Design Inspo: Canva & Stencil

Hey y’all! One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time is mess around with making fun graphics. I wanted to share with you guys a couple of websites that I use.

Canva is free and super simple to use. I have created Pinterest graphics, blog headers, and collages with it. I love messing around with it. There’s lots of options. However, many pictures you may want to use do cost $1, but for the most part you can get very creative without spending any money.

These are a couple of the things I have created with canva so far.

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Side note: If you haven’t watched 24 (hence the Jack Bauer quotes) you should definitely check it out!!! 🙂


Stencil* is another website, similar to Canva, but with more graphics and definitely geared towards social media. So if that’s your interest, I’d definitely go with Stencil. You can get a free account and create 10 images per month or you can pay monthly and have access to hundreds of thousands of free images and storage and lots of cool features. It’s very easy to use and more intuitive than Canva.

A graphic for my blog that I made.

So…with that being said, have you guys ever tried these websites? Let me know! I’d also love to see any of your creations, so feel free to share. ❤

 

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The 3 Areas of Business

My assignment was to write about how the three areas of business relate to a business in my town. I am instead going to write about how the three areas apply to my own business.

For all of you out there who may not know what my business is, I make jewelry and sell it. I have been making jewelry since I was eight, but never really got to sell it because what I called pretty back then was not exactly someone else’s version of “pretty.” Anyway, about six months ago, I started a website for selling my jewelry and I would also sell at my local farmer’s market. It has been going fairly well, but I need to expand. I am working on getting my jewelry into stores and doing more online marketing. So, this is my website, www.myriamswesternjewelry.com, and I also have Pinterest (please, follow and share!), www.pinterest.com/mtgirl16.

Well, now back to the business at hand.  Continue reading