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Old 01-12-2013, 06:00 AM   #2801
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Which cartridges did you get?
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I have heard the CM & CTMH cartridges are THE CARTRIDGES TO GET! I haven't got them yet, lol. I am so ashamed. I really need too. They are so beautiful and worth every dime.

I am usually known for getting all the hot cartridges too. When Kate's ABC's came out. I had it. When Create A Critter came out. I had it. If it was a hot cartridge I had it. I have yet to get any of the CM, CTMH, Create A Critter 2 or Teddy Bear Parade. New cartridges are going to start coming out this month. I really need to get busy, lol.
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I have both of the CTMH carts and I would especially advise them for anyone just starting to buy carts because of their variety.
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I have both of the CTMH carts and I would especially advise them for anyone just starting to buy carts because of their variety.
I agree, tons of images, and lots of versatility; everything from images, alphabets, backgrounds for mounting/frames, tags, cards, borders, boxes.......you get the picture. Between the two, they have it all!!

I've just gotten my drive back to craft, and am having a ball. I'm glad I have the E2, have heard some comments of disappointment (nothing specific) about the Cameo. So, glad I've stayed with the Cricut and all my cartridges.....
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Just poppin' in to say that I too still love my Cricut. There are so many different intricate dies out there nowadays but, it's costly to invest in all the different ones. One cartridge that I absolutely love and recommend to anyone that is a cardmaker and loves having different shapes of layers that the die-cuts would offer is Elegant Edges. You will love this cartridge! It's amazing what it offers. Also if you like decorative corners that's a feature on the Storybook Font cartridge. Anything from simple to intricate decorative corners. It's an older cart too so, the price has probably come down.
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So...I am the proud new owner of an Expression 2 (I gave away my original Cricut and Expression 1 to two new scrapbooking girlfriends.) I've never done the Craft Room or Gypsy or anything other than pop my cartrige in and cut...is there any way for me to share cartridges with my sister in Maine? She has a few I don't own...
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I don't know how to share them without shipping the physical cart back and forth and then you might as well buy your own.

On another thought, is anyone using the free images on Cricut Craft Room? I was so disappointed the other day. They had the new Creative Cards cart on there but only about half of the images from it. Then, I think it was Thursday evening that I noticed the cart showed a lot more images. I cut one out and it was getting late so I figured I would cut more in the morning. Boo Hoo, when I woke up the whole cart was gone!
So my question is.... had the whole cart been there the whole week and for some reason didn't show all of the images on my CCR or did they only put those other images up for one day?
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Okay I tried to update my gypsy and I got a " bridge error". How do I fix this? If it can't be fixed, can I update it on a different computer. My friend has a computer she will let me use, will this work, or just screw it up more? TIA
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Okay I tried to update my gypsy and I got a " bridge error". How do I fix this? If it can't be fixed, can I update it on a different computer. My friend has a computer she will let me use, will this work, or just screw it up more? TIA
I think I got that message on my last update as well. What worked for me was disconnecting everything and starting from the beginning connecting it all again. It then worked perfectly. It was as though there wasn't a good connection. That has happened a couple of times, and I just disconnect everything and start from scratch, it usually solves the situation.

Using another computer shouldn't be a problem, I would guess. When I took a class, the instructor used her laptop to update the machines of a couple of students, so don't see where that would be an issue. Good luck with your Gypsy update!!
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Here's some helpful tips for Bridge error. This is for Windows computer. I don't know the Mac steps. Sorry to anyone if you have a Mac.

Restart your computer. I know this seems a bit silly but Cricut uses Adobe Air. Adobe products like a restart after installing.

Turn off your Anti-Virus and Firewall. This is usually what is causing the Bridge errors for the most part with the Cricut machines.

Do not have CCR & Cricut Sync open at the same time. They use the same Bridge. One can only be opened at a time.

Last one for Bridge error- http://support.provocraft.com/user

A couple of other things I have noticed with Bridge error it seems to plague Windows 7 more than the other Window versions. There is a bug in Windows 7 that could cause this. I had a couple of USB errors that were not Cricut related but had similar behaviors due to the Bridge error.

