Craft the Rainbow is out in the wild! It’s crazy to think that after years of planning, creating, styling, writing, editing, and proofing, it’s finally here! Creating a book is A LOT OF WORK, but extremely satisfying in the end. In honor of its release, we wanted to share our love of color with you through a giveaway! We giving away 10 rainbow-packed prizes with some of our favorite brands, including a copy of Craft the Rainbow! The participating brands are Hello Maypole, Carte Fini Crepe Paper, Nena & Co., Meri Meri Party, Knot & Bow, Brother P-touch Embellish, Fiskars, Cricut, and Fiesta Dinnerware. Quite the lineup, I’m a right!
Read on to hear about the exact prizes you’ll win and how to enter the Craft the Rainbow Giveaway!
I hope you enjoyed Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner for the month of November. Were you able to get some reading in? We’re on the last book of the year and have a bunch of fun things planned for 2017! Take it away, Julie… We all have an inner drive and inclination to create. Painting, printing, drawing, writing, composing, crafting, or even creating a home, an atmosphere TO learn and create…there are endless ways to shape and form the amazing ideas that generate from a creative mind! BUT, as any creative person knows, there are often stumbling blocks – the most notable one existing in your own head. Your own inner critic. And what a jerk it is, right?? Author Danielle Krysa will tell you how to use it and lose it! Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative is a book to guide you, prompt you, and spark ideas to overcome blocks as you navigate and strive to accomplish your creative goals. As an artist, graphic designer, writer, and curator, Krysa herself has had lots of experience! I’ve followed her blog, The Jealous Curator, for years now, and love her collage work. Make sure you check it out!
Grab a warm drink, sit by the fire, and enjoy Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk (I just like repeating that title…). It’s an easy, fun, and inspiring read during the holiday season. Hopefully you can find a few moments to read about how to keep your creativity alive! Feel free to comment and follow along on our Instagram feed @larsbookclub . Show us how you’re reading along, and tag your awesome photos #larsbookclub !
Stay tuned for our mid month questions along with our guest illustrator of the month who will create an original bookmark and quote from the book.
And this month we partnered with the publisher, Chronicle Books, to give away a copy of the book as well as a mug. Read on →
My dear friend, Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag (one of the organizers of Midsummer Mingle with me) recently debuted a new series of children’s books that she wrote and illustrated called Fairy Friends. They’re hard book primers teaching kids the basics of counting, opposites, colors, and seasons through gorgeous floral collages intertwined with her whimsical illustrations. I love Merrilee’s look. It’s modern and so imaginative and this may be my favorite thing she’s ever done, which is risky to say because she’d produced a lot of gorgeous work. She teamed up with Meta Coleman to stage a woodland fairy tea party and the results are so enchanting. I visited them right while they were in the middle of paper maching their flowers and I was in awe. These ladies produced magic! Merrilee was kind enough to supply us with the tutorial on how to make the papier mâché oversized flowers AND she’s giving away a set of four signed books.
See below on how to make the flowers and how to enter the giveaway! Read on →
I’m terrible at changing out my make-up. In fact, I still have make up from our engagement shoot over 5 years ago! Ha! So, clearly, I’m super pumped to partner up with Stowaway Costmetics to bring you a make up giveaway. Who doesn’t love free make up?!
Have you heard of Stowaway? They do great make up in sizes that actually fit in a make up bag and don’t go bad before they expire. Personally, I have a hard time throwing perfectly “good” make up away before I use it, but studies show that it’s not actually good to use on your face SO they brought the sizes (and prices!) down so that you can use it in the time allotted. Genius.
Today they are giving away make up kits to three lucky readers, which includes BB cream, concealer, pot rouge, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick all in your choice of shades.
AND, they are giving ALL Lars readers three free make up items–lipstick, rouge, and mascara–with the purchase of their six item kit. Just enter LARSBUILT at checkout, all in your custom shades. Go here to claim your make up! and see below to enter the giveaway!