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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Here's a Brilliant Idea and Picture Perfect Social Media -- Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: I was sent these products free of charge. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As always I am providing links to the book for your convenience.

This weekend I am sharing two books with you. They each are for parts of crafting and sharing crafts, but not craft books per say. The first is Here's a Brilliant Idea by The Brothers McLeod. This book is being released this week!!
http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/539467/heres-a-brilliant-idea-by-the-brothers-mcleod/


This book is filled with pages with blanks and creativity starters. There is everything from writing poems and finishing stories to creating your own comic characters and drawing the characters to a comic strip (words already written). It has some ideas that just get you thinking and also laughing. There are things like list five things you would like to try if they weren't a crime, draw a map of an imaginary place, design an impossible building and so many more!! There are over 100 activities to spark your creativity, imagination and more and they will all pull you out of your every day groove. 

The McLeod Brothers are Greg and Myles and are known for their animations, writing and production of television series, games and the web. The have won awards for their work with the BBC. Their writing in this book is humorous and gets one laughing as well as creating. It is the perfect idea to break your day to day humdrum. 
https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781592539352/Picture-Perfect-Social-Media.html?direct=1

Our second book is Picture Perfect Social Media by Jennifer Young. This book is for anyone who takes pictures!! If you are like me and no where near a professional photographer, you need this book--especially if you are about to buy a new camera. What can I say, I didn't get to take too many photographs when I was young, my father or sister always did. My sister actually was a professional photographer at one point, so I left the photographing to her. However I do like to have photos for memories and of course I post them here all the time as well. I do my best but with this book I can do better. 

This book goes through all those confusing photography technical terms and explains them and how to use those parts of the camera to your advantage. Next it goes through the various subjects of your photographs and here she consults a top blogger in that subject to help explain the composition and details of taking photographs of the subject. The subjects are Food, Kids, Pets, Interior and Homes, Travel, Fashion, and Special Events.  Finally the book also explains things about getting your pictures on-line and digital quality. In an era where everyone is taking photographs and posting them on various social media this book helps everyone improve their pictures and posts. I hope you will check it out!



Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last party!! We had a fun large party with many new guests!! Welcome to all who are just joining us!! Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! This week the features are in two groups: Fall Crafts and Every Day Crafts. 

Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.

Fall Craft Features


1) From Worthing Court: DIY Halloween House

2) From Creating Really Awesome Fun Things (C.R.A.F.T.): No Carve Finding Nemo Pumpkin

3) From The Turquoise Home: DIY Faux Hydrangea Fall Wreath

4) From Refresh Living: Chalkboard Silver Platter Fall Wreath

5) From Pink Peppermint Designs: Modern Spider Themed Halloween Party

6) From  Garden Matter: Felt Flower Wreath Tutorial for Fall

Every Day Craft Features




1) From Creative Cain Cabin: DIY Solar Lamps

2) From The Real Thing with the Coake Family: Homemade Christmas Gifts ~ Etched Glass Pans


4) From The Mandatory Mooch: Reversible Emoji Bucket

5) From Lauren McBride: Kids’ Closet Makeovers & Tips for Installing Removable Wallpaper

6) From Mama Mommy Mom: Mod Podge Monogram Wall Decor

7) From  White Lace Cottage: How to Paint a Fabric Chair


Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!



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 Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!