Lots of stuff was found and spotted and samples were gotten while at CHA in Chicago 2011. Now its time to share some of those with all of you!
I also have a Tuesday Tutorial and Special thanks in this video to several of the sponsors of Today’s Video and this 21 days of Prizes!!! 🙂
Once AGAIN I’d like to thank the Sponsors of our 21 Day Event:
Melanie Brown Courtney-Lane.blogspot.com
To Win TODAY’S CHA GOODIE BAG!
Ask Megan a question in the Comments section! ANY Question at all! Now, while I won’t be able to answer everyone IMMEDIATELY or quickly – with getting over 600 comments PLUS everyday – its going to take a while, but I thought it would be fun if with today’s post I had a centralized location of a question you would like to know about Above Rubies Studio, Megan Elizabeth or YOUR FAVORITE Crafting Tools. Anything at all! Just ASK away! Maybe you want to know what my favorite candy is, maybe you want to know my Dog’s name or kind of dog he is, maybe you want to know something about my kids or our home….. ASK away!!! 🙂 🙂 (Please don’t expect immediate answers to these questions, this is or fun, if you have a concern about something customer service related, please use our Comment Form or Customer Service Support this will provide you with more immediate service to any real pending questions or issues. THANKS!)
When will there be more Martha Stewart Cricut All occasions available?
Love how you made the page dementional. Been so much happening here with School beginning for my son on Wed. that I have missed a lot of your tutorials and whatever else is in the works. Time to catch up if I can.
Where do you come up with your fabulous projects? I am completely unable to come up with my own ideas. Thank you!!
I have two questions:
1. Were might I find a reconditioned Expression to purchase for the best DIL in the world. First I bought her the baby cricut and when I bought my CE2 I picked up the “baby cricut”, gave it to my boy friends 17 year old and was going to give her my Expression. Now, I do not want to part with it, so I need to find one soon.
2. Also, since I’m able to use Imagine carts with my CE2, I have been buying them up and now I want an Imagine so much I cannot stand it.
I’d really be much more antsy to get it but I had to have surgery on my hand and boo hoo can’t craft for 6 weeks. I’m on permanent disability but always manage to make sure I hook all my friends up with Cricuts and carts; I love to share my love for Provo Craft and their Cricuts that I cannot quit sharing!
I love your DVD’s for the Gypsy and the Expression, just need the one for the CE2 and the Imagine when I get one. thank you for making my crafting fun and just love the cutting guide also!
God Bless you, your family and Above Rubies!
Well I wanted to ask you how you balance all your time? As far as being a Christian, being a mother, a wife and continuing to maintain your business and traveling! I bet it’s got to be tough, and it’s sounds to me like salvation is ahuge ipart of your life, just wondering how you do it? Oh ya plus trying to home school, dang Girl almost forgot that part, lol!
how many hours a week do you put into your blog and videos? Its such a great resource for us and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it!
Hi Megan Guess what I got Friday off work so will be able to join you at 11.30 am Sydney Australia time ie 9.30 pm your time. Whooo hoooo can’t wait! My question relates to scoring. Which is the correct way to fold the card after you score it. I have seen you and others do it both ways so does that mean it doesn’t matter? I have the Martha Stewart scoreboard which I have also had problems with tearing. I wish I had known about the before I bought it as at the time I had the choice of both the Scorpal and Martha Stewart.
How do you get everything done? You’ve got to be the queen of multitasking
Hi Megan!Where do you find all this time , to do all this great job?
How long have you been crafting and do you have a favorite part (journaling, photography, or just playing, etc.)?
How can I recycle my mats once the stickiness has worn off? I heard that you have shared this in the past, but would you do so again or tell me where to find this info? I hate to have my mats to go the landfill if I can refresh them!Thank you so much!
I am new to your sight and love what I see so far. I am re-designing my craft area, what are your favorite organizational tips and products?
Hello Megan Elizabeth! Do you indeed craft everyday?
Have you heard any word on any new Licensed cartoon character cartridges???? I LOVE to have a Cricut Cartridge of the Care Bears, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, any of those Characters from Cleveland, Smurfs, Jem and the Holograms and many more cartoons from the 80’s. Yeah 80’s!!!!
Have a Crafty day!
I would like to know what countries you may have travelled to? Have you been to New Zealand? It’s wonderful here and we would be sure to welcome you with open arms!
I have been so excited to watch you on Thursday night but I just found out that I have to work 🙁 so my question is: Will I still be able to win anything if I can’t be online at that time? Thanks for putting so much hard work into your website! I love it and come here often now that I have found you.
I think you said in the past that your husband and you both run your business, does he craft as well or is he a behind the scenes type of person? I would love your job. To create and be there for your children you are blessed! Thanks again, and look forward to Friday!
Do you use the Imagine much? I was wondering how it works with the Paper Layez, because you can’t move around in the imagine like cricut expression? The Easel look awesome, like the megnatic part so you could use as display, also.
How and when did you start your blog? You do a great job. I admire your creative ability to think outside the box
How do you best judge what size to make your cricut cut-outs? I am confused by the relative size vs true size. Can you help?
Can you show another session on how to score a card in order to make pin wheels? I’ve done it but I think seeing you do it will be the key. Thanks so much!
What is the best part about having a crafting blog? What is the most difficult part?
Which Cricut Machine your favorite and why?
How did you get started with your website?
How do you come up with ideas for projects and how do you select the tools you show us in the tutorials?
Have you ever been given a tool that you won’t preview on your site?
How did you get your blog going. I don’t know if what I have to say will interest any one! Does that matter so much? Should I just start and see where I go, I spend soo much time in my craft room, and I would like to share some of my stuff…. Thoughts?
I just love your blog and your projects. I think that your blog is so helpful. My question……what is your best source of information on Cricut products and what they can do.
How many hours a week do you put into your blog and videos? Its such a great resource for all and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate it!
Besides your Cricut’s, what is the 2nd most favorite item you use to craft with? Great questions, so far! I do hope you will print the answers when you answer them so we can all learn more about you & your family!!! 🙂
do you know anyone that has bought a reconditioned expression? I want one but the $200+ price tag is too much for me. Does Cricut stuff go on crazy sale for black Friday? I can wait a few months.
and you are the best – I have so much fun watching your video’s and learn so much!!
Do you ever have a creative block?? Where do you go for inspiration?
Is crafting your full time job?
What is your favorite scrapping blog?
What do you think the easiest and most effective way to get your name and style out there in the crafting world? I would love to be considered for a design team or featured somehow.
Is Above Rubies Studio the job you always dreamed about?
Question….question…ok…how bout a riddle of sorts…
10 copy cats are in a boat. 1 jumps out. How many are left?
Its a brain tickler I know =)
What is the tool or product you have that you are most impressed with overall (paperlayerz excluded of course) 😉
I haven’t read thru comments yet, but the first thing that popped to mind is: How do you organize all the STUFF??? “STUFF” is not negative at all, just factual – paper crafting involves a lot of “STUFF” 🙂
I have never had a blog an if I were to decide to start one, what program would you suggest I start with? Thanks
Boy Megan, I would say responding to these posts can be a full time job! Thanks so much for all you do – I really enjoy all of your videos and your blog!
I cannot get crafter’s companion products for cleaning and resurfacing my cricut mats in Australia… is there something else I can use (that may be available here) that would not damage the mats or the cutting blade?
How did you get started with all of this (ARS)?
do you prefer the cinch or bind it all and why?
How do you keep all the stuff organized? I am just beginning and my “stuff” is out of control. I would love to see pictures. I need ideas deperately.
Hi Megan thanks for the chance to ask questions.
An answer for the Dorothy re recycling mats. Wipe them down very hard with babby wipes then let them dry. They are reconditioned then.
My question is about the cartidges that are able to be used in a cricut expession and the CE2. Can the cake and image cartridges be use in either or both of them? I am looking at getting a new Cricut next year and want to take advantage of the one that will use all the different cartridges and also work with my Gypsy.
First I must say u should get “Business Woman” of the year. Cricut does not give too much info on how to put their cricut designs to good use. I cut out all the pieces and can’t always figure out how to put them together. For example #2 in Art Philosphy. It’s a card with a hole, liner, icon grid etc. My simple mind cannot imagine how to use the grid over the rectangular hole. I am not in a rush, because this involves most of the Art Philoshy cart, which I dearly love. I have 3d flowers everywhere and try to think what u would do with all of these gorgeous blooms. How many children do u have? Does ur hubby help u with ur crafting? Ooops too many questions. Thanks.
How do you manage to store all your craft supplies?
Do you ever have a creative block? If so, how do you unblock it? Thanks!!
What product can I use to make my mats stickie again, that is also safe for the machine
Do you use your imagine a lot? How long does the ink really last?
Here’s a “non-crafting” question…What’s your favorite type of food? Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Greek? 🙂
how did you get started with your website/blogging?
Are you able to keep up with your personal crafting/ card making/ scrapbooking while running your family and business at the same time? Sometimes I think we have unfair expectations of ourselves and I would love to hear your view, Thanks!
How long did it take you to explore all the options on the Cricut Expression?
I want to by a scorer for card products….any suggestions? Is one better than another? also…disappointed that Cricut doesn’t support svg files and scal….any other cutter out there that does he same or better job for the price? Looking to add to my cricut family….
Again very cute, creative paige, I reeeeallly love the magnetic boards. I guess my question would have to be what others have asked, HOW do you get it all done? You are one busy lady. Thanks again for another great tuitorial.
Do you ever take a tour to different Scrapbook Stores across the USA? It would be awesome to see you work in person. If you ever do, please come to South Mississippi or South Alabama. Thanks for the invite to ask……
Well Megan….I would love to know how you come up with such fantastic ideas to share!!!!! I get stumped alot but you always seem to keep things current. How do you do it and how do you find the time?
what is your favorite paper trimmer/cutter? I need a new one and can’t decide what to get.
How many hours per week do you spend on ARS? You’re awesome and good luck to you, thanks for the great giveaways
My only question is how to you fit in all these things in? Your awesome!!
Is it true that wi fi CE2 is coming???
What is one crafty rule that you preach but dont practice?
It’s difficult to pick a favorite tool; but I think it’s whatever I’m using at that time. Enjoy your videos. Thanks.
What was your most favorite new item at CHA that you had not seen before going? The item you see yourself using often?
Who got you started in Scrapbooking?
The ink that the Cricut Imagine uses, does it hold its color or does it fade after time? Thanks so much for all your info. I love scrapbooking but to often I hit a creative block.=(
Do you prepare your posts and videos all in advance or do you do it all as you go? Wondering about how many working days you have a week since blogging and customer service can be 24/7 sort of responsibilities.
