My first tip is - don't pay for Cricut classes before you check out everything available for free through youtube. I made that mistake and then discovered that the free instructional videos that the creative and generous crafters out there make are so much better (i.e. "The Pink Stamper") making it easy for those of us who may struggle to figure out just what to do with our Cricut cuts once we make them.
Just type in Cricut in the search box on Youtube and you will see how much information is out there.
Thanks again to all of you who share your experiences :)
I'm getting a video camera this week and soon hope to have some videos to share, too.