Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shopping and Snowflakes

I have done entirely too much internet shopping over the past week!  There have been great "Early Black Friday" deals and I just couldn't I won't be able to spend on the real Black Friday (but I don't like going out in the crowds so that's OK).  The only cartridges that I have left on my wish list are Paper Lace and Quarter Note, at least until the next batch are announced!

One of the best features of Design Studio (or the Gypsy) is the ability to thoroughly preview the content of a cartridge to help you decide if you would like to add it to your collection.  I prefer Design Studio for this purpose because I can do color previews and really get a good Idea of the way things will work.  The absolute number of cartridges is overwhelming and you need to be able to make intelligent choices about the cartridges that suit your style and needs.

One of the cartridges on my "must have " list was Ornamental Iron.  There are so many great design possibilities with the shapes on this cartridge - and yes...I made another snowflake.  I can't wait until my order is delivered and I can cut this one out!

You can even get fancy and do layered snowflakes.  There are so many possible variations - just as there are with real snowflakes. 

If you don't share my fascination with snowflakes you may also like the images that look like chess pieces on this cartridge.

The ironwork will make a beautiful Christmas wreath card as well.  The intricate filigree in this cartridge is just the sort of thing I like to use for my designs.

I haven't had much time to look through all of the possibilities but I thought I'd give you fair warning - there will be some posts coming your way showing projects with this cartridge very soon!  Don't worry if you are not a fan of this type of artwork - I bought a lot of other cartridges too!

One more day until the Creative Memories Cricut Cruise contest starts.  I wish I was better at using Facebook.  I am counting on all of you who are pros to help me "get out the vote."  Thanks again for all the lovely comments and support you have sent my way about this contest - and please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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  1. I tried making my own snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration. Your creations are awesome. TFS

  2. Well I just love your snowflakes so just keep on going with that theme. I am very new to Design Studio so any help is always appreciated.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

  3. I know what you mean about Black Friday shopping. I what to get some Cricut Lite Cartridges but I don't like the crowds. I have to check out Ornamental Iron. I never hear of that one. I am afraid to look. It is so easy to spend money on the internet.
    Have fun with your order and I will be watching for the CMCC contest.

  4. I can hardly wait to see what you make with ornamental irons. That is on my wish list, but couldn't order it - order two of the lite carts from Walmart last week when they were on sale for $25 each. Have to keep an eye on those purse strings, you know!

  5. As a Canadian, I have a lot of friends who scoot across the border to shop the Black Friday weekend. You have such amazing sales but crazy crowds. I like your idea of doing it online!


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