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37 Days and Counting

37 Days and Counting
37 Days and Counting

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here–Christmas!

This Christmas season I will . . .

  • spend time with family and friends,
  • gobble up some turkey and stuffing,
  • tear open gift wrapped presents, and
  • celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth.

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I’ll also be out and about shopping for gifts for my:

  • hubby,
  • grand-kiddies,
  • other family members, and
  • friends.

And in preparation for this joyous season, I’ve also created trendy handmade necklaces to make gift-giving easier for you too. There are 9 designs in various colors to choose from. Click on any blue highlighted link or any of the images to see just how much these necklaces sparkle and shine.

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I trust these one-of-a-kind necklaces will inspire you to start your Christmas shopping too.

May the Miracle of Christmas fill up your heart,

 

Tracy

 

P.S. My coloring book makes great Christmas gifts too. Purchase 3 or more coloring books through Amazon.com and receive FREE shipping.

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Interested in a Back to School Special?

Interested in a Back to School Special?
Interested in a Back to School Special?

Some students are back to school.

For most, the first school bell will ring Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

To mark the occasion, I’m offering FREE back to school bookmarks for you to color.

The first bookmark, For My Teacher, will appeal to any student who wants to get into their teacher’s good books. Grin.

The second bookmark, Wise People, is for any studious person eager to learn more this fall.

Proverbs 18:15 says, “Wise people want to learn more, so they listen carefully to gain knowledge.”

SELZ SHEET BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKMARKS

Are you ready to claim your FREE printable bookmarks?

I sure hope so because this offer ends Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

To claim your back to school bookmarks, click on the image above OR CLICK HERE.

When you arrive on the doorstep of my online whimsical shop, float on in, and follow these easy prompts:

  • Click “Buy It Now”,
  • Type the code word, SCHOOL, in the discount box,
  • Click “Apply”,
  • Enter your name and email address, and
  • Click “Continue” twice.

Voila, your printable download will appear right before your eyes, ready for you to print, color, cut, and slip into a favorite book.

Until next time . . .

Happy Learning,

 

Tracy

 

P.S. The countdown has begun. 

P.P.S.  I always appreciate the support you show by way of comments, likes, and shares. 

There’s a Time to Be Still

There’s a Time to Be Still

Within weeks of launching the eBook edition of Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love on Amazon, I lost the desire to draw another picture or write another word.

I soon realized I felt this way due to exhaustion. So this past month, I took the time to be still.

Slowly, inspiration kicked back in. I picked up a pencil and this design was born—Be Still.

Be Still - Copyright Tracy Campbell

 

Now begins the climb up a steep mountain (I call marketing).

This morning I was encouraged to start climbing after I read this verse in my trusty guidebook.

“Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am” Phil 4:14 (The Message).

I had a choice to make. A choice to change my mindset.

I’ve made my choice.

My new mindset will be . . .

#Marketing is about sharing one’s passion with others.

Since my passion is to share my writing, my art, and my love for God, that’s exactly what I’ll do.

The paperback edition of Calm Coloring: Faith, Hope & Love (Art & Soul Therapy for Kids-At-Heart) is now available on Amazon.

I must also tell you, there’s nothing quite like flipping through the pages of a real book.

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Not to mention, this book makes a great gift for any and all occasions.

The other week, I put together packages like the one shown below.

A dear friend who had to move into a nursing home received one. And I gave another to my neighbor as a moving away gift. Others received these packages too.

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That’s it for today, so until next time . . .

Happy Heart Hugs & Coloring,

Tracy

P.S. Please help me climb this mountain and share with your friends. I can’t do this alone.

THE COURAGE OF A COWARDLY LIONESS

THE COURAGE OF A COWARDLY LIONESS

Late last Monday evening, I listened to the new Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, deliver a moving victory speech.

After plopping into bed, a gale force thought swirled around in my brain.

God, I can’t do that! The last thing I want to do is write a letter to the Prime Minister.

I tossed and turned. Finally, I drifted into a restless sleep.  

The next morning, the same thought torpedoed my brain. The mere thought of contacting the Prime Minister (of all people) made me nauseous.

 

The Cowardly Lion--illustration by William Wallace Denslow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

The Cowardly Lion–illustration by William Wallace Denslow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

For days, I couldn’t focus on my art or my writing, and I couldn’t sleep either.

Okay, I’ll do it. I leaped into my suit of faith. You do know, Lord, I have no clue what I’m supposed to write.

And then, words began to flow.

 

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

Congratulations on becoming Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister.

Moved by your powerful victory speech, I was compelled to write.

Like you, my maternal grandparents believed, “We can make anything happen if we put our minds to it.”

With a few suitcases and a toddler in tow, they left their homeland, Finland, and immigrated to Canada—a land that promised freedom and a bright future for their offspring. And because of their great sacrifice, I can proudly say, “I am a Canadian.”

I was also pleased to hear you say, “We know in our bones that Canada was built by people from all corners of the world who worship every faith, who belong to every culture, who speak every language. We believe in our hearts that this country’s unique diversity is a blessing.”

Indeed, our country’s unique diversity is a blessing as was evidenced when you spoke of the practicing Muslim mother you encountered on your campaign trail—the young mom who has the freedom to wear a hijab headscarf, the one who touched you when she said, “She’s voting for you because she wants to make sure that her little girl has the right to make her own choices in life and that her government will protect those rights.”

I also want my grandchildren’s choices and rights protected, but sadly, last year, my eight-year-old granddaughter’s basic human rights were usurped. When her teacher spotted a cross dangling from my granddaughter’s necklace she told her to tuck the cross under her blouse, and then she told her she must never wear it to school again as it may “offend” other faiths.

It saddens my heart knowing my granddaughter and other Christian children in the public school system have lost the right:

  • to bring a Bible to school,
  • to wear a cross,
  • to recite the Lord’s Prayer, and
  • to opt out of Sex-Ed classes, those that contradict timeless, biblical principles.

I humbly request that our new government revisit my dire concerns, as I too, believe it’s time for a change, REAL change that will guarantee religious freedom for “all” Canadians.

Respectfully,

Tracy Campbell

I mailed the letter with my card shown below.

A Whimsical Greeting Card - Tracy Campbell

A Whimsical Greeting Card by Tracy Campbell

Printed on the left inside of the card is the following quote:

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

I have no clue what will happen next, I just believe that…

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

I urge you to write to your government. Be “Ewe-Neek” and take a stand for what’s right.

Blessings,

Tracy

P.S. Please share this post wherever you feel led. Thank you. 🙂

How to Travel All Around the World – Creative Tuesdays

How to Travel All Around the World – Creative Tuesdays

To travel all around the world would be an exciting adventure.

And I’m already on an exciting adventure! I get to travel all around the world, (right here in cyberspace) sharing my writing and whimsical works of art.

Although … when I focus on the destination I stumble … a lot. That’s when I know I haven’t followed the words mapped out for me in my trusty guidebook. Words like the ones I’ve included in my whimsical piece of art for Creative Tuesdays.

AROUND THE WORLD

ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Now that I’m back on course, I plan on enjoying the journey. And I’ll …

 “Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you I have a sure thing.”

Isaiah 26:3 (MSG)

Do you focus on the destination or the journey?

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Blessings and hugs,

Tracy

P.S. To join an exciting adventure, check out Creative Tuesdays’ home page.

P.P.S. To purchase greeting cards and whimsical works of art, drop by My Whimsical Shop