Back To School Back to Crafting SALE & HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Back to School Sale

Hey Everyone!

It’s back to school time and now that routines seem to be settling in and us mom’s have a little more umm… “Free time” it’s time to get ourselves back in the craft rooms and create some awesome things!  Now that I’m in my new house I’m SO excited about creating I’ve been making a few videos a DAY (can you believe it?!)

I have some fun things and great news for you all today that I know you’re going to be so excited about and LOVE!  Here are a few giveaways, I also have a video, I also am offering a sale at AND some fun things with the new Close to My Heart shopping location AND just fun fun fun!  Watch the video and check out details below!

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To Enter to WIN one of the $99.00 Cartridge Bundle Giveaway of my FAVORITE Cartridges simply place an order at either one of the links below between now and September 25, 2013! (If you order in both places you actually will get two chances to win and there is NO Minimum on what you order!)

Now I know not everyone will take advantage of the sales or the big giveaway so I actually have 3 other special giveaways that there is no purchase at all necessary for!  Melanie Brown and I have a few Stamp Sets we wanted to offer to you all as a great giveaway!

Here are the sets up for grabs:

  • Perfect Fit Dad - This is that stamp set that includes the mustache I was talking about and a really cute necktie (not bow tie)!
  • Paisley Perfect – I love these designs and I can see using that sentiment on anything for my daughter!
  • A Special Surprise Stamp set that has been retired from Close to My Heart that you can’t get anymore so it’s a great giveaway!

Here is how to win:

  • Leave a comment with some love here on this blog post
  • Go “Like” AboveRubiesStudio on Facebook if you haven’t already
  • Share AboveRubiesStudio with a friend just to have some fun!


  1. Jeniff Sthory says:

    Beautiful stamps. I love it! Thanks.

    • Marian says:

      Love your video’s I watch you almost every day. I just wanted to wish you all
      the best to you,your children and new bundle in your new home. Your room is really nice and watching you set up your room is exciting. How awesome that your now partner with CTMH and all those new cartridges are really interesting. I have my eye on them and putting them on my wish list. Thank You, Megan :)

  2. Angela says:

    What cute, fun decor! It’s so great to see you excited about your new home and all the wonderful changes taking place in you life! Thank you for sharing with us!!!

  3. Crystal says:

    Love love love your little “set”. Can’t wait to get my woman cave finished!!!

  4. Fayth says:

    I love the mustache theme too :)

  5. brandi-lynn says:

    I love this idea and I just went and purchased all your dvds and some extra stuff when I heard some things would not be continued for possibly 2-3 yrs. :( I really enjoy everything you do and really hope you do not give up on the internet tutorials I enjoy so much watching them. hope your doing good and feeling good and congratulations again!

  6. Cindy says:

    I always love giveaways and it’s even more fun when a surprise is involved! Thank you for all you do! Good luck with all that’s going on in your life right now…. I know a lot of people are praying with you :-)!!!

  7. Sharon v/d Westhuizen says:

    Stunning project, Megan.

    Thks for all the video’s that you do, I ‘m still learning so much. Thks for the gr8 giveaways, too.

    U rock! :)

  8. marcia says:

    It is so fun to have new good to create with, thanks for the chance to win some!

  9. dbrit89828 says:

    Your videos always make me smile! I love your enthusiasm… is contagious! Winning would be ‘icing on the cake’!

  10. Nina says:

    Thanks for your great videos. I love that you are a genuine and honest person. I think if we lived next door to each other we would be great friends! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Cindy says:

    Love the black and white theme! Thanks for sharing! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  12. Beth says:

    Love the Square1 products. Will have to try some of the glitter adhesive. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  13. Sarah O across the sea says:

    Wow Megan I have been wanting to get the Close to my heart cartridges for ages. Now I need to save up and get them from you…thanks for the opportunity to win one

  14. JOAN SMITH says:

    Your room is turning out so cute. Love your creative ideas. I soooo love black & white too!!
    *even in my fashion* I love my CTMH cartridges too I have all 3. Melanie is my go to gal.

