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Cricut vs. Silhouette

Cricut vs. Silhouette

A few of you know that I sold my Cricut Expression this year and purchased a Silhouette Cameo. I ADORE my new machine and have not regretted my decision once! I have been asked a few times why I made the choice to switch to, so here goes my review, all opinions are my own:   


Cricut  vs.  Silhouette: 10 Things about the two!
*at the bottom of this post you will find a quick comparison chart

1) I rarely used my Cricut, it was hard for me to locate an image I wanted to use because I had to go through each of the books for each cartridge. I also felt that the images were a little bit juvenile, better for little kids. Honestly, I used my Cricut the most when cutting out images for my kids to play with or make pictures and posters. It was perfect for their school projects. But, it was overwhelming for me to thumb through each book searching for a cartridge and so many of the images in each cartridge were duplicated over and over, like flowers, circles, butterflies, birds, etc.

2) Each Cricut cartridge is really expensive and I felt that with the duplication of images I was paying for cartridges with the same types of images over and over. I would buy a cartridge just because it had one image, like a bracket, I wanted and then I would end up with a ton of images I never used.

3) Silhouette is great because I can purchase each image a la cart and only pay for what I am actually going to use. Plus I don’t have to go to the store or get online and order cartridges, I just log on and buy the image on my lap top and have it to use right away. The images are about a dollar a piece and they even have memberships where you pay a very nominal fee and you get a certain dollar amount of Continue reading

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Blog Swap with The Experimental Home

Today my blog is being taken over…by someone AWESOME! Laura from The Experimental Home is here with a great thank you idea! Take it away Laura!

P.S. While Laura is here at 32 Turns all day, I am taking over her blog, come and visit me at The Experimental Home where I will also be sharing a great idea for showing some love to your favorite teachers!



Hi there! Laura from The Experimental Home here. I am so excited to be guest posting over here at 32 Turns today! Before I give you the details about an awesome thank-you gift for any woman in your life, I thought I would tell you a little bit about myself. You know, so you aren’t taking crafty advice from a stranger.

I am a scientist by day, and a wife and mama all the time. As a scientist I learn by doing experiments, and it turns out that I do the same thing at home. I never know what I am doing until I’m done. Sound familiar? I bet it does. My blog is all about those everyday experiments. 

Today I am sharing with you not one, but two experiments, all wrapped up in a nifty little package… Well the package is actually the second experiment. Anyway, let’s get started.



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Easy Scrapbooking

National Scrapbook Month!

May is National Scrapbooking Month. Now I know that might not mean a whole lot to some of you, but since I am a scrapbook enthusiast AND am working uber hard to get caught up to date on my scrapbooks this year, it means a lot to me! So since I am working like a dog to get all my memories up to date into albums I thought today I would share a super easy, great trick for some easy scrapbooking.

This little trick can help you whip out some quick, great looking pages and you can use this technique over and over again and get different results every time. Genius! Seriously I love it!! Continue reading

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CK Convention and Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking 32 Turns

This last Friday I had the awesome chance to attend the annual CK Convention here in Mesa, Arizona! LOVE, love, love this conference. I try to attend every year and since I missed last years event, I was super excited to be able to make it this year. So many incredible vendors with amazing ideas and amazing products. I have so many new ideas bouncing around in my brain now I can’t wait to get to work on creating them and then sharing them with you ! I got some good deals on some fun stuff, and then of course there were some items that I absolutely COULD NOT live without and I spent too much on!! Oh well! {wink} it was totally worth it, sometimes something just inspires you and you HAVE TO HAVE IT! I cannot be the only one this happens to…..right?? 🙂

My sweet friend Amy attended the conference with me and it was so enjoyable to spend the day shopping with her as she is as in love with paper and scrapbooking supplies as I am which is A LOT!! She completely understands my obsession with Continue reading

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