*Confidential* Top Secret Updates from Above Rubies Studio!


top-secret This is an urgent message to everyone on the Above Rubies Studio Staff and Design Team! I have some top secret projects in the works and if what I’m about to tell you goes public, I don’t even know what will happen… so don’t share this with ANYONE!!! 😉 😉

First of all, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone on the team! You ladies are absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t be happier with what the Above Rubies Studio Team is shaping into… This team is super talented and I can’t wait for you guys to start showing off your work!

Now, down to business…

Club Ruby

You already know that “Club Ruby” is coming up FAST. Well, the first month of supplies are already in!  We have AMAZING papers, embellishments, ribbons and other things all ready for the Club Ruby design team to start crafting with and making videos. We have a very talented team of web designers and developers working on the website. This is an extremely professional web design team, so be ready to be impressed! Even the logo itself is going to be enough to make you stop and take a second look – SO cool!

Club Ruby is going to be an amazing resource for learning and inspiration! And it’s not just for Cricut users, it’s for ALL Crafters at any skill level. You already know from following the Above Rubies Studio blog that our guiding philosophy is that we’re all about the CRAFTER; educating, helping and inspiring the crafting community, and Club Ruby is no different.

We don’t have all the details finalized yet, but there will be several “levels” of membership including paid and FREE (no strings attached, I promise)! It’s going to be something that everyone can be a part of!

If you thought Cricut A to Z was packed full of info, you won’t believe this … and it’s not just for Cricut users, either! And just to give you a taste, here is a brief list of what will be included:

  • A massive video library that is unlike anything else – and exclusive to club members only!
  • Personal and Private Journals
  • Forums and Message Boards
  • Money saving tips
  • New and fun craft techniques
  • Showcases and Galleries of Member and Design Team Projects
  • Featured Projects
  • Projects for Cricut and Non-Cricut users
  • Projects for other die cutting machines (the Slice Machine, Sizzix, etc)   🙂

Of course, weekly videos, tips,  and other fun stuff will always be on the Above Rubies Studio Blog.  The idea is to offer MORE, not replace or take anything away… we just want to offer MORE MORE MORE! 🙂

Gypsy A to Z

gypsy-dvd007 Alright, I know a LOT of people are going to be upset about this, but its for good reason, trust me!  We are going to delay the release of the “Gypsy A to Z” DVD for a week or two … but DON’T WORRY Team!  We have a Special Bonus that will be well worth the wait… you’re going love what we have in store for everyone. To give you a hint, we’re adding an additional $9.00 value for FREE for anyone who purchases “Gypsy A to Z”… this is SO big!

I can’t even convey how excited about this DVD I am… If you liked Cricut A to Z, you’re going to LOVE Gypsy A to Z.   Tammy Skinner added so much of her “Gypsy Genius” to this DVD and her projects are to die for! I was so fortunate to have her come out and work with us… and it really shows in the DVD.

So, start gearing up for Gypsy A to Z”… it’s going to be THE resource for those who want to get MORE from their Gypsy. The advanced projects we created are so “outside the box” and everyone will be right there learning how to do it with us. They will be the Envy of Crafters everywhere! I think people are going to be BLOWN AWAY when they see everything that is included on the DVD (and then some).

Top Secret Mission!


Above Rubies Studio is on a Mission!  A 5,000 Blog Reader Mission and it’s GOING TO BE HUGE!

By far, this is the BIGGEST Event Above Rubies Studio has EVER had!  We are on a mission and we will hit it, BUT, this means BIG things for our readers!  We are talking top secret prize packs unlike ANYTHING EVER done before!  We have prizes like:

  • Cricut Expression Bundles – That’s right I said BUNDLES meaning we are going to have MORE than ONE!
  • A Provo Craft Gypsy with Tools and More – YES A GYPSY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • DVD Education Packs
  • A free year subscription to Club Ruby
  • Cricut Cartridges – Some of your choice and some we choose for you – BUT BIG STUFF!!!!!
  • AND THE GRAND PRIZE – I can’t EVEN BRING MYSELF to say it – IT IS SOOOOO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited, Sean (my husband and partner in crime 🙂 ) doesn’t even know about it yet, but it is COMING with this Mission!

