IN THE SHOP: VALENTINE’S CARDS

Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate it. Well, people, regardless of your feelings about the impending holiday, it’s a week away. And if you celebrate it at all, you will most likely need a gift, and if you buy a gift, you will need a card to pair with said gift. And you know how daunting those holiday card sections are. Do you really want to spend an hour of your precious Target-time reading through the endless options of overpriced sentiments when you could be using that time diligently perusing the One Spot?

Well, I hope to make the card-searching process a little less painful for you by offering you… the printable card, right from the comfort of your own home. You pay a small price, and you get a PDF that you can download and print wherever you want. I’ve whipped up a few fun hand-lettered designs that are a bit humorous and oh-so-romantic. Each card comes in three colorways and downloads instantly in your account. Maybe one of these speaks to you.

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Married folks, you know what I’m talking about…

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Here’s a throwback from last year, also available in the shop.

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ETSY SALE: NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31

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As I’ve entered a new season of life these last few months (moving from Texas to Alexandria VA, working a full time graphic design job, supporting my husband in his job transition, settling into a new church, making new friends, and adapting to a much faster pace of life than we’ve had the last 7 years, no big deal), blogging and designing for my Etsy shop have naturally taken a back seat for some time.

So, though I don’t know what the future holds for my online/social media “life”, I still want to communicate important and fun things that go on with Rebekah Disch Design, even though they may be few and far between for a while.

And what is more important and fun than a SALE? And when I say sale, I don’t mean like an Anthropologie “sale” where a $200 shirt is marked down to $180. I mean 50% off items that are originally 8 and 15 dollars. Hello.

NOW through OCTOBER 31, I am offering all of my art prints in my Etsy Shop at half price. Art prints are a great way to add some pizazz to your walls and also make great gifts. Just pair with a pretty frame (TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Target, or Ikea are great resources for stylish, inexpensive frames), and voila! Easy, instant art.

Need more direction on how to use some of these prints? Let me help you. Keep in mind, some come in multiple colors, so be sure to visit the “art prints” section to see all listings and colors. (Also, click on each photo to take you to the Etsy listing.)

How about one of these for a sweet hostess gift for your fall dinner parties or Thanksgiving get-togethers? (three different colors)

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This would be a great anniversary gift for the special lady or gent in your life. Extra points if they love Parks and Rec.

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I could totally see this one hung in a boy’s room or even a home office as a reminder to press on through adversity.

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This would be a great inspirational reminder for a home office, girl’s room, or in a living room gallery wall as a family manifesto of sorts. (three different colors)

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I love this western-themed print for a nursery or kid’s room. It would also make a great gift for the proud southerner in your life. We all know one of those, don’t we? (three different colors)

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THIS coffee print. Need I say more? Coffee addicts unite! (2 different colors)

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How about this snarky little guy for my teacher friends’ classrooms? Or hung in your home as a reminder to take a screen break and savor the moment?

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This one is special to me because my mom speaks this verse over her children. What a great gift for a mother or father raising their kids to love the Lord and walk in His Truth.

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And make sure to share your finds via Instagram or Facebook – I love to see my art on your walls! Just tag @rebekahdisch (Instagram) or @rebekahdischdesign (Facebook). Happy shopping!

MY NEPHEW’S NURSERY + AN ARABIC ALPHABET PRINT

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We finally have a baby in the family. No, I’m not pregnant, but my big sister, Jessica, will soon give birth to the first little munchkin among all of us siblings, and the anticipation of little Remy arriving has been the cause for celebration as of late. My sister Sarah, my mom, and I recently took a road trip to Houston to have an small, intimate baby shower for Jessica, and we had a blast helping finish up her nursery decor, showering her with gifts, and perusing the baby aisle together at Target.

Among all of her baby needs, Jessica had one special request for me: make her an Arabic alphabet print for her nursery. I LOVED the idea of designing a typographical poster using an alphabet in her husband’s native language, and I was up for the challenge. After working with my bro-in-law, Ala (who is Syrian, so his first language is Arabic), on making sure I was using the correct letters and in the right order, I was able to piece together the alphabet in a way that was orderly but still had a whimsical flow.

And I love that this print will be a keepsake for Remy as he grows up learning both English and Arabic and also appreciating and being proud of both his Syrian roots and his American culture.

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ADVENTURES IN LAND-SCOUTING

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The longer I live in small town Texas, the more I love it. You can drive in any direction outside of Graham, and you will always find yourself on country roads, passing through wide open fields, winding up and down through hill country, and it truly never gets old.

Chris decided to pitch in with some friends on renting a deer lease about 25 minutes outside of town, and we spent our Saturday date night eating burgers and fries from an old local diner, cruisin’ with the windows down in our recently-inherited Chevy pickup (thanks in-laws!), and yes I even sat in the middle seat all cozy-like next to my man. He took me out to the land and showed me around, and we enjoyed the fresh air and peace and quiet. We spotted deer tracks and hog tracks and scouted out the best spots for prime time hunting. I should also add that I was on high alert at all times because I just know one of these days I WILL cross a rattler, and I will always be ready to run and frolic through the fields to avoid that moment at all costs. Nevertheless, I look forward to many more weekends together exploring and adventuring on this piece of land.

