Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 27 (round 3): Fonts (part 1)

Wow what an inspirational weekend!!! We still have about 20 blogs left to go (sorry!) on the Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop (our entry here). However, with over 130 to visit, three kids to run around, and Fabulous Spouse is away with a Drill Weekend, that’s not too shabby! If you are a fellow OWH blog hop straggler, Welcome!!! If you are a new follower, Welcome back! Also, special thanks to Kate at OWH’s Stars & Stamps blog for the shout out today!

First, our Tuesday Trio Design Team card for this week (Sketch #57). This was actually a little challenging for Creative Me because we had to use our three favorite things. Only Three! That unleashed five way negotiations in the mind, and at one point OCD Me threatened to strafe the other personalities fearing an uprising! We calmed her down, promised not to demonstrate in the streets, keep out the swirlies and the butterflies (Creative Me-I heart me some butterflies!!!), and reminded her that we were having Chinese (ok.. fake Panda Express Chinese), but only if we could get our homework done.

With visions of soy sauce dancing in our heads, we settled on a relatively simple card. Our three things are (1) Stamping! Of course! We stamped the silhouette, sentiment, and used like seven different colors of inks with a piece of sink sponge to make the rainbow fade on the borders of the cardstock pieces.

(2)Punches! We punched the photo corners and the three layers of dictionary paper for the rosette! (BTW- dictionary paper is also in our top ten. This is a copyright 1939 German to English dictionary that the Inner Hoarder found at St. Vincent de Paul for $2.99) OCD Me cringes every time Creative Me ruins another page! LOL!

(3) Misting! Or more specifically glitter shimmer and shine! The above mentioned paper circles are glimmer misted and the brad holding it all together was stickled. Creative Me readily admits that mists are her current uber weekness… ok… they are our crack. But unlike Charlie Sheen, we do not have the Godesses and a personal trainer to help us kick the habit.

Next, we will tackle fonts. Fonts!?! Shut the front door! Seriously? The POW does admit to a coup last year by PA Me and the Inner Hoarder…and summer break… that kept us from finishing, but seriously? OK, to those of you who have enough fonts on your computer that it would take a week to organize them... we apologize. We thought that the ABC order that they arrived in our Microsoft Office Suite was good enough.

We have fonts, but they are in the form of stickers and stamps, and those weeks are already behind us (or ahead of us, as the Organization Challenge restarts in 3 Weeks!). Maybe we are finally those old people who have not embraced technology yet? (The POW officially apologizes to Rose the Secretary for whom she worked in college. We now understand that there is nothing senile about wanting to use a typewriter to hand type 200 form letters because the word processor program and mail merge are scary. )

 
We used fonts on the layouts below, but that is because the POW is making Fabulous Spouse do his own journaling. (PS- these are the layouts that would not load for Saturday because electronics do not like us and the scanner/printer would not play).




See you at the end of the week! Honestly though, are there any of you guys out there for whom fonts would be your Memorabilia Week? (That is NOT the pile of memorabilia you are looking for).

12 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great work! i just love the card. the stamping is awesome!

Jennifer said...

Great projects! That card is so sweet and I think it's great you get your DH to journal on his pages. I try to get my DH to sometimes but he never will.

Vicki said...

ooh nice projects - i really love the card, very cute xxx

Sarah said...

Great projects, love that you get your DH to do his own journalling, I must get round to doing that sometime..

Tammy said...

Love the card and your layouts. I had over 1500 fonts on my laptop. Not sure how they all got there????? But I spent some serious time deleting 1,000+. Sice I too mostly use my stickers, stamps and handwriting, theres no need for all the computer fonts! :)

Danielle said...

Lovely projects! I like that you husband does his on journaling.

ScrappnBee said...

Tammy-If I had 1000+ fonts, I guess that it might take a week to organize. Does having that many extra fonts slow down the computer? (the POW is curious)

hilde janbroers said...

great job!!!

Teka Cochonneau said...

cute projects!

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice thanks for sharing .. love the layouts...

Becky said...

Love the card, that stamp is great! Fonts, really? I'm right there with you...

Tracy said...

My post got lost I think
Your card is very pretty.
Lovely layouts.
I guess we are the last to try Copics teehee. Wish there was a class to learn them here.
My daughter is 20, so no child labor, just earning her keep, lol