Opposites Attract!

I have always been a bad font picker.  I have this unusual attraction to script fonts.  I think it is likely due to my ongoing fascination with the British royalty.  You know that when Will writes Kate a love letter it is written in Ye Olde English script.

Or not.

So when I began to digital scrapbook in earnest, I had to try to let go of my desire to journal everything in gilded, flourishing letters that would have made the best Medieval scribe green with envy.

Thank God and Al Gore for the internet, where all good information is housed.  I have been able to branch out a bit. If you occasionally (or all the time, like me) have trouble mixing fonts, here are some basics.





As I was looking through Zoe’s kits today, I noticed something I hadn’t really paid much attention to before:  she mixes fonts a lot in her cards and word elements.  Here are a few layouts I found in Zoe’s Gallery at Sweet Shoppe Designs. This layout by misskim is adorable and notice how the word art uses a mixture of a typewriter font and a scripty-type font.


Layout by misskim at SSD - kit is "Looking Back" by Zoe Pearn & Shawna Taylor


Layout by misskim at SSD – kit is “Looking Back” by Zoe Pearn & Shawna Taylor

And this layout by joelsgirl also uses a word art element that mixes fonts (I know it’s hard to focus on the fonts with that beautiful baby on the page!).


Layout by joelsgirl at SSD - kit is "Endless Summer" by Zoe Pearn


Layout by joelsgirl at SSD – kit is “Endless Summer” by Zoe Pearn

And this layout by Zoe herself that uses her kit “A Happy Little Life.”


layout by Zoe Pearn using "Happy Little Life" kit


Layout by Zoe Pearn using “Happy Little Life” kit

It’s amazing what a difference those little details can make!  Stuck for ideas?  Peruse Zoe’s Gallery at SSD or visit Pinterest for ideas about where to find popular (and mostly free!) fonts.  And next time your page needs just a little something, try mixing it up a bit and see where it gets you.

Have a great week! – Tiffany

On The Road Again – NEW from Zoe Pearn

Hey everyone! :)

Last weekend we had a pretty rare event over here on the East Coast of Australia… It snowed. Only two hours inland from where we live. Anyone who knows the climate here also knows that it’s about as rare as hen’s teeth to see any of the white stuff without having to travel way south… So we bundled the kids in the car and hit the road to go snow hunting – and it was so much fun! Definitely a little Road Trip to remember!

So that is what inspired this week’s collection, On The Road Again.  Perfect for telling your road trip adventure stories any time of the year… And as you’ll see from the inspiration pages, it’s great even if you don’t have a travel tale to tell either! :)



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It’s all 20% Off through Saturday 26 July 2014

If you want to add to the kit, there are co-ordinating Journal Cards, and Flair Buttons, plus save a further 20% when you buy the Value Bundle!



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To make my add-on packs more useable for my hybrid crafting friends, I have included printable PDFs in both Letter & A4 size for the journal cards, and printable “flat” circle versions of the flair buttons that can be printed & punched out with a 1″ circle punch.

The girls on my Creative Team and the Sweet Shoppe Sugarbabes never cease to amaze me with their talents – I just love the layouts they’ve done with On The Road Again.And I scrapped a page of photos from the trip that inspired the Collection too! :)



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There are sure to be more gorgeous layouts using the collection over the weekend, so make sure you check out the ZPD Facebook Page over the weekend for more inspiration!

And for this week’s special promos, get this week’s Featured Designer kit by Penny Springmann absolutelyFREE with your $10 Purchase!  And it’s the last kit in our Summer Sixlet promo for this year… This week, get Penny’s kit plus this super cute Summer Sixlet kit FREE with your $15 Purchase!



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Last but not least…  My Shine Bright Kit + Glitter Alphas have made their way to the Bargain Bites section… Which means you can grab them at 40% OFF for a limited time only:)



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And that’s it from me for another week… I hope your week has treated you well, and that your weekend will treat you even better!  I will see you again next week, but until then… Happy scrapping! :)

xx Zoe

Christmas in July

Hello everyone!  This is Kim here today to share a little scrapping fun on the blog.  I was recently a part of a discussion of scrappers about using themed kits for everyday layouts.  It got me thinking about the topic.  One thing I love about Zoe’s kits is that they are very versatile.  But I thought I would challenge myself to find a more themed kit and try to scrap something completely off the theme.  And you know where that led me?… to a Christmas kit!  I absolutely love Zoe’s Christmas collection kits from this past year and this was a great excuse to pull one out at a very non-Christmas time of year.  It was a lot of fun, and here’s the layout I created.



Used Christmas Spirit: Comfort & Joy by Zoe Pearn



Used Christmas Spirit: Comfort & Joy by Zoe Pearn

 



One of my favorite Zoe Christmas kits!



One of my favorite Zoe Christmas kits!

I hope this inspires you to think about new ways you can use those themed kits.  We’d love to see what you create!

I Love to get Carded!

There isn’t much else in the world that makes me happier than getting a handmade card in the mail.  I was poking around in Zoe’s gallery at Sweet Shoppe Designs  and had the thought that I would love to get any of those cards delivered to me!  Check ‘em out!

 


by inskidahv using "Endless Summer" kit


by inskidahv using “Endless Summer” kit

 


by inskidahv using "Rock On"


by inskidahv using “Rock On”

And these aren’t cards but I love these bookmarks!


by lady by using "Bare Feet and Blue Jeans"


by ladyb using “Bare Feet and Blue Jeans”

Sometimes when I get into a rut I try to remember that my digital scrapbooking supplies can be used for so much more than just creating digital layouts.  My goal is to make a card using a Zoe kit this week and send it in the mail!

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