Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Art Journaling with Dawn Sokol

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The holidays can be magical, and stressful too! But not with Dawn DeVries Sokol; for her, this makes the perfect time to get journaling, as in Holiday Art Journaling.

This busy season, let's take the time to create!

Dawn, together with Creativebug, will show you how to channel the season into a creative outburst, using your journal, paint, collected papers, and more through a four-part series of online class. The emphasis is on time to create, daydream, and seek much-needed respite from holiday chaos.


Part 1 is already live now, which helps you to get ready with the project by setting up your art journal.



On the other hand, part 2 (which is launching tomorrow) will focus on reflection and gratitude. And in addition, Dawn will give tips on how to incorporate old holiday cards into your journal and more.



Part 3 will be live on the 20th. Dawn will show how to integrate drawing and lettering with existing content, adding more layers with collage and found ephemera. 



And the last part of the series, you will learn how to add bling to your project and trick for combining pages, which makes them sturdier and removes blank spreads. Part 4 will be live on the 27th.


Awesome journaling project there. Do join Dawn Sokol and Creativebug and start your own Holiday Art Journal.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

{US Only} Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home

Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! Ends 12/17

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Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! @BrentwoodHomeLA - A Wandering Vine

Welcome to the Kids Space Bundle giveaway from Brentwood Home! One lucky winner will receive a Kids Space Bundle, which includes a Venice Lounger and a LilyPad Kids Pillow.

Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! @BrentwoodHomeLA - A Wandering Vine

Brentwood Home
Based in Southern California, Brentwood Home exhibits California's environmental standards by using a combination of organic, non-toxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals. Read more about their story here. "Healthy, luxurious home essentials at honest prices, handcrafted just for you, made in California and shipped to your doorstep." Rest easy knowing that you and your family are sleeping on healthy materials.

Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! @BrentwoodHomeLA - A Wandering Vine

Venice Lounger:
  • Made with nontoxic polyurethane and gel memory foam
  • Has a plush, hugging sensation, so your child feels cradled and secure
  • A perfect place for your child’s “me” time, where they can read, snooze, create and relax
  Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! @BrentwoodHomeLA - A Wandering Vine
LilyPad Kids Pillow:
  • For the health-conscious parent who wants the most natural night’s sleep for their child
  • Filled with a mixture of silky smooth kapok, plus the texture of all natural latex for extra supportive resilience
  • The 100% organic cotton cover is detailed with a delicate plaid pattern for a playful touch
  • Has a slim/low profile design perfect for children
Stay tuned for A Wandering Vine's review of the products!


Giveaway

Kids Space Bundle Giveaway from Brentwood Home ~ $190 Value! @BrentwoodHomeLA - A Wandering Vine



  In the meantime, enter this giveaway from Brentwood Home for your chance to win your own Kids Space Bundle! Enter below and good luck!! This giveaway is open to United States residents only. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. Giveaway ends on 12/17/2016 at 11:59 PM (PST). The winner will be notified via email from awanderingvineblog (at) gmail (dot) com and must respond with shipping information within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Winning entry will be verified. Brentwood Home is responsible for prize fulfillment. No blog associated with this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

{US Only} Art Gift Set Giveaway + $50 Amazon or PayPal from BoxRoundUp and U.S.Bilby

Hello, everyone! Are you up for some fun and crafty giveaway made especially for your kids? Check out this giveaway hosted by BoxRoundUp.com. Join and get a chance to win liquid chalk markers, watercolor brushes, and a $50 Amazon or Paypal Gift Card. Please take some time to read the review below written by the host of this giveaway and find out how great these chalk markers are.

xoxo,
Aine ❤

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Let your kids create with chalk markers