  15. Kathy Eddy says:

    Cute studio! Love what you are doing n the wall behind you. You are in Wisconsin now? Where abouts? So am I! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Ruth Davis says:

    I love your videos and I love seeing you so excited, your craftroom is really looking good. I look forward to seeing many more videos from there. Take care of yourself and your new addition, do you know if it is a boy or girl? Keep the smiles it is good to see Megan back :)

  17. Jen Naus says:

    It’s so fun watching you decorate your new home, congrats!

  18. Glenda says:

    Megan, I wish I could afford to purchase the items you have for sale, money is tight right now. I have some of your paper layers paper and have been hoarding it!
    So happy for you, you seem in a really great place, and as long as you and your children are happy and healthy, nothing else matters. God Bless!

  19. Looks like you are settling in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Amy c says:

    Never been able to try close to my heart stuff. It looks great, ANSI already enjoy the Megan Elizabeth stuff :)

  21. Sonia says:

    Great video! :D Thanks for sharing!

  22. Iva says:

    Thank you for your video. I’ve missed your tutorials and how to’s. Glad you are
    back with us. Yes, I’m just going to have to purchase the Square 1 product!!!!!
    Good luck and stay healthy.

  23. Sharon H says:

    It is so nice to see you happy and settled down again! You continue to be in my prayers and I think about you often. You’ve done a great job decorating. Stay safe and happy and as you say, Enjoy the moment!

  24. Brenda says:

    Wow your room is coming together so nicely!!! I am loving the black and white with touches of pink color combo!! I’m also so excited and looking forward to more videos, love your videos! Love seeing your baby bump too! lol So cute!! Very happy that you are settling in your new home and look so happy. Hugs, Brenda

  25. Margaret K says:

    I too have missed you, Love your craft room it is so neat looking. So happy for a chance to win anything that is craft related. Keep sending the videos and we will keep watching. Glad to have Megan Elizabeth and all her energy back. God is working through you for us and we love it..

  26. Millie says:

    Hi Megan, I love your new craft room and the black and white is really nice. I really like the art booking and the artist cartridges I am saving up so I can get them.Than you for the chance to win.God bless.

  27. Barb Y. says:

    Thanks for sharing your talents and ideas with us. You are so creative! Love, love, love your videos. Thanks for the giveaways.

  28. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for your awesome videos. They are so helpful. This is the first time to communicate with you and I appreciate the opportunity to do so. Hope you are enjoying your new move. I too love you new studio. You are so inspirational in many ways. Thank you

  29. Toni Young says:

    Megan, you look simply radiant. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Debra says:

    Love the cartridges, have the first two but would love to get my hands on the Artbook one….not so much mustache but love the black and white.

  31. Debra says:

    Love the cartridges, have the first two but would love to get my hands on the Artbook one….not so much mustache but love the black and white. Hmm says I made a comment but I havent? Oh well I will try again

  32. Michelle Fox says:

    Meagan, you give awesome givaways and do amazing work. Thanks.

  33. Love, love,love your new craft space it is looking “GOOD” and so are you! You always have such great ideas. I don’t know if I ever told you but I have to thank you for getting me up and running with my Cricut. I had the expression for almost 2 years before I was able to be successful cutting with it and it was your cutting guide and your videos that got me going, So thank you a million times over!!! I love my CTMH cartridges I have all three and they are awesome, packed with wonderful images. I don’t have those stamps probably on my wish list so they would be awesome to win!! Thanks for the opportunity and for all that amazing things that you do. Your energy and positive outlook are inspiring! Big Hugs

  34. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Close to my heart stamps are my favorite. I already have the three ctmh cartridges and they are my favorite also.

  35. Sue Gadbois says:

    Love what you have done with your work space. Love the opportunity to win something from your giveaway. I need to save up to buy a cart. from you as it’s not in the budget right now. Hope you are enjoying living in WI. How do you like the crazy weather we have here? Your enthusiasm is contagious love that too lol. Hugs from a fellow Wisconsinite.

