sharing God's Word through home decor and more

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania · 2097 Sales


sharing God's Word through home decor and more

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 2097 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

WORDartbyKaren is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking some time to focus on my family. Thanks for all of your business!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 16, 2017

I am taking some time to focus on my family. Thanks for all of your business!

Karen Murray

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Karen Murray


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5 out of 5 stars
Rachel Sarino

Rachel Sarino on Mar 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved how our custom signed turned out with my business logo. It is the perfect backdrop for our field trips and workshops. Karen was fantastic at communication and follow up as well as suggestions. So glad I took her suggestion for the darker wood!

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I believe in surrounding my family with positive inspiration that will encourage and motivate us to be better people.

I am a mom of six, homeschooling two, and grandma to three. My creative time is my break from the wonderful craziness of life with the family God has blessed me with. My husband is very supportive and the reason I am doing what I love. I have always been the creative, crafty type, but had put that aside to focus on my family. One day my husband sat me down and told me I had to find time to do something for me, and that was when I picked back up my love for creating.

I began designing scripture and inspirational WORDart when card making was my passion. I became so frustrated trying to find scriptures I could use on my cards that I taught myself how to use Photoshop and Illustrator and started creating my own and sharing them on my blog for other card makers to use. My love for decorating my home with scriptures and inspirational quotes led me to using that WORDart to create items to decorate my home. Once I discovered my love for graphic design and sign making, I realized I had happened upon a whole new world with so many possibilities. After making many gifts for others and being encouraged to start selling them, I decided to open this Etsy shop. It took me years to finally get up the courage to list anything, but I am so glad I have embarked on this journey. I have enjoyed meeting new people and hearing the wonderful stories from my customers and the reason for their purchases. It truly blesses me every time.

Every item in my shop is designed and handmade by me. I create the WORDart and use the designs in my products. In my shop you will find home decor items, note cards, and digital wordart. I love custom orders and would be happy to create something just for you.

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  • Karen Murray

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Last updated on March 9, 2017
Hello! My name is Karen and I am a wife, mom to six, and grandma to three. I am blessed to be a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. I love to decorate my home and make gifts using scriptures and inspirational quotes . I started creating my own WORDart and home decor using scriptures a few years ago when I found it difficult to find items that fit my style for my home. In my shop you will find home decor, cards and other products using the WORDart that I have designed. For the scrapbooker, card maker, or DIYer, I also offer WORDart as digital files to create your own fun projects.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift cards.

PayPal echecks take 3-5 days to clear. Echecks must clear before items are shipped or downloads can be accessed.

Custom orders must be paid in full before any work is begun.
All items are shipped USPS within 3 business days unless they are custom or made to order items. Made to order and custom items will ship in 4-6 weeks unless otherwise noted in the item description.

I work hard creating my items and make sure they are carefully packaged so you receive them undamaged. If by chance your item arrives damaged, I will replace it providing you send me proof of the damaged product within 7 days of receiving your item.

If you product should get lost in the mail, I will replace the product but will require you to pay shipping costs. Since neither of us is at fault, it is only fair we both contribute to replacing it.

I do not guarantee shipping arrival times, I can only guarantee a shipping date.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to differences in monitors, colors may vary slightly than what they appear on your screen. There will be no refunds due to color variations as it is beyond my control, but I will do my best to work with you to achieve the color you desire.

I take great pride in my work and want you to be able to display or use your purchase with that same pride. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please convo me and I will do my best to make sure you are happy with your purchase. If your item arrives damaged, I will replace it providing you send me proof of the damaged product or return the damaged product to me within 7 days of receipt of your item.

There are no returns or refunds on digital download products.

Custom orders-- Due to the supplies and time involved, once I have begun work on your custom order I will not be able to issue a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders and love creating a design that's special to you and works for your home, but please do not ask me to copy something you saw somewhere else. I will not copy someone else's work.

Copyright Karen Murray, WORDart by Karen 2010-present. All designs, images and text are copyrighted and may not be used, stored or reproduced in whole or in part without obtaining consent from the owner. These are my original designs and for personal use only, please do not copy, share, sell, or claim them as your own. I put a lot of time and thought (sometimes blood, sweat and tears) into my work so PLEASE be respectful of my hard work and creativity.

Digital Print Policy: You may print as many times as you like for personal use or gifts. You may not use the print or any part of the print for commercial reasons.

WORDart Policy: Because I use the WORDart in my own products, I reserve the right to govern how it is used in products for sale. If you are interested in using the WORDart commercially, please feel free to contact me and explain how you would like to use the product. I am happy to comply if it is not going to compete with my own products.

Custom orders must be paid in full before I begin working on the item. Once payment is received, I will begin the design work and send you a proof. Once the proof has been approved by you, I will complete the item. Refunds will not be given once the proof is approved.

Custom digital products take up to 3 business days (Monday-Friday) for the proof design. Once the design has been approved, you should have the final within 24 hours.

Due to the supplies and time involved, once I have begun work on your custom order I will not be able to issue a refund.


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Last updated on Nov 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Why is the turnaround time so long for custom and made-to-order signs?

Each sign is lovingly made by me. From designing the design, purchasing the wood, cutting, sanding, staining, painting and sealing, to the packaging and shipping. I normally have 20+ orders at all times and I fill my orders in the order they are received. If you need an order by a certain date, please let me know before you order so I can let you know if it will be possible to accommodate you.

Why is the shipping cost so high?

I do everything I can to keep the shipping cost down and still make sure that your product is packaged well and arrives undamaged. Etsy configures the shipping cost based on the weight and measurements of the product using the current USPS prices. I have found the pricing to be very accurate. The exception to this is when you are ordering more than one item. In this case, if there are overcharges I will issue a refund once the package is ready to ship. If you are ordering a very large sign, I will choose the best shipping price between FedEx and USPS unless you specify which carrier you prefer.