CTO: Ustream Video about Cropped Event and Scrapbands Giveaway! 85

HI, HI, HIiiii! 🙂 (Have you ever seen Little Einsteins? Annie always sings that!) Anyway! Hello!

Awesome fun Ustream tonight!  We have a lot of GREAT things happening especially Cropped Mystery Challenge Event! If you have not read about it yet or watched the Welcome video please visit http://www.CroppedEvent.com

Are you back from CroppedEvent? Good deal 🙂 Now you can watch the LIVE Ustream from last night – a little silly, a little goofy and Uber Dorky, but we had fun chatting about the Cropped Event showing off the new Megan Elizabeth Scrapbands Collection and the new Enjoying the Moments Stamp Set with Tanner Bell Designs!


Scrapbands are NOT available to order yet, but we will let you know soon – this was a sneak peak that they are coming! BUT I have ONE band to give away on this blog post!  Please comment with your favorite part of what Cropped Event is all about! Do you think your favorite part will be the goodies in the Mystery box? Hanging out with your Crafting friends while you participate in event together? Chatting with our Crafting Professionals? Watching the Tutorials and How tos? Weighing in on our Topic Discussions?

What else would you LOVE the CROPPED EVENT to include? Let me know and we will see what we can do!

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85 thoughts on “CTO: Ustream Video about Cropped Event and Scrapbands Giveaway!

  • Andrea Washington

    I am so happy to have heard about you and the wonderful line of scrapbooking and etc.. I am excited, I am ready to see what is in the mystery box, will be ordering mine VERY SOON! you are an azaming person , thank you for what you to , and also to help others such as me birth out the creavitiy that is bubbling inside..
    God Bless and Im staying TUNED!

  • Betsy Rowan

    I think Cropped sounds like a creative concept. I like learning new techniques . Also looking forward to the chance for a crafting weekend without having to leave home.

  • Jeannie

    Enjoyed the Ustream tonight! Looking forward to getting my mystery box- hoping I get some of those adhesive squares you have, I have yet to try them. Looking forward to the crafting weekend to be just around a bunch of crafters who get crazy over paper, glue, and embellishments- my friends just don’t get why I go nuts over a new stack pack lol!

  • Toni Addison

    Oh I have never done a challenge just a few swaps here and there but am really looking forward to it all!! I am in the learning process but really love the interaction with people. I don’t have someone to go to crops with so I stay home. I do have a freind who will skype with me while we craft together and watch ustream shows. So I am busting at the seams about this cropped program. Just forwarded the link to my freind as well. So I need to order my mystery boxes.

  • Tianna Fonseca

    I think that the most fun would b learning new techniques and getting to chat with you and your super awesome crafting professionals!!!

    Of course, I’m looking forward to what’s in the box too. So many things are AWESOME about this. Plus – “Chopped” is my favorite show so Cropped is even better!!


  • Terry Richey

    I enjoyed the Ustream last night so much. I think my favorite part of “CROPPED” is the mystery surrounding it all! I love the idea of being challenged with supplies someone else has selected, which will make me think “out of the box” – LITERALLY! LOL Thanks for making paper crafting so FUN!! Ordered my Mystery Box last night and can’t wait to get started on the challenges.

  • Margaret K

    I love to learn new things and you seem to teach it in a way that everyone can learn from it. I love that. I love the weekend and just trying to figure out if I can make it or not would love to beable to join in but working 2nd shift the whole weekend. Willtry to work somthing out soon. Thanks so much for all you do. Loved the livestream last nigth.

  • Shawn Mosch

    I had SO MUCH FUN at the Ustream! I think the thing I am MOST looking forward to at the Cropped Event is all of the creativity and being inspired by what everyone is doing. Learning new things . . . seeing people use products in a different way . . . and just having FUN creating!

    Thank YOU Megan for inspiring us all!

  • Monica L.

