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“Graphics by Josie” Etsy Shop Review!

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“Graphics by Josie” Etsy Shop Review!

Hello everyone! Today I have the privilege of reviewing some items from my friend Josephine’s new Etsy shop, GraphicsbyJosie. Her all digital shop is full of useful, fun printable, and art. Everything is digital, which means you don’t have to pay shipping! It’s all is super affordable, and well made.

Josephine kindly sent me her Digital Adult Coloring Book, and two of her Large Group Portraits for me to review here on the blog. So exciting! And so, without further ado, on to my review!


Starting off with the Large Group Portraits. I loved this so much!! Josephine was super fast getting the drawings done and sent, and she did a phenomenal job. I really, really love how they turned out!!

She drew this picture of me and my siblings, as well as one with my whole family. I love them so much! The sibling one is definitely my favorite of the two. ❀ I keep staring at it, because it’s so cute! XD

These are the original photos. πŸ™‚

Now get this… These portraits cost only $5.00 on her shop! That’s an amazing price for the work that she does. However, that’s only an introductory price, so get yours quick before the price goes up!! Get it HERE!


And now to review the coloring book!

My favorite things about it: 1) Super simple, easy to color 2) Since it’s printable, you can pick and choose which pages to color, as well as print them out over and over whenever you want!

What I didn’t prefer: 1) Most of the pages weren’t as detailed as I generally prefer, but that’s a matter of preference. πŸ™‚

I picked out a few pages to print out, and tested them with several different mediums. I found that water color paint work well on the pages that have a lot of empty space, where as if I used colored pencils or pens, it would have taken a bit of time to fill. But I didn’t mind that with the watercolors, in fact, I really enjoyed it.

The other pages with more detail, were perfect for colored pencils, pens, and markers. πŸ˜€

This picture was colored with colored pencils. I love all the random and fun shapes in there! I enjoyed coloring this one immensely.

I colored this page with watercolors! Watercolor paint was perfect, because I feel like, for me at least, it would have taken too much time to color with pens or pencils. And I love how it turned out! Painting the galaxy was a blast. And guys, the quote…? Love it!! ⭐️ ✨

And lastly, I colored this one using markers. Guys, coloring this, choosing the colors, watching it come together… It was so satisfying and relaxing! I used tons of colors in this, and I love this way it turned out. This picture was well drawn, and had the perfect amount of detail, without having too much.

And here are my finished pictures! I definitely had a good time coloring these, and would recommend this coloring book. πŸ˜€ It costs only $3.95, which is only like… 25 cents per picture – how cool is that?! So go check it out!!!

All in all, Josie’s shop was lovely, she keeps adding more fun stuff, and it’s all at a pretty affordable price. She was also great to work with, and got my products to me in very good time. So yeah. Go check out her Etsy Shop! πŸ˜€

Have a great day!! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy

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August 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

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August 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

Hey everyone!! Can you believe it’s almost August?! To me, August seems to signify that we’re nearing the end of the year. How crazy is that?!

Also, this set up used up the LAST of my bullet journal!!!! “tis a bit sad, like saying good bye to an old friend (Hey! It stuck with me throughout this whole year!). BUT. I have another one coming in the mail soon! I’m excited to get it, and to show you guys in my September set up. πŸ˜€ (Spoiler: It’s a certain shade of green. That’s all I’m saying. You’ll get to meet him next month.) πŸ˜‰

Anyways, the theme for this month, is….

🌻Sunflowers!!!🌻

I’ve been wanting to do a sunflower theme for months, and I’m (mostly) really happy with how it turned out! There are a few things yes, that definitely could have been done better, but for the most part, I love it. 🌻

Here is the cover page, Word of the Month, Goals (which I haven’t written yet, sorry!) and a gratitude log. As you can see, I have everything pretty compact and squished together, since I had only a few pages left in the book to fit everything. When I get my new journal, I hope to be a bit more loose with it, and be able to use some more pages! And I love how the little sunflower I drew turned out…. πŸ˜€ (If I do say so myself. Lol!)

My word of the month for August is Meekness – something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately! Which actually brings me to my first regret – the lettering I did for “Meekness” is atrocious. I thought and thought of ways to cover it up, but that was easier said than done. At last, I decided to be meek, leave it as it is, and post it anyway. It’s a good reminder to be humble… LOL! πŸ˜‚

Mood tracker (which I love!) habit tracker, and a goals and rewards thing. πŸ˜€

I did a sleep tracker for the first time last month, and it went well, so I think I’ll start adding it to my regular set up from now on. πŸ˜€ The second page was empty and I couldn’t decide how to fill it, so I finally decided to do a very random “life tracker”. Kinda like a habit tracker, but different. I think it turned out pretty cute!

