Friday, November 18, 2011

Giveaway and Hello Thursday - Cricut Snow Day and Cricut Basic Font and Shapes

Welcome to November's Hello Thursday release!

First of all, let's announce today's giveaway:


How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts on the Cricut Craft Room.
2) Subscribe or follow the blog!

That's it!  Winner will be announced Monday, November 21, 2011 and winners have two weeks to claim their prize.

Now, onto Hello Thursday, the day when Provocraft releases new cartridges.  The releases this month are:

1) Cricut Snow Day

2) Cricut Font and Basic Shapes

You can see projects and more about these two cartridge releases HERE.

Also, they will be retiring Old West, A Child's Year, Jasmine, Tie the Knot, My Community, Graphically Speaking, Sesame Street Font, and Simply Sweet.

To see a project made with Snow Day and enter to win Melanie's giveaway, head over to Courtney Lane Designs!  Her Snow Day project is SO CUTE!

In other news, Provocraft has now made 275 of their cartridges available in digital form with pricing being between $29.99 and $49.99.  These digital cartridges will be available for use in the Cricut Craft Room and can also be put on your Gypsy, so you could use them without an internet connection.  After purchase, next time you run Cricut Sync with your Gypsy, they should be available.  

Check back later today for a project with the Cricut Font and Basic Shapes cartridge, as well as the announcement of the winner of my Santa's Village cartridge giveaway!

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295 comments:

  1. I've poked around the CCR a bit and recommend anyone that has the original Expression use it for the mat preview. I have the E2 so I haven't felt the need to use it for my own stuff as I can see how big things will cut/how they'll fit already. If I wanted to save a series of mats to recreate a complicated project (versus just doing it once) I'd probably save it as a cut file on the CCR to save time.

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I haven't gotten brave enough to try the CCR. It's a little intimidating.

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  3. I really like the idea of the cricut craft room.. i played around with it a little bit when it was still in the testing stage. very excited to finally be able to use it. thanks for sharing and the chance to win

    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  4. These look super fun!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  5. I installed the Cricut Craft Room but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I've been a follower for about three years. I love your creativity.

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  6. I think the CCR is awesoe. I have actually learned more in that room than I have with the instructions that came with my Imagine.

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  7. I think Snowy Day is really cute although living in Florida I will probably get alot more use out of the Cricut Fonts. I have tried once on the CCR and it didn't work. I thought at the time it was because of our Firewalls. I probably should try it again. It looks like they have some cute things.

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  8. I am really impressed with the Craftroom so far! Loving the snowday cartridge!

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  9. Joy, I think Cricut Craft Room is a wonderful tool for those whose internet connection is reliable or those who are using a Mac or those with a limited budget, but for me I'd rather rely on Design Studio so that I can take it wherever I go and it will work when my internet does not. I'm sure I'll use CCR, but my go-to design tool is still gonna be DS!

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  10. I haven't used the CCR. I'm sure it's awesome, but not really my style of crafting! I should check it out for inspiration! Thanks for having this great give away!

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  11. I'm your follower and fan.
    Lots of trouble downloading Craft room not fixed yet so can not use it. Will try again when I have time.

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  12. I love the Cricut Craft Room so far. I've just gone in as a visitor, so no cuts yet, but it's a lot of fun. Like many before me, I had trouble getting into it to begin with. But it was my own fault. I was putting my name as the user name instead of my email address. Once I got that squared away it was all good.

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  13. You are so nice to offer us such goodies!!!!Thanks for your generousity!!

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  14. I have not tried the craft room yet, but it looks like something that will be nice to use.
    sekala45@roadrunner.com

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  15. Not sure what CCR is, but looks like I'll have to check it out!

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  16. Snow Day cart looks great!

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  17. I'm going to wait awhile before I use the CCR to make sure all the bugs are out. I believe I can do most everything the CCR already between Design Studio and my Gypsy.

    I am already a follower AND subscriber!

