Monday, 5 February 2018

Show Off

It is entirely appropriate that my rubbish photography has caused a light flare on the machine, as if it's a twinkle of halo-esque proportions. Its like the Colgate smile sparkle. If you can't remember that far back, just ignore that comparison! 
So in the pic you can see the fab shelf thing that Mr Dunnit made for me in order to house my Scan&Cut Christmas present. It needs to be within reach for use and to remind me that I HAVE to learn how to use it. The Scan&Cut that is. It's actually called a ScanNCut, but I don't like that name, I hate the N. I feel it should have apostrophes around it and that's a pain to type. And the N sound is also part of the punchline of a joke about constipation, and I can never get that out of my mind. 
Oh there, sorry, I seem to have drifted. The appropriate light flare is my point. It's to reward me. I have actually read the manual, I have actually done some of the practice exercises and am slowly working my way through others. I need to be able to use this machine to its maximum potential instead of dithering about with the top 10% of its functions. Pretty much what I do with my phone, ipad and such. Ridiculous. So I'm feeling a bit good about this fraction of my craft life at the moment. I should say that it's quite computer based and I would very much prefer not to spend valuable crafting time learning to computer. But it's a means to an end...the ability to do all the Scan&Cut says it can outweighs the time investment at this point. Ask me again in a couple of months when I hope, I'll be picking it up and creating without a second thought. Meanwhile, if nothing else, I'm learning the page numbers of the manual!

11 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It DOES look like it's smiling. I guess the learning curve might put me off. That and the price, of course. However, I'll watch for updates on your progress. It's really a pretty accompaniment, at least.

Sue said...

Julia, The more you use it, the better you will get (Oh Matron;)) Sue

misteejay said...

Enjoy playing with your new toy. A friend bought one of these just before Christmas and she is loving it.
Toni xx

Helen said...

I am impressed that it is out of the box, on a ready made shelf and that you are reading the manual! I don't much like things that involve reading the manual, I must have been a man in a previous existence, I think!
I await your wonderful scan AND cut designs (agree about the N, it's just laziness!) invading your Wednesday desks very soon....... or not!

Monica said...

I see you have the old standby Big Shot ready to go! Do I understand "about 10% of its function". That is me and why I am trying to understand Google where I may have to settle for 10% as there is not enough room in my brain or little grey cells to remember what i learn and definitely what i have not tackled to date.
Monica

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great addition to your space. You will love it eventually. But I totally agree on the learning curve. I hate that I can't have more time to LEARN my new Computerized sewing machine. I loved my old, quick and easy one. And as you age it is more of a struggle. My issue is symbols. I'm a doer and not a reader and apply kind of person.This new stuff, Makes me feel inadequate right from the beginning. And I'd say you are very lucky to have a book come with it. Usually you have to download it. Good Luck and Have fun.

Neet said...

I am sure you will fully master it, my friend has and she would be the first to say she is not computer savvy - not meaning you aren't I hasten to add. Just trying to reassure you that time will tell and you will be cutting away.
Hugs, Neet xx

BJ said...

Super shelf thing, I have a similar one for my Sizzix Bigz dies fashioned by my DH (Dear Husband) too. Yep I DO remember the Colgate smile and so glad you feel your knowledge so far warrants this. Good luck but I'll stick with my Cuttlebug. And what am I commenting at this early hour you may think, well I seem to have hurt my back and as usual can't sleep so am awaiting your WOYWW post for linkage. I can't move quick you see, hurt it doing voluntary badminton work yesterday afternoon and still played in the evening more fool me! BJ in pain!

Cara said...

Enjoy the learning curve, looking forward to seeing your creations x

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, you are one step ahead of me if you have read the manual. I plugged in and started playing straight away ... but I will read the manual, soon! Have fun, and I look forward to seeing your creations, Heather

My name is Cindy said...

Oh yeah.... I think i printed out a manual....................it's a great machine had mine 2+ ears and still only scratched the surface of its capabilities. I don't have the wifi version..... somewhere along the line I will find a reason to upgrade but not yet. Any probs, do shout, though you are probably learning the 90% I don't know. Also gentleman Crafter is a very helpful chap. Have fun!!