National Scrapbooking Week: Scrapping With Free Fonts

Hi there my CK Blog buddies, Mou Saha here as today’s guest blogger.

Are you planning on cropping the day away tomorrow?  Do you have any special tricks and techniques you want to try out this National Scrapbooking Day? In honor of this special day, I have tried doing something scrapbooking-related that I have NEVER done before!  This week, I have made my first ever digital scrapbook page. Unlike many of you, I have no digital supplies. But I do have a photo editing software with a few functions and a whole bunch of free fonts from CK’s Free Font Friday to choose from.

Fonts have personalities and they are a great way to enhance the theme of any page. For example, CK Wood House seems to me like a font that is bold and yet shows wear and tear. That’s the font I chose for my title and journaling in my digital page venture.

Supplies: Photo editing software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 (Adobe Systems); Font: CK Wood House (Creating Keepsakes)

Once I was satisfied with the photo placement on my page, I clicked on the Text function. I picked a brown from the font color palette and a size that would allow the journaling to fit and be read easily.

I rotated my page 90 degrees left and added the title vertically along the right side of the photo and journaling. I chose different colors, bigger font size, bold and strikethrough functions.

After flattening the image, I rotated it back to original and added the names, date and place in the same font in orange under the photo.

At this point all I needed was some sort of an embellishment. So I added a circle surrounded by a few triangles to create a primitive looking sun. Remember, I’m not regularly a digi scrapper?


In this layout, I used one font in various colors, sizes and weights to create a cohesive yet simple and fun look. The bold yet worn out look seemed perfect for my page about an exhausting day spent at the ancient archaeological ruins.

To make this National Scrapbooking Week celebration extra special, we’re giving you a chance to win one of two subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes magazine. Just leave a comment for your chance to win! And remember to stop by the CK Store for free shipping on orders of $50 and a sale on National Scrapbooking Day, May 7, featuring new product! 

Check out the free fonts from CK each Friday, including today, for your next page!

Happy scrapping!

Mou Saha, contributing writer   

P.S. Today is Free Font Friday! Download the CK Brownie font for free! 

This entry was posted in fonts, General Inspiration, Guest Blogger, Online Event and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

65 Responses to National Scrapbooking Week: Scrapping With Free Fonts

  1. Joanne S says:

    I really enjoyed your layout.

  2. Becky says:

    Wow, great job without all the “tools” of the digi trade! I’ve never done a from scratch digi page, but now I feel inspired! Thanks Mou!

  3. Thanks for yet another chance to win! I love the bright colors of the layout–and font!

  4. Deb D. says:

    Love the font!Thank you for the chance to win!

  5. Janelle says:

    When I find myself stuck on a page or worried that I am using too many embellishments I pull most of the items off and use different fonts for the visual intrest. I usually like those layouts the best…maybe I need to start my designs with fonts.

  6. Mari says:

    Great layout!

  7. LOVE CK Fonts, I download them and use them often!!

    Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone!!

  8. Gramjak says:

    This is such a fun page, Mou! Your DD and DS are growing up so fast!

  9. Cynthia DeLay says:

    Cute page – keeps the focus on the photos – and you definitely don’t need a lot of “supplies” to make a great page!

  10. mandi says:

    Great page. I love the colors.

  11. kjacob says:

    I love your ideas! Your page turned out great!

  12. sandee says:

    I love collecting fonts and they are the only “digital” element I use. Love your LO and thanks CK for a chance to win a subscription to your fab magazine!

  13. Jeni says:

    Congratulations on making your first digial layout! They can be addicting.

  14. Pingback: CraftCrave | Blog | Digital Scrapbooking Freebies Large Previews: 7 of 9 - Sat, 7 May 2011

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>