free stuff

free-stuff

I know I just went on a bit of a rant about Freecycle.  And it’s not that I don’t like Freecycle.  It’s just that I’ve been to busy distracted to do my part to get the most benefit from the program.

I’m not going to do anything about that particular issue now.  Instead, I’m going to offer you some free stuff.

Sorry, this is not a giveaway.

I can’t afford fabulous (if used) prizes and as I’m sure only 3 people besides my mother read this that wouldn’t be much of a contest.

Okay, back to the free…

There are two categories for that which I’m giving freely.  The first is the free I like because it’s fun and creative.  These great sites offer free downloads for things I like to imagine I might make one day.  A girl can dream.  No, the supplies are not free, but the design and the idea are.  That’s the hard part for me.  Sometimes I’m creative, I just lack the design and the idea.  Check these guys out:

Creature Comforts – not only are there great designs to download but links to other free stuff.  It’s a two-fer.  Love the mailing labels.

LollyChops – not only is Lolly a kind gal giving away her designs.  She’s also a fantabulous graphic designer.  I adore the chocolate cobbler packaging.  (Mom, you might be seeing one of these boxed up with a gift tag this year.)  And the MerivelMoon paper, and the calendar template and the…  Oh, just go look.

Vintage Glam – this is primarily a wedding site but there are some really great design downloads available.  Lots of labels, fonts and cards.  Gotta love Freebie Fridays.  Check out the Mad Libs Thank You notes.  Gotta get me some.

So that’s enough nice.  Now something for the general audience.  Assuming you haven’t left me yet.

You haven’t left have you?

I’m a fan of acme eclectic’s blog.  It’s not the kind of blog you might think I’d enjoy.  But it’s eclectic.  Like me.  And sometimes there’s something of national interest.  Okay, maybe not national…but I think you’d be interested.

A while back ae posted about great free music.  Specifically free Song of the Day downloads.  If you have a radio station that offers these you know how great they can be.  Well, here’s what acme eclectic has to offer…

KEXP 90.3 FM (Seattle)

KCRW 89.9 FM (Los Angeles)

KUT 90.5 FM (Austin)

The Current 89.3 FM (Minneapolis)

Each station’s “Song of the Day” rotation includes a little flavor of the local market, as it should be.  But you will find emerging artists from around the world featured on a daily basis.  Each of these stations also present in-studio performances that are generally available for download and that periodically serve as material for that day’s offering.

Time, ideas, sounds…I cannot hold these things in my hands although I consider them all consumable.  All of these things may be free.  All of these things may have value.  I hope I have shared some valuable freebies today.

Do you have anything to share?

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