Time to create. – Premium Colored Pencils, 72 Piece Set.


I have been to a couple of art schools in my past. I have also raised three boys. So, I have gone through my share of colored pencils. Colored pencils are all the rage nowadays with adults. Especially because of the wide spread adult coloring phase that is wide spread. Coloring is a creative, mind opening, and relaxing habit. It’s very cathartic to those who have a lot of stress in their lives. I am really happy with this set of colored pencils from StrapRight.

They are soft core colored pencils, and come in a great tin storage case. So many companies are skimping on the packaging nowadays, and I think this tin really makes a difference. It was definitely a thing I looked for when I went to art school. Your pencils had a much better chance of not getting broken that way. It really does help to prolong their lifespan. When you open this tin, you will only see one tray of colored pencils. The other tray is located underneath it. When you are using them, you can place the top tray in the open lid spot, thus enabling you to have both trays of colored pencils available to you at once. These are 7” pencils, and you get a whopping 72 of them. To top it off, they are all different colors as well. They all come pre-sharpened, so they are ready to go upon arrival. All of my pencils arrived in perfect condition. The colors are true to what you see. You do not have to do layer upon layer to get the hue you are going for. They have a medium softness value, so you do not have to apply a lot of pressure when coloring, like you do with your kids cheap Crayola or Roseart colored pencils. My son hates those now, after trying my better quality pencils. They really don’t compare. Also included with these pencils is an EBook , 50 page, adult coloring book. You can print and color. It’s nice to have that options, especially if your kids want to color too. The value of this set is incredible. The colors are vibrant, and you have so many choices. It really is a great, well rounded set.

I received these, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Premium Colored Pencils, 72 Piece Set | Huge Range of Color Pencils Perfect for Art | No Repeat Colors; Great for Shading, Drawing & Sketching | Comes in a Steel Box & Bonus Coloring Ebook.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B212OUO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Time to get creative. – E & I Trading’s Fabric Markers Crafts, 12 Pack.


I received a bunch of plain canvas bags recently. They make great gift bags, because they are reusable. The only downfall I found was individualizing them, so they weren’t so boring, all be it, practical, and ecofriendly. These fabric markers from E & I Trading Fabric are a fun way to personalize these bags. Now, I have to get used to writing on fabric with markers, lol. In this set I received 12 markers of different colors. Each marker has 2 tips on it too. There is a chiseled tip on one end, and a fine tip on the other end. I like having the two tips, it really makes it easier and more convenient to do your design. The colors included in the set are: Black, Vivid Red, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Deep Violet, Sky Blue, Forest Green, Chocolate, Grey, Grass Green, Brilliant Blue, and Pale Purple. Those are the actual names of the colors on the caps.

The colors are pretty true to the cap color, which was nice to see. I hate reaching for what I think is one color, but ends up being another color. These are permanent markers, but they are nontoxic. So, you can feel safe with your kids decorating with them. They could have a blast decorating their own T-Shirts.

Make sure, when you color, to place a notebook, or piece of cardboard, on the back side of the material. Or in-between, like I had to do with this bag. Otherwise the colors will run through to the other side. They recommend washing in cool water, and with a color friendly detergent. What I noticed, is that when drawing on fabric, the ink will run slightly with the fabric. Your lines will not be exact on all fabrics. It’s like drawing outside the lines, lol. The amount it will run depends on the weave of your fabric. A tighter weave will allow for a more exact look. With Halloween coming up, you can have a blast decorating trick or treat bags, and costumes with these. You can make banners for special events and more. You are really bound by your own imagination. These are easy and fun to use. Now I need more plain fabric to play with.

I received these, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – E & I Trading’s Fabric Markers Crafts 4 All® Permanent 12 Pack.

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If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017KN3HUY/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wow. New and Exciting! – Just Add Color Monthly Subscription Box.


Adult coloring books are the new craze today. I know so many adults who just love to color in these. They help you to relax, de-stress. They trigger the creative side of your brain, which is very important. Adult coloring books are not just for adults either. They are great for kids who still like to color, but have outgrown regular coloring books. Most children’s coloring books are geared to really young ages. I have a 9 year old son who still loves to be creative, but won’t touch a regular coloring book. Even his drawing has turned to drawing apps on his tablet. This is a great way to get your older children unplugged!

I am really excited about this new monthly box concept:

Just Add Color Box Monthly subscription. It’s a new idea now on the market. It’s an exciting new monthly subscription service. It brings the world of coloring, and creativity to your front door. Every month you will get a surprise box filled with new, and different adult coloring books and more. They even offer 4 different ways to join and experience. The first launch is scheduled for an August 15th ship date. If you sign up by this August 6th, they will even give you a $10 discount. These are the different options for signing up and joining:

Monthly $19.99

3 Months $49.99

6 Months $99.99

12 Months $199.99


(When you sign up, please add my name in the note to merchant box under the total when you check out. That way I can be entered into a separate contest, with the same prize, too. Look further down this blog for your area to enter the contest.) 

