by Paula Gilarde

You don’t even need to have some fancy-schmancy photo editing software to try this digital technique. All you need is word-processing software like Word.

image I used a dingbat font to create a fun custom embellishment for my page. Dingbat fonts are fonts that uses small pictures instead of letters. In this case the little “R” was a cute rainbow/cloud image. I printed it onto cardstock, cut it out and colored it in using markers.

The font I used was “Pea Stacy’s New Doodles” which I downloaded from but you can do this with any dingbat style font.  I also printed out my title, done with Clementine Sketch font, and colored that in using markers — I thought it added another fun element to the page.

imageSupplies used: Coredinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, Sassafras patterned paper and sticker. Fonts – Pea Stacy’s New Doodles and Clementine Sketch, Elmers Painters


Paula Gilarde is an equal opportunities scrapbooker, spending most of her free time creating paper, digital or hybrid scrapbook layouts. She is on the creative team at Designer Digitals and Jillibean Soup and has been published in all the major scrapbook industry magazines. You can find out more about her and purchase her introductory digital scrapbooking class at her website: