Family Christmas Lights Sign – Personalized

Family Christmas Lights Sign - Personalized | mamasbrush  

Matthew 5:16 inspired quote: "Shining our lights together."

Christian Christmas, Jesus centered, Jesus focused, printable, digital download, custom Christmas sign, Christmas sign, Christmas wall art, Christmas mantle art

This is one of my favorite original Christmas signs. I love to doodle Christmas lights with the cute spirals on the lights. I’ve used them to make cards and labels year after year. They take a simple plain card or slip of paper and really dress them up in a festive way. I’ve used markers and watercolor to make the lights (you just have to wait until the watercolor dries if you go that route!) Anything would work really!

The phrase under family has a double meaning for me. Obviously we are loving to shine our Christmas lights at Christmas time, but it is also a reference to Matthew 5:16 in the Bible:

“In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works and give glory to your
Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

Jesus is talking here about the inner light Christians have in this world of darkness. We are to live our lives so that people can see Jesus (the true Light) in us.

I love to make Christmas cards with these lights and the words “Let your lights shine!” Hopefully they will be in my shop this fall (if I don’t get to it this month.) Let me know if those are something you would be interested in and I’ll move them up the priority list. 🙂

Anyway, I made these signs on wood a couple years ago and finally posted about it this past winter.

Family Christmas Lights Sign - Personalized | mamasbrush  

Matthew 5:16 inspired quote: "Shining our lights together."

Christian Christmas, Jesus centered, Jesus focused, printable, digital download, custom Christmas sign, Christmas sign, Christmas wall art, Christmas mantle art

I have now created a digital version for my shop! You can find it here, and available for personalization or left plain.

Family Christmas Lights Sign - Personalized | mamasbrush  

Matthew 5:16 inspired quote: "Shining our lights together."

Christian Christmas, Jesus centered, Jesus focused, printable, digital download, custom Christmas sign, Christmas sign, Christmas wall art, Christmas mantle art

All my Christmas items (from my design shop and my decor shop) are still 50% off through the end of July. Grab these early for yourself or for gifts!

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Christmas Decor – Mistletoe Sign

This one just makes me smile! I painted this years ago… it was one of the first paintings I was really excited about. I’ve made cards with this mistletoe on it in past years. One simply said, “tonight.” I like that one. 🙂

Christmas Decor Mistletoe Sign | mamasbrush 

In this house, we do mistletoe.  Quirky Christmas sign with illustrated mistletoe.

This past year I digitized it, making it possible to do so many more things with it… and to make it BIG! In this design, I added the words, “In this house, we do mistletoe!” I can’t wait to find a place to put it when December rolls around!

It’s 50% off right now as part of my Christmas in July sale. Print it at home or have it printed and add it to your Christmas decor this year.

Christmas Decor Mistletoe Sign | mamasbrush 

In this house, we do mistletoe.  Quirky Christmas sign with illustrated mistletoe.  Christmas in July

In Response to Feedback: Customer Information Forms

Customer Information Sheet | mamasbrush

Keep track of customer information for your small business or homestead side hustle.  Selling Eggs or milk or jewelry, cleaning houses or any other service based business can use these forms.

It’s been a while since I mentioned it here, but I love feedback! I often tell people that I thrive on it… it really pushes me to keep going, keep creating, and keep sharing. A “like” or a “favorite” makes me smile… but when someone takes the time to leave a comment here on the blog or a written review over at my shop, that is truly encouraging!

I have been underestimating the power and encouragement of true feedback though… the kind that offers a critique or suggestion. I love that! Someone to rub elbows with (virtually, that is) and give me suggestions to make what I have even better! So when Amy left a review after purchasing my 12 Monthly Egg Counting Sheets and said she wished there would have been a spot to write down customers, I was thrilled with the idea!

I decided right then that I would do it! It just took me a month or so to figure out how I would do it and what it would look like. When the inspiration hit, though, things began to speed up and I’m thrilled with the end result! I hope you all are too!

