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Style + Scripture = Maker + Ink

Mommy-brain is a real thing.

I used to be really sharp, I promise. Four kids later and let’s just say sharpness is not my strong-suit. I lose track of my phone, I can’t remember what time school starts (even though it starts at the same time every single day) and if I don’t text back immediately, you can pretty much guarantee it has slipped my mind.

I forget little things every day.

Which reminds me that I forget big things, too. Things like my anniversary (for real). Having a grateful attitude. Remembering who God is and what that means for my everyday life.

Right at the beginning of the Bible, Moses commands the people of Israel to love God with all their hearts and minds and strength and to not forget!

I love how the Voice translation says it:

“Make the things I’m commanding you today part of who you are. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re sitting together in your home and when you’re walking together down the road. Make them the last thing you talk about before you go to bed and the first thing you talk about the next morning. Do whatever it takes to remember them: tie a reminder on your hand and bind a reminder on your forehead where you’ll see it all the time, such as on the doorpost where you cross the threshold or on the city gate.” – Deut. 6:6-9

God is so good to us. He is faithful, loving, just, gentle, kind and we are simply asked to receive, celebrate and remember.  Moses suggests writing the promises on our doorframes and on our gates; I would say displaying an art print in your home could be the modern-day equivalent.

Several years ago Ryan asked me to create a print with a verse he wanted to remember. Those were the days when the options for scripture art were very limited. Nothing was quite right for our style of decorating, so I created that first print. That print led to several more. Eventually it occurred to us that other families might enjoy having modern scripture prints in their homes too, to make it easier to remember God’s promises in a stylish way. We’ve been offering them ever since.

Over the past 6 years, the scripture art industry has exploded. There are so many gorgeous/modern/stylish options for faith-based art work which we’re truly excited about. I love having so many options when looking for just the right print for our home or a special gift.

The biggest problem now is not in the availability of a cute print, but in finding it! Search for ‘scripture print’ on google and you’ll find hundreds of websites, but never a single marketplace with the style of art we are drawn to.

And so, Ryan and I did what we do and created our own.

Introducing Maker + Ink:

Maker + Ink art print shop

Maker + Ink is an online marketplace for stylish art that declares God’s truth.

Instead of clicking from website to website in search of the perfect scripture print, you’ll find a carefully selected assortment of designs all in one place. We are excited to offer art prints created by a variety of independent designers, each with her own unique style.

And you know those prints that I opened my first art print shop with? They have now been updated. I just love how they turned out.


To celebrate the opening of Maker + Ink, everything is Buy One Get One Free now through Monday.

thanksgiving sale buy one get one free at Maker + Ink

No need to enter a discount code – its all done for you in the fancy new shop. Simply add your favorite prints and the discount will be applied automatically.

And you’ll get free shipping with any purchase of $30 or more.

Don’t forget to grab one of our favorite Christmas prints while you’re there!

Shop Christmas Prints on Maker + Ink

Let’s fill our minds (and homes) with beauty and truth in the hope that by being reminded of His truth, our hearts and lives will be transformed by grace.

I’d love for you to come by to check out the new shop, grab a few Christmas gifts and let us know what you think!

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P.S. We’re excited to continue to grow the marketplace! If you are an artist and would like to partner with Maker + Ink, contact our team here.

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Black and White Dish Towels Are In The Shop (but they’ll sell out quickly!)


Last month I had the great idea to sell a few extra black and white striped dishtowels I found.

I think they sold out within 30 seconds. And then hundreds more were preordered.  It was insane.

Who knew you all would want dish towels?!

Actually, I should have known because cute, plain, absorbent cotton dish towels are not easy to come by and these hit all three.


I have several more sets of towels now available in the shop.  


We will likely sell out quickly, so hop over to grab yours now.


Our next shipment will be here in March 2016 (I’m pretty sure I bought the manufacturer out!) so there will be more to come!



I’m so sorry friends! The towels sold out before I even woke this morning. I sold out of everything I have (and that my distributer had to offer!), so be on the lookout for the next shipment in March. 

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4TH Annual SUMMER Sale – save 50% on all art prints

Summer Sale! All art prints are 50% off . July 27-30 . Jones Design Company

How about celebrating Summer with a sale? It’s time for our 4th annual 50% off summer sale!

