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Where Can I Purchase your DVDs?

You can purchase through AboveRubiesStudio.com or check out one of our many retailers HERE.

Where can I purchase your Club Ruby Kits?

You can purchase kits through your membership at ClubRubyDesigners.com or directly through the Club Ruby link at Craft-e-Corner.com

I ordered products through ARS, where is my package?

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What does Above Rubies Studio stand for?

Above Rubies comes from Proverbs 31 that says, “who can find a virtuous wife, for her worth is far Above Rubies”. Its always been a goal of mine to model after that woman, though I’m far from her, I think we can all find something worth more than rubies in each of us!

I’m a small retailer, how can I carry your products?

Just use our Retailer contact form, right HERE. We’ll be happy to get you started carrying any of our products at all.

I’m hosting a Scrapbooking Event, would you come teach a class or speak?

Yes, I teach at many local scrapbook stores and love coming to crops and events. Please contact me through the contact form and place the word EVENT in the subject. I will reply within 72 hours of receiving your email.

I have a blog and I’m looking for sponsors would you sponsor me?

From time to time I will give away products for other blogs to give away. This is usually done on a person by person basis and you will need to contact me directly through the Contact Form. I usually want to learn more about you, what your goals are, how long you’ve been blogging and what you plan to accomplish with the giveaway/donation.

How long have you been doing this?

I have been a crafter for MANY years, but a hard core Cricut user/Scrapbooker for the past almost 5 years. I started Above Rubies Studio in 2009 with the release of the Cricut Cutting Guide and our first DVD Cricut A to Z 1st Edition in November 2009.

What’s Adhesive for You Use?

I love my ATG 700 and my Glue Glider Pro Plus and Many other adhesives. I use a little bit of everything, from a Xyron 2.5” sticker maker, Glue Arts Adhesive Squares, Pop Dots by Plaid, and Zig Squeeze and Roll Two Way Glue Pen.

What Video Camera do You Use?

I use a Mono pod mounted from my ceiling with a Canon Vixia SF11 for all my youtube videos. We use other professional high end cameras for DVD filming. I have also been using my iPhone 4 for many projects and photos.

What Video Editing Software do you Use?

Sony Vegas Movie Studio (about $100)

Who designed your Website?

I have been working hard at doing my own website and used templates from Genesis theme for WordPress. Sean Gravner has also been a help in the past AboveRubiesStudio.com designs and graphics he is a pretty talented web/designer guy. 🙂 Starship Creative be the company.

What type of ink do you use with your stamps?

I use everything my friends! I do have my own line of Mini Ink Edgerz that are very versatile extra juicy pigment inks, although I REALLY do find that I LOVE Chalk Ink from Colorbox and PaperTrey Hybrid Inks.

How do you clean your stamps?

Baby wipes or a simple scrub pad that you can pick up at most stamp/craft stores.

What made you switch from all Cricut to the eCraft?

I am all about having fun with crafting and being creative with what saves time and allows me options. The eCraft really is a wonderful machine with many features the Cricut just doesn’t have. I’ll always love my Cricut Expression and my 73 cartridges! (hangs head in shame!) but the eCraft really has blown me away since I started really using it.

What are your favorite Cricut Cartridges?

A Child’s Year always has and always will be my all time favorite! Close second would be Create a Critter and Forever Young

What die-cutting machine do you MOST recommend?

Well I have 5 die-cutting machines, and I like them all for different reasons. The Cricut is easy from the cartridge based standpoint, but can be costly buying ALL the different cartridges. I love the eCraft because there is no cutting mat involved, I can use pre-designed .svg files or design my own, but I use the computer a lot more with it. It just depends what you are really looking for and your personal crafting style. I’ll be using both eCraft and Cricut for a long time coming for SURE!