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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DIY Gilded Holiday Decorations

DIY Gilded Holiday Decorations | Erika Gibson

If you follow me on Pinterest, then you know I really like gold leaf.

If you’ve ever used golf leaf, though, you know it’s pretty awful. It’s fragile, very delicate, and sticks to almost anything. I tried regular gold leafing by the sheet once. It stuck to my hands, my floor, and my cat.
(Seriously, he got it stuck on his nose, and then he licked his nose. So then he had gold leaf in his nose and mouth and on his lips. I had to clean that up.)

Obviously, I had to find a better way to do this whole gold leafing thing.

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Watercolor Thank You Cards

Watercolor Thank You Cards | Erika Gibson

When you get married, the great they of the interwebs tell you that you have between one and three months to get out thank you notes.

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way: It took me forever to get mine out. I’m horrible, awful, a terrible influence, etc etc.

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Project Life 2014: September

Project Life 2014: September | 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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Review: Nutcache

Review: Nutcache | Erika Gibson

Businesses of all shapes and sizes need a way to keep track of work time, send invoices, and accept payment – freelancers, solopreneuers and bloggers are no different. However, small businesses often don’t have the budget to drop hundreds of dollars on expensive programs.

That’s where Nutcache comes in.

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Give Your Brand a Spa Day

Give Your Brand a Spa Day | Erika Gibson

Your brand is more than just your logo. Your brand encompasses your brand identity, your online presentation of your business, and, most importantly, how all of that makes your customers feel.

Today we’re going to give your brand a spa day.

And by that I mean we’re going to tie it down, dig out the blackheads and scrape off that top layer to reveal the shiny new skin underneath.

(Too much?)

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