Would love to know where you come up with all your great ideas! also would like to know what
glues you use for scrapbooking, putting cards together, boxes,do you use ATG or other glues also
mine sometimes seem to come apart. Also crafters companion glues.
I’m still fairly new to all this. What cricut cartridges would you recommend to the beginning crafter? Also what embellishments go with just about every project for a beginner?
No need to answer this question…but I always wonder “where does she get the time to get it all done?” I admire you so much. By the time I do all my to dos for the day, IT’S ALMOST GONE. Take care of yourself. I enjoy your spunk and energy.
Where do you craft? Do you have a room or a spot in the house?
How do you find time to scrapbook with your young children? I have three under 5 and it is a constant struggle. Do you include them?
Once you had the idea for paper layerz, what steps did it take to convince a company to produce it for you?
I was looking into “Making The Cut”. I decided to purchase it, then found that it no longer supported the Cricut. What computer program do you recomend?
I have been scrapbooking for awhile now, but am thinking about trying cards. I need to get a scoreboard, which do you recomend? Also what tool that isn’t used in scrapbooking would you say is essential when making cards. Thanks for all the wonderfull videos and giveaways
Are you making a DVD for the E2?
What are you doing to get sooooo much energy? You do so much things! and What kind of theacher are you for your kids? a strictly of lovely of….. one? have a nice day!
I guess my question is the same that many others have already asked….how do you find the time to do all of this? And do you have time to actually do your own complete scrapbook albums ?
What is your favorite, absolute favorite cricut cartridge? Thanks again for the giveaways!
This would be such a great addition to my scrapbook/craft room. i can only imagine how much space this would save on my sb table. Really want this.
Have you used the Black Cat Lynx machine? I have been looking at it online and it looks awesome.
I am still confused as to which Cricut cartridge can be used in which machine. I know some are compatible with some machines and not with others. For instance, can you use a cricut cake cartridge with a Cricut expression. Can you use an Imagine cartridge with a Cricut cake cutter? Etc., etc…… I have never gotten it straight! 😀 Thanks!
What is the most vaulable tip you have learned over time to save you time, or make that one technique stand out more?
What cricut machine do you enjoy using the most?
I would love to know what the name if your pooch is! What his or her name and what type of dog? J sm such an animal lover! Thanks again for the giveaways! Denise
Hi Megan, When did you start your blog and what was your inspiration?
How much time does your blogging prep take up? How do you make the videos? Would you be able to do a little demo on how to use the Design Studio?
I have tried to use stamping glue from martha stewart and glitter but it never seems to get enough glue to adhere my glitter….what do you find is the best glue for glitter with stamping? And what do you use to clean the stamps after?
Why isn’t Paper Layerz true 12×12 (without the border)? It would have made finding the correct spot on the paper much easier when using the E2.
How do you come up with so many new ideas? Love what you do, Thanks
Just a fun question-
If you could create the next product to rock the scrapbook world what would it be? (the sky is the limit)
What is your favorite Christmas cartridge?
Trying to get organized … How do you keep all your scrapbooking/cardmaking tools & papers organized so that you can go right to them? Thank you for all you share … you are a true inspiration.
So I am wondering everytime I watch your bogs, and read them, how did you get started doing this as your job,and how did you “in” with the scrapping “crowd” that travels and such? This is right up my alley, but can’t do it fulltime. When starting to scrap other’s work (as a job,) how much do you charge…..is it by the album, or by page? I have been asked to do this and I want to be fair, to myself and the party asking. Thanks for all you do……Blessings…….Moira
Love the two layouts in your video!! Why are you called Above Rubies Studio?? Thanks for the chance to win!!
I love the new mat. How do you determine what to charge for completed projects? I’ve heard it’s X times the cost of supplies, what is X?
What are some of the ways we get restore our
Cricut mats for longer life.
Are you going to be coming out with a E2 A toZ? I find I spend a lot of time positioning the cursor. Easier to use Gypsy or original E for paper layerz. Need to get more comfortable with this because the old E was going to be given to my daughter. At this point, I can’t part with it.
Thanks for all your blogs, tutorials and give-a-ways. Sharan
Have used your cricut to make home dec projects for your children? If so, what did u make?
When will the Cricut Craft Room open to the rest of us??? Any Idea on when the pink end caps will be out for the E2? Probably better to ask Provo Craft, but just in case you might know…lol. Love all you do for us Megan, Thanks.
What is your “go-to” Cricut cartridge?
Will there be a A-Z E2 DVD in the near future. TFS spent Sunday afternoon catching up with your videos.
Can you explain how to use embossing paste? I’m having trouble with it still oozing under the template and messing up the design? Thanks
How do you organize your life? You have so much going on.
Why is the Gypsy mat numbered in the corners differently than the actual cutting mats are? The actual mats start with the same number (either 1 or 12) and move horizontally & vertically the same. The mat on the Gypsy starts with 1 horizontally and 12 vertically. This makes it harder to deal with. Is there some way of changing the Gypsy to match the actual mats that I do not know about?
What is your all time favorite Cricut Cartridge?
ok,something totally different, If you could go back in time what specific time would you go back to?
How can a person find the time to craft with a house to run & a full-time job & a part-time job? And where do you get your ideas? I have a hard time coming up with my own ideas for cards & scrap book pages. Do you know of a web site that just features layout templates for scrap book pages? I’m very new to scrap booking & any help would be greatly appreciated.
How did you get started witht he blog or website
How do you organize your patterned paper? I’ve got to get something going and don’t necessarily know what to do just yet.
How will we find out if we’re winners?
When are you coming out with paper layerz with larger squares?
Have you tried the new Martha Stewart paints?
I would love to see a DVD on scrapbook pages, will you be making one soon?
Do you actually craft everyday? If so, how do you find the time?
Megan, can you use the cartridges from the earlier Cricuts in the newer Expression or Imagine machines?
With all the things you do, is there anytime left for you to do personal scrapbooking projects? A few months ago I started a new job and I have difficulties finding time to do crafting. Do you have a few tips for me? Thanks and have a nice day.
How did you getyour blog notices when you first started out?
How id you get started in all this? Have you worked outside your home? What gives you the most inspiration? How do you get into CHA every year?
Hi Megan. How hard is it to set up a blog? Is there a good tutorial out there on how to do it? Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
What is your favorite crafting tool besides the Cricut?
If you were to give advice the two questions are:
What is the biggest No-No to avoid in scrapbooking? and
What is the biggest Absolutely, Positive thing one should do with scrapbooking?
Thank you for the all great give-a-ways…love your blog…thank you!
Do they have CHA in chicago every year? If so where can I find more information about it. I think it would be a fun girls road trip.
I have two questions re scrapbook pages. Do you always use paper protectors in your scrapbooks? How do you handle pages with multiple stacked embellishments – do they scratch the pictures on the facing page? Appreciate any hints on this subject. Have you used the Cinch from We Are Memory Keepers?
Why did you choose to name your business Above Rubies Studio?
What is the name of the product that gives back the sticky on the mats
Good morning Megan, I wondered if you could share some tips on how you got started? Also, what are your best tips for someone trying to get involved in the virtual world of crafting and setting up a blog or a website? I want to participate with some of the other people you refer us to to win some prizes but I do not know how to do that without a website or blog. Thank you
Do you think a trip to CHA will benefit the average crafter or is it geared towards the business crafter?
Do you use cricut design studio? And if so, can you explain how to cut from multiple cartridges without using a jukebox? I’m confused about that but LOVE my design studio. (I’m way better with computers than the gypsy lol) Thanks again for another awesome chance to win!
Do you think it is possible that Cricut will ever come out with a program we can buy for our computers that will allow us to use our own designs not just something we’ve welded together from their own cartridges and send it to our cricut to cut it?
Good morning Megan,
My question to you is…you are a VERY busy mom with young children, how do you find time to work, create, travel, etc? I am an empty nester who works full time and workout about 2 hours each day and find myself not getting much at all done. I am so inspired by you and would love to know your secrete in being such a creative success.
Have a super Tuesday!
P.S. Would LOVE to be a winner!!! 🙂
Do you “burn out” and just need time by yourself? A huge THANK YOU for all you all the time you have invested for us in the crafting world!
Good morning Megan – when I bought my cricut, it came with a little zippered container that had all these tools in it but I have never used 3/4 of them – I don’t even know what they are what there purpose is. Do you know?
I assume you started Above Rubies just as a blog. How did the blog and so many other blogs become a business?
What system do you use to photograph your projects for your blogs? And what program do you use for editing photos? I keep changing mine up — my lighting has been the issue so far. Initially it was my camera, but I got a better one and that helped.
Do you ever have any down time? just to relax aside from working on paper? Like a little get away with hubby with nothing else going on? you both deserve a break!!
Do you know if cricut will come out with an envelope only cartridge?
Do you know of any kind of table-top portable drafting table? I need something to work on when I’m coloring images ~ I feel like I need to stand up when I color ~ I thought a drafting table would work since it’s slanted. The problem is, I don’t have space in my scrapping room for a drafting table. So I though something portable that you could just sit on your regular work table would be good.
Love you videos ~ I learn a lot from them!!! And I liked how you showed various products today ~ gave me ideas on how to use things!
Keeping my fingers crossed that I’m a winner this week!!!
Where can I buy your new paper line?
Hi There Megan!
21 days is almost over. :O( Everyday I am excited to see what we have the opportunity to win. Where is the best place to purchase the paper layerz from? I am on a serious budget of money and time. The layerz is a great way to save time trying to pull out my color wheel and then try to find paper to match.
Thanks a bunch!
I’d like to know how and why you developed your new paper line. I think it’s a brilliant idea. I just have the Personal Cricut but I still think iot will work in that. Thanks! Have a wonderful day.
What paper trimmer did you use in the art philosophy video?
Do your children craft with you?
I don’t have the Imagine cricut but was considering buying one. How much ink does this machine use and are there separate chambers for each color?
I discovered your website this summer while looking for product info on the Cricut Imagine. It was my first ever Cricut purchase and I love it! My only stumbling block is finding the time to explore all it does. I have your Imagine A to Z DVD and LOVE all the info it provided, but I’d love to see more Imagine ideas in your videos. My question is…can the multi-color PaperLayerz be used successfully in the Imagine? If so, how? Thanks for all your creative inspiration…and your boundless energy! Blessings to you!
So blessed as you share your life, family, talent and creativity with us. I’m exhausted thinking about all you do, when do you sleep?
Now that you have come out with your new paper to help the “color challenged” and the beautiful designs you come up with to combine the cricut and your paper, What do you have next on your great mind. Maybe color cordinated embelishments to go with your paper? YOu are so blessed, but I know you know that and appreciate it.
Is the CHA open to the public in general? How can I buy the tickets to go? (If the answer is yes)
WOW just when you think it cant get any better! Do you get to do any outdoor activities?
