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BAMBOO SLATE REVIEW AND VALENTINE’S DAY FREE COLORING SHEET via SurelySimple.com

Bamboo Slate Review + Valentine’s Day Instagram Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to team up with Bamboo to celebrate Valentine’s Day! They sent me some products- a Bamboo Slate for me to demonstrate with and one for me to give away (to you! One lucky winner gets it- happening on instagram- @surelysimpleblog and @surelysimplechallenge- in a bit!). Let’s talk about the Bamboo Slate and then make some Valentine’s day doodles on it. #MakingIdeas It is a smartpad especially created ...
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Doodling dinosaurs, banners and florals (+ video)

Hey! A lot of people ask me about the tools I use to make doodles on the videos I share on my instagram @surelysimpleblog, along with requests to see the finished product. From now on, after I make a video, I shall also share photos and details- starting with this dino post-doodling dinosaurs, banners and florals! What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? Answer below ... I ...
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DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display - via surelysimple.com

DIY Marble Polaroid Clips Display

Hi everyone! I'm happy to have Jessica from Jemstory sharing a lovely DIY project today! Read on to get all the details on how to make this DIY polaroid display board! Take it away, Jessica! DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display 📷✂️💕 by Jessica  During our stay in Canada I had seen a little Polaroid display that I liked but as I said, it was little. I wanted to be able to display more ...
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Meet Karin of iPad Lettering! A creative interview about lettering artists via surelysimple.com

Meet Karin of iPad Lettering

Hello folks. You'll be meeting different lettering / calligraphy artists as a part of the 'meet the teachers' series on @surelysimplechallenge. Read on to find out more about each letterer's creative process, how they discovered their own distinct style, the tools they use and more.. Today, on the blog, we have Karin from iPad Lettering! Karin's whole account is a documentation of her journey with perfecting and working on lettering ...
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Giveaway: Win The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection! (graphic bundle) via surelysimple.com

Giveaway: Win The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection! (graphic bundle)

Giveaway time! I've partnered with Design Cuts again- this time, they're offering The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection as the prize! Two lucky winners will get it- a whole bundle filled with some great graphics (originally priced at $2340!) to use in their creative projects! Take a look at what they have to offer! The giveaway is international- for every aspiring designer worldwide! Giveaway: Win The Complete Textures and Patterns Collection! Follow ...
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milk and cereal - What Does The Word 'Resolution' Mean in 2017? Lifestyle essay article via surelysimple.com - tips for the New Year

What Does The Word ‘Resolution’ Mean in 2017?

Hi everyone! It's a brand new year with brand new thoughts, goals, and the R-word, err, Resolutions! Do you make resolutions? Do you keep 'em? Or do you make a big fat resolution only to forget it five minutes later? Resolutions are tricky. We talk about goals and we manage to work on them, but I don't know- I've never heard a person say mid-year, "oh, I made a resolution ...
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Free Brush Lettering Worksheet Download (in lowercase!) via SurelySimple.com

Free Brush Lettering Worksheet Download (in lowercase!)

Hey everyone! Happy new year! It's january 1 and we come to the end of a cycle (see ya, 2016), and on to a brand new year- with creative things to do and what better than to start practicing brush lettering directly on the very first day of the year? First impressions are important. So make yourself feel all prepped up for the new year and do something creative. You'll ...
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#SurelySimple Wreath Theme Winners | Dec 8-15 via surelysimple.com

#SurelySimple Wreath Theme Winners | Dec 8-15

Hey everyone! The fourth weekly theme for this challenge was Wreath!  Here are the Weekly Top 4 winners, along with my comments on their work.  The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have voted for your favourites- and here they are!  Here are the 4 weekly winners with their final likes tallied- 1st place- 9850 likes! Winner: @kcassels Title Chosen: " Endless greenery" by commenter @celeste.bortolus ...
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#SurelySimple Christmas Tree Theme Winners | Dec 1-7

Hey everyone! The third theme for this challenge was Christmas Tree 🎄! The entries that came in were all varied, interesting and imaginative. Check the tag #SurelySimpleHolidaySpirit for all of them. Here are the Weekly Top 4 winners, along with my comments on their work.  The weekly art competition at @surelysimplechallenge works on the premise of democracy- 1 like= 1 vote. YOU have voted for your favourites- and here they are!  Here are the 4 ...
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Studio Space / A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia // Surelysimple.com

A Creative Home..with Artist Michelle Fleur in Perth, Australia

Excited to have Michelle Fleur on the column, A Creative Home, today! I found Michelle's work on instagram (where else?) and let me tell you, she is an amazing artist. I really respect artists who take one subject and dissect it thoroughly, exploring every facet, every small detail. What's Michelle enthusiastic about? Whales! 200 of them, in fact. She actually illustrated 200 whales! That's an ambitious project, but what it means to ...
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