Since April of 2009 I have been a happy owner of a Cricut Expression, the large paper cutting system created by Provo Craft. It is a fun machine and came with some fun perks, the best of which is a world of Cricut users who love to share what they have learned or created. We have communicated via personal Blogs and Message Boards, encouraging and challenging each other.
Last month Provo Craft announced an exclusive Cricut users club, the Cricut Circle, so naturally I had to join. In the week and a half the Cricut Circle message boards have been up and running I have had the chance to rub elbows with some truly talented men and women. I have also had the chance to participate in some challenges and contests, the first of which was PC offer to give away 500 gently used Cricut Expression machines to schools nominated by Cricut Circle members. We had a small window of time to log in, and fill out the form (was sitting in front of Monique at 8 am, getting a manicure and logging in on my Netbook).
This is my Cricut Expression getting ready to cut something out for me: