Here ya go!
The first chance to win the Cricut A to Z DVD!!!
That’s right, this is the first time I’m offering a chance to win a reserved copy of the upcoming Cricut A to Z DVD. All you have to do to win is comment on this post and if you have any questions about the DVD, let me know!
Post your questions about this DVD in this post and I will do my best to answers all of your questions here. However, I will warn you, I don’t want to give away all the contents on the DVD (that would ruin all kinds of surprises), I just want to make sure your questions are answered. You can see a LOT more about the Cricut DVD by clicking HERE.
Also, don’t forget about your chance to get your Cricut work FEATURED in the DVD by submitting any work you have done with your Cricut to DVDContest@aboverubiesstudio.com you have until the 25th of November to send in your work. To find out more visit this LINK HERE! And just in case you forgot, by submitting work that also enters you for a chance to win TONS of prizes even if your work does not make the final cut of the DVD!
So there ya go…can’t wait to see your questions and your awesome Cricut Projects!
See you on Tuesday – maybe Monday!?!? 😉 😉 BYE!
I am VERY excited about this DVD! I love to watch your videos and Pink Stampers too, but after following the link and viewing both, I need to start with you! Watching it on the TV and being able to pause and move about, makes it perfect for me. I have had my Expression almost a year and I am in great need of guidance! lol Thank you for all you do and your wonderful site.
Will you give complete lists of supplies for each project you are showing? About how many different Cricut creative features are used in the DVD?
I’m ready for my chance to win!! Very excited for you Megan!! Have a blessed weekend!!
In the Inspiration Gallery you will receive the list of supplies to complete projects by Above Rubies Studio as well as guest Designers that are still being added today! 🙂 So exciting!
We go over how to use all the Creative Modes on the Expression and the Create (the Baby Bug does not have additional creative modes) and then we also talk about many creative features on 7 different cartridges,
That include things like:
Shadow, Blackout, Shadow/Blackout, Card Functions, Card Frames, Layers, Silhouettes, End Caps, Foundation Keys, Tri-Fold Cards, Shadow Layers and more! 🙂
Will you tell what the smallest size for each shape would work?…hard to explain, but I know Cricut advertises it will make shapes I believe to 1/2 inch, but when you try to make 1/2 inch on some shapes, it is very difficult to take off mat without tearing. For expample I was making the letter “w” I believe from Plantin School at 1/2 in and I couldn’t take off mat without tearing small very very very (did I say very) small slice of paper that was keeping the “w” together.
Well, I really can’t tell you the smallest for each shape out there – there are thousands of shapes when you total 100+ cartridges and each of those carts can have as many as 700 shapes on them. That would take me several YEARS to compile!
However, best suggestion I can give you from here is, to use the Cricut Spatula and take your time when removing it from the Cutting Mat.
Sometimes making a bigger size is what you need to do, OR change the font type for the “w”.
For example, instead of using the “w” from the original Plantin Schoolbook, switch to Roly Poly or Shadow, it will make the “w” thicker and possibly easier to remove from mat.
Tips like these will be in the DVD! 🙂
How many projects does it have on it? 😉
Hi Megan, I would love this DVD. I’m about to upgrade to the E from my baby bug and could use all the guidance I can get!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win. ~Sharon
DVD would be wonderful because I don’t know all the great features of the cricut.
I am feeling lucky!!!! I am so excited for this video can’t wait to watch it! – brianne
I bought one (preordered) but I can always give
an extra one as a gift! 🙂
I haven’t been able to pre-order yet but I’m hoping to when I save some $.
My question is: “What made you decide to finally make a DVD?” You are so incredibly talented and you’re honestly my favorite person to watch right now. I love how creative you are and how concerned you are with saving money. I think it’s great because not everyone can afford everything under the sun – including me. So all your money saving tips are great!! I loved that video!!
Can you “ungroup” images on a cartridge with any tool (DS or gypsy)? Like on the Winter Woodland when you want to only print part of a house (like one part that’s in a cut? file that has more than one part? I hope my question is clear. I can’t wait for your video to learn MUCH MORE!
Thanks for a making a DVD; I love watching your videos and your ideas.
Is this a Provo Craft product?
I’d love to win this DVD. I am adding it to my Christmas wish list, but it would be great to get it before that! Thanks for the chance to win.
