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November 26, 2017

How to: Galaxy Bullet Journal Layouts

The last few weeks I've been LOVING creating galaxy looks in my bullet journal layouts with my Tombow pens, and it was time to create a video to share how I do it.  Take a look at how you can also recreate the galaxy look in your own bullet journal layout. 
November 2, 2017
Busy all the time? Stop and think about why you are so busy all the time - and reframe how we can approach the core of the issue.

Saying No: Having Balance & Boundary

Any other planner pals get stuck in a cycle of creating busy full lives? Not sure how to step back? Let's talk about why we do this to ourselves, and how we can reframe our productivity to being more sustainable... And remember that we are human BEINGS not just human DOINGS.
September 11, 2017

Project Planning in my Bullet Journal

Today I am talking about a favorite bullet journal spread that I shared during my Tombow Takeover - my project planning spread.  I've used this layout for so many different things - it can be adapted for any increment of time over a variety of kinds of endeavors to get a birds-eye view of a single project, your job, family calendar/vacations, assignments, classes, and more.
September 3, 2017

Brush Calligraphy: Gradients and Blending

I've long been enamored by the many artists I follow on Instagram that seem to effortlessly blend their brush calligraphy pens, but struggled to get that effect myself.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes and you discover something that works best for you and your style, and I've created some fun pieces. Want to recreate it for yourself? Keep reading and I'll share how I've been using my Tombow dual brush pens to get a gradient and blended look.
August 11, 2016

Handlettered Gift Idea: A Pokeball Card

This is one of my favorite gift ideas yet - a group Pokeball card with handlettered sentiments inside. See how I made this giant epic card!
May 22, 2016
Before you spend the money, check out my comparison of the infamous Tombow brush pens to the store brand Artist's Loft!

Tombow vs Artist Loft Brush Pens: Dupe or Dud?

In the makeup world we often seek advice on whether it is “worth it” to spend that kind of money on face cream or eyeshadow.  In […]
January 30, 2016
Go step by step through how I set up my bullet journal for February, PLUS the Periscope flip-through of my whole system, including trackers, monthly overview, collections, and weekly layout // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com

January Reflections & February Set Up Process

I usually post on Sundays but in light of prepping for February, I’m posting today! The beautiful thing about the Bullet Journal is that you can […]
January 24, 2016
A quick tutorial on how you can add a galaxy effect to your brush and hand lettering // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com

How to: Do A Galaxy Effect

Sometimes I like to add some quick flair to my lettering, and I’m often asked how I add a bit of a Galaxy effect to my […]
January 6, 2016
A quick tutorial on how to create beautiful letters in colored pencil with gradient // www.prettyprintsandpaper.com

Lettering with Colored Pencils

I usually don’t do adult coloring books – the popular ones have so much detail it actually freaks me out more than it relaxes me, but […]