I am both a scrapbooker and a teacher and this new machine was worth a million bucks to me! I can use it for bulletin boards, name tags, labelling areas of my classroom, etc., etc., etc. And scrapbooking? Forget it! It's unreal; the ease of use is indescribable; they always say that you're cutting right out of the box and they are not kidding! Within 5 minutes I was scrambling to find some paper to play with! It's multi-size feature is something that makes it worth the price alone. Where else could you cut something up to 23 inches? And the ability to cut out mutliple pieces on the same page (of the same or different image) is a dream come true. If you have ever wanted letters, shapes, designs or anything else for your scrapbooking (and don't forget teachers, too!) needs, get this product! It is well worth the cost and if you find cartridges on sale, snatch them up and build up an incredible library of choices that will keep you busy for years to come. Let the boys have their toys....this is mine!