I love fonts! I love that there are so many fonts available for free out there! AND I love that I can get a new font with a few quick clicks of a button.
This post is for those of you who love fun fonts, too, but aren't sure how to go about getting them and actually putting them on your computer to use. Well, relax! It's incredibly simple!
First up, SOURCES!
There are so many places to track down fonts online! dafont and Font Squirrel are two of the larger databases. I also love Kevin & Amanda's free handwriting and scrapbooking fonts. However, they can seem a bit... overwhelming! Particularly if you are on a quest for the *perfect* font.
I usually start by looking through Pinterest boards for what I want. Another GREAT starting point is WordMark.it. This website is ah-mazing! All you do is go to the page, type in the text that you want to see and it loads ALL of the fonts that you have on your computer for you to see. It seriously has saved me hours of changing the fonts on documents to find the perfect font combination. They even have filters for when you have narrowed your fonts down to a couple. I totally recommend it!
Ok, so now that you've found the perfect font that you just need, you must get it on your computer. But how? It's easier than you think!
STEP ONE. Click the download link/button.
STEP TWO. Once it has downloaded, open up the .zip file.
STEP THREE. Click on "Install Font."
STEP FOUR. Do a happy dance because Y-O-U just got yourself a brand new font!
*If you have a program open at the time that you want to use the font for, you must close the program and then reopen it for your font to appear in the font selection. If you don't want to close and re-open it, you can always type the font into the font selector... just make sure to spell everything correctly!
And now a gift for you! Use this link to download a font I have created. Feel free to use in personal and commercial work. If you do end up making a profit on what you make, I ask that you credit me and link back to my blog and TPT store.
I have yet to upload pictures from our trip to my computer to show you all of the fun things we have been doing (like our hiking today!), however, I just completed another product. I've started creating a collection of things to be used in my back-to-school pack and no project is complete without a set of borders. :) Tonight's upload are circular doodle borders. Grab them for the next 24 hours at 50% off!
This summer has turned out to be filled with adventure! As many of you are aware, we extended our time with Alex's family in Chicago in order to make an earlier visa appointment. It has been great to spend time with his parents in a more relaxed setting. Since we have never lived in the same city, our time together has always seemed rushed and forced. We both have enjoyed the opportunity to spend quality time with his parents in the midst of daily life.
Now that all of our things are in storage and we have all of our paperwork in hand for our visa appointments, I have had some time on my hands for the first time all summer. What a treat! I've created some new digital papers. I can honestly say that I think they are the best thing I've made yet! Cheerful and bright - I can't wait to start working on my next project, which by the way will be using the papers and making E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G I will need in my classroom. I figure its a way that I can customize my classroom and still have everything ready to go when I arrive in Italy. Plus, it will save room in my suitcase! Take a look and let me know what you think!
UPDATE (8/10): Like the patterns on these papers but want something that is a bit brighter? I created the same digital paper pack in brighter colors for my mother-in-law. Take a look!
The Two Teachers
He teaches math and science. She teaches 4th grade. Together, they have moved to Italy to start a new chapter. Follow along to hear of their European travels and educational adventures.
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