Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It had to happen sooner or later. Oh, and there's BLOG CANDY coming!

Yep, I am offcially addicted to collecting Cricut cartridges now.  Why do I say that, you ask?  Because I now have so many that I can't remember what I have and what I don't have.  This weekend, I realized that I had bought a cartridge that I already had.  And it wasn't a $39.99 mini or one that I got on sale for $29.  Nooooo, I bought a full cartridge, MSRP $89 (though I have never paid that for one).

So, here I was all happy that I "finally" had my Everday Paper Dolls cartridge, I got my Gypsy out and connected it for linking and I got a message - "You have already linked a cartridge by this name."  WHAT???  Not another PC Gypsy error!  So I tried again. Same message.  Now I run upstairs to look in my box of carts, and sure enough, there is one I've labeled "EDPD."

The bad news is that I bought the cartridge twice.  The good news is, Gypsy didn't let me link it again, so the cartridge is still a Gypsy "virgin."  I did already write "EDPD" on it in Sharpie, but other than that, it's new, in the box. 

So, why am I telling you all this?  Because, I have decided to make it BLOG CANDY!!!   That's right, my just-turned-50-and-can't-even-remember-what-I-had-for-breakfast brain lapse means BLOG CANDY FOR YOU!  All you have to do is become a follower and comment on this post and you're entered.  If you're already a follower, just comment! (Don't forget to leave me a way to get in touch with you.) And if you have your own funny memory lapse story to tell in your comment, all the better.  If not, well, I'll try not to hold it against you that your brain age is younger than mine.   I'll draw the winner using a randomizer on Monday, July 19th at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Good luck to all of you!  It's great to be back in Blogdom!

Cricut Kisses and Crafty Wishes!

105 comments:

Carrie said...

I have almost bought the same cart twice! Now I keep a list with me of all my carts! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

ageluvs2scrap said...

i havent had the chance to get that cartridge.. its so cute

Cricut Couple said...

Hey Cindy, That is too funny. One time Jill and I went to Michaels with seperate coupons. She got a cell phone call and went out of the store early, but we paid for our transactions seperately. When we got home, we realized that each of us had purchased four of the same cuttlebug folders! It was really funny, but the best part was... we ended up getting four more new ones when we returned them. It's mad money... right? Ha! Ha! Bobby & Jill... cricutcouple.blogspot.com

SweetSassyDiva said...

Oh MY! Twice! My husband made a list for me so, that I could keep track. Also the gypsy helps if you link them before you buy more :) Thanks for the chance to win!

http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

That's funny! I love paper dolls and I don't have this one! I would love to win! Thanks 4 the chance!

grannyburke at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Don't feel bad as I have bought the same cartridge twice also. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful blog candy!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Would LOVE that cartridge! It's my most wanted!

Jamiecrafts said...

oh that stinks, maybe you could find someone to trade on the message board? I know exactly what you mean by not remembering things, I can remember the conversation i had 5 minutes ago...

Dawn said...

That really is funny, I know you have a sense of humor to admit it.
Luckily so far mine have been small things...I have purchased the same stamp set not only twice but a third time. My friends love it and I am the youngest under 50!
Thanks for a chance.

Shelley said...

I haven't purchased the same cartridge twice (YET) but I do have multiples of some cuttlebug folders! I guess the sale was so good I couldn't resist it twice!

shari said...

Oh my goodness, I've been wanting this cart. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
I'm 51 and forget stuff all the time. I started listing all the embossing folders, inks, etc. otherwise I have duplicates. Shari (cricutrookie)

Jennifer Stutzman said...

i've bought the same cartridge twice too. It was the disney princess type carts...i got confused. :) I am entering for you give away and i became a follower. This is one cart i've been wanting for awhile.

Wende said...

LOL, sounds like something I would do. Thanks for the chance to win.

joeygirl86 said...

omg thats too funny! i'm afraid i might be following in your same footsteps...i really need to keep track now that i have too many to count! thanks for the chance to win anyway! :)

AndreaA said...

It doesn't just happen with cartridges.
It happens with stamps, inks, paper.
Wait until you are 58.....LOL

Eric said...

wow thanks for the givaway chance!!! ive wanted that cart for a long time hope i win. great blog too love your work!!!!

Anonymous said...

sorry for your memory lapse but yourlapse is our gain!!! heeehhhee thanks millierose651@aol.com

Beth said...

LOL..I have had a lot of those moments but I can't remember any!
Thanks for offering the blog candy! I am already a follower.

