Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Let's talk font organizing...

Many digi scrappers are total font freaks. I mean how many fonts does one need? Well frankly we need ALOT. And since we need a lot of fonts we need a way to organize them. For the last few years I used a free program called The Font Thing. It was a great program with a great price. But unfortunately the program hasn't been updated and it does not recognize the new Open Type of fonts. I embarked on a search to find a current program that would replace The Font Thing and I came upon Main Type by High-Logic. At first I was dismayed by the $49 cost. But in thinking it over, I realized that I spend many, many hours in my digi scrapping hobby and $49 is just a drop in the bucket in the total scheme of things. (Think $$$ for Photoshop, Actions, Kits, Classes, etc.) So I decided to purchase it and spent the whole weekend organizing my fonts. Taking Stacey's Typography class over at Digital Scrapbooking Artisian Guild certainly helped me get in the mindset of how to organize my fonts to enhance my titles and journaling of my layouts. I was in total shock as to how many "groups" I ended up having. No longer am I just separating between Serif, Sans Serif and Decorative. To give you an idea...here is a list of my font groups:
All Caps-Decorative
All Caps-San Serif
All Caps-Serif
Alpha Dings
Alpha dings-baby and children
Alpha dings-beach_summer
Alpha Dings-floral
Alpha Dings-hearts
Alpha Dings-school
Bar Codes
Chunky-Sans Serif
ClickArt Handwritten Fonts
Decorative-Double Lined
Decorative-Mix and Match
Handwritten-Pea fonts
Outline fonts
Sans Serif
Sci-Fi and alien
Stitching Fonts
Stylish-Streamlined and Elegant
Typewriter Styles

My final category is called ZZ-Foundries. In here I have copies of CK Fonts, 2 Peas Fonts, PC Fonts, Blue Vinyl Fonts, etc.

Just knowing that all my fonts are organized and easy to be found when I need them just makes me smile. I can't wait to see if this organization makes a difference in my scrapbooking!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

It was 1970 something....

Last March (2007) I was walking along in San Antonio, Texas and snapped a picture of 1977 etched in the stone walkway. I was married in 1977 and this December will be my 30th anniversary. How cool is that?? My mind is already thinking of how I can use this photo in my digital scrapping.

Yesterday I made a bookmark for Week One: Celebrating Your Uniqueness at Scrapbookgraphics. I used a background paper by ON Designs and brushes that Michelle Godin shared for the week one quirky challenge. There is my photo blended into the upper corner and I listed popular movies from 1977. Some other popular movies from 1977 are:
      • Rocky
      • Smokey and the Bandit
      • A Star is Born
      • King Kong
      • The Deep
      • Silver Streak
      • The Enforcer
      • Colse Encounters of the Third Kind
      • In Search of Noah's Ark

Here are some other popular things from 1977.

Popular Songs

1."You Don't Have to Be a Star" ... Marilyn McCoo
and Billy Davis Jr.
2."You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" ... Leo Sayer
3."I Wish" ... Stevie Wonder
4."Car Wash" ... Rose Royce
5."Torn Between Two Lovers" ... Mary MacGregor
6."Blinded By the Light" ... Manfred Mann's Earth Band
7."New Kid in Town" ... Eagles
8."Love Theme from 'A Star is Born'" ... Barbra Streisand
9."Rich Girl" ... Daryl Hall and John Oates
10."Dancing Queen" ... ABBA

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
2. Happy Days (ABC)
3. Three's Company (ABC)
4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
6. All in the Family (CBS)
7. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
8. Alice (CBS)
9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
10. One Day at a Time (CBS)

Most Popular Books

1. "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough
3. "Illusions" by Richard Bach
4. "The Honourable Schoolboy" by John Le Carre
5. "Oliver's Story" by Erich Segal

1. "Roots" by Alex Haley
2. "Looking Out for #1" by Robert Ringer
3. "All Things Wise and Wonderful" by James Herriot
4. "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne Dyer
5. "The Book of Lists" by David Wallechinsky

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Annie Hall"
Best Director: Woody Allen ... "Annie Hall""
Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss ... "The Goodbye Girl"
Best Actress:Diane Keaton ... "Annie Hall"

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "Hotel California" ... The Eagles
Best Song: "You Light Up My Life" ... Joe Brooks
Best Album: "Rumours" ... Fleetwood Mac
Male Vocalist: James Taylor ... "Handy Man
Female Vocalist: Barbra Streisand ... "Love theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)"

It has been so much fun walking down memory lane today. If you are in the mood to walk down memory lane too check out History Central.com