Here is an embellishment and paper to add to your personal collection. Right click to download and save in your User Content file. Save the rivet as a png file and the denim as a jpeg.
Visit Creative Memories’ Facebook page (CM on FB) and click on “Tutorials & Freebies” for tons of tips and inspiration.
I love fonts! Not sure why… maybe it’s because they are free and add so much personality and variety to a page.
If you are concerned about your digital books not being personal enough, then consider spending $50 to have your handwriting made into a font. Handwriting Font
Installing fonts is easier than it use to be (or maybe I just didn’t know about this).
1. Go to a website such as Dafont or search for a free fonts website
2. Select a font
3. Click download
4. Go to your File Manager and open Downloads
5. Double-click on the font file to unzip it
6. Double click on the font file and a box should open which shows a sample of the font
7. Click on Install
Here are several fonts I recently downloaded: Janda Everyday Casual GeeohHmk Leokadia Deco The Janda font is very similar to the handwriting of an acquaintance so I sent the link to her. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find one that looks familiar and you can save the $50:).
But wait, there’s more. You can also download shape and design fonts and turn them into beautiful elements. I’ve attached a sample using Damask Dings uppercase A. After flattening it, I added gradient color, texture, dimension and shadow. It only took a minute or two and best of all, it was free.
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CM has a special section on their website for all the free things they want to give you! (Select shop, digital, artwork, free artwork) click here to see free artwork
The really great thing to remember is that you can harvest (save in your content file) elements from this artwork to use wherever you want. And, of course, you can change any of the elements to suit what you’re working on.
Every month, Creative Memories comes out with an amazing amount of new artwork for us digital scrapbookers. When I buy and download new kits, I print the PDF for that kit and place it in a plastic protector in a 3-ring binder. It’s very easy to flip through the binder when looking for something specific. To see the PDF’s, go to the bottom of the CM page, and you will see a link to Digital Artwork in the Help Zone.