Sunday, June 17, 2007

Feelin' hot-hot-hot

It's 60 degrees in some places. Ninety in others. Dry in spots, humid in others. I know a lot of you are experiencing what I am - major heat! Thank heavens for air conditioning. Sometimes that's the only way to battle scorching weather. And isn't funny that how hot that heat really feels depends on where you are? Ninety-five at the beach on the sand sure doesn't feel as bad as ninety-five in the city or ninety-five while mowing the lawn! :)

Some lucky ducks have the perfect summertime solution... lounging by the pool. It is perfect. Taking in the sun and fun, and when you get too hot, just take a dip in the pool.

Cathy Pascual, a ScrapNfonts design team member, created this colorful summer layout about just that. Lounging by the pool. I love how she washed out that black and white photo as the background in the bottom half of the layout. And that title font! So cute.

She used:

CK Chloe (journaling)
LDJ Cool Cat (Title)
DB Hawaiian Glyphs (waves in title)

Check out the design team gallery for more information on the digital elements Cathy used for this very creative layout.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You can tell it's Summer when..

people stop updating their blogs! :)

There is so much going on. Vacations. Swimming. Relaxing. SCRAPPING?

I know there are less posts on the scrappy message boards I frequent and less uploads into galleries right now. I know a few people who are scrapping though and it sure is a great time for a crop.

One of the ScrapNfonts designers - Andrea Gomoll - has shared this terrific layout celebrating summer road trips. Here's what's SUPER cool about this layout. See those cute bursts on the background paper? Well, she actually used a font to create that background.

Here are links to the fonts she used just in case you like 'em as much as I do. :)

DB Brush Bursts
LDJ Forever Friends
LDJ Clarissa Boxed

So... what are you doing this summer?

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Seemed like just yesterday

that school was starting. The busses have stopped running already for some school systems! Hard to believe it's almost summer.

In my constant (but futile) quest to keep my scrapbooks up-to-date, I'm now thinking about how to scrap those school memories and photos from the past school year. School photos, class photos have always been a bit challenging to me. Coming up with fun ways to scrap those little wallet photos or their similar enlargements is a mind boggler sometimes. has some great school-related fonts and Doodlebats.

Tiffany from the ScrapNfonts design team used LDJ Crayon to create this really colorful border of crayons! How cute is that?!? Click on the image to see how she incorporated those challenging (but cute) school pics. Great layout!

Some other great school fonts:
LD Elementary - looks like that basic handwriting text we all learned in 3rd grade (or was it 2nd grade?)
CK Child's Play - a little kid's handwriting
LDJ Flashcards - well, a font on flashcards!
TXT Schoodle Doodle 1 - classic school icons - notebook paper, locker, apple, calculator, etc.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Don't they come in threes?

Not triplets, necessarily, but I've heard things often happen in threes. Have you heard that? Anyway, I've recently had three friends give birth. I need to make cards for them, cards that they'll most likely keep forever, knowing their sentimental nature.

Once again, Regina from the ScrapNfonts design team has come up with some FANTASTIC baby cards. For this "It's a Girl" card, she used two Doodlebat fonts - DB Baby Girl font for the stroller and DB Boxy Baby for the words. (The glitter adds that extra little touch I love!)

She also created a Boy card and a cute card with little baby booties on it! As a matter of fact, I guess that makes THREE cards, too. :)

Take a look at the design team gallery for more font creativity!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How could I forget?

I realized - to my horror - that I forgot my mom's birthday. MY MOM! Of all people. Not my siblings or my neices or nephews. My wonderful mother. I realized right then and there that I have got to get it together. I've got to find a way to not forget birthdays, anniversaries, thank you's, milestones worthy of a cute postal-mail acknowledgement.

I have 2 hurdles to jump to reach that thoughtful goal of mine.
1. I have to make a good, comprehensive list and I have to be reminded a week ahead of time.
2. I need a quick way to put together something cute but personalized just in case that other problem of mine - procrastination - rears its ugly head.

Addressing problem #1
I'm using two free online services now and setting one to remind me 2 weeks ahead of time so I can get started on my greeting/card, and another to remind me 5 days ahead of time to put the thing in the mail! The services are Google Calendar and

Addressing problem #2
This one is tougher because I don't want everyone's greeting card to look the same. So, the SNF Design Team helped me out. Look at these awesome creations!

Card by Regina Easter:
Here she used ScrapNfonts Doodlebat Flower Power

No more belated greetings for me. Do you have other solutions? Share them in your comments!

(Oh, and my mom did get a cute card in the mail... and flowers.... and chocolates... and I called her voicemail and sang her a song. I had to make up for my tardiness!)

Monday, April 16, 2007

We're getting started!

If you've stumbled upon my blog, you'll probably notice that I am just getting things up and running. Don't let that keep you from bookmarking this spot though. I promise, not too far down the road from now, you'll be finding bucket loads of inspiration and tips and fun stuff that will keep you coming back.

So, stay tuned. ScrapNgal is here to stay, here to inspire!