Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day Freebie!

Happy Father's Day! Did you forget? No worries, I've got you covered! ;)
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Click here to download and print the card
Click here to download and print the 8 1/2 by 11 print


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Freebie


Happy Mother's Day!!

I am excited today not only because I have the best mom ever, but also because I have a freebie for you guys to download and print! 



Print at full size and frame it, print it on a half of a sheet and fold it into a card, sneak onto her computer and set it as her desktop background...  so many possibilities, just be creative!


Click here to download the JPEG file.
Click here to download the PDF file.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Julia Child Prints!



This weekend I had a little time to design some kitchen prints! They are all Julia Child quotes and I think they look adorable as a set or just as individuals!




I think the cake one is my personal favorite ;)



If you like what you see, head on over to my Etsy shop here to purchase these and many other prints!



Friday, February 28, 2014

Hand Lettering 101


Hello there! Today I am sharing with you a few of my tips and tricks for hand lettering. As you probably know, I have opened an Etsy shop featuring hand drawn typography prints (here) and I love absolutely anything hand lettered! Here are a few simple steps that you can do to get started creating your own hand drawn designs!


Start by writing out your word in simple cursive (you might have to think back to third grade for this one, or visit this site to refresh your memory). 


After you have written your word, you need to identify the down stroke of each letter. This is the stroke (line) on each letter where you are moving your pen from top to bottom. The image above has purple arrows that indicate the down stroke in each letter of the word "hello".


Once you have located the down stroke, emphasize it by "thickening" it with another stroke from the top of the letter to the bottom, closing it off at both ends.


Once you have emphasized your down strokes, embellish them by filling them in with stripes, dots, a solid fill or even just leaving them blank. This is where you get to be really creative and fun!



Remember that you can use many different pens, pencils and paints to achieve different looks.

General tips and tricks:


For words that contain the letter T and a letter like J,G,Y or Z at the end, I like to use the tail of the last letter to cross the T in the word. The image above shows the direction of the tail as it winds over the top of the word and crosses the T. 


Another little thing that I like to do to add detail to the letters is create another down stroke that runs parallel to the letter's original down stroke. I think that this sometimes adds a bit of a 3D look to the letters, and makes them look a little more finished. 


My last trick is to use a light (H level) pencil and draw out a small pattern or shape for my word to follow. Here I have drawn a wavy line...


... and then wrote my word following that line!


I hope these tips and trick serve as a little inspiration for you to continue, or perhaps begin, to develop your hand lettering skills. Don't forget to mix and alter fonts to fit your liking, and even add a little color to your designs to liven them up. If you need a little hand lettering inspiration, you can follow my Pinterest board here for ideas. 

Thanks for reading, and as always, let me know what you come up with!

Free fonts!

I've got another freebie for you today! This week I whipped up a couple hand drawn fonts, just for fun. They are super cute and simple, and can be downloaded very easily onto your computer. Have fun with them!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Roald Dahl Print



Hi friends! Today I decided to share with you a free printable that I created last week. Its a Roald Dahl quote, and always puts me in a good mood :)

Click here to download the JPEG version 
Click here to download the PDF version.

As always, comment below what you plan on doing with it or tag me in your photos on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. - sarahanncamp

Have a happy Thursday!

Friday, February 21, 2014

More prints (and my cute new record player)!

Hi guys! Since I haven't been up to anything crafty lately, I decided to share some more photos of my prints (and my cute new record player I got for my birthday!) 






If you're interested, I got my record player from Amazon for $80.00! Its the same one that they sell at Urban Outfitters, but $20.00 cheaper! 

Dont forget to check out my Etsy shop HERE!