And this brings me to my second regret, which is how I accidentally wrote “Life”… Oh well, I’ll survive! XD

And lastly, my Books, Bible and Social Tracker! I left some space on my books and Bible sections, to hopefully write in more books that I want to read, but didn’t necessarily plan on. πŸ™‚

And there you have it! There’s a weekly log page as well, but it’s pretty boring, so I won’t show it here. πŸ˜‰ I really love this set up, and CAN’T WAIT to use it! Yay for August! And sunflowers!! 🌻 ❀️

As a bonus, here are some sunflower pictures I took last year, that I love! πŸ˜€

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! If you bullet journal, what’s your theme for August? πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy 🌻 πŸ’–

March 2021 Bullet Journal Set Up

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Hey everyone!

I’m sorry I’m a little late with this post. πŸ™‚ But I finally finished my March bullet journal spreads! Speaking of…. Can you guys even believe it’s March?!?!?!?!? I can’t. Wow. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

This month’s theme is…..

Music!!!

I’ve been wanting to use this theme for quite a while, and I’m finally doing it. XD I also decided to make my spreads fairly minimalistic, unlike what I usually do. And if I used color, it was a light purple or blue. πŸ™‚

The cover page! And a few random goals for this month. πŸ™‚

The calendar page. I really like this.

The word of the month page, and a gratitude log! My word of the month for March is Joy. πŸ™‚

Guys, I just want to say. That habit tracker took me SO. LONG. So long. Never again people, never again. Nevertheless, I love how it turned out!! And the mood tracker is also different from what I normally do. The different notes signify different moods, and I also tied a stress tracker in there! The higher the note, the more stressful the day was, and vice versa. I wonder if this would be playable at the end of the month…. That would be SO fun to “play my month”, lol!!

A tracker for my blog and youtube channel, and a page for the cooks I’m reading. I didn’t read a whole lot in February, but I’m hoping to read a lot more this month!!

Some random little trackers, that I didn’t feel like needed their own page.

And lastly, my weekly spreads. If you notice, I didn’t go through and write the date on the days. The reason for that is, sometimes I skip a day, and that littler box gets wasted, and after a while, all the little wasted spots add of to a lot. This way, I can just write in the day whenever I use it! (Thanks to my friend Emma for this little piece of ingenuity.) 😁 πŸ‘Œ

Wow, for being “minimalistic” these pages sure took a while, haha! I am quite pleased with the end result though. πŸ™‚ It’s different than what I normally do, and I like different. (In this case at least, haha!)

I hope these pages were inspiring to you, and that you enjoyed looking through them!

Y’all comment below, and tell me how your February was, and if you have any plans for March! My family is planning to visit my grandparent’s in Coahuila, Mexico, and after that, our grandparents from Colorado are coming to visit us. πŸ˜€ We’re very excited! πŸ˜‹

How you guys have a great day, AND month!!

Love,

Rosy πŸ’– 🌻

I’m Selling Paintings Again! +New Products! +500 Followers! (GIVEAWAY!)

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I’m Selling Paintings Again! +New Products! +500 Followers! (GIVEAWAY!)

Hey everyone! *grins broadly* *bounces up and down with excitement*

Exciting things are happening. I’ll start with the first one!

I’m listing my paintings for sale again!! πŸ˜€ I have several brand new paintings, that I’m super excited to show you. Not only that, but I have added several new products! Please welcome….

Pen pal kits!!!

These were so much fun to put together, and honestly…. I wanna buy one!!! These kits are packed full of fun stuff, that any pen pal-er will love. There are several different types of stationary, note cards, extra envelopes, stickers, washi tape, and MORE! Everything you’ll need to create amazing letters for your pen pals.

Also, check out the mini envelopes, made from 2020 calendars, for $4 and $5, and free shipping! (And you can watch me making them HERE!)

ALSO, I painted on pennies!!! 😢 πŸ˜€ These tiny painting were a fun challenge. To buy a set of four, check out the prices here!

