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Journaling Mates In The Hands Of Artists

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


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I believe that any extra word is redundant.

In the hands of true artists, my Journaling Mates truly shine.

Alexandra, of Art Scrap and More made a striking Project Life spread, using my stickers and a few of my ‘It’s a Date’ printables. The color scheme along with her GORGEOUS photos [and her beautiful little girl in the picture] cannot create a better backdrop for my epoxy stickers. Don’t you think?

Monika, of I Love It All, the queen of beautiful and heartfelt mini books, made a gorgeous mini book for her son. The combination of great design and her big and warm heart creates perfect keepsakes. I love how she added dimension to the stickers and created a whole new look with foam dots.

Make sure you visit these talented ladies’ blogs – you are sure to get quite a few servings of eye candy…

JM-S1 | Record
Spice up your everyday memories with handmade epoxy stickers.

Just $3.00 per package.
6 stickers in each package.
Each sticker measures approximately ¾â€ by ¾â€.

Alexandra Does It Again With Step By Step Instructions

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Alexandra's Thanksgiving mini

Alexandra has whipped up another gorgeous mini book using my printable journaling cards. She always makes them look a lot better than they really are 🙂

But wait, there’s more.

Alexandra also included step by step instructions on her post, so you can also make this beautiful Thanksgiving mini.

So in the spirit of Thanksgiving – THANK A BUNCH ALEXANDRA!

Oh, This Is Just Gorgeous

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

This is how I feel about the amazingly beautiful mini album, Alexandra has created, using my serenity labels. Click on it to go to her blog:

Alexandra's Mini

For step by step instructions on how to make this stunning mini yourself, visit Alexandra and PLEASE LEAVE A SWEET MESSAGE! She is so worth it! [I’m not shouting, I’m excited]

Enabling… Fabulous Blog Candy At Alexandra’s

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Blog Candy - Alexandra

My dear web-friend, Alexandra of Art, Scrap and More is doing a major giveaway at her blog. Just look at all the stuff she’s so generously giving away. Check it out!

Quick Share – Alexandra Dazzles Again

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011


Alexandra shared with me this beautiful keepsake pocket she created to remember the day she met ROBERT REDFORD. (I’m so jealous…)

Isn’t it beautiful?

In that project I spotted my stitched banners as well as my “Back to Basics” labels.

I love Alexandra…

Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Alexandra S. M. – Reader Highlight

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Alexandra is an extraordinary keeper of past memories and creator of future ones.

She has a great eye for enchanting photography.

She has fabulous style that shines through her striking layouts and cards.

She has a one-of-a-kind soul that is conveyed by her beautiful words – both in English and in French.

Alexandra is extraordinary.

Fancy Schmancy labels - Alexandra
[Distressed frame is from Digi Essentials 11 by Karla Dudley.]

Alexandra sent me these pictures of a layout she created, using the Fancy Schmancy labels I shared last week. Leave it to Alexandra to take regular labels and make something that is nothing short of an art masterpiece with them.

She desaturated the colors of the label with Photoshop and after printing and cutting them, she misted the label a bit to give it more depth and a vintage touch – or in other words, the Alexandra touch.

I love what Alexandra did with my labels. She made them her own.

Where can you find Alexandra?

Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

iLove iHanna

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Free Journaling Labels

Remember this set of printable journaling cards?

Well, this Forensic Report Mini book by Swedish mixed media artist Hanna Andersson took me by surprise. I follow Hannah and adore her art and wasn’t expecting to see my cards being used by her.

Thus spotting these journaling cards on one of her pieces had left a huge grin on my face.

I also love the idea behind the “forensic report” mini.

Please take a peek at her work. It’s ahhh-mazing.

Aren’t my readers the awesomest? Yes they are. They totally are!

Please feel free to share your pages with me. I love seeing my printables being used and loved.

Guest Post – Snapshots In Time by Monika Wright

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010


Hi, I’m Monika Wright and I’m so pleased to be guest hosting here at Creativity Prompt. I have used Avital’s downloads and have even been featured here on the blog before!

I love the fact that I can capture memories in a format that is lovely and pleasing to the eye. While I do create scrapbook layouts, my first love is really the mini-album. I love that I can create little snippets of our family history in a format that is user-friendly…no one minds flipping through a mini whereas it is somewhat more difficult to pull out the 12×12 scrapbook.

Snapshots In Time

A new year is almost upon us, can you believe it? With a new year, it almost always has us thinking of new ways to reinvent ourselves, to make ourselves better versions of who we already are. With that in mind, I’m sharing with you today a mini-book to help you track your progress throughout 2011.


