Back To School Back to Crafting SALE & HUGE GIVEAWAY! 139

Back to School Sale

Hey Everyone!

It’s back to school time and now that routines seem to be settling in and us mom’s have a little more umm… “Free time” it’s time to get ourselves back in the craft rooms and create some awesome things!  Now that I’m in my new house I’m SO excited about creating I’ve been making a few videos a DAY (can you believe it?!)

I have some fun things and great news for you all today that I know you’re going to be so excited about and LOVE!  Here are a few giveaways, I also have a video, I also am offering a sale at AND some fun things with the new Close to My Heart shopping location AND just fun fun fun!  Watch the video and check out details below!

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To Enter to WIN one of the $99.00 Cartridge Bundle Giveaway of my FAVORITE Cartridges simply place an order at either one of the links below between now and September 25, 2013! (If you order in both places you actually will get two chances to win and there is NO Minimum on what you order!)

Now I know not everyone will take advantage of the sales or the big giveaway so I actually have 3 other special giveaways that there is no purchase at all necessary for!  Melanie Brown and I have a few Stamp Sets we wanted to offer to you all as a great giveaway!

Here are the sets up for grabs:

  • Perfect Fit Dad – This is that stamp set that includes the mustache I was talking about and a really cute necktie (not bow tie)!
  • Paisley Perfect – I love these designs and I can see using that sentiment on anything for my daughter!
  • A Special Surprise Stamp set that has been retired from Close to My Heart that you can’t get anymore so it’s a great giveaway!

Here is how to win:

  • Leave a comment with some love here on this blog post
  • Go “Like” AboveRubiesStudio on Facebook if you haven’t already
  • Share AboveRubiesStudio with a friend just to have some fun!

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139 thoughts on “Back To School Back to Crafting SALE & HUGE GIVEAWAY!

    • Marian

      Love your video’s I watch you almost every day. I just wanted to wish you all
      the best to you,your children and new bundle in your new home. Your room is really nice and watching you set up your room is exciting. How awesome that your now partner with CTMH and all those new cartridges are really interesting. I have my eye on them and putting them on my wish list. Thank You, Megan 🙂

  • Angela

    What cute, fun decor! It’s so great to see you excited about your new home and all the wonderful changes taking place in you life! Thank you for sharing with us!!!

  • brandi-lynn

    I love this idea and I just went and purchased all your dvds and some extra stuff when I heard some things would not be continued for possibly 2-3 yrs. 🙁 I really enjoy everything you do and really hope you do not give up on the internet tutorials I enjoy so much watching them. hope your doing good and feeling good and congratulations again!

  • Cindy

    I always love giveaways and it’s even more fun when a surprise is involved! Thank you for all you do! Good luck with all that’s going on in your life right now…. I know a lot of people are praying with you :-)!!!

  • Sharon v/d Westhuizen

    Stunning project, Megan.

    Thks for all the video’s that you do, I ‘m still learning so much. Thks for the gr8 giveaways, too.

    U rock! 🙂

  • Nina

    Thanks for your great videos. I love that you are a genuine and honest person. I think if we lived next door to each other we would be great friends! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sarah O across the sea

    Wow Megan I have been wanting to get the Close to my heart cartridges for ages. Now I need to save up and get them from you…thanks for the opportunity to win one


    Your room is turning out so cute. Love your creative ideas. I soooo love black & white too!!
    *even in my fashion* I love my CTMH cartridges too I have all 3. Melanie is my go to gal.

  • Ruth Davis

    I love your videos and I love seeing you so excited, your craftroom is really looking good. I look forward to seeing many more videos from there. Take care of yourself and your new addition, do you know if it is a boy or girl? Keep the smiles it is good to see Megan back 🙂

  • Glenda

    Megan, I wish I could afford to purchase the items you have for sale, money is tight right now. I have some of your paper layers paper and have been hoarding it!
    So happy for you, you seem in a really great place, and as long as you and your children are happy and healthy, nothing else matters. God Bless!

  • Iva

    Thank you for your video. I’ve missed your tutorials and how to’s. Glad you are
    back with us. Yes, I’m just going to have to purchase the Square 1 product!!!!!
    Good luck and stay healthy.

  • Sharon H

    It is so nice to see you happy and settled down again! You continue to be in my prayers and I think about you often. You’ve done a great job decorating. Stay safe and happy and as you say, Enjoy the moment!

