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Journaling Prompt – One Event. Two Perspectives.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

War Zone

[Fonts: Stencil (title), Adler; Digital Kits: Just Thinking by Karla Dudley (all elements plus PP) and Torn Bits 4 by Creashens (torn picture frame).]

Background Story

War Zone PictureIn 1991 the Gulf War had reached Israel. Iraq bombarded Haifa and Tel Aviv (and other nearby cities) with Scud missiles and the word had it that the launched missiles may contain nerve agents, so we had to wear a gas mask every time the siren went off and get into an air-tight shelter. I was 10 at the time.

You all must be thinking it was a harsh experience for me. Being so little and having to cope with war, shelter and a gas mask. But it wasn’t so. Not at all. Not for me

I can only imagine what my mother and father felt at the time. It must have been hard for them. They had 4 daughters: 16, 15, 10 and 2 year-old. They had to make sure we wore our gas masks properly. They had to lug their gas masks to work and worry about us and what we are going to do if the siren went off when thy’re not at home. They had to clean the shelter and move our mattresses there. they had to make sure we have a TV set and enough toys and knickknacks to keep us busy. For them it couldn’t have been easy.

For us [me] it was fun. I had a prolonged slumber party with my best friends who happened to be my neighbors. We didn’t have to go to school (after a while) and could go to sleep late at night and sleep in the next day – as long as the siren didn’t go off… Fun times.

Journaling Prompt

Write about an experience you’ve had but take two different perspectives. It is a good learning experience and a very good writing drill.

Will you give it a try?

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Sunrise Stands For The Triumph Of Light Over Darkness

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Sunrise

My Impression. My Sunrise

There must be but a couple things more beautiful than a sunrise, but I haven’t seen them yet.
The anticipation in the pre-morning frost is immense.
The teeth are shaking and the entire body shivers with both cold and excitement.
All of a sudden rays of strong red light come out of the thick clouds,
Making them visible in the dark cold black sky.
Already the ridge lights up welcoming the rising sun.
A few more moments elapses and the red rays are accompanied by an orange mist of color.
Almost obscure at first but soon the orange dominates the brave, pioneering red lights.
Then the sky change color to a magnificent cobalt blue.
After some more chilling moments tick past, the vibrant yellow rays are emerging,
followed by a fabulous ball of pure shining gold.
The sun is coming up and sky once again change color to a perfect azure hue.
And without further ado,
let there be light!

What an inspiration are those young first rays of sun that singlehandedly take over darkness.
It only takes one ray to light up half a globe.

Journaling Prompt

I strongly encourage you to brave the cold and the loss of sleep and go watch a sunrise, then write it up:

  • How did it look like?
  • What colors did you spot?
  • What did you feel?
  • Where did you watch the sunrise?
  • With whom did you watch the sunrise?
  • Have you learned anything from your experience?
  • How has the sunrise inspired you?
  • What did you like most about the sunrise?
  • What do you think was the most beautiful moment?

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Have you ever watched the sunrise?

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Face Your Fear – No Strings Attached

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Mr. Snake

[Fonts: Marketing Script Shadow, Adler and League Script; Digital Kit: Our Story by Karla Dudley for DHD.]

Journaling Reads

When Nadav asked me to hold a snake I refused, forcefully…. But soon enough, here I was with a huge snake on my neck. The snake was heavy and had a weird, rubber-like, consistency. After the initial shock and horror I noticed that the snake started to wrap around my thigh. It was hilarious. I guess Mr. Snake doesn’t really understand the meaning of “No strings attached” notion. Oh well…

I am not a brave person.

More specifically, I am TERRIFIED of snakes.

I keep imagining there are snakes lurking whenever we go hiking in the woods or in a rocky trail.

I am crazy like that.

Therefore when my husband had the genius idea to put a HUGE snake around my neck – I wasn’t exactly happy about it. To say the least.

But my husband has this quality about him to persist and insist until he gets his way.

And so he did.

And so I ended up holding the huge snake.

Facing my fears.

Breathing slowly, in and out. In and out.

And I made it without a heart attack, or any other attack.

