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The Trimmings

I shared our Christmas celebration but I here are some of my favorite pretty things from this past season. I realize this would have been more helpful if I’d posted it prior to the holiday but so much was done last minute thanks to all the major construction projects going on around  ...

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I’m a Nerd for Fonts

Since I’ve been a graphic designer for the past 8 years (EIGHT?!? wow!)…I’ve accumulated a LOT of fonts. Unfortunatly I don’t get to use some of my favorites since most of my work is for corporate clients (rather than fun stuff like invitations). But I thought I’d  ...

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We’re Number ONE!

I made this for Baby E’s first birthday. I really wanted to get a cute picture of him but since he’s now on-the-go baby I figured the best way to do that would be to use a prop that he could interact with. I didn’t think he’d hold a sign and balloons would probably be  ...

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Font Love: Some Weatz

I’ve already talked about two of Måns Grebäck’s fonts, so here’s the trifecta for my non-calligraphy fonts: This one is one of the best, check out an address sample: It’s fantastic! You will want to kern your text as the swashes make for a lot of extra room between  ...

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Font Love: Roskrift

So when I got distracted by Feathergraphy, I also found this font. It’s a little less refined but it definitely works well for faking calligraphy. Check it out: You may lose some of the hand-drawn quality when it gets down too small but I like the rough edges to make it more believable  ...

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Font Love: Feathergraphy

So it’s been a minute since I’ve posted any new fonts but I found this beauty when searching for…hmm, can’t remember but it was something work-related for sure then I got distracted by the pretty. Here’s a sample address: Isn’t it gorgeous?? Best of all  ...

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Fonts: LT Chickenhawk

I love hand-drawn fonts. Doesn’t this just make you want to scribble all over your notebook till the bell rings? Tiny hearts in the “O”s = awesomeness. I wish there were caps for this as well, so it would be more usable. It’s FREE for personal use here. Artist is Lauren  ...

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Fonts: Albemarle

For Valentine’s Day – here’s something romantic. A favorite font for wedding-invitations and general fanciness (yes, it’s a real word, I asked my husband). The entire set can be found on MyFonts.com for $42. There are three styles, if you’re on a budget, I’d  ...

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Fonts: Hotel Coral Essex

This sans-serif stamped font is great. I’ve had to create a stamped effect before so it’s nice to have a font that already contains it. Download it FREE for personal use here. Artist’s site. You may also enjoy:Fonts: RomantiquesFonts: Sketch RockwellI'm a Nerd for Fonts

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Photoshop: Add a Border

Adding a border to a photo is a way to give it a hand-developed look. Depending on the type of border you chose it could create a clean printed look or a more grungy-distressed look. You may also enjoy:Toddler 2-in-1 Painting & Some TipsWall Letter Art DIYThe Ultimate Roll-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

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