Sometimes we all have to make do with what we have. I had hoped by now that Provocraft would have introduced a new “College” cartridge that would include all things college related….Sports, Student Government, Diplomas, Sorority, Fraternity, Dorm stuff….not to mention a GREEK ALPHABET. I can keep hoping that one will appear soon, but until then I do the best I can with my Gypsy and Cricut.
Since starting this blog, I have posted at least one item that is sorority related and I received requests on how I made my letters.
I only needed an Alpha, Gamma and a Delta for my youngest daughter, so I have not tried to design any of the other letters of the Greek Alphabet. Thinking it might be easier to explain by the spoken word, rather write out some directions, I decided to make a video tutorial on these three little letters.
Please let me know what you think…..
Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, George and Basic Shapes
It seemed that everywhere you looked, there were banners….large, small, vintage, jazzy….you name it. Well, I certainly did not want to be left out of the fun so I promptly purchased Cricut Cartridge B is for Boy to make my first banner.
The cartridges used were Joys of the Season, B is for Boy, Storybook, Trim the Tree, and When It’s Cold Outside. Thank goodness for my Gypsy and the layering abilities…otherwise I think I would still be trying to put it all together.
My darling new Gypsy has arrived and now has all 37 of my cartridges uploaded again. The plugs on this one seems to be a bit “tighter” , not having some of the wiggle room my original did. I had to use a tiny bit of force to get the upload cord into the slot. When I tried to sync it with my computer, the Gypsy kept shutting down and I thought… “Oh GREAT! THIS ONE has a problem too!” Once I figured out that the cord was not attached all the way and that the tech difficulties were with a slow internet connection….all was good. There was a huge sigh of relief!
The few projects that I had stored are forever lost, but I have immediately begun an attempt to recreate some of them. At the end of the month, I will be attending eBayon Location in Dallas, Texas and I want to have a special gift for one of my online friends. The plan is to design her eBay user ID to look similar to the eBay logo and then use my Cricut Expressions to cut the vinyl for etching onto a wine glass. I am so excited and can hardly wait to get started on this project.
How in the world did my Cricut Expressions and I ever get along without our Gypsy? I actually just recently found out. A few days before my glass etching class at Hobby Lobby, my darling little Gypsy crashed…yes CRASHED! It would not boot up…the blue light flashed but no one was home. It shut itself off again and again….which earned it a trip to Spanish Fork, Utah.
When Provocraft shared the devastating news that it would take about three weeks for us to be rejoined with our Gypsy, panic set in. The projects for my class were all stored on my precious little Gypsy and the thought of teaching my very first class with my trusty friend at my side frightened me to no end.
I have to mention that I rarely give up when I receive news that is not what I want to hear. Later in the day, I decided to call back to plead for a faster turn around….offering several of my own suggestions for how I could be reunited with Gypsy much sooner than the 3 weeks. After finding a sympathetic ear and paying $28 in shipping, I might be seeing Gypsy within a week. I can hope!