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June Check-In and Summery Report

June Check-In and Summery Report

Read on to see the stats for the month and to read about what I learned about time management in regards to sending marketing materials.

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April and May Check in Report and Summary

April and May Check in Report and Summary

April and May are lumped together in this progress report. Read on to see the stats for the month and to read about the 4 things I have learned over the last 2 months.

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NSS Mailer Review

NSS Mailer Review

The magical paper wonderland that is the National Stationery Show was just this last week. It is where paper people go to geek out for days at a time but before the show stationery companies go all out on their promotional mailers to buyers. Here is a look at all of the mailers I have ever done.

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May 2017 New Release

May 2017 New Release

I have designed and created 20 new greeting cards and 6 edge painted notecards! Click through for some sneak peek images!

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4 Steps to digitizing new products to get them ready for letterpress plates

4 Steps to digitizing new products to get them ready for letterpress plates

I am cranking on new stuff here are a bunch of pretty process pictures of how I get one of my cards ready to print from sketch to digital file. 

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March Check in Summary and Report

March Check in Summary and Report

March has been a month of trying to keep my spirits up and my head in the game. Also learning that I need to be planning my card releases a lot earlier than I thought I needed to. Read on to see the stats for the month.

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April is National Letter Writing Month!

April is National Letter Writing Month!

The month of April is National Letter Writing Month, and the goal is to send a letter a day for the whole month. I have put together a free list of 30 different letters you can send to your BFFs for every day of this month! Download the FREE PDF!

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Are you worried about bothering your dream stores/clients with your outreach? Don't be!

Are you worried about bothering your dream stores/clients with your outreach? Don't be!

The biggest block that makers have is: they don’t want to cross that invisible line between persistence and annoyance. I totally get that. But, here is the thingYou need to make the buyer's job easier. Read on to learn how...

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Lessons I learned by testing facebook ads

Lessons I learned by testing facebook ads

Facebook Ads gives you the ability to reach out to hundreds (and maybe thousands) of people all at the same time. Even though it is sent out to tons of people, each person sees it as a 1 to 1 interaction. Facebook Ads have the potential to have a huge impact on your business. Read on to see how my experiment turned out and what I learned from it.

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Why the overnight success story is a myth

Why the overnight success story is a myth

We all hear the "overnight success" stories. We look up to these people with HUGE followings on social media. But what is behind that? How did they get there? I can guarantee you there is a ton of work behind the scenes that we just aren't seeing when we look at the highlight reel. Read on to learn how to create your own roadmap to achieve your version of "success"...

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How to make peace with Fear and let Confidence take the lead

How to make peace with Fear and let Confidence take the lead

Fear is scared. ALWAYS. Fear wants to keep things small. Fear doesn’t want you to try new things, or spread your wings. Fear hates new experiences and it’s in the risks and challenges that we actually live our lives. Read more about how to live your life with confidence.

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February Check in Summary and Report

February Check in Summary and Report

February has been a month of trying to avoid shiny object syndrome. I am working on keeping my head down and in the wholesale game. Read on to see the stats for this month.

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January 2017 Check In Summary and Report

January 2017 Check In Summary and Report

This year I am making growing my business my job. When I set my mind to something, I know I can achieve it. 

This is only the beginning of my story. I will be sharing my progress month by month through out the year. This is the first report.

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How to write your own success story

How to write your own success story

If you want to write your own success story then you actually need to sit down and write it. 

You need to set goals for yourself, hold yourself accountable, and share the journey.

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Download Free Posters for the Women's March

Download Free Posters for the Women's March

I am offering these March Signs as a free download. Please feel free to use them for any protest march until 2020. Click through to get the PDFs.

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Re-Focus for 2017

Re-Focus for 2017

I have come to the realization that I have been focusing on too many things leaving me scattered and not set up for success in my business. So the word of 2017 is FOCUS. Read on to see my thought process and what changes are on the way!

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How to find your perfect life Balance

How to find your perfect life Balance

“Balance is not the goal. Balance is realized when you set your goals for each part of your life and take action.” - Ben Toalson at seanwes conference.

In this post I give 8 soul searching questions to help you define what Balance means to you and how you can go about designing the life you want.

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How to design for and print for letterpress (4 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

How to design for and print for letterpress (4 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

When I buy a card at the store I don’t really think about everything that went into putting it together. I think it’s easy to forget that these aren’t put together by a machine and that an actual human created that card and placed each and every one into a package and placed a label on the outside. Here is an in depth look at how I package my cards for you and how I package every order from my website.

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How to design for and print for letterpress (3 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

How to design for and print for letterpress (3 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

Letterpress printing is a labor of love. It is something that is very time consuming but I love the methodical process of it and once everything is set up and it's just about running paper through the press it is almost meditative for me. Here is a step by step overview of how I get my stationery ready to print.

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How to design for and print for letterpress (2 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

How to design for and print for letterpress (2 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

This week I am sharing my creation process for inking a final drawing, and some tips for scanning, and vectorizing my hand lettering.

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How to design for and print for letterpress (1 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

How to design for and print for letterpress (1 of a 4 Part Creative Process Series)

One of the reasons why I love to print is because I can take an idea in my mind and craft it all the way from a sketch into a final tangible item that anyone can enjoy. Cards are extra special because not only do they bring joy to the person buying them but also to the person receiving it. Here is part one of a four part series in depth look into my creation process. 

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How to get more than 24 hours in a day: A lesson in juggling priorities.

How to get more than 24 hours in a day: A lesson in juggling priorities.

Have you ever made a commitment to do something important to you, but then life gets in the way and all of a sudden your priorities get jumbled up and you have to put the pieces back together, but the order is never quite the same? This post can help!

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Should you send your friend an email, message or a card?

Should you send your friend an email, message or a card?

Snail Mail, email, and Social Media can live together perfectly in any friendship. They do not have to be mutually exclusive, you just need to decide which medium makes the most sense for sharing your message.

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Slow down and Send a Long Letter

Slow down and Send a Long Letter

Though most of your letters to your Pen Gal will most likely be a short, sweet note–sometimes it may not be enough space to write out everything you want to say. Getting a letter with a crazy story or a funny memory can be really fun.

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