Websites I Love!
Adobe Color CC
Kuler is an amazing color swatch generator that makes it easy to choose the perfect hues for any project. If you decided to play with Kuler, make sure you explore. I enjoy playing with the option to create a color palate from pictures that I love.
Colossal is a happy place for people who like quirky creative things. I follow Colossal on facebook and am always delighted and amazed by the creativity they celebrate. Hours can be spent roaming the site, and almost as much time drooling over things I don't really need in The Colossal Shop.
Creative Market is a creative marketplace, and has become my go-to site for stock photos, vectors, fonts, templates, and other creative elements. I also check the site each Monday to see if I can use any of the six freebies offered every week.
This is the best price I've found for high quaility posters as well as other customized items like magnets and mugs.
It would be hard to beat the price, quality, and speed of Overnight Prints for business cards and postcards.
If you're looking for banners on a budget, Namify is the company, and they ship incredibly fast!
What can I say? I'm a Font Geek
This is one of my favorite resources for free fonts. They are categorized well and you can test the font with your specific text before you download.
Font Diner is a great place to go for retro fonts. In addition to the font packages for purchase, you can also find some "Free stuff."
Kevin and Amanda's scrapbooking blog is a great place to find an abundance of handwriting fonts that look like actual handwriting (so many don't!).
I like free fonts (who doesn't?), but sometimes it's worth purchasing a unique font that you're not going to see just anywhere. I've made a few purchases from this site that have been well worth the investment.
If you, like me, have a habit of identifying fonts wherever you go, What The Font is a fascinating site to visit. This site is a resource for people seeking to identify the fonts that have captured their attention.
These fonts aren't free, but they are budget friendly. Best of all, you set the budget and pay what you can.
Creatives that Inspire Me
Elizabeth St. Hilaire
I "discovered" Elizabeth's collage art while hunting online for just the right calendar. Her method inspired my own painted paper collages, and I had the privilege of doing a workshop with her in 2015.
I was introduced to the work of Jeff Hanson when he donated a painting to an art auction befitting ALD (adrenoleukodystrophy) research. Jeff's thickly textured, beyond colorful, acrylic paintings made me dream and convinced me to finally try my hand at painting.
Kim Parker's art never ceases to amaze me. Her designs find a balance between beauty and whimsy and her use of color seriously makes my mouth water. One of her pictures hangs on my wall and drives many of the color choices I make for my living space.