The following blog is purely my opinion. I do not want anyone to take offense to what I say or how I feel as they are my own thoughts and feelings.
I feel like a lot of people are confused as to why I am selling my Cricut stuff. This really is a hard one to explain as it has a lot to do with my own personal feelings and opinions. I do love my Cricut in a lot of ways but I have been getting really frustrated with several things. Examples; cutting quality, expensive carts, limited image choices, etc.
Recently, I decided that I really wanted a machine that would give me the option to cut and print which made me hopeful I would find what I was looking for in the Imagine. When I started to research the Cricut Imagine I found a lot of negative feedback. This made me hesitant to spend my money on something that was going to be quite spendy when there were such awful reviews.
So I started searching the Internet for other machines that offer print and cut capabilities. Recently I have found many of my favorite blogs use svg files and programs like SCAL. I did not really understand all of it until I found one blog that was particularly helpful at answering all of my questions. Please give her blog a visit if you are curious. Under a Cherry Tree Jin was extremely helpful for me and she is so informative about exactly what I have been looking for. She use to be a huge fan of Cricut crafting and she switched to the Silhouette machine. I had never heard of the Silhouette before and I am so sad I didn't because I feel I would not be in the position I am in now.
I would like to make it clear that the Silhouette is not the sole reason I came to the decision to sell my Cricut stuff. When I first talked about it with my husband we discussed keeping both. After some more time of thinking he asked me a question that really made me think. He asked, "If you get the Silhouette will you still use your Cricut stuff?" At first my response was, "Yeah! Of coarse I will!" Unfortunately, after some time thinking about it I am just not so sure of my initial response. (I hate when husband's are right) The truth is I am so frustrated with some of the things my Cricut struggles to cut out and how much money I have put into it. So then I am left to think if I keep it, and it just sits there, it is a waste of money. If I try to sell it all, yes I will lose some money, but at least I would get some kind of payback for it instead of it sitting untouched and unloved. There are so many Cricut lovers out there that would love what I have and I want to give them the opportunity to spend less money for something they love and are passionate about.
I go back and forth a lot because I really do love the Cricut and some of the carts I have I will have a hard time parting ways with. However, in the end I know it will get pushed aside and forgotten about and I do not have that kind of money to lose. I have loved my Cricut and it is hard to part ways but it is for the best.
The Silhouette provides a lot more of what I am looking for in a die cutting machine. I just feel it is a better fit for me and my life. And in the end I could use the money I will make from selling my Cricut stuff and the money I will save from not having to buy expensive carts. That is where my conclusion lies as sad as it may be.