Wednesday, April 26, 2017

my favorite pens!




i get asked all the time what my favorite pen to use is -- be it for bible journaling, planner girling, or just writing notes to myself or a friend.  so i've put together a pretty little photo gallery showcasing some of my faves!


these skinny minnie pens from me & my big ideas [part of the happy planner line] are super smooth writing & ultra photographic with their sleek black+white designs.  i love the .3 felt nib for writing & each barrel has a different design with cute saying.  you can buy this black+white set at hobby lobby, or grab a pretty colored barrel set on amazon!

i typically use these pens in my MAMBI happy planner or for writing note cards to friends.  thinner paper does tend to show a bit of bleed through [think journaling bible pages], so i hold these back for other projects :]




oh that beloved target dollar spot! it gets me every time, y'all! i have such a collection of their pens, because let's face it.... i need them all ;)

the only fault i find in these pretty [but cheap] pens is how scratchy the ball point is for writing.  i don't love how it feels inking the paper so i do a little "pen surgery" before they officially make it into the collection.... simply unscrew the bottom of the barrel & remove the ink stick + spring.  then grab a pack of these papermate inkjoy pens + swap their ink stick for the cheapo.  writing perfection!


because these are ballpoint pens, you have so much more control over ink flow than a felt tip.  i've never had any issue with bleed through with these little troopers!




my first true love that began my pen collection so long ago.... the papermate flair! these fantastic little felt tip pens come in SOOOO many colors!!! the sky is the limit + the options are endless when it comes to rainbowtizing & color coding with these pens.  i love how smooth they write, they don't have much of an issue with bleed through on thin papered projects & they keep their ink life for so long!

i love to have the tropical collection on hand [they're so pretty i could just sit & stare at their colors all day!] as well as a big box of the slate gray pens.... they are my go to for almost anything & i keep them in my purse at all times! gray ink = heaven!!!


other favorites in my collection include the faber castell pitt big brushes [all. the. colors.] because they are perfect to use in my journaling bible & for inking up stamps!  i also love love love my crayola twistables [not technically a pen, but still worth mentioning!] & these super pretty caroline gardner pens.

so there's a little peek into my pen stash & how they all get used here + there.  i'd love to know what YOUR favorite writing tools are too!

fruit of the spirit pen pouch from shopmarineparents.com



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