When it comes to beautiful calligraphy fonts, sometimes it can be hard to find a style that is exactly what you need for your project, especially without having to spend a lot of money while testing. Today I am going to share my absolute favorite FREE calligraphy and lettering fonts to get your wheels turning […]
Wouldn't you like to wake up each morning, and check your bank account to see some serious cash deposited while you were sleeping? It is not a fairytale, and definitely something anyone can do with passive income! Passive income is something I wish I would have considered when I first started my business. In the […]
When it comes to organizing lettering supplies, one of my favorite alternatives is by using a pegboard. And since I plan to set one up on the wall during my office re-model, I figure it was time to share all the inspiration I gathered for this wall.
How I escalated both my passive income and website traffic thanks to Tailwind and Pinterest, a case study. Today I am going to share the strategies for growing my site traffic, sales in my shops and passive income thanks to Pinterest by automating my pinning using the Tailwind app. It doesn't matter the kind of […]
How to add ombré effect color to the edges of your business cards and extra tips to add the perfect content to them In this post, I am going to share a simple way to add extra flair to your business cards by coloring the edges. I am also sharing a video in case you […]
In this post, I am going to share some of my favorite Online Lettering and Calligraphy classes for beginners and a few for intermediate as well, so I promise you'll find something that will get your attention. Whether you are just catching up with new tools, learning new techniques, or if you are starting from […]
In today's post, we are going to dig deep into the meanings and differences between Calligraphy, Lettering, and Typography, so we can understand where they come from and why it is important to tell them apart. Hand Lettering vs. Calligraphy and typography, what each one of them is and what are the differences.
In this post, I am going to share 15 must-have books for learning hand lettering and calligraphy, getting inspired, and starting to make money with your artwork. I know that starting with lettering and calligraphy can seem super overwhelming, but trust me, this series will take all that pressure off. I will cover all the […]
All of you guys know that I love letters, so creating a stop motion with Goldfish Crackers had me SO excited, well actually, not as excited as my boys were when I told them we were going to make a movie and play with my phone. The reason why they were so extremely excited is that Goldfish crackers are their favorite snack […]
I've been blogging at HowJoyful since 2010 and even though all of these years of blogging do not make me an expert by any means, there are things that I know now, that I wish someone had explained to me way back when I first started. Like, where should I start my blog? So today, I […]
With the holidays approaching faster than we are all ready for, I figured it would be the best time to make a gift guide compilation of not just some of my absolute favorite products, but also the ones I know most creatives would LOVE to receive as presents for this upcoming holiday season!
Looking for last minute Thanksgiving decoration? I got you covered! And… Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a few days away! I know it came out of nowhere! To get you in the mood and help with last-minute decoration, I drew this “So thankful & So blessed” piece =] At first I was going to […]
Today I am finally sharing the second and final part of my home studio tour. Before my blogging break, I shared what my office space looked like, and now is the turn of the sewing-room / craft-space or my girl dungeon -like my husband calls it-. Even though all these pictures are from a couple […]
I know what you are thinking! When was she pregnant again? Baby #3 was exactly a day short of a year difference from #2, so this past year was pretty much a blur! This whole having a newborn while super sick pregnant, chasing a 3 y/old while trying to run a business is a LOT […]
It's crazy to think that I actually wrote this post 2 years ago! (December 2013, Conner was a little over a year and now he's 3 years old!) well, better late than never! so here it goes: Life has been crazy lately and there's no much time to make anything, well other than food for […]
I was super excited when last week I found the perfect wood sign at Joann at 50% discount, it comes with most of the materials to make a wood marquee light box sign. Of course I had to add my own spin to it, and change the letters! I love how it turned out and […]
We are so excited to share with you our new baby boy Collin Matias =] He is 3 weeks old now, so we are still adjusting to the constant sleep deprivation hehe. We so over the moon in love with him and Conner is the best big brother, he is so gentle! We are surprised […]
It's not a surprise to many of you that this blog has been VERY silent for what it seemed like forever!! (Maybe because it was!) Right before our Chile vacations in 2014, I decided to take a little break from blogging, it wasn't really something I planned but it kind of just happened, taking care […]
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