Julia Bettencourt Nov. 2015  Updated 12/01/15  

Hello!  My name is Julia Bettencourt.

So glad you’ve dropped in to learn a little more about me.  This blog is a place for me to share my creative endeavors with you.

Crafting, decorating, and do-it-yourself projects are just a few of my favorite things.  If you enjoy the creative process for that type of thing, I trust that you will stick around, prop your feet up, and enjoy the blog posts that I share.  It seems I go in spurts as to what my creative and crafty whims are.

My Family QuiltJust a little about me.  I have been  married for over 30 years.  My husband and I met at Tennessee Temple University back in the early 80’s.

We have three kids. Our oldest daughter, Kayla, is married to my sweet son-in-law, John.  They don’t have any kids, but yes, I have a grand-dog.  Her name is Minion and she has her own Instagram.

My two youngest (son and daughter) are still at home.  Tara is a senior and Aaron a sophomore in high school.  They keep me running with FFA meetings and competitions, band and band reviews, orchestra, and other things.

I have been involved in local church women’s ministry  for a long time and founded the Creative Ladies Ministry website back in 2001.   Over on that website you will find my writing, mostly devotionals and articles for women’s ministry.  You’ll find lots of tips and goodies for revitalizing your women’s ministry on that website as well.  Many of the posts you will find here on the blog may be related to women’s ministry in some way.   I have found that planning events and activities for women’s ministry requires a lot of creativity just because sometimes those budgets are small that we are working with.

When I named this blog my username on some of my craft message boards was 2BCreative so I thought I’d use that in my blog name.  I finally came up with Made 2B Creative because of the fact that God gave me this desire to create.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and visit with me.  I love comments so be sure to say hello.   If you see a project that I’ve done and you can’t figure out how to make it, want to know what a product I used in a craft is, or where I got something, feel free to ask.


My Contact Info:

Email:   julia@juliabettencourt.com

(I get a huge amount of email from my ministry website combined with my blog so please make your email subject line specific.  I get hundreds that just say “website” or “question” so if you have a timely comment or a question  that you need an answer to, please be specific in your subject line.  Remember, I am one person and do not have a staff.)

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69 Responses to About

  • Denise Sanders says:

    Hello Julia. I want to personally thank you for the vision God has given you for Women Ministry. This is my first time viewing your website and I have found it to be very helpful to me for our Women’s Ministry. Thank you for the free material I was able to print and use for use and well the material to purchase. With this information I pray that I will be able to. with God’s help, to revitalize and motivate the women in the ministry.
    Thank you so much and I look forward in bringing what I have learned from you to the ministry

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Denise. So glad you found the website. I trust it is a blessing and becomes a useful tool for you. May God bless your efforts with Whomen’s Ministry.

  • Beth Owens says:

    Julia,
    I want to personally thank you for sharing all of your information for women’s ministry. I am a new pastor’s wife and have taken over the ladies ministry at our church. I honestly had no idea what to do, but with your resources they have all been successful! Thank you again!
    Beth Owens

  • Carolyn Weis says:

    Julia, Just wanted to tell you that you are a blessing. I am our Women’s Director. Sometimes I come up with my own ideas, but if I am having problems or just no time, I can always find just what I am looking for on your site. I have used it many many times and every idea I have used has been a success. Our church is small so our monies are little, the free ideas, etc are definitely a gift from God. May God continue to bless you! Thank you so much!

  • Elizabeth Primang Turkson says:

    hello, Mum i am so grateful for the Lord is using you to do, creativities and encouragement, motivational word you give to the world, God richly bless you. I wish i could use you as my role model. I am also women Fellowship leader and also organizes women around my area we meet once a week and our purpose is to spread the word of the God. i have read your messages and am touch. God bless.

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Thanks Elizabeth for your sweet comments. I appreciate the encouragement. Love that the purpose of your women’s group is to “spread the word of God”. :)

  • Hi Julia
    I came accross your website about 2 months ago when i was searching for icebreakers i could use at a ladies meeting. What a blessing it was. God really blessed you with a lot of talent. The ladies enjoyed and were actively involved. Thank you for the generosi-Tea by sharing your ideas with us. Blessings. Abby

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Abigail. So glad you found the website and found some things to use. Thanks for sharing. It is always a blessing to hear how the material is being used.

