Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday's Motivations

Before I get to anything else, lookie over here!!


I haz buttonz!

I won a giveaway over at The Foley Fam, and one of the prizes was a set of custom designed media icons from the incredibly talented Kristen of KV's Confessions.  She checked out The Closet & designed the buttons to match.  Aren't they the cutest??  Click 'em!  They work and everything!  *contented sigh*

My week is off to a smashing grand start~*




I've had a few emails about the quotations, graphics & fonts I use on Mondays that I thought I'd take a tic to answer.  Basically I'm an unapologetic quote, image & font hoarder.  Most of the quotes have been collected through the course of my research, others are picked up from various quotation websites.  The graphics/photographs/textures I use are either Thing 3's, or royalty free/stock images I've amassed from putting together PowerPoints for class lectures {deviantart is a great site & the Stanford Library has a great image index-- some are subscription based, but others are free access}.  Fonts are similarly collected {1001freefonts, 1001fonts & Fonts for Peas are some of my favorites}.  I assemble images in PowerPoint - I know, not nearly as classy as Adobe Photoshop or any other imaging program,  but I already have it on my computer, I already know how to use it & it suits my purposes just fine.  There are two free sites I use for image editing--one for serious photo editing, the other for general tomfoolery.   Pixlr-o-matic, falls in the tomfoolery category-- its not photo editing per se, more photo messing about-- think instagram for your computer.  Easy to use, very, very user friendly {with endless combinations, which I love} and free, which is a prerequisite for me.  Then there is Be Funky, a more traditional photo-editor with stuff like red-eye removal, cloning & blemish removal along with a few fun filters to gussy your pics up.  Thing 3 is forever on the hunt for newer & better sites for image editing-- if you are interested in the free websites she uses, shoot me an email & I'll send you her list!

Have a wonderful Monday!

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