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Friday, May 21, 2010

Jumping on the Mushroom Bandwagon

First of all, thank you to everyone who voted for one of my Snow Days LOs.  It was a pretty close race from start to finish, but the Penguin stayed just a nose ahead the whole time.  So, the Penguin it is.

I still haven't sent out any Mother's Day goodies.  I've had pretty much everything here for months, but with all of the hullabaloo in my life last month, it got pushed to the back burner.  However, the delay did give me a chance to fill my mother-in-law's request for some personalized address labels.  She gave me free reign, so I pretty much did whatever I wanted.  I think she will like them, but we will have to see.  If not, then I get to have the fun of putting something else together.


The name and address are, of course, entirely made up.  (Do you see what I did there??)  And even though I tacked my initials on them, I can't take credit for the 'shrooms themselves.  I knew I wanted to do some cute little mushrooms, but I also knew I wouldn't be able to actually create them myself.  So I hopped on over to dafont, browsed through their selection of "nature" dingbats, and came up with this lovely little Shrooms font.  After downloading and installing (so easy!) I went through and chose the ones I wanted, I made them dark brown and then colored them in.  For the grass, I used Stacy's New Doodles from kevinandamanda's Fonts For Peas website.


I have Jennifer and Jessica to thank for my mushrooms inspiration.  :)  Now that I have my little grouped mushrooms .psd and .png, I want to do more with it/them.  Maybe on an upcoming digi LO?  We'll see.

8 comments:

insanely crafty said...

very cool! I love dafont! I haven't been on in a while I need to see if there is anything new I need to grab!

KD Designs said...

Those turned out cute! Cool idea!

Anonymous said...

I love all the neat things you do. You do a wonderful job/

Love you Mom mom

corinnea said...

Very cute! You guys and your ability to manipulate graphics!

mary h. said...

cute 'shrooms! :)

Mary H. said...

cute 'shrooms! :)

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Jennifer said...

i looooooove them Adrienne! I don't know how to do what you did. I need to learn more scrapbooking stype stuff (as opposed to just manipulating photos!). You have inspired me to learn more! ANd thanks for turning me on to this font place. I haven't done a font search in so long, I wasn't aware what was out there!!