Meet Your Host
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.
This Summit will bring you easy crafts you can make for your holiday season - including Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other celebrations over the last part of the year.
Your All-Access Pass is all about having continuous access to all the speakers, their projects, and step-by-step guides! This is our way to give you the time to review and make the projects on your own time.
Artist & Designer
I'm Wendy Dewar Hughes and I am a career artist, a published author, and a creative entrepreneur. From my Summer Bay Studio in a village in British Columbia, Canada, I spend my time painting, creating journals and glue books, and running my shops featuring products with my own art and design. I have created my own line of stationery products that sold in gift stores worldwide and my licensed designs have graced numerous products sold by international companies. I think you're going to love creating glue books, the easiest and most relaxing pastime.
Cricut Paper Crafter
Hi, I’m Sarah from ‘Craft with Sarah’! I’m a paper crafter and SVG designer from the UK. I LOVE making layered cardstock projects with my Cricut machine and seeing the cutouts come together to make beautiful, dimensional designs. I’ll be sharing my passion for papercrafts with you during my presentation on how to make a 3D layered wreath for Christmas.
Designer, Black Sheep 303 Creative, LLC
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 more traditional 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. In addition to teaching crafters how to use their Cricut, ScanNCut and Silhouette machines with fun project tutorials, she designs her own SVGs which she sells through her Etsy store. Elena lives in Denver, Colorado with her best friend and husband of 23 years, Alex and their sweet dog, Django.
I live in the North of England in the UK and I am a married woman with 2 grown up sons and spend as much time as possible crafting and gardening. My greatest joy and accomplishment in my life is safely getting my boys to adulthood!
I love crafting and always have, starting when I was a child learning many skills from my mum. There was nothing she could not turn her hand to. I love learning new skills and trying different crafts.
I am an all round crafter with a particular interest in crafting on a budget. I now channel this crafting and creative energy into my website and YouTube channel to help others learn new crafts too.
Earlier in my life I have been both an engineer and a maths teacher, as well as a mother, so bring all those skills with me to my crafting.
Founder of Crafty Entrepreneurs
Francis Ames, founder of Crafty Entrepreneurs, is an avid paper crafter with more than 10 years of experience with Cricut machines and offering Cricut Classes. She began her business journey in 2008 when she suffered health event that made her unable to work a traditional job. She borrowed books from her local library, registered her business Ames Crafts, and began to sell online. She still holds 100% satisfaction rating on eBay. Francis went on to teach Cricut class, scrapbooking and cardmaking at her local Michael craft stores and even taught at a Scrapbook convention. She obtained her certification from EK Success and her PhD in scrapbooking from Close to My Heart. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University. Francis continues to teach in person and online through her Youtube channel, TikTok and blog.
Owner and Creator at TheCraftyBlogStalker.com
A blogger since 2008, Katie is devoted to sharing step-by-step craft tutorials. She believes everyone can be crafty, some just need help finding a place to start. Katie loves her Cricut and has worked closely with Cricut over the past several years, and has even been privately contracted to make and create many different promotional projects.
SVG Designer & Craft-a-holic
Chelly Ontis is the CEO of 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 online businesses with marketing. As a marketing mentor for creators she self published the Marketing Planner for Entrepreneurs™. www.wecanmakethat.me.
Cricut Blogger and SVG Designer
Kristi loves using her graphic design expertise to create unique designs that can be used with Cricut cutting machines. When she first started using her Cricut, it was purely for fun to monogram shirts and water bottles or create custom shirts for different occasions. But it wasn’t long before she was sharing her designs on her blog.
Her blog quickly grew as she started getting more creative with her designs, creating unique boxes, cards, gift card holders and other fun Cricut crafts that you can find on her blog at SVGNation.com. She keeps all of the files on her blog free to download and provides tutorials so you can easily recreate any of these crafts at home.
SVG Designer, Crafter and Motherhood/Lifestyle Content Creator
As a mom to 4 busy kids, Shani knows what it’s like to squeeze in crafting where you can. That’s why she loves coming up with and sharing easy to make crafts and DIY projects that can be done during those in-between moments. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or more seasoned crafter, each tutorial is easy to follow along with. On her site, you’ll find ideas for kid activities, crafts & DIY for the home, free printables and SVG files, organization, recipes and travel.
Crafting Blogger and Cricut Instructor
Shawn Mosch started her Cricut journey in 2008 and quickly fell in love with all of the amazing things she could create with her Cricut. Over time, this transitioned into Shawn sharing her projects online with other Cricut crafters, inspiring and motivating them to also create new projects.
