Monday, June 29, 2009

Etsy Mini

The Etsy Secrets Featured Artist for this week is Studio618. Theresa was the other first follower of this blog. Thanks so much Theresa! Studio618 specializes in unique handmade modern jewelry and Judaica, using traditional metal smith techniques. Her shop is The Studio618 blog is at Blogger (Blogspot) - studio618- and Studio may also be found on Flickr - studio618- and  Twitter – studio618. So look her up and become a follower.

 il_430xN_73894111Sterling Silver jewelry is my weakness in life. I collect it. This is an amazing sterling sliver cuff with one of the most well known Bible verses engraved onto it. So when you are searching for an inspiring gift for that special friend or relative consider this amazing cuff. One thing people in this world need is positive affirmation.

il_430xN_73386217 Another one of my favorite pieces from Studio618 is this business card holder. Again inscribed with an encouraging message.

May the sun bring you new energy every day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and
know its beauty all the days of your life.
~ Apache Blessing

Utilize this item to inspire your favorite entrepreneur with this classy business card case. Business cards are like keys they signify a rite of passage to responsibility.

il_430xN_75176048 This is the neatest representation of the Tree of Life that I have ever seen. I love the braided edge! Purchase this for your favorite book worm.

il_430xN_53171271Star of David Earrings with blue Swarovski sapphire crystal dangles. The blue gives the earrings a softer look.

il_155x125_63409285 Last but certainly not least, what seems to be a favorite among Etsy Secrets sellers and a favorite of mine, the Scroll Ring. A must have for any Bible scholar!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Meeabee was one of the first two followers on this new blog. Thank you Jacqui!

Her shop specializes in these wonderful drawstring backpacks for children. Her blog is: Her Etsy shop is:

This pack is one of my favorites. Fabric featuring construction transportation. It reminds me of my favorite children’s author Richard Scarry. As a matter of fact, I clicked on this item looking for his characters. So the next time you are searching for a bag to store your child’s blocks in or that carry all for him to take along think of meeabee and purchase this cute bag.

il_155x125_55129210 Another of my favorite items from Meeabee’s shop is this green apple book bag. Don’t you just love green apples? I love green apples! I love apple pie! I’ll even eat it for breakfast. Uncooked, the best part of the green apple is the peel. While making pie you will find me snacking on the peelings. Green apples must be mixed with cinnamon and sugar to be sweet, so remember to add some spice your life and save me the peelings.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

Come and see Rokstudy/Ju's Creations on Artfire.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

You Inspire Me

You Inspire Me

Steve Green - Find us faithful Lyrics

We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace

Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who've gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we've left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find


Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

How many times in your life have you heard someone say this to you,"You Inspire Me," I have actually heard it a lot. Inspiring people usually don't set out to inspire others they just do in how they handle the challenges life throws their way. I actually am an introverted person and I like to do the high process, behind the scenes work and every time I learn I am the trendsetter. One example is last year I was swimming laps at the YMCA twice a week as a result of having had knee surgery. I worked my way up to 60 laps per week. The other women began swimming laps and telling me, "You Inspire Me." They were there mainly for the social outlet and they began to see the true health benefit of perseverance.

The lyrics of the song above, "Find Us Faithful," are special to me as they also speak of perseverance. Inspiration is born out of perseverance. The moment of inspiration comes out of faithfulness to a craft, cause, or relationship.When I was in college I sang alto in the show choir for the college and at graduation and we sang this song. The best part was that my older brother, Dave had finally decided college was worth finishing and he had attended during my final semester and I was now officially handing over my college to him for the next three years. He said I inspired him to follow in my footsteps and finish.

Well now my brother Dave is among the great cloud of witnesses after leaving a heritage of footprints and watching for me to come behind him. That's why in my Flip flops challenge piece the flip flops are in the clouds. "Run with Perseverance the race marked out for us..." Hebrews 12:1

Go out and inspire somone today!