Social Media Marketing Made Easy

I'm thrilled to share this guest post by my friend Brie Beeks who is an expert in social media marketing. I hope you find her info as awesome as I do! Here she is...

Hello, everyone at! My name is Brie and I’m the gal behind I specialize in business strategy and social media marketing. Thank you so much for having me! I can’t wait to unload all of my secrets on how to automate your social media marketing so that you can focus on your business.

How do I resize my mockup for Etsy?

There are a few quick steps you’ll need to take to prepare your listing image for it’s eventual home – in this case, your Etsy shop. Once you get a lovely mockup purchased and downloaded and all set up (it’s like decorating a dollhouse – so fun!), then you need to think about saving the image to the correct size for where you’re going to use it. If it’s going on Instagram, it’s a square, and on Pinterest, probably a tall skinny image, but for Etsy there are some basic dimensions to keep in mind.

How to make a textured printable in Photoshop

I have always loved the look of weathered signs, aged furniture, and roughed up edges. Whenever I craft with paper, I always have sandpaper on hand so I can add texture around the edges and corners of my final piece. The design world of late has been all about flat design with solid colors and no texture, and that’s great for web display but I miss the tactile look that textures provide!

So I’d like to share my method for adding texture to a printable (or really any design) in Photoshop.

Compound paths in Silhouette Studio

Today’s tutorial is all about “compound paths”. This is a fancy design term that is used in Silhouette Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, and dozens more programs, but most people haven’t heard of it. Basically what it is, is a way to take a shape or a letter and not have the middle be filled in. You might run into this when trying to cut a word that includes a letter that is hollow like a “D” or “O” (as opposed to a “T” or “S” for example that have no holes). You go in to weld it and the middle fills in. So frustrating! The trick there is...