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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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How to say goodbye in a letter only you will see.

How to say goodbye in a letter only you will see.

Writing a letter to a loved one who has passed can be one of the most healing experiences. Sometimes you just need to write a letter, even if it's just for you.

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DIY Watercolor Stationery

DIY Watercolor Stationery

Everyone loves to get fun mail. Thoughtful unexpected notes make your friends feel loved. And when you have made the card yourself it will be treasured. Making your own stationery is a great way to get excited about sending something out in the mail. Plus you can make it super personal–no wandering the aisles looking for the perfect card. Let’s get started!

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Build the Perfect Pen Gal Kit in 5 Minutes

Build the Perfect Pen Gal Kit in 5 Minutes

When you are doing something new that you have never done before, sometimes it’s not only a matter of not knowing what to do, but also not even knowing what questions to ask. Here is a checklist with all the essentials you will need to build the perfect Pen Gal Kit so you can make letter writing an easy part of your routine. 

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Summer Wallpaper Freebie

Summer Wallpaper Freebie

How I made something beautiful from a drawing I wasn't happy with. Plus get access to instantly download the artwork for FREE!

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5 Ways to Find More Time in your Busy Day to Write to your Besties

5 Ways to Find More Time in your Busy Day to Write to your Besties

Here are 5 easy ways to find more time in your busy day to write letters to your best friends! Plus get early access to my Pen Gal Kit Checklist!

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Take the Pen Gal Pledge–Write More to Deepen your Friendships

Take the Pen Gal Pledge–Write More to Deepen your Friendships

I am making a pledge to send more letters. Something that can actually be held in your friend's hands, looked at 1,000 times, recycled or kept in a shoe box is powerful.

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Turn Good Friends into Best Friends in just 10 minutes a week

Turn Good Friends into Best Friends in just 10 minutes a week

Here are 3 of my BEST letter writing hacks to help you save time and help you make letter writing a part of your routine.

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The BFF Power of Snail Mail

The BFF Power of Snail Mail

Turn good friends into best friends using the Power of the Post.

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Why I decided to rebrand and relaunch bunny bear press

Why I decided to rebrand and relaunch bunny bear press

Here is the cliff notes version of how I went from a lazy kid to a kick ass stationery designer and letterpress printer.

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