I hope that helps.
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I think I got that message on my last update as well. What worked for me was disconnecting everything and starting from the beginning connecting it all again. It then worked perfectly. It was as though there wasn't a good connection. That has happened a couple of times, and I just disconnect everything and start from scratch, it usually solves the situation.

Using another computer shouldn't be a problem, I would guess. When I took a class, the instructor used her laptop to update the machines of a couple of students, so don't see where that would be an issue. Good luck with your Gypsy update!!





Thank, I will give it a try!
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Here's a recent message from Nathan at PC regarding linking your Gypsy carts to Cricut Craft Room:

I can understand that Gypsy linking has been a much requested feature and the wait has been frustrating. This is a frustrating issue for us as well as we have been working hard to resolve the issue. We want to be able to say “it is working!” but we can’t do that quite yet.

We are however very, very close. We have a solution and have started the testing phase. This testing will take time because we want to be as thorough as possible. We don’t have an exact time frame of when we will be able to release this, but we want to make sure that everyone will be able to access content on Gypsy and in Cricut Craft Room.

We are almost there.




Soooooo....... maybe it will just be a little while longer. I hope so.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:26 AM   #2813
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Just a small question - not sure if I'm in the right spot to post, but.. does anyone know where to get the downloadable files from older Cricut Chirp newsletters? I'm looking for the Pooh Font babybook that Crafty Kimber talks about in the April 7, 2007 Cricut Chirp. Its no longer available on the project site

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I have the Cricut Imagine. Has this machine been discontinued by Provocraft? Mine still works pretty well, and I kind of like it. It's been a decent machine for the projects I've used it for. I am kind of sad it's been discontinued though (if it has indeed been discontinued)...I just hope they support it if I should ever need anything for it. Just wondering what anyone's heard or seen on it.
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Has anyone been able to get the Creative Cards Cartridge to link to their Gypsy?
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I have the Cricut Imagine. Has this machine been discontinued by Provocraft? Mine still works pretty well, and I kind of like it. It's been a decent machine for the projects I've used it for. I am kind of sad it's been discontinued though (if it has indeed been discontinued)...I just hope they support it if I should ever need anything for it. Just wondering what anyone's heard or seen on it.
I am a Cricut Circle member and stay pretty caught up with what is going on in the Provo Craft world via the Cricut forum. PC is no longer making the Imagine however, they still offer support for the machine and the products you need to use with it. You can always call customer service if you have any issues. I love mine too!
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I am a Cricut Circle member and stay pretty caught up with what is going on in the Provo Craft world via the Cricut forum. PC is no longer making the Imagine however, they still offer support for the machine and the products you need to use with it. You can always call customer service if you have any issues. I love mine too!
Wow, Thanks for the returned response.I'll go check it out on Cricut.com
Kinda sad.
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I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, especially since it is a 71 page thread! Please direct me to another thread if it would be more appropriate.

I am looking for a chart, formula, or tips on how to correctly size envelopes with the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and Design Studio. I was really wishing to buy a WeRMemory Keepers envelope board, but they have been back-ordered for months. When I was telling one of my daughters about the board she asked why I didn't just use the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge to create my own envelopes in whatever size I wanted. As with all things Cricut, Design Studio and Provo, it is much more difficult to create these envelopes than I originally imagined. I've been working on a standard envelope for a couple hours now and still don't have the measurements correct. It is so frustrating!!! To make matters worse, I keep thinking someone has probably done the work and knows a formula or something to make this process easier.

I would like to be able to make both versions of envelopes in any size I want. I don't wish to cut the cards themself on the Cricut, only the envelopes. Does anyone know of a tool, or tips to be able to easily create envelopes for a variety of card sizes? Thanks in advance for any help.
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I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this question, especially since it is a 71 page thread! Please direct me to another thread if it would be more appropriate.

I am looking for a chart, formula, or tips on how to correctly size envelopes with the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and Design Studio. I was really wishing to buy a WeRMemory Keepers envelope board, but they have been back-ordered for months. When I was telling one of my daughters about the board she asked why I didn't just use the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge to create my own envelopes in whatever size I wanted. As with all things Cricut, Design Studio and Provo, it is much more difficult to create these envelopes than I originally imagined. I've been working on a standard envelope for a couple hours now and still don't have the measurements correct. It is so frustrating!!! To make matters worse, I keep thinking someone has probably done the work and knows a formula or something to make this process easier.

