Hi Everyone! My name is Amanda and i am hopping over from the July 07 board to here, I have been thinking about my son Ryne's (pronounced Ryan) first birthday and i would really love to put together a scrapbook for his first year and have his family and friends sign the pages at his bday party and then save it for him. Problem is...I have no idea what I am doing! LOL! I have been reading through the tutorials and looking at ideas and i just have to say you ladies make wonderful LO's! I have been so inspired by looking through the threads and now I can't wait to get started. But I am still so confused and so overwhelmed. Do I need the cricut in order to cut out shapes and letters and such? Or is it just more convient to use it? I hope to get to know you all and start to share some of my LO's that I get to working on, and any advice and ideas would be greatly appreciated!