Last week my kids got to decorate some sun catchers, and it was lovely to see how easy it was for them to color the pictures with these liquid chalk markers by U.S.Bilby. This is my post on Box Roundup blog with the details on what we have created with liquid chalk markers. I loved the fact that these markers are so easy to use and clean up after. They are very versatile tools that can allow your kids or yourself create artistic masterpieces, and not to worry about the mess. It is easy to draw and color on paper, glass or even plastic with these liquid chalk markers. Here is some more information about U.S.Bilby liquid chalk markers, and what is included in each pack:
  • 10 ERASABLE CHALK PAINT MARKERS: No more dusty erasers to clap together, creating clouds of dust that you know you probably shouldn’t be breathing in. Tip: Use tweezers to swap over the tips from bullet and chisel.
  • BRIGHT CREATIVE VERSATILE NEON COLOR MARKERS: These eye-catching chalk markers attract the gaze of potential customers. Your Bistro, Cafe, Pub, Menus, Night Club signage will look amazing.
  • 5 BONUS REVERSIBLE TIPS: Get an extra SET OF 5 REVERSIBLE, 4.5mm CHISEL BULLET tips and EXTEND YOUR MARKERS’ LIFE easily by simply replacing any dried out nibs. These markers allow you to draw both FINE as well as BOLD LINES. The nibs are quality made in Japan.
My kids loved creating cool designs on black paper with the markers as well - this was a hoot! Because chalk markers work so well on dark backgrounds, so much better than any other type of a marker, this is an awesome way to try out and decorate some cool posters or create art with a dark background.

  Get the kids excited to create with chalk markers

Are you in the market for finding some activities for your kids? If you are wondering where to buy liquid chalk markers that are the best chalk markers on the market now (and I know as I have tried different brands before) - check out U.S. Bilby brand for chalk markers.


Here are their social accounts - follow them not to miss out their special deals!

U.S.Bilby website: http://www.usbilby.com/

There is a special deal coming up this week for these markers - on Nov 27, between 5-50 pm and 9-50 pm PST the price for the markers will be reduced by 41% ($18.55 to $10.95). This will be a perfect time to get these for your gifts! U.S.Bilby is sponsoring a giveaway today for a few items to help you and your family create some artistic creations you can be proud of - you can win a set of U.S.Bilby liquid chalk markers (ARV $18.55), a professional watercolor brush set (ARV $48.98) and a $50 Amazon or Paypal Gift Card (winner's choice). This giveaway is hosted by Box Roundup blog. The prizes are sponsored by U.S.Bilby and Box Roundup blog. This giveaway is open to US residents. By participating in this giveaway your email address will be shared with the sponsor of this giveaway, U.S.Bilby, in accordance with their privacy policy. One winner will be picked at the end of the giveaway and will be requested to provide a US mailing address and phone number to receive the prize. Once the prizes are mailed out, there will be no substitutions, returns or refunds.

an Art Gift Giveaway



This is a sponsored post. Box Roundup has set up the giveaway and will be responsible for mailing the gift card for $50, and U.S.Bilby has sponsored the giveaway and will be responsible for delivering the markers and the brush set. No other bloggers associated with this giveaway are responsible for the prize fulfillment. If you are interested in setting up a similar giveaway for your product, please contact Box Roundup blog for consideration - info@boxroundup.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

{Black Friday Special} Get a 3-Month Subscription for $1!

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Hooray for Black Friday!

Creativebug has a great can't-miss-sale for all you crafters. New members will get a 3-Month Creativebug subscription for $1 ONLY!

This is such a great opportunity to learn new skills and crafting techniques through accessing Creativebug's 700+ online video classes on knitting, crochet, lettering, painting, quilting, jewelry making, and even baking. Name it, they have it!

No code needed, simply click on the banner above or this link to grab this limited time deal.

Hurry, and take advantage of this amazing offer as this deal ends on Cyber Monday, 11/28.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Savings with Creativebug and Jo-Ann

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Holiday Savings Start Now! 

Tis the season for holiday crafts, delightful decor, and handmade goodness. Creativebug is a one-stop-shop for all things holiday whether your audience is entertaining, baking for parties, or simply wants to inject a bit of crafty inspiration into their season. 

That's why Creativebug has teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to offer a can't-miss-deal. New Creativebug members will get a 30-Day Free Trial + Save 30% at Jo-Ann. It's their way of welcoming all who wish to make the season merry and bright.



Friday, November 4, 2016

Join Creativebug For 30 Days of Holiday Creativity!

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This holiday season, join Creativebug for a month of merry-making (literally!). Every day for a whole month, they'll show you how to make handmade cards, gift tags, and creatively wrap gifts. This challenge is both practical and fun, giving your audience a reason to gather up their paper crafting supplies and find holiday inspiration every day. 

Join the fun at Creativebug!







Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEW CLASS! Free-Motion Quilting with Sue Nickels

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See how expert quilter, Sue Nickels, transforms a traditional Amish quilt top in this three-part free-motion quilting course.

Free-Motion Quilting

Not only will you learn how to design your own quilting patterns, but also how to create templates, trace patterns, and transfer designs to your quilt.

