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Freebie! Cut-out Letters and Guided Literacy Activities

Freebie Literacy

Freebie! Cut-out Letters and Guided Literacy Activities

Free printable block letters and 10 guided literacy activities for children who are learning letters, letter sounds, and words.

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Freebie! 2-in-1 Garden Planner Coloring Pages

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Freebie! 2-in-1 Garden Planner Coloring Pages

Print, color, and cut out the vegetables you're planting this year, then play with different arrangements until you're happy with your plan. Glue everything down and note harvest dates. Voila! Your custom garden plan is complete.

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Illustration Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Creativity Pattern Before/After

Illustration Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

Four "befores," one "after"! Get a side-by-side look at how my pencil sketch changed based on 4 different ways I digitized and colored it.

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Pattern Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Creativity Pattern Before/After

Pattern Before/After with Adobe Illustrator

For the February Flourish membership challenge, I experimented with making a repeating pattern from one of my cut-paper collages. Lesson? I used Illustrator but may have saved hours and achieved a better result with Photoshop.

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Freebie! "How to be Creative" eBook

Book Review Creativity Freebie

"Doing anything worthwhile takes forever," and other great insights and advice about creativity from Hugh MacLeod.

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