FREE April desktop background and phone lock-screen

Spring has sprung! Add some bright flowers to your phone lock-screen and desktop background with this month's Pen & Paint free download.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

 

FREE March desktop and lock screen

Happy March! This month is filled with so many exciting things - birthdays to celebrate, my wedding anniversary, and a trip to Uganda (I'll share more soon). March is always one of my favorite months, and I hope you'll enjoy this month with Spring on the way.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Free Kid's Valentine Card Printable - You Make My Heart Spin

Valentine's Day at school was always so exciting when I was a younger. I loved filling out all my valentine cards for my classmates and decorating my valentine shoe box.

Now that I'm a parent, it's so fun to watch my boys' excitement as they work on their valentines for their friends and family. 

This year I wanted a card option for them that could incorporate a small candy-free valentine treat, so I made these free printable valentines

Just a few supplies, a little bit of time, and you will have some fun, and bright valentines! 

supplies:

Once you have all your pinwheels made, just add a little dab of hot glue to the backs of the pinwheels, and attach to a pencil. Add the printable cards, and you're all set!

Happy crafting!

Also, you can view last year's free valentine printable here.

Please remember this is free for personal use only. It may not be altered, sold, redistributed or used for any purpose other than a free valentine printable. Original Artwork by Lindsay Hopkins ©2012-present Pen & Paint - All rights reserved. Tag @pen_and_paint if you share and enjoy!

FREE February Desktop Background and Lockscreen

It has taken me a while to get back in the groove after the holidays, so you may have noticed a lack of posts, freebies, and newsletters. I'm learning as we grow and have high hopes for this year. Pen & Paint is experiencing good changes, including a wonderful assistant to help with things like this so I can do what I love most - creating! I'll be sure to share more about that later, but for now I will leave you with this month's free desktop and phone background.

Right now more than ever we need reminders of love and kindness so Pen & Paint will continue to share those messages through artwork, stationery, and products as well as freebies and downloads. 

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Gift Ideas for Your Valentines and Galentines!

January flew right by, and now it's all hearts, and love, and Valentines-related goodness! 

Whether you celebrate Valentine's day or Galentine's day (which the great Leslie Knope declared "only the best day of the year"), we've got you covered!

Pen & Paint has over 25 cards for you to choose from including Galentine's Day card, cards for littles, friends, co-workers and your special someone. 

Here are a few ideas to share the love: 

For your favorite Galentine or Galentines add a card, a small bottle of champagne, some chocolate, and nail polish, and your Galentine will be feeling the love. 

For the Valentine that you love more than tea add this card, some great tea, and a couple chocolates, and you are all set. 

For the person who makes your life sweet, add this card, all kind of Valentines candy goodness, and maybe a festive pink donut or two, and their day will be sweet and full of love.

Whatever you're celebrating this February, I hope you feel the love!  

Free Gingerbread Coloring Page

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A few years ago we started the tradition of letting the boys make their own "gingerbread" houses. We pick out our favorite Christmas goodies, hot glue graham crackers in the shape of a house, and have fun eating treats while we decorate.

This year I thought it would be fun to make a coloring page for the boys to enjoy as well, so I'm sharing it with ya'll! You can print the gingerbread coloring page here.

From the Pen & Paint family to yours, we wish you the *sweetest* of holidays!

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Welcome December - FREE Desktop Background and Phone Wallpaper

Happy December! I hope this month is filled with cheer for you and your family. For this month's free desktop and wallpaper I've created a festive watercolor pattern. I hope you'll enjoy it.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Welcome November - Gratitude Free Desktop Background and Wallpaper

November has caught me by surprise, pretty much like it does every year. Yesterday I realized I hadn't even created the free monthly desktop or wallpaper. As I sat down to work on it today I remembered this Autumn bouquet I created a few weeks ago. I loved the simplicity and softness of the watercolors. I know it's not traditional Fall colors, but something about it reminds me to slow down and really reflect on the many things I can give thanks for. I decided it would be the perfect background once I discovered this quote by Henry Ward Beecher: Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs for from the soul

As you prepare for the busy holiday season, I hope this can be a reminder to stop and recognize the big and small things for which you are grateful.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Welcome October - FREE desktop and background

We are finally enjoying some cooler weather. We have plans to visit the pumpkin patch, make more pumpkin muffins, along with lots of other Fallish things. I just love October, don't you? This month's free background says it all :)

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To download the phone wallpaper simply save the above image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

I hope you have a wonderful October!

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Hello Fall!

The new Pen & Paint Fall items are in the shop! These cards are definitely my favorite. I stepped out of my creative comfort zone and tried new things, and I'm so excited about all the new pieces you'll find. You can see all the newest seasonal items here.

Also, it's Labor Day weekend so enjoy 25% off in the shop through 9/5 with the code LABORDAY25.

Happy Fall y'all ;)

FREE September Desktop/Phone Wallpaper - Fall Leaves

Hello September! I'm not going to lie, I have been anxiously awaiting this month and the arrival of Fall. I'm ready for cooler temps, a trip to the pumpkin patch, and of course bright beautiful leaves. 

This month's free desktop background and wallpaper are inspired by all those beautiful Fall leaves. 

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone/tablet.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

I hope you have a wonderful September! Be sure to visit back tomorrow when all the Fall prints and cards hit the shop.

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Back to School - Free Lunchbox notes printable

School is back in session (or almost) and I've created these colorful lunchbox notes for you. Print, cut, and write a note. Sweet and simple. There are eight notes to a page, one of each color. Print HERE.