Free-Motion Quilting

Along the way, you’ll learn a wealth of free-motion quilting wisdom. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or brand new to machine quilting, you are sure to find this course filled with helpful instruction and inspiration!

Free-Motion Quilting

Join this online class at Creativebug!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Creativebug + JoAnn: 30-Day Free Trial on Online Video Classes

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The holidays are coming up and this is the best time to get started on your craft and gift projects. And if you're looking for new sewing and crafting inspiration with DIY online classes, Creativebug has got you covered!

Creativebug teamed up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores to offer their new members a 30-Day Free Trial on their online video classes. In addition, you will also get an exclusive offer from JoAnn.com by getting a 30% OFF your total purchase of class supplies when you start Creativebug's free trial.

What a better reason to get started on those holiday crafts and gifts, right?!

Get your creative juices flowing and START THE FREE TRIAL.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Creativebug: Illustrative Painting with Gouache

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Learn how Jennifer Orkin Lewis (AKA August Wren) uses gouache paint to create vibrant illustrations in this 2-part series of online video classes at Creativebug.

The first part of the series gives you a guide on getting started and how to work with Gouache, and how to mix colors and paint everyday objects. 


Once you’ve had a chance to practice your brushstrokes, the second part will teach you the process and techniques on painting florals using Gouache and watercolor. 


Be part of this class and explore Gouache Painting with August Wren.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Daily Creative Challenge: Your Daily Dose of Creativity is Here!

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The team at Creativebug is surrounded by inspiration every day, but even the most prolific amongst us needs a jumpstart now and then. Each day this month, members of Creativebug's staff will be sharing their favorite ways to stoke the creative fires. 

Join them for a month of painting, drawing, journaling, organizing, upcycling, beautifying, and so much more. 



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Watercolor FAQs: Have a Chat with Yao Cheng

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Creativebug instructor and watercolor genius, Yao Cheng, has welcomed us into her studio for an in-depth Q&A.

In Yao's latest class she answers frequently asked questions, written into Creativebug by their members.


They want to know Yao's process, her inspiration to how she composes a painting. This interview-style class is perfect for those just starting out with watercolor, as well as those who are further along but still have questions.


In this 40-minute video, Yao Cheng shares her approach to everything from composition and confidence, and advice on how to digitize your painting but don't know where to begin.

This 1 HD video lesson can be accessed online anytime, anywhere. You can also leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students in this class.

If you want to learn more about Yao Cheng's creative process, you may register today and start your free trial.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Save 20% On The Super Scarf

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Wrap yourself in a big, bulky, cozy scarf!

Creativebug's latest class features a giant scarf aptly titled the Super Scarf. It's a fantastic pattern by Yarnspirations that's taught by Creativebug. To celebrate Creativebug has teamed up with Yarnspirations to offer a double-dose of savings. Until October 3rd new Creativebug members will get a free 30-day trial + save 20% at Yarnspirations when they use code BUG20 at sign-up. Take advantage of this offer to make your very own super scarf. Or get a jump on holiday gifts? 

Use code: BUG20 at sign-up to get a free trial of Creativebug + save 20% at Yarnspirations.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Bag and Block Of The Month Classes At Creativebug

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Creativebug's dedication is to bring new and exciting ways for their members to get more creative. Their monthly themed Block of The Month and Bag of The Month classes do just that.


This month's September Bag of The Month Class, Jen Hewett will show you how to create simple stamps, print custom fabric, and how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric. You will learn how to create a simple stamp and attach to wood block, print on fabric using stamps, sew bag using French seams, and how to attach leather handles using rivets.



Carolyn Friedlander teaches September's Block of The Month Class and teaches a simple process for achieving precise, linear piecing—perfect for the geometric design of the Howard Block. Here, you'll get to learn to use a paper template to sew a quilting block and trim the edges of a paper pieced block.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Join Creativebug's Crochet-Along with Twinkie Chan

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Calling out all foodies AND corcheters!

Join Creativebug and Twinkie Chan's world of whimsy and fun for a nine-part crochet online class. In this class, Twinkie will show you how to crochet berries, pineapples, radishes, and other yummy treats with each new part releasing on Fridays and Mondays until October 7th.

As an incentive to join Creativebug, they're partnering with Lion brand to offer an exclusive deal: new members will get their first month free + save 15% at Lionbrand.com with code LION.

