a day to say thanks to the awesome boss's (or bosses?) out there. Coming from someone who HATED their former job and had many a dirtbag bosses. Now I'm living the life that I was meant to live thanks to my current boss. Someone who I consider one of the OG lady bosses of our time, April Foster. She truly inspires me to reach out beyond what I think I can handle.
To say that I draw and create on a daily basis for a living….it's all because of her and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.
This is also dedicated to all of us girl bosses who hustle hard everyday. There's a common misconception that working for yourself is a fairytale world….it's not. It's working until the wee hours of the night or before sunset for some of us. It's a constant state of motion because it's our passion that fuels us. And not to mention bringing in income.
It's the Ali Edwards and Elise Blahas, the Amy Tans and Kelly Purkeys of the world that keep me going on my path. They have taken this industry way beyond what I ever imagined and it's exciting to live in a time where we can be our own successful girl bosses.
Here's to us and to all the awesome women out there who hustle for their families but more importantly for themselves.
Remember to treat yo' self because you deserve it.
Happy Boss's Day
The good pressure of course.
I created my own Midori style cover. I loved the one I received from Studio Calico so much that I've now fully committed myself to this style of of journaling. It's really great and if you haven't tried it yet, you should. The main reason I love this system is that is so easy to transport. I carry mine in my bag all the time and the elastic keeps everything in it's place. I'm still new and learning to personalize my travelers notebook though. I've seen some pretty extensive ones on the web.
I will also note that I created a nifty video on putting my book together but since I'm dealing with a not so great wifi connection. I'm hoping to get it uploaded very soon!
Meet my new lover. The Delfonics carrying case. I purchased this online at the Hand Eye Supply shop when they were having a sale. This bag has been on my "lusting after" list for years now. Hand Eye Supply is a shop we always try to hit when I'm in Portland. Lot's of cool gadgets.
You can see that there are many pockets within the bag as well as the outside. It's so cute and it's the perfect size….I can also fit my mini iPad in it as well. It's perfect for traveling with crafty stuff.
And onto the book. I created my own Midori style book using this tutorial. It was so easy. There are additional steps to making your book look more profesh but I didn't want to purchase any more tools.
I added in 1 cahier notebook that was gifted to me by my good friend, Jamaica who always finds the coolest little notebooks. I chose this one because of the navy blue color and the pages had a nice feel to them which automatically tells me that writing on them will be nice.
The second insert was one that I created using this as my inspiration. I love anything that involves index cards. I'm kind of obsessed with them. I should show you my stash sometime but we'll save that craziness for later.
Again, the tutorial on how to create the index tab insert is on my video that I'm hoping I can get uploaded later this week!
No affiliation with Delfonics or Hand Eye Supply! Just a big fan.
I'll be focusing more on making mixed media more user friendly for those of us who may be a little timid about adding paint to their Project Life spreads.
If you're ready to take your memory keeping to the next level and don't mind getting a little messy, then this class is for you!
Hope to see you there : )