Username Post: Hello, my name is Samantha and I am a Cricut Cart addict....        (Topic#1562807)
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I need a 12 step program. I just bought 7 carts off of Evilbay today plus I bought 4 carts this week on clearance at Walmart.....


I need help.


Anyone else?

Can someone sponsor me? LOL


Edited by McKane on 08-23-11 09:52 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Carts can be addictive. Been there, collected many.


 
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Haha I can't help you there! I could have made it worse and sold you all of mine, but I found a buyer already


 
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sure, I'll sponsor you...if you let me use your cricut while you're in rehab!!!!!!


 
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Just bought three this week. I can be an enabler if the recovery doesn't work out well for you.


 
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I can't quit cold turkey.....I was clean for 4 months......I can't believe I fell off the wagon AGAIN.


 
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  • rubymillerand Said:
sure, I'll sponsor you...if you let me use your cricut while you're in rehab!!!!!!






 
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  • PhotobearSam Said:
I can't quit cold turkey.....I was clean for 4 months......I can't believe I fell off the wagon AGAIN.



The answer is simple. You just need to find a new addiction to replace this addiction. Patterned paper? Glimmer Mist? Stickles?


 
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  • Luvmyfam Said:
  • PhotobearSam Said:
I can't quit cold turkey.....I was clean for 4 months......I can't believe I fell off the wagon AGAIN.



The answer is simple. You just need to find a new addiction to replace this addiction. Patterned paper? Glimmer Mist? Stickles?





I vote either Glimmer Mists or Dew Drop ink pads.....they're my new addictions...LOVE those little inks!


 
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Well, I already have about 65 bottles of Glimmer mist....so that addiction is covered.

As for patterned papper....Check.....I buy way too much of it already....


Inks you say.......That sounds intreguing.....LOL


 
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I have bought 2 at walmart and 5 off ebay. I think I may have bought 12 so far this year. To me is not a lot.


 
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I caved and picked up "Meow" at Walmart for $20. That brings my grand total to . . . 8.

I think I have a lot of catching up to do!!!


 
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  • Ycats on 08-14-11 09:37 AM
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lol be like me and have no money! haha no but seriously I know where you are coming from! I go into a craft store and FILL my basket! but before I leave I look at each item and think "do I have plans for this? do I have a craft I will make tomorrow with this? or am I just getting it for some unknown craft later and it will not be used in over a week?" really makes me think about things and put loads back! if I don't plan on useing it within a week of buying it I don't buy it!


 
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  • PhotobearSam Said:
I need a 12 step program. I just bought 7 carts off of Evilbay today plus I bought 4 carts this week on clearance at Walmart.....


I need help.


Anyone else?

Can someone sponsor me? LOL



.......Wait, if we sponsor does that mean we have to kick the habit too?????.......Okay I will sponsor if you buy my cartridges.




 
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My name is Michelle and I am an addict. But I don't want help, I don't need help, it is NOT a problem, I just do it a little bit, just to relax...........91 carts is NOT to much...........


 
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You women are soooooo bad.......


 
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MMUUUUUAAAAHHHHHHHH!



 
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I won't do you much good. I bought 3 at Walmart this week bringing my total up to 34. I also, have a gypsy that came with 4 loaded that I didn't have.

Not only is there not much hope of me stopping, I just bought my dd and dil a cricut and my other dd a cricut cake. Do you think that there will be any slowing down now?


 
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I'm definitely not the one to come to for help as I will be leading you into the store chanting.. cricut cartridges.. cricut cartridges.. cricut cartridges..

Well that's what I've said as I own almost 200..


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I think I have found my Queen.....200....WOW


 
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  • PhotobearSam Said:
I think I have found my Queen.....200....WOW




And NOW we all know who to ask (sweetly) to cut us something!!!


 
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That's it.....OVERDOSE....I just bought 2 more on cricutmachine....


I got Stone Script and Tie the Knot.....




HELP.....nevermind....I don't want HELP.




 
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  • timon on 08-18-11 05:19 PM
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hi, sorry can't help you, i just bought 3 and am eyeing more.not really sure how many carts i have, lost count after 1, lol! uh...i have anywhere between 30 and 50? must have more though!!!

aw heck...my name is Betty and I am a scrapbooking addict! I love love love new supplies and tools, especially pink tools!


 
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Do you guys use all these cartridges regularly?


 
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  • Penny Lane Said:
Do you guys use all these cartridges regularly?





Ummmmm.........NO.



Ha ha ha ha.....


I am just getting into the Cricut for my projects, I just like having a lot to choose from. I am the type of person that I won't try something unless I am pretty sure I can do it well and I love having all the supplies needed from the get-go. I hate borrowing anything and I get really frustrated if I don't have the RIGHT colour of cardstock or the right tool.

I just like having lots. Thank goodness I don't have kids....If not I would not be able to afford scrapping....LOL

Just joking.

I just really love font carts. I love having the choices of letter styles. Just addicted.


 
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you are SO like me! Wanting to have everything at the ready...this leads me to buying like 15 in the last month or so! I just can't pass up a good deal- and when I discovered ebay has an app... well I was in trouble!!


 
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I just don't buy them. It's easy since I have SCAL. If I didn't have it and didn't have TONS of shapes/images/fonts at my disposal, I would probably have a cart problem. Right now there aren't any that I really NEED to have. I'm glad for that as I have ZERO extra money with my new kiddo around.


 
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Wow!!! I didn't kniow there were 200. I have been on the wagon for 8 months. I too, had bought several on evilbay and othere sale sources. I keep a list in my iphone, so I don't buy a duplicate, and yet I have, twice. Do I use them all? My answer is "no". I hope to someday


 
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are you looking to get rid of duplicates? I might be interested if it's the right cart at the right price.


