Category Archives: Books

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Kawaii Doodle Cuties

Gift Guide: Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around The World

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Race Point Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Many times when I sit on hold on the phone, I end up doodling – creating shapes and images, but without much order.

From the moment I saw the cover of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle for my holiday gift giving I knew it would be filled with cuteness.

The book is broken into categories such as Adorable Food, Precious Nature & Natural Wonders, Enchanting Architecture & Monuments, Lovable Animals & Birds, Charming Transportation, Fetching Fashion, Everyday Cute and Fun Time! Each page is a different “doodle” and provides full illustration about how to draw over 65 images.

As it turns out, Kawaii translates to “cute” which makes the name and theme appropriate for each page in this book. The greatest quality this book has is that it is appropriate for beginners to seasoned artists.

If you have a doodle fan in your life, get them a copy of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle this holiday season!

*************************************************

To purchase a copy on Amazon

Save

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The Art of Doodle Words

Gift Guide: The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Race Point Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

I am doodler, I always have been. My drawing skills leave something to be desired but my handwriting has always been on point, so really developing doodles from there is a simple proposition.

When I received a copy of The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering by Sarah Alberto for my holiday gift giving I saw a whole new way to add to my doodles.

The book starts with a simple word and the books shows you how to transform the word into doodles using simple lines and cute sketches. The book also shows you how to do the doodle in reverse, starting with a doodle and turning it into a cute illustration of letters and words.

The Art of Doodle Words also provides examples of the letters written in different styles such as cursive, block, and slanted to name a few. Each word is broken down into three steps that result in creative words that can be used in cards and letters.

If you have a doodle fan in your life, get them a copy of The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering by Sarah Alberto this holiday season!

*************************************************

To purchase a copy on Amazon

Save

Homemade by Reader’s Digest Review

Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth – Review and Giveaway

 

If there is one thing I love to make, it is homemade cleaners, and products. Since we have two cats, their safety on surfaces that they touch is vital. Since I was young I have enjoyed reading Reader’s DIgest, and learning new tips, words and stories. When I got a email that they had compiled 707 ideas in a book called Homemade: 707 Products that You Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth, I was immediately interest.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – January 2018 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome: January 2018 Review

I am a firm believer that each day should have an element of pure randomness and fun. The best way to have some randomness is in the mail – each day is different and sometimes random and a surprise. Each month when I receive the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com my love of randomness is fulfilled. Each month no theme is chosen for this monthly box, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient that you were unaware you had.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Love to Color: Coloring Book Quartet Giveaway

Love to Color – Quartet of Coloring Books Giveaway

Some of the best gifts you can give someone is the gift of creativity, and a moment to escape the noise and stress of life. One gift that combines creativity, and stress relief are coloring books.

I recently received a quartet of coloring books by Blue Star Premier and Paige Tate & Co. I thought that these would make the perfect gift for someone you love!

Continue reading

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – December 2017 Review

Mini Monthly Box of Awesome – December 2017 Review

As I have mentioned I love random mail and the best random mail is the the Mini Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com. Each month, similar to the regular Box of Awesome that is offered, there is no theme is chosen. Instead of theme a random selection of 2 – 3 gender neutral items are included in this white package.

Continue reading