Monday, March 06, 2006

My newest favorite fonts!


It's no secret to my close friends and family that I LOVE fonts. I've done some simple graphic design stuff since my college graduation and with each letterhead or business card I made, I found myself more and more into type and all the fun ways a person can combine letters. I've gradually become a "fontaholic"... and have been known to name fonts from different advertisements on billboards while driving in the car on long road trips. My husband doesn't get it much beyond Times New Roman and Arial, but it's still a source of fun for me.
So, I purchased and downloaded a few new fonts last week from the Scrap-N-Fonts website. They are all created by Elsie Flannigan- who I think has such a fun style and zest for life.
My sweet friend and nanny, Rachael, had a tiny card and a "design your own Starbuck's tumbler" sitting on my kitchen counter- just for a no reason gift to me. {How many of you have friends like that?!} So, I got busy on my computer the other night, played around with my fonts (which on the cup are the little pictures and words all over it) and used some alphaletters from my Shabby Shoppe Tropical Winter kit (the actual "nitty gritty" letters) and voila! My own blogging tumbler!
Now I'm thinking I should start taking orders from all 3 of you who are reading this saying to your computer screen, "I want my own personalized tumbler!" Maybe that's the dream I am to be pursuing in life...marketing and creating Nitty.Gritty. products. My t-shirt is almost done, and some of you will be getting your Nitty.Gritty. fridge magnets in the mail this week- thanks for all those limericks!

12 comments:

ScrapHappy said...

I want my own personalized tumbler!
LOL

jen said...

i just found your blog. you are an amazing person.

Emily said...

Very cool tumblers! Now I have this overwhelming craving for coffee! :)

mommygoingcrazy said...

Well I am comment #4 so you can say that there are more than 3 people that read your site! You are very creative! Next we might see Nitty. Gritty. toilet paper since you love paper so much, just take it to the nexzt level! :)

Rhonda said...

Actually you should just print off the paper in the right size and we can all go to starbucks and get our own mugs and slip the paper in!! Saves on postage LOL

Kelley Otto said...

Jody, I definately want my own Nitty Gitty tumbler! Kelley

Kelley said...

Jody, it is the night before MOPS so I'm brain dead but I really can spell "definitely." ;-)

Wendy Smedley said...

Jody-
Stop it right now!! I don't need more projects on my list. You have to share how you did this-- so a digital debacle, like myself, can accomplish this project without serious frustration.
Wendy

Tiffany said...

wow. i am in such awe! {a} i absolutely love fonts too except i have been working real hard on making my own font via my own handwriting. crazy i know but something i am into right now.
{b} SO IN LOVE WITH THE BLOG TUMBLER. you are so my new hero!
keep up the good work and i love the new banner.

Meredith said...

how cute?! love the fonts and the colors.

Jessica Rabbit said...

Those are so great!
I found your blog through Wendy Smedley's and this is so great!
thanks for sharing these tumbler photo's...
I LOVE font's too.
Perhaps there is a support group for us? ;)

take care!

Dawn said...

Hi. I do not have a typepad but I SO enjoy reading your blog! I am a sahm of six and it feels great to literally see how other moms survive. That isn't coming out right. But hopefully you know what I mean. Thank you for your blog! I truly love your words. They then make me want to do and be a better person! :0) Dawn Oberholtz