Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition Plus Cricut Craftroom and MORE!


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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36 comments:

  1. WOW!!..Thanks for sharing :) I'm really interested in the new "E" it looks sharp :) Those little Cricut toys are too cute!! TFS

    Hugs, Sheena

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  2. hmmmm; all very interesting. Thanks for the latest. Those little bug toys are just too cute.

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  3. I'm sorry you couldn't go to CHA this time. It was so much fun to get your take on things when you went. I'm hoping you are fulling recouperated, the flu can really knock the stuffing out.

    I was watching the CHA tv and heard Tiffany Windsor's name but didn't put two and two together until I saw her face. I used to watch Aleene's all the time.

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  4. Sorry you couldn't make it but thanks for the updates!!!

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  5. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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  6. Looks very cool! Thanks for the info.

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  7. Another new machine?!?!?! Sure would be nice if PC would deliver all that was promised with the Imagine before they throw out another machine!!! Kind of irritating. I surely won't be buying it!!!

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  8. I'm so glad I did not buy the expression yet, I think I will like the version 2 better!I want one! I also can't wait to see the craft room software! thanks for posting the news!

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  9. interesting! Always good to hear the latest updates from you. Thanks!

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  10. I'm really interested to see if the new Expression will have printing capabilities!

    Thanks for all the updates!!! You're great for providing all this!

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  11. I have waited on getting an E! Now I can't wait to see this new one.

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  12. oh my...cricut 2 sounds awesome!! Thank you for keeping us up to date.

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  13. Wow! The new Expression is coming out maybe at just the right time if it is affordable - mine is so worn out one of the features is no longer working. I will keep my fingers crossed on the price. Thank you for the updates.
    Diane

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  14. I heard that using the imagine carts with the C2, images only no printing.

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  15. Wow cricut 2 sounds really good. I will have to keep my eye on it. Thanks for all the updates on new products.

    Rita

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  16. Wow sound like it will be pricey, but in my opinion I am not going to change something that is not broken :D Although I make have to get one of those cute cricut bug toys.Thanks for the Provo update.
    HUGS
    Meighen

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  17. That figures...as soon as I buy one machine they come out with bigger & better. : ) Oh well, by the time I'm ready to buy again at least the prices will have come down. Thanks for the updates.

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  18. Oh Joy that must be so hard for you to be at home. Thank you for keeping us up dated on all the goings on. I still am in love with my expression and haven't come near doing all that I can do with it and my Gypsy. I just wish they would come out with a IPad size screen for my Gypsy. It is so hard to see everything so little.

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  19. Thanks for keeping us posted! Looks like some neat things are coming soon. Hope your feeling better!

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  20. Sounds like a lot of great new things to drain my wallet! But I think I want the Cricut toy first! Thank you for the info!

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  21. Sounds and looks very exciting. My daughter and I spend time yesterday making Valentine Cards with her Cricut. So much fun.

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  22. Thanks for the updates even if you couldn't be there in person. I am just learning how to use the E that I have so I'm definitely not ready for a newer version!

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  23. Can't wait to hear more.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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  24. Thank you for showing all the picture from CHA. I really like the dress that was made out of paper. I hope you are feeling better.
    Thank you
    Delama

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  25. I so love the photos and idea sharing, thank U

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  26. Craftroom looks very exciting! Wonder when it will be up and running???

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  27. interesting... I just hope they don't end up stopping to produce cartridges for the expression. I don't need all the fancy printing from the image or icing techniques from the cake... I like the simplicity of the expression- anyone can use it

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  28. What are the differences going to be between the expression 2 vs the anniversary edition? Also, when it launches on HSN, will that likely be a good price, or OVERpriced? I don't buy that much on HSN so I don't know.

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  29. Do you know when will they start selling cricut expr.2?

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  30. Great Site...I will be checking back!
    Kate
    http://ippitysimplicity.blogspot.com

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  31. hmmmm; all very interesting. Thanks for the latest. Those little bug toys are just too cute.

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  32. I love the cricut and all the DIFFERENT items that you can create in little time and then the Cricut 2 now adds even greater things and cartridges that you can do with it.. OMG LOVE IT!!:)

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  33. I love my cricut because save me time and its my passion. Its theraphy and so much fun to create.

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  34. Wow - love the new Cricut machine - I've almost worn out my old little one and would love to win this one.

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  35. I love both my cricut expression and e2. I really like to design on my gypsy, and cut when I am working on a project, however, with all the bugs in e2 with updates, e2 is stopping when cutting with gypsy! Even after updates done by provocraft. It is so much to work with something thatched glitches thatvare fixed. And in don't plan on hooking up to my computer as that is why ingotbthe gypsy. It has all mybsaved projects and cards.

    E2 has a bug and it is being worked on and I'll have to wait for it so I can craft again.
    Scrap mom 2

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