Book Review and Giveaway

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Learn the hottest new painting technique in 22 step-by-step projects! Use a squeegee and acrylic paint to scrape and swipe your way to gorgeous abstract art. This book has a variety of different techniques you probably haven’t considered.

Clara Cristina de Souza Rego (@aclaracris) first went viral for a squeegee painting video that she posted on social media. Her hundreds of thousands of followers frequently ask for her for tips and techniques. In Squeegee Art Revolution (Walter Foster Publishing | April 2, 2024 | $22.99), Clara offers them in abundance so you can learn to make abstract art in her signature style.

A copy of Squeegee Art Revolution was provided to me for review.
All opinions are my own.

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Giveaway:

Enter to win a copy of Squeegee Art Revolution provided by Quarto Publishing.

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Sound of Freedom

Enter to win two free ticket to see Sound of Freedom #SoundOfFreedomMIN #SoundofFreedomMovie #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

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Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffick-
ers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

Sadly this isn’t the only story of child trafficking. There are so many more involved in human trafficking not just children. It is time to put an end to these crimes.

Angel Studio’s goal for Sound of Freedom is for two million people to go see the film in theaters the week of July 4th to remember the two million children who are trafficked every year. #2MillionFor2Million

You can help pay for other people’s tickets to come to the film at angel.com/freedom this helps us reach our goal to help end child trafficking.

If the price of the ticket is keeping you from going, generous fans have Paid it Forward tens of thousands of free tickets for you to be able to see the film during opening week. You can get a free ticket at angel.com/freetickets

Giveaway:
2 free tickets to see Sound of Freedom!

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Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. My opinions are 100% my own.

Artist Trading Card and Giveaway

Making an artist trading card turned greeting card with products from Dress My Craft – and giveaway! #dressmycraft #giveaway #crafttutorial

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I am making an Artist Trading card, turned into a greeting card with products from Dress My Craft. DMC provided me with various products to try as well as for a giveaway.

The links provided are for your use and may contain affiliate links.
They cost nothing for you to use.
Thank you in advance for supporting this site with its use.

giveaway items

The products in the giveaway are transfer sheets, tweezers, a small tray, a die cut, an embossing folder, and a few different shaker bits.

inked card

I am using an artist trading card I cut with an SVG file [trading cards SVG] on a Cricut Maker and then used an ink-smooching technique. You can see details of the process in the video tutorial below.

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I inked an embossing folder, stamped it onto the card to create a subtle texture, and then I applied an image transfer.

final trading card

I added a 3D sticker from Dollar Tree that I inked and a few clear embellishments from Dress My Craft. The trading card is finished but I decided to turn it into a greeting card.

Video Tutorial:

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Embellishment Review and Giveaway

Embellishment goodies from Buttons Galore and More – includes a giveaway! #giveaway #sponsored @buttonsgalore

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This sweet little box holds a lot of embellishment goodness. It is the winter subscription box with Buttons Galore and More. They graciously sent me a box for review and they are offering one box for me to giveaway.

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The winter box contained a lot of snowflake items as well as a few other beautiful embellishments. You can purchase individual items from Buttons Galore and More or you can order a subscription box.

The subscription box is available on a monthly payment or yearly which is delivered every 45 Days. You can stop your subscription at any time without penalty.

Save 10% on your first purchase by joining the Buttons Galore and More Newsletter!

Video Unboxing:

Giveaway

Enter to win one subscription box from Buttons Galore and More. Contents may vary depending on the theme available.

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Coloring Giveaway

Enter to win one of five Social Seasons coloring book.

Are you a fan of Bridgerton or adult coloring? You will want to enter this giveaway.

This year’s social season has finally arrived. Meander through grand ballrooms, exquisite mansions, manicured gardens, and lavish promenades inspired by the breathtaking sets from Netflix’s most-watched show of all time—Bridgerton. From bestselling coloring book illustrator, Valentin Ramon, Social Season offers 20 unique, original, hand-drawn illustrations that you can bring to life in vivid color and get a hands-on feel for the décor belonging to Duke, Daphne, and Eloise as you travel through the intricate details of Grosvenor Square.

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GIVEAWAY

Five winners will each receive Social Season: An Unofficial Coloring Book for Fans of Bridgerton ($10). Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 5.15.22. See below for terms and conditions.

All entries will be verified—only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. Any person who has won a prize (or whose household has won a prize) in any promotion sponsored by the Sponsor in the past thirty (30) days before this contest start date is not eligible to win a prize in this contest. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter Competitions or Sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public.

The winner will be chosen randomly through Sweep Widget and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. Void where prohibited by law. One person entering per household, please. The Review Wire and other participating bloggers are not responsible for the shipment of the prize.

Pure Flix Giveaway

Enter to win a 3 month subscription to Pure Flix.

Sons of Thunder :: Redemption

Sons of Thunder : Redemption is a sequel to the original Sons of Thunder series. Both are available on Pure Flix. Similar in the connection to the biker group Devil’s Hand, redemption is different in that it is an ongoing storyline. Both series follow the path of a biker group member turning to Jesus and trying to make a better way.

I was asked to review episode 4 Date Night. The main character Jacob asks Sandy, a past love, to dinner in hopes of gaining her forgiveness. They are both working on a horse ranch that is behind in payments and on the verge of being sold.