Beth said...

I think its great that you decided to turn it into blog Candy. I've been looking for this cart but can't find it anywhere. Thanks for the chance at it.

Stampleigh said...

Sound like something I would do! Thanks!

ReadyAim said...

That is hilarious! I bought EDPD's twice as well! I sold the second one on ebay for a few dollars less than I bought it for, but it was worth it for the good laugh. Don't pick me to win, I just wanted to let you know you're not alone!
LIsa

Missy said...

You are too funny! My Gypsy just arrived today. I must have lucky one because my George linked without too much grief! I think I'll name it Lucky and if I win the cart I surely will! PS. I do enjoy reading your blog. CrafterRelaxer, melvan@zoominternet.net

paperscissors said...

memory lapse? if i get interrupted mid sentence, i must walk threw my last steps and try to trigger my memory again!!! i am and have been a follower because i can't remember what sites i enjoy visiting!!!

TaraR said...

Too funny! Following now!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMG that is too funny! Trust me you don't have to be 50 to have a forgetful brain, I forget things all the time started after I had my 1st kid, downhill after that....and I'm not 40 yet. LOL ~ Staci

scrappingfrog said...

Love your blog! Thanks 4 sharing.

Margie said...

I haven't bought the same cartridge twice, but I have done that with papers, flowers, etc...

nikki said...

Ohhh! Cindy - this is on my list of must have carts!! Thanks for sharing :)

Cher~ said...

I would love to win this from you and a 'signed' copy no less! This is one cart I have not bought yet. :-) I'm glad you're back too.

gabyangel said...

Funny!!! I am approaching 50 and it already happend to me... bought a cart twice (office help, I think? LOL), adhesive such as mhhh "I don't think I have 3D dots" ... come home and have a couple of boxes!!!!

debscrapper said...

OMG! That's hilarious! I haven't done it with carts yet, probably don't have enough of them yet, LOL! But I've done it with CD's, design paper and ribbon. It's all part of the addiction, haha.
You are not alone!

CuddlyBunny said...

I have a hook NEXT TO my front door for my keys. This hook has existed long enough to have collected dust.

Somehow, even when I actually remember to put my keys on the freakin' hook ... can't find my damn keys.

I spend a great deal of time looking for keys that are where they are supposed to be.

And I'm roughly 10 years younger than you ... so I'm guessing I'm in deep diddly do before long. :)

I, too, have this cartridge, but I'd love to send it on to my sister who is just learning about Cricut addiction (she is the recipient of my first, Baby Cricut).

Tycksen Family said...

Wow what a treat! Not only a chance to win a cartridge, but, to see all of your crafty ideas. Thanks for sharing!!!

nanapuddin said...

I'm already a follower! I love your blog! What a treat for us! I have to keep a list with me or I'd forget too! I did buy Pagoda when I really wanted Paisley! that was a bummer. Nothing alike. Got my P's mixed up!
thanks for sharing!

Kristy said...

Yikes! I feel like I have "mommy" brain all the time! I am always forgetting or doing something ridiculous! When our daughter was 1st born (you know you don't get a lot of sleep!) my hubbie and I were looking (for a whole day) for the tv remote. That night he opened the fridge for something and found it in there! I really don't remember doing it, but now we wonder...where did I put the milk?!!! ha ha ha! thanks for the chance to win!!!
teachem949 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Hey Cindy! Well I have been following your blog for a long while in my own way but just made it official in hopes of winning the candy. I hope your crazy forgetful luck turns into my crazy good luck!!!

Brenda said...

I always end up NOT buying a cartridge because I can't remember if I have it or not. I am gonna print out a list to keep in my purse. Thank you for the chance to win. I am sure I don't have this one!!

~BridgetL~ said...

You don't know how many times I have bought the same thing over and over again. I did that one yr for Christmas. Bought the boys a few games for xbox. put them away forgot I bought them and then purchased them again. needless to say They had to take them back and get some other ones.

Melissa said...

Oh no! So sorry this happened to you, but thank you so much for sharing with us. I received this cartridge for a gift for my birthday, but would LOVE to win a copy for my niece who just got her first elementary school teaching job that she will be starting this fall! It would be perfect for her classroom bulletin boards! Thanks you so much for the chance to win!

Theresa said...

