BlairHarp - where do you get your artwork? Or did you create that? Can you post the "*.crv" file? It's awesome!
When you get V-Carve Pro experiment with the 3D carving. That is amazing to watch and all you need is a ball nose bit.
Also, the tutorials on their site are great - I always learn something and find it interesting that the guy sounds like John Oliver but uses inches instead of metric.