Another Secret Revealed PLUS Black Friday Specials & a Holiday Tuesday Tutorial

Hi my Scrappin’ Crafty Friends!

It’s Tuesday, my favorite day of the week because I get to share all kinds of crafty stuff with you! Today I have two videos for you…

In the first video, I talk about some very special announcements and another giveaway!Β  You will want to watch this video all the way through…

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So in case you missed anything, I announced in the video that…

  • It’s Bensen’s 4th Birthday today!
  • If you missed the first video where I talked about my new Stick-Itz Adhesive squares, you can watch video #1 here.
  • The new Christmas Crafts DVD with Megan Elizabeth will be available starting on Black Friday
  • A sample pack of Stick-Itz Adhesive Squares will come FREE with the DVD!
  • I have even more in store for you guys for Black Friday, so be prepared (and start thinking of a friend or family member who you’d like to share a special gift with, too!).

I didn’t really mention this in the video, but there are limited quantities of this new Christmas Crafts DVD including the Stick-Itz adhesive squares (I was lucky to get the quantity I did!).

So in the BRAND NEW Christmas Crafts DVD, I’ll show you all kinds of GREAT Holiday Project How-Tos and Ideas.Β  You can create things like Christmas Cards, Ornaments, Home Decor and other great projects right along with me!

There’s even a few how-to’s on the Cricut Expression, the eCraft by Craftwell and more… but if you only have one (or neither) of these machines, don’t worry… I also show you many alternatives to creating these projects step-by-step at home!Β  I also share some fun things in this DVD about why Christmas means so much to me and the traditions my family is building together.

The second video for today is the “Holiday Style” Tuesday Tutorial which I think is another GREAT gift idea! I couldn’t fit this project into the Christmas Crafts DVD, so I thought I’d share it with you here as just a fun idea that I hope will help to brighten your Holidays πŸ™‚

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Thanksgiving Stories & Stick-Itz Giveaway Winner

In last Friday’s post “The Secret’s Out – Let’s Celebrate with a Giveaway!” I asked everyone to share what they were MOST thankful for as we headed into Thanksgiving week… there are over 550 comments on that post with some really amazing reasons to be thankful.

Before I announce the winner of the giveaway, I just want to say that I can’t thank you enough for sharing your heart and a little piece of your life with me and everyone who reads the Above Rubies Studio blog by leaving a comment… It was a true blessing to me to be able to read through those comments of thanks and take a peek into your lives and see how much we all have to be thankful for.

I am extremely thankful to have the privilege of sharing my passions with such an AMAZING community of talented, creative, genuinely caring and helpful people. YOU are at the top of my list of things to be thankful for this year and you really have made my thanksgiving that much better. I SO wish we could all get together for a HUGE thanksgiving dinner! πŸ™‚

Ok, now for the WINNER! Congratulations to Debby J – you are the randomly selected winner of a pack of Stick-Itz! Please contact me using the “claim a prize” contact form by clicking here.

Here is Debby J’s Comment:

Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to check back on Black Friday (11/25/2011) for another video, more surprises and the “Everybody Wins” giveaway!

Enjoy the Moments,
Megan Elizabeth

p.s. Tomorrow, I’m going to share a big list of my favorite deals I found for Black Friday this year as well as some free gifts for YOU! πŸ™‚


  1. Happy Birthday Benson!!

    What a great idea that Christmas DVD is!! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday too, and a big part of the weekend is getting presents ready :D. (Hopefully finishing projects already started lol).

  2. patricia pent says:

    Happy 4th. B’Day to Bensen! My first born was also born on Thanksgiving day, 31 yrs. ago on Nov. 27th. I always tell him he is my turkey, (not too cute at his age now) lol, but it is exciting we celebrate both his birthday and thanksgiving on the same day!
    I am looking forward to see what you have install for us on Friday!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!

  3. Margaret Senn says:

    Love the tumbler i will have to try that.

