My obsession started less than a year ago. I have been crafty for a while. I crocheted and knit for a number of years. I still do, just not as much. I also loved working with pretty papers and markers but I only did that during special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. Last year sometime before my summer break, I was watching HSN and saw the Cricut Expression. I saw all the possibilities and wanted to have one. However I didn't purchase it right away because of the price. During that time, I had just finished grad school. and wanted to treat myself to something for graduating with a 3.97 GPA. My husband encouraged me to buy it because I seldom treat myself to anything. (I bet he's sorry now, LOL). A few days later, I ordered an Expression bundle, and five days after that, I had my new toy!!!
I LOVE my Expression! Since getting my Expression, I have acquired a number of tools, LOTS of paper, ribbon, embellishments, and the Cricut Gypsy (which I also love!). I use my Expression for SO many things, including creating booklets and matching games for my students! Part of my office has slowly converted into a craft space. It's not as beautiful and elaborate as other crafting rooms/spaces, but it's my little piece of heaven (along with my iPod touch in it's docking station).
So that's my story of how I got into the Cricut world! And don't forget to post on Erica's Blog for a chance to win the exclusive Sophie cartridge!