Caroline | Made Vibrant

Helping soulful creatives become their most vibrant selves. Designer, illustrator, happiness hunter. Lover of bright colors and even brighter people.
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#BetterLetteringCourse July Challenge 1/31 [ b l a s t ] Inspired by my latest obsession with my #sharpies and #omgbandoagenda ... I decided to make this month's lettering exploration all about bold Sharpie and bright colors! Scratching my pattern/color itch by creating a frame around each lettering piece. Who's ready? This is going to be a BLAST. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’₯ #lettering #letteringchallenge #learnlettering #handlettering #handletteredtype #color
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positivelypresent : Love!! βœ¨πŸ’–
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crystalfoth : Boom - here we go July!!! :)
jjjiefu2002 : Bring it on, @ckelso , frames, Sharpies, and all!
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Ok guys, it's official. I found my planner soulmate. It's @shopbando's 17-month agenda. Between the bright colors, #handlettered goodies and fun motivators sprinkled throughout, I'm pretty much obsessed. Essentially, if I was a planner, this would be me. And shhhhhhh.... I may or may not have bought the gold cover version at @shoppigment to throw into the #BetterLetteringCourse Mega prize pack. If you're still considering joining the challenge, I'm telling you this agenda is worth it, ha! Now I just have to wait until July 27th to start using it. Never knew I could love office supplies this much (who am I kidding, of course I did.) βœ’οΈπŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸŽ¨ #omgbandoagenda #planner
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ckelso : @wholelottasomethin they're the bomb, right?!
ckelso : @michelledaviesplans great! Thick enough for weight but not too thick to make the whole thing heavy.
ckelso : @heatherkrakora haha you and me both!
michelledaviesplans : Awesome! Thanks!
followyourunicorn : can't decide which size to buy! AAAH
tiffanyzajas : I just ordered my @shopbando today! Sooooo excited for it!!!
lauraeileen_ : @glara1216 so beautiful. πŸ˜₯
suttonlong : Gorgeous! Thanks for the pic -- just went and bought one!
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Happy hump day, color lovers! It's a little gloomy here but I'm all pumped because I'm on the way to breakfast with a friend. This colorful wonderland makes me feel cheery, energetic and inspired! Hope it does the same for you this morning! / #LifeMadeVibrant Inspiration via @dchaussee (via @splendid_rags)
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Latest obsession: #sharpies. (Neon sharpies especially.) This quote comes from today's blog post which is also this week's newsletter to Self-Made Society. In it, I share the major mindset shift that I'm learning as I make my way through The Art Of Possibility. Namely, how scarcity and the "world of measurement" can cause us to become blind to the possibilities that are all around us. You can read more here: ➑️ And if you haven't joined Self-Made Society, my email community for #soulfulcreatives, you can do that here: #possibility #abundance #goodreads
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nerdinpearls : Absolutely love this and that quote! 🌌
ckelso : Thank you @nerdinpearls!!
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Just a reminder that there’s still time to join us for the July lettering challenge before things kick off July 1st. Here’s the prompt list this month. Still deciding what I want my weapon of choice to be - flair pen, watercolor, sharpie, a combo of all three?! βœ’οΈπŸŽ¨ Oh who knows. If you’re interested in playing along, check out the details on the blog by visiting: ➑️ (case sensitive!) There’s a huuuuuge mega lettering prize pack up for grabs and I can’t wait to ship it off to a new home. Excited to see what you all create! (Must be a student of the #BetterLetteringCourse to be eligible to win! To purchase the course for $20, see the link in my profile!) #handlettering #lettering #learnlettering #handletteredtype
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bettyrichter : I'm in! Sounds fun! Just joined the course last week so this is good timing! Thank you!
juliepoisoniv : @tracewallace lets do it
icybubblehead : Can't wait!
innercompassdesigns : I am in. I have missed the wonderful learning and connections.
erinwiggle : @jackmise Are you playing along this month? ☺️
jenkinsrose : Ready! πŸ‘πŸ½
cnikole2 : This will be my first month joining in on the fun! πŸ˜πŸ˜„
katcof : So, technical question, @ckelso - can you see hashtags/pics from us private users in order to be added to the drawing?
