Printable Calendar: July 2019

July 1, 2019

Tiffbits July 2019 Printable Calendar

Tiffbits July 2019 Printable Calendar

Get ready for the summer! Here’s a printable calendar to kickstart July ūüôā

Will be releasing one for every month for the rest of 2019, free for you to use! Please be nice and remember these are for personal use, only. Do not redistribute, sell, or modify. This calendar design is drawn by me and copyright. Enjoy!

Download: Tiffbits July 2019 Calendar

How to Print: Scale to fit a letter size (8.5 x 11″) sheet of paper or scale down to half its size and trim to fit inside any of your notebooks or planners!

A Short Video Montage

June 13, 2018

On a quick trip to visit family in Tangra (Kolkata, India) last year I decided I wanted to try filming a little of my trip (my 2nd time going). It was my first attempt at using my DSLR and shooting video using manual focus (fun and also difficult!). But after getting home and rewatching all of the clips I felt nothing made sense together, so I forgot about it. Today, over a year later, I decided to try to make it work. Sort of as a challenge to myself and I also just didn’t want to waste the footage I took (even if a lot of it was out of focus).

Well, here’s what I came up with.¬†Shot on my Nikon DSLR 5100.

I’m also thinking of getting together photos I took from my first trip just to have on this blog. I posted a bunch on my¬†tumblr, but I never update it anymore. We’ll see!

Tips: Artist Tools for a Stationery Business

May 26, 2018

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I thought I’d share the tools I use to create a product¬†from start to finish (specifically greeting cards and paper products for my stationery shop)! From when I first start sketching out ideas to more final drawings, to bringing it onto my computer, and ultimately into a tangible product.¬†Things¬†like¬†the hardware (printers, scanners), software, pencils, artist pens, paper, and production supplies (different paper cutters) I use on a daily basis!

Full list and break down after the jump!

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Current Five Favorite Books on Work and Life

January 6, 2017

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Books on work and life

Not in any particular order, here’s my top 5 books I read within the last year or two that has made me better at evaluating my actions (why I do something, why¬†I react a certain way, and so forth) and how I can continually work to be better for myself and in turn for my family and friends. Each book¬†touches on something different¬†– job, personality, choices, the world we live in, and¬†our¬†daily lives.

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Tips: How to Ship Greeting Cards with USPS First Class Mail

October 10, 2016

mailbox photo by: https://unsplash.com/@alex19perz

mailbox photo by: https://unsplash.com/@alex19perz

When I first started my Etsy shop I was always¬†confused about shipping, so I thought I’d talk a bit on my experience shipping greeting cards and flat, paper products (stickers, small prints, gift tags, misc stationery)¬†for beginners or anyone else who’s interested!

Here’s a quick recap of what I’ll be talking about:

  1. Shipping¬†First Class Letter¬†vs. First Class Package, what’s the difference?¬†I break down my thoughts (the pros and cons) on using both.
  2. What¬†I use: I’ve included links to all the¬†tools and products I use¬†when shipping and¬†where¬†you can¬†save on costs when starting out.

USPS First Class Shipping Methods

I personally ship all of my greeting cards and notebooks¬†First Class Package. I also know a few people who have no problem shipping greeting cards First Class Letter. I talk about some of the differences below. Keep in mind everyone’s preference and circumstance is different and I encourage you to use the¬†method that works for you!

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End of summer recap

September 27, 2016

Some life updates:

  1. Summer 2016 is officially over. It was a good one.
  2. I reopened my Etsy shop¬†earlier this year and now one of my cards is currently sold in stores & online at¬†Urban Outfitters. I’m still not sure how this happened and what I did to deserve such luck.
  3. I’m¬†back to freelancing (aka “what am I doing with my life” phase).
  4. I took a family trip¬†to visit my mom’s family¬†in India (Tangra, a small village in Kolkata, is where both my parents grew up) and I won’t ever forget it.
  5. I traveled the most this year. California, South Carolina, and a 14+ hour flight to India (with 5+ hour layovers sleeping in the Dubai airport).
  6. I eat breakfast every morning. A huge change for me.
  7. I make time to exercise for an hour at least two times a week (and have been keeping it up for the past 7 months).
  8. I failed to keep up writing on Medium and updating my Tumblr with photos (which is why I am here again re-evaluating what I’d like to turn this into).
  9. I’m trying to stop comparing my path to everyone else’s because it makes me feel alone and lost.
  10. Current life motto: Fake it ’til you make it.


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