I Want To Celebrate With You! {Huge Giveaways and Sale}

Only 9 months ago we launched our new creative network jeanneoliver.ning.com.

I hoped that we would have 2,000 members before January 2014.

Here we are still five months away from 2014 and we have almost 6,000 members creating and connecting.


Thank you!

I wish I could open up my home and backyard and we could all celebrate face to face.

THAT is how I would prefer to thank you and celebrate the beauty of creating.

It is really the beauty of creating that started all of this.

All of it.

Many of you that have followed me for awhile know that I started out making frames, journals and altered letters.

That was 5 1/2 years ago and I am amazed, honored and humbled with how my business has grown.

What I am wanting to celebrate with you today is the jeanneoliver.ning.com network and all of the creating that is going on over there!

It was January 2012 that I launched my first e-course Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}.

Being my first course I didn’t know what I was doing, what to expect or even if anyone would want to take it.

It was the night before the launch of the first day of the course and as I way lying in bed I started to cry.

It was the first time that it had hit me that this may be a failure.

It hadn’t even occurred to me until that very moment what this all really meant.

I had over 700 members waiting for that first week of videos.

I quickly wiped my tears knowing there wasn’t anything I could do about the next morning.

It was going to be what it was going to be.

What I wasn’t prepared for…was what it became!

It became beauty, growth, joy, healing, fun, messy homes, tender hearts, tears, laughter and creating JUST FOR THE JOY of creating.

It became a new path.

Each day I received email after email and I couldn’t believe that in the midst of my fumbles… that the Lord brought forth something beautiful.

We have had over 2,000 people take Creatively MadeΒ  and we have since changed our network and also created:

Building a Creatively Made Business

Creatively Made Home

The Journey of Letting Go

And we have been able to open up the site to other artists and they have given us:

Santos Cage Dolls

Creatively Made Home Summer Series

We have an AMAZING course coming this fall and a messy art class coming early 2014.

One of the projects I am so glad we are able to offer is Creativity Takes Courage.

This is a free video series that shares interviews with creative people from around the world.

To celebrate the growth of the site and to thank YOU….

I want to offer a 48 hour sale ($18) on the following courses:

Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}

Building a Creatively Made Business {you’ll never know what is possible until you begin}

Creatively Made Home {creating a home that reflects your heart in everyday living}

The Journey of Letting Go {creating beauty from ashes}

I also want to giveaway some of my favorite everyday items that make life a little prettier and fun….

{we will have a random drawing for each item}

1. Hunter Boots (I love mine and I know you will love them too)

2. Anthropologie Journal (I carry a journal everywhere I go)

3. Clarisonic MIA (I use this every. single. day and I love the difference it makes with my skin)

4.Athleta Running Skirt (I don’t just run in this..I hike, weed the yard, sit on my butt…..)

5. Owl Mug from Anthro (It will make your morning tea that much better)

6. JJ Heller CD (Her music and words will turn your day around)

7. My favorite French coffee (I swear you will never be the same)

8. My Sadie Handbag made from vintage fabric

9. My favorite cookbook! (I love cooking seasonally and this book is full of beautiful recipes)

10. The Message Bible (I hope it changes how you start your day)

11. My Mia Camera Bag (I also use it for my laptop, books etc)


To take advantage of the 48 e-course sale all you need to do is go to the creative network.

The course have already been marked down for you.

The best part is that once you pay you will have INSTANT access to all of the weeks of the course.

To enter for your chance to win one of the items above all you have to do is

*leave a comment on THIS post telling me how you try to be create each day or how you want to be more creative.

If you want even more chances to win…

*Blog about the jeanneoliver.ning.com create network, course sale or this giveaway

*Facebook about the jeanneoliver.ning.com create network, course sale or this giveaway

*Pin our courses on Pinterest

Each time you do one of the above just come back here and let us know for an additional chance at winning one of the items above.

(The winners will be drawn next Monday, July 22nd)


To learn go to my creative network to see all of the current classes!

If you are brand new to my creative network please follow these simple steps to sign up for this class and any of the other summer series courses.

* Get registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find free videos (business and art) and all of our online courses along the left hand side of the page (you will not see all of them unless you click β€œview all”).

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Click on the course you are interested in

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) Pay and you are in and ready for class

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set.

Tell your friends!

We want to create an online community where you can create, connect and be inspired.

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  1. Claire L

    I just had my first baby. In the haze of night feeds, starting back to work, and catching up on the housework, I have neglected creative time. I’d like to work on incorporating creativity, however small, back into my daily routine.

  2. Jami

    This fall, all my kids will be in school for the first time in 14 years. I am hoping to use this time to find my own creative spirit again. Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. nantucketdaffodil

    What a fabulous giveaway! I TRY my hardest to create every day. It’s not always “crafty”….sometimes it’s gluten free caramel squares, or pea tarts…sometimes it’s a bouquet of farm flowers from the garden, or a rearranged mantel….sometimes it’s a letter to a friend or a page in my journal. Sometimes it’s a photo of the lighthouse here in town, or my kids at the beach. I have learned to create using all of my senses….it is so fulfilling!

  4. Kristina

    Fantastic giveaway. I love the Creative Home course, still going thru that one! I try to get in creative time every day — some days are so hectic and my creativity is not painting or papers but cooking a dinner and setting the table. My goal for the fall is to carve out a time, 3 days each week that I can devote to quiet, creative pursuits. Fingers crossed for that!

  5. Debra

    Thanks for this great give-away, I am taking one of your courses now and I am hooked. πŸ™‚

  6. thetruevine

    I’m formulating a new plan right now to incorporate creativity into my day. I’m so happy to be able to do this since I’ve been in a kind of “survival mode” for several years. Yea! Basically, it involves setting aside a specific time (I already have a specific place) when the kids can be supervised by dh and I know I won’t be interrupted.

  7. Lorie

    First of all, I LOVE to read your blog. We share similar styles, and I want everything from your store, but I can’t afford it all! To be creative everyday might be me helping my children with their 4-h thank you posters for the fair this year, or trying to catch up on my scrapbooking of their school lives, or even making more crafts for my etsy shop or booth at our local flea market . It might even be just rearranging some part of my house as I walk through a room. I am definitely more happy when I’m feeling crafty. It’s just sort of a feeling that oozes out of you. I’m sure you know. Thanks for being you, and allowing me to enter…

  8. Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ

    Jeanne, This is amazing!!! The gifts you have given us makes my heart overflow!! You are the reason I create each and every day even while I go through devastating times. Much love and thanks to you today and always…

  9. Blair Donnelly

    I create every day, consciously or not. I flat Stanleyed your bag in NYC, which I still have to send the pictures of. Sounds dirty, but it isn’t:). Just creative!

  10. Jan Brier

    I try to be more creative by taking courses and implementing those ideas into my everyday life n

  11. Karlene

    I try to carve out time each day to be creative. Your courses have helped me incorporate creativity into my life. Big Thanks.

  12. gail kragthorpe

    I have always loved to create…it is in my genes! take care!!!

  13. Heather

    This summer, I have been trying a lot of ways to be creative with my children every day. We paint, we craft, we write, and create our own games.

  14. Shelli osterhout

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am back in school after 20+ years…graphic design. Your site is inspiring. Thanks for the encouragement! I hope you have continued success.

