UPDATE: Normally I add my updates to the end of my posts -- yea, I mess up a lot -- but this omission was such a foul that I had to put it up front! I want thank the oh-so-talented (and hilarious) Ms. Rachel from Sol and Rachel do a Blog for inspiring the layout of ours. I had no idea that Instagram had a widget to load on our blog. She taught me that. I had no idea there was a Twitter widget to load on our blog. She taught me that. I also had zero creative vision and/or organizational skills to come up with the idea of putting all Easton's Watch Me Grows into one page for easier review. She taught me that, too! In summary, RACHEL IS RAD. Go learn something from her. Now!!! Go!!! The supply of humor and inspiration is never ending ;)
To continue on the gratitude wagon, here's a big e-high five to Mel @ Mel Stampz for creating the digital paper that beautified our blog background!! She's created hundreds of super fab papers (amongst other things) in every color under the sun and generously allows us artistically-challenged folks to use to make it look like we know what we're doing. It's quite difficult for me to cruise her blog & Flickr feed because I instantaneously want to change everything about our current design and start over with something else she's created. See?? I just had to go out there to grab the link and BAM Tiny Stars (swoon). Thanks, Mel, you're so super talented!!
Moving along to the fun scalloped circle cutouts that highlight each member of the Team Anders roster, this thanks goes out to Jessica Sprague and a freebie she posted in 2009. Once I get fired for daydreaming about what I might be able to do with MelStampz's digital papers I plan to enroll in all of Jessica's courses. I seriously just got sidetracked for 20 minutes reading about all her offerings -- and oogling over the beautiful branding for each course. I'm hooked. She's bookmarked. I will be back for more oogling. Thanks for the assist, Jessica!
And now the fonts. Rach @ "Sincerely Peachy" sent me down a rabbit hole I can no longer trace back but her love affair with free fonts set me in motion to download close to 25 new new ones. Somehow I ended up stumbling upon Clipper Script by Mans Greback and finally settled on that for our header title. The font I used under each of our photos comes from another source and is actually a digital copy of a person named Ali Edwards' own script handwriting. All I've gotta say is I'm certain NO ONE would want to download and then use my chicken scratch and I've always been quite jealous of people with great writing...especially my Mom's.
|Just to prove my point. On my first|
attempt I even made the word "mean"
look like "man" -- beautiful
Thank you everyone!