Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have embarked upon a remarkable adventure lately.
For me, anyway.

And that adventure is called "Try to contribute a little income to our home."

I started out looking for graveyard shift positions at The Valmart, because with a Bachelor's Degree that is almost 6 years old and still brand-spankin' new in the package and gathering dust, I'm not qualified for much.

But then a little voice whispered that I should start an Etsy business. I wasn't sure if this voice was crazy. Because I am not fabulously talented like my friend Erin over at Sutton Grace. (seriously. check her out.) I can't sew to save my life. I love to make handmade cards, but really? I'm no better than everyone else, if we're honest.

But I had put together some graphic design for friends recently, and had a fabulous time doing it. So when that little voice became a little more insistent, I thought, "Hm. Maybe I could do a little graphic design. Maybe."

And guess what????

Turns out, people kind of like what I make.
And that makes me feel amazing.

So I guess the point is kind of "Follow Your Bliss". Because I don't have a degree in graphic design. Heck, I don't even have photoshop. I just have Gimp, which is free. And for the first time in 6 years I am contributing, in whatever small way, to my family and society in a way that makes me feel bigger and happier and my life a bit fuller.

Here are a few of my favorites, so far.


  1. becca. stop it! you are very talented! i have actually been meaning to email you to ask you for the link to your shop. i see that you didn't link to it... please do!

    i am proud of you for being brave enough to get out there and open up an etsy shop. something i have been too wimpy to commit too!

    i love the stuff you have done. you have a great eye!

  2. Wanna do some more? Cousin getting married... call me

  3. Yay!!! They are awesome! Please keep posting them from time to time so we can get a glimpse of them.

  4. Yay for finding something that you love and taking a step out into the unknown! You are officially "hired" to do all my future party invites. :)