The way this is going to work is – everyone will have until June 15, 2010 to participate – IF by June we reach 5,000 subscribed readers to the Above Rubies Blog, we will be holding drawings for ALL these prizes and MORE – and even if we don’t reach 5,000, we are still going to have large drawings for those who participated – so don’t worry! 🙂

When we get closer to announcing our “mission” to the public, we’ll have more information on how to participate… But I CAN tell you that we will have a tracking system in place so that we can track everyone who participates… and you will be able to “earn” more chances to win 🙂

This is going to be HUGE and lots of fun!

Make sure that you don’t say ANYTHING about this Mission until we are ready!

p.s. Remember this is TOP Secret this message is for those who Read it ONLY!! 😉 😉


  1. Anniebee says:

    Oh, my goodness!!! It looks like there has been an accidental leak on ARS!!! Am I the first to read this top secret information? Yea!

  2. chris wooten says:

    THANKS Megan

    I am so excited for you and the team for making this site of yours grow. You do deserve all of this. I hope to win some of those big huge prizes, lol.


  3. cardchick says:

    woo hoo!!!! this sounds EXCITING…and this site is going to be BIG and I want to be part of it…
    I won’t say a thing… 🙂

  4. OMG, how did this get LEAKED??? I’m sure it’ll get fixed soon. Yikes!!!

  5. This is so exciting!!! I can’t wait to hear more about the “mission”!!!!

  6. Dorothy helmkay says:

    Hi I’m new at this. I just got a cricut. I think it sounds great. good luck

  7. Exciting stuff, am so glad I stumbled aipon you last night
    Anne x

  8. Ooooo…this is very very exciting

  9. Oh My Bug… get the duct tape for the leak! But it does sound exciting!

  10. I have many colors of duct tape. We could make such a cool layout or card or design or ….

  11. This is really big news. I will be sure not to share it!

  12. Ohh, can’t wait!

  13. OMG Megan…this is really big news! I hope you find the leak!

  14. Rhonda H says:

    Anyone read Linda’s blog (just-a-scrappin.blogspot.com)? Well, ProvoCraft just “confiscated” all her helpful Cricut charts and stuff she has worked so hard to compile for all of us…read about it on her blog…

  15. Michelle F says:

    This sounds so exciting!! Looking forward to all the new things!

  16. Milly D says:

    WOW!!!This is big, really big!What a huge surprize, my lips are sealed.Can’t wait for the MORE “MISSION ” info.

  17. Awesome! Can’t wait to see what’s coming!!

  18. Oh my goodness that’s so much information to leak out!! Can’t wait for all the excitement Megan!!

  19. Rochelle Ressmeyer says:

    love your website and so excited about all the news

  20. Virginia Schuyler Waddy says:

    Okay Megan, I know today is April Fool Day, are you fooling us smile. If not you got some great stuff coming out. I want tell thank you for the information. Be bless, Virginia

  21. StaddieJ says:

    Oh boy! I can’t wait! Sounds so exciting!! I will be watching and waiting for more info!! TFS!!!

  22. Megan, this is a huge leak! OMG! Please take this off!!! Only the DT is supposed to see this!!! HOW DID THIS GET ON HERE?!

  23. Maryellen says:

    Oh, I’m very excited, I’ll keep my lips sealed

  24. WOW!!! ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Gr8 prizes up for grabs.
    Sounds very exciting, Megan. My lips are sealed! 🙂

  25. Eleanor says:

    This sounds exciting. Anything “secret” is bound to be good——isn’t it?

  26. Sarah Joy says:

    How exciting- Looking forward to all the info!!


  28. WOW…how much better can it get? Sounds SO exciting.

  29. I am very very excted. Things sound really super.

  30. So super excited for all the BIG things you have coming up Megan!!! Can’t wait for it all to start!!


  31. what can be BIGGER than a free Gypsy? Hmmmmmm?

  32. Patience… & Secrecy… I do agree…for the announcements of all “missions,” there is to be!
    Quietly waiting is hard to do; but I’m sure it will be worth it when it is through!
    “Thank You” for sharing the semi-leak to be…
    It is a blessing to a “newbie” like me!

