How to Transform a Font Into Wordart

Have you been reading all the blog posts at Scrapaneers this month about fonts? Haven’t they been great? I definitely fall into the font-a-holic category as do many of you I’m sure. For my post today I wanted to share with you a couple of quick “how to” instructions about turning your fonts into a quick and easy wordart. If you’re like me, you love when you can create something really pretty super easily! So, follow along and lets see what we can create!

 

HowToTransformAFontIntoWordArt

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Terrific Typewriter Fonts

Maybe because I learned to “type” on a typewriter before there were computers in schools or homes, but I swoon over all sorts of typewriter fonts. They are my absolute favorites in the font world. I’m going to share some of these terrific typewriter fonts in this post that are definitely swoon-worthy.

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March 2017 Challenge

I have been working on a recipe booklet for my kids using Kelly Sill’s Keep it Together Recipe kit. So I have been writing down ingredients for all the foods my family loves. When one of my daughters was in high school she had to attend a food fair. She commented that all different countries use many of the same ingredients in their food but come up with vastly different results. They each add something regional and make those basic ingredients into something unique.  It seemed like a good idea to make a recipe challenge this month. But instead of food we will use common components of a layout. 

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Creative Digital Alphas with Fonts

Hello all my artsy friends and a special welcome to those font-a-holics out there (and I know there are quite a few of you)!  We have an amazing month planned for you on the Scrapaneers blog, with lots of fun design, organization and creative ideas involving fonts.  If you are not a font-a-holic now, you most certainly will be by the end of March.  I am kicking things off with some fun ideas for using fonts to create layered alphas for your digital pages.  Ready to jump on the font train?  Then come on in and join me . . .

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Pick of the Month-SciStarter

Being an engineer that means I’m kind of a science geek. My kids would attest to this. They’ve grown up with my dragging them to see a lock and dam system in action, putting up with my rock collecting on every vacation and repeatedly calling them to observe the wildlife right in our own backyard. I’ve recently discovered SciStarter, a place for actively participating in citizen science projects all over the place.

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Win a Ticket to Scrapaneers LIVE! Artistry

Win a Ticket to Scrapaneers LIVE! Artistry

In less than 2 months, on April 8 & 9, Scrapaneers will host it’s fourth, online, mega-event! And this time, we’re focusing on Artistry — highlighting techniques with blending, brushwork, masking, painting, abstract art, art journaling, compositing, mixed media effects, and pen tablet tricks.

 

We’ll announce the classes on March 6, but you can find out who’s teaching right now, right here!

 

Our LIVE! events are the ONLY 5-star rated, digital conferences where you can leave as a stronger digital scrapbooker. And you’ll never have to step out of your pajamas because the entire event is hosted online!

 

Win One of 2 Tickets

And this week, YOU — yes you — could win a ticket to Scrapaneers LIVE! Artistry! We’re giving away 2 tickets to 2 lucky scrapbookers. All you need to do to enter is comment on this blog post and let us know what you’d like to learn most about Artistry. There are no wrong answers. 

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Family Stories, Instagram and Chatbooks — Oh, my!

Knowing who our family WAS reveals part of who we ARE.

I love this quote and it speaks volumes to me as I continue to share my family history with my own children and relatives. When I started my journey to share my love for family history, the heritage photos and stories that go along with it all, I knew that my ultimate goal was to share it in a book form. I want to combine beautiful pages with stories, photos and documents that will entice my children and family to WANT to read them and learn more about their family history. This is where Chatbooks really excels with its’ size easy to ready and cute size.

Sharing my Family History on Instagram

Once I discovered Instagram, I “instantly” knew that this would become a platform that I could use to catch the attention of my kids – you know… one post, one story at a time with a beautiful photo. We can combine our love of scrapbooking to provide the beautiful photo and then include the story in the caption of our post. That is the essence of scrapbooking but on a smaller scale.

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Transforming Photos Into Fine Art

Have you every thought of transforming your photos into fine art?  Yes, no, maybe?  If you’re like me you’re probably more interested in capturing the moments and getting them on a scrapbook page.  But, since you’re here at Scrapaneers, I think it’s safe to assume you are interested in learning new techniques and strategies to make your pages more creative and artistic.  Yeah, me too!  I was very excited when I discovered we’d be focusing on hybrid projects this month at Scrapaneers.  I’d just signed up for Cilenia Curtis’ Digital Artistry workshop and was anxious to try out some of the techniques. Because in order to learn and improve at anything we need practice, practice, and more practice.  I’m not going to give specific settings used to build the foundation but rather the steps I took to achieve the effects shown.

As a disclaimer let me tell you I am an artist. I love to draw and primarily use Prismacolor Artist pencils to create “paintings” but that has become quite painful thanks to arthritis. But you do not have to be an artist to use these techniques.  If you can trace it, you can create art!

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Meet the Cricut Design Space

I like  to do hybrid art journaling and like here and there do some home decor and some children’s projects and if you are like me electronic die cut machines are certainly the go to machine for you. Today they are very convenient and technology definitely helped them to get easier to use.

 

I had my first cricut many years ago soon after I started paper scrapping, at that time the cricut used cartridges, later I had a Silhouette Studio  which had great designs but at the time as a mac user I  had constant problems because the Silhouette would not update for mac as frequently. So, when I decided to get back to hybrid I went  back to the Cricut which changed a lot from my first one and I loved it. I can say I’m  a Cricut   fan.

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