I would like to be able to make both versions of envelopes in any size I want. I don't wish to cut the cards themself on the Cricut, only the envelopes. Does anyone know of a tool, or tips to be able to easily create envelopes for a variety of card sizes? Thanks in advance for any help.
I'm sorry that I don't know the answer, but I sure would like to know. I've been trying to cut our envies, too. I'll keep watching for a response.
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I don't know the answer either but wanted you to know you are not alone. I have more problems figuring out sizing with any Cricut images.
Hope someone has the answer.
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There are some youtube videos - if you search for "making envelopes with Cricut" - or something to that effect. Mostly they deal with using the Gypsy, but that could be easily translated into Cricut Craft Room.

Unfortunately, I can't figure out either method. I did manage to make an A2 sized envelope - once - and now I can't remember how I did it. Last weekend I decided to try it again, thinking this can't be rocket science. It is. It is the paper crafters version of Rocket Science.

Due to my short attention span I said screw it after 15 minutes.
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I remember reading somewhere that you cut a card first in the size that you need envelopes for or just a rectangle in the size of the card front. Then on another layer of mat, you size the front of the envelope to fit over the front of the card or rectangle.

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I remember reading somewhere that you cut a card first in the size that you need envelopes for or just a rectangle in the size of the card front. Then on another layer of mat, you size the front of the envelope to fit over the front of the card or rectangle.

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That is basically the method I've been using, but it is easier said than done. It looks good on the screen, but when cut out.... not so good. Even then it seems like you could just easily adjust the measurements and be good to go, but so far I'm still not having success. I would love to have a chart that was like the WeRMemoryKeepers board chart, where if you want to make a 5" by
7" envelope, for example, you simply put measurement a in the width and measurement b in the length, and presto you have the correct size envelope. I got quite a kick out of the rocket science comparison, because I keep thinking the same thing. It simply can't be this difficult!
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My question is on a different subject that also drives me crazy, because I'm scared to try it and ruin something!!!

After stamping and coloring an image I sometimes find I'm jockying too much with a die to get the right shape and would love to be able to use my E2 with Centerpoint and cut a shape perfect around my artwork. How do I do that after all that work? Do I measure the center of my image, where I place it on my mat, how exactly does it work? Seems like the You Tube videos never exactly make it having centered the image, and like I said, after all the work of coloring something, I definitely don't want to screw it up!!! Any help for those using this feature would be greatly appreciated!!!
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I haven't worked with centering, so I'm no help there...

When I cut a card with my E, I cut the envelope first (fit the page) and then cut the card to fit the envelope. Works every time! Could never get it right working the other way.

Would love to know if there is a secret out there to solve the envelope mystery!
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My question is on a different subject that also drives me crazy, because I'm scared to try it and ruin something!!!

After stamping and coloring an image I sometimes find I'm jockying too much with a die to get the right shape and would love to be able to use my E2 with Centerpoint and cut a shape perfect around my artwork. How do I do that after all that work? Do I measure the center of my image, where I place it on my mat, how exactly does it work? Seems like the You Tube videos never exactly make it having centered the image, and like I said, after all the work of coloring something, I definitely don't want to screw it up!!! Any help for those using this feature would be greatly appreciated!!!
They have some really good tutorials on YouTube that I have found very helpful.
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They have some really good tutorials on YouTube that I have found very helpful.
Thank you for your suggestion. I did a Google search and found some specific for the E2 that were helpful, did my measurements for a stamped image to try, but now cannot get my Cricut to cut!!!! Horrors!!! Don't know what prompted that problem, it's been working fine..... So, I will have to figure out what's going on, and perhaps wait until Monday to call. I've been cutting fine from the Craft Room, so perhaps I'll try and go thru that way.

Anyway, I appreciate your help. The other videos I've seen, have not been very "on target", and like I said, after you've spent time coloring an image, you sure don't want your cut to be off. Now to just solve my cut issue.
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Well, I got my E2 to cut, and played around with the center point. Didn't quite work as easy as I hoped, but I think I will need to work some more with it. I may have to stamp and cut before coloring. We'll see.......