  • Brenda

    Wow your room is coming together so nicely!!! I am loving the black and white with touches of pink color combo!! I’m also so excited and looking forward to more videos, love your videos! Love seeing your baby bump too! lol So cute!! Very happy that you are settling in your new home and look so happy. Hugs, Brenda

  • Margaret K

    I too have missed you, Love your craft room it is so neat looking. So happy for a chance to win anything that is craft related. Keep sending the videos and we will keep watching. Glad to have Megan Elizabeth and all her energy back. God is working through you for us and we love it..

  • Millie

    Hi Megan, I love your new craft room and the black and white is really nice. I really like the art booking and the artist cartridges I am saving up so I can get them.Than you for the chance to win.God bless.

  • Cynthia

    Thank you for your awesome videos. They are so helpful. This is the first time to communicate with you and I appreciate the opportunity to do so. Hope you are enjoying your new move. I too love you new studio. You are so inspirational in many ways. Thank you

  • Debra

    Love the cartridges, have the first two but would love to get my hands on the Artbook one….not so much mustache but love the black and white.

  • Debra

    Love the cartridges, have the first two but would love to get my hands on the Artbook one….not so much mustache but love the black and white. Hmm says I made a comment but I havent? Oh well I will try again

  • Janet Smith

    Love, love,love your new craft space it is looking “GOOD” and so are you! You always have such great ideas. I don’t know if I ever told you but I have to thank you for getting me up and running with my Cricut. I had the expression for almost 2 years before I was able to be successful cutting with it and it was your cutting guide and your videos that got me going, So thank you a million times over!!! I love my CTMH cartridges I have all three and they are awesome, packed with wonderful images. I don’t have those stamps probably on my wish list so they would be awesome to win!! Thanks for the opportunity and for all that amazing things that you do. Your energy and positive outlook are inspiring! Big Hugs

  • Sue Gadbois

    Love what you have done with your work space. Love the opportunity to win something from your giveaway. I need to save up to buy a cart. from you as it’s not in the budget right now. Hope you are enjoying living in WI. How do you like the crazy weather we have here? Your enthusiasm is contagious love that too lol. Hugs from a fellow Wisconsinite.

  • Jeanne

    I have to say that I really love your new craft space…did not know that painted paneling would look so great…my basement has that dark walnut colored paneling and it does feel like a cave!!! I may just have to try painting it. Love the mustache shadow box and so super easy to do. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Lisa Kay

    So excited and so very happy for you…you give me so much inspiration for my crafting and personal life…I know I found you for so many different reasons…

  • Mabel

    Loved your energy in this video Megan…you look so “HAPPY”! Definitely could see using that glitter paper with something Halloween. Love your new room and the black and white theme 🙂 I have not bought anything from CTMH yet but definitely need to now!

  • Sue Manning

    I have been watching your videos for several months now and have been enjoying learning lots of cardmaking techniques. Most of my help with the cricut has come from you. Not only are your videos fun and informative, but your enthusiasm and positive attitude is a bright spot in my day! Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!

  • Victoria

    I just place an order yesterday with Above Rubies Studio. Hope I will get entered into the great giveaway! Thanks again Megan for another great video.

  • Carme

    I loved your video and your new room! The black and white looks so nice! I love the Square 1 glitter, am going to get some of it soon! I am hoping to order one of the cartridges very soon~ I think I would be busy for weeks if I had one~ so many options!
    Thanks for the video, Megan! Wonderful as always!
    Btw, i can’t imagine why anyone would ever send you a rude comment!

  • Stacey

    Great to see you on video again! And I am diggin’ your new space….and I am so totally “lifting” your box frame with the M and goodies! Too Cute! Love CTMH and I too have all 3 of their carts! Who can resist them??? Not me! Have a great day Megan!

  • Kim Thompson

    You know Megan I find it really hard to believe that anyone who watches your video’s could leave a mean comment, you really brighten my day with your energy and bubbliness.
    Love the shadow box that you made, it really fits in your new room perfectly.
    Kim xXx

  • Bobbie

    Thank you for all you do for us. I have learned so much from you over the years. I have several of your DVD’s. They have helped me quit a bit and I do not know what I would do if I I did not have the Cutting Guide for the Cricut. I just wish they had one for the Cameo. I have trouble with the settings sometimes for the Cameo. Love your new craft room. Wish mine was that big. Love your big frame. Where did you get it? I would love to have one for my room. Thanks also for all of the videos you do. I have learned so much from them.

