Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crazy weekend and Crazy software....

HEADED OUR WAY! I thought someone might not have heard of the Cricut Craftroom software that is now being beta tested and thought I would post about it. But first I want to share some good news...

A very dear friend had her baby yesterday!! WOOHOO! Now let me share a little more about why this is so exciting. Five years ago my friend found out she was pregnant. This was good news during a bad time. Her mother was battling cancer at the time. Two months later her mother passed away. My friend and her mother were like best friends and this was very hard on her but at least she had the pregnancy to keep her going. Well when she was about 35 weeks pregnant they found that the baby was stillborn. How my friend was able to keep a grip on reality is beyond me, well not really. We know that God had His hands upon her so she could have the will to continue with life. Now fast forward, when she called me seven months ago to tell me she was pregnant I was in shock. Not only because she was knocking 40 but also because we didn't think she could get pregnant again. When I asked her what she was really thinking about it she told me "I am being cautiously optimistic" I told her that sounded good and I would think the same. She was suppose to go into the hospital for inducement today but little MaKaylah decided she didn't want to wait! Mom and baby are doing well! GOD IS GOOD! I am sitting here about to cry out of happiness for my friend. Even though through the years she and I have had our ups and downs we have always known NO MATTER WHAT we are here for each other.

Now about the Cricut Craftroom software.....O M G! I AM IN LOVE! Sadly I don't know how to post the video from Facebook to here but here is a link if you would like to watch - CRICUT CRAFTROOM SOFTWARE. Oh and the best's free. Yep you heard me! F R E E, FREE! But bad news, you have to use it with an internet connection. Still trying to find out details about "offline" use.


  1. first off, i'm so happy for your friend. congratulations to her and her beautiful daughter. omg, she's so precious, and look at those crafty fingers.....
    next, i'm as excited as you about the new cricut craft room....glad to be sharing the excitment with some old cricut message board friends.


  2. That is so awesome about your friend and the baby. She is a beauty for sure.
    The cricut craftroom. OMG!!! I am so excited. Can't wait.

  3. What a beautiful little blessing your friend has! Congratulations for her daughter and much respect for her strength during her sad years.

    thanks for sharing about Craft Room!

  4. Oh isn't she just precious? Congratulations to your friend.
    God is good.

  5. Congrats to your friend and her new little angel from heaven. I am sure you have a project planned for the first pictures.
    Betty Latty

  6. congrats to your friend, the baby is beautiful. I am very excited about new software!

  7. What a little cutie.So pleased for your friend.After such a rough time.Bless her. Life can be so rough one minute, then something happens and makes life worth it.Thanks for sharing.Take care.Debbie x

  8. Okie, congrats to your friend, she is beautiful; what a blessing!

    Inquiring minds want to know if the craftroom software will replace DS? I have't seen the video yet.

  9. Congratulations to your friend. I am a firm believer the "what God has for you is for you" even when we can't wrap our brains around it. She is a real cutie and I'm sure Auntie Okie will WOW us with some beautiful baby layouts. The new software looks good. I'm excited about being able to see all of any one thing so you can make the right choice for your project..

  10. Congrats to your friend. What a beautiful baby girl!

    I think the new software is interesting, but I hope it is not the end of DS. I also heard that anything you make or design becomes the property of PC. Some folks still have dial up and I sure don't want my designs to become the property of a company! I will wait and see about the software. Wish it would let you use the fonts on your computer-now that would be great!

  11. Congrats to your friends baby girl! She is adorable.

    I can't wait to check out the new software.

  12. Congrats to you friend on the beautiful new addition to her family.

    So do you think with the online version of CDS they will stop upgrading the software? Just a thought . . .

  13. Such wonderful news!!! I'm so thankful that everyone is doing fine and that your friend has such a precious little one. God is good!
    And the software is FREE?? How wonderful!! I'm going to check it out right now. TFS!

  14. MaKayylah is beautiful, God is good!
    off to see the software now,
    stay warm,

  15. February 1980 I was 8 months pregnant and I was told at my appointment that my baby girl died and would be born stillborn. I was told to go home and wait for labor to start. It never did and I had to go in and be induced for 5 day. Then it was four years later until I got pregnant. I have two sons 26 and 24 and I couldn't love them more. God is Good! It was the hardest time in my life. Oh and my mom was battling throat cancer. She did not pass away.She is gone now but I think that would have done me in. Your friend is a strong woman.
    Thank you for letting me share my story.Give your friend a big hug from me.

  16. Your friends baby is so adorable...makes my smoochie mouth pucker up..LOL...Thanks for sharing her moms story...Yes, God is good!

    I am excited about the new software, but since I do not do facebook, I will have to wait to learn about it...Thanks for letting us in on any information you get..That will help...God bless, Pamela

  17. What a wonderful posting to read first thing on a Monday Morning. Congrats to your friend and best wishes to the family. May god bring them many more blessings.

    I viewed the software, and it looks amazing. I can craft my designs on the sofa in the livingroom and not have to go back to my craft room all alone. What a great concept.

    Thanks for sharing the video with us.

  18. Congratulations to your friend. Baby MaKayla is beautiful! God does bless people at the most wonderful times!

  19. Yes, GOD is good. Congrats to your friend and God Bless everyone! How exciting. :)

    I am excited about the CraftRoom too....thanks for posting about it.

  20. Congratulations to you and your friend on the birth of her daughter. Yes, God is good, all the time even when we don't see his goodness. He works everything out for good for those who love Him.

    I want to learn much more about the craftroom and would love to be able to use it off line as internet does go down from time to time. Ours has currently been off for 2 weeks and I've been using it over at the library but it's not as convenient.

  21. What an awesome story about the baby...Awesome that she had the courage to try again....that is one BEAUTIFUL newborn....

  22. I'm soooo thrilled for your friend and what a BEAUTIFUL baby! She is precious! :o) And I'm soooooo excited for this program to Okie! I'm also gonna get that dang E2! Not like I need it since I bought 2 new E's back in Nov. but I really like this new one... have noooo interest in the Imagine but I'm all for the E2 and the new Craft Room! OMGOSH! :o)

  23. Okie: Where to sign up for free software?????
    The baby is adorable! Goes to show God has a plan for us, even when we don't completely understand.

  24. Oh My! MaKaylah is beautiful and look at all of that hair!!! I'm so happy for your friend. What a joyous celebration. Yup! God is soooo Good!

    I am so excited about the new software and can't wait to learn more about it. Hope it comes out SOON!

  25. You are right, God is good. The baby is darling and I assume that mom is doing well too...
    Free stuff! That's pretty rare. I mean we got those free carts for the gypsy and that was a huge bonus. I just wish we could have bought the booklets for a nominal fee. I used up all my ink printing them out and had to do some in black and white. I look forward to all the new stuff.

  26. Congratulations to your friends on the birth of their new baby. Such a special time for them all.
    About the Cricut Craftroom Software. When will it be up and running? It looks like it does what my Design Studio, that I just bought, does. Only for free.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  28. What a beautiful baby!

    I just spent some time reading through your blog and I have to say I love it. You come off as so "real" and I look forward to getting to know you better!