Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fonts - the coolest thing ever

I have a bit of an obsession with a few little things...

patterned paper
fonts (or typeface)

It could be worse. These items are relatively inexpensive. I say relatively... at least my obsession isn't with Manolo Blahnik shoes or expensive foreign cars. It's simply with paper, fabric, and typeface, which really isn't even a material thing anyway!

The thing is, I don't actually craft all that much. I buy paper for scrapbooking, but I hate to use it up, so I have BOXES of pretty 12" x 12" patterned papers at home. I know - it's a sickness. I just love to look at it. I love to see it safely stored away there in it's box. I actually love to tote it around too, when I go scrapbooking. I like to match patterns up together and see how they look. I just don't want to use it up.

...and fabric? Don't even get me started on fabric. It's really the only reason I sew at all. I don't actually enjoy sewing - I'm really, really bad at it! I just love the fabric. If I could make things just by glueing fabric, I would. If fabric never frayed, I would just cut it into cute shapes and designs and just use it like that. I buy fabric before I know exactly what I'm going to do with it... but fabric is expensive, so I do control myself a bit better with it than I do with paper. Paper is usually less than a dollar per sheet and the fabrics I like are often at least eight dollars per yard.

Then there are fonts. You see, I like type. I'm not so much a fan of the basics like Times New Roman and Arial, but I love the more whimsical, reminiscent, and artistic fonts that you often only find in custom graphics.

I buy alphabet stickers to use on cards, in scrapbooks, and in home decor just because they come in such awesome fonts.

So, boy oh boy was I excited when I saw that Emily over at Jones Design had a post about fonts today and linked to not only free or really cheap fonts, but also instructions on how to install a new font on your computer.

Can I get a Hallelujah???? Emily, how I love thee today! Thanks for the awesome fonts!

Oh, and if you like fun and stylish little craft projects that do not involve construction paper or glitter glue, Emily is your Go-To gal! Check out her fantabulous trendy tutorials at Click on a thumbnail picture for her step-by-step!

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 

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