I even enjoyed it.

It was rather amusing that the snake started wrapping its tail around my leg and didn’t want to let go.

What do you think?

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Be You – A Blast From The Past

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Be You

[Fonts: Adler and Halo Handletter; Digital Kits: mostly “Be You” and the white stitches are from Digi Essentials Elements – all by Karla Dudley.]

Journaling Prompt

Karla Dudley’s new collection Be You has inspired me to look for a picture that can showcase who am I.

I do not have that many pictures of myself, as I am mostly on the other side of the camera… (not such a good idea) but I still have a few laying around. The pictures I have are from different times in my life, so they made me thinking of people and who they are.

People change all the time. They change physically, emotionally, professionally, romantically and in many other ways too.

However, even after a person changes he still carries around with him some of what he was before.

I am not different. I carry with me lots of bits and pieces of what I have been in my life time.

I carry with me an obsession for reading that my 5 year-old self sparked when she started reading on her own.

I carry with me the resilience of my 6 year-old self who overcame a serious illness.

I carry with me passion for fashion and design from my 11 year-old self who wanted to be a fashion designer and draw different outfits relentlessly.

I carry with me the love of writing that my 15 year-old self used when she won two writing competitions.

I carry with me the leadership and responsibility of my 17 year-old self who was the head of her school’s student body.

I carry with me the fear of war and redundant hatred from when my 18 year-old self survived an atrocious murder but my best friend’s sister didn’t.

I carry with me the sense of accomplishment of my 24 year-old self who got her license to practice law after 4 years at the university and a year as an intern.

I carry with me a strong moral campus I got from my 25 year-old self who sought truth and justice and was willing to work 60-hour weeks, sometimes 76… to get it.

I carry with me the joy of tying the knot with my one and only true love, my husband Nadav.

I carry with me the adventurousness of my 27 year-old self who left everything and moved abroad with her husband of 3 months.

I carry with me the ability to cope and adjust from my 28 year-old self who had moved again to another country in another continent, even farther away from home.

I carry with me bits and pieces from every day I have lived on earth and every bit and every piece is making me who I am today.

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What are you carrying with you from your old self? Share by leaving a comment.

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Never Break A Promise

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Never Break A Promise

[Fonts: Grutch Shaded and Halo Handletter; Digital Kits: Torn Bits 4 by Creashens for Cat Scraps, Fly Girl and Digi Essentials 2 by Karla Dudley as well as The Apple Of My Eye by Vinnie Pearce for Two Peas In A Bucket.]

I guess my birthday has put me in a reflective mood… Memories keep flooding me. Remote as well as recent ones are making me think and think and think some more about then and now.

Journaling reads:

Once upon a time, on a sunny day in 1984, I took my doll on a trip in a park. I wore my favorite pink knitted skirt and my sraw stroller and I carefully rolled it up the trail that led to the park. When I got there I squatted down and whisperred softly in my doll’s ear.

I promised her that I will take care of her and love her. I promised that I will keep her warm and clean. I promised I will kiss and hug her as many times a day as I could possibly squeeze in my buzy (almost) 4 year old schedule.

I then paused and added that I will make sure I will always be there, for her…

Then I got sick and then I got well again and I grew up, as people do and left my doll behind… Now I vow, broken promises no more!

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Do you remember a promise you made as a child? I encourage you to write about it and I would love it if your shared your memories with me by leaving a comment :)

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Simply Me

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Simply Me

[Fonts: FFF Tusj and Halo Handletter; Digital Kits: Long and Winding Road and Bazinga by Shimelle Laine for Two Peas In A Bucket.]

Journaling reads:

Under the sophisticated shell I am just a simple woman. I love to love and to be loved. I love to laugh out loud and to make other people laugh with me. I love to read. I love spiced hot chocolate. I love to think and conclude freely. I love to stay authentic. I love to travel and walk along trails surrounded by stunning landscape. I love to write. I love to look at past photos of the people I love and of events I enjoyed and reminisce. I love the feeling I have after a good workout and sometimes, when I can, I love to take a nap and hide under the covers. I love life and I love living fully and freely. I love to let my mind wander and to day dream. I love hot chocolate cakes and I love light cheesecakes and I love eating pizza from time to time and I love soups way too much. I love shopping. I love to dress up. I love to dress down. I love people and wish all the people loved each other, just as much. I love making up stories for little children. I am not that complicated but rather simple. I am tickeled, I am touched, I am filled with joy and I am hurt. I am happy and I am sad. I laugh and I cry. I am simply me. I am who I am.