    The whole concept of “cropped” sounds like so much fun. I will be purchasing my mystry box really soon. I have never been to any crafting event before, Im just an at home crafter mainly because I dont have any scrapbooking friends that would join me on crops:)lol. “Cropped” sounds like a fun way to meet new people and make new crafting friends:) Thanks for having the Ustream record, I really enjoyed seeing it:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  • Beth W.

    YAY I just ordered my own Mystery Box!!! I can’t wait for this event. I used to go to cropping events all the time with my friends but I moved away this past year…..now I’m in WI too. Would love to come to the event but will have to settle for joining from my craft room. Can’t wait for the fun and excitement.

  • Nuchi Draiman

    Great Ustream, Megan!

    Soooo….anyone want to win an Art Philosophy Cricut Collection set?

    Guess what! I am going to be one of the sponsors of the CROPPED event, and I am donating an Art Philosophy set, as well as a bunch of other wonderful Close To My Heart goodies! I’m so excited to be part of this! Don’t miss this Big Event–there will be LOTS of wonderful giveaways!! Megan–are you sure there will be enough time over the weekend of the CROPPED event to give away so much stuff? 🙂

    Big announcement… (drumroll please)…Megan’s Hostess gifts are on their way! They should be arriving very soon!!
    You have all shown your love and support for Megan in such a big way, that she has LOTS of wonderful goodies coming! Megan–enjoy them all, and when you use them please remember that there are many people who really care about you. I hope that thought will help you get through your surgery and recovery–and that you will soon be pain free and all smiles! Enjoy!!

    One more thing–the Giveaway for over $50 worth of CTMH products! I will be doing the Giveaway drawing (using random.com to choose the winner) this Tuesday–July 17, 2012. I’m waiting until then because I’ve been getting requests from people who want to host their own online party and get 5 extra entries into the Giveaway! If you want to host a party too, contact me at craftsluvr@aol.com and let me know. It’s fun, easy, and you can get terrific Hostess gifts!

    If anyone meant to put in an order for Megan’s party and didn’t get around to it, it’s not too late. There will be a button for Megan’s party on my website (lovetocraft.ctmh.com) for a few more days. Megan will still benefit from your purchases, and from your party bookings!

    I can hardly wait to see Megan’s reaction to all of the goodies you helped her receive! You are all very special!!

  • Nuchi Draiman

    Whoops! I goofed!!

    After Part 1 of Megan’s party, CTMH left the JOIN button up for 5 extra days, but this time it’s already down. If anyone has any last minute orders, you’ll have to contact me at craftsluvr@aol.com and I’ll have to put them in for you manually. Sorry about that! 🙂

  • Tiffany

    My favorite is just the ideas and energ you get from being around Others who have been doing it for so much longer!? Us newbies really need that!

  • Christin Boyd

    Megan…..man…..the goodies just keep rolling out! You truly are an amazing person! I love watching all the tips and videos. You supply us with all sorts of FUN!!! Thank You for that!

  • Janet Trapp

    Really enjoyed the upstream when I made it there! I am awaiting my box… It would be so cool to come there for the weekend. If you were in PA still I would most certainly be there but 10 hrs. away is a bit too much ;(

  • Susan Rude

    Wow Megan, thats all I can say Wow. I am so excited about the cropped event and the Mystery box. I am looking forward to seeing all the little goodies you all have picked out for my box. Happy Scrapping. Sue

  • Dawn

    You sent me an email to come and post here for a chance to win since that email hasn’t been working so here I am. lol

    dmcardmaker (at aol.com)

  • Tina V

    I am excited for Cropped…box ordered, date recorded on the calendar and have a friend to join in the fun! I am looking forward to a chance to be at a super big crop via the internet!

  • Nancy Coultas

    So excited for all this great news and look forward to the Scrap Bands line! Thank you for bringing all this wonderful-ness to us!

  • Therese

    Hi Megan, I have ordered my mystery box and love the scrap bands, I picked up the album I made of my dad and it is so heavy, the scrap band purfect.

