Freebie: Downloadable Gift Tags from Pommellane

Freebie: Downloadable Gift Tags from Pommellane

I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Hannah of Pommel Lane. Hannah creates gorgeous lettering and graphics, and just made the leap into doing what she loves full-time.

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Guest Post: 3 Steps to Make A Successful Transition After College

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I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Maya of BRNDWCH. Maya has been designing professionally since she was 18, and left college so she could pursue her dream and purpose. She says it was the biggest and best decision of her life.

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Guest Post: Shop Local for the Holidays

Guest Post: Shop Local for the Holidays | Erika Gibson
I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Lisette of Eilisain Jewelry. Lisette has been designing and making jewelry for over ten years. She finds inspiration from the local people and wildlife in the places where she’s lived. 

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Giveaway: Enameling by Chromafusion

Giveaway: Enameling by Chromafusion

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I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Meagan of Chromafusion. Meagan is a metalsmithing maniac based in NY. She loves to add texture to her work by using pitch and chasing tools. Not only is the jewelry gorgeous, but the feel of it will also feel unique with the textures she gives them. Meagan is also sweet enough to offer a pair of earrings for one lucky reader!

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20 Reasons to Pursue a Creative Career

 20 Reasons to Pursue a Creative Career | Erika Gibson
I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Lisa of The LC Studio. She is an aspiring graphic designer that likes to spread the word about the creative industry and what it takes to succeed.

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Guest Post: Using Affiliates to Grow Your Business

Guest Post: Using Affiliates to Grow Your Business | Erika Gibson

I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

This is a guest post by Mariah Coz of Femtrepreneur. She writes about lady business for badass bosses and female entrepreneurs. 

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Guest Post: Handlettering with Jon King

Handlettering with Jon King | Erika Gibson

I’m off moving, painting, and generally doing new house things. In the meantime, I’ve got a great line-up of guest posters coming your way. I’ll be back in January, but, until then, enjoy these fantastic posts from the great people I’ve met both in person and online.

Today Jon King, the artist-musician who looks like Thor, is bringing us a fantastic post on hand lettering.

Jon is a Graphic Design & Music/Vocal graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is the founder of Jon King Design and spends most of his days dreaming up beautiful logos, hand lettering designs and print material for creative entrepreneurs, bloggers and small business owners. He can usually be found belting some Sam Smith song and sipping on a glass of wine or whiskey. Jon is an Instagram fiend and someday soon would like to add recording artist and fashion designer to his résumé.

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Blog Resources: Media Kit

Blog Resources: Media Kit | Erika Gibson

If you follow bloggers who, well, blog about blogging, then you’ve more than likely heard of media kits. Your media kit is a document used to promote yourself/your services to potential clients. Designers could use them to advertise their different services and products, bloggers can use them to sell ad spaces and sponsored posts.

I finally (finally) made mine a couple of weeks ago. It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

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Project Life 2014: October

Project Life 2014: October | Erika Gibson

Sometime towards the end of May, I decided that I was done with doing Digital Project Life on a weekly basis. I was unmotivated and having a hard time finishing spreads. There are some crafters like Caylee that can pull of lovely layouts week after week. I am not one of them. After closely watching what Elise Cripe did with her Project Life this year, I finally decided to be done with the weekly schedule and do the monthly thing.

I’m so glad I did.

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