Amber Housley

Announcing AH Inspired Nashville II & Scholarships!


If you happened to be one of the 140+ who watched the AMBER HOUSLEY Inspired Tampa video recap on Wednesday, then you already caught wind of my next big announcement…


Amber Housley Inspired Nashville Tennessee Creative Business Workshop

I’m really, really excited to welcome another 20 wonderful creative women to my now adopted “hometown” of Nashville, Tennessee! My first workshop held here in March and even brought gals as far away as New York and Arizona. They all really loved our little big city with it’s warm and friendly demeanor. I hope you will join us as we come back full circle this year on what has been an exciting journey for me. I have really loved my last two workshops and all the friendships that have been made. I love giving everything I know to other women who are ready and willing to take the information and run with it for their business!

I had such an amazing response to my next city “where do you want to see AH Inspired” survey, that it was a hard decision to really narrow down where we went next. While AH Inspired is a huge love of mine, I have many other things in my business to make happen in the next 6 months – including dozens of amazing wedding and design clients, some upcoming travel – including speaking at Stationery Academy (so excited!), and not to mention, some well overdue fun family vacations coming up! August was just about the last free month for the rest of the year.

I certainly hope you will consider joining us in August in Nashville so you can act now on making some great changes for your business. Register now to reserve your seat!

Amber Housley Inspired Nashville Creative Business Workshop Scholarship Entry

I’d also like to announce an extra special scholarship announcement for our “second” Nashville workshop. In honor of that, I’m giving away TWO scholarships this round. Here are the full details:


1. Scholarship Video Entry – One winner will be chosen from video entries to receive a full complimentary registration to AH Inspired Nashville

- Create a 2-3 minute video explaining why you want and need to be at AH Inspired Nashville as well as answer the following questions: What is your business today or what business do you dream of? What areas are you looking for improvement on? What are your big dreams for your creative business?
- Upload and post to YouTube, Vimeo or other video sharing site and include “Amber Housley Inspired Nashville” somewhere in the title
- Copy & Paste URL to your video in the comments area below
- This doesn’t have to be any sort of fancy video production, you can use your camera phone! Entries will be judged on content, not on video production quality. :)

2. Written Entry – One winner will be chose from entries to receive $200 off registration to AH Inspired Nashville

-  In the comments area below, explain why you want and need to be at AH Inspired Nashville as well as answer the following questions: What is your business today or what business do you want to start? What areas of your business are you looking for improvement on? What are your big dreams for your creative business?

– share the news about Amber Housley Inspired! Tweet, Facebook or Pin on Pinterest (the main image in this blog post) a message about AH Inspired no more than three times per day during the contest.

Maybe something like…

I’m ready to inspire myself and my business at #AHInspired
I’m ready to win a scholarship seat to #AHInspired

…or come up with something entirely more creative for your news spreading message! The rule is it needs to have the #AHInspired hashtag and a link back to this post using this link:


Entries are due 5pm CST on July 8, 2012 with the winner announced via the Amber Housley blog on or before July 10, 2012. You may register before the scholarship winner announcement to ensure you have a reserved seat since we do expect to sell out! If the scholarship winners are already registered, full or partial registration fees will be refunded. No purchase is necessary to win. Scholarships are non-transferable. Winners are responsible for any travel or other fees outside of workshop registration. Entries are judged by myself, Amber Housley.



Video has proved to be a very powerful vehicle since I launched Amber Housley Inspired. I believe it is because video offers the opportunity to truly connect with your audience in a more dynamic way than just written word. If you’ve watched any of my AH Inspired videos, as 900+ have (!!!), you’ll find that I really do care about helping other women and their creative business than I could have just sitting here writing you and telling you that I do. Looking for others to tell you how inspired they were? Check out just a sampling of the feedback received to date here. 


So….are you ready to be inspired?! READY, SET, GO!!