  • Anneta

    Well today is the first time I have ever left a post on a blog for anyone, not just yours Megan. …and now I am making it 2 in one day. 🙂 Any way, I would love to win your new scrap band. I actually did not appreciate them when I first saw the scrap bands advertised. However, the more I scrapbook and see how thick they get; it really makes a perfect companion. Thanks again for the opportunity! Much love and blessings to you…

  • Donna Perkins

    I am a new to scrapbooking but am excited about the upcoming event. I ordered my Mystery Box as soon as your announcement was made and also the new stamp set Enjoy The Moments. I am looking forward to watching the event in September and learning all I can about paper crafting. Thank you, Megan, for all your videos and posts to help us out here. You are a blessing !

  • Shelly Baker

    The event sounds wonderful! Sadly, my budget wont allow for it but that is ok, I still love all your products and the new stamp collection looks AWESOME! I appreciate all you do and I still thing Paper Layerz rock. I plan on watching the recorded Ustream from the other night, I was down with the flu bug, but cant wait to watch. Sending you get well wishes from now until all you dental work is done.

  • Dawn

    Just watched the video of the Ustream since I missed it 🙁
    Stupid email problems getting in the way of my fun. lol
    I’m glad the doctor figured out your K-stone issue.
    We have been dealing with my husbands 14th, 15th and 16th stone.
    6/18 I rushed him to the ER because he was doubled over in pain and couldn’t hold anything down.
    They tested him and confirmed it. Then they sent him for a CAT scan to see if it was one he could pass.
    Well they found out he had an 8mm one blocking his left kidney that needed to be taken care of right then so it wouldn’t cause kidney damage. Since he takes asprin for his heart he couldn’t have it blasted for 2 weeks. They did surgery that night to place a stent. A week and a half ago they blasted it and he has been passing the little guys since then. BUT that’s not all he has 2 other 6mm ones. One in his left kidney and its brother in his right. So they will need to be blasted separately. Poor guy is miserable. He had his 1st one at 17 (yup I was there for it) We have been married 32 wonderful years. Oh my I didn’t mean to go on and on but it sure felt good to voice it.
    Thanks for listening.

  • BarbS

    Your U-Stream was fun. Thanks for all the information. I can’t wait for the crop event. And, thank you for the opportunity to win this gorgeous Scrapband.

  • Sandy Christman

    I rushes home from my daughter’s birthday dinner so I would miss nothing from USTREAM that night. I am so excited, I already ordered my mystery box. So looking forward to participating in this. You, Megan Elizabeth, made me feel I could. I have never ssent my work in for anybody to see. But my room has a lot of pretty things and all my friends love my cards, or at least they say they do.Of course who doesn’t love to win prizes. I never win things either, just one of thoses unlucky people. At first when you mentioned something big fr the fall, I sent you a message hoping you were coming to Tampa Bay, since I live in St. Petersburg, but this is even beter. I get to talk to professionals, see what others are doing,learning so much more and getting to talk to you. You don’t know it, but you’ve been on our rayer list since I found out about your teeth, what a way to start marrried life! I want a scrapband so bad.I am trying t do a book of my parents, since my mom just died in April, one for each of my 3 children and one for each of my grandchildren. And I really glad you are doing it the method you are doing it. I live with chronc pain and depression and I’m afreaid I might not make it to Tampa if it was there. Actually, the Dr. suggested to get a hobby, and a good friend suggested I do scrapbooking to help get through the depression. I can’t wait to see what’s in the box, you have peaked my curiosity.You are the kind of person I like to be around, so full of God that you just inspire the rest of us to stay faithful. If it wasn’t for God I don’t know what I would do. Sorry this is so long, I’ just so excited. By the way Sept 23 is my sister’s birthday. What a great weekend it will be I’m really looking towards autumn now. Have a blessed day.

    • Darlene Biermann

      Scrapbooking is very good therapy for depression.
      My sister talked me into doing this when my youngest daughter was murdered by her husband in a Police Department in Fox Lake, WI., on March 11,2007. She has 3 kids.
      It really is alot to deal and prosess in my mind, still having bad days yet.
      Take care and God Bless

  • Karla (aka Scrappynut)

    These scrapbands sound very interesting! I think I REALLY like the idea of the smaller ones for the Smash books (yes, you have me addicted to them, too! LOL). I can’t wait to get my hands on them, and in the UStream video they looked awesome! ENJOY THE MOMENTS, Megan!

