Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun Font Friday

TGIF!

How was your week? Anything exciting happen? Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am. I need to some sleep. I've been battling insomnia which is no fun. I have problem falling asleep but can't seem to stay asleep. As a result, I've been up for at least one hour, sometimes closer to three, every single night this week. I'm exhausted! If you have any suggestions or remedies for beating insomnia, please let me know!

Let's move on to something more fun like this week's fun font, Peach Milk. I've seen quite a number of signs lately that have the counter portion of a letter filled in. (The counter is the name for the enclosed space in a letter like O, B, D, P, etc.) This font is single case BUT it includes international characters, numbers and punctuation. It would look great as the title on a layout, on a poster or invited and you could clip a paper to it to give it a fun pattern too.
You can download the font here.

Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stencil Packs 1 & 2

I'm really excited about my newest products. They came about from a conversation with a friend in which we were talking about how you can stretch your stash or add pizzazz to your pages and projects. From that conversation, the stencil packs were born.

The first pack includes six 12"x12" stencils including arrow, polka dot, retro circle and chevron patterns. The pack also includes a thin bonus frame as well for those who want a solid border on their page.
The second pack also includes six 12"x12" patterns (checkerboard, houndstooth, diagonal stripe, herringbone and chevrons) as well as the thin bonus frame.
There a variety of ways to use the stencils. You can clip a paper to them (as seen in the Teddy layout below). Another way to use them to is to jazz up solid papers a bit. In the example below, I added the diagonal mask from Stencil Pack #2 to a paper from my Giving Thanks kit. I used the soft light mode and lowered the opacity to 50%. It's a great way to stretch your stash.


Both packs are on sale for 40% off through next Wednesday, September 24. Head on over to the store today to pick up these great products!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sneak peek: Stencil packs 1 & 2

I've got a fun new product headed your way later this week. It's a set of stencil packs.

Here's a sneak peek:

Stop by Thursday for the full reveal and ideas on how to use them.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun Font Friday

TGIF!

Ready for the weekend? Ready for fall? Or spring, if you live in the southern hemisphere? We had a major cooldown here this week. It was in the mid-70s early in the week and in the low 50s by week's end. I'm not quite ready for fall yet--I still have projects to do on the exterior of my house--so I'm hoping that it will warm up back into the 70s again. Heck, I'd even take the upper 60s!

This week's fun font is KG Strawberry Limeade. Created by well-known designer Kimberly Geswein, it's a mixed case font with a twist. The twist is that the uppercase letters are all cursive while the lowercase letters are print. The image below was typed as "Fun Font Friday." As you can see, the Fs in all three words is cursive and the remaining letters are print. You can combine the two in creative ways to achieve a customized look.
You can download the font here.

Stop by on Monday for a sneak peek at a fun new product that will be released next week.

Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fun Font Friday

TGIF!

Did you have a good week? Ready for the weekend? I had a pretty decent week. I got to a Twins game (with sweet seats in the Legends Club) Tuesday night. It was a beautiful night to be at the ballpark, even if the Twins lost. I'm looking forward to this weekend as well; the weather is supposed to be gorgeous.

Before I get to this week's fun font, a quick reminder that you only have through the end of the day Sunday to pick up the School Days product packs at just $1 each. They'll to up to regular price on Monday.
In one of my first Fun Font Friday posts, I mentioned that typewriter fonts hold a special place in my heart. My late grandfather collected them and used them regularly for typing up checks, envelopes, notes, etc. Though his collection included some modern electric ones, I like the vintage manual ones. There's something about how heavy they are and the slightly imperfect nature of their key strike that I find appealing. (I featured a different typewriter font here.)

All of that influenced my pick for this week, CarbonType. The font features letters that look like they've been inked generously and there is ample kerning (spacing) between them as well. It's a great choice for old family photos or journaling.
You can download the font here.

Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!