Thank you for your help.
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ok. DH purchased it for me last year, had nothing but problems unless cutting something large. Have the CTMH Art Philosophy. The stock was peeling apart and leaving half on the tacky paper, and when trying to cut a flower or anything small, pulls back the corners. This week, went and purchased new sheets, got it out again and the same thing. Absolutely would be in the bottom of the lake if he had not purchased for me. How to you get it to work without doing that. In no time have things through the bug or ebosser and on the card, so hate wasting time, stock that is ruined, and cuts that are bunched up. Any ideas would be helpful. It is set on 4, tried different stocks and they all stick and pull apart unless about 100 weight, then don't cut through.
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This is day one - right out of the box

WOW!!! IT'S ALL GOOD!!!!!

Start to finish - 43 minutes - and I covered all my bases.

Ok.
Unboxed.
Registered the product
Turned the machine on and off and inserted the blade
Put cardstock on the mat
Logged into CCR - connected the mini - the mini drivers loaded immediately
Followed the directions for the test cut - perfect.
Did another sample cut using my Calligraphy cart - perfect
Hooked the mini up to my Gypsy - did another test cut - lacy labels - perfect
Logged onto Rewards and entered reward points for the MINI and Cricut MINI font/shapes
Turned my Gypsy on, and did a Sync - it loaded the new mini font/shape cartridge.

43 minutes start to finish. Not one single hitch.

AND - my impression of how this MINI cuts - it is smooth (very very smooth), like it almost glides over the paper while cutting.

And quiet! The most abrasive noise it makes it at start up. Loud. But the cutting is very quiet in comparison to my other Cricuts.

God, I love this machine. I got it at Joanns for $99. I didn't want to order it online in case something was wrong, I would have a place to return it to. But this baby is a keeper!!!!

Oh - one caveat that really has nothing to do with the machine. I did disable my antivirus and firewall while letting the drivers load, and while doing my Gypsy sync. The Gypsy sync took maybe 30 seconds. Of course I never disable my antivirus and firewall to just routinely use CCR but in this instance when it was detecting a new machine I didn't want to take any chances.

This little machine is incredible. Now all I have to do is get a few more mats and I'm good.

Hopefully I don't develope problems down the road, but for right now, I couldn't be more pleased with my new machine.

**** Just played a bit more, and it cut PAPER (not just card stock) beautifully! On my Gypsy I set the speed to slow. And - with the Chomas adjustable marker holder now I can use ALL of my standard size Sharpie markers in it. I have a big set of those in all different colors. ****

I wish I had gotten this machine sooner.
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ok. DH purchased it for me last year, had nothing but problems unless cutting something large. Have the CTMH Art Philosophy. The stock was peeling apart and leaving half on the tacky paper, and when trying to cut a flower or anything small, pulls back the corners. This week, went and purchased new sheets, got it out again and the same thing. Absolutely would be in the bottom of the lake if he had not purchased for me. How to you get it to work without doing that. In no time have things through the bug or ebosser and on the card, so hate wasting time, stock that is ruined, and cuts that are bunched up. Any ideas would be helpful. It is set on 4, tried different stocks and they all stick and pull apart unless about 100 weight, then don't cut through.
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Sometimes the sheets are too sticky when you get them. You might try patting your hands on them to remove some of the sticky or taking a piece of cloth and patting them.
I have basically given up on using the new mats. I took my old ones, cleaned them and then used the Scotch repositionable glue on them. As long as I run my brayer over the paper before I go to cut, it's always done great for me. I can't remember where I saw the original post about this, but here is a video from youtube that shows what I'm talking about. 3M Repositionable Glue Stick to re-sticky your Cricut mats - YouTube
If you don't have any old mats, you can get the cake mats in the appropriate size and apply the glue to those. Just always remember to use the brayer before cutting. I hope one of these suggestions helps! Please don't throw out your cricut. You might just love it after you figure it all out!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #2832
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I saw the original post from Crafting with Christina. Here is one of her videos detailing how to use the Scotch glue. I just use my brayer to be sure there isn't any loose spots.
Episode 7 (remake): Resticking "new" cricut mats for use with your Imagine and Expression - YouTube
I've tried other glues, and they were a nightmare for me!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #2833
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Am going to try and clean off and hopefully it will work. They are so extremely sticky. Really want to use the cartridge and get the other one because they have so much on them. Thanks for the suggestions and the video link. Will go Monday, get a bigger glue as have the small one in that.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #2834
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Shonni!

