Saturday, September 5, 2015

Did You Read The Explore One Reviews?

I know some might think my reviews were short and not enough materials cut but I really didn't need to do more than I did to know that I really really really like the E1! Like I said in my first review the machine is a cheaper price but it still has the same excellent cutting accuracy, aside of the settings glitch that might just be my machine, as the Explore. From what I found the E1 can be bought for about $50-70 less than the Explore Air and if the features of having the built in pen holder and built in Bluetooth isn't an issue it is a great machine to save some bucks on while still having the fantastic cutting capabilities. If you want to cut wirelessly the Bluetooth adapter does work in the E1. I have found I do like to be without the cord because I don't have to worry about it getting in my way.

When Ashish asked if I would be willing to do a review of the Explore One and do a giveaway I told him I wanted to review the machine first before I would tie my name to a giveaway because I didn't want to giveaway something that was a piece of crap that I didn't like. I figured he might tell me to forget it then but instead he agreed *okie sometimes wonder if that man is a little off is rocker*.

After my posts I guess you can tell that I do indeed love the Explore One as much as the Explore and I am in fact doing a giveaway!

This giveaway is for a Cricut Explore One machine, pink in color, and to enter the giveaway you must do the following...
1. Go and like my Facebook page
2. Follow my blog
3. Join my YouTube channel
4. Scratch my back
5. Jump through 3 flaming hoops
6. Register to be one of my minions
7. Do 3 somersaults and 2 back flips while chewing bubble gum........


This is my machine, the winner will receive a new E1
*okie falls out her chair laughing* Okay I am joking but don't ya get the feeling in most giveaways that is some of the idiotic stuff you have to do in order to enter? I mean seriously...why in the hell do you have to follow someone's blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page to enter a giveaway? Personally I think it's to boost their ego's and have them believe that people adore them. Aren't you glad that I don't give a FU..., er....FLIP if anyone adores me or not.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment ON THIS POST by midnight Sunday September 6th. Yes that is tomorrow night. I am doing it short and sweet as I want those who actually read the reviews to have a better chance of winning! The winner will be announced on Tuesday September 8th. Once the winner is announced I will need the information where Provocraft needs to ship the machine.

So ya see...it's as simple as that!

P.S. I have to approve comments to avoid spam so if your comment doesn't show up right away it's because I haven't been able to approve comments. Please refrain from making multiple comments. 

172 comments:

  1. Good morning Shirley....I always enjoy your reading your reviews. Honest and to the point. Thanks for an opportunity to win the E1.

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  2. Okie I appreciate your honest reviews of the Explore and Explore 1.

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  3. Okie, what a great opportunity to win a really nice prize. Thank you to you and PC. Thank you for your honest reviews and your honesty as a whole. The world needs more honest people, and if people want to hate, just shake it off. I know they don't bother you! Thanks, Okie!!

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  4. I think you did a great job reviewing the E1. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Okie I love your reviews because you are always tell it like it is. And I already follow your blog and fb.

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  6. Awesome giveaway! Thank you! I love and appreciate your reviews because they're candid and honest! I have an original Cricut, the Expression and the Anniversary E2. I would love to try the E1! helenastreet@hotmail.com

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  7. Glad you like the machine. One thing I've learned is that you are honest in your reviews. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  8. I love your reviews and your great sence of humor! With grandchildren, it's great to know that it will cut construction paper and I didn't have to use up my good paper! Thank for your always honest opinion of these machines!! Hope I win this pink one😍

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    1. I think it's awsome for teachers as well since so many have to buy all their own supplies anymore.

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    2. I agree with using the construction paper for the teachers! My son is a teacher and I've done some thing's for him, but was unable to use my old Expressiion! So much was done by hand. I also voluteer at an Assisted Living Home and they always love the bright bold colors!! Plus, sadly many of them really are unable to put things together correctly, but I would never leave any of them out!!! So, now I have a choice between papers that I can use!! Awesome!!! This will save me some money in the long run. Since I pay for everything myself and am on a very limited budget.

