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Note from shop owner CourtneyJoyDesigns is on a short break. Please feel free to reach out and I will get back to you within 1-3 business days. As always, I appreciate your business!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

CourtneyJoyDesigns is on a short break. Please feel free to reach out and I will get back to you within 1-3 business days. As always, I appreciate your business!

Courtney Joy

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Courtney Joy


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About CourtneyJoyDesigns

Sales 364
On Etsy since 2017

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Bringing beauty, encouragement and joy to your life

When I was 8 years old, my mom brought home an acrostic poem from a craft fair. Those words, memorized in my heart, changed the course of my life. It breathed positive affirmations to my little (and now adult) heart. Yes. It still speaks to me and gives me courage!

April 2018, I designed and made my first acrostic poems for my niece and nephew. It was so so so fun. My family was floored and said, "You could sell these." Etsy seemed like a beast I never could tackle. There were so many "what ifs" and "how" and "when" questions. I shrugged it off, having failed before, letting the fear of all the unknowns stop me from living out a dream.

My husband was the one who wouldn't let me stay in my fear. I was 8 months pregnant. He took over all the things that overwhelmed me about Etsy so I could create poems and delve into the "fun" stuff (i.e. creating!). And two weeks before my son was born, Courtney Joy Designs was open. We worked night and day. Had dance parties to John Mayer and Lecrae as he posted listings like crazy and as I worked on all the designy fun stuff. Those late nights will always be such a dear memory!

We screamed in the car as I got my first sale. Bubbling up with joy. I was living my dream. And we will never looked back.

Like all small business owners, we learn along the way. My husband has been my rock. Our family has supported us with spreading the word. Acquaintances have given me all their Etsy knowledge. When you buy from me, you are supporting our little family of three. A teacher and coach. A stay at home mom and creative. And an energetic one-year-old boy who eats more than me and my husband combined.

Courtney Joy Designs exists to bring encouragement to small hearts, young hearts and old hearts alike. I mean it when I say: You matter. You are important. You are valued. Much more than a customer - but as a human.

Shop members

  • Courtney Joy


    My dream has always been to bring beauty, encouragement, and joy into people's lives through my artwork. I am so thankful Etsy has given me the space to do this! I've been painting for over 20 years, and can't wait to expand the products I offer!

Production partners

  • Local Professional Print Center

    Blaine, MN

    My local professional printer ensures the highest quality printing and cutting processing of CourtneyJoyDesign products.

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Last updated on Nov 15, 2019


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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Instant download

You should be able to download immediately after purchase, however in some cases a few minutes are required to confirm payment (it should not take longer than 10 minutes). Here is a great article on how to download your prints:

Custom and personalized orders

A proof will be sent within 24 hours.

What paper to print on

I recommend a high quality cardstock paper with the following characteristics (in order of importance):
- Heavyweight
- Gloss covered
- Super white (natural white)
- Smooth surface
- Acid and lignin free

How to print the digital files

You can print the files at home using a high quality printer or take them to your local printer lab. Please remember, the quality of the print will only be as good as the printer!

Can I change the font or have you make a different background color?

Both of these options require a custom order. I will not be able to change the font or create a new background within the standard listings. But I am happy to for an additional charge.