Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 4 - 100+ Followers Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

I have making cards and little do-dads for a while on my computer long before I knew anything about this crafting world let alone a Cricut. I sure do appreciate these machines and tools out here now. Boy oh boy how this would have saved me a lot of time, mistakes and waste of paper if I had back then, what I have now. I would create a design on my computer to print on my card and them print a saying to go on the inside. All of my sayings were personalized for the person I was giving it to, which made it hard sometimes coming up with the right words to put on paper (and make sense...lol). Anyhew, I put that talent down for a while and only dabbled into when requested by word of mouth from those who knew what I did. Well more and more requests would come in and then before you knew it I was scheduling dates for when I needed to make invitations, cards, favors...etc. My DH woke me up late one night, I'm not sure what time it was, to have me watch some Cricut commercial **sn: ( I don't not like my sleep interrupted unless there is a family emergency or the house is on fire)**. Barely opening my eyes, I caught a glimpse of two ladies showing some cuts they were doing on the infomercial and I said to him..."that's nice" and went back to sleep. Cricut never came up again until one day on the weekend I was flipping through channels and came across the infomercial again about Cricut. I sat and watched the entire infomercial over and over. I thought "hmmm, that really is a neat machine". Well DH looked further into this Cricut thing than I did and without even asking if this is something I really wanted, he bought me my first Cricut Expression (in Royal Blue - one of my favorite colors) for me as a Christmas gift back in 2009. I thought how cool, but I still didn't rip open the box right then. It sat in a corner for a little while longer. I later decided to do some more research on the internet to find out more about this product and I went directly to the owner's website "Provo Craft" I read a lot that whole week and came across the community forum. This is where I Struck Gold... **sn: (It's like one of those commercials when you hear the music in the background to the sound of someone reaching those heavenly gates and they burst open with the Shinning Beaming Lights)**.  I digress; many of you know this lady... "My Pink Stamper" aka Robyn Cardon was that Golden Moment for me. When I saw she had a website and... videos (woo hoo), I sat and watched every single one of them in 2-3 days or maybe less. I ripped open that box like it was Christmas morning all over again. From that moment on my inner Cricut Beast was unleashed... and so was my piggy bank. Seriously this hobby of ours will have you breaking the bank to buy stuff you won't even use(for a while that is), don't want to use(cause the paper or ribbon is to pretty to cut and you don't want to run out of it) or like me, even forget you have some items and end up buy it again...(raise your hand if you're guilty, uh hmm I knew I wasn't the only one). LOL...!!! Thanks for reading and letting me go on about my story. I just wanted to share. Now onto...

Day 4 - Giveaway:
I'd love to hear your story on how you were introduced to the Cricut World. We all have one. Feel free to share yours in a few words if possible. I'll be sharing some candy goodies with the winner on this day. Good Luck. Here's what you're sharing your story for.

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25 comments:

  1. I saw the commercial on tv about the cricut and wanted one immediately, but it was expensive. I had to wait. I mentioned it to my MIL and next thing you know, she had one. I told my hubby and he bought me one right after that. LOL He knew I wouldn't let him live that one down, if his mom got one way too long before I did.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  2. I also saw the infomercial and had to have one. When you watch those they have a way of getting you to "have to have one right then and there" and it can be dangerous.lol. But I went on Ebay and bought one for a much much lower cost then the infomerical cost. These daily giveaways are really so muc fun!! You are so creative in figuring out how to do each giveaway on each day. Thanks for another chance!! Terri of Two Pink Peas
    www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
    Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

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  3. hum... i actually can't remember how i found out about the cricut. i think my mom showed me the infomercial as well, but my mom was the one who bought the machine(the personal cricut) it wasn't until last year that i bought my cricut expression, I had just been using her machine. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  4. My sister told me about it, and I wasn't so sure to buy it, then she started getting cartridges and showing me all the cute stuff she was making with that fabolous machine, then I said to myself "I HAVE to have it!!!!" so I bought it, and I love it, love it, love it!!!! =0)

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  5. I had been seeing the commercials and thinking how cool of a machine it was. One day my friend invited me over to "play" with her machine and long story short...I went home that night and ordered my own!!! I was hooked!!!

    Jenn
    jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net
    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Felicia,I have an award for you on my blog. ~Shen

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  7. Well I still don't have a Cricut... but I watch everything being made with it and always have it on my wish list! Terri said she got her's on Ebay... it's hard for me to believe that anyone would want to part with it, but I am gonna start looking into that!

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  8. My friend Stephanie has had a Cricut for a while and has been scrap booking for years. I just started scrap booking last November after I went to Disneyland with my daughter for the first time. That is when I decided to get a Cricut and learn how to scrap. Now I have 2. It is easier to cut out those Disney Princesses with the Expression.

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  9. I have been scrapbooking for over 12 years but did everything by hand until this past January when a good friend of mine got an Expression for Christmas. She started posting pictures of her projects on Facebook and I was totally envious! I immediately fell in love. It was then that I decided that was how I was going to spend my Christmas money. A week later my Bug came in the mail. As I waited for it to arrive I searched and scoured YouTube. It seems like everywhere I turned mypinkstamper videos popped up. I too just started watching as many as I could get my hands on. The rest is history. I started less than 7 months ago and I am TOTALLY addicted!