How do you put some of the cards in envelopes with big embellishments on them?
If you could suggest a theme or design idea for a new cricut cartridge- what would you ask for?
How many Cricuts do you have? LOL
Seriously, what else is there left to create in the scrappin’ world that is brand new, fresh and innovative?
When did you start your business. At what point did your blog site become a business. And, what did you do before this business? Do you have a degree in marketing or business. I am so impressed by your success!
How do you come up with your ideas?
Hi. What is your favorite book?
What are your top two favorite cutting machines? Can anyone go to CHA?
What is your time of day?
How do you get yourself out of mental ruts when crafting?
Do you have any other hobbies?
Megan, How did you get into crafting?
Thanks for an exciting few days 🙂
I saw a question on how to restore stickinesss to mats. I have the opposite problem. My last few mats have been TOO sticky. I have tried the patting with hands but hasn’t helped. Any other suggestions?
Love to know how you got started with your crafting business and product design!
How long did it take for you to get as good as you are at what you do?
I am looking forward to your live webcast on Thursday, but I will be out that evening and won’t be back on time. Will the webcast be repeated later?
Another question is about the cuttlebug embossing folders. What is the best way to ink the papers to make the embossed surface stand out? How would you use the card-size embossed papers on a 12″ x 12″ layout?
Not really a question, just wanted to say hi. I’m the girl that met you in the bathroom at the expo in jersey. You talked to me and my friend about the teresa collins stamp maker . My friend wanted a bagel stamp. do you have a video of your craftroom? I guess I did have a question !
When do you get to scrap for yourself? With kids and a business when do you play just for you and just for fun?
no questions but a few suggestions: Use of other cutting machines so we can see them in action. Maybe re- design website so it’s easier to find information for club ruby. A low band width option to watch videos for those who don’t have high speed Internet. How about an option to be a paid member for a year (with discount) instead of a monthly charge. Love all you do, keep up the awesome work!
Hi, Megan, I love your videos because you talk plainly for people like me with a hearing problem to understand. I usually cannot understand young people talking because they talk fast and slur their words. I love this new Scrap pin Easel. It looks so handy to use. My question….don’t you ever get tired??? You are a lady full of energy.
How did you get started in crafting?
Love your website and all your teachings, especially DVD’s. I’m so looking forward to your DVD on the CE2 – as I’m having such a hard time with the conversion (loved my Expression so much, but gave it to my daughter and granddaughter to enjoy!) -Now I’m forced to use the CE2 for everything and find it not so user friendly. I know you will help out in this area with your DVD and can’t wait until it is released! I have all your others. Thanks for all you do – don’t know how you do it, but sure glad you do 🙂 – sure does help all of us out here! Thanks again!
Hi, I am wondering why some papers seem to buckle in the scrapbook? I love your DVD’s and hope to someday get the expression 2. Hopefully you will be answering the above questions so we can get the answers to. I have the same questions as some above.
Thanks so much for all that you do.
I enjoy a good love story. How did you and your husband meet?
I would like to ask you what do you do with the inside of the cards you make. I would love to see some examples! Major road block for me!!
Thanks again Megan for all you do and for all of the give a ways!
Hi Megan, How do you stay motivated to create all of the beautiful projects?
Hi Megan. What are some ways you organize all your scrap-booking supplies?
I read the other day that someone said that if you don’t have a website, you can’t win any of the prizes. Is this true?
Did you start crafting as a child?
As a Club Ruby member- we used to be able to preview upcoming DVD’s, is this still available? Where on the site can we find the videos? Can’t wait till Thursday night for the new website and all your exciting announcements!
Megan you do a fantastic job with this blog and your tutorials! My question is, what color is your crafting room? I need to paint mine and I can’t decide on a color.
What is your favorite tool and paper crafting technique? Mine seems to change as I see new ones. How about you?
You’re right…. I do want to know your dog’s name and what kind of dog he is.
I know you have a lot of different tools for your crafting but what I want to know is which one is the most necessary (not exactly your favorite)but which couldn’t you do without.
How old were you when you started crafting?
I always wondered how you got started with this. Did it start off with a small blog and videos, or did you always plan to have this huge site and business?
You are AMAZING! I asked a while ago, but I will ask again. Where can I get or how can I craft paper that has white sparkles on both sides to use with my 3D Winter Lace snowflakes? I want to make them as gifts and to put on my Christmas tree.
How do you find the time to het everything done?
I think most of the questions have been asked… Anyway I love your blog and just finished watching the Theresa Collins Stampmaker DVD and it was great. Are you going to do any videos on making a photo stamp? Again love your blog.
I also need a new full size 12 x 12 paper trimmer – (not just one with a swing out arm) and wonder what you would recommend? Thanks!
What cartridge for the Cricut could you not live without?
I wonder if you have heard of a new product called
Lucky 8 Punches?
Love your tutorials!
I need help taking pictures. I just cant seem to get the lighting right. What program do u use to edit your pics?
How do you discipline yourself to stop crafting to do other things?
What do you think of 2-step stamping? Which stamp and color shade (light or dark)is used first? Thanks for your videos. They are very informative.
How in the world do you do all of this along with family and life? Do you get tired or sick of it now that it is a job?
I would love to have a tour of your scrapping area. I’m still trying to figure out organizing all the different pieces of scrapping.
I know you are married christian mom of 2 young children at home, doing home schooling. Then you are blogging & updating your website with video tutorials, and managing your own home business. I would LUV to know, how do manage to do it all?
U rock, Megan. U a a SUPERMOM, and I just Luv your website, and all your video’s. U are such an inspiration to all us, everywhere in the world. 🙂
Can I go with you to CHA next year? Please oh please!!!!!
Megan-Thank you soooo much for the video and the time you invest into all of us. 🙂 I appreciate your time and inspiration.
My question: What is your absolute favorite Bible verse. And why?
Hope you’re having a fantastic day.
Will you be doing tutorials for the new online Cricut Craftroom?
It’s all new and people like me who haven’t ever used a Gypsy or any other Cricut cutting program would love some help with this new form of designing with the Cricut. 🙂
How do finf the time to do everything, lol. I know your husband is involved in your business, which is awesome, any other family members?
would love to know how you got started with Above Rubies studio
What do you do with your scraps/leftover embellishments? What kind of storage items do you use?
How did you come up with the name Above Rubies Studio?
What is YOUR fave color combination?
My question is …. when you have time (I know, you’re saying “WHAT is time?!” LOL) would it be possible to do a few tutorials using the Cricut Create and its functions. I just recently upgraded from the Cricut V1 to the Cricut Create, and there are a number of features on it, and I’d love to see your take on them.
Thanks …. and hope you are having a super day!
Is there a way to possibly use Paper Layerz in the
E2 with out paper waste?
Your videos/tutorial are awesome!!! Easy to follow & understand.
How does a person get into CHA???
I live in SE GA, & the only thing that is available is CKC(over 100 miles away). Most big name products like Cricut etc… are not represented or used. Is this normal for all of CKC??? TFS & may God bless you & your family
How long was it from the time you wanted to make crafting a business before Above Rubies Studio was born?
I would love to know how do you balance all the things you do. Are you on a tight or flexible schedule? Do you plan everything before you start your day? I think you are amazing and keep on doing what you do best. Thanks for the chance to win and the 21 exciting days.
WOW … lots of questions and love here!
Megan, if you ever feel overwhelmed, what do you do to get away from it all ? … If only for a few minutes.
Can you use the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges on the Expression machine or is it used exclusively on a different machine?
Hi Megan, Just curious as to what is your most widely used tool? I cannot be without my creative memories shape cutters. I love them. They are quick and easy!
Were does your crafting back ground come from? Mine is self thought. My Grandma knitted & crocheted, But not me. And now I am learning fun & awesome things from you & I’m old enough to be your mom…LOL!
I’m amazed with everything you do. Do you have a clone? 😉
Have you ever seen the game where you draw five random lines on a piece of paper and then the next person has to turn those lines into a picture? I would like to see more tutorials like that. Something that uses 5 random items from scrap or card making leftovers. So, how do you get your inspiration?
Hi Megan! How long do you plan on homeschooling your kiddies? Do you think you can show more projects you do with them using the Cricut and your lessons? I teach in a small private school, and I like any and all ideas even though I’m in middle school (haha sometimes they still like the things that your kids would like).
Will you offer a “gift package” of your DVD & Paper Layerz?…I have several circut lovers on my Christmas list.
I love your blog. Is starting up a blog difficult? Where did you go when you were first wanting to try it out? I’m still getting use to my computer (kids are grown and left the nest so now it’s all me)so…how “computer literate” do you really need to be? Thanks for all you do and all your inspiration…
So you scrap everyday? If so for how long. Is this part of a routine because of Above Rubies Studio or have you always scrapped regularly?
Loving the give aways! I am wondering how you keep all your products/supplies organized? My area is a mess! Thanks so much!
Are you a college graduate? And if so, from what school and what was your major? Thanks again for these awesome 21 days. Such a great idea.
Megan, I just want to know, How do you do all this? What also is you must have go to item that you can’t live without.
Thanks for all you do!!!!
How old were you or when did you make your very first scrapbook, and what was it a scrapbook of? Thanks for everything. We all really appreciate you!
Hi Megan, Love your videos. for the new cricut crafters what would be your favorite 10 cartridges they should have in their library? thanks so much. Have a wonderful day!!
Well, I do have a question. Do you know how to use the center point on the Expression 2? I love this machine but I had just gotten used to the old Expression and all of it’s functions. I am also interested in what type of dog you have and what his name is. I have 3 mini dachshunds and a litter of 6 puppies that are 2 weeks old. Thanks.
How did you get started in making all of this (web, paper, stamps, etc.) your business?
Do you and your husband work directly together every day, or does he have another job and helps you on the side. My husband and I ran our business together every day, and while it had its moments, I truly cherish our time together, and sometimes wish we could go back to those days. 🙂
I love your tutorials and contests! I think I keep seeing a 2nd A to Z dvd for the cricut (expression) cutter. If so I would love to get my hands on a copy of it. But its not in your store. Do you plan on selling it soon? Thanks for all you do. Hugs.
Thanks for all the wonderful give aways!! I want to know….can the Cricut really emboss??
What is you all time favorite crafting tool? Or what craft is your favorite?
What camera do you use and how is it suspended or is someone taking the pictures?
Love that cartridge and your layout is awesome!
Can you do some examples of the inside of cards? My most difficult.
Is it really as simple as you make it seem? Would love the craft easel because after cutting things out they get lost on the table. I am doing mostly cards but would love to do layouts.
When welding with the Cricut Expression can you also weld a shadow? I’ve tried a few times with not alot of success.
