I really love …

… when I get to see what our awesome customers create.  This month has only just begun and it is so amazing to see so many jumping on the bandwagon and doing some RAK’s and Love Attacks right along with me.  It makes me smile ear to ear when I get text messages, tags on Instagram, and people just sharing with me the different things they are doing and planning to do.  I love it, makes me heart smile!

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This ever so cute box full of love was created by Tina Stoesz from Plum Coulee, MB.  I met Tina when I first moved the store to Winkler, and her and I have got to know each other quite well over the years.  I consider her a dear friend and love it when she drops in at the store.  I have encouraged her to show me things she makes and now I often get to see some of her beautiful creativity.  She also sews clothes for the American girl dolls, I have seen some of the gorgeous outfits and dresses she has made.

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This is going to be such a sweet surprise for the recipient, so many details and so much love put into it.  Thank you Tina for letting me share it with everyone.  It’s beautiful!

Please keep watching Instagram and Facebook to see what might happen next during the month of love at Love is in the Details!

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This post was written by Lori on February 5, 2017

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Chloe J Letters

I have had the pleasure of meeting this very talented young lady in our store, and I really wanted you all to meet her as well.  She so graciously agreed to let me showcase her and her beautiful work on our blog.  I know you will enjoying meeting her and seeing her amazing talent.

Let me introduce … Chloe ..

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Hello there! My name is Chloe Friesen (@chloejletters on Instagram), and I’m an 18 year-old lettering artist from Morden, Manitoba. I graduated from Morden Collegiate Institute in 2016, and I’m currently enjoying a gap-year while I wait/decide what adventure I’ll embark on next!I grew up in Morden (and still call the town home) and belong to a small, loving family. I’m a girl of many passions; with art in all of it’s forms being my main source of happiness, even from a young age.

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It all started with a love of fonts. You could say I’m font obsessed (go anywhere with me and you’ll soon get tired of me pointing out fonts on signs and menus). Brush and calligraphy fonts have always made their way to the top of my favourites list. I began experimenting with lettering in the summer of 2016, when I was gifted a set of brush pens (this following my obsession with lettering videos on Instagram*). Watching the process and techniques of others really helped me learn the basics of the art form and discover my favourite ways to structure/shape certain letters. I never took any online lessons (although there are plenty out there that I’m sure are very informative), but went into it blindly, so-to-speak. With lots of practice, constant trial and error, and stacks upon stacks of paper, I’m finally at the stage of developing and experimenting with my own unique style.

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As for how often I practice, I’d say it varies on the day, or how inspired I’m feeling. I try my best to pick up a pen at least once a day, even if it’s only to letter the alphabet once or twice. But I’d say that the last month or so, some days were spent lettering for 3-4 hours in preparation for Christmas orders I had lined up! I’m a multi-tasker (meaning I like to watch/listen to Netflix while I letter), and one of my favourite ways to practice my craft is to letter character names and quotes from the show or movie I’m watching. If you’re interested in improving your Netflix experience, I highly recommend trying this out. It’s honestly super enjoyable and relaxing.
I have a small space in my home set up for my lettering and other creative endeavours, which I occasionally use to create in, but I’m prone to finding a different spot in the house that gives me access to a cleaner and brighter environment. It’s mainly become a space to store my many pens, embossing powders, and stacks of paper…

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Speaking of pens, a few favourites come to mind! There are countless pens I have yet to try, but so far, these would be my top three:

1)  Tombow Dual-Brush Pen
2)  Tombow Fudenosuke Hard-Tip Brush Pen (and I’m dying to try the soft-tip)
3)  Pentel Aquash Water Brush

As for paper, I’m not too picky. To be honest, if you’re interested in lettering just for the joy of it, printer paper works really well! I use it to practice on because it’s cheap, smooth, and easy to find. Now for the paper I use for lettering pieces I’ll sell or give as gifts, I’ll use a heavy-weight white cardstock (so far my favourite weight is 110lb / 300g/m2). It’s no fun to buy an art print and find out it’s been created on flimsy paper, so the thicker the better for me!

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My favourite projects are the ones I can make for someone else, especially if it’s meaningful to them. The great thing about lettering is that it’s all about words. People connect to words; they’re often the basis of inspiration or memories. I recently lettered the chorus from a couple’s wedding song as a print to be displayed in their home. I was so touched that they asked me to do it for them, and I thought it was such a thoughtful way to celebrate their wedding day, and a great conversation piece for their home.
When I’m stuck on what to letter, I’ll often turn to my favourite books, Bible verses, and movies for quotes to inspire me. Another thing thats so great about lettering! Inspiration is seriously everywhere! For someone who loves reading and film, lettering became a natural response to my other passions.

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It’s been so lovely chatting about my passion with you, thanks for reading! If you’re looking for a new way to unleash your creativity, I’d definitely give hand-lettering a try. Love Is In The Details has lots of supplies that can get you started! If you’d like to see more of my projects, and videos of me doing my thing, you can find me:
on Instagram: @chloejletters
on Facebook: Chloe J Letters
on Etsy: ChloeJLetters

*I’ve included a list of some of my favourite lettering accounts below!
@chrystalizabeth
@courtneycasper.letters
@jeshypark
@letteringleague
@samzawrites
@kellycreates

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This post was written by Lori on January 22, 2017

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All in a day’s work

Me ~ “Coming to our monthly crop in July?”

Charline ~ “Hmm … not sure, what would I work on?”

Me ~ “Cards, you said you needed a bunch of cards.  You could make 3 dozen cards in a day!”

Charline ~ “3 dozen cards in a day … whatever!

Me ~ “Yep, you could … maybe more … come, and I’ll show you!”

Charline ~ “Okay, you’re on!!!”

:( But sadly … I was wrong … she didn’t make 3 dozen cards …


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She made a whopping 42 cards!!!  YES!  42 cards in a day!

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No fooling, true story!  I sat right beside her and cheered and coaxed her along … and just look what happened in one day.  Total and complete success, and I gotta say … I love each and every one!

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THANK YOU Charline Soucy ….. for letting me show your gorgeous cards!  And … btw … Never say never!  ;)  *grin*


There was a lot of interest in this process, and a request to have a one day crop where everyone could participate.  If you are interested in attending, please let me know!

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This post was written by Lori on August 31, 2016

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