View Full Version : Font Free 4 All Challenge- August 2005
08-01-2005, 06:04 AM
Let's do something fun - and a perhaps a bit more challenging - for this month... dingbats!
A dingbat font is essentially a font of pictures. Every letter on your keyboard will correspond to a different picture and will show up as that picture when you type. You can load a dingbat on your computer the same way you load a regular font. Sometimes, the dingbat's designer will even be helpful and give you a key to the font... other times, you are pleasantly surprised and it can be fun to just type along and see what comes out!
Many dingbat fonts are very theme specific, you'll find tons for holidays, for instance. For this month, I've chosen a dingbat that has a more universal appeal.
Remember that you can edit the dingbat just as you do your regular text, so don't be afraid to experiment with adding a bevel/emboss, drop shadows, etc.
The font for this month's challenge is "Expressionism" by Jeff Levine. The following is the direct download link:
You can see all his dingbat fonts at http://www.geocities.com/jeffsfonts/dings.html if you want more of them.
Naturally, you won't be using this particular font in your journaling, but I'm very excited to see what uses you will come up with for it.
08-01-2005, 06:21 AM
cool I'll be posting soon
thanks for the challenge!!!
08-01-2005, 06:32 AM
Hi Christina, Sorry to bother you but i hvae unzziped 2 times the file in my fonts file, but i can't see the "xprssion" when i try to type in the backfround something , imean, i dont see the name in there???
could you help me with this to see how this fonts looks like so i can identify it
08-01-2005, 06:47 AM
erica- just sent you a PM!
In case anyone else has the same problem....
open the zip on your desktop and then copy/paste or drag the font into your font folder.
08-01-2005, 08:02 AM
Here's my lo
Hope you like it; it was fun
08-01-2005, 10:02 AM
Well, this is different. lol I'm in. :)
08-01-2005, 03:01 PM
Well this one is going to be a real challenge. I have never used dingbats before. I looked on the page that showed some of his other dingbats and might have to try them as well though.
Thanks for the challenge - I hope to be posting my LO soon. You sure are making us think outside the box this month.
08-02-2005, 08:26 AM
Thanks what I love to hear! Hopefully, you'll find another great tool for your layouts with dingbats. Am looking forword to seeing your LO.
08-02-2005, 03:36 PM
Wow love his fonts! So cool! I already have a LO in mind!
***Here's a tip: If you want to know what the pics in the digbats are in ABC order you can print out an A-Z list using the "font thing" program. Kathy Smith has a link and tutorial on how to use the program listed on her homepage at her website. Scroll to the bottom on the left hand side. http://www.kathysmithstudio.com/
I have used this program for well over a year now and have a book full of samples of all my fonts! :wink:
08-03-2005, 06:48 AM
Great tip, sondie! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Can't wait to see your LO!
I need to work on mine, too... and have also been meaning to check out Font Thing for quite some time.
08-03-2005, 05:07 PM
08-04-2005, 05:38 PM
Here's my layout.
08-06-2005, 08:15 AM
Here's mine :) 8) :cry: :| :roll: :x
08-07-2005, 02:25 AM
Here is my LO.
08-07-2005, 04:07 PM
Here's my lo:
08-07-2005, 07:37 PM
Okay, scrappers! I'm caught up to this point with sending out the bonuses! Hope you all enjoyed this font and explore other dingbat fonts, too.
Great work, everyone!...
And if you haven't posted yet, you've still got plenty of time... I'll be looking for your posts!
08-08-2005, 09:36 AM
08-08-2005, 12:07 PM
Great work! Love how you made your own element from the dingbat.
All caught up again with the posting bonuses... let me know if you have any problems.
08-08-2005, 06:15 PM
:( I cannot get the font to install in my fonts folder at all! I have a layout all ready to go except the font part to add and I have tried everything to get it to work. Copy/Paste, redownloading, downloading to desktop....nothing works. HELP! :shock:
08-08-2005, 06:19 PM
Just thought you might be looking up the wrong font because I did...it's expressionismJL. Maybe this isn't the problem, but figured I'd share.
08-08-2005, 08:04 PM
Email me if you don't get that font loaded. I'll try to help you out.
Don't worry, we still have plenty of time before the end of the month... I'll make sure you don't miss any bonuses! :wink:
08-08-2005, 10:29 PM
Heere is my layout for this Challenge
08-09-2005, 08:15 AM
Thanks for the tip....I checked and that was the problem, wasn't looking for the "E" in the font name. :wink:
08-10-2005, 11:19 PM
Here is my LO: http://digitalscrapbookpages.com/galleria/showphoto.php/photo/3718/cat/540
08-11-2005, 05:45 AM
Lookin' good, gang... up to this point, you all should have your bonuses.
Sondie? Still having trouble? Email me and we can work it out.
08-11-2005, 05:54 PM
Here is mine!
08-13-2005, 05:45 PM
Here is mine!
08-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Here's my lo for the challenge, Thanks for the inspiration to scrap, I hope it's ok I only used 3 of them!
08-15-2005, 06:04 AM
Great job everyone!
Mary- I especially love the elements you made with the dingbats!
You should all have your posting bonuses now... please be sure to let me know if you have problems! Can you believe that August is already half gone? :shock:
08-15-2005, 03:22 PM
This was too much fun! It's like when you were young and you made up a secret code. Here's my LO http://www.digitalscrapbookpages.com/galleria/showphoto.php/photo/3847/cat/540
08-15-2005, 11:29 PM
Loved this challenge!! Here is mine:
08-18-2005, 08:16 AM
These layouts are all wonderful! I'm so excited that so many of you have already risen to the challenge and done so beautifully! Great work everyone!
08-19-2005, 01:21 AM
Here is my font challenge LO...I only used 3 letters, but I created elements with them.
08-19-2005, 05:32 AM
WOW! Everyone be sure to check out rubyq's layout.... great work!
all caught up on posting bonuses again... thanks everyone!
And if you haven't posted yet, there is still time!
i have tried 4 times to get this font but i can't find it in my list even though it says it is allready there help
08-20-2005, 06:16 AM
Here is my layout, this was fun!
08-20-2005, 08:05 AM
dodo, sent you a PM to try and help
Laurie- great LO!
Again, caught up to this point. Thanks for posting everyone!
hi and thank you for trying to help however i did what you said and all i get now if no files to extract i tried your link and i went to his site but can't find it there i am such a loser it is probally right in front of my face but i looked a few times . sporry
08-21-2005, 09:24 AM
08-21-2005, 01:38 PM
Here's mine :
08-25-2005, 10:16 AM
Here is my layout:
08-25-2005, 01:24 PM
Super great work, everyone! So glad you've risen to the challenge.
Up to date on the bonuses sent if you've posted here. Thanks!
08-30-2005, 05:00 PM
Silly Faces (http://digitalscrapbookpages.com/galleria/showphoto.php/photo/4231/cat/540)
08-30-2005, 09:22 PM
I had a real hard time coming up with an idea on this.
08-31-2005, 06:32 AM
Again, if you've posted up to here, you should have your posting bonus!
Thanks so much for giving it a try everyone! I know the dingbat font was "different" - to say the least... but you all rose to the occassion and I'm glad you even tried!
08-31-2005, 04:09 PM
I saw the pirates on the font, and knew what page I would do! This is so fun, this is like my 5th page!
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