#GIVEAWAY – Win a FREE Spot in my soulful photography ecourse

GIVEAWAY

#GIVEAWAY time!

 

Head over to @cloud9photographer on Instagram to enter to WIN a FREE spot in my soulful photography ecourse: illuminate.

 

For an extra entry – comment below and reblog this post! 🙂 Good luck!

{FREE GIVEAWAY: we choose virtues kids cards & poster!!}

Why Choose Virtues

Let’s be honest, instilling virtues in kids is hard work. But can it be fun too? We think so. In fact, there’s no better way to learn. So We Choose Virtues brings memorable catchphrases, endearing characters, and just plain fun to simply inspire character that lasts. It’s the best choice you can make for the kids in your life.

Proverbs 22:6 says “Train a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

We Choose Virtues is a great system that you can incorporate into your home bible study and help illustrate and teach your children what virtues are and what character is.

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We Choose Virtues was created by Heather McMillan, out of her love for children and her desire to see them reach their personal potential.  As a preschool teacher and a children’s pastor, it concerned her how often she came across children whose lack of self control, honesty and perseverance was almost debilitating.  How could they succeed in life without the skills that come from good character?

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We Choose Virtues offers a great assortment of products and we were lucky enough to get one of their brand new products called Virtue Clue Cards.

Included in a plastic carrying pouch with a velcro button closure, are 13 brightly decorated cards.  These cards are the perfect size to fit in a purse and take with you wherever you go.  They feature The Virtue Kids, their names, the Virtue catchphrase and antonyms, and on the back a “You can do it” challenge.

The virtues included are:  Attentive, Content, Gentle, Obedient, Diligent, Forgiving, Honest, Kind, Helpful, Patient, Perseverant, and Self-Controlled.

In addition to the cards, we also received the Family Character Assessment and Kids Memory Verses,  Bible Heroes, and Truths, which are both FREE on their website…so make sure you go and check those out!!

We received  The Teacher’s Virtue Cards for families and the The Kids Virtue Poster.

The The Teacher’s Virtue Cards for families comes with 12 Faith-based Parenting Character Cards.

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The virtues included are:  Attentive, Content, Gentle, Obedient, Diligent, Forgiving, Honest, Kind, Helpful, Patient, Perseverant, and Self-Controlled. And the cards say “I am…Attentive” to reinforce the value when the child says it.

There is a brief story about the characters (Kids of Virtueville) like Oboe Joe (OK, whatever you say, I will obey, right away) who plays his oboe under the direction of his conductor. He obediently plays his oboe in the marching band.

  • There are “teachable moments” questions to start a discussion in your family about the depth of the virtue and character trait and how it applies to life and situations.
  • There is a Memory Scripture Verse and a
  • Virtue User Challenge which the family can try to complete tasks related to the virtue.

This is a fantastic tool to use in you family to teach your kids about values, virtues, character traits and about living godly lives.I highly recommend this  product! It is perfect for single mothers like me who want to raise their child(ren) in a godly way, with values, virtues and character.

My son and I have so much fun with the activities and he know what the words mean, and we enjoy the silly games and tasks on the back of the card after we have read the story. Get a set of these cards for your family for lots of fun, learning, and laughter! 🙂

And the Poster is a great reference tool to use on the fridge or on your child’s bedroom wall or door to make the lessons even more memorable!

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Kids Virtue Poster $14.99

Hang this up on your refrigerator or at the front of your class so you can refer to this complete list of all the Virtues, their Catchphrases and Antonyms several times a day! Inspire virtue and manage behavior at once. This piece of our system is a MUST HAVE and the new THICKER quality will help it last!

Finding the best Virtues tools to fit your needs is super easy!

They offer products designed for Public School and Private School, Family, Kids Church, Homeschool, and even tools for Youth Mentors.

The system is available in both Community (without Scripture) and Faith-Based (with Scripture) versions.


Simply Inspire Character that Lasts!

