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Hand Lettering 201 Review

Hand Lettering 201: Intermediate Lettering and Design Basics Review + Giveaway

As a crafter I love learning new techniques and having the ability to enact them into my daily crafting life. Handwriting is one of those things that I am always looking to expand upon and build my knowledge base.

I recently received a copy of Hand Lettering 201: Intermediate Lettering + Design Basics for review.

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Color Home Coloring Book Review

Coloring At Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

Since becoming a home owner I have dreamt of all the things I can do to my house, from color and decorating. When I saw the Coloring at Home: A Young House Love Coloring Book I thought this would be a great way to experiment with color without having to make a commitment.

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Chalk Art & Lettering 101 Review

Chalk Art & Lettering 101: An Introduction to Chalkboard Lettering, Illustration, Design & More Review + Giveaway

As a crafter I love learning new techniques and having the ability to enact them into my daily crafting life. Handwriting is one of those things that I am always looking to expand upon and build my knowledge base.

I recently received a copy of Chalk Art & Lettering 101: An Introduction to Chalkboard Lettering, Illustration, Design and More by Amanda Arneill and Shannon Roberts for review.

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Beyond Bullets Review

Beyond Bullets: Creative Journaling Ideas to Customize  Your Personal Productivity System Review + Giveaway

There is no denying that as a blogger I am busy, my life is full of scheduling and keeping my priorities and goals clear. The easiest way to keep all this straight and clear is to use the methods of journaling and bulleting.

When I recently I received a copy of Beyond Bullets: Creative Journaling Ideas to Customize Your Personal Productivity System by Megan Rutell for review I was excited to implement these ideas and concepts into my daily life and planning.

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Fun and Friendly Calligraphy For Kids Review

Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering Review + Giveaway

When I was young I had a lot of energy and not many places to direct it. Each year I write cards and notes, and each year I strive to make my handwriting better. I am always looking for books and step-by-step instructions to extend those skills. When I recently I received a copy of Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lettering by Virginia Lucas Hart for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards.

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Brush Pen Lettering Review

Brush Pen Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Decorative Scripts and Creating Inspired Styles Review + Giveaway

As much as I love review blogging there is another thing I love to do – write and send cards to loved ones.

I believe that the art of handwriting is slowly being eliminated from the skills people hold. Instead of being able to do clean brush lettering, people strive to have the most words typed from their smart phones.

Each year I write cards and notes, and each year I strive to make my handwriting better. I am always looking for books and step-by-step instructions to extend those skills. When I recently I received a copy of Brush Pen Lettering: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Learning Decorative Scripts and Creating Inspired Styles by Grace Song for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards.

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Make It By Hand Book Series Review

Make It By Hand: New England Paperscapes and Vintage Coloring & Craft Book Review and Giveaway

There is something about starting with a simple book and being able to create a whole city or town. When I was young I had a book that I could punch out shapes and images, that after colored and assembled, would create a whole cityscape.

As much as fun as I now remember that book was, honestly I had forgotten about it until I received the Make it By Hand Paperscapes and Vintage Coloring Book for review.

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The Lego Animation Book and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review

The Lego Animation and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review + Giveaway

Since I was an only child, I had many moments throughout my young life that I would be bored in my own home. It was usually during these moments that I would begin to reorganize my room or start a new project I had never done before.

One of my favorite things to do was to put together LEGO kits, you know the ones that have all the pieces needed to create a ship, or van or environment for my LEGO people. I would spend hours matching pieces and clicking them together.

Despite my creativity, I never thought that there was much more I could do with LEGO’s and inevitably they would end up taken apart, in the box in my closet never to be seen again. When I recently received a copy of the LEGO books Geeky LEGO Crafts and The LEGO Animation Book I realized the missed opportunities I had all those years earlier with my beloved brick blocks. .

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Squeeze Life: Best Bare Body at Any Age Review

Squeeze Life: Your Guide to the Best Bare Body at Any Age Review + Giveaway

As I have aged I have begun to realize the importance of keeping your body as healthy as possible. The reality is that this is the only body we get, and it is our responsibility to make sure we take care of it.

An easy way to take care of our bodies is by making adjustments in eating and the way that we live. When I saw Squeeze Life: Your Guide to the Best Bare Body at Any Age by Karliin Brooks I was intrigued by the ease of the recipes.

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Crafting with Alcohol Inks Review

Crafting with Alcohol: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor Review + Giveaway

As a crafter I am always open and excited to try new projects. I love to try a new technique and see the project come to life. There are many techniques, each promising a different result. These many items range in difficulty and can have awesome to questionable results.

Recently I received a copy of Crafting with Alcohol Inks: Creative Projects for Colorful Art, Furniture, Fashion, Gifts & Holiday Decor by Allison Murray for review, I was excited at the prospect of a craft that I knew little about.

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