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Spring Butterfly Completed Diamond Painting

My Latest Finish – Spring Butterfly

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This is one has no official name so I refer to it as the Spring Butterfly and it is 30 30 cm and took me about 8 hours to complete! This is one of the first ones I purchased so in honor of Spring it was a nice addition to my collection of completed projects.

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Never heard of Diamond Painting? See my 411 post

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Be sure to see my completed project page

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To purchase Diamond Facet Art on Amazon

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Questions?? Email me at “jennifer at dealsamongus dot com” and I will respond promptly

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Floral Lotus Completed Diamond Painting

My Latest Finish – Floral Lotus

This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

This is called Floral Lotus and it is 30 cm x 40 cm and is just as gorgeous in person! I had bought this one back in early December so it was a pleasure to finish it.

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Never heard of Diamond Painting? See my 411 post

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Be sure to see my completed project page

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To purchase Diamond Facet Art on Amazon

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Questions?? Email me at “jennifer at dealsamongus dot com” and I will respond promptly

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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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Warped Daisy Diamond Painting

My Latest Finish – Warped Daisy

This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

This is called Warped Daisy and it is 40 cm x 50 cm and is just as gorgeous in person! It was bitter sweet finishing this one since it was so much fun to do!

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Never heard of Diamond Painting? See my 411 post

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Be sure to see my completed project page

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To purchase Diamond Facet Art on Amazon

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Questions?? Email me at “jennifer at dealsamongus dot com” and I will respond promptly

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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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Creating Art with Diamond Dotz and 5D Diamond Painting

Everything You Need To Know About 5D Diamond Facet Art 

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Since I was young I have enjoyed crafts and I love discovering new skills and techniques to add to my growing list of skills.

Recently I discovered a new craft that uses resin facets to create a variety of different works of art – Diamond Painting. This relaxing and easy craft goes by a couple of names including 5D Diamond Painting, Facet Art, Crystal Art, Diamond Embroidery, Crystal Cross Stitch and Diamond Dotz.

The best thing about this craft is that with little instruction a magnificent piece of art is created! One thing I appreciate about Diamond Painting is the simplicity and ease – you simply grab a stylus, pick up a facet diamond and place it on the predetermined place.

Here I will show you what typically comes in a kit, tips for keeping those ‘diamonds’ safe and the best way to work through your projects in addition to some tips I have discovered to make this craft even more enjoyable.

The shimmer and shine is created by the flat facets on the geometric shapes, and the cuts allow each edge to reflect light.

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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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