Scrapbooking With Cricut

Another passion of mine is scrapbooking.  Many years ago my co-workers invited me to take a scrapbooking class and that got me hooked.  The first two-page layouts came out great in class with the instructor’s direction.  It took me a while to get the hang of it, but with the Cricut die cut electronic machine its super easy now.

When I started scrapbooking I didn’t have a Cricut.  I used the Sissix which was heavy and the die cut templates are one size only and take up a lot of room to store it.  I love the Cricut because it uses cartridges and one design can be cut in many sizes.  The cartridges are small and easy to store.

I use my Cricut to make cards, photo corners, page layouts and banners.  Here are some of the projects I’ve done using my Cricut.

made with cricut
Cupcake Birthday Card made with cricut
made with cricut
Valentine’s Day Card made with cricut
made with cricut
Tea Party Banner made with cricut
made with cricut
Baby Reveal Banner made with cricut

Knitted Beanies

Another passion of mine is knitting. It’s been about 15 years since I started this hobby. A self-taught knitter with a crochet background. It wasn’t easy but the ends justified the means. My first stitches were simple garter and stockinette stitches.  I have knitted many hats and scarfs. Christmas is very busy time for me.

With time I’ve learned more advanced stitches and eventually learned how to knit in the round.  I love knitting beanies especially for babies.  I’ve knitted baby sweaters and booties and love to give them away as presents.

Here are some of my knitted items.

Toddler Knitted Hat
Toddler Knitted Hat With Flower
Knitted Beanie and Booties
Matching Knitted Beanie and Booties
Knitted Ear Flap Beanie
Knitted Ear Flap Beanie and Black Neck Cowl
Knitted Baby Beanie with Cable Band
Knitted Baby Beanie with Cable Band and Pearl Beads

Fall Deco Mesh Wreath

Fall Deco Mesh Wreath
Fall Deco Mesh Wreath

I made this wreath two years ago.  I used metallic fabric along with deco mesh for this wreath.  As you can see I used my rule of threes.  Three sun flowers and three fall leaves with raffia and acorns.  The sun flowers and fall leaves are hot glued down and the metallic fabric and fall ribbon are just wrapped around the wreath.  This is the third year that I have hung this wreath outside on my door and it has stood the weather.

I hope you like this fall deco mesh wreath and leave a comment if you have any questions.

My Amazing Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath

Two years ago my sister, Tina introduced me to deco mesh.  She made a wreath out of it and showed it to me and I fell in love with.  Tina is very sophisticated and her wreaths are out of this world.  I’m more country and old fashioned.  Between the two of us we come up with one of a kind wreaths that you won’t find in any stores.

I’ll be showing you how to create your own deco mesh wreath from the start:


  • Deco mesh
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Wire wreath
necessary supplies to make the deco mesh wreath
All the supplies to make the wreath, minus the cat!!!

I like to start adding the deco mesh in the inner row and then the outer row.  Most of my wreaths have three rows so I added red to the middle.  When it comes to embellishments I use the rule of threes.  I visually divide the wreath into two sections of threes and alternate my embellishments.

Almost done
Almost done

Here is the finished wreath, hope you have as much fun making it as I did.  Enjoy

My Amazing Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath
My Amazing Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath