Friday, May 27, 2011

Design Studio Updates for April cartridges

Most of the cartridges that were announced in the Hello Thursday in April were added to Design Studio by an update yesterday.  This includes the cartridges built in to the E2, however, since there are no physical cartridges the situation is similar to the Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings.  You can design with these cartridges on the computer  but will have to transfer the file to the Gypsy to cut it.  I didn't have time to go through and check on everything, but the "American Alphabet" cartridge is listed as just "Alphabet" (this is one of the cartridges built in to the E2).

To update your Design Studio, you need to go HERE and download the update.  You will see that the page has finally been changed to reflect the cartridges that have been added since last November.  You should SAVE the download to your computer and then run it to have the new cartridge information load correctly.  You will need to close and reopen Design Studio to see the new cartridge listed.

The Cartridge Library on the information tab of the site has not been updated as of late Thursday night... just keep checking it to see when the handbooks are added so you can get a good look and see which, if any, cartridges you would like to add to your collection.

 I have been doing more research and working on a couple of the "secret projects" that I have to keep under wraps a bit longer.  A couple of them are for family occasions that are coming up and I don't want to ruin any surprises!

The season of Graduation parties is upon us!  You can see a couple of graduation cards I made quite a while ago  HERE.  The paper on the card above is from an older Creative Memories collection.  I want to pass along news of another sale to those of you who use the CM Digital StoryBook Creator Plus 3.0 program.  If you click HERE, you will find the digital items that are on sale (39% off) until May 29th.

The three Creative Memories exclusive Cricut cartridges (Reminisce Accents, Cheerful Seasons and Stork's Delivery) are also reduced $5 to $49.95 each until the end of June - you can find them HERE.

Free Product

There are Memorial Day sales all over - in the major craft stores and most of the online stores - if you are in the mood to spend, there are plenty of deals to be found.  Lettering Delights is also having a "secret sale" - 40% off any size order if you use the code "UnderTheSea" (good until May 31st).  Just click the affiliate link above or in the left side column to see what is new - they always are adding great things and my library on their site is getting very full! had a number of cartridges on sale for just $19.95 - the sale was to end yesterday but they usually extend their sales, so it might be worth checking out HERE.  Oh My Crafts has a code to save 20% on any size order - orders over $75 ship free in the US. The code is MDAY20 and is valid until 11:59 p.m. EST on May 30, 2011 HERE.

There are also special sales on the site HERE.

That's enough enabling for one day - I don't plan to shop because I need to use more of the things I already have here...  Have a great holiday weekend - I hope the weather is kind to you!

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  1. I just received the E2 but don't have a Gypsy. Can I use DS and transfer to E2? I am still on the learning curve and my arm gets so tired desiging on the E2. Thanks, have a super holiday, God Bless our Veterans and service men and women. Joan Murphins

  2. Thanks!
    You are always so helpful

  3. Thanks for the info. I don't have a Gypsy either.

  4. Thanks for all of the information. Have a great weekend.

  5. Thanks for the tip. I haven't used my DS since I got my Gypsy. Is there any way of transfering the E2 embedded cartridges into the Gypsy. They show up on the Gypsy but not as an available cart which means I cannot cut what I design on the Gypsy.

  6. Thanks for the updat information I was waiting for this.


  7. I'm a bit confused. I have the DS, Expression and the E2. I have my E2 on time out:-{ Was using it to make a baby shower card and the carriage on the New Arrival the layers were not aligning correctly. Anyway, if I want to make a something with Just a note and wanted to use my Expression and the DS how will I cut my images? Do not have the Gypsy.

  8. Thank you, Diane for always keeping us up to date with the latest! It seems we have been waiting forever for these DS cartridge updates!


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