Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing and GIVEAWAY

Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing and a GIVEAWAY is what we have for you today.  Do you remember your Grandparents writing? Do you remember to use your handwriting on items for loved ones? Even if you don’t like your writing it is so important for you to use it. It leaves a legacy for your children, grand children and beyond! Love your Writing is so that you can either practice your writing or just embrace the perfect imperfections of it. Not everyone writes straight, neat, super legible and some only print and don’t use cursive. It is ALL PERFECT! Just be sure to use it!


This is a note that my son Austin wrote to me. PRICELESS. Sadly, it doesn’t have a date but I KNOW it is from Austin because I can tell by his writing. THIS IS WHAT I MEAN!


This is where it is really important. I wrote a little note to Austin telling him what I was thinking while looking at these pics on his scrapbook page.

Writing stories, journaling in your scrapbooks, and signing cards that are in your writing is really a lost art and I encourage you this week to use it! Sometimes, with the new electronic gadgets it is hard to pick up a piece of paper and a pen. It is my preference for lists but I do often use my phone application because of its convenience. What better way to share your amazing writing with Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing.


For Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing, I have used the standard thicker crayola markers for my creation. I don’t particularly think this is great writing but it is mine.

This is nothing fancy just a little poster to encourage you to  love your writing! You can do doodles, patterns, clean and neat, fancy, sloppy or whatever you want to do because its PERFECTLY YOU!


Here I am using Chameleon Pens for Coloring Therapy – Love your Writing. I love to use them to color but I also love to use them to write. They are refillable and you can replace the nib so they are a great forever pen set! If you aren’t familiar with Chameleon Pens, check out this video here. I used the Chameleon pen OL3 for the above picture. Just like a regular marker, chameleon pens write clean, neat and have such vibrant colors! Practicing your writing with color can be so therapeutic. You can also get such a different perspective. Maybe my writing isn’t THAT HORRIBLE after all.. well maybe? BUT IT IS IMPERECTLY PERFECTLY ME!


To change it up a bit, here I used the OL3 with the blending solution so you can see the gradient color on the word grateful. It would be really neat if you would repeat words doing this and it would make such beautiful art, don’t you think?


The winner of last weeks blog giveaway is Preeti D.! Preeti you are the winner of last weeks Outside and In stamp set giveaway. Please send me your contact information so I can get your set out to you! Thank you so much 🙂


This week we are giving away a set of 5 Chameleon Pens – Pens Earth Tone Set.

To qualify you must be a follower on YouTube, subscribe to our mailing list/blog posts and you may also comment on this blog post for an additional entry to win!


Here are the colors that are included in the 5 pack of pens. Winners announced next week on our blog post🙂

We really appreciate you taking the time to join us today. We hope you will take the time to remember what is important. BE GRATEFUL. Spend time with those you value because you never know when your time is cut short. Thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.


29 replies
  1. Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Your handwriting is beautiful. I think mine has gotten worse over the years due to being a little lazy and quickly writing stuff down. I’ll have to work on it again. Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Janis in ID
    Janis in ID says:

    Thank you for the encouragement to use my own handwriting! I am woefully insecure about my cursive because I rarely use it beyond my signature. I am a subscriber and follower of yours here and at YouTube. Thanks for the chance to win some Chameleons. I would love to give them a try!!
    <3 J

  3. Maja
    Maja says:

    I am a language teacher and therefore I have to write a lot and also read a lot of things that students write. So yes, I agree, writing IS important. I’m glad you pointed this out. Unfortunately some people are forgeting about that now that many things are in digital form.
    I like writing and even though my handwriting is far from perfect, I think it’s not TOO bad. I also got a caligraphy set some time ago and can’t wait to try it out.

  4. Jean Bullock
    Jean Bullock says:

    I still don’t like my handwriting but your video and blog post has me thinking about others loving the handwriting because it’s the handwriting of someone we love. That’s rather a profound thing.

  5. KT Fit Kitty
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Your handwriting looks beautiful to me. Mine is not so nice, probably from doing shorthand as a secretary for many years. I have not embraced my handwriting yet! The Chameleon pens look amazing and I would love to try them. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I am already an email subscriber, and I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I thought I already was because I watch your videos from here, but upon checking, I was not – but now I am! Thanks so much!

  6. Carey Nusbaum
    Carey Nusbaum says:

    What an awesome blog! I love the handwritten recipe in my Dad’s handwriting! I copied it and put it in a family cookbook along with a picture and made the for the entire family a few years ago! They loved it! Thanks for the opportunity of and for the opportunity to win a pack of pens!

  7. Lucy E.
    Lucy E. says:

    I totally agree with you about
    including your writing in scrapbooks
    and cards. It makes it so much more
    personal & it is familiar to
    your family and friends.

  8. shartl
    shartl says:

    This is a good reminder to put dates on everything that your kids draw or write, so you aren’t trying to figure out how old they were at the time!! I’ve already started keeping a folder for each of my two girls, with special handmade cards and drawings. Love the sweetness of their drawings and seeing how they develop and I need to remember to stop obsessing on how perfect my writing (or crafting) is, and just see to the heart of it! I already follow you on YouTube and your blog. Thanks for the awesome giveaways!!

  9. Becca Yahrling
    Becca Yahrling says:

    Anything that I get from my family that has their handwriting on it, I keep. Especially my Mom.
    She’s written out many recipes for me over the years and one day I will put them all in a
    scrapbook dedicated to her.
    (And thanks for the giveaway! Congrats to Preeti.)

  10. Linda Tupper
    Linda Tupper says:

    I still have a small book of writing from my grandmother which is precious to me. I’ve never tried Chameleon Pens before. What a great prize to win. I sub to your newsletter and now sub to your You Tube under 499faith.

  11. Preeti D.
    Preeti D. says:

    Loved the fact that you talked about embracing what we have. I agree, sometimes we end up downgrading ourselves due to comparisons but i feel that art and craft is all about creativity, sharing, expression of one’s self and there should be no rights or wrongs. So being thankful for what we have and enjoying it is so so important. Great video. yayyyyy!!!! I just saw my name as the winner. Thank you so much. I will send an email via the contact form above.

  12. Helen Gullett
    Helen Gullett says:

    I love to keep all notes from my daughters to me 🙂 the personal, hand-written love notes are precious keepsakes!

    And about hamd-writing, I like my handwritting to hehehehe… though I cannot do hand-lettering style 😉

  13. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    I’ve struggled with trying to like my writing…. and I’ve avoided writing by hand. You make a good point about just doing it. I look at things my Mom and grandmother wrote and I love the look of their writing. Makes me wonder why we are so critical of our own writing.
    I follow on YouTube and I get your mailing list too! Thanks for a chance to win a Chameleon Pens set!


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