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Posted 3/24/2013 by danit1315 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/24/2013 3:21:15 PM
If you use the Gazelle, what software do you use?
Funtime, MTC, SCAL?
I just can not get this Funtime. I'm having such a mental block!!!!

Yes, I tried Youtube...but.....sigh....

Anyone know what the easiest software to learn is?

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Posted: 3/24/2013 4:43:33 PM
I use Funtime and still haven't completely gotten the hang of it. I can use files that are ready to go but much altering starts to make my head hurt. I tend to create files in PSE and then just import them.

You may try the Bosskut forum or see if you can get Teri from the company to answer specific questions. I hear she is awesome!
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Posted: 3/24/2013 4:48:33 PM
Well, I was used to using Adobe Illustrator CS2 before I got my Gazelle, so it was just easier for me to keep on using it. However, I had to neglect my family for a solid week to learn it well enough to do even basic things. Over time I learned to do more. I certainly wouldn't recommend Illustrator as being easier than Funtime. It's just easier for me than learning how to do everything in another program, when I don't really need to.

Didn't your Gazelle come with video tutorials for the Funtime software? Mine did. I thought they were very helpful, although I never got through them all because I was already used to Illustrator and didn't think my family would appreciate being neglected for a week again while I learned to use Funtime.

If your Gazelle didn't come with video tutorials, they should be available on the BossKut Gazelle site or forum. There are gals there on the Gazelle forum who know how to do anything with the software. At least there used to be. And yes, Teri is really good!


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Posted: 3/24/2013 6:12:13 PM
Thanks for your input ladies!
I did get the CD. My problem is, it is sooo detailed, that I can't remember it all when it comes time to apply it!

I think I will try to watch the video on my desktop WHILE using the Funtime on my laptop.
This way I don't need to rely so much on my memory!

I guess I should start small also. I'm trying to begin by uploading & modifying my own jpeg's.

Baby steps...right?!?!?!

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Posted: 3/24/2013 6:55:06 PM
I have a Gazelle, and Fun time is a great software with a lot of capabilities, but its not super intuitive. I did end up purchasing SCAL on a super sale, but that's because I couldn't get any of the SVGCuts files to import right with fun time. Of the two, I think Fun time has a lot more capabilities. I would watch the video and pause to do the steps IRL, so it took me a while to get through a video, but I needed the hands on application.

I would also suggest just playing with it as much as possible, the more familiar you get with it, the more you'll like it. And this is coming from someone who once considered selling my Gazelle I was so frustrated with it!

Teri and the user forum on the Bosskut site are awesome, very helpful group of people!

Good luck and have fun with your "pink lady".

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Posted: 3/24/2013 9:49:42 PM
Yes, definitely baby steps.

When I was learning how to use Illustrator, I got confused, couldn't remember steps to do basic things at first. So I wrote each step down for the different things I wanted to do. I started with titles, particularly welding words.

If you think it might help, write down what you want to do, such as weld letters into a title. Then under that, put each step with a number. Watch the video on that and pause as needed to take notes.

I have to take notes when I'm learning something new or I don't remember. I'm the "in one ear and out the other" kind of gal.

So I kept a notebook handy when I was first learning. Now I don't need it.


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Posted: 3/24/2013 10:57:16 PM
I'm going to keep trying!!!
Thank you both so much! I can do this...hahaha.
And if I think otherwise, I'll be here asking......

Thanks ladies!
Dani

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Posted: 3/25/2013 9:04:14 AM
I have a gazelle as well as a wishblade. I create everything in my create and cut software that came with my wishblade because I have learned this software so well. I then just import to the gazelle to cut since I haven't really had time to "learn" all the bells and whistles with funtime


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