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Dancingfish
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Posted: 11/14/2009 3:45:58 PM
because you guys will tell me the truth--- should the circut expressions be on my xmas list??? I just watched the video about it on their site and it looked easy enough but when I went and looked at the carts I just wasn't impressed. I guess I would use it for letters??? but what else?
Jo- you seemed really excited tell me why!


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Posted: 11/14/2009 4:15:34 PM
Can I ask a random question here? (off topic?)

I learned last night at my Cricut class about the Coupon Game. Anyone every played it? What do you know about it?

Maureen - post em' here! And I'm doing the binder things too instead of rolodex. 1) don't have a rolodex and 2) I think I might have too many - I'd be flipping rolodex cards for an hour to find a stamp

I was hoping to play with negatives this week, but life took an unexpected stressful turn and I may be out for a while. Just taking a one minute break to check in.

Penny - good for you getting some croppin' done!

Ya'll are ahead of me on the stamped images; I'm putting that off till Christmas

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Posted: 11/14/2009 4:19:52 PM
Vicki - just saw your q! I have the little bug - and yes, I'm pretty excited to get the big one now.

I went to a class last night where this lady used SCAL (which I've mentioned on board before - lots of forums on it). She made a beautiful 16 inch tile for Christmas presents, cut vinyl for band hoodies, etched glass, used freezer paper to make t-shirts, etc. It was amazing. I can't do many of the items as my bug is too small and I don't have the 'flip feature' for letters on shirts. (if you cut the letters, they would be backwards on the shirt so you have to 'flip' the letter before you cut it). I've seen another woman do beautiful overlays for her 12" pages with them also.

It's on my Christmas list now too.

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Posted: 11/14/2009 4:23:24 PM
Well, if you twist my arm, I'll talk a little bit about my favorite toy.

I looked at your gallery of LO's to see your style. My own style goes back a ways to yearbook where we did "headlines" on every thing. My own style does crave a good bold eye-catching title. It looks to me like you do like to title your pages.

I primarily use my Cricut for the titles and to also make shapes - large scallops squares or circles. This Disney cruise LO is one of my favorite examples in my gallery. This title was cut out of Tim Holtz grungeboard and then I embossed it with Cuttlebug circle folder and then I misted it with Maya Road mists. I also cut out a little Mickey head and did the same process.

I do not use it on all LO's - simply because I feel I need to have a little diversity. The beauty of the Cricut is that you don't worry about running out of E's and A's and S's and you can make a pretty shape paper out of any paper you love. When I {someday} get my Mac, I am going to get SCAL and then I will be able to do tons more. {I can't wait!)

I got the baby bug the day it rolled out at M's on NSD 2006. I loved it and traded up last Christmas for the E. The fit to page and multiple cut feature makes it so much more versatile than the baby bug.

I personally love my own formula of computer journaling and Cricut titling. Every now and again I'll throw in some Thickers for that diversity. It's my most favorite tool and it fits my style perfectly. I have 26 Cartridges. I don't have more simply because I show a little restraint.

Customcrops website has a deal on it now and there will be black Friday deals, too. Go for it, girl. Come to the dark side.


Penny

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2012: 132 12x12 pages completed, 25 Project Life weeks completed!!
2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album

Dancingfish
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Posted: 11/14/2009 6:49:48 PM
Penny you are a bad bad girl... So do you think Storybook would be the cartridge Santa would get me as the extra??? What do you use most often?


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Posted: 11/14/2009 7:24:39 PM
I have been called worse.

Definitely IMO Storybook. I also love Graphically Speaking. Favorite fonts: Mickey, Lyrical Letters and Doodletype. But you are PC savvy and maybe you should skip carts and get SCAL instead. Search it on the boards here. You'll be amazed.

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Posted: 11/15/2009 12:40:32 AM
Vicki - I totally agree on the SCAL. As I mentioned, the stuff I saw the lady do last night with Cricut and SCAL are awesome.

