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Hello, my name is Maya and I am awesome!

October 29th, 2012

Maya

For all of you who were wondering where I have been, here is the precious little reason.

I had just had my first baby.

An amazing little baby girl, named Maya.

Maya was born a bit unexpectedly.

See, Maya was extremely anxious to come out before reaching term, not to mention her due date, which is still in the future :)

This early delivery gave me the most fabulous gift for my birthday, as she was released from the NICU just in time to celebrate with my husband and I.

Having said that, it also threw me off schedule and I wasn’t prepared for the time away that I needed and still need to take care of my tiny baby.

But don’t worry, I am still around and still planning very cool stuff for the near future.

I hope you will stay tuned too :)

[P.S. More than half of the Everyday Hexagons stock have been pre-ordered already. If you want to secure a set too, pre-order now.]

On World Card Making Day I made… Cards

October 6th, 2012

Argyle Cards | Featuring Everyday Hexagons stamp set by Creativity Prompt

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Happy World Card Making Day (WCMD) everyone!

What have you been doing today? Have you celebrated this special holiday?

I made a bunch of cards…

It all started when I went through my Google reader and saw all the WCMD challenges. Then one challenge in particular had caught my eye, Robyn’s Argyle challenge on Studio Calico’s blog. As soon as I saw it I thought about using my Everyday Hexagons stamps to create the argyle with a little bit of paper piecing, as each hexagon is made out of 6 equilateral triangles. Perfect!

So I took a few stamps and inked them with some Distress and Jenni Bowlin inks and started cutting them into triangles… Then all I had left was assembly. Pretty easy.

Here’s a closer look at each card and the supply used to make them at the end (Each card is made with pretty much the same supply and tools):

Thank You

Thank you card | Featuring Everyday Hexagons stamp set by Creativity Prompt

Thanks

Thanks Card | Featuring Everyday Hexagons stamp set by Creativity Prompt

Many Thanks

Many Thanks Card | Featuring Everyday Hexagons stamp set by Creativity Prompt

Thanks A Million

Thanks A Million Card | Featuring Everyday Hexagons stamp set by Creativity Prompt

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Free Printable | Life Recorded Journaling Cards

October 5th, 2012

PREVIEW - Journaling Cards by Creativity Prompt
Today I am sharing a set of FREE ‘Life Recorded’ journaling cards with you guys (for personal use only).

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Card Inspiration | Just For U

October 3rd, 2012

Just For You Card by Creativity Prompt

I really liked the look of the die-cut greeting on my ‘Absolutely wonderful’ card, so I decided to create another one.

This time I used a banner die from Simon Says Stamps as well as my trusted Papertrey Ink letter dies. I also made a watercolor background, to shine through the negative spaces.

How did I make this card:

  1. I started out with the background, I stamped the background image with Versamark ink and white-embossed it with a heat gun.
  2. Then I used inexpensive watercolor set, that I got at my local Michael’s, and simply added a wash of light peach, pink and yellow colors. I used a ton of water which caused some warping, so I doubled up the card base with another sheet of cardstock underneath. I really like the result and will definitely try that again.
  3. Next, I cut a slightly smaller panel of cardstock and laid out the individual die-cuts on the panel, secured with some repositionable adhesive and ran it through my Cuttlebug.
  4. I attached the die cut panel to my card base with foam adhesive. Note that the banner die-cut had cut my panel into two pieces, so I adhered each one individually.
  5. Next I added a pop of color with a wood veneer heart by Studio Calico, which I dyed orange with the same watercolor set, then added some orange Stickles on top.
  6. I decided that my card need some more color so I covered the banner ‘positive’ with the same orange Stickles and adhered it flat on the card base, right under the ‘negative’ impression.
  7. I also ran a line of Stickles around the perimeter of my panel.

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We’ve Got A Winner! Yay!

October 1st, 2012

Shipping Day

Today at Creativity Prompt’s headquarters…, aka: home, we’ve been very busy giving personal attention to each package of Everyday Hexagons goodness.

I’ve been filling up my reusable bags with white envelopes and washi rays of sunshine.

I am also happy to report that all stamp orders received by today have been shipped.

We also have a winner in my Everyday Hexagons giveaway! Yay!

Winner - Everyday Hexagon Stamps

The winner has been notified and her stamps are already on their way. They won’t travel too far… :)

The giveaway has been SO MUCH FUN! I wish I could give a set to each and every one of you.

You left such sweet words behind and some of you are facing some hard times – I wish I could sweeten your day.

My next giveaway is going to be a more active one involving my Everyday Hexagons stamps. So many of you have already purchased a set and there are very few left in stock, so I will make the next giveaway run a bit longer than usual to allow anyone who wants to participate to get a stamp set. I want to see your stamps creations!!! More details will follow SOON.

As I mentioned before there are only very few stamp sets left in stock, and the rest of you guys will have to pre-order [delivery estimate: late October-early November]. If you are going to be one of the first few buyers, your stamps will be delivered within a few days. I would advise you to pre-order, rather than wait, so you can guarantee having a stamp set for the up-and-coming contest (and for holiday card making + scrapbooking).

You snooze – you lose :)

Everyday Hexagons Journaling Mates Stamp Set
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Free Printable | Honeycomb Accents 3rd Edition

September 28th, 2012

PREVIEW - Journaling Accents by Creativity PromptTo celebrate the launch of my first clear stamps set: “Everyday Hexagons” I am sharing another set of FREE honeycomb accents with you guys (for personal use only).