Get 15% off your purchase of any of these great products NOW when you use my REFERRAL LINK.

CLICK HERE.

And to ENTER TO WIN!!!

We Choose Virtues is giving away

1 FREE set of The Teacher’s Virtue Cards for Families and

 The Kids Virtue Poster  to one lucky reader!

That’s an almost $50 dollar valued prize!!!

***Just leave a comment on this post telling what virtue means to you and how this giveaway will bless your family. And be sure to include your email so the winner can be contacted and receive their prize!

The winner will be chosen at random on May 31th, 2012. Good luck and I hope We Choose Virtues and the kits that Heather offers will bless a multitude of families. God Bless you! 🙂

Instilling virtues and values into our children is a hefty task, but with God and scripture as our guide, we can make it fun, easy, memorable and a wonderful experience for our families!

Deuteronomy 6:6-7(NIV)

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

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{children’s christian coloring pages}

Let It Shine

 

Author, speaker and artist Karla Dornacher has adorable Christian Coloring Pages available for download on her website. She is truly using  her gifts to the Glory of God!

These beautifully drawn coloring pages are perfect for homeschool, preschool, Sunday School or just for a fun activity for parents or grandparents to do with their kids and grandkids!

“Coloring Pages are a great way to teach children GOD’S WORD and WISDOM in a fun and creative way.
Download and print as many copies as you need… for your children, grandchildren, neighbors or Sunday School Class!
Encourage your kids to share the Word with others by coloring and sending their masterpieces to family, friends, nursing homes or even to the brave men and women in our military!”

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Meditate on This

God's Glory

Season Coloring Page

 

{free business cards for etsy sellers}

Free Moo business cards! Yep. Free.


I love these! I also have the mini moo cards for my craft business as well.

Upload your photos to create your personalized Business Cards from MOO and Etsy. Use images of your creations to promote your unique and designer products.

WHAT ARE MOO BUSINESS CARDS?
  • Choose up to 50 different photos to display on your Business Cards. You can upload directly to moo.com, or even import your photos directly from Etsy.
  • Use your own logo and text with our range of templates or upload your own complete PDF design for the “details” side of your cards.
  • Choose the silky smooth, matt-laminated ‘MOO Classic’ paper or go eco friendly, with recycled ‘Green’ stock.

Each FREE MOO Business Card comes with a unique code to share with your friends, giving them discount off their first order from moo.com

Get yours HERE.

This offer expires April 30th 2010.

{God’s Truth on printable bookmarks}

Paul encouraged us to renew our minds with the truth when he said, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8.

{reposted from Christian Families Today}

We offer these free printable bookmarks as a daily reminder to you of God’s truth! You can download them as pdf files and print them off yourself.

Identity BookmarkIdentity Bookmark

Understanding who we are is crucial to victorious Christian living. Here is a bookmark that lists who God says we are as Christians. We can never be reminded enough of the new identity God has give us through Christ.

Forgiveness BookmarkForgiveness Bookmark

Forgiveness is crucial to healthy relationships. Even though we don’t want to, we sin against one another every day. Understanding how to truly forgive is a big step in healing from past hurts. This bookmark offers one path to forgiveness.

Letter From Father CardLetter From Father

Sometimes it is easy to get mired in our circumstances and feelings, and we forget how our Heavenly Father really thinks about us. Here is truth from the scriptures formulated into a letter from God. Print it out and post it on your refrigerator.

Set Your Mind CardSet Your Mind

Philippians 4:8 says “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Here is a simple analogy designed as a card to help you think about what you are tuning into on your mental radio. Print it out and use it as a reminder to set your mind on Life.

Set Your Mind CardEmotions

God created us in His image. Part of that image includes feeling and expressing emotions. It’s good to know what we feel. They point out what we believe to be true about God, others and ourselves at a particular moment in time. Here is a card designed to encourage you to use your emotions as tool to look into your beliefs. Print it out and use it as encouragement to set your mind on truth.