50% off all art prints / jones design company

Four the next three days, you can get all art prints in the shop for HALF OFF. It’s the perfect time to grab that print you’ve been eyeing, do some early Christmas shopping or put a few away for last minute gifts (think hostess, weddings, birthdays, teachers).

summer art print sale / jones design company

Choose from our wide selection of everyday favorites like these:

Summer Art Print Sale / shop everyday favorites at 50% off / jones design company

(there are over 35 great designs to choose from!)

Or pick a Holiday Favorite:

Summer Art Print Sale / shop holiday favorites at 50% off / jones design company

All prints are professionally printed on heavy smooth white paper with three size variations. Your package will be processed and shipped with love within 7 business days.

… and …

Everyone who purchases during the sale will automatically be entered into our giveaway:

Enter to win 10 prints / jones design company

Now that’s fun!

Check out the shop here


Don’t forget to use discount code SUMMER50 at checkout!

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Hooray! Weekend Spring Sale!

spring sale on all art prints / jones design company

This weekend only, ALL ART PRINTS are 50% off!

Now is the time to stock up on gifts and I have a few suggestions to help you choose:

Any upcoming weddings this summer? How about gift the happy couple this print.

Baby on the way? This one is super sweet for a girl and this one for a boy.

Decorating your new home? Welcome guests with this illustration. Or need a sweet house warming/hostess gift? This one is perfect.

Here are a few more favorites from our Art Print Shop:

Be Still And Know be-still

Honeycomb honeycomb

Whatever whatever

Work work


In This House pw-sept-art

Enjoy The Little Things enjoy the little things art / jones design company

Enter code HOORAY for 50% off all art prints. Sale ends Sunday April 12th at 11:59pm pst. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing.

oh, yeah! … we offer FREE SHIPPING!

start shopping spring art print sale

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lovely prints now available (and a discount)

The Month of Love is right around the corner what better way to celebrate than with our lovely prints and a sale!

Use them to decorate this Valentine season or to give to a special someone as a love-day gift (gently nudge your husbands, ladies!).




(love never fails)


(love one another)


(i still do)

Valentine’s Day comes and goes and the best part about each of these prints is that they remain relevant long after the conversation hearts are consumed. Prop one on your nightstand, tape a reminder to your bathroom mirror, hang in your children’s rooms or give as a wedding or anniversary gift. Love never goes out of style.

Each of the prints come in three sizes – 11×14, 8×10 and 5×7.


We also have Lindsay’s fabulous greatest is love prints back in stock (they sell out quickly, so grab one now!)

greatest-is-love (greatest is love in white)

(greatest is love in slate)

as well as the darling twirl print


To say thank you for your kindness and support and to celebrate this upcoming month of love, please enjoy a discount on all art print purchases between now and tuesday january 27th.



(and remember: shipping is always free!)

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last chance!


This weekend is the last chance to order from the shop to ensure christmas delivery. If you’re still searching for that perfect gift to give the teachers, your neighbor, your mom – a thoughtful art print (popped in a frame?) is perfect!

>> Shop our entire collection here <<

All Christmas prints are on sale this weekend!


Use them this year, or have them ready for your christmas decorating next year!

>> Shop Christmas prints here <<



PS. Shipping is ALWAYS free!

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ooooh … new christmas designs (+ 50% off all art prints!)


Now is your chance to grab all your favorite prints at 50% off! Choose any design and any size for our best price of the year.

Also included in the sale are our NEW Christmas designs.



FLORAL STAG // a best-seller from last year that remains a perfect understated pop of christmasy cheer.


O CHRISTMAS TREE // a vintage truck carrying home a Christmas tree – what could be more nostalgic?! I am kinda in love with this new print.


ANTLERS // Plaid flowers, wintery foliage and the message joyeux noel. This one is great on it’s own, but would also be cute in a collage wall with family photos and other christmas images.


NATIVITY COLLECTION // I have to say, this series of prints is close to my heart. I want so much for our kids (and me!) to remember why we celebrate Christmas.  I want them to know the nativity story and understand the beauty and importance of Jesus coming as a baby in a stable, being announced by angels to lowly shepherds, and being worshiped by kings who followed a star to find him. So I sketched out a few simple scenes and added scripture passages, and now have a sweet collection of nativity prints to put up in our home.

