A couple of months ago, my friend, Joy, made a Silhouette SD and was telling me all about it. At the time I was a very loyal Cricut user and thought that I had no need for a Silhouette. Then she uttered those three little words to me that I was dying to hear ...
"Print and Cut."
That did it. I was sold.
She pointed me in the right direction - EBAY. I made my purchase - $189 all in - no tax, no delivery - and best of all, no duty because I was timing it to be delivered while I was in the US.
A couple of weeks ago when I was in Michigan for the week I stalked the Fed Ex truck. Finally, my new toy arrived.
I'm loving it. I'm loving the print and cut function. I just sent the image to my printer and then put it through the silhouette and it cuts it all perfectly. I'm also loving the fact that when I need an embellishment for a layout that I don't have, I can just do to the online store and search and purchase and use immediately.
I used it on this Fall layout. The tree, owl and all the leaves were all printed and cut through the silhouette and my printer. I'm very impressed! It cuts perfectly!
I won't be getting rid of my cricut because I still love the cartridges I have and the pieced die cuts they do, but it may not be getting as much action as it use to.