  33. New at this but will surely watch everyday!!!!

  34. QUICK check the kids I bet they’re the source of the leak !!!!

  35. I wonder how many friends would want to quietly wait and read with me?? hmmmmm I wouldn’t dare tell anyone except my most crafty friends that can READ of course as we should all have company on a mission…right??? Mums the word!!

  36. Hi. i cant wait. what is the cost of club ruby?

  37. What torture not to be able to share!!!!! 🙂 I can’t wait till we can share this awesome news with everyone! Thanks for the heads up! 😉

  38. Michele Swanberg says:

    How exciting! I can’t wait for all of the fun!

  39. Donna C. says:

    Wow, this sounds like so much fun. I promise to keep the SECERT.

    Donna C.

  40. Marlou F. says:

    I won’t tell a soul after all, secrets are sectrets!… but will you please leak more info… I can’t wait!

  41. What a tease.

  42. Linda Peterson says:

    I am so excited about what is happening. Looking very forward to the gypsy dvd, also.

  43. My goodness!! What I want to know if this will self destruct? LOL!

  44. Megan hopefully you are not forced to END this TOP SECRET MISSION due to a lack of security and word spreading….what will we do????

  45. Oh my I feel so lucky to be in on the leak. You could hit 5,000 by the end of the day with this kind of leak. As much as I hate time to speed by I can’t wait to see what is coming.

  46. Who is the MOLE?!?!? Who keeps LEAKING ALL THIS STOP SECRET INFO!?!?!??!?!
    I guess partial word is out and I’m caught – What’s a girl to do!?!??

  47. I’m sure there will be some new readers today cuz I told them about this site last night in my cricut class. A secret….hhhmmmm.

  48. Sounds like FUN!!! Thanks so much for all you do for us, Megan!!! WOOHOO!! Can’t wait to see what else is in store!!!
    Blessings and hugs!

  49. I am so excited about the new club ruby I can’t wait. I get so much information from your web site. It’s great. Keep up the good work

  50. Emily Wenzbauer says:

    So excited and wow what get gifts to give away. Thanks for all teh hard work and keep it up for all of us. Can’t wait to see when you will hit 5000 which it should be soon.
    Emily W.

  51. Things on this site just keeps gettin better and better! I don’t know how much more I can stand!
    God bless your hard work and labor of love. Have a blessed Easter!

  52. maryanns says:

    Wow! Did I read something that was meant for your DT only—-OR, am I a member of your DT and don’t know it!!! I promise to keep this top secret information to myself and the thousands who read your blog!!!!

  53. Secret? Mission? Prizes?

    What is today? My lucky day!

  54. Wendy Stevens says:

    Wow…this is so exciting! I sure hope this isn’t some kind of April Fool’s prank… Please tell me this mission is real!

  55. Can’t wait for the “mission”. I know it will be phenominal, did I spell that right?

  56. Oh nooooo! What happened here? Top Secret Missions leaked?? I feel like a spy. [hear Mission Impossible theme music here] What fun!

  57. Marcia Schacht says:

    NO……How will I ever have time to clean the house ? Maybe I need to get a cleaning lady!

  58. Ohh – The WORD is SPREADING!!!!!

    I assure you all – nothing is being pranked – ALL info about the Missions and What is going on at Above Rubies is 100% True!

    Might as well have everyone start preparing now!

  59. Can’t wait….very exciting

  60. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see whats gonna happen.

  61. I just can’t wait for the new Club Ruby !!!!
    All the gifts sound wonderful. I certainly will be a member ! Thank you for all thta you have done.

  62. Shirley Fread says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about the mission! Hope to win a prize…sounds awesome!!!

  63. Can’t wait for all the news!! How excititing!
    TOP SECRET?!?!?!? Anyway….it’s exciting.

  64. Some people just can’t keep a secret! Can’t wait for more!!!

  65. Sandy Lombardi says:

    OHHHH My!!! you didn’t hear it from meee!!!:):):D

  66. Katherine A. says:

    Sounds soooo exciting. Can’t wait!

  67. Mary Schmidt says:

    My Goodness! You must get to the bottom of this leak! Find out who the crimey leakster is & reprimand! Off with his head! Let it be a lesson to others so inclined!

