In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Like Tree31Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #2801
Stazon Splitcoast
 
smokiesgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere between fantasy land & the sea
Posts: 12,432
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paigewithpanache View Post
My dear wonderful husband was sitting there busting a gut watching me!! lol I told him "See! even adults gets anxious about their toys!" lol I was sitting their thinking "I can't believe I just did that!!" I knew better
I saw on your blog you have the Folk Art cartridge from Michaels and was trying to find it online but for some reason I couldn't find a listing for it. Do you know if it is only available in store? I live and hour away from their store and who knows when I will get there. I will look again online .
Thanks
At least you both got a good laugh out of it!

Yes, Folk Art is only available in M's stores only.
__________________
Dell
DoodleDivaDesigns(my craft blog)
DinnerDell(my cooking blog)


I am a life artist and love it!
smokiesgal is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #2802
Matboard Maniac
 
dctalktexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 293
Default

Happy Thanksgiving all! Valerie that would be great! Lazorkay is right about that store. I have spent some money there!
dctalktexas is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 01:31 AM   #2803
Compulsive Stamper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 35
Default Question about the Cake Mini

I have a brand new Cake Mini... I got it on sale for $30 a few months ago, and never used it. Can I use it to cut paper? I was going to sell it, but then saw a post where its about the same as a Personal Cricut... Can I take it out the box and use it like one?

Thanks for all the tips ladies!
NessaLynn is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 05:02 AM   #2804
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

I believe you can - yes. I think the main difference with the "Cake" is the food safe hardware. I think alot of women use it for paper crafting. Probably the recommendation would be to not use it for food materials after it has been used with paper. Honestly though, I think if you cleaned off your cutting blade and rollers etc.... you could use it either way.

Just remember, the mat that comes with your cake is NOT the same mat to use with paper. You need the sticky mat for that. The cake mat is smooth.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 06:43 AM   #2805
Die Cut Diva
 
Scrapjanny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
Posts: 3,516
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NessaLynn View Post
I have a brand new Cake Mini... I got it on sale for $30 a few months ago, and never used it. Can I use it to cut paper? I was going to sell it, but then saw a post where its about the same as a Personal Cricut... Can I take it out the box and use it like one?

Thanks for all the tips ladies!
Yes, I've done it. You have to use regular sticky mats and replace the cake blade housing with the regular housing/blade. I just removed all of the food-safe protectors, because I still use it as a cake machine too. When I want to cut paper, I switch everything out. I also make sure that my regular mat is clean on the bottom, and I don't cut anything with glitter.
__________________
My Crafty Life
http://www.scrapjanny.blogspot.com

Jeanette
Scrapjanny is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #2806
Proud Fan Club Member
 
stamptician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On the Coast of North Carolina
Posts: 10,295
Default

Hi Ladies! It's been awhile since I've used my Gypsy. When I went to turn it on last night, all I got was a blue light and a black screen. Upon further research, I am I finding they are calling this the "blue light, black screen of death" which means my Gypsy is DEAD! So of course I think that stinks. Have any of you experienced this? If so, is it true that my Gypsy is dead?
My next question is about Cricut CraftRoom. If I have that and figure out how to use it; do I even need the Gypsy anymore?
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
__________________
Jennipher
11 of 72 lbs. lost since May 2015
stamptician is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #2807
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

If your Gypsy is truly dead, life will go on without it. With Cricut Craft Room you can do everything (and some things much easier) that you did on the Gypsy. I like CCR much better than my Gypsy because I can see my images better on a big computer screen, and you can also add color to your layers.

Download the application to your desktop - and when you use it you will need to be connected to the internet. And also have space on your crafting desk to accomodate your computer.

However! The cartridges that are linked to your Gypsy can NOT at this time be linked to CCR. That means, that when you are ready to cut out your image, you will be prompted to insert the necessary cartridges into your machine. This can be a PITA if you are using several carts on a particular cut. But.. it is, what it is. Provo Craft has been working on a fix for this for 2 years now, and still haven't come forth with a solution. And women are mad!!!

But anyway, in my opinion, CCR is much more user friendly than my Gypsy. Others will disagree. But right now you have nothing to lose by trying it out. I think you will like it though.

Regarding your Gypsy.... yes - you have the black screen of death. Check out the Gypsy forum on the cricut message boards..... it might be fixable. Or call PC customer service and they might have you try a few things before pronouncing it dead.

If it really IS dead, then what other ladies have done is buy a new Gypsy, send in your dead one WITH your new one and PC will re-serialize your new one so all of your carts can be re linked. That's alot of hassle, not to mention expense.

