Chalkboard Labels & Free Font Samples

I’ve been perusing the Google Font Library looking for great Handwriting fonts and new Decorative fonts. Take a look at my findings:

Wings of Whimsy: Connected Handwriting Fonts #diy #alphabet #printable #freebie #chalkboard #labels #fontsWings of Whimsy: Disconnected Handwriting Fonts #diy #alphabet #printable #freebie #chalkboard #labels #fontsWings of Whimsy: Decorative Fonts #diy #alphabet #printable #freebie #chalkboard #labels #fonts

That makes 30 new FREE fonts to play with 🙂 To make it easy to re-examine each font when deciding on which style to use for a project, I put them on label sheets, so you can print them out for future reference 🙂 Some of these are really great for Chalkboard labelling, don’t you agree?

I am of course including the blank Chalkboard Label Sheets for you as well, print these on sticker paper and write your text with a white Chalkboard marker. Or drop the label sheet into a text editing software like Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop or Indesign and write your labels with your favorite font from my suggestions here 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: Chalkboard Labels #diy #alphabet #printable #freebie #chalkboard #labels Wings of Whimsy: Chalkboard Labels #diy #alphabet #printable #freebie #chalkboard #labels

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I used elements from the following sources for these designs:

30 Font Samples – Google Fonts

Label 1 – Sweetly Scrapped

Label 2 – Knick of Time

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Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part I, Facts

For centuries, it has been a tradition for Norwegian Brides to wear a Crown on their wedding day:

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The Bridal Crown Tradition never died, although the wearing of traditional folk costumes called ‘Bunad’ plummeted drastically during the 1800s. Bunad was still worn in rural areas. Hulda Garborg was instrumental in reviving the Bunad tradition in the late 1880s, she was considered a rebell for challenging the elite of the era and thus the union with Sweden. By the culture radicals, wearing the Bunad became a symbol of the true Norwegian identity. Hulda Garborg took elements from old pieces of clothing and designed the first Bunad as we know them today. She was especially inspired by richly embroidered folk garments from Sunnmøre, the region of Western Norway were I currently live.

Wings of Whimsy: Hulda Garborg

Hulda Garborg – Bunad Rebell

Every region of Norway has their own Bunad today, based on elements from local clothing, furniture or building. Most Norwegian women, and many men own a Bunad, and will typically wear them to festive occasions, such as Syttende Mai (Norwegian Constitution Day of May 17th) weddings and gala dinners, even at the Royal Castle!

Although most brides in Norway today choose classical white gowns, some are still proudly donning full traditional Bridal Costumes, Crown and all:

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bride - Sunnmøre

Traditional Norwegian Bride – Sunnmøre

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bride - Hallingdal

Traditional Norwegian Bride – Hallingdal

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bride - Rogaland

Traditional Norwegian Bride – Rogaland

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bride - Vest Agder

Traditional Norwegian Bride – Vest Agder

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bride - Voss

Traditional Norwegian Bride – Voss

Here are some head shots:

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown - Nordmøre

Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown – Nordmøre

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown - Voss

Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown – Voss

Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown - Sunnmøre

Traditional Norwegian Bridal Crown – Sunnmøre

I have included the full figure Norwegian Traditional Brides on a collage sheet:

Wings of Whimsy: Traditional Norwegian Brides

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I have plans for several more posts about Norwegian Bridal Crowns, Bunad traditions and other Norwegian traditions. I’ll be sharing these special posts on Sundays, so stay tuned for more Norwegian Sundays to come 😀 Coming up next Sunday is Bridal Crowns Family Experience.

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Bridal Crown

Hulda Garborg – Digitalt Museum

Traditional Brides: Norsk Flid Husfliden

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Romantic Postcards Day 14 of 14

Here is Day 14 of postcards from my Romantic Collection:
Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Postcards Day 14 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #love #valentine #romantic #cherub #cupid Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Postcards Day 14 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #love #valentine #romantic #cherub #cupid Find your high quality copies, free for your personal use and enjoyment in the download folder below 🙂 

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Romantic Postcards Day 13 of 14

Here is Day 13 of postcards from my Romantic Collection:
Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Postcards Day 13 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #love #valentine #romantic #cherub #cupid Wings of Whimsy: Romantic Postcards Day 13 #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #love #valentine #romantic #cherub #cupid

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

With imagery from my house and various romantic craft projects I have made, I wish you all a 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2017

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