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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Swimming in Fonts...

Man, let me tell you... I have sooo sooo soo learned the value of backing up! And backing up your backup and heck even backing up your backup to your backup!!! LOL

And when I talk about backing up - I mean backing up EVERYTHING!!! It isn't bad enough that I lost a lot of stuff (cause I didn't back up everything!!!). But trying to recreate the things I lost.... for example: email addresses, mailing addresses, birthday's, all my clip art that I had collected, files in progress, all my favorite Internet sites! All that stuff - well it is bad that I lost all that stuff, but man....


For those of you that know me - you know I am a font junkie! Yes I will admit it - I love love love fonts!!! But here is the thing - I didn't collect just "any" font. Oh no - all 35,000+ fonts that I had were all divided into one of two categories. They were either for printable publications or they were cuttable fonts. I mean I can look at a font and 9 out of 10 times tell you if a font is going to cut with my machine or not. And on the same note - I can look at a font and tell you if it is going to be readable in a publication or on a scrapbooking page. If it isn't either of these - I don't need/want it!

So for the past few days I have been "sorting" through fonts! Lucky for me - I remember most of my favorite font sites. And REALLY lucky for me - one of my customers and Internet friend's Karen sent me two disks of nothing but fonts (THANKS KAREN!!!). So that is making it much easier to obtain my fonts. But the sorting - sheesh.... the sorting!!! It is too much!!!

But here is the kicker - I can't design titles and die cuts without fonts! And I need lots of fonts to chose the perfect one for my title.... so I am stuck work wise until I rebuild my font file to at least some extent!

Thus the lesson for today - BACK UP EVERYTHING!!!!

And speaking of backing up and computers - my new computer is on the Fed Ex truck and is suppose to be delivered TODAY!!! Whoo Hooo!!! I am very excited -but at the same time I dreading re-installing EVERYTHING yet again! Man... I can't imagine life without computers - but sometimes I think I would have more time for a life if I didn't have one!!! Bahahaha!

Off to sort! Hope you have a GREAT day - and hey - go back up your computer!!!


Lori McDonald, Designer

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Tonya July 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

Lori, what is your secret to knowing what fonts are cuttable? When life settles down, could you possibly share a few of your favorite cutting fonts names.

Bec,  July 7, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Good advice, thanks for the reminder.

Scrappinmama,  July 7, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

Aww, Thanks Lori. You've been so generous with your files, so I was glad I could help. As you can see, I'm a font junkie too.
I'm guilty of not backing up too. Glad you shared your problem with us. It was a good lesson for us all and I plan on doing mine next week.

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