2008: Springhill Camps
Since we had just moved to the Midwest I felt like my son needed to experience a good MidWest Summer Camp. We had a friend that used to work at SpringHill Camps and so I sent my son to camp for a week.
At first he was nervous about going, but once we were there he decided I needed to leave and he enjoyed the entire time. He was glad to see me when I went to pick him up at the end of camp – but he fell asleep in the car before we had even left the campgrounds – they had worn him out!
The camp takes pictures of the kids which you can purchase from their website – so the pictures on this page include one taken by me, several by the camp, and a couple from the disposable camera that I sent with my son.
This spread has a very simple layout – a forest photographic background page, traditional square layouts without borders or corner cuts, and simple use of Jolee’s stickers. I chose to use red for the title page to match the red shirts that my son is wearing in every picture! Please don’t judge him or I and think he wore the same shirt all week – they are three different shirts! Apparently he liked red that year!
What was new for me on this page was the titling on the left hand page. If you look carefully you will notice that the letters actually slightly overlap each other. This is called “Kerning”. Wikipedia defines Kerning: “In typography, kerning (less commonly mortising) is the process of adjusting the spacing between characters in a proportional font, usually to achieve a visually pleasing result. Kerning adjusts the space between individual letter forms, while tracking (letter-spacing) adjusts spacing uniformly over a range of characters. In a well-kerned font, the two-dimensional blank spaces between each pair of characters all have similar area.”
The Cricut Design Studio program that connects a computer to my Cricut Machine has a feature which allows you to move the letters towards each other (or farther away) in order to achieve this effect – and this was the first time that I had tried this.
- KERNTYPE, a kerning game. (designcsu.wordpress.com)
- Unfortunate kerning… (cybertext.wordpress.com)
- Winter Camping in a Varanger Camp (wildcoasttents.wordpress.com)