Yay! I just recently pulled out my cricut baby bug that I had bought last year and used one time, because I couldn't figure out how to get it to cut properly. I did a google search and came across Sure Cuts a Lot or SCAL, which is a software program that lets you cut any installed font or dingbat, or SVG file. Seeing some of the projects that people have come up with has been awe inspiring. I've scoured the web, joined some forums/groups, and have finally been brave enough to actually start cutting!
I made a custom car decal of my daughters' school logo. First I scanned the logo and turned it into a JPG file. Then I used a free software program called inkscape and turned it into a SVG file. I opened the svg file in SCAL and VIOLA! A custom decal for my car (made from contact paper i might add.....)
There are so many amazing and generous people in the SCAL world. Thanks to all of you who guided me through tutorials and offered inspiration!