Since you can't use scal with your cricut machine I bought a used Silhouette from a friend to cut my non-cricut stuff. I love cricut but after looking at other machines I feel VERY limited with them. I wish they would come out with software of their own that you could use other images from different sites. Having scal and buying stuff I can't find at cricut has not slowed my cartridge buying. What is hurting that is buying a machine just to use scal. Here is a sketch contest I entered awhile back at ssd. I won first place. Title & tree is happy hauntings. Not sure what cart the leaves and arrows are from. The little kids came from myscrapchick.com.