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Friday, March 25, 2011

Borders #6

Some variations on another border, a bit more delicate and work nicely for spring and garden pages. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brown Candy Alpha

 Brown Candy Alpha

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Round Tag Alpha Capitals

Have you ever had any of these friends who you never hear from?  When they need something or want something you are just bombarded with messages?  This blog is becoming like that.  It's rather fun to stop and see your idea's on what the kit will be used for, a note of gratitude and even a hello.  Sometimes you leave helpful advice, and I appreciate it.  Thanks so much for your kind notes!     Have fun.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Round Tag Alpha

This alpha has the lower case, numbers and months.  It also includes a few fasteners.  I did include this year, however my layout was with photo's included over several months and the tags just identified that info.  They should be fairly versatile in that way.  If you would like the Capitals leave a note and I'll make them. 

Usually I don't mention any products, but when I commented on fonts and the trouble I have with them, someone was kind enough to tell me about The Font Thing.  I installed it and have used it.  The link is for a free download from the developer.  Click on the Zipped Install set, to download the program.  Than you will have to unzip the file, open the file and click on the Setup file. 

The programs automatically picks up all the fonts you have installed each time it opens so it requires no maintenance, such as adding new fonts, or removing old ones.

  • Now open the program, it should only take a moment to open,
  • on the left a column with a list of all your installed fonts, select a font you may want to use. 
  • On the right a screen it provides a preview of the font selected.  You may replace the text above the preview or the font size on the slider on the bottom of the screen.
  • The best part however is in the left screen you can put together collections.  Just above the installed fonts, click the second tab labeled "collections".  In the top window right click>new, and name your new collection.  Example "Disney", "Grunge", "Script", etc.
  • It may take some time to add all the fonts you already have installed into a collection.  But if you do it as you install new fonts, the frustration of locating them again will disappear.  Click on the tab labeled "Installed", pick the font, right click> add it to a collection> select the collection appropriate.
  • Now you can open the Font Thing and use your "collections" with any program that you are using to assist you in locating the font desired.  If you are doing a layout for that dirty boy and want a grungy font, look in your Grunge Collection and pick a font you want to use.  You will than use the font name to locate it Photoshop and type your text. 
If you have hundreds of fonts and are looking for a way to organize them.  Give it try and have fun.