Saturday, December 26, 2009

Proud Cricut Owner

Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Life on the {Scrap}beach! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & that you're either relaxing today with your families or hitting the after Christmas sales ~ whichever is more your speed.

I know you've all been wondering if I did, in fact, get a Cicut Expression for Christmas & the answer is YES! I got the Cricut Expression {the regular one} with the Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges. I've already been playing with it & so far it has been working smoothly with no major mishaps. I use the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to make a snowy village scene complete with mountains and trees and I can see that there is a lot to do with these machines that I'd never thought of before.

Accent Essentials has a lot of images that will be excellent for mini album pages, so I am really excited about that. When I get back to Miami, I want to get my hands on a deep cut blade and SCAL and just play around with what it can do. So, those of you who have Cricuts already, what cartridges are a must have? I like Storybook & there are some cool images on "A Child's Year" but I haven't really done a ton of research in this area.

Life's a beach. Scrapbook it.


  1. Kathryn,
    You are going to love your Cricut. I use my Expression every day. There are so many cartridges to choose from. The Disney carts are real good and so are the font ones. I would research the font carts first and pick one from there and then go look at all the other ones. Life is a Beach is real good especially with you living in Florida. You will have so much fun. Congrats!!

  2. wow Kathryn!!Congratulations!!So happy to hear that!!Enjoy playing and let us know what you think!!

  3. WooHoo~~
    I haven't played enough with my carts to ell which one is the a can't live with-out...but, I can see where using the scal for all of the tt fonts would be cool and just get the shapes carts on something that you are jonesen for. I have the mickey, princess, & cars for the kids and we have had alot of fun with those.
    I've seen some super cool stuff with the scal I can't wait to see what you create.
    more fun than one old lady can
    have a safe and happy new year!

  4. Kathryn! Congrats on the Cricut Expression!! You'll love your Cricut. I got A Child's First Year, Designer Calendar and Life's a Beach for Christmas. And I love them. I only got to play with Designer Calendar. It's definitely a must have! I've looked through A Child's First Year over and over and the possibilities are endless. Just need to find time to play. The fonts are girly. Super cute! I heard I have 4 more carts coming soon. Storybook, Graphically Speaking, Ashlyn Letters (something like that) and Sentimentals (which is a preorder). I'm expecting a girl in Feb 2010 so hence the girly carts for Christmas:-) I'll let you know how they are!! Hope you enjoy your Cricut at home soon!

  5. Check out the new program that is out before you buy SCAL. It looks way eaiser to use and is a super good deal right now. There is a free trial version if you want to play around!

    Glad you had a good holiday!

    I would recommned Graphically Speaking! You can check out all the images on all the carts here...

  6. Forgot to mention have the best cricut cart deals...

  7. I love Stamping Solutions and Home Decor! :) Actually the Wedding Cartridge is a lot of fun too! Has a lot of top notes and such on it! :)

  8. Congratulations Kathryn! I'm so happy for you, keep playing with so you can show us, cause I can't wait to see what you do with it. Have fun!

  9. Lucky Girl!!! I hope that you enjoy your new toy!! have lots of fun, a little vid would be great so that we can share the excitement too....enjoy

  10. Yay, Kathryn!!! So glad you got one. Have tons of fun with it. I know I would if I had one. TFS !!! Friday

  11. Congrats on finally getting your Cricut! If you intend to get a design program such as SCAL I would look at more of the shape carts! The New Make The Cut software from Cricut looks like it is a really great program you may want to look into before purchasing SCAL. I think I may go with this program as you do not have to use Inkscape to break apart your SVG files, you can do it all in MTC. I use all my carts equally but Everyday Paper Dolls has tons of extras for all year round so that would be my suggestion. Home Decor is a very close second. Have fun!!!!!

  12. Congratulations Kathryn.. your gonna love it! :) so, here's a link to check out..

    with a grin,