In 2020, with the encouragement and support of friends and family, Shawn decided to take her hobby to the next level and launched her website, ShawnMosch.com which is filled with tutorials and resources for crafters of every level. Shawn provides her followers with free handbooks, that they can download from the Classes section of her site, and then builds on what you learn in the handbooks with her step by step instructions and videos.
Today, Shawn is helping Cricut owners to understand the Cricut Design Space so that they can create amazing projects. She has created documents, tutorials, videos and classes that can help anyone learn the steps to make their ideas and inspiration to reality.
In the Fall of 2021, Shawn began to learn about the StarCraft Solo machine, and the CREATE software that goes along with it. You can learn more about that machine by clicking HERE.
Designer & Party Expert
I'm Katrina, a spunky wife and mom who always loves a good party, frugal fanatic, huge dog lover, business owner, runner, devoted brownie eater, and lover of all things glitter! I’m the founder of FAB Party Planning Mom and my passion is to help busy moms plan fun, easy & affordable parties their kids love - and that moms love, because our tools make party planning a piece of cake!
I’ve always loved being creative -whether it’s doing crafts and DIYs, decorating my home, having fun in the kitchen, or entertaining friends and family.
I believe life is always made more fun through getting creative.
We all struggle sometimes with getting creative, whether it’s not having the time, or not having the know-how, or not being sure where to start.
At Life is a Party I’m sharing all my tips and tricks. Get inspired by my project ideas, try a new recipe, let me help with a fun party theme, teach you how to use your Cricut machine, or equip you to be the perfect host with Entertaining 101. There's so many ways to make life a party!
Owner of A Daily Dose of DIY
Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and designer extraordinaire. For fun Chris enjoys crafting, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.
Hello, I am Shelly. I am an avid lover of mandalas and Cricut machines.
I enjoy designing SVG craft files for Cricut users. After purchasing way too many SVG files that did not cut properly, I decided to take the matter into my own hands.
Now I create quality files for everyone to use. Win Win!!! We can all craft joyfully now.
I have been crafting in some fashion since I was kid. jewelry, cards, and polymer clay to name a few. It is exciting to share my love of crafting and Cricut crafts with all of you.
Jamie Matthews is the creator of Coffee in My Kitchen. She’s a home decorator and décor crafting enthusiast with over 18 years of experience.
She is passionate about helping fellow home decorators and crafting enthusiasts create a place of beauty and comfort for their loved ones. She takes the overwhelm and frustration out of home decorating and shows people how to design their homes confidently using their personalities and style.
Jamie specializes in personalized, easy DIY home décor crafts using original Cricut designs and budget-friendly craft store products. She loves teaching how to craft the decoration and then how to style the decor to create a welcoming and cozy atmosphere in the home.
Jamie’s cheerful and enthusiastic teaching style is easy to understand and fun to follow. She takes intricate decorating and crafting techniques and breaks them down into simple steps that are easy to apply. She makes learning effortless and enjoyable with excellent results!
Jamie loves the holidays, especially Pumpkin Spice Season and Christmas. Her favorite pastime is hanging out in her kitchen, sipping coffee with her husband, and cuddling with her sweet dog "fur baby" Lucy.
Starry Night Creations
I love all things crafting - especially scrapbooking, card making and Cricut crafting. My love of crafting began at an early age. When I was 10, I asked Santa for a sewing machine. But paper crafting is my true love. I fell in love with stationery stores and Mrs. Grossman stickers. I’m still fascinated by stationery stores. But now I own a retail website, www.StarryNightScrapping.com which features scrapbook and card making supplies and www.MollyQCreates.com which features layouts, projects, tips and techniques for scrapbooking, card making and Cricut crafting.
My name is Maci and I am a long-time Cricut crafter. The moment I heard about these machines, I knew I had to get my hands on one. I simply wanted a way to make my own tshirts and coffee mugs, but after my first project I was hooked. My passion for Cricut crafting quickly blossomed. I watched tutorial after tutorial and would create every project I could find instructions for, before eventually I reached a point that I felt I was no longer a beginner or even intermediate level crafter. After running a successful crafting based business, I decided that I wanted to share the knowledge and skills I had gained with others. I created the Facebook group “Cricut Projects” where I posted monthly tutorials, not knowing just how quickly it would grow and that it would ultimately lead to an official partnership with Cricut. With nearly 200,000 members, I’m honored to be a member of this community and get the opportunity to constantly learn from, collaborate with, and hopefully inspire fellow crafters!
I worked as a Pediatric ER doc for many years, but I always found time to make things. And my favorite crafts almost always include paper. Paper and cardboard are my favorite materials to work with.
I started my blog, PaperGlitterGlue.com, before I retired. But since retirement I’ve gone wild with making paper crafts that I can share with you. I hope you enjoy this craft.