I know when my Gypsy dies I will use CCR or just make do with my carts as for a stand alone machine.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #2808
Proud Fan Club Member
 
stamptician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On the Coast of North Carolina
Posts: 10,295
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sewnmachine View Post
If your Gypsy is truly dead, life will go on without it. With Cricut Craft Room you can do everything (and some things much easier) that you did on the Gypsy. I like CCR much better than my Gypsy because I can see my images better on a big computer screen, and you can also add color to your layers.

Download the application to your desktop - and when you use it you will need to be connected to the internet. And also have space on your crafting desk to accomodate your computer.

However! The cartridges that are linked to your Gypsy can NOT at this time be linked to CCR. That means, that when you are ready to cut out your image, you will be prompted to insert the necessary cartridges into your machine. This can be a PITA if you are using several carts on a particular cut. But.. it is, what it is. Provo Craft has been working on a fix for this for 2 years now, and still haven't come forth with a solution. And women are mad!!!

But anyway, in my opinion, CCR is much more user friendly than my Gypsy. Others will disagree. But right now you have nothing to lose by trying it out. I think you will like it though.

Regarding your Gypsy.... yes - you have the black screen of death. Check out the Gypsy forum on the cricut message boards..... it might be fixable. Or call PC customer service and they might have you try a few things before pronouncing it dead.

If it really IS dead, then what other ladies have done is buy a new Gypsy, send in your dead one WITH your new one and PC will re-serialize your new one so all of your carts can be re linked. That's alot of hassle, not to mention expense.

I know when my Gypsy dies I will use CCR or just make do with my carts as for a stand alone machine.
Thanks for your response. I think I will survive without buying a new Gypsy. I rarely used it and you are right about that small screen. I downloaded CCR awhile ago and just haven't had time to fool with it. Lately it's more about what other's want me to design than what I want to design. It's just that time of year.
As far as using different carts on one project and having to load them, I have the Cricut Jukebox so, I'm wondering if I inserted the carts in the jukebox and then connected the jukebox if that would work?
Anyways, it will probably be awhile before I get to anything that complicated anyways.
Thanks again for your time.
__________________
Jennipher
11 of 72 lbs. lost since May 2015
stamptician is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #2809
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 237
Default

Well-it seems that I too may have " the BLACK DEATH" on my Gypsy! UGH!!! I LOVE my Gypsy-even tho she hasn't been used in the past six months-but neverless -I do love her. It is VERY disappointing that the best Provo will do is have me buy another!! REALLY??..sad thing -like many others- I have all my carts linked to my G and and the other sad thing-is the investment of all those carts..... I have been seeing alot about the Cameo-seems like that may be in my future-just hate eating the $$ for the carts I have purchased! UGH!!!!!

-Also-I just jumped onto the Cricut Message board (I think!) sure was lonely-maybe I am on the wrong one?? oh well-thanks for listening!
sherry107 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 11:52 AM   #2810
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

Sherry,

Don't abandon your investment because your Gypsy died! Try Cricut Craft Room. I just posted this on the Cricut message board;

I just wanted to pop in here and give a shout out for CCR!! It works with all my machines and I love it.

I'm making several Solstice cards, and I started out with my Gypsy. I gave up on that....too small, too frustrating. For quick small projects I do fine with the Gypsy or even just using my machines with cartridges.

But this project was more involved. So, I fired up CCR and went to town. Geez - it's like night and day. I think what I find so appealing is that the mat is large, and I can color my layers.

I got all of my carts out to pop into the machine when prompted and everything cut out perfectly. AND I was using a refurb Expression that I got on Black Friday.

Now, PC - please please please get cranking on fixing CCR so my Gypsy linked carts can be linked to CCR. When that happens this program/application will be perfect! (imho).

I will gladly, willingly move from my Gypsy to CCR and not look back.

ps - btw, I finally worked up the nerve to update my Gypsy - and everything went smooth. So I was able to go ahead and link Suburbia and TBBM2.

I may be tempting fate here, I better just leave well enough alone now for a while.



If you have alot of cartridges you might as well use them either as stand alones with your machines or with CCR. If you try to sell the carts as linked to a Gypsy, you probably won't get much return on the money you've spent (unless of course you have Hello Kitty)..... but before you go with another cutting system maybe re-evaluate how you can still use what you have. If not having the Gypsy is a deal breaker for you, then maybe a silhouette is in your future. But you will still need to use a computer for that. So, try out CCR before you ditch the whole Cricut thing.

