Monday, August 31, 2009
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Hippie Chic and All About Girls come in 12x12, 8x8 and 4.5x6.5 stacks.
Halloween comes in a 12x12 stack and Christmas comes in a 12x12 and 8x8 stack.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Her BEAUTIFUL LO "Top 10 Songs" has been chosen for LOTW over in the forum ! I just love how she used the glimmer mist on her page and her very unique design. So let's show her some LOVE ladies!
Friday, August 21, 2009
You are our winner for the Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge Giveaway. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and full name and we will get your cartridge mailed out.
Thank you to all that participated in our giveaway and for following our blog. But don't fret if you did not win as we will be having another AWESOME giveaway next month and many more to come. So stay tuned.
Don't forget to join us on our Forum for AWESOME challenges, information on our upcoming kit club and MUCH MUCH more! If you haven't joined our Facebook Fan Page then hurry on over and become a fan, we will have exclusive deals for our fans and fun contests and giveaways too. Hope to see all there!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
(Courtesy of provocraft.com)
What is the Gypsy?
The Gypsy™ is a portable, personal design studio for use with your Cricut. It allows you to store Cricut® cartridge content, design with that content and then connect to your Cricut to cut. It is expandable in functionality and Provo Craft plans on releasing new software at a later date.
Can you give me an example of the type of software you will release for the Gypsy?
Provo Craft is always working on new things but we can't always share the specifics. However, we can tell you that the first additional software application after the initial release of the Gypsy will be a Photo App that will let you view photos on your Gypsy. The Photo App will be available when you register your Gypsy online.
How is the Gypsy updated/upgraded?
The Gypsy is updated by connecting it to a PC or a MAC with an Internet connection.
Does the Gypsy work with Macintosh computers?
Yes, the Gypsy will be compatible with MAC OSX.
What versions of Windows is Gypsy compatible with?
Gypsy is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista 32 and 64 bit.
How does Gypsy work with my Cricut cartridges?
Using a cable that comes with Gypsy, you connect your cartridges to the Gypsy one at a time and “link" them to your Gypsy. The act of linking allows you to cut all the artwork from linked cartridges from your Gypsy without having to connect the cartridge again to the Gypsy or your Cricut machine.
What happens to my Cricut cartridges when I link them to my Gypsy?
The unique serial number of your Gypsy is copied to the cartridge. This links your cartridge to your Gypsy preventing it from being linked to another Gypsy. The great news is that your cartridge continues to work in all of your existing Cricut products allowing you to use the content on your Gypsy or on your Cricut without your Gypsy.
Do I need to save my cartridges after I've linked them?
Yes! You should keep your cartridges even after you have linked them to your Gypsy. The cartridges will serve as your backup of your Cricut cartridges should you ever need them in the future.
In what ways will the Gypsy allow me to be creative with my Cricut cartridge content?
The Gypsy allows you to select images from the library of Cricut cartridges and place them on an electronic version of the cutting mat. Once an image is on the mat you will be able to size it, rotate it, stretch it, flip it side-to-side, flip it top-to-bottom, group images to make them easier to move and edit, and weld.
How do I cut a design on my Cricut once I have created it on my Gypsy?
You will connect the Gypsy to the Cricut using the USB cable included with your Gypsy and simply press cut on the screen of your Gypsy.
Does the Gypsy give me anything new? Any new functionality today?
a.The Gypsy allows you the freedom to design where you want and when you want. You can take your entire Cricut cartridge library with you wherever you go. Design while you are out at the doctor's office, while you are waiting in your car, or just sitting on the couch. When you have completed your design, connect the Gypsy to the Cricut and cut.
b.The Gypsy allows you to see all your images without the use of a manual or a keypad overlay. For example, when you press the shift key the images on the keypad will change. When you press the blackout key, the keypad will update again. You will never have to use a manual or keypad again.
c.The Gypsy also allows you greater access to your cartridge content by allowing you to search by keyword all of the images on your Gypsy. You can even search images that you haven't linked to your Gypsy because you haven't purchased them yet.
d.The Gypsy allows you to open existing saved designs as templates that you can then use as a basis to create new designs.
e.As mentioned above, the Gypsy is expandable to bring you features that are already in the works.
What happens if my Gypsy crashes and can't be fixed?
You will need to call Provo Craft customer service. If it is decided that the device needs to be replaced, you simply send your non-functioning Gypsy to Provo Craft and Provo Craft will send you a Gypsy with the same serial number. Dependent upon the warranty, there may be a fee for the replacement Gypsy. Once you have received the replacement Gypsy you will need to connect your cartridges to the Gypsy to authorize your Gypsy to once again cut those cartridge images. You will need to keep your cartridges as backup.