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  18. I have not used the cricut craft room yet and I don't have a gypsy. I'm lucky to have the small cricut and I love it.
    I am a follower and subscriber.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  19. My thoughts on the cricut craft room are why do I need it? I already have CDS AND a gypsy. I almost never use CDS and use my gypsy ALL the time. I just don't see the need to add cricut craft room in the mix. A computer takes up so much more room on my craft table than the small little gypsy.
    harperpooh at yahoo dot com

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  20. Thanks for all the info.!! I went in the craft room, but haven't tried to do anything yet, just checked it out. It seems pretty user friendly. I would love to win the Santa's Village cartridge, as I'm getting an Imagine for Christmas!!!

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  21. Thanks for the chance to win a great cart. I have not tried the Cricut Craft Room, and I don't think I will. I bought the Cricut because I wanted a die cutting machine that didn't require me to use my computer so I am quite content to use my cartridges as they ae.

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  22. I've tried the ccr a few times and its okay. I have design studio (came with a bundle) and dont find a huge difference. I think what I like of the CCR is that I can use it even if not on my own computer to design.
    I think I like the gyspy more though

    I subscribe via email at homejunk at shaw dot ca

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  23. I have only looked a little... I still need to figure out all the details. But I know it will really be wonderful.Thanks as always!
    Hugs
    Pegy

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  24. I am excited about the Cricut Craft Room. I hope to use it to learn how to do more with my machine.
    I am also a follower.

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  25. I hate see some of my favorites retired, but know they must. Looking forward to the new ones...love those little Snow Day characters.

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  26. I am your follower already and love all the inspiration that you share with us.
    I have been over to the CCR, but haven't had the time to really search and check it out to make anything ... found out that my cricut account was empty, so now I have re-register all of my carts and machines. : (
    Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  27. CCR sounds like a good ace to design and learn

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  28. Cool new carts. I've checked out the ccc but haven't used it yet. Looks like a good new tool.

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  29. Love the idea of the craft room. I haven't had as much time to play in there as I would like.

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  30. I've checked out CCR and think it looks like it will be great. I played around with it and liked it other then I already have most of my cartridges in the gypsy and so I couldn't link them in the CCR. I'll be anxious to dig more into it when that is resolved.

    I love the cartridges and can see being able to use the cricut font one a lot. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Not a real computer savvy girl, but looking forward to trying some new things on the craft room. Thanks for all the giveaways.

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  32. cricut craft room looks fun-can't wait to get started. I am still a little intimidated by my cricut expression. :-) Love these cartridges!

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  33. I will love the cricut craft room when my gypsy link will work with it.
    I have so many cartridges linked to my gypsy!

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  34. Really enjoy seeing what you create with the new cartridges. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  35. Haven't tried CCR yet. Thanks for all your tips and ideas and giveaways! I'm already subscribed to your blog!

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  36. I haven't had time to work with CCR yet. I'm looking forward to trying it out when I can find some time. Thanks for the giveaway and the preview of the new carts!

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  37. At first I wasn't too wowed with CCR because I already used Design Studio, but then I gave it another chance and I love it! Goodbye DS and hello CCR! Plus I love the idea of being able to download those digital cuts too! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  38. I have looked at the CCR but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I have the Gypsy and love it, so maybe I'll just keep using that.

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  39. Snow Day is really cute, but $40.00 for 10 figures is over the top. I will not be purchasing this.
    patpionkeathotmaildotcom

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  40. Hi! I'm just getting used to my Gypsy, so I haven't really explored the Craft Room to it's fullest. I think it's a great idea though.

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  41. I haven't tried CCR yet.
    I use DS, I use my gypsy, and I don't want to be tied to internet to use my machines.
    Barbara

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  42. Like your Monogram card! So glad they keep coming out with cute carts. TFS all the new realeases.

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  43. Wish I could afford every cartridge. the mind is already spinning with ideas for these cartridges. cards and scrapbook pages, here I come.