Use code LION to get a 30-day free trial at Creativebug + save 15% at LionBrand.com 



Thursday, September 8, 2016

NEW! Playing with Surface Design with Courtney Cerruti

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You don’t need to be knowledgeable or a background in art to create beautiful surface designs on paper and fabric. Courtney Cerruti and Creativebug will lead you through a series of exercises from her book Playing with Surface Design: Modern Techniques for Painting, Stamping, Printing and More.

In this three-part series, you will learn creative ways to play with paint, markers, and stamps, plus a simple form of printmaking called monoprinting. Combine all of these lessons to create layered, textural surfaces that can be used as cards, wrapping paper, fabric yardage and more.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

What Is This Month's Theme For Groovy Lab in a Box?

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September's box is It's Electric - A Lesson in Electricity!

In the It's Electric box, your children will explore static electricity, origin and structure of the atom, paper circuits, switches, a groovy door alarm to keep any trespassers out of their room and much, much more!

Engineering Design Challenge: You are a groovy electrical engineer who has been contracted by the latest groovy dance group. Using only the materials from your Groovy Lab in a Box, can you design and build a groovy dance pad with specific criteria and constraints?


As always, the It's Electric box will have a groovy Lab Notebook where your kids can read about the investigations and Engineering Design Challenge. Plus, all subscribers get access to the Beyond...in a Box web portal for additional learning and fun. Be sure to start your subscription today with FREE SHIPPING so you can receive "It's Electric" before it ships on September 30th.

 


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Join Fancy Tiger Crafts and Creativebug for a Summer Sew Fest

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Whip up a wardrobe of summer staples with a little help from Creativebug's friends at Fancy Tiger Crafts.

Each day this week, Creativebug will be featuring a different class by Amber and Jaime of Fancy Tiger that will inspire you to start your own marathon sewing sesh! 

Learn how to sew a sailor top, a waxed canvas tote bag, an adventure tank top, or a wanderlust tee, and you can even learn to sew a one hour top. You will also learn how to thread a serger and you will be taught how to take care of your sewing machine.


Friday, August 12, 2016

August Of The Month Classes Are Here!

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Join textile designer and quilter Anna Maria Horner and fabric designer and author Annabel Wrigley for August Of The Month classes. In Anna's Block of The Month class you'll learn how to create a stair-step “serrated” pattern out of solid and printed fabrics. In Annabel's class, you'll learn how to turn a ready-made duvet cover into a snuggly sleeping bag perfect for summer sleepovers.

August Bag and Block of The Month Classes Are Here 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Class at Creativebug: Mitered Knitting with Edie Eckman

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Creativebug's latest class Mitered Knitting: Make a Pillow features instructor Edie Eckman and provides a perfect primer for mitered knitting. Edie will show you how to creatively combine picked up stitches and decreases to create connected squares. You will learn how to work two different decreases and cast-ons to create two very different Garter stitch designs. At the end, you’ll seam together the front and back using Mattress stitch in order to create your pillowcase sampler.

Join Edie Eckman's class for Mitered Knitting here.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Celebrate Back to School with GREEN KID CRAFTS!

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You can now get 15% off ANY Green Kid Crafts subscription. This equals over $30 off an annual subscription. This is a great time for current subscribers to renew for a year and for new subscribers to sign up for a longer term subscription!

Green Kid Crafts' award-winning Discovery Boxes pack a lot of fun and learning into convenient packages. Each box contains up to 8 STEAM Science and Craft Kits including bonus extension activities. Projects are designed for ages 3-10. 

Offer expires August 12, 2016. 



Monday, July 25, 2016

Get Up to Three Free Discovery Boxes From Green Kid Crafts

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You can now save up to $60 - three FREE Discovery Boxes - on a Green Kid Crafts subscription. Act fast to lock in savings on a longer term subscription and get Discovery Boxes year-round for only $13.00 / month.

Use offer code GET1FREE at checkout to get $20 off a 6-month subscription.

Use offer code GET3FREE at checkout to get $60 off a 12-month subscription. 

Green Kid Crafts' award-winning STEAM Discovery Boxes pack a lot of fun and learning into affordable and convenient packages. Each box contains up to 8 STEAM science and craft kits, extension activities, and free online extras. Projects are designed for ages 3-10.

Offers expire July 31, 2016. 



Friday, July 15, 2016

Celebrate Christmas in July with Creativebug!

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Creativebug's Christmas in July event is a can't-miss opportunity for knitters to find inspiration and gift ideas, like their latest class the Cabled Christmas Stocking with knitter extraordinaire Marly Bird. As part of this event, Creativebug is offering new members their first month free PLUS one free class to keep forever with code: PRESENT. 



