Deck the Blog: Favorite Design Resources

Something about the holidays makes me want to spruce up my website and blog. Is it homes decorated especially for the season? Beautiful wrapping paper and tags? Whatever it is, pretty is in the air.

If you’ve got the fever, too, you can explore some of my favorite design resources for blogs.


Just drag the Fount button into your bookmarks bar, and then hover over any font online that you happen to be crushing on. Fount will tell the you name of the font. It’s font-stalking made easy!

The Ink Nest

Want to add a handmade touch to your design? The Ink Nest has wonderful hand drawn vectors and clip art in a variety of themes. The collections are really affordable, and there’s enough variety in the selection that you don’t have to worry about your website “wearing the same dress” as a lot of other sites.

The Shop at August Empress

Designer Jo Klima offers beautiful original patterns and buttons at her blog, August Empress. I love her stuff because it’s soft and feminine without being frilly.


Need some color inspiration? COLOURlovers is your place. It’s a serious treasure trove — think Library of Congress big — of color combos and patterns. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole, but a great resource all the same.

Do you have a favorite design resource? Please share it in the comments!

Gathering light,

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2 Responses to “Deck the Blog: Favorite Design Resources”

  1. November 26, 2012

    Deanne Pace Reply

    I’m crazy about dafont!

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