Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

INSPIRATION SUNDAY - THINK ON THESE THINGS


My prayer is to understand what You my God would have me to do with my life.  May I always listen to what you have to say.

Credits:  Artwork from gratefulprayerthankfulheart.com

Friday, February 21, 2014

Twitter Tests a New, More Visual Layout

Do you use twitter for your business and/or personal?  If so you might be seeing a new layout when you log into your account.  I haven’t gotten the new layout yet, but some of you may have seen a difference.  What is your thought about this?    To read the full article click here


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Graphic Artist Spotlight - Trina Clark of Digital ScrapKits

Today my featured graphic artist is Trina Clark.  I hope you will check out her website Digi Scrapkits and get to know her.  She is a great person and does some wonderful work.  I have know her for several years and she has been a big influence in the digital art world.  She strives to make art available for everyone.  She has been a pioneer in making digital art more affordable and available for crafters who use clipart for their business.  She allows commercial use of her clipart without a license.  Terms do apply!

Here is some information about Trina:


Meet Trina

Trina ClarkGraphic Artist
Owner, Digi Scrap Kits
Favorite Achievement:
Paving the way for LICENSE FREE Commercial Use Graphics
Trina began creating primitive and country graphics in 1999 and now operates a successful web based business, Digi Scrap Kits. Since early childhood, Trina has always loved to draw, and her favorite Christmas presents were doodle pads, markers, pencils, and crayons.

Mother and grandmother, Trina enjoys spending time with her horses and weekend get-aways in log cabins all over Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana.

Trina gives all the credit for her talent to God, who gave her the gift. She gives credit for her success to her family members, who have encouraged and supported her in all aspects of her business. "It's amazing what I have been able to accomplish because I know that someone believes in me and my work."

Her website offers clip art collection downloads, printables, digital scrapbook kits and elements, and web graphics

















Girls Ride Horses 1 Clipart

You Hold the Key to My Heart

Monday, February 17, 2014

A WOMAN IS LIKE A TEA BAG

You don’t know how STRONG you are until you are put into hot water.
All the troubles and difficulties that we face in our lives are for a reason.  Without them we wouldn’t grow into the person we have become.
 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 1:2-4

Happy Presidents Day


Happy President's Day Everyone

Sunday, February 16, 2014

INSPIRATION SUNDAY - SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART

If you search for God you will find him.   Stop, look, and listen to what God has to say to you.

Credits:  Artwork from gratefulprayerthankfulheart.com

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL INFERIOR


No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent
Boy this is one that I struggle with at times.  One to work on in 2014.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given,
and then sink yourself into that… Don’t compare yourself with others.”

Galatians 6:4 MSG

Sunday, February 9, 2014

INSPIRATION SUNDAY - GRATEFUL HEART

As we get ready to shower our loved ones with flowers, candy and other gifts for Valetines Day let us remember that the greatest gift that we can give someone is a grateful heart.

Credits:  Artwork from inspirationalpicturequotes.blogspot.com

Friday, February 7, 2014

Crafting = Quality Family Time - From Primitive Times Magazine


Crafting = Quality Family Time


Some parents are skilled crafters. Others are doing well to cut paper in a reasonably straight line. No matter which group you fall into, crafting with your kids can be beneficial for all involved.
Few things bring families together like crafting. Here are some of the good things that come out of crafting with your kids.
* Crafting builds creativity. Developing minds need a creative outlet, and crafting provides the opportunity for kids to use their imaginations. It helps them learn to solve problems, and it could lay the groundwork for a lifetime of interest in art. For parents, getting creative can help reduce stress and promote using the brain in ways that we don’t have a reason to use it every day.
* Crafting teaches kids to follow directions. This seems like a very basic skill, but we all know adults who can’t seem to follow directions. When kids craft, they learn the consequences of not following directions when their projects do not turn out as expected. This instils in them the importance of doing things the right way the first time.
* For young children, crafting is fabulous for learning basic skills. Almost any type of craft promotes hand-eye coordination. Kids can also learn to use scissors, measure and do lots of other things they will eventually do in everyday life.
* Parents and children have a chance to talk. In our busy lives, it seems that we know less about our kids than previous generations of parents did. Passive activities such as watching TV do little to encourage conversation. But when you’re crafting together, talking comes naturally. You can seize the opportunity to discuss such things as your child’s interests, his concerns, and how he’s doing in school.
* Crafting is a great way to wind down. It’s wonderful for kids to be active, but there are times when they need to calm down. If you find your child getting agitated or exhibiting an overabundance of energy near bedtime, try bringing out the craft supplies. Crafting engages kids’ minds, giving them something to focus on and a good reason to sit still for a while.
* Creating things is a confidence booster. Parents who craft regularly know the feeling of accomplishment when a project is complete. Multiply this feeling by ten, and you have a pretty good idea of how your child feels when he makes something. For kids, crafting can help build positive self-esteem.
* Working on a project together is a great way to teach your kids teamwork. This will help them develop skills needed to resolve disputes peacefully and effectively. It will also help them discover their strengths and teach them that doing their best will make the entire project turn out better.
* Crafting creates treasured family memories. The finished product will serve as a reminder of the fun you had making it together.
Crafting as a family provides opportunities for us to interact with our children. It is also a valuable learning experience for them. Don’t worry if you aren’t the world’s greatest crafter. Simply being willing to try anyway is a lesson to your kids in itself.
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Angie is the owner of Primitive Times Magazine and also the owner and graphic artists of Resale Clipart

http://primitivetimesmagazine.org/?p=628

Monday, February 3, 2014

Be the Change that You Wish to See in The World.
It starts with each and everyone of us.  I can’t change things that I have no control over, but I can change the things which are in my control.  Start there and God will take care of the rest.