Customer Information Sheet | mamasbrush

Keep track of customer information for your small business or homestead side hustle.  Selling Eggs or milk or jewelry, cleaning houses or any other service based business can use these forms.

I designed both vertical and horizontal layouts for the pages and added them to the listing for the 12 Monthly Egg Counting Sheets. Anyone purchasing the Monthly Egg Counting Sheets will get the customer information sheets automatically.

Then I proceeded to message a copy of the Customer Information sheets to everyone who has purchased the Monthly Egg Counting Sheets (if you purchased one and haven’t received yours, check your Etsy account for a message from me and reach out to me if you don’t see it!)

My last step (before blogging about it anyway) was to list the Customer Information Sheets separately in my shop. You’ll notice that, while there is super cute chicken artwork on the forms, they don’t say anything about chickens or eggs anywhere! That makes these forms perfect for any kind of business. Add a touch of chicken and old truck whimsy to your business’s customer list with these Customer Information forms.

Oh, and grab them for 33% off for the next week for reading about them on the blog! Use coupon code CUSTOMERS33 or click this link to get it automatically.

Customer Information Sheet | mamasbrush

Keep track of customer information for your small business or homestead side hustle.  Selling Eggs or milk or jewelry, cleaning houses or any other service based business can use these forms.

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Techy Nerd Decor – Network Home Sweet Home

Network Home Sweet Home PNG File for printing or cutting machines like Cricut.  Decorate your office at home or work.

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We all know the “home sweet home” signs all over Pinterest and Etsy, even adorning many of our homes. This is a “home sweet home” sign with a twist.

When my husband and I married, I had no idea that those numbers meant anything. Many of you may not either (or maybe it’s just me?) But apparently they mean home.

All you techy, computer people knew that. Forgive my ignorance. These are for you! They were my husband’s idea, years ago. I finally got to designing them earlier this year and now I’ve got them in my store. The above design is what I had in my head, but my husband had something else in mind. That’s usually the way it goes for us. So as per usual, I have both available.

Network Home Sweet Home PNG File for printing or cutting machines like Cricut.  Decorate your office at home or work.

Network Home Sweet Home, Nerd PNG,  Techy Décor, IT Office Décor,  IS Office Décor,  Computer Theme Office Décor,  Techy Nerd Decor

This is the design my husband likes best. I do like it too. Things are more like they used to be, all pixelated. Even the door knob is a square. 🙂

You can find them in my shop here. Enter coupon code HOME33 for 33% off through June 28th or click here to have it taken off automatically. I love to offer this discount you, my readers when I add something new to my shop. Sign up for notifications in the sidebar so you don’t miss a sale! 🙂

So which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Network Home Sweet Home PNG File for printing or cutting machines like Cricut.  Decorate your office at home or work.

Network Home Sweet Home, Nerd PNG,  Techy Décor, IT Office Décor,  IS Office Décor,  Computer Theme Office Décor,  Techy Nerd Decor

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Reading Logs / Book List for Homeschool (or any school, really!)

I took my boring old books lists (reading logs) and I kicked them up a notch… mamasbrush style! If you are new here, that means changing things up seasonally… sometimes even monthly (as is the case here)!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

If you’ve been around here long, you know that before I’m a blogger, designer, artist, or small business owner (check out my shops in the sidebar), I’m a mom… and a homeschool mom at that… to 6 kids. Any homeschool moms reading? Leave me a quick comment and tell me how many kiddos you have! 🙂

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

Where was I? Ah yes, homeschooling! Always homeschooling! (I know for most of you, school just ended, but we homeschool all year, so we are getting ready to kick off a new school year at the beginning of July.) As such, I have a number of tools I’ve developed over the years. With my younger set, the ones learning to read and practicing to be more fluent, I started using book lists several years ago. I make a list of the books I want my littles to read through in order to practice what they know and to push them just a bit out of their comfort zone. When they finish a book, they put a sticker or a check mark or a smiley face in one of the boxes after the title. I encourage them to read the shorter books (not the chapter books) multiple times for fluency, so there are several columns for stickers. When they finish a list, I pick books from the next level up and start a new book list.

