Top 12 Cricut Crafting Videos of 2010 by Above Rubies Studio

WOW 2011 is ALMOST HERE!!!!  I can’t believe how fast 2010 has FLOWN by and life has changed!  I LOVE IT!  I’m THRILLED!  I’m EXCITED for 2011 like NO ONE KNOWS!  YAY!!!! 🙂  Its going to be filled with fun goals, great times with family and lots of other things that you all will get to be a part of too! 🙂

Now – For today – over the next 12 days I’m going to be posting a video a day from 2010!  I’ve gone through Fan Favorites over the past 12 Months and I will just be posting one of each month’s fav videos.  What a great way to bring in the new year right!??!

Did your favorite make the countdown?  You have to let me know if they did – and if it didn’t – what was your favorite video?  Please comment and tell!  At the END of this countdown we are going to have a fun giveaway to random comments from the week!  🙂

So lets start with Video #12 on the Countdown from January 2010:

I loved this video actually and it is still one of my favorite Holiday Layouts from last year with the family!  There is something cheery about it and I STILL LOVE Viva Alcohol Inks even though they are VERY hard to find!  (I’ll let you know when they are available in the US Markets I PROMISE!)

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  1. Tracy Zahm says:

    Awesome lo…I love your video’s… I just bought your Gypsy A to Z :0) Thanks for all of your help!!

  2. Thank you for running previous videos. I am new to your site and scrapbooking and it will be fun to watch them for the first time. Happy Holidays!

  3. Jane L chadwick says:

    What a lovely layout. I like the Viva alcohol inks, and the recyceling too.

  4. Great idea with bottle caps. Wasn’t a viewer last January, hadn’t found your site yet. But, I like the alcolhol ink. Thanks for re-showing the video.

  5. Wow! Great video, new here so these are a Special treat for me. As a Self taught scrapbooker, there is always something new to be learned. Thank you so much for these great recaps. Loving them already. Love the Viva Alcohol inks. Great step by step.

  6. Vickie Lee says:

    Looking forward to the alcohol inks arriving in the U.S. It’s hard to pick a favorite layout/video.

  7. Rebecca G. says:

    Megan I thank you for running videos again. I too am still a novice, but feel more confident everytime I view one of your videos.

  8. Great Video. I like the use of the pop top.

  9. Thanks for running your favorite videos again. It will be fun to see which ones are your favorites. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite. I enjoyed all your videos and your creativity.

  10. Love the paper colors & the inks are awesome!

  11. Lori Eaves says:

    I am so glad you showed this video I had completely forgotten about inking soda tops !! I am so excited I want to use that idea when we go to the beach in January for some scrapbooking with the girls!! Thanks for sharing again!! And I hope everyone has a great day!!

  12. What a great way to use things that would normally be thrown in the trash! (the bottle tops)

  13. What a neat idea. Great way to recycle the pop tops

  14. Virginia S. Waddy says:

    Megan, Thank you so much for showing this video, I had not seen this one and the idea of using bottle caps. and the alcohol free inks.
    Keep the videos coming. Thank you so much again.

  15. Cindy Duffy says:

    Great Video…great website.
    Love to see more!

  16. You’re right, these Viva Alcohol Inks are great for more coverage. Tim Holtz alcohols inks are for a more translucent look. I can’t wait till Viva products are more readily available.

  17. I am glad you are showing these videos, haven’t seen too many of the older ones. Such inspiration. Happy New Year!

  18. Halomom2000 says:

    Great Layout! Happy New Year, can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  19. Great pages Meagan! What an enchanting way to reuse flip tops from cans. I love it!!

  20. Somehow I missed this video the first time around so I am sooo glad you put in your best video’s post. I always learn SO MUCH from you. TFS.

  21. Debby Jensen says:

    Megan, thanks for reshowing your videos. I only came onboard in July, so I missed a lot. I will surely be watching for the rest of the videos.

  22. I’ve just started following your blog and hadn’t seen many of the videos. I can’t believe you provide this great service for teaching us how to develop our creativity. God bless you! I’m having so much fun and love feeling connected to other crafters.

