Do you like it? For some reason when I was trying to think up a name for my blog, this name came back to me time and time again. Amazing Grace is one of my favorite hymns and runs through my head astonishingly often. Layer on that the fact that my Grandmothers name was Amaza – soooo unique. Then recently I saw the movie, Amazing Grace, not knowing anything of what it was about. Let me tell you, if you have not seen it — you should — it’s a great movie. But more so I think the name means something to me because the past year of my life has been so very difficult. The grave sickness of a loved one has brought everything in my life into scrutiny. My faith has strengthened and grown beyond measure. Somewhere in the hustle of sickness and service, I began to lose myself – this is where crafts and stamping come in. It’s just a little piece of me that I want to save. After prayer, taking care of my husband and taking care of my family – this is what I need to do for me….to keep my head above the water. I’ve been a stamper for more than ten years, and I was basically a crafter at birth. All during my working years, I collected and collected and collected, always too busy to use the things I had purchased. My vow for this year is to use and enjoy the things that I have. LOL, that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t get more but I want to use and savor the things that are right here under my nose. My hope is that this blog will help me be productive, inspire me to create, keep my hands busy so that I don’t stress over the things I can’t change and help me find ways to give everyday. My journey to being right here, right now, typing this first post is no mistake. Even it it’s just for me and no one in the world sees this…..it is a blessing.