Monday, January 15, 2018

What have you done?

In a comment yesterday Pam from Life through My Eyes asked me what I've done with my new toy. The answer is not much. Mostly I've been trying to figure things out but I did make a card for one of the guys at work who's leaving at the end of the week for another job.

The only thing in the card that was made with my machine was the words Best Wishes. But hey, it's a start.

This is the old machine on top and the new machine on the bottom
The machine on the top has a cartridge inserted with a keypad to choose the shape to be cut. There is also dials to select the size, depth of the blade and pressure of the blade.

The machine on the bottom has a dial to choose the type of material you are using and you use the cricut design space online to create whatever it is that you want to cut. For some reason, there are a lot of things that just are not clicking with me when I try to figure it all out. I've been going back and forth between design space and YouTube videos to try and make myself understand it all.

One thing I don't like about this machine is that you have to be connected to the internet to use design space.. One thing I do like about it is that you can choose a picture from the many available, print it on your printer then send it through the cricut to cut it out.

So there you have it. Almost a whole week since I got this and I've made one measly little card.


  1. Well, the card looks so professional! I would never have known it is homemade. But these machines...ay yi yi!! They look so big and complicated. I could never even begin to understand how to use them.

  2. I thought this was the one you had dies to cut with.

  3. You'll get the hang of the new machine and you'll be doing amazing projects. You'll see. It's the way you roll.

    Have a fabulous day off, Ann. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  4. I have something like this in the cupboard upstairs that I got at the car boot, I looked at it and thought it was a bit complicated and put it back in the cupboard, maybe I should get it out and have another go.

  5. But the card you did make is beautiful, Ann. Stuff like this takes time and I think the older I get, the harder of a time I have learning. That's why I don't have a cell phone. I couldn't figure it out if I tried. I've got enough frustration in my life without voluntarily adding to the mix. But that's no way to grow, is it. Pooey. Love, Andrea xoxo

  6. Sounds like too muvh work for me to comprehend. I'll stick with Hallmark. lol

  7. the card is not measly to me, i like it and the letters are super cool. my mind is boggled just reading about you trying to figure it out... computerized anything is always a learning curve

  8. It sounds all too complicated for me!

  9. You'll get it and use it... Just give yourself time... Seems like everyone these days is always pushing us to do things faster... The new machine is supposed to be better.. Right????? Maybe it's just more complicated to learn all of its gadgets..... Good Luck...

    Love the card... Great start.


  10. The card turned out great! Sounds like a complicated machine but you'll be zipping through it soon!

  11. That looks like a fun machine to play around with! The card looks good too!!

  12. That does sound complex. Maybe it's like my newest sewing machine with all kinds of embroidery capabilities. I've wanted one my whole life, but I've never even tried it... way too complicated, and there are so many other things about the machine I don't like that I'll probably sell it.


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