Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm Just Sayin'!

I borrowed the above picture from one of my favorite blogs...A Bushel and A Peck... she has a challenge for all the dreamers out there. On Wednesdays in the month of February Join her for a sweet little reminder to follow your dreams no matter what it takes. Stop hoping and wishing and make those dreams come true. It happens step by step....even if they are baby steps. Visit her blog she is sure to inspire you!

You know when you are on a path that you believe is so very right and then you come to a dead end. There is no where to go except turn around and go back the way you came to find a different path. Then you are afraid to take any other path just for the simple fact that you may hit another dead end. For the last 5 years I have been on a wonderful journey....I would not change it for anything. Even though I hit a dead end. Let me explain....

I have been holding a small group at my church for the last 5 years....Our church describes a small group as a group of 4-6 friends getting together with a common interest. Well I began a group scrap booking. I started out with 1 lady and now have made so many friendships. Friendships that will last for a lifetime.... There were so many times on this journey that I came to a fork in the was not easy to choose a path but I did and all those led me to my dead end. At the time the door closed I was confused and did not know what to do. We had out grown our church facility and we could no longer hold the meetings and events at our church. Where would we go? What would we do? People were counting on me. Well, now that I realize that the door had to close. I had to walk right into that dead end. I was in my comfort zone and under my security blanket. My life needed to be shaken and stirred so that I could begin a new journey. Sometimes when we get comfortable we can't see all the other wonderful opportunity there is out there.

Today our pastor gave us this scripture in church....

Romans 5:3-5 (New Living Translation)

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

I know what I have been doing for the past 5 years is not for nothing. Even when the doors closed and I had to turn around and walk back to find another path, I knew there was something so much better to come.

So when you find yourself at a cross road or a dead end. Do not be disappointed take a few steps back and look at your situation. Rejoice and find another path. You will not be disappointed.

I say this all to to tell you. I have found an open door, another path and I am NOT disappointed. Faith 365 presents our 3rd scrappin' event.

This event will be bigger and better than any event I have held. I have so many details to share I am not sure it will fit here. Please email me at if you would like more info. Registration begins NOW and it will fill up fast. So hurry, I want you all to be there!

It will be held at Lagniappes Antique Store in Breaux, Bridge, Louisiana.

April 23,24 and 25. Friday, 8 am to 2am, Saturday, 8am to 2am and Sunday 8am to 8pm.

The cost of this event is $100. It will include 3 meals, 6 projects {all the supplies to complete each project will be available throughout the whole event}, A fully stocked EMBELLISHMENT BAR with a ton of inspiration for you to use while you are at the event, 2 guest speakers to inspire you in faith and in creativity, Snacks and drinks for the whole event, All the tools you need { Cricut and over 30 cartridges, stamps, sewing machine, Computer and printer, The Slice and misc. tools} and something new....

Our theme this event is ....


{ All the blessings in our life are amazing eye candy....All those beautiful pages and projects full of inspiration are amazing eye candy.... once you taste and see what beauty is all around us, your creative juices will flow and the gifts and talents God has given you will pour out in abundance. }

Wait til you see the candy bar....all your favorite candies, even candy from back in the day will be at your finger tips for the whole event!

One more thing....I was blessed with a sweet blog award. Thank you to my sweet friend, Patricia. I met her thru Scrap In Style TV. I have been given this award before but I would love to send it to a few friends..... Okay it says to send it to 7....there are so many blogs I am inspired by but I will stick to the rules....



Julie TW




Here are 7 things about me you may find interesting....

I love to eat peanut butter on a spoon.

When I am overwhelmed and stressed out, I love to get in the car and turn the music up as loud as it will go and drive around singing to the music.....Don't worry I just drive around our neighborhood, so it is not dangerous!

I love to go to the movies by myself, on a night when I know nobody will be there.
No popcorn smaking, cell phone interuptions and nobody giving a play by play of what they think of the movie.

I love the smell of clean clothes but I hate to fold them and put them away....It has been known to happen that clean clothes end up on the floor and get rewashed because they get mixed into the dirty clothes!

I do not like to shop at the mall. Maybe it is the fact that I have 3 young boys and they make it next to impossible to shop cause my daughter loves the mall and would probaly live there if she could.

I am perfectly comfortable in my sweatpants, hoodie and slippers and would love to be able to wear it everywhere I go and at home all the time!

I want to go skydiving and get a tattoo. Is this a bucket list thing....maybe but I am a scardy cat and hope overcome that fear this year!!!

And here are the rules for the nominees:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  3. Link the person’s blog who nominated you for this award.
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
  6. Post a link to the 7 you nominated.
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know
  8. they have been nominated.

Oh hey......Who Dat? The Saints won the Super Bowl....I do not watch Football, but we watched it this time. Man , they put some money into that game. WOW! So happy for all the folks in Who Dat nation. Geaux Saints!


  1. wowwwwwww.....your faith 365 sounds soooooooooooooooooo amazingly fun!!!! thanks for the award...i soooooooooooooooo appreciate it my dearest friend....and ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i gotta steal one of yours and i am wearing sweats, a hoodie and my slippers right lol lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. YIPPEE for the Saints...I was rooting for them the whole time and thinking of you!!!!So glad that the new path is taking you on a new journey....thank you for the wonderful words of inspiration...I am in not in a place I want to be and finding it hard to pick myself up...I would so love to come a visit with you in April!!!!

  3. What an inspiring post - I read it a second time and so totally agree with your philosophy. Your scrapping retreat sounds like it will be so much fun! Thank you for the award and I will do a post later this week with my 7 things. Hope you have a great week!

  4. LOVE reading your posts, Amy!! I admire the way you can put your thoughts into words, such beautiful words!!
    And about your scrapping event..... Well, you told us:
    "Stop hoping and wishing and make those dreams come true"...I'm working on it AMy, little babystep by little babystep! Till that time, I'll keep on dreaming...
    Thank you so much for the award!! And thanks for your sweet words on my blog!!

    Big hug, Jenneke

  5. Your words are soo inspirational! THanks heaps for the award!! You are a treasure!!

  6. thank you soooo much for the award!! :) and yes, i believe i have received that one, but to have it again, is totally a blessing. :)

    your event sounds like so much fun. i wish i lived closer so i could attend.

    hope you have a fantastic week, my friend!


  7. You are so sweet!!! Very excited for the retreat!!!

  8. Love this post, you are such an inspiration!!!

    Wish I could join your event it sounds like so much fun!! Maybe another time!!!

    Have a great week!!!

  9. I love the quote at the top of this post. Great advice!

  10. Love your post Amy!Youe are so sweet!You really know how to say things!Loving your list, you know I love the sweat pants and it!And wow a tattoo...AND skydiving...;)

  11. thank you so much for passing this award to me. I'm so sorry it took me so long to thank you. I've been so busy painting that i've barely been on the computer but please know I appreciate it very much! Have a wonderful Valentine's day! Love, Lissa


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