The End of an Era


scripture memory verses sitting on top of a bible with the words: To the End of an Era...but with more fun to come

It's the end of an era... but don't worry, Whimsicals is still here, and so am I. I have, though, decided to discontinue a product that I've had since day one so that I can focus on new things ahead.

Bible verses were among the first types of designs I began creating when I first  started illustrating for cards and stationery. Back in 2007, my husband and I were spending 6 months in Guatemala studying Spanish and traveling. In my free time I was getting acquainted with a new medium and a new drawing style - small illustrated verses, poems, and images with drawing pens and watercolor pencils.

A woman holding a paintbrush and working at a table

Fun throwback photo of 26 year old me working on some of those first designs in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Since those days in Guatemala we have moved a few times, had a child who is now a teenager, changed up jobs, have so many new life experiences and I have now run Whimsicals Paperie for over 10 years! Whimsicals has changed and grown from a side project into something that helps support our family and allows me create illustrations and develop products that bring smiles to people's faces and joy to their lives. 

As Whimsicals Paperie has grown, my goals, illustrations and product offerings have also evolved and changed. Today I wanted to let you know that after long and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to let go of some of those earliest products and illustrations so that I can focus and expand into others. With that spirit of gratitude for my own personal and professional journey from the beginning to now, I have decided to discontinue developing Scripture products. 

To all of those who have purchased Scripture products and illustrations in the past - thank you! You mean the world to me, and I hope those products will continue to encourage and inspire you. 

As a fun sending out gift, I am offering all Scripture Note Cards and Scripture Memory Cards at buy 2 get 1 free (mix & match and no limit on freebies!) while supplies last. Please be sure to add all items that you want to your cart (including your freebies)- the discount is automatically applied as you shop and our free shipping on orders $50 and over also still applies! I do have a limited amount in stock and will only sell until current inventory runs out, though, so don't wait to get what you want. 

With love, gratitude and excitement for what's to come,

Sarah

illustrated scripture cards sitting on top of an open Bible


2 comments


  • Whimsicals Paperie

    Hi Erin,
    Thanks for your comment. So the short answer is yes, I won’t have many faith based or scripture products anymore. I am considering offering the 30 illustrated verses that I currently have as downloadable printables so that people who would still like them can access them, and there will continue to be the Scripture Advent Calendar as well as the downloadable Scripture Birthday Calendar. I won’t be developing new Scripture products or illustrated verses anymore, though. It was a tough decision as my scripture products were some of my very first offerings. I have decided to let go of some of those earliest products and illustrations so that I can focus and expand into others.


  • Erin Palmquist

    I’m so very sad….so you won’t have any scripture or faith based products anymore?


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