I have been working on some new designs for spring, but of course I had to get a few of these stamps up and in the shop early as it has been so warm here! ( Fingers crossed I didn’t jinx us!) Shop the New Section in the shop, and grab a stamps or two for your letters and cards!
Tis the season to put on a little music and start wrapping those gifts, baking those cookies or just sit by the fire and read a great book! I love to listen to some christmas music while I’m working ( especially when I am designing holiday items in the middle of July!) So here are a few of my favorite pandora stations to get you in the Holiday Spirit!
Rockin’ Holidays Radio – A classic station with a mix of new and old rockin’ Holiday Songs
Indie Holidays – Dashboard. Belle & Sebastian, She and Him ( holiday music for the hipster soul)
The Waitresses – My all time favorite Christmas song!
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Classic up beat classics like the Beach Boys & Dean Martin
What Christmas Means to Me – A little Motown Christmas with the Jackson 5 & Stevie Wonder
Holly Jolly Christmas – A little Bing Crosby anyone?
My new line of self-inking stamps, feature interchangable design plates, so you can quickly swap out one design for another in the same stamping machine! Checkout how easy and fun it is in this tutorial video. And view the entire line of stamps at chattypress.com
I love good typography. Perfect kerning and a beautiful typefaces in just the right color can make a good design, great! Which is probably why i find typography games so fun and addictive. I really enjoy playing the Kerning game (KernType) where you can try your hand at creating the perfect space between letters on a variety of fonts. My average score is 93, let me know in the comments what yours is!
Another really fun game is Shape Type, where you can practice shaping a letter form by dragging the handles of an anchor point, much like you do in adobe illustrator to draw the exact shape you need. It might take a bit of practice, but its really satisfying to see how close you can get to the original letter!