  • Crystal Nichols

    I loved the ustream event all kinds of great information. The cropped event will be a blast I am sure. I wish I could attend, but am already committed to scrapbook expo. Cannot wait to hear about it though. Great job for everyone helping Megan put this together.

  • Odie Keith

    The best part of a mystery IS the mystery itself!! I am excited about the Mystery Box and all of the How-Tos. I am new to papercrafting but so excited to learn more about it and try al of the new projects.

  • Chris Eagan

    Love the intrigue of ‘Cropped!’. I briefly dated the producer of “Chopped” in college & think the concept is great! Congratulations on your creativity in changing genres. But then, I have always been in awe of and envious of your awesome creativity!

  • Carmen Elrod

    Wow Megan! I am so so excited for the Cropped Event! I have never participated in a group crop or challenge~ I ordered my mystery box and can not wait to see what it is all about! You are so awesome Megan, to think of all of this and make such big fun plans~ even after all you are going through! WE REALLY ARE ALL SO BLESSED TO KNOW YOU! LOVE YOU MEGAN!

  • Alison C

    The scrapbands are awesome. I could really use one when I take my scrapbook in progress to a crop. Bits and pieces slide out of my scrapbook in my scrap tote when I am going from one place to another.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Nuchi Draiman

    Megan–any sign of your box of Hostess Gifts yet? I received email earlier today saying it arrived at the FedEx office near you. It should be in your hands very soon, if it isn’t already! (I think I may be more excited about you getting all your gifts than you are!) 🙂

    Talk about being excited, I feel like I’m about to burst! I don’t even know if I’m supposed to tell you guys about this yet, but I gotta share it with you! I just found out from some consultants who are at the CTMH Convention in Dallas, Texas right now that the new Close To My Heart catalog is out and it has WONDERFUL things in it–including a new Cricut cartridge! It’s called the Cricut Artiste cartridge, and I can’t wait to get it! Like the Art Philosophy cartridge, it comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 sets of coordinating embellishments, and costs $99. It has 700 images, including cupcake liners, party favors, lots of new 3D items, etc. So EXCITING!!

    The catalog also has beautiful new papers in great colors, lots of terrific new stamps (Megan, you’re gonna LOVE some of these!), new storage containers, and even 12″ x 12″ chalkboard paper that’s perfect for the Cricut! YAY!!

    Sooo… who wants to be one of the first to own the new Artiste Cricut cartridge? The catalog isn’t officially open to the public till August 2, but I’m taking preorders now! Email me at craftsluvr@aol.com for more info!!

    Even better, who wants to book a party, get lots of orders for all the exciting new CTMH products, and earn lots of Hostess gifts?

    Most of all, who wants to come out and PLAY? 🙂

  • Shirley E.

    I’m excited about all aspects of the Crop Event, especially chatting with the professionals and watching the Tutorials.
    Hoping I’ll get the Mystery Box in time to get in on the challenges too!

  • Cindy Haselip

    Oh my gosh !! so much exciting new. I am so glad that I am able to get you on the internet. I definetely want to do the cropped challenge. It sounds like a lot of fun. I am going to talk to a few of my friends and see if they would like to come and spend some time with me and join in and have some fun. Thanks so much for thinking this up. Also I can’t wait to get some Scrapbands.

  • Lisa Kay

    I had fun with you on the upstream I am so excited for my Mystery Box. Scrapbands, wow I can not wait. I also was able to buy 2 stamp sets I can not wait to use them. I ordered them quick and I am so glad I did because most are already sold out… I am so happy for you! I remember following you back when you were just starting out and now look at you…Megan you are famous!