  4. Have a great birthday Benson! Thank you for all you do Megan. What a wonderful way to start the season of life and love. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Janet Sisk says:

    How exciting! I can’t wait to see all the fun on the Christmas DVD! Oh, happy birthday to Bensen, too. My youngest was born Nov. 29 so I had a Thanksgiving holiday time baby, too. πŸ˜€

  6. anita backensto says:

    really loved the cup-what a cute idea!! thanks megan for showing this. hope you and yours have a wonderful thanksgiving!!! anita

  7. Happy Birthday Benson. You are so precious and your mothr and Daddy are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving !!!!

  8. Happy Birthday Benson. Cute idea. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  9. Susan Vitti says:

    Happy Birth-Day to you Megan Elizabeth! I love 4 – one of my favorite years with my kids. Thanks for the inspiration – This would be a perfect gift for our Sunday School teachers! I was struggling – now I’ll be crafting!

  10. Hey Megan…thanks so much for the coffee mug idea. We are having a shower for my daughter who just had a baby and I think a mug with pics of all FIVE of her children will be an awesome added touch my gift to her!
    You Rock!

  11. Happy Birthday, Benson!!! I know you’ll have a wonderful day with mommy, daddy, and sister …. and I can’t wait for mommy to share what creativity she used to make your birthday special…..and I’m sure she’ll share some pictures of this wonderful day, too!

    Thanks, Megan — for everything! You are a true inspiration! I can’t wait for my new DVD (yes, I collect ALL of your DVDs and go over and over them!).

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family!

  12. Happy Happy Birthday Bensen!! And a Very Happy Thanksgiving Megan to you and your beautiful family. Can’t wait for Black Friday πŸ™‚

  13. Cynthia Guy says:

    CUTE!! SUPER CUTE!! I’d LOVe to do this one day for myself. Or for my sister…I know she’d love something like this very much! πŸ™‚ Maybe I’ll just do that for her. I have some amazing pictures of her and her daughter from this past year I could use too.

    Miss you Megan!! πŸ™‚

  14. Happy Birthday Bensen, wishing you have a great day with many surprises! I am so excited about the DVD and Stick Itz and love, love, love the mug idea! I am always looking for new things to create at Christmastime so of coure the DVD is on my list. πŸ™‚

  15. HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY, BENSON. Have a wonderful day with your family and friends.
    Love the cup and will give that a try for a Christmas present. TFS.

  16. I liked the cup idea. It turned out really nice. I didn’t know Starbucks had these mugs. I may have to make a trip.
    Thanks for naming your DVD “Christmas Crafts” instead of Holiday Crafts. I’m really tired of people trying to turn it into Holiday and leaving out Christ.

  17. Happy Birthday Benson! What a great Thanksgiving gift you received four years ago Megan! Love the tumbler idea!

  18. hello megan, i am glad to be receiving your newsletter. it is very enjoyable and different! i also wanted to congratulate you on your success and wish your little one a great birthday.
    Happy Birthday Bensen!

  19. Happy Birthday Bensen. Looking forward to that Christmas DVD. Great tutorials. Thanks

  20. Happy Birthday Benson!!! My husband was born on Thanksgiving too!!

    I love ARS and have been promoting your site for 2 years with my cricut and gypsy students!! I am excited to see the new video!! I, too, love that you used the word Christmas in your DVD title!!!

  21. Happy Birthday to Bensen! My daughter will turn 10 on Thanksgiving! It is a fun time of year to celebrate as family is normally able to spend time together! I am excited for another video! We loved the card video and were able to follow your directions and make fun cards. Thanks for all you do. I will be shopping here on Black Friday! Enjoy your Thanksgiving & Birthday festivities.

  22. Happy Birthday Bensen !

  23. WOW!! Bensen and I have the same birthday, so Happy Birthday Bensen and I hope you have so many more happy birthdays and so much to be thankful for in your life.

  24. Happy Birthday Benson!! Love that Video and can’t wait for the Christmas DVD…I just recently found your Site and I’m enjoying it imensely,thank you for sharing….

  25. Love your videos! And this one will be a must! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday Bensen.

  26. Happy Birthday Benson!!!!
    Thsank you Megan for picking my name and comment for theStickit adhesive. I am visiting family for Thanksgiving and let out a whoop when I saw my name-everyone came running!!! Thanks again-can’t wait for them to arrive.

  27. Happy B’Day to Benson. I love the idea of the DVD and an very anxious for Friday to come. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity.

