Saturday, November 26, 2022

When We Seek Him - Flip chart GIVE AWAY!

 


Are you ready for the holidays? I'm certainly not. I'm not much of a holiday planner. Besides, I've already had my Christmas present. I got to take a bucket-list trip to Ireland a few weeks ago.  My ancestors come from Ireland and I've always wanted to go. It was amazing! I even got to kiss the Blarney Stone.  I was glad to find out that they clean it between each person.  I've always wondered about that. 

 I just finished making this flip chart for Shawna Edwards' song "When We Seek Him". I don't have the copyright for the words, so I couldn't put those on the chart to sell.  However, I did make the pictures to go along with the words and I left room at the bottom of each page so that you can write in the words yourself.  If you have purchased the music to teach it you should be able to make charts and things to help teach it. You can get this set in my Etsy shop. Be sure to use the coupon code HOLIDAY to get 20% off your entire purchase until the new year. 

Because there are other Christmas songs that many of you are teaching, I am also going to make a Christmas edition Flip Chart Buddy set with a random collection of all the artwork I've made that I think you could possibly use in making a flip chart for a Christmas song.  I hope to have that done in the next several days.  If there's something specific you need in a set like that, let me know! 

As always, I will be drawing three names to give a free set to.  I will draw the names next Saturday, December 3. If you would like to enter to win, just leave a comment below telling me the #1 place you'd like to go on a trip. Remember to leave your name and your email address.  If you don't leave your email address, I won't be able to send the files to you and I'll draw someone else's name. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, November 18, 2022

Something New

 Hello Friends! I hope you are doing well and staying warm.  Here in Idaho the cold weather came a couple weeks ago and I don't think I've felt warm since.  It's sunk deep down into my bones. It's probably not that bad, but ever since my mission, out tracting in the wet and frigid winter of upstate New York, I have a much lower tolerance for cold weather. It's probably PTSD or something. 

Anyway, I wanted to share with you something new that I'm trying out.



It's Print-On-Demand merchandise.  I just upload my art to their site and they create these nice mock-up pictures that you see here.  Then I can make a listing in my Etsy shop and if anyone chooses to purchase something, the POD company prints it up and ships it out for me. 

Since it's print-on-demand, I don't actually have any samples to send out, so I can't do a drawing or a give-away this time.  But, I thought it would be fun to share with you what I'm doing.  I think they look fabulous.  It makes me feel really fancy to see my artwork on tangible objects. And, THESE WILL MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

I'm not sure if I will do more of this kind of thing or not. (I could make tote bags, clothing, phone cases, fabric, gift wrap, pretty much anything you can think of.)  It depends on whether or not you all seem to like them and want them.  I tried to keep the price as low as I could, but with another company involved in manufacturing and shipping, I don't have much control over that.  They are $9 each. Let me know what you think. Is it worth the cost? Are there other products you'd like to see my art on?  

Thanks again for all your encouragement and support. And, Good Luck with everything as we're jumping into the holidays! You can do it!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Clip Art of Primary!


 I just finished a new set of Primary clip art.  It's got teachers and choristers, and of course - LOTS of kids! I imagine it being used for flyers about activities, primary programs, and stuff like that.  But I know that there are a lot of you out there who are really creative.  I can't wait to see what you all will use these cute illustrations for. 

As usual, I will be giving away 3 free copies of this set. Just leave a comment with your name and email address. I will draw three names next Saturday, September 10.  If I don't have your email I can't send the files to you and I'll have to pick another name, so remember to include your email! 

Last time I asked for your comments about mice and things you are scared of.  I enjoyed your comments so much! I could relate to them all. For some reason I can't comment directly to your comments (maybe I just don't know how?).  But I enjoyed them very much.  The mice saga continues here in the new house. Today - my husband found that mice have been in my CAR!!!! The kids left a bunch of candy in the glove box and the mice have had a field day.  How will I ever drive again?! ugh. 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

"Come Follow Me" New set and GIVE AWAY!!!

Well, we did it.  We moved to Idaho. We are slowly but surely settling in and getting used to things. Idaho is a beautiful place.  We love the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.  We love the cottontail bunnies that run through our yard and the herd of cattle that moos past the back fence every so often.  And the people are so kind and friendly.  

The only thing that I do not like are all the mice and voles around.  I am terrified of mice.  Logically, I know there's no need to be, but when I see one, my body takes over and jumps on the nearest furniture. I was traumatized the other night when one of our cats chased a mouse into my bedroom at around 3 am.  He (the cat) killed the mouse and swallowed it whole right in front of me! While I was relieved that the mouse was taken care of, I was equally disgusted by the sight and sound of the cat choking it down.  My husband sleeping next to me, and my giant dog sleeping on the floor both merely rolled over and went back to sleep.  The particular cat who got the mouse gets a bad wrap at our house because he's grumpy.  But after that, he's been promoted to hero of the house. (in my book, anyway.)  Thank heavens for cats.   Do any of you out there hate mice like I do? 