      Wow, you just saved me some money with your super honest review using construction paper😀. Thank you again!!!

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    3. Oh, I almost forgot that you proved it could cut regular paper too!! That's great, because it also comes in those bright neon colors.......another money saver😋. Now until I can start saving all of this money, I either have to win one or hope Santa baby brings me one........lol !!!!

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  9. Love your honest reviews, Okie! Thanks for taking the time to do them!

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  10. Thanks for making it easy to win! I would love a chance to try out the Explore 1 for myself.

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  11. I'll enter even though I am probably ineligible being an Aussie :). keep being you and talking chit :)

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  12. Your a trip!!! Love reading all your posts because you my friend have no filter and we need more people like you in the world!! Fingers crossed I win!!!

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  13. I would love a chance to win and try the Explore. My only concern is my internet connection which is not all that great. But the cuts look wonderful.

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  14. Your reviews are always so honest.

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  15. Love your review and thanks for the chance to win.
    Based on your review, I know I will love the machine.

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  16. There is not anyone more honest about machine's than you, so would love a chance to win the Explore Air !!

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  17. Loved your reviews. Your comments always make me laugh. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. LOL!! Love the review and the "Requirements"!! Most of all...Thank You for your Honesty in your posts and the fun your sprinkle into it! Keep it real! :) Hugs!

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  19. Love all your reviews and posts! I know I can count on you for a good laugh and an honest opinion! :-)

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  20. I would love the opportunity to win a new machine, especially pink😉 I have always loved your blog and all your great ideas. Thanks

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  21. Would love to win the Explore. Read all the reviews you posted and I'm impressed.

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  22. I bought my last machine because you were raving about it lol. Unfortunately I still haven't used it because of space issues in the rv but that will be fixed this week as I'm getting a much larger one. I promise if I win Okie I will use it and it won't go to waste :)

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  23. Love your reviews. Very entertaining and insightful, Thank you. I love pink! :)

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  24. Your reviews are always honest to the point and with some humor thrown in on top. I can just picture Ashish sitting in his bean bag chair in his office chuckling while he reads your reviews You always brighten my day.

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  25. Love your honesty and the fact that you are nobody's puppet.

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  26. Yes! I love your reviews and know you will tell it just exactly like it is! Thanks for your honesty! Looks pretty promising!
    Sharon

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  27. I'm in. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I am so thankful for your opinions regarding these machines. I am still getting by with my expression still due to budget. The explore is on my wish list...thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. Thank you for your honest opinion. I bought my Explore because of your last review-I thought the Explore was too good to be true. I love my Cricut Expression. Thanks for letting us know about the Sign Warehouse they are great! I recently purchased a demo model heat press from them at a great price. Yes, I was envious of yours ever since you got. Will you please share how you organize (I know you must) your vinyl? I need help! Miss you when your not blogging.

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  30. Okie I so appreciate your honest, to the point, reviews. I love that you don't ever sugar coat anything and you tell it like it is. Thanks for the chance to win the Explore One as well. Thanks to Provo Craft for donating the E1 for you to give away and for trusting that you would do an honest review.

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  31. I always love your reviews because I know you are going to give an honest one. I've know that since 2007 when I first read your posts on the Cricut MB's. Thanks for doing the review, I love that their is a cheaper machine out for those who can't afford the more expensive one. Hugs, Brenda

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  32. Thank you for the review and for the opportunity to win.

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  33. Love your reviews and blog! Would love to win so I can start crafting again!

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  34. Thank you for reviewing and thank you for blogging again. I love reading them.

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  35. Thanks for this giveaway Okie. I rolled my eyes a bit when I read your "requirements"... should have known they weren't real. :)

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  36. Honesty is always the best policy. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  37. well darn. Not sure if my comment went through. Thanks for a chance. Know that you will give us a honest review of what you find

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  38. I'm glad you liked this one as much as the Explore. It's good to know they're keeping up with the quality throughout the line. I have followed you long enough to know you will give your honest opinion, and that is a good thing.

