KH Blog HeaderI’ve done a lot of lists about myself and things I love, so this is a bit of a different take on it. ‘The ABC’s of Me’ wasn’t hard to write – actually, being given the prompts made it extremely easy! I encourage you to have a go at making a page something like this one. It’s fun and a bit of a personal insight into the person you are and the things you have around you. Even if it isn’t a page you add to a book, the thing it will do is give you a clear understanding of adding text boxes by copying and pasting them consecutively. And I mean consecutively!! It is also a real commitment, once I had started and saw how long it was going to take, I kept going – you have to keep going! Persevere 🙂

I used Holiday Cheer Alpha Set for my ‘large’ letter. I added the whole alphabet to the page and then un-grouped a few at a time (side story here – I was at a crop with Shelley and Justine when Shelley told us that ‘Fancy Fonts’ were grouped! It was very early on in my digital life {haha} and we both just sat there and our jaws dropped in astonishment! I had been cutting single letters out for ages – DON’T CUT THEM UP! Just ungroup them!)  Ok, back to how to do this … once the single letters are ungrouped (hold the shift key and click on the ones you want to be single, then re-group the rest for the time being), move the single letter to a space on the page.  Add a similar font to finish the rest of the word by adding a text box. Get the size and colour right with the first one and keep them consistent. The font I used is AvantGarde Bk BT at 64pt. So, I continued adding my words to my letters for the prompts. Paste, paste, paste. It took a bit of time, and a bit of rearranging here and there, but it was worth getting the prompts all done (on both pages) first.

Once my prompts were roughly in place, I chose a font to add my ‘answers’  … Susie’s Hand at 48pt (it’s always been a fave!)  After answering the first one, copy and paste the same text box to continue. Move the text box into a position near the prompt and complete the answer.

I used a light background paper from CM Wedding Digital Kit, as it didn’t detract from the words on the page. I also added a single line border to my page by adding a square shape with a 6pt line and transparent fill.

I love that it all fitted on the two pages! I was completely amazed that it fitted, actually, and I could have probably made both the prompts and answers a bit smaller, but I like that you can probably read it from across the room!

So, here’s a little bit more about me .. what’s a couple of things about you? I’m sure you could fill from a to z.

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Abc_L_KH Abc_R_KHHere are some posts you may find helpful:

Fun with Fancy Fonts

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Insert a Line

Style Sampling

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15 Responses to Blog: ABC’s of Me

  1. debzz debzz says:

    Wow…Fun idea! Would be great to do for kids and grandkids as they grow up too. Fun way to look back over changes as they grow up. It would also be fun to do with Grandparents to get to know them better and then add old photos to leave a legacy book.
    Thanks again for your wonderful tips!

  2. Leslie says:

    What a wonderful way to get to know you! Thanks.

  3. Janice says:

    Loving this list idea – and all those pieces of you make me smile! 🙂

  4. Carol says:

    Love this Kerrianne, think I will have to give this a try.

  5. Tara says:

    Oh my goodness. I am laughing at myself. Kind of like you felt about finding out about “ungrouping” Fancy Fonts, I have been going about making single line borders around my page in a much more complicated way (Insert Line Path, but it’s so difficult to get the border to actually be square and line up!).
    *hits forehead with palm* Fill Square shape with transparent fill – OF COURSE!
    Again, you never know where you’ll find these golden nuggets of information! That’s why you have to read/watch everything from the Pixies!

  6. Jayne Barker says:

    What a neat idea I may have to try that. I didn’t know they were grouped either until this last weekend when Mary told us during the pixels2Pages LIVE in Silverton.

    Thank you

  7. pjmwier says:

    Also fun for a workgroup and to help newbies get to know the rest of the staff!

  8. gayneal says:

    This is great! It would be fun to do with my grandchildren in their yearly birthday books! btw – my jaw dropped when I hear Jan say Fancy Fonts were grouped, too! I hadn’t even noticed the dotted line around the words! It’s those little things that make my membership worth every penny.

    • Kerrianne says:

      I’m hearing you Gayneal about the grouped Fancy Fonts!!! LOL go figure huh?
      This is a fun project to do for anyone! And you can make up your prompts, you don’t have to use the ones I did!!
      Hope you get to do one or two!

  9. Penny says:

    Kerrianne, that’s so fun! I loved reading all the tidbits about you that I didn’t know. I am definitely putting this on my To Scrap list!

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