Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Handwriting & Stamping with Scrapbooking


I like to write. Make lists.

And call me vain, but I like my hand-writing :). I do. I mostly print, but I can do cursive. I can also write in all caps. On my wedding invites, I even tried my hand (no pun intended) on calligraphy. My writing changes according to my mood. Did I tell you I was moody? He he, typical Taurus.

I would LOVE to customize my own font. You can do it here.

When I make cards, I also write my signature on the back. I also like to write my own sentiments. To me, it feels more personal that way. Kinda like journaling on scrapbook pages in your own script.

But there are days when I want it all to look clean. Or if I'm selling a card, of course, it needs to look 'professional.' Sometimes, if I'm making multiple cards, it gets tiring to have to sign all of them.

And so I'm very thankful that Jo got me this:

Isn't my bff the sweetest?! And the stamp is soo cute! It even says my blog address! Yessss! Next step: getting a watermark on my pictures!

Anyway, about my post today. I scrapped! Yay! Felt so good because I've been feeling guilty. Mattie is almost one and I've only made 4-5 pages. I've taken lots of pictures though.

That's why I LOVED that TGF came out with a stamping set for scrapbooking! I am grateful of how versatile it is since I do have a son & need to make boy-ish lay-outs. And did you notice? The sentiments look HAND-WRITTEN! I love the font that Marie used (or maybe it's her own? :)).

Used more of the Prima PP from Sunday's card, American Crafts brads, and some Crate Paper goodness (the brown paper).

Anyway, I'm sooo excited to practice my skills of using stamps on lay-outs! I think that Kelly's so good with incorporating her Papertrey Ink stamps on her scrapbooking pages.

Hope you make something crafty today!


sunghee said...

isn't this the cutest LO or what!!! I love your handwriting! I rarely write any messages on cards cuz I don't like my handwriting. Love how you put your siggie on the back of the card. But I also LOVE that stamp! I better go make Jo my bff, too! =)

Tanya Rudd said...

Wow, this is one adorable layout.

Ady said...

I almost always write on my layouts. I like the posterity of it and I'm also to lazy to type and print. I like instant gratification.

KanataNewf said...

love your layout - and your own stamp! I have a couple with my name on them as well but I usually sign my cards by hand. Just makes them that much more personal.

For watermarking photos, I use Picasa. Free software, does basic photo editing, including watermarking or actually adding text to your photos (I use the text feature instead of the watermark option).

yyam said...

This is so adorable! You have beautiful handwriting! I always include my handwriting somewhere on my layouts even if it's just the date...;)

Sparkle said...

The layout is just precious! I love your new stamp!

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

AWE.. what a cutie!
Don't feel too bad cause I didn't scrap any of my baby's pictures, didn't even get them developed :(
anyways I wish I could love my handwriting too but mines is BLAHHH.

Amy said...

Awwww... isn't little Mattie just SO CUTE! And this page is perfection, love, love, love the design and your mix of goodies!
Enjoy your vacation coming up... two whole weeks, yeah!

Randi said...

Amazing layout Rinne!!! What a cutie!!!

And, I LOVE that stamp! How cool!!! Lucky you!

jo said...

Aww, glad you liked the stamp! :)

Love the layout and how you used the Spotlight kit! :)