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  39. Okie I love you and your comments on all things. I read everything you put on your blog and face book. I think some people are mean to you. I think you are refreshing. I would like to win the give away very much.

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  40. Honesty, that is why they chose you, even with your qualifiers to evaluate the E1. We who have followed and been "friends" with you know that if you review something and like it it's good. I would love to be the recipient of a new E1 because I am still using the expression. Thank you for all the good information you share with us all. I appreciate your time.

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  41. This review series has been informative and funny, and that includes the comments. Love reading your going-ones and how you deal, which is with a wonderful sense of humor. Asian picked the perfect person to do a review.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog...always checking to see if you post because I always enjoy your sense of humor...it's a great pick me up.

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  43. I just love reading your posts, they always brighten my day with a laugh! Keep on telling it like it is and as for all those jealous haters, they can..........well you know! ;)

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  44. Your blog is the only one I read even if the post has nothing to do with crafts. I'm glad to read that the Explore One seems just as good as the other machines.

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  45. I love you g an all your reviews and just love the layouts and cards you share on here

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  46. Easy Peasy! Thanks for all you do, Okie! (Can I still call you Okie?) :)

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  47. Thanks for giving your honest opinion. I love your blog and look forward to reading it. You do beautiful work

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  48. Whoo hoo. A giveaway. I want to win. Everyone loves a giveaway. Even anonymous people. I bet this post will have the most comments ever. Love you Shirley.

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  49. ha ha...i so wanted to try that somersault thing and i am use to being a minion. I wonder if we will start carrying the One at work. i know we are getting the Air.

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  50. Love you since the cricut board craziness days... You are just one awesome person! Love your no bar hold review!! Now, if Brother will do the right thing......

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  51. Thank you for doing this and good luck everyone!

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  52. I think your blog is only one I follow whenever you post. Thanks for the great review always a treat!!!!!

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  53. You crack me up and always brighten my days with your posts. I know a couple of teachers that would love to have this machine for their classroom, so I happen to be the lucky winner I'd donate it to them and make them very happy. thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. That's what I'm going to do too littlen, I already have the Explore and I know the teachers would love this.

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  54. Great give away "Okie". Love your reviews, honest and funny.

    Thanks,
    Valeri (aka uoduck and Vera ;) )

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  55. Your review are fabulous ... I love that they are honest and real and that you won't endorse a product unless you truly believe in it. The fact that you love the Explore and it's cutting capabilities, is exactly what I wanted to know. Thank you ... and thank you for entering me in the drawing for this lovely pink Explore too.

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  56. Love your honesty on products. Sometimes I have to learn for myself. I like to scrap lift some of your scrapbook pages. Keep up the good work!

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  57. Oh, I would love, love, LOVE to have a Cricut Explore 1! Thank you (and Ashish) for the opportunity to win one of these.

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  58. Thanks for your honest reviews and the opportunity to win a free one!

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  59. Thanks for a real honest review as yours is the only one I would trust if I was in the market looking to buy but as I already own the original Explore don't need one but if I was lucky enough to win would love to donate it to a school. Always look forward to reading your blog and your life stories, think of you and Blake when ever I'm in Ada.

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  60. Gotta love someone who tells it like it is.

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  61. I have loved reading your reviews about both machines. Honest and straight forward.

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  62. Thanks for always keeping it real! I'm not always around to comment but am more of a "silent" follower. I have read your reviews and appreciate your honesty. Looking forward to more insight from you, have a great weekend!

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  63. Love reading your posts and the honesty in your reviews and on life in general. Thanks for the chance to win. Just so you know, I follow you on FB and your blog but I draw the line on scratching your back, you r on your own. LOL

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  64. Love the fact that you are really honest in your reviews. Love to read your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Shoot, last time I posted, it gave me a message that it had gone for approval. It didn't this time, so I am posting again. If I am posting twice, please feel free to ignore this message. Thank you for your posts. You are very funny and I am glad I found your blog thanks to Ashish.

