Get my style + expertise on your brand, visuals and business →
ABOUT HIRE ME BLOG CONTACT THE CANVA TEMPLATE SHOP Login

FIVE UNDER FIVE: HOW TO SIMPLIFY GRAPHIC CREATION

Something I hear a lot as a graphic designer? Biz owners feeling super stuck on their graphics + the perpetual question: How do I create amazing looking graphics faster?

I’ll tell you, the last thing I want you to do is feel like you’re going to pull your beautiful DryBar blowout strands out of your head every time you sit down to create a new visual + that’s why today I’m sharing a training that will knock your socks off!

This training will:

  • Save you time.
  • Save you money.
  • And make your brand look bangin’, babe.

IN THIS TRAINING, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to create a “design recipe” by using your brand elements
  • How to repeat that concept for all of your other graphics
  • How to save time + simplify batching graphics for your biz
  • How to create a consistent look + feel with your visuals.

I personally start off by creating one image for my upcoming blog post + then I let that image inspire the rest of my images that I’ll later to use...

Continue Reading...

LABEL IT GOOD: CREATING PRINTABLE LABELS USING CANVA

Any other peeps see themselves as the Fairy Godmother of label making? I will find any excuse to use my label maker, any day, any reason, any time. My husband may think I’m a little cray-cray but girlfriend, you just know mama likes her organization.

...and it’s fun seeing them come to life before your eyes, isn’t it?

Before I was on the visual creation train for boss babes using Canva for curating profitable businesses, I was a home and food stylist. I appreciate an organized home — searching for things in random piles is the bane of my existence and I live for structure and order. But more than that? I like a good flair of style with my organization. It has to have a touch of NS baby! Which is why I started creating my own labels.

 

But what kind of labels can you create using Canva?

Oh, love. All sorts! Canva is your own personal mecca with the ability to make home office labels for magazine holders, address labels, file folder markers, spice...

Continue Reading...

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A VISION BOARD USING CANVA

One of my very favorite designs to create is a vision board. I create one at the start of every year and then make it a point to tweak it each quarter.

Not only is it a fabulous way to give your goals a visual representation, but it’s also a great resource that you can go to when you need an extra dose of motivation or inspiration.

And as a business woman, it allows you to connect to your emotions and create career decisions that light us up from the inside out.

A tip? Include goals that make your heart skip a beat + get your hands clammy. It’s a good thing to aim high — you only have one life, right?!

Ready to create a meaningful piece that will knock your Jack Rogers straight off your feet usin the power of Canva?

Tune-in to this video to see how to create a vision board quicker than you can say “dream come true” or read-up, below.

 

STEP 1: CREATE A PINTEREST BOARD FOR YOUR VISION BOARD

First things first, hop on to your Pinterest and...

Continue Reading...

HOW TO CREATE YOUR WORKSHEETS IN CANVA

Worksheets and workbooks are a great way to educate your audience, give more value and add credibility to your name.

It’s also trendy to use them as content upgrades for more information or in courses or your membership site to help guide your members through a step-by-step process.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORKBOOKS AND WORKSHEETS?

Essentially, they’re the same thing. 

I design my workbooks with a front and back cover. It’s like a mini ebook, but with sections to write down notes and answers if needed. And since I’m putting a lot of work into these, I want my readers to feel that they’re getting a high-quality product from me. A beautifully designed workbook draws your readers in and gets them excited about your work.

Worksheets, on the other hand, get to the point of the subject matter faster and will include branding elements and your name, but it won’t always have the cover page. 

Worksheets are perfect for quick tutorials or...

Continue Reading...

THE EASY WAY TO CREATE ATTENTION GRABBING PRODUCT MOCKUPS

 

Alright, ladies. I’ll let you in on a little snippet of what we’re about to dive into in this training.

We’ll be covering:

  • Where + how to use product mock ups in your business
  • 3 great resources to find on brand mockups your tribe will love
  • Two easy-peasy ways to add an image to your mockup in Canva
  • Bonus tips to create mockups that look real and professional

 

 

And some IRL examples of what you’ll be able to create by the end.