What die cutters do you own besides cricut?
Hi Megan,(my daughter is a Megan too)
How do you balance your time?
What does your craft room look like? Ideas for organization. Really do like your video tutorials! Thanks!
As an at home mom, I know how busy home life is…so How in the heck do you find a balance?!! A rhetorical question…as I know that each of us must find our own balance that works for us 🙂
Also a tip for Martha Stewart Score Board users – my paper used to tear very easily…until I realized that you don’t have to push so hard to get a great score. Just a light, gentle touch and you have a perfect score and no torn paper!
How did you get started with all this
Where do you find inspiration
Do you have all of the cartridges and each of the different machines put out? Which is your favorite to use.
Will the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy ever be available by itself to purchase or to purchase from other than Close to My Heart?
I would love to know how you organize your crafting space & also how do you choose which colour schemes to use in a layout ?
What blog company would suggest for someone setting up a new blog and is there cost involved? Be so blessed! bartlettpair4atmsndotcom
Do you have any new ideas on making abc books or any kind of books for preschoolers?
What cartridges inspired the Paper Layerz?
I would like to know how you find the time to travel, do projects and tutorials, and make time for your family? I would say your family is very lucky to have such a talented person among them.
Megan, I have been using the Stick Away and Stick and Spray products to extend the use of my Cricut mats. I really like the products but I have been having trouble with the adhesive sticking to the acrylic protective overlay of the mats. I do wait sometime before covering the mat after resticking, even overnight. Any suggestions to what I am doing wrong?
I look forward to all of your videos and posts, Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for sharing with us!
which cutting machine do you prefer?
thanks for everything, mostly the inspirations.
I have a cricut but haven’t started playing with it yet, so will probably find out my question then, but I’ll ask it anyway. How does the blade know where to go to start cutting your paper with the different images. For example: with paper layerz ( I think you’re a genius for inventing that), you move the blade and it cuts the image perfectly. How does it know at which part of the image to start cutting, to know if they’ll be enough of that color to fit it all in.
I love your paper layerz paper. My question is how do you go about getting an idea you have to an actual product. Where do your start?
How do you resticky the Imagine mat?
Good Morning, I hope it is a beautiful day in your part of the country. We live in Mena AR and it is one of God’s most beautiful creations, I think. Do you use the Xyron Creatopia system?
How do you stay focused on one particular form of scrapping? I get distracted when I see a lot of the more elaborate art forms and always have to try out new ideas. Sometimes my scrapbooks go from simple to shabby to altered art and make no sense..but I try to stay focused on the topic of the book…I’m in way to deep…no help for me now.
Megan, would love to hear more about your precious children and husband. Also, would love to see you do a video on your scrapbook room, how it’s set up and how you keep it organized. Loved today’s video. Thanks again for always giving and sharing with all of us. You are truly awesome.
How do I make sure my smaller letters on my Cricut get cut properly? Seems my small letters tear or don’t cut or I tear them off when I’m removing from the mat. Any hints? Thanks
Megan, what is your favorite project that you have made with vinyl?
Thank you for sharing. I loved the video. What is your favorite tool? If I wanted to purchase one of the newer tools what should it be?
What motivate you and how do you handle all that you do?
How where you able to start this full time? What took you to the point where you knew, you would be able to get sponsors, etc. and do this full time? I think you folks are an awesome inspiration for us crafters. The endless imagination to come up with different things 365 days is mindblowing. KUDOS to you!
Is CHA open to the average crafter or is it geared more toward businesses. How do you get tickets (if it is open to the average crafter?)
Well as of my post there were 228 and I read them all. I truly believe Megan that you do what you do by the grace of God. There is no way anyone can juggle what you juggle without Him. lol. Here is my question. Just getting into some dimensional use and came across article on Glossy Accents vs Diamond Glaze. Have you used either and if so which was your favorite? Now a non-craft question, what would your favorite date night consist of?
Megan, I’ve used your paper layerz for about a month now, and I must say they are pretty nice…cuts very well in my Expression. I’d like to see a 6X6 square of the various colors along with the 4X4 for cutting. Sometimes I really want a 5 inch cut for my layout, and this would really come in handy, instead of using a whole sheet. Thanks for the giveaways!!
If you could design a cartridge for Cricut, what would you design and why? An Above Rubies Studio exclusive cart would be awesome!
Hi, thanks for sharing. I love your videos. Between Ornamental Irons 1 & 2 as well as Paper lace 2, which will you recommend?
How long have you been using the Cricut and making scrapbooks?
How long have you been Cricuting? 🙂
Were you homeschooled throughout high school? If so, what did you do for English class your freshman year?? (I have one dd who will begin h.s. next year at home and I’m still trying to figure out what to do for English.) Thanks for any insight you can give. Love your Above Rubies Studio. Have a great day!
How did you get started in the crafting business with Above Rubies Studio. What kind of vendors do you use to assist in your web design?
How did you get to have the best job in the world? (Stay at home mom and crafting…what could be better!)
I know it has been asked, but how do you arganize all of the things that go with crafting? Thanks!
I know purple is your favorite color but what is your second color you use most in layouts.
Oh my… thanks so much for all time time you have put into sharing great ideas and products! This has been so much fun! My question is…do you like the Scorepal product? or is the MS score tool just as good? Just curious. Bless you all!
Ok Megan just watch Tuesday Tutorial, any chance that you could add just a written list attached to tutorials as to Cart and what you cut and at what size, something we could print and put in our craft books. Thanks
How many children do you have? Have you gotten them involved in Scrapbooking?
What are your thoughts on the Cricut Craft Room? I have wanted to get the design studio but still not sure. Thank You Megan 🙂
Do you let your kids scrapbook with you?
I have a 3 year old son who won’t let me in the craft room without him. He glues and stamps in his own scrapbook.
How do you get any crafting done with a family and dog? ;o) I am struggling with the balance and never seem to put myself (and my crafting time) first…ever!!
Do you ever use Design Studio and make the files available?
How many hours a day do you craft?
Megan, what is your favorite tool? Good for you to be able to craft everyday with homeschooling, family, home, business, etc. I homeschool and do not get to craft much at all. Thanks for the chance to win!
Girl, you are one busy gal with running a business,etc., and taking care to help others. Just keep in mind to burn that candle only at one end so you stay healthy. Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves, too. Been there, done that.
Do you prefer the E2 or the original Expression? I only have the E2 but the original looks so much easier to use.
What is your favorite Cricut Cartiridge?
First, I’m in awe of how you keep your blog so fresh. What challenges do you face in keeping your blog regularly updated while doing all the other things you do? And do you have a favorite “method” of scrapbooking?
Im looking for a project that I can create party decorations and/or favors for a girls sleep over. I have the cartridge slumber party but can’t come up with any creative ideas. I know I will probably will have to use more than one to be creative but just need HELP! Thanks
How did you first start your blog and gain such a following and how long did it take? Also, along that line, how do you get companies to send you items to use…did they find you and see how popular you were with crafters? Inquiring minds want to know. So glad you are out there sharing with us. 🙂
I hope you answer all the questions on a page where we can see all of your answers! I can’t seem to cut lightweight papers without them shredding and tearing, I have tried different settings, is there a secret to this?
I love the new CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I will be getting mine in a few days and can’t wait! Do you have any of the Creative Memories cartridges and if so, how often do you use them? That easel looks like it comes in pretty handy! Would love to win a prize during your 21 days of fun! Have a great week!
I have time now to craft, but there is sooo much on the internet, how should one spend their time to be most productive? Seems all I do is surf the web and not get any crafting actually done! I spend time on your site but there is just so much out there. how do you organize your time and still be so productive?
I’ve been watching your videos and trying to determine the “must-haves” to get started. Would you mind posting a list of the tools & supplies you recommend for beginner scrapbookers and card-makers? Thanks.
What are the next Paper Layerz colors coming out?
Will the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge be available in the stores?
I have the Cricut Design Studio program and don’t really know much about it. I would love to see you do some videos on how to get the best use from it. My question: do you know if Provo Craft is planning to continue to do updates for Design Studio now that they have created the Cricut Craft Room?? Thanks so much!
Hi Megan….Here’s a fun question….
What was your very first cartridge that you fell in love with??? The first “GO TO” cartridge for you??
Love your site…love what you do for us and soooo appreciate your work! THANK YOU!
how did you get your business started? I want to start a blog and a craft business but not sure how to get started.
I have a Create but just recently graduated to an Expression. Now that I can cut 12×12 I am looking for a cartridge that will create decorative background pages like a doily or lace trim or other decorative edges and shapes. Do you have any suggestions?
When, where and how did you first get into just scrapbooking? Because we all know you took it to a whole new level and man do we love you for that!!
How do you manage a family, traveling and everything else you are involved in?
As a new Cricut owner, I don’t want to be purchasing every cartridge that comes out. I mostly make cards and would prefer to have a collection of about 5 cartridges that are very versatile for every occasion. What would be your top 5 for cardmaking?
Did you ever come to Montreal? If yes, how did you find this city? Also, do you know if there’s a craft show (like the CHA) but in Montreal, Canada?
Keep up the good work! Your great!!
Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
Do you think they will be bringing out a new Gypsy in the near future. I would like to invest in one but do not want to do so if they are coming out with a new one.
How do you come up with all of your ideas and inspiration? Til I get thru my day and the stress of it all, my creative juices stop flowing!!
In your opinion, which cardstock papers cut the best on the cricut (E2) machine? (Most consistent cuts, cleanest cuts, etc.)
How did you get to into the business? Also, would love a tour of your craft area. For me, out of sight, out of mind, but I can’t have everything laying out; so how do you deal with this?
Thanks for all you do.
What are your favorite items to upcycle into crafts? i.e. Candy tins, glass jars, cereal boxes etc. I’m looking for upcycle inspiration 🙂
Wow, I love your simple layout! I have this cartridge and absolutely LOVE it! How do you come up with your project ideas, where do you get your inspiration? Thanks for sharing!!
How many hours a day do you spend working on crafting?
How does an average crafter attend the CHA(s)who’s not in the crafting business? I hope I win just a little something.
My question is: How do you store all of your cricut machines? Like you I have several and often use a couple at the same time. I would love to see how you store yours so that they are handy. Do you have like a layered cart. I am thinking of building my own and would love to seeing ideas from others.
How did you get started with your business? Thanks for all you do and for all the giveaways.
Love all the information you provide. If the page you just made is going into a scrapbook, how can the “curls” on the butterfly last?
What do you think is the most useful new product coming out?
Do you have any other hobbies other than paper crafting? nlundeen at catt dot com
What is your favorite crafting tool, other than your Cricut?
I enjoy watching your videos! and I would like to ask you what your dogs name is and what kind of dog you have!!