Get Adobe Reader*In order to view the downloaded files you will need the free Acrobat plug in from Adobe which can be downloaded here.

{owl to-do list}

To-Do-List from emilayusof.com

Here’s a to-do-list for you to download and print:

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Download: To-do-List-Owl

Just click the link above and print as many pages as you like.  Cut along the outlines. Combine all together and bind. Below is the steps on how to bind:

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After the glue dries, repeat step 1, 2, 3 for two to three times to ensure that all pages are binded perfectly. Happy downloading and binding!

{feed your soul art project}

nesting print

nesting print

ThePaperApartment is artist Angela Stasio’s etsy shop with drawings in a soft, dreamy palette of earthy, neutral hues ever so pithy and filled with soul.

You can download a FREE piece of artwork from Angela Stasio of ThePaperApartment on IndieFixx’s Feed Your Soul: free art project. Just click on any of the photos below to get a free piece of artwork you can print & frame. 🙂

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{Giveaway: Handmade Organic Baby Quilt}

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We’re giving away this precious baby blanket by Canadian Etsy seller, SewnNatural . It’s an organic, handcrafted crib-size quilt (31″x43″) is cream-colored with delicate pink swirls. It promises warmth and comfort with a tightly woven organic cotton batting inside.

Organic means great for baby and great for the earth. This quilt makes a great surface for diaper changing, is a soft clean place for baby away from home, and would be perfect for lining a crib. Can also be used as a blanket for a toddler.

***HOW TO WIN IT:

  1. Visit SewnNatural.etsy.com & choose your favorite item from her shop
  2. Leave a comment on this post about which item you choose & why (include your name & email address in case you are chosen as the winner)
  3. Tell me why or how you decided to start living more “green”
  4. Get extra credit if you post about the giveaway on Twitter. (you must put your twitter URL so we can check)

Good Luck! Contest ends at 12 noon on Monday, March 23rd.
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SewnNatural makes handcrafted modern eco designs for babies, kids and the whole family. Using all natural fabrics (wool, cotton, silk, bamboo) and many organic and upcycled, vintage materials is one of the ways I put eco-forward thinking into action.

“I use these gorgeous, often very colorful sustainable materials to make designs that are durable and functional – my version of sustainable design. I also work to ensure that my towels, toys, quilts, mobiles, wall art and clothing made out of organic and natural fibres are affordable and accessible.”

Look for her feature in the upcoming May/June issue of Mothering magazine.

{kind over matter – fortune cookie download}

Recently, I found a wonderful blog called Kind Over Matter from:


amanda oaks & jenn gibson

These ladies are spreading such a great, inspirational message with their blog. I downloaded, printed, & already gave some peeps these super-cute fortune cookies – in some really fun, clever ways, too.

See how many creative ways you can come up with to surprise someone with one of these, or a “positive” word, act or just random act of kindness.

What the world need now is love, people. Spread it around.

♄

Kind Over Matter Fortune Cookies {repost from kindovermatter.blogspot.com}

Kind Over Matter Printables

Click & save: Kind Over Matter Printable Fortune Cookies PDF

What You Need:

– PDF file
– Color printer
– Cardstock
– Scissors
– A glue stick or strong double-sided tape
– Paperclips or mini-clothespins

Kind Over Matter Printable Fortune Cookies

1. Print your fortune cookies & fortunes, cut them out like shown
2. Fold your cookie in half, but do not make a crease
3. Begin folding like so
4. Finishing folding
5. Apply glue liberally or use a strong double-sided tape
6. If you use glue make sure you leave a few hours for the cookies to dry. they will have to be held together by mini-clothespins (like shown), or a paperclip would work just as well

Let your cookies dry & then slip your fortunes inside!

If you want to use your own patterned paper, instead of printing out the PDF, a 3-4 inch circle works best. you can most definitely type, print or write out your own fortunes too!

*There are also some Printable Valentine Fortune Cookies available.

Make these, leave them behind for someone to find & smile, take photos, send them to us!

Happy Spring!