  • Kathy Davis

    I have been a huge fan of yours for years now. I so appreciate your honesty, your vulnerability and the fact that you are a mere mortal like the rest of us. To me, it makes you even more relatable. No one is perfect BUT God still loves us anyway.

    I love your creativity. You inspire me in many ways! God uses you in more ways than you know! I wish you the best…

  • Sheryl

    So glad you are back making videos. Love the black glitter square one. I have some of the white glitter square one and am now brainstorming ideas of how to use it.

  • Kris

    So fun to watch you create something wonderful in your new, spacious craft room! Yay for you!!! Welcome to CTMH!!! You’ll love being with Melanie and the rest of us Scraponista’s! Thanks for all you do, Megan Elizabeth!

  • Dawn Adams

    I learn alot from watching your videos! I’m trying very hard to build up my scrappy supplies, this win would be great! Thanks for the chance 🙂 woo hoo!!!!

  • Leslie

    It is so good to see you back were you belong. What a great video. I’ve been waiting to order from Close to My Heart. I think maybe I’ll just dive in. Thank you so much Megan, you are the best.

  • Connie Herchenbach

    Just ordered artbooking, and I can’t wait to get it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tutorials and videos!!!! My cricut would have been pitched out the window if I hadn’t come across your dvd. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  • Mary Schmidt

    You are always so up beat! What is your secret? The CTMH cartridges are expensive but they have a lot on them. I love having matching stamps to go with the cuts on the cartridges. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the cartridge. Good luck on your sales.

  • angela b

    Thank you so much for all of your advise. You inspired me to make a website and show the little things that I do from time to time. I am always looking forward to seeing what you have coming next! Thank u again!

  • Jessica Beougher

    Megan I love that you have a new great big scrapbooking room to give you inspiration…which then translates into to gives me inspriation! I have been in a funk lately and then I got to watch your videos the last few days and it has totally inspired me to get back to crafting since we moved 6 months ago. So I worked on making a place in the basement of our rental home so I could fit a table with some shelves added some good lighting and opend up some of those moving boxes! I also singed up for an all weekend crop in October just so I had a goal in mind to be ready for! Thanks so much for you passion and love towards scrapbooking you truely do inspire! Please keep the videos coming!!!!

  • Dorothy Breitenstein

    Love Megan products and these Close to my Heart cartridges. Have them all but if I win that would be a great gift for someone! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Brenda

    Megan, love your videos you always have great ideas and your enthusiam is catching. I finally got to a Hobby Lobby today and it was great. It is far away and I spent way too much money so it won’t happen a lot but it was awesome! I’m saving money to purchase the CTMH cartridges. I would love to win one or the stamps but please keep up your videos!

  • Darlene

    Hi Megan,
    I watch you almost religiously! You are such an inspiration to others including myself! I love your new craft room and I am so happy that you and the children have moved into your new house! I would love to win the Close To My Heart cartridge which you are giving away! Thank you for the opportunity! Oh, and congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

  • Denise (Neesey)

    What a great giveaway M. You are sure looking great these days. Positively lovely. Keep calm and craft on…..and pick me. :o) pleeeez

  • Pat L

    Hello Megan,
    I was searching the web one day trying to find a video on the cricut on how to use it and I found your video and loved the way you showed how easy it was, I love your videos and projects. You are a great inspiration for so many. I Pray everything goes well for you and your children. Our God sure works in mysterious way when His children need help. I am so glad I found your web site I love your upbeat and positive outlook no matter what is going on in your life. May God bless you and continue giving you strength.

  • Shelly Baker

    Megan, I miss you as much as you miss us. I just want to reach through the computer screen and squeeze those glowing cheeks and hug you. I wish you so much happiness and a blessed life. I hope you have a safe and easy pregnancy. Never worry about being a bad mommy (facebook post) we all have those nights. Just ask God for some extra grace and patience and he will carry you through those tough evenings till bed time.

  • GrandmaAYW

    So glad to see you back to making videos again. I learned how to use my Cricut and Gypsy by watching you regularly since October of 2009! Welcome back!!