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WEEKEND SNAPS – SUCCULENT ADDITION

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This weekend I watered plants and fed kittens for my friend who was out of town, and I had to whip out my iphone and take a few snapshots of her lovely backyard details. Succulents are just so great, aren’t they? There are so many different shapes, colors, and dimensions, they are timeless and beautiful, and they make for some fun photos!

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WEEKEND SNAPS

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It was a cozy afternoon during Christmas week. He was sitting in front of me with the camera rolling, watching and anticipating my reaction to what I would find inside this little box wrapped in green and red. I was tearing through the packaging, with a mouthful of Christmas candy, and before I knew it, I was looking at my gift. I held this $300 Cannon 50mm 1.4 lens in my hands, and I was stunned. “This costs too much, babe! This is just too much! Oh my gosh! I love it!” (feeling just a tad guilty that my gift to him was of no comparison – just something hand-made… go figure.) Regardless, his lit-up eyes upon seeing me so pumped was enough.

So, I have this new lens now and have put it to very little use (aside from a couple recent trips), and just this weekend I was compelled to pick it up. Really pick it up for the fun of it, and start snapping again.

On the one hand, I think it’s become way too easy to take too many pictures. I find myself pulling out my iphone numerous times a day, only to find each month when I am syncing my phone to my computer, I have all these random photos of things I quite frankly don’t really even care about as much as I did at the moment I “clicked,” and I either keep them out of guilt or simply end up pushing “delete.” I mean, really, what am I going to do with all of them? (please refer to this Jim Gaffigan clip.)

On the other hand, whatever. Don’t overthink it. Taking pictures is fun. So, this weekend, I was inspired to take some time with my camera, and shoot (would Jim Gaffigan approve? I’m not so sure!). They will probably mean nothing to most onlookers, but for me, these captured our restful weekend at home. Here’s to the glorious week’s end, more thoughtful pics, and more (or less?) computer storage space.

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Invested in a new grill last year, and it has paid off bigtime. Try telling me baked chicken is better than grilled chicken… you can’t, because it’s just not true.
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We had this sago palm we bought last Summer. It spent all Winter, Spring, and half of this Summer in our dark stuffy garage after I thought it had bit the dust. I finally looked at it for the first time in months, and alas, it was growing leaves again. How it was reborn, I have no idea…. Then I found out sago palms are extremely toxic to household dogs. Shoot.
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Chris studying, reading, learning… this man is diligent.
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My dad sent purple flowers for my birthday, and I replanted them in this cute little tin vase and added some hand-made flair. Awww.
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Glimpse of the back porch (umbrella was a last-season $30 WalMart clearance find, thank you!) And a very common expression of Jasper these days, tongue hanging out sideways and loving his spoiled little life.

What on earth will NEXT weekend bring?

SUMMER LOVIN’ AND A FREE PRINTABLE

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Summer, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

On the tail end of a recent unforgettable trip to beautiful Barbados, I am reminiscing big time. I think I’ve tried every way possible to pretend I am still gracing the sandy white beaches of the Caribbean, far far away from work schedules and responsibilities. If I just close my eyes, I can almost smell the salt in the air and hear the waves crashing against the shore again… or maybe that’s just dinner cooking behind me and the sound of the dishwasher running…

Ah well, it may be of no use trying to “will” my way back to the beach, but it’s still only July, and there are plenty of things I can enjoy about Summer right here in ol’ Texas that are right at my fingertips. And yours too. I’ve sketched a short list of some of my Summer favorites out on paper and put them in a printable version for you to enjoy at home. So, if this list speaks to you in the deepest parts of your soul, or if you at least like the color combo and think it totally accents your living room, then have at it!

There are two versions below. Feel free to download one or both, and print as many as you want. Maybe even frame one and give it to a friend just because. Just download, print on 8.5×11 white card stock on your highest quality printer settings, cut along the lines, and display on it’s own or in your favorite frame. Print is sized to 8×10.

Click here to download: Summer Printable – White/Corals 
Click here to download: Summer Printable – Watercolor/Corals

And for those of you who prefer cool colors rather than warm (a request from mom):

Click here to download: Summer Printable – White/Blues
Click here to download: Summer Printable – Watercolor/Blues

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IN THE SHOP: PRINTABLE MOTHER’S DAY CARDS and PRINTS

It’s about that time again, my friends… Mom’s Day is a little over a week away, and you may be on the hunt for the perfect card and gift. Sometimes Hallmark just doesn’t do it for me, so I like to make my own. And I don’t like to spend a chunk of money on store bought cards, because let’s face it – those can get pretty pricey. And if you’re shopping for more than one mom, buying 3-4 cards at an average of $4.00 a pop just makes no sense.

If you’re in the same boat, choosing a printable card is the perfect option. You make one purchase (about $3), and you can print as many as you want, right from your home computer. Just pair with an inexpensive envelope (I’ve seen them in the craft section at WalMart), and you’re pretty much all set.

I recently listed a couple of printable card options in my Etsy shop. There are two color variations to choose from, and all you have to do is purchase, download, and print. Just click on each image to be redirected to the shop.

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Also, just in case you weren’t around last year, I offered a couple of FREE printables as well. Click here to see more and download right here on the blog.

Already have a card for mom, or thinking about also purchasing some pretty and meaningful art for her? Here are a couple of instant downloadable art prints that make great gifts on the cheap (and again, we are all about getting a lot of bang for your buck around here). Just click on each image to purchase in the shop, download, and print as many as you want and give to whoever you want.

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