All this said, while fully functional, they aren’t especially cute. That is to say they weren’t especially cute. Well, one of the reasons it’s been a little quiet around here lately (other than all the gardening and asparagus… oh, the asparagus!) is that I’ve been overhauling my book lists. They are now, officially, cute. — At least I think they are cute! 🙂

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

There is a different page for each month with unique artwork that fits the theme (northern hemisphere only, sorry if your seasons don’t match!), plus a few extras for holidays and good measure!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

I also created a chart for older kids/ adults who would rather have a place to put the date finished instead of stickers.

These charts are great for summer reading logs, assigned or free reading records for school or homework, or homeschool families. I love how it helps me record what the kids were reading for our portolios and evaluations at the end of the school year.

Some of my kids use them in their binders, others on a clipboard or taped to the wall. Keep them handy for best use!

I’ve finally got these digital downloads in my etsy shop. You can print them as many times as you want for as many kids as you have.

Pop over and take a look, then come back here and let me know which month’s design is your favorite!

Printable Illustrated Book Log | mamasbrush

AKA book list, reading log, reading list, reading record, book record.  Great for evaluations or independant reading trackers.

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Cute Garden Harvest Journal Pages

This new Harvest Journal Bundle is just one of a few items I have listed recently in my shop. I love to keep track of how many pounds of this vegetable I bring in or how many pints of that fruit.

Garden Harvest Journal Pages | mamasbrush

Keep track of your harvest this spring, summer, and fall with cute seasonal record pages.  Illustrated journal pages.  Space for garden notes, columns for recording harvest amounts and dates.

Though I’ve been away from the blog for a few weeks, I have been working when I can and have some new things in my shop. With the arrival of spring comes a lot more time working outside in the yard and garden. We’ve been digging, planting, raking, and even harvesting already! Asparagus is the plant that keeps giving year after year!!! (anyone with me?)

With the addition of outside projects, there is not much time left over for blogging… especially with my new Etsy shop. So it isn’t hard to understand that I’ve gotten behind in the blogging department. I do want to share with you, though, some of the new things in my shop.

From the beginning, this blog has been about sharing the things I am creating, putting myself out there for you all to see. I want to keep doing that, and if you should want to purchase something… well, I won’t complain about that either. 🙂 (wink, wink) So I’m going to try get some posts written up to share what I’ve been doing, all while continuing to create some more. 🙂 Thank you all for your support on this creative journey! (Coupon codes to come!)

Garden Harvest Journal Pages | mamasbrush

Keep track of your harvest this spring, summer, and fall with cute seasonal record pages.  Illustrated journal pages.  Space for garden notes, columns for recording harvest amounts and dates.

I designed most of these pages to coordinate with my Chicken Egg Counting Sheets. They will fit nicely in the same journal or binder. The artwork on some of the pages are specific to one crop (like this strawberry page), but really, you could use any page for any crop.

Others have room for several crops on one page (as seen at the top).

Pop over to my Etsy shop to see the rest of the pages. Use coupon code HARVEST33 for 30% off for the next 7 days, or use this link to have it taken automatically!

Garden Harvest Journal Pages | mamasbrush

Keep track of your harvest this spring, summer, and fall with cute seasonal record pages.  Illustrated journal pages.  Space for garden notes, columns for recording harvest amounts and dates.

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Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

A few months ago I saw one of those “coffee pairs nicely with silence” signs that are out there. Have you seen them? There are tons. I thought of my father-in-law. He likes silence! 🙂 Then I started thinking about my mom… she thinks coffee pairs nicely with EVERYTHING! So I did a search… and another. And another. It wasn’t out there! I was shocked. Surely more people love coffee THIS much!