Any of the prints would make charming gifts this Christmas (or save a few to give throughout the year).


No coupon code needed. Free shipping. Sale ends monday at 9pm pst.

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artwork for Audrey’s room

Remember how I was re-doing Audrey’s room? Here is the cute inspiration board:

Well, it’s still unfinished.

I made some progress back in March, but since then, nothing has happened. I am waiting on the biggest part of the project which is a whole wall of built-ins to go around the window. I have it designed in my mind but I haven’t pursued anything because I know what I want will be more than I want to spend on having it built. We could try to do it ourselves, but again, that takes time and we don’t have a ton of that laying around right now either. And then there is the option of doing a good ikea hack and building in pre-made bookshelves (something like this) but I haven’t found items with the correct dimensions for the space. So that’s what’s holding me up. One of these days I’ll figure it out.

In the meantime, I’ve been collecting artwork to hang on her walls. Audrey is fun and full of personality and I’d love for her room to reflect some of that through a whole wall filled with art. Continue Reading →

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SUMMER SALE! 50% off all art prints

It’s time for our annual BIG art print sale!


Take 50% off all art prints in the shop from now until Thursday JULY 31.

Finally get that print you’ve been eying, do some early Christmas shopping or stock a few for last minute gifts (great for hostess gifts!).

Choose from any of our top-sellers …


or one of the newest designs … Continue Reading →

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i couldn’t stop (watercoloring)

I normally work on mondays, wednesdays and fridays when all four kids are in school. But last week I was not feeling well (a terrible head cold that made my brain feel fuzzy) and there was just no hope of me doing any actual thinking work. Instead, I took the opportunity to pull out my watercolors and see what came out on paper.

Once I started, I just couldn’t stop.


(via instagram)

The combination of a quiet house, a tired body and time to just create was so refreshing. This doesn’t happen often and I was pleased with the paintings that resulted.


The illustrations have turned into a new series of watercolor art prints!

The first is called Let Your Light Shine:


A few assorted lamps (I kinda want each one for my house!) with reference to Matthew 5:16.


The next print is called Clothe Yourselves:


All my favorite go-to clothing choices with the reminder to also put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12). I love this one to keep perspective when I’m dressing in the morning. Clothes are cute, but I also want to be mindful of my heart.


And the third (my personal favorite!), Fruit of the Spirit:


All sorts of delicious looking fruit and, of course, the well-known fruit of the spirit verse (Galatians 5:22-23). This one is so fun to add color to a kitchen.


 All three prints are now in the shop and available for pre-order (prints will be shipped the week of June 9th). Prints can be purchased individually, or as a set (for a discount!).


Thank you, as always, for supporting our business!

p.s. I hope to continue to add watercolor art work to the shop. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment!

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celebrate the end of tax season with a tax day bundle

tax-day-bundle-today-only We’re celebrating the end of tax season with a quick sale!

This limited-time bundle includes four of our most popular prints: glory, be strong, work and filled with joy. PLUS a brand new design: spring stag.


You’ll receive all five prints in either 5×7, 8×10 or 11×14 sizes for a savings of up to $50. They are cheerful reminders to scatter throughout your home and make delightful gifts for birthdays, weddings and hostess gifts.

This limited time offer will only be available until tonight at midnight (pacific time). Grab a bundle while they last!


As an extra bonus, how about a giveaway?

Everyone who purchases a bundle will be automatically entered to win $100 store credit in the shop!


A random winner will be selected on wednesday april 16th.

Click here to start shopping.

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filling our minds (and mirrors and refrigerators and walls) with truth

As a bonus for the Paper Works members, I created this set of scripture note cards.  So many of you requested to just purchase the cards and I’m here to deliver.


The set includes 52 individual cards with thirteen different stripey colorways. They are cheerfully simple, filled with encouragement, promises, reminders and TRUTH.


Perfect for posting on the bathroom mirror, the refrigerator or a wall.

Here’s another great way to use the cards: a flip book.


Simply print and trim a set of scripture cards (on a heavy cardstock for durability – like this),


punch a hole in the corner of each card (I used one as a guide so the holes were all lined up)


clip on a book ring (like these)


and you will have a portable flip book of memory verses. My best friend carries one of these in her car – when she has a moment to wait in line for pick up or at the starbucks drive-thru, she can take a second to look at scripture instead of the most recent status update.  Such a great idea!


