A few months ago, in the midst of starting "The Studio" I distinctly remember feeling stressed out and overwhelmed (shocking, right?) Sometimes the absence of structure does that to me, and I've found I have to create it for myself.
But as I set out to formulate a plan, I realized there were many, many things that concerned me about starting a business. Time. Money. Space. Those are just three, any one of which could send my neurosis (neuroses?) into high gear.
Anyway, in one of those key moments, which also happened to be about the time I was deep into writing Paper Hearts, God spoke very clearly. He said, "Ask for what you need."
This MUST be a universal theme because not only did Danielle gravitate to this phrase but my sweet friend Stephanie Ackerman of Homegrown Hospitality also clung to it.
Which is good for the rest of us because they've both created some pretty awesome printables that we can all print, use and share for FREE!
This is Stephanie. Do you know her? (You should!)
You can meet her HERE on her blog!
Because of my own experience, this whole concept is woven into the story, threaded through the background as Abigail learns she doesn't have to have everything all figured out.
What a liberating thought, no? And one that serves you well whether you're starting a business or taking a test or trying to decide on a next step. Ask for what you need.
In Paper Hearts, these handwritten expressions of a couple's love are what drive the story...and when I think about amazing handwriting, Stephanie instantly comes to mind!
She created a gorgeous background, but not only that, she shows you a super cool way to use it. You begin with her downloadable PDF:
(which you can print out super easily and use in any papercrafting/artsy projects you want...or make it your home screen on your phone.)
What Stephanie did was create a paper hearts garland. She cut hearts out of the background and sewed them together:
Making them a really, really cool little addition to any home, kids' room, office or craft room.
Download and print your own version of Stephanie's art Download Paperheartsaskforwhatyouneed and we would love to see what you create with it!!
And don't forget to scroll down, there are two more amazing free printables for you to print!!