Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

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!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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!*

Monday, January 30, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Free Gingerbread Coloring Page


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!*

Monday, December 5, 2016

Welcome December - FREE monthly desktop & 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!*

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Welcome November - Gratitude FREE Desktop Background & 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!*

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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 :)




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!*

Friday, September 2, 2016

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 ;)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Free September Desktop & 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!*


Thursday, August 18, 2016

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.