Hour 1 of 9 – Welcome and First Giveaway of the Day!

Welcome to the Above Rubies Studio Black Friday Cricut A to Z DVD Sales Event!

I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving… I sure did! My family and I have a lot to thankful for… and one thing is YOU! My husband and I are very thankful to be a part of such a great community of creative, intelligent and down right fun people to like yourselves.

So I hope you are having an awesome Friday full of sales and fun after a day of Thanksgiving with those you love.

Anyway… Let’s jump right into our first giveaway!

Remember, we will be giving away great prizes EVERY HOUR today from 8am – 5pm… so keep coming back to enter to win for more prizes!

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How to Win the “Winter Woodland” Cricut Cartridge

1) Comment on this blog post right below where it says comment!

2) Use this form HERE to get your “Personal Link” which gives you EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN by spreading the word to your family, friends and co-workers about the Cricut A to Z DVD.

EACH friend that uses your personal link will count as an EXTRA ENTRY for ALL of the giveaways that you comment on. For example, if you comment on 5 of today’s giveaways and send an email with your personal link to 10 of your friends (and they click it), you will get 10 extra entries in ALL 5 giveaways!

The more friends you give your personal link to, the more entries you will get in ALL the prizes you’ve commented on throughout the day.  Remember, you can only enter a persons email address ONCE during this entry period!  (Emailing the same person more than once will disqualify that entry)

NOTE: We will be counting your extra entries all weekend so that the people you send your personal link to will have time to get the email and click on your link.

3) Enjoy the day!

*Contest period ends 12am (EST) Nov. 28, 2009 – Anyone is eligible to participate in this giveaway, however those entering from outside the United States will need to pay the difference in shipping costs that are over our max amount to their location.


  1. Happy Holidays! I made a special spot in my day to make sure I visited your site today. Thanks for the giveaways, and for all that you do!

  2. Gloria Westerman says:

    Oh Megan this is so cool. I can’t wait to get mine today.

  3. Merry Christmas what an awesome season.

  4. Angela Kline says:

    I waited for the countdown to order! Can’t wait to learn more.

  5. Nedi Farrow says:

    I absolutely love your videos! I can’t wait to see your DVD!!!

  6. Shara Jones says:

    Made sure to place my order at exactly 8:00am this morning. Really looking forward to receiving. Have had my cricut for over a year and still have not had time to teach myself how to get the most use out of it. Can’t wait to have your DVD to teach me!

  7. I sent my emails already! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us today!!!

  8. Maryellen Webber says:

    Hi Megan, My son woke me up in time for the
    first hour of your giveaways!!!

  9. lori smith says:

    New to blogging and cricut i’m not real computer savvy so hopefully this video can walk me through the steps to use my cricut. wonderful how to videos on your site you exlpain things so even I can understand them.

  10. Oh, I love to win this!!!!

  11. Kathy Hunter says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I love your videos. Keep them coming.


  12. Shirley Anderson says:

    I cant believe I am up this early. Love your videos. Pick Me

  13. Shari Baumler says:

    Just ordered my DVD and one for my Sister in law too! Can’t wait to get them!!

  14. Can people forward the email when they get it or do we have to send it from ourselves? So if my Mom sends it to 10 people is that going to work?

  15. I can’t wait to get your Cricut DVD!!! Thanks, Linda

  16. ahahah I’m happy to be up early this morning(i’m not a morning person)… hope to win…

  17. I’m new to Above Rubies; and look forward to learning more about my Cricut!

  18. Ginny Sweder says:

    The excitement in your U-tube video was so contageiou!! I’m ready for some SHOPPING!!

  19. Georgette Bokash says:

    Just discovered your site the other day, it’s awesome.. Sharing with all my friends. Very excited about the video.. Thank you, for all your time, and help..
    Happy Holidays,

  20. I’m here for giveaway No.1!! I have a dinner at noon today, hopefully I will make it back for the grand prize giveaway!!