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  66. I love your reviews, your projects, and your honesty! I have been a "fan" of yours since the Cricut Forum Board days (way back when!). Keep up the great work and don't ever lose that great sense of humor! :)

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  67. Thanks for the honest review. You just tell it like it is and that speaks volumes. Always love reading your blog posts.

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  68. Love to read what you have to say about machines. You tell it like it is.

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  69. I would love to upgrade my machines from my old bug and E. --Kathy Wyatt

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  70. Would love the explore for my daughter!

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  71. Love your honest opinion, my granddaughter and I could use an upgrade we have worn our cricket explorer out. ~Ann Williams & Anna

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  72. Thanks for the reviews, Okie. I enjoy your blog posts and your sense of humor.
    Priscilla E.

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  73. Always love reading your posts, been with you since Cricut board days!!!! I have "divorced" provo crafts in the past, also! Thanks for a chance to try their product again!!

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  74. I have been a follower for many years. I love your blog and that you mean what you say and say what you mean. SallyW

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  75. I enjoy your blog! I can always count on an honest opinion!

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  76. I have been following you for years and always love to read your posts. You tell it like it is. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. I have been following your blog for a while. I love your honesty about EVERYTHING! Thanks for the reviews. I have enjoyed reading them all as I feel/felt the same way you did about Provo Craft. Thanks for the chance to give them a second shot.

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  78. So nice of you to gift me a explore seeing how tomorrow (the 6th) is my birthday... hahaha in all seriousness though This would be perfect to take on the task of decorating Addie's princess room :)

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  79. Hi Okie, I love reading your reviews and your posts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Thanks for the chance...I love reading your blog and have for some time now.

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  81. I love you reviews and everything you do! You are the kind of honest straight to the point reviews!

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  82. I have one of the original cricuts, one that only cuts 6X12 mat, but it has never failed me. So have never considered a new one. I do know it will someday give out and I will be forced to find a replacement. Thanks to your honest reviews, this would be the replacement I'd want!

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  83. I don't always posts, but when I do it's on Okieladybug's page. LOL. But it's true. I love your writing, I feel like I'm right there with you. Loved the reviews and would love to win the Explore One. Thanks for giving me the chance to win. Thank you, Elizabeth Alvarez @ elizabethalvarez68@yahoo.com.

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  84. I love your reviews and am excited about the cutting capabilities of this new machine. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  85. Thank you, I know I can trust you to tell what you truly think! Love your sense of humor. Thanks for giving us the chance to win. Suzanne sucor_2 at hotmail.com

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  86. I to was skeptical about these machines since I did own the original 6 inch one way back in the day. I love your sense of humor when reviewing the E1.
    cinharg2@netscape.net

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  87. Thank you! I read your blog....I get it sent to my email every time you write.Love your sense of humor!

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  88. Thank you for the chance, I found you some time ago and come by all the time to just plain laugh, you are one funny lady. Thank you for all that you do. Would love to win to give it to my mom so she can start scrapbooking

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  89. I was surprised to see your reviews.
    I would love to win!

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  90. One of your followers who just loves to read all your comments. Please just
    keep posting fergie

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  91. Wow. Great give away. Thanks for the chance. BTW you ate too funny!

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  92. I always enjoy your posts, love the humor and love your honesty! I agree with you the crazy things people want you to do to win something, besides I suck at somersaults! :) Thank you for offering such a great giveaway! Happy Labor Day!

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  93. Thank you for your honest reviews. As a teacher, I would love to win this machine. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  94. Love that you are back! I look forward to having breakfast with you via your blog! Would love to win, but more important is keep writing.

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  95. Thank you for the honest review of the new Cricut Explore One. I would love to win this and try PC products again.

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  96. Hi Okie!! I have been a silent follower for years. I love you quirky writing style and you honesty. Like you, I gave up on Provo Craft and moved on to another machine. I have been reading all the reviews on the Explore and now the Explore One and have been almost convinced to buy a new machine when the price is right!! Thank you for your honest reviews. I have been impressed with what I have been seeing done with this machine and will be crossing my fingers and toes in hopes of winning!!

