Amanda Kammarada HandLettering

πŸ’Œ Tombow Brand Ambassador ✍🏻Hand Lettering πŸ’•Spreading joy with words 🌴Tampa FL Mama ✍🏻 Teacher at @thepaperseahorse ✨Etsy shop/ BlogπŸ‘‡πŸ»

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Tomorrow kicks off Galaxy Week! πŸ’«β­οΈβœ¨ I'll be sharing 5 new blog posts this week on how to use the @tombowusa Galaxy Brush Pen Set! Fun, right?! Here's a peek of what you'll see for tomorrow's post ⭐️ .
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#amandakammaradablog #tombowusa #tombow #tombowpro #handlettering

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I think one of the most feared words when running a small business (besides taxes) is PRICING----You do all this work (and hand lettering items is a lot of work πŸ˜‰) but then have no clue how much to charge. I've been there. We all have! And even after 3 years of having a shop, I still struggle with pricing. But the amazing Becca @thehappyevercrafter and Joanne @indetailcreative put together a pricing e-book that will make pricing hand lettered goodies less scary!! The Panic Free Pricing Guide goes over everything from how to determine the specifics of your items, invoices & contracts and even includes some actual numbers because let's face it, that's what we really wanna know. It's all here in one e-book. You know that I'll only promote things that I think are meaningful and helpful, and this is definitely one of them! "You need to KNOW YOUR WORTH. And CHARGE for it." If you're a Hand Lettering Artist/Calligrapher, I encourage you to check it out-- for TODAY only, it's $12...(tomorrow it's $39)-- find all the ordering info over on @thehappyevercrafter πŸ‘πŸ» .
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#knowyourworth #handlettering #calligraphy #panicfreepricing

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I've been wanting to design a floral alphabet for sometime now & I finally started it! Definitely meant to get this done yesterday for #floralfriday but well, life. A is the best letter of the alphabet for obvious reasons- so I wanted to make this one special! I saw these gorgeous pink flowers in St James's park in London (if you know what they are please tell me!) & wanted to incorporate flowers I've seen in my favorite places as inspiration. Our beautiful world is such a great place to look for inspiration- whether it's nature, lettering or patterns- look for it. Snap a photo & let it inspire you. ✌🏼 Look out for letter B next week! 🌸
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#amandakfloralalphabet #floralalphabet #london #londonflowers #stjamesspark #flowers #tombowusa #tombowpro

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Fall in Florida is probably my favorite time of the year. I do miss the real pumpkin patches & changing leaves that I grew up with up north- but you just can't pass up the spring time temps and the fact that you can go to the beach in October. Doesn't get much better than that. Are you team πŸ‚πŸ or 🌴🌞?? .
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Find this design on a pumpkin or print in my shop! #amandakshop .
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#livelikeitsfall #fall #firstdayoffall #fallinflorida #handlettering

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Next week is galaxy week!! πŸ’«βœ¨β­οΈ The Galaxy Brush Pen Set from @tombowusa has the perfect combination of colors to create beautiful galaxy designs. I'll be sharing 5 ways to use them next week on my blog. Stay in the know and sign up for my newsletter on my website πŸ˜‰β­οΈπŸ’«βœ¨ .
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#tombowusa #tombowpro #amandakammaradablog #handlettering #lettering #galaxylettering

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Good thing because I hardly ever have time to put it on. And when I do, my kids get all excited because that means where going somewhere special. Ha! 🀣 #momlife .
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#handlettering #amandakwords #joyisthebestmakeup #annelamott #lifewithkids

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I'm so happy that y'all are loving the hand lettered pumpkins! It's definitely a tricky surface to letter on but the result is so pretty. 😍 No surface is safe πŸ˜‰ Find them in my shop! πŸŽƒ
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#etsy #amandakshop #pumpkins#handletteredpumpkin #handlettering #makeitwithmichaels

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Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs...and I wouldn't have it any other way. Did you know that every sign is hand lettered with a brush and paint & made to order. Each one is truly one of a kind. Each piece of wood is hand cut by my amazing husband & then stained and painted by me. It doesn't get much better than handmade. ✌🏼 #amandakshop #handmaderocks

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It's #tombowtiptuesday! Use the @tombowusa clear blender pen to add shadow and dimension. It's the perfect pen to soften and blend colors. It creates a watercolor type look! 😍 Here's the how to: 1️⃣ lightly sketch your design (this cactus is from @thepigeonletters botanical line drawing: cactus edition) 2️⃣ use @tombowusa brush pens to add color. Keep in mind where you would see shadow- darker/lighter color 3️⃣ use the clear blender pen to soften and blend colors 4️⃣ outline with @tombowusa MONO drawing pens πŸ‘πŸΌ and that's it! So easy and so fun! Find more tips on my blog about how to use the clear blender pen! .
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#tombowusa #amandakammaradablog #tombowpro #botanicallinedrawing #cactus #akletteringvideos