  15. martha

    I work on a journal and since I am not really artistic I embellish with mag cutouts, pretty wrapping paper, stationary etc. Brings me lots of joy and a pretty spot to journal, think, include sermon notes etc.
    I also work in my flower beds, and get a kick out of entertaining creatively too! have really enjoyed the ecourses this last year and the interviews with inspiring, yet real, women! thanks!

  16. Shannon

    These are such wonderful items!! I try to be creative in everything I do whether it be decorating a bit of the home each day, arranging flowers from the garden, adding the perfect accessories to my outfit for the day, cooking something special and setting a pretty table or getting away to do some crafting here and there throughout the day.
    Thank you Jeanne for bringing out so much creativity in us all and opening up your life and home to all of us blog readers. I’ve enjoyed many of your courses over the past few months and love following you along on your journey!!

  17. Donna N.

    Sweet Jeanne, I love your courses. I love that you set up this site where we can connect with others from all over the world. It has inspired me to create artwork, make my home a space that I love and want to share with others and has made me more brave in trying things I never would have thought I could do. Thanks!!

  18. Alicia A

    I love being creative! Even just writing makes me feel like I have created something each day. I think you can spin a little creativity into every daily thing you do.

  19. serena

    congratulations on all your successes! This network is awesome and the way your open your heart, home, creativity, support and love to all is what makes it so dang incredible. I can’t wait to see what unfolds for you and all of us loyal supporters in the future. I try to be creative each day, if not with art supplies, it is in the way I take pictures, cook meals and fiddle with the house. I would like to make more time for expanding my art and play more with it. Thanks for the fun giveaway! You’re super, Jeanne Oliver!

  20. Holly C.

    Love your work, and your heart! Thank you for being open to creating…I wish I could capture even a piece of it. I would really love to pursue my creativity more, but feel like life’s clutter sometimes gets in the way. Thank you for the inspiration to work through it. I hope to really get my act together and get back to creating on a regular basis.

  21. Heidi

    I feel the same way as many moms out there…everything takes a front seat to our creative growth. I am a single divorced mom with 2 daughters. My girls are with me full time and I love it and love them! But recently I have felt like I have no time for me between kids activities, sports, birthday parties, juggling every other weekend schedules. Oh and working full time! I used to be very creative but those art projects, beads and beautiful papers have sat in boxes. Your summer e-course gave me the nudge I needed. I bought 2..they were so affordable how could I say NO!! I have watched the fashion e-course and loved it and I am now on to the vintage jewelry. It takes me a while to get through them with schedules but I made the commitment that in order to help my girls grow…i need to show them what I love as well! Thanks Jeanne!!


  22. Kellie Cawthon

    Since meeting you in SLC in June, I’ve completed a transformation of a guest bedroom into a “make art and be happy room”. I’ve deconstructed an old visual diary (just this past weekend). I painstakingly removed pictures and quotes and magazines articles dating back 20 yrs or more for use in a more creative visual diary (probably using Anthropologie magazines). I’ve shared your work with all of my creative friends in Greenville, SC and am looking so forward to taking two of your e-courses this summer. Oh, and I requested your beautiful camera bag for my birthday! Ha! I just adore you and your work and the ladies I met at an “Artsy Weekend w/ Jeanne Oliver” (Draper, UT, June 2013). Now, I’d like your other beautiful bag! Hint…hint…hint! πŸ˜‰

  23. Kellie Cawthon

    And, consider this “offer” reposted on FB the second I click “post comment” here! And, did I mention that I love your Sadie handbag…just sayin’! πŸ˜‰

  24. donna

    With a full time job and two kids, it was hard to find time to be creative. I would find moments between running around to knit or rearrange accessories in my home. After being laid off recently, I am taking the time to reconnect with beauty around me. I am taking an online photography class. I love to take pictures of my children and nature.

  25. Kara Rosenberry

    Jeanne I have to say thank you to you! My style is changing and evolving and it is exciting to see. Just a few weeks ago I did my first hired logo job and learned so much from that process as well. I have you to thank for learning a lot of new painting techniques and just yesterday I was looking at some of my favorite paintings again with a new eye… Matisse, Van Gogh, etc. Something I took from your current class. Seriously, thank you!

  26. Andrea N

    My sweet baby girl has inspired so much creativity that I started an Etsy shop making baby goods. She inspires me every day!

  27. Jane Jennings

    Hi Jeanne, I have taken 3 of your courses. I try to paint or write everyday. I can’t tell you how much your classes have done for me. We are dealing with a serious family illness, and your calmness helps get me through the day. Art truly saves, you have done this for me. I have pinned your classes too.

  28. Tarrah Miller

    Awesome! I am inspired to create through what is around me and by each days happenings. Somehow, even through some tough days,creativity emerges. Not always through art, but through decorating/rearranging the house, cooking, doing something fun and different with the family.

    and somehow the creativity emerges.

  29. Jen Woosley

    This is awesome!!! I find time to be creative each day whether is making pretty pages to jot done my to-do lists, fitting in time to paint, or even coloring with my 4 year old.

  30. Peggy mcdevitt

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful gift , all of them are wonderful. I create because it makes me a better person. I share with mygrandkids, children and volunteer at a art studio for disabled adults with DD. art makes my soul sing and we all sing together when we create.

  31. Jordana Woodard

    I have made changes in my life including making a schedule that allows me to work on my art every day. If even for a few minutes I go down and work on something and what a difference it has made.

  32. Andrea

    Love being creative and doing some DIY art projects. Recently bought an old frame from my grandparents auction and spray painted it gloss white and stapled chicken wire to the back. Bought some fun clips and made my own new little rotating photo gallery.

  33. Stacey

    Hi Jeanne. I took the Creatively Made Home course and Paige’s beauty and fashion course. Loved loved loved them both! I also really enjoyed the on-line community associated with the Creatively Made Home course. Looking forward to what comes.

    Your Favorites are fun. It’s always interesting to me to see what others enjoy. Let’s me know what I’m missing out on.

    I’d love to participate in Creatively Made Home Part 2. πŸ™‚

  34. Cathy Garrett

    This is wonderful Jeanne! I love to be creative and I am working on a journal right now. We moved and with all the unpacking going on that held me up a while on creating. Starting to get back into the swing of things now. Thank you for all your inspiration and beautiful heart.

  35. brooke s-c

    I am a big fan of your blog and your courses! I’ve loved Creatively Made Home, .Creativity takes Courage, and I’m currently taking the Summer Jewelry Course. The network has been a lovely addition to my life. Taking time to create is a high priority of mine… I work as a designer but also love to make things just for myself – i always have multiple projects going – knitting, painting, jewelry making, sewing. I just love the process of making things by hand. Actually, it might be an addiction πŸ™‚

  36. Victoria

    I just ended a 39 year marriage, sold my home of 25 years, finished a year of graphic design on the dean’s list and bought and moved into my new home. I am redesigning my life and trying to let go of past ideas and roadblocks. I try to wake each morning and look at my life with fresh eyes, renewed spirit, and a creative eye. A new home and an open schedule until the school year begins gives me a fresh bright canvas inviting me to create my new home and life.