  23. It so nice to be able to see these videos as I am semi new here also. I love the idea of the pop tops being used with ribbon. Thanks and I look forward to seeing the others to come.


  24. Since I am fairly new to your website I had not seen anyone use can tops on a craft project. What a great Idea! Can not wait for the rest of your videos. I will be leaving on Wednesday for a cruise to Mexico for 7 days so I will have something exciting to come home to. Thank you!

  25. Doesn’t seem like a year since you first did this video. Thanks for rerunning them and jogging a memory.


  26. It will be fun to see your fav. videos!

  27. Since I’ve only been following your website for about 2 weeks it’ll be great to watch these videos. I’ve been trying to watch atleast 2-3 of video/projects each day. I just recieved my DVD in the mail (12/23) and have watched it 3 times. GREAT DVD Thanks!
    Looking forward to watching the other 11 days.

    Happy Holidays

  28. Thank you for the awesome inspiration. I’m new to your blog and had never seen this video before and am looking forward to the others. I love the pop cap idea.

  29. How fun! My husband gave a Cricut for Christmas. I am so excited. Your site is full of wonderful and great ideas!

  30. Doreen Dignam says:

    LOVE those inks!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of those. Thanks for sharing! ♥

  31. Sue Kimmet says:

    I love that color combination! Are there any alternatives for the viva alcohol ink? I’m new to scrapbooking and loving your videos. There is so much to learn!

  32. I think this is the first video I saw on your website when I started following you. Oh the memories. =) Looking forward to more.

  33. I am going to make some pop tops. They are a really great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Oh, I like the colors you used on your page.

  34. Jennifer Carr says:

    Thanks for the old video. I wasn’t a viewer at that time so I enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for the recaps.

  35. Oh yes, I remember this video and a definite favorite. Happy Holidays my dear friend. 🙂

  36. Cute video … sure wish I could get to my stuff. It’s in storage till ??? I miss doing my crafting! Looking forward to the upcoming videos. Hope you have a great New Year.

  37. I have used the pop tabs to and I color mine with Permanent Magic Markers, they work pretty good.
    angel hugs

  38. Sue Stroud says:

    You make things look so easy, which inspires me.Usually if its easy I can do it! So thanks Megan for all you do.

  39. Deanna Vail says:

    Thanks for showing this video. I’m looking forward to more.

  40. Normally I just make cards but you have inspired me to try my hand at scrapbooking. I received an new grandson Dec 22. This has been a blessed year indeed!

  41. loved this-the colors are gorgeous. anita

  42. I love the ideas that you provide in your videos. I purchased a Cricut and Silhoutte SD about a month ago so I am new to using these items for scrapbooking. And I am new to your site. Ang

  43. Really cute page, I just love your LOs

  44. Pattie Weingardt says:

    Love the video. I haven’t been on your blog long enough to have seen it before. I love your videos they make everything so easy to understand.


    Thank you for going backwards for something that I haven’t seen so I can catch up, haven’t been with you long but I had enjoyed everything I have seen, again thanks for sharing…I love it.

  46. Sharon Harrison says:

    I remember this one and used the idea of the pop tops a lot. I even found some that were already colored on the cans. Great idea.

  47. I always enjoy seeing new ways to tie the 2 pages together in a double page lay out — Thanks!

  48. This was an enlightening video. I have been saving the tops from cans, but didn’t know what to do with them. Love the inking idea, with such nice inks too.

  49. This is going to be so much fun watching the favorite videos. I love your bottle cap technique. I can’t wait for the next one.

  50. Debbie Baker says:

    Hi Megan, luv the layout. I just love the Viva products! Hey you mentioned the CHA show in January but you mentioned them for Jan 22 and 23. I thought it was on the 29th and 30th?? Could you please let me know which one it is because I am anxiously waiting to go again! Just love love loved it last year!!! Thanks Ciao db:)

  51. Great video. I am excited to see the next 11. Thank you for taking the time to make and repost them.

  52. Hi Megan! Such a cute layout! Thank you for doing this fun countdown. I hope you have a blessed New Year!

  53. I love it! We drink tons of soda so I have “free” embellishments!

  54. Pattie Weingardt says:

    I am excited to see the videos for the first time also. I have tried to watch all your videos on your site and you tube but I don’t think I’ve found them all. The videos I have bought from you have been a huge help. If anyone is sitting on the fence about buying them they are worth every penny.