These could also be used for name tags or for notes of encouragement in the classroom. I'd love to see what you come up with. 

 

You can also find last's year's free back-to-school printable here "getting to know my teacher" and "getting to know you".

Do you need a back-to-school teacher gift? My friend Jaime and I have put together this fun gift. It includes a 5x7 print and matching planner clip. Also you can check out these other great teacher gift ideas in the shop.

FREE August Desktop/Phone Wallpaper - Pineapples

Oh hello August (a day late)! I guess I'm in denial August has already arrived. This summer feels like it has flown by, so I'm hanging onto it with some sunny pineapples.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

I hope the rest of your summer is sunny and sweet!

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

FREE July Desktop/Phone Wallpaper- Flamingos

Oh hello July! I hope you are soaking up sunshine and enjoying your summer days, preferably by the water. This month's FREE illustrated desktop and wallpaper are funky, fun flamingos.

To download the phone wallpaper simply save the image to your phone.

To download the desktop background you can go here and save the image. Once you have saved the image you can set it as your background through your system preferences (desktop/screensaver)/control panel (appearance/personalizaiton).

I hope your summer is a splash ;)

*As with all my freebies, please remember these are for personal use only for you to enjoy. Please link back and credit. Thanks!*

Happy Summer + 25% off!

It's the first official day of Summer. Let's celebrate with a sale! Today only (6/20/16) use the code SUMMER for 25% off your #shop_penandpaint order plus you'll receive this FREE patriotic print!
 

a few things on Friday 6.10.16

1. Summer is in full swing around these parts. Last weekend the boys put up a lemonade stand and this week we spent lots of time swimming in our little pool. I have a feeling this summer is going to be a good one.

2. Speaking of summer, yesterday I shared a free color-able Summer Bucket List. Print and color and enjoy your sunny days.

3. A couple of weeks ago I was on a podcast! If you want to hear my very southern accent you can listen to my interview with Annie and Chris on From the Front Porch. Annie is the owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, Georgia. It's the cutest bookstore and they now carry Pen & Paint!

4. In May I had the honor of having my work represented for the second year at Surtex by Jewel Branding. Pen & Paint now has artwork on rugs, bedding, party napkins, coloring books, throw pillows, wall art & canvases, greeting cards, note card sets, art pots, and so much more!

5. Also in May I celebrated my 7th year on Etsy. Seven years y'all. The first three years were filled with hand-painted canvases of Paint Me A Picture and enjoying a handmade hobby. The last four years have been filled with so much hard work, so much learning, and so much drawing! Pen & Paint has evolved into our family business, and I'm so grateful to be on this journey of creating and sharing my artwork with others.

6. Baby Jane has pretty much taken over the Pen & Paint Studio. She turned one in April, is walking now (send help), and is into everything. Envelopes are her favorite (maybe a future in stationery like her mama?). Jane is definitely the cutest, unhelpful shop assistant around.

7. "Beauty in the Bible" Volume 2 is now available in a premium edition. This adult coloring book I created with Paige Tate Coloring is filled with uplifting scripture and now comes with perforated pages with thicker paper and 5x7 bonus coloring pages!

8. This summer I have some fun new products planned so be on the lookout. I'll be sure to share on InstagramFacebook, and through the Pen & Paint Newsletter

I think that's all for now. Happy Friday!

FREE coloring page - Summer Bucket List

Whether Summer break has already begun for you or you are counting the days for school to be out, I've created a color-able Summer Bucket List to help you kick off the sunny days.

Choose your favorite markers/crayons/colored pencils, write down all the fun plans you have in the blank bucket, and create a colorful list for summer break.

Print and download HERE

Print and download HERE

Some things on our Summer Bucket List are:

-make homemade ice cream

-grow our own watermelon (it's growing and about the size of a softball)

-hike to see a waterfall (done, we went to Amicolala Falls)

-stick our toes in the sand and swim in the Gulf of Mexico

-have a water balloon fight

-can tomatoes from our garden (we've already done a small batch)

-make a chalk art mural

What do you have on your Summer Bucket List?

You can print/download your FREE color-able Summer Bucket List here. Be sure to share with @pen_and_paint #color_penandpaint. I look forward to seeing what you have planned this Summer! Also, if you're a subscriber to the Pen & Paint newsletter be on the lookout for an email tomorrow with another fun free coloring page... there might be Popsicles ;)

Flowers Forever

I've started something every day called #20minutecreativity. I allow myself 20 minutes to create something just for fun. Today I wanted to play around with flowers from our garden and I found the perfect background with some fun wrapping paper I had stashed away. I think next time I'll draw flowers and add real ones in as well. 

I'm considering creating a monthly challenge so others can join along and share what they are creating each day. I'll be sure to share here when I do.

You can download this image to use as a fun lock screen by right clicking on it and saving.

Happy Friday!

Happy Spring, Happy Birthday, Happy Sale!

I hope you've had a happy start to Spring! All things Spring have inspired me to create lots of happy, floral pieces. You can never have too many flowers, right?

Along with celebrating Spring today we are celebrating my 34th birthday! There are several new items in the shop like this print and these cards. Come shop around and use the code HAPPY34 for 34% off your order through today. This is one of #shop_penandpaint's biggest sales so don't miss the chance to celebrate with me!

As always thank you for your support. The opportunity to create and share my artwork and paper goods with y'all for another year is such a gift!

And now, let's eat cake!