Pure Flix streams faith and family-friendly media that changes lives, inspires hearts, and lifts the spirits of members like you and those you love. Sons of Thunder and Sons of Thunder: Redemption are just 2 of many such films and series on Pure Flix that you can watch with a subscription. You can try Pure Flix out with a free 7 days trial and then purchase a PureFlix membership plan: monthly plan for $10.99 or annual plan for $99.99.

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Enter to win your own free 3-month Pure Flix subscription.

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Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a temporary subscription for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

Giveaway :: Recipe Keeper

Enter to win a Julia Child’s Recipe Keeper.

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Details: Concealed Wire-O Hardcover
Size: 5.5 x 8 IN
24 pockets, 6 recipe cards

I love finding new recipes but family recipes are so cherished. For my wedding shower, I asked for everyone’s favorite recipes. Such a beautiful gift of traditions was collected. Having this recipe keeper would have been a great addition. Now I have a new way to arrange and store them in the Julia Child Recipe Keeper.

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In collaboration with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy & the Arts and the Smithsonian, The Julia Child Recipe Keeper is a stylish yet practical place to organize and store your favorite recipes.

This spiral-bound recipe keeper fits perfectly on the shelf among your cookbooks and features a lay-flat design for easy perusing of all of your favorite recipes. It includes 24 Recipe Pockets & 6 Perforated Recipe Cards. The keeper is divided into four customizable sections with thick cardstock pockets to store recipes torn out of magazines, passed down from relatives, jotted down after meals, or printed from your favorite food blog or website. Informative inserts include conversion charts, Child’s iconic recipe for Beef Bourguignon, a biography of the famed chef, and six blank perforated recipe cards. The Julia Child Recipe Keeper is the second title in a special collaboration with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy & the Arts and the Smithsonian.

The Recipe Keeper is available at Amazon.

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Giveaway :: Air Fryer Cookbook

Enter to win an air fryer cookbook.

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I was so excited to receive a copy of the “I Love My Air Fryer” Affordable Meals Recipe Book. We have a small air fryer and honestly only use it for heating frozen foods or leftovers. I can’t wait to expand our use and possibly buy a larger air fryer. There are 175 low-cost recipes included. Each recipe contains a cost estimate so you can easily stay on budget and manage food costs. You’ll also find beautiful photos, a guide to getting the most out of your air fryer, and practical, easy-to-follow ways to spend less and save big at the grocery store.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Adams Media (October 12, 2021)
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.5 x 9.13 inches
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Above is an example of how the recipes appear in the book. Doesn’t this look scrumptious? And the total recipe cost is less than $12! Having lived in Maryland for a few years, I might want to substitute the creole seasoning with Old Bay seasoning.

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A Very Witchy Halloween Card

Celebrate Halloween with all the witches, grab this free SVG and enter to win a gift card from CutCardStock.

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It is the witching season, or at least for those that like to dress up as a witch! I am participating in a blog hop for Fall-oween with CutCardStock. There is a giveaway so make sure to read all the way through this post. I created this witchy card for the hop. The SVG file will be shared with you so you can make your very own card. I don’t know who you will send your card to, but I know this one is perfect for my sister!

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The papers I used were actually scraps from projects past. Here is the list of colors I used from CutCardStock, the links are affiliates:

Cricut Maker

With a bit of adjustment to the file in Design Space, the Cricut Maker works its magic to cut all the colored cardstock in one go.

Now that everything is cut and weeded, it’s time to put it all together. Watch the video tutorial for all the tips and tricks.

Video Tutorial:

Free SVG

Here is the link to the free SVG file, it is listed in our shop. [witchy card SVG]


Theme: Fall or Halloween
Date: Saturday & Sunday, Sept 18th-19th
Projects: Treat packaging, decor, scrapbook layouts, mixed media pieces, cards, invitations, banners, etc.

To be eligible for the $40 gift card, comment at each stop along the hop or upload a project that includes a product from CutCardStock.

The winner will be randomly selected via a number generator and announced on Monday, Sept 20th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page.

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Maureen Ruangchamneil
Jennifer Kotas
Leslie Turner
Judy VanZandt
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When We Last Spoke Giveaway

Enter to win the opportunity to watch When We Last Spoke. #WhenWeLastSpokeMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

When We Last Spoke is an award-winning, heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness, based on a book by Marci Henna. The acting was so good, no surprise since it’s starring Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Cloris Leachman, and Corbin Bernsen. I loved the setting of the 1960’s small town and costuming. It brought back a feeling of comfort and happy memories. Don’t forget to bring a box of tissues for emotional and happy tears.

When We Last Spoke recently won Best Picture, Best Narrative, Best Supporting Actor, and more at the Crown Awards at the National Religious Broadcasters 2021 Christian Media Convention!

Don’t miss this heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness! Watch it on Amazon Prime or visit our website to find all the ways to view this powerful movie with the whole family.

To view and purchase you can use the following links:

• Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/When-Last-Spoke-Cloris-Leachman/dp/B08NBC2L2P/ref=sr_1_1

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Giveaway

One digital code of WHEN WE LAST SPOKE

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Many thanks to Last Spoke Partners for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.