There are a number of options for this lovely little journal and I’d like to suggest a few ways you might want to use the downloads I’ve designed for you. These and other downloads are all available in the sidebar of my blog. I’m using this mini-album kit from my Etsy shop as the base for my journal.

A sweet way to track and remember the monthly milestones of your newborn baby:

New Year

Never forget birthdays again! Use these pages as a place to permanently record important birthdates and anniversaries:


Resolutions? Weight loss goals? Highlight your monthly accomplishments as a reminder of how strong you really are:

New Year

Journal your One Little Word each month {my word is JOY} or even Gratitudes:

New Year

Jot family highlights each month as they happen and include photos adhered back-to-back:

New Year

School related topics:

Begin this journal at the start of the school year and highlight the activities, achievements and milestones of your student

Use it to chronicle the months leading up to your child’s Senior Year of high school

New Year

Special Offer

I didn’t purchase anything extra for this journal, using items from my stash and the kit from my Etsy shop. If you purchase a kit, please let me know you saw this tutorial on Creativity Prompt and I will include lots of the little extras that you see here in this tutorial, including the four colors of baker’s twine from The Twinery. Thanks so much for letting me share my project with you today and I hope you’ll have an opportunity to stop by to get your downloads {the downloads begin with “month in review” }.

Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Welcome Little One”. This workshop will provide you with everything you need, and then some, to make a fabulous handmade mini album to record the first moments of a new born baby.

Guest Post – The Story of Our Lives by Bonnie Rose Kempenich

Monday, December 27th, 2010


I hope each one of you had the best Holiday ever! I’m Bonnie Rose Kempenich of A Life Unrehearsed. I am an artist, passionate blogger, writer, amateur photographer, and card designer – living my best life right now in Fargo, ND. I am growing as an artist, experimenting with new mediums and playing with bright and bold color. Bright colors just make me happy! I am a big believer in sending real mail, the warm fuzzies kind of mail. My goal for this New Year is to grow more as an artist, and to inspire you with my art and my writings. I have so much in store for you!

You can read more about my life and art on my blog. I am a prolific blogger – meaning there is always something new and wonderful to share every day. Please come visit my Etsy shop for unique artist supplies, original art, and graphically designed greeting cards. A portfolio of my creations can be found on my Flickr page here. You can find me on Facebook here. Custom art and card design orders are always welcome! Wishing you all a fabulous New Year filled with dreams come true!

The Story of Our Lives

I love the fact how cameras have gotten so much better over the last few years. They are smaller, take better pictures, and are so much more affordable for everyone. I personally use a small Kodak Easyshare point and shoot camera. It’s my go-to camera, for everything. It’s what I use to take photos of my life.
The people.
The places.
The things.
The art I create.

Art Saves

One thing I love love to do is take photographs of still life.
Sedentary things.
Things that aren’t moving.

These tell the story of my life.

Creativity Prompt

I strongly encourage you to write this up in your journal. Think about this. Ask yourself these questions, then take your camera and start taking some amazing photographs. They are there, just waiting –

Art Saves

  • Look around your home, your room, your life.
  • What is there you can capture?
  • Take a close look.
  • Now take a closer look.
  • Point.
  • Shoot.


Post to your online gallery, your blog, or email a friend a few of your images of your world. What do they say about you? Your life at the moment?

Art Saves

Your life is right now. It’s here. Start living.
Start noticing all the little things.

Every image is a snapshot of our lives.
Look around.

And sit in wonder.
And appreciate all that is your life.
Right now.

Bonnie Rose Kempenich

Random Sharing

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

this is a super random and very quick post…

A couple readers shared a link to their take on the micro journaling concept and I love, love, love them both.

The first is by the super talented Alexandra who made a layout documenting a certain moment in time. She actually posted it over a month ago and I cannot believe that I missed such a gorgeous post on my RSS reader. This post (and the blog itself) is a collaboration of a few super-super-super talented scrapbookers and is really delightful.

The second reader who shared her interpretation of the concept is Cate who made beautiful Christmas little diaries, take a look, it’s totally rad plus she includes a cute free download.

Last but certainly not least, I wanted to share a link to a handy dandy compilation of links to everything you have ever wished to know about book binding. My reader, Anette Berlin shared that treasury with me and I am very glad she did 🙂


Is there anything fabulous you would like to share with me and my readers? Please, do leave a link to an inspiring crafty project or share a rad idea!

Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s new and unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”.
This workshop will show you how to make a beautiful handmade planner for the year 2012. Not only are you going to get the entire meticulously designed planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself with a fresh and creative start for the coming new year, or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.
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