Wednesday, June 16, 2010

typography and a quiz...

When trying to decide what to scrapbook for "Wednesday's Words" over at Pink Paislee, I thought of typography and how it affects our layouts. I went on-line and searched "typography" and boy, do you get a lot of ideas from different fonts...and ways that graphic designers have arranged them!

I found this site and loved how the shapes were created with letters! So I ran with that idea and cut out a heart shape, then filled it with x's and o's on my page. I asked my daughter who just turned 5 years old some questions about "love" and wanted to scrap her answers.

I drew the thought bubble out on patterned paper and cut out a heart in the center of it, and then popped it up with pop dots to make the heart stand out a bit more. I wanted the x's and o's to be light and not overpower the page, so I chose white sticker letters to fill it!
This is a photo of Kati and her daddy at the park one day. Wrestling is one way they show each other their love!
I came up with some questions about love for my 5 year old. I thought it would be fun to see what she says about the topic! A quiz is a great way to add journaling to your page. Often times, I don't know what to say about my photos. Ask your child what he/she thinks about a subject....or even about the photo. It's fun to record their silly answers and look back at them when your child is older!

(The second one says, "when mom tells you you're CUTE".)

Next time you run out of ideas, do a search on typography and see where it takes you!
 Pink Paislee supplies used:
Stripe paper: 365 Degrees - Be Free
Background paper: Queen Bee - Honeycomb
Houndstooth paper: Bayberry Cottage - Front Porch
Blue paper: Starlight - Bright
White sticker letters: Pop Fashion
Black sticker letters: Expressions Ambrose Alphabet - Licorice
Red letters: Expressions Weathered Wood Alpha - Scarlet
Red brad: 365 Degrees - Bella Brads
Tape: Artisan Tape - Lime and Black Dot


Carin McDonough said...

Gorgeous layout, and love the photo and the questions! :)

Ania said...

Totally LOVE the design of the layout, and the idea is awesome too - I need to not forget to document similar takes on life from my kids too - thanks for the reminder! :)

Jennifer Beason said...

How sweet - I love Katie's answers!!! Such a great idea, Dani!

Keshet said...

I love the quiz! And how cute that she wants to marry you:)

dani d said...

i love the layout, the colours, everything. i love when typography is taken a step furher than normal,
here are some of the types i found,

Caterina said...

What lovely post! I 'll follow your idea!

Melonie said...

Super cute Dani!

BethW said...

How cool-you can download desktops from the site. Thanks for a terrific heads up!

Mommy and Me said...

This is SO precious. It is what scrapbooking is all about... documenting and making the photos stand out... beautiful job.

Kay said...

Priceless! The photo is precious and the journaling will be cherished forever!! Beautiful layout!!

Thank you for visiting my blog the other day. :) Your comments are so sweet! :) ♥♥ Kay

Shirley said...

Adorable layout and love the way you did the heart! So creative and cute!

Heather T. said...

Hi! I'm hoping it's ok if I use this layout as a sample of color spotlighting in my typography challenge for in January 2014. If it's not, please drop me a line at and I'll take it out. Thanks!