Who likes GIVEAWAYS?

New prints in the Etsy shop seem like a good excuse to do another giveaway!  I have five new “Favorite Things” pieces to add to my collection.  Keeping with the theme of my other Favorite Things prints, these all feature favorite lyrics, quotes, or movie lines.  Unlike my other pieces these each come with a color scheme option.  Here’s a brief intro…

Winnie the Pooh Quote Print:
Sweet lines spoken by Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh.  Perfect for any nursery or playroom.

As I mentioned, each of these prints come with two color options, choose either the “bold” and “bright” scheme.

Movie Quote Prints:
There are two new prints inspired by famous movie lines.  Shown on the left is a quote from Braveheart and on the right is a quote from Moulin Rouge.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Print:
How have I not already put this in my collection?  Classic!

Blessings Print:
Last, but certainly not least, is probably my favorite of the newbies.  My dad used to say the same bedtime blessing to us every night, based off the Numbers 6:24-26 bible verse.  This is such a meaningful message for me, everything I desire for my someday-kids.  And because I believe in the power of praying a specific blessing over your child, this one can be personalized with your little one’s name as well.

So that’s the five new prints, now time for the giveaway!  One lucky winner will be getting a free print from my etsy shop. This can be a City Subway Sign, something from the Favorite Things Collection, or a “Letter is For” Print. It gets better – you can increase your odds with THREE chances to win! Leave a separate comment below for each task you complete:

CHANCE #1) Check out the Etsy Shop then leave a message on this blog post saying which print you would pick if you won.

CHANCE #2) While you are in the Etsy Shop, pin one of my wall art prints on Pinterest.  Then leave another comment on this blog post saying you’ve completed this step.

CHANCE #3) Share the link to this giveaway blog post in some way – on Twitter, facebook, or your own blog. Don’t forget to come back and leave another comment saying you’ve completed this step as well!

**Note: You can leave a separate comment for each task you complete so you have three chances to win!**

Giveaway closes at 12:00 PM EST on Monday, May 27th. The winner will be announced that same day – make sure you check back to see if it’s you! Must have a US mailing address to be eligible.

Good luck!

Real Home – Wedding Vows

My sweet sister got married last year in a beautiful December ceremony. For her husband’s birthday, she wanted to create a custom wall art piece with their wedding vows. I absolutely loved the idea. What a wonderful reminder of that important day and the promises they made to each each. I am thrilled with the way it turned out!

If you would like to create a custom piece like this for your home, send me an email with more information. To see the rest of my wall art, check out the shop!

New Wall Art Collection – "Letter is For"

Today is a fun day. Today I am launching my newest line of wall art – the “Letter Is For” Collection. (I admit that’s a dumb name. But creative naming is not my strong suit.) This is my first set of customizable wall art, so we’ll see how this goes!

The “Letter Is For” series was designed with children in mind. I wanted to create wall art specifically for the kids’ domain, whether that be a nursery, bedroom, or playroom. I wanted color options, so you could use your child’s favorite hue or coordinate with the room decor. And, most of all, I wanted to showcase the names!

#1 Custom “Letter is For” Wall Art – Horizontal

I love the size of my City Subway and “Favorite Things” wall art collections – 11.75 by 36 inches is unique for wall art, fitting nicely in odd spots and corners, but is also practical since you can find standard 11.75×36 frames at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or IKEA. But now I think, why not do a horizontal version? Something that would center nicely above a doorframe or crib. And voila!

First picture: mock up of the print in a light wood frame. Second image: close up of the print. Click HERE to shop!



#2 Custom “Letter Is For” Wall Art – Horizontal Monogram

Remember how you deliberated and agonized over naming your child? Does the first name sound good with the middle? Do the initials look ok together? You chose awesome first and middle names (and well, the last name is what it is) – display them all proudly!

First picture: mock up of the print in a light wood frame. Second image: close up of the print. Click HERE to shop!



