I am so excited about my new Cricut cutting machine!! My mom was visiting us here for Christmas and gave me this fun little gift! The cartridge it came with has given me this desire to collect many more! The part that killed me is the price of these little cartridges! But.... Hobby Lobby had them 30% off last week so I bought two! I thought that was great, until I did a little on-line shopping and found the same cartridges at Amazon for an even larger discount WOOOHOOO!! I am so glad I did not open the boxes from Hobby Lobby!! So back to the store they went and I was able to buy 4 cartridges for just a little more then what I paid at Hobby Lobby for 2 (and that was with the sale price)! I LOVE a great deal!
So now I am watching my mail box and patiently (well, not so much) waiting for them to come in so I can have even more fun!
My two children are trying very hard to take my little treasure Cricut away from me. Now, I am all about sharing but this is MY toy... right?? Well, kind of... you know how it is when you are having so much fun and thinking something is soooo cool you just want to share it with your kids, so I did. It did not take long however for my 10 year old to teach me about the sticky mat and what makes it not sick any longer. The wrong paper to use on it is construction paper, it will leave all kinds of tiny fibers on the mat and nothing will stick :-( My lesson did not end there though, I researched on YouTube and found that the mats can be cleaned of with a baby wipe! A couple of swipes with the magic cloth and to my delight I had a sticky mat again and I am ready to roll!! This picture is one of the first projects I did with my Cricut. I embellished my laptop with these vinyl stickers!! Then I did my daughters.... Oh I love it when I find something new to embellish!!