  36. Megan, what fun designing a new room the way you want. A nice clean slate. I love the background of this setting and can’t wait to see the other areas of the room. tfs Tami

  37. Jeanne says:

    I have to say that I really love your new craft space…did not know that painted paneling would look so great…my basement has that dark walnut colored paneling and it does feel like a cave!!! I may just have to try painting it. Love the mustache shadow box and so super easy to do. Thanks for sharing!!

  38. Lisa Kay says:

    So excited and so very happy for you…you give me so much inspiration for my crafting and personal life…I know I found you for so many different reasons…

  39. Janice says:

    Love your videos. Your new craft space is great. Saw the tour and hope you enjoy making it all your own. Have a great day.

  40. Mabel says:

    Loved your energy in this video Megan…you look so “HAPPY”! Definitely could see using that glitter paper with something Halloween. Love your new room and the black and white theme :) I have not bought anything from CTMH yet but definitely need to now!

  41. Sue Manning says:

    I have been watching your videos for several months now and have been enjoying learning lots of cardmaking techniques. Most of my help with the cricut has come from you. Not only are your videos fun and informative, but your enthusiasm and positive attitude is a bright spot in my day! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

  42. Victoria says:

    I just place an order yesterday with Above Rubies Studio. Hope I will get entered into the great giveaway! Thanks again Megan for another great video.

  43. Judy says:

    Hi Melanie,
    Love your new studio, hope your doing well, and glad your back doing videos.

  44. Carme says:

    I loved your video and your new room! The black and white looks so nice! I love the Square 1 glitter, am going to get some of it soon! I am hoping to order one of the cartridges very soon~ I think I would be busy for weeks if I had one~ so many options!
    Thanks for the video, Megan! Wonderful as always!
    Btw, i can’t imagine why anyone would ever send you a rude comment!

  45. Stacey says:

    Great to see you on video again! And I am diggin’ your new space….and I am so totally “lifting” your box frame with the M and goodies! Too Cute! Love CTMH and I too have all 3 of their carts! Who can resist them??? Not me! Have a great day Megan!

  46. dedra irelan says:

    love your new crafting space.thank you for all you do for crafters. your talent is amazing . wishing you much happiness in your new life.

  47. Gail says:

    I love all the wonderful ideas you are so talented!

  48. You know Megan I find it really hard to believe that anyone who watches your video’s could leave a mean comment, you really brighten my day with your energy and bubbliness.
    Love the shadow box that you made, it really fits in your new room perfectly.
    Kim xXx

  49. Jennifer Streff says:

    Congratulations on the new baby! You Are glowing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Jennifer Streff says:

    Already a follower on FB!! Do you have an Instagram?

  51. Bobbie says:

    Thank you for all you do for us. I have learned so much from you over the years. I have several of your DVD’s. They have helped me quit a bit and I do not know what I would do if I I did not have the Cutting Guide for the Cricut. I just wish they had one for the Cameo. I have trouble with the settings sometimes for the Cameo. Love your new craft room. Wish mine was that big. Love your big frame. Where did you get it? I would love to have one for my room. Thanks also for all of the videos you do. I have learned so much from them.

  52. sherry sinard says:

    Great videos and great stamp sets. Would love to win. Thanks for a chance!

  53. I have been a huge fan of yours for years now. I so appreciate your honesty, your vulnerability and the fact that you are a mere mortal like the rest of us. To me, it makes you even more relatable. No one is perfect BUT God still loves us anyway.

    I love your creativity. You inspire me in many ways! God uses you in more ways than you know! I wish you the best…

  54. Sheryl says:

    So glad you are back making videos. Love the black glitter square one. I have some of the white glitter square one and am now brainstorming ideas of how to use it.

  55. Michelle R. says:

    I ove your videos. I am just starting to get stamps that are shapes or patterns rather than words so these would be a great addition.

  56. Laurie Houle says:

    Love your videos and energy…..wishing the best to you and your children. Congrats on the new bun in the oven……

  57. Kris says:

    So fun to watch you create something wonderful in your new, spacious craft room! Yay for you!!! Welcome to CTMH!!! You’ll love being with Melanie and the rest of us Scraponista’s! Thanks for all you do, Megan Elizabeth!

  58. Danita says:

    You are inspiring!

