Guys. I’m kinda obsessed with today’s freebie. And I’ve had a bit of a an epiphany too. It’s been a crazy week with frozen pipes, no power and the hub’s busting his knee last night. But while I escaped to a coffee shop one day and was reading some bloggy articles, I came across Big Cartel. It’s a site that offers artists of all kinds a place to host their own shopping cart. I browsed around for a little and immediately set up an account.
For those of you who are new around here, I’m a graphic designer but was laid off from my job last year. I’ve been freelancing and blogging ever since but have struggled to find new employment. Big Cartel was just what I needed. If you can’t find your dream job, create it. Right?
The feeling I get from creating the stuff I love, like gift tags and drink accessories, makes me realize that this is what I’m meant to be doing. I get giddy inside looking at a recently created design and love exploring new fonts and color palettes. And when what you do makes you smile as big as I did the other night, you just can’t ignore it.
I know this will be a long journey to get where I want to be (pretty sure my shop has had like 3 visitors since I opened it and I’m still working on filling it up) but I’m excited and ready for the challenge. The furniture transformations won’t stop either and hopefully one day I can combine both these loves and open my own store.
Ok, now we can get back to today’s freebie 🙂 These little tags are perfect for Valentines Day and each one comes in 3 different colors.
Print them out here and enjoy!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! XO
Thank you! 🙂
These tags are adorable!! pinned!!
Thank you so much!!
These are gorgeous! Love the design!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
Hi Bre, I stopped over from the Motivational Monday link party and I just adore your printable labels. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Stephanie! So glad you stopped by 🙂
Brie @ like-the-cheese.com
How flip’n fabulous! Love em! Pinning these right up!
Thanks Brie!! Glad you like them!
Carmia @ Clementine Creative
These are just gorgeous! I love the gold effect. Best of luck with your new shop! I completely agree with you. There’s no other thing I would rather do than something that makes me happy everyday 🙂
Thank you so much Carmia! I’m really excited about it!
So pretty girl! I love them! Pinned!
Thank you so much, Rebecca!
I’ve not heard of Big Cartel, how do I find your shop? Is there a web address/link?
Hi Jules! I linked to in the post but you can see it here: http://brepurposed.bigcartel.com
Hannah @ Eating with Alice
Hi Bre! I love hearing stories like yours – I struggled to find work for a few months last year and ended up taking a job that doesn’t make me happy. My sister and I share a blog, and creating content for it makes us so happy. We wish we could make a living doing what we love, but it can be hard! So it’s great to hear of someone taking steps to make their dream a reality. Your store is awesome!
Thank you so much Hannah! I appreciate you sharing your story. It’s definitely a struggle for a lot of people to work a job that doesn’t bring them joy. I know that if it’s what you want to do, you and your sister will be successful! Stay positive and keep doing what you’re doing!
Alexis @ Persia Lou
So cute! And congrats on the new shop! I’m going to check it out now.
Thank you so much Alexis!!
Amy @ Homey Oh My!
Bre I looooove theeeeeese. I absolutely agree this is what you’re meant to be doing. I’m right there with you on the job struggle. Sometimes you gotta just create your own way and if it brings you that much joy, it’s more than worth it <3 Congrats again for taking the leap with Big Cartel!
Aw thanks Amy! I appreciate your kind words and support. I know this is going to be a lot of work but I’m so excited and can’t wait to see where it takes me! XO
These tags are beautiful! And congrats on your new shop, I wish you all the best! I’ve checked it out and I love all your stuff, amazing! I’ve shared your freebie on my Five on Friday post today. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much Emily! Hope you had a wonderful weekend 🙂
Bethany at The Southern Couture
I hate to hear that you have been dealing with so much stuff lately especially after having such a wonderful vacation. I am praying that things will be better for your family. Thanks for the printable tags too. They are so cute as usual.
Thank you so much for the kind words Bethany! I really appreciate it 🙂 Things are starting to look up!