As promised, my replacement Cameo was delivered safe and sound to my front doorstep late yesterday afternoon. I plugged it in and got right to work. The die cut that was giving me so much trouble on my original machine cut like a dream the very first time. So then I cut out a beautiful title and it too turned out great. Here's the completed layout.
I seriously could not be any happier with this amazing machine and can't wait to spend more time working with it. The possibilities truly are endless and their customer service is fantastic too!