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Monday, May 7, 2012


Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as I did!!

Well, I turned on my Expression E2 today and all the lights came on, and it FROZE -- right at the Cricut screen -- wouldn't load any of the applications!!!  How disappointing is that?!!!  However, I have to say I was impressed that when I called Cricut I didn't have a wait-time, and after the representative attempted to re-calibrate it unsuccessfully, she told me to pack it up, use the prepaid postage she emailed me to return it, and I'd get a replacement.  That was the fastest and most satisfactory service I think I've ever had when having to call for service!!!  Maybe they're getting better?  Anyway, thank God it was still under warranty, and that I have other Cricuts I can use because she said it would be about 4 weeks before I'd get the new replacement!

Anyway, I have two (2) posts today, this one  and another where I'm giving away some blog candy!  I love doing my little giveaways -- such fun!!!  Now, make sure to see my other post to join in to win!  I haven't given away "candy" in a while and I thought it was time for some fun!!!

I do not have a project that I completed for today (working on mine), but I do have something I'd like to share with you.  I have a very new following family-friend, and she mailed me a handmade book of poems.  I was so honored that someone who has only found me such a short time ago would do something so very, very kind!  Makes me feel I'm doing "something" right... lol!!!  And I'm just so thrilled with this book that I thought how nice to present this as my "share" today.  Here's what Diana made for me, and I've included several of the pages; the last page is special because she included a frame to place a picture of my aunt, and there's a poem to accompany it:

Didn't she do a fantastic job?  Thank you, Diana, I love it!!!  And thank you for being my friend too!  I love my blogland family and awfully happy to have you in my circle!!!

Well, don't forget to drop over to my other post for today to see what little goodie I have for you!   I'll be around a little later to see what you've been up to!

Love you, God bless, and I'll be seeing you!!!


Dawn's Craft Place said...

I have been hearing so many people having issues with there cricut products...I haven't turned mine on forever...so glad yours was still under warranty.
What a lovely gift you received and so fitting for you, I know you have touched so many people with your kind words and ways.
Hugs my friend

Becky Dunham said...

This is very sweet! How nice of Diana to send you this gift - very thoughtful! I love the idea of a little handmade book of poems :)

girlia said...

It is always nice to hear when something goes right. Awesome Customer service. This book of poems is beautiful. You did a lovely job on it.

girlia said...

P. S. I meant she did a great job on it.

Besthobbyeva said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cricut so disappointing. Glad to hear it will fixed soon!!

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift you received!! Something you will always treasure!!!


magicwanda said...

Oh no Ms Audrey....
I hope they are not like the Imagine was I had to send my Imagine back too. I have to say I had great customer service also. I hope this one works for you.
Hugs girlfriend

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your expression2 but glad to hear they could help! It's always nice to have a backup!!

Your project is just lovely,looks like you put some work into it!

I will be heading over to your giveaway!

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your expression2 but glad to hear they could help! It's always nice to have a backup!!

Your project is just lovely,looks like you put some work into it!

I will be heading over to your giveaway!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

what beautiful gift you received. love the details on each pages and with poems to read.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a darling gift! You are very special and the best blog friend ever!

Patti J said...

How nice! What a dear friend you have made. So nice of you to share, and so nice of her to be so thoughtful! Hugs!!!

Lisa said...

WOW that is a beautiful book, what a great job and such a thoughtful gift.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow isn't that just as nice as can be,, what a sweet sweet gift. Thanks for sharing it with us.

The Cropping Canuck said...

What a wonderful gift!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice job!!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift from Diana!! The book is so awesome!! I hope you get your Cricut back soon and all fixed :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Glad you had good service from PC. I have read about many people getting hung up on from PC. The one time I had to contact, the same thing happened to me, when I called back, I got a young guy and I told him he better not hang up on me and guess what, he hung up on me. He was nice enough to email me and tell me to hang up my land line, he was trying to call me back. I thought that was good service. He was very sweet about it, he thought I was going to be mad. I ended up having to send my Imagine back and it took about a month if I am not mistaken. Good luck Audrey!

Cricut Couple said...

Your project is gorgeous Audrey. So sorry you are having trouble with your E2. I have had SO much trouble with mine that I am really kind of down with it. My original E is so much better. I am thinking about buying another original E to have a spare because I just don't think this E2 is going to hold up. I agree though, their service is always so wonderful!

Angi said...

Awww this is such a sweet crafty gift!

Mary said...

What a nice thing for her to do for you. You deserve it Audrey. I love all the details on the pages. TFS, Mary M

The Archiving Angel said...

This is just so priceless. What a precious book.
You are very deserving of it.