Monday, July 29, 2013

Alt San Francisco - Recap

Alt Summit San Francisco Recap
I had grand plans of sharing all my notes from Alt San Francisco (I’m a really thorough note taker!) only to discover that the file I thought I had saved went missing.  Such is life right?   Since that’s no longer an option, I’ll leave you with this:

My favorite quotes from the speakers of Alt – Thank goodness I tweeted these!

"The entrepreneur doesn't care what others think; reach for that quiet 'F-you' place when you need it" - Mariam, Co-Founder/CEO, Minted

“You will go through hardship like every person does building a business; remember this: The journey is the reward.” - Mike, Founder, Flipboard

“Know this: When creating content, nothing is original. Accept it, get over it. See your own strengths and make it your own.” – Rena Tom

Alt 2013 Recap: HERE
Alt 2012 Recap: HERE

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Elephant Print Bag


Sometimes a DIY is a personal challenge for myself - in this case: How can I come up with a way to make my own stencil?free elephant stencil
I had a blank canvas bag that I wanted to spruce up and for a few weeks I kept my eyes out for cute stencil but couldn’t find anything I liked.  What’s a girl to do?  Come up with one of my own of course!  I hand drew this elephant then got to work figuring out how to turn it into a stencil.
elephant print DIY bag
Material: Elephant stencil, painters tape, scissors, paint, paintbrush, canvas bag
 photo 1e485fb9-b6f7-414e-a320-cd5e7ac7f445.jpg How To:
- Download the elephant stencil HERE
- Tape the lines of the elephant
- Cut the center of the elephant out
- Remove the painters take, piece by piece and place it onto the bag in the original shape
- Paint, let it dry and enjoy!

Tip – Lay flat paper inside the bag so the paint doesn’t bleed through