Creative Life

This sub-blog is all about living a creative life. Topics include art, planners, home, life, interior design, and family.

The Missing Introduction Post: Who is N. Elizabeth?

Sept. 22, 2019, 10:39 a.m.



It's a pleasure to finally meet you!

When I started my blog back in 2016, I spent a lot of time wondering what to write for my first post. For a lot of bloggers, the first post is an introduction, letting readers know who they are, a little about themselves, and the type of content to expect. I found this way too intimidating, not to mention unnecessary, so I decided to skip it all together and simply began posting helpful content.

Almost 4 years later, 6000+ subscribers to my YouTube channel, and 100+ unique users per day on ...

The NEW Best Free Photoshop Alternative for Beginners

July 22, 2019, 12:56 p.m.


Adobe Photoshop is arguably one of the best programs for artists, designers, and photographers to have in their collection. The capabilities of the program are mind-boggling; it has features for everything from digital painting, to template creation, to photo manipulation. Although there is a bit of a learning curve for beginners, once familiar the program becomes intuitive to use.

I have been using Photoshop regularly since the middle of highschool, around 10 years ago. (Anyone starting to feel old?) ...and while I don't consider myself an *expert*, I do consider myself highly experienced in the software and qualified in ...

6 of the Best Websites for Planner Sticker Clipart

July 9, 2019, 6:42 a.m.


Most of my subscribers on this website and YouTube channel are interested in learning how to make planner stickers to sell on Etsy. I covered the topic in great detail in my previous blog series; however one of the main questions I still receive is where exactly shop owners should go to find clipart and graphics for sticker kits.

In a previous article, I explained the different types of places that you can go to get images for your designs. However, in this article, I am going to share 6 websites that I find to be excellent resources for finding ...

How I Accidentally Fell in Love with Cloth Diapers

June 23, 2019, 6:07 a.m.


Before our little one was born (in fact, before I was even pregnant), I loved researching all things baby related. Mostly because I like being prepared, but even more-so because I like learning new things. Baby land was something I had no experience with whatsoever, which meant every aspect of babyhood was an uncharted territory, often brimming with cute things... and I found it fascinating.

Even when it came to diapers.

Believe me, I was eye-ing up those cute Honest Company printed diapers and stocking up on everything from little scented baggies to help conceal particularly stinky messes to flushable ...

Self-Reflection Activities for your 2019 Bullet Journal

Dec. 30, 2018, 5:13 p.m.


As the New Year approaches, you may be thinking about your resolutions for 2019. Planning to hit the gym more often or only eat organic food? Before you set goals for the next twelve months, it can be helpful to reflect on the year you’ve had so far. Especially if you didn’t stick to your resolutions last year, introspection can help you determine why you may not have been able to accomplish your goals.

That's why I will be dedicating several pages in my new 2019 bullet journal for these self-reflection questions and activities from Shari’s Berries! These ...

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My name is Nicole and I am a software developer, artist, and mother. I create things to help you get organized and stay inspired.

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