Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Begging for Inspiration

Hey Y'all! I need some advice. Over the holidays I saw a Cricut Expressions infomercial and was fascinated. I saw so many wonderful things being done with the Cricut and the ladies in the infomercial made it all looked so easy! I had to have one. We couldn't really afford it, so I mulled it over for about 6 weeks before I took the plunge and bought one for myself. My wonderful hubby said "Go ahead babe, knowing you, you'll make all kinds of neat things with it! It'll be a great investment!" Celene's Treasure Chest, my brick and mortar crafts and antiques shop in rural Illinois was closed for the winter season so I thought it would be a perfect time to play with it and make all sorts of new crafty things. I really saw this little piece of equipment as a real opportunity to come up with some new crafts, stencils for myself to use as well as to sell in the shop, etc and that I would make my money back in no time. I received it in early January. I didn't even open the box til sometime in February, played with it for about 30 minutes, gave up and put it back in the box, where is resides today. Part of my problem is that my craft room is so cluttered that I can't set it up in there and I just haven't gotten around to organizing it. My work shop up at the store is full of sawdust and paint and I don't think it will survive long there. Now if I were really inspired to create with my Cricut I would have organized my craft room, but honestly, I don't know what to do with it! I just look at the box and think, I really have to learn how to use this thing and get creative, then I turn around and pull the door shut behind me so I don't have to look at it. Is there anyone out there with a Cricut Expressions? I need some ideas to get me excited and motivated enough to get over my fear of learning how to use this thing! What do you use you Cricut to make? Please leave a comment and share with me how you use yours. If you send me a photo of some of the finished projects, I'd love to post them here, just email me at celene-@hotmail.com. Come on girls, please inspire me!

Until next time...God Bless,


Brooke said...

You are one lucky girl...I would love this machine! I would love to do tons of scrapbbok stuff with it!

Good Luck and have fun!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Ya know...I'd LOVE to have one of those....I've watched the commercial a few times and it DOES look easy. I was crafting this weekend and I was thinking that I should get one of those too...let me know how you like it!

You'd think they would have a website or did it come with a DVD?

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For inspiration, you should visit the Cricut message boards. The ladies there will answer lots of your questions, give you good tips on using your Cricut and many of them have blogs with their own projects posted. I got mine for my birthday in March and have been making some stacked blocks of wood with words and decorations on them for Spring, Summer, Autumn, etc. I've also made a couple of cards so far. You can also cut vinyl with it and make sayings to stick on your walls like they do at www.wallwords.com. I know you will love it once you get started.