  37. kris.vogelsang@gmail.com

    Hi Jeanne-Thanks for the chance to win some of YOUR favorite things. I try to do at least one creative thing a day, wether that is on my own, or with my kids. So nice to see that I have influenced them-one wants to be a photographer and one is thinking about being an art teacher or graphic designer. Art just makes us happy!

  38. Shannon Yonge Crawford

    Dear Jeanne,
    Thank you for being brave and having the courage to share your gifts with us. Creativity is my oxygen, and has really “saved” me from one of the most difficult times in my life. I try to create often….leather cuffs are what I create for others, but also love to create different things- last project….mason jars for summer drinks-
    Your photography and your classes really help inspire me. Just a GREAT BIG thank you!

  39. Gill

    You are such an inspiration to me and I look forward to reading your blog! A few months ago o signed up for 2 of your courses and although I have not started, I have made a commitment to do them both (creatively made home and journey of letting go). I have 2 young kids and don’t have a lot of time but I know both of these classes will be so good for me! By doing these classes, i hope to gain more freedom in life and really make my home a place of refuge and peace! Thank you for sharing your life with us- you are such a bright light and I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family!!!

  40. Megan Porter

    These items are GORGEOUS!

    My job has little to no room for creativity, but I try to throw some in there anyway! Whether using fun colors in Excel, applying my prettiest and curly-q-iest handwriting to note-taking, or making quick crafts out of old or messed up office supplies, the tiniest bit of creativity sustains me for a little while longer in an otherwise unbearable job.

    Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

  41. Jenny

    Art pulled me out of a deep dark hole that I was in. It really saved my life. My husband knows when I am not creating I am not in a good place. I try to make time everyday to create because it is so good for my soul. Thank you for being you and listening to god and beinging inspired to create what you do!

  42. Emily

    Jeanne, thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful courses with us!

    Ever since I started my first e-course with you in the Spring of 2012, I’ve learned so much about myself and my creativity. I’ve learned that there actually aren’t many (or any) rules to restrain your creative-ness, that making art and creating things brings me joy, and that these things play a huge role in bringing relaxation and reducing anxiety in my life. A day where I don’t get to create is a day wasted, I think πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to taking more of your classes as they are revealed, starting with the Journey of Letting Go that I’m signing up for today!

  43. Kara

    I try and be creative outdoors. I love making my yard an extension of my home. Getting the kids involved is one of my biggest goals. Between gardening, planting flowers that attract certain animals, picking fruit they love, bee keeping and just playing, its important to me that my kids appreciate nature and what they have around them. From that love of the outdoors I try and bring the outside inside as much as possible. The colors, the patterns, the sunlight, the plants. I feel most creative when my home represents me. (I wish I could have been with you on your vacation, btw?)

  44. Joy G

    I’m creative by nature; I’m so right-brained it hurts! I have a little business on Etsy, and try to add items to it often. I’m also learning to use my camera, and try to take photos everyday.

  45. Jenny Booth

    I love being creative- it’s like a mental escape from the day-to-day difficulties of life. If you don’t already have a creative outlet, I encourage you to try something just for YOU! Write, draw, paint, sew, weld, carve, knit, sing, dance. Decorate a cake, build a model rocket, shoot a camera or play an instrument. I bet you’ll have a blast! And being creative is not only good fun, it’s good for you. It builds brain cells that make you even smarter. Who doesn’t like being smart? That’s a no-brainer. Thanks for this great opportunity Jeanne! Xo

  46. Bethie

    I crave creativity. This summer, in the midst of stress, I have been feeling the need to create. I’m not sure where to start but, the desire is there…and that is the starting point. Allowing myself to take the time is where I’m at now. Creative thoughts are brewing…

  47. Kelly Aubert

    I moved my art studio into my dining room instead of the basement. Gatherings and parties are always in the kitchen and family room anyway! My dining room was lonely and I hated being in the basement away from my family. Even if my husband and boys are watching tv or whatever I can still hear everything going on so now my dining room and I are not lonely anymore! πŸ™‚ I create much more often this way!!

  48. Jennifer U.

    Jeanne, thanks for the chance! I’ve followed you for a few years now (and have secretly wished I lived back in Parker and could meet you. You crack me up :). I’m currently taking Creatively Made and have done two other classes. They are an amazing value and resource and one of my favorite “me time” treats. I love to get up early in the morning, start some tea and create. I often have no plan, but will just take in whatever papers, old laces or paints are calling to me and start. I love being up before the family and having an hour of quiet creation and my kids always laugh that mommy a been in her happy room. I’m very excited about the bee keeping course. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a few years now so I’m hoping to finally get the right guidance (and courage) to just go for it.

  49. gigi

    I just created my biggest mixed media painting ever, inspired by your journey of letting go class. I keep going back to watch the videos over and over.

  50. Stacey M. Curry

    I used to think that being creative was working on my jewelry, or on my scrapbook pages, or in my “lab”, but I have realized over the past year or so that there is so much more to being creative…so now I included trying a new recipe, sketching out new ideas, color combinations, piece names or themes, playing with plants/flowers, moving, singing (only when no one is listening), running, yoga, meditating…creating peace, contentment, fullness.
    Thank you so much for inspiring us, for being so generous with the giveaway and your class sale!! Have a beautiful week!

  51. Susan

    Congrats! I try to spend some time most days in my craft/sewing room to do something even if it is only nurturing an idea.

  52. robin tinsley

    I have been in a bit of a funk of late. Seems I’ve just run out of energy (and interests). I’m praying my creativity will get kicked into gear by the new sewing machine I bought. It’s arrived and I’ve yet to take it out of the box. I need a cute little piece of inspiration to make, that’ll get me going. I’ll look through some of your blog favs to see if I can find anything. Or back at your “Creatively Made Home” course as I remember a couple of things on there. Or any suggestions you or someone might have? THanks for the great give away!

  53. Nancy

    Thanks for this opportunity! I am spreading the word by pinning it on my Pinterest page!

  54. Nancy

    Hi Jeanne — thanks for this special sale. I try to be creative every day by doing at least a little bit (and on some lucky days, a lot) in my art journal. Even if it is just writing a quote that inspires me in my journal, that to me is creative & I have taken at least a little bit of time for myself.

  55. jennifer h

    I am going to make creative time more of a priority and try to spend at least 20 minutes a day nurturing my creative side.

  56. Lori

    jeanne, thank you so much! you are a gift to all of us! i have been trying to do something creative each day, even if it is just to go into my room and breathe. i want to make a schedule for myself to have some special time each day. i believe art is therapy.

  57. Lori

    jeanne, i just fb and pinned your blog! i can’t wait to win an awesome gift!!!

  58. marynbtol

    Art restores the energy that is drained away each day from life and stress and busy schedules. I try to make time (even if it is just 10 minutes) each day to make art and restore some of my energy. Great blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunities!

  59. Celeste

    Lately, I have been making it a point to “Do Pinterest!” Every week, I actually do a creative project that I had pinned on Pinterest! It’s been such a fun summer challenge!

  60. Vicky

    I’ve raised two daughters, and now have 5 grandchildren…I’ve waited for years to dive in to the Creative
    Life that I had dreamed of for myself. Now, I have time and am ready. What better way to do so than to surround yourself with creative minds for inspiration and encouragement!

