Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Favorite Fonts Linky

Hey yall!

So, I really feel like I've neglected this lil ol' blog here lately. I know I warned you, and I knew that it was going to be crazy, but still....I feel bad.

And honestly? I have been a little bit at a loss about what to blog about. I mean, I'm on summer vacation and do not have a teaching job lined up for next year...yet. I desparately want to prepare things for a new classroom, but I don't have a classroom to prepare for. What if I make all this great stuff for a 1st grade class, and then end up teaching 5th? Or worse...what if I don't get a job at all?

I have some lofty goals to create lots of Pinterest projects over the summer, so I'm looking into doing a series on that. Also, I have tons of ideas swirling around in my head for classroom theme sets. But so far? Nada.

As I was browsing the web and downloading some new fonts tonight, I realized that new fonts make me happy. Like, stupid happy. Is that weird? There's nothing better than finding a super cute font to make your day....or maybe that's just me? But I don't think it is! I'm sure others out there have font obsessions....right???

So I've decided to host my very first linky party!!! And guess what it's about? Fonts!

Graphics by The 3AM Teacher

 
So grab the graphic and tell me all about your favorite fonts. Which fonts are your "go-tos," which fonts do you use for student work, which fonts do you use for parent letters, which fonts do you use for classroom signs and posters, which fonts do you use for fun or silly things, etc. Hopefully, we can all find a couple of new favorite fonts :)

Here are my favorites (I have quite a few...)








So....what are your favorite fonts? Link up below!!!

45 comments:

  1. Haha! I loved your comments after your fonts. I don't have all of those so I will go get them now!! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  2. Totally freaking out over this linky. I have my own linky and a contest rollin' right now, but I will be linking up in a day or so. I DORK out over fonts. This is the greatest PAR-TAY idea ever!!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  3. Love all those fonts too! Just posted, but would love to link up:)

    Aloha,
    Corinna

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  4. I can't wait to link up when I get home. I need some new fonts. I keep using the same ones over and over again.

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  6. I LOVE the funny comments...especially the one about smiley monster. It drives me nuts that it doesn't capitals :)

    My Second Sense

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  7. Smiley Monster and My Own Topher are my absolute favorites! I love the bottom three as well, those are new to me. Going to grab them now!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  8. I love this linky party. Now if I could just figure out how to participate. On a bit of a learning curve right now. I love my old standby, DJ Doodlers!!

    Brynley
    Brynley's Brainstorms

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  9. What a great idea for a linky party! I love finding new fonts. I love smiley monster, but I only use it for word cards. No capitals drive me nuts too. :)

    Thanks for sharing your favorites. I think I'm going to grab some new ones right now!

    Amy
    Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten

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  10. Hi Natalie,

    I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm also a first grade teacher in LOVE with FONTs. I will join your LINKY party on my next blog post.

    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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  11. I am obsessed with fonts!! This is one of the best Linnie's ever!! I have sooo many favorite fonts. I am definitely linking up! I am your newest follower!
    :) dana
    www.funin1stgrade.blogspot.com

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  12. Several of your fonts are some of my favorites as well. This is a great linky :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  13. Love this idea for a Linky Party. I am your newest follower, and just linked up.
    Thanks for the great fonts!
    Colleen
    Totally Terrific in Texas

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  14. Where can I get these? Help please!?

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    1. Most of them are from Kevinandamanda.com but some are from dafont.com!

      Google it, girl! :)

      Natalie

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  15. Pea Nancy is so cute! I just might need that one!

    Melissa
    todayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  16. Michelle, if you google the fonts you are interested in, you will probably find them all. Google is my best friend!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  17. I have the ones you have, but also like the one on Miss Tina's Fonts called "peach cobbler".
    Here is a link to what the font looks like :)

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CnRyxsSq4ys/T8rGtjoUXiI/AAAAAAAAAjc/cppunZ4gxmI/s1600/supplylabelpic.jpg

    http://misstiina.com/fonts/mtf-peach-cobbler/

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  18. I'm your newest follower! I LOVE fonts! So addicted! I share some of your favourites. I linked up so check my faves out!

    Shanyn

    coffeekidsandcompulsivelists.blogspot.com.au
    coffeekidsandcompulsivelists@hotmail.com

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  19. Best. Linky. EVER!

    I'm pretty much obsessed with fonts and digital scrapbooking items (digital papers and graphics) right now. It's possible that I'm downloading every single one of these fonts as I type... hehe. I'm your newest follower. :)

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  20. i would love to join in the linky party.. but i dont know how to grab the graphic, :( could anyone please show me how.. im still new in the blogging world and still trying to learn, :)

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    1. Hi Rachel! All you have to do is right click on the picture and click Save As. Then save the picture to your desktop and add it to your blogpost. When you add the picture to your post, just link it up to the address listed above :)

      Hope that helps!
      Natalie

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    2. thanks, natalie.. will try it..:)

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  21. Natalie,
    You can get the Rock font here:
    http://www.fontspace.com/category/rock%20and%20roll

    First Grade Shenanigans

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  22. I told you I'd be back! It just took me a little longer than expected - sorry girl :) This is the coolest idea for a Linky. My font collection continues to grow . . .

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  23. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites! I'm your newest follower and am so happy to find your blog. Stop by sometime!

    maria
    Kinder-Craze

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  24. I only recently learned how to install fonts and I have gone CRazy with it. I linked up and posted some of my faves and as soon as I can I'll be looking up all the cool ones I've just seen.

    Miss Cosby
    You Might Be a FirstGrader...

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  25. Thanks for doing this Linky! I am a total FONT-A-HOLIC!

    Lauren
    Life in Middle School

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  27. Thanks for sharing these awesome fonts! I'll definitely need to add a few of these to my collection!

    Amy
    Turtley Loving Teaching

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  28. Hello! I've started creating my own fonts with my new iPad, check them out and download them free at my blog, use them in your TpT store too.

    Jen Jones
    http://helloliteracy.blogspot.com

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  29. This party is soooo dangerous!!! I have a serious font addiction. I know what I'll be doing tonight. Thanks for hosting this party!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  30. I love this party. Who doesn't like wasting time finding fonts to add to their thousands?? I'm your newest follower, by the way. Come visit me and check out how our great minds think alike! (:
    Ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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  31. Fontastic linky party! I'm your newest follower :o)
    Mel D
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

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  32. What a fun summery linky party! I heart fonts!

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  33. Love love this linky!! Aren't we all obsessive over our fonts?! I'm going to have to go out and find all of these now! lol!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  34. I'm a little late to the party but a happy guest! Thanks for all the how-to comments. I am now the giddy owner of way too many new fonts! Thanks everyone.

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  35. I love this linky! i got lots of new fonts to use! Thanks for hosting!
    ✿Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  36. Thanks soooo much for linking up everyone!!! I hope your font collection has grown by 100...I know mine sure has!!!

    Natalie

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  37. Ok, so I've already used Pea Nancy, like, 100 times! And look how enormous your party is!!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  38. This is all new to me, but I am having a blast learning! Can you help me answer a question? In the past (maybe several years ago), if you created a MS Word document using a downloaded font and then tried to open it on another computer that didn't have the font, it would use a default font. Is that still the case? How can I prevent that? I am thinking that all formatting is protected when I make it a PDF. Thank you

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  39. Michelle, that is still the case. Making it a PDF usually helps, but not always. Some fonts are restricted and cannot be embedded. To check a fonts embedability, right click on it and go to the security tab. If it says restricted, it may not be embedable. I hope this information helps!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  40. Question: How do I download these fonts? Or can't I?

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I LOVE reading your comments!!!

Natalie