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While browsing around Cricut’s site I found this new product today. It’s a 10 DVD bundle of videos, how-to use the Cricut and 100 projects showing step by step instructions. It’s 216.00 but the intro bundle deal is if you buy it now you get a Personal Cricut free, also a sampler Cartridge with 600 images, and some Imagine how to Videos.

Cricut's New DVD's


This will be the new TV infomercial on late nights, it has the same pay a low fee up front (shipping of 24.95) and then a payment of 63.95 and 3 more payments of 72.00. This is not an economical way to go this makes the base price before shipping fees and processing fees 279.95. Now add on the 24.95 intital shipping for the DVD’s and another 24.95 for the Cricut’s shipping, and then there is 15.00 for processing the 3 72.00 payments (5.00 each month added on). Now your total for this bundle will be 344.85.

Not really such a deal when you get it that way. If you pay the 216.00 all at once, you still have to add the 2 24.95 shipping costs but you also get a Deep Cut Blade and housing Kit. That means ultimately your paying 265.90 for the bundle which is a much more reasonable price.

Ok enough with prices I know you’re talking to me through your computer right now saying “April, come on tell us what the heck we get for 216.00 already”. 🙂 ok so here’s what you get:

10 discs of the Ultimate Creative Series on these subjects….

  • Creative Card Making
  • Scrapbooking for Everyone
  • Clay and Wood Working
  • Fabric and Needle Arts
  • Glass Etching at Home
  • Gift Giving and Party Hosting
  • Vinyl Lettering and More
  • Home Decor and Design
  • Stenciling and Painting Made Easy
  • Paper Crafting with Flare

Each DVD has segments with experts that will share a step by step walk-through of each project. Also there are tips and tricks for each project from basic details to Professional Secrets.

These are the experts and which DVD they appear on…..

  • Howard Fullmer – Wood and Clay Coach
  • Cathy Davis – Home Décor and Design Coach
  • Trish Allen – Stenciling Coach
  • Lisa Berrett – Paper Crafting Coach
  • Wendy Switzer – Parties and Gift Giving Coach
  • Jann Gray – Fabric Coach
  • Brenda Smith – Glass Etching
  • Heather Lancaster – Scrapbooking
  • Jinger Adams – Card Making Coach
  • Kristy Day – Vinyl Coach

For a limited time you’ll get this bonus pack including…..

  • 1 Cricut Imagine DVD (with 10 projects)
  • Instructional DVD (comes with a materials list)
  • 1 Tips and tricks DVD (this has over 100 tips and tricks for the projects on the DVD’s)
  • 1 Ultimate Creative Series Sampler Cartridge (it has 600 images with 6 overlays)
  • A Storage case/box for the DVD’s

And last but not least you get a free Personal Cricut.

Everything included in the Bundle


Bonus Kit


So that’s about it, I would love to get ahold of the DVD’s but unfortunately I could never talk my husband into spending 216.00 for DVD’s (Especially when he wants some DVD set, I think it’s the complete Mash series, that I keep saying is too expensive at about 150.00). Maybe someone I know will buy them and let me borrow them so I can at least watch them and return them, heck I would pay to have them mailed to me one at a time and mail them back to someone I just want to watch maybe take some notes, maybe learn something new. 🙂

You can also buy the DVD’s only and they come with the bonus kit contents, however it’s still 216.00.

This is a nice kit for beginners, I just wish they would offer the DVD’s for sale individually as well. Maybe they will later however I bet they will be 19.95 each that way, but you wouldn’t have to buy the ones you didn’t want.


So I was surfing around looking at new gadgets and I found this tool. I thought that some of you might want to know about it as well.

i bond cordless glue gun


I really like this product, I know one big thing I dislike about using a glue gun is the cord it’s always getting in the way, or it makes the thing tip over. I don’t use a glue gun very often though but maybe this would encourage me to.

Here’s the specs from the site:

– Cordless
– Uses 4 AA Batteries
– Lighted Nozzle for Easy Application
– Ergonomic Design
– Uses Standard Mini Glue Sticks
– Comes with 3 Glue Sticks

MSRP $15.99

I know I will be on the lookout for this, it says it shipped in December 2010 so it should be in many stores by now.

So it looks like I will be going to the trade show convention this year as a helper for Kim B. over at Cutters Creek, I was going anyway to the Provocraft Gala Saturday night to see the new Cricut Imagine and she had a spot open up on her team of people going so I offered to help her get the info she needs so you all get the best products at the best prices from her :). Seriously though Kim’s store is one of the best online stores for papercrafting items, I have never heard a bad thing not one about her and would recommend Cutters Creek 100 times out of 100 times for everything from selection to price to shipping times and especially customer service she is awesome and will go out of her way to make your ordering experience as easy as possible. So if you need anything check out her site Cutters Creek and look there in the future for all the great stuff I will be showing you from CHA.

I am excited I will have my camera of course, probably 2 of them since I have my Pro camera but I need to see about getting a shorter lens so I can take pictures up close again I dropped it and now my little lens won’t zoom in or out, I have my 300 but of course it will be of no use in this setting, well maybe at the Gala depending on how far away they seat me :).

I am a little nervous about the Gala I have never been to something like that alone before so if your going and you read my blog hey look for me or message me and we can look for each other 🙂 I will be wearing a plaid patchwork quilt looking dress (It’s nicer than it sounds LOL) with spaghetti straps short above my knees and a white sweater. I have short hair now as my MIL talked me into cutting it all off a month ago but it’s cute and curly and brown.

Well I am sure I will know some of the people there, I met people a few years ago when I wasn’t even a popular blog yet who had heard of me and everyone was super nice.

I will be taking tons of photos at the trade show some I can upload via my Omnia II during the show especially if anything really gets my attention, and then I will be updating Wednesday sometime as we have to come home Saturday night for my husband he has to take a medication that is regulated by a Dr.’s visit every month and he cannot survive without it and it just so happens his appt. is on Wed. morning so we are going to drive all night to make it back.

So I leave you with a photo I found on the net somewhere, but it’s been posted a bunch of times all over so I should be safe :), it is speculated that this machine on this table is the new Cricut Imagine.

Cricut Imagine