Category Archives: Blogging

materially crafted – the book cover!

Ahhh… EEK… you guys, it’s so close! The book I’ve been working on for the past year-ish is finally off to print. Here is the cover!!! There is so much about writing a book that I...

materially crafted – the book!

While driving through our neighborhood last week I saw something very cool on the side of the road. While I was busy ohhing and ahhing, my son spoke up and said, “Mom, let’s look in one...

how to take bright photos – anywhere

Having photos to remember trips by is one of my favorite things about traveling. I like to think of them as mini souvenirs we collect along the way. Whether I am snapping shots of the kids...

5 tips for starting a business at home

Last month A Subtle Revlery celebrated its 4 year blog anniversary. Its been just over four years of crafts, food, posts and fun on this site daily. Whew! We’ve come so far in 4 years and...

brilliantly free floral fonts

I am thrilled we are almost to spring. The season just gorgeous! I love seeing the textures and colors burst onto our clothing, projects, and nature itself this time of year. It seems appropriate that our...

the best apps for revelry

I thank technology everyday for making it easier to put on parties! Want to organize a seating chart for 300? Need to know how much wine to buy for your dinner party of 8? There is...

festive screensavers & media sabbaths

Taking time offline each week to rest and revive my mind from constant media is a practice that’s really important for me. It reminds me of what I value most and allows my brain to reset,...

25 international fonts

Last year we shared a collection of favorite romantic fonts. This year I was thinking, what could be sweeter than saying “I like really you” in script? Then it hit me, of course… Say it in...

celebrating awesomeness

I did not plan to write this post. I have big intentions of starting back up the blogging series next year, but this post could not wait. This week, I was exhausted from the month of...

25 free christmas card fonts

Whether you’re a long winded, year update, note writer, or a more simple “merry everything” sender – this time of year is the season for corresponding the old-fashioned way (which I just love!). Add a selection...

25 more great fonts for parties

It’s that time of year again, when the weather cools down and I start dreaming of all the holiday projects to come. It is my favorite season of the year – parties to throw, cards to...

upstart – the new business blogging site

I am so excited to announce the launch of Upstart Blogging, our new business blogging site today! After a full year of teaching the Business of Blogging Class and enjoying hundreds of consultations with many of...

25 tips for taking low-light evening photos

With the sun setting earlier each night our evenings are getting longer and longer. Hooray for bonfires and cider drinking! However, capturing those awesome moments of fall can be tricky without the wonderful summer sun. It’s...

25 crafting apps you definitely need

Apps make every part of our lives easier. These 25 crafting apps are the perfect craft assistants you can use to help create any project for home, parties, or everyday life. Each one is simple to...

25 crazy creative fonts

Something about the transition to Fall makes my mind run at a super speed for creativity. I’m not sure whether it’s the impending holiday season, the cooler air (which is finally allowing me to breathe), or...

trust your gut

Most of my business decisions I make with my gut (that and my crazy 2 am crafting dreams). It is one of the pure joys of running the show around here. Something seems right and I...

25 free colorful fonts

Since it is getting warmer and brighter this time of year, it’s the perfect time of to add a dose of color to everything in life – including the fonts we use! Here is a free selection of 25 favorite...

18 Blogging Tips

Today marks one year since we launched the Business of Blogging course! It has been such a joy teaching in the class monthly – I just love helping people turn their passion into a business. To...

25 Free Handwritten Fonts

I’ve been inspired to write more letters lately. To tell everyone how great they are, and connect on a more regular basis with friends. No matter how busy we get, nothing beats a personal connection. Continuing the...

April Class Registration is Open!

I have been having such fun walking through the complete HOW-TO process for starting and running a successful blog with many of you. One of the gals in January’s class said, “How would someone ever know...

5 great blogging plugins

We have recently begun the process of redesigning this site. I can’t wait to show you the new site and all the pretty new features later next month. Pinching myself now- EEK! Up to this point...

Blogging conferences, year-by-year

Happy weekend! As I continue to process everything from the Alt Summit this past week, I am realizing the biggest factor to having success at a blogging conference is to know why you are there. This year marked...

How to craft for a living

I spoke on a panel at Alt Summit last week about freelance, and being a contributor for websites. The room was packed – it’s fun to see how many people are interested in freelancing online. Freelance craft...