The "Big" update for the Gypsy that will allow you to use it with your Imagine cartridges is ready. You should read THIS POST on the Cricut message board to get all of the details.
You can download the latest version of the Cricut Sync program HERE. Be sure to follow all of the directions carefully. I downloaded the new version of the Cricut Sync and did the Gypsy update successfully in less than an hour. I then started on the Imagine update. I had not updated my Imagine since the original update and the Sync program has been uploading content to the Imagine for over five hours. I finally decided to give up and let it go overnight with my fingers crossed that all will be finished in the morning! I have read that other people updated the Imagine and it was very quick so it could be that mine is slow because I hadn't done the intermediate updates or it could be some peculiarity of my computer/internet/virus protection, etc.
At any rate - you will now have an Imagine app icon on your Gypsy start screen as you can see at the top of this post. In the Imagine app the screen will look about the same as the Imagine screen. I haven't uploaded any cartridges yet (because I am still updating my Imagine) but I have read that other users have successfully done this and are designing with the Imagine and regular cartridges on the Gypsy and then printing and cutting with the Imagine. I can't wait to do this - my fingers are crossed hoping that everything updates correctly!
Lots of people have been very interested to find out all about the Cricut Cruise so my "evil twin" Okieladybug has started up a blog for the people who went on the cruise to write about their experiences. You can find the new blog HERE. This should help you to find a lot of information in one place with details about the crafting and the cruising. I hope that there will be another cruise next year and that I will be able to go along.
Since I spent a lot of time today regrouping and trying to sort out this weird swaying (seasick on land?) I did not get a chance to photograph the projects I made during the cruise. Some of them are not quite finished (by choice) since I may repurpose them a little to suit my needs.
I do have some little photos (from our cruise guide book) to show you what we did - I'll add photos of my projects as soon as I can.
Joy, Melanie, Robyn and Tammy (the "Hello Thursday" bloggers) each taught a class. Joy did this cruise layout which used "Pack Your Bags" (one of the cartridges that was given to us) and printed papers from the not yet available Berries and Cream Imagine cartridge.
Melanie taught this cute mini album which used art and papers from the Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge (this was also a gift in our beach bucket the first night).
Here are some of the interior pages. You can add photos or recipes or both.
Robyn did this simple layout and autograph book (we actually used these to collect some contact information from our fellow cruisers on the last evening).
Tammy did a class on glass etching - we used a Gypsy file to cut vinyl with the names of our four ports and also collected sand at each island to fill the bottle. I am hoping to put mine together tomorrow...
There were a couple of sessions taught by the ProvoCraft team - this lovely canvas and...
...a pirate frame. We used the Buccaneer Imagine cartridge for this frame. This cartridge will be sent to the participants when it is available.
There were also four "make and take" projects that you could do during the evening open crop times. Some people had other things to work on but we really didn't have a lot of time - particularly if you wanted to participate in some of the ship activities. I hope these little images give you a good idea of what we were crafting while on the sea - if you have questions about any of them be sure to leave a comment - thanks!
I am off to catch a bit of sleep before checking on my Imagine update again - it seems to be moving at the rate of 1% every ten minutes or so - I hope it works!
Subscribe to Capadia Designs