......a scrapbook family member that is. Her name is Cricut. I had resisted inviting her to be a part of our family for many years.
"I don't need her."
"I have too many scrapbooking tools and supplies already."
"I think it would be a waste of money."
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW SILLY I WAS!!! I purchased a small Cricut about two weeks ago and I truly don't know how I lived without her for so long.As soon as I opened the box I was addicted. Joann Fabric was having a great sale on cartridges so I treated myself and purchased several. I haven't stopped creating since. Because it has been such a long time since I have shared anything that I have created, I thought it would be fun to post some Cricut projects today. One of my very favorite cartridges is called Create a Critter. Several projects have been completed using it.
I made this little journal for Drew's Mommy so that she could read all about our day together.
A banner for Emma.
A banner for Kate.
A sweet little lion card.
This next little card was made using the New Arrival cartridge.
I saved my favorite project for last.... I was asked to make a gift card holder for a friends wedding. I just knew that the border in the Cindy Loo cartridge would be the perfect thing for the icing on my "cake".
As you can see, I am having a great time with my new little "friend" I can't wait to create more projects to share with you. Check back soon----I am off to the studio to play.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.