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 HandPaperscapes and Vintage Coloring Book for review.
How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Series Review + Giveaway
There is no doubt that I am a creative person. I love to up-cycle items in my home, I love to use paper to craft cards and scrapbook layouts and I love to just doodle.
My entire life I have thought it would be neat to have the ability to draw cute things on the pages and cards I create, but I am never able to get past a bloated looking stick figure. As a crafter, I am dismayed that I can not draw event the simplest of images, and made a resolution that this year I would work on changing that.
Timing is a constant theme on this blog, and this item is not exempt from a case of perfect timing. When I received an email with an opportunity to review the How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series I could not believe the timing, because the night before I started looking for a books that would help my drawing skills.
Stampin’ Up – Birthday Bright Project Kit Review + Giveaway
When I was young I knew my now husband since we were friends and hung around the same social circle. At the time I considered him my best male friend, yet there was one thing about him I did not know – he is from a large family. Now when I say a large family, I am not kidding – just his immediate family of sisters, parents and us there are 13 of us. That is starting from 5 people to 13 now, and this is not uncommon as you dig further into his extended family. The most people in one branch of the not to extended family rings in at 16 people with what started with 6 people.
Since there are so many people, and it seems to be constantly growing, there are many events, birthdays and moments to celebrate. Given the fact that there are so many special occasions, the need for cards is constant and ever-expanding.
The fact is that as much as we want to personally celebrate each individual achievement, birth, wedding, anniversary or seasonal holiday, it is impossible with a family of over 50 people and that is just in town! Card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them even if we can not attend, so when I got the Birthday Bright Project Kit I was able to make some cute cards, and stash them for the celebrations ahead. Continue reading →
The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products Review + Giveaway
I have always loved learning, and reading. I think I learn best when I am left to read the instructions and the execute the action. As I have aged I have learned that is more I do not know than do know and that excites me – it means I still have a ton to learn.
The one thing that I love to learn about and to educate myself about is essential oils. The great thing is that is always something to learn, make and concoct where these versatile oils are concerned. When I recently got The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide and looked through it I knew I found a great reference.
Paper Pumpkin – Bunny Buddies – March 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway
One of my favorite things about Spring is not only are the flowers in bloom with crispy air flowing through our lungs, it is the season of bunnies.
About 5 years, I lived on over 2 acres of land in the more rural area of town. One of my favorite things was when Springtime rolled around, and we would see hopping and fluff in our flower beds. I think bunnies are not only adorable, but they are also a wonderful mascot for this time of year.
Since the bunny is the unofficial official mascot, there is not better way to give Spring treats than in the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit “Bunny Buddies”.
When I was at the Craft and Hobby Show last year, I came across a company called Smart-Fab. Smart-Fab is a rainbow of a fabric alternative that was full of color. Not only did the bright colors get my attention, but the material itself was so versatile and easy to use.
Barron’s – Coloring Books – February 2017 – New Releases Review + Giveaway
When I was younger, I remember purchasing a book that would help me prepare for the SAT’s and the other testing I would need to attend college. The book company was Barron’s and they were/are the go to for test prep books. So naturally when I saw that they also have coloring books I was surprised.
As it turns out, they do the test prep books, but also have a full line of coloring books, Barron’s Educational Series is not only education but also robust in their coloring book selections.
Paper Pumpkin – Another Great Year – February 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway
My entire life there is one thing that I enjoy doing – making and writing up invitations for parties. Truth be told sometimes I would have a party just so I could make invitations.
When my husband and I celebrated our marriage I went with an ocean theme since we live near the ocean and it was in the middle of summer. I made invitations with a beach and coastal themed and my thank you cards were vellum over a fish in ocean theme. The result was an invitation and thank you set that left an impression, and was unique.
As my birthday is approaching, well if you consider 5 months approaching, and I am already thinking about a party. Truth be told since it is an off year birthday (42) I had not planned on commemorating it, but when I saw the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit “Many Happy Birthdays” the party invitation adrenaline began.