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When was the last time you wrote about yourselves? Who are you? Please share and leave a comment here. I’d love to know you all better.

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Make A Wish – Journaling Prompt

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Somewhere

[Fonts: Adler & FFF Tusj; Digital Kits:Bazinga by Shimelle Laine for Two Peas In A Bucket.]

Who said you can only journal about the past or only tell stories that actually happen…?

Try a different approach.

Make a layout which is all about what you WISH would have happened or will happen.

Make it as probable or as far fetched as you wish – as long as you are setting your wish-bone free…

My journaling reads:

Somewhere in a place far far away dreams come true. Somewhere up up in the sky there is a truth only the purest people can observe. Somewhere your look can be deciphered and your wishes are loud and clear. Somewhere. I wish it was here…

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To jump start your wishing process, share one wish with me?
What is the first wish that comes to your mind right now? Leave a comment and wish along with me.

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Friday Freebie – Journaling Prompt Tags

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Free Journaling LabelsSometimes journaling on your layouts or mini albums can be a struggle. Fortunately, all you need is a jump start. One sentence that would get you going and tell your story.

This week I am sharing a set of FREE journaling prompt tags that you may use exactly for this purpose (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 and tell many stories.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables on Creativity Prompt. I’m also open for suggestions if you think of a printable you would like to find here on Friday Freebie.

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Are you struggling with your journaling sometimes?
What are you going to use these labels for? Leave a comment.


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Employ Your Sense of Humor – Journaling Prompt

Monday, June 14th, 2010

My Shoes Addiction

[Font: VT Portable Remington; Digital Kits: KD Sun Kissed (background paper + frame), KD Handwritten Summer (accent brush), KD Stamp Alpha (title), KD Digi Essentials (stitches) – all by Karla Dudley.]

As far as journaling is concerned stop being so serious about it. Not every story has to be a masterpiece worthy of a Pulitzer prize.

Your sense of humor is also a part you would probably like to preserve for posterity.

Humor is especially called for in layouts featuring photos you took to capture a moment in life, rather than an actual story, a piece rather than the whole. When you look at your layouts you can remind yourself of that humorous moment or silly piece of life and read your journaling and have a good laugh.

After all, what more can you ask from a layout than making you feel better at time of distress?

My journaling reads:

The first step to a successful recovery is admitting you have a problem. I admit no such thing! I have absolutely no problem. It is completely reasonable to have a shoe to match every piece of clothing you own. It is totally natural to covet each shoe you see and do not already possess. It is purely logical to assume that painting your toe nails and wearing high heal studded shoes is enough to be considered fully clothed. It is customary to wear red open toe 5 inch heal and a patent leather flower to go grocery shopping, oh and it is totally acceptable to wear flip flops to negotiation meetings. All shoes are created equal. Yes. I do not have any problem!
April 2010

Digi Tip

To create the “stitched” strike-through line over the word ‘addiction’ in my title I used various pieces of the stitches image. All I did was to select a piece of the image with the rectangular selection tool and than with the move tool, to pick up the selected piece and lay it down on the title, next to the original image, slightly down. Than I used the move tool to nudge it sideways and repeated the process with another piece of the image. That gives the illusion of the sewing machine running back and forth. Sort of…

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Do you use humor or sarcasm in your layouts? How? Please share with me and leave a comment.


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Freebie Friday – Journaling Prompts Labels

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Free Journaling Labels
This week I am sharing a set of FREE journaling prompts labels as requested by several readers (for personal use only).

Fonts used: Annoying Kettle, Orial, Clementine Sketch, Special Type & Adler.

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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What are you going to use these labels for? Do you have suggestions for future freebies? Leave a comment.