  59. Just love watching your videos. You are so up beat and inspiring.

  60. Dawn Adams says:

    I learn alot from watching your videos! I’m trying very hard to build up my scrappy supplies, this win would be great! Thanks for the chance :) woo hoo!!!!

  61. Leslie says:

    It is so good to see you back were you belong. What a great video. I’ve been waiting to order from Close to My Heart. I think maybe I’ll just dive in. Thank you so much Megan, you are the best.

  62. Connie Herchenbach says:

    Just ordered artbooking, and I can’t wait to get it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tutorials and videos!!!! My cricut would have been pitched out the window if I hadn’t come across your dvd. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  63. Mary Schmidt says:

    You are always so up beat! What is your secret? The CTMH cartridges are expensive but they have a lot on them. I love having matching stamps to go with the cuts on the cartridges. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the cartridge. Good luck on your sales.

  64. angela b says:

    Thank you so much for all of your advise. You inspired me to make a website and show the little things that I do from time to time. I am always looking forward to seeing what you have coming next! Thank u again!

  65. Jessica Beougher says:

    Megan I love that you have a new great big scrapbooking room to give you inspiration…which then translates into to gives me inspriation! I have been in a funk lately and then I got to watch your videos the last few days and it has totally inspired me to get back to crafting since we moved 6 months ago. So I worked on making a place in the basement of our rental home so I could fit a table with some shelves added some good lighting and opend up some of those moving boxes! I also singed up for an all weekend crop in October just so I had a goal in mind to be ready for! Thanks so much for you passion and love towards scrapbooking you truely do inspire! Please keep the videos coming!!!!

  66. Deb says:

    Thank you for some fun decorating ideas! I enjoyed watching your video, thanks for the inspiration!

  67. Super cute stamp sets. TFTC!

  68. Leslie S. says:

    You are inspiring me to craft more so thanks for that! Thank you for the chance to win.

  69. Dorothy Breitenstein says:

    Love Megan products and these Close to my Heart cartridges. Have them all but if I win that would be a great gift for someone! Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Gisela says:

    Hello Megan… So glad to see your back, missed your videos the most and love what you teach,thank you so much!

  71. Susan Samuel says:

    The best giveaways are always the surprise ones, and you always come up with the greatest.

  72. Annette says:

    Glad videos are back, missed you! Wishing you all the best in your new home.
    Thanks for all you teach us.

  73. My facebook email is different and I have liked you long before It is my first and last name at :-) Now, I love your videos and tutorials, thank you!

  74. Brenda says:

    Megan, love your videos you always have great ideas and your enthusiam is catching. I finally got to a Hobby Lobby today and it was great. It is far away and I spent way too much money so it won’t happen a lot but it was awesome! I’m saving money to purchase the CTMH cartridges. I would love to win one or the stamps but please keep up your videos!

  75. Sonia Munoz says:

    I enjoy watching your videos. I admire your enthusiasm and I am glad you are back.
    May God bless your family.

  76. Kathy H says:

    Love love your videos and have missed them greatly.

  77. Darlene says:

    Hi Megan,
    I watch you almost religiously! You are such an inspiration to others including myself! I love your new craft room and I am so happy that you and the children have moved into your new house! I would love to win the Close To My Heart cartridge which you are giving away! Thank you for the opportunity! Oh, and congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

  78. Kathy H says:

    You look absolutely great!!!!! You’re Glowing!!!! LOL

  79. Barb says:

    Glad you are back. Missed u!!

  80. Denise (Neesey) says:

    What a great giveaway M. You are sure looking great these days. Positively lovely. Keep calm and craft on…..and pick me. :o) pleeeez

  81. Pat L says:

    Hello Megan,
    I was searching the web one day trying to find a video on the cricut on how to use it and I found your video and loved the way you showed how easy it was, I love your videos and projects. You are a great inspiration for so many. I Pray everything goes well for you and your children. Our God sure works in mysterious way when His children need help. I am so glad I found your web site I love your upbeat and positive outlook no matter what is going on in your life. May God bless you and continue giving you strength.