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@tombowusa recently released an amazing Galaxy Brush Pen set & I'm so excited to share them with you! βœ¨πŸ’« Next week, I'll be sharing 5 (one each day) tutorials for fun galaxy designs on my blog! Wahoo! Stay tuned and sign up for my newsletter on my website to be in the know πŸ‘πŸ» .
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#tombowusa #galaxylettering #amandakamaradablog #galaxyart #tombowpro

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Things are finally going back to normal this morning. My kids have returned to school after missing 7 days due to Hurricane Irma. But I've come to realize that sleeping in is pure happiness. The 6:00 AM wake up call is for the birds. 😴🐦 #akipadlettering .
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#ipadlettering #hurricaneirma #happinessismybed #handlettering

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Around here, Sundays are either do nothing, watch football kinda days or scramble to get everything that I didn't do yesterday (or last week) done. Today is a little bit of both. What about you? Happy Sunday ✌🏻
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Lettered with @procreate on IPad Pro .
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#sundayvibes #handlettering #ipadlettering #akipadlettering #artistsofinstagram

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I'm joining in with @bydawnnicole's brilliant idea of filling up a notebook with a different lettering style each day. I've been meaning to try this beveled lettering style for a while now and this is the perfect time! I was inspired by lettering I saw in London on Carnaby Street. (Swipe left to see the photo) This style is a bit out of my comfort zone but I was surprised how easy it was and I love how it looks! 😍 Don't be afraid to get something different. ✌🏼 Oh and don't forget to take photos of lettering out in the world that inspires you!! .
✨ Lettered with @tombowusa TwinTone markers and outlined with 05 Drawing Pen ✨ @shopdenik notebook ✨ .
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#amandakletteringstyles #tombowusa #shopdenik #london #carnabystreet #handmadefont #handlettering #tombowpro

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As an etsy cha-ching notification went off this morning, my 5 year old got all excited and yelled, "You got an order!"...He always gets excited. But then he asked, "Why do people order from you?"...and that got me to thinking- wow. Out of all the other shops to order from, you chose mine. You keep me busy painting signs & I'm so thankful for that. Sharing my lettering with you fills my heart with so much joy. πŸ’“ #amandakshop .
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✨ maker life tee from @smallglow ✨
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#iamamaker #mompreneur #girlbosses #risingtidesociety #etsy #handlettering #handmade

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School's out for the rest of the week- everyone's trying to get back to normal after Hurricane Irma- my husband didn't have to go into work- so we decided to get out of the house and spend the day at Busch Gardens (one of the many perks of living in Tampa). Well...no fall breeze here! It's still so hot here. And definitely no autumn leaves. Like ever. I can't wait till next month when it really feels like fall. Well, more like spring but during the fall months. But I wouldn't change a thing about living in paradise. Except maybe a couple less months of boob sweat. πŸ˜‰πŸŒ΄πŸŒž Find this print in my shop πŸπŸ‚
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#amandakshop #falliscoming #falldecor #handlettering #ipadlettering #florida #tampa

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I πŸ’•pumpkins, yes I do. I πŸ’• pumpkins how about you? πŸ™‹πŸ» .
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Find them in the shop! #etsy #amandakshop #pumpkins #handlettering #calligraphypumpkins #falldecor

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Yup. That's me. Give me the award for Best Procrastinator. It's not an award that I'm proud of, I actually hate it, but it's a quality that's really hard to change. It's not something I like to admit especially since I'm an entrepreneur & Mom- the kinda jobs that require attentiveness of deadlines and details. So you're probably thinking- does she get stuff done? YES. Are things late? NO. I am not late on deadlines and my kids don't suffer- that's the funny thing about procrastination. In my case, it makes me work harder but I'm always a hot mess and running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Trust me, I wanna change this about myself so bad. But it's hard. I'm not perfect. In fact, none of us are. We all have something about us that just sucks. That we want to change. And change is hard. But know that in this social media world what seems all pretty and perfect, really isn't. Behind the scenes, I'm a small business owner procrastinator with 2 little kids just trying to survive in my sweatpants, no bra and messy hair. Why am I telling you this?! Because it's Day 1 of the #theimperfectboss campaign. And here is my confession. I hope that you'll share yours too. @imperfectbosses @ashley.beaudin .
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#therealtruth #lifeofasmallbusinessowner #lifeofanentrepreneur #momlife #procrastinator #handlettering

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The outside of the envelope isn't the only one who gets to be pretty- The inside can have just as much fun! See how I made this super easy envelope liner with @tombowusa supplies on my blog. πŸ’• I would love to send this envelope out with some happy mail-- leave me a comment with how your Monday was and I'll pick randomly pick someone! πŸ˜„ .
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#tombowusa #amandakammaradablog #happymail #snailmail

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Good riddance #hurricaneirma! πŸ‘‹πŸ» I'm ready to get back to my normal life, which includes regular programming on tv- I've watched enough news in the last week to last me a lifetime. πŸ˜‰ Read my thoughts in my stories! #hurricaneirma2017 #byebyebye #floridastrong

