Thursday, July 3, 2014

On Being Courageous

To be honest, I'm not very courageous. I wish I were more brave, but I'm kind of a "play it safe" gal. I don't like to take big risks, but I'm learning that sometimes it is the better way to live. Embracing change, trying something new even when I will likely's a little scary but it requires trust in God...which is a really good place to be.

The following prints were inspired by a verse my friend and her husband used for their son's baby dedication: 2 Samuel 10:12

I started out with a shield motif...

...and then moved onto a more modern and bright design.

I'm not sure if either of these are your style...but you're welcome to snag a copy for yourself (for free). Just click on the photo to download two 5x7 prints of each.  I put two on a page, because why not?! It utilizes the extra space on the page; one for you, and one for a friend ;) 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Graphic Design & God's Grace [ + free printable ]

A few months ago I took an online graphic design course over at Jones Design Company.

simplified graphic design
[click the link above to look into taking this class for yourself - you won't regret it - I promise!]

It SERIOUSLY blew my mind because it was exactly what I needed to start creating graphics for myself, and to share here on my blog. I'm SO INSPIRED by both Emily (of Jones Design Company) and Katy (of Katygirl Designs). Both women are  I N C R E D I B L Y  talented and I am just enjoying the beginning of my own journey in using my desire to create, in a digital way. 

So here's proof that I learned something from the Emily's class. I am by no means a "real" graphic designer, but I love displaying quotes and scripture in a fun way.

Last week I was listening to a great sermon. Click here if you'd like to listen. God's grace is something I've been learning so much about lately. I seriously can't get through a minute, let alone an entire day without it. These words stood out to me in regard to God's grace, and with a little bit of time playing around on Illustrator, here's what I came up with:

[click the image above to download your own copy to print at home]