Meet Your Host

Elena Anderson

Elena is a lifelong crafter having learned cross stitch, sewing, and Hardanger as a young child from her crafty aunts. She started her paper crafting journey in the 1990s with scrapbooking which transitioned into stamping in the early 2000s. Her blog and YouTube channel originally focused on cardmaking using stamps, inks, markers, and more. But Elena, who also loves technology, decided in late 2020 to concentrate on electronic cutting machine crafts, especially (but not exclusively) cards, and papercrafts. In addition to teaching crafters how to use their machines with fun project tutorials, she designs her SVGs which she sells through her Etsy store, frequently offering discounts to e-mail and YouTube subscribers. Elena lives in Denver, CO with her best friend and husband of 23 years, Alex, and their sweet dog, Django.

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Meet Your Speakers

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My name is Shawn Mosch and I have owned a Cricut since 2008. I quickly fell in love with that little machine! That turned into me sharing my projects with others online and finally, in 2020 I launched my website ShawnMosch.com where I coach others on how to use their Cricut!

Christmas Cookies Scrapbook Elements

Rhoda has always loved to create things from paper (and play school).

Colors make her world go round. 

The paper crafting adventures got serious in 2000 with the birth of her daughter. Making scrapbooks of her cute little face was the best feeling ever.

Rhoda learned to sell her creations on eBay while pregnant with her son. Making a little extra cash to stay home made it so she could stay home with the kids until they were in school.

In 2007, Rhoda used her degree in education with a minor in art to teach elementary school, high school art, and technology. 

The purchase of a Cricut and the discovery of Adobe Illustrator brought all her crafty passions together. Now, she gets to design fun paper craft files to share with the world, work from anywhere while living in a 26-foot Imagine camper, and play with all the colors of paper!

Sunflower Pumpkin Sign

Hey there! Monique Leslie, “Misfit Crafter” here, founder of Misfit Crafter Studio and creator of the Misfit Crafter blog. I’m a maker, teacher, and creative entrepreneur. I love to experiment with different materials and techniques. Always looking for new and creative projects to try and to “Share the Crafty Life.”

Misfit Crafter Studio is a creative online studio that offers craft freebies, classes, workshops, and an inspirational blog It shares a motley of crafting techniques and styles, creating an all-inclusive space where people can come together to learn, grow, and be inspired.

Everyone has the potential to be creative. We are passionate about helping others find their creative voice and share their unique gifts with the world.

If you are looking for a creative outlet, or want to be inspired, be sure to check out my site and start “Living the Crafty Life”

Cricut Joy Halloween Cottage

Lucy has loved paper crafts since she was a child. Even when she worked as a Pediatric ER doc, she managed to make time for crafting. Eventually, she started a hobby blog where she could share her crafts made by hand. 

Then she was introduced to the Cricut. What a game-changer!

But she was amazed at how using a Cricut made it so much easier to bring ideas to life. Her favorite paper crafts are making 3-D projects like little houses. When the Cricut Joy came out, people asked how to make these crafts with their Cricut Joy. They felt left out. Lucy will show you how to make one of her cute little houses with a Cricut Joy.

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Easy Paperstack Keychains

Kristi has been crafting for over 30 years and uses her skills every year to make handmade gifts for her friends and family. Aside from teaching weekly workshops in her Facebook groups, she also runs a program called Handcrafted Gifts Made Simple where she teaches crafters to plan and make handmade gifts on time, on budget, and with no stress.

Wood Ornaments with Cricut infusible Ink

Katie Adams is a talented blogger and crafter and is the creator behind The Crafty Blog Stalker. Her passion for crafting and DIY projects led her to start sharing crafting tutorials on her blog in 2011. She is a self-taught crafter who constantly seeks new ideas and trends in the crafting world. Katie’s blog provides tutorials, inspiration, and tips to help others tap into their creative side, and she has built a loyal following of readers with her warm and approachable personality. In addition, Katie is a sought-after speaker and instructor at crafting summits online. As an innovator and driving force in the crafting world, Katie continues to inspire and empower others to unleash their creativity.

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My name is Justine Hovey and I have been a cardmaker in the paper crafting industry for over 15 years. As a content creator, crafter, and teacher, I love combining my passion for creating with my passion for teaching. Over the years I have been on many design teams and moved into creating paper crafting courses that solve all the common crafter needs. I love showing new techniques over on YouTube and creating beautiful cards using my favorite techniques: embossing and foiling. Additionally, I am one of the founders of the Paper Crafters Get Organized Summit. In my free time, I enjoy taking my dog for walks, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.

3D Layered SVG for Cricut Joy

Jav is a Research Assistant/SVG Business Coach who loves all things passive income. Her mission is to help crafters with full-time jobs make extra income through digital products especially SVG cut files.

Owl Shadow Box

Hi, I am Janet. I am married to my husband Dan and we have two girls. Nowadays I work from home. I have always loved to create. As a child, one of my favorite things to do was talk my mom into a trip to the craft store. I took my love of art and craft and studied Graphic Design in college. Then I pursued an MFA in Graphic Design and an MS in New Media. I left a prosperous career as a college professor to raise our girls. Looking for a creative outlet, I started a website; Try it – Like it – Create it.

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Cricut Joy Cute Turkey Door Hanger

Jamela Payne is a self-taught crafter from Indiana. She loves trying new and unique things to teach her more than 250k followers. 