Here are a few of the new paintings for sale. πŸ˜€

All of these items, and more, are only available for a limited time, so if you’d like to purchase any of these, choose quickly! The deadline to purchase is Friday, February 19th. I will be shipping out the paintings on the 22. πŸ™‚

Shipping is 8 dollars, unless otherwise specified. πŸ™‚

Now, there’s one more exciting today. I hit 500 followers! That’s a huge milestone, and I’m super excited about it. That’s half a thousand! WOW! πŸ˜€

To celebrate, I will be hosting a giveaway!!! I’m giving away a mini pen pal kit to one randomly chosen winner. πŸ˜€ Everything in the kit is a SURPRISE, but I’ll just say it’ll be similar to the kits I’m selling, just a smaller version that can fit in an envelope.

I’m so excited to see who wins this giveaway! Don’t forget to check out my paintings!! If you would like to purchase something, comment down below, email me, or contact me. If you have any question at all, don’t hesitate to ask! πŸ˜€

Love,

RosyπŸŒΉπŸ’– 🌻

January 2021 Recap

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January 2021 Recap

Hey everyone!

January was a good month, and a great new beginning to a new year. (I love new beginnings.) πŸ˜‚

Here is a recap of January, at the Marr house!

(Beware – tons of random picture, of tons of random things.) πŸ˜‚

~We made and canned LOTS of salsa!

~ I put pictures onto this photo thing my friend Kyra gave me! I LOVE it! ❀

~ Took selfies with my youngest brother, who happens to be adorable. 😍 (Understatement) He’s my buddy!

~ Played Settlers of Catan with my family several times. We just learned it, and we’ve bene enjoying it!

~ Took photos of stars ✨

~ Video called several friends πŸ˜€

~Made this healthy coffee drink thing that I made up, only to realize later it’s basically a frappuccino. (I’d never even seen a frappuccino before, soooo….) πŸ˜‚ It was super good! (And thanks to Hattush for giving me this amazing mug for my birthday!!)

~Piano lesson with my fellow redhead πŸ˜„

~New shoes XD

~A sunrise 😍

~Fun with a friend, who came to visit us from the States!

~Started a new art series on my youtube channel. (Check it out!)

I read:

~Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (5 Stars!)

~Born Broken by Kristen Berry (4 stars)

~Vanya by Myrna Grant (4 stars)

~The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars!)

~Hostage by Nancy Mankins (3.5 stars)

Random Thinks I did

~Learned to play Catan, and played it several times

~Sewed a shirt

~Made a movie

~Helped make tons of freezer meals

~Did several paintings

~Did extra schoolwork

Blog posts:

~Blog Survey

~Writerly Memes

~Art Lover Award

~February Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:

~Dessert Moon Painting Timelapse

~3 ways to Reuse your Old Calendars from 2020

~Create this Book Episode 1

All in all, it was a great month for the most part, and I’m looking forward to all the Lord has for us in February!

Love,

Rosy

Let’s chat!

How was your month? What was your favorite part of January? Do you have any plans for February? πŸ™‚

Art Lover Award//I Created my own Tag!

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Art Lover Award//I Created my own Tag!

Hey guys!

There are so many tags for writers, and so many tags for blogger. Literally, SO. MANY. πŸ˜‚ But what I have yet to see, much to my disdain, is a tag/award for artists.

So, without farther ado, I present to you……!!!!!! *drumroll please* *Bangs on my desk* The ART LOVER AWARD!!!

So basically, this tag is for anyone who loves art. Or even people who just LIKE art. (And if you don’t even like it, I’m sorry. I truly am.)

This is my first time creating a tag, though I’ve wanted to for forever. I got re-inspired when my friend Emma suggested it to me in my Blog Survey. And I have finally gotten around to it, so YAY! πŸ˜€ SO EXCITING. Can’t wait to get started!

Laws of the Tag

  1. Link to the tag’s creator (Rosy’s Writings)
  2. Thank and link to the person who tagged you
  3. Answer provided questions
  4. Tag your artist-y friends!!!
  5. You may break these laws if you so desire.

  1. What medium do you use in your art? (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.)

I mainly use acrylic paint, markers and ink, but I’ve dabbled around in others, there are so many most I’d love to try!

2. What’s your favorite piece of artwork you’ve ever done? (Include a photo)

Probably one of these three paintings. πŸ˜€

3. What’s your least favorite artwork you’ve done, and what did you learn from it?

Of my larger paintings, maybe this one. The mountains look like giant arrow heads stuck in ground, LOL. And I don’t really like the river either. I definitely learned what doesn’t work while painting mountains. πŸ˜‚ I still like the painting though, just not my favorite. πŸ˜‰

4. What was the last piece of art you did?

This painting of a lavender field. I’m still trying to decide how much I like it… XD

5. Who are your favorite artists?

I honestly don’t know! There are a lot of very good artists.

