So lately I feel like I am drawn to anything with words, quotes, monograms, etc. Why is that? I'm sure it's all part of getting involved in a hobby like scrapbooking that puts a lot of emphasis on journaling, telling a story. But when I read a great quote or see a great text design it's like getting a big high and feeling like everything is good in the world. Call me crazy, whatever. I think it's kinda weird too. I did go through a poetry writing phase in elementary - middle school, but the majority of high school and all of college I was deep into the sciences. I just think it's interesting how your tastes, and interests can evolve. So I've recently found some cool sites that use words in cool ways. I browse these places from time to time -- total eye candy.
- cafepress -- It's a site that allows people to set up "stores" and sell their word or graphic designs on t-shirts, mugs, stickers, you name it. I've got a couple favorites . . .
- Ali Edwards Design -- One of my favorite scrappers. She totally gets scrapbooking, the reasons behind doing it, what motivates scrapbookers to capture the tidbits of life, and how this is so much more than just glue, paper, & cute stickers. So she came up with a new name for scrapbookers -- "life artist". I love this idea. I also love her "delight in the everyday" line.
- Embrace Designs -- Another scrapbooker, Amy Grendell, set up this shop. She has some adorable stuff for kids & babies. But I especially love the stuff she has created for girls -- teens & adult. Things like: "all you need to be is you", and "beautiful inside and out", "love yourself", etc. They all have such cute fonts & doodles & designs she created herself. I just think she has put together such great positive messages that girls (and women) really need. You have to go look, they are just as cute as can be.
- Wrybaby.com -- Ok, I'm also a sucker for printed baby tees and this site has some that are hilarious. My favorite are the ones that give instructions on caring for baby -- the illustrations are perfect. Scott and I also quite like the "Wheel of Responsibility".
- So apparently I'm a little late on this trend, but I love the look of vinyl words/quotes on your walls. I just ordered something from My Simple Expressions, but I frequently visit Wonderful Graffiti for good ideas (they are a bit out of my budget right now).