…to wrap it all up….

sleepy

Good Morning my budding artists!

I hope that everyone enjoyed the National Coloring Book Day festivities. I am awake…sort of….and I will now announce the big winner:

drum roll please……

Ruth Snyder!

Ruth’s comment on the short fiction was this: Congratulations on your launch, Lisa! For the story, I would go with the first option. In my mind, that option would give comfort, and is more realistic than option 3. Option 2 is good as well, but there is something about seeing the face of a loved one that is more powerful than words.

The first option was this:

1.The page reveals a picture of her mother’s face looking back at her – Comfort fills her and she knows then that her mother will always be with her. Every time she needs to feel hope, her tears transform the pages before her, showing her exactly what she needs to see.

I think I am actually going to use a combination of numbers 1 and 2 Ruth, as I think you are correct that the face of the loved one is more powerful, but the words changing and shifting will build a fuller story. – so the two combined I think will be a great option.

Did you miss the story and want to read it now?  Check it out here

Ruth’s prize is a downloadable set of 31 Days bookmarks and a copy of the coloring book, 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.  I will be sending you an email Ruth with your bookmark download, and a request for your address to ship out your coloring book!

Thank you so much for spending the day with me!!!

Till next year you coloring book fans…

….back to writing stories….

…when I wake

color your worldyawn….wow what a busy day.

I hope that everyone had a good time today!  I know I promised to announce all winners tonight…but I simply don’t have the energy. hop on by tomorrow morning, for when I wake, I will be wrapping it all up.

So…until then….

Pajama Party!!

I will be leaving everything up (including the sales and perks) until when I wake…..for those who had to slave away all day at their jobs…but tomorrow

tomorrow

it will all…..

…disappear

Here are the festivities that are scheduled: 

Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

$5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

shhhhh…..

Special pricing and a gift with purchase

bookmark promoFor this last block of hours, we are going to have a book sale!

31 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 each!

THIS SALE IS OVER

This is $3.99 off of the amazon list price. Order HERE today to take advantage of this great deal! It will disappear at 8:00 so act fast. These would make great gifts for friends, family, bible study groups, prayer partners and anyone else you know who likes to color.

Orders of 5 or more books will receive a sublimated aluminum page saver…check it out…

bookmark promo

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you enjoyed all of the fun activities and giveaways that we had today!

12 months promoComing soon: 31 Months of Coloring HOPE calendar. This is a 2017 calendar with 52 weeks of coloring.

Release date: Late September 2016

Did you miss anything? here are the links for all of today’s festivities:

8:00–10:00   Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

10:00–12:00       Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

12:00–2:00        Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

2:00-4:00           Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

4:00-6:00          Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

6:00-8:00          $5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

BOGO books

trust

Do you know someone who could use a word of encouragement?

Purchase a copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE and you will receive a second copy free to give away to someone who needs it.  That was always the original intention of this coloring book – to share its message of hope. These books are great gifts for family, church groups and bible studies. You don’t have to be artistic to color….everyone is a budding artist🙂

As a special gift just for stopping by, here is a download of the trust bookmark for you to print and color, for we can always trust in the Promises of God. Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter today’s drawing!

THIS SPECIAL IS OVER

however many you order, I will send you double.  So, if you order one, you will get two…if you order two, you will get four…etc🙂

Enjoy!

Did you miss anything? here are the links for today’s festivities:

Here are the festivities that are scheduled: Eastern time zone

8:00–10:00   Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

10:00–12:00       Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

12:00–2:00        Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

2:00-4:00           Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

4:00-6:00          Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

6:00-8:00          $5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

intensify with inktense

tutorial day

{This activity is from 2:00-4:00 }

How do you like to color your books or pages?

Crayons, markers, colored pencils or even watercolor pencils?

About a year ago I discovered these truly amazing pencils called “Inktense” by Derwent. Now, they aren’t the cheapest tool in the artist tool box for sure…there are many other colored pencils that have a much bigger name, and do a beautiful job, but I have to say…these are amazing!

Inktense is technically a watercolor pencil. It goes on smooth and creamy {depending on your surface of course} like a soft crayon, and provides a very nice color base for your artwork.  But when you add water – Watch Out!! The intensity of these pencils is less like watercolor paint, and more like an ink. They are vibrant and rich, giving you an amazing saturation, without actually saturating the page.

But I don’t use a paintbrush with water. The old traditional way is definitely doable, but with the thinner coloring books, and even some of the heavier ones that aren’t necessarily made for paint, {especially very watery paint} you have to be careful in your treatment of the paper if you want to avoid ripping or buckling.

