Adventures in Christmasing, 2019

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My, it feels like a while since my last post. I like the new schedule. πŸ˜› I’m also quite happy to be back and showing you guys some of the MANY photos I took over the past holidays.

We’re gonna cover weird cats, cute dogs, cute little humans, a pretty moon… actually most of these photos don’t look Christmasy at all; I just happened to take them at one of our four Christmas celebrations. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy this collection of random bits of joy!

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My 2020 Bullet Journal Setup {Plan with Me}

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I hope you had a wondermous Christmas! I’m scheduling this post because I’ll probably be at one of our many Christmas celebrations with family when you read this. Ahh, it’s going to be great! But anyway…

Yayyy, I’ve looked forward to this post for so long! The other day I finally pulled out my new bullet journal and set it up for use in 2020. πŸ™‚ I did my best to keep the layouts simple, functional, and easy to use, while also making it pleasing to the eye with a pretty purple and gold aesthetic. I can’t wait to show you how it turned out!

Ready for some bujo inspiration? Let’s go!

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How to Make Your Own Stamps & Stickers

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I recently discovered how easy it is to make your own stamps and use them to decorate all sorts of things – wrapping paper, envelopes, stickers, etc. I decided to make a tutorial for you guys so you can enjoy it too!Β This is a great craft to do with younger kids. I used it as an art lesson for my elementary-aged class just a couple weeks ago and they had a lot of fun creating their own designs! πŸ˜€

At the end of the post, I’ll give you guys a little inspiration on how to use the stamps for holiday wrapping and gifts in particular, but stamps are fun any time of the year. πŸ™‚ Let’s do it!

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Recent Bible Journaling + Lettering Tips

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I just finished another Bible journal, so I thought today I’d show you some of my favorite verses and pages from it! πŸ™‚ If you recall from my other Bible journal posts, right now I’m rereading the Bible, one chapter at a time, and copying down my favorite verse from each chapter in a notebook, theoretically with pretty lettering, although it doesn’t always turn out that way. πŸ˜› I love looking back at the verses I wrote out in the past and reflecting on them in these posts!

Ready for some encouraging Bible verses and pretty lettering inspiration? Let’s get started!

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How to Choose a Sketchbook:Top 5 Sketchbooks & Journals for Artists

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Have you ever started sketchbook shopping and just felt like… *facepalm* “WHERE DO I EVEN START?” There are SO many options out there – different sizes, styles, paper types and textures and colors… But no worries – that’s what I’m here for! I’m going to be reviewing five of my personal favorite sketchbooks, rating them for different types of media, varying prices, covers, etc.

If you’re looking for your next sketchbook or want to gift one this holiday season, read on and let’s help you find the perfect fit. πŸ™‚

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Inktober 2019 {Sketchbook Tour!}

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Guess what, guys? It’s November! *throws fall leaf confetti* A less obvious fact: that means Inktober, the popular month-long art challenge, is over. In case you’re not familiar with Inktober, you’re basically supposed to make an ink drawing every day for the whole month, using prompts from an official list. And I am happy to say I MADE IT! I used all the prompts, drew (almost) every day, and finished with over 31 pages of inky art.

Even though I dislike how some pieces turned out, overall I like my Inktober sketches more than the ones I did last year, which is great. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to show you guys what I drew, so let’s get into it!

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Art Dump + Sketchbook Tour!

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YAYYYYY, another art post! Since my last sketchbook post in June, I’ve basically finished one sketchbook plus worked on a couple of others I have. I’ve made SO MUCH ART since the last post that it would take far too long to show you individual pictures of all of it – so I made a little sketchbook flip-through video for you guys to cut down on space needed. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy browsing through this art and maybe get some inspiration for your own!

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Envelope Art + Letter Accessories

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My, it’s been a while since my last pen pal or art post, hasn’t it? I think it’s time for some more decorated envelope inspiration today. πŸ™‚ Enjoy browsing through my recent pen pal art, accompanied by tips for fun extra things to include in your letters as well as how to create a themed letter/extras/envelope combo.

Also, check out the end of this post to see the newest envelope collection I released on my shop! Let’s get started!

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