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March 12, 2012

How I Got Started With Cricut

The folks at My Cricut Craft Room Blog are having a new contest. And because I am always up for anything Cricut related, I jumped at the chance to win the exclusive "Sophie" cartridge. Here is MY story.

I first saw the Cricut baby bug in an infomercial. This was way before the Expression came out and long before the Imagine. Provocraft has come a long way with all their newer, wonderful cutting machines. My WANT for the Cricut came from my NEED to send out several thank-you cards.
You see, I had been singing in many churches throughout Michigan and Ontario. And after each engagement, I would send a thank-you card to the churches. All the thank-you cards I saw in the stores were soooo ordinary and plain. I began by making my own hand-made designs (before having a Cricut). You have no idea how excited I was while watching the infomercial on TV. The Cricut was the perfect answer to my card-makiing needs.
I ordered my baby Cricut online and excitedly waited for it to arrive. Before it came, I visited my sister who already had her Cricut, and together we were giggling like school girls as we cut out our first simple shapes and lifted them off the mat. From that moment on, I was hooked! And you know something? I am STILL using that same small Cricut. Yes, there have been projects I've done since then that would've been easier with a larger sized mat, but so far I have managed to get by with the little guy.
 I have made dozens of cards since then, and have enjoyed making all kinds of other projects, including vinyl wall art I created myself, with the help of my Gypsy. I wouldn't be without my Cricut now, and I would certainly love a fabulous new cartridge. There is no such thing as having too many cartridges, and I'm looking forward to hearing the good news about having won the exclusive "Sophie" cartridge.
For details about the contest, and to link up to the contest, be sure to visit http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-did-you-get-into-cricut.html.




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  1. Yeah!!!!!! I am your 100th follower!!!!!! Congradulations on your first 100! I only reach a hundred last month so I know how it feels!
    I really liked your story, I would love to be able to hear you sing! I also sang in churches growing up. I am visiting from Creative Bug On The Loose, so nice to meet you, drop by and say hi!

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