  28. Happy Birthday to you son. Enjoy the day. The Christmas project DVD is a great idea. Thanks so much for helping all of us be more creative. Happy Thanksgiving

  29. Thanks for the tips on putting the insert into the tumbler.

  30. Jackie Beechner-Scallan says:

    How incredibly simple is that!!?? I will have to go get some of these, they are excellent gifts for family and friends…. Is there any way to adjust that template for the different sized tumblers out there? I have 2 sizes of the Starbucks cold drink containers… I can personalize them or make them my own permanent Frap drink cups….

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and Happy Happy Birthday Benson!!!

  31. Addy Wyonch says:

    The christmas video is such a great idea. I can’t wait to make my own tumbler. I am so fortunate to be able to spend another thanksgiving with my husband because last year at this time he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour and has been through a lot of radiation treatments and operations in the past year. Please wish Benson a happy 4th Birthday for me.

  32. Rose Wirth says:

    What a great idea. so many different items coming out to tempt us into stores and the online shopping! Can’t wait! thanks for the tips

  33. Love the mug idea! HB Benson!

  34. Wishing your son Bensen a Happy Birthday!!! The Christmas video looks like it will be very interesting. Love the mug idea. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  35. WOW lots of information in one post and two videos! Love the mug idea – so easy for everone to do/use. Looking forward to the DVD! TFS

  36. Happy Birthday Benson!! Thanks Megan for all the time you put into sharing all of your wonderful ideas!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Mary

  37. Hey M.E.,
    I’m wondering how a layer of lamination(clear contact paper) over the paper before inserting it in the tumbler would work? It would keep things from peeling up but would it be tothick to go in?

  38. alwayscharlie says:

    Happy 4th Birthday Bensen!! I love the cute tumbler project today!

  39. Happy Birthday Bensen!!!

    I have used the idea of the tumbler for a couple of years now and I love them. Thank you so much for sharing your video tip about the “tab”… I cut that off on every one of them. I hope the recipients don’t want to change anything, LOL.

    Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours.

  40. Ok, you have a video announcing Stik-Itz and give away – however, where can I FIND it so i can buy it?

  41. Angelica "Bibi" Leak says:

    Happy 4th Birthday Benson!! Megan Elizabeth, the video was marvelous as usual. Love the tumbler. I’ve never tired this idea. I think I’ll be giving it a try now. Thanks and I can’t wait until the “Black Friday” sale. BTW, just got my second order of paper layerz the other day and I love it. Can’t say enough good things about paper layerz. This time I did order the combo pack with the DVD and I sure am enjoying the DVD as well. Great job. You truly are blessed with an amazing gift. God Bless you and your family.

  42. Marissa Flores says:

    Happy Birthday to your baby! I love your tumbler idea! Keep up the good work – I can hardly wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve!

  43. Carmen Elrod says:

    I love the tumbler idea~ You make it look so easy! I am going to have to get a couple of them and give it a try!
    Cant wait for Black Friday and really hope I am able to get your Christmas DVD!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family!
    Enjoy the Moments!

  44. Lori Kaube says:

    ~*~*~Happy Birthday Benson~*~*~
    Oh how exciting a Christmas dvd… and it sounds like its going to be a good one!
    Can’t wait for the Black Friday!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  45. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family and Happy Birthday to Benson. Can’t wait to see what is in store on Fri. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day:)

  46. Megan, Love your clear mug video, I just did one for myself and have one for my husband and he is waiting for it. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, it is a time to let everyone know just how thankful I am that they are in my life, family and friends. God has blessed us richly with His love.

  47. Happy birthday to Bensen. I think I’m going to use the tumbler idea for my daughter’s baby shower. Thanks Megan, for the idea.

  48. Katherine A says:

    Happy Birthday to Bensen!! Congratulations on your new line of adhesives. I’m anxious to give them a try and I’m looking forward to some Christmas inspiration from the new DVD. The tumbler is a great idea and you did a great job with yours. Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

  49. Happy Birthday Bensen!!!!
    Love the tumbler ~ will put this idea in my gift giving category. Looking forward in using the ME Adhesive.

  50. Cannot wait to see the new DVD!


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