  • Nuchi Draiman

    More details about the Cricut Artiste Cartridge Collection…

    (With thanks to fellow CTMH consultant Melissa Laverty who was given the cartridge to make samples for Convention and provided this information)

    Here’s a little idea of what you get with this cartridge:

    • 3 adorable stamp sets that perfectly coordinate
    • 3 Dimensional Elements Chipboard Piece sets that coordinate including word bubbles, pennants and a mini album.
    • 700 unique shapes including:
    • 18 cupcake liners
    • 50+ Cards with Matching Envelopes
    • 50+ 3-D Boxes
    • 14 Welded Sentiments
    • 7 pre-scored rosettes
    • 4 spiral rolled flowers
    • and 100′s of other images including ferris wheels, owls, skeletons, bows, silhouettes, robots, dress forms, banners, medals, tags, brackets, frames, playing cards, pinwheels, road signs, ornaments, pumpkins, birds, butterflies, aliens, hearts, hot-air balloons
    YOU NAME IT, THIS CARTRIDGE’S GOT IT. And all for only $99!!!
    Here’s a fun “sneak peek!” This is a video –hot off the presses—from the CTMH Convention that’s going on right now in Dallas, Texas. It gives you a little taste of what the Cricut Artiste cartridge can do! Check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dERo129nO24
    How can you get the Cricut Artiste cartridge before everyone else?
    You have 2 choices in terms of ordering the cartridge:

    1) Wait until August 1st, go onto my website lovetocraft.ctmh.com and order it yourself.
    Be sure to click on the JOIN button next to the Cricut Artiste Cartridge Set Party!

    2) I can order it for you now, you pay me by PayPal, and you will be sent your cartridge as soon as they allow me to and will have it before everyone else!

    Which would you prefer?

    Either way, by preorder or online from my website, anyone who orders the Cricut Artiste cartridge set from me will be entered into a GIVEAWAY for a NEW stamp set that coordinates with the Cricut Artiste cartridge set!!!

    One more option—you can join my team and become a CTMH Independent Consultant yourself. Then you could order it (and anything else you want) at a discount of 22%. I’ll send you more info about being a Consultant if you’re interested.

    Email me at craftsluvr@aol.com if you have any questions and I’ll be glad to help!

    I’m so excited! I can hardly wait to get my Cricut Artiste Cartridge in my hands and start creating!

  • Traci Kendrick

    I would be thrilled to know what is in that box! I have been a fan of yours for a few years now and I am so amazed of what you have done and progressed so much! I wish I could do the cropped event it sounds so fun and exciting but I can’t budget that box right now and in Sept I will be in Cali for the Quick Quotes private reserve weekend!

  • Angela

    Love the upstream, Love the entire site!! Thank you for sharing all of your tips tricks information and product knowledge.

  • Kathy Davis

    I hope it’s not too late for this giveaway. I watched the Ustream Live on Tuesday. Exciting news! Keep up the good work.

  • Rita Alexander

    I ordered the Mystery Box and signed up for Cropped Event almost as fast as my hands could do so! I am excited to learn something new and to see new ideas of how to use products in a different way! I always learn something new when I visit your blog!
    Thanks for a great Ustream….sorry I missed it live!
    I hope you have a great day!

  • Liz Lumsden

    Forgot to say what I look forward to at the Cropped Event, learning new things and watching the pros at work! The mystery box is something I am looking forward to diving into! Will there be a supply list? Do we need a die cut machine?

  • Marissa

    Hi Megan,
    I am super excited to find out what is in our mystery box. I am going to try to plan a scrapbooking weekend with my crafting buddies so we can all join the fun together – I’ve sent them the link so that they can all purchase their boxes! Thanks for the chance at winning!

  • Jessica B.

    I’m so excited about the cropped event I love the idea of being at home and having a few scrap buddies with me and being able to have a live feed of tips tricks and all the other amazing things you have planned for the weekend!

  • Dawn

    Well as you can tell your little email issue has cleared itself of all the July 10th emails.
    It must have had quite a little tummy ache having so much back up for so many days. lol
    Hope this finds you feeling better.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

  • Dianna Naugle

    It going to be so much fun to meet new Friends. And new things to do. And Oh Yes the Box…Its going to be so much Fun…Di