OMGosh! I wish I had that problem! I would love to have that many carts that I couldn't remember the names!!!!! Lucky Girl :) Love all the things you do and keep up the good work. I already have that cart and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! If I was the lucky winner I would pass it along to one of my daycare parents. She just had a birthday yesterday and only owns 2 carts I think. They really don't have much money for crafting stuff. She is just the sweetest lady. I try to give her all my extra stuff. Have a happy day! Theresa :)

Bobbi said...

I just discovered the other day that I ordered three stamps I already have and an embossing folder I have so I completely understand. I blame it on my kids, ever since I had them, I have no memory ;) I am keeping "extra" purchases as well and when I have enough, will be offering some blog candy. Thanks for the chance.

Alma said...

What a funny story! Thanks for the blog candy! :)

Shirley said...

I would love to win this cart, so pick me. Shirley at grmagrpa@live.com

TraciVee said...

I only have 50 carts so far...so its not really enough yet to lose track of which carts I do and do not have. LOL :) But I have been guilty of buying stickers I already have!

Flamenco92627 said...

Yay, I love finding new awesome blogs to follow. And the blog candy is an added benefit! Thanks. flamenco92627 at yahoo.

brandy c said...

What a funny story! Thanks for the opportunity!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Craftyanny said...

oh dear, hope you don't do that too often!!
Thanks for the chance to win, this is one I don't have YET!!!
hugs
Anne x

Tanya said...

You'd better take inventory and make a note, so you can double check or it could really add up.LOL There are so many carts out now, it is unbelievable. Have a great day!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny V. said...

Awww I would love to win this cartridge. This is still on my list. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Marilyn said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. I have Paper Dolls Dressed Up and have used it a lot. I can relate to the 50plus memory syndrome :-(
Marilyn
flowerfarm at goskywest dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this cartridge.Thanks Linda




woodrufflinda@hotmail.com

Kim said...

With me, it's Cuttlebug folders. I have to admit I have bought the same folder twice (a couple of times)! I must really like that pattern to have bought it more than once!

Carla said...

Great story! With two 2-year-olds in my house I have major lapses of memory also and I'm inching ever so close to 50...I will have notes to myself everywhere!!!

Carla
jcaonhat at whidbey dot com

lindagk23 said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one these things happen to. One day I was going to the grocery store, I start driving, about 20 minutes later and, I realize I forgot where I was headed to and had driven way past it! I turn around & finally get to the grocery store and when I arrive home I'm telling my family what happened to me and then my daughter says to me, "Huh Mom, you realize your shirt is on inside out right?"!!!! I was so embrassed!! Thanks for the chance to win! Linda
lindagk23@aol.com

khattykathi said...

OMG! I did the same thing, only I didn't get as far a trying to link it to my Gypsy. I gave it to a friend as a birthday present. It's good to know I'm not the only one.



kbuksas at aol dot com

Leslie McGrath said...

When I first saw this cart I didn't think I would need it because I am a mom in a house full of boys!! I was sooo wrong, I have to borrow my friends's cart all the time, I've been waiting for a sale to buy this one!! I have a blast decorating bulletin boards at the school I work at!! I would love to FINALLY be able to own it!!!

Thanks!!

Leslie

ps - welcome back!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Hey, Cindy! That's so sweet of you to offer it up as blog candy! I just finally got PDDU about a month ago when I found it on clearence at M's. I thought I'd never want the paper dolls, but fell in love, and have been wanting EDPD since! So, many thanks for the chance!

Sharob said...

Hi, Cindy - so nice of you to offer this. I have bought doubles offen but not because I forgot I already had it. You see, I buy stuff and then forget where I put it!

Kathi Carlozzi said...

I think everyone has done this. I usually do it with magazines. I buy one and then go out and buy the same one again.

Maria said...

It's good to know I'm not the only one who does this. LOL!!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win.

sucor said...

I can so relate! Just came home from returning a pair of pants I had already bought. I would love to win this cartridge. It's at the top of my wish list. I am an email subscriber - love that easy way to follow! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

sucor_2 at hotmail.com

AnnS said...

Here's my story: Every time I went to a crop I would use Base Camp. I love the font. After one crop I decided to go on ebay and bid on it. I couldn't wait for the auction to end.
I started going through my carts to make room for my new Base Camp and what do I find....a brand new, unopened Base Camp. I bought it and forgot all about it.
Now I couldn't wait for the auction to end and I prayed I didn't win it...I didn't. lol
I'm already a subscriber.

sebbyann @ gmail. com

Jana said...

Too Funny! (sorry I couldn't help myself)I'd love to win this cart, thanks for offering it as blog candy.

