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March is National Reading Month!

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Anyone can celebrate National Reading Month to encourage reading for all ages!  The first week of March also kicks off the Read Across America Week to promote literacy and encourages children to explore the world of books through the love of reading. You're never too young to read a good book and nobody knows this better than kids!  Reading to young children and toddlers not only helps them develop good reading skills and learning habits but it's a bonding activity that helps them explore the world through imaginative stories with each turn of the page. Whether you are a teacher, reading tutor, parent, grandparent or simply a bookworm book enthusiast, you're in luck!  Find lots of great storybooks, Bookworm merchandise, fabrics, clipart and crafting ideas for yourself or favorite reader.  Just keep scrolling to see how Annie Lang's Bookworm characters make Annie Things Possible!  " Bookworms Know Stuff Storybook by Annie Lang " was among the first storybooks I

Fun is In the Cards!

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During the pandemic when in-store shopping was not an option, many discovered that the  convenience of browsing and ordering greeting cards online was a less expensive and more enjoyable experience.   I've been creating greeting cards through Greeting Card Universe since 2015 and recently added more than a dozen new cards  for 2024.  It's still exciting to be able to send my cards to friends and family and see my art so professionally reproduced on greeting cards.  It took a while to understand the card designing process but the helpful GCU team patiently helped me through the many scripting, classifying and problematic image issues that often came up during the submission procedure.  As a result, I've gradually become a better artist and more able to identify designing flaws that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. If you have never ordered online greeting cards through Greeting Card Universe, you can watch their video to see for yourself as to just how easy it is.  You can

Designing means New Fabrics!

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As of January, Spoonflower has just stepped up the game when it comes to fabric designs by the independent artist community!  Artists no longer have to purchase sample fabric proofs, wait for them to arrive by mail and once approved, offer them for sale through the Spoonflower website.  Artist can now use Spoonflower's online digital proofing tool to detect any design flaws and resubmit revised files to make them immediately available for sale to the public.  This most definitely provides a bit of financial relief for independent designers with limited budgets and helps better detect problematic design issues that may have otherwise gone undetected.  To read more about how changes at Spoonflower impacts artists, here's a very well written article by Craft Industry Alliance   that you should check out.  The Designing Process Back in the early 90's, I was offered a unique opportunity to work with the Balson-Hercules Group (later became Balson Erlanger) who licensed my design

Do What You Love!

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  It's the time of year when we gather up the hearts and craft supplies to make something special for someone we love.  Whether it's a bit of festive decorating, brightening up a wearable, making it a heartfelt table setting or just a few handcrafted cards, here are some cheerfully fun downloadables that will make you smile.  So jump right into some creatively fun projects and idea inspirations and let's make something heartfelt and AMAZING! Perfect for kids of all ages!  You can print and create as many project sheets as you need and then Give a Little Love .  Instructions are included with this .pdf formatted full color 8.5" x 11" publication.   Want patterns?  You'll absolutely LOVE Annie Lang's Sharing Hearts and Loving Smiles Line Art Pattern Publication.  Just watch the video to see what's inside and get inspired! Make your own 5"x7" heartfelt greeting cards for your special Valentine and just Print it with Heart ! Would you rather wor

Annie Things Possible with Line Art!

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The year is off to a great start as I've just released my first 26 set of digitally formatted character line art sets to match the clipart collections now available through Creative Market .  So what are some ways you can use line art?  I'll begin by telling you that I've always considered line art as the "Keys to the Creative Kingdom"!  From my fabric designing, crafting patterns, storybook illustrations, greeting card designing, painting projects, wall murals and manufactured merchandise, all undertakings required line art to be created as the first step in the creative process. Once you have the line art, Annie Thing is truly Possible! Each 48 image file set comes with 300dpi line art in PNG ready to color cutouts on transparent background, PNG line art only on transparent background, EPS and JPG formats along with your choice of licensing options.  Whether it's for personal projects, print on demand resale merchandise, items to create and sell for your onl

Annie Things Possible This Year!

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So many changes have taken place over the past few years within the creative online marketplace and I am truly amazed that Annie Things Possible continues to play a role within our creative arts community!  Looking forward to the year ahead, I thought I'd share my upcoming plans to keep you informed as to what's planned for 2024.  First and foremost is this BLOG which I'll be updating regularly with free projects, ideas, links, announcements and creative resources.  The Annie Things Possible website will continue to provide you with monthly news, FREE DIY projects and product links.  So let's find out what's changing! Once the pandemic passed and supply issues were slowly resolved, it seems like our budgets are still straining to keep up with the fast pace of rising household expenses.  Many are now supplementing their incomes with second jobs, work at home ventures and opening online stores to generate extra household revenue.  Over the past several years, you'

Celebrate the New Year in Style!

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Gather up your party supplies and celebrate the New Year ahead with printable champagne message bottles for all of your guests!  Whether you use them as table decorations, bottle tags or hostess gifts, you can make this FREE printable papercraft card project by Annie Lang in just minutes.  Simply right click the image below, save to your computer and have a Happy New Year!