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  97. I have followed your blog for a long time. I would love to win the explore. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  98. You crack me up! I love to hear all of your stories! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Glenda S
    slatsinhi@yahoo.com

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  99. I love to see your emails pop up in my mail. You are so funny and honest. Don't ever change, keep it real. Thank you for your reviews and the chance to win.❤️ All you do!

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  100. Would love to win the E1. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.

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  101. I love to read your reviews and posts. I love me some Okielady!!! Lisa Anderson jca5@bellsouth.net

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  102. LOVE your posts and your humor! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. I always enjoy your reviews. Thanks for a change to win the E1.
    Donna K U

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  104. I love your honest reviews straight and to the point. Thanks for the chance to win a Explore 1.

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  105. OMG Shirley you crack me up........to enter the giveaway you must do the following...
    1. Go and like my Facebook page
    2. Follow my blog
    3. Join my YouTube channel
    4. Scratch my back
    5. Jump through 3 flaming hoops
    6. Register to be one of my minions
    7. Do 3 somersaults and 2 back flips while chewing bubble gum........

    Hahahahaha......thanks for the chance.

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  106. Who would have ever thought Okie would be hosting an Explore 1 giveaway! Wow! And being contacted by the CEO! Yikes! Ashish is very wise to choose you for reviewing their new machines. Well, wise as long as their new machines are practically perfect in every way! Of which Okie proved they are!
    I'm so glad you are hosting this fabulous opportunity to win because i know this machine will not be a disappointment!
    Thank you Okie for sharing your opinions (of which you have many) with us!
    Love your blog!

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  107. Thanks for all your honest and helpful reviews! You are my favorite blogger in the scrapping world and I don't miss a day without reading your posts. I have been a loyal follower of your blog for years! Thanks for giving us a chance to win the Explore One!

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  108. I enjoy getting my notifications of your posts and I read each one to the very end. I love your sense of humor and your "tell it the way it is" style. I know I can trust your opinions. I can't afford to waste money on products that don't work. Thank you for your very honest opinions of the Explore One. And thank you for this chance to win one! Looking forward to your next post!

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  109. I love reading your blog posts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  110. OMG! You are hilarious!! I always search my email list to see if you've posted yet so I can read you first. I love your brassy humor...a little like me (LOL). I loved reading your reviews and your honesty is quite refreshing in this pc world. Keep it up, Okieladybug!

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  111. Great reviews and honesty is appreciated! Thanks for the chance to win. I would happily trade my barely used Cricut Imagine and all its extra ink for the Explore One!

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  112. Thanks for all the reviews! I love that we have an opinion from someone who has tried it out multiple times, and given an opinion!
    P.S. If I win....this will be my sole machine to use for my daughter's classroom! Yes, she is a teacher, currently on strike to fight for more curriculum because she even has to provide that too in her classroom!

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  113. Your honesty is refreshing and you always bring a smile to my face. Thank you and thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. First of all! You are so funny! I really appreciate and love your honesty mixed with your humor. So refreshing! And down right fun to read ! Thank you for the review and for the giveaway.

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  115. Thank you for your review as I have been on the fence on whether to upgrade or not. My still go to machine is my expression. Thanks you for the opportunity to win!

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  116. Well I have Liked you facebook page, Subscribed to you youtube channel and I am already following your blog. I would love to win your E1 ive been wanting one since the release. But my hubby won't let me buy another machine...:-(

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  117. Thanks for the chance to win one these babies! you have renewed my Faith ( so to speak) in the Cricut. Thank you for keeping me entertained, I do so love to open that E-mail and see what Okie has to say today, Sure did miss you for awhile though... glad to have you back!
    Annette goebig

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  118. I've been reading your blog for years, and followed the whole "Cricut Saga" when you divorced them. I agreed with a lot of your comments about their customer service and user agreements, etc...but I was already pretty heavily invested in their equipment, so even though the Silhouette craze hit, I stuck with my Expression (that I bought after standing in line since 3am at a local Wal Mart on Black Friday a few years ago!) Anyway, I also have a Gypsy, but at my "advancing" age (ahem), I struggle to use it, and would like to be able to design on a larger screen. So I have been reading reviews everywhere I can on the Explore. My in-laws will begin asking soon what I want for Christmas, and I want to be able to tell them if it is the Explore or if I have to find something else for them to get me. I guess if I win this Explore, I can have them get me a new iPad!!!!! Sounds like a plan. Thanks for your honesty and time spent reviewing the products.
    Rhonda HH

