I just ventured down into the "Other Forums" and realized there is one devoted to just Cricut! I just got mine and I am still stumbling. So glad to have found it.
I really do need to get out more often lol.
every month nrj07 (norma) hosts a cricut challenge in the challenge section. the requirement is use your cricut 3 times. i warn you, you'll see great projects and a lot of cartridges will be added to your wishlist.