7 Places to Take Classes Online

7 Places to Take Classes OnlineOne of my favorite things about the internet is the amount of knowledge that’s being shared. You can learn essentially anything you’ve ever dreamed of in the comforts of your own home, all for a more affordable rate than most universities. So grab your sweatpants, computer and a notebook, and learn something new today with any one of these seven places to take classes online:

1. Creativebug— art & craft video classes by expert makers. Can access on desktop or through their mobile app. Membership gets you unlimited viewing of classes and is $9.95/mo with a free two week trial.

2. Coursera— classes from top universities that you can do for fun, specialization, or certification. Learn law, medicine, business, etc from professors at Yale, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and more. Membership is $0 (that’s right, free!).

3. Skillshare— creative classes you can watch on your own time. You can also engage and collaborate with other students in your class. Membership ranges from $0-$10 a month.

4. Treehouse— Video classes that focus on web design, coding, business and more. Practice your skills through quizzes and challenges to earn badges and connect with other students in the class. Membership ranges from $25-$50 a month.

5. Atly— Classes that range from business to food, to photography to language and more. Can upgrade account for instructor feedback to help you improve your skills. Enrollment fee varies by class.

6. Udemy— Largest online learning marketplace with a huge catalog of classes (22,000+) on almost any topic. Can even take courses in different languages. Enrollment fee varies by class.

7. Craftsy— creative classes in knitting, quilting, cooking, arts, and more. You can also shop the supplies and pattern section to get the materials for your classes. Enrollment fee varies by class.

*Have you tried any of these platforms out? Know of any others?

DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: biz card holder, gold leaf kit, sponge brush, tape (optional)

DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

I bought a plain business card holder a while back, and even though it was pink, it still wasn’t completely what I wanted. After seeing Chelsea’s amazing project, I knew I had to add something to it. When in doubt, always make it gold, right?

DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderIf you don’t have the time, but still want to add some gold to your business card holder, try liquid leaf instead. That should only take about 5 minutes + dry time.

DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderTape off your design. The end results won’t be perfect, but the tape is great to use as a guideline. Apply the adhesive and let sit for about 30 minutes. It will change from a milky color to clear when it becomes tacky.

Apply your foil. I used a mix of copper and gold leaf, because it’s what I had on hand; however, I recommend using the larger sheets (verses scraps) if you want a smoother application. Remove the tape before leaf is completely set. Brush off any excess, seal, and let dry completely.

Voilà! You’re now ready to hand out your business cards with confidence!


DIY Gold Foil Business Card HolderYou can also add a bit of gold inside so that it’s visible when go to get your card.

DIY Gold Foil Business Card Holder

PS I’ll be attending Alt Summit next week! If you’re going, I’ll be one of the Alt Reps, so be sure to say hello or stop me if you have any questions :)

Crafty Wonderland, This Weekend!

Crafty Wonderland Show, Portland ORHey Pacific Northwest friends! This weekend I’ll be selling at Crafty Wonderland. It’s going to be my first time selling at a craft fair, so if you have any tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. I’ll also be taking detailed notes so that I can share everything I learned, in case you were thinking about selling your goods at a craft fair as well :)

Okay to the details:

When: Saturday/Sunday, Dec 13th & 14th from 11am-6pm both days

Where: The Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall D; Portland, OR (I’ll be booth #116)

Who: 280 vendors; see full list here

Additional Info: Free admission, goodie bags for the first 150 shoppers each day, and free craft projects hosted by Collage. Woo!

Can’t wait to see you there!


10 Makers to Follow on Instagram

10 Makers to Follow on InstagramI absolutely love Instagram. It’s by far my favorite social media tool, both to use as a brand and a consumer. So today I’m rounding up the makers/shop owners who make my feed that much more enjoyable! If you’re looking for those revealing behind the scene shots, awesome handmade products, and the occasional cat/dog snap, you should follow these ten accounts asap:

10 Makers to Follow on Instagram1. Quill and Fox

10 Makers to Follow on Instagram2. Betsy & Iya Continue reading…