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Get your free, downloadable, hand lettered "It's my first day of school" with a variety of "first" options from amandaarneill.com

Free Hand Lettered “My First Day of School” Printables!

“It’s the moooost wonderful time, of the yearrrrrrr” (for parents at least)! I don’t think I fully appreciated how magical the “back to school” time is until I became a parent of a school-aged child. Yes, of course, we love our children and spending time with them, but there is just something so wonderful about…

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Organize your Tombow Dual Brush Pen 96 Color Set with this free printable template from Amanda Arneill of amandaarneill.com

Tombow Tidy-Up: Printable Tombow Dual Brush Pen Organizer Chart

This has been a common occurrence lately – I’m in the creative zone and the next thing that I know – all of my Tombow Dual Brush Pens have made their way out of their neatly organized desk stand, they’ve been mixed in with my extras (just a few favorite colors that I run through…

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Learn how to create two color blended "unicorn" lettering within a single brush marker stroke using your Tombow Blended Dual Brush Pen (N00) with this free video tutorial and supply list from amandaarneill.com

How To: Unicorn Lettering

As an 80’s baby who grew up loving “The Last Unicorn” (which, looking back, is not exactly a child-friendly movie) and the original “My Little Pony“, I love the unicorn trend that is everywhere these days. So, when I was playing around with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens to get ready for the upcoming release…

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A Free Mother's Day hand lettered printable from Amanda Arneill of amandaarneill.com Available in greeting card, 5x7 and 8x10 formats.

A Free Hand Lettered Mother’s Day Printable for You!

This morning, my wakeup call was my 3 year old yelling “I’M POOPING AND YOU’RE WIPING IT!!” at me from the bathroom. Yup…a great reminder of the joys of motherhood a few days before Mother’s Day. But we all know that “mother” or “mothering” is much more than just wiping butts. Just out of curiosity,…

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Just for Fun! My 5 Year Old’s Painting Tutorial

Last month, I had just finishing filming the “LOVE” watercolor tutorial for the blog, when my oldest daughter, Lauren, asked me if she could make her own video. I told her she could and she happily gathered her painting supplies, sat down at my desk and launched into her tutorial. My initial thought was that…

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Customize your Valentine's favorite candy bar with this easy DIY tutorial and free printable candy bar covers (of all sizes) from amandaarneill.com

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Bars Tutorial and Free Printable Wrappers

Whether you’re on the hunt for a special Valentine’s Day treat for your Valentine or multiple Valentine’s Day treats for your little one’s whole class, you’ll end up facing the same conundrum – an aisle of Valentine’s Day candy that has all been overpriced just because someone has repackaged it by slapping a few hearts…

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Learn how to create this "LOVE" watercolor piece using Serif lettering. Find the full blog post and free printable tracer for the design on amandaarneill.com

DIY Valentine’s Day Serif Lettering “LOVE” Watercolor Tutorial with Free Traceable Design

I’m pretty sure that when most people think of the love associated with Valentine’s Day, our minds tend to go directly to romantic love. But February is a month to celebrate any and all kinds of love in your life!  With this watercolor tutorial, I hope you’ll be able to use a hobby that you…

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Learn how to customize your planner with this free video tutorial and blog post from amandaarneill.com

How To: Personalize Your Planner Using Hand Lettering

How are we already one month into the new year!? And one month past that horrible holiday known as New Year’s Eve. Yup – not a fan. Not at fan at all. The only thing that excites me about the new year is being able to start a new, fresh planner and making it my…

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Learn how to hand letter a glass votive or vase with wrapping text with this step-by-step DIY tutorial from Amanda Arneill at amandaarneill.com

Hand Lettered Votive Candle Holder Step-by-Step Tutorial

Whenever I have flowers delivered (I say that as if it happens all the time – to put this into perspective, I’m talking once a year, on my anniversary, which is fine because I prefer chocolates for most occasions), after those flowers die, I always find myself holding on to the vase thinking “One day,…

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Learn how to create handmade and embossed paper Christmas tree ornaments with this step-by-step tutorial and free printable patterns from amandaarneill.com

Handmade and Hand Lettered Embossed Paper Christmas Ornaments

I think every family has the same routine when it comes to Christmas tree decorating…the pretty ornaments (a.k.a. the store bought ones) get hung front and centre, while the handmade “only a mother would love” ornaments get (lovingly) hidden hung at the back. Today, I am happy to share with you this DIY, step-by-step tutorial where…

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DIY Tutorial for making your own hand lettered Christmas throw pillow with four free printable tracers at amandaarneill.com

DIY Hand Lettered Christmas Throw Pillow with Four Free Printable Tracers

♫ In the first week that it’s socially acceptable to celebrate Christmas, Amanda gave to me, a tutorial on how to create a hand lettered Christmas throw pillow with four free printable tracers! ♫ Catchy, right? Luckily, your finished product will be much prettier than my attempt at that song. There are some things in life that…

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DIY tutorial for making your own hand lettered dishtowel with free tracers from amandaarneill.com

Four Perfect DIY Hand Lettered Dish Towels

One can never have too many dish towels (or so I tell myself since I own 37 of them) and a hand lettered dish towel is the perfect addition to any collection. With birthdays year round, holidays coming up and parties to attend, creating a hand made, hand lettered dish towel is the perfect way…

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Eat, Drink and Be Scary hand lettered pumpkin

Perfect Hand Lettered Halloween Pumpkin DIY Tutorial

  I’m going to be totally honest… I HATE carving pumpkins and pumpkin decorating. My husband likes it so we tend to carve one or two, but I sit there grumbling the whole time (like a mature adult). Sure there are the typical reasons to hate it –  it takes a long time, it’s super…

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How to Easily Personalize a Notebook with foil-like lettering and art

I am awful (absolutely atrocious really) about getting new planners or notebooks and then actually using them. I have amassed quite a collection but fall abysmally short of actually putting them to good use.   As my husband says, there are both important and not important pieces of paper that I’ve scribbled notes on all…

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Creating Custom Lettering Order Cheatsheet Worksheet

5 Steps to Creating Stress-free Custom Lettering Orders for Clients (and Yourself!)

Okay, I don’t know how far into your lettering journey you were when you discovered Tombow pens, but since I found them, I haven’t looked back. I would say that (by a conservative estimate), when I’m lettering, I use Tombow pens 96.742% of the time. I have their pens in every purse I carry, in…

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