I remember being as incredibly frustrated as you with my paper being TOO stuck to my mat b/c the mat was TOO sticky.

I can't remember who taught me but I learned YEARS ago that I had to play "Pat-A-Cake" with every brand new mat that I got.

So, the first thing I would do would be note the top side of the clear cove of the mats then remove the film and for about 5 minutes I would pat my clean hands all over the mat...over and over and over again. This would help the mat be less sticky.

I also keep several "working" mats of varying degrees of stickiness. So the newer ones which are the most sticky would be the one I would use for thicker cardstock like SU and PTI, DCWV and glittered CS. I have mid-sticky ones for medium weight papers, and I also have mats that barley have any stick to them for very light weight pattern papers and vellum etc.

Hope this helps.

It does seem that Prove Craft have just release new mats that are designed for the different weights of papers. (All these years later...)
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:31 AM   #2835
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between that and the glue on it, may find the answer. Bought 4 new ones and wanted to get using my cartridge, but since the mat with the machine got wrecked by the half off paper stuff, did not really want to ruin another one. Ok all, off here to make some things I hope, Thanks again.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #2836
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Here's just another quick observation on my new Cricut MINI.

Did I say OMG how great this little machine cuts? Anyway, prior to buying it I was wondering how it would do with very small intricate cuts. Well, I'm not wondering any longer. I put it through its paces with the Ornamental Iron cart. That cart has very very thin detailed cuts. The machine made consistently clean cuts, no ripping or tearing of card stock. All I really had to do was poke out a few very very tiny little holes in the design.

And I didn't even have to fiddle with the settings. I gave it my best guess - and it was right on. I'm just lovin this!
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When i got my cricut, I was having the problem of the paper sticking and sometimes peeling the corners or it would stick and wreck the cutout. I did the whole pat down the mat thing and was still having issues, then I read somewhere that sometimes the blade is defective, even when new, got a new blade and worked like a charm..so if all else fails, try using a new blade..
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This was just posted on Cricut.com. I have already done all the updating and everything went smooth. PLUS we were all given a $20 store credit to use on digital content. I've spent mine already.

So for those of you that have been wanting to link your Gypsys to Cricut Craft Room here is the announcement;

We are pleased to announce that you are now able to link your Cricut Gypsy™ device to the Cricut Craft Room® design software! That means you can access all of your content, both digital and cartridges, on your Cricut Gypsy™ device and your Cricut Craft Room® account simultaneously.

We know that there are many who love the flexibility of using their Cricut Gypsy™ device. That’s why we’ve also spent numerous hours developing a repair process. If you experience issues with your Cricut Gypsy™ device, you now have the option to repair it.

Read the FAQs about the repair process, or see all the Gypsy repair options to learn more. Express and Standard turnaround repair options are available, and all repairs include a 90 day warranty.

While we are dedicated to providing ongoing support and repair options for the Cricut Gypsy™ device, we have made the decision to stop production on the current Cricut Gypsy™ model. This will allow us to focus our efforts and prioritize our product offering. We will still offer support and content updates for the Cricut Gypsy™ device.

We will also stop providing updates to the Cricut DesignStudio® software in order to focus those resources on creating and improving the Cricut® experience. We will still offer support for the software, but there will be no further content updates for the Cricut DesignStudio® software.

We hope that the linking and repair options for your Cricut Gypsy™ device enable you to continue to create how and what you want to. We know that the wait for these new options has been long—we appreciate your patience and are confident that you will find them worth the wait!

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So do I understand that to mean that no new cartridges will be able to be used with Design Studio?
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There was a recent content update to Design Studio. But I really can't tell by the way the announcement reads if they are going to discontinue content updates for that program or not. I do know they have discontinued program updates.
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