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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 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…

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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)

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

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-

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.

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.

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

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.


Drum Roll Please…..

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The winner of the free copy of 31 Days of Coloring HOPE is Debra S.!!! {cue confetti}

Congratulations Debra!  Please email your address to and we will get your copy sent out to you right away!  

Thank you everyone for your comments and encouragement. 1 week left till it is officially available on Amazon.  Stay tuned!

two days left…

31 days cover…for the pre-sale of 31 days of Coloring HOPE!  For these last two days, i will be sweetening the pot…

For the purchase of 5 books: In addition to the 8×10 limited edition print, I will be adding 3 of my favorite colors of Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and a Marvy blender pen.  These are awesome tools as you don’t have to have water to activate your watercolor pencils. Just glide the pre-moistened brush over your coloring and the colors blend like they were painted!

One of my absolute favorite tools for coloring on the go!

I am then upgrading the 15 book purchase from 6 inktense watercolor pencils, to a 12 piece set! And I am throwing in a Marvy blender pen too!

Woot – you are going to love these blender pens.

For the 25 book purchase you will receive a 24 piece intense set and 2 Marvy blender pens. That should make your color gathering move right along!

For 50 books, you will receive a 36 piece inktense set and 3 Marvy blender pens!!

Interested?  You can purchase your books here:

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and don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a free coloring book. Winner will be announced friday!

This is a preview of the pictures included in this coloring book:

31 days page pics

I can’ wait for you all to receive your books…they should be in by early next week!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Today is extra perk day!

31 days cover{all pictures included in the book are at the bottom of this page!}

*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, (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.


    • 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.


    • 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!


    • 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.
  • 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.


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

31 days page picsFinding 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,


awakening: novel excerpt

awakening coverrAs this story continues to unfold, I would love to share portions of it with you. For writing isn’t to be kept and horded. but to be shared -so to inspire and endear. I have been going back and forth on the name of it, and am currently rooting for “awakening”, but for previous excerpts, they are listed under “city of mist”….hmmm. kinda like that one too. What to do?!!

I hope that you like this little piece of my creative soul! 🙂

19-[…..and down the rabbit hole we go.]

They walked toward the side of the city where the forest grew closest to its slopes. Akira hoped that they would not need ropes to repel down the side of it. She remembered that this side of the mountain had a sheer faced cliff that plunged directly down into a riverbed filled with rocks. She didn’t know if she was up to the adventure after so recently having been half dead. As they approached the edge of the cliff, she noted that the wall ended just before the sheer face.  Wind blew and whistled here, bringing in the cool salty breeze of the sea to the north of Marmaron. As they stopped at the cliff’s edge, Akira looked at her friend with an expression that said, seriously?  “I’m not jumping if that’s what you think.” She said matter-of-factly.
Mairwen chuckled. “No. I’m not either. Over here.” She led Akira to where the cliff met the wall. There was a small scrubby bush growing close to the edge, and Mairwen stepped around it, peering just over the edge. There on the cliff face was a small ledge that sat just outside of a hole in the wall, like a small cave opening. It lay about three or four feet from the top, but the ledge was narrow, and there would be nothing to stop their descent if their footing was not sure.
“Ummm, I’m not sure about this Mairwen.” Akira hesitated.
“I know, it looks pretty scary. But I have been down to the ledge already and it is not as bad as it appears.  And there is plenty of room for your feet. just go in as soon as you get there. Besides, We have this.” Mairwen reached down under the bush and produced a rope who’s end was fastened to its trunk. “Courtesy of Elior,” she smiled brightly.
“My, you have been busy today, she chided. “Good to know that while I was dying, you were having an adventure.” 
Mairwen put her arm around her friends shoulder. “I wouldn’t want your almost death to go to waste,” she returned. “By the way,” she added, “I’m awfully glad that you didn’t. Die that is.” She hugged her tightly, then looked back over the edge.
“Me too, Mair, me too.” Taking a deep breath to steel her nerves, she grasped the rope firmly. Dropping slowly down the wall and reaching with her toes, she felt the firmness of the ledge beneath her. When both feet were securely down on the rock, she squatted and looked into the hole.
It was small. No bigger than a foxes hole, or maybe a large rabbit. It would be a tight squeeze to get through it. But staying perched on this ledge with her heart in her throat was not an option. She was beginning to wonder about the wisdom of this plan. “Mairwen, how do we know where this goes, and how tight it gets. It does not look very large. What if we get stuck?”
Mairwen looked down over the edge from her stomach. “I’ve already been inside. I know it is dark, so you can’t see what is there, but once you get inside the opening, it widens into a larger room and there is a stairway. I think it was crafted as a way of escape many years ago. In case of invasion maybe?” She shrugged her shoulders at this. “Go in the opening, and then I will come down. There is only room for one on that ledge.
As Akira fit her arms and head through the hole, she wondered vaguely if this was a smart thing to be doing. Most likely not, she told herself. But here she was, with nowhere to go …

…but down.