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I've lived here in Tampa for 11 years now and this will be my first major storm. A lot has changed in the last 24 hours. We originally thought this hurricane was going over the eastern part of the state, but now it's heading right over me. Today was a mad dash to board up windows and pack away important belongings. I've never felt this type of fright and stress in my whole life. Florida, you are my home. And I love this state. If you are here, please stay safe. If you're the praying type- please pray for us. This storm is no joke. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of you that have left messages. It means so much. πŸ’“ .
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#hurricaneirma #tampa #tampabay #florida #hurricaneirma2017 #akipadlettering #prayforflorida

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Fiesta! It was so much working on these fiesta themed birthday boards (for twins!) this week! 🌡 Nice having something fun to take my mind off of this hurricane for a little bit. Thank you so much for all your well wishes and prayers. We're ready. πŸ™πŸ» swipe left to see more details! 😍
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#amandakshop #handlettering #birthdaychalkboard #handmade

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The struggle is real you guys. πŸ˜‰ This has been one of the most stressful weeks of my life. Humor definitely makes it a bit easier. But in all seriousness, Hurricane Irma is a beast. If you are here in Florida, please make sure you are prepared. She's coming for us. Don't wait. And try not to break into the wine too early. πŸ˜‰ .
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#hurricaneirma #hurricaneirma2017πŸŒ€ #hurricaneirma2017 #florida #sunshinestate #handlettering #akipadlettering #tampa

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I have to wait until like October for nice fall weather here in Tampa- bye bye boob sweat, haha! 🀣 Hand lettered pumpkins in the shop!
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#amandakshop #akfallcollection #pumpkins #livelikeitsfall #fallhomedecor #handlettering

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This hurricane stuff is crazy guys. Like nothing I've ever lived through before. I've been in Tampa now 11 years, and this is my first major serious storm. If you live in FL, please do not wait to get things prepared. The stores are empty and gas is already running out. It's madness here. Trying to keep my stress level down is becoming difficult when you have to watch the news but you just don't wanna. More wine..I mean coffee please! πŸ˜‰ #amandacoffeecups .
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#hurricaneirma #tampa #handlettering #coffeecups #lifehappenscoffeehelps #ipadlettering

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Ok, so, I had originally lettered this design differently this morning (sneak peek in my stories) & when I finished it, I didn't like it. 😝 I wanted to re-letter it with my brush pens but by the time I got back from finishing my hurricane prep (it's like the world is ending out there), I didn't have time till tonight. So I re-sketched it on the iPad. πŸ˜ƒ And I love this quote because this pretty much sums up my marriage. I am always right. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ .
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#sassyseptletteringchallenge with @modletters .
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#akipadlettering #marriagequotes #hethinkshesright #imalwaysright #handlettering

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✨ RESCHEDULED due to Hurricane Irma-- now on Sept 30 ✨ My next Beginners Brush Lettering Class is coming up this Saturday at @thepaperseahorse in Tampa! ✍🏻 There are still some spots left, but don't wait- this class always fills up. You'll learn the basics- how to hold a brush pen, basic strokes, alphabet as well as an introduction to connecting letters to make words-- All with my favorite @tombowusa brush pens! Find the sign up on my website or on @thepaperseahorse website. ✌🏼 .
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#tampa #tampasmallbusiness #thepaperseahorse #handlettering #tampacreative

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A long weekend? No prob-llama. Long weekends are my favorite kind. ✌🏼
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Print in the shop!
#noprobllama #longweekendvibes #labordayweekend #etsy #llama #handlettering #akipadlettering

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Houston, you have been on my heart all week. It's times like this when I love seeing the amazing spirit of giving and watching the country come together. (But why does it always have to be in times of tragedy?) My heart breaks for you but I'm also so happy to see all the courageous heroes and stories of survival. Texas, you are strong and will get through this. You have the whole country behind you! This week, I'm donating 50% of my shop sales to the Harvey Relief Fund & 100% of sales from my specially designed "Strength" digital print will also be donated too. (Swipe left to see the digital print). So far this week we've raised $283! It's not much but it's something! Let's raise more!!! Thank you all for being so generous. πŸ’•πŸ’•
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#texasstrong #texas #hurricaneharvey #hurricaneharveryrelief #harveyrelieffund #donate #dayofgiving #handlettering

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Confession: I don't like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin pie. πŸ™ˆ (I do a good pumpkin candle though!) I'm probably only one of the few in the world that doesn't get excited about @starbucks pumpkin lattes. But I do excited about pumpkins! I'll be breaking out my tubs of pumpkins this weekend. I may have too many but you can never have too much of a good thing right?! My husband took my kids to Target yesterday and they came back with an adorable pumpkin in my favorite color, just for me. So I may clearly have an obsession. Bring on the pumpkins!! πŸŽƒ Hand lettered pumpkins are in the shop! πŸŽƒ
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#pumpkineverything #pumpkins #falldecor #falliscoming #etsy #amandakshop

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Train leaves at 11 o'clock! Don't miss it! πŸš‚ Who else is heading back to Hogwarts today? Hufflepuff here! πŸ’› #hplettering
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#backtohogwarts #hogwarts #akipadlettering #handlettering #harrypotter #fms_somethingpink

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