  61. Brenda Geiger

    Everyone needs a little bit of creativity, whether it’s creating art, taking care of children, setting the table, or cleaning the house. Each day, even if I am doing just “every day stuff” I try to think of a way to change it up a bit. I think you don’t always have to be physically creating something to be creative, this works for me anyways.. Thanks Jeanne, you are an inspiration…..

  62. Peggy

    Being creative varies from day to day for me…some days it means tweaking a new recipe, other days it might mean painting a piece of furniture, rearranging a room, or working up a design plan… whatever it might be I am working hard to do something creative every. single. day!! For me, for my family, and for our friends!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so very much for this opportunity! Whether you realize it or not, the courses you have offered have changed so many things in our life as a family… so thank you!

  63. Tiffany Foley

    I have a new baby coming in 10 weeks and am trying to amp up my creativity in creating a space for him. I have two boys (10 and 8) so this little surprise was an amazing blessing. We are in a small 3 bedroom home so the nursery was created from our dining room. Thank you for such a cool giveaway!

  64. Heidi S.

    Oh how I adore you and your creations. You truly are an inspiration to many, and certainly to me. I’m a SAHM (which is the best job in the world), but I needed to come up with ways to contribute to our household income. I have started refinishing people’s furniture and have also started back in to photography. It’s always been a passion, and now I’m starting to live my dream. Instead of working 9 to 5, I got to contribute to my family using my own creativity. It’s amazing. πŸ™‚

  65. melaniegore

    I just sent my son off to college last year…..1200 miles away. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. He is now home for 7 weeks and I just savor every moment that he is here. My creating has taken a backseat while he is home but of course, because watching tv with him is the most important thing right now:-) Just spending time talking about college, our favorite tv shows, and just enjoying his presence.

  66. bethcovalt

    I have loved all three classes I have taken so far! Celebrating with you! I am trying to create daily through journaling and photography.

  67. Kati K.

    Being creative to me is not being afraid to try new things, whether it be cooking, work, or making my home more reflective of me. Your site is an amazing way for me to learn and so inspiring. Thank you!

  68. Laura

    Thank you Jeanne for such a generous and fun celebration! For me, creativity comes from being inspired and learning new things…so I read voraciously (novels, cookbooks, magazines, blogs, how-to books), take online courses, hike, visit museums and flea markets and art fairs, travel when I can, and do my share of getting lost in the black hole that is Pinterest. And here’s something a little weird: I find I am my most creative when my house is all clean. Which happens mostly never. I could really use a “Creatively Made Clean House” course πŸ™‚

  69. Rochelle Gaukel

    I try each week to be inspired by something that feeds the fuel behind something I create. The inspiration could be a photo, a word, a thought, or some little vintage trinket. I am truly moved by vintage photos and vintage religious items. These photos have a story to tell and I love creating with them – I want to keep their memory alive and make them the focal point to one of my pieces of jewelry. Each and every one of us has a creative spirit, we just have to ignite it every once in a while!

  70. Donna P

    I admit I don’t create nearly as much as I’d like to. I have just recently put it into my daily routine to include creativity, even if it’s just a quick photo or doodle, anything to keep that going.

    Thank you πŸ˜‰

  71. Beverly

    would love to win any of these wonderful things. being creative everyday helps me to be happy and be a better wife and mom.

  72. Amy G

    Creativity is something I have been trying to incorporate into my daily life for the past few years. It may be in the placement of furniture in my home, meals I cook for my family, art techniques that I’ve learned from online classes, photos I take everyday of the little moments to use in my Project Life book or maybe it’s my gardens, in lessons I teach my students, or in the little notes I write to my loved ones. I have found that my spirit craves creativity and that the act of being creative has healed my soul. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

  73. heidi

    On top of creating for my business .. I try to create happiness in my life as well as in others lives. Sometimes we forget that creating isn’t just for our business or hobby..creating opportunities is equally important. Opportunities for friendships..family…and happiness … whether it be a random act of kindness or a visit with an elderly Neighbor creating is a part of the busy life of a mother..small business owner..and partner.

  74. joanna

    In trying to be more creative I was inspired by your art studio location. We have just moved and our new living room is very long…my husband is putting a wall up this month dividing the room into two. One cozier living room/library and an art studio. I know that if all of our art supplies are so visible and accessible they will be used more often than when they are in the basement or attic. I can’t wait until the new room is finished!

  75. Missy Brooks

    An amazingly creative inspiration, the Creatively Made network has allowed me to trek alongside pathfinders that have paved a way for expression through a variety of talents. I so appreciate the opportunity to learn from those willing to share from the heart!

  76. Wendy

    I like to “redecorange” my home. Just by moving things around a bit I find it gives a freshness to the room.

  77. isacreativemusings

    Being creative has become an essential part of my day to day life. When I stop creating, like I have for the last 3 weeks, due to visiting family out of state, my spirit feels tired. As soon as I catch up on some household chores, I will watch your videos to help get my creative spirit back! I love your classes, you truly inspire me.

    I love to re-purpose many vintage items and vintage bake-ware. I am a vendor at A Paris Street Market in Littleton, CO. Hopefully, sometime in the future I can met you when you go to A Paris Street Market.

    Isabel W.

  78. Renee Fleming

    I just started the SANTOS course and have been busy creating heads…Just pinned to Bonorand. Love your concepts, ideas, and videos and this giveaway!

  79. Debbie Sullivan

    I look forward to reading your blog, Jeannie, coming to the Ning site and all of the wonderful, heartfelt things you share with all of us.

  80. Abby C.

    I try to create everyday, whether it is in my journal, finishing a mixed media piece, the way I cook or even how I decorate my house. I have taken 3 of your courses and taking advantage of some of the summer mini courses you have offered. Your site is a breath of fresh air to me. Whenever I am feeling down I go there and just watched the videos and I feel happier. πŸ™‚ Thank you for an opportunity for such a great giveaway.

  81. Melanie LeGraned

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am currently taking Building a Creatively Made Business. I love the videos and practical information you share. Your style is so easy to relate to and your personality is infectious! Makes me want to keep learning and keep trying. It is so easy to feel intimidated by other artists. Thank you for being so down to earth that a newbie to mixed media can learn from!!

  82. Tami Howse

    I aim for two hours in my craft room every day. I don’t always get to it, but if I aim for something, I’ll at least do more than if I don’t plan at all. Fondly, Tami
    P.S. I LOVE your courses

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  84. Krista gould

    Between working full time, raising three great kids, and taking online classes in the evening, I don’t have a lot of free time to be creative, so I really appreciate your blog and others where I can pick up a few ideas for home, closet and kitchen for simple ideas I can try now or put aside for another day.

  85. Chrystal

    I try to take a few minutes each day and write, draw, paint, or just brainstorm about projects. This usually coincides with my quiet time.

  86. Ruth

    Just retired and I’m a little stuck on what I want to do with my life – what’s next. I love being creative, but
    feel I have to redefine what that is for me now. I just discovered your blog and I’m so looking forward to taking some of your courses and being part of this community

  87. Jen Everitt

    I start each day with my morning pages … a journal is always with me and I keep several. I always have a camera on me to catch what grabs my eye in the moment. I am taking an acrylic painting class and forcing myself out of my comfort zone. I enjoy being part of your community and look forward to taking more classes.

