2016 Mother’s Day Printable

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I feel grateful for the wonderful women in my life that have been role models for what womanhood is about. It’s about strength, diligence, grace, grit, endurance and creativity. Those women that ooze greatness seem to be all around me. I’m grateful to call them my friends, sisters, mentors and mothers.

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More than laboring and delivering a child, motherhood is about nurturing beautiful qualities that lift others to improve and grow.

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So is there a woman who has mothered/nurtured/fostered something great in your life? Let her know. I hope you enjoy and use this free printable to send someone some happy thoughts this Mother’s Day.

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The printable comes 2 cards on a page, one in each color. Simply print, cut, fold and send.

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See above link to download. Artwork is free for personal use.

*By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!
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Last Month’s Salt & Honey Workshop

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Teaching calligraphy is my jam. I truly love igniting that passion for letters in other people and helping them understand how letter forms work, how the materials work together and helping them explore their own identity through letters and words. Teaching online is pretty much all I do these days, but I jump at any chance I have to teach in-person. If you’ve missed my live classes, check out calligraphy.org. It’s the next best thing to an in-person class because you get personal coaching from me and my co-calligrapher, Erika. We love what we do.

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Last month’s Salt & Honey workshop was a blast. We had a great time in such a gorgeous space with amazing food provided by The Patisserie. My mouth is watering and I have a sudden craving for toasted coconut cake just thinking about it.

Want more Salt & Honey? Their spring market is this weekend! Details here.

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Each guest got a custom pouch packed with all the essentials.

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And of course a place card with their name written on it in rose gold. Naturally. View More: http://photos.pass.us/salt--honey-workshop

Those cakes were divine. I may have had a couple slices. Of each.

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We had a dude show up!! Haha. Usually I have one. Guys who sign up for calligraphy workshops are very smart. They get to learn something new and they’re always outnumbered. ;)

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I was just so impressed at how passionate everyone was about letters, how much they learned in such a short time and how many beautiful marks were made!

All photos by Stephanie Lorraine Photography

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    DIY: The Lazy Girl’s Pillow Case

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    My in-laws have this oxford shirting sheet set that had me thinking that I (a) need that sheet set and (b) I could probably whip up a pillow to match asap with an old oxford shirt.

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    I haven’t taken the plunge for the sheet set (our kids are so gross, I’m sure it’d be stained with licorice goo or something within the first five minutes), but it’s on my radar. The pillow was a no-brainer. And took the equivalent in time to make (and photograph for this easy-peasy tutorial).

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    Grab a pillow, if you have an old cover you’re replacing, use that as your guide. If I don’t have to bust out the rulers, it’s a win in my opinion. Rulers just slow these Edward-scissorhands digits down. ;)

    Materials:

    • A large old Oxford shirt (I found mine at a local thrift store)
    • Pillow form
    • Old pillow cover as a template (or a ruler)
    • Oversized washers
    • Scissors/rotary cutter
    • Cutting mat
    • Sewing machine

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    Be sure to wash and iron the shirt beforehand for best results.

    Lay the shirt on your cutting mat. Flatten out any pleats so you get two flat layers. Pin the old pillowcase down with washers. If you don’t have an old cover to work from, Measure a 19″ square with your ruler for a standard 18″ pillow.

    Place the cover off-centered over the front buttons. By placing it off-center, you have less puckering/bulging at the opening. And it looks cool.

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    Cut out your square, leaving about a 1/2″ seam allowance on all sides. Eyeballing is a-okay.

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    Turn right sides towards each other, pin and sew all four sides together.

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    Un-do the buttons and turn right-side out. Iron out the corners.

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    Place the pillow form inside, fluff and done!

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    Super easy. No worries about enclosures, no hemming, nothing. This is the easiest thing you’ll do all week. Promise.

     

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    1. Sheila Ghiglieri says:

      FABULOUS!! Thank you!!

    2. Sana Bharani says:

      Hey Melissa, It is super easy. Thanks a ton. Will hunt for some old and fabulous shirts.

    #Hallelujah Easter Printable 3: Printable Calligraphed Scripture

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    I believe in Christ! He did something super awesome for all of us. I’ve teamed up with Mormon.org and Sugardoodle to share Easter printables focused around our Savior. I hope that if you’re a disciple of Christ, regardless of denomination, you’ll enjoy these designs.

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    I knew I wanted to share some kind of calligraphed quote or scripture passage that would go beyond Easter Celebrations. I had a hard time thinking of what to do. But then Chris told me to do the obvious. While this scripture is so common, it still maintains so much power.

    I went through a few different design ideas before settling on this one. The simple blues with the variation in watercolor feel just right.

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    You can print off this scripture in a frameable 8×10 size or in a 5×7 to send easily as a postcard or in an envelope to a loved one living far away.

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    I plan to keep this one up year-round. I do hope you enjoy it and don’t forget God loves you.

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    Click the link below to download the printable PDF:

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    Check out past year’s printable Easter stuff:

    Easter Basket Tag • Easter BannerEaster Sunday Printable • 2011 Candy Box • 2010 Easter Candy Box

    *By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!
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    1. Caroline says:

      This is beautiful! I love it! I’m a little late for Easter, but it’s the right color, so I might just put on the piano now. :)

    #Hallelujah Easter Printable 2: 2016 Easter Candy Box

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    I believe in Christ! He did something super awesome for all of us. These printables are focused around our Savior. I hope that if you’re a disciple of Christ, regardless of denomination, you’ll enjoy these designs.

    In collaboration with Sugardoodle & Mormon.org, here’s the second printable from the printable series!

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    I’ve been totally crushing on blues and watercolor textures lately, so I thought I’d do a take on a painted Easter egg with this printable. The design is similar to my 2010 boxbut with a whole new spin.

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    Each design element ties back to a symbol and a scripture (see printable) from the Bible (KJV). It’d be a fun way to do place cards for an Easter feast, or give away to a neighbor or a loved one.

    • The cross symbolizes Christ’s sacrifice
    • The scallops represent fish scales/ and we must become fishers of men
    • The three stripes represent the godhead
    • The laurel leaves represent royalty
    • The palm leaves represent Christ’s victory over death

     

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    The thing that I love so much about religious symbolism is that you can see a seemingly ordinary graphic and find deeper meaning within it.

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    I hope you enjoy this design and share a box or two with family and friends. Click the link below to download.

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    Check out past year’s printable Easter stuff:

    Easter Basket Tag • Easter BannerEaster Sunday Printable • 2011 Candy Box • 2010 Easter Candy Box

    *By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!
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    1. Katie says:

      Hey Melissa, I’m grateful you’re posting these awesome ideas and downloads. I don’t do too much for Easter because I don’t like how it’s all about candy and giving kids more stuff. But, these posts are inspiring me to make Easter more about Christ. And still have fun, pretty things. Thank you!

    2. I love all of the symbolism on this little box and that it focuses on Christ! Thank you so much for being so generous with your talents!

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