Market Yourself BETTER With

Market Yourself BETTER With CanvaCreating eye catching graphics can be harder than you realize, until that is, until you come across 

Trust me, having a template that allows you to creates stunning graphics can be a time saver for a blogger, or business person alike.

I run across a ton of sites, and I am telling you, this one is different.  Please read on………..

Many ladies like yourself are starting new adventures.  Whether it is starting a new small business, or teaching classes or getting your name out into the local community; …more than ever we need professional looking graphics when we present ourselves to the public.

Even the smallest of businesses are getting on board with showing themselves better on social media.  We are needing to put our best foot forward to stay ahead of the trends.  Presentation can be everything in a market where your customer can turn away in a matter of just moments.

If you are hoping to land a better job, or simply get people in the door to your new business, working with excellent graphics can really keep people engaged longer.

Combining the right fonts, styles, colors and prints can be a way to look sharper in a readers eyes.

Let me introduce to you a website that I LOVE.  Its called simple design software is online and FREE to use. 


Here are a few things you can make:

  • Cards for family birthdays
  • Sharp invitations for your social networking party
  • Flyers to post at your local coffee shop
  • Posters for your business advertising
  • Large banners to hang outside your shop
  • Résumés that make you look chic and fresh
  • Certificates for that new program you are starting
  • Infographics for your blogs
  • Book Covers for that book you always wanted to self-publish
  • Presentations for that small bible study
  • Social Graphics for your twitter, google plus and facebook fan pages
  • Business Cards for your purse when you meet that important person
  • Letterheads that will open the doors for you
  • Postcards as a thank you notes
  • Desktop Wallpapers to inspire you
  • Photo Collages that make family scrapbooking easy
  • Gift Certificates as a thank you gift
  • Magazine Covers for that new start up
  • Menus for that special dinner party

Here is how you can get started with your first graphic on their site: 

Select a designSimply Select A Project

Create Graphics

Next select a free image and work with their overlays. is one of my favorite sites for free graphis. Canva ALSO allows you to upload your own graphics. From there you can discover all the options that are available.  Simply save it in a PNG image for the best resolution. 

Facebook picture

Look!  Transform your facebook profile!

Stunning Photo For Facebook

Here is what I made for my facebook profile.

Matthew 7_14


Make A Blog Banner, such as I did for a friend:

Virginia Blog 1

There are so many options available with Canva

Canva for Work

If you enjoy the free version of Canva, they also have a paid version that is intended for team collaboration.   This version is designed to allow teams to work more efficiently with one another.

A significant feature with the “Canva For Work” are the options to save your templates, logos and fonts that will be accessible for the entire team to work with. Moreover, it will have time-saving features and access controls for teams, where it makes it easy to collaborate with other member. You could share, design, give comments and like each other’s work.

The regular free version of Canva has limited filters and fonts for designing.  They have a trial version which is free for 30 days. You can cancel the subscription anytime, and they will inform you 3 days ahead of your bill will be schedule if you want to see what is available with the paid version.

What do you think?  Are you ready to design with Canva? 

Check out the interesting articles below:

Great Articles On Canva

Canva Design School Blog

Magazine Covers

Magazine Covers by Canva

Creating one is a big task that usually takes an editorial team months of planning. Here’s a hack to help you get ahead: make use of Canva’s collection of professionally-designed magazine templates. With plenty of pre-made templates to fit any magazine genre, you won’t have to start with a blank design. At the same time, Canva’s drag-and-drop editor lets you design and edit quickly, without having to hire a layout artist.

Business Cards
Business Cards By Canva

 Make your card stand out with a background – you can choose a solid color or pick from a variety of images and textures in our design library. Then, start adding your information to your card through the text tool and select from over a hundred different fonts to suit your style and theme. Finally, you can download your complete design as a JPEG, PNG or print-ready PDF file.


Post Cards

Post Cards by Canva

Send post cards through the mail to your family about your upcoming parties and events.  Canva will make it look like you spent hundreds of dollars on your graphics. 

Cover Letters

Letterheads by Canva

Scroll through the text tool with over a hundred fonts to use for your business correspondence. You can even add a background to your letterhead template and choose to use solid colors or textured background including a variety of patterns and images.

Music Covers

CD Covers by Canva

Let’s face it, hiring a designer to make your art can be expensive. But, with Canva on your side, you can create one yourself easily and cheaply! Canva already has a collection of various album cover layouts, designed by professionals, to choose from and edit. In a few clicks, you’ll have your design ready to share to the rest of the world.


Certificates by Canva

Choose from certificates of recognition, attendance or completion. Holding a contest? Give the winners something to show off. Companies and employers can express appreciation towards loyal employees and high-achievers with certificates for Employee of the Month, Salesperson of the Year or Loyalty Awardee. Encourage a child or student with academic achievement awards and certificates of excellence. Get playful with fun certificate ideas like Night Owl Awards, Papa Bear Awards, and other out of this world certificate templates.