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

So I set out to making one… but I wasn’t sure if what I came up with was THE one.

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

So I designed another… and another… and another.

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

Until I had 7 designs. Some are just slight variations of another, but I couldn’t decide which I liked better. I asked Husband… and Mom… and sister. Wouldn’t you know it, they all liked different ones.

So in the end, I decided to use them all, in one bundle of coffee goodness. Because, sometimes, silence doesn’t happen! There are 7 designs in black and white for cutting on your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines. I picture these designs on canvas or wood in your coffee bar. I’m planning to make some of those signs to sell at Christmas market later this year!

I’ve also made those 7 designs with a touch of color for printing! Print and frame them, make them into stickers, or cards, or tags. Possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

You can find these in my Etsy shop now. And, as always, I want to offer my readers a 33% discount this week to celebrate their addition to my shop. Click here to get that discount automatically, or enter coupon code COFFEEPAIRS33 at checkout. (Follow my blog in the sidebar to hear about future sales!)

How are you going to use it? Pop over to my pin to share a pic of what you make with it! 🙂 I’d love to see it!

Coffee Lover Gift, Coffee Pairs Nicely with Everything Wood Sign, Canvas, Cards, Stickers, Tags, Vinyl for Cricut or Silhouette | mamasbrush

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Laundry – Thanking Mom for the Thank-less Job

Laundry Mother's Day Card | mamasbrush

Thank Mom for all the laundry she's done for you over the years!  Also great for birthdays or just because!  "Loads and Loads of love" for your mom in this card!

I’m a 40-something mama to six children and I have a confession… for the past six and a half years (YEARS people!), my mother has been doing all my laundry. Yep… I am S.P.O.I.L.E.D!

Okay, sure, I’ve done some here and there. She does get sick from time to time… or we have some extra laundry in the form of children who aren’t completely potty trained… and sometimes she leaves town. When these things happen, we generally do our best and still run out of underwear and socks. [Eye roll] It is hard to switch it back into our routine. But for the most part, my mom does it all!

I talked about this several years ago, but it all started after baby number 6 was born and things were HARD (head over to read the other post for details if you are curious). My mom lives with us in a renovated detached garage, but she worked full time, so she wasn’t able to be around much to help. A couple weeks in she started doing all the laundry. Husband was very thankful to have socks and underwear every day and I was very thankful to no longer feel like a failure every time he didn’t. Win win!

It was a great help during a difficult season, but as we were finally climbing out of it several months later, she told me she was going to keep doing it. (Again, more details in the other post.) And she has! For six and a half years! Now she did retire this past summer and has done quite a bit more traveling since. It’s been a transitional year as we prepare to take it over for good. This summer the new laundry room should be fully functional, and I will take back the laundry baton that she has faithfully carried for so long.

Laundry Mother's Day Card | mamasbrush

Thank Mom for all the laundry she's done for you over the years!  Also great for birthdays or just because!  "Loads and Loads of love" for your mom in this card!

Several years ago, as I was reflecting on how much I appreciated my mom and her willingness to serve us in such a tangible way, I decided to paint her a card for Mother’s Day with a giant basket of laundry on the front. I had no idea that 4 more years would pass before I would take that chore back from her.

This year, as I’m anticipating being the chief laundress for my large family once again, I thought about how laundry is one of the many thank-less jobs moms do. Most of the time they only notice if we don’t do the laundry (“Mmmmmooooommmmmm, I don’t have any underwear!”… I hear this a lot when I’m in charge.) They don’t think to come down in the morning to say “Thanks for the clean underwear and socks in my drawer mom!” (To be fair, my husband does thank me for laundry from time to time… I am spoiled indeed!)

Laundry Mother's Day Card | mamasbrush

Thank Mom for all the laundry she's done for you over the years!  Also great for birthdays or just because!  "Loads and Loads of love" for your mom in this card!

