Hi, I'm Shawnna

I create super cute clip art graphics for women bloggers, crafters and biz owners, providing a fun girly style for your brand or products, with a design-it-yourself approach for easy access and affordability.

When I'm not designing I'll be out walking the dogs, binging on Netflix or curled up with a good book.

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Join Group Pinterest Boards

Join Pinterest group boards for bloggers, crafters and Etsy shops, Lovelytocu

According to every Pinterest marketing expert, joining a group board is one key way to promote your pins, get seen and grow your reach. So I'm starting my own!

I would love for you to join me to grow our Pinterest audiences together.

And what a great way to get to know you, my followers, that much better! I'm excited to see what you blog about, create or have an interest in.

Choose from any of the three available boards below.  Yes, they're new, but I plan to develop these and promote vigorously to help both you and me succeed on Pinterest.

LOVE TO BLOG: a group board for bloggers who have something to say... an opinion, a tutorial or the sharing of wisdom, whatever you blog about share it here!

LOVE TO MAKE: if you are crafty and love sharing your ideas and creations through tutorial or inspiration then post about it here. This group board is all about hands on making!

ETSY GIFT GUIDE: do you sell your own hand made items? or maybe you're an awesome curator promoting the work of close friends and colleagues.  This board is all about what to buy on Etsy throughout the seasons!

To join in make sure you follow me or the boards on Pinterest and then get in touch to be added. Post a comment or contact me direct, either way make sure I have a way to find and identify you on Pinterest and I'll add you to the boards of choice.

happy creating!

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E-courses for Bloggers

Learn to blog like a pro, 12 e-courses recommended for bloggers from Lovelytocu

Taking your blog from beginner to advanced while creating an income from your efforts may require you to wear many different hats. Possibly a few you've never worn before.

Learning new skills or becoming an expert at anything is usually a life-long process, so if you're feeling a little overwhelmed in your blogging journey then you're in good company... I totally feel your pain!

I have to admit, I'm a super big fan of self-learning. It takes a bit of discipline but being able to learn at your own pace from home (or the beach) is my favorite way to be an eternal student.

That's why I've put together this list, my own top 12 choices of e-courses recommended for bloggers or small biz owners.

Even better is that as I write this list there is a sale over at Udemy for $10 pr course. If you miss out on it though just keep your courses bookmarked as they have sales all the time!

Here's my top 12 list of courses (in no particular order) perfect for aspiring bloggers:

1.  Wordpress for Beginners - Master Wordpress Quickly

2.  Graphic Design Masterclass: Learn Graphic Design in Projects

3.  Canva Graphics Design for Entrepreneurs - Design 11 Projects

4.  Get 1000 Visitors to Your Blog Using on Page SEO

5.  Blogging Bundle: Start a Blog + Optimize It + Monetize It

6.  Wordpress Easy Step by Step: From Beginner to Intermediate

7.  Build Your Brand: Blogging, SEO, Social Media & Relationships

8.  Blog Traffic Tactics: Create A Huge Following in 9 Steps

9.  Social Media Marketing 2017 - Complete Certificate Course

10. Master Planning: Plan Your Day, Week, Month, Quarter & Year

11. Branding: How to Brand Yourself and Your Business

12. Affiliate Marketing Mastery 2017 - How to Create Profit Fast


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Vistaprint Custom Labels

Creating custom labels with Vistaprint with templates from Lovelytocu

Creating professional looking business stationery as a small independent business or hobbyist really couldn't be easier or more affordable these days.

Today I'm showing you how to use my pre-made return address label designs in Vistaprint. There are many other services or home printing options that you could also use... this service just happens to be what I personally use for my own printed stationery as they offer great prices, excellent quality and really good customer service.  And no, they are not paying me to say that!

Off we go...

Return Address Labels

1. Go to the Vistaprint site for your region. I'm in Canada so for me the web address is vistaprint.ca.

2. Once there, if you already have an account login or create a new account if you don't. Your design will be saved in your account for re-ordering.

3. When you're ready, from the home page, click on Invitations and Stationery and then from the drop down menu select Return Address Labels.

3. You'll now be on a page that gives you pricing in your currency and an option to upload your own design. Click here to begin.

4. Next, upload your pre-made address label background.

5. Once your background is in place look for the 'Text' button in the top left corner. Click this and then 'Add New Text Field'.  A text box will appear on your label which you can re-position as needed.

6. Add your own text, one line at a time until finished, using the text edit options for your desired font, font color, size etc. Make sure your text is well within the dotted lines. When done click the blue 'Next' button.

7. You should now see a preview of your label.  If you are happy with it approve your design. Once you click to continue you will select the quantity of labels you want to purchase and continue to checkout. It's as easy as that!

Have questions? Post them below and I'll be happy to answer!


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