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.
My Faves, but first a shoutout!
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.
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.
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.
Niji Pearlescent Watercolor: http://amzn.to/2sc7MNa (don’t buy this from Amazon because the price is crazy high, but the link has a lot of information)
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!
I am jumping right in today. Be forewarned, there are a lot of pictures in this post. All I can think is ‘I did it’ – I successfully hosted my first challenge. If you hadn’t seen before, last month I decided to host my first challenge. I actually had two, but cut it down to one because hosting is a lot of work! My challenge for the month of May was #LetteringMayFlowers.
I was so excited to see that there were quite a few people that took part in the challenge. It was fun seeing of their wonderful posts. Every other day, I shared their magnificent work on my Instagram (@NetaMarieDesigns) Story. A big THANK YOU to everyone that participated and made my first challenge awesome! Click here to see all the wonderful posts!
Last month, I posted a recap of my challenge prompts and work and really enjoyed it, so I decided to do the same thing this month. I started using watercolors in my journal, and I had a lot of fun each day completing the prompts. I grouped the images together, so hopefully it won’t bog anyone’s computers down. Without further ado, here are my #LetteringMayFlowers prompts – enjoy!
I loved having flowers on my dailies each day. They remind me of Spring and Summer, and they put me into a cheery mood. That being said, I decided to continue the challenge and changed the name! It isn’t too late to take part – check out #AFlowerADay_June on Instagram and make sure to tag, @NetaMarieDesigns, in your posts.
Okay well that is all I have for today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing the recap, and that the challenge information was helpful to those thinking about hosting or co-hosting their own challenge one day!
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!
This month’s #LetteringMayFlowers challenge has been so fun! I have really enjoyed the daily prompts myself as well as seeing all the others that have taken part in it. I figured that I enjoyed it so much, that I will make it an ongoing challenge…
* Drum roll please *
Here is my June challenge, prompt list for the new Neta Marie Design’s A Flower A Day challenge.
I made a couple minor changes. I tried to make this a more creative challenge rather than marketing it mostly as lettering. I feel like most participants enjoy drawing the flower as well as lettering or writing the name. Really, though, do whatever you enjoy. I enjoy seeing everyone’s creative spirit in their posts.
Please make sure to tune in for my #LetteringMayFlowers challenge recap that will be coming out at the beginning of June.
I am in such good spirits today. I am feeling energetic and ready to have an amazingly productive day. The amount of patience and support from everyone while I changed my name has been completely amazing. I totally appreciate each and every one of you.
One of the biggest undertakings with the name change will be changing all of my printables and freebies. I will be doing this one document at a time, though. I don’t think it would be a good idea to delete and start over. I think I can re-create the documents with the new name and also increase the quality on some of them.
Now on to the exciting news!
A friend and fellow bujo / handlettering lover has been asking for practice sheets. I am actually toying with the idea of a workbook, but that will be down the road. Today, though, I have some basic handlettering worksheets for you guys.
The worksheet above is upper case and the worksheet below is lower case. The PDF file includes the entire alphabet 🙂
Both files are in the library, and they are free to download for blog subscribers/followers.
The next printable I have is a bill tracker. I liked this one because it is for an individual bill and has the months already pre-printed. This will be in the library as well 🙂
I don’t have much else to say, but I hope you all have a wonderful day!