Love your blog and have been a follower off and on when I can. Have your DVD’s. I dont know how you do all this. Thanks for all the giveaways and good luck to everyone. Its been awhile since I won anything……….
Do you have a nanny or babysitter for Ben and Genevieve? I know I have a hard time scrapping – my grand daughter (3 years old) is always coming down from upstairs, and I just cannot scrap when she is around – always wanting to get involved. Therefore, I scrap in bits & pieces.
awesome! i can’t believe people keep coming up with such amazing things to make crafting so dang easy! i would LOVE any one of these things..honestly. thank you for such creativity, megan.
Are you going to have any more children? Just curious how you balance family life and your business which has to take a lot of time. Thanks for all you do!!!
How did you get started with Above Rubies Studio and with the blog? Also, how did you approach the company that now makes your Paper Layerz to share with them your idea?
I’m constantly amazed at all the new stuff and love that you show it to us the way you do – thank you! I would love to see you coordinate your PaperLayerz paper with embellishments and foofaf for us to make our scrapbooks and cards extraordinary. That is, in all your free, spare time that you don’t have! But, it would be nice. 🙂 Love all your creations and teaching style.
Totally love your videos. Think you sold me on the scrap n easel. Are you going to do anymore video series on the cartridges? Will there be some videos on the E2?
Love the Tuesday tutorial, I am a CTMH consultant too and have not had a lot of time to play with my cartridge. Is there anyplace in Canada that carries the Scrap N Easel? It would be a great teaching tool.
I would like to know if you are a full-time crafter and if not how do you find the time to do all this? It seems like I can barely find time to make a card and I can’t even blame kids ’cause there aren’t any at our house…lol.
What made you decide to start your business? Was it hard to get started?
Hi Megan! How many cricut cartridges do you own so far? You must be very organized to be able to do all that you do! Do have any pointers!
No questions just want you to know, you are a uplifting person. And it makes me smile at how you have grown in your business endeavors. God bless
Ok first of all thanks again for all you do for us crafters, videos, ideas, giveaways, and the beautiful smile you always have. Second is since about all the questions that I may have asked have been asked in crafting I want to ask a question of intrest in the area you live. I love Lancaster area of PA. Are any of your neighbors Amish and do you have any connections with these incrediable women who use their talents in quilts and foods for their families? They are such hard workers and all.
Great video and presentation of new products.
I would like to know how you balance everything from having your business to being a wife and mother? How can I work with you?
It would seem that this is your full time job….Is this all you do or is there another job you hold down as well?? Thanks!!
How do you balance your time with family, friends, and srapping/website, etc.? It seems like I do not have ENOUGH TIME to do all I want to do – it is great learning from you and seeing all of the fun ideas – thanks ~ Gail ~
Love what you do! My question is: What are the 2 Cricut cartridges that you go back to over and over again? The ones you use the most or couldn’t live without.
Hi Megan! I would like to know about the financial side of having a blog and doing videos. Do you have to pay or do you get paid? I know that you get products given to you to try out but are there any other expenses when you first start out? Thank-you!!
Do you use acid free spray on items that you add to card/scrapbooking? Thanks Megan
If you could have another die cut machine, besides the Cricut, what kind would it be?
Just wondering how much interaction you have directly with Provo Craft? Do they send you information, etc?
How can you convert your Cricut instructions for those of us who only have the Bug?
Which Cricut do you like the best and use the most?
I would like to learn how to make a design that has a word arched like a rainbow shape one way and then arched like a rainbow shape the other way…does this make sense?
How do you determine how big a design is going to actually be without cutting out samples of everything? (example: a 2-inch item might seem to be a lot bigger or smaller than 2 inches)
I love that scrapin’ easel. Which blogs do you like to visit?
I am re-designing my craft area, what are your favorite organizational tips and products?
How do you find time for all this with kids at home?
how did you turn your passion into a business?
What does a typical days schedule look like?
What is your favorite, can’t-live-without Cricut cart?
What paper trimmer did you use in the art philosophy video?
My only ? is WHere do you find the time to craft? kids, cleaning, husband? Wow!
If you could change anything on how the Cricut works, what would it be?
How do you chose your paper to match your designs, looks so easy to you, but quite confussing to me, it takes me forever to make my mind…
What made you get into crafting , specificaly using your cricut, and starting your blog, which I would like to thank you for, by that I mean all the wonderful ideas and tutorials you give us…
Where did you get your daughters name ‘Jenavieve’? (I think that’s how you spell it) Anyways, my daughters name is also ‘Genevieve’ and spell differently. I first heard this name when I was in High School and told myself that this would be my first born daughters name. Her nickname is ‘Gena’ but pronounced ‘Jenna’. One reason we nicknamed her…for my husband couldn’t spell her name. LOL!
What I would love to know is how you are able to figure out these machines so well? I have had my expression and I still can’t figure out what settings to use for different materials.
Is there a tool that you thought you would love but then found out it wasn’t as good or didn’t do what you thought it would?
Dear Megan, Would you do another indept CD on gypsy. I still can’t get it all to make it work. Thanks betty
I’d like to know how you do everything you do with such small children….do you ever sleep? LOL
Do you complete one project before heading on to the next one?
How and why did you start your blog the way you did? Where is your favorite place to vacation?
I love all your creative inspirations. I appreciate all you so. I want to get my hands on the goodies. I just love goodies.
When you’re stuck for inspiration, what do you do?
I would like to know how you find the time to create the wonderful projects you make. I would also like to know how you started your business.
I just want to say “THANKS!” for all you do! Don’t know how you get it all done! Was wondering if you are going to be doing an E2 DVD? I’ve learned soooooooooooooooo much from your other ones!
I just wanted to ask whats your favorite subject to scrapbook about
This is a cute LO Megan. You make everything look so easy. I know you love dimension on your scrapbook pages but don’t the turned up edges, etc get flattened when you put them in an album. Also, do you use page protectors b/c they would flatten things out as well?
Looks like you have SO much energy, I have such good intentions in the AM but poop out by early aftersoon – how do you do it????
I have loved this on going celebration. I have been thinking of getting some of your A to Z DVD’s to be able to use my toys to the fullest. I have an expression not the e2 should I get the A to Z that is out now or the coming addition…is that one geared specifically toward the e2?
Megan I am really in need of a new paper trimmer BUT I am left-handed and wondered if you have heard of a good one. I currently have the Woodware trimmer with interchangeable blades but I can never get a perfectly straight cut due to the blade wobbling because it is set for right-handed people.
Great video, the scrapping easel looks great.
Are you ever going to get a TV show? I think you would be great!
When did you get started in crafting and who or what inspired you?
Great project and video! Have you used the Silhouette? I love what I see as far as very intricate cuts. Thank you for all you do.
In your new Cricut A-Z video are you going to go over the new Cricut Expression 2 features in dept?
Do you and your family have a special christmas tradition you do every year and what is it? I love the holidays starting with halloween going thru to new years. It is such a great time to craft and give to your family and friends.
What is the one crafting tool you can’t do with out?
How can I get more 4×6 pictures on one page? I tend to print my pic’s on 4×6 but have trouble fitting them on a page.
Iam not sure how to cut the proper sizes on my cricut…for instance if i was doing a boy and girl doll…and wanted the doll body to be 5″…Thank you for chance to win.
Since I am trying to decide if I really need a new cricut. I would like to know the differences between the machines I think this would be helpful for any one deciding on which to get.
When you coming to Las Vegas? Would love to meet you 🙂
How did you come up with the PaperLayerz concept and how long have you been creating??
I love seeing new products thanks for doing the work to find the best new ideas and how they work. I am dying to see the new stamps. They are a fun add-on to the cartridges. Thanks love your new paper!
Can anyone go to CHA? If so, does it cost a lot to attend?
I enjoy Above Rubies Studio. I am just wondering how long have you been scrapbooking and where did you come up with the name of “Above Rubies”?
What did you do before you got a Cricut?
What aspect of the business do you like best? The marketing, the blogging, the crafting, or the designing?
How much sleep do you get and are you related to the Energizer bunny?!!
Wow, Megan!!! The hits just keep on comin’!!! What a huge giveaway!!! I’ve been wishing for the Art Philosphy cartridge bundle, but it’s just not in the budget right now! Hubby just lost his job, so no crafting budget right now! Love the Paper Layerz, the purple Expression, the Scrappin’ Easel, all of it is awesome!! My question for you is: How do you keep things in balance with your business, your crafting and your family??? I pray that God will continue to bless your endeavors! You deserve it, girlie!!!!
It seems like the Cricut Expression is your die cut machine of choice. Do you prefer it to the Imagine and all the other die cut machines from other companies? Why? 🙂
So appreciated your very informative video today. I ordered the Scrap N Easel yesterday after watching the demo on your site. Called my hubby in and he gave me the ok for the price of it. Can’t wait to get it. Now, after watching today I saw several more items I want to order. I am for sure going to get the Singer Stitch So Quick as soon as I can. My first time to learn about it. I have been wanting to do some stitching on my layouts and cards. I did have a hard time hearing you since I have one sided hearing. I think it is because of that, and you talk a little too fast for me. Anyway, I strain and play the videos over and over till I catch everything. Love your bubbly personality! Thanks S
Have you ever met Marie Osmond? Love her too besides Donnie. She is a very crafty gal! She sews, designs handbags & accessories, home decor, dolls, you name it. I bet she scrapbooks and makes papercrafts too.
Megan, Do you know if making your cricut mat sticky again would void the warranty? I have heard that but cannot varify this? Thanks
Hi Megan, what do you see in the future, more travel, perhaps adding more to the family, and how is hubby coping with the many tasks being done with your company.
Where do you come up with your fabulous projects? Where do you find your inspiration like we find in the things that you do?
What got you interested in scrappbooking? How long have you been doing it. How do you get to go to CHA. And also how much does it cost.
Hi Megan! I live about 2 hours from you. Can we meet for lunch one day half way for each of us? I can’t drive so my Mom would bring me.
Are you going to be doing any demos with the paper layerz and the Expression 2?
What got you started scrapbooking? Then what made you think of starting up this site? It’s great and very helpful to those of us getting re-started in this wonderful life.
i was just wanting to know how to use the big bite. i cant seem to figure the thing out for the life of me. lol
How d you find time just t read all of these comments ;- )
How did you start blogging? How did you come to be sponsored by companies and products?
Do you have any good tips on taking pictures of your projects? Do you use a light box or some other tools for your project pics?
Hi Megan are you coming out with a DVD just on the E2? 🙂
I have your A-Z cricut & A-Z gyspy. I learned alot from them.
I have watched them over and over. I am getting a E2. My neighbor is buying my cricut. What about a DVD on diffferent stamping inks, sprays & etc ? Thanks have F.U.N.
