Inspirational Positive Affirmations Card Decks are here

Positive Affirmations Intentions Card Deck
Inspirational Intentions Card Deck

You may recall that in 2010 I designed some mini inspirational card decks. I did a blog post about them and sold them in my Etsy Shop.  I now have new card decks for 2013!

I’m a big fan of the idea that words are important! I was inspired by the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. One of the agreements is “Be impeccable with your word.”

Louise Gale says, “Choosing good thoughts and feelings and reacting to challenging situations positively raises our vibrational level and helps us attract the things we want in our life.”

The idea what I say and think is something that can attract what I want into my life often goes through my mind so I try to be “impeccable with my word” and choose the good ones.

Humanpotentialunlimited.com says that being impeccable with your word means, “Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Impeccable means “without sin” and a sin is something you do or believe that goes against yourself.  It means not speaking against yourself, to yourself or to others.  It means not rejecting yourself.  To be impeccable means to take responsibility for yourself, to not participate in “the blame game.”

Regarding the word, the rules of “action-reaction” apply.  What you put out energetically will return to you.  Proper use of the word creates proper use of energy, putting out love and gratitude perpetuates the same in the universe.  The converse is also true.

Impeccability starts at home.  Be impeccable with yourself and that will reflect in your life and your relationships with others.  This agreement can help change thousands of other agreements, especially ones that create fear instead of love.”

Positive Affirmations Card Deck

Choosing the right thoughts and words is important  because thoughts are energy and as it was said above, one attracts what one puts out into the Universe. So thinking positively can attract positive energy into your life.

Health and Wellness Card
Card from the Wellness Card Deck.

I believe we are all creators and we were made to create our intentionality. So put your intentions out there! I’ve created these two decks to help you do just that. Use these mini decks of 24 inspirational cards to help you visualize and create the life you intend.

There are two decks, one is the Intentions Card Deck with positive affirmations and the other is the Wellness & Weight Loss Card Deck with thoughts on staying healthy and losing weight. Each of these tiny decks is made up of 24 cards with a different saying on each card.

Inspirational Wellness & Weight Loss Card Deck
Inspirational Wellness & Weight Loss Card Deck

I love the feel of them in my hands. The cards are very, very smooth and printed on a heavy card stock with a matte finish. The colors radiate beautifully and each mini deck is tied up with a golden ribbon and put inside a shimmery cloth bag.

Card from the Wellness & Weight Loss Deck.

I have the cards spread around my art studio, on my window sill, and clipped to a string lining the wall.

Card from the Intentions Deck
Card from the Intentions Deck.

I think these little cards are a great way to start off the New Year.

My New Years resolutions in the past have been ones that I soon forget but these cards keep me on track. I take one out in the morning and concentrate on that particular saying for the day.

Intentions Card
Card from the Intentions Deck.

You can find the Card Decks in my Etsy Shop>.

Will you share some of your New Year’s resolutions and intentions here? I would love to know.

Peace ☮

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Whimsical prints with quotes and sayings

One of my favorite things to make besides my paintings are the items I make using pieces of my art made into other things like prints. I’ve just created a new line with words and quotes.

I’ve been saving lyrics, quotes and sayings in empty books since 1975 when my parents gave me my first empty book as a gift. I quickly filled it up and purchased another and now I have 6 inspiring books filled to the gills.

It made perfect sense to me to pair some of my favorite sayings and quotes with my art. What better way to use my skills as a computer production artist and fine artist but to combine them into this line of  prints.

Below is a selection of my favorites. The watermark does not print when you purchase it. They are list for sale in my Etsy Shop. The sizes are 8″ x 10″ (20.3 cm x 27.9 cm, 11″ x 14″ (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm) and 13″ x 19″ (33 cm x  48.3 cm).

Print with Saying

purchase To Share with a Friend print here>

Print with Quote

purchase Walking with the Trees print here>

Pure Joy Print

purchase Pure Joy print here>

Home Sweet Home Print

purchase Home Sweet Home print here>

Cowgirls Kick Ass print

purchase Cowgirls Kick A** here>

This one below is purely a digital creation without any of my paintings in it. I love the quote!

Rumi Quote on Poster

Purchase Let Us Fall in Love print here>

I’d love to know which one is your favorite.

And speaking of Love…Greg and I are getting married on September 22nd! More about that soon!

Peace.

Some of My Favorite Etsy Shops

I was just reminded today that not everyone knows about Etsy.com. I was talking with someone and they hadn’t heard of it. So I explained what it was. I’m sure my enthusiasm was shining through because if you know me, you know I love browsing Etsy! It’s fun to see what other creative people are making!

Etsy.com is a place to find handmade items! It is the best place for finding all things unique and creative! To give as gifts or to just take a minute and be inspired by all the lovely items!

Go take a look yourself at http://www.etsy.com and you can see some of my fav shops below.

Etsy
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The feature I used on Etsy to create this widget is called a “mini”. If you log into your Etsy Account, scroll down and look under the “Promote” section where you see “Etsy Mini”. From there you can create a widge with either items from your shops or items of your farorites. You can pick how many columns and items to put into your widget. Then you can cut the code and paste it into your website or blog. For this WordPress blog the javascript code for websites and blogs didn’t work. So I used the Flash code which it says is used for social networking sites. So if one doesn’t work, try the other.

Another feature on Etsy is the “pounce” feature at http://www.etsy.com/pounce.php . It shows either just sold items on Etsy or shops that are waiting to make their first sale. If you want to make someone’s day, find a shop that hasn’t made a sale yet and be the first person to buy something from them! I think Pounce is a great feature and you can see a lot of cool stuff that way too.

Have fun!

My Little Red Bird Print is in an Etsy Treasury

Birds of a Feather Etsy TreasuryBird Treasury by Holacards Etsy Shop
by Holacards Etsy Shop

My little red bird print,  “She Felt the Sum Beaming”,  is garnering some attention over on Etsy.com. She’s in a beautiful bird Treasury picked out by the Hola Greeting Card Company. Hola Cards makes fun greeting cards and many of them have spanish sentiments on them. They’re very unique and they’re not printed, they’re made by hand! That’s what I love about Etsy…the unique handmade items that an independent artist is making just for you! Love that! ♥

Sneak Peak Giveaway and Etsy Treasury

Sneak Peak Giveaway and Etsy Treasury

My whimsical bird notecards are in an Etsy Treasury (middle, second row). I blogged about Etsy Treasuries once before the first time I was in one. I always consider it an honor. I really like the name of this one – Tangerine Dream. I’m writing that down in my sketch book because I might use it in a title for one of my paintings sometime.

"Tangerine Dream" Etsy Treasury

I really love the colors in these images together. Juicy, luscious orange, dripping with sweetness and sunshine! Yum. I want to thank Tina and Karen from the Etsy Shop thisandthatbykandt for adding me to their Treasury.

This is also an introduction to a whimsical bird art giveaway that will be starting here on my blog on March 1st.  It will feature some of my whimsical bird art! Let’s celebrate spring with birds and color! Come back on Monday to see what I will be giving away. Stay tuned for more!

Singing a Fiesta Song
Singing a Fiesta Song