  82. Shelly Baker says:

    Megan, I miss you as much as you miss us. I just want to reach through the computer screen and squeeze those glowing cheeks and hug you. I wish you so much happiness and a blessed life. I hope you have a safe and easy pregnancy. Never worry about being a bad mommy (facebook post) we all have those nights. Just ask God for some extra grace and patience and he will carry you through those tough evenings till bed time.

  83. LeeAnn from NC says:

    Loved your video today ! You look terrific and I love your new room.

  84. Ginnye says:

    Thanks for the contest giveaway! I love your videos and watch every chance I get!! Keep up the good work!!

  85. Daphne Held says:

    Love it and love you and all that you bring to us! Thanks and God Bless YOU!

  86. GrandmaAYW says:

    So glad to see you back to making videos again. I learned how to use my Cricut and Gypsy by watching you regularly since October of 2009! Welcome back!!

  87. KitnM says:

    You are so creative. I am not sure how you come up with the variety of creations that you do! Love the set up in your craft room! I have ordered from Melanie before and she is not only quick on shipping but also very helpful! Thanks!!

  88. Patty says:

    I love Close to my Heart

  89. Bernie says:

    Megan you just make me feel good when I watch you, you’re so creative and I always learn something new . Keep up the good work and God Bless You.

  90. bunnyfreak says:

    Love the CTMH Cricut cartridges.

  91. Debbie Eslinger says:

    love your videos. and Love the look of these carts, I just can not afford that at one time, so thanks for the chance to win some stamps

  92. Bobbi Ann says:

    Hi Megan,
    I Love to watch your videos. I have some of your videos and have learned alot from you and them.
    You are so funny :>
    Thank you for all of your FUN hard work. Thanks for chance to win.

  93. Lynelle says:

    Love your new little “baby-bump” that shows up so faintly in the video! Looking forward to following your progress as I am glued to my computer enjoying all of your fabulous videos!

  94. Larura B says:

    What a cute project! I love the black and white theme!

  95. Judy Brodal says:

    All of your creative ideas inspire me!

  96. Ginger says:

    Your decor is so cute! What a great designer you are. Do you have formal training? Thanks for all the wonderful project ideas.

  97. Allison G says:

    Thanks for sharing, I really love all your projects and am very excited for more videos to come in the future!!

  98. Jenise Dotson says:

    Great Giveaway

  99. Hi Megan, Love your Video’s! I’m getting ready to paint my Craftroom. It’s that boring old brown paneling to. Keep the fun Video’s coming. I’ve learned so much from you about my Cricut. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a Happy Day! :0)

  100. Kathleen says:

    Good to see you back on video. Your room looks like it is coming together really nicely. Very fun to see the progress. What fun giveaways!

  101. Lara says:

    Love the video! So cute!

  102. Vonette says:

    Thanks for the video. Love this cart.

  103. Andrea says:

    I always enjoy watching your videos. Sometimes, when I can’t do my own crafting it is just the creative stimulation I need. Also, whenever I am watching on my smartphone my 2 year old love to come over and watch too. :) Thanks!

  104. Sheila says:

    I love surprises!

  105. Debbie Clute says:

    How could anyone leave you a rude comment,just forget about them. Glad your back missed your videos. Keep them coming.

  106. Sandra V. says:

    I would love the Paisley Perfect Stamp Set from Close To My Heart. It so adorable. Wish I could place an order but, layoffs have hindered any purchasing outside of true basic needs. Pray that changes soon, going into 7 mos. No luck with full time work as of now.
    So Glad you have your Craft Room back. I have followed you for over two years and love your stories, video’s, sharing of life challenges and all your tips and tricks with the Cricut and other wonderful crafty tools.
    Wishing you and the children a very Blessed journey into your new life.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Maybe next time I can place an order.
    Sandra V.

  107. Alison says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. I really love your videos…I’m always looking for the next one. :-)

  108. Mary Ann Huntington says:

    It’s so nice to see you so happy now. You’ve been through a lot in the past couple of years and deserve some happiness in your life. Congratulations on your expected new bundle and your new house. I love your new studio. Sure is better than sharing it with your bedroom I bet.

  109. Colleen says:

    I love the CTMH cartridges they are so great! Thanks for the chance to win one. Love the new digs too!

