Meet Amy and Amberly

I’m so excited to introduce you to Amy today! I’ve been following Amy for as long as I can remember. I love seeing the projects she creates and the tutorials she shares! You can find her on Instagram at @thehappyscraps or online at www.thehappyscraps.com

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Amy Cowley. I blog at The Happy Scraps. I share Cricut projects, paper crafts, home decor and an occasional recipe.

When you are in a creative funk, what do you do to reignite your creativity?

Let myself enjoy a little break and spend time with my family.

Why is creating important to you?

When I create, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and unlike housework, when I create, a finish project stays finished. Also, I enjoy creating things to help make our house a home.

Would you label yourself as “creative”? Have you always been a creative individual? How have you developed creativity?

Yes, I would say I’m a “creative” and always have been. I remember when I was young doing creative things. I did a little bit of painting when I was young and the older I got, I started scrapbooking. This wasn’t something I did because my mom did it, or anyone else close to me. I figured it out on my own. Once I got married and started having kids, I continued scrapbooking and that grew I to learning to do other creative things as well. I don’t do the scrapbooking anymore, but I feel like my other creative outlets seem from all those years of scrapbooking.

What is your favorite creative activity that someone might not expect?

I don’t know that it is creative, but I love being out in nature/mountains, where my phone doesn’t work. It rejuvenates me and helps me to be more creative when I am at home.

Who do you follow on Instagram for creative inspiration?

What is your favorite quote about creativity?

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Next up, Amberly! Amberly and I have become great friends through blogging and Instagram. I’ve helped design some of the printables, books, etc. that she has created for her blog. We make a great team together! I love following her for creative ways to prioritize my marriage. 
You can find Amberly on Instagram at @aprioritizedmarriage or online at www.aprioritizedmarriage.com.

Tell us about yourself!

I’m Amberly Lambertsen. I have a passion for marriage and family relationships and finding creative ways to make those a priority throughout the busy stages in life. I share ideas and suggestions for date nights, making time for your marriage, connecting activities, etc. on my website, A Prioritized Marriage. I’ve also created a local date night blog where I share ways that couples can keep their date nights fresh and fun in the area we live in.

When you are in a creative funk, what do you do to reignite your creativity?

I go for a walk and listen to podcasts or music. I get so many ideas and thoughts while I’m out walking. The fresh air and gorgeous scenery near my house is refreshing and inspiring. I’ve also noticed that as I read through content I created previously, it helps to get the creative juices flowing and gives me new ideas.

Why is creating important to you?

Creating keeps life exciting and allows me to share my passion with others around me.

Would you label yourself as “creative”? Have you always been a creative individual? How have you developed creativity?

I didn’t always feel like I was a creative person. Crafting and creating cute things isn’t a forte for me. I quickly learned that creating and being creative is about a lot more than crafting cute decor or clothes. My creativity shows in my writing, coming up with unique date night ideas, and in what I come up with for our family to do together. As I’ve expressed my creativity in the ways that come naturally to me, I’ve found myself feeling more creative in other areas as well, like decorating my house.

What is your favorite creative activity that someone might not expect?

I love changing up recipes in the kitchen to be more healthy, incorporate ingredients that I have on hand or fit dietary restrictions that our family members are experiencing (ie my husband is gluten free now).

Who do you follow on Instagram for creative inspiration?

@bethaneat has always been a creative inspiration to me with all of the different ways she expresses her creativity in life. I also love following @elisecreates because she shares such simple suggestions for being creative in your every day life.

Do you have any other thoughts on creativity that you’d like to add? Favorite quotes?

I think everyone is creative in their own way! Some people create homemade Halloween costumes every year, others experiment with new makeup looks or hair styles, some can decorate a room to perfection and others can put together the cutest crafts. Maybe your creativity sparks in the kitchen or when you’re writing or through music. We shouldn’t expect our creativity to look like someone else’s and taking the time to find the areas where I really excel at creating has been rewarding and fun!

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