  55. Lucy Chesna says:

    love the layout and the countdown is just great…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  56. Linda Peterson says:

    Love the colors you used in this layout! Thanks for the great ideas.

  57. Thanks for the video – been saving those caps for a while – thanks for the idea. Have also been saving the bread package holders also – any ideas on those

  58. Thanks for the great video!

  59. LeeAnn from NC says:

    I love the use of the alcohol inks with the can tabs and ribbon. Definitely something I want to try.

  60. Great something new to try.

  61. Great video…love the use of pop tops…they make such great corner posts and ribbon holders. Anne

  62. Nice layout. I really like the viva decor inks. Don’t remember seeing this video. I was great.

  63. Barb Leffeler says:

    Simple style, I love it.

  64. Got my Gypsy and Expression for Christmas. Got your DVDS for them a while ago because I knew I was getting them. Love them. Was all ready to use them. Love your videos as well. Can’t wait to see all 12 of the top ones. Have seen some when looking on YouTube and am excited to watch more!

  65. Tammy (aka 2goofy) says:

    Great video! Love how you made your own 12×12 paper, I never thought of that. And those inks are awesome.

  66. love your videos! Thanks so much!

  67. Love the paper, look forward to trying some of these ideas.

  68. Thanks for showing the top 12 videos again. I am new to this site so have not seen them before.
    I am very excited to try out something new.
    Hugs Sue

  69. Barbara Greenwell says:

    I love watching you do simple scrapbook layouts. Keep them coming!

  70. I love your videos. I new to this hobby and love the help.

  71. Tonight is the first time I’ve been on your site. I am already addicted! I hadn’t seen ink used this way and recycling the pop tops to boot.

    I’m looking forward to viewing all your many other ideas!

  72. What a great layout, very cute and creative 😉

  73. I discover something new everyday! Loving the inspiration!Thank you for your teaching skills!
    Sandra Joy

  74. Oh I LOVE the pop top idea with alcohol inks! What fun little accent that is FREE! 🙂

  75. This is my first comment here. I am my own worst enemy when I scrapbook. It takes me forever to commit to an idea; I love how easily you seem to put an idea together and execute it.

  76. Great Idea! Ink and pop tabs, awesome

  77. Wow that is a good one! I have been just doing cards, but have been thinking I might want to start scrapbook pages as well.
    Thanks for repeating the top ones!

  78. Such a cute LO! I never thought of using pop tops before, and coloring them with alcohol ink to match your color scheme — great idea. TFS!

  79. I can’t wait till those come out! So cool!

  80. Stacey Halbgewachs says:

    Thanks for sharing the “2010 Hits” with those of us that are still semi-new to your site!! Loving the ink and bottle tabs and caps! I have a new project to start!

  81. Tammy Brownlee says:

    I love the “make your own 12×12 page. Another way to use strips and scraps of pages! Boy do I have plenty of them! Thanks again!

  82. Cool project!

  83. I love this layout! I always put my paper on a base page but I noticed you didn’t do that! SAves on paper!

  84. I love your videos…I am learning a lot!!!!

  85. I love the alcohol ink. What a great idea

  86. Moira Efird says:

    Thank you for the 12 by 12 layout example. It has helped to make my own 12 by 12 layout example size paper in cardboard so that I don’t have to reach for another good sheet of paper to use as a size example and possibly ruin it, or have it tear by accident. I also save practically every cut up scrap because it helps so much in the long run. Thanks for all your efforts, and have a blessed day.

  87. Karen Ogle says:

    I haven’t done alot of scrapbooking lately but this has got me excited to get back into it.

  88. Stephanie Cox says:

    I love the colors! Thank you for re-sharing!

  89. Edwina Brown says:

    I love these pages! I have always liked softer colors.Is there a download of these 2 pages for our future refrence?

  90. Pam Wilson says:

    Very cute layout. Pls. let us know when the Viva inks are available..I have never used any ink but love the colors of these

  91. jenny mcmahon says:

    I remember that one….loved the pop caps.

