Try These 16 Handwritten Fonts for Journaling

Try These 16 Handwritten Fonts for JournalingThis is the final article in my series on Selecting Journaling Fonts.  In case you missed the first four articles, you can go back and read them here: Principles of Page Design: Selecting Journaling Fonts, Serif Fonts, Sans Serif Fonts, Script Fonts. Handwritten fonts often give the most personal touch to a layout. They help […]

Try These 16 Script Fonts for Journaling

hiatusThis is my third post featuring some of my favorite fonts for journaling on scrapbook layouts. This time, I'll share some--but definitely not all--of my favorite script fonts. If you are looking for serif or sans-serif fonts for journaling or text, check out my previous posts. And if you want tips on selecting journaling fonts […]

Principles of Page Design: Selecting Journaling Fonts

Principles of Page Design: Selecting Journaling FontsThis is the third article in an occasional series on the principles of layout design. In my previous articles on the principles of page design, I've focused on odd numbers and creating a focal point. Now, it's time to turn your attention to journaling font selection and text design. Next to the photos, journaling is […]

Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!

Color Trends for 2013: Get Ready to Pantone!Want the inside track on color trends for 2013 in the world of fashion, home design, media and even digital scrapbooking? Not sure what palette to use for your next kit design? Color insiders find the latest color-trend information from Pantone, the world's go-to source for all things hue and shade. Each year, Pantone comes […]

Principles of Page Design: Creating a Focal Point

Principles of Page Design: Creating a Focal PointJust like all well-arranged rooms, scrapbook layouts need a focal point, one object that draws in the viewer’s attention and shares the message of the page. That's why creating a focal point is an important principle of page design. If you think about it, building a focal point into a scrapbook page makes sense: drawing […]

Principles of Page Design: Odd Numbers

Principles of Page Design: Odd NumbersThis is the first in an occasional series about principles of design aimed at helping you build your scrapping skills. Today’s post is all about using odd numbers of elements and photos in your layouts. When I was a young girl, my artist grandmother taught me a little about her craft. And, although I am […]

Get Inspired by Color Palettes from Design Seeds

Get Inspired by Color Palettes from Design SeedsSome of the most inspiring things I find on Pinterest are color palettes. I'll admit it, I love color! From pale pastels and deep jewel tones to radiant neons and brilliant primary tones, beautiful colors add amazing variety and beauty to our world! And, although I'm  not a designer, I enjoy discovering new color swatches […]

Tools of the Trade: Perfect Products to Help You with Page Design Principles

CU 3-D Actions for PS and PSE  by Faith True OriginalsWhen I think of the term page design, I get a little overwhelmed with how broad of a meaning it can have. There are several page design principles to consider when putting together your scrapbook pages:  balance, rhythm, proportion, dominance, unity, contrast, negative space, rule of thirds, visual center, color balance, typography and dimension.  Not […]