Welcome to "Always Stampin'" where you are sure to find paper art inspiration and quite possibly a bit more! Please contact Kelly Gettelfinger, Stampin' Up! Manager of Sellersburg, IN for more information on anything seen here... kellyjeanstamps@gmail.com

"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Registration NOW OPEN

is NOW OPEN!!!

Don't miss out on this great "Make It Monday" Class
at Coffee Crossing in New Albany

Registration is required.

Make all three of these gorgeous gifts for just $15!
(FREE with a qualifying purchase)

Stampin' Classes are just like any other fun creative class...
-all supplies are provided
-direct samples to look at
-step by step instructions with a certified instructor

Think of it as SOMETHING FUN TO DO!
And with a friend or two, it's even more fun!!!

Register by email...

Class Kits are available by mail.


On a more personal note...
I once heard a very successful person say, "Fake it til you make it... no one wants to hear how business is failing and how you are down in the dumps about it." I actually believe that... to an extent. I love it when people ask how my business is doing and I tell them the honest truth... it SUCKS. Their reaction tells me a whole lot about them as well as whether they asked because they just don't know how to have a conversation with me OR whether they really and truly care about me and my business. The ones who don't care quickly change the subject. The ones who do care ask a few more questions and sometimes even offer the support of their desire to lift in prayer.

I never want to be seen as a "faker." But there are times in my life when... well, quite frankly... I simply HAVE to push through the valley I'm placed in. No, I'm not going to jump for joy while in the valley. I want to make it back up to the mountain top where the air is clean and the sights are vast. So I push on... through the valley... in the direction of the mountain top... with a joyful spirit. My business may seem to be doing "great" to onlookers... even though in my opinion it may "suck lemons" at the moment. I'm not "faking" it. With a joyful spirit, I am MAKING IT through the valley.

This rings true for everything we go through in life, I believe. This is why it is so important for us to always keep in mind that we really have no clue what others may be going through. AND... it also helps us to keep in mind that we should be very cautious with our kindness when we ask how someone is doing or how their family is doing or how their work is doing. No one enjoys a "faker." If we wouldn't want others to be "fake" with us, we have to be prepared to hear the truth when we ask such questions, even if the truth is a bit uncomfortable. Just think of how uncomfortable that person is in actually going through the truth. This shouldn't detour us from asking either... "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of others." Philippians 2:3-4

So... how are you today? I really want to know :)

Thanks for visiting, friend. Have a blessed day!


Shannon Jaramillo said...

I enjoyed your honest post. I also feel your struggle, I have been there as well. Your determination to make it through the valley is admirable. Having a bit of moxie can take us a long way! Good luck to you in your journey, your projects are beautiful! Hugs!

kellyjean said...

Thank YOU, Shannon, for commenting and sharing! I really feel nervous about sharing my heart on my blog... I'm not always good at explaining my thoughts and feelings. Best wishes for your journey as well. We will be joyful in the valley together, dear one :)