    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  10. I have been crafting for only 3 or 4 months, but I have been wanting to for years I just needed that extra push. My friend told me about a cricut on sale so I went and got it and that was it I was hooked!

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  11. Felicia, I'm a Math teacher and was browsing in Sam's and they had the baby bug on the shelf and I grabbed it not fully knowing what it could do. I only bought it because I hate anything manual but I love my cuttlebug. ~Shen

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  12. I guess I really started wanting a cricut about a year ago when I was visiting my sister who had the create. she was showing me how she created a vinyl for her computer and I just thought it was the coolest thing. well I wasn't into scrapbooking or card making at the time so I thought i would never use something like that. Well several months later, like October my mom ordered the expression, and she never opened it. One day I asked her if I could try it out and I haven't stopped since. I did eventually give her's back in feb. of 2011 when I got the money to buy my own. She is yet to use hers. oh poor cricut he must be so lonely at her house. My cricut however gets loved everyday!
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

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  13. Watching the commercial on TV, I was already a scrapbooker and when I seen that, I was hooookkkkeeed and knew I needed one of those in my life! The rest is history...lol

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  14. I got my Cricut kind of by a fluke. I used to make cards on my computer with a Hallmark program. I was in Big Lots and saw these weird looking VHS tapes (who watches VHS anymore) but somehow I was drawn to them. My mom saw a Cricut commercial and thought I would like one, but I didn't know what she was talking about. Then Big Lots had a sale on the Cricut Create and I bought it not even knowing what it was (but mom generally doesn't steer me wrong). When I got home and did some research I realized that I HAD to have to big one because I wanted to have all of the options available. Took the Create back and ordered the Expression/Jukebox Mega package on HSN and I've been having a blast ever since.

    Tia
    broadway1104@gmail.com

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  15. I also saw the Cricut commercial and thought it looked great but too expensive for me. Then I was in Joann a couple of years ago and they had a sale on the Create for $99.00 - I bought it on the spot...along with two carts! I loved it but had no idea all it could do. Then HSN had a huge sale this past Christmas for the Expression, Gypsy and like five carts. I bought it as a present for myself. I wasn't sure how to use the Gypsy, so I purchased the DVD's from Above Rubies Studio for the Gypsy and Cricut and wow - it opened up so many possibilities for both! And you are right - this hobby can break the bank! If you want a chance to win a Picturesque cart...stop by my blog :)

    Thanks again for a chance to win :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

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  16. I too saw the informercial and mentioned it to everyone so my MIL decided to buy it for me. I was instantly hooked and I haven't looked back!

    Tisha
    http://tishascraftcove.blogspot.com

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  17. I was shopping on HSN . They sell cricuts . I loved making cards but never knew it was that easy! I got a cricut for christmas. Just like you. Thanks for the chance to win this prize!!!

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  18. Thanks to my sister in law and her Christmas gift last year I was introduced to the cricut world. At first I wasn't really sure to think of the machine because personally had never heard of it but once I started researching it I was hooked. I love my cricut, just wish I had more time to use it.

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  19. I first saw the late night informercial, then I saw it again during the day.

    Finally, I cut it on HSN and with the easy payment system I was SOLD. Crazy enough, I had my Cricut for many months before I actually took it out of the box. I too found Robyn's blog and the rest is history...lol

    Nicole T.
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  20. I saw the airing for it on HSN, researched pricing for about 6 months and then purchased the bundle on HSN and was able to do the flex pay...totally worth it! Also bought my Cuttle-bug bundle that way too! Gotta love flex pay!
    thebookinroom@hotmail.com
    thebookinroom.blogspot.com

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  21. I can't even remember when or where I saw a Cricut first. I think it may have been the infomercial. I just know I've been obsessed ever since!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  22. I thought I was reading my autobiography! I found the cricut, then went to Youtube to see what the heck it was about and there was Robyn and then her stamps and I was, am hooked. I got hooked in Oct and went from the Cricut to The Expression by Mothers day! ugh! yes, the bank has been broken several times over but the cartridges/paper/ribbon keep rolling in! There will be a group, Cricut anonymous for those that are addicted! haha
    congrats on reaching your goal. I am having a giveway too, come check it out!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com
    http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com

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  23. My mom had one but as a digi scrapper I didn't think I would use one. When I heard there would be good black friday prices I did some research and decided that was what I wanted for Christmas this past year. I am addicted. Love it for cards and hybrid stuff.

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  24. I also saw the infomercial with my hubby. Not being one to buy things from tv, I didn't think much of it. Then I heard coworkers talking about Cricut carts at lunch. After watching the infomercial another time or 2, I knew I wanted one. I was in Joann's with my hubby shopping for other scrapping supplies and happened to notice that they had forgotten to take down the sale sign on the Expressions. I got one that day! I thought I was going to use it for scrapbooking. Thanks to the inspiration of Mary at Cardztv, I have mostly used it for cardmaking.

    Whoa, I got a little long winded there! I'm a new follower of yours. Congrats on 100 followers and thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I also saw a infomercial and immediately bought the little cricut but, it wasn't till I saw Robyn's videos that made me get the Pink Cricut {big expression} which I love:) Congrats on your over 100 followers and many more to come:)
    Hugs

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