Holiday Launch 2016 + Sale

This season doesn’t have to usher in busyness in our hearts even if it seems that way on our calendars. The holiday season…our celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas, are opportunities for us to remember the joy of God’s provisions, beginning with the ultimate gift of salvation through Christ coming to abide with us.

Today, we launch Holiday 2016 in GraceLaced Shoppe, with new Thanksgiving and Christmas prints, canvases, Christmas cards, and a new journal. Here are this year’s offerings…


THANKSGIVING

Our Thanksgiving designs are all about gratitude and praise, in all circumstances, to the One who is worthy…

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CHRISTMAS

For Christmas we invite you to join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior. The JOY we long for in this live is made possible because Christ came to ABIDE with us. We celebrate and REJOICE in a risen Christ. It’s for this joy that we TELL others, far and wide, of the hope of the gospel.

Abide With Us
Abide With Us

NEW YEAR

Finally, our favorite product all year: Hope In the Desert 2017 Calendar, created to help us to memorize scripture with 12 repurpose-able scripture memory cards and 8×10 art prints. Buy a single calendar for yourself or a discounted 4-pack to divide up and give as gifts to your family and friends. (With this week’s additional 20% sale, each calendar in the 4-pack ends up being just $30 apiece!)

SALE DETAILS

Enjoy 20% off all “Holiday” category items in the Shoppe with code: BEATTHERUSH.

The sale ends at 11:59pm MDT, Sunday, October 30.

(P.S. If you are already a subscriber, be sure to open the email you received in your inbox this morning for a little free gift from us!)

Shop all GraceLaced Holiday Products

Grateful for all of you who celebrate each season with my artwork. To Him be all glory.

Because of grace,

 

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What We Rarely Ask For But Always Desire

I’ve been thinking a lot, during this season, about a gift that we can’t truly buy but is ultimately costly and valuable. Do you know what that gift is? I’m sure you didn’t find it under your tree this Christmas…but thankfully, it’s a gift that is never too late to give.

Join me at The Better Mom today, as I talk about giving away this precious gift…

NEW Items and Black Friday Sale At GraceLaced Shoppe

Friends, the Black Friday Sale at the shoppe is live! Enjoy 25% off everything in the stock (code: BLACKFRIDAY25) and one of three options for free print(s) for qualifying orders:

I’m thrilled to offer, new in the shoppe, the Four Seasons year-at-a-glance calendar for 2015 as a beautiful and gentle reminder of God’s work in our lives through the changing seasons…

Also, I’m offering, due to popular demand, a very limited quantity of A Weary World Rejoices Christmas Cards

And, lastly…new in the shoppe is the Our Anchor Holds print…

You’ll also find deep markdowns on items from last year…

Don’t forget to let us know in the “notes” section of your order, which FREE print option you’d like to add if you have a qualifying order!!

As always…THANK YOU. I’m so honored to share my artwork with you and your loved ones.

Blessings and have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend!

Parenting Through Proverbs

Lately, I’ve been keenly aware of how often it is that I think of instructing my children as a one-time delivery of potent information, rather than a continual conversation of wisdom and training. 

Troy and I will are contributors at For The Family, and will be writing monthly posts on various Proverbs…guiding us to consider the Proverbs in light of parenting. I’m over at For The Family today, sharing more about how to draw our children in to listening to instruction. Join me there!

For Those Of You Who Don’t Know About Cartwheel + $1000 Target GiftCard® Giveaway

I’m honestly not sure why none of my friends told me about this. A few of my girlfriends head to Target at least three times a week, but it took a sweet gal at the Target Cafe to tell me that I could be saving money on all the things that I buy all the time at Target, with a little app called Cartwheel. I’m sure my friends have known about this all along; they were just holding out on me.

I was starting my Target trip (with six kids) off right: with Icees, soft pretzels, and a bag of popcorn to share. If you’re going to shop at Target with six boys, you might as well make it an event. And, just as I was starting to fuss about the cost of all the treats adding up, I was introduced to Cartwheel, which just so happened to be offering discounts on soft pretzels and popcorn.

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I’m honestly not sure why none of my friends told me about this. A few of my girlfriends head to Target at least three times a week, but it took a sweet gal at the Target Cafe to tell me that I could be saving money on all the things that I buy all the time at Target, with a little app called Cartwheel. I’m sure my friends have known about this all along; they were just holding out on me.

I was starting my Target trip (with six kids) off right: with Icees, soft pretzels, and a bag of popcorn to share. If you’re going to shop at Target with six boys, you might as well make it an event. And, just as I was starting to fuss about the cost of all the treats adding up, I was introduced to Cartwheel, which just so happened to be offering discounts on soft pretzels and popcorn.

So when Target thought I’d be a good person to spread the word about Cartwheel, I was more than happy to do so. I’m a good friend. I’ll fill you in about Cartwheel in case you, too, have been in the dark about special savings at Target…

There are more than 700 coupons in Cartwheel, conveniently organized by category and department. Cartwheel can only be used on in-store purchases, and requires nothing but a scan-able barcode through the app on your phone to access the savings. You can also use either the iPhone or Droid native apps, and scan any barcode in store to see if that item has a Cartwheel offer on it. Haven’t you always wanted to do this very thing? The always-a-bargain-hunter in me says yes.

Some other things I like about using Cartwheel:

  • Coupon & discount stacking—guests are able to use Cartwheel with any other Target discounts or coupons, manufacturers’ coupons and their REDcard discount.
  • Multi-use offers—guests are able to use any offer on their list as many times as they wish until the offer expires, with the following exceptions: limit of 4 items per offer, per transaction; limit of 6 Cartwheel scans per day. 
  • Single scan barcode—each barcode generated by Cartwheel is unique to the guest and holds all of the offers on their Cartwheel list. All the guest needs to do is simply scan the barcode one time at the point of purchase (after scanning any other coupons, discounts, etc.) and all the discounts on their list will be applied!
  • Cartwheel collections—Cartwheel collections are curated lists of offers that make it easy for the guest on the go to add items to her list. 
  • There are many other social media perks and bonuses for connecting and using the app.

Considering all that I buy at Target from week to week, Cartwheel is quite the no-brainer. The simplicity of using it on the go, on all the things you already have on your list…and a few things that will more likely make it into your cart with a discount…is simply brilliant.

Way to go, Target!


The folks at Target is giving away a $1000 Target GiftCard® to one lucky winner. Here’s how to enter:

Sweepstakes Rules:
No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post:

Tell me why you would love the Cartwheel app for a chance to win?

Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 1/30 – 2/28.

Be sure to visit the Target Cartwheel brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!

 

Beloved

Friends, I found myself painting like I often do during naptime. It’s a perfect time to think, work quietly with my hands, and meditate on God’s Word.

While “beloved” appears in Son of Solomon, and ultimately paints such a beautiful picture of our relationship with Christ, I’ve been thinking on this passage:

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:1-2)

I’m not a big Valentine’s Day girl. Which is to say…I used to be, until I realized I put too much stock in the expectations that commercial holidays prescribed, and am now relieved to not feel bound by hearts, candy, or sparkly gifts.

But, when I think on God’s lavish love upon us, romantic love both pales in comparison, and yet simultaneously finds context and worth. The love of God is the only truly satisfying love, the only example of love in action, and the only hope for human love to bear eternal weight.

All that is wrapped up in us being His beloved.

And that’s what I was thinking while I worked on this painting, now available as a print.  

You are loved…let that sink in today, and always. Have a blessed weekend, friends!

 

Because of Grace,

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