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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Whooo Hoooo!!!

So I have to tell you how excited I am!!!! As most of you know - I love love love love WinPC for Scrapbookers! It is my all time favorite software! I have Illustrator CS2 with the bridge, the Wishblade software, the Robo Master Software, Inkscape, KNK Studio and I have Funtime Scrapbooking as well! (Holly Cow - this is the first time I have ever written out all the cutter software's that I actually own..... hmmm - Yes, My name is Lori McDonald and I am a software junkie!) LOL

Do I use all these programs....well - yes and no. I do need several of them to convert my files to different formats that all cutter machines can use. So for the most part - I do USE them - but just very limited parts of them.

Up until a few weeks ago - I designed all my files with my WinPC for Scrapbookers. I absolutely love this program! It is an awesome all in one program. It allows me to design files and then it would let me cut to my Wishblade. How cool is that!!!

Well I have to tell you - the past few weeks I have really been working with and playing around with Funtime Scrapbooking. It is the SAME program as WinPC just an upgraded version of the software. Now there are some things I don't really like about Funtime - one being the "Dummy Buttons" on the screen. I personally feel like they are the big crayons at the kindergarten table!! LOL But that is just me - I am more of a point and click person and I like to use my dropdown bars to pick my actions. There are tons of people who love the shortcut buttons. And that is really what they are - short cut buttons. Luckily for me - I can turn those off. And I do!!!

Well - my new 13 " KNK came in the mail a few weeks ago - and due to my illness, surgery, etc... I just got it all hooked up, calibrated and ready to cut! How exciting!! But here we go again - another software to learn! I have heard great things about the KNK software, but hey - I like my WinPC/Funtime. And then........

On one of the forums I am a member of - it was brought up that you might be able to get your KNK to cut directly from your Funtime Software!!! WHAT??? WHAT!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!

So I raced to sign off the forum and to see - could it be true?!? No?!?! REALLY?!?! And I am ecstatic to report - it is! IT IS!!!! Yep - ladies and hmmm - if there are any gentlemen reading - I am now cutting from my Funtime Scrapbooking software straight to my 13" KNK!!!! This is earth shattering!! (Ok maybe not earth shattering - but it is huge!!!)

This now allows me to design in my favorite software and then I can choose which cutter (the 13" KNK or my Wishblade) that I want to use to cut!! Can you say MUNGO HUGE time saver?!?!? And I don't have to learn yet another software unless I want to!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!

So, for all those people who have contacted me in the past few months about WinPC for Scrapbookers and/or Funtime Scrapbooking - I say - GET IT!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! (Oh and if you don't know where to get it - PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!! I can hook you up with the right people!!!)

For those that have written to me about my Funtime/WinPC for Scrapbooker 101 Tutorial - thank you sooooo much! I am so glad that you have found it not only helpful but easy to understand. (I have added it to the side bar on the left - for those who missed it the first time around and would like to download it.)

I have also made a Funtime Scrapbooking Tool Bar "cheat sheet" for those who have the Funtime software. (You can download it here or from the side bar on the left as well!!!)

So there you have it! My exciting news of the day!!! If you have any questions or concerns or just want to make a comment about Funtime Scrapbooking or WinPC for Scrapbookers - I would love it hear it!!

Ok - I am now off to run some errands!

Until Next Time!



Unknown December 12, 2007 at 7:55 PM  

Okay, shoe girl! I need to know more about this Funtime software. Like, do I need it? I'm wanting a new software for converting files so I really want to know which kinds of files this software can import and export.
Their website wasn't very helpful to me so I'm asking the expert - you!

Anonymous,  February 3, 2008 at 1:43 PM  

I need to know also. I was searching and searching. Nothing to find. Only the output wpc and as a jpg. What about the inputs and the other outputs?
I need to know before I consider to purchase it.
thanks, Gerti

Anonymous,  January 12, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

The link to your tutorials are not working ... I am very interested in the Funtime software tutorial as I just got the Gazelle and am having a hard time working with the Funtime software.

sheabella May 27, 2009 at 5:59 PM  

I am glad I found your blog. I just got my gazelle and am trying to learn Funtime. I don't find the tutorials that come with the software all that helpful because there is no explanation given during the actions. Any tutorials you put together would be appreciated. Thanks so much.

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