My Grown Up Pen

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I’ve made no secret of my love for pens AND for fountain pens. Since I’d had much more luck with a TWSBI Eco pen (no calluses on my finger like on the Lamy Safari pens I’d started with), I decided to take the plunge and get a TWSBI Vac pen–it’s a pen that runs over $50 (which I never thought I would spend on a pen),

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A SWEET Freebie for you!

I’ve been blogging for a while, and luckily I’ve been able to meet some great people, as well as be inspired by the giving nature of bloggers as a whole. A few months ago I was making some stationery–and I’m sharing it with you. This is for personal use only, please no resale. Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to share what you use the stationery for in the comments below,

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::Happy Mail:: Valentine’s Day Swap

My penpal group has some pretty awesome swaps now and again. Actually, I enjoy ALL of the swaps throughout the month that the League of Extraordinary Penpals (LEP) does. This month was no different. I got to send a package to Brandi, up north (still in California) and she sent me a bunch of goodies in reply.

The picture is above–some dove hearts (I love these,

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Wilawaloco – The Stickers You Need

I stumbled across some majestic Bob’s Burgers planner stickers recently, thanks to a penpal of all things! I was able to snap some up. I recommend Tina on a unicorn.

I will have to post pictures of how I am integrating them soon. If you want to pick some up, please check out their site!

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Free Mixed Media Workshop with Jane Davenport

Jane Davenport, a mixed media artist I have admired for a while, is having a free mixed media workshop to showcase her collaboration with American Crafts, sold at Michaels. How cool is that? I saw the collection at the Michael’s store, thanks to a Facebook group and proceeded to go with my ever suffering husband (he’s posing with Meowth) and got some supplies.

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GothamGal is a devoted comic fan. Reading comics from an early age (TinTin, Archie, Katie Keene and much more), she has recently revisited her old interest and is branching out into the streets of unread comics and graphic novels! While she favors DC Comics, Marvel is slowly winning her over—but Vertigo, Image and IDW have so many new things to offer, she might just say she’s a comic fan—with no labels.

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Pop Manga: Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book

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Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a famous artist? Pop Manga, Camilla d’Errico’s New Coloring Book gives readers the opportunity to do that, surrounded by the artists awesome world.

Camilla draws heavily on pop and manga/anime influences, creating a world that can only come out of the imagination. While I don’t consider myself an anime fan, d’Errico’s take on the genre helps me get closer to the point where I could be a fan of the genre.

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