I am very happy to report that I have decided that my Gypsy and I can be friends. ;-)
I was so excited about getting my Gypsy, and then I had so much trouble getting all the updates installed that I couldn't stand looking at the thing for over a week! But today I broke down and started watching some how-to videos at My Pink Stamper (she has an excellent Gypsy tutorial that was posted just today actually). I really needed to learn how to use the thing because I wanted to use the Gypsy Wanderings digital cartridge for my project today. And it worked! It's kind of cool how you can plan out all of your cuts on the Gypsy, hook it up to your Cricut, and have it all cut out for you.
Not only did I take the first steps in learning to use my Gypsy, but I think I can also put to rest the debate as to what kind of glitter glue is better. You know that cheap-o stuff that they have at Joann, and Michaels (I don't want to name any names...) and if you're in Utah, Roberts? Well they have very nice colors, and it is definitely inexpensive, but I just don't like it. I bought my first Stickles in December and it is just so much easier to use! I like how easily it glides on, I like how quickly it dries - it just outperforms the other stuff. Had I used Stickles for this project I could have had a more subtle line of glitter around the butterfly. Oh well!
Cricut Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings
Paper: Me & My Big Ideas (stripes), Stampin Up, AC Cardstock
Punch: Martha Stewart, the scallop on the red cardstock was made with my Coluzzle (remember those?)
Stamp: Stampin Up
Embellishments: American Crafts (ribbon), DCWV (button), Recollections (pearls), Studio G (glitter glue - oops, I said I wasn't going to name names...)
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