Hi my name is Sara and I have a clipart and font addiction. Who's with me?! Ok, hands down.
I am a very visual person and as much as I love using the computer, I have a hard time viewing things on the screen. I need a hard copy in front of me. It's more of a processing difficulty than a visual one. I hated searching through all my clipart and fonts to find just the right one for my project.
Insert my most favorite thing ever...my Clipart & Fonts binder!! I can't take credit for the idea, I borrowed it from Katie at Teacher to the Core.
The front holds all my fonts. Nothing fancy. I have the artist name at the top of each page and then I type each font name in its' actual font style. Does that make sense? Some bloggers, such as A Cupcake for the Teacher, provide a preview for you.
If an artist, such as Kimberly Geswein, has a font that is images, I print out the pdf map of the images.
Then comes the clipart! Again, I have the artist name at the top of each page. I have the pages in my binder alphabetically, by artist. Some artists have multiple pages!
When I purchase new clipart, I add the preview picture of the set to my powerpoint file. I don't reprint the page every time I get new clipart. I usually only go through and print pages every few months or so. Unless I know that I am going to use the clipart right away and want to view all the images.
I'm not going to lie, this binder was a lot of work to make. However, it has made my creating process SO much easier! It was definitely worth it. I keep this binder with me all the time and use it every single time I make a product. I know this is not for everyone, but I hope that some of you find it useful!