There was a comment posted earlier today about Club Ruby and Above Rubies Studio and I just wanted to make it as public as possible so that we keep clarification as open as possible. I’m truly hoping just to help as many as possible and want you to have fun with all that is going on!
Here is the comment this am and my reply is below…
|“With all the mess over elitist and exclusive clubs like the cricut circle, I’m surprised you decided to go that route too. I thought your blog was open to anybody and everybody. Oh well. Hope it works out for you. I won’t be following your blog anymore.”|
My Reply Directly to the comment:
I’m sorry that you feel that way. The Club is open to everyone and anyone who wants to sign up. However, we HAVE to limit the initial launch a certain number of members simple because I don’t have a limitless resource of paper materials and such and because we didn’t want to bite off more than we could chew in helping charter members get set up. Membership will continue to open up as time goes by, but its going to take time. The reason there are two levels is because we wanted to give people as many options as possible. The “elite” membership is simply a way of saying the highest level of membership offered. With the highest level you actually receive a physical monthly paper club kit…full of paper, embellishments, products etc… every month. We realize however, that not everyone necessarily will want to receive the monthly kit and supplies as they just like to use their own…so then we created the lower level that features the education side and many other member features. We made it as budget friendly as possible and AboveRubiesStudio.com remains totally free with the same videos, giveaways, resources and more that we’ve always provided.
Again – I just really want to clarify that Club Ruby is separate from Above Rubies Studio in the fact that AboveRubiesStudio.com remains Megan Gravener’s blog on crafting, tutorials, giveaways, stuff I love to give out like the Cricut Cutting Guide and more. Its not going anywhere! :) Club Ruby is a membership Community that we have taken much time and planning to creating to bring something totally different to the Crafting World. We have done all we can and will continue to try to provide exciting and educational content and allow members to grow their own profiles and blog within Club Ruby and much much more.
Really just trying to make clear they are very separate even though its something Sean (my husband) and myself have decided to start!
Thank you so much for your understanding and your patience as we grow this community and as AboveRubiesStudio.com continues to expand as well!
Let me know if there is anything I can do to further clarify or help!