Thursday, February 16, 2012

The New Ashlee Proffitt...

Well... a piece of the new Ashlee Proffitt.

Back in August I attended the most amazing workshop. The Stationery Academy breathed life into a hopeless Ashlee Proffitt and re-ignited a vision within me that I thought was lost.

For as long as I can remember I have tried with such effort to figure out who I am, often conforming to those around me. I wanted so badly to get life just right that I spent much of my time trying to be like everyone else. I brought that insecurity into my marriage as I tried to figure out what it meant to be a godly wife by comparing myself to other women I loved and respected; I brought it into motherhood as I battled daily with guilt over whether or not I was being the best mom. And let's face it, there is a standard our culture sets today about what it means to be a great wife and mom, and I am pretty positive that that standard was not defined by God. I even brought those insecurities into my business as I compared myself to every other artist around me and tried my hardest to be just like them.

In August, there were about a billion amazing things said, that I will save for a future post (one day! I promise!) but overall the biggest challenge and the biggest reward was delving deep in order to answer those tough questions about who I really am... who God had made me to be.

I left the Stationery Academy determined to be authentic and true to what God had called me to be.

Here is the beauty in that decisions, when you finally give up trying to be everyone else, the real you just fits. Effortless and comfortable. No more forcing something that isn't meant to be. Emily Ley said it best when introducing her new business brand, "And y’all… this just feels so good. Like a comfy sweater on the first day of Fall."

With that being said, I want to introduce the first collection of fine art prints from the new & improved Ashlee Proffitt.

This collection is so dear to my heart. I first had this idea of creating beautiful illustrations with Bible verses about a year ago and am so excited that it has finally come to fruition. Great artwork for children's rooms are hard to find and artwork with true meaning is pretty much non-existent. I am excited to be able to provide your little one with a piece of art that will daily remind them of God's love and sacrifice towards them!

I have had so much encouragement and am so thankful for an amazing husband who believes in the work you are doing and for amazing friends who push you along the way.

A little side note: each piece is named after a sweet child in my life.  I asked each of their mommas to give me a life verse for their little ones and I was blown away by the amount of thought and prayer these godly women put into that aspect of this project. Thank you to all of you amazing ladies for helping me on this endeavor and more importantly, for being amazing examples of godly mothers!

Below is a small portion of the new collection. To see each new design you will have to take a peek at my shop:

P.S. If you read to the end there may be a prize in it for you! :)



Your Chance to Win a FREE Print!
1. Share the link to this blog post on Facebook
2. Visit my shop:
3. Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite piece from the Inspired Kids Collection

1. Contest ends on Sunday, February 19 at midnight.
2. Winner will be announced on Monday.

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 I cannot wait to hear which design is your favorite!!!


  1. Ashlee- I love this! I love that you found your market niche and it "fits". Praise God! I love all of your designs (and will probably gets some as gifts going forward), but the Chloe&Vera, Dillan, Grace,and Phil 4:8 are probably my favorite!

  2. I <3 Zeke! My Jake is super into airplanes right now.... where do I go to order?

  3. Thanks for this inspiration today! These are SO beautiful Ashlee. I would LOVE Chloe + Vera for Layla's room. :)

  4. ashlee these are stunning. I seriously love every single one & it makes me want to fast-forward time to when I'm married & decorating a nursery! My fav 4 (because I can't just pick one!) are: Reece & Dillan, You Are Known, Grace and Philippians 4:8 :) Congrats on this new addition!!!

  5. You continue to be a inspiration to me of a good mom/wife/business owner etc. They are all precious. Cant wait to decorate a little boy's room :)

  6. Ashlee....these are all truly lovely. Your gifts are an inspiration to me. I have to say the brothers and sister's prints touched my heart since I have a couple little super heroes and princesses. I will be making an order.
    Hugs to you!
    Terry Claxton

  7. Hey Ashlee,
    I did a blog post and included your sweet blog and Inspired Kids giveaway. You can check it out here.
    I love that whole collection. But of course I love the brother print best.

  8. Absolutely, completely gorgeous! Do you know when you might restock your shop? I want to purchase the Zeke print but it's sold. :( Again, I adore each and every design. Wow! What a mighty way to be used by God! Fantastic!
    ~Amy (I'm a friend of Shay's and found you through her) :)

    1. Hi Amy! Thanks so much! I just wanted to let you know that I restocked the shop and the Zeke print is back (and ready for a new home. :))

    2. Hooray! Just purchased it. :)

  9. They ALL turned out wonderfully! I am super lucky and already have one. Love you sweet friend!

  10. I know this is a given, but I loved the Zeke plane one the best :)

  11. Ashlee, I love the Austin print with the Luke 2:52 verse. Such a powerful verse. The whole collection is so fresh, just like God's word continues to be. I thank God for your heart for Christ and the gifts He's given you!

  12. You did a great job capturing the beauty of these verses. I'm having a hard time deciding between Macy & Elizabeth as my favorite since both embody prayers for my daughter, Norah, due in less than a month! Congrats on the new venture!

  13. I shared your link on my wall ( I already purchased the Zeke print but if I were to win I'd love the brothers print. :)

  14. Ashlee, I LOVE the Chloe and Vera one about true beauty. Every little girl needs to be showered with little reminders of where her real beauty comes from, the Lord!!!

  15. This is fabulous! I'm so happy for you :) I think MJ really needs the Chloe & Vera "True Beauty" print and maybe the Brothers or the Camden for Alex's room.

  16. Hi Ashlee, Lisa from the The SweetTalk Shop sent me! You are so talented, I love your work. Your "Sisters" piece is my favorite - I have two girls - but they're all so sweet! I'm so glad Lisa sent me - I'm a new follower. Off to check out your Etsy shop!
    Cheers! Mary (



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