When we bought our home, put the Christmas tree up, I decided, I’m now the matriarch of the family, so it’s now my duty to continue the tradition of the Holiday Tree. My husband wasn’t exactly “jumping for joy” when I made this decision, however, he knows what it means to me. He tends to go along with a lot of my crazy ideas, a lot of times he drags his feet on the ideas, but he’ll still join me on the crazy ride. Anyway, a lot of the decorations that my mom had were either damaged from storage because the totes weren’t sealed right or they were broken and I didn’t realize it, so I had to make new decorations or get creative.
Probably 4 years ago I begged for a Cricut Machine. All of my friends were raving about this Cricut machine thing, and I just had to get one. My wonderful in-laws bought me a Cricut Mini for Christmas one year. Though it wasn’t the Explore, it definitely helped me learn what this machine was all about and I instantly fell in love. I’m glad I started with a machine as small and simple as the mini. At the time it was so easy to use and learning how to use it helped me start off and get to the creating that I wanted to do. I learned how to create scrap-booking items, vinyl decals, and so much more.