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Brush Pen Lettering Practicing Book Review

Brush Pen Lettering Practice Book: Modern Caligraphy Drills, Measured Guidlines and Practice Shees to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words Review + Giveaway

As much as I love blogging there is another thing I love to do – write and send cards to loved ones, especially during the holidays when I am sending 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 Practice Book: Modern Calligraphy Drills, Measured Guidelines, and Practice Sheets to Perfect Your Basic Strokes, Letterforms and Words by Grace Song for review I was excited to perfect my abilities for future cards with worksheets.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Scratch and Draw Patterns

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Scratch & Create – Scratch and Draw Patterns

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

It has been brought to my attention that while I am talented in certain areas, drawing is not one of them. I am always trying to expand my hand and learn to draw, so when I saw the Scratch & Create: Scratch and Draw Patterns Book I was intrigued.

The Scratch & Create: Scratch and Draw Patterns Book is a 20 page book that has an image on one side, and a scratchable surface on the other side in which you “scratch” the image. There are spirals, tangles, and geometric patterns that have simple lines and shapes. The illustration on the facing scratch-off page gets scratched off with the specialized stylus tool to reveal a contrasting background to the color on the page.

Each page is perforated so you may keep or gift your image. I will say if you are looking for an easy image to create, this book may not be for you – it is for more advanced drawers but that is not to say it is difficult, just takes more a drawing hand. If you have a fan of drawing in your life this would be a great gift to challenge and expand their abilities.

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Spring Butterfly Completed Diamond Painting

My Latest Finish – Spring Butterfly

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 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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To purchase Diamond Facet Art on Amazon

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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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