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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deflecto Caddy and Carousel Organizer Review and Giveaway
I recently took up a new hobby – sewing. When I was purchasing my sewing machine I made sure to do my research and make sure the machine I chose had the stitched and features I wanted. I carefully chose those first fabrics, and the matching threads. I read the patterns instructions from beginning to end, and cut the pattern with nothing less than perfection. I purchased the supplies and felt confident that first time I sewed.
With all the things that I did do, there is one things I DID NOT do – storage for all the accessories I would need as a sewer. As a sewer there is a need for thread storage, sewing machine accessories, scissors, and other implements and notions. When Shoplet reached out to me about reviewing the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer and the Rotating Carousel Organizer, I realized that this could be the storage I failed to get the first time around.
Little Pink Ladybug: Brilliant Bowmaker – Ultimate Kit Review and Giveaway
I have a confession – I am a ribbon addict. I love to collect ribbon and I love to acquire ribbon. In my craft room I have a clear storage box that is full of random lengths, textures and designs of ribbon. If I am in the store and I happen to see a ribbon that catches my eyes, it is a safe assumption that a couple of yards will be added to my collection.
The origination of the ribbon collection are a bit murky, but if I had to guess it was due to my love of scrapbooking and gift wrapping. Now, despite having all this ribbon at my disposal, I rarely find uses for it, which is a sad reality that I strive to change with each craft project I take on.
The thing that I love the most about crafting is the constant use of different textures and mediums – ribbon included. There is no place that this fact than at the annual Craft and Hobby Mega Show, and the various vendors displaying their own take on creativity. While there I had the opportunity to see Little Pink Ladybug and their solution to all the ribbon I currently am collecting.
Creativity is something that I have discovered more as I have gotten older. I always leaned towards the creative in that I love to color as a kid, and I always wanted a full color pen set. As I got older I began to scrapbook, and I was able to use the stickers and papers that I had been collecting in the years prior.