Cricut · DIY

Need help With Your Cricut? Try Our Facebook Groups!

Are you new to Cricut? Looking for help or inspiration for using your Cricut machine?

May I suggest joining one of my three great Cricut groups where you can get amazing ideas and input!

While there are myriad choices of groups on Facebook, my groups stand head and shoulders above the rest. That’s because my top-notch admin team and I have been helping scores of Cricuteers for years (since 2013!) and our users are helpful and knowledgeable, too!

Joining a Facebook group couldn’t be easier. Here are our groups with descriptions of each one. Joining is as simple as following the link and requesting to join!

Don’t worry about being pushed into buying anything either, because we don’t allow any selling in our groups!

Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore:

This group focuses on creating, designing, and using Design Space, the free Cricut software for all Explore Cricut machines and the new Maker machine, too.



Cricut Newbies and Pros for Older Machines:

This group focuses on creating, designing and using Cricut Craft Room (CCR) and Cricut’s legacy machines including Cricut Personal, Mini, Create, Cake, and the Cricut Expression and Expression 2.

Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS:

This group focuses on business related topics solely, such as help with pricing items, packaging & shipping, inventory & order tracking, payment methods, invoicing, social media & dot com options, etc.

I hope to see you there and Happy Cricuting!!


Illness is a message

I’m sick today.  I’ve been fighting something and today I’m done fighting.  I decided I didn’t want to fight it today, so I’m sitting this morning out.

I’m pretty sure I “caught” whatever-this-is from one of Master Owen’s visiting friends, who was visiting last weekend.  The boy often forgot to cover his mouth when he coughed or sneezed.

I suppose I should be a little irritated about being sick, but I’m not.  It’s not as if I enjoy being ill–who does–but I’ve found it can provide me with some valuable insights about my life, my routines and what I’m trying to accomplish.  

I know, leave it to me to come up with a positive spin on being sick, but I believe there is meaning in the most mundane.  And, what’s more mundane than the average head cold or flu bug?  You are left lying in bed, knowing there are things to do but having no strength to do them.  Eventually you must make choices about what will get done and what will have to wait.  Perhaps you might even wonder why you do certain things at all.  I know I do.

Being sick also helps me ponder what life would be like if I weren’t the person I am or if I weren’t around at all.  If you are the head of your household, as I am, you probably know what I am talking about.  

Usually I’m the first one up and moving in the morning.  Heaven knows getting my tribe going in the morning is a monumental task.  Those constant issues of preparing for the day–breakfast, packing snacks and lunches and dealing with incomplete homework–keep me so busy I hardly think on the average day.  It’s only when I’m temporarily “benched” do I get a chance to see if anyone is following my established routine.

Just a little food for thought.  I’m afraid I don’t have much else today, nor the entry to share it.  I’m hoping a little rest will get me rolling again.

But, if you’re wondering how my tribe did without me, I’d say they still need me around for a while yet.