Monday, July 11, 2016

15% Off Baby Shower Supplies Only at Napkins.com

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Napkins.com recently announced the launch of their absolutely adorable, uniquely designed baby shower themes. Followed by this release of baby shower supplies, Napkins.com is now running a special deal on Baby Shower Supplies.

Checkout their Baby Shower themes from owls to elephants, and balloons to bow and bowties. Each theme are designed for boys and girls and complete with your theme's party essentials.

Starting July 11, 2016 through July 31, 2016 you can receive 15% discount on Baby Shower Supplies! As always, Napkins.com offer FREE Shipping on orders over $100. Below are offer details:

Deal Link: 15% off baby shower supplies only with code WelcomeBaby
Coupon Code: WelcomeBaby
Ends: July 31, 2016


Shop Napkins.com Online



Friday, July 1, 2016

4th of July Savings at Creativebug!

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As the July 4th holiday approaches our minds are on fun and crafty Summer projects. So is Fabric.com which is why Creativebug teamed up with them to offer new members an exclusive offer.

New members will get their first month free PLUS save 15% at Fabric.com with code: CBSEW

With a Creativebug membership your audience will find hundreds of art and craft classes, including classes perfect for kiddos home from school! Unlimited access to hundreds of classes? Check. Savings on materials to get started? Check. What more could you ask for? This offer runs for a limited time only, so be sure to promote to your readers! 


Monday, June 27, 2016

Win a One-Year Subscription from Groovy Lab in a Box!

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One-year subscription giveaway Groovy Lab in a Box



We love a GROOVY giveaway - how about you?

Our friends at Groovy Lab in a Box are hosting a sweepstakes where you can win a one-year subscription (valued at more than $250!) All you have to do is type in your email address, and you are entered.


Groovy Lab in a Box, the award-winning educational kits for kids ages eight and up that teach about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), recently announced a new partnership with Popular Mechanics.

Each month, they send out a themed box filled with investigations that are fun and hands on. The investigations culminate into an Engineering Design Challenge, where your STEMists must apply what they've learned from the investigations (and use their critical thinking skills) to complete the challenge. The boxes contain everything you need to complete all of the activities, including a groovy retro-themed lab notebook. The box activities are supplemented with their Beyond...in a Box web portal where your children will find videos, interactives and additional activities. Head over to Groovy Lab in a Box's website to learn more about this great service!

Good luck! We hope you win!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

This Week's Favorites: New Fonts for Free at FontBundles.net

I love designing and fabulous designs made by other artists. May it be digital or not, as long as it is wonderfully made, it totally gets my attention. And ever since I've learned to design my own banners and logos, I've been a big fan of fonts.

These fonts give a big impact, importance, and identity to each design that was made. So regardless of the theme of the design, as long as it got the perfect font incorporated with it, the design surely is a work of art.

And being a font lover, I'm always in search of fancy fonts that are made by creative and talented font designers online. Now speaking of fonts, this week's favorites features new free fonts from FontBundles.net.

Font Bundles is a one-stop-shop of high-quality fonts for designers and crafters like you and me. They offer a huge collection of carefully hand-designed typography fonts, from calligraphy down to the regular ones. They are incredibly affordable to think that these fonts can be used personally and commercially. Plus, they also offer full-time support and also have an amazing community through their Facebook Group full of regular customers, so imagine how fun it is to learn from them. And I did mention earlier about free fonts, right?! Yes, they offer free fonts to try, alongside with their weekly featured free premium fonts too! Premium Fonts are fonts that are Premium Licensed which means it's for personal and commercial use. Amazing!

So please do check them out and register for free. You're not going to regret it!

And going back to this week's favorites, here are  Font Bundles' new fonts for free.

Enjoy!


Habgost Script (Lite Version) by DesignDukkan
Personal license only. Commercial full version available for purchase.

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Brother Typography Script (Lite Version) by Old School Designer Co
Personal license only. Commercial full version available for purchase.

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Amsterdam Script (Lite Version) by DesignDukkan
Personal license only. Commercial full version available for purchase.

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Tweety Sweety Script (Lite Version) by Old School Designer Co
Personal license only. Commercial full version available for purchase.

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Lustinmal Script (Lite Version) by DesignDukkan
Personal license only. Commercial full version available for purchase.

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