How To DIY Your Own Chalkboard For Lettering!

How To DIY Your Own Chalkboard For Lettering!

Chalkboard Chique is one of those business stories that started out as a simple DIY project.   When Rachelle Tessier was planning her wedding she knew she wanted to incorporate something crafty on her big day. So, with the help of her dad, she made chalkboards for...
Authenticity, Collaborations & Public F-Bombs

Authenticity, Collaborations & Public F-Bombs

“Authenticity” is a word that has been thrown around a lot these days. And sure, striving to be your most authentic self is wonderful, but what does it look like if you own your own business? Some might suggest that in order to be taken seriously and perceived as a...
How To Paint a Colour Chart with 3 Colours

How To Paint a Colour Chart with 3 Colours

I was so excited when Emma Witte of Black Chalk Collective, who just so happens to be my VERY FIRST live interviewee agreed to come back on The Happy Ever Crafters Facebook group for a live watercolour lesson. The first time Emma came around, she showed us how to turn...
How To Find Your Personal Calligra-style

How To Find Your Personal Calligra-style

One of my most asked questions is “how can I find my own style?”.   So I brought in Jodi Tellier the artist and calligrapher of Someday Art Co. and the brains behind the Find Your Calligraphy Style Masterclass to help us out. (And trust me, with just a quick look at...
Behind-The-Scenes of a Successful Greeting Card Company

Behind-The-Scenes of a Successful Greeting Card Company

With a tagline like ‘not yo’ grandma’s greeting cards’, you just KNOW that Anita Bezanson will be just as awesome (and hilarious) as her greeting card and gift company, Rhubarb Paper Co.   Anita is a (Canadian) East-Coaster who, from a young age, loved all things...
Panic-Free Pricing: How To Price Your Work

Panic-Free Pricing: How To Price Your Work

You might have noticed a theme lately, of me talking about PRICING YOUR WORK…there’s a reason for it! Pricing your work and services can be a scary thing when you’re starting out and it can take years of experience to feel confident in your pricing. Joanne...