Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Story of a Birthday Present

I mentioned Monday that I would show you how I made my embellishments for my layout of Little Honey.  Well, I've finally invested in a Circut...The Circut Imagine.  After watching the demonstration at the Craft and Hobby Association Show and actually having some hands on time I realized out of all the Circuts the Imagine has the greatest potential for me to be able to create something new and different.

I sat up Tuesday waiting for the midnight hour.  I Instant Messaged back and forth with a friend who was the expert buyer from HSN.  By 12:01 over 500 had sold and I was right behind with my order.  One catch, I did not tell my husband what I was up to at midnight with a TV, a phone, and my credit card.  The deed was done, now to wait.

HSN said it would arrive on the 24th.  Plenty of time to warn...tell...my husband.  I checked the status on Thursday and it just said UPS had billed HSN for the pickup.  I checked the status Friday to see if it had a "real" date.  The tracking said it had left the dock in West Columbia and was headed for my house.  Before noon my Circut Imagine was on one of my studio tables.  I didn't have the heart to unpack it until I told my husband.  So I patiently waited until he came home from work.

After several false starts I finally told Jim what I purchased and that it had arrived.  He did not bat an eye but said "okay."  He did say, "I thought you didn't want a Circut."  Oh, but this is not just any Circut it is the Imagine!  So all said and done it was my birthday present and I used it for the first time creating LH's first layout.  What a better birthday than I could imagine!

Layout

I have been having fun playing with pink and cream so I pulled out an old photo of me and decided to play a bit.  I love the Magic Mesh, Prima Crystals, and Prima Flowers.  My mother made the little crocheted piece underneath the large flower.  I used Craft Dots from Glue Dots® Adhesives to adhere all the pieces together.  They are larger than the minis and very strong for heavier embellishments.  They are my all time favorite. 

Gratitude List
1.  it's a wonderful life
2.  busyness that is productive
3.  Jim
4.  teaching
5.  God who knows my risings and lying downs

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new toy Debby! I'm sure you'll make very good use of it! I love your layout! It's absolutely beautiful!...Nancy :o)

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  2. I keep asying I don't want one too!!! Lovely work!!!

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  3. gorgeous layout and congrats on the new Imagine. Can't wait to see all the wonderful projects you make.

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  4. Have fun with your new toy!! What a beautiful LO you created!!

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  5. Congrats on your new Cricut! I just ordered an Expression. Convinced my hubby by saying it was for Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary.;-) Love the layout!:-)

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  6. Congrats Debby! I know you'll enjoy it. I have had my Expression for over a year and I just love it. Don't think I'll get an Imagine as it's way more expensive than I can afford. I'll look forward to seeing what you create with it.

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  7. Congratulations on your new purchase. That is really exciting and do have so much fun with it with all your wonderful ideas!

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  8. That is a lovely layout!

    Are you on purpose spelling C R I C U T .. the wrong way.. circut? hahahahhahahha
    I didn't know if it was an inside joke. lol

    I ordered my Imagine after sleeping on it.. and it was early the next morning. but alas.. it won't get til sometime in November.

    I look forward to seeing more projects with your I.

    Have a blessed day!

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  9. COngrats on your new toy, and youe husbands wonderful responce, love your layout the wood grain cardstock looks wonderful with that soft pink!!

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  10. Congrats on your new Cricut! Love your layout!!

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