The Full Story
Starting my own Business was something that seemed like it was out of my reach. After all, my education was in Religious Studies and Art. How was I supposed to start up my own shop? I watched countless hours of YouTube and TikTok. Read up on every small business article and book I could get my hands on. I realized that the dream wasn't so far out of reach because I had done things like this in the past (Thanks Girl Scouts..those cookies set me up for life!)
Then 2020 happened. Everyone went online. I knew I had to think fast because my career path was very much an "in-person" kind of deal. I started doing random jobs online - making logos, teaching piano, I was even a virtual assistant. But I knew it was time that I stopped working for everyone else's dream and took the chance on myself.
I started out by drawing my own Die Cuts and hand-making earrings. It was pretty awesome, but the rush to come up with a new release each month was overwhelming - especially for one person. Instead of cutting all of my die cuts at home, I outsourced to a local stationery shop and had them print and cut my designs. While it was pretty amazing how much more time I had..the cost outweighed the worth and I went back to printing and cutting my stickers at home.
I get some of these questions pretty often so I thought I would leave a F.A.Q. below. Thanks for being a part of my journey and for supporting me. You're making my dreams come true.
"What printer do you use?"
-Currently I am using the Epson Eco Tank 8550. If you are looking to create stickers yourself, I would suggest using anything from the Eco Tank line. You dont have to go big like I did, but the quality of prints have been really nice.
"Do you draw all of your art?"
- I do a mixture of hand drawn, collabs, purchased art, and art that I’ve curated. There are many artists that I support through use of their art that I have licensed permission to. I also hand draw my own art on Procreate and use Cricut Design Space to manipulate images.
"How do I get on the Design Team"
- Applications will open again in 2024! Make sure you are subscribed to stay up on the latest releases and updates.