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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