♥ Advice from Artists: Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth: via @brainpickings
♥ The Gift of Failure and the Pursuit of Mastery: via @jonathanfields
♥ In case you missed it, I was interviewed by Natalie of the BizChix.com podcast. Listen here!
♥ Fabulous essay by Emily Gould @emilybooks about her journey after a failed book launch.
♥ Just discovered @marcuslemonis and the show The Profit on @CNBC. If you like Restaurant Impossible and Shark Tank you'll like this one too!
♥ 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Morning to Increase Your Happiness via @pospositive
♥ "The meaner the voices are, the greater the probability I’ve just had a really juicy idea" GREAT article! via @OrgArtCo
♥ Managing Your Creative Rhythm With @toddhenry [podcast - listen here]
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We talked about all kinds of things, finding your style, licensing pros and cons, developing passive income streams, career changes and so much more!
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This is an extra special kit - it includes SVG files so that you can print and cut on your personal cutting machine! But not to worry if you don't have a cutting machine! I have also included a PDF file so you can easily cut these out the old fashioned way with scissors :)
We had a lot of fun trying on the glasses - even our dog Maggie got in on it too. I plan to take them to Karaoke this weekend and play a little dress up. And don't you think they would be perfect for a Mad Men party too!? oh the possibilities!
I've been working behind the scenes here for a little while on this project. It took me a long time to figure out just how to set up my images so they could be print and cut, the usual auto-trace features and other methods I found with google just didn't work with my files... so it took a bit of tinkering... and I am so thrilled that I finally got it working just right!
SETTING UP THE SVG FILES:
There's a couple of little set up tweaks you'll want to make when opening and using these SVGs, and it might be a little different from other SVGs that you've used before, so I've created a handy video for you:
I'm using the Silhouette Designer Edition software which is the upgraded version of the Silhouette software, it will open SVGs (and do lots of other things too) where as the regular edition that comes with the machine doesn't. It's not an expensive upgrade and it's so worth it because then you can use files created by many other fabulous designers who make SVG files too!
CAN I ASK FOR YOUR HELP?
If you have another type of electronic cutting machine (eClips, Scan N Cut, Cricut etc etc), I'd so appreciate a favor! If you could watch the video above to see how I set up my files, download the free Retro Eyeglasses kit, and then let me know if it also works for you with your machine..... I'd be forever grateful! I'd love to also hear what software you are using and any other details you'd like to share.
If all goes well I'll be adding SVG cutting file kits in my shop! Imagine how many more retro ovens cupcake boxes you could make if you didn't have to cut them by hand! I can't wait!
Links to this freebie printable on pinterest, twitter, facebook etc are very much appreciated! Thank you so much for helping to spread the word!
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It took me about a full month of designing to get the kit just right. I really wanted to make sure the basket could hold a mini cupcake, the balloon part could also hold treats and candies, they would be fairly easy to put together and look adorable of course!
They come as two separate kits, a pink + green and then another kit that is yellow + aqua blue.
Customize the balloons with names, table numbers etc. It's easy to adjust the text on the included balloon labels right in the PDF, no special software needed! Simply open the PDF in Adobe Reader (which you can get for free) then change the text to fit any occasion: baby showers, gender reveal parties, spring events, Easter, birthdays etc.
Make a hot air balloon mobile to use as home decor in a play room, or nursery (safety first: make sure to keep out of the reach of small children)
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I've been astounded (and so grateful) to see how much everyone loves these whimsical little boxes! What started as just a fun little project, went viral on Pinterest (thanks to sweetopia), the youtube video has gotten over 12,500 views and it has received over 12,500 favorites on etsy too!
WOW! I'm speechless!
It's been such a thril starting this new adventure and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the support of my retro ovens, and my etsy shop!
THANK YOU COUPON!
And to celebrate, I've got a 10% coupon for you! Use coupon code PAPERLOVE when you checkout from my Etsy Shop to receive your discount! Yay! Click here to go to my etsy shop!
DON'T MISS THIS HELPFUL TIP VIDEO:
where (and how) to use a coupon code on etsy:
Etsy has a teeny TINY link to enter in your coupon code. It drives me crazy! So I made a quick 30 second video to show you just where to enter your coupon code so you don't miss out on your discount!