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  119. I rarely post, but I do love your unbiased approach to everything you comment on. Thanks so much

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  120. Love your blog and your honesty! I have been following you since before the divorce. I also divorced the company, but would like to see how the new machines work. Can you use all the old cartridges? Thanks so much for a chance to win.

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  121. Thank you for your honesty!!!! I had no intentions of buying another cricut machine until I read your reviews - THANK YOU!!!! I can always count on your honesty with a whole lotta laughs!!!!!

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  122. Your blog is, and always has been, funny, honest, and refreshing. I appreciate the honest reviews with practical applications. Not all of us want to use our machines to create masterpieces made from fancy, top of the line materials. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  123. Your blog keeps me laughing, do I have to send you a video of me jumping thru a flame of hoops? lol...Always learning new stuff from your blog, now accept my FB friendship :)

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  124. I love following your blog and ready your comments. I like your honesty about what you like and don't like. If I need laugh, I can always count on your posts.

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  125. I love my E machine I just wish they would have came out with this one first and that would have saved me tons of money with all the cricut machines I have now oh well

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  126. I've always enjoyed reading your blog and honest opinions...thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. Thank you so much for the review. I laughed out loud when you put the rules for the giveaway.

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  128. I love your blog and have followed you for a long time. I like you started out a Cricut fan. I have owned almost every machine they made but close to the end things went down hill. I own over 160 cartridges and would love to have the explore 1 to use them all. After being let down in the past I am gun shy about buying another machine. I wish we all had the chance to try the machine out. Okie I love your honest straight forward thinking and want to thank you for the time and trouble you go through for us. I really really really hope I win this machine

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  129. I love your sense of humor! You sound like me! I appreciate your honesty. I have one Explore, but so could use another in my classroom, so I don't have to lug mine back and forth to work. Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway!

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  130. I love reading your posts. Like that your honest in your reviews. Thanks for the giveaway. Kay hummer33@charter.net

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  131. I always enjoyed your posts on the old Cricut message boards. Glad to see you trying the Explore and Explore 1. Thanks for your reviews on them, and the chance to win the pretty pink Explore 1.

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  132. Thanks for the chance to win! Though I never follow/like blogs/fb I periodically check in on my favorites. Yours is one I love to check in on :)

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  133. Oaky! You almost have me convinced, but I still love my gypsy! So glad to see your blog posts back in my email!

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  134. I have been on the fence about purchasing this machine, but your reviews are so informative and helpful and well, you also make me laugh- you are a breath of fresh air. So thank you for your reviews and thank you for this opportunity to win.

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  135. I feel like we are old friends from the past from the message board. Laughter and smiles. Back then I saw you cartridge holder and knew that was for me. Wasn't bright enough to make the file so cut them all 100+ by hand. Silly me but never regretted it and still using them.
    Thanks for the opportunity of a give away and congrats to the winner.

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  136. Did it work. Im sorry if Im on here 4-5 times, just trying to show you people do really read your blog

    Charlene

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  137. I have always enjoyed your blog. Missed you when you weren't posting as much. I really appreciated all the info about the Explore! I have you bookmarked on my IPAD, but I'm going to subscribe to your your YouTube. Thanks for the chance to win an Explore!

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  138. Love reading your posts. You are honest and to the point, I love that about your reviews.

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  139. I enjoy your emails laugh heaps.
    Your review was good it's honest. And that is all we need and want.
    I have an Expression.
    Annamieke from the land down under.

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  140. I love your reviews, enjoy following your blog etc but trust me.... the only way I'd be able to do a summersault is strapped in harness with outside help to make my body go head over heels..... LOL! So happy for a chance at winning!

