Make Your Resume Stand Out! Modern Resume Templates

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image2Make your resume stand out with these modern resumes!

If you are in the job market, you know how stressful it is to constantly look for jobs, apply and get no where. There’s some tough competition out there, but to have an outstanding resume can put you ahead of the rest.

The first thing to do when applying for a job, apart from having a solid education, all the necessary skills and all of the right references is to make sure your resume is just as excellent as you believe yourself to be.

You have one shot to make a first impression. Since most applications are done online, you are submitting a digital copy of your resume, cover letter and/or references. Take it upon yourself to have a structured, beautifully designed resume package.

Nowadays a bland resume can get lost among other black and white resumes with no outstanding graphic qualities. Depending on your job search, you may want to have a good looking resume, if you are in politics or law, this may not be the case for you.

Some modern resume design elements can include pictures (depending on the job type), icons, different fonts sizes and types and even color!

Do not be afraid to stand out – your modern resume layout should be able to work in your favor.

Here are some examples:

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Simple Black & White Resume Layout – Perfect to customize.

 

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A Pale Blue Modern Resume Layout – Customize to your liking!
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Pink & Gray Modern Resume Layout – For the modern professional.

If you’ve been wondering why your resume hasn’t stood out from the rest, it may be time for an update! Don’t be afraid to take the chance.

Happy Job Hunting!

Decorate for Christmas like a Pro

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Have you ever wanted your Christmas decor to resemble the spreads in magazines? Well you can with these tips!

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If you would like to step up your Christmas decor this upcoming year, then this is the post for you! There are a few tricks that can make your decor appear to be cohesive and very easy on the eyes.

  1. Have a consistent color palette.
  2. Come up with a theme; rustic, candy canes, snowy white Christmas, etc.
  3. Add sparkle, stick with one color; gold silver or rose gold.
  4. Do not decorate with small items in a large space, your decor will be lost!
  5. Have a center focus among many pieces of decor.
  6. Tidy up your rooms so the decor can be the center of attention.
  7. Always add classic elements; Christmas wreaths, mistletoe, candy canes.
  8. Do not let decor take up entertaining space, it can only end in disaster.
  9. The dinnerware should match the theme you choose for the year.
  10. Take pictures of this years theme to see how you can make it better for next year.

 

Happy Decorating!

DIY Halloween Costumes with Printable Instructions

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Are you deathly excited for Halloween? Here are some costumes that you can make from scratch with just printable instructions + store bought materials.

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The Half Cat Mask – For less than $5, you can download the PDF to print and follow along to make these masks from colored cardboard. This may go great with a monochromatic onesie!il_fullxfull.664927082_42cp.jpgThe 4 Legged Stilt Spirit – This is probably the most complex as far as assembly goes, but it surely won’t be a forgettable costume. For $10, you can print the instructions for this costume and make one to customize as your very own creature.

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Plague Doctor Mask / Bunny Mask – These eerie masks show that you can paint and add any elements to your Halloween costume you would like.

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The Moose Mask – This DIY mask has a striking resemblance to an actual moose!

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The Elephant Mask – This mask has an elaborate trunk that makes it look almost realistic.

Happy Constructing!

5 Unique Office Makeover Essentials

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Thinking of decorating your home or corporate office? Here are some cute finds that’ll make you want to get to work!

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Some unique finds complementary of Etsy! Here are the details:

Robins Egg Blue Wooden Desk Organizer – A rustic desk organizer and/or stationery holder that will add a pop of color to your work area. It can double as makeup storage! It has a lovely antique finish.

Simple Cat Pencil Holder – This lovely piece is made of clay and lead-free glaze. It ships from Australia. This is great for storing pens and pencils and can double as a potted plant holder!

Black Coil Letter Holder – This retro item will give an industrial feel to your office space. It can be used for letters, magazines, papers and more!

Pink Flamingo Pencil Holder – What a fun flamingo design! This piece is great for carrying your favorite pens and pencils and can double as a makeup bag.

3 Drawer Organizer – This last piece is a multi-use addition to the home or office. It can be used in the kitchen for storing spices or in the office to hold all of your stationery necessities.

Happy organizing!

 

Get Smart with Halloween Art!

Looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate for Halloween? These printables have got you covered!


Halloween is fun for many reasons. Kids love it because of the endless amounts of candy. Adults love it because of the parties and creative costumes. Decorating, on the hand, is everyone’s favorite.

I’ve put together some fun and spooky printables that are festive and Halloween appropriate!

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Orange Black Cat Boo Art Printable

Orange Eat Drink & Be Scary

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Purple Happy Haunting Printable Wall Art

Black Crow Happy Halloween Wall Art

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Happy Haunting!

The Ultimate Collection of Procreate Brushes

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Impressed with the iPad Pro and Apple pencil? Get the most use out of it with the Procreate app and some brush add-ons!

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How impressive is the iPad Pro? I have the 12.9″ (which by the way is massive), and I seriously cannot be more impressed by the size of the display is. The apple pencil that retails for $99, may be the best investment for graphic designers, artists and doodlers.

One of the best apps on the iPad Pro, by far, is the Procreate app. You can create illustrations and designs on the go in a fast and simple way. Procreate comes with a standard set of brushes to help you create anything you wish. The best part of this app is that you can modify and recreate any brush you would like. This inspired me to create a collection of brushes that are unique and compatible for illustrators, and calligraphers as well!