  92. Great memories, reviewing the top videos of the year! It has been a great year.
    sc gma

  93. ann deery says:

    Love the papers!

  94. ann deery says:

    and the new techniques

  95. I love all the different patterns on this layout! It makes a huge difference!

  96. I love idea of piecing two pieces of 8.5×11 against a 12×12 to create a new page!

  97. Hi there
    Just joined your site today! YAY
    Thanks for the tutes – I am a newbie so will be here frequentluy.
    Great idea with the pop can tops – love the ink too
    Happy 2011

  98. LOVE that paper and the color combo! Just finishing my “Gypsy” DVD and have found it to be a HUGE help in getting me set to create while I travel! thank-you, thank-you!

  99. Sheryl Smith says:

    Now I know what to do with those pop tops I have saved!

  100. that ink is so cool. I love the pop tab idea.. It gave me some cool ideas too.

  101. Great way to start the new year! Thanks!

  102. patricia pent says:

    time to start saving those soda tabs. Thanks for the great idea!

  103. This is a really cute idea! We don’t drink soda at our house so I guess I will have to ask my mom to save her tabs from her diet cokes!

  104. Gloria Kountz says:

    Nice page great job keep up the good work

  105. Meagan just love the idea of the pop-tops for scrapping and card making. I have made bracelets and belts with them, but never thought of coloring them before. What a neat idea. It’s the in thing with the young folks these days. Happy New Year! Sandra

  106. Loving that you’re reposting your fave vids, gives us a chance to see those we’ve missed. TFS! : )

  107. Great pages, fun and cleaver way to use a pop-top. TFS!

  108. I have both your Gypsy and Cricut DVDs and absolutely love your tutorials!

  109. Nice.

  110. Great use of can tabs tfs

  111. oH MY gosh another thing to save!! ha ha By the way the ATG gun in Orange is a killer! Pinkalicious hugs, Jonnie

  112. PS…meant YELLOW ATG gun. So Old I can not remember from one second to the next!

  113. I love this idea! Not only is this good for cards an scrapbooking but my daughter uses the soda tops for making jewelry an she paints them but the ink gives it a cool look. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  114. Fun colors and patterns in these layouts. TYFS:)

  115. Such a cute layout!! I so enjoy watching your videos! (That’s why I have all of your DVDs!)

  116. Love to watch videos of scrappin layouts, gives me incentive to be creative with my own…gotta finish my grandchildren’s layouts now, thnaks for the wonderful video as I have many happy days to scrap.

  117. Megan – work has taken over my fall, along with sons football, so I haven’t touched any of my scrapbooking stuff since lets say last spring, maybe a rainy day in the summer – so your count down is terrific to help get me going again.

  118. Thanks for the great ideas, love the colour combo.

  119. Great way to recycle. Love the color of the alcohol ink. Cute layout in little time!

  120. Hi!! This was so cute, I wish I had your imagination. I really liked the tip on making 12×12 paper out of smaller ones..who would thunk it?? Obviously not me!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  121. Love this layout. Very cute

  122. Cynthia Guy says:

    I’m glad you’re reposting some things you did. I’ll be scrapbooking this Saturday, so I’m lookng forward to using some of your inspiration!! 🙂

  123. I’m learning so much from you! Thanks for all your time and assistance.

  124. I need to get my hands on some of those inks.

  125. Love the colors of the inks. Great idea to use the pop tabs.

  126. love the page!!

  127. The inks are on my next Christmas list… or maybe birthday list since mine is next week! lol TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  128. penny reinhart says:

    as i am new to scrapbooking/card making, the informational videos are awesome, i am a painter and these ideas also help me with ideas to do altered art thank you for the instructions.

  129. awesome

  130. Deana Hayes says:

    Love the layout. Where are the alcohol inks available?

  131. Kathy Stutzman says:

    Got to use my cricut over the holidays with my grandsons. The 7 yr. old picked it up quickly and started helping me push buttons.

  132. ShawnfromMN` says:

    Love Viva Decor products!! Thanks for introducing them to me!!!