  21. Good Morning Cricutkris!

    Yes, anyone can forward your email. It’s your “personal link” that’s in the email that important! So if your mom forwards your email (with your link) to 10 people, YOU will get 10 extra entries (not your mom, unless she gets her own personal link)!

    Hope that helps 🙂

  22. What a generous person you are


  23. Cindy King says:

    Love your black friday deals and contests. Hope I win. Thanks Cindy

  24. I just ordered my DVD I am soooooo excited, can’t wait to get it. Your videos are just awesome.

  25. wow Megan, what a fun day. I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for us…..hope you had a fabulous day with your family yesterday…

  26. Happy Black Friday!

  27. Thanks for the chance to win! I am trying to place an order but having a problem. Please contact me via email.

  28. Tracy Daily says:

    Great video – just ordered. Forwarded the link to my GFs and also posted on my FB page. Would love to win a giveaway 🙂

  29. Your The Greatest!! Went to Walmart this morning and told everyone about your sale, told my family and friends and posted it on my Blog!! No I’ll send some Emails!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  30. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a great prize. Looking forward to the day!

  31. I just ordered my video and can not wait! I am also a FB fan!! Thank you!! You are an amazing crafter!!

  32. Sharon Coppock says:

    We love your information on cutting with all kinds of materials and are looking forward to your new DVD. Thank you.

  33. Hi Megan, just ordered your dvd.

  34. Awesome day! Got my DVD Ordered and I am on my way to a hockey game with my boys.

  35. I’m so looking forward to getting your great DVD and learning how to use my CE!

  36. Lisa Simpson says:


  37. I’m going to order today!

  38. I cant wait to get mine>>>>

  39. Yay! Happy Black Friday!

  40. Melissa S. says:

    Good Morning! I’m off to preorder my DVD>

  41. Have had my cricut expression for 2 weeks and am learning a lot from watching your video’s, your cricut cutting guide, and am waiting for my cricut A-Z, love people that have the time and love of crafting to help all others. Keep up the great work and enjoy reading your posts.

  42. Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Enjoy today

  43. I already pre-ordered my DVD and can’t wait to receive it. Can’t wiat to see what other goodies you have for today.

  44. Your DVD looks awesome! I have a friend that just bought (1 day ago) a cricut, your DVD will be a great Christmas gift for her….and me too!
    Thank you for all your hard work and efforts!

  45. carol moore says:

    Hi Megan, love your video. What a great competition. So glad I can put a name to a face now. I have not seen the Winter Wonderland in the UK yet. Would you consider an entry from the UK? I will get some card in the post to you in the next couple of days. Keep up the good work. Carol.x

  46. I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this DVD. I just purchased an Expression and I’m giving my Create to my daughter. I ordered me a DVD, her a DVD and then an extra one for my scrapping co-hart for Christmas.

  47. Happy holidays to you and yours and congrads on all of your new ventures! I cannot wait to see the dvd! What a great giveaway! TFS

  48. CricutCrazyLisa says:

    Due to silliness and drama I shut down my facebook so the personal link won’t help> but, I’ll be here to comment.

  49. Good morning and wow what a great start to the day it is. I can’t wait to get my dvd, has me feeling like a little kid waiting to open their Christmas gifts. Thanks for the great fun!

  50. Am looking forward to getting my DVD…….and learning Love Love Love your videos. Keep them coming.

  51. Im here!! Im here!! Good morning Megan. Hope your not so sick of turkey yet, thanks for the fun here and all the knowledge you share with us. Thanks


  53. I would love this cart. I ordered a few carts that were on sale but this one was sold out 🙁

  54. Sharon Harrison says:

    I am so thankful that I found your site. It has made me even more excited about scrapbooking. Thanks so much

  55. Just ordered my DVD and saw that you were doing more giveaways. Very nice of you!

  56. Happy Friday Giveway Day – thank You!

  57. Denise V. Moses says:

    Getting ready for Christmas. This is such a great site. Crossing my fingers that I’m one of the luck ones to get your dvd. Hope, hope, hope you pick me. Thanks…..Denise

  58. I don’t have this cartridge. Hopefully this will be my lucky day. ;-D

  59. would love to get this cartridge. thanks for all the chances to win cool stuff.

