I have a thing for dates and seasons that harmoniously play into each other every year. There are those that remind you about wonderful days, those that remind you of the days that aren't so great, but more than anything else, there are the dates that you feel will always be a turning point in your life. This is going to be a long post, but I think that every single thing is necessary to share. So, here we go.
Have you ever had that moment where you don’t think you have the strength, and so you pray to God for help, and over and over again He fills your heart with courage to just say YES? From things that other people say to you in conversation, verses you happen to read, from that song that *just* so happens to be on the radio right at that moment, that things are happening way too many times for them just to be a coincidence any longer?
Instead of saying yes to doing more, expecting more of yourself, filling up every single second of spare time you have with other things, what can you say no to, that you can choose to fill your cup up with something else?? Something that will fill your heart with more joy, that perhaps has nothing to do with work?
Today is my first day back home from the 2017 Society for Creative Founders Conference, and my mind is still swirling with everything that everyone shared and was learned. I was tremendously blessed to speak on the Core Module at this years conference experience, and I wanted to share a little bit of what I spoke on with all of you. I feel that this small dose of encouragement delivered in these loved Note of Grace posts is still so needed by so many, so I hope you will all continue to join me in reading these posts.
I always think it is interesting to see where ideas take you, and how they change from something that you began to do, to see how it can morph and grow into something completely different than originally intended.
A little over a year ago, I designed a Bridal Shower invitation for a bride that I loved so much that I decided to turn it into a free digital download set for phones and desktops as well. A few months in, I also began designing a scripture version to go with it. Once I started this, I gave myself the challenge to stick to it for a year and see where it took me, leaving it open-ended as to where it would be a year from then. I have loved doing this for the last year, it has definitely been something that has taught me more about myself as a designer as well, while it unexpectedly encouraging me to continue to grow my faith! Looking back, it was amazing to see which designs seemed to be the most popular and which ones I loved to design the most. I loved putting together this collection below to see them all in one place. However, it also taught me something else that I wasn't expecting ...
Ah September. The hot days of summer are winding down, kids are going back to school, and most importantly here in the south (in my husband's opinion), college football season begins again.
This month, I thought that a combination of a dark slate gray and a bold minty blue would be a perfect transition piece between summer and fall. I'm not quite ready for the traditional fall season just yet, and these two have been begging to be used together, so voila! Here you go! I designed these with a similar feel to The Colorblock Collection that just launched in the Etsy shop a few weeks ago! Pairing bold and soft hues together is one of my favorites to do ... just wait until you see what's in store for the holidays! :)