Well, you know I joined the Cricut Circle over 3 weeks ago, and I’ve bee waiting……and waiting…..and waiting!!!!! for my welcome kit.
I got all excited last week when I finally got my FedEx tracking number with an estimated delivery date of Thursday. That was PERFECT, because I was leaving for CHA (and the Cricut Circle event) in Rosemont, Ill., on Friday AM.
When I went to track my package on Wednesday (remember, it was due on Thursday) and…um…they didn’t have it. After a few calls, I found that the marketing agency had generated a tracking number without FedEx actually receiving the box. Grrr.
So, that meant that I didn’t have my member number or my charm bracelet for the first Cricut Circle event, but it was waiting for me when I got home.
The French Manor cart, a set of replacement blades (always handy) and my charm bracelet. Now, I’m a wee bit disappointed in the bracelet. (I’m not complaining- just noting that the chain is base metal and the charm is clunky. Many folks on the message boards feel the same way. I’m gunning for a sterling silver version, myself.)
Now, to back-track a little, I got to go to the first Cricut Circle Event held at CHA (since I was there already!) However, I met folks from all over who came long distances to be part of this event. There was a lengthy session of “updates” on how the message boards are working, what Circle members can expect, and what their goal for the Circle really is. (Hint- public service is a part.)
In any event, it was a good meeting, and of course, they topped it off with giveaways and swag. While I didn’t win anything at the meeting (unlike my buddy Lisa), we did get a nice goody pack:
Inside the Yudu bag, there were a set replacement blades, a set of markers, and a blue charm that represents attendance at a Circle event. They also told us that if we volunteer our time at hospitals, schools, etc, for Circle events, there will be service charms to earn.
Now, I’m not in this club to earn charms….but I’m behind the public service portion 100%! I’d love to share my passion for crafting with folks in hospice or rehab centers. And if showing patients how to use the Cricut will make their crafting easier or more meaningful, well…that’s a good thing, as Martha would say.
So, all in all, it’s been a rocky start with the Cricut Circle- but I think it might just be on the right path. What do YOU think?
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