It came with 3 catridges. It has Accent Essentials (that didn't look too interesting to me), Plantin Schoolbook (a letter cartridge), and Pink Journey (the cancer cartridge---the reason why I bought the Expression). I am looking forward to making up some new projects with these cartridges. The Pink Journey is going to come in handy because I met up with a lady at the Elks Lodge that invited me to participate in 3 Breast Cancer craft fair fundraisers. So hopefully I'll be making some of those projects soon.
My first project on the new machine was a request for a client that wanted some baby shower favors. They have a cool button on the Expression that isn't on the personal Cricut. The "quantity" button allows you to indicate how many of each design you want and then the machine just cuts it for you. I was able to cut out all the circles and scallops faster than I ever did on the other machine. I do like the way the personal machine opened the lid when you turned it on. I don't like the way the expression opens up, but that is so minor compared to everything else it does. I can't wait to play around with it some more.
Here are the pictures. Enjoy and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Toodles!!!