  133. Marcie Smith says:

    Love the alcohol inks where did you buy them? They look a little thicker then the Tim Holtz variety. Cute layout.

  134. Donna Thomas says:

    Love your videos. They are so helpful.

  135. I like this idea alot. Can’t wait to get thes dyes.Angela(


  137. Gee thanks! Another new product to buy! LOL…I love Viva Decor products and can’t wait for their alcohol inks to be availabe here…

  138. Judy Spencer says:

    What a great idea….thanks for sharing..

  139. Ruby I have to tell you “I love your choice of colors ” You always pick cheery colors I love it!!

  140. Viva decor is awesome! I cannot wait to get more products from them!

  141. Sonja Bubolz says:

    Great video! I loved the alcohol inks as well, and they are fun to work with.

  142. JoAnne Freeman says:

    Adorable. I do enjoy the videos, please keep them coming.

  143. Annette S says:

    Thanks for the video. I am excited about the new viva decor inks. Thanks for the inspiration!

  144. Great video, love the colors for the layout!

  145. Great recycling idea to use the pop top. love the colors and the layouts.

  146. Awesome layout! Love the videos – keep ’em coming!!

  147. Lovely layout!

  148. Great layout. I thank you for reminding us that we can create our own 12×12 page! I frequently will have a favorite sheet of paper that I don’t have a full sheet left.. now I know what to do with it!

  149. Lynn McNally says:

    Love the new inks, and the use of the pop tops. I have a bag full of them. I will be putting some of them to use.
    Thank you

  150. Thanks for the inspiration! Are the alcohol inks available yet?

  151. Applegirl says:

    You are just amazing what you do. I am new to this hobby and love all the inspiration

  152. Fabulous ~ love the ink on the tab! TFS

  153. Kimberly R. says:

    Great idea! I’m loving your blog!

  154. This is just great – love the layout and you explain it so well!

  155. Wonderful. TFS

  156. I’m new at all this. I injoyed the video.

  157. DId I tell you??? I got your A-Z Gypsy DVD for Christmas! I’m soooo super excited to watch it! Love the video by the way! 🙂

  158. Connie Gage says:

    I just love all that you do, so many great idea’s.

  159. Luv the “recycling” of the bottle cap tabs w/the alcohol inks. Never tried anything like this yet! 🙂

  160. I love watching new ideas and am fairly new to your site. I am one of those who learn best from seeing the tips live and was wonderfully happy when I found your demos. Thanks for the tip on the can tab openers.

  161. dolores weitzman says:

    your videos are so informative, how awesome they are!!! thanks alot.

  162. I really like the paper you use, it is just beautiful. The idea with the pop tabs is really a neat idea. Thanks!

  163. I would never have thought of using the pop tops. Thanks for the inspiration. And thank you for your great videos. They are really good!!!

  164. love you videos, you are very inspiring

  165. The pop tabs work really well as a slider on your ribbon as well. I never painted them, I just used the colored ones from energy drink cans.

  166. Love the Gypsy A-Z DVD. Thanks for the tips and tricks.

  167. Love the colors you chose for this cute layout!
    Thanks for sharing!

  168. The soda tops are really clever idea. Hadn’t seen this video or knew about these inks. TFS.

  169. You are such a great teacher! So many great ideas…Every video I watch I add more things to my wishlist, lol! I can’t wait to implement some of these ideas!

  170. Cool inks and I LOVE the re-use aspect.

  171. Hi Megan, Im new to crafting, bought the Imagine and I have played with it, so much to learn, love the colors u put together, and great idea for pop tops, I know I will be learning alot from you, thanks for all your videos.

  172. Great job!! Love the inks too. TFS and Happy Holidays

  173. thanks for the tips on using up odds and ends and scraps. I’m sure we all have a lot of them laying around

  174. Love this layout, the inks look great, thanks so much for the fantastic tips…..cheers from down under.

  175. Thanks for the video,I’m always learning something new here!I just love this LO!!!TFS

  176. This is a great way to review the year and get reminded of some great ideas. thanks

  177. Barbara Gil says:

    The pop top accents are great! TFS all of your great ideas.

  178. Barbara Greenwell says:

    Love this! You always come up with such neat ideas to reuse things. Thanks for sharing.