  88. Lana Dunkerley

    I am retaking some of your courses, just because they meant so much. I am at a place in my life that being creative is a must…I carry a journal everyday and write in it what not only inspires me the most, but what motivates me to keep moving forward…

  89. Melissa Burford

    I am just starting to get back into creating on a semi-regular basis and you have been a big help with that. Thank you so much for all that you do and for being fabulous!

  90. Claudia

    Sometimes I just close my eyes and see a new pattern or a different way to arrange items. I also love to look at artwork and think about how I would do it differently. I really need to DO artwork and be creative every day!!

  91. stacey

    I would love to win something. Just today I signed up for the Creative Network and Creatively made. Why? Because the way I am being creative is by opening an Etsy store. Finally. Truly, I’ve gotten further than I ever have at this point, and I’m working to make sure all the information doesn’t slow me down, but rather helps me move forward. I’ll be blogging about all of this tomorrow. Thank you for these opportunities.

  92. Lu W

    My creative moments come in spurts. Maybe one of your courses is just what I need.

  93. maggie

    Fabulous giveaway! As soon as my hectic summer is over I’m planning to take photography courses.

  94. Elaine Neidig

    Hi Jeanne,
    I am now registered for ALL of your courses! YAY! I enjoyed the first two so much I thought why not. Thank-you so much for the sale price and all your inspiration. I’ve been an artist for over 25 years and am hoping to start my business soon. I’m so excited!

  95. April Lopez

    I’d love to create everyday but between my depression and my dads stage 4 cancer it just doesn’t get done. Would love to win though. I love your products and art.

  96. B

    I want to be more creative daily, where I don’t have to turn it on and off for the different aspects of my life, just have it on constantly.

  97. cupcakedd

    CONGRATS!!! ?
    Going through chemo this summer has zapped so much of my energy that being creative has been difficult. I have tried to hold on to some creativity through photography (even if it’s only through my cell phone). πŸ™‚

  98. Toni

    I Love to listen to while I do my art in the morning with a cup of coffee…You are so inspiring.. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart. God Bless..Toni

  99. sarah

    I want to learn to be more creative. I find that I love to be creative when I am giving to others. We have family coming to stay with us this week and I made up little baskets of goodies and wrote each person a thank you note. I tried to think about each person individually and set up their room to be as comfortable as possible! Hopefully they will enjoy their stay!

  100. sarah

    shared on fb πŸ™‚ Love your Creatively Made Home course..it’s been such a BLESSING to me!! πŸ™‚

  101. Melinda Hambrick

    Creativity is such a big part of who I am. I’m a homeschooling mom of three, so every school day is about finding creative ways to make learning fun for three different ages, learning styles, and two different genders. I am a photographer, as well, but find I have less and less time to focus on that. So I take pictures of my kids often, and play in photoshop as a means of keeping those creative juices flowing. I love jewelry, and taking old pieces and turning them into something new. I love to bake fancy fondant cakes on my children’s birthdays, and occasionally for profit. Usually just to bless a friend. πŸ™‚ I do some basic digital scrapbooking, but miss the hands-on paper kind. Just so little time! I work at keeping creativity in every day, because I need it for my sanity.

  102. Amy

    I try to create every day. Lately, that has come in the form of scrapbooking. Even if it is just a little, I have been trying to do it everyday. I am also enrolled in several eCourses – here on Jeanne Oliver & also on some other sites. These are helping me to use skills and supplies that I have put away for awhile.

  103. Maria Millett

    I LOVE your classes! Thanks! So inspiring! It has helped me to think w/a more creative mindset.

  104. Joanne Perea

    Thank you for using your gifts to bless others! I loved your first course, and have been following your blog and some of your friends blogs. Every day I have the desire to make something more beautiful. I believe it is a gift from the Lord. I am inspired by others creativity and it sparks a fire within me. Thank you for inspiring others. May the Lord continue to bless you beyond measure!!!

  105. Joanne Perea

    I pinned your courses to my pintrest board, as well as pinning the giveaway on there also. Thanks again for all you do!!

  106. Joanne Perea

    I shared the link to your courses on facebook after liking your page and told my friends how much I enjoyed your first course!

  107. Maaret

    Such a delightful giveaway Jeanne! I have recently discovered this inner yearning to be creative. I find that when I am in my creative mode I am connecting with the inner me, with the real me. Creativity allows me to be me! It’s in the gentleness of creativity that time seems to stop, I can be present in the moment – I find my serenity! I am so grateful to have made this discovery ! I will share this giveaway on Facebook!! Thankyou!

  108. Krista

    Even if it is a simple doodle I try to get something creative done each day. Being creative makes my heart sing!

  109. Di@Cottage-wishes

    Oh Jeanne, being creative is a great joy to me. I have so enjoyed your classes, and I create with my grandsons and have so much fun with them.

  110. Krista

    I shared the link on Facebook. I think Jeanne has one of the most giving hearts. Thank you Jeanne for your spirit of sharing knowledge.

  111. paige

    oh my gosh stop. i’m not even blog reading during vacation but THIS required a special peek. not only am i all about knowing some of your favorites…this is the mack daddy of giveaways!!!
    so thrilled for you & the success of your creative connection!!
    ways i try to be creative–well, i wish i could make the time to paint more. i love art & one of these days hope to pick but up a paintbrush, but for now, honestly loving the joy i get from collaborating with clients and giving them a creative photo session!
    congratulations my friend xoxo

  112. Maria

    To stay creative I try to always have something in progress. Starting always seems to be the hardest part for me so I keep sketchbook pages partially done or easy knitting by the couch. What a fabulous giveaway!

  113. Debbie

    I try to do something most days in my art room. Whether it be a simple sketch in my sketchbook, work on a pastel, a whimsy girl, or a canvas piece. Being in this room & letting all the things around inspire me…that is so much fun! Thanks for the chance at one of the wonderful giveaways!! πŸ™‚

  114. Karen Nolta

    I joined CMH last Fall and absolutely loved every video. I enjoy being creative around my home by either painting furniture or making home accessories/decor. I’d love to win any of your favorite items!

  115. Lisa Renier

    Love you and your work! I keep trying to get better at my passion day by day. It seems like I have such a long way to go but I keep working at being the creative person I want to be. Thanks Jeanne. Lisa R.

  116. Dionea

    I was honored to be among the first to take the Creatively Made eCourse. That was my first eCourse ever. That course opened my world up to Mixed Media and art. (The course also opened up my wallet for finding art supplies and vintage finds to use in my art! LOL) The course also became a healing and stress outlet for me as such a calmness came over me when I was “creating.” Jeanne, you are an amazing person and I am so grateful that you started to share your beautiful “gifts”. I have loved all of the courses and the summer series is such great fun. I try and create something each day after work. It really helps to center me and reminds me to take time for the more important things in life. Thanks again for this amazing journey and this amazing give away. Pinning, sharing on Facebook and posting to my blog(www.terrascottage.blogspot.com).

