I'm number one. Well, I made a number one via the cricut machine. I was so excited I knocked the mat over. LOL. According to my mom, you are supposed to use the paper load/unload buttons at all times. I got a number to cut out though!
I called my mom and told her the problem. She had no clue what I was talking about. She turned hers on, used a cartridge and her mat worked. We then figured out that my metal roller isn't turning. Great. Leave it to me to buy a broken machine. I have visions of calling the company and arguing that my machine has died and I didn't do it.
I did a Google search and found out you can reset the machine. It says nothing about this in my manual. I do the reset dance (it's not like there's a reset button) turn it back on after 15 minutes and same problem. Sigh. I turn it off, turn it back on and it makes this sreeching noise but the rollers are moving!
I put the mat through, hit the 1 button and there you go. A perfectly made number one.
I think I had better just play with the machine functions for now instead of trying to think I'm more advanced than I am. This has huge possibilities in the applique world since some of the cartridges have some really nice designs.