*cue your Boss Babe Anthem playlist*

 

 

A Quick Video Recap:

00:17  What to use product mockups for

01:05  3 resources for mock ups

01:50  The different types of mock ups

02:12  Looking at your tablet or phone for reference

02:41  Stey by Step instructions to add your images to your mockups

04:05  Using a premade/designed image

07:10  Horizontal images and screenshots

 

Some Bonus Goodies For My Loves:

  1. Be sure that the...
Continue Reading...

HOME STYLING TIPS THAT WORK FOR OUR VISUALS TOO

Home is where the heart is, so it’s no surprise that your home affects your energy and creativity... maybe even more than you know.

Just one glance around a home filled with things you love – a gorgeous hand-stitched pillow, a stunning throw, or that one-of-a-kind coffee table – can help fire up your productivity and creativity, while also fostering peaceful and welcoming vibes. 

A well-decorated and well-designed home is about so much more than good looks. Your everyday spaces can boost your energy, lift your mood, and promote your overall happiness, not to mention affect your productivity. And, when your home is well organized, you're pretty much unstoppable (or at least that little bit more able to stop showing up late to brunch or your kid’s soccer practice).

On the other hand, a home where the design is less than stellar, a space that’s just a little short of pulled together, has the opposite effect: it can leave you feeling overwhelmed,...

Continue Reading...

HOW TO CREATE YOUR STYLISH EBOOK TEMPLATE WITH CANVA

Steps to launch a stylish e-book that your ideal clients will love! 


  STEP 1: Pick a topic you're crazy passionate about from your Trello #ideas board. 
  STEP 2: Pour your soul’s secrets into a Google Doc (with the help of many caffeine-fueled late nights).

...STEP 3: Transform it into a beautifully designed and branded, ready-to-download, PDF for your peeps (or not!) 


If you want to create an awesome ebook for your tribe, but don't know where to start – or you’re wondering if it's even possible to whip it up in Canva – you're in the right place.

In this short training video I share 3 easy steps to creating your ebook effortlessly in Canva.


We'll also cover:

  • The first thing you need to do before you get started with your...
Continue Reading...

HOW TO PULL OFF A COHESIVE BRAND WITHOUT BEING A COPYCAT

Standing out online can be challenging. 

We all want our ideal audience to take notice and click on our images, instead of mindlessly scrolling through their feeds. So how can you be more consistent with your visual approach. Is there is a step-by-step process to creating visuals for your business that actually match?

A picture is worth a thousands words, but before you can paint it, you need to know your why. You are connecting with your ideal client on an emotional level with your branding, so this refining (and continual refining) is crucial before you can play matchy-matchy with your images.

If you feel like you have your person and you purpose, in the (gucci) bag, then head on over to Think Creative Collective Blog where I share 5 easy ways to creating a consistent and cohesive brand, without being a copycat.

A brand that’s going to gain you all the right followers, is a skill the TCC girls have totally mastered, and one they pull...

Continue Reading...

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN DESKTOP CALENDAR IN CANVA

Do you love switching up your desktop image?

My personal favorite is a calendar.

It's handy for a quick glance into the week or month ahead. And if it's also visually inspiring it makes all the difference to the start of my day.
Want to learn how I create my own custom desktop calendar in Canva in only a few short minutes?


Watch the short video below to learn how to give your desktop an elegant new makeover at the start of the month. 


 

Continue Reading...

ARE YOU STAYING LEGAL WITH CANVA? 5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

I love how Tamsen reminds me “Every business decision has a legal impact”.

I’ll be honest. For a long time, I saw the legal side of my business, as something I would get to when I had time. As an admin task that would always remain on my running to-do list.

 

But then I read somewhere and noticed for myself that not only is it super important and your job as a business owner to be safe and to do your research, but it also helps you to be seen to be more professional by your ideal clients.

All the Biz Babes that I loved online had their legal shit sorted.
I loved that about them. It made me feel like they were legit. They took the time to get it figured out.

Part of me felt (or was concerned), that being legal in my business, was going to cost me more money (even though I knew it might end up saving me tons more).

ENTER: Tamsen Horton.
Tamsen is my go-to legal expert, mom of two boys, and the best legal teacher I could have asked for.

She just has a way to...

Continue Reading...
Close

50% - Almost there!

Create your Brand Style

The most important training to pull your visual vision together. You'll get a free template + training to help you create your Signature Style.