Friday, July 29, 2011

Cartridge Update for July

Yesterday was "Hello Thursday" and five new Cricut cartridges were announced.  The new cartridges are:

Art Philosophy (a Close to My Heart - CTMH exclusive)


Sophie (exclusive for Cricut Circle Members)

There is a new web announcement page (HERE) with cute graphics for Hello Thursday.  You can click on the cartridges on the shelves to reveal the "Look Book,"  projects and other information for each cartridge.

There are more projects on the Official Cricut Blog HERE and on the Hello Thursday blogs - here are some links for you

Melanie's Blog
(Melanie is a CTMH consultant and you can order the Art Philosophy cartridge bundle - with 3 sets of stamps and chipboard - through her if you don't have a consultant)
Mixology Blog

There was not an update for Design Studio when I checked late last night.  There is a Gypsy update - just connect your Gypsy to the computer and run Cricut Sync.  My update took about an hour.

Art Philosophy, Art Nouveau and Sophie are the type of cartridge that I prefer. The Art Nouveau cartridge has some items in a completely new style for Cricut.  Sophie and Art Philosphy are more similar to existing cartridges.  The Scarecrow and Something to Celebrate cartridges are not really my style - I just don't see a need for that many scarecrows and I really don't care for food with faces!  This is just my first reaction - I haven't had much time to look over the cartridge contents.

I have accumulated so many cartridges that I really need to LOVE a cartridge to want to add it to my collection.  I am also designing more and more of my own items using the Silhouette Studio software or a few other programs that give me a lot of creative freedom.  The image at the top of this post is a snippet of one of my designs.  I cut it with the Silhouette and I am very impressed with the clean and accurate cuts.

Have a great weekend - the summer is flying by and next week it will be August!

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  1. the new web page for hello thursday is awesome - bookmarked it. thank you for letting us know :)
    love the cartridges and hoping to be adding these too!

  2. I love your design! I hope you keep sharing your designs with us. You give us so much inspiration!

  3. Thank you for your honest assessment instead of a canned sales pitch! I had already come to the same conclusions myself.

    The piece you designed at the top is spectacular! The lines are so vivid!

  4. Thanks for your take on the new carts! I am pretty much in agreement with your opinions of them. I suspect that not having little ones in the house may influence my feelings on the carts. Designing and scrapping for children sends my thought process in a totally different direction. Thanks for your thoughts!

  5. I love your design! Tell us more!

  6. Diane this is great thanks for sharing.



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