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  44. I haven't used Craft Room yet. I'm still trying to add my cartridges. I was able to in the beginning, but I can't figure it out. Love the Snow Day cartridge. Thank for the chance to win!

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  45. I haven't checked out the Cricut Craft room yet - mostly because my computer and my craft room are on separate floors of the house. It wouldn't be convenient to use, but I love my Gypsy! Did like the option of the digi cartridges that are only about $10 for special projects, though.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    bhadder at mei dot net

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  47. Love the cartridges that you are giving away. As for Cricut Craft Room, to me it is just like Design Studio.

    skiantan@aol.com

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  48. I love that Favorites cart. And the new Snow Day, too. Oh, let's face it...I never met a cart I didn't love. Oy!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Barbara bjgmjb@msn.comk

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  49. ohhhhh I like the thought of digital carts!!!!!!
    although I do love the handbooks.....
    thanks for sharing this info....
    looking forward to your creations....

    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  50. Snow Day looks so cool! I wish I had all the time you have to create!!!!!!

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  51. I just found out about the craft room. can hardly wait to check it out. And I love the new Snow Day cartridge. It looks like so much fun.

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  52. I love the Snow Days cartridge but unfortunately when I went to purchase it, it was already sold out. Thank you for all the inspiration and the time you give to us followers.

    plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

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  53. I love the cricut craft room! Such a great easy place to help me create!

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  54. I think I am going to like Cricut Craft Room...still trying to figure it all out though. Thanks for all the inspiration on your blog.

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  55. great carts but i havent tried the cricut craft room as of yet but i am itching to go over there thx for the giveaway hun xx

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  56. i like the cart with all the differnet pix on its, great give aways like always. the snow cart is ay to cute. i have alot of snow pix (when we use to go ) in a box, this would be a great one to have. thanks for a chance to will. thanks for all you do and share.

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  57. Karen HB (enderrud@xxxxxxxxxxxx.com)November 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I have only been to the CCR twice and I can't say that I am too impressed. I already have DS and Gypsy, so what is the big deal?

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  58. I've only gone to Craft Room a couple of times, for a short time each time. What I did see when I was there looked promising. I haven't yet actually USED it to create anything, so I am hopeful that it will live up to my hopes. While the idea of being able to go on there and get cartridges digitally does hold some appeal - there are times when I want an image I don't have on my cartridges - I also LOVE it when I find a cartridge at a great price somewhere and worry about losing that opportunity to get a GREAT deal! :)

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  59. I love the cricut room and everything else I can find that has to do with cricut. I've only have mine less than a year but I love it! I've been trying these contests to try to get some more cartridges. I never win but I keep trying! Thanks for the chance!

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  60. I love Craft room! It's so great to be able to work on my project from the comfort of my recliner and than go get in my craft area and be ready to cut. The only thing that bothers me is that it is so much like design studio that I'm disgusted that I spent $60 on it a few months ago! I am a followers and subscriber and look forward to checking my email each day just to see what you have created!

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  61. Oh my gosh I LOVE CCR!!! I have been wanting Smiley Cards for a very long time!! (Got my gypsy to late for free download) So When I saw That there is digital downloads and Smiley Cards were available I jumped at it!!! So easy to work with LOVE IT!!!!!

    Aloha,
    Shar

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  62. I am liking working in the Cricut Craft Room.

    Tina

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  63. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cricut Craft Room aka CCR. It's been a dream come true since I down have DS, being a Mac user, or a Gypsy. I have been using it almost every time I use my E2. I've also been a follower of yours for quite awhile.

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  64. Cricut craftroom is great! Best part is that is free!

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  65. I tried CCR only once, when it first came out, so I shouldn't pass judgement yet. I think that the digital versions of carts should be cheaper though.

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  66. I'm liking CCR so far but haven't done too much creating with it. Only played with it for about a week. Love the digital carts though.