  117. Michele

    i couldn’t believe my eyes! i opened up my new email from Jeanne and there it was!! All of the classes that i have been saving up for in ONE BIG SALE!
    These CLASSES are my step in reminding myself, relearning myself, reintroducing myself to all the creativity in me. I don’t know all the why’s” of why God brought me here, but i’m thankful.
    I’ve already started with “letting go” and am on my way.
    Thanks for your generosity! That email made my DAY!!!!
    I just nearly peed myself woman!!!
    God bless and keep you and yours.

  118. Lisa Tompkins

    My youngest daughter loves art and I try to use the ideas and techniques from Creatively Made and The Journey of Letting Go with her when we have our creative time.

  119. Debbie Fortner Rushing

    Everyday is a new day to create whatever you desire. I my create just by cleaning or rearranging things in my home. Or I try to go n my studio and embroider, sew or design jewelry. Thanks for the gifts you have shared with your friends.

  120. Amie

    I have just started to write again. I forgot how much I loved it. And how it makes me feel. So, thank you for
    encouragement to let my creative juices flow and and see what happens.

  121. Lisa Tompkins

    Shared your link about the sale and giveaway on Facebook.
    Lisa DeMore Tompkins

  122. Pam Ballard

    I love to create, decorate and blog. I find so much inspiration in your blog and so many others. I love to look at magazines. Pinterest always inspires me also. I try to do something small each day even if it is just a simple card to someone or blog post… Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  123. Jeanne

    I try my best to be creative every day, but sometimes life just gets in the way. If I can’t find the time to create something, bake something, draw something, then at the very least, I add an entry to my journal.

  124. Jackie Holder

    I have a small booth that I rent. I pick pieces of furniture that often need a little attention and go to work creating them into something refreshed and ready for a new home. I would like to begin to use more of my sewing skills to create unique items for others. Creativity is good therapy!

  125. TraceyP

    I try to be creative each day by picking up some clay, or studying the petals of a flower – it illuminates my creativity! Thanks for the chance to win – I <3 all of the same things you do!

  126. Angie@SlipcoveredGrey

    Jeanne – you and your courses have been an inspiration to me. My heart goes out to you… as you were crying, I was one of those that couldn’t wait for the next day to arrive. I was so excited to take your first e-course! As far as creativity? I sketch in my journal, the one I created with your course. Thanks again for the inspiration!

  127. Nannette Braley

    Awesome, I took one of your creative courses, wonderful! Blessings to you!

  128. Amy

    What a wonderful giveaway! Your site ha been used by the Lord to encourage me to create for the sheer joy of creating and has given me courage to explore new mediums and methods of using them. I am growing and enjoying every minute! I don’t know where God will take the seeds you have sewn but I am grateful for your open hands and heart and I will not doubt His ability to use art to reach others. Bless you Jeanne Oliver for inspiring and letting the gifts He shares with you spread far and wide!

  129. Terry

    My favorite creative outlet in the summer is gardening. I feel a bit like artist creating a painting through the colors and textures of flowers and foliage.

  130. melissa

    at this moment, during this flourishing summer season, my creativity takes place outdoors, in the garden. each morning, i eagerly step outside to see what might be available for our edible pleasures. i find such joy in growing, tending and offering nature’s delectable gems to my family.

  131. Sandra

    congratulations on your success! you are a blessing to others, for sure. i don’t get to create with my hands on a daily basis since i have 3 small grandchildren and one more on the way. my mother has also been ill lately. i spend as much time with them as i can. i hope we are creating memories that will last forever, and when i can i record these memories. i also love mixed media and work on that whenever i get a chance. your site is very inspiring. thank you.

  132. Adrienne

    Congratulations on inspiring so many to find their creative side. Your e-courses sound wonderful and something that I can benefit from. I have a few health challenges and this has caused a block in my creativity, or so I thought. I just realized that I am still creating even though I am sick, through my meal preparations. I make and bake everything from scratch and when I decide to tweak a recipe to my needs or add a little something special, I am being creative. My journal has been calling out to me for some time and I hope that I will find some time to art journal this week. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Hugs to you.

  133. Sheila Atchley

    Oh yippee! I hope I win, I hope I win. As to creativity, I will put it this way: making time (and a place) for my art was a turning point in my life. Thanks for being a catalyst, Jeanne!

  134. jaci pinge-swarts

    what a wonderful give away… i try to do my creative thing daily..altho some times it is not until later on in the evening that i get started .. with working and coming home to meals.. laundry and unwind time.. sometimes it is later on that i get to sit on my sunporch / studio and have a chance at creating.. i want it more and more and to start selling things at shows.. this site has also encouraged me to take the step forward to beekeeping.. love your varitey and commitment to us.. thanks jeanne oliver…

  135. Mary

    I love to write, and I am trying to find more time in my day (usually in the morning, when the light is soft and the house is quiet) to sort out my thoughts and ramblings and ideas and inspiration at the keyboard.

  136. Christine Hulseberg

    Congrats Jeanne! I started with the first course Creatively Made, and have taken all your courses and some with your guest artists. They have all been a blessing, and I create on a daily basis is some way. I take so many more photos and journal daily, and have learned to love my home and am making so many changes. Can’t wait to see what’s to come, I know it will be amazing!

  137. Stuff and Nonsense

    one way
    i am working hard
    to be more creative
    is by taking your ecourse on The Art of Seeing

    in fact
    i’m perusing it right now!

    thanks for the chance to learn
    and to win!


  138. Debbie Campbell

    My eyes are open now! I’m looking everywhere for creative opportunities!

  139. sheila pearson

    I have not one ounce of creativity in me. I just don’t. I admire those who do.

  140. Amy M.

    I try to create a new piece of art every week. Even if it is something small. I also try to sit down with my son most days and do some art together.

  141. Mary Campbell

    I try to be creative everyday, whether it is working on an art piece, sketching up new ideas, cooking or just watching your course videos over and over. Thanks for the inspiration

  142. kimkaasa

    Hi Jeanne–have taken all of the Creatively Made courses & I just love them. Now I’m wanting to take some of the summer mini-courses from some of my fave people!! Love them all! Just a note to Sheila who commented a few before me—try one of the courses!!! Everyone has some creativity in them —really!! Take a course-you never know what it will stir up inside you!!! πŸ™‚

  143. Becky J

    Dear Jeanne..thank you for your honesty and encouraging words…in late Spring I wrote out a summer “wish list” and on it was “do art every day”…summer is half over and I have done NO art…two days ago I joined my 20 and 13 year old girls downstairs in our artsy area…I just stood there feeling overwhelmed and so uninspired…I ended up just coming upstairs alone…you sparked me today and i want to say THANKS!! πŸ™‚

  144. Vicki A.

    So excited….just signed up for one of your courses and loving it! I try to create everyday even if it’s just a doodle in my journal. Just pinned the course on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  145. Soraya Balleydier

    I have been watching from the sidelines and I can see how you much you have accomplished in such a short time. This is your gift and yet you choose to share. That is amazing. I would love to enter your world and live vicariously through you!

  146. Emily

    Thank you for all you have done through your website and online classes. I started with your Creatively Made Home, moved onto Jennifer’s Santos Dolls, and just signed up for the Creatively Made Business. I try to bring a little creativity into the world everyday. Whether its cooking a delicious meal, redecorating the hoosier cabinet for a holiday or weekend guest, or getting into my studio for a me little time. As long as I can keep away from Pinning more ideas, I may have time to start the current ones! Thank you for helping inspire me daily.