  • KitnM

    You are so creative. I am not sure how you come up with the variety of creations that you do! Love the set up in your craft room! I have ordered from Melanie before and she is not only quick on shipping but also very helpful! Thanks!!

  • Bernie

    Megan you just make me feel good when I watch you, you’re so creative and I always learn something new . Keep up the good work and God Bless You.

  • Bobbi Ann

    Hi Megan,
    I Love to watch your videos. I have some of your videos and have learned alot from you and them.
    You are so funny :>
    Thank you for all of your FUN hard work. Thanks for chance to win.

  • Lynelle

    Love your new little “baby-bump” that shows up so faintly in the video! Looking forward to following your progress as I am glued to my computer enjoying all of your fabulous videos!

  • Cindy Marshall

    Hi Megan, Love your Video’s! I’m getting ready to paint my Craftroom. It’s that boring old brown paneling to. Keep the fun Video’s coming. I’ve learned so much from you about my Cricut. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a Happy Day! :0)

  • Andrea

    I always enjoy watching your videos. Sometimes, when I can’t do my own crafting it is just the creative stimulation I need. Also, whenever I am watching on my smartphone my 2 year old love to come over and watch too. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Sandra V.

    I would love the Paisley Perfect Stamp Set from Close To My Heart. It so adorable. Wish I could place an order but, layoffs have hindered any purchasing outside of true basic needs. Pray that changes soon, going into 7 mos. No luck with full time work as of now.
    So Glad you have your Craft Room back. I have followed you for over two years and love your stories, video’s, sharing of life challenges and all your tips and tricks with the Cricut and other wonderful crafty tools.
    Wishing you and the children a very Blessed journey into your new life.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Maybe next time I can place an order.
    Sandra V.

  • Mary Ann Huntington

    It’s so nice to see you so happy now. You’ve been through a lot in the past couple of years and deserve some happiness in your life. Congratulations on your expected new bundle and your new house. I love your new studio. Sure is better than sharing it with your bedroom I bet.

  • Sharnette

    I have been wanting the CTMH cricut cartridges for a long time, but funds are tight right now and I just can’t afford them but I would love to win one…Prayers are being sent up…

  • Tracy

    I came across your video today on youtube and saw “My most personal video and My new craft room”. Thanks for sharing it personally touch my heart, especially being a stay at home mom. You have encouraged me to think more about whatI can do here in my craft room and being home.
    Thanks so much!
    God Bless YOu

  • May

    I’m so glad to see that you’re back to being “crazy Megan”! I love your videos and they give me so much inspiration to craft/create! Keep the videos coming!

  • Victoria

    I just ran across your blog and I absolutely love you and your work. I like how you’re so excited about scrapbooking. Your work is so easy to follow and understand. Most of all I love how you’re on fire for God and your not ashamed to let everyone know it. Continue to let Him lead you and I promise you will go far. I look forward to learning more from you.

  • Custom Crafty Lady

    I just want to know that you were so brave to share such a personal story with others.
    The only person you need to ask God for forgiveness, return to him and the slate is clean.
    I’m praying for you and your kids.

  • Joan Schonrock

    I have been following you for quite some time and so enjoy your projects, videos, and your presentations, Megan. And your little life lessons shared in the process. Keep up the good work!

  • peggy whisenhunt

    Going to sell my first Square 1 vinyl sign to a lady that has a shop and will display this on her car window. so excited. I missed the S1 Lesson 2 and want to know how to access it, or where to access it before the next one comes out. thanks.

  • Sharon Harrison

    You are really an awesome person. I really enjoyed the fact that you shared some of your personal life with
    all of us. Wee don’t always know what God has planned for us but we do know it will be the right choices if we follow him. I am working with the last of my grandkids and starting with my greatgrandkids. Scrapping is just another way to connect. I so enjoy your videos for they give me such inspiration. Love to you and your growing family. God will bless you.

  • Cherie McCullough Favor

    I too love the CTMH cartridges and stamp bundles. I am a sucker for anything that coordinates! It makes my creations look so much better! Thank you so much for all you do. I have learned and continue to learn so much from you. You really are an encouragement to me and I hope only the best for all you do!:)

  • Megan Elizabeth Post author

    COMMENT ENTRY FOR THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – All comments after this point will not be counted towards the contest and winners have been posted! Thanks so much and check back soon for more awesome giveaways at