Launch Your Creativity Blog

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hows Your heart Today?

We all need a fresh perspective to stay on our creative path. If you feel like the "stuff" in life has got you down, join me for "A Fresh Start For Your Creative Heart" online workshop. Class starts Monday February 25th @ 6:00pm PST and runs for 3 weeks. Cost is $45. The private forum will be open for dialogue among students only for at least 2 months so you can work at your own pace. We will talk about the tough stuff in life that holds us back, define ourselves and write our life's mission statement. We will also use a journal or story board for building a visual que.

Start by joining the Launch Your Creativity community here, its free 
Then go to the Group Page and join "A Fresh Start For Your Creative Heart" You will be prompted to pay the class fee at that time.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Turn Your Dreams into Reality

Hey Beautiful Girls~
Well here it is Saturday morning and I'm in front of the computer, pajama clad of course with my M&M's and coffee, thinking about how Im approaching my dreams and goals. I wonder how you approach yours? Do you think about them momentarily and then dismiss them or do you carefully plot out a plan of attack? They are a very big part of who you are. Do you realize that?
I've been doing a ton of research lately on goal setting and planning and I've come to the conclusion, you probably have too, that there just isn't enough time in the day too accomplish everything! Right? Nope, we are wrong about this one. All those amazing people we look up to have the same amount of time as you and I. Shocking but true! The problem is being organized and prioritizing mixed with a bit of "I can-do-it-ness". Its the bad "O" and "P" words. So Ive decided to put together an online class, "Designing Your Life on Your Terms". The class will be in late Spring. I hope you will join me.

If you haven't joined the NEW online community, come on over

Friday, January 11, 2013

Go Be Beautiful Campaign

You are invited to "Seek Beauty Everywhere You Go", make a difference in the world around you and leave your legacy behind!
Join me in changing the world around us!
Join the the campaign here:
Its a free online community just for you!
Share your story here: (on the tab at the top "Go Be Beautiful Campaign")

Grab the button and spread the word! It only takes 1 person to start a Beautiful Fire!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Special Guest Speaker

Her smile is contagious, her quick wit is hysterical, I am thrilled to welcome 
Debi Beard to the LYC Panel!

House Vintage is my antique and vintage interiors shop located in Solana Beach, Ca.
When I opened my doors 16 years ago I had an abundance of hope and creativity, my budget however was almost non existent. Many years of hard work, faith and resourcefulness have brought some amazing blessings to my business. My shop has been featured in several national magazines and on television, including Coastal Living Magazine and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. With all this wonderful success there have been many challenges as well and I have almost gone out of business on several occasions. It is by the grace of God that my doors are open today.

I have learned so many things though the years about running a retail store and creating art by hand.
I felt I was bursting with ideas that I wanted to share with as many people as possible. My dream was to share my experiences by hosting my own online design show, but there was one small problem, I was extremely shy, and I had no Idea how to use a computer beyond sending a basic email.
I forced myself to take on-camera acting classes and spent every spare moment at Apple learning how to edit video. 

In 2011 I started a weekly DIY show on YouTube.
The old saying, 'still waters run deep' was very true for me, I discovered a side to my personality that was banging down the door to get out!
I had no idea what I wanted my show to be like when I first set out, I just knew that if I didn't try I would be a miserable girl.

I am a firm believer in repurposing and using what we already have to create beautiful surroundings, I married my love of junk, art and design with my off-beat personality and Debi's Design Diary was born.
Pushing myself past my comfort zone has been one of the best things I have ever done. I hope to encourage anyone out there with a secret dream to do the same. My hearts desire is that my videos will inspire you, teach you something new, and entertain you in the creative process!

This year, creative workshops have been added to my shop, We have just installed a beautiful class room where you can come learn in person. We have a full schedule of classes this fall including paint techniques and vintage holiday crafting. 

For more information, you can find me at,

Reserve your place at LYC today! Registration is open "HERE"