 
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I bout three on clearance at walmart...while on vacation!!! Lol! B is for Boy, Splish Splash, and StoryBook!


 
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Now I have really done it.....I bought a second Create Machine......One for home and now for Travel/Condo in Florida......Love it.


I really need help. LOL


 
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I bought about 8 or 10 on ebay last week (most of the Lite ones that were on sale), and I have over 100 carts! One problem is that I have very limited space and it's getting out of hand. I link all my carts to my Gypsy as soon as I get them, but I keep all the packages in large plastic containers.

Two of the carts I'd wanted for a long time and I finally caved in and bought them (at auction) for a price a bit higher than I really wanted to pay at first (but still a lot less than most of the asking prices for those carts). These are very rare and hard to find, but I love the intricate details:

Love Struck
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Then I checked my budget, and I'm way over my limit! I've got to stop this madness. Help!!!



 
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  • Solitaire Said:
I bought about 8 or 10 on ebay last week (most of the Lite ones that were on sale), and I have over 100 carts! One problem is that I have very limited space and it's getting out of hand. I link all my carts to my Gypsy as soon as I get them, but I keep all the packages in large plastic containers.

Two of the carts I'd wanted for a long time and I finally caved in and bought them (at auction) for a price a bit higher than I really wanted to pay at first (but still a lot less than most of the asking prices for those carts). These are very rare and hard to find, but I love the intricate details:

Love Struck
French Manor

Then I checked my budget, and I'm way over my limit! I've got to stop this madness. Help!!!







INTERVENTION!!!!!!


 
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Link
I have a picture in my gallery of my cricut storage. I link all my carts to my gypsy and then store the carts in my container. I throw away the boxes, I just don't have room for them all and they are not going to survive in my attic in the southern summer heat. This works best for me. I have added more to my container and there is still plenty of room in them. I sometimes use the carts instead of my gypsy so this works best.


Edited by binkiemonstermom on 08-23-11 03:44 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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All this talk about carts has me browsing!! I don't even use my cricut barely at all!! It truely is an addiction!!


 
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You asked for "someone to sponsor" you in a 12-step withdrawal system - HAHAHA! Don't you know ou're in the WRONG place to ask for that. We're all just as addicted as you are! I'm not the worst, by any means, but I do have 70 cartridges now! But I can stop any time I want to...


 
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We are all doomed.


 
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Ahh, just think of how much fun you'll have creating though.


 
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200?!?! Wowza! Do you use them all? I have about 20 but now I ONLY use my Art Philosophy Cartridge. It has ALL the images from my fav carts combined in 1 plus a gazillion more.


 
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I think one of the reasons I've been buying more carts is because I subscribe to cricut magazine. They list all the carts used in the sample projects. If it's one I don't have, in many cases there's a substitute image that can be used from a different cart. But if there's a really cute one that uses a cart I don't have, I would look for it on ebay.

Maybe I should not renew my subscription after it expires so I wouldn't be tempted.


 
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  • Solitaire Said:
I think one of the reasons I've been buying more carts is because I subscribe to cricut magazine. They list all the carts used in the sample projects. If it's one I don't have, in many cases there's a substitute image that can be used from a different cart. But if there's a really cute one that uses a cart I don't have, I would look for it on ebay.

Maybe I should not renew my subscription after it expires so I wouldn't be tempted.





Honestly, every time I opened an email from the LSS or cricut blog, cricutmachine,papercrafti ngpro etc...all I wanted to do was buy the newest stuff whether I needed it or not. I unsubscribed from EVERY one of them and dont get any anymore....and that has made a world of difference!


 
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I am right with you guys! I now have 52.
I bought a brand new in box and plastic "Stamped" at a GS for $3 a couple of weeks ago. Then tonight I go to our Fred Meyer store and they had carts there for 29.99, some had a sticker on them for an additional 25% off and then they also had another coupon for 20% off.. Got Songbird for $17.99 and also found the "Gingerbread" cart on sale for 4.99 w/coupon it was 3.99! Hard to pass up those deals!


 
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I have also resisted getting the Cricut magazine for that very reason


 
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Here is the cricut cart storage system I use...it shows 91 carts in it and there is plenty of room still to add more....and several more have been added since the photo was taken . I love the containers, I bought them at Target.


[image] Cricut Carts Storage By Binkiemonstermom[/image]


 
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Does any one have the Destinations cartridge? I'm just looking for a kind soul to cut something for me. Please PM if you do have it. Thanks!


 
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This is my cartridge storage. I now have 2 of these. They swivel, so hold cartridges on both sides. They are actually CD towers, but work perfectly. With 7 cartridges per shelf, 4 shelves per side it will hold 56 cartridges. I prefer leaving my carts in their original boxes.

Cricut Cartridge Spinner By Dwelch


 
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That is awesome Darla! Never would have thought of that! I only have 8 carts, but as I add to them (I didn't say that) I am going to look for one of these things! its the best solution i've seen anywhere!


 
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  • dwelch Said:
This is my cartridge storage. I now have 2 of these. They swivel, so hold cartridges on both sides. They are actually CD towers, but work perfectly. With 7 cartridges per shelf, 4 shelves per side it will hold 56 cartridges. I prefer leaving my carts in their original boxes.

Cricut Cartridge Spinner By Dwelch



Where did you get these? I love it so much.....


 
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I've only had a Cricut for a few months, but I only have about 20 cartridges. My favorite supplier is cricutmachine.com. They have amazing specials. If I had more money, I would be buying many, many more! I know that Wal-mart has some carts exclusive to them that I just "need" so those are on my wish list. I only have one friend who has a cricut so I am always bringing my machine and carts when we get together to crop!


 
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