Sorry I've been missing in action - been working on some inventory in paper piecings. I also got a new toy..... my Valentine's present was a Silhouette Cameo! So excited! I was using the cricut expressions but the blade was really starting to drag on it and it started to give me some problems with cutting certain shapes/objects.
I did my research and decided my next machine was going to be the cameo. It arrived the other day and it only took me minutes to set up and it's super light weight! A little louder than the cricut but it cuts so baby smooth!
Here is a picture of what the cameo looks like closed up. All I have to do is open the lid and hit power.
Now it does come with software which offers TONS of cutting files but..... I was using a different program - Sure Cuts A Lot. I had purchased this software before they released the new version that's not compatible with the cricut anymore. I really like the Sure Cuts A Lot program. It is soooooo user friendly. I tried other programs but this one is just so quick and easy. It also uses SVG files which I find to be the easiest to work with. The software that came with the Silhouette used a different file type and I really had a hard time with it.
So ..... I updated my Sure Cuts A Lot and I am back up and running and cutting away.
If Sure Cuts A Lot is something you are interested in - I suggest checking them out. I definitely refer people to it since I like the program so much and have now become an affiliate with Craft Edge.
Here is the link or it will also stay listed in my sidebar.
You can always just download the trial version and purchase later if you like it.