6. What is your favorite thing to draw/paint?

My new favorite thing to paint is mountains! They’re so much fun to paint. πŸ˜€

7. Do you have any art tips to share?

PRACTICE! Even if you don’t like the way your drawing/paintings are turning out, just keep doing it, and you’ll get better with time. And don’t be afraid to try now things! Also, don’t be afraid to share your work with others – feedback from other artists can be very helpful.

8. When did you get into art?

I actually only really started getting interested in art a year and a few months ago! That’s when I made my first painting.

9. What inspires you?

Music, pictures of nature, and other people’s art.

10. What are your favorite colors?

My favorite colors are teal and yellow! (And, I love all colors.) πŸ˜‰


I hereby tag…

Susie @Susanna Joy Art

Emma and Pearl @Masterpiece Artists

Kinsey @Over the Withers

Hero @Fox Tale

Jehosheba @The Providential Blogger

Hattush @Daughter of the Light

Amie @Amie Anne

You don’t have to do the tag, but I’d appreciate if you did, as I’d love it if this tag actually gets out there! πŸ˜€ Plus, I’d love to see your answers. Also, if you’re an artist, and I didn’t tag you, feel free to steal it!

Here are the questions for you to use in your post. πŸ˜€

  1. What medium do you use in your art? (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.)

2. What’s your favorite piece of artwork you’ve ever done? (Include a photo)

3. What’s your least favorite artwork you’ve done, and what did you learn from it?

4. What was the last piece of art you did?

5. Who are your favorite artists?

6. What is your favorite thing to draw/paint?

7. Do you have any art tips to share?

8. When did you get into art?

9. What inspires you?

10. What are your favorite colors?Β 

~Rosy πŸ˜„ 🎨 πŸ–Œ

Setting up My 2021 Bullet Journal

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Hey everyone!

I started bullet journaling in June of this year. It’s something I’d seen around for years, and had always wanted to look into it more, and try it out, and when I finally did… I realized how much I loved it! It’s been so much fun, and now that I’ve bene doing it for awhile, I want to start posting pictures of my monthly spreads each month in 2021. (Although no promises that I won’t miss a month!) XD

Anyway, here is my 2021 set-up. πŸ˜€ It’s my first time doing yearly spreads, and I really enjoyed making them. πŸ˜€

Here is my new 2021 bullet journal. Well, it will probably only last me half of the year. πŸ˜‰ It’s really pretty though, and I love it!

I love how the intro page turned out.

Here I have a New Years quote, and a goal page. (Those aren’t all my goals by the way. I just haven’t written them out, lol!) πŸ˜‚

On this page, I will probably glue pictures of my favorite 2021 highlights here. I can’t wait to look back on this page at the end of the year.

This is another page I’m looking forward to seeing at the end of the year! It’ll be really neat to have a visual of what my year was like. And the second page is a savings goal tracker, I just haven’t written the title yet… XD

This birthday tracker will be really helpful!

And that’s all the pages I have done so far. I’m not sure if I’m going to do more later or not, but I’m leaving it at that for now. πŸ˜‰ Now to start on my January spreads! I’m not sure what theme I should do though. Do you have any ideas? πŸ˜€

Rosy ❀

Do you bullet journal? Are you excited for 2021? Do you have any theme ideas for January?

70+ Things to Do While on Quarantine

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(And no, you don’t have to do them all.) πŸ˜‰

Hey guys! Sorry for the super unoriginal title. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it multiple times before.Β  Oh well. XD

So. Here are 70+ and one things to on while on quarantine! Thanks to my sisters Gracie and Lizzie, and my friend Kyra, for helping me think of some of these! πŸ˜€

Some of these are obvious, and some not so much. There are ideas for everyone here! (You know what, I’m going to underline my favorites, so you’ll know which ones to be sure to try! ;P ) Lol.

