I have discovered a very talented person when I was surfing for a particular image. His name is Andy Bauer. His blog is Art by Andy Bauer (blog) or Art By Andy Bauer. Andy's freebie download is HERE. Andy is a freelance digital artist as well as a Flash animator. He specializes in cartoon-style vector illustrations ideal for print. He's not familiar with our card world, ladies and gentleman. Can you believe it! He has so many cool images. He's new to giving freebies so be patient with this nice newbie. Below are two images you may like to have. Please drop by his blog, maybe pick up an image, and leave a "hello" comment.
2nd - I have followers who leave questions and nice comments, but I have no way of contacting them if they follow under "hide". If you have chosen that option and you have a question, you need to write me using my email (found under my profile) instead of leaving a question in the "comment box". I hate it when I can't answer someone's questions because I don't have their email. I start thinking that "they" think I am rude for not responding....haha I'll move my email to the front page on left sidebar.
3rd - My 2 cents regarding Provo Craft. I'm amazed and disappointed that some people think that if we have SCAL that we can steal cartridge images....not true, no no no no no. How many people buy a Verizon or ATT cell phone only to have to replace the power cord or car charger cord at some point? 99% of people generally replace it with a cheaper brand, NOT the Verizon or ATT brand, but these companies tell you too use theirs for the best service. However, they don't disconnect you if you don't. They are still glad you are using their services and product. How many of you Provo Craft Cricut users have HP printers? Do you always use HP paper? HP says their ink and paper is the best match for their printer, but they know they are "blowing in the wind" if they dictate for us to use only their stuff. HP knows that they are happy selling the machine and sometimes their ink and paper. PC should be happy that I sometimes buy their cartridges and I HAVE to buy their pads and blades. I have sent them 5 polite, politically correct letters explaining my disappointment. Not one letter of response. I have written 3 different companies this week regarding their product. I want you to know I heard back from them within the day. I wrote a polite, complaint and concern a while back to 3M (Scotch) about their quick dry glue. PRETTY BIG COMPANY! I heard back from them that day, and they sent me a new bottle to try. I wasn't even asking for a bottle. THAT'S good business and customer service. NOTHING from Provo Craft and they are NOT bigger than 3M. I will not be replacing my Cricut Expression with another from PC when it dies. First time cutting machine customers have asked me which machine to buy.....I do not recommend Provo Craft machines. I'm small potatoes compare to some bloggers, but many of the BIG following bloggers feel the same way and we support each other. I even told Provo Craft I have loved my Expression since the day I bought it, but when it's gone, it's gone and I will not replace it with any of their machines if they continue with the lawsuit. Provo Craft has forced me to choose. Again, I'm small potatoes, but I can part with them and feel good about my choice. Ahhhhh, choices....I love America!
One last note: With ALL the plastic PC uses to make the cartridges, they really don't make all that much profit as some people think. But, the cartridges ARE expensive and their developers need to rethink how they can make the cartridges cheaper and offer to the consumer. How many years now....it's obvious.....they aren't interested!