  68. Who HOO !!! Can’t wait

  69. Theresa Davies says:

    If there is a leak, don’t blame me 🙂

  70. Will the people that already bought the A to Z DVD be able to get the extras?
    You should never tell a lady a secret. Its worse than a wild fire.

  71. Wow this is exciting news…thanks for leaking the news!

  72. Nancy Hess says:

    Megan you are awesome…. I am so psyched already!

  73. This is all so exciting – can’t wait to hear more!!

  74. Amylucimar says:

    wowwwww. awesome! this is so excitinggg!!!

  75. Carolyn Champion says:

    This sounds so exciting and I’m sure none of us will let this exciting news get around to anyone else until you are ready to make the big announcement. Hugs Carolyn

  76. Tiffanie says:

    OMG! Talk about “leaks”, this is great news! Hope that everyone that wins enjoys…pray for sunshine and good health to everyone!

    This is sooooo “egg”citing!

  77. very exciting. cannot wait to start XD

  78. I am so excited to hear what will be going on, this is not a April Fools Joke is it….?????Looking forward to all of the news…

  79. Patti B says:

    I’m ready for the big reveal. I just received my Gypsy for my birthday on Easter (oops, opened it early). I have the new DVD preordered and can wait a week or two. Can’t wait to get more information on Club Ruby. Oh Goodie.

  80. Wow…made the DT and didn’t even know it….because only DT knows this stuff…right?
    LOL this is going to be fun.

    Have wonderful rest of the April Fools Day…everyone

  81. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    I’ve been a follower for the past year and oh my goodness you have grown! Congratulations on your success. Can’t wait to find out whatever is slowly leaking out!

  82. I’ve been leaking your site for along time. So are other scrappers. Thats what you get for doing so much for others. Hugs Mikila

  83. Mary Ann says:


  84. Can’t wait to see what’s in store here. I just love leaks!!!

  85. I’ll keep your secret!

  86. Aleda Haynes says:

    Now this is a GOOOOOODDD secret. Mums the word.
    Can’t wait.

  87. Marilynn Wagner says:

    Well, wonder what Mata Hari has in store for us – anxiously waiting.

  88. mockingbird says:

    love your subtle innuendos about what’s coming

  89. Lydia Jones says:

    I love to read your blog!!

  90. My lips are absolutely sealed! I can’t wait to get started! And I’ve told everyone I know to keep the secret too LOL

  91. Cathy-Lynn says:

    my lips are sealed.

  92. scrapper1969 says:

    Ohhh Noooo…Someone leaked the info out! ARS needs to find out who on the inside would let this awesome info out…. 🙂 I know I can’t wait!

  93. Whitney C. says:

    OMG what an awesome leak!! I am getting so fired up for the changes that are coming. I want to say thanks Megan for all that you have done. The future looks amazing.

  94. Corliss says:

    What exciting news. I can hardly wait.

  95. Kathleen Kane says:

    Wow! I already love all your great ideas and helpful tips!! Now such awesome prizes, too!! Thanks!!

  96. I am a new reader, but cross my heart (or fingers)- I won’t tell 😉
    Looking forward to reading more!

  97. Chris Rogers says:

    Wow, I’ll be sure not to tell anyone except, and oh and, but they won’t say a word. Can’t wait.

  98. Oh I am SO excited to be a part of this team! I just can’t wait to get started!

  99. How can I say more than WOW!!!! this sounds like it is going to be wonderful. Great prizes, cool projects and all! Can’t wait to hear more!

  100. I can hardly contain myself. I don’t know how I am going to keep this hush hush.

  101. Twila Liivengood says:

    You are such a tease I can’t wait for the dvd and I won’t tell any about this news. LOL

  102. Phyllis says:

    Yay! This sounds so exciting….can’t wait!!

  103. Wow Megan – sounds like this will be much more wonderful than your earlier plans. Can’t wait to be able to get in on all the good stuff.

  104. Sharon/4kids4 says:

    Call the plumber…you have a LEAK!! 🙂

  105. Jackie "B" says:

    This sounds too good to be true. I hope it has nothing to do with todays date. You wouldn’t do that to all of us. Smile 🙂 Love your site.