Megan, when is your birthday & how do you like to celebrate?
Thanks for all the great ideas you share!
Would just love to own this mat fingers crossed Jane ***
Your videos are great – about how many hours does it take to create a 10 minute video?
Thanks for the great video! Your page came out so cute!
So, what’s your all time favorite color?
Do I have to have a blog to enter into your contests? I read on here someone commented that they didn’t have a blog so couldn’t win prizes. That would make me so sad cause I love your blog but just don’t have time for a blog myself. Hugs
Have you considered doing different patterns within the Paper Layerz pages? One row of Happy Dots and one row of stars and so on for a different look that still matches with the coordiating colors.
I would like to know the one thing, or set of things that you have purchased for scrapbooking that turns out to just be a waste of money.
Your schedule must be so jam-packed. How do you balance all that you do? Must be exausting at times. Thanks for sharing and caring. Best to you. Ü Cynthia
Hi Megan! How much time do you spend crafting each day?
What am I going to win???? LOL
Do you ever get burned out?
Trouble shooting? How do you know when it’s the blade, pressure or speed that is the problem? Such as tearing or leaving a small space uncut or the “fold” spots are cut instead of creased.
I recently upgraded from the Baby Bug to the E2, but I kinda wish I bought the Expression instead. Can you give your input on whether or not it would be advantageous to have the Expression. Some functions seem so much easier on the Expression. Thanks Megan ~
Love your tutorials–Since we are asking off the wall questions….How many GRANDChildren has God blessed me with?
Love your DVDs
I use the CDS and Gypsy for ALL my cutting . . .is there any reason to upgrade to the expression 2 if I use these software programs for all cuts? My initial feeling on what I’ve read is NO. Curious your thoughts? Thanks!
Megan, I know you are married and have small children and I was just wondering how many hours you are able to craft daily? Are your children in daycare when you do videos or in school? With hubby? Just curious how you do all that you do! Thanks so much!
Wherever do you find the time? 😉 Lately I don’t seem to be able to find the time for projects. When I do have some time it never seems to be enough.
Thanx for another video and for the chance to win some goodies!
You sold me on the “need it to videos” I am off to check it out. Thanks
How long does it take you complete a project?
Your videos are amazing!!!! I would love to own a gyspy, but not too computer savvy. Is there a learning curve? Thanks for the chance to win product. Kath
I love all the wonderful layouts that you show us. How long does it take to come up with them? I seem to take forever and then I still don’t like many of them.
How did you get into all of this stuff for the cricut? You are far beyond diecutting for your pleasure.
HI Megan~ I love the scrapin easel~ I think it would keep things on the project so organized~
I was wondering what you know about selling projects that we craft? Are there certain laws that forbid you to sell what you Make? Thanks Megan, for all you do! You are My Greatest Inspiration!
How did you begin Above Rubies Studio? Thank you for all the information and tips.
I appreciate your videos since I learn something each time I watch them.
My question: What triggered your getting started in the direction you have gone? Along with that would be about having your husband be so supportive. Was that just a natural thing for him?
Where do you go to get the greetings you write inside your beautiful cards? Happy Crafting!
How do you do what you do and take care of your family. I’m a new stay at home mom, just started the roll of 1st lady at my church just a few months ago. I need some type of guide on taking care of myself, my family and being there for my church family. I really admire you and have the dream to one day start a card business. Please keep me in your prayers.
Your sister in christ
Will you be doing a DVD on the Sizzix Eclips now that it is going to be able to do SVG files??
This is the time of year I get back to scrapbooking and cardmaking. I just can’t seem to stay inside during the nice days. How about you, do you find it easier to scrap during rainy/winter weather?
Have you considered joining forces with other companies? I would LOVE it if CTMH had papers like Paper Layerz to use with our new Art Philosophy Cartridge or even specific DVDs to go with it. I sure would like that for my customers. 😀
Is there a tool made to enable me to pick up very small pieces to then glue and place on a layout?
What would be your best advice to someone just starting out with scrapbooking and cardmaking? It can be about must have tools…best stores to shop at (i.e. online vs in store)….scrapbooking layouts..to cardstock…etc…I would like to hear what you have to say.
What are your three go to cartridges?
You made that layout so quickly on the video, where do you get your ideas?
How did you get your business started? I would die if I could run a home business in the crafting department. My kids are my life and I will stay home with them as long as I can. However, money is always a necessity. You are a wonderful SuperMom!!! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. Take care! 🙂
Are you ever going to come to the UK and do some demonstating?
I was wondering how many people do you have working for/with you to accomplish all that you do?
I have all of your DVD’s, when is the next one coming out? [E2?] Thanks for all you do!
Love your inspiring ideas and many thanks to the generosity of yourself and your sponsers for making this event happen….. good luck everyone
Will we get to see the answers to all the questions?
You walk in to your craft room… what is the first thing you grab for to start crafting?
Any tips for making envelopes? Mine always come out wonky and don’t fit the card correctly. I bought an envelope score board – can’t remember the company – the board is purple. I can’t seem to make that work even after seeing a video. The lines are off kilter every time. Help! I have been buying envelopes at the craft store.
How do you do all you do?????
I am new to your website and fairly new to the Cricut Expression (bought it as a retirement present to myself). I have so much to learn about the Cricut….. where is the best place to start as a beginner. I have purchased a lot of cartridges, but have a problem keeping images “organized”…knowing where an image is without going through most of the books to find it. Any suggestions? Thanks so much for all of your inspiration.
Hi Megan. Love your videos ! I would love to know what initially got you interested in paper crafting to begin with. Did you start out scrapbooking or making cards ?
When are you planning to do a Tuesday Tutorial using some of the Tattered Angels products? I have missed them if you did one and would love to see what your take on them is! Thanks again for all that you do!
Hi Megan. Thanks for all these great giveaways and all you do. You are awesome!! If you could only have one tool other than your cricut what would it be and why?
I love your site and everything you do for us. I would love to know how you do it all. How do you make time for everything?
What is your favorite Bible verse?
how many completed scrapbook albums do you have?
How did you get started scrapbooking?
Seems the closer we get to the giveaway, the slower the clock ticks. I am waiting for the big day. Praying for the easel. Thanks for the demo.
when making a layout for a scrapbook do you do 2 page spreads or just individual pages? How do you make the album flow so it keeps the viewer interested.
If you were commissioned to make a paper line based on a city anywhere in the world, what city would you choose, and what would you incorporate into the line to make it unique?
Enjoyed the demo today with the new paper. All in one embelishment stop.
Question: When you want to create but have no ideas…what do you do to get inspiration?
When did you first start scrapbooking and cardmaking?
I understand you have quite a few of the die cutting machines. Which is your favorite or go to machine?
What is your best organization tip? I love organizing and love learning new ways to organize.
When I started making my own cards I had so many questions so went on line and found your site and just loved it. I get so much information from you.
My cricut is the 6″ wide. Is there any chance that you will make some 6″ Paper layrz? Thanks for the great tutorial!
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
If you could be an animal, which one would you be? Just kidding, how many hours a week do you spend crafting?
I am curious what led you to start your own blog and website, was it just to inform people then it turned into a business or how did it all start and Of course, it’s got to be hard with 2 sm. children. Nice that hubby is in the “business” with you, he gets a good understanding of what is going on where most husbands don’t understand or get it. I too am trying to be a Proverbs 31 wife!! God Bless
Hi Megan, I always wonder how you get everything done with your young children? Do you video at night when they’re in bed, or do you have someone watch them for you? Just wondering, because I run a daycare in my home, and it’s almost impossible to have more that 15 uninterrupted minutes at a time! I think it must be hard to juggle your business and family. Kudos to you!
Hi Megan, First I just want to thank you for inspiring me (& everyone else). I sometimes have trouble figuring out how to fit my pieces together after I have cut all the layers out on my Cricut. There were slits to indicate folding but try as I may, I could not get the house from the Just Because cart to look like the pic. Does Cricut have a website to which we can refer and ask questions? Thanks for all you do!!
Hi Megan – We have started a “Cricut Club” inspired by your CDs. They are great! Do you focus on cutting and decorating a page at a time in your scrapbooks or do you cut ahead based on the topics you will be scrapbooking? Do you get time to scrapbook???
How do you send embellished cards through the Post Office?
I am new to Above Rubies Studio and I love it. I would like to know how long you have been scrapbooking and how do I try for one of the great free prizes? Do I just make a comment?
I guess I’m like a lot of others in wanting to know how you balance everything and still have time to share so much with us.
WOW love all the goodies that you are giving away and love the tutorials!! Can’t wait to try your new paper!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
I would like to know when you started crafting and did you need to take classes or watch videos to learn new techniques and ideas? Has your ideas become easier to create as you scrap longer
Where do you get your greats from , who inspires you?
What’s your secret for simple masculine cards? I have a hard time making cards for my son and son-in law. Even struggle for ones for my husband sometimes. Love all your ideas!!!!!
Okay, my question is: How do you find time to do it all? Run a website, create projects, videotape your episodes, raise a family, run a household…..
How do you get company’s to donate things to you for your giveaways and also how do you get a chance to preview new items that have not been released? Thanks for all of the great gifts and a chance to win.
I would like to know how your own scrapbook room is organized and which Cricut machine is your own favorite – the one you use the most? Thanks for all you do to help all of us.
How long have you been doing all this paper crafting and how did you get started?
Thnaks for all the Great ideas you give us!!!
I know I have already posted one question but I really need this one answered or I might not get anything for my birthday. Hi
I have a birthday coming up and was considering hitting the family up for a Gypsy. I have a question re the gypsy/scal2/expression. I have Design Studio but find SCAL2 a much better program plus I love all the free files from Svgcuts. So my question is if I purchase the gypsy and update my expression will this stop my scal2 from working. I would be devastated to loose by Scal2 capability.
Love all your videos. Are you going to do more videos on the gypsy and on the E2?
Megan, How, how how do you do it!! I just can’t find the time to do it all, I work full time and I want to craft full time. So very little sleep. I am very impressed with your web site, tutiorials and all the great tips! thanks again. I would so love to have the Art Philosophy cart. I LOVE IT!! but don’t have it. So If you really want to pick a winner for that, PICK ME!!! PLEASE!! I promise to use it and take great care of it!
Really thanks for sharing your knowledge!!
What is your favorite time of year?
Where can I still get a copy of Sure Cuts a Lot 2? I’m desperate to get one!
Also I would love to know what kind of dog you have, and what it’s name is. I’m a major dog lover!
I’d like to know how you came up with the color layouts for “Paper Layerz” ? The process really intrests me. God bless you and your family.
What is your advice for selling cards that we make? How do you know how much to price them at? Should they be sold individulally, or several in a set? Any advice would be most helpful. Thanks for all you do for all your fans. Love ya!