Highly Rated Bunker Prepping Movies- “10 Cloverfield Lane”

A Highly Rated Prepping Movie

“10 Cloverfield Lane”

The thriller with John Goodman, rated PG-13, centers on a young woman who, after a car crash, is held captive by a doomsday prepper. He tells her the outside world is uninhabitable due to a chemical attack. She eventually decides the fate that awaits her above ground is better than dealing with what’s happening in the bunker.

My Friend Christopher Mangan recommended it to me

You might call this movie a “Preppers Nightmare” as it involves an Underground Shelter which has almost practically everything you would need to survive underground for about a year or two.

The “Nightmare” is the portrayal of Actor John Goodman’s character, Howard. By the way, his portrayal in the movie is excellent, along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character of Michelle, and John Gallagher, Jr.’s character of Emmett.

The title of the movie, now on Blu-Ray with DVD enclosed is “10 Cloverfield Lane” and it is directed by J.J. Abrams, and the fantastic music score is done by Bear McCreary.

I had to ask him if this movie had any zombies in it…

No, no Zombies! The ending is a surprise as to who or what the attackers are, and no it’s not scary. It is suspenseful and it is character-driven. Again, excellent performances. I saw it four or more times in the movies and I had to get the Blu-Ray, which I picked up the other day. The Soundtrack reminds me of Bernard Herrman’s music scores for some of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies, such as Vertigo, Psycho, North By Northwest, etc.

Other Similar Articles:

A Highly Rated Prepping MoviesUrban Survival put together a list of 20 films to watch, here are the ones I am excited about…..

Jericho – (WATCHED, FANTASTIC!) This series follows the residents of a small town in Kansas after the largest cities in the United States have been destroyed by nuclear missiles. Since they have no power or communication with the outside world, they have to manage with limited resources while trying to figure out what has happened. Available to stream.

The Colony – This reality show follows 10 volunteers with various skills and backgrounds who are placed in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment and asked to rebuild civilization. Although it’s pretty entertaining, unless you’re a complete newbie prepper you may find yourself yelling at the TV.

Alaska: The Last Frontier – This reality show stars the Kilchers, a large family of homesteaders who live off the grid without any modern conveniences. As you can imagine, they face all sorts of challenges. They hunt, fish, raise livestock, deal with predators, can food, gather supplies, build the things they need, and do pretty much everything else a homesteader does.

Survivorman – Probably one of the best survival shows ever. Filmmaker and survival expert Les Stroud ventures into the wilderness completely alone with just a few supplies and his camera. Although there is a support team monitoring him from a distance, he manages to survive on his own for at least a week and teaches viewers exactly how he does it.

Dual Survival – The first two seasons star survival experts Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin (they are replaced in seasons 3 and 4, respectively) in various predetermined situations such as marooned on an island, stranded on a mountain, or lost in the woods. They explain and demonstrate many important skills such as fire making, water purification, shelter construction, and much more. This show will teach you the importance of wearing shoes. Update:

Expired Food Storage Testing – One Brand NOT To Buy

Expired Food Storage Testing – One Brand NOT To Buy

We are always experimenting with our food. What tastes good, and what doesn’t. Long term food storage doesn’t have to taste bad. You just need to know what brands to avoid.

Pasta Is A Great Buy!

Pasta is always a great buy. You can store pasta for years and it will still taste pretty good. Mix it with a canned item. I stumbled across a three bean salad in the can which can be mixed in with small shells to make a nice lunch or dinner.

Think about what you can put together that can sit on the shelves long term without going bad.  Cans are almost always a great buy, because even if they do go past their expiry date, they are generally pretty good.

Heavier Plastics Are A Great Long Term Buy!

Another really great purchase is dry mixes in heavy plastic.  Betty Crocker or Marie Callenders bread mixes are great.  Avoid any brands which air might over time spoil the food.  These heavier plastics tend to keep well long term.   We had to dump all of our Jiffy mixes which didn’t taste good after their expiry date.  On the other hand, Betty Crocker brands seemed to hold up many years after their expiry.

Emergency Food Ideas

Easy salad ideas with pasta!

What an easy dish to make from prepping supplies

Emergency Food Ideas

Passover crackers NEVER Go bad!!

Unlike other crackers, they seem to stay fresh!  

You can eat 5 year old Passover crackers, and they taste great!  

My morning breakfast, – stick them in the toaster, and put jam or nutella on them.  YUM!!

Emergency Food Ideas

Juffy gets a huge thumb down.  Buy Betty Crocker brands

Even when her foods expire, they taste great!

Emergency Food Ideas

See here, made in 2015, 

Betty Crocker expired in 2008, 

Jiffy expired in 2012.  

Betty Crockers brand tasted great, while Jiffy almost had a chemical taste.  

Emergency Food Ideas

On the left,- Betty Crocker

Jiffy is on the right.  See the difference?  

The Love Of Historical Childrens Clothing – Designer Kerri Smits “Henri Grace” Collections

Amelie And Henri Company

If you have a grand daughter, or a daughter, and adore the styles centuries ago, you might want to shop Designer Kerri Smits “Henri Grace” collections.  Amelie and Henri Studio

This handmade children’s clothing brand is made in the USA.  If you love their collections, they share their patterns for you to make yourself in their Pattern Group on Facebook

If you love vintage and historical sewing patterns, you are going to love their styles.

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