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The BIGGEST Announcement of the Year!

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Finally I'm home ... and will be for a couple months before I head out again. June was a blur! I left home on June 4 and returned June 24. Colombia, Nicaragua and Kentucky...all in one month! 
After teaching workshops at the Scrapbook & Stamp Expo in Orlando, I spent a week at Disneyworld and Universal Studios with my family. I have never been here and it was INCREDIBLE!
I would say my favourite experience was visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  WOW.  I made sure I had time to sketch Hogwarts. 
I came home for a few days and then flew to Colombia, where I taught workshops for Panamericana in Bogota and Medellin. An amazing experience....where freshly squeezed juices and delicious food was served during the class breaks. 
This was a really short trip but I had one free day in Bogota and did a walking tour, plus went up the mountain to Monseratte, where I sketched the church.
The street art, murals and graffiti in Bogota and Medellin were out of this world. So inspiring!
Medellin is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains and had really warm weather. Bogota had much cooler temps. I visited Pueblito Paisa, a traditional, historical town square where we had dinner and I sketched again.
From Colombia, I flew to Nicaragua to spend time with family. It was super hot, but the town we stayed was wonderful, San Juan del Sur, right on the ocean. 
It was so relaxing, and I loved Nicaragua, but I was really excited to fly to Kentucky to teach a lettering weekend at Ephemera Paducah. This is the most charming shop! And our small group setting was perfect. Friendships were made, and laughter was enjoyed. 
Ephemera Paducah is a weekend workshop destination with amazing guest artists teaching year round! I highly recommend signing up for a weekend class with your friends as an 'artful getaway' will LOVE IT. Click HERE to learn more. 
After 4 soul-full days in Kentucky, and 3 weeks away from home, I was looking forward to flying home to Canada, and Finn was ready too! 
YIPPEEEEE!!! I am headed back to Hawaii to teach lettering workshops for 4 days at HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts! Registration info will be announced online soon. 
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT......I am so incredibly excited and happy and over the moon to announce ....The Art of Watercolor Lettering! My second book is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon! CLICK HERE
This book has EVERYTHING you need to learn about beautiful lettering with watercolor....not just brush script, but other styles TONS of techniques, creative designs, tracing alphabets, words, and quotes! You will love it!
Click HERE to Pre-Order The Art of Watercolor Lettering
Have you read the Summer Issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine? My "Love Letters" article is all about Blending with Brush Pens. Click HERE to subscribe and learn more. 
Have you heard of the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers? If you're crafty and have a Cricut or Silhouette or similar digital cutting machine, you will be excited about the Kelly Creates Design Drive with calligraphy words that it will draw with any variety of foil colours. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to draw the word 'celebrate' from my Kelly Creates USB. SO COOL! Click HERE to learn more 
In July I'm teaching locally in Calgary and Edmonton. To keep up to date with workshop opportunities, check my 'Workshops' page on my website at New workshops are added every month. 
Click for Workshop Info
Calligraphy Tips: The Trouble with 't'
Fix those problems with letter 't' .... Here is my helpful youtube video tutorial. 
Click HERE to visit my YouTube Channel!
To celebrate summer, there is a store wide SALE in my online shop. Click HERE to visit 
This month our Facebook group "Kelly Creates Art & Calligraphy" are writing all the fun Harry Potter words!  Come join us and click HERE to participate in a friendly, creative community!
My design team is always inspiring!  These lettering artists are sharing so many fabulous designs and How-To's on my blog !  Click HERE to read  more, learn and be inspired! 
Did you know my book The Art of Brush Lettering has been translated into 5 languages? If you can't attend a workshop, then reading my instructional book is the next best thing. It is a very detailed guide with a TON of stroke by stroke photos and directions. Plus, you get both large brush pen and small brush pen sample tracing guides for lowercase AND uppercase letters.Click HERE to buy my book in my new online shop 
Buy "The Art of Brush Lettering Book"
 GIVEAWAY: This month's prize is Kelly Creates Stamps. One newsletter subscriber will win 3 sets of these stamps, and I will announce the winner next newsletter. (Every month we will have a newsletter giveaway and you must be subscribed to win)

WINNER of Last Month's Giveaway of the Kelly Creates Multicolor Small Brush pens is Melanie Sayer! Please email me to claim your prize.
Thank you for your patience...we have been waiting and waiting for my new pens but due to factory issues, they have been delayed until September (fingers crossed). I apologize and hope we will be writing with them soon. 
TIP OF THE MONTH: Double letters are very tricky. Improve your skills by writing them together repeatedly on your practice paper.  
If you're using any of my products online and sharing photos, please tag #kellycreates and hopefully I will find your posts!
Free JUNE worksheet

Double ee

Here is a good worksheet to help with consistency for you to trace and practice DOUBLE ee with your large brush tip pens, like the Dream pens, and small brush tips, like the Kelly Creates Multicolor Small Brush pens.  (NOTE: This worksheet is available on my website as a free download. Remember to always print onto smooth LaserJet paper or use tracing paper on top of regular copy paper)

Click HERE to download and print your free worksheet.
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