Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 

Medium size with larger active area
Ideal for use with large or multiple monitors and can be set up for both left- and right-handed use.
Four customizable ExpressKeys
Put your favorite shortcuts like Undo or Copy/Paste at your fingertips.
Wacom Pen 4K
Cordless, pressure-sensitive, battery-free pen with built-in pen nib compartment and nib removal tool.
4096 levels of pressure sensitivity
For control and precision when drawing, painting and photo-editing in any software program.
Bluetooth connectivity
Connect wirelessly with Bluetooth to your Mac or PC.

Includes free downloadable software
Choose two of the following: Corel Painter Essentials (drawing/painting), Corel AfterShot (photo-editing), Clip Studio Paint Pro 2-year license (comic/manga).

I was lucky enough to get to try the new Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet from Best Buy. I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first but very quickly felt right at ease because it has everything you need to get started in digital art. The pen in your hand is so natural feeling and works as a creative interface on your computer when creating artwork. I like that with Wacom’s pressure-sensitive pen, you can create thicker or thinner lines easily by pushing harder on the pen, or edit images with more or less opacity depending on how hard you press, which feels very natural as you are using the pen. If you love to draw manga art and paint digital watercolors or retouch your photos, this is the creative pen for you and you will receive up to 3 free creative software programs to appeal your creative expression. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Crayola Take Note! Gift Pack Giveaway!

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Take Note! 6 ct & 18 ct 

Erasable Highlighters

Highlight and erase in 6 vibrant colors without damaging books or documents! The Crayola® Take Note! erasable highlighters have bright colors on one end, with clear ink tips on the other end for magically erasing the colorful highlights. No more worrying about highlighting the wrong word or over highlighting a page! Includes three packs of 6 dual tipped erasable highlighter markers in 6 different colors.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlight, erase, and highlight again no more worrying about highlighting the wrong word or over highlighting a page
  • Organizing by color helps to quickly find and remember important information
  • Each pen has a vibrant ink on one end with a clear ink on the other end for magically erasing your colorful highlights
  • Highlight textbooks and documents without damaging them
  • Perfect for studying and art projects
  • Includes 6 erasable highlighters in 6 different bold colors
  • For 6 Years and Up

  • Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 

    14 ct.

    Create vibrant art and notes with Take Note! washable gel pens from Crayola. Each washable gel color lays down smooth and streak-free with a cool click of these ergonomic, cushioned-gripped pens. Create colorful special effects with the washability you expect from Crayola. Perfect for taking notes, art projects and organizing documents by color. Includes 14 washable gel pens in unique, vibrant colors

  • This Crayola Color Gel Pen Set includes Berry, Orange, Green, Jade, Light Blue, Indigo, Dark Blue, Lilac, Raspberry, Black, Amethyst Purple, Yellow Green, Marigold, and Red
  • These washable gel pens are easy to clean from clothing,skin, or furniture.
  • The special formula of these quick dry pens makes them smear-free and ideal for note taking!
  • Each colored gel pen in the set has a lay down that’s super smooth and streak-free.
  • Their clickable format and ergonomic cushion grip makes these colorful gel pens comfortable and convenient to bring around throughout your school or work day.


      Popular Product Reviews by Amy Crayola Take Note! Gift Pack

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    Thank a teacher for a chance to WIN from Crayola

    #sponsored post with Crayola
    As the summer winds down and getting back to school supplies,  is at the forefront of our minds, there is a contest that appeals to school age children of all ages!  Crayola has kicked off a student art contest "Thank A Teacher"  
    The contest is open now through 8/25/18.  

    For official rules, visit

    With teacher appreciation in mind, students are encouraged to enter the “Thank A Teacher” contest before August 25 by uploading photos of their handmade teacher thank-you notes.
    Upload to for a chance to win grand prizes for your family, teacher and school! 

    Ten grand prize packs will be awarded, inclusive of:
    • $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
    • One year supply of Crayola products for the school
    • $1,000 scholarship for the student
    • $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school 
    • Free CreatEd seminar for the school
    In addition to the grand prizes, one lucky entrant will have his or her thank you note featured on a special pack of Crayola crayons this holiday. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers.  The contest and sweepstakes will run through August 25, 2018.

    Students can enter daily for a chance to score the weekly cash prize of $500 for themselves and $500 for their favorite teacher. Plus, each thank-you note means a chance to be selected as one of nine finalists to win a grand prize of $10,000 for a classroom makeover. One winning student’s note will also be featured on a box of Crayola crayons.

    Crayola is also using the contest to encourage students to get creative with other ways to thank teachers, including thanking a teacher on social media with #CrayolaThanks for a chance to be featured on the contest page.
    The ultimate goal of the contest is to reach one million teacher thank-you notes, so that only means one thing: Time to get your favorite Crayola crayons, markers, colored pencils and paints and get creative!

    Even though our little one's won't be starting 1st and 4th Grade for a few weeks, they both still wanted to make a note to thank their favorite teachers from last year!