. Hi Gwen thanks for your lovely comments, as yet no I don't have a tutorial but could arrange one in the near future. Keep posted by this blog for its update. - Ruthy