#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!

are you ready to unearth your creativity? #GIVEAWAY

are you ready to unearth your creativity? #GIVEAWAY

illuminate the beauty of seeking light e-course

If you want to learn more about Soulful Photography, be sure to sign up for:

illuminate: the art of soulful storytelling

this is a 6-week e-mail course to help you discover the beauty all around you through soulful photo prompts, creative photo strolls, and photo challenges.

You’ll receive loving emails that guide you to find our creativity through exploring these themes.

You’ll receive a PDF workbook to capture your thoughts and to journal in and explore the themes on a deeper level.

You’ll discover your inner artist and have fun exploring with your camera.


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  • Do you want to infuse your photographs with heart and soul?
  • Do you wish you could slow down and savor life?
  • Do you want to document your family – your children, and your loved ones – in a way that tells your beautiful story?
  • Do you wish you knew how to use your iphone or digital camera to get consistently good photographs?
  • Do you want to unearth the artist within?
  • Do you want your photographs to tell your unique story in the way only you can?

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Then join us!

  • You’ll learn how to seek beauty and light and get beautiful compositions in your photographs.
  • You’ll learn to document your family in beautiful ways.
  • You’ll use your digital camera with ease and play.
  • You’ll trust your inner artist to capture the story.

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What we’ll explore:

week 1:   p a u s e

week 2:   l i g h t

    week 3:   s h a d o w

week 4:   s t o r y

   week 5:    b e a u t y

   week 6:    a w a k e n

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What you’ll need:

  • a smartphone
  • a digital camera
  • an open mind
  • the desire to be creative
  • and the willingness to explore

 

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Class starts March 25th!

Sign up by March 4th and save $200.00! with

early bird pricing (only 20 spots available!!!)

After early bird registration,

class goes back to regular pricing.

So get in while you can!! at a great savings!!

Once the seats sell out, there won’t be any left!

You don’t want to miss this class! :)

P.S. – there’s a really fun chance to

win a FREE spot in class

over at the instagram page – @cloud9creates

Giveaway ends: March 4, 2016!! So hurry! Today’s the last day to enter to win!

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***GIVEAWAY RULES!!

1. Follow @cloud9creates on instagram

2. Leave a comment on this post!

3. Bonus entry – share this post on facebook, pinterest or instagram!!! 1 bonus entry per share!!

4. Sign up to the email list for  bonus entry!!

Leave a comment below with a list of all the places you shared this giveaway for bonus chances to win!! 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 SchoolFamily, Kids ChurchHomeschool, 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)

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 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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{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.

{kindness giveaway: and the winner is…}

Jae
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CONGRATS!! You won the KindNotes jar!!!! 🙂

Thank you so much everyone for all of your lovely entries! 🙂

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I’m going to start doing a weekly kindness giveaway. If you make a product that speaks to this theme, with encouraging words, affirmations, positive, uplifting thoughts, prayers, scripture, or Christian items, please email me at amber@shopcloud9design.com if you are interested in participating in the next giveaway!

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My first kindness giveaway comes from KindNotes.

KindNotes™ is a container of messages enclosed in mini decorative envelopes to be opened each day. Whether it’s a fond memory, words of inspiration, love or thanks, these notes will send a smile to the recipient.

You may choose from a variety of collections or add your personal touch by customizing your KindNotes in 5 quick and easy steps with an interactive wizard, selecting the container, filling, ribbon, envelope design, and message options (A. Choose from our library of more than 400 messages; B. Request blank papers*; C. Request your personalized messages to be handwritten for you).

Each order is completely assembled and put together according to the customization so that you don’t have to do a thing, from your messages being folded and stuffed into each envelope to their very presentation inside the container. *If requesting blank papers, we make sure everything is put together except for the blank papers so you can easily fill them out and insert them into the envelopes when you’re ready.

KindNotes has been said by many to be a unique gift that is expressive and meaningful, suitable for any occasion and especially for those who have everything. It’s also a great way to express your feelings to someone in your life whom you have a hard time telling in person.

As a family-owned business, we make sure that each handmade jar of KindNotes™ is created with the utmost care so that each day begins with a little inspiration. Our products are made with the best quality materials and are finely crafted.


