Thank you for stopping by my blog. Lately I have been reviewing books and haven't had as much time to scrap. Hopefully soon I'll get back to scrapping and creating some new files. Thank you for your patience.

I have made files available at absolutely no charge. I do this for fun. I am learning the wonderful Make The Cut (MTC) program and trying to improve my skills. Most of the files have been created from free coloring sheets online. You will need MTC software in order to cut these files. Please use these files for your personal use only and if you want to share them with others please direct others to my blog. I hope you enjoy these files. Comments are always appreciated. If you are not a follower please consider doing so. I have lots of new files that I want to add over the next few months.


Friday, August 26, 2016

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

I love the God Gave Us books so I was excited to review God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren.  I love the illustrations in this book don by David Holm.  They are so pretty and well done. They are a fun way to discuss the story as we are reading it together.
This book teaches children to be thankful no matter the situation. It teaches us to find things to be thankful for even when we feel disappointment in situations around us. It is good for everyday thankfulness but also a good supplement for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The cover is a beautiful hard cover and the pages are printed on nice thick paper. It is very well made and will make a cute addition to your child’s library.
I highly recommend this book to anyone with small children who wants to teach them to be thankful. It is a Christian themed book. I received this book at no charge from in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Drawing Lesson

The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw by Mark Crilley is just that. It is a graphic novel that will draw the attention of budding new artists. “Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book.”
It begins with David running into a lady in the park who is drawing. He stops to see what she is doing and suddenly decides she should give him lessons.  Not sure if she is thrilled with the idea she tells him she is no teacher but gives him a short lesson.  She’s a little harsh with him but he is soon learning. Again and again he comes across her path. Becky continues to give him lessons covering various areas of drawing from perception, shading, sketching, etc. Even teaches how to hold a pencil.  This is easy to follow along with simple to understand instructions. 
I can see that this would appeal to anyone who wants to learn to draw but especially to middle school kids. I will say Becky scares me a little, haha. But overall I enjoyed this instructional book and I will keep it in my library for future use for my youngest child. I would suggest if you want to learn to draw or know an older child who wants to learn then this would be a good way to start. The illustrations are all done in a sepia tone so it doesn’t have distracting art. The figures are simple line drawings and very pleasing to the eye.
I received this book at no charge for an honest review from  You can purchase a copy here.