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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.

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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.

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

The first is called Let Your Light Shine:

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

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The next print is called Clothe Yourselves:

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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.

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

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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.

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 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!).

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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clip on a book ring (like these)

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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!

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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.

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

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//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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