  179. Barbara Greenwell says:

    I ove your videos and I love that you are showing more scrapbook layout pages. I am new to this and it is hard to come up with ideas. You give me such inspiration!

  180. Katie Malcolm says:

    I love your videos!!! They have helped me learn so much!!

  181. LOve the pop top idea!

  182. I am going to start saving my pop tops now. What a good idea.

  183. What a great idea. I love the pages you made. Sooo cute! I’m going to try the pop top with Stampin up ink as that is all I have right now.

  184. Christine Bowens says:

    I just love your website

  185. reneeleeak says:

    Your video was great! I’ve never heard of the Viva Alcohol Inks before. Your pop tops turned out so nice and it looks great on your layout. Thanks for the ideas!

  186. This layout is awesome! I really love the way you used the pop-top piece, so creative!

  187. Donna Sullivan says:

    Love that little “pop top” idea! Free embellies! Yeah! Can’t wait to try those alcohol inks. They look more opaque than the Ranger ones, may be good to cover tins, like Altoids, because of the multi colors on the tin. This will be my 2nd time following CHA! Can’t wait, summer was so much fun!

  188. What a great way to “catch up” and see some vids we may have missed during the year.

  189. Just found this site…..great and I love the videos. I can see I will be busy in 2011 trying all the great ideas.

  190. Christina says:

    Such a cute idea. Love this tutorial.

  191. wow, I have already used this idea before and I make sure I keep collecting those pop top tabs, they work great to hang, run ribbon through them. I wish I knew where to get the viva decor inks, they are much more vibrant colors than what I have been using. Post where we can buy them if you know. thanks.

  192. I just learned aboutI love the videos. your site.

  193. Liked the idea of using the bottle tops with the viva decor inks – what a great idea.

  194. Love the inks on the pop tabs what a great idea. Thanks

  195. Love your color combos!

  196. Wow! I am new to this site but now that I have found you, I will be here often 🙂 Love the idea with the pop tabs!

  197. Great video. The vibrancy of the alcohol inks is amazing!

  198. Thanks for sharing. I love the look these inks give.

  199. You make learning so easy… I could watch you all day. I loved your layout and super easy it was. I usually only make cards now that my kids are big I don’t scrapbook as much but this makes me want to get back in to making layouts again. Thanks for all you do.

  200. Phyllisnanatotwo says:

    I love the colors of this paper, the card is really cute.

  201. Love this layout just beautiful!

  202. I am just getting back in to crafting and can use all the tips and tricks possible to get me up to date. Thanks so much for taking the time to make these videos.

  203. Nancy Hjortness says:

    I will be doing more scrapbooking this year as I have gotten behind—thanks for the great ideas—Nancy

  204. I love this idea! Can’t wait to watch them all!

  205. Crystal Nichols says:

    This is so cute with the snow flakes in the different places.

  206. I was so glad to see a layout video on this list. One of my goals for 2011 is to scrapbook and I’m looking for lots of inspiration.


  207. You always have great ideas!

  208. Garianne Fuentes says:

    You do such a great job.

  209. Inga Klaus says:

    Great idea thanx for sharing 🙂

  210. Salley Schwartz says:

    Don’t have these inks but they look really cool.

  211. Really neat card and imagine, pop can tabs. Who would have tought.

  212. kathie buckner says:

    I have all your dvds I love them.thanks for helping us

  213. I am new to your website, I enjoy the step by step instructions.

  214. Love the bright and cheery colors.

  215. Great ideas. thanks for sharing.

  216. I <3 videos about anything crafty! Thanks a ton!

  217. Very nice!

  218. Thanks for running your favorite videos again. I enjoyed seeing this one again!

  219. Im a newbie to your site and love it already thankyou so much for sharing.barb

  220. Joan Smith says:

    Thank you so much for running the videos I had never seen them and wow what a treat.

    Joan Smith

  221. Nancy Beebe says:

    Megan I really enjoy your videos. You must promise to tell us about the alcohol inks from Germany. I love German Products as I lived in Germany 3 years. It’s a beautiful country

  222. Love thoughs layouts so simple and yet so pretty. You are realy good.

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