Favorite Products and Services (Crafts, Lettering, Photography)

Have fun exploring my resource page! I only add companies and products that I can highly recommend. These are my favorites!

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I'll be adding many of my other favorite products here, so check back often.


Photography 


Cameras and Lenses:

I highly recommend Adorama for cameras and photography equipment in general. They have both new and used cameras and equipment, with a 30 day return policy. I have bought both new and used cameras and lenses from them, and have always been thrilled with my purchases. There aren't many places online that I will trust for photography purchases, and Adorama is at the top of my list.




Photography Classes and Editing:

If you're looking for tutorials, member perks, community, and everything else you need to become a skilled photographer, I recommend ClickinMoms.  I've been a member for years.  There are several membership options, including a lifetime membership. So much information in one place!



The Essential Guide to Lightroom (Learn how to use my favorite photo editing program.)

Dog Photography (This helps me take pics of my Sunny.)

Picmonkey - Super easy photo editing, graphics, and lots of fun features. I love Picmonkey!  If you don't want to purchase a software program like Lightroom, (my favorite), for photo editing, then Picmonkey is the place to edit your photos.  You can also create photo collages, use their graphic design tools for social media images, and have all kinds of creative fun.

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win


Art and Lettering Supplies



I recommend the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen (for an all around pen for smaller brush lettering. (Brush marker lettering, not an actual brush.)  Great for envelopes. In my opinion, it's the easiest to use smaller brush pen for beginners. It comes in a pack with both the hard-tip and the soft-tip.  I personally think the hard-tip has a slight edge over the soft-tip, but I love them both.




Zig Brushables
For larger, light-fast, colorful brush lettering, my favorites are the Zig Brushables.  These have a slightly firmer brush tip that I find easier to control than some of the other larger brush markers.  The ink is archival, pigment ink.  There are two brush tips on each pen. One end is a 50% tint of the other end.  I love these pens and reach for them often for my larger projects and when I don't want my work to fade.  I included them in this post.  They can be purchased individually or in sets. 


Tombow Dual Brush Pens





My favorite large brush pens for blending and watercolor techniques are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  The brush tips on the Tombows are a bit less firm than the Zig Brushables, so they are a little harder for beginners to control.  They have a fine point hard tip at the other end, which adds versatility.  They come in many colors, and you can do so many fun techniques with them.  (Check Pinterest, and you will have some fun!)  You can see how I used one in this post.



Crafts and Lettering Classes


Craftsy--Craftsy is one of my favorite places for learning techniques and skills. Papercrafts, drawing, sewing, gardening, cake decorating, cooking, knitting, photography, and more. LOTS of classes under each category and some are free. I've taken several classes and return to review them often. Highly recommended! Here are some classes to consider:

Paper Arts and Crafts Classes at Craftsy:

Gorgeous Greeting Cards: Stamping and Beyond

Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects 

Simply Stunning Art Journals

Radiant Stamping Techniques


There are many, many more classes, specific to individual crafts.





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