This concept is even great for gift giving. I think it would be fantastic to set this up for your loved one in a nursing home, etc. It can be your secret treasure that you can hide in your car, lol. You can indulge and try and relax on your lunch breaks at work.

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I received a box to sample. When I opened my box, I really did not know what to expect. Let me tell you what, I was really surprised, and in a good way too. I received 2 coloring books of different sizes, and many different coloring options. The pictures in both books are only printed on one side, which I always prefer. No bleed through to the other side this way. The pages in both books are perforated, in case I want to take one out, and frame it. Also included in my box was a pencil/pen storage case, and a box of 18, double tipped markers. They are water based, and non-toxic. Which is great if you have nosey pets, and small children in your home. I have asthma and allergies, and these markers had no scent to bother me. It was a great, well balanced set. The set had a lot of floral in it, but it also had animal prints, and abstract prints, so something for everyone. It even had some great quotes on some of the pictures. The double tipped markers are great. There is a fine tip on one side, and a broader tip on the other. The markers really cover well, too.


There is an exciting contest going on right now too. I did a recent blog on the contest, but I will add the information again here for easy entry. The prize: A 3 Month subscription. That is pretty awesome.

                             Launch Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check it out this fabulous contest to win a three month subscription to the Just Add Color Box Subscription: https://gleam.io/XWrNE/launch-giveaway

There are several ways to enter including following us, visiting the site & referrals!

Good luck everyone in the contest, and enjoy this new way to experience the adult coloring book experience.

So many creative things to do with this Washi Tape by Inspired Me Products.


If you are a crafter, then you will love this tape. It really opens up a whole new venue for you. It definitely did for me. This box offers a wide assortment of colors and designs. There are 16 rolls of Washi tape in it, and each roll measures out at 15mm wide and 10m long. I went to the allfreepapercrafts.com website. I typed in Washi tape, and a bunch of inspirations popped up. There are a lot of designs available online to be inspired by. My brother in law’s bday is coming up so I made a card for him with the tape. It was a lot of fun. This tape sticks very well to smooth surfaces. I made the card out of card stock printer paper. It adhered very well. You can correct it to, before rubbing it down firmly. It’s pretty sticky, but it doesn’t leave any residue on your fingers. Some of the tapes are more opaque than others. It depends on the darkness of the ink and density of the pattern. You don’t have to worry about the unused rolls getting dusty or dirty before use. They are all individually wrapped inside of the box they arrive in. The box is also reusable to store the tape in.

You can personalize anything that has a smooth surface: pens, pencils, folders, envelopes, wires, cards, calendars, chargers, power banks, laptops, white boards, and so much more. For those of you that make your own small puzzles, this tape can be used to decorate the pieces. Teachers can decorate their boards with it. If you are a scrap booker, you will probably love using this material. They have other sets available as well, with different patterns. It’s pretty easy to work with. If you use a box cutter and a cutting mat, you can cut and design all types of shapes. The tape has no odd odor to it. It’s a very clean, and pleasant material to work with.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Inspired Me Products’ Premium Washi Masking Tape Collection (SET OF 16) by Kimono Tape, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Masking-Tape-Collection-Kimono/dp/B01BWBZYWO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

Yea, coloring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – CrownArt- 24 Pack of Colored Pencils.


Yea, coloring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s fun for both adults and children. Even if you think you don’t like coloring, I bet you still have fun helping your kids, lol. That’s what we adults do. Drawing is fun, whether it be free hand or in one of those new Adult Coloring books going around. This is a set of 24 colored pencils. They used high quality pigments, and it shows when you are drawing. The coverage is great, and they are soft to write with. You can do shading well, hard line drawing well; full spectrum colored pencils. These are water resistant, fade resistant/light resistant. They arrive pre-sharpened and ready to go. Mine sharpen easily as well. I absolutely love how vibrant the colors are. They really make your pictures come alive. My son is 8 and likes the adult coloring books as well. He thinks kids coloring books are too childish for him now. I’m so glad there’s this option for him now. With adult coloring books, you need better quality pencils. The areas to color can be so fine and dainty. You can layer with these and blend. Wait till you use them the first time, you will be so happy with them. I, until recently, have only been using low end pencils, that I buy for my son. I always hated using those. They just do not cover well at all. After moving on up to high quality colored pencils, I can never go back again. I used them years ago in Art School. I am so glad they are back in my life. There is no comparison. My son is now officially spoiled too, lol. Coloring, drawing, creating, is so relaxing. I am so glad there are quality colored pencils like these from Crown Art. The colors are just so vibrant in this set.

I was afforded the opportunity to review CrownArt- 24 Pack of Colored Pencils, at a reduced price, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

If you would like to purchase these pencils, you can find them here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BG6QYD8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage