Clip Art Resources (For Blogs!)

Today’s special guest is Seattle blogger Emily of Peck Life. She’s been doing this great summer experiment of unplugging from the interwebs that sounds really relaxing/scary/fantastic/unlikely to me. Sigh. I hope I can do it someday. She’ll be plugged in today and sharing some awesome sources for digital clip art for your summer party invitations, blog posts, and more.

Template courtesy of Shabby Blogs – lots of fun digital resources of this site!

Whether you write a blog, have a small business, or want to create some great looking party invitations, the world of digital clip art might become your best friend, if it isn’t already. For me, I love to do all the graphic design for my blog so having a bank of good patterns and artwork to choose from is key, especially since I don’t own or know how to use Photoshop. Gasp! Sifting through the many websites can be a bit daunting so to make it easier on you, I’ve compiled a few of my very favorite sources!

1. Two Peas in a Bucket – Although this site is primarily designed for scrapbookers, they have an entire online store devoted to digital graphics (and fonts too)! I love checking out all of the designers, as most of them also have really beautiful and wonderful blogs.

2. Designer Digitals – One of the main reasons I love this source is because it features the BEAUTIFUL work of our very own Seattle friend, Andrea Victoria. Make sure to check out her blog too!

3. Jessica Sprague – This is one of my favorite sites for graphics because I find it super easy to navigate. It’s surprising how many are not very user friendly! Not only does Jessica’s site carry Cosmo Cricket, one of my favorite lines….BUT Jessica offers a ton of online graphic design related classes to keep you on the top of your game.

4. Sugar Hill Co – I could spend hours on this site because there is so much to see. Miss Tiina, the artist behind the shop also has a fun blog with lots of design ideas and regular freebies!

5. Kitschy Digitals – Featuring the work of draw! pilgrim (who I LOVE) and a handful of other talented artists, this site is filled with lots of retro looking digital graphics.

6. Dear Miss Modern Design – This site is focused less on “scrapbooking” and more on blogging. Here you will find social media icons, blog templates, media kit layouts, and soooo much more. Plus, Christine writes a lovely blog!

7. Etsy – There are so many wonderful independent graphic designers who have their own Etsy shop and this can be a very simple, affordable way to buy that special graphic that you need for a specific purpose. Nearly all of the graphics on my blog, were purchased via Etsy. A few of my favorites: the ink nestSummit AvenueTodd Design,Wisteria Design GraphicsCrafty Graphics Scraps, and Tick Tock Shop.

8. Oscraps – One of the only places I’ve found to purchase the sophisticated and gorgeous digital designs of Paislee Press.

Side note: A lot of the sites above are useful, not only for digital graphics, but for photography templates, fonts, pintables, and actual craft supplies. Before downloading any digital graphics, it’s important to read the terms of use (especially if you want to use the graphics for your commercial purposes).

Emily

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