Nov 29, 2011

It’s a Cricut Extravaganza here right now & I’m loving it!!!

Hi All!!

Oh, I wish all of you could all see what is going on here.  I am on “vacation” again this week, finishing up a very special project.  In order to get everything done in time (because there was an “industrial accident” here last week that destroyed weeks worth of work I’d already done—can’t talk about that right now or I might seriously start weeping, LOL!!),  I literally have every Cricut machine that I own working away for me, all at the same time.

I have my Expression 2 (which I am now soooo LOVING—thank you soooo much for this machine Provo Craft!!!!), next to my regular Expression, along with my original Cricut (aka Baby Bug) all three working in my craft room.  Then in the family room, I have my Cricut Imagine machine cutting away as well.

I have my laptop permanently logged into the Cricut Craft Room design program and I am just moving the USB cord from one machine to the other in my craft room—when one machine finishes, I start up the other one (so as to not overwork them!).  I have gone through 6 new cutting blades between all the machines in the past few days (thank goodness I am always stocked up on these!!), as well as a gaggle of cutting mats.  (FYI for all Cricut Users—this is why I ALWAYS preach that you MUST keep extra cutting blades and cutting mats on hand at all times!!)  I’m also using my Gypsy on some things that I don’t need to create files for, but am using it to just to help me out with paper placement so I can just whip out those cuts!!  It is truly a Cricut / Provo Craft extravaganza going on here right now!!!  Talk about a party, WooHoo!!!!  I wish I had a spare minute just to make a video to show you the craziness going on here.  There are literally stacks of die cuts (all the things I’ve already cut out), and who know how many packs and containers of papers that have been pulled out and are lining the family room floor, as well as all corners of my desk.  It is QUITE a site, LOL!!!

It’s at times like this that reminds me why I love my Cricut machines so much.  We are sooooo spoiled by these machines that literally take so much of the laborious work out of our hands and do it all for us.  Right now all I can say is “THANK YOU PROVO CRAFT”.  These machines have transformed the entire way in which I craft and I for one, am NEVER going back—only forward!!  I can’t wait to see what Provo Craft has in store for us in the coming year.  I was so happy to see all the digital images that have been added to Cricut Craft Room (and BTW, I found the exact image that I needed and didn’t yet own for a big piece of my project—how handy and wonderful was that!!??) and I can’t wait too see what they’ll give us next.  As you can deduce from the tone of this post, I am on a serious “Cricut high” right now!!!  And when I finish up this project, next I’ll be starting on my Christmas cards and I know that once again, using my Cricut machines, I will whip those out of here in no time, especially with all the great cartridges that have beautiful Christmas designs on them!!!  Isn’t technology a wonderful thing??!!!  I guess that’s why I will forever be the original “Gadget Girl”!!!

Well, got to get back to it!!!  Wish me luck!!

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