You may find the first edition of honeycomb accents here and the second edition of these free printable accents here.

To download it simply click on the image and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Everyday Hexagons Journaling Mates Stamp Set
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Introducing Everyday Hexagons | Blog Hop

September 27th, 2012

Introducing Everyday Hexagons


I am so excited to introduce my first set of clear stamps, inspired by my free Journaling printables.

These stamps are made of very high quality photopolymer stamps, in the U.S.A. You’ve got 11 stamps in total: 8 hexagon stamps that you can mix and match – all align together perfectly; as well as 3 journaling stamps: ‘Today’ ‘This Day’ and ‘Everyday’.

The stamp set retails for $14.00 and is currently available exclusively at Creativity Prompt’s online store [S&H and Taxes may apply].

The stamps are great for scrapbooking layouts as well as for cards or any paper crafting projects. Use them to create cute backgrounds or as stand alone accents.

The mix of outline and negative space stamps opens the door to a ton of techniques too.

Another thing I really love about these stamps is that the shape is so simple that ‘fussy cutting’ isn’t fussy it all. Six snips and you have a perfect stamped die-cut.

Check out this video introduction:


Here is a closer look at the card I made on video:
Thank You Card by Creativity Prompt

Here are some more cards I made, using Everyday Hexagons:
Thank You Cards by Creativity Prompt

And Now To The Blog Hop

These cards were sent to the extremely talented and extremely generous Monika, Lisa and Alexandra who are participating in this very special blog hop.

Make sure you head over to each of their blogs [Monika, Lisa and Alexandra] for a fabulous eye candy and more chances to win this stamp set!

Did I say more? Yes, I did!

I am also giving away an Everyday Hexagons stamp set, here, on Creativity Prompt! Yay!!!

For a chance to win a set of Everyday Hexagone clear stamp, check out this Rafflecopter quick and easy form. You have until Sunday, September 30th to enter, as many times as you can :)
I will announce the winner here on Monday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Note, that quantities of the first release, before the next shipment arrives (in a month or so, due to clear stamp manufacturing interruption), are very limited. So the first to purchase this awesome stamp set will be the first in line to get it. If you will have already purchased a stamp set and win the giveaway – you will receive a full refund!

Card Inspiration | Absolutely Wonderful

September 24th, 2012

Card by creativity Prompt

I am taking another class from Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner. This time I’m taking ‘Kick Start’, which is all about boosting your creativity.

I don’t want to reveal any inside secrets… but Jennifer shares a tip (which involves a post it note and new products) that helps to come up with creative ideas to use new products. This post-it secret also helps in pruning your shopping cart, while shopping…

Anyhow, I used it with my new Absolutely die-cut (designed by Kristina Werner for Simon Says Stamp) and came up with the idea to use two die cuts on one panel so I can have both a negative and a positive impression of a word. The different shadows the words cast are really interesting.

I lined up both dies on my cardstock panel and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I prevented movement by temporarily sticking the dies to the cardstock with removable tape.

Side note: I looked for a word with no repeating letters to go with ‘absolutely’ and ‘wonderful’ won… – It isn’t necessary as I could use place holders for repeating letters and run them through the Cuttlebug a couple times.

To spruce the card up a little bit I used some washi tape stripes, an embroidery floss and a button.

SUPER simple, but I really love the clean and simple result.

How about you, what do you think?

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I added a few other alphabet dies at the end, to give you some more options :)
I used the one by Papertrey Ink that I bought a while back.


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Free Printable || Autumnal Stitched Doilies

September 21st, 2012

Free Journaling Cards by Creativity PromptToday I am sharing a set of FREE autumnal stitched doilies journaling cards with you guys (for personal use only).

This set is color coordinated with my former ‘Hello Fall’ journaling cards. Also, if you prefer, there is a softer design of my stitched doilies journaling cards available for a free download.

To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).

I hope you like it and have lots and lots and lots of fun with it.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt.

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Project Educate Avital | Layout Inspiration

September 19th, 2012

Project Educate Avital Layout

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My husband captured this moment with his Android when I wasn’t looking and I really liked the fact that he encapsulated not only the moment but a theme in my current life.

I added a scribble on the top left side of the layout “When a law degree and a dual license to practice aren’t enough”, as I felt it gives the story a bit more depth, as this is not a picture of me studying for a class, but a picture of me acquiring more knowledge and absorbing more information in a quest to swallow the world of knowledge that is out there. A quest that has no rhyme or reason to it and has no specific path. I’m taking coding classes, mathematic classes, history classes, English literature classes, Ethics classes – as well as classes for my Continuing Legal Education credits quota. I’m nuts like that. Whenever I feel especially overwhelmed with lack of time and pressure to finish things, I just add another class that I either self-study or take online.

In this layout I tried a layered look that I usually do not go for, as I am a linear type of person. [a.k.a geek]

It was fun trying a new look, but you can tell that layering isn’t my strong suit… Mainly because I lose patience along the way and start adhering things down too soon.

I also added some concealed journaling inside the itty bitty envelope under the photo to include more details and personal notes. I glued an old ribbon that looked exactly like my washi tape to pull the journaling spot from its place.

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