Of course this is all your own personal preference - I'm just on a Cricut high right now because the Cricut Craft Room is working like it's supposed to. Tomorrow might be a different story.......
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #2811
Forum Fanatic
 
gale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9,779
Default

I don't have a gypsy or a cricut (gave mine to dd and sold my E) but I read this on another board. Not sure how true it is but knowing PC I believe it could be.

Gypsy users are now being told that if you update, and your Gypsy is no longer under warranty, do it at your own risk. They (Provo Craft) will not be held responsible even though it is their released update. They are aware that failures in the download are occuring that kill the Gypsy.
__________________
Wash: "A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."
Jayne: "Da*n straight."


my blog -- my recipes
gale is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #2812
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

Oh, I believe it.

The Gods were smiling on me last week when I updated mine - but even as I was updating I knew if something went horribly wrong I wouldn't be that upset.

The Gypsy is a wonderful little device, but not worth the aggrevation and anxiety of updating. Just one more thing to stress out about.

So basically I'd be happy with just using my cartridges - and now - hooking up to Cricut Craft Room.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #2813
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 237
Default

Thought I better give you an update...ummmm...... maybe user error?? (or LACK of use!!) But did take the time to update my G.. ...(maybe sounds stupid! but not sure -THINK I may have just updated firmware!) afraid to go further with an update-but ! She is working again!! Not sure what the most recent update is.....I have PaperDolls Teens-and didn't see that on my G after I updated....may just go with it as it is for now.....don't want to tempt fate! Guess I am going to need to check out the CR...just love not having to mess with the carts! THANKS ALL!!!
sherry107 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 05:15 PM   #2814
Cardstock Collector
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
Default Cricut DS firmware Update??? Reset?

hoping someone can tell me what version of firmware my cricut E will be uprgaded to if i update through the DS?

i am trying to finish some x-mas projects and it is acting wonky....

also has anyone followed these 'reset' directions? was it successful?
Cricut Troubleshoot: How to reset the Cricut machine
undecided is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #2815
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

Well, I updated the refurb Expression I got on Black Friday. I used my Gypsy to update and it's now on 2.43
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 06:19 AM   #2816
Insane Embellisher
 
DarkestDreams_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Niagara Falls
Posts: 878
Default

Just got a cricut from my amazing boyfriend for Christmas...can't wait to try it out!!!!!!!
__________________
We are the people our parents warned us about.

Kristan
DarkestDreams_ is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #2817
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 122
Default

Great Boyfriend... You will love the cricut too!!!!!!!!!!!!
katzkreationz az is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #2818
Stazon Splitcoast
 
2CuteCats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: west central MN
Posts: 13,814
Default

Congratulations Kristan! You are going to love it!
__________________
Roxane
BRAK Member
Danica Patrick fan
2CuteCats is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #2819
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

Yes, you will love it. And after you've become familiar with the machine download the free Cricut Craft Room application. There you can use either your cartridges or buy their digital images.

At least you can make an informed choice on which way you want to go - digital or cartridge or a combination of both.

In any event, you'll have alot of fun. The Cricut message board has alot of helpful information if you have a question.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #2820
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

So, I've been wanting to cut with vinyl for a while now. Watched youtube videos and everything. But the cost and color selection was nothing I really liked.

I just bought a roll of Contact Creative Covering in the shelf liner section of Walmart. $5.28 for a roll 18" wide, 24'long.

OMG!!!! This is sooooo cool! I cut off a small piece to play with. My cricut cuts it like butter. No multi cut needed.

Then I peeled it away from the backing and just stuck it onto my craft mat. The surface is sort of slick and I wanted to stamp on it. So I laid a thin coat of Gesso on it and let it dry.
Would you believe I can then color it with my stamp pads, use my Spectrum Noir markers or stamp a design, glue glitter..... anything you can put on paper you can use on this.

The sticky back is so awesome. It will securely stick to virtually anything, but best of all will also just peel right back off with no residue.

The first thing I'm gonna do is decorate my Cricuts and sewing machines. Then I'm gonna do some wall decor for my sewing room and craft room. I love this because it's just to easy to use!

I also did a few practice cuts with 3/4" designs and the Cricut cuts this as cleanly as paper.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #2821
Stazon Splitcoast
 
caterinafmig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reisterstown, Maryland
Posts: 27,456
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by sewnmachine View Post
So, I've been wanting to cut with vinyl for a while now. Watched youtube videos and everything. But the cost and color selection was nothing I really liked.

I just bought a roll of Contact Creative Covering in the shelf liner section of Walmart. $5.28 for a roll 18" wide, 24'long.

OMG!!!! This is sooooo cool! I cut off a small piece to play with. My cricut cuts it like butter. No multi cut needed.

