I love answering questions for people. I do not care if it is something that people just want to know or if I just volunteer my answer, I love to just give my opinion to a question.
So I was on Facebook and one of the ladies I follow (like) is My Cricut Craft Room Blog. She asked a question, how did you get into the Cricut? First off, before I answer this question, I wanted to let you know about a couple of things: I was looking for something to talk about, and I am trying to change up my blogs a bit. For those of you who are new to scrapbooking, the Cricut is an electronic cutting machine. There are several types of machines, and I have 3 of these types: Expression, Expression 2, and the Imagine. I do have a document on this blog on the different types of Cricut machines listed except the last one made (the Cricut Mini), so I may repost it, including the mini on the sheet.
Anyway, back to the question. I got started with the Cricut machines back in 2006. Back then, there was only the original machine, which cut out shapes and the alphabet on a 6 x 9 sheet of paper (half of a 12 x12 piece). I was working at Archiver's at the time, and I was asked to demo the machine for 2 minutes while another co-worker took a break. That was love at first demo. When Archiver’s stopped selling them the first time around I snatch up the last one, but I did not play with it much for a while. Fast forward 6 months later. I had a swap I needed to do, and I had to make 60 tags. Ok, what the heck was I thinking, and the swap was due. Finally I said to myself, “you have that thing, the Cricut you begged for a Christmas present, so use the darn thing.” I was able to finish my tags, and have been going nonstop since then. I got the Expression in 2007, the E2 and the Imagine machines in 2011. I then sold the Original after the E2 came from HSN.
So that is how I got started with this obsession called a Cricut machine.