Antoinette's Bridal Stationery said...

LOL, what a funny story!!!
I have done this with many stamps,and tend to give them away also.
this would be a great gift for my mum - who has just bought her very first cricut- but dosn't have ( apart from george) carts.
Antoinette

Anonymous said...

I would love this cart!
Thank you!
LeAnn

ll.hammond@hotmail.com

Paper Addict said...

too funny, I am glad I am not alone. I call it some-timers disease. Done that more times than I remember, went to purchase winter woodland, it was sold out, so I thought I would get the christmas cart I did not yet have, total brain lapse, 3 times I picked up that cart and them put it bak a 4th time and grabbed the other christmas, cause I was certain I know had in my hands the ome I did not have, got home, well I should have stuck with my first or shall I say first 3 choices. Some-timers is pain....thanks for the generous give-away..have a wonderful day Ronnie
rubberaddict@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've done that more than once! I have several duplicates. Poor ole brain just doesn't function the way it used to.

Lysa said...

Oh Cindy, If you liked the just turned 50 brain lapse, then you are gonna love the "just turned 52 can't see a thing without my reading glasses" Which really just means even though you now have a list of all your carts due to memory fade, it doesn't mean a thing cause you left your readers on the kitchen table and you can't read the darn list!!
So glad your back to blogging!
Lysa
LhueyC@aol.com
lysaandhueyink.blogspot.com

Toni said...

I finally cleaned out my closet....I could not believe how many doubles I had of just random things...CB folders...stickers...paper..oh man..If my husband only knew! Good Luck to everyone!! toni_schiesz@yahoo.com

The Bug said...

I would love to have that cart! My girls keep asking for it - just haven't found it for a good price yet.

Thanks for the chance to win it!

Wini
wini@looneybugdesigns.com

Robin said...

You only bought one cart, I bought 3, yes 3 carts from HSN that I already owned. I had opened them all and tried to link them and it wouldn't, that's when I checked and realized I already had them all DUH!! WOuld love to win this one though, I KNOW I don't have it.

Michele said...

Too funny!! I carry my G everywhere now so I can check just in case! lol!
dancingarden@gmail.com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I know the feeling, I just did that too! Good to see you back posting again!

Audrey Frelx said...

That is so funny, but I know how you feel as I've did the same thing -- TWiCE!!! Now, at least, I don't feel so all alone. Still, it makes great blog candy, so I'm leaving my comment too!

Good luck to all the participants!!!

Anonymous said...

I laughed at your story. Just today I bought two new cartriges. One was on sale so I could not resist but as I did it I was talking to myself hoping that it was not a duplicate!!
Karen
foreversweetpea@comcast.net

JustYolie said...

I forget stuff all the time! There's just too much going on the the female brain! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel said...

OMG, Cindy, thank you for letting me know I'm not the only one who keeps buying the same thing over and over!! LOL!! I guess we really like whatever it is, huh?

I've done this same thing with buying carts off of Ebay and finding out I already have it.

But I don't have EDPD so I hope I'm lucky enough to win yours since I really want that one :)

~Rachel in Sacramento
rachelloesch(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Marlene said...

LOL! It happens to all of us. Although I can't say its happen to me with my scrapping supplies, it sure has with other things like clothing, shoes, groceries, and even make-up.

I don't have EDPD and I've been wanting it since it came out. I'd LOVE to win! I posted about your blog candy and added it to my sidebar. Thanks for a chance to win!

Marlene
ScrappinCookie.blogspot.coom
ScrappinCookie at hotmail .com

Anonymous said...

i hate to admit that i have bought the same cartridge THREE times. you would think i would learn.
tookienurse@comcast.net

Deanne Gutierrez said...

OK - now not only have I bought the same cartridge, I bought the SAME cartridge, the SAME day, the SAME visit at Walmart! I was shopping out of state with my step mom looking at the lite carts. I saw one and pointed out a cute image on it. She threw it in the basket and said she was getting it for my bday. I found another cart and she did the same thing. I decided that i was going to buy myself just 1 cart and pondered for the longest time and eventually grabbed the SAME cart as the first one she threw in the basket - lol! Didnt realize it until we got home :)

Deanne G

dgutierez1@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I thought I was buying EDPD but actually got PDDU!!!! Too many abbreviations.

Karen

coupins@hotmail.com

pcrusberg said...