#3 Custom “Letter is For” Wall Art – Vertical Chevron

But the horizontal size doesn’t work in every room. And you know how you’ve been loving on chevron lately? Well, I’ve got just the print for you. Wouldn’t it look great to have one for each of your kids lined up in the playroom?

First picture: mock up of the print in a light wood frame. Second image: close up of the print. Click HERE to shop!



If I get some comment loving for this new collection, I just might do another giveaway. So let me know what you think!

Custom Subway Sign Gifts

Last November, my cousin-in-law asked me to create custom subway signs that she could give to her siblings for Christmas. She put together a list of names, places and events, as well as words and scripture that represent each family. She recently sent me the pictures of the finished products, which I’m excited to share here!

She wrote, “I attached two pictures, the one of my brother and sister-in-law who are expecting their first in May, and the other of my sister and brother-in-law and nephew. The reaction I got when they opened their gifts was perfect. I was able to write a note to each, and just having them read that and then open their gifts truly made my Christmas.”


I just love personalized and meaningful gifts. What a special memory for both the gift giver and receiver! If you would like more information on creating a custom subway sign of your own, feel free to check out my etsy shop or contact me directly.

Audrey Hepburn Print GIVEAWAY

Since starting my “Favorite Things” Wall Art Collection last April, one print has clearly claimed the title of Miss Popularity. And who else is more deserving of this honor than the infamous Audrey Hepburn? It’s with much excitement that I am now adding two new versions of the best selling “I Believe in Pink” print.


The NEW Black Background print: Edgy and bold, dress it up, dress it down


The NEW White Background print: Bright and fun, would look great in teen’s room or colorful bathroom

Don’t forget, the ORIGINAL Pale Pink Background print: Soft and Sweet, perfect for a nursery or little girl’s room


Such a joyous occasion is certainly a good excuse to do another GIVEAWAY, don’t you think? Next week, one lucky winner will be getting a free Audrey Hepburn wall art print from my etsy shop. It gets better – you can increase your odds with THREE chances to win! Leave a separate comment below for each task you complete:

CHANCE #1) First, leave a comment on this blog post saying which Audrey Hepburn sign you would pick if you won, and what you would do with it.

CHANCE #2) Head on over to the KruBooks Facebook page and “Like” KruBooks. Then leave another comment on this blog post saying you’ve completed this step. If you already “like” us, you can just leave a message to say that.

CHANCE #3) Share the link to this giveaway blog post in some way – as a Twitter update, facebook status, or in your own blog. Don’t forget to come back and leave another comment saying you’ve completed this step as well!

**Note: You can leave a separate comment for each task you complete so you have three chances to win!**

Giveaway closes at 8:00 AM EST on Thursday, February 23rd. The winning blog post number will be announced that same day. Must have a US mailing address to be eligible.

Good luck!

Holiday Cards 2011

It’s (almost) that time of year! Ok…it may seem a little early, but let’s be honest, I start thinking about Christmas cards January 1st. And why not get a jump on the holiday to-do list? I had a previous customer ask me on August 31st when I would be listing my holiday card designs. That alone is plenty of validation for posting these mid-October.

The other reason I wanted to get these out early is because I will be out of the country December 10th-January 3rd. That means…no printing Christmas cards after December 9th! Get your orders in early, people!

This year, I felt inspired to design four new cards, and I’m very excited to show off these contemporary styles. Behold the 2011 KruBooks Holiday Card Collection:





Check out the listings on etsy for more details!

"You Are My Sunshine" Wall Art

Introducing the newest member of my Favorite Things Wall Art Collection – “You Are My Sunshine”


Last week, my sister-in-law told me that her sister (my other sister-in-law) used to sing this song to her twin girls when they were babies. I couldn’t resist adding these sweet lyrics to my collection – wouldn’t this print be perfect for a nursery or playroom?

The sign measures 11.75×36 inches and is printed on heavy coated bond paper. Custom colors are available for an additional fee.

Just in time for the holidays! Order your “You Are My Sunshine” print now!