Do you hear that? That, my friends, is what I hope you hear as you enter in my shop. Not the white porcelain kind of tinkle, of course ;), but in the form of sweet little bells that welcome you as you open the door to my shop and take your first step inside.
Awhile back I dropped a hint about something in the works. That something already had a name, even way back then. It was SparrowJoy. And now that I've officially opened shop, I can let you in on the rest of the name:
I've had the fun of being the graphic designer behind a wide variety of printed things in the past few years. Cards, invitations, posters, magazine ads. Promotional material, wedding stationary, magazines. Even a few books! It's been a wonderful way to stay home yet earn a bit of money, as well as being a great way to give of some time and talent to Him who gave it to me. Working with committee's in our church denomination for a project here and there has been a joy! And being able to do that while being home for Tim and Hadassah has been such a blessing.
And then came Etsy. Ever since I discovered this very cool online crafter's marketplace - I've had a little thought dancing around in my head about being one of those 'shop owners'. (for those of you who haven't heard of Etsy, basically it's a marketplace of crafters and designers coming together to sell their goods online - it's fabulous!) One thing I do love to do is come up with cards (Christmas cards, invitations, etc.) and 'diy' art for my home. And with Etsy, now I can share those things with you! For example, Playroom Rules:
Here comes the slightly sheepish part: I'm starting small. Rather small, in fact, as there are only 3 art prints listed in my shop right now! And trust me, this has caused some major stalling on my part. This is me to Tim: "I need lots of prints before I can start a shop, don't I?" or "Not that I'm complaining about getting custom work, but how come it always comes flooding in when I think it's an ideal time to open my Etsy shop leaving me no time to design shop stuff?" or "Tim, what if no one buys anything?" or...the big one..."Tim, I'm scared."
This is Tim to me: "Just open it." And "Start somewhere. Then build it as you go. No one but you wants it perfect right from the get go."
And so here we are, folks! SparrowJoy Print & Design is up and running. (Eventually it will be) A mix of instant download art prints and customizable cards/invitations. Right now, you'll find a 2 Tim 2:15 print, Playroom Rules and if you want to add a little seasonal art to that 8x10 frame sitting around your home, you'll want to head over to the shop and get my Joy to the World print.
Now comes the part where I need your help! And where the Giveaway comes in! I love designing this stuff, but when the world of quotes/verses/song lyrics/etc is opened up to me, I get overwhelmed. So many great things to put on the wall! Someone help me focus!
Here's how it works: Leave a comment below with your suggestion(s) for a special text, your favorite saying or the best ever hymn lyrics you'd like to see on your walls. A winner will be picked at random and they will receive TWO prints! First off they'll receive the Joy to the World print right away, to enjoy on their walls (or fridge? or put in a frame and given as a gift to a friend?). And then as soon as I turn their choice of text into an art print and list it on SparrowJoy, they will receive that print for free as well.
Sound good? I thought so!
So comment away. This giveaway will be open until Monday, Dec 2 at 9pm. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday - check back to see if it's you! (And I hope it is!)
Update // This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Srrraah! And thank you to all of the participants.