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 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!


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


  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)

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

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

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

  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!:-)

  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.

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

  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!

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

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


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