Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Font-tastic Fun

Hi, all! Doralisa here, popping in today to talk about fonts!

I've always been a fan of fonts. I have a huge backload of fonts that I use for scrapping and for work. Fortunately, they are not all installed on my computer, or I'd have a big problem. :)  Let me share some favorites. (Please note that not all of these fonts are free for personal use.)

In scrapbooking, I journal on almost every page I do, whether it is traditional paper or digital. For traditional pages, I try to use my own handwriting, but when I have too much to write or want to make sure I can fit my story on my layout, I type up my journaling. Sometimes, I like my journaling to look like I hand-wrote it, so I have a few favorites in my pocket.

My newest handwritten favorite is Amber's Niki font! I love that it's easy to read and has lots of personality.

One of my old stand-by fonts for journaling is Shelter Me. I've used this font on a lot of layouts!
If you're looking for a little more of a masculine handwritten font (to tell his point of view), try Amber's My Guys.

Sometimes, though I need a little heavier font for my journaling to make it stand out a little, especially if I have a lot going on the page. One of my recent findings is Pacifico. I think it's a great font for a little bit of journaling, but it can also work for titles too!

Speaking of titles, I have a few faves for those too! First, there's Very Damaged, a grungy font that works great on art journal pages.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Bebas Neue is a very clean font that is easy to read. Note that the letters are only upper case.

I also have one typewriter font that I tend to use regularly - Traveling Typewriter.

Script fonts for titles can sometimes be hard to find, especially if you're looking for something that will work on wedding or heritage pages. I love these (images are linked):


I could go on and on about fonts, but then this would be a really long post - ha! So check these out for now, and I'll be back again soon for another installment of Font-tastic Fun! Have a great rest of the week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post- I'm off to download shelter me now! One can never have too many fonts...