3D Window Die Cut Card with a Cheery Sunburst

retiring stamps close to my heart sunburst 3d card

It has been all around the United States, this  “polar vortex” of absolutely freezing temps, here in Wisconsin, I’ve never experienced cold like this before!!! SERIOUSLY! So for today I decided to share with you guys a card that sends just a little bit of warmth someones way to say hello!  The other day I did a post sharing a few of the stamp sets from CTMH that are my favorite and that are being retired, the new catalog comes {Read More}

While They Last…..

Retired CTMH 2014_1

So the other day I did a LITTLE preview video of just of a FEW of the BRAND NEW 2014 items coming  from Close To My Heart There are MANY stamp sets and some paper sets that I adored from 2013 that are retiring so you really need to get them while you still can!  Some of my favorite recommendations (and sets you will still see me use from time to time): Patterned Pennants D1534 $17.95 Fashionista D1504 $17.95 Universal Backgrounds D1477 $17.95 Scrapbook Statements – {Read More}

Baby Update and Brand New Close to My Heart 2014

CTMH January 2014

Weekend is coming and lots and lots of awesome stuff happening, even though I’m technically on moderate bed rest this weekend….Here is a baby update! Thursday landed me in the hospital on monitors all day with contractions every 7 minutes, my blood pressure has been high and my iron is low.  So, contractions have finally stopped after some meds at the hospital, I’m on all kinds of home medications for the BP, Iron and Contractions….Lots of water and laptop at {Read More}

My Daily 3 – DIY Cricut Made Thankfulness Book

Join ME Now

Happy Tuesday Tutorial 2014!   I hope everyone is enjoying their 2nd week into the new year!  Who has been keeping up with their New Years resolutions and goals?  I’m so focused on helping people do just that this Tuesday Tutorial shows one of my favorite little tricks! I have something called My Daily 3 where EVERYDAY I write down 3 things I am thankful for, 3 action steps I’m taking towards my goals and the 3 main goals I’m {Read More}

Change.Your.Life 2014! Tonight IS The Night!

Goals Business growth help inspiration Megan Elizabeth

That’s right my friends! I’ve been sharing about this for a while and the night you’ve all been waiting for is FINALLY HERE with the LIVE Goal Achieving Video Course!  This course is LIVE tonight only then will be available in 3 Parts through http://byMeganElizabeth.com to anyone who joins for Free! I am ready to help you make 2014 your best year ever with life changing ways to help you achieve goals, start a new business, grow your current business, {Read More}

Snow/Weather Day Home Activities for Kids! DIY Pinkalicious Wands with Ribbon and Cricut

DIY Glitter Wands

Kids are home from school today and most likely tomorrow as well so we have been reading, coloring and doing as many “non-messy” crafts as possible (i.e. I don’t want to paint, clean glitter, wipe them down, clean up spilled glue etc….) Jena got Silverlicious for Christmas so we read that as well as a few other Pinkalicious books and she decided a star wands like Pink, is exactly what she needed! Off to the craft-room….(it’s kinda like the Batcave, {Read More}

Fan-Stachtic Christmas Tree Card with Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Fanstachtic Christmas Card

I loved the idea of stacking up mustaches to look like a Christmas tree and when I saw the t-shirt at Target I was in love and immediately had to create a card using my Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge! Using 1/4″ increments of mustaches cut out from the Artiste Cartridge you can create any size and style Christmas tree and top it off with an adorable snow-flake star!  This is great for wall decor too it looks {Read More}

How to Fix Die-Cuts Without Re-Cutting Them: Holiday Tuesday Tutorial

Cruisin’ fast through December already and I still have so many Christmas like projects to make and to share with everyone!  I hope you all enjoy this Tuesday immensely and feel blessed not stressed by the season upon us!   Today’s tutorial is a wintery Christmas themed Scrapbook Layout, but I had a few snags with the Cricut Expression and my cutting mat!  Does that ever happen to you? You re-stick your cutting mat and end up tearing your delicate {Read More}

It Is Time To Change Your Life! JOIN ME!

 *EDITED POST* – EVENT OCCURRED LAST NIGHT RECORDED VERSION EMBEDDED BELOW! I am so excited about tonight and lots of things I have to share with your on my NEW Website and all new channel that is motivational, inspirational and a ton of fun! One of the number one questions I get asked is how did AboveRubiesStudio.com get started and how can I start earning money crafting and having a business that fits me and not be a slave to? Well, {Read More}

Day 12 Final Day of the Amazing 2013 Holiday Extravaganza!

Day 12 already!?!? Oh what FUN this has been!!! Did you have a BLAST with us??? I hope so! Fun isn’t quite over yet and do NOT forget about December 12 for the LIVE event 9:30pm Eastern Time! Not only will I be announcing all the winners – there is information and fun that is just going to completely change your life and I can not wait to share!     Final Day of EVERYTHING on Sale at shop.AboveRubiesStudio.com   {Read More}