I've been scrapbooking for awhile, but just in this past year my hubby made me my own room!! Now that I'm getting more organized, I really would like a concensus on how you use your cricut cartridges.
Me currently? I'd be working on a page, think I needed a cutout from a cartridge, I'd make it, use it, and put it away. Done. But it sure takes time to set the whole thing up, so I find I don't pull it out as much as I used to. Every time I pull it out and look through them, I am reminded on some of the cool things I could do and think "Why don't I do that?"
Then, I fell in love with the whole scraprack system of organizing, and as I was stalking youtube videos, I noticed people had some cutouts made and filed away (from the cricut probably). When I expressed this to my husband, he said most "normal" people (of which I'm sure he doesn't think I'm one when it comes to this hobby), said he thought most people sat and made most every cutout when they got a new cartridge so they could see what each item was. I was protesting about the image being the right color, size, etc, and he said "REAL scrapbookers would find a way to use what they made".
I've been mulling over this conversation for a few days now and decided to post. Do you make all the cutouts when you buy a cartridge? Should I be doing this? And if you do, how long does it take you (on average) to go through an entire cartridge and make the images/cards, etc? I thought it might be a great way to use up some scraps I have piling up... but then thought I'm so behind as it is, wouldn't that take forever?
I also have a 13 year old who likes to make things. I've had her sit with a cartridge and make 1 or 2 things, but that's as long as she lasts... darn kid labor is so unreliable these days!
Thanks so much for your opinions!