Friday, February 10, 2012

Update Makes Cricut Mini Work with the Gypsy!

Provo Craft put out an update today that makes the Cricut Mini work with the Gypsy!

This update includes the following:

Cutting to the Cricut Mini™ with the Gypsy® device: 
• The Gypsy device must be updated to the 0227:0234 (0227 firmware and 0234 content) version through the Cricut® Sync program found at 
• The Cricut Mini firmware must be updated to Version .23 in order to communicate with the Gypsy device . 
• If the Cricut Mini requires a firmware update, you will be prompted to visit Cricut Craft Room™ to perform this update when the Gypsy device is connected to the Cricut Mini machine. Simply follow the screen prompts to complete the update process in Cricut Craft Room. 
*Note: Cricut Mini cannot be updated from Gypsy device.

Cricut Expression® 2 machines: 
• This release supports all Cricut Expression 2 machines including those with the 1000 firmware version

Corrects the blue & black screen that some Gypsy® devices were experiencing:
• We strongly encourage ALL Gypsy device users to update their device to the newest version (0227:0234) through the Cricut® Sync program at for best results.
• This update will prevent the black screen and blue light some Gypsy devices were experiencing; however, it does not repair them.
• If you have a Gypsy device displaying a black screen and blue light, please contact Cricut® support 1-877-727-4288 | Monday-Friday: 7am-6pm MST 

Corrects Cricut® cartridge linking issues associated with the following cartridges:
• Pagoda 
• Close to my Heart - Art Philosophy Cricut® Bundle
• Celebrate With Flourish
• Everyday Pop-Up Cards 
• Cake Everyday Sampler

Gypsy Linking to Cricut Craft Room™ is coming soon! 

Now, regular readers of mine know I usually don't do these updates right away but this time, I did!  My Gypsy and Mini were already fairly up to date so the process didn't take long.  Using Cricut Sync, I plugged in my Gypsy and got the update.  It took between 30-40 minutes.

Then, I went to plug my Gypsy into the Mini and couldn't figure out how (SO EMBARRASSING!).  I was digging through my drawer full of cords (I know you have one, right?) and couldn't find anything. But finally I remembered the cord that I have hanging off my Expression that I always use for my Gypsy.  I put that thing on the back of my E like two years ago and rarely think about it.

So, I grabbed it and plugged the Gypsy into the Mini.  And viola, it works!  I didn't even have to update my Mini.

WARNING:  I looked on the message board and the VAST majority of people have gotten it to work.  Only one person had her Gypsy quit working afterwards, though, which is awful.  So, as usual, you may want to wait to do this.  But I have had no problems.
Creative University Digs!

I am really excited about this because I am going to the coolest scrapbooking event (without internet and in Idaho) next week called Creative University by the most excellent crafter/stamper/scrapper Tresa Black.  And I was going to have to lug my E2 there.  And now I can bring my lightweight mini!  I can't rave about Tresa Black enough; but don't take my word for it.  Check out THIS VIDEO HERE to see the most amazing scrapbook ever that she made for a Close to My Heart Convention contest.  I've never seen anything like it.  It's UNBELIVEABLE!  I can't wait to see what we'll be making in our classes!  I'll be sure to post pictures.

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  1. This is fantastic! I personally haven't even used my E2 since I got it after the launch because of all the updates and firmware crap...too time consuming. With having a toddler around the house, time is precious and I just don't have that kind of time if I actually want to spend time creating.

  2. I am anxiously awaiting the update for the gypsy to the craftroom, it will be so nice to have our cartridges loaded on the craftroom!!

  3. I am simply amazed at the Tresa Black album. The popups are fantastic. Glad I took time to look, interesting to see what others do!!!!!!!!!

  4. Thank you for the information about the updates!

    Tresa Black has done an amazing job with her album! I can't imagine the number of hours she put into just planning this work of art! You will have an awesome time and I for one will be anxious to see your creations! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Tresa Black is amazing. That is by far the most wonderful scrapbook ever! I'm jealous. The retreat looks amazing and to have such a wonderful teacher - WOW! Have a wonderful time.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing Tresa Black's beautiful, awesome, and heart warming scrapbook. Even though the book is about her, it applies to all of us growing up with our wishes and dreams.

    Also thank you for the news on the updates. Cannot wait to do them this afternoon.

  7. Thanks for the great always you take such good care of all your fans...God Bless

  8. thrilled about the new updates, I guess I better reload all my carts
    on the replacement gypsy.
    Tresa book was beautiful, Enjoy your scrapping retreat.
    Dawn RI

  9. WOW! The Tresa Black album is awesome!
    Have fun at your scrapping retreat! Be Creative!

  10. Tresa's album is fabulous. The pop-ups unbelievable. Wish my grandkids were young enough to enjoy something like that. It was and is definitely and undertaking to make such an awesome album.

  11. I was unfamiliar with Tresa Black. Thank you for posting links to her blog. The video of her scrapbook brought tears to my eyes! I don't see how you could have anything less than a MAGNIFICENT getaway, with her at the helm! I cannot wait to see what you create...I hope you'll share.

  12. Wow, thanks for the link and the mention! I'm so excited to met you too - just a few more days until Create U!

  13. Thanks for keeping us so informed Joy!! I hope you have an AWESOME time at Creative University, it looks great!!!

  14. I am so totally jealous that you are going to the Creative University Teresa is amazing! I have been a long time follower of hers--her talents are awesome! ENJOY!

  15. man boy cartridge favorite that is great is boys will be boys and I also have fathers day and a child's year. Keep telling us everything about cricut and all the updates, or I would never know about them without this blog. love your creations and any new products that are out there. Saw something a friend had and want it and cannot find it anywhere, so intro to new things is great.

  16. Wow thats great....hope mine works. Joan

  17. Bridal shower card is adorable. thanks so much for posting the coupons. I was supposed to be out of town and gave my michaels coupon to a lady who needed it to buy a container for flowers for her sisters funeral. then my plans changed and I did not leave town, so now I can have one to use this week. Its those 50% off that really save us scrapbookers money. Appreciate what you do. what day are you drawing for the imagine cartridge?


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