I’m really happy for you. I know it was a lot of work to put this together. I hope I win it!
Awesome about your video. You must be so proud! So, tell me if you can, how many projects to you show us and how long is the video?
Great job and congratulations on the video!
I cant wait for the dvd to come out I put it on my Christmas List but if I could win it that would be even better!Thanks for the chance you are an awsome Christian woman keep up the great work.
Me!Me!Me! (Hands waving up high)
Is it going to include the use of the Gypsy to any degree?
I am so excited for you and this new venture with a DVD. I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to win your DVD. I still have a baby cricut and there is still so much I don’t know about it even. I can visualize it now, your DVD playing in my scrap room while I am creating with my cricut.
Thanks again Megan, you are awesome!
From reading your blog it looks liked it’s jammed packed with useful info, I just can’t wait till mine gets here!!Yeah
So happy for you Megan, love watching your videos, good luck with future DVD’s
I’d love to win this DVD!!! It’s on my Christmas list!
I couldn’t wait to win, so I ordered today. I hope you will cover layers. I have cut some items from “Life’s a Beach” and they don’t seem to match up. Also, “fit to length” is one of my favorites.
I will love to have one. So, I want to know if you talk about scal on the video? I`m interesting on this software, i hope i could buy very soon.
Congrats on the DVD. I would love a chance to win this. Thanks for the chance.
I love the idea of a whole dvd of your lessons and projects! I’ve had my E for about a year, but still only know a little! Thanks for the chance to win!
Congratulations on your dvd. Will you have other dvds following this one and will this dvd be exclusive to your website?
Looking forward to seeing yor DVD!! Love all your videos.. thanks for the chance to win!!
How fun! Looks like a great DVD! Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂
I think this will be a really helpful tool. The more you learn the more you use products so I’m excited to see it 🙂
Will you cover the Gypsy and SCAL at all?
As a new cricut owner, I am searching all websites and reading everything I can about my new ‘toy’. This DVD seems like the perfect addition to my collection of tips and hints! Thanks for putting this together! Have a blessed day!
Megan, I’m thrilled for you with this new venture. This is another part of the Proverbs 31 woman at work. Congratulations!
Since Im so new to the Cricut I cant wait to get this DVD to show me what I can do with my Cricut. Im sure it will motivate me to actually get some crafting done. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for a chance to win the DVD!!! Love your videos, thanks again! 😀
I would love to win this DVD! I still need to know more about my cricut!! Hmm.. question??
Hmmmm… Are you being sponsored by a company or is all this coming from your finances?? Too personal?? sorry.. don’t have to answer.. just wondering! 🙂
how cool is that…dvd!!!! hoping its me that get to try it out..:) will it have all instruction on the cricut it self and how to use the DS and all the features…..how I NEED that!!!..thanks again
Oh Cool I have the Cricut and my sister has the Expression so what I can’t do on mine I am hoping I can do on hers. My question is do I have to have the Expression or DS or anything to weld or flip my projects?
I would love to win this DVD.
Congrats on the dvd- I definitely want one!
Will you be doing lessons on design studio? I’ve had mine for over a year and just can’t quite get the hang of it!
Since I found out you were doing this I have been so excited… will be ordering one for sure. I think there is always something I need to learn on the cricut. Just want to say your website has been such a big help to me. Thank you so much!!!
I am VERY excited about this DVD. I love watching all your video and what I have learn. Thanks
I am so excited. I just pre-ordered you DVD this weekend. I can not wait to get started. I have had my Cricut Expression for almost two years now and have gone throw so much paper and am still going throw paper. I have created some nice things but I always buy three of ever piece of paper to give me room for era.
I also wanted to know if there was going to be a section on the Cards about how to cut them so that they will fit in “Invitation” and “A1” size Envelopes?
So much to learn, so little time. I would like to have you show me your tips for making my new hobby come to life.
Have already pre ordered your DVD. Love your site and can’t wait to see what else you have to offer. Would like to win the DVD to give to a friend that is getting a Cricut for Christmas.
I love the idea of having all the info regarding my Cricut in one place. Are all the project/information tutorials broken up into different chapters. Of course I’ll watch the whole DVD but afterward if I forget how to do something I wouldn’t want to watch the whole thing again searching for that one bit of information I might have forgotten.