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  141. Love reading your emails. Don't always have time to look for blogs or posts or anything else with life.... but when it's sent to my email.... now that's what I'm talking about.
    Thanks for the chance to win a machine.
    God bless!

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  142. If I win, can I have Lucy instead?
    Thanks for the honest assessments.
    I have a "Okieladybug" folder.
    **U**
    Nance

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  143. Thank you for your reviews. I've enjoyed them all.

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  144. Thank you so much for the honest review of the E1. It is not in the budget right now, but I would love the chance to win one, no matter what the color is! I have been reading your blog for years and appreciate your wonderful sense of humor.

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  145. Hi Okie, I've been following your blog for years. I found you over at the Cricut forum.
    Really appreciate your honesty, a gal who tells it like it is, gotta love that?
    Thanks so much for testing this E1, also appreciate the opportunity to enter for a chance to own the machine. Keep on doing what you do, sharing your knowledge of design, rants & even a little glimpse into your personal life. Keep well! Kathy

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  146. I loved your review it was very honest. Thank you

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  147. I love to read your reviews. Love your honesty and humor! Tell Lucy hello! But I was a little disappointed. I did each item as I read thru your list. Now I find out that I jumped thru a flaming hoop and did somersaults and backflips while chewing gum, all for nothing! I will be sore for weeks! Sure hope I win after all this excercise!

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  148. Thanks for your honesty!!! Even if some think you're "rude". What do they know. Lol
    Kathy Olsob

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  149. I did read your Cricut Explore One reviews. Very thorough! Looks like a lot of others also read them . I too would like to win. Thanks for the opportunity Cricut (& you).

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  150. Love to read your blog all of the time!!! I check it often. Would love to win! I trust your reviews. Love your humor :)
    Sandy R. MN

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  151. You are so crazy! Your honest reviews, amazing designs are really appreciated! Oh wait did I tell you I would love an E1. Off to figure out my password so I can enter! Darn girl this is the exact reason I just comment on you FB post. I know always a winer but glad you mare it simple!

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  152. Thanks for the opportunity to win an Explore One! I love reading your posts!

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  153. Love your honest reviews. You are always cracking me up. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

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  154. I love your honesty. If I had a product I would want you to review it lol. Thank you for a chance to win a new machine.

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  155. Over the years you have brought so many smiles to my face with your honesty, sense of humor and great crafting advice that you have shared on your blog! Thank you for your awesome blog and for this chance to win an E1! :)

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  156. Great review! I have no clue about the Cricut machines, so this information is great. Thanks for the easy opportunity to win a cool prize!

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  157. Wooooot!!!! So glad I don't have to jump through fire and jump around :) Thanks so much for the give away Okie :)

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  158. I DO read your reviews and posts Okie!! And I really missed you while you were off this summer. I appreciate your humor and honesty, and look forward to each new post.
    Shellee

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  159. I may not comment often, but I love your blog! Thank you for an honest evaluation. I have 2 E2s sitting in my garage because I too had moved on from ProvoCraft. I would love a chance to try the new machine! Then maybe I could donate my Cameo to the after school program I work at!

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  160. Okay, I think that I needed to be signed into google BEFORE I post.
    I hope it is not too late. I have read all your reviews on the Explore One.
    I think the onion paper was surprising as you said the paper was so thin. Also it being able to cut construction paper will help when my grandbabies get to come over.

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  161. You always crack me up. I don't comment much but I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for all your work on your blog. BTW, I did the somersaults and the back flips.

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  162. You are so wonderfully "politically incorrect." I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for the refreshing review on the Explore machines.

    Joy
    joyfullycrafting

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  163. Hilarious! I often times don't enter giveaways because they want me to go follow and post a picture of my great grandmothers second cousin and then comment every day with how much I love their blog. haha

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  164. I left a comment... But don't see it. Hmmm.... Anyway, I'll try again. Thank you for just being you! :)

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  165. Great reviews, Okie! My favorite part, you ask? The honesty. This way, I know it's not the Kool-aid, but good, honest reviews. Thank you!

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