I tried to make the designs appeal to both men and women – some a decidedly more feminine in color, but I think the men in your life will also appreciate having scripture around even if the border is a cute coral stripe.


These scripture cards are now available in the shop as a digital download.


//UPDATE// How many times have I poured over and over these cards making sure there were no mistakes?! And, yet, there it is! (ever instead of every). Ugh! I have now fixed the file so you are all set with a grammatically correct set of cards. Thanks to the extra sets of eyes today who pointed it out :)

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(love)ly new prints + a limited time discount

We’re about to begin the month of love and what better way to celebrate than with new lovely prints and a sale!

Use them to decorate this Valentine season or to give to a special someone as a love-day gift {gently nudge your husbands, ladies!}.

ampersand-styled (ampersand)


(love never fails)


(love one another)


(i still do)

Valentine’s Day comes and goes and the best part about each of these prints is that they remain relevant long after the conversation hearts are consumed. Prop one on your nightstand, tape a reminder to your bathroom mirror, hang in your children’s rooms or give as a wedding or anniversay gift. Love never goes out of style.

Each of the new prints come in three sizes – 11×14, 8×10 and 5×7.


We also have Lindsay’s fabulous greatest is love prints back in stock (they sell out quickly, so grab one now!)

greatest-is-love (greatest is love in white)

(greatest is love in slate)

To say thank you for your kindness and support and to celebrate this month of love, please enjoy a discount on all art print purchases between now and tuesday february 4th.



(and remember: shipping is always free!)

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last day to save

I hope you had a festive first holiday weekend of the season! We spent time with family and friends, watching football, cutting down our tree and dining in candlelight during a power outage. My house is a mess, the laundry is overflowing {just take a peek at my instagram photo}, I’ve consumed more food in the past five days than I’d like to admit, but it sure feels like Christmastime and I’m guessing you’d agree that the chaos of the season is worth it for the joy that comes with it.

Just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to shop our biggest sale of the year.


These new prints have just been added and make wonderful gifts for friends and family.


And, of course, these favorites {and more!} are available at the discounted price as well.


We’ve now added the option for three sizes – 5×7, 8×10 and 11×14. All fit in standard frames.

There are just a few more sets of the christmas art print collection available so be sure to grab one before they are gone!


All items are already marked-down, so no need for coupon codes. We’re doing our best to get all orders out within 5 business days so that you’ll have them in time for decorating your home and wrapping up for gift-giving.

Alright …  ready … set …


Thank you, my sweet reader-friends, for supporting this small business. Wishing you happy shopping on this cyber-monday!

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limited edition christmas art prints + 50% off ENTIRE shop


Lots going on around here … new site, new prints, big sale. Keep reading for all the details.

First up, a limited edition collection of art prints that are perfect for this Christmas season. This one has been in the works for a while and I’m so excited to finally share it with you!


This set of Christmas prints was lovingly created by five talented artists and packaged together as a collection. They’ll look festive displayed throughout your home, and they also make thoughtful gifts for teachers, friends and as hostess gifts.


Each print is 8×10 and comes individually packaged for easy gifting.


Simply tie it up with pretty ribbon, add a tag, and you have a unique and personal gift.

Or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, pop a print into a frame {this one is from ikea}, wrap it with a piece of scrap fabric or ribbon and you’re set.


This is what my kids’ teachers will be receiving this holiday season.



O Holy Night by Lindsay of Lindsay Letters.


Joy To The World by Stephanie of Fancy That Design House & Co.


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Lesley of Recipe for Crazy


Silent Night – an original composition by Bruce of Esther Music Prints


Floral Stag by Emily of Jones Design Company {that’s me}.

With each order you will receive special discount codes for up to 30% off to each shop. Just a little extra bonus to make your holiday bright.




P.S. Did you notice our new look? We spent some time designing, re-branding and organizing things just in time for the holidays.

P.P.S. We also changed our shop. Added a handful of new art prints. And size options.

P.P.P.S. To celebrate, everything in the shop is 50% off {through Monday night only}.

And shipping is always free.

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