  • Lucreia Oden says:

    I’ve been using your resources for the past three years…It’s a LIFESAVER!!!! I have been spreading the word to my friends I know that are leaders of a women’s ministry. Again, I LOVE THIS SITE……Thanks for sharing…God bless! Lady Oden

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Lucreia, Thanks for leaving your comments. I’m so glad the website has been a “lifesaver” to you. That is a blessing to hear. Also thanks for sharing. That is appreciated so much! :)

  • Brandi Marsh says:

    I absolutely love your blog site; definitely a helpful resource.

  • Kila Gei says:

    Hi Julia,
    I just love your website, may God Yeshua bless you exceedingly as you share your ideas with Womens Ministry.

  • BEVERLEY Moseby says:

    I am Blessed by your ideas & am going to share many of them with my girlfriends everywhere!!! May the Lord continue to download his god ideas in abundance over & into your life…yours in Him, bev ????????????????????

  • Dorothy Rideaux says:

    I love your website, so many Ideas. I thank you for sharing.

    God Bless you
    Dorothy

  • Gail Marie Doore says:

    I love this sight , looking for the printable tae bag covers w/ scripture , we’ve used them in the past & love them.

    We have a Christmas “T” party & A Spring time “T ” .

    Thank you

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Gail. I’m sorry but I don’t have any Scripture teabags available on the website anymore. Thanks for asking. I don’t even think I have them on my computer anymore so I’m sorry I can’t help you out.

  • KELLY says:

    First time SEEING YOUR SITE.
    tHANK YOU FOR SHARING THE CREATIVE GIFTS GOD GAVE YOU

  • bARBARA says:

    i’M A FIRST TIME VISITOR TO YOUR wOMEN’S mINISTRY AND MADE2BCREATIVE SITES. i USUALLY NEVER LEAVE A COMMENT ON SITES, BUT i WAS SO IMPRESSED AND very INSPIRED BY yOUR WEALTH OF INFORMATION AND WILLINGNESS TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE lORD. yOU MUST BE RELATED TO THE ENERGIZER BUNNY BECAUSE YOU ARE SO PROLIFIC. 😉 aLL i cAN SAY IS tHANK YOU SO MUCH AND MAY gOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND yOUR MINISTRY BECAUSE YOU ARE A BIG BLESSING TO OTHERS.

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for leaving your comments. So glad you found the websites and I trust they will be a blessing to you. I wish I could keep moving like the Energizer Bunny! Thanks again for your sweet words of encouragement.

  • mellissa leslie says:

    Julia
    you truly have been a blessing to me. I love your devotionals and they have helped me in my daily walk. you have a great gift from god. it is hard to find any devotions with kjv only and this too is a great blessing. may god continue to bless your life. the son-flower devotion is one my favorite.

    melissa

  • Gina Garcia says:

    praise the Lord. I’ve been serving in the children’s ministry since I got saved way back in 1981. Last sunday, ladies ministry gave me the opportunity to lead them. since this is my first time to handle this kind of ministry, i browsed from the internet and come across your website. with your permission, I am asking you to please allow me to use your past lessons, upon reading them, i know that it will be a great help for me and the ministry of the lord, which is the ladies ministry, to share your lessons, devotions and ideas, to be able for the ladies from our local church to strengthen their faith to god. keep up the good work and god bless all your endeavor.

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      So glad you found the website Gina. You are welcome to use any of the material you find on the website to help you in your women’s groups. Thanks for your sweet comments. I appreciate the encouragement. May the Lord bless you as you begin your new role of ministering to women.

  • joyce hamilton says:

    A Great Resourceful website for Women’s Ministry. Thanks so much and god bless you.

  • Cindy says:

    MAy i use the ” a gift for you” candy cane printable for our christmas program? I love the message. You have a wonderful blog. God bless you!

  • Cindy says:

    ThaNk you so much! I know that everyone will love it. God bless you.

  • Sandra Mitchell says:

    Hi Julia,

    I was just appointed women’s ministry leader in my new church. I am not new to doing this, however, I need some new ideas to bring to the women. I googled women’s ministry and selected your site. your site offers the type of things that I’m looking for. Please continue the work that god gave you, this was a pleasant surprise.

    • Julia
      Julia says:

      Hi Sandra. So glad you found the website and I trust that it will be a useful tool for you. Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement. All the best to you as you embark on your new role.

      Some people just find the blog and not realize there is a main website, so if you are looking for all of the women’s ministry related things, they are on the CLM website. I keep the blog for the creative side of things.

      Creative Ladies Ministry
      http://www.juliabettencourt.com

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