Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1 year ago today...

It was my birthday. My DD and I went to Wal-Mart before heading out to spending the Christmas Holiday with my BFF Andrea and her 3 girls. My DD and I went back to the craft section so I could admire the Cricut. During the black Friday sale it had been $119 but when my friends pitched in to get it, well the lady back in crafts told her "It is $189 now". So instead they put the money on a gift card. I told my DD "I should scan this just for the heck of it". Well when we scanned it.......the price was $119!! My DD being the wonderful DD that she can be said "MOM! GET IT YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING IT FOREVER!" So with her encouragement I got it!!

I didn't open it immediately as I was a bit intimidated. I waited until returning home from Andrea's before opening the box. I sat there looking at it, knowing it could do amazing things but kept wondering if I could make it do those amazing things. Once I got it out of the box I found the registration card and quickly registered the Cricut. That is when I found the messageboard and joined immediately. I drooled over the projects I saw that people posted. I noticed people posting to each other like they were old friends and thought "oh I will never be able to talk to all those people like I know them...it would just be impossible". I can't even tell you how fast that changed! LOL

Papercrafting impacted my life tremedously. I had been in a bit of a depression for over a year and suddenly my world seemed to open up again. I was cutting and designing with Design Studio on a daily basis *and okie still does on most days*.

But I have to say the best part of owning a Cricut has been making the wonderful friendships during the last year that I have been blessed with. I have been lucky enough to meet a few of those friends in person, only to strengthen the friendship that started on the messageboard.

So to all of you, here on my birthday and my Cricut's birthday I want to say...



  1. Okie,
    Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday Dear Okie, Happy Birthday To Yoy!
    Just be thankful you had to read that & not actually hear me sing it,LOL.
    Well, I didn't join the boards Until January, but you have brightened everyone's life that is on the board. You inspire, enable, & help so many of us. Thank you for being a part of the Cricut MB Family.

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and Merry Christmas :)

  3. Happy Birthday!!
    Thank you for sharing your creations with us!
    -Katherine M.

  4. No, we thank you for all the great creations you have freely shared with us! Hope you have a great day! Merry Christmas, Nancy

  5. Happy Birthday Okie! You are such a creative person, thanks for all your wonderful gifts to us.

  6. One year ago tomorrrow is my desgn studios birthday too and i know what you mean it is not only the cutting it is the friends made through the groups over the past year (you included) that sure has made it all worth it .
    looking forward to the year ahead for all of us

  7. Happy Birthday!.. I'm mad that we have not been able to meet yet.. I remember back when we first started talking in Jan 2008... I instantly took to you.. I don't know if you noticed, but I actually followed you around the messageboard.. and then when you sent me my very first RAK of stickles.. I almost died!

    I'm so glad that our friendship is what it is today and I can't wait until I get out to Oklahoma to meet you in person!..

    Thank you for all the talks on the phone almost everyday and the swaps we participated in together.. (we still are gonna do some.. no matter what you say!)..

    It has been a pleasure to be your friend this past year and it better not end!

  8. Okie, just wanted to wish you the Happiest of Birthdays. It has been a joy to read and see all the wonderful things you have done and shared. Thanks to your friends and Daughter for getting you the cricut. Because of them, you have brought a lot of smiles to the mb.



  9. Okie, my friend I just wanted to wish you the bestest {:0 birthday, I'm so glad to have made such a loving friend, and just think, if it wasn't for that little bug, we might have never known each other.
    lol Have a great day my friend!



  10. Happy Birthday, Okie!!!! And Happy Birthday, Okie's Cricut! Where would we be without the two of you? :o) Hope your day is filled with love, laughter and crafting.

  11. I really am so glad you bought that cricut :) I'm happy to call you my friend. Happy Birthday.

  12. Okie,
    I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday Okie!! I can't believe that is has only been a year that you have been posting on the message board as you are such a huge part of the board! Thank you so much for sharing your talent so freely! All the best in the coming year. Enjoy! :)

  14. Amazing what you have done in just a year....and Happy Birthday!!

  15. Okie. I hope you had another wonderful birthday this year! Thank you for sharing so many great files with everyone. I feel like I know you even though we have never met.
    Merry Christmas to you and hope the coming year will be a grand one for you and your daughter.

  16. Happy Birthday and I love what you can do with your cricut.
    Wel maybe in a year I am able to do nice things tooo hihi I am thinking the same things you thought a year ago.

    Hope you had a great day and I wish you many many creative years more.

    take care Linda from Holland

  17. Okie
    I hope that your B-Day was a great one!
    I loved reading how your cricut adventures stared and I am happy to say: Thank you for sharing your projects and GREAT Creativity with all of us! You Do Have Talent!!! May God Bless You and Give You More Great Ideas!!!
    Happy Belated Birthday!!