I would love to win…
Hey Megan – My question is, I only have the baby bug – will you provide guidance on which carts work best with which machine? i.e. I heard Wild card only works on the Expression. Thanks for putting this together. I will be preordering the dvd later today.
Anxious to get my copy…would love to win ome for my sister.
Will you include your favorite features, cartridges, and cuts? We want to know
Will you show different ideas from the Wild Card cartridge? There are a lot of different cards on it but I am lost on how to use all of them.
My questionis will there be more DVDs to follow? Such as Design Studio. And will you possible break down some of the more complicated carts such as Wild cards in the future?
I think providing a DVD is great. I am a visual learner and like to see the step by step process. It’s always great to learn new techniques or different features that the cartridges provide!
I was wondering how many projects are on it altogether, and what is the total length of the dvd. I cant wait to get mine. My friend just started a scrapbooking weekends and this way i can show them new things. how fun.
Who wouldn’t want to win a copy of your DVD? I’ve had my E for a couple of years and still don’t use it to it’s fullest potential. I’m sure it will be great, just as all your videos are.
Megan, I so badly need this DVD. There are so many ways to use this machine, that I stay overwhelmed when I use it. I usually figure out what I need to do, but would love to be able to just watch someone that obviously knows what they are doing. Thanks for doing this.
Thank you for this awesome chance!!!
My question is, Is their anything you don’t lnow about when it comes to the Cricut? Are you still learning new tricks?
I am always amazed at what it can really do.
Gale The Happy Stamper (:’
Thanks for the chance to win a great dvd. I am planning on getting my Cricut for Christmas (hopefully can buy it on a Black Fri. special) and want to know more about Sure Cuts a Lot programs.
This is really exciting!!! Would love to win and learn more from you.
thanks for sharing
Hi Megan! I just got my Cricut Expressions 4 days ago so I’m in desperate need of your video. I’ve watched everything on your website so far, and I printed off your cutting guide, but the video would be wonderful! Thanks for doing all this for us! Looking forward to it!
Hi There! I am so excited about your DVD!! Will you be talking about layering and sizing! I still have problems with that. Also wondering if you are planning a seaquel – and if you will consider explaining DS and Gypsy a bit further. I went and ordered a check card so that i can order your DVD!! Thank you for all your hard work!
Will there be a ‘quick find’ table of contents for the topics/projects on this Cricut DVD. WOW! What a project for you to develop…and we all benefit! Enjoy your updates and faithful teaching. I’d be sooo excited to win this DVD.
Would be great to win a copy – could give it to my sister cuz I have already ordered mine. I too want to know if you are working on a video for DS.
I don’t really have any burning questions. I am just really excited for you!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your DVD.
Are you planning on having any distributers in Canada? Can i suggest The Scrap Hut in calgary (www.scrap-hut.com), a small home based business.
Hey! I’m having a hard time figuring out which direction each item is printing. Seems like I figure it out then cut something else and waste my paper all over again! I’m a new cricut user so maybe this is a dumb question, but it’s trippin me up. I’m so glad you’re gonna explain the cards and envelopes in detail. That’s another one I seem to waste paper on!
Thanks for the opportunity! I’ll order it soon as I can get some mullaw together!!!
Congrats on making the DVD. I would love to have a copy of the DVD. I have the cricut expression less then a year so I’m a toddler in cricut years and can use all the help I can get. I just recently found your blog and I’m enjoying all your tips and videos. thanks for sharing all you do.
Will you teach us how to create a shadow(bubble) around a phrase on DS? I’m having a hard time with this & I don’t know if it can even be done.
I need help and I am so excited to see your DVD. I will definitely get it.
I am looking forward to your DVD. I have a baby cricut that I can do the basic cuts on. Would love to learn how to do more. Thanks for the opportunity to win your DVD. Sounds like something that is needed by a lot of crafters. Love your videos.
You are doing a fantastic job and I love watching your videos
Hey there Megan!! Congrats on the dvd. I can’t wait. Are you going to include any tips on the Gypsy? If not, maybe another dvd in the works using the Gypsy. I think that would be very popular!!! Thanks Lady!! Sandy C.
I can’t wait for my copy. If I win this I am going to bless my friend with it. I am so so excited about this DVD. Look forward to more of them from you. I too would be interested in a DVD on Design Studio and the Gypsy. Thanks for all you do.