What is your favorite cricut cartridge?
Do you ever offer Msartha Stewart products?
Will you please video your craft room and show us the way you organize things? You are amazing!
Thanks again for all the giveaways!
Do you enjoy other crafts other than scrapbooking/cardmaking?
What or who motivated you to start scrapbooking?
I would love to join you Friday evening, but the last time I tried, I was not able to get in. I was able to view you, but I was completely unable to comment. I tried logging on and/or creating an account or whatever, but it didn’t work. How do I do what needs to be done so I can join in? Is there something I can do before it actually starts (like a day or two or a few hours earlier) to make sure I don’t miss anything? I would really love to be able to join you live instead of having to watch it later. Thanks for all your great hints, tips, etc.
My question is When do you find time to be superwoman( mom, craft, business woman)?
When did you start to scrapbook and how long have you been doing it professionally?
I would love to know do you remember the first time you used your Expression and if so what was the project you worked on? Thank you for all that you share with us……hugs Carol P
What are you five favourite Cricut Cartridges….?
I’m curious about all of your supplies (like cricuts, and big machine type things)…. how do you get them all? Are they all donated or do you buy most of them yourself? I love all of the demos that you do with all the machines and I’d love to see more comparison videos so I know what I want to go buy… but I don’t want you to have to go buy all the machines to demo. Lol, hope that made sense.
Thanks for all you do!
Hi Megan,did the two way stamps go out of business you know two way bird stamp and those kind of stamps?I can’t seem to find them anywhere.Thank you.
Really cute layout. Your papers look wonderful and easy to use. The work board is a cool idea. Thanks for sharing the video of the awesome products.
I would like to know which cutter you like the most, Cricut, E-craft,etc and what are the differences between the various machines? A big thank you for all you do!!!!
How did you get started scrapping or why?
I’m looking for a good (and inexpensive) Cricut cartridge storage system. What is yours like? Thanks!
How many scrapbooks do you have for your kids?
Thanks for your site and the chance to win.
If you could only have one – Design Studio or Gypsy?
I don’t know how you do it .
I recently started a blog http://designsbydeonna.wordpress.com/, and wondered when you started out how long it took you to have people follow your blog and what if anything did to get your site noticed??
I think you kinda answered this but I have often wondered if ever have to buy anything or do get most of ot donated kinda hard on the rest of us to keep up
How do you manage your time to do all you do and be a wife and mom too?
I love the use of your Paper Layerz in the Expression. Can this be done with the Cricut Imagine?
Is everything on the original Cricut A to Z included on the new version 2 with more added to it or are some parts of the original left off? Wondering if I need both.
I love all your videos they are so helpful. I would love to win the new cart.
Do you have something you use for card ideas? I am good with LOs, But cards never come easy to me.
I was wondering which cricut you like best? I have the original and the expression. I have a friend with the imagine..NAND doest like it.. I would like to have the new e2 but worried won’t like it as much as the original. Have the gypsy… Does it work with it?
You seem to have been very successful with all of this, how did you get started? Thanks for all the videos.
It would be great to have an E2 A-Z video, any chance you might be thinking about making one?
Other than the screen, what are the perks for the new Cricut Expression 2?
Could you do a tutorial on diagonal scoring? Have you done it with a Score Buddy?
Thanks for sharing! You always have such good ideas and information!
I love your blog and your personality! I just started following you so where did the name “Above Rubies Studio” come from and who are you most inspired by? Thanks so much for all you do!
Megan, you seem to have a particular white pen that you like to use on black or dark paper and cardstock. It shows up very well. The pens I have used don’t work that well. Which pen do you use? And thanks for sharing your tips and techniques.
Love your videos. I have been looking into the Scrappin Easel and debating if I want one or not. I have trouble deciding what size to cut things with my cricut to fit on my layouts and cards. What is your take on this?
I know that you said you weren’t going to do a dvd for the E-2 but on your latest expression video do you go over any of it? I have your gypsy and first expression video but I’ve got an E 2 and it’s just different enough that your special dvd’s would be great!
Oh my goodness,
I watched your Tuesday tutorial after I posted my comment and you answered my ? on the tutorial. So you did put the E2 on your latest DVD. YAHOOOOOOOOO
What are your all time Cricut cartridges?
What’s your favorite new product for 2011?
Hi,Megan. I have the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, but occasionally have a problem getting it to accept my request of what I want it to cut. It gives some kind of message in the little window on my Cricut that I don’t understand .. something about mem. I’m thinking that maybe what I’m trying to cut is too large for the memory of my machine?????? My question is – Have you ever had a problem with your Art Philosophy cart like this?
Hi Megan! I would love to see a tutorial or 2 on setting up a Blog for sharing my cards. I’m told that I should have one but I’m embarrassed to say that I have no idea as to how to get started.
Hi Megan, no. 489 or so checking in. scrolling down a lot of the questions have been asked. But I didn’t see one related to paper colors.
My son is very active in church, sports, scouts – you name it. I am stuck using the same colors blue & silver for sports, green & white for boy scouts. How do you break away from the same colors?
I also have a question about sizing how do you know what size to make things everythime I put in a size it tells me it is too big
Can you put the answers to these questions on your blog/website in some section or something? What is our favorite thing to do as far as papercrafting?
What fun to read all of the questions. You might be surprised how a few answers would take care of many questions. Crafting is your business AND you bring such positives to our lives. What do you do for “megan time”?
How old were you when you started crafting and what is your favorite craft project?
Hi my question is what is your favorite subject to scrapbook. Thanks
How many Cartridges do you own?
I’m going to try this again. Your are so positive and enthusiastic, a real high point in the day for a lot of us. Crafting is your business. What do you do for “megan time”?
Where do you find all of the wonderful products and tools that you showcase on your site? Magazines, internet, friends?
I am new to your blog and thoroughly enjoy it. My daughter’s name is also Genevieve. I was wondering what was YOUR inspiration for naming your daughter “Genevieve..”..
You are Superwoman. How do you do it including taking care of the family? Your Kids are beautiful.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am newly retired and would love to get my 8-year-old granddaughter into scrapping with me. Do you have any tips on where to start with her?
Any idea why there aren’t more Imagine cartridges being made? I’m anxious to get a copy of your Imagine DVD 🙂
I really need to know more info on using my E2. Things like how can I easily move the cutting head to a new spot in the paper? I miss my old Expression for the ease of using the circle of arrows. I just can’t catch how to move easily on the E2.
What is your favorite part of creating scrapbook pages?
does your husband work solely with your website or does he have another job also and how many employees do you have?
Have you studied art – or were you born artistic?
First of all…I want to say “thank you” for all that you do…you are a great inspiration to crafters everywhere! 🙂
My question is about starting a blog…I recently created my blog on blogger.com (I only got to creating a name) then I was stumped 🙁 How much info should be included to create an interesting blog? Do you have any suggestions?
Megan really enjoy your tutorials/video’s. Are you able to carry your children with you when you go on location/other places besides your studio? You are a very creative person and thanks for sharing your talents.
Hi Megan…I absolutely love to watch all of your videos and I cannot begin to tell you how much they have helped me. Do you think there might be some “pRiM” items in the near future? I just love the country prim look and haven’t found too many items like that in the cartridges. Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas with us!!
Hi Megan – You asked us for our money/time saving tips the other day — what money/time saving idea is the one you use most often?
Would love to hear how you got started with Above Rubies Studio.
Do you craft with music/movies/people around you?
Do you ever make products just for yourself not just Above Rubies?
How do you get a company to become one of your sponsors?
What sparks your creativity?
Did you start Above Rubies as a blog and then ventured into a business, just wondered how you get to go to all the conventions, offer all the prizes, etc. How did you connect with all of that and set up your business.
love your site, have you been using CCR and what advice would you give a beginner for using this software thanks
My question…if you could do one thing over again, what would it be and why? Can’t wait to tune in on the 8th at 9:30. Thanks for making it later for everyone to join in.
Aside from your Cricuts, what is your favorite scrapbooking tool?
how long before paper layez are available in Australia. And how do I get stick away in Australia.
I would like to see the answers to most of these questions also when you get around to answering them! How do you organize your scrap space and do you have a whole big area, or is it a small room?
Megan I really enjoy tutorial tuesdays. My question is this are you ever going to do a tutorial on using cri-kits embossing tool in the cricut expression ? I recently purchased the embossing tool and ink pens. Would really like to see how to correctly use them.
thanks for all you do.
Hi Megan!. Wow this has been so much fun. You have so many dedicated followers. You are one amazing lady! This question may have been answered, but how and when did you become interested in paper crafting? Thanks for keeping all of us motivated. Hugs, from Ohio!
This is question 556. Do you ever buy ready made cards since you are incredibly clever and talented and can do your own?
Do you have time for anything but scrapbooking? What other hobbies do you enjoy? You are an amazing woman. Thank you for all your resources and inspiration.
While I love my cricut, I am interested in expanding with an additional cutting machine specifically one I can cut svg files with. I saw your video at CHA with the ecraft and was hoping you could provide some guidance for me wit the ecraft or other similar machine. Do you own anything other than the cricut? Do you have a recommendation(s) to help me with my decision?
Your videos are so well thought out and presented. To you have any training as a teacher? I’m a teacher and I know what kind of planning a demonstration like that requires!
I have heard that the Cricut Circle carts are made available to the general public at some point in time. Any idea where one can get them with out paying around $150?
I would like to know what your all time favorite cricut cartridge is? BTW, I love your site!
Could you do more videos on making cards? I don’t really scrapbook so I am mostly interested in card ideas. I still enjoy your wonderful videos and I can sometimes get ideas from them for my cards. Thanks for all you do!
How do you come up with the ideas to do tutorials?
I enjoy scrapbooking/cardmaking, I have a small homebase scrapbook shop and I sell products at affordable prices. My question is..Is there any website that provides make n take ideas for scrapbook shops. Thanks
Ok. My question is who is filming you when you are like at the CHA shows? Is your husband involved in your business? Sorry, Thats 2 questions! 🙂
Megan, thank you for the chance to win these great prizes. What is you “always go to product” when creating a card or layout? Have a wonderful day:)
Don’t you just love scrapbooking, your hubby, teaching your kids? …. Isn’t God awesome?!!
Why is it they don’t make more paper organizer options for the 12 x 12 paper?
first off, megan, i really enjoy your blogs. I am a bit new to it. i am also a bit new to scrapping and all. One thing i would like to ask you is, being i am from about 10 mins from you. Can you recommend a place for cropping. Do you go to local crops. We had a scrapbook place on 100, and they have closed up. I had just gotten interested in cropping and find it fun. can’t seem to find any nearby. And i don’t really know that many scrappers. any help would be appreciated. thanks. keep up the great blog.
