Latest from the Craft and Hobby Association convention going on right now!
It looks like there are some fun new products out by Provocraft. The new big machine is called the Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary edition. Here are the first details out about it:
- It operates through wi-fi, so no more pesky plugs for those of you using Design Studio
- It will be able to use Imagine cartridges (not sure how that works without the printing part...remains to be seen)
- It is digital and offers the ability to save settings so you can make a setting for vinyl and save that. Blade is still a manual adjustment.
No word on pricing just yet...
Also, they are launching an online designing site called Cricut Craftroom, available for either PC or Mac. At this time, the site access will be free. I am sure you will have to own the cartridges to cut out your designs.
Finally, how about that Yudu Cardshop, first seen on HSN on January 20? Here's a peek at that and a link to the site, Cricut Yudu Cardshop.
What about new Cricut toys? Check these guys out! For sale soon on the cricut.com website.
Finally, straight from the PC folks:
This year at CHA Provo Craft nominated four products to the Innovation Product Showcase. Yudu CardShop is currently listed among the top 20 new products and the winners will be announced at the show. We are very proud of Yudu CardShop and look forward to demonstrating it and showing it off this year at CHA.
All four of our nominated products will be highlighted on CHA TV – Cricut Imagine, Cricut Cake Mini, YourStory Photo and Yudu CardShop. CHA will be webcasting the hottest products live from the Show floor for 2 hours a day. CHA-TV is a free webcast portal for the craft & hobby industry. Two-time Emmy Award winner and CHA’s National Spokesperson Terri O will be conducting the daily interviews from 11 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 2 pm PT live from the CHA-TV Broadcast booth on the Show floor. You'll need to download the free CHA-TV Facebook app at http://apps.facebook.com/craftandhobby or view it live on the web at http://www.linqto.com/rooms/craftandhobby/.
I wasn't able to go to CHA this time, family commitments and illness recovery prohibited me from attending. But, as I find things out, I'll keep you updated!
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