  106. I am so so excited

  107. Can’t wait for all the exciting things coming up
    Thanks for all the ispiration!!

  108. Megan,

    This sounds wonderful. I can’t wait for this. Thank you for the chance to win.

    I am truly looking forward to your new DVD. You are really great.


  109. No, Megan would not turn us all into April’s Fools!
    This is great. I know you can meet your goal!

  110. Rachel in Sacramento says:

    How fun and Exciting!!! What an awesome mission, and I can’t wait for the Gypsy A-Z DVD and Club Ruby!!!

  111. Dcaspell says:

    I am just so addicted to this blog site, I need

  112. I really love your Blog and I’m really addicted to your website.I am so excited for what your and your team are doing.

  113. This sounds really exciting. Cant waite to find out more

  114. Since I could not tell any humans I told my Persian cat Brooklyn and my Puppy Pomeranian Chewy! They have promised not to tell a soul! I am so excited for all of us!! Blessings, Jonnie

  115. Can’t wait for the adventure we are about to try. Hope that this is the biggest turn out for you gals and guys.
    This will be my first time to journey with the rest of you. I won’t be frighten.

  116. Jackie Cassady says:

    Awwww Megan your secrets out!!! I am excited cant wait to hear more

  117. Sparksgal says:

    Wow – so much exciting news in one day! Looking forward to all the things you have in store – cannot wait!!! 🙂

  118. Keri Parish says:

    I can’t wait!!

  119. All this is so much fun!

  120. Darcie Holybee says:

    cant wait to know what it is!

  121. Dixie C. says:

    This looks like fun stuff! I bet you just can’t wait to launch it all!

  122. I can keep a secret, I will keep a secret….oooh I am so excited I could just blow up! LOL
    I cannot wait for that DVD. I am practically drooling!

  123. Can hardly wait. I need to sign up two for Club Ruby at the top level as I do not want to miss anything, and I think I have 2 of the Gypsy A to Z ordered for myself and my Cricut friend. Thanks so much Megan for all the info – I share it and love it!

  124. You know I am very very bad at keeping secrets to myself that are so A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

  125. Linda C says:

    Dang I wish I would not have read this…. I am SO BAD at keeping secrets! Sorry…..

  126. Oh, Megan, you can count on me — my lips are sealed!!! LOL. Exciting times are ahead!

  127. Debbie N says:

    OMG can’t wait. Sounds GREAT

  128. Wow Megan! This is great! Can’t wait to see what is in store for us at Club Ruby! Sounds sooooo exciting! Thanks for all of the videos and all of the hard work you do. You’re so appreciated! 🙂

  129. WoW..Wow…AAAMMAZING!!! I am so glad my e-mail recieved this top-secret mail!!
    Congrats!! I can’t wait!!

  130. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Can’t wait to see all you come up with!

  131. Looking forward to the DVD. I attended a gypsy class last week and really didn’t learn anything. I don’t come close to using it to it’s potential

  132. I am SOOO EXCITED, to see what u come up with can’t wait

  133. WOW…….So Exciting!
    I just bought a gypsy so I NEED that DVD…LOL
    I normally do not sign up for all the club things but;
    since I’m such a Fan

  134. Carole N. says:

    Oh my, how exciting. My lips are sealed and my hands are tied, but I can’t promise for how long as I am a horrible secret keeper. ROFLOL

    I can hardly wait!!!!

    Big Hugs!

  135. My lips are sealed!

  136. Suzanne says:

    Sooo exciting…I thought I got on a list for the A-Z to order whenit arrived, but I have not received anything so far, if I missed it somehow would you please send me a link…Thanks

  137. Carrie Krumm says:

    Sounds like you have some GREAT things planned for us! Thanks for all you do!

  138. Can’t wait to see what is coming this is very exciting!

  139. Melissa S says:

    This is so ecxiting!!

  140. wow!!!!!!!!!!!

  141. Arlene (GrandmaTo5) says:

    Megan, you are so much fun to read and follow. Can’t wait until all is revealed!

  142. Wow this sounds like its going to be such great fun, I can’t wait to join in

  143. Sounds exciting! Can’t wait to hear more!!

  144. Woot-woot!!! And YeeHaw!!! Whoopie!!!! WOW!!
    I am a little excited about the upcoming club and prizes!!! i promise not to tell a person—–hehehe
    I love your blog, and can’t wait for the club!!!!!