  147. kristina

    I’m taking one of Christy Tomlison’s e-courses and she is really inspiring me to sketch girls everyday…she gave me a new perspective.

  148. Maggie Raguse

    I ‘m an illustrator and designer for a living, so I put my ‘creative cap’ on almost everyday in order to do my job! Creativity is just such a part of how I approach life and work, that it just happens naturally. I am blessed! Being creative is so fulfilling! Your e-course offerings are awesome, as is your give-away….please enter my name in your drawing!

  149. Anne H

    Jeanne, you are such an inspiration and such a wonderful teacher! I won you Creatively Made Home Class and signed up for Creatively Made Business and your mini class, Beginning Bee Keeping. You feel like an old friend.

  150. Anne H

    I shared this post on facebook so all my friends can get a chance to see your class offerings and giveaways.

  151. Anne H

    I pinned this post on Pinterest! Thanks for all the opportunities!

  152. Cathy Hill

    Love the site!! and took my first course this weekend!! wonderful. I have also enjoyed the interviews. They are marvelous! Congratulations!

  153. Anne F

    I try to do some crafting or painting when time permits…but I am always looking over my home and seeing what I can do different that will give the place more whimsy.

  154. Vicki

    Sometimes I really struggle to be creative every day – or at least to SEE my creativity every day. I’m sure it’s there, like making up creative ways to answer my childrens’ millions of questions. Your courses have definitely helped spur me on!

  155. Carol M

    Posted link on Facebook. That makes three chances to win ( blog, comment here and Facebook). I love your courses and want others to have the opportunity to find out how great they are. Just signed up for the home made one. Excited to get started.

  156. Dawn

    Hi Jeanne!! I use my creativity now that I have ventured in to starting my own party design and styling business!!

  157. Cheril Duncan

    Being creative every day …. mmmm…..It helps me to start with praise music then that hopefully leads to arranging some flowers, figuring how to better use what I have (clothes, household items), or being inspired to help someone in a creative and hopefully practical way. Thank you for your lovely blog !

  158. Tammy

    This is my year to create!!! I am at a crossroad in life and am enjoying the journey….Love being inspired by an amazing Jeanne and Friends!!

  159. Wanda Parker

    I took the trinket jewelry course and found it filled with inspiring ideas! I feel the need to sew, quilt or make a piece of jewelry every day or my day in incomplete!!!

  160. Theresa R

    I use to be an avid rubber stamper, but have since left the craft for the most part. I love that I found your blog and classes and I am certain to become inspired. Thank you.

  161. Amy Trinkle

    This time of year most of my creating is in the yard. Gardening and painting furniture on days that the weather permits. I have a small repurposing business and am gearing up for fall shows.

  162. Nancy Carr

    I am creative every day in many ways as we all are, if we stop to think about it. We create every day as well as plan and create the lives we want to live and the arts, crafts, hobbies, loves we want to pursue. Being creative is life.

  163. Michelle

    I am struggling to be creative every day. I usually try to do something artsy/craftsy/sew on the weekends, but I need to strive for at least 30 minutes of creativity daily. I know it would work wonders on my psyche. πŸ™‚

  164. Amy Johnston

    What a fantastic giveaway!! I try to create each day, even if it is something small. Sometimes it is just sitting down to sketch with my daughter.

  165. Katie

    I wake up very early in the morning so I have a few hours before going to work. This way, my day starts off right and I don’t feel rushed at night when I get home.

  166. Thelma Louise

    I’m learning how to be creative by taking local sewing and art classes, but also purchasing your on line courses. My son actually made body scrub for his sisters from the course, as I did for gifts. I love meeting your creative community, which has opened up a new world for me. Thank you for being inspiring!

  167. Beth

    I want to become more creative by not letting negativity leak in to my life. I find that I stop creating when there is a crisis. By leaning on my creativity during those trying times will help me get through the stress with more grace.

    Thank you Jeanne,


  168. homelifesimplified

    congrats on the growth – you have created an amazing space and i love everything about it (and why I have bought too many courses this year lol – 2 of your main course + 2 minis and need to clear 100 hours for myself asap!)

    i try to create everyday (still not there yet but getting better) by keeping my notebooks or small journal cards and simple art supplies handy (pens mostly) – deb xx

  169. jeanie dickinson

    Jeanne’s classes have been great….spiritually uplifting as well as creatively….what i need to do more is get up and do 2 hours of painting every morning before the world or 2 cute boys and chores need me.

  170. barbara

    Anymore my creating time is limited to food and table setting (figure my family has to eat, might as well be attractive πŸ™‚ ….with every once in awhile creating in other small ways… I signed up for your creatively made course. so excited! Thankful that you offer the courses for a year, as life is about to get a little busier with # 5 due around 6 weeks from now. Blessings to you & Yours, Barbara

  171. Lisa W.

    Well…first off I loved this post. It just kinda makes ya feel like creating. Ok…so everyday I “create” by scrapbooking, creating something fun to hang on the wall, change my furniture around. Re~do my mantel to summer decor..fall decor, ect. ALL to turn around and maybee change the mantel up again the next day. Sometimes you just have to look at it for a bit, and then sometimes you think of something really fun to add! And somedays I work in my Project Life Album.

    The one thing I would like to change OR be better at is to use my time more wisely. I often get frustrated as in the summer only I am home. Love that! (I work for a school system) anyways, I feel like by the time I run the sweeper, do the laundry, run a few errands, start dinner. I then don’t get any creativity time. And before you know the week is gone. I would like to be better at saying “today” is creating day only, just never seems to happen! Trying to figure things out along the way:)

  172. Tracie

    Trying to get back to being more creative. More homemade and do it yourself. Spending a lot of time in the garden right now, and hope to do some quilting or sewing when fall and cool weather arrives. πŸ™‚

  173. Allyson Kettler

    I have Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so pain is a regular part of my day, yet after a friend introduced me to your courses and the power of Our Lord speaking through you, I have something to wake up for and look forward to. Although I am unable to CREATE art in my studio everyday, the days that I do, I marvel at God’s gifts of color and how He allows me to imagine, learn, and grow with your help. Thank you for bringing me out of my darkest moments into His light, you truly are a part of His living communion of saints. God bless.

  174. Allyson Kettler

    I pinned you on my pinterest page (aproudtexan), under mixed media, and Facebook page of the same name. I also posted you on my blog and spoke with all the nurses and other patients about you today.

  175. Lyss

    Love this! So encouraging when others share their heart, especially to someone like me just starting a little creative business. I am a mom with two young children 1&3 and they inspire me to be creative everyday in the way I teach them! This week we are making letters out of sticks from the yard, my son is not the flashcard type πŸ™‚ and then if I get and free time to myself I create for my shop which I hope to open soon, it really brings me joy!

    1. Allyson Kettler

      Lyss – I think that you should be commended for your dedication of self to your children and for your creativity. In today’s busy world, hearing a story like yours brightens my heart. Believe me when I say that your son will appreciate the time and the memory of his “stick letters” and when he talks about it in college or is caught doing the same for his own son, there are many who will be jealous they were not blessed with a mom as wonderful as you. Good luck with your business and God bless.