 

It took me a couple weeks to find where my art supplies had been packed away, but I eventually found them and have started getting back into my groove with drawing.   It's hard to find just the right spot in the house to draw.  I've tried several places, but I think the family room may be the winner.

I just put a new set in my shop.  It's called "Come Follow Me". It's got pictures of the Savior from stories in the Bible, then has illustrations showing modern kids/people doing those same kinds of things.  Baptism, helping the disabled, teaching the gospel, mourning with those who mourn, and feeding the hungry.  And there's one picture of the Savior with his hand out as if to say, "Come Follow Me".  I think the pictures would work well for a flip chart of "I'm trying to be like Jesus" but they aren't specifically drawn for that so they don't necessarily match the words in the song or anything.  

I even remembered to do a line art version so they can be used as coloring pages.

If you would like to win a free download of this set, just leave a comment.  Tell me what you are terrified of, or your traumatic moments with mice. :D. Be sure to leave your name and email address. Next Saturday, August 13, I will randomly draw 3 names from the comments and send them a free set.  If your email isn't there, I can't send the files to you and I'll choose another name.  If you would rather not wait, you can go straight to my Etsy shop and buy the set now.  Use the coupon code IHATEMICE for 20% off.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Joshua and the Walls of Jericho GIVE AWAY!


By request, I am holding off on doing the drawing for this giveaway until next Saturday June, 6 2022 so that more people have a chance to enter.  The good part about that is that I finished the set with Rahab and the spies.  So, I'm adding that set into the prize as well.  😁


 

Hooray! I have a new set of clip art in my shop.  I have been so busy the past while.  We bought a house in Ammon, Idaho.  Then we had to scramble to get our house here in Utah on the market and sold.  Now we are in the throws of the end of the school year and are getting ready to move in three weeks.  Oddly, my greatest concern is how to move our two cats when a 3 hour drive is involved. Not to mention keeping cats safe from the coyotes in our new neighborhood. Any tips? 

I had been working on a set of Moses characters, but I just have odd bits and pieces of it.  It needs a lot of work to be a complete set.  So, I decided to put Moses on the back burner for now and I skipped ahead to Joshua.  This set is just the simple story of the Walls of Jericho. It's got the city and the walls, Joshua, 12 priests to accompany the Ark of the Covenant, 7 priests blowing horns and 5 soldiers marching.  If you'd like to win a free copy of this set, just leave a comment with your name and email address.  I'll choose 3 winners this Saturday, May 28.  

I'm working on a few other projects too.  Rahab And The Spies, as well as a set of Primary clip art.  If I get either of those finished before Saturday I'll add those to the giveaway too.  



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

JOSEPH in EGYPT!

UPDATE!  I just finished this set to add on to the first Joseph set.  Because I have been trying to get out what I can when I can for all of you to use, these kits have been separated into two, rather than just having one huge kit to tell Joseph's story.  This is important though- I wanted to have them as one kit.  So, if you buy both of these kits in my Etsy shop, you can use the promo code JOSEPH to get 40% off both kits.  That takes the price for both of them from $12 down to $7.20.  Two sets for the price of one. You have to get both sets and the code will only work for these two kits. But I felt like a jerk to make you buy two kits for one story. 


I will be adding this set into the giveaway drawing along with the first Joseph set that will take place this Saturday March 19.  The winners will receive a free copy of both sets. To enter the drawing, just leave a comment with your email address.  (a comment left on either post will qualify you for both, so you don't need to leave a second comment if you've already left one) If you don't leave your email address, I will have no way of sending you the artwork if you win, so don't forget! 


And thank you so much for all your comments.  I enjoy reading them all so much.  I wish blogger would let me respond back to them.  I really need to start posting on IG and FB don't I? 



Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors

 I have been working on drawing all the stories about Joseph and his coat of many colors.  I was going to just do one big kit, but there are so many different things to draw! I'm running out of time to get it done before we all teach it in primary.  I have enough drawings done for this week's upcoming lesson, (up to the point where he is sold into Egypt) but I'm not quite finished with much after that.  So, I decided just to make smaller kits and get out the drawings I've got for this weeks lesson.  I'll keep drawing and get more of the Joseph stories done for future weeks.

It's been hard to keep up with the Come Follow Me Lessons.  I'm starting to lose steam, but I'm still trying. Wish me luck. I hope you'll enjoy this new set.

And, as always, I will be doing a drawing to give away three free copies of this.  If you would like to enter the drawing, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!  If your comment doesn't have your email address I won't be able to send you your prize if you win.  Also, I have been enjoying trying out the new Come Follow Me podcasts you all suggested.  What other (non-religious) podcasts do you like?  I will pick the winners on Saturday March 19, 2022.  That gives you a little over a week to enter. 

If you don't want to wait, you can go straight to my ETSY SHOP and buy a copy.  Use the coupon code SUNBEAM20 to get 20% off everything until April 1. 



UPDATE: The winners for this set and it's sister set "Joseph In Egypt" are Sparklestone, Cyndi Ford and Luciana!  I have already emailed the sets to you.  Enjoy!