Ilove you videos as they have been a great help and cannot wait for the DVD. Yes a DVD on DS, Gypsy and even SCAL would be great!
Is this DVD only for for the E? I only have the baby bug but my BFF just bought the E and we need all the help we can to use the different features.
I have had my cricut E since July and I didn’t think I needed your DVD BUT when you mentioned you would explain the feature keys from the handbooks…. HELLO!! I want.. no I NEED your DVD!! This opportunity to WIN it makes it more EXCITING!!
Keep LEAVING your Questions HERE!
I posted a new link with the answers though – HERE
I would love to win your DVD! Wow… what a gift!
I would love to win this dvd! My question would be are you ging to explain ALL the buttons and its features and capabalities on the Expression? I just tend to do the simple cuts because I really dont know what all those other buttons do!
I am excited about the dvd I want to win. so pick me
I would love to win your DVD. It sounds wonderful. Keep up the good work
Can your video be played on the computer? I have no T.V. in my craft room and was just wondering about that. I am so happy for you Megan and can’t wait to see your video.
I also would love to win your DVD, you are fun to watch and I know I would learn more from it. Thank you for sharing!
I’ve only had my cricut for one month and am still learning something new about it every day. Your DVD would make a great companion. Thanks, Megan.
Hi Megan!! I’m really excited about your dvd. I just have a quick question, will you cover the Gypsy a little as well on a few projects?
I would like the opportu nity to win the DVD.
Congratulations on your DVD – I for one know that it is needed…I recently purchased a Cricut and find it confusing to use at times…hoping to win your DVD.
Is this going to cost me even more money b/c I will HAVE to go out and purchase the cartridges that you use in your projects? – LOL!!
Megan–love that your DVD is going to be out so soon. It is a much needed addition to my crafting arsenal. Thanks for all of your hard work (and your hubby, too)!
What a great opportunity for those of us who have the Cricut and still don’t know half of what it can do… your videos always help out…just did my first tri fold card..with BOO..lol
Your DVD sounds so exciting. All the best to you and thanks for a chance to win a copy.
Would love to win your new DVD!! But when I click on the link “You can see a LOT more about the Cricut DVD by clicking HERE.” I get an error 404 Page not found. My question is: when will this be fixed so we can all learn more from you?
I am new to the”cricut” club. I am learning and enjoying my gift. Thank you for the “Guide” it has helped me already and I just downloaded it yesterday!
I just ordered my cricut from ebay and am waiting for it. What supplies do you suggest I get as a beginner?
I would appreciate your DVD very much! Thank you so much for offering it!
How wonderful, a chance to win your dvd. I’ve had my Expression for a bout a year and can do some very basic things. So many of the videos out there want to show you how to do more advanced things and I still need to learn the basics. Thats what I like about your video. It has something for all skill levels. Thanks for the chance to win.
Id love to win it… so excited!!! I hope these projects have no -s0- expensive materials , so I can use my ones, In Brazil its very expensive any hind of good scrap stuff…also, how to use some material in a diferent way. Hugs from Brazil…
Love love love! your website and am so excited for the DVD cant wait for its debut!
love you lots, and prayin that this DVD brings you all the things you have hoped it would!
If I won the DVD, I would give it to my friend who just got a cricut expression. She’s a beginner Cricuter so this would help her out very much!
I tried to cut cardboard & heavy chipboard and the blade kept skipping around. On multicut, it cut a different track each time. I had a hard time trying to size the pieces to go with the cut. The sizing showed weird numbers. I had a terrible time. I got so frustrated. I haven’t touched it since. I need help! I would love the video. I will have to put it on my wish list.
I ordered the DVD and cannot wait to receive it. I am working on some projects to send in for the contest. I have never done anything like this before so I am really excited. I found your website by watching one of your youtube videos. They are great! Thanks and good luck.
I am a newbie at all of this and thank goodness I found your site. You have helped and inspired me so much – I can hardly wait to get a copy of your DVD!
We are each so very lucky to have you on the net! Keep up the great work!
We love you!
Looking forward to the DVD!
I am looking forward to the release of your DVD. Will it ever be available in retail stores? Thanks for give us an opportunity to win a copy of the DVD.
