Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Something a Little....

Different. :) I think that I'm going to start doing things a little differently on here. On Tuesdays, I believe that I'm going to TRY to have Tooty Fruity Tuesdays - a Toot-orial each Tuesday. The tutorials, for the foreseeable future, will be focused on SCAL and it's functions. I will start with basic ones and work on to a little more advanced things as I go. On this page, I also plan to begin putting the .jpg file of some of the cuts that I've made. The blog will not host 'files', but it will host pictures. If I put the .jpg on here, you can copy it and import it - easily - into SCAL for your own use.

Today, I'm featuring a peanut picture and an olive picture. I recently used both on some 6x6 recipe pages I was making for a swap.

The peanut as seen once cut by the Cricut ...

And the original .jpg file. Once it was imported into SCAL, I used "Blackout" to get rid of all of the tiny holes. I needed a LOT of these little guys and didn't want to wait for the Bug to cut all of the tiny holes. I didn't really need those, anyway, as I used the Cuttlebug to emboss each peanut to add the texture.

The olive as seen when cut by the Cricut .....

The original .jpg files.

The olive base.

The olive layers (I elected not to use the highlighting stripe on my cut.).

You should be able to click on each picture, right click on the big picture when it comes up, and save it on your computer. Save it in an easy place to remember (but I don't suggest your desktop!!) so that you can find it when you go to import it into SCAL. :)

I will go over the method of importing later in a Tooty Fruity Tuesday Tutorial. Next Tuesday, look for an overview of a lot of the basic features of SCAL.

Hopefully, this will be useful to some of you - and even a reminder of some of the cool things that SCAL does for those of you who have used SCAL for a while.

Let me know what you think and what you'd like a Tooty Fruity Tuesday to focus on!

Have an awesome Tuesday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!



  1. Cant wait to watch your tutorial tuesday..Might get a few weeks behind at first but I cant wait...

  2. I like your ideas, Shell. I really like the images you created. Since I don't have SCAL, I'm trying to figure out a way to create them from a punch. hehe


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