fonts fonts fonts!
Tomorrow, May 2nd, is (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day and we’ve been celebrating all week long. We’re not slowing down, friends. Today we are announcing a few very exciting things that are brand new around here, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a huge announcement, accompanied with our favorite video we’ve ever produced.
fonts for sale!
We are now selling exclusive fonts in our digital shop! We are kicking things off with just a handful of fonts and we will be adding more in the future. Each of the fonts was created from the personal handwriting of real people and each font is named after that person.
You’ll find my own handwriting, as well as Kara‘s (our photographer and visual manager has fantastic penmanship), and my late brother Jonathan’s, whose handwriting was my favorite. He was an architect and you can tell! Use his font in all caps and that’s how he wrote. We even made fonts out of my kids’ handwriting, and there are some other really great handwritten fonts coming soon as well. Hope you love them! Use them for your personal projects — journaling for your digital scrapbook pages, paper-crafting projects, handmade greeting cards, etc.
Heads-up: We are going to make some of these new fonts available in the Project Life® app as well. Hooray for a little more variety in the app! Stay tuned for those to show up in the coming months.
make your own font!
Oh yes. You. Your handwriting should be made into a font! In fact, I hope you will consider doing this for the whole family! Fortunate enough to still have parents and grandparents still around? Preserve their handwriting! We are now making this font-creating service available at BeckyHiggins.com — in our digital shop!
How does it work? You’ll receive instructions on what to write so we have a thorough sampling of your handwriting. Our girl Kristen will then work her magic and turn that handwriting sampling into a font! She’s meticulous and very perfectionistic and has many years’ experience with font development, so it will look just like your handwriting. We feel very blessed to have Kristen on-board and can’t wait for you to give it a spin! It’s such a kick using your very own font! This is especially exciting for digital scrapbookers who add journaling to their pages, but we know many others are stoked about this, too!
To learn more, head here (for creating an English font) or here (for non-English fonts). When you get around to having your own font created and you start using it, be sure to share on social media using the hashtag #PLCustomFont so we can see!
…Because you know we love a good giveaway! We are randomly selecting 3 of you to win your very own custom font, PLUS you’ll receive all of the fonts we have available for purchase right now, in our digital shop, for FREE. Want a chance at this fantastic font bundle? Just leave your first name, city, state/country and we’ll add the 3 randomly-selected winners at the bottom of this post on Monday. Be sure to check back!
Updated :: 5.4.15
Congratulations to the following winners! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Lena from Aurora, Colorado
Gillian Comerford from Dublin, Ireland
Julianna from Westport, Connecticut