  60. Oh I love this cartridge and I would love to win it.

  61. Just ordered – can’t wait to get my DVD!

  62. Shirley Anderson says:

    hope not to late to win.

  63. Genevieve Romo says:

    i am sure I will enjoy this viedo .I have alot to learn and this will help me a lot. thank you.

  64. Hi Megan
    I am so excited about your giveaways today. I sent a link to my daughter. I hope she wins something! Thanks for all the fun and your great website! I ordered the DVD a few weeks ago so I think I will get the 1st version. I cannot wait to receive my copy. Have a wonderful day.

  65. Great giveaways!!! hope I can win

  66. Thanks for the chance to win

  67. Love it! Thanks for the chance!

  68. Donna Cloud says:

    this is so exciting. Can hardly wait to see what all the great prizes are.


  69. Sweet, I love this cartridge

  70. Thanks for the giveaways!!!

  71. happy day!

  72. Thanks Megan, you are so cute in your videos and thanks for great giveaways.

  73. Love your videos. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and prizes

  74. You are as excited as I am about the giveaways. Thanks for doing all this for us.

  75. Thanks so much for these great giveaways!!! Your awesome!

  76. I’m looking forward to visiting this site all day long!

  77. Picassobebe says:

    Thanks Megan! This is super exciting!!

  78. Would LOVE this cartridge!

  79. Wow! Another great giveaway! Enter me, please! Thanks, Megan!
    Debbie in S. Florida

  80. There’s always something neat going on at this site. Thanks so much.

    Debbie Meyer

  81. I’d love to win this! You can never have enough cartridges. 🙂

  82. this is awesome!! Love all the giveaways and chances to win!

  83. this is great

  84. Rocking Awesome….

  85. congratulations

  86. Shirley Anderson says:

    I want to win I need more cartridges. Pick me

  87. Lori Hulstine says:

    Thank you for a chance to win.

  88. This cart looked so cute. They didnt have it at the black friday sale so I hope I win!

  89. Wow Megan!! Thank you! I love that cart and wish I had it. Thanks!

  90. Oh I wish I had that!

  91. Cathy Hartle says:

    Hi Megan! Well another great give-away! I would really like to win this!

  92. Wow Megan you are doing an awsome job with the website, dvd and now prizes.

  93. I can not beleive you are giving this cart away – i went to buy it this am and it was sold out 🙁 I need it!

  94. I can’t resist cartridges! I can’t believe you are giving one away – this is so great of you!

  95. Wish I’d been up early enough to enter at 8am! I want that cart.

  96. I made the link with your help of course but I do not think it worked. When I sent the email out is wa not highlighted in some way for my peps to click! I will just have to rely on my own luck of the day. I did well from 4am to 6:20am out with masses, so we shall see!

  97. Nancy Hjortness says:

    Thank you so much for the fun day you have in store for us today—-Nancy

  98. Kris Reeves says:

    OOOHHHHHHHHHH!! I’ve wanted this cart for such a long time! Please, oh, please pick me! This is all such fun! Thanks for sharing this time with all of us!
    Kris in AK

  99. I’m kind of going backwards here~you’ve had awesome giveaways! Thank you all these chances.
    I’ve also been eyeing this cart & would def love, love, love this cart! Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who scrapbooks or papercrafts, so I can’t forward~darnit. 🙁

  100. I’m excited about the DVD. Have ordered mine but hope to win one so that I can share. Thanks Megan

  101. Mari Goitia says:


  102. Congrats on the new video!

  103. thanks for all this fun

  104. What a fun day! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  105. robin breault says:

    OMG! I just got in…Had to be out for most of the day today, sorry to say. I did however want to wish you guys all the best in the future as it seems the present is going really well for you! I am going to order the “now sold out” video, I wasn’t fast enought for that either…matbe next time. Love what your doing by the way and will return to your site often! Thanks for your hours of work!,Robin from Canada!

