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Please hopefully all of you and more get to see this, I have already heard from a few people now not just one that they could not cut with the expression machine after installing this update. It apparently does make you update your firmware (I had used it with SCAL on my and test cut but I do not run DS while using SCAL) and it crashes your machine.

Please let everyone know PC does know about this and will most likely be pulling it from the download page soon. I don’t have definite information on this problem but to be on the safe side I would be cautious and just wait. It doesn’t really have anything dire important in it anyway, plus the Gypsy updates for DS in it aren’t working either.

Also I have a request can you please leave comments on my page once in a while as it keeps my Blog up in the top when people search for things related to the content on here. I appreciate all your help in keeping this blog active 🙂


Hey everyone there is another CDS update and this time it is an actual software update. It says we will now have the ability to change .cut files to .gypsy files, also to save as .gypsy files from the start, and it says it improved the overall reliability of CDS. So for those of you recently having issues with errors and crashing I suggest this download it should fix that.

Now remember this is a software update so you will need to uninstall your current CDS from the control panel on your PC (it will not erase your activation info nor your files) and then install the newer version.

Here is the link to the download:

It should also contain all the new cartridges that had been in the recent Font updates so if you missed those just get this.

Ok one more thing, Design Studio just released another updae with all the new cartridges on it. Dwonload it here:

Enjoy 🙂

I finally got Provocraft to get me an image this morning of Destinations so here it is enjoy 🙂

Destinations Cartridge

Destinations Cartridge

Hello all, I just wanted to hopefully reach new Gypsy owners. Apparently Provocraft did not put this information in much of their Gypsy stuff inside of your package.

The Gypsy comes loaded with the 2 carts, those are there for you to play with to experiment with BEFORE loading your own personal cartridges onto the Gypsy. Once your link your carts they are linked for life you will not be able to unlink them if you decide to return your Gypsy. This is a big deal because if you ever wanted to trade or sell your carts you would not be able to do this with another Gypsy owner.

So Please head this warning and DO NOT LINK YOUR CARTRIDGES until you are 100% certain you will be keeping your Gypsy.

Also HSN has a great deal on the Gypsy right now still with flex pay options, and comes with a full cartridge called Destinations. I cannot find any photos of what is on this cartridge but here is a photo of what you get from HSN.

HSN Gypsy Bundle with Destinations Cartridge

HSN Gypsy Bundle with Destinations's Cartridge


When I find Destinations images I will post them here for you all 🙂

I was in Michael’s last night and guess what they already have the Gypsy available as well, apparently it has been for sale in their store since Monday. There are plenty of them there as well even after they took and put aside the ones for the pre-orders so if you were looking for one locally go check out your Michael’s store.

However a little birdy told me there may be an unadvertised sale on them come Sunday which is only tomorrow on their official release date for Michael’s anyway. I also was told to consider waiting because this may be a black friday item going very low for a few hours on Thanksgiving night.

But don’t quote me on all that I only get it from my inside source and am not 100% sure on the reliability of that info. I would hate for you to walk in tomorrow and say hey April from Bella Blu said these would be on sale, because I don’t know that for sure ;).

Enjoy your Gypsy’s to all of you who got one already, I really want one but I need a large format printer more so I am in the process of trying to save for one.

Hey that brings me to a question lurking in my head……..I wonder if my work and some free files that I post is worth a donation here and there? If I put up a PayPal donation button would you be inclined to donate so I can get more toys to play with more things to help me create more to share with you? Or is that just being a little pushy? I am really curious and would love some comments on this so please let me know if this is a bad idea or a good idea.

Hey just got word there is another new Cricut Cartridge being released called Paisley. I have a picture but no real info on dates or even a round about time.

Enjoy looking at the cute pictures though 🙂