Cricut 101 Class – Introduction to Cricut and Design Space®


I seem to have become the go to Cricut expert at our local Michael’s. I’m always happy to help a customer, even off the time clock. Naturally the next step is to share, in a group setting, what I have learned designing and creating with my Cricut Maker.
Come learn, share and get inspired on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am in the classroom at Salisbury Michael’s. My class is not held by the Michael’s or Cricut corporations, I am an independent contractor.Sign up at 101 ClassIntroduction to Cricut and Design Space®Are you the brand-new owner of a Cricut? Have you bought one and it’s still in the box because you’re intimidated? Or maybe you are thinking about buying one, but you’re not sure what it does! This Cricut 101 is for you – the Cricut newbie! You will learn the ins and outs of your machine, and then we’ll tackle the mystery of Design Space! You will leave this class ready to explore the world of Cricut on your own.Project to go home with:
Each student will learn how to apply vinyl using a precut design and a Clear Scrapbook Case ($4.99). Each student will have the opportunity to practice with Design Space to create their name in vinyl to add to the case.Length of Class: 2.0 hoursHow many people can attend this class: 8Class price per student (USD): $20Class supplies: Students should bring their laptop or tablet with Design Space installed and their profile made, but it is not required. You can download it here

New Release on Amazon


My current book (on sale now) is my memoir, “The Path Taken.” I do not set out to blame or hurt only to tell a story in hopes that someone somewhere may benefit from mine and my family’s experiences. I want my friends and family to know these are my memories and interpretations of events. After all a memoir is by definition the author’s memories not necessarily absolute facts.

Excerpt from chapter 5 “I Walk through Hell”

Fuzzy worked as a structural iron worker on a crew that constructed high-rise steel beam buildings. With this type of work, 60 to 80 hours a week, you build up enormous physical strength. As is customary construction workers provide their own hand tools. In Fuzzy’s collection of tools he had what is known as a “spud wrench” that was approximately 18 to 24 inches long and quite heavy. For some odd reason he had two of these. One was kept in his car with his other tools the second one was kept on top of our refrigerator. This wrench would no longer be used to build; rather it would now be used as a weapon to destroy but not as much as the hands that used it.

You can purchase your copy here
The Path Taken

Holiday Count Down


Get your Holiday greetings and clothes ready. Only 16 weeks before Christmas. Message or comment with contact information and I will set you up with an appointment for designing your cards or fitting your outfits.

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Early morning visitor, Puppy vs Squirrel


Mr Squirrel, in his bravery, says good morning. BenE used every ounce of his being to hold back his Terrier instincts. Look closely and you can see BenE shaking. He is an amazing little furry guy, love his gentleness. PLEASE ignore the dirty porch and enjoy the beauty of the moment of trust between nature’s creatures.