I love Storybook and Lyrical but dont' own either as I'm trying to get SCAL (found out about a place to get it for $72 last night for SCAL II).

I love Alphalicious, Graphically Speaking, and the sports one that has mega pages of options with water, grass, etc.

I have heard that Wally world is doing a Black Friday on it, but 1) I have the little bug and need to ditch it first before sinking more $$ into it and 2) I heard Wally is doing new policy since the guy was trampled to death last year (that still gives me a pit in my stomach to think of it ). They are opening at 5 p.m. on thanksgiving and letting you sit in the area of sale you want until they open at 5 a.m. the next day. I'm just not doing that.

In a nutshell, SCAL lets you 'cut' any true type font from the internet, and/or use free desing ware to make any type picture you want. You plug your Cricut into your computer and the computer has SCAL on it; you can buy it as a download or as the download with the CD. The downside to putting it on a new machine is that you change the 'firmware' on your Cricut to do it and it voids your warranty. My bug is old and out of warranty so no loss. The upside is that you can do almost anything on it including take your mat out, and put it back in and cut EXACTLY where you were before which is very difficult to do with Cricut. With Design studio (from Cricut) and SCAL, you can see exactly where you are cutting on your computer.

My girls and friends tonight used my Cricut to cut out letters for their New Moon shirts. (they are using a product that will stick to the shirt and they are painting in the letters from the stencil they made from the cricut).

About the only thing I don't like about the Cricut (besides all the costly additions of carts, accessories, etc) is that I love running my paper through the Xyron before cutting and you can't do that on Cricut as it will gum up your blade. I know some women who swear they can do that, but I've seen their blades.

I even learned last night how to cut chipboard without using the deep set blade. I was gonna get the deep cut blade and then found out that you have to also buy the housing. I learned how to cut fabric vinyl and am loving that - my girls LOVE to make t-shirts for things. And you can imagine the ideas if they used SCAL to pull any picture onto the computer and then cut it in fabric vinyl and just ironed it on!

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Posted: 11/15/2009 6:38:33 AM
You definitely do not need the deep set blade. It's a scam almost I think. SCAL does void the warranty - but I do not know anyone who has had warranty issues but it is a risk you take. My E warranty expires Christmas Day. The little labels for my stamp binders were cut with vinyl on the E and I love them. Need to make little binder labels for my die cut binders - it's on my to do list.

Jo who taught the Cricut class? Was it lovebuglady?

{And the Wallyworld thing is way beyond ridiculous and generally why I skip it and head straight the big red circles. AND there will be great online deals with free shipping....I try to support other stores as much as I can to support free enterprise and spread the wealth....which is different than sharing the wealth but that is a story for another day....}


Penny

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2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
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Dancingfish
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Posted: 11/15/2009 12:09:52 PM
So many decisions...

Penny- did you ever get your school book project started/finished? what did you decide?


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Posted: 11/15/2009 1:17:38 PM
Well I am going to do them all over and the key to that is getting my digi files from the whole negative debacle that I will start in Jan. I am loving the AE class and how it is giving me great perspective. How is your photo carousel coming? AE has a gratitude one on her blog.

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Posted: 11/15/2009 1:42:02 PM
Yes, I agree - I don't know anyone who has had warranty problems either - that was my exact comment on Friday night at the class when we were discussing SCAL. But, it's a good thing to know upfront before you load it. I don't know who that is 'lovebuglady' and I did a search on members and the search came up with no matches? I'll look later when I have more time..I have a feeling that it's not as I asked her about 2P's on Friday night and she said she doesn't spend much time here.

I'm not into the whole line up ten hours early to shop either. Never thought about shopping black friday online.

I just gave my spinner to a friend who was desperate for one for a project she's doing for Christmas. Hope I don't regret that...

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Posted: 11/15/2009 4:12:57 PM
Dancingfish
I put the paper on the outside of the plastic drawers.

Thank you for your comments, it will help me keep motivated to go on. I need the praise LOL.


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