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-Do artΒ 

Read a new book

-Play in the hoseΒ 

-Go on a walk

-Get ahead on school

-Try washing your own clothes by hand

-Make a movie

-Organize your stuff

-Learn to knit or crochet

-Learn a new song

-Memorize Bible passagesΒ 

-Write poems/stories

-Cook a meal for your family

-Focus on drinking lots of waterΒ 

-Paint or DrawΒ 

-Journal

-Scrapbook

-Write letters to friends

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-Eat Food. (Obviously) XD ;p

-Read aloud to your siblings

-Listen to audio books/dramas

-Sew something

Video call friends

-Listen to sermons

-Sing

-Watch a movie

-Climb a tree

-Make cookies

-Learn how to do a cartwheel

-Practice handwriting

-Organize and declutter your clothes

-Make friendship bracelets

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-Exercise

-Think of fun things to do when you’re bored XD

-Make Popcorn

-Make healthy marshmallows!!

-Make slime

-Email friends

-Decorate your room

-Make jewelry

-Make stickers

-Pick a room of the house, and clean it!

-Make lemonade

-Plant flowers

-Make bookmarks

-Write your name 100 times on a piece of paper

-Go to bed early

-Finish something you started

-Start a thankful journal

-Have a picnic

-Start a blog

-Play (or learn to play) an instrument)

-Learn hand-lettering

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-Pay games with siblings

-Color adult coloring pages

-Try drawing your own portrait

-Get better at something (Photography, art, writing, etc…)

-Play with legos

-Learn Pig Latin

-Go bird watching

-Do typing testsΒ 

-Get extra sleep

-Do a crossword puzzle

-Clean your fridge

-Spend some time with siblings

-Draw with chalk

-Sit and do nothing. (Wait, WHAT?!)

-Sudoku

-Learn how to say a word in 10 different languages

-Play outside

-Take pictures

And, last one…

-Do at least five of the ideas in this post! ;P

Welp, that’s it!! Hope this post was entertaining, and that it was inspiring for you!

~Rosy ❀ 

What have you been doing on quarantine? What were your favorite ideas on this list? πŸ™‚Β 

March Recap

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March was a long month… A lot of crazy stuff happened, as I’m sure you know! πŸ˜‰ It wasn’t a bad month though. A lot of good things happened too! And I haven’t been bored even the tiniest little bit either…Β  XD

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Yup. XDΒ 

But yeah, boredom isn’t a thing for me. Life has been mostly normal for me personally, except for church. (So sad!!!)

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Gracie and I have a goal to walk 100 miles this Spring! πŸ˜€Β 

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My lil’ buddy ❀ ❀ ❀ 

James can do more pushups than I can, lol XDΒ 

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Yes, there’s still TP at the store here, lol… XDΒ 

 

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Mom had her 40th birthday this month! πŸ˜€

I organized bookshelves a couple days ago… Whew, that was quite a job! Lol! ;PΒ 

I have also been doing a lot of art lately, and started learning to draw people, which has been lots of fun! πŸ˜€

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I drew this picture of my friend, Kyra! πŸ˜€

I also painted my sketchbook cover, and even though it could be better, I love how it turned out! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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Another exciting thing that happened this month was our church’s 4th anniversary! Well, technically it was last month, but we celebrated it this month, right before the quarantine started. πŸ™‚ Here is our church picture (minus a couple families). πŸ˜‰

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So yeah. It’s been a pretty good month for me, despite all the crazy stuff that’s been going on. πŸ˜€

And, I shall end this post, with this very deep and thought-provoking meme. (JK) XD

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Have fun at home, ya’ll!! πŸ˜‰

~Rosy

P.S. I just realized I should do a post with the ultimate list of boredom busters and stuff. I never truly get bored, but I always love reading those anyway and trying out the ideas. What do y’all think? πŸ™‚Β 

 

My Paintings are Officially for Sale!!!

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Hey guys! πŸ˜€

I’ve been working on this for a while, and I am super happy to announce that… my paintings are officially available for sale!!!! πŸ˜€ I’m SO excited about this!!!

You can see and buy my paintings HERE. πŸ™‚ The prices are listed below each painting, plus $5 shipping and handling. πŸ™‚

If you want to buy a painting, all you have to do is tell me which one you want, and I will send you a PayPal invoice with that amount, plus shipping. πŸ™‚ It’s easy!

I will be shipping out any sold paintings on the 21st of February when we are in the States. (U.S. addresses only, please) πŸ™‚ If you want to buy painting this time, you will need to order before then, as they will not be for sale again until closer to our next border trip. πŸ™‚ #livinginmexico πŸ˜‰Β 

If we are seeing you during this upcoming trip to Arizona, you won’t need to pay to ship, as I can just hand deliver. πŸ˜‰Β 

Remember to click THIS LINK to see the paintings! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. πŸ™‚

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In Christ,

Rosy πŸ˜€ ❀