Digital crafting is a rapidly growing hobby and/or profession for many women. One of the women I’ve been so blessed to get to know over the last year is Rebeca. She’s the wife of a Pastor in Spain and searched the internet to find art that she could use to create Christian Products to sell and help support their family and ministry.
I was very taken with their story and asked her if I could interview her and share her story with the rest of my readers. I asked her a series of questions and she wrote back such a wonderful response that I don’t want to cut it short. I think what I’ll do is post part of it here on line and upload it in it’s entirety as a pdf document for those who would like to read the entire story and see their family pictures.
REBECA’S STORY ” In answer to your questions I started pressing flowers and making pictures with Scripture verses when I was 15, and have been at it since then. My Mother has always been very encouraging, and it is wonderful to be able to create something beautiful that has a special message from the Bible. Last year we were struggling financially, so we started thinking and praying about the possibility of really pushing Inspiraflor (Inspire-flower would be the translation, although it sounds better in Spanish.. =)
So I started looking on the web and found digital scrapbooking, and thought that this truly would be a great tool to be able to create things for everyone, not just beautiful flowery creations. But I really wanted to be careful about the copyright laws, so I prayed that the Lord would guide me to the right site. Well after MUCH looking I found the DAISIE Company and their wonderful Angel Policy under which I knew I could operate, so I started making cards, calendars, bookmarkers, stickers, pictures, and several other items. I am truly amazed at how the Lord has led me and helped me. LINK TO COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE”
AUDREY’S RESPONSE: Producing art that young (or not so young) mothers can use to create products to help their families has been a dream fulfilled for me. I was able to be home with my children because of crafting and wouldn’t have the career I have today were it not for the wonderful craft shows I was able to sell my wares at. If you are a crafter or professional crafter I’d love to hear your stories and just might feature some more of them if the response is strong enough.
On the business end, I have two new kits up in the store today. AUTUMN GLORY 1 DIGITAL CLIP ART KIT Link here and AUTUMN GLORY 1 PAPER PACK Link here are now available. You can see the previews above. I’ll be uploading my fonts next, so stay tuned!
CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO THIS KIT IN THE STORE
This kit will be on sale at an introductory price for 20% off until September 4th, 2008.
It took all day to get this pulled together, but I finally got it up in the store. I normally do not release new art directly for digital clip art, but I intentionally created these kits for this purpose. So many of you are so patient with me when I show you art that you can’t have yet I wanted to do something special for this season and for my special friends!
There are quite a few pumpkins, pumpkin leaves and vines that you can put together to make borders, frames or other items with. In addition there’s an adorable art piece with a pumpkin-headed scarecrow, owl and a fun autumn tree.
This kit will also work very well with the Fall/Harvest sets that I released last year (and hope to have up on this site during the next week). There will be a paper pack to match that will be out shortly.
In addition, later this week or next, there will be a sweet, innocent, non-scary Halloween set coming. The art for it was painted at the same time this art was and it will coordinate perfectly together.