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Spring Motivational Quote Printable

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I’m on Studio 5! It was so fun to go on to film this segment. I wanted to do something that related to spring and new beginnings and starting anew. So I found this quote as a little motivator. See the end of this post for the free file to download. FREE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. 


I’ve got 2 workshops coming up next month! Be sure to sign up before spots sell out! 

Modern Calligraphy Workshop – April 6th 5-8pm in Draper, UT! Learn basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy. 

Brush lettering & Watercolor Workshop – April 21 9-5pm in Bluffdale, UT! Come to Cents of Style headquarters for a DAY filled with watercolor, calligraphy, food and creativity. 

Who doesn’t need a motivator like this? I mean come on! I think you could print this out and mail it to your buddies who you know may be struggling through something. Even the most beautiful flowers still have to grow through dirt (and sometimes manure). I’m totally obsessed with Natalie Malan’s floral skills, so I thought i would put her most recent paper pack to good use and print the quote on there! It was easy peasy. See below for instructions and tools. 


Print out the quotes on a laser printer. If you don’t have one at home, head to your nearest copy center and have it printed on black and white on your desired paper. I loved how substantial this Natalie Malan paper pack was, but it went through my laser printer no sweat. 

Then turn on your laminator in the highest heat setting. Once it’s ready, cut out a piece of foil the size of the lettering (as to not waste foil material). Lay it overtop the printed area, slip inside a folded sheet of parchment paper and send through the laminator. 

Pull it out and remove the foil. TADA!! It’s done. 

I did experiment with watercoloring on plain paper after I did the foil transfer and it worked quite well! The chalkiness of the beginner paints, however stuck onto the foil so it wasn’t as mirror-like and shiny where I painted overtop the lettering. But it still turned out ok. Just an option. 


I know it’s super simple, but it’s so fun to add a little bit of gold sparkle to some pretty decorative paper! 

And if you don’t have access to gold foil, just print it black and white!! Look at how pretty just the black and white turned out….

This freebie is free for personal use only. Alteration or redistribution of this file is prohibited. If you’d like the artwork for commercial use, please contact      

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PRINTABLE: Parent Motivator Post Cards



This post is in partnership with Lily Jade. Their bags are insanely awesome for motherhood and adventuring.

I’ve fallen head-over-heels for the MEGGAN bag, it doubles as a backpack and has like a zillion pockets with a removable insert that can be easily washed. Connect with Lily Jade on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


Parenting can be rough. I’ve found a few things have helped my journey, among them are: my Lily Jade bag (I can hide ALL the food, diapers and calligraphy supplies in those 27 pockets and still have room for more) and the encouragement of random strangers. Some of the most impactful moments as a mother have been when someone was there to lift, give comforting advice, share a laugh and saying that it’s all going to be okay.



When I first became a mother, I found myself the center of a lot of scrutiny. It seemed to drown out any encouragement I got. As time went on, I listened to the encouragement more and more. It has helped those wounds heal. So I’d like to pay all of that kindness forward in a small way.


Last month when I flew to Charlotte with the kids, there was a child on the plane that had a terribly hard time with the flight. My heart just ached for his parents, who were likely stressed out by the situation. I heard snide comments about that child by the passengers near me. UGH! I understand that no one wants to hear a screaming kid on a plan, but good grief, I don’t think anyone on that plane was more tortured than the child’s parents. A little bit of understanding goes a long way, in my opinion.


Oh how I wish I had had a card with an encouraging word to pass along to that family. So I’ve made these so I’m not so unprepared the next time I see a parent who needs a laugh or a bit of encouragement. I thought I would make these available to you as well. You can print them double-sided as postcards for easy mailing or keep the backs blank for a flat notecard or a simple pass-along card.



Calligraphy: Megan’s Prayer


Megan asked me to pen this prayer for her. I love, love this sentiment and attitude towards life. Not to get too spiritual or sentimental here on this blog, but I’m constantly humbled by how much the Lord has given our little family. I’m so grateful Chris and I can work from home and spend so much quality time with our kids.


Megan explains the origin of this prayer:

“When Chris and I were married we really didn’t have a lot, and we were stressed about it.  So we sat down (and I mean like the day after our wedding) and prayed this together. And I feel like it’s really been a theme for us since then- we’re always looked after, but we’re never tempted by having too much.”


I feel like we can all relate to that, right?

This was penned with the hunt 101, sumi ink, fw gold and greengrocer’s kraft paper.

Calligraphy: A Quote on Friendship


I wonder, what if C.S. Lewis were alive today? He would be a must-follow on twitter. How many wise words of his have I seen penned on blogs, pinterest, facebook, etc? So many wise words.


This quote is heading to a client for a friend’s birthday. What a sweet sentiment.


I kind of went crazy with embellishments here.  I used FW gold, Dr. PH Martin’s pen white, hand-mixed gouache for the purple and blue details, an Esterbrook 357 nib and GreenGrocer’s kraft paper.

Best Friends Forever


Just finished this quote today: Lucky I’m in love with my best friend. I did this for an anniversary gift. I guess this is from a Jason Mraz song. Don’t listen to his music, but I can totally relate to the quote.

I constantly think about how lucky I am to have married my best friend.

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