Oh boy I did it....... after all the hoop la you hear about this machine. I finally broke down and ordered one the other day. My BFF and I were sitting there hanging out watching TV and all of a sudden out of no where, I said I was going to buy a Silhouette. My friend understands my addictions to the crafting world. All she said was OK, just do it..... haha, she knows me so well. I did hum and haw for a bit. I even phoned my mom to see what reaction I would get from her but as usual she said, "your going to do what you want anyways" and well yeah she is right...... so after researching where the best place would be to order it, I ordered it.
I have owned cutting machines before. I bought my first Cricut years ago. I did use it but not as much as I thought I would. I then gave that machine to my darling SIL and bought the big guns, the Cricut Expression. I never used that one. Oh wait, I used it once to make Christmas decorations for the Paediatric ward I work on last year. That was pretty much it. I even bought all the extras to make it enticing, I still didn't use it. So why do you ask did I buy the Cameo Silhouette? Everyone keeps saying it is the coolest thing around, so I just had to try it.
I ordered it from Studio Calico. Being from Canada, the shipping costs can be a little outrageous but Studio Calico had a super deal.... FREE SHIPPING!!! I got a bundle which included the mat, blade and stamping starter kit AND a $25.00 card to Silouhette Online. I am pretty sure that I will pay duty when it arrives but I did not have to pay the $75.00 shipping on top of that. I could not pass it up.
I noticed I got a shipping email with a tracking number yesterday. I am going to be watching that like a hawk. Says it is going to arrive Friday, October 11th.
I will let you know how my experience is with it..... =)