    Thanks for a chance to win a cart.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  67. I love the ease of the Cricut Craft Studio! I still has some hesitation when moving things around on the "mat", but is SO much better than Design Studio!

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  68. The craft room is so great. You can do so much more with your cartridges. I think it is the best addition for the cricut. I would love to win. I never win anything and I have been trying for so long. Please consider me to win.

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  69. 1st I want to say thanks for your blog. I try to read it everyday! Awesome - love the sharing of ideas & you do such great cards. I haven't done anything with CCR - but it looks fun & will help with the designing of cards. I don't think I will want any cartridges downloaded.Thanks again for sharing!!

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  70. I haven't tried Cricut Craftroom Yet. Looks so Fun! :0)

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  71. I have been a subscriber and follower for. few months now . your designs are one of a kind and I enjoy seeing all of them. I have been using car since beta. I stopped sing up when I got my E2 becuase I couldn't get it to cut wirelessly. Now that I have read thatpeoplenhave been successful I intend to upgrade my E2 and Ccr today.
    Jennasa
    ~findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

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  72. I am really liking Cricut Craft Room. It's fairly user friendly though I'm sure there will be tweaking here and there. Thanks for the chance to win a great cart.
    Barbara bjgmjb@msn.com

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  73. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the new CCR...I love my Gypsy, but I'm intimidated by anything computer related! Go figure... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I am a new follower, sent to you by Stacie from Crafters Cafe, I am fairly new to scrapping and she said I could learn so much from you! And I come to find a WONDERFUL Giveaway... thanks for the chance to learn and the chance to win!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  75. So far, I like CCR but haven't played much. I have heard that some people can't upload their cartridge to CCR after they have uploaded them to their Gypsy. This concerns me as I haven't tried this yet.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  76. Could use this cartridge in so many ways.
    Thanks for all the work you do and for sharing it with us.

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  77. Great and oh so cute carts. Love the giveaway. Have been trying so much to get into CCR after installing & have been unable to. Not computer savy and my pc is not the most reliable. I don't own a gypsy or cutting system yet.

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  78. i really love this site, it's so easy to understand. all of the directions are easy. i'm teaching my grandaughters to scrapbook and make cards. my husband told me one day that this is the one thing that i've stuck with on a regular basis and i do LOVE IT. SCRAP ON!!

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  79. The snow Day cart would be fun to play around with. Trying different colours of card stock. The Craft room I cant try as I have a very slow down load.
    But I love my Gypsy and my Cricut.
    Thanks to everyone and Merry xmas. Happy Thanksgiving

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  80. The Snow Day Cart is so stinkin' cute! I love it!! I think it's going to be a must!!

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm a follower!

    CCR sounds interesting, but since I already have a Gypsy, I'm not sure how much I'll really use it. I've downloaded and played with CCR a little.

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  82. I love, love, love Craftroom when its working! I have an Imagine and you just never know if its going to cut or not! Thanks for the chance at the cart! I've been a follower since you started the Christmas with the cricut!

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  83. Im going to love the CCR.I love being able to see the new cartridges and projects using them.Thanks Kim,Arkansas

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  84. So far I like it. Just need to figure a few things out. :) Get hung up on some things.

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  85. O how cute. Just love the new cart with the winter theme.

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  86. The craftroom is awesome. You can do so many things with your caartridges. I have started to make my Christmas cards already. I am a big follower of yours. I want to win something.

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  87. Nice to be able to work on a big computer screen with Cricut Craftroom

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  88. I'm loving the craftroom! I seem to find a way to use it daily :)

    Dottie
    Swoosh_girl@msn.com

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  89. Thanks for all of your inspiration to create great projects.

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  90. Thanks for keeping us up to date on these cartridges!

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  91. I love the CCR! Its great to be able to see everything in a larger scale...I must be getting old.

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  92. I really want to see such more posts in future. Excellent post!

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  93. Here everything has been described in systematic manner so that reader could get maximum information and learn many things.

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