A Giving Heart Giveaway for Mother’s Day

A Giving Heart Coloring Book for Mother's Day Bundle

The release date of my newest book, A Giving Heart, has finally arrived! And I’m excited to give away 7 prize bundles to celebrate!

This book is so close to my heart. It is full of inspiring quotes and scripture verses celebrating motherhood. It also features lots of pages without text. For those pages, I created fun florals, mandalas, and images that represent many of the things the mamas in my life really love. Um, there is a page full of coffee/tea/hot chocolate mugs, a page with a sewing machine, and a page with brushes and easel, a page with a camera, an angel, and more! I put a lot of thought into creating something for everyone. I hope you will find lots of pages that resonate with you!

The pages are printed with art on one side only in a square format. This makes your masterpieces easy to remove and frame. Work on the art together with your mom, grandmom, or children. Make it a togetherness activity and frame the results as a memory.

Whether you ARE a mom, HAVE a mom, or PLAY THE PART of a mom, this book is for you. We’ve released it just in time for Mother’s Day and there is a beautiful bookplate page in the front to fill in if you are giving it as a gift. If you are a dad, snag a book and have your kids get it started by coloring a page they think best represents their mom before wrapping it.

I have such amazing memories of coloring with my mom when i was a kid. It was such a great time to talk to each other and make something beautiful at the same time. I’d love this book to be the vehicle for that kind of memory-making for all of you, too.

A Giving Heart Coloring Book for Mother's Day  - Win a copy! I’ve put together 7 prize bundles if you’d like to enter below. Winner will receive a signed copy of the book, a color-able card with envelope  just perfect for Mother’s Day giving, plus an art print featuring one of the pages in the book colored by yours truly. The print measures 9×9 and is made on beautiful matte paper, signed on the back, then packaged with rigid backing in a clear cello sleeve. The bundle is worth about $35 retail and would be such a sweet gift to give or keep.

A Giving Heart Coloring Book for Mother's Day Show some love to a wonderful mother in your life. And please, please spread the word for me by sharing this post if you’d like.  I truly appreciate it!

There are several ways to enter via Rafflecopter below, plus an entry if you leave a comment here on this post telling me about a special motherhood memory you have, either with a mother figure in your life, or with your own kids/grandkids. I can’t wait to read them all.

PS – whether you win a book or buy one, i’d LOVE to see photos of you using it, or finished pages you’ve colored. please share on social media with the hashtag #AGivingHeartColoringBook

A Giving Heart Giveaway Prize Package Includes:

A Signed Copy of A Giving Heart

Physical Print of the Crowded Flowers Illustration I Colored

A Color-able Mother’s Day Card Created from the Mom Make it all Better Page in the Book




a Rafflecopter giveaway

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. A Giving Heart Giveaway begins on 4/4/17 and ends at midnight on 4/11/17. Entrants must be legal residents of the U.S., and DC who are at least 18 years of age. Void outside the U.S., and DC, and where prohibited. One (1) Mother’s Day Gift approximately valued at $35 will be awarded to seven (7) winners. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter.com on 4/12/17 and announced by 4/14/17 at this post and will be contacted via email. Winners will have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be selected. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.











Giveaway Time – Sleepy Girl Print Set

Hey gang. You are awesome. You deserve free stuff. i’ve got some free stuff.

S-Corfee_Sleepy Girl Prints Giveaway

Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite lullaby or sleepy, dreamy song to sing to your kiddos at bedtime. Random number generator will choose a winner on friday morning who will receive these 2 free little prints.

xo, s


UPDATE: Random Number Generator chose comment #8 as our winner. Heather, i’ve emailed you for your mailing address. Congrats!!!

Holiday Giveaway #2 – Christmas Cards

i am thankful for this year. So many changes, challenges and blessings. So i am going to be posting some fun little giveaways from now til Christmas Eve. All you have to do is post a little comment. Tell me your favorite artwork from the year? Or maybe tell me your favorite holiday tradition? It doesn’t matter…just a way to share and be joyous this month. Check back to the post to see if you’ve won! i am going to be so completely random with how many giveaways i can come up with!! It will be nutty and fun! Merry Christmas!!

Today i’m giving away a 10-pak of my blank holiday cards, just perfect to mail to friends OR add to a hostess gift, teacher gift, or to pass to your local service people with their thank-you tip of the year. xoxo!

UPDATE!!! random number generator picked #3  – that means the winner is Jeanine! I’ll contact you to get you the cards !

Holiday Giveaway #1 – Christmas Stamp

i am thankful for this year. So many changes, challenges and blessings. So i am going to be posting some fun little giveaways from now til Christmas Eve. All you have to do is post a little comment. Tell me your favorite artwork from the year? Or maybe tell me your favorite holiday tradition? It doesn’t matter…just a way to share and be joyous this month. Check back to the post to see if you’ve won! i am going to be so completely random with how many giveaways i can come up with!! It will be nutty and fun! Merry Christmas!!

Today i’m giving away this unmounted rubber stamp great for card-making or scrapbooking. A little gal singing a Christmas carol. xoxo!