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Finally challenging myself to up my blog game and try posting on the blog 5 days a week for all of July! I want to attract more #soulfulcreatives by increasing the frequency of quality, thoughtful content (plus challenge myself to finally make time to write posts for all the ideas I have in my head!) To kick things off, I'm sharing my first monthly "growth report" on the blog + why I've been fearful to do so until now. Lots of fun content in the works! Check it out at: ➑️ Additional fun fact: I looooove making my own worksheets and using my #tombow dual tips to add color! It's my favorite way to make organizing my life and business more fun! #blogging #creativebiz #creativebusiness
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ckelso : @sueannereed awesome!! We're in this together! πŸ‘―πŸ˜€
ckelso : @sewnsow Hooray!! Welcome to the fam! And thanks for helping me work on my growth goals! πŸ˜‰
ckelso : @organizedbypam haha yes!! It's the basis for all great friendships!
ckelso : @naturallyrandikay πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜…
ckelso : @artfoodtravel thanks, friend! I so appreciate the support!
ckelso : @dannyoutlaw written, drafted, scheduled. πŸ˜€
artfoodtravel : @ckelso no problem, you're rocking it girl! πŸ‘πŸ‘
organizedbypam : @ckelso Obviously, what would friendships be like without worksheets and markers. Totally not cool. HAHAHAHA
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Uh oh, guys, I caught the bug. Spent an hour practicing what I learned yesterday. Still lots of room for improvement in transitioning from upstrokes to downstrokes and not overloading my nib with ink but it's so fun learning a new skill! Side note: yesterday in class at @daileymethodrbp, the instructor challenged us to give ourselves a compliment at the end of class. I was tired, my muscles worked to fatigue and feeling like jello, but all I kept thinking was "I got myself here. I showed up for class." And so, while my body felt weak, in that moment I wanted to thank my will for being strong. I may not always stick flawlessly to the plans I lay for myself, but the fact that I continue to show up, set intentions for growth, and take action on them takes strength. My question for you today: in what area of your life do you feel weak sometimes and how can you find strength there too? πŸ’ͺ🏻 ps thanks again to @monvoircalligraphy and @shoppigment #shoppigmentevents #calligraphy #beginningcalligraphy #lettering #creativepractice
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Finally trying my hand at calligraphy thanks to @shoppigment and @monvoircalligraphy! It's tough but so fun! Similar to #handlettering and yet sooooo different! Yay for Saturday learning! βœ’οΈπŸŽ¨πŸŽ‰ #lettering #calligraphy #pigmentevents
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heyinstigator : Nailed it!
bettyrichter : Which nib are you using?
kachink_communications : wow looks cool
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Shot from last night's sunset drive with @jasondoesstuff. Gosh I love this place.
heyinstigator : 😍😍😍
_littlecreative : Whoa.
devoteddiarist : Still Rancho Santa Fe? If so I need to go!
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Alright #BetterLetteringCourse friends, I’m ready to get back to daily lettering! The July challenge details are now up on the blog: // The good news is… I’m upping the ante on the prize this month. Mainly because if there’s anything I like more than getting a whopping package of new art supplies, it’s GIVING a whopping package of new art supplies. Here’s the Mega prize pack that is up for grabs which is worth over $150! I’m also choosing 5 additional winners to get gift certificates to the course so you can share your love of lettering with friends!! Tag one friend in the comments below who’s not yet in the course and maybe they’ll join you on the challenge to post every day of July! I’ll post the prompt list here soon too or you can check out the post for that to save it to your phone! // Here’s the full list of prizes: 🎨 1. Whatever You Are Be A Good One (book of hand-lettered quotes) by Lisa Congdon - $11 🎨2. Hand-Lettering Ledger: A Practical Guide to Creating Serif, Script, Illustrated, Ornate, and Other Totally Original Hand-Drawn Styles by Mary Kate McDevitt - $15 🎨 3. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, and Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn - $15 🎨 4. Mystery item from my favorite local paper shop! - $20 🎨 5. Fw Fluorescent Acrylic Ink Neon 6 Set - $20 🎨 6. Pentel Aqua Water Brush Assorted Tips, 3 pack - $16 🎨 7. Loew Cornell Simply Art Watercolor Cakes $4 🎨 8. Creative Letterer Watercolor and Beyond Brush Set - $8 🎨 9. Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack - $22 🎨 10. Pentel Slicci Metallic 0.8 mm Gel Pen, Assorted Metallic 3 Pack - $10 🎨 11. Sakura 6-Piece Micron Ink Pen Set, Black - $9 #handlettering #lettering #learnlettering #handletteredtype #letteringchallenge #dailychallenge
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