i'm on the design recharge show
I was excited to be a guest on the Design Recharge Show today!

We talked about all kinds of things, finding your style, licensing pros and cons, developing passive income streams, career changes and so much more! 

If you missed the live show, you can watch it again - click here to go to the Spreecast replay page!

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retro eyeglasses free download kit
I created a FREE Retro eyeglasses printable for you to download and make! 

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!

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 couple of handy videos for you!

If you have a Silhouette machine and use the Silhouette Designer Edition Software you will want to watch this one: 

Silhouette just released (on 4/16/14) a new version with an update and improvement to the Version 3 software, it is much easier to print and cut in this version than the update they had a couple weeks ago. I've filed a new video for you as well:


If you have another type of machine or use Sure Cuts A Lot 3 (SCAL) software - you'll want to watch this one - also included the complete process of printing and cutting, showing how it works in my cutting machine. If you are new to cutting machines, or just curious about how they work, you'll want to check it out:

SCAL is a 3rd party software that works with many different types of cutting machines: Wishblade, eCraft, Craft Robo and more. This video will also help you if you are using the Sizzix Eclips - ECAL software because it is very similar and designed by the same company who makes Sure Cuts A Lot!

I only have a demo version of Make the Cut for mac (it's normally a windows only program) but I wanted to include a video tutorial, there are just a couple tweaks you need to do to get the files to print in accurate color:

ECAL: Files work great! Watch the above SCAL video for set up information. SCAL is very similar and designed by the same company who makes ECAL!
Cricut Explore Design Space software: I have not had success getting the files to show properly in this software. I hear they are making updates to the design space so I will test again in a few weeks and update here if it's working.
Brother Scan N Cut: I have not been able to test on this machine/software yet. If you have one, let me know how it works for you!
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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hot air balloon printable kit
I've got a new printable kit to share with you! Hot air balloons that hold mini cupcakes in their little baskets! So cute!!

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)

 I've also created a how-to video with complete assembly instructions: 

Click on over to my etsy shop here to see both kits up close!


happy birthday retro oven!
It was one year ago yesterday since I first launched my Retro Oven printable kit! If you had told me a year ago how popular this kit would be I never would have believed it. 

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

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!

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! 

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linky love round up
I love finding interesting links to share on twitter and facebook, I share a lot of links! In case you missed them, I'll post a few of my favorites for you here:

♥ To get through failure, you need to separate who you are and what your work is  article by @fredwilson 

a guide for artists on how to work through grief guest post by @barbaramuir via @abstanfield

7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity by @jaltucher
True success includes enjoying the trip + destination. Don’t let fear ruin the journey by @Terri_Cole via @PosPositive 

The real career path you'll have in life is not linear or easily graphed, it's a series of chapters: 

Ira Glass on the secret to success in creative work, animated in kinetic typography via @brainpicker 

The surprising answer -- what it says about you when someone blows you off via @marieforleo 

♥ great video essay on "How to I find my voice/style?" by @JamesVictore


i'm in Sweet magazine by Mollie Makes
Last week I got a text from a friend asking me if I knew I was in the new magazine Sweet by Mollie Makes. I knew they were doing a feature, but I wasn't sure when it was coming out and I couldn't wait to see what the page looked like so I asked her to text over some pics! Here they are:

I was so thrilled to have a whole page showcasing my retro oven printable cupcake boxes! Yipee! Big thanks to Sweetopia for the the beautiful photos too!

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