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I am a techno/gadget freak. I love almost anything that has to do with computers and software. I have an engineering background, but I haven't worked in that field for over 10 years. I married my wonderful husband in September 2004 and look forward to spending every single day of the rest of my life with him. I love cats and even call myself "Cat".

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Designer's Resources Blues

I'm trying to design a kit with baby stuff - like that hasn't been done a million times - but I can't seem to find any "public domain" stuff to use that I like. I can't afford to buy the stuff right now, so I guess I'm stuck hand drawing the stuff again. It takes such a long time when I have to hand draw all the little things I need. I finished one kit last night I called Flippy Hippy. I couldn't find a hand peace sign, so I had to draw one and it took me about 2 hours to get it right. I'm not that good at hand drawing - I'm way out of practice. Not to brag (too much), but I won an art scholarship when I was 12 for art lessons at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. I was quite good when I was young. I even had a couple pictures on display at the gallery for 6 months.

Here is a peek at the Flippy Hippy kit. I'm not sure when I'll be putting it up for sale yet. I'm working on getting listed at a couple more stores right now, so I'm not sure where it will be listed, but here's what it looks like.

I thought it was kind of fun, with the papers that look like tie dye. I had to mute some of the colours, because the original colour scheme really hurt the eyes. They kind of turned out pastel, but with the tie dye I think it turned out well. I'm surprised how fast I've built up kits. I think I have a total of 13 kits I've made in the last 2 1/2 months.

So I guess no one liked my Think Pink kit well enough to buy it at 50% off and do a layout to get the add-on kit for free. Its kind of disheartening thinking you're putting all this time and effort into this and no one likes it. Oh well, I'll put the add-on kits up in the store and keep pluggin' away.

Well, back to work. I'm hoping to have a little freebie up by the end of tomorrow (stat holiday here in Canada).

By the way, if anyone knows of some good free for commercial use font sites and/or clipart, drop me a note, PRETTY PLEEEEAAAAASE?????

Talk to you later...

Cat

7 comments:

Denise said...

Hi there great looking kit love the colours

DigiBrandi said...

There are a few free-for-commercial-use fonts at http://www.larabiefonts.com. I've been having the same problem... it's hard to find affordable resources. I guess you have to HAVE money to MAKE money. *sigh*

enableem said...

The Kit is looking real nice! Can't wait to see it in action!

kel-ksf1968 said...

I love your flippy hippy kit. That would look awesome with some with pics I have of my daughter in the fifth grade(Big time involved in her ed, I was on PTA and what not) anyways My friend and I planned a 50s dance and those were the coulors we used. Where r u selling your kits at girlfriend-The digital world is all new for me. I basically print everything n use it with my paper scrapping but I would love to buy this kit. And plus it would help u. I give you n all the designers a high five.
I am definetly not the person who sits back n says..."Oh I can make that!" I'm lucky if I could pull together a stick person! Smiles! Now my girl on the other hand was big time into Art, but she is going for an MD. YEAH!!! Keep me in your Prayers that she sticks with it.. I don't know how I found your blog because I don't know the first thing about puters, I just surf until I find what I like... Now I will come back here once I send this off on your merry little way, and give you some links for clip art n font sites. I hope that helps you in your pursue of your dream. kelly=kel=ksf1968
I will make a folder just for you so I can come back n check to see if you got this message, I sure hope so. I believe you ladies need to hear how nice things look to keep you coming n plugging with more kits out! "I want to see the pink kit you r talking about, too, can you post a pic here for me.. I wish I knew how to get your email or via versa. by 4 now. let me go search my puter. i save everything...never know when I or someone else is going to need something.

kel=ksf1968 said...

1. http://www.clikchicdesigns.com/forums/showthread.php?p=931#post931

2.
http://www.myfonts.com/
3.
http://www.digiscrapdivas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1488&highlight=freebies

4.
http://www.getfreefonts.info/free_font.quasart.html

5.
http://tinadudley.com/teach/font.html

6.
http://www.dafont.com/font.php?file=black_jack

7.
http://www.haroldsfonts.com/frontpage.html

8.
http://www.rennysniche.com/

HOPEFULLY THIS HAS HELPED OUT ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP ( IDONT MIND SHARING)smiles

I started too hand write them but i found it too be easier to click on the site i saved n then just copy n paste back here. PLEASE LEAVE ME A MESSAGE HERE SO I KNOW U GOT THIS< GREATLY APPRECIATED= This did take time n i know u will appreciate it.

Now let me see what i can find for clip art(my other puter crashed n this is a new one so I did lose alot of info(the puter was hijacked) never believied it could happen until it happened too me...

"This for fonts but I know they have CLIP ARTS search the site...

1.
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/alphabets.htm

2.
http://register.free-clip-art.net/(cdpayc45whbv2055y30yjs55)/index.aspx?s=clipartsample&f=684028&pop=2&fn=Google-223690838[clip%20art]Phrase
(FOR THIS ONE JUST PUT IN free-clip-art.net n it should pull the page you have to download it,just dont except everything but once u do u r allowed to so many clip arts per day good site...smiles


Go to google n search clip art in the past that is how i found alot also paint shop ubes do a search

I HOPE ALL OF THIS INFO CAN STEER U IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.. HOW DO I FIND YOUR KITS.. kel=ksf1968

Iris said...

nice kits !!

vruyti from belgium

Iris said...

NICE KITS

VRUYTI FROM BELGIUM

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