Hello, friend! So happy to have you. I’m Emily Hope, and my favorite thing to do is illustrate the timeless truth of Scripture. I have a little Etsy shop, along with an ever-growing page of free printables. And when you sign up for Hope Ink updates, I’ll send you 2 more instant downloads of Scripture Art to brighten your day. If you’re looking for our biblical counseling ministry, you can visit Hope For Life. My prayer in all is that you would be richly blessed through His Word because, truly, everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have HOPE. {Romans 15:4}   ♥ emily hope


He Is Not Here …

He Is Not Here Easter Printable

Why do you look for the living
among the dead?

He is not here …

He has risen!

Thank you, Lord, for your indescribable gift.
Thank you for giving us perfect, eternal, incomparable HOPE.


 { Click on image above to download your own free Scripture art printable }



Make Your Words Count

Apples of Gold Hope Ink



True Beauty

Scripture Illustration White Dress

do not let your adornment be merely outward …
rather let it be the hidden person of the heart with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit which is very precious
in the sight of God.

{1 peter 3:3-4}


Working away on lots of new designs …
This is one of my favorites.

Reminding me to not focus so much on the external,
but rather, to set my eyes on what is is eternal.
Unable to be corrupted.
Truly lasting.

Hope to share more sneak peeks soon.
Happy -almost- weekend!




Family Scripture Tree Colossians 2

let your roots grow
down into Him
and let your lives
be built on Him.
then …
your faith will grow
strong in the truth
you were taught.
and you will
with thankfulness

colossians 2:7


True Love, Valentines, and … Manipulation?

True Love Scripture Art

True love. What is it? How do we define it?

Is there a difference between what the world says love is and what Scripture says?

First Corinthians 13, arguably the most well-known definition of love in the Bible, gives us a straightforward list of what love–real love–looks like. And right in the middle of this list, we are told that one of the earmarks of true love is that it is “not self-seeking.”

Would it surprise you then to learn that one of the most popular and best-selling books on love in the church today spends a great amount of time instructing husbands and wives how to “get what you want” from your spouse? While such an idea is common among “needologists,” psychologists, life-coaches, and the world, it is antithetical to God, His Word, and, ironically, to true love and respect.

Read full article here


New Year Blessing



Hello Cyber Monday + Coupon Code

Christmas Chalk Art Holy Night Hymn

Hello [Cyber] Monday!

Hello surviving the weekend.

Hello sending out lots of happy (art) mail … and anticipating some of our own.

Hello needing to start thinking about Christmas cards (!)

Hello last day to take 25% off everything in the Hope Ink Etsy shop
(like the Christmas chalk art here).

[use code THANKFUL13] – but only through tonight!

What are you saying Hello to this week?

{{ more Christmas printables }}




Black Friday Shopping at Home

you + me = home illustration

The older I get, the less braving the crowds, traffic and general chaos the day after Thanksgiving appeals to me. You too? Especially now that so many deals can be found online – from big retailers to small, handmade shops – the thought of losing sleep and risking life and limb has lost whatever excitement it may have once held.

No sir, I’d much rather whip up a batch of this easy homemade eggnog, turn on some classical Christmas Pandora, print out some coloring sheets for the kids, and shop away.

Tomorrow we’ll get all the decorations out and set up the tree … mainly just so we can hang up this new handmade keepsake from the talented Lisa Leonard.


house ornament

In honor of our new little cabin in the woods.

Looking forward to making memories here!

I’m also busy working on some new designs for the shop and can’t wait to share them with you …

In the meantime, everything in the hope ink Etsy shop is 25% off through Monday – so don’t wait to grab that something you’ve had your eye on – or pick up a few gifts for friends!

{Use coupon code THANKFUL13 to save on your whole purchase}

So much to be thankful for.

And thankful for you, friends.



Thanksgiving Printables + Giveaway Winners

hope ink art prints

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

So much to be thankful for.
Even if we sometimes find ourselves in the midst of hard circumstances
or lonely places.

He loves us. He is unchanging.

We’ve been given life.
And the knowledge of our Creator,
with every day an opportunity to praise Him.

What a gift.

And speaking of gifts,
We have several winners to announce
+ a fun surprise for everyone …

First …
The 2 winners of this giveaway for five art prints are:

Erin Z. (comment #40)
Kerri C. (comment #24)

And …
The winner of three art prints from the Holiday Boutique
at the Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse is:

Michelle H.

And then …
The winner of three art prints from the Christmas Boutique
at The Bridge is:

Jen S.

*Winners, please contact me if you haven’t already received an email :)

Wow! So fun to share with you!
Thank you for sharing your hello’s and what you’re thankful for.
I loved reading them.

Also, I was truly blessed by everyone I got to see and visit with in person
at the boutiques and craft fairs.

Thank you!

Finally …
if you need a little something for the kids to color this week
while you’re prepping for the big feast
or to be entertained by while the grown-ups are visiting,
be sure to download some of these free coloring printables.

Plus …
Just for you
because I am truly grateful for all of you and
your sweet notes and words of encouragement,
I created a free frame-ready art print version
to use however you fancy.

Thanksgiving Scripture Art Printable

Click on image to download pdf file.
Formatted to fit standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper with white border.
* All printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.
If sharing, please only do so by linking to hope ink website for download.

And remember …

Give thanks to the Lord
for He is good.
And His love endures

Psalm 106:1