Lena says:

I so desperately need and WANT to be at the Nashville event. Like I stated in my video – I am stuck in a rut. I have big dreams and big plans, but I can’t figure out how little ole me can get there. I need someone to tell me that it’s possible, that I can do it. My business today is called Mattie Mae Designs – my mom and I started it in 2009, and it quickly grew…almost too quickly for the 2 of us. Life got busy, I had a baby, and Mattie Mae Designs got put on the back burner. We want to see it flourish and grow – but do it the right way this time. The area where I would like to see the most improvement is “pitching” – how to get people to buy into your business/dream – how to say the right thing so they want to be a part of it, too. Next area would be social media – it’s so huge and overwhelming…do my efforts even matter? My big dreams for Mattie Mae Designs would be to one day have a booth at the ATL Market – to have folks from all over the country want our product in their store. I would also love for it to be my main source of income one day so that I could focus on being at home more with my family.
So, there’s my plea….help me get there! :)

Lena says:

Here’s a link to my video – let me know if you have any problems getting to it.

Here you! Can’t wait to get “inspired”!

Hello Amber!
I’m SO ready to be surrounded by you, your inspiring friends, and many creative dreamers like myself. I adore your beautiful work and hope we can share in conversation over a glass of sweet tea soon :) Cheers!
Anna Margaret

(Thank You!)

Dina - Deliciously Darling Events says:

Hey Amber! I’m so very excited to have the chance to enter a video for your concideration! I am excited to be inspired by you and your wonderful speakers and to take my company to the next level! Your video of the last AH Inspired meeting was so moving and really did inspire me. Here is my entry:

Thank you so much, xoxo Dina

[...] will be one winner for written entries and there’s even a video blog entry- so be sure to check out Amber’s blog and apply if you are interested in attending AH Inspired on scholarship! [...]

Hi Amber -
I want and need to be at AH Inspired Nashville for so many reasons! I need the push to get over my fears and to gain the confidence to just go for it. I have so many ideas for my business that I am afraid I am trying to do too much at once. I am a perfectionist at heart and I need to learn that it is okay not to be completely perfect at every moment.

I started an invitation and stationery design studio almost a year ago called Tickled Peach Studio. This week is my last week at my 9 to 5 day job and going forward I’ll have my full focus on my business. A thrilling and scary fact to me all at the same time. I am taking that massive step towards following my dreams. This is a HUGE change in my life and I’m sure I’ll need to learn how to keep that business and personal life balance. I most need improvement on networking. I need to shed that fear of networking I have so I can be the best champion for my business.

The biggest dream I have for my business is to one day have a small retail studio space to be able to sell ready-made stationery and to also meet with local clients to create their designs. I wholeheartedly know that AH Inspired Nashville would be an immeasurable experience for myself personally and for my business. Thank you! – Kathy Sanders

Em says:

Good evening! I hope to meet you in Nashville next month.

(Did you catch the pun?)

Emma Neely says:

Hi Amber! Here is my video submission! I can’t wait to meet you and all of your wonderful speakers. You guys truly inspire me. :)

Wait wait…I still have a few minutes to enter the written portion of the AH scholarship.

This is my story…. I’m the owner of the Balloon Construction Company in Jacksonville, Florida. I’m a balloon decorator; and have recently added fabric, lighting and props to my inventory. I have two part time employees and have been in business for eleven years. You might be asking why someone that has been in business eleven years needs to attend AH Inspired Nashville. I need it now more then ever. I would love to grow my business and take it to the next level. I would like to offer my staff more hours and benefits. I have always been a dreamer and believe you must surround yourself with positive inspirational people. I believe AH Inspired is just what I need to take my business to the next level.
I need help with better understanding and incorporating all the different social media outlets into my business. Courtney, Sara, Jessica and you have all created successful business including great blogs with a large following. I have so much to learn from each of you.
I dream about building a balloon blog that is not just about my balloon business, but all things related to balloons. A “go to” for information about balloons. I believe AH inspired in Nashville will be the perfect place to turn this dream into reality.

When we meet, I must share a story that involves sweet tea and Hawaii.

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