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February is my favourite month of the year!

Even though February is still the middle of winter and usually a very cold month, it is one of my favourite months because of Valentine's Day and birthdays. Both my husband and I celebrate birthdays in February as well as our youngest daughter. To share the 'love'...I designed a few free download printables for you as cards and prints. The wreath image is actually from GraphicStock but the brush lettering is mine. I first shared this as a video on Instagram last Fall. Click HERE to download and print the "You are Loved" wreath.
Or you can download and print this card, which would be a wonderful surprise that doesn't have to be for Valentine's Day. Maybe we could tell more people they are loved every day of the year? Click HERE for the "You are Loved" card.
The second free print I have for you is a simple "Love" script that I drew with Ph Martin's Hydrus watercolor and a Royal Langnickel Round 1 watercolor paint brush. I also made this into a printable card too. Click HERE for the 8.5" x 11" print and click HERE for the card.
PEN OF THE MONTH: Lately I have been giving my Ecoline brush pens a work out and am loving the thick, juicy strokes they produce. They are a significantly large brush tip, probably one of the largest on the market so they are harder to control.  But oh what fun! You can easily blend them with Ecoline liquid watercolors too. The wet watercolor effects they produce are gorgeous, but they seem to be well-suited for watercolor paper rather than regular paper because of the concentrated liquid and pigment. I have a blog post and YouTube tutorial about these pens. Click HERE to read more about them.
Finn and I had fun with our photo shoot in support of the Love Your Melon campaign. The mission of LYM is to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients. Love this cause...and I love the beanie they sent me. If you're interested in supporting LYM, visit their website
TIP OF THE MONTH: Does every beginner know that you do not start with a-b-c ? First, learn the underturn stroke and practice those drills. Second, learn the letter i.  Third, learn the letter t. To learn more about the order of the letters you need to study, click HERE to read my blog post and watch my YouTube video tutorial.
January was a busy month! After our family vacation, a week later I went to Phoenix, Arizona with my Creative Scrapbooker magazine team to attend the Craft and Hobby Association annual tradeshow "Creativation." It was very hectic, but a wonderful creative environment.
One of the highlights of the tradeshow was meeting and watching the amazing calligrapher Paul Antonio in the Kuretake booth. He has studied calligraphy since he was 9 years old...making quills out of feathers he found on the beach! I am in awe of his artistry and also his kind soul. If you want to learn calligraphy from a master teacher, search out @pascribe online.
Another highlight at the tradeshow was seeing my word art stamps on display in the Emerald Creek booth. If you're interested in shopping for my stamps, they are available online at with international shipping too. Click HERE to see the stamps at ScrapShotz.
If you haven't already heard, I will be traveling to North Carolina to present a 2-day workshop at Donna Downey's studio. I am so excited about dedicating an entire weekend to the art form of calligraphy. If you want a weekend away or live in the area, join me and relax with brush lettering!  Click HERE to learn more and register.
February Free Worksheet 

Valentine Hugs & Kisses: X's and O's Drill Sheet

February is the perfect month to show how much you #loveyourdrills ! I would love to see your practice online, so tag your photos of this worksheet @kellycreates and let's share our love of lettering. This worksheet has tracing guides for both small and large brush tip pens.

Click HERE to download and print your free February worksheet.
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