Then I peeled it away from the backing and just stuck it onto my craft mat. The surface is sort of slick and I wanted to stamp on it. So I laid a thin coat of Gesso on it and let it dry.
Would you believe I can then color it with my stamp pads, use my Spectrum Noir markers or stamp a design, glue glitter..... anything you can put on paper you can use on this.

The sticky back is so awesome. It will securely stick to virtually anything, but best of all will also just peel right back off with no residue.

The first thing I'm gonna do is decorate my Cricuts and sewing machines. Then I'm gonna do some wall decor for my sewing room and craft room. I love this because it's just to easy to use!

I also did a few practice cuts with 3/4" designs and the Cricut cuts this as cleanly as paper.

Terrific idea - thanks for posting.
__________________
Caterina www.colesfoundation.org www.colespages.com www.kidsunitetofight.com
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
America will only be the land of the free so long as it is the home of the Brave
caterinafmig is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #2822
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

I also ran it through my Cuttlebug using cuttlebug dies, nesties and an embossing folder. Perfect every time.

Because the contact paper is thin, colored and decorated (and even embossed) this could be used in place of washi tape I think.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #2823
Crimping Master
 
Gizelabella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 1,090
Default

Can I just say that I have found a new love for my Cricut!! The group of crafters I craft with have purchased every embossing machine known to man and I have held off. I came "SO" close to breaking down and purchasing the Spellbinder, BUT instead, I have recently purchased two different cartridges, one from CM and the other from CTMH, I absolutely "LOVE" both of them and the fact that it's like having 6-7 cartridges in one. Love~LOVE~Love and I am now using them for cardmaking which I had never done in the past.
__________________
The way to know LIFE is to LOVE many things!- Vincent Van Gogh
Gizelabella is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 05:00 AM   #2824
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

Which cartridges did you get?
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 03:19 AM   #2825
Die Cut Diva
 
lylacfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,074
Default

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.
__________________
DeeAnn

http://www.pinterest.com/faerydreams
lylacfey is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #2826
Embossing Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 62
Default

I have both of the CTMH carts and I would especially advise them for anyone just starting to buy carts because of their variety.
Pamela Palm is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #2827
Insane Embellisher
 
lovetostamp3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In Peace and Happiness
Posts: 962
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pamela Palm View Post
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.....
lovetostamp3 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 02:51 PM   #2828
Proud Fan Club Member
 
stamptician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On the Coast of North Carolina
Posts: 10,295
Default

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.
__________________
Jennipher
11 of 72 lbs. lost since May 2015
stamptician is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #2829
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 591
Send a message via AIM to Stampaholic2004
Default

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...
__________________
I do not need another horse
I do not need another horse
I do not need another horse
Stampaholic2004 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #2830
Embossing Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 62
Default

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?
Pamela Palm is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #2831
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: McHenry, Il
Posts: 441
Default

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
Debra Busse is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #2832
Insane Embellisher
 
lovetostamp3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In Peace and Happiness
Posts: 962
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Debra Busse View Post
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!!
lovetostamp3 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:34 PM   #2833
Die Cut Diva
 
lylacfey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,074
Default

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.
__________________
DeeAnn

http://www.pinterest.com/faerydreams
lylacfey is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 07:08 AM   #2834
Kookie Creator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: McHenry, Il
Posts: 441
Default

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!
Debra Busse is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #2835
Polyshrink Goddess
 
sewnmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In the "Hood"
Posts: 682
Default

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 ďit is working!Ē but we canít 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 donít 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.
__________________
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......
sewnmachine is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 AM   #2836
Compulsive Stamper
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Germany
Posts: 35
Default

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

Thanks...
NessaLynn is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #2837
Die Cut Diva
 
Jill with a G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Posts: 3,474
Send a message via AIM to Jill with a G
Default

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.
__________________
Gillian W.
St Louis Missouri
My Blog
Jill with a G is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #2838
Matboard Maniac
 
jeffnval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bedford TX
Posts: 272
Default

Has anyone been able to get the Creative Cards Cartridge to link to their Gypsy?
__________________
Crafty MOM of 3 girls
jeffnval is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #2839
Stazon Splitcoast
 
smokiesgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere between fantasy land & the sea
Posts: 12,432
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jill with a G View Post
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!
__________________
Dell
DoodleDivaDesigns(my craft blog)
DinnerDell(my cooking blog)


I am a life artist and love it!
smokiesgal is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #2840
Die Cut Diva
 
Jill with a G's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Posts: 3,474
Send a message via AIM to Jill with a G
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokiesgal View Post
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.
__________________
Gillian W.
St Louis Missouri
My Blog
Jill with a G is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off