Friday, December 18, 2009

CLOSED: Fab Friday Giveaway: Life Verse Design

This week's giveaway truly is fabulous!


When Julie Chen, the creative mind behind Life Verse Design, contacted me about featuring her amazing Etsy store, I didn't think twice! I know you all will love the things that Julie offers!

Life Verse Design started when Julie was pregnant with her 3rd child (and had an almost 2 & almost 4 yr old running around!. Julie had the foresight to realize that she would not be having good quality devotional time with God when #3 came along so she started placing index cards of Scripture around her house.


At the time, Julie was going through Beth Moore's fruit of the Spirit study & thus memorizing the fruit of the Spirit (which her pregnant brain could not even handle) so, one day while brushing her teeth and looking at her index card, she asked herself, "why am i not designing these cards since i am a designer?!" Voila! a new idea was born!


Life Verse Design began as a simple act of worship between Julie and God. She not only found a new way to use her creative gift but Julie also found that creating these cards helped her hide His Word in her heart. What a great way to glorify God!




Julie decided to give the art to her bible study and they, in turn, encouraged her to participate in the craft show at her church. Julie's first show was in November 2007 and she almost completely sold out! It was there that Julie learned about Etsy from another craft show vendor. In late March 2008 Life Verse Design opened. Two short months later, DEMDACO (the creators of the willow tree figurines) found Life Verse Design and contacted Julie to be licensed! Her art is now being licensed nationwide and she can still sell her prints on paper through Etsy.

Julie loves getting to know her customers and hearing their feedback on her art art: whether it is a personal story of why the verse meant so much to them, or just their excitment when they open the package; it continually amazes Julie that her art is hanging on people's walls all over the world!



Outside of Etsy, Julie's first love is being a wife and mom, She says, "I have the best hubby in the world & love spending any moment with him. Ialso have the most adorable kiddos, with whom I love to be outside. We love the zoo, the arboretum, and going on the train into Chicago."


On top of all that, Julie has another "other" job as a book designer. She was trained as an illustrator, but her entire career has been spent designing books for Tyndale House Publishers, Zondervan, and Willow Creek Association.


Some of you, my readers, may have heard the BIG titles that she has worked on: the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins (creating books 4-12), Bringing Up Boys by Dr. Dobson (and she just finished Bringing up Girls!).


However, Julie's all time project was designing The Jesus Storybook Bible <--that is the Bible that our church uses in Sunday School. It is GREAT!
Seen and heard enough that you want to go out and buy a print right now?!

BUY IT!

You can find on Life Verse Design Etsy. These are great gifts for new parents, long-time or new Christians, teachers, and friends looking to be inspired!

WIN IT!

Julie is generously giving away one free 8x10 print of the winner's choice.

Winner!



Mrs. McFadden said... 13

ordered 4


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Mrs. McFadden said...

my favorite is the Fireman! In fact I love it so much I ordered it.

Mrs. McFadden said...

I'm a follower

Ashlie Miller said...

My favorite design is the "Young Man - Psalm 119" http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19117805

Also, thanks for informing us about her! I came across her etsy shop sometime ago, but didn't know all of this information about her. And I recently bought the Jesus Storybook Bible. LOVE it and look forward to each night's devotional time with my boys.

Ashlie Miller said...

I hearted her shop sometime ago (forgot I did so!) and hearted my favorite design today (as sunshineandbabylove).

Ashlie Miller said...

I'm now following her blog ;-)

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I follow your blog ;-)

Kim said...

OK, I couldn't look through all the designs because I was getting too many favorites...The Nothing Can Separate was so beautiful I almost cried. I love Rejoice Over You with the little girl. And the Adoption Keepsake is so beautiful, that it made me even more confident that I want to adopt!

And wasn't I just raving about the Jesus Storybook Bible? One of the things Lucas and I have always loved is the fabulous art!

Kim said...

I made her store a favorite on Etsy :)

Anonymous said...

I love the IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL 8x10 print.

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Julia said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jesus Storybook Bible! Every night we read Asher a "jesus story" :) We got that for Jeff & Lori for Christmas :)

Laura said...

Wings of Eagles - Isaiah 40 is definitely what i'd choose!

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I'm a follower on google friend connect!

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pippirose said...

I love DK 149 - Quiets Emotions.
Beautiful...
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pippirose said...

I hearted Live Verse Design's Etsy shop.

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I follow Julie's blog.
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I'm a public follower of Monkeys on the Bed.
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Lizzie said...

My favorite is the adoption keepsake. LOVE it.

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I hearted lifeverse on etsy.

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Following Julie's blog.

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I'm a public follower of Monkeys on the Bed.

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I'm subscribed to your email feed - 1.

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Welcome to Our Nest of Three said...

I actually bought one of her prints for my mom last Christmas ... it was gorgeous! Glad you found her shop :)

Perfect Blue Moon said...

Favourite is the Irish Family Blessing, I love that its so uplifting and takes me right back to my roots! The sister's one definitely hit home too though, makes me think of getting in more frequent touch with my own.

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Secret Life of a WAHM said...

I love the SISTERS KEEPSAKE 8x10 print

Julie said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13463404
Life Long Friends-her prints are gorgeous

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I hearted her shop as 321Gem

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I follow Julie's blog as jelaws5

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blueviolet said...

I like the Welcome to our Nest print!
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Wehaf said...

I love the IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL 8x10 print.

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artsy_momma said...

The 8x10 Mother's Love is beautiful!