Monday, August 10, 2009
Last Friday my husband Bill and I went to a consumer Scrapbooking show to search for a digital cutter to make custom picture mattes for our miniature (dollhouse) business. All I can say is that there are still a lot of scrapbook enthusiasts because the show floor was jammed with customers as well as the workshops and crop areas. Don't ask me what crop means because I'm not a scrapbooker but whatever it is there were an amazing amount of people working diligently at tables. I didn't see much in the line of paper for scrapbooking but did see loads of embellishments for scrapbook pages. I had heard that paper sales are down because scrapbookers are creating their pages on the computer and then using glitter, ribbons, stickers, stencils etc. to embellish them.
We did find a great cutter (Klick-n-kut) but alas it is for Windows operating system only and we have a Mac. But we bought KNK anyway because it is very versatile, will cut small intricate shapes, and will even cut images created in Illustrator and Photoshop. So guess what I've struggled with the last two days? Software installation! I won't bore you with details in trying to use Windows when I am a Mac person or ALL the problems. However, the latest stumbling block is that somehow Mac's free BootCamp (allows Mac to operate Windows applications) isn't letting me get onto the internet so I can't register KNK. If I can't register it, I can only use it in the demo mode and thus can't save files etc. I called the company and unfortunately there isn't a work around. Grrrr! I have an appointment with Apple this afternoon to correct the problem - I hope. Sigh!