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!

Don't forget to head on over to Monkeys & Tutus & enter the huge 600 followers giveaway!  


  1. Oooh, I love the new social media buttons, they're so cute! And also, I had no idea you could make those graphics with powerpoint, so kudos!

  2. Love the buttons! They compliment your site perfectly- very nice :)

  3. The new icons are great! This must be your week, honey, because you just won my contest for the berry masque too! I'll send you an email. :) Joann

  4. Love the new buttons, they look awesome lady!

  5. I love the new icons - it's strange but I am posting all about creating your own social media buttons on Thursday this week :)

    I also love your quotes - especially the 100 years one. I am so soppy at the mo!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  6. Super cute buttons! They match your blog perfectly. Love that second quote by Thoreau!


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