According to Tara in PA, she saw the NEW Cricut Create at her brand new Michaels today. There were ads in the store that said it's a Michaels exclusive...their exclusive inflated price is $299. Be patient gals as I'm sure you'll be able to get it much cheaper once it's released to the other stores. Oh, and just in case you've not heard of the Create, here's some info on it: The Create is similar to the Cricut Personal Cutter in size, but can compete with the Cricut Expression for its functionality. The Cricut Create has five new functions (which are also available on the Cricut Expression): Rotate/Portrait, Fit to page, Auto Fill, Flip and Centre Point. It also comes with a completely new featured cartridge: Don Juan. Cuts from 1" to 11.5". The machine weighs around 7 lbs so is easily portable.