  106. Oh this is a great prize, would love to win!!

  107. Diane Solomon says:


  108. Nancy Hjortness says:

    I have made it a point to be at your site once an hour today in hopes of winning something. I love this site and just bought your DVD. tHANKS FOR SHARING WITH US ALL—NANCY

  109. Oh my goodness!!! This cart is on my Christmas wish list. I would so love to win this.

    Thanks for the chance.

  110. I so want this cart. Have a great day!!

  111. I like this site has lots of info

  112. Megan, kudos to you! I love you enthusiasm! Thanks for sharing your gift of crafty-ness with all of us!

  113. Deanna Maertz says:

    I would love to win this cartridge! Thanks for the chance.

  114. MARLOU FRONAPEL says:

    I bought my DVD1 YES! …and wouldn’t I love to win something! YES AGAIN!

  115. Arrica Kilburn says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  116. Megan, you are so inspiring! I can’t wait for my DVD to arrive. This is going to be a great day!!

  117. What a cool cartridge…..love to win it!!! Have a happy day!!

  118. Debbie Wallbank says:

    I would love this cartridge. I have been drooling over it for awhile now. Thanks for the chance, Meagan.

  119. So cool, thanks for the chance!

  120. So awesome!!!


  121. This is great!!!! I love this cartridge! If I win, I’m giving it to my Mom! Thanks so much for all of these opportunities!!

  122. What a great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! kensilynn@homtail.com

  123. I love this cartridge! Thanks Megan for all you do!

  124. I only have a few carts since my Cricut is brand new, this would be AMAZING!

  125. I would love to own this cartridge!

  126. I just got my first Expression today and I would love to win a cartridge to go with it. Thank you for the chance to enter!!

    Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  127. I Would Love To Win The Cart, Thank You For This Great Chance!!!

  128. Wendy Rempel says:

    Love this cartridge would love to win it.

  129. Missi Craig says:

    Would love to win this.

  130. This is super cute cart….pick me PLEASE!

  131. VICKIE AUST says:

    I would love to win one of your great prizes. love your site.

  132. Carmen Elrod says:

    This cartridge is on my wish list! I would really put it to good use if I was the winner!

  133. To Cool.

  134. Thanks for all the great opportunities and all the talent you share!

  135. GiGi Turner says:

    Thanks for all the great giveaways and the wonderful videos you share. I’d love to win this cartridge!

  136. thanks for the great opportunity! I would love to win this cartridge!

  137. Just found you, still looking around 🙂

  138. Happy late turkey day! heehee! I just got your email to come and check out your website with your awesome website! I would love to win!


  139. I don’t have this cartridge yet. I think it’s beautiful 🙂

  140. I’m a brand new cricut owner and am thrilled to have found your site!

  141. love love love it

  142. great love it

  143. Thanks for the chance!

  144. thank you for the chance!

  145. OHLA YALL,happy Healthy holidays to you and your family. I hope everyone is safe and warm.remember these moments with your family and try not to argue over spilled milk (saying)you can never get back this moment so treasure it everyone and be KIND to each other.Alina from Battle Creek Michigan where Kelloggs cereal is made yummmm

  146. I would LOVE to get this in my mailbox. Love all your work!

    See you SOON For MORE Great Prizes and Giveaways!!!****

  148. I love your giveaways! You are so generous and your website/blog are awesome! Hugs!

  149. Happy holidays and happy crafting to everyone. God bless you

  150. gail gehring says:

    Thanks Megan for the Starbucks idea. I think that my daughter and son-in-law might like this gift with picts of their boys. Have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  151. Thanks for sharing so much information. I’m learning so much from you–and looking forward to learning more! You’re awesome!!

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