Love the video the project was very cute. What is your must have srapbooking tool?
I”M new at this,is it hard to get blog started.I don’t have one.
How do you find all that creative time?
I am still having a hard time with navagating around in the gypsy.And connecting the edges when you have reading glass eyes,makes it all even trickier. I have the dvd,I am not so sure if it was thorough enough andy suggestions?
Do you like the Cricut Circle and do you think it is worth the hefty price tag?
What is your most used scrapbooking tool?
what is the best way to keep your paper cutters sharp other than buying a new blade.
I am trying to listen to your recent Tuesday Tutorial. Is something wrong with this presentation? you keep cutting out.
Where do you print your pictures and do you upload them all to a certain web site?
Hi Megan, Would love to win. Like the tutorial. Can you please help me find where I can order liquid applicade. I saw a tutorial on it but they never said where you can purchase it. Hope you can help me out and thank you in advance
My question seems to be like so many others, how in the world do you do it all? Then the follow up, is it worth it?
How old are you? 🙂
Hi Meagan, so my day has 24hrs. how many hrs. does your day have? 🙂 will there be more videos on layers using the gypsy, while I’m getting better and I do have your AtoZ video I was wondering if you will do more? you know, with your extra hrs. in the day!
Love what you do, I been following your blog everyday since I found you and love it all!
oh! how do we get in on Thursday, I got skype will this be the way?
I like that you used the Viva pen, there are a few different types by Viva. Which one actually gives the nice round pearl effect and what are the differences in the other types of Viva embelishments?
Wow, it will take you forever to answer all these questions. My questions is……….Where in the heck do you find all the time for everything you. God bless you for all you do for family, friends, bloggers, facebookers, tweeters, etc.
What is your favorite cricut cartridge?
Cool tutorial. I love my Scrap’n Easel too. I’d love to know which designers you look to for Cricut Inspiration?
Who does your hair?
YOU HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL IN DEMONSTRATING PRODUCTS THAT I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN AND THAT WOULD MAKING CROPPING EASIER.
QUESTION? WHAT DO YOU THING OF THE CRAFT ROOM THAT PROVOCRAFT IS CREATING?
I have just learned about your paper PaperLayerz. Just watched your video and you said that there are also plain one that your paper is printed on. Where can you get that paper. I know I can get yours from your site. 🙂
Also, fun question: How many brothers and sisters do you have?
How did you get started with your website? How often do you travel? As your business grows will you be adding to your design team? I love your tutorial.:)
What got you interested in scrapbooking?
were do you find the time
I love this site! Do you have any tips on picking papers to mix when they aren’t in kits? This is difficult for me, don’t have that natural knack! I have a LOT of paper that wasn’t part of a kit, and would love to learn any inside info that you would share! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes, and for sharing so many tips and tricks!
I just love Close to my Heart Circuit Cardridge.
Will there be a DVD on the cricut E2 only? I have the first Cricut A-Z DVD. I know the second edition has information on it now for the E2, but I really don’t feel like purchasing a DVD that has information on it that I already have!
Hi Megan, thanks for all you do… How did you get started on your blog and where do you get your inspiration.
What machine do you think works best with MTC?
It seems you have so much going on how do you find creative time?
I want to thank you for always telling what products you are using in your videos. I like to see products used before I purchase. I love your website. One question – what sites do you enjoy going to to get inspiration? I hope you get a vacation after the 21 days of giveaways.
God bless you and your precious family.
With regard to paper crafting, where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
When will we be able to use Cricut Craft RooM???
and How are you??
I wonder how you manage it all on a daily basis…with work, family, home and everything in between .
Which Cricut cartridge would say is the best? Thanks for all your helpful information!
Some stamp storage suggestions please.
How did you get started crafting and what inspires you?
Megan, I am so glad I found your site. How long did it take you to master the cricut? Your work is great.
Thanks for all the chances to win.
What’s your favorite craft tool?
Megan…. Are you going to do a 4 square with paper layers for larger projects?
How long have you been scrapbooking, Where does your creativity come from? 🙂
How many hours a day do u work on your scrapbook projects? How many projects do u complete in one day? Thanks for all the inspiration you share. Hope your day is blessed.
MEgan, I have tried to watch your tutorials and every time my computer crashes. What can I do to be able to watch them? I’m not that up on computers. Please help. I want to learn what you are showing us. Thanks.
I wanted to know how long you’ve been scrappin and who were your mentors? Thanks for helping us learn so many nice tips.
How did you come to create a blog as well as create the products that you sell? Thanks.
How did you get started scrapbooking?
Where on earth do you find the time to do all that you do with the little ones! I’m in awe of your energy and your creativity! Thanks Megan for all the great inspiration!
When will Cricut Craft Room be available? Love your site.
How long have you been scrapbooking and how did you get started?
Can you creat PaperLayerz to fit the original Cricut machine? I’d love to use this product.
I really enjoy checking in with you each day!
My question is:
How do you accomplish all your crafting, as well as, take care of your family and home?
I wish there were just a few more hours in the day to be able to do everything I want to do for my family and still create scrapbooks/cards without feeling guilty.
This 21 days has been really fun. I am looking forward to the UStream (hope I can make it)! I am wondering how your business got started and how much time you put into it every week.
Thanks and have a great day!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com
How do you get all of those wonderful ideas??
How do I keep abreast of all the new cricut cartridges. It seems as though their are so many that I haven’t heard of and I have 114 in my collection.
I too am wondering how you manage with two small kids and have the energy to do scrapbooking and be a business woman besides. As I remember there weren’t that many hours in the day when my kids were little. You must be Super Woman.
Is the Cricut Circle worth joining?
Being an animal lover, I would like to know your dog’s name and what breed? As for crafting, I think you are amazing. Thank you so much for everything you do and the chance to win something wonderful! Blessings to you!
What is your design process when you begin working on a project and what inspires you?
Need dvd on E2. I got the scrapping easel and I’m so thankful I did. Great for those of us with bad backs. Love your Home layout. What do you and others do with all the cards, layouts etc that you make?
Do you start with a sketch or just an idea in your head?
How do you store your Cricut Cartridges and their assorted books/overlays?
You do a great job and I’m sure you work a lot. How do you find time for your family?
My question is, how do you find time to do so much. As a mom and a wife you seem to do more than one person can accomplish. How do you do it? My kids are all grown and I can’t find time to work on my crafts.
Here’s my question, besides Cricut and the Gypsy what are your top 5 crafting tools?
What was your inspiration in creating the PaperLayerz line? Thank you
Hi what was your inspiration for creating paper layers?
Thank you Julie
I have trouble finding things on blogs/websites, etc. Like in video you said can search blog for cartridge storage system, I can not find, please give me some advice/help!!! thanks for all the ideas–Retha
Do you use the yudu?
I’m sure that sometimes you make a project that you don’t really need for yourself personally. What do you do with all of those things? Is there a schedule of sorts that you follow or do you just deccide on a project by project basis?
I had to laugh when in one of your videos you said you loved Donny Osmond. My first album was Portrait of Donny. I got it for Christmas with my first stereo. I have it on display in my craftroom. My question to you is what is your all time favorite song by anyone? Take Care, xo Tammy
Where is your favorite place to vacation?
How do you do it all? I am so amazed you can do everything, and do it all so well! Love ya.
Hi Megan!! Thanks for this fun giveaway love it!! Well my question: What is your favorite product of scrapbooking??? Thanks again, Hugs.. Maggy
Love your site and appreciate all the great ideas you share. My question: HOW DO YOU KEEP TRACK OF ALL THE CHALLENGES AND DESIGN TEAM CALLS?
There are so many! I am trying to figure out how to determine what challenges are active, what each requires and the deadlines, etc. Also design team calls are more frequent than I realized and wonder how to follow them all. Thanks!
I actually have 2 questions…
First, do you like the Expression 2 better than the original, and why?
And #2-Have you ever used the Pazzle machine?
Did people (companies) contact you and want you to “try out” their products? If so, how did you know which to review?
I APPRECIATE ALL THE STUFF YOU PUT ON YOUR BLOG . KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MEGAN … THANKS
Where is the best place to purchase the Cricut cartridges?? Micheals? Jo Anns? Hobby Lobby ect?????
this is all so wonderful – thanks for sharing
I’d love to know what others have asked – how do you find the time to do so much?!? It’s amazing!
Hi Megan! I love your blog and give away too!.
Hi, I would love to know if you would post the specific cartridges used in your new Cricut Cards DVD? Thanks 🙂
What is your favorite Bible verse and why? Do you find time to have a quite time each morning? Thanks for the many chances to win over the past 20 days. You are so creative and an inspiration to me. 🙂
How do you go to CHA and not lose your mind? I’d want to try and see everything. A goodie form there would be fabulous!
How far in advance to you shoot your videos and schedule your postings? Do you take an entire day and do a whole week’s worth and just schedule them or do you actually do them every day?
How do you find the time to do everything. I need learn how to manage my time.
Do you think the price of ink for the Imagine makes it less justifiable for crafters who like to watch their pennies/.
megan my question is with young children how and when do you squeeze in scrapbook time i go to crops but that is usually the only time i can crave out some me time How do you find extra scrappy time?
How do you find time to create?
Do you ever feel like making your own embellishments (with all the layers) on the Cricut is too much work? How do you make it an easier process for yourself? (yeah, that was two questions, sorry!)
I have tons of cricut carts and get overwhemed with deciding what embellishments to use from it on my page and find I go to my premade items how do you decide what cricut images to use?
When I joined Club Ruby all your DVD’s were going to be posted and we could buy at a discount. Is this still available or when you changed Club Ruby did that stop?
I want to know how you do it all, how do you scrao with your kids around. Do you let them help??? How do you find time to do it all?
How and when did you start your business? Amazed by your talent.
What inspired you to start aboverubies.com?
how do you maintain your positive attitude? with your children and work are there times you feel overwhelmed?
i have the expression and love it- would you recommend me getting the E2 or the Imagine for Christmas? and why? Thank you!
What is your favorite color?
I want to know how you come up with all the ideas. My mind goes blank when I sit down at my counter…..thank goodness there are tons of places to look online for ideas. Thank you!
How do you do it all? How do you make time to keep up with your blog and blog projects. DO you post everything you create.
I really don’t know how you do it all. You are amazingly talented. I will be on a flight thursday night so my question is ” Can I still win if I am not online?”
What is your favorite paper trimmer? I have five, but I’m not satisfied w/any of them.
If you had to scrap with only one tool, what would it be?
Are you still singing??? Your voice is beautiful, do you sing at your church??? Hope I win your new
papers, wow what a great idea. Keep the video’s coming, love your voice on the video’s, it is like I’m right in the room with you. Great job