Cricut Joy of Rhinestone Creations

Francis Ames is a dedicated wife, entrepreneur, and passionate paper crafter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. With over ten years of experience using Cricut machines, she has established herself as an expert in the field, offering Cricut classes to enthusiasts around the world. Francis started selling her paper creations online in 2008 and has since extended her career to teaching scrapbooking and card making in private groups, scrapbooking conventions, and her local craft stores. She continues to share her knowledge and skills through online platforms like her YouTube channel, TikTok, and online courses.

Quick and Easy Vinyl Christmas Ornaments

Erin Reed brings a fun, romantic, and sometimes funky feel to her projects. She is a military wife, a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys and 2 girls, and a Canadian transplant who lives in Texas. Her first love is family. Her second love is crafting in all forms including scrapbook layouts, art journals, cards, mini albums, mixed media, altered items, home decor, and DIY. She has been published in many magazines, books, and websites since she started her professional crafting career in 2015. She has worked with and created products for many companies. She loves to create video content for her social media channels, and you can even catch glimpses of her kids in them from time to time!

Hack Print then Cut with your Cricut Joy to Create a Camera Gift Box 

With a passion for crafting and a belief in its therapeutic benefits, Emily loves helping others create personalized paper creations.

From fun pop-up cards and explosion boxes to supportive cards for difficult situations, Emily offers many projects for expressing emotions and connecting with loved ones.

She is also an avid user of her Cricut machine and enjoys the challenge of cutting non-standard materials, then coming up with unique and useful projects. Emily is dedicated to sharing her creations and experiences to bring joy and meaningful connections to other crafters.

Discovering the Magic of Wood Burned Ornaments with the Cricut Joy

I’m Debbie and I inspire card makers to create projects that they can be proud of by sharing my creations, sharing how I made them, and giving them the opportunity to practice these techniques through live and recorded videos, photos, and written tutorials.

I’ve done different types of crafts, from papier-mâché to resin to paper crafting off and on for most of my life. But I really got serious about cardmaking (if you can call something this fun as serious) in 2017. I would make upwards of 300 cards for work friends and family at Halloween and at Christmas, plus, of course, lots of birthday and other occasion cards. Then in 2019, I had to stop working at an office job due to illness. Over the last couple of years, I have been creating card and craft videos full-time. And in 2022, I shared more than 365 videos and live streams. (I had no idea that it was really that much!)

All this to say, I’ve been getting lots of practice.

One of the things I love to play with is my electronic cutting machine and SVG files. You can create ANY DESIGN you can think of this way. And it’s super fun and easy!

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Learn to create a tea light decor item with your Cricut® Joy

Chelly Ontis is the CEO and SVG designer at We Can Make That® (a DIY blog for crafters). You usually find Chelly designing SVG files for her blog, playing with her Cricut, sewing, crafting, or kayaking (AKA floating downstream!) with her hubby. Along with her passion for her Cricut and craft business, Chelly has been an entrepreneur since 1997, helping local and creative businesses with marketing. As a marketing mentor for creators, she self-published the Marketing Planner for Entrepreneurs.™

Etched Glass Ornaments with Felt Decorations

Miss. Carrie believes that life is complicated enough, and crafting needs to be simple. For over twelve years, she has been teaching detailed step-by-step paper crafting and Cricut tutorials that show you how to create scrapbook layouts, cards, home décor, and three-dimensional projects. Her goal is to break down overwhelming concepts into bite-sized pieces and give everyone the confidence to create. 

Create a Fancy Fold Snowflake Bouquet for the Holidays with Your Cricut Joy

Brandi Mahon is the creative owner of Stamp Me Some Love Blog, Shop, and Academy. The host of the highly successful 4-day Card Maker Success Summit,  Cricut Card Summit, and the course creator of Craft Biz in a Box. Cardmaking is her hobby, but her passion is bringing creators together and helping them build their creative businesses. She loves throwing parties and is a master networker. Hailing from Kentucky, she lives with her wife and 3 fur babies.

Iron-On Wooden Plaques

My name is Dr. Bette Daoust – a former business professor! I have had a love of crafting since I was very young. I was turned on to Cricut and Design Space 4 years ago. My goal is to teach Techniques using Design Space to make your crafting journey easy.

My love is to design projects and work with others to make them absolutely beautiful!

Sublimation & Specialty HTV Thanksgiving Project

Bethany Scott brings a mixed media feel to her projects. She lives in Wisconsin, is married with three littles (ages 3, 2, and 1), and shares a crafty space (and business!) with her mom.  Bethany studied photography and theatre in college and is a self-trained graphic designer and videographer.

The first advertisement she directed appeared on national TV when she was just 19 years old. Her photographs (both modeling and behind the camera) have been displayed in NYC galleries and on billboards. Bethany challenged herself by both writing and directing a musical production in 2010. She loves creating video content for her social media channels focusing mainly on paper-crafting, all things sublimation, and faux leather creations.

Bethany shares ownership of a successful boutique, BB’s Boutique & Things, with her mom which focuses on custom gift creations and designs. You may occasionally see the littles (or hubby) hopping in on her video and social media content. “Don’t forget to find the joy in your day and happy making!”

How to Make Faux Leather Ice Skate Earrings with the Cricut Joy

Amy is a lifelong jewelry maker and crafter. She loves creating fun and fashionable jewelry designs that can be made with a Cricut cutting machine – especially with the Cricut Joy, which is the perfect size for jewelry making. Amy enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge by creating jewelry making and crafting tutorials for crafters everywhere on her blog at amyromeu.com and also on her YouTube channel.

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