I bought a Cricut Machine.
A Cricut Expression 2 to be exact.
I'm actually a bit upset about it. I did lots of research online about Cricut. I loved the idea that not only can you use the Cricut cartridges with them, but that you can also buy a third party bit of software that allows you to hook it up to your computer and access thousands and thousands of images to cut online.
Or so I thought.
Turns out rather recently, Cricut got mad about that, and sued the third party. Now the only way to use the Cricut is with their very expensive cartridges.
Wish I had known that before I bought one. Because frankly, I wouldn't have bought it.
I would have bought a Silhouette Machine instead. They still allow the third party software.
And, I learned a valuable lesson - make sure your research is RECENT. I did lots of research, but turns out, it was out of date. Ugh.
So....I debated. Do I keep the Cricut and buy the expensive cartridges? (I have discovered they are much, much cheaper on ebay - though I haven't bought any there yet). Or, do I take a loss by selling my Cricut at a discount, then buy a Silhouette.
I haven't decided for sure yet. I see some pros and cons either way.
In the meantime, I might as well play with it:
This is my first attempt:
I actually did a BUNCH of blocks. I took pictures of them this morning, but I don't have time today to tell their story, or to do a post on them. I'll be doing that in the next day or two.
I have to say, despite the disappointment, the Cricut is fun. I have lots and lots to learn. The manual leaves much to be desired - it's pretty much a figure it out on your own thing.
I'm sure there's lots of tips and advice to be found on-line. You-tube anyone?