  145. BethAnn says:

    A big leak, or an April Fool’s joke? Either way, it sounds wonderful, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. BethAnn M.

  146. So much info I can hardly grasp it all! I’m so excited about those giveaways! I’m so excited about all of it!

  147. Sounds like lots of fun is just around the corner!

  148. Linda Weisholz says:

    There’s so many wonderful things happening here that I am spending more time on the sight than crafting. I am learning and picking up tons of tips and tricks to make my crafting more interesting and efficient. Of course, a chance to win great prizes is always fantastic.
    Thank you, Megan

  149. Mums the word with me! Can’t wait for all the new things that will be coming our way. Awesome prizes for those who are lucky enough to win. Thank you for all you do, Blessings

  150. Yeeepeee!!! How exciting!!! WooHoo!!! I just read my e-mail a day late, but good news comes to those who wait. I just hope it’s not a April Fools Joke, Naa, you wouldn’t do that to us.

  151. Everything sounds really exciting especially Club Ruby.
    I am looking forward to all the future news!

  152. WOOHOO! So exciting can’t wait to be a part of all the excitement and crafting. Lovin it!!!!

  153. As a blog subscriber already, I’m really excited to find out whatever is next! Of course I’d love to win a Cricut Bundle (as I don’t yet own one, just drool over projects & videos posted online)!

  154. Marlou F. says:

    I’m ready to win… because it sounds like everyone will be a winner in one way or another!
    I can hardly wait to see all the particulars.

  155. Barbara says:

    Jest a quite little reminder – some of us (like me), who may be in the minority, still own baby bugs and can’t afford a Gypsy. Please remember us is all of the exciting “whoopla”, okay?

  156. I’m still fairly new to all this but have really enjoyed all the information and projects that you share with everyone.

    Looking forward to lots more from your website. Thank you for sharing with everyone.

    Marlene Meier

  157. What a fun April Fools joke! But no joke, I would love to win any of those prizes!! 😉

  158. Dianne Davis says:

    WOW!!! I will not tell anyone BUT both of my daughter-in-laws, my oldest granddaughter who is 12(I’m sure she will not tell anyone;)). My ex daughter-in-law, etc… But I know they will not tell their family and friends. I will not tell, my co-workers, or anyone that comes into City Hall that scrapbooks/cardmakers/crafters. Can I mention this to my sister-in-laws???? I really want to win a prize, Soooo my lips are sealed.

  159. Marilyn says:

    Promise I won’t tell a soul! I think I may have seen in on the front page of our newspaper! LOL!
    Thank you for putting this all together, and the giveaways….EXCITING! Thank you!

  160. Nana Mouse says:

    HAPPY EASTER!! God bless you and yours.

  161. I love your site. TFS

  162. Boy how exciting, I am so for this I need help and any video, turtorial would be wonderful. I am so excited for you and know you will make your mark before June. Sign me up for any gifts..woohoo.

  163. Sounds great! Can’t wait to start!

  164. OMG… I’m sooooo excited. This has to be just as exciting for you as it is for us.

  165. I have a gypsy and want to get the Gypsty A to Z and learn all that can.

  166. I’m so excited…June 15 cann’t get here quick enough!I cann’t wait for the Gypsy A to Z DVD. I have the Cricut A to Z DVD and love it.

  167. theosagepaperfarm says:

    So excited. Love the Cricut A to Z. I have learned so-o-o-o much. Now on to the Gypsy!!!

  168. Hi, my name is Terri and I have a newer blog at http://www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com. I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself and say hi. I also love to make cards and

  169. Maggie Utz says:

    I’m excited to see things will be availabe to all of us; I so enjoy your CDs and other instructive information and I’m lookinf forward to the future plans.

  170. Rosanna Noriega says:

    Desde Argentina, estoy muy emocionada con este Top Secret!. Espero pronto formar parte del Club. Megan Elizabeth, te sigo todos los dias y espero que estes mejor de salud!

  171. Rosanna Noriega says:

    From Argentina follow you every day and I am very excited about this news!. I want to be part of Rubie’s Club.
    I hope you are well!

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