UPDATE!!! random number generator picked #9 (skipping over MY comment) – that means the winner is Kristen! I’ll contact you to get you the stamp!

Doodles and the Sandbucket

Volume 2 of  The Sandbucket Magazine is out and i got to be a part of it!They are so graciously allowing me to gift a digital copy to one of my dear readers. i will also be giving that winner a digital file of some doodles i created especially for the “Raising Good Ones” article in the mag. You can take a little mini-peek at the issue here.

Just leave a comment here telling me you’ve gone and LIKED The Sandbucket’s page on Facebook. Comments will close on Wednesday, May 16th 2012 at midnight EST!

The Sandbucket Volume 2 is filled with fun and lovely ideas for families. In this issue, we celebrate the women that came before us, the women we are now and the women we are becoming. This volume is packed with beautiful photography, wise words, DIY projects and more.
UPDATE!!! the winner is DEBRA!! Debra, you will receive a free digital copy of The Sandbucket and some free doodles from the article as well! Congrats!!

A New Doodly Friend! Traci Bautista!


i am such a lucky girl!

i got an email a few weeks back from an accomplished author, teacher, artist, doodler named Traci Bautista. You may know Traci from her book, Collage Unleashed or her line of Collage Pauge products by Aleene’s. She also travels a lot, speaks to groups, teaches her craft, offers tons of online workshops,  and generally rocks it in the creative community. And she’s just adorable too, isn’t she!?

Anyway, Traci’s new book, Doodles Unleashed just released and she’s touring the blogosphere sharing the love and doing lots of giveaways with artist friends and colleagues. i get to be one of them! Traci thought my book, Creative Doodling and Beyond would be fast BFFs with her book if they met each other on the street. i’d have to agree….don’t they look cozy together? They’re on the way to the craft store for some new micron pens. Good times. : )

So follow the book tour! She’s got a slew of stops already posted on her blog here. Tons of fun. I highly recommend.

Aaaaanyway……for our post, Traci asked me to create a Tag-Team art piece with her! A cross-country collaboration of doodly goodness. i was given the task of beginning our project by laying down a whole lotta my signature color and texture. Here’s a little peek….

i used  textile dyes to paint on watercolor paper. The intense colors just make me sooooo happy! i snapped photos and sent her my part. Then SHE worked her magic to make a completed artwork. When you are done reading here, you should pop over to her blog and see a whole bunch of  juicy, vibrant still photos she has of just HER part! They are super cool. But here’s a little hint at how she approached the collaboration to pique your curiosity!

Are you intrigued!?

We also videotaped our process. And Traci edited it into a fun time lapse movie because she is WAY better at that than me so far! Wanna watch?

To finish off this little stop on the “tour,” we’re also both offering signed copies of our books to some lucky commenters. We each came up with a burning-hot doodle question for ya to answer. Here on my blog, i want to know your fondest doodling memory. Did you have the best Trapper Keeper in the 8th grade? Did you doodle your high school sweetie’s name all over your composition notebook and then go on to marry that sweetheart? Did your kiddo give you a doodle-rific birthday card last year? i want to hear! Comment below to enter and i’ll use a random number generator to choose a winner. Then hop on over to Traci’s blog for another chance to comment, win, AND see more of those photos i told you about taken during HER part of the artwork collaboration! The giveaway closes on Saturday, March 10 at 12:00am. Good luck!

This has been a serious amount of fun, people. Thanks so much, Traci!

….and Happy Doodling!

GIVEAWAY! & thank you

Last week my facebook page hit 1,000 fans.

And while that may not be a huge number compared to some, it is overwhelming to me. i am just so thankful for all of you who have been turning my little art business dream into reality.

SO! A giveaway is in order. Its a big one.

i’ve decided to do a pay it forward-type contest. If YOU win, you get to share the winnings with someone else.

The winner will receive:

– A $100 credit for my etsy shop; to be used on a bunch of prints or a custom piece


– An original artwork on canvas that will be a total surprise. The winner can choose a color scheme, but that’s it! You can bite your fingernails by the mailbox wondering what will arrive. : ) No backsies and no peeksies. You just have to go on blind faith and give yourself over to the FUN!

But there is a catch. (ah! you knew it, didn’t ya!?)

It may require a bit of the honor system. But i trust you.

In order to enter, you must comment on this post and then forward the link for this post to someone you know, who might be a good fit for our little family….someone who might just like this brand of colorful artwork and such. Mention the person in your comment…a first name, nickname or whatever will suffice. This is just a simple way to spread the love without being all pushy and SPAM-y. Its like virtual word-of-mouth. Please ONLY forward to someone who might like what they see….or someone who has kiddos that might like the free downloads, etc….. Its just a friendly way to expand my reach and grow our community. No pressure. Got it? : )

IF YOU ARE THE WINNER, your friend/referral will ALSO receive a free print of their choosing from my shop (up to a $30 value).

So let the games begin and THANK YOU once again for all of your support and friendship over this past year. It has made my life so much happier and more fulfilling to be able to create for you all.

love, stephanie

OH!! – the winning commenter will be selected by a random number generator on friday, November 18 at 3pmEST