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…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.

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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.

Post Carte giveaway ….

 

31 days cover

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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.

National Coloring Book Day is here!

National Coloring Book Day

{This activity begins at 8:00}

Honestly, I have never heard of this holiday before, but as soon as I published my newly released Adult coloring book 31 Days of Coloring HOPE, there it was….a reason to celebrate!

So celebrate we shall!

Today is going to be a day filled with fun, and freebies galore….and don’t forget the virtual food! Let’s start off with a cupcake….because everyone needs a cupcake for breakfast! {cue the virtual cupcake}

Selective focus on the chocolate cup cake

This is a short piece of fiction….shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes or so to read it.  At the end there will be a challenge for you to participate in to win a prize.

Here is the prize: One set of color-able bookmarks download. You just print them off on card stock and color away! These are great for marking your place in a current read, or you can color them and give away to a friend.  However you choose to use them is up to you.

great idea #1 after you color them, laminate for lasting beauty!

31 bookmarks page 1

31 bookmarks page 231 bookmarks page 3

 

 

 

 

Here is the fiction:

THE COLORING BOOK –by: lisa evola

Tears fell upon the pages that she clutched desperately in her hands. Tears of grief. Tears of relief. To cry them tore her heart in two, but in tandem soothed her soul. Never before had Freya felt the hopelessness that she was feeling now. As the memory of her mother blazed brightly in her mind, the tears fell harder. Then remembering the book, the one that her mother had given her just this morning, she pulled it back from her chest in horror. The tears had soaked the pages causing ripples in the tender leaves, and Freya worried that they would tear, taking from her the last gift she would ever receive from her.
Tenderly she caressed its cover, remembering how pleased her mother was at her joy of receiving such a gift. She had given it to her just this morning before she left for school. As Freya sat down to her usual breakfast of oats with honey, the beautifully wrapped package appeared over her shoulder along with a kiss on the side of her head and “happy birthday” whispered in her ear. She had protested. Money was very tight and she knew that her mother wasn’t working many days this week. It would be a struggle just to put food on the table. Gifts were not something that was often considered.
But this one was special. Her mother had created it herself from the recycled paper that she loaded on the trucks down at the mill each day. She brought pages home every now and then, pages that had visual interest or a pleasing texture. Freya remembered asking her about them, why she was bringing them home. She just liked them, she said and tucked them away in the roll top desk that had belonged to her grandmother.
As she carefully unwrapped the gift, her eyes went wide with excitement. It was a coloring book. And one of the most unusual coloring books she had ever seen. She could see how her mother had put together the pages with parts taken from many different pieces. How she managed it, she couldn’t tell, but it was an amazing display of beauty, each page its own piece of artwork, unique and waiting for color to complete its metamorphosis.
Then her mother pulled 3 pencils from her pocket, one each of the primary colors, and set them beside her plate. “I know that you can blend these to create every color under the rainbow,” she said. “I’m sorry that there couldn’t be more…” But Freya was already in motion, flinging her arms around her mother’s neck with tear filled eyes.
“I love it all,” she exclaimed between sobs. “I couldn’t have imagined anything better in all the world.” She had held on tightly then. But had she known that it would be the last moments she would ever spend with her mother, she never would have loosed her arms at all.
She cried then with renewed fervor. Never again would she feel the comfort and strength that those arms brought; the love and acknowledgment that came with their embrace. As her tears loosed upon the open page of the coloring book, through bleary sight Freya noticed something odd. As each tear dropped upon a portion of the page, color appeared, vibrant and spalted, like ink drop from a quill. The color ran quickly through the design, changing in intensity and hue as it traveled from one portion of the artwork to another. When it stopped, the image left behind was transformed into something surreal.

Here is the challenge:

Choose what happens next in this story.  I have 3 ideas below as to how this story could proceed.  Choose one then respond in the comment section with # 1, 2 or 3. If you have a better idea, I would love to hear it!  Leave your idea in the comments and if I choose your idea you win…

what happens next?

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.

2.Words emerge within the picture, flowing and changing, as though spoken from her mother’s lips, letting her know that she will be alright. Freya finds that she can talk to the pages as though to her mother herself, and the pages talk back, revealing her mothers wisdom. She never needs to be alone again.

3.The coloring book sucks Freya in, and there in the picture she stands, next to her mother, together – forever. And they are both smiling.

 

 

All winners of all the days events will be announced at the end of the festivities (like 8:00 or so 🙂

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

Good Luck!

Lisa

Share this virtual party on twitter 

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.

 

HOPE – Adult coloring book pre-sale and giveaway!

31 days cover

I have a post running today on A Beautiful Life on the topic of hope for the hopeless. I would love it if you stop by for a look! (read it here )

*On July 29th, my first adult coloring book, “31 days of coloring hope” will be available on Amazon. Woot! Que the streamers! This is an adult coloring book, suitable for crayons, colored pencils and light wash watercolor pencils. Each picture features a word of HOPE for you to color. On the other side of the picture are words of encouragement and a corresponding scripture for going deeper. Meditate on the words, color in the images, and share the pages with someone who needs a word of hope!

For the next week I will be offering a pre-order opportunity for our readers here and on my author website, www.lisaevola.com. (July 8th – July 15th) As well as a coloring book giveaway for today! Leave a comment below anytime during this presale week to be entered into the giveaway. The winner will be announced next Friday, July 15th.

$7.99 each during pre-sale only.  then the price goes up to $8.99

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(the payment page will show ATC Embroidery as the seller…that is me 🙂

And here are the presale opportunities:

    • colored hopeThe first 31 orders will receive one of the pages from the book, printed on heavy cardstock and colored in personally by me with my favorite watercolor pencils, Derwent Inktense. These are frame-able pieces of watercolor art created from the original drawings for the book. There are only 31 colored pieces, so hurry to take advantage of this giveaway.


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    • 8x10 limited edition print for 31 days presalePurchase 5 books and you will receive an 8×10 limited edition coloring page that was created by me specifically for this giveaway. These are signed by the artist (me 🙂 and printed on heavy cardstock. The coloring book makes a great gift for those you love, or someone who needs a word of hope. This giveaway is limited to 50 pieces for this edition.


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    • Purchase 15 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 6 pack of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense. These have an amazing quality to them, that I have yet to find an equal! They go on smooth and creamy, and when a brushstroke of water is added, it turns to a vibrant inky wash that is just beautiful. I haven’t used anything else since discovering these!


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    • Purchase 25 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 12 piece tin of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense (see description above). You could do a month of coloring with your book club or bible study group.


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  • Purchase 50 books and you will receive the 8×10 limited edition coloring page and also a 24 piece tin of my favorite watercolor pencils – Derwent Inktense (see description above) 50 books would be a great addition to your women’s group, or a nice giveaway for your church volunteers.


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(the payment page will show ATC Embroidery as the seller...that is me :)

31 days sampling{here are a few of the pictures inside…}

Finding hope is so vital to our daily lives. Even when our circumstances don’t encourage this, God is there to impart hope to those who seek Him and recognize His presence.

Encourage others

Encourage yourself

Bring HOPE to a dying world.

In His Love,

Lisa