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May Likes and Dislikes

Hi Friends,

I wanted to hop on here and share my May Likes and Dislikes before it gets too much further into June. I will try to keep this short.

When I set up my May pages, I reserved an entire page for recording new items that I acquired during the month. Some of the items that I listed are being moved to next month because I didn’t use them enough to give them a chance.

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My Faves, but first a shoutout!

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picture courtesy of SewingScientistJen Etsy shop

First, Jennie forgive me for being so late on this. Second, everyone go take a look at her Etsy shop, SewingScientistJen. I purchased this floral anchor pouch while she was doing her Easter egg promotion. I was so excited when I opened the egg and saw that I won another pencil pouch! I knew immediately that I wanted to get the pouch pictured above for my sister who is an engineering student. After a mailing snafu, Jennie’s true colors shown through. Her customer service is amazing. She mailed another pouch to me quickly (mind you the snafu was not her fault). She is truly amazing and her pouches are amazing. She has many many many different prints and you should go take a look now… I mean now… here is the link again 🙂 On a side note, the product I received was exactly as it was pictured, but I was so excited that I gave it to my sister with her other goodies before I could take a picture. I did feature my anchor pouch in my April Likes and Dislikes video if you want to see more.

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This ‘Botanical Line Drawing’ book by Peggy Dean is such a fun book. I love the simple instructions. I am someone who struggles with just drawing without inspiration and there is tons in this book!
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I found these at my local university book store. These are the Kuretake ZIG Cocoiro pens. When you purchase them, you buy the case and the pen insert. They come in a variety of colors and cost around $5.00. I have been using these for my daily lettering as part of my #LetteringMayFlowers and #AFlowerADay_June challenges.
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These are some of the new Tombow Dual Brush pens that I picked up at my local art store, Art & Craftsman Supply. I picked these because I wanted some pastel colors.
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This is a Sargent Watercolor 36 cake Set. This set was under $10 at my local art store and I am pleasantly surprised. I love the colors and they work well.
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If we have watercolors, then we need brushes, right?! I started with the Niji Waterbrush, but discovered that there are more sizes. I found this set on Amazon. The make is Arteza, and this set has three pointed, brush tips in different sizes as well as three flat,brush tips in different sizes. I must say that I like these better than the Niji, just because when you squeeze the water down it goes directly through the bristles instead of around the outside like the Niji.

Less than favorite items:

I like to preface this segment by saying that the products that I list here didn’t work for the purpose that I wanted them to work for. This doesn’t mean that they wont work for you.

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I purchased this palette after seeing so many metallic lettering posts on Instagram. I purchased this palette from the art store and saw the name ‘Niji Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor’ and got really excited. I quickly learned that pearlescent is not the same as metallic. These colors are gorgeous and as a accent color, they work beautifully. However, on their own, they do not work for me.

Sorry there isn’t a video with this post. I have been under the weather, but I enjoy sharing my thoughts on products with you guys.

Have an amazing day!

Neta


Supplies:

Yes, some the product links are Amazon Affiliate links. All that means is that if you make a purchase, Amazon gives me a percentage of the earnings (at no extra cost to you), for referring you to their product/site. If you do chose to order from Amazon, make sure you give Amazon Prime a try, click here to take advantage of a 30-day free trial, so you can get free 2-day shipping too!
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My April 2017 Likes & Dislikes

Happy Saturday to All!

Today, I wanted to do a quick video showing my likes and dislikes. This is a segment I would like to continue doing each month with new products. For this specific video and post, I am going to lay the foundation and share my favorite products so far in my planning/bullet journaling journey (say that five times fast).

There is no specific category of items in the video, I discussed notebooks, pens, storage, paper, subscription services, and more. There are links at the bottom of the post if you are interested in any products. Let me know what you think about this video. I was inspired by makeup YouTube channel videos that I have seen and wondered why we couldn’t do this in the planner/bullet journal community.

Have a great day! Remember to subscribe to the Planet Plan It YouTube channel!

Neta



Supplies Used:

Notebooks:
• Scribbles that Matter Notebook in Gray with Yellow: http://amzn.to/2oHTlzU
• Leuchtturm Jottbook: http://amzn.to/2pJa6Gq
• Leuchtturm A5 Hard Cover Notebook: http://amzn.to/2pJlGBq
• Moleskine Cahier Squared 3-pack: http://amzn.to/2r4oJZH
• Webster’s Pages Travelers Notebook: http://websterspages.com/color-crush-personal-planners/whats-new/traveler-notebook-planners.html (These also are sold at some JoAnn’s stores: http://www.joann.com/search?q=websters+pages )
• Kyokuto F.O.B B5 Ring-Bound, Dotted: http://amzn.to/2rbXyZi

Pens:
• Crayola SuperTips: http://amzn.to/2rd58DG
• Sharpie Fine Point Pens: http://amzn.to/2pIZkjC
• Pentel Sign Brush Pens: http://amzn.to/2rd5YjU
• Zebra Mildliners: http://amzn.to/2pJfUzA

For more thoughts on pens as well as an in depth pen test and review, please check out my Bujo Tool Tuesday videos on pens:
• Fineliners and Daily Writers: https://youtu.be/6_pj1b2EPyU
• Highlighters: https://youtu.be/7Otu1GeYdVQ
• Brush Pens: https://youtu.be/y32Pc5xZVrA

Storage:
• SnapWare Stackable Storage Containers: http://amzn.to/2r4ocqu
• The Monster Factory VW Pencil Case: http://amzn.to/2pIKWZf
• Floral Anchor Zipper Pouch from SewingScientistJen on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewingscientistJen?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Subscription Services:
• Ipsy: https://www.ipsy.com/
• Spotlight Stationary: http://www.spotlightstationery.co.uk/

Other Supplies and Items:
• DCWV Project Paper (Vintage Roses – used as background in video): http://www.joann.com/dcwv-project-paper-roll-vintage-roses/14414130.html
• DCWV Project Paper (Floral Geo): http://www.joann.com/dcwv-project-paper-roll-floral-geo/15415201.html#q=floral%2Bgeo&start=7
• Recollections Craft It Mini Stamps: https://www.michaels.com/craft-it-organize-it-mini-stackable-stamps-by-recollections/10402327.html#q=mini+stamps&start=1

Inspiration for my feather mood tracker:
• Instagram @tinas.welt.de: https://www.instagram.com/p/BScBF3tBojh/?taken-by=tinas.welt.de

If you want to try out Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping, here is a link to a free 30-day trial: https://www.amazon.com/tryprimefree

Yes, some the product links are Amazon Affiliate links. All that means is that if you make a purchase, Amazon gives me a percentage of the earnings (at no extra cost to you), for referring you to their product/site.