So, with these thoughts in my mind, I have brought the laundry themed Mother’s Day card to my Etsy shop. I am selling them as digital downloads so you can purchase, print and send them without waiting and without leaving home.

Laundry Mother's Day Cards, Tags and Bookmark | mamasbrush

Thank Mom for all the laundry she's done for you over the years!  Also great for birthdays or just because!  "Loads and Loads of love" for your mom in this card!

I also created some bonus tags and a bookmark that are included. Great for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or just because!

As always, I want you to have an opportunity to have them at a discount during their first week in my shop. Enter LAUNDRY33 as the coupon code for 33% off through the 22nd or use this link to have it taken automatically.

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Whimsical Art Prints for Children

These dandelion prints make me smile. You’ve seen the artwork before here, but I wasn’t done. Before long I began working on these prints that would be fitting in any child’s space.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I love whimsy in my home decor, but especially in my children’s rooms. I don’t know how much of my home decor taste is because I have so many children in my home (six kids age 15 and under) and have for so many years, but I can’t help myself. I love making spaces that my family can enjoy. And they make me smile too.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

And I love white space. This is something my husband and I don’t always agree on. I show him something I’ve created and he wants me to make a background. “NO!” I reply, calmly. (ahem) I just love how the focus is brought to all the right places with plenty of “negative” (that’s the fancy way to say white) space.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I included all the phrases, the dandelion fuzz blowing in the breeze, the little boy gifting a dandelion to his sister or friend because I think they carry the whimsy of the whole set. I really love the “D is for Dandelion” print. I was aiming for the simplicity of the outlined flower and the yellow “D” just sitting in the corner. I picture this set in a homeschool room, or even a preschool. On the bathroom walls or one or two of them sitting on the dresser in a nursery.

Whimsical Dandelion Art Prints for Children's Rooms | mamasbrush designs

Use these downloadable art prints in your homeschool room, children's bedrooms, nursery, or even preschool!

I finally got them added to my shop today. Your coupon code for 33% off is DANDELION33. Or you can click this link to have it taken automatically. Discount is only for a week, so head over quick! (I usually offer a discount for new products in the shop to my readers, so if you don’t want to miss a discount, sign up to follow and receive notifications in the sidebar!)

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Monthly Egg Log for Your Chickens

Monthly Egg Counting Log with Cute Artwork for Chicken Keepers | mamasbrush 

Keep records in style with these new forms!

This project has been a long time coming, and a lot of original artwork was created to make these extra special! I’ve been wanting to create these Egg Counting Sheets for a few years (ever since I made one for for the month of April a few years back), and the drawing tablet I got for my birthday last fall was just the push I needed! I’ve been working on them for several months and I’m super excited to have them done and ready for your farm or homestead needs!

Click here to find them in my Etsy shop!

UPDATE 2023: You can also find these egg counting sheets in my Whole Coop Chicken Mega Bundle with my other chicken products. Click here to find that.

Monthly Egg Counting Log with Cute Artwork for Chicken Keepers | mamasbrush 

Keep records in style with these new forms!

Each page has chicken themed artwork that matches the season. You may recognize the chickens from a fabric design I shared lately (available for sale here.) The chickens from that fabric were originally from these egg counting sheets.

You can keep track of how many eggs you collect each day, any expenses from the month and your gross and net sales (if you sell your eggs.) There is also a section for writing any notes about your chickens or things you need to do or buy.

Monthly Egg Counting Log with Cute Artwork for Chicken Keepers | mamasbrush 

Keep records in style with these new forms!

See the rest of the designs over on Etsy!

And if you like my Monthly Egg Counting Sheets, please pin the image below or share it on your preferred social media! I appreciate your support!

Monthly Egg Counting Log with Cute Artwork for Chicken Keepers | mamasbrush 

Keep records in style with these new forms!

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