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My First Completed Sketchbook - One Week Challenge

Sept. 12, 2017, 2:08 a.m.


Every artist knows the struggle that comes along with getting a new sketchbook. It usually goes something like:

  1. Obtain a glorious, beautiful, new sketchbook.
  2. Gaze upon it's perfection for extended lengths of time.
  3. Finally build up the courage to draw in it.
  4. The drawing does not live up to expectations, and now the sketchbook is ruined. Toss it onto a shelf to be forgotten about, and to live out its days among the dozens of other half used sketchbooks that you already have.

The struggle is real.

For someone that has been drawing their whole life, I finally realized ...

500 Bullet Journal Ideas - 90 Mini Icons

Sept. 12, 2017, 1 a.m.


I love my bullet journal.

Seriously, I don't know how I ever lived without it. My organizational skills and productivity have been through the roof ever since I started using the system about 2 years ago. If you are a small business owner like myself and have never heard of the bullet journal system, I would 100% recommend you go check out the official website and see if it's something that could benefit you.

In celebration of recent business growth, and of reaching 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel, I've decided to share 500 bullet journal ideas ...

Tips and Tricks - How to Make Etsy Planner Stickers

July 12, 2017, 1:46 a.m.


This article is part of my “How to Make Planner Stickers to Sell on Etsy” guide.

Five months and fourteen articles later, we have finally reached the last installment of the series! I am so happy to have been able to interact with so many of you in the community, and sincerely wish you the best of luck in your Etsy journey!
Psst... If any new shop owners are looking to do a collaboration or sponsorship, message me! ;)

I'd like to finish up this series with a list of miscellaneous tips and tricks that do not fit in any ...

Developing a Consistent Brand for your Sticker Shop

May 13, 2017, 12:03 a.m.


This article is part of my “How to Make Planner Stickers to Sell on Etsy” guide.

Choosing a name is not only the first step towards opening your Etsy shop; it is also the beginning of your store’s brand. Your brand is what defines you, your products, and the journey that leads you to where you are now. It’s a personal story that grows and develops over time.

On first glance, a brand appears to extend only as far as the logo and design of their website or business card. However, a brand inherently extends much further than that.

In ...

Packaging and Shipping Etsy Sticker Orders

April 5, 2017, 2:30 a.m.


This article is part of my “How to Make Planner Stickers to Sell on Etsy” guide.

Now that you’ve opened shop, it’s only a matter of time before you receive your first order. While it’s definitely exciting to get your first Etsy transaction email, you may also feel a little panicky and unsure about how to proceed!

At least, that’s how I felt when I got my first order.

I hadn’t really given much thought to the process of packaging and shipping my stickers. I had all my supplies ready, but never actually put it all together before getting my ...

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