Libby Johnston from LuxCups Creatives – Taco About It Tuesday

Libby Johnston of Austin based enamel pin company LuxCups Creative As the LuxCups Creative slogan goes – so cute it hurts.  Pins, patches, luggage tags and more – this Austin based husband and wife team are killing it with their quirky accessories.  Enamel pins are having a moment so I am super excited that Libby Johnston is here to Taco About it Tuesday.

Amy Doggett From Kitty Witty Paper Craft – Taco About It Tuesday

Amy Dogget of Kitty Witty Paper Crafts Ya’ll I have a bit of an Instagram crush on Amy Doggett from Kitty Witty Paper Craft.  If you love all things junk journal, vintage ephemera and kitsch – you will too.  Amy has an Etsy store full of fun journals to buy and curated collectibles for you to add to add to your own journals.  

Branding Your Creative Business With Stickers

shakers with stickers inside You guys know how much I love talking about the business of being creative and the creativity behind running a business.  One of the most important things you can do for any business is focus on your branding right from the start.  

Shelly Kim Talks Hand Lettering Your Way Into a Business – Creative Queso Episode #28

Shelly Kim hand lettering artist and guest on the Creative Queso podcast Shelly Kim of Letters by Shells got her start as many of us do working on a side hustle passion while balancing a day job.  Shelly’s adventure began because she wanted to decorate her cubicle with positive affirmations.  Almost 300,000 Instagram followers and a new book called Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy later, it’s safe to say she is doing something more than just lettering right Listen in to my entire conversation with Shelly Kim on the Creative Queso Podcast Episode #28 on iTunes Stitcher Spotify Letters by Shells Lettering is definitely having a moment in the handmade space and Shelly Kim is the perfect person to talk to about how to make it into a full time career.  

Ashland Viscosi and the Ins and Outs of Event Planning – Creative Queso Episode #27

Ashland Viscosi of Creatives Meet Business Ashland Viscosi knows A LOT about event planning.  Not only does she work on events for the Austin Film Festival and the ATX Television Festival she also puts on her own event – the Creatives Meet Business Experience.  Putting on the perfect event whether that be a pop-up, book signing or your own interactive experience comes with a specific set of nuances.  

Mark Laferney of Slumbering Alligator – Taco About It Tuesday

Mark Laferney of Slumbering Alligator Mark Laferney is a fellow holiday decorating connoisseur and that is where I first fell in love with his company Slumbering Alligator.  When he is not making elaborate art installations for Chicago hotspots or creating content for craft companies like Plaid you can find him doing things like being a DIY star finalist for Hallmark channels Home and Family.