I decided on the Cricut Expression. Joann's price was matched by Michael's, and I got the Pink Journey bundle, which included the third cassette of Breast Cancer awareness designs. Perfect, as I wanted to make cookies for a Relay for Life event next weekend! I can hold off on getting SCAL this week and just concentrate on learning the machine.
I do still need to get the deep cut blade, but will play with paper until then.
CuttingEdgeCake Art. com has some great info. Thanks!
great, I know you will enjoy it. Have fun