Please be sure to come back often as all our designs are limited editions and we will continue to expand our offerings, from container styles and envelope designs, to embellishments and messages.


Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebrations.
People out there are beginning each day with a smile and just thinking of that makes our day!

This is a pretty, thoughtful gift from the heart. When you open the jar you see that it is filled with precious little, teeny-tiny envelopes with mini love notes inside! They’re perfect gifts for anyone & EVERYONE since they are fully customizable with beautiful presentation!

Keeping the jar on their desk, they will be able to pick one card out a day and have a positive daily reminder of your love. You can personalize each note with your own message. Or you can choose from the library of over 400 messages.

This gift will hold a sentimental value that will last forever….a truly meaningful gift that shows how much you care…

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***KindNotes is graciously giving away 1 FREE KindNotes jar (up to a $45.00 value) in which the winner will have the option to customize to one lucky Cloud9 Design reader! Yay!

This would be a PERFECT grad gift, Father’s Day gift, Mother’s Day, kid’s gift, birthday gift, Anniversary gift, Thinking of You gift,or an unbelievably touching gift for those who are hospitalized, pregnant moms-to-be, the person who has everything, people facing trials or difficult times, soldiers overseas, baby shower gifts, wedding gifts, for teachers, friends, the possibilities are endless…You could probably create a unique, heartfelt gift jar for each person you know. Then they can open one note each day to receive 31 days of loving messages from you that let them know just how special they are!

Here’s the details:

In order to win, they ask that you simply visit their website: http://www.kindnotes.com & visit their blog: http://www.blog.kindnotes.com & share these 2 sites with your friends and family!

Plus you must answer this question in your comment below (extra entry if you tweet about this giveaway – include @cloud9design in your tweet):

“What is one way in which you are kind to others?”

Please leave your NAME, and EMAIL in your comment so we can contact you if you are the chosen winner!!

Contest runs until May 18th. Winner announced shortly after. Best of luck to you guys! 🙂

Spread the love. Be kind.

{Mother’s Day Giveaway}

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Creature Comforts: Giveaway Time: Necklace from Imogene and Annie.

Head on over to Creature Comforts for the Imogene and Annie necklace giveaway! It’s a gorgeous turquoise necklace valued at $150.00! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

{earth day giveaway}

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It’s Earth Day tomorrow, so in honor of the Earth, I am giving away my Tree Of Life Eco-hoodie in size X-tra Large (retail price $49.99) to 1 lucky winner.

Pull it on and go! Women’s eco-heather pullover hoodie made with our unique blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occurring rayon. Rib binding around neck and hood; raglan; rib sleeve cuffs and bottom band. Wash in cold water, dry on low heat.

•Regular fit
•38% cotton (6.25% organic cotton), 50% polyester (6.25% recycled poly), 12% rayon
•Low-impact yarn dyed, fabric washed
•No shrinkage

This hoodie is a one-of-a-kind, wrap-around print of my original illustration. It has multiple prints on both sides making this a very statement piece for your wardrobe. Perfect for a rainy day, out for a jog, or just out digging in the garden. The kangaroo pouch in the front is awesome for warming your hands on chilly days as well.

You can show the world that you are about the Earth every time you wear this shirt!

So here’s the rules of the giveaway:

1 – You must plant a tree in honor of Earth Day. {Planting more than one tree is ideal, though…}

2 – Take a photo of you planting the tree & send it to amber@shopcloud9design.com

3 – Deadline to receive photos is Friday April 24th.

4 – A winner will be chosen at random from the entires, and will be announced on April 28th.

5 – Tell your friends and family to get involved too! Get out there and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

{Cosa Verde & Modish Earth Day Giveaway}

screenhunter_01-apr-14-1311I’m so excited to announce that I am participating in the Cosa Verde & ModishEarth Day Giveaway!

There are 39 artists participating for a total of  $1375.00 worth of handmade eco-friendly goodness! The contest runs from now, until Earth Day, April 22nd.

I donated my Men’s Organic Tree of Life shirt, with large double-sided print, valued at $36.00 I have a similar Mens’ shirt in  Royal Blue in my shop right now.

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You can read more about the giveaway here. Enter to win today! There will be 4 winners chosen. Happy Earth Day!