I have been hoping, praying, wanting, salivating....okay, you get the idea - over this lil' puppy. It is a Cricut machine. It cuts paper! It makes designs! It makes alphabets! With the right cartridges [for example] I can make Disney or farm animals [y'all just wait!] or beach scenes. It will make my cards, scrapbooking and ATCs look fabulous, with a push of a button. It will also be great for all the school projects the kidlets have.
I have been following the infomercials late at night - but the large one [it cuts up to 12"x 12"] is $399.00. Way out of our budget. Then I discovered they sold a smaller version [it cuts up to 5 1/2" x 11 1/2 "] for $199.00. I don't need anything that is 1 foot by 1 foot, so the smaller one is great, but at $199.00 it is still too much for a woman that owns a pair of scissors [or six, but who's counting?]
I waited. Actually, I forgot all about it. Then Pooldad - who I didn't even realize knew that I wanted one of these - called me last week and said he had found one for $149.00 on sale. Hmmmm...we were getting warmer, but I told him I didn't need it, I would just like to have it. I put the thought aside. Again. No biggie.
Today I went to the Joann's website because they are having a fabulous sale on all the craft supplies I like to keep stocked - and if you sign up for an account [not a credit card, just a web account] you can receive shipping for $2.95 on your full order [today only] Bonus!
Imagine my surprise when the first sale addy I saw was for the Cricut I want and their sale price is $99.99! Wooohooooo!!!
I cannot wait! We are going to have so much fun. :)
And now I can stop watching the infomercials.