Day 3 2015 – Singing Loud for All to Hear! 12 Days Event!

Challenge for Day 3: The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear! It’s a MAJOR challenge for you to come OUT OF YOUR SKIN and post something FUN!!!  Don’t be shy or embarrassed – Embrace the Christmas Spirit!!! Post a video clip – it doesn’t have to be a FULL song, it can just be a few seconds of you singing ANY song – and you don’t even HAVE to sing – you could {Read More}

Day 2 – 2015 12 Days Giveaways!

Welcome to DAY 2!!! I love doing this!!! Just so much I love doing this! Hope you had fun with Day 1 – and now – lets see what we can do for some holiday cheer and fun today! Challenge for Day 2: Post a link in the comments of one thing you would REALLY like to GET for Christmas and one thing you would REALLY love to GIVE for Christmas! I’ll share mine at the bottom of this post! {Read More}

Welcome to Day 1 of 12 Days 2015!

So excited for this year’s 12 Days!  It is going to be very different from every other year and I am going to do a variety of very fun things over the next 12 days!  I will have a giveaway for you everyday and I will have a CHALLENGE for you every single day!  They will not all necessarily be crafty related, but FUN! Check out this video explaining a little more!   Challenge for Day 1: Today is the {Read More}

Lets Get Our Sales On!

I Can’t WAIT for our 12 Days this year!  We are doing something TOTALLY different than any other year – some REALLY fun challenges to win some prizes and get some fun with Rafflecopter going on too! But I wanted to share this with you so you would be READY!!! CTMH Black Friday Cyber Monday Above Rubies Sale   Midnight Black Friday we start challenges, some video tutorials, giveaways and Rafflecopter! I can’t wait!  Can you!??!   Have a VERY {Read More}

WI to PA Miss You Card with NEW STAMPS!

I LOVE that Close to My Heart designed your home state stamps!  Under $3.00 a set and a great way to send love from where you are, document where you’ve been or share school projects on where you want to go!  I LOVE THEM! REALLY! You can check out all the States and Provinces HERE! Now! I have about a billion of these cards I need to make honestly! I also think these stamps are going to be used {Read More}

Tech Speak Cricut Scrapbook Layout

Heylo Friends!!! I have missed you all a LOT!  I love doing tutorials and sharing, but at this time in life, I am really focused on very good things, things in my heart of hearts I know God wants from me and I believe with everything in me such amazing good and wonderful is opening even as I type this. I had actually recorded some videos in October I never got to put up!  I never got to sit and {Read More}

Powerful Planner

Hello Friends! I’m so excited to be sharing with you today! My name is Katina Martinez and you find me over on my website Loving Life’s Little Blessings ( and you can also find me at Life Above Rubies working along side Megan and many others to help you find Life, Business and Balance the way you want it. This month we are focused on planning. Everything from the fun hobby aspect of planning to daily habits that will help {Read More}


TRACKING INFO! working on it but all sent see this video! FINAL UPDATE WHATS LEFT! *Weds 5:00pm* **This Post will be edited several times between Today Friday Oct 23 – Sunday October 25 – OVER $7,000 worth of craft supplies being sold and for Donations to Single Moms in Need for Holiday Season  – STICK WITH ME check back often – Theres a LOT! BUT SOOO GOOD!** Check out this video explaining more and I’ll sum it up for you {Read More}

Artistry Cricut Card Masculine Themed

I have not ever gotten around to sharing this video that I recorded before the all new Catalog was released!  Can you believe it?!?!?!  I know the shame the shame Megan! You can check out the ALL new Idea Book RIGHT HERE and enjoy picking up all new crafting goodies JUST in time for the holidays at!  I LOVE Nevermore and Steampunk Scoundrels so much too!  I have a really cute video coming with that too!  I can’t wait {Read More}

Cricut Explore & IPhone Cruise Invite Card

I am so incredibly excited and blessed to be going on a cruise with the Close to My Heart Family and a very dear friend of mine! I wanted to make an invite/reminder date card for my friend and just send a thinking of you note too…so I made this card with an idea that started from my iPhone in my Cricut Design Space AP that I LOVE soooooooooo much, sent it to my Explore over Bluetooth and made these {Read More}