Instead I use what is called a blender pen. There are several companies that make them, but my favorite is by Marvy {not always the easiest to find though) These amazing little pens have some sort of a light solvent inside – don’t worry…there isn’t much in there and they don’t really smell like a solvent. The solvent, when wiped over the penciled fill, almost melts together the pencil, forming a smooth blended surface.

By varying the pressure of the pencil while coloring, as well as blending two or three similar colors  in an area, will allow you to create vibrant shadings with lots of depth. Take a look at the short video tutorial below to see how amazing these pencils really are!

I hope you are inspired!

Get out your coloring pages and color away. Try a new tool, layer for depth, and by all means…give the blender pens a try! They can be found in art supply stores and even the scrapbooking section at craft stores.

The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from any of the website purchases below:

31 Days of Coloring Hope coloring book – $7.99 plus $2.50 shipping

31 Days of Coloring Hope coloring book (pdf download) – $4.99

31 days of coloring bookmarks – $5.00 free shipping

31 days of coloring bookmarks (pdf download) -$2.00

5 pack of 31 Days postcards  – $5.00 free shipping

5 pack of 31 Days postcards (pdf download) – $3.00

THIS SPECIAL IS OVER, BUT YOU CAN STILL ORDER THE ITEMS ABOVE

The print will be sent to you with your item…unless your item is a download. Then the print will be mailed to you separately.

8x10 limited edition print for 31 days presaleEnjoy!

Did you miss anything? here are the links for today’s festivities:

Here are the festivities that are scheduled: Eastern time zone

8:00–10:00   Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

10:00–12:00       Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

12:00–2:00        Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

2:00-4:00           Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

4:00-6:00          Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

6:00-8:00          $5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

Post Carte giveaway ….

 

31 days cover

{This activity begins at 12:00}

The original idea of this coloring book was to provide word pages to color with encouraging thoughts on the back so that they could be shared with others.  With the pdf version of this book, you can print your pages individually as many times as you like and share them with your friends, family and co-workers.

THIS SPECIAL IS OVER

If you are interested in ordering the book or the postcards below, please go to the book page here

 

Purchase the pdf download of 31 Days of Coloring Hope ($4.99) and receive a free download pack of 5 postcards that you can print and send. Every purchase is a winner!  Here are the 5 postcards that you will receive in your download:

courage hope promise purpose trust

All comments today will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE!

Did you miss anything? here are the links for today’s festivities:

Here are the festivities that are scheduled: Eastern time zone

8:00–10:00   Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

10:00–12:00       Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

12:00–2:00        Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

2:00-4:00           Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

4:00-6:00          Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

6:00-8:00          $5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

Virtual Coloring Challenge!

national coloring day page

{this activity begins at 10:00}

Coloring Challenge 

– download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the facebook events page, or share on pinterest, twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know where I can find your completed picture.

twitter

facebook

pinterest

Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to print and color

Download your coloring challenge page here: 2016 Color Challenge Page

See you over at the Facebook events page!

All comments today will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE!

Did you miss anything? here are the links for today’s festivities:

Here are the festivities that are scheduled: Eastern time zone

8:00–10:00   Short fiction read + choose the ending challenge for a prize (full set of 31 days bookmarks) http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vA

10:00–12:00       Coloring Challenge – download and color the page created just for this event. Upload your picture to the events facebook page, or share on pinterest twitter, and Instagram using #31daysofcoloringHOPE. Then leave a comment letting me know. Every participant will receive a downloadable bookmark of their choice to color http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vM

12:00–2:00        Purchase the pdf download of the book ($4.99) and receive a free laminated and colored in bookmark (colored by the author). Every purchase is a winner! Bookmark of your choice- http://wp.me/p3FW2F-vU

2:00-4:00           Inktense tutorial and purchase perk – come and see how these amazing watercolor pencils work.  You will love the vibrancy with which they shade in your drawings. Use of a blender pen will also be discussed in this short video tutorial. The purchase perk for this block of time is a free limited edition print with any purchase. Choose from a physical book, the pdf download or the 31 days of bookmarks. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wa

4:00-6:00          Buy 1 get 1 free!  Buy a 31 Days coloring book and receive a second free to give away to a friend. That is what it is all about, encouraging others to find HOPE. http://wp.me/p3FW2F-wc

6:00-8:00          $5 book sale – For these two hours only I will be offering 3 Days of Coloring HOPE for only $5 plus shipping ($2.60) This is $3.99 off of the list price. Order here on my website, or on the Amazon page here: 31DAYS http://wp.me/p3FW2F-we

All-Day         Leave a comment, share a post, invite a friend to the party and you will be entered for a free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE.

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