Here is what I came up with:

0. MARKY BRUSH PEN This brush imitates a dry brush pen. It is inky and spacious with every varying stroke. This is sure to be a favorite of yours when creating. The name  “Marky Brush Pen” was inspired by the marking texture it gives when writing. Here’s a preview of the brush pen in black:

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1. FLATWATER I came up with this brush to recreate the look of waterbrush pens. This smooth brush transitions from thick to thin, the width of the stroke also varies willingly! When making horizontal strokes, the brush becomes thin and flat, which inspired me to name it “Flatwater.” Here is an example of how it looks:

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2. COOLER The size variation on the cooler brush makes for a smooth movement. The brush got its name from the texture of its stroke. I immediately thought of the texture of pineapples and thought it reminded me of the summer.

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3. FUZZBALL I wanted to go for a fuzzy and dreamy brush style that would be appropriate for drawing and calligraphy. I thought fuzzball would be the best name to choose!

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4. MERRY It seemed appropriate to name this brush “Merry.” I was after a brush that had a double line, a faux calligraphy brush that shortened the time of outlining words. I thought this brush resembled a candy cane when written in white, therefore it was named Merry.

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5. BOUNCY Not only is this “Bouncy” brush great for varying pressure, it maintains a slight difference in opacity, which allows for a soft touch when writing.

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6. 3 IN 1 CHALK PACK This 3 in 1 Chalk Pack is full of fun chalk brushes! Chalk art is very popular in home decor and what better way to get started creating then with chalk brushes. There are 3 in total: Chalk, Chalk Shade, and The Chalk Pen. Chalk is a general brush for lines and drawing graphics, Chalk Shade was made specifically for shading, The Chalk Pen is a pen that was textured to mimic chalk markers that are used for writing on chalkboards for displays.

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Developing these Procreate brushes were an amazing experience – both to make and to work with! See all Procreate brushes here.

Here are some creations I came up with using these brushes:

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Coffee Lovers” – Made with the 3 In 1 Chalk Pack.

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Dream” – Made with Fuzzball.

Happy illustrating!

The States Collection – Progression

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Greetings all! As you may or may not know I’ve been obsessed with chalkboard art and chalkboard lettering on the iPadpro! I really love the entire process of sketching and designing a one of a kind piece with little or no mess from actual chalk!

I’ve always admired other chalk artists and wondered how I can achieve the same look without the hassle. It was my dream to create printables that I can share with other chalkboard fanatics!

Here is a look through of some of my favorite creations from “The States Collection.”

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1 – I start off with lettering first, a simple white outline of the words I’m using and arrange them to how I want them to look. I vary the font styles to give the piece a more interesting look.

2 – I add color on top of the wording. In the layers icon, I add a layer above the white lettering and brush over some color and erase.

3 – Kill empty space! If there are any gaps around your lettering I think it’s best to add some floral elements or squiggles to fill up the empty space and keep the art piece look full and orderly.

4 – I “merge down” all layers under the layer icon and center the lettering and elements within the top of the artboard.


For these state printables, I try to incorporate some elements that are unique to each state, here I’ve added the Georgia state outline in a peach color, and their state flower – the Cherokee rose.

5 – After I’ve finished my design I clean up the background. I add a black chalk behind all elements and lettering and change the opacity. I do this by selecting the layer and taping it with two fingers. Then swipe left to make the layer lighter.

When this is complete you have yourself a new printable!

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Here are some other printables in The State Collection:


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Thanks for stopping by!

5 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You Everyday

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Your outlook on life shapes your daily experiences and how people perceive you. It is important to maintain a positive outlook when tackling your daily duties whether you are at home, working or in school all day. If you keep in mind these following quotes, you will be ready uplift yourself and others around you.

5. Do All Things With Kindness

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If you are kind and attentive it will show and others around you will be tempted to act the same way.

4. Life Is A Beautiful Ride

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No matter how hard things get remember that everything happens for a reason and normal is boring. Expect the unexpected.

3. No Rain No Flowers

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You know yourself better than anyone else. Be true to yourself.

2. Do Not Let The Behavior of Others Destroy Your Inner Peace

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Stated by the Dalai Lama himself, he could not be more right. Keep a strong mind and body and be resilient to negative pressures.

1. If You Only Knew How Much Was In Your Favor

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Yes! You got this. Remember to be hopeful and understand that working towards what you want will eventually pay off.

If you would like to see more Inspirational Quotes, visit our Etsy.

Get Ready for Summer with Fun Printables!

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Enjoy your summer this year with some fun printables! Here are a few just to start you off. This summer collection of mine was inspired by the color teal from ocean waves, textured shells and that crazy seaweed that always gets tangled on our feet!

 

Each hand made printable is $5. I hope you enjoy every one of these special summer designs that were crafted with love!

 

5. Seashell Wall Art, $5

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A trio of colored watercolor seashells wrapped in green and coral seaweed.

4. Seas the Day Quote, $5

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Seas the Day! Blue and tan sea colors with green seaweed and textured watercolor seashells.

3. We Dream in Colors Borrowed From the Sea Quote, $5

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We dream in colors borrowed from the sea, watercolor blue background with textured shells and coral/green seaweed.

2. Seashell Trio Set, $14

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A trio of gorgeous watercolor textured seashells, perfect for a guest bedroom, bathroom, or hallway.

1. Teal Seashell Trio Set, $14

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Teal/blue trio of seashells, with a minimalist silhouette.

If you would like to see more printable summer wall art, click here!

For more year-round printables, click here.

Thanks for visiting!