Saturday, May 4, 2013

A little Nat'l Scrapbooking Day organization project

Every year on National Scrapbooking Day, I try to accomplish at least on organizational task. This year, I decided to take things digital. Inspired by a tip I learned in Rhonna Farrer's Instagram class, I decided to organize my Wingding and Webding fonts by creating a font key.

It's nothing fancy, but it does the trick. Now I know exactly what characters I have at my fingertips.

I did this is in a few quick steps:

1. Open Pages (or Word, if you're using a PC) and create a two-row, four-column table.
2. Put curser in column one and select your first Wingding (character) font. Proceed to type each character on your keyboard (numbers included).

Tip: Don't forget to turn caplocks on and type the letters again. There are extra characters this way!

3. Label the column the name of the Wingding font. Ex. Wingding 1.
4. Repeat, doing one column per font. I currently have four character fonts on my comp, so I only needed four.
5. Print your table and store it with your other journaling supplies (pens, journaling spots, etc.) as a reminder of your fun digi options.

I had no idea there were this many fun font to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites that I discovered.

A few of the fun wingdings I discovered hiding in my computer.

I'm definitely going to use the ampersand soon. And how cute is that little clipboard? I want to cut it out and use it as a journaling spot on an upcoming page.

Wingdings, where have you been all my life? Now that I have my key, I have a feeling I'll be using you more often.

How are you celebrating Nat'l Scrapbooking Day? However you are, I hope you're having fun! After all, that's what scrapbooking, and any hobby for that matter, is all about.