  110. Connie Gage says:

    Thank you for your video, love it very much, love each one you do. Can’t wait until another one to view.

  111. Sandra Reade says:

    Congrats on your new home and studio area. Love your enthusiasm.

  112. Sharnette says:

    I have been wanting the CTMH cricut cartridges for a long time, but funds are tight right now and I just can’t afford them but I would love to win one…Prayers are being sent up…

  113. Tracy says:

    I came across your video today on youtube and saw “My most personal video and My new craft room”. Thanks for sharing it personally touch my heart, especially being a stay at home mom. You have encouraged me to think more about whatI can do here in my craft room and being home.
    Thanks so much!
    God Bless YOu

  114. May says:

    I’m so glad to see that you’re back to being “crazy Megan”! I love your videos and they give me so much inspiration to craft/create! Keep the videos coming!

  115. Kelly J. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  116. Victoria says:

    I just ran across your blog and I absolutely love you and your work. I like how you’re so excited about scrapbooking. Your work is so easy to follow and understand. Most of all I love how you’re on fire for God and your not ashamed to let everyone know it. Continue to let Him lead you and I promise you will go far. I look forward to learning more from you.

  117. Teri L says:

    Love the Close to My Heart products! Love that you are making more videos.

  118. Custom Crafty Lady says:

    I just want to know that you were so brave to share such a personal story with others.
    The only person you need to ask God for forgiveness, return to him and the slate is clean.
    I’m praying for you and your kids.

  119. Sherry C says:

    Love your videos and your creating space. Your enthusiasm is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win (I really really really want one).

  120. Carol says:

    I love the videos you do. You are so creative. Thanx so much. CONGRATULATIONS on the new bundle of joy.

  121. I love your videos and have been watching them for a few years. You are an inspiration to many of us gals. Thanks for the chance to win.

  122. Chris E says:

    Love everything you do! Thanks for sharing your moments!

  123. Heather says:

    My girls and I love watching your videos.

  124. Kate R says:

    Love your videos! You are so talented! Thank you for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

  125. Joan Schonrock says:

    I have been following you for quite some time and so enjoy your projects, videos, and your presentations, Megan. And your little life lessons shared in the process. Keep up the good work!

  126. You are truly wonderful! I would love any of the stamp sets!

  127. Karen Perry says:

    Love your new craft room! I borrowed a couple of ideas! And somethings are meant to be in life, everything works out for a reason!

  128. Grandma Salkil says:

    Would love to win this for our school. Happy Crafting!

  129. Debbie says:

    Love all the videos. Thanks for all the great tips….

  130. Going to sell my first Square 1 vinyl sign to a lady that has a shop and will display this on her car window. so excited. I missed the S1 Lesson 2 and want to know how to access it, or where to access it before the next one comes out. thanks.

  131. Sharon Harrison says:

    You are really an awesome person. I really enjoyed the fact that you shared some of your personal life with
    all of us. Wee don’t always know what God has planned for us but we do know it will be the right choices if we follow him. I am working with the last of my grandkids and starting with my greatgrandkids. Scrapping is just another way to connect. I so enjoy your videos for they give me such inspiration. Love to you and your growing family. God will bless you.

  132. I too love the CTMH cartridges and stamp bundles. I am a sucker for anything that coordinates! It makes my creations look so much better! Thank you so much for all you do. I have learned and continue to learn so much from you. You really are an encouragement to me and I hope only the best for all you do!:)

  133. Happi says:

    Great giveaway! Would love to win the cartridge. TFS

  134. Blanca Womack says:

    Congratulations on your new house! Thanks for all the awesome videos.

  135. Lillian says:

    Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win.

  136. Linda says:

    Great videos and even better giveaways!!! Thank you Megan…I’m so glad I found you on YouTube!!

  137. Megan Elizabeth says:

    COMMENT ENTRY FOR THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – All comments after this point will not be counted towards the contest and winners have been posted! Thanks so much and check back soon for more awesome giveaways at

  138. Benita Graf says:

    Thank you for all the video’s that you do, and thank you for the chance to win too.

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