When I was contacted by Debra at Laurence King Publishing to review How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever by Linda Scott, I must admit that I almost turned her down.
I always strive to make sure that the products I feature on the AMOM blog fit my topic, are something I feel that I can honestly review, and will be of interest to all of you.
Well, in this case, it was the second one that I was second-guessing. While I know that there are a lot of scrapbookers out there that really love exploring their creative side with hand lettering on their pages, I have to admit that I've never really dipped into this technique. And, honestly, I don't really see myself going that direction since my scrapbooking time is at a premium as it is.
Then, I reconsidered. I thought, "Kaitlin would ADORE this book!" She already loves using various forms of bubble writing on her home and school craft projects.
So, I replied asking if a few statements from her perspective would be acceptable. Debra replied that a kid's review would be great. After doing a little research, I soon discovered that the book is actually marketed primarily to kids, in fact.
When the book arrived, Kaitlin was simply excited that the package was for her! (Everyone loves to get a package, right!?)
We opened it up and her eyes immediately lit up! She was all, "And I can even write in it!?"
She hardly put it down for the first few days!! It was also an amazing car-ride occupier during the vacation we took to the Black Hills shortly after receiving the book which included lots of car time.
"I love that there are so many different styles to practice."
"Usually it is bad to write in a book. It's cool that I can practice the letters right in it."
"My favorite bubble alphabet is 'Rock On!'. It's so cool!"
In all, there are about 70 different bubble type faces featured in this book. Here's a couple examples:
As you can see, the author writes out the entire alphabet to illustrate and there is plenty of room to practice.
If you have a creative kid who love to explore their artistic side, How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever is a winner!
If you are a scrapbooker who likes to use hand letting on your layouts and/or try knew techniques to give your layouts a uniquely-you feel, this book is for you, too!
How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever is currently available at Amazon for only $10.17!
About the Author:
Linda Scott is a successful London-based illustrator and printed textile designer. She has produced work for some of the world's leading retailers, independent labels and designer boutiques. Her creative work has also featured in museum exhibitions, art shows and international publications. Currently, Linda is working with children's magazine Okido and a number of exciting animation projects.
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I have a free copy of How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever to give away to one lucky reader. Simply answer the following question by 5 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 and you'll be entered for a chance to win!
Have you ever used hand lettering (something beyond just your own handwriting for journaling) on a layout? If no, why not? If yes, is it a technique you enjoy to use often?
Random.org will choose and I'll announce the winner on Friday.
Monday, August 22, 2011
:REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: How to be the Best Bubblewriter in the World Ever by Linda Scott
Jill Marie Paulson