  176. Barbara

    Oh what a great opportunity!

    I am trying to be more creative in the kitchen I’ve always liked to cook but it gets to be the same routine week after week so I’ve started to pick up one new ingredient per week from our Thursday farmers market something I’ve never tried or use it in a dish I’ve never made, its been a huge success made my first chicken curry from scratch and pesto with roasted cauliflower.

    Have a great day!

  177. Sheila

    Hi Jeanne! I did 2 Facebook posts about your classes! I hope I win one of your random prize drawings, as I tend to be very “random” at times myself. Ha ha! πŸ™‚

  178. Sheila

    Hi Jeanne (again)! I just posted on my Pinterest about your classes (LOVE them), under my board entitled: “Art Classes… simply the best!”
    It looks like Italy was the trip of a lifetime! I’m jealous about all of your concert going to Red Rocks, makes me so homesick! “Is it that look in your eye, or is it this dancing juice?” Ha! Yay for Bruno! (My grandson makes me play him on my phone over and over too). πŸ™‚

  179. Raye Marie

    So much fun! I have a stack of printed out ideas from several blogs. I think I would love to be more creative with my time so I can accomplish a few of these projects.

  180. Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life

    Between writing for my blog and creating for my magazine – I live a zany creative life. Lately I have been looking for ways to unwind a bit while still feeling creative – needlepoint and cross-stitching have been a perfect solution! They force me to slow down but also gives me the satisfaction of creating something special!!

  181. Lynette Wakerley

    Hi Jeanne – Congratulations on your success – so awesome! My husband and I recently closed our business in which I was working full time. I’m really enjoying having time now to explore the things I love, and being able to invest more time in my family. Love your courses – have signed up for two already. Very inspiring.

  182. Bridgette Hatton

    We have been extending and renovating our house for 3 looong years now and have had limited amounts of creating which has made me sad. BUT i am happy to say i am about 2 weeks away from my own room to be finished, it will be my own space for me to create. I am so super excited and can not wait. I will be signing up for your business course as i would love to start making my items to sell to others. πŸ™‚ I have also pinned your four courses into my pinterest boards . I am so inspired by how well you have done for yourself and i love what you do . Well done x .. Oh i have also registered .

  183. Jill

    We just try to make sure that we make something beautiful very day no matter how crazy our schedule is (& it’s usually pretty crazy just like everyone). Whether it’s painting, drawing, sewing, refinishing furniture, or more likely just arranging flowers brought in by little grubby hands that just picked them or choosing different accessories to wear with an outfit to mix it up, or just setting the table to be pretty…creativity just kind of shows up all over our lives as we work on “living on purpose”.

    Thank you for your generosity in putting your courses on sale and having a giveaway. I love your color palette in your giveaway. Very true to you!

  184. Margo Herndon

    Just signed up for a class. So excited. Trying hard to make time to create and make time for myself.
    Thank you.

  185. lisa motta

    I try to be creative every day in some way. Some days its doodling, painting, or journaling. Sometimes it reading about any of these things or watching youtube vids on these topics. But I try to nurture my creative spirit every day !

  186. bonnez beck

    I enjoy your words and pictures…they inspire me to relax and encourage me to take the time to create. In dealing with some health issues…i want to be good to myself each day… being in and of… the moment…each moment…creating beauty to enjoy…helps me in my quest…to take good care of myself…i love to ‘travel with you”…through your pictures…and your words bring a soothing calmness to my spirit…thank you. I have the opportunity this summer to live with my adult daughter and her children…so I eagerly and intentionally use this blessing of time with them to foster an enviroment of creativity… beauty and thankfullness for all the ways God has created us to…create. Thank you for following your dreams…and encouraging others to create and enjoy the created beauty around us!

  187. Adrienne

    I pinned to Pininterest – Course Info and giveaway. Thank you again for this awesome giveaway.

  188. Gretchen Schaumann

    I signed up for about 9 of your ecourses/summer series. That has for sure continued to help spark my daily creativity. I just love what you’ve offered on your site Jeanne and feel so blessed to be a part of this community.

  189. Gretchen Schaumann

    I pinned your giveaway on my pinterest board as well, so that others could join in on the fun and learn about this great thing you have going girl….

  190. Gretchen Schaumann

    Of course with such a great give away opportunity I had to share via twitter as well for another chance. Your items you’ve selected look so fun and wonderful. Here’s to one more lucky chance…

  191. Gretchen Schaumann

    Facebook shared as well for even a better chance. Can you tell I’m wishing? Thanks Jeanne for all that you’ve done for the creative community. I recently participated in the Fashion, Jewelry Trinket, Wood finishing and also the Decorating your home mini classes and thoroughly enjoyed. Through this blog post I jumped on board with 3 or 4 of your classes as well, and am on Day 1 of the Creatively Made Business class and already feel like my $18.00 was well spent. So excited to have the time to listen to more of that video series, and eventually all of what I’ve purchased.
    btw… Andrea’s class on Trinkets was Excellent!

  192. Vicki Barton

    Thank you for your generous celebration price for your E courses. I have been enjoying Creatively Made and Letting Go. They came at the perfect moment and I am grateful. I am looking forward to your next inspirational offerings.

  193. doris Gray

    I pinned on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to some one of your awesome prizes.

  194. doris Gray

    I shared on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win one of your super prizes.

  195. shabbychic72

    Jeanne, I have ALWAYS wanted one of your beautiful Sadie bags! They are stunning! Congratulations on reaching 6,000! I signed up for Paige’s fashion course! I loved watching her videos! Thank you for your inspiration!

  196. Lori

    Look at all the comments and excitement! I know how much I enjoyed the course I took ~ love to see how much your brand has grown. Throw my name in the hat for your giveaways ~ I love a good giveaway!!

  197. Katey

    I was in your first ecourse and we didn’t think see “I didn’t know what i was doing” It was awesome. It was just what I needed and brought me friendships around the country that I still have. Bless You Jeanne. Congratulations!!

  198. Carolyn Howland

    I keep a journal with me at all times along with the camera in my smartphone to keep notes and sketches of designs for quilts and jewelry.

  199. Sandi

    I try to create each day, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Whether it be a tiny item or something larger for my home it is always a fun time. I have made a few mistakes along the way too…lol…who hasn’t…but half the joy is in learning from the mistakes and plodding forward. Lately , I have created prairie style mason jars…so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  200. Leslie Harriel

    I try to be creative a little everyday. It may not be the same form of creativity but it keeps the juices flowing. I would sometimes wonder if being more structured with my creative time would help or hinder.

  201. Noelle Mena

    Woman, you know how to throw a party πŸ™‚
    I’ve started to get my hands dirty creating offline instead of on with my web designs. I am soooooo excited to dive into your courses and I am awaiting approval for the community. I love your style & it inspires me to hone into my own. Blessings! Noelle

  202. carroll piper

    i’ve been loving the course “the journey of letting go,”–i’m so glad i discovered you, jeanne.
    you are so inspiring!

  203. Tracy Smith

    I treasure each bit of creativity that come from your direction! Thank you.

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