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Every day I’m crafting, there are things that save my sanity, boost my creativity, and improve my productivity. Sometimes, these even make members of this community happy too.  

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What's In My Craft Room

My favorite craft room products

Cricut Maker-01

Cricut Maker

There’s a big debate on whether you’re Team Cricut, Team Silhouette or Team Brother Scan n Cut.  But I think we can all agree that having any cutting machine makes crafting so much more fun!

Sublimation Printer-01

Sublimation Printer

If you like Cricut’s Infusible Ink, a sublimation printer takes it to the next level.  I’ve loved making t-shirts and mugs using this printer.  There’s no weeding with sublimation!

Heat Press

If you’re turning your hobby into a small business, a professional heat press is definitely the way to go.  This heat press is used to make t-shirts, hats, mugs, ornaments and plates.  

EasyPress2

I love my EasyPress and use it for most of my projects.  It doesn’t take long to heat up, the heat is even throughout and it’s so easy to use.  

Self Healing Mat

This is honestly a staple in my craft room.  I couldn’t craft without it.  It’s magic and somehow, I have no clue how, it actually self heals when I cut on it.  Amazing!

Area Rug

I bought this beautiful Jill Zarin area rug to match my aqua accent wall color.  I love this rug!  My craft room is in the basement and this makes it nice and cozy. 

Mccampbell Drafting Chair

Drafting Chair

I have a high craft table so I needed a drafting chair and I’m so glad I found one that was both cute and comfortable. 

MacBook Pro

When I started this business I decided I was going to separate it from my normal day job and learn how to uses a Mac.  It took a bit to get used to but I love my Mac!

Stamp n Storage Paper Organizer

Paper Organizer

I’ve collected A LOT of cardstock and finally invested in the Stamp n Storage paper organizer that fits the KALLAX shelves from IKEA.  

DISCLAIMER: AS AN AMAZON ASSOCIATE I EARN FROM QUALIFYING PURCHASES. THIS PAGE CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS WHICH WILL REWARD ME MONETARILY OR OTHERWISE WHEN YOU USE THEM TO MAKE QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

My Favorite Digital Shops

go to sites for fonts, cut files, and more

Design Bundles

Design Bundles is one of my favorite places to get cut files.  Check out their free goods and $1 Deals.  

Creative Market

Creative Market is my go-to place to buy anything digital related to my business; fonts, logos, templates, and more!

Dreaming Tree

Dreaming Tree is the place to score 3D cut files.  They also have free designs you can download. 

Etsy

You’ll always find what you’re looking for on Etsy, such a wealth of talent.  From cut files, to mockups and more!

Craft House SVG

Craft House SVG is another great site to get freebies, $1 deals and bundles on cut files.  

So Fontsy

So Fontsy has it all: embroidery designs, sublimation transfers, foil quill designs, and more!

Creative Fabrica

Creative Fabrica freebies include a commercial license. Some are time-sensitive, so don’t miss out. 

SVG Cuts

SVG Cuts is another great place to get 3D cut files including houses, box cards and more!  

My Favorite Books & Courses

EDUCATION THAT EXPLODED MY CRAFTING WORLD

Designing Layered Mandalas

My ebooks are at the top of my favorites list! Learn how to design your own layered mandalas in Illustrator or Inkscape. 

Cricut Academy

Cricut Academy is where it all started for me.  This is where I learned everything I needed to about my Cricut, including how to design my own cut files. 

Maker Academy

Jennifer Maker from Jennifermaker.com has some incredible crafting courses you’re not going to want to miss including custom workshops. 

Cutting Edge Crafters

Learn to master your Cricut with Abbi Kirsten’s popular course.   This course only opens up a few times a year so check back if it’s not available. 

Cricut Earrings

If you’ve ever thought about making jewelry on your Cricut, Amy Romeu from amyromeu.com is the expert.  Her new book on making earrings is a must-read! Learn how to make gorgeous earrings you can wear, make, or sell.  

Engraving Metals

Have the engraving tip and don’t know how to use it?  Jen Swift from Well Crafted Studio shows you how easy it is to engrave metal using your Cricut Maker, it’s easier than you think! This book has changed how crafters are using their Cricut Makers!

Miniature Houses

Lucy Foxworth from Paper Glitter Glue is the Queen of paper houses.  My daughter and I LOVE making her patterns.  Check out her most popular book, Create 12 Simply Super Minature Houses. You won’t be disappointed.  

Canvas Workspace

I get a lot of questions from crafters who use a Scan n Cut.  Anytime I have questions I go to Sue Meier from Create with Sue.  Her new course Get Started with Canvas Workspace is the perfect course for anyone who has a Scan n Cut. 

The Newest Course

TO HIT THE MARKET

Cricut Made Easy

If you’re the type of person that buys the newest thing, then check out Cricut made Easy by Sweet Red Poppy.  This is the newest course on Cricut to hit the market and includes: 

  • 19 Video Modules (Chapters)
  • 50+ Step-by-Step Video Tutorials
  • 30+ Cricut Cheat Sheet Printables
  • 160+ Page E-Book “Maker’s Guide to Cricut”
  • All 3 Cricut Machines Covered (Maker/Joy/Explore family)
  • 16 Different Projects with Printable Guides
  • 80+ High-Quality SVG Files
  • Print then Cut Sticker Files
  • Design Space Glossary
  • Exclusive Facebook Support Group
  • Tips and Tricks from the Expert!
Cricut Made Easy by Sweet Red Poppy

Behind the Scenes

Products I use to make the things happen
Adobe Logo

Adobe Creative Cloud

I use at least one of the Adobe programs on a daily basis including Illustrator to design cut files, Photoshop for graphics, Lightroom for photography, and InDesign to format my ebooks. Adobe is the industry standard in design for creating all of the elements your business will need.

ConvertKit

ConvertKit

I’ve tried a few email providers before finally listening to others who said Convertkit was what I needed.  My favorite thing is how seamless they integrate with other tools I use for my business.  And their customer service is incredible. There’s no better tool for marketing than through email.

Foodie Pro Theme

One of the first things you do when you start a blog is to pick a theme.  I recently switched to Foodie Pro by Feast Design Co because of it’s simple clean look, page speed optimization and the fact that it’s designed with SEO in mind.  There’s a reason this is the #1 selling Genesis child theme.  

Ivory Mix

Ivory Mix

Ivory Mix is so much more than a stock photo subscription – it offers graphic templates, training, and a community you’ll love being part of.  I love Kayla’s style and she’s always taking requests to get you what you need.  She’s incredibly talented and worth checking out her free stock photos. 

iMarkInteractive

iMark Interactive

There’s SO MUCH TECH in blogging.  So much! It’s hard to know how to do all of the things you need to do to keep your site working properly.  Enter Grayson Bell from iMark Interactive.  He’s my go-to tech guy for all of my host, plug-in, and tech support needs.   

Tailwind

One of my biggest time savers that helps me grow my business is Tailwind.  It’s definitely not a secret and there’s a reason everyone is using it to schedule their pins on Pinterest.  This is a game-changer and worth the investment. 

Grammarly

Grammarly

Writing a perfect blog post without any grammar errors is hard to do.  You may still find a few from time to time on my site but Grammarly helps make writing a whole lot easier.  It’s one of those not so sexy things that is needed when running a business. 

Quickbooks

QuickBooks

When my side hustle became a business I knew I needed to get my finances in order. It’s so important to have an accurate account of the money coming in and going out of my business – especially when it comes time for preparing my taxes.