Sad to hear that you paid full price, but that is a funny story. I'm constantly doing things like this. Looking for my sunglasses when they're right on top of my head, etc. Thanks for a chance to win. Pam
pcrusberg@aol.com

Sigrid said...

This is a great blog candy!! This never happened to me because I haven't got só many cartridges...so it would be great to win this one :-)

Greets,
Sigrid
www.sweetmagnoliacreations.blogspot.com
ronaldensigrid@hotmail.com

Angie's Paper Passion said...

OH I feel your pain! I'm almost at that 50 point but I swear that my brain is light years ahead! Since I just started collecting carts, I haven't done that yet (and I'd really like EDPD, hint). But since our family has made a lot of trips to Disney parks and I have yet to scrap any of them, I keep buying items that I can use when I do scrap the photos. So one day I decided to go through the drawer that I would just toss the Disney things in and organize them and I found not 2 or even 3 of the same things - I'm talking 4 and sometimes 5 or 6! That's so bad and I can't believe I said it, LOL! This Disney album better be great!

Tara said...

There are so many carts out now that every time I go to pick one up I can't decide which one to get so I still just have my original two...would love to win one...no deciding. How great would that be!! Oh and top of not being able to make a decision, my memory left the building when I had my daughter two and a half years ago! I'll be following now...Thanks!

Claire said...

lol, You are too funny. This hasn't happend to me yet as I still am in the teens of cartridges. I don't have enough to not remember yet. I'll get there I'm sure, slowly. I would love to put my name in for the blogg candy as I KNOW i don't have this one!!! Yeah. Thanks.
supermom3x@qwest.net

Janis said...

It is funny but I won't laugh too loud as I hit that 50 mark not long ago and I am sooo feeling for you. Can't remember a funny one but I do it all the time.

Kind of you to do the giveaway, I'll have my fingers crossed.

rudjana@sbcglobal.net

mum2maggie said...

this cartridge is on my "wish list" i would LOVE to win it!!! thanks for the chance!!!

pruttybird said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

momsplanit@yahoo.com

littlen said...

We all have our "senior moments". I've often purchased an item twice. I usually just give the extra to my DIL or a friend.

lyingaboutmyage said...

LOL, I have 2, count 'em T-W-O cartridges on the dining room table that I've bought duplicates of! Sheesh! At least my daughter benefits from my goofs! Thanks so much for goofing LOL. Gail gailheinecke at charter dot net

BeeBeebabs said...

Thanks for the chance

GiGi said...

I would forget my head if it wasn't attatched...litrally! In fact I have such a bad memory that I can't even recall a story to tell! :D Became a follower too!
booger1 at tds.net

lowen said...

loved your story, thanks for sharing
I haven't bought the same cartridge twice yet, but I have duplicated several cuttlebug folders : )

Deloris said...

Lol, I can so relate. I've bought the same thing twice just like you did.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win such a great prize!

Deloris T

Amy said...

Well it nice of you to blog candy it instead of taking it back. Thanks for the chance to win!

amywooten2010@gmail.com

kimmie said...

i appreciate the chance to win this cart! i also very much how many times you have answers to questions/problems and post tutorials and ways to fix things...and your cart images to upload to the gypsy photo app has been a blessing! thanks!
kimmiem@parallax.ws

Becci said...

Hi! I'd love to enter! Due to a non-sleeping baby I do crazy things too! Today I picked up my cell phone to take a drink rather than my cup of coffee. :)

vipcarrie said...

Wow, great blog candy! That is a funny story, I've bought things twice before too. So thoughtful of you to do this. Great blog too, you do beautiful work.
pearls623@hotmail.com

Caroline said...

this cart is sooooo cute. What great blog candy!!! Thanks for the chance :o)

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01)

Tara said...

Cute page! I HAVE TWO POMS, TOO! They are white...Winni and Bookie!

I am missing this cart. Thanks for the chance!

tara_moo at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I feel for you because I have done this more then once. I think I have atleast 2 that I have bought twice not to mention other items that I see and I just have to have it and when I go to put them in their place "bam" I see why I love it so much. There is already one just like it in my scrapbook storage. lol

leannrogers@sbcglobal.net

Valerie said...

I might have missed the chance to win but I hope I still have a chance.
lastamper at aol dot com

craftymrs said...

I'm sure I will get either a cuttlebug folder or cartridge twice it will happen sooner or later! I sure hope I win I've been eyeing this cart!

pinkandsilverbride at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I bought the other paperdoll one twice. love your help with uploading my files to gypsy. Woulod love more. Lotsagrannie

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