Friday Faves #4: a weekly dose of lovely inspiration

Friday Faves! free downloads | inspiration | blog resources at www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com

Friday Faves! free downloads | inspiration | blog resources

I like to end each week sharing some lovely things I’ve found on the web that I think you’ll like too. If you follow my Facebook page or Pinterest, you may have seen some of these already if you didn’t miss it in your timelines. If you don’t follow my page, you should because I post a lot more than just this list!

Btw, none of the links in this post are affiliate links, I’m just sharing because I thought you’d enjoy!

My Update:

So I finally finished writing that Branding book/lesson for The WP Chick so I can now fully focus on this blog again. I feel like I’ve been neglecting you, especially my newsletter subscribers!! Thanks for sticking in there and being patient with me 🙂

My latest posts:

Well not much here other than last week’s Friday Faves!

Free Downloads:

10 More Beautiful Stock Images from Unsplash

Free hipster stock photography from unsplash

Just one of many totally free stock photos

Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos

Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos

Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos

Free seamless pattern with cartoon mustaches from Creative Market

Free seamless pattern with cartoon mustaches from Creative Market

Free seamless pattern only available through Sunday!

Free Blogging Resources:

Canva is a default tool people use to create and collaborate on design online.I’m very very excited about this new free web program rolling out right now. It’s called Canva and it “offers an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and access to over a million photographs, graphics and fonts, is aimed at the mainstream user who doesn’t consider him or herself a designer.” They are basically aiming themselves at bloggers to create cool graphics for their blog posts. What’s not to love about that??

Reserve your username now and in a few days time they will grant you access to their program. You can read all about the idea of Canva on Tech Crunch. So hurry up and sign up for Canva now. I think this is going to be a game-changer.

Head First HTML & CSS free book download

Free book! Want to learn HTML and CSS to really take control over your blog design? Here is a free book download from O’Reilly who are well known for their web programming books –>
Head First HTML and CSS, 2nd Edition

Found another new awesome graphics freebie site. Freebiesbug has a really nice selection of resources for designers: PSD files for Photoshop, Fonts and Code too (like CSS icons and buttons). Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Lovely Blog Crush:

This week I’m crushing on this adorably colorful blog, Love from Ginger by Rachael Smith who illustrates gorgeous children’s and wedding invitations and paper goods for her boutique stationary design studio:
Lovely Blog Design: Love from Ginger

Rachael also offers a bunch of gorgeously colorful stock photographs for free on her site, so go check them out and be sure to leave a thank you comment!

Lovely Blog Themes I Found:

For Blogger:
This one’s not new, but it’s still a nice Blogger template. It’s Lemon Meringue from Katrina at Pugly Pixel and it’s free.

Lemon Meringue Free Blogger Template

Lemon Meringue Free Blogger Template

For WordPress:
This clean minimal look is so hot in blogs right now. Download Anthem from ThemeFoundry for $79.

Anthem Theme for WordPress from ThemeFoundry

Anthem Theme for WordPress

Bloggers I Love:

Alex Beadon
Have you heard of Alex Beadon? I think I discovered her through Pinterest and I will admit at first I didn’t think I would like her. I mean she’s super bubbly and all, but I’ve watched some of her videos and I have to say I really like her and she knows her stuff! Anyways, she video blogs a lot about blog business and marketing, so check her out if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

Friday Funny:

This one struck a chord with me because I seriously have THE WORST memory! But this graphic from Hanna Adriano at Behance makes me feel better 🙂

I'm sorry I don't have a photographic memory, but my brain is too busy being awesome

I’m sorry I don’t have a photographic memory, but my brain is too busy being awesome

Have a VERY LOVELY Labor Day Weekend!

Ok folks that’s it for this week!

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Your Two Cents!

Got other lovely design faves or recommendations you’d like to share? Maybe even your own? Please leave a comment below!

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