I enjoy your videos. I have pre-ordered, but would love to win and give as a gift. I hope that you go into detail on the Expression features. I have both E. and baby bug, but haven’t taken the time to learn all the E. features.
I can’t believe what you all teach about on this DVD for that price! I can’t wait to learn more.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this dvd. I am a fairly new owner of a cricut and I’m really enjoying learning everything that you are teaching. Thanks for sharing.
I’m so excited for you!
Thanks for the chance to win.
I did already pre-order this, but would love to share this DVD with a friend. I have only had my Expression a few months so I am very new at this and can’t wait to see what you have to teach me. Your other videos are great and I can’t wait for this one!!
Do you cover how to cut vinyl in the DVD? I would love to make some sayings to put on my walls.
Will the DVD include examples for using the markers (with and without then using the blade)?
Can’t wait to order this, or win it1 LOL! What is your favorite cartridge? Right now I’m loving Winter Wonderland!!!!
HI! Would like to know if the DVD will have any projects showing cutting on vinyl? My hubby got me the cricut (original) for my birthday so I have not tried alot with it yet.I am a little afraid to attempt the vinyl. Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. Karen
Does the dvd show how to work with the 2 different blades, pressure, speed, etc. on different material? What about the use of the Markers? I’m so looking forward to the DVD. It’s so easy to watch a Dvd than to try to find the answers in a manual.Great work and God Bless you.
I just found your website last night!!! I LOVE IT.
I was up all night exploring it and watching your
videos,which are exactly what I needed. I would LOVE ti win the DVD!
How exciting for you!! I would love to win one.
I just can’t wait to win it! I love watching and learning from your videos. Thanks
Please! Please! Please! I would love to win this dvd.
I would love to win this DVD! I’m really excited about it! I feel like I spend too much time guessing and trying to plan things out. I just want to craft!! Thanks for all the great videos and projects you offer!
Sweet! Such an awesome giveaway! I don’t have any questions, They were all answered in the other thread. Thanks again!
I can’t wait for the release. It would be lovely to win, for extras.
Great giveaway, great site!
The DVD would be a great idea for my college kid. I would love to send her this video so that she and her friends can create great decorations for their dorm door.
Thank you so much.
I would love to win this!!! Your cutting guide is excellent! I am sure this will be too.
This seems Like a great DVD to have especially if you want to be inspired and become a better crafter. Wonderful idea. Glad your thought of it for us,it is needed and wanted.
I am very excited about your dvd. I have a lot to learn and love getting help.
I have been very excited with the inspiration you provide. Thanks for the chance to win.
Thanks for all of your hard work! I would love to win a DVD, I know there are alot more things I can learn about my Cricut!
Thanks for the chance to win this DVD Meagan! It sounds like an awesome resource.
Omigosh this is too cool! Congrats on your new video!!!
I would love a chance to win your DVD. Thank you for all your hard work!
Wow, just found your site and I am loving it. I have been on here for hours just looking at past items. You are great. Thanks for such an great site.
YAAAAY!!– Your website made me even more excited about my Cricut than I was before….
Looks like you guys will cover lots of stuff – so much information!
Would love to win one, but if not, I’ll be ordering one!
Man would I love to win this!! Thanks for the chance,Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to win this DVD! I love learning new things about my cricut!! Soooo fun!
I would love to win this DVD. I’ve had my Cricut for several years now and have a feeling I could do a lot more with it than I have so far.
I need this DVD. I have had my Cricut for about 3 years & only know how to do the basic things. Please give me this DVD. Thanks for doing this as I feel the video they show on TV does the most simplest thing,& the books that come with the cart,really need to give out lots more information
This sounds like something that will take me to that next step. Thanks for all your videos and for enalbing. 🙂
Will you teach how all the function keys on the expression work? I would love that! I know I am not using my BUG to it’s FULL potential!
ANY POST AFTER THIS WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE DRAWING!!!!
Feel free to keep asking questions though! I will do my best to answer!
Oh what a wonderful resource that would be to have a dvd like this. I LOVE my expressions but would love it even more (if possible) if I could learn more about different techniques! PICK ME PICK ME
Can’t wait… I am so looking forward to this DVD. Thanks CIndy
Is the DVD still available?
What cricut machine(s) are referenced?
I’m looking for a guide for my sister who does not use a computer and has a cricut expression 2.