How do I use my Cricut while I am waiting for my replacement Gypsy?
Use your cartridges with your Cricut while waiting for your replacement Gypsy. Your cartridges will continue to work in all the Cricut products.
What are the terms of the warranty?
The Gypsy is covered by a 12-month warranty, effective from date of purchase.
**If you preorder, your warranty starts the date that it is shipped to you.
What if my Gypsy is lost or stolen?
Lost or stolen Gypsy devices can also be replaced. This will require that you contact Provo Craft customer service.
How much does the Gypsy weigh?
How big is the Gypsy?
Approximately 8.5" long, 3.8" tall and 1" thick.
How long does the battery last?
Approximately 4 hours under continuous use and 16 hours under intermittent use.
Are there any accessories for the Gypsy?
Yes, there are! Here is a list what will be available at launch:
a.Silicon Skins in many designs.
e.Vehicle power supply
f.Replacement AC power supply.
Can I share my cut files between CDS and Gypsy?
You will be able to share cut files between CDS and the Gypsy. This means that the Gypsy will be able to cut files designed on CDS and CDS will be able to cut files designed on the Gypsy. The two products may not have the same features but the files from both are compatible with each other.
What does "2 Exclusive Cartridges Included with the Gypsy" mean?
The Gypsy comes pre-loaded with all Cricut Cartridges available at the time of production. Updates will be available from the web as new cartridges are released. While the Gypsy will contain all the cartridges you will only be able to cut with cartridges you have linked to your Gypsy. The Gypsy comes with two cartridges (or artwork sets) already authorized to be cut using your Gypsy. These cartridges are Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings. There are no physical cartridges included with your Gypsy. These two cartridges only exist in electronic form on the Gypsy.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Monday, August 17, 2009
the gallery is so much fun just to browse thru
and see all these amazing creations.
the one i chose this week just jumped out at me
while browsing. i love the subject matter, the color combo,
the design, the balck and white photos-- all of it!
take a peek:
Sunday, August 16, 2009
What we are going to do:
Start off by applying the tape to your photo in any way you choose, completely covering the picture. Using your popcicle stick get out any air bubbles and go over the entire picture to ensure that the tape is secured onto the picture...this also helps the ink grab onto the tape! Once you are done with that take your entire photo and submerge it into your bowl of water, I know scary!! This part should take 10-15 minutes depending on the quality of picture paper your picture is printed on. I would check it after 10 minutes to see if the backing will easily rub off with your thumb, if not soak it for a few more minutes! Take your picture out of the water and proceed to rub off all the picture paper with your thumb until all you have left is the tape. It will look a little odd until it is dry! But once it dries the results are pretty awesome! Then you just trim up the excess tape off the edges and there you have it....a picture transferred onto tape!
Here is my completed LO using the picture I did this technique with!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I can't wait to see your LO's using pictures tranferred onto TAPE! Make sure to buzz on over to JuJu Bee's Forum to check out all the tutorials and the many challenges currently going on! See you there!
Friday, August 14, 2009
We are so excited to announce that our JuJu Bee's Design Team
is hosting some very awesome challenges on the forums.
Queen Bee Julia is hosting the August Colour Scheme Challenge.
Challenge Runs from August 1st - August 31st.
DT Bee Trisha is hosting Sketch Challenge #3.
Challenge Runs from August 1st - August 31st.
DT Bee Kristin is hosting August Altered Item Challenge.
This month is an altered notebook.
Challenge Runs from August 15th- August 31st.
Upload your project pictures in the Gallery or Challenge threads.
We can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
If you love scrappin' and chatting and would like your creations featured here, then buzz on over to our FORUM and join some very talented and friendly crafter's.
Monday, August 10, 2009
And there are 4 different ways of entering the drawing, so that means you have FOUR chances to win this FABULOUS cartridge.
#1 – Simply start following our blog by clicking on the link on the left hand side and then leave a comment.
#2 – Place a link to our blog and/or website or one of our blinkies (found on the right hand side with the code) on your page and then leave a comment here.
#3 – Blog about our giveaway with a link on your blog and/or forum and post a comment here.
#4 – Preorder any of the other 7 new Cricut® cartridges and leave a comment here with your order #.
We will be drawing and annoucing the winner Friday, August 21st. So hurry and get your entries in now.