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In 2013 I resolve to…

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Maya and Mom

Enjoy my time spent with Maya.

I want to tear up when she squeals in joy.
I want to miss a beat when she learns something new.
I want to watch her start crawling.
I want to hear and listen to her first words.
I want to be there when she makes her first hesitant step.
I want to run after her when she doesn’t stop running around.
I want to read her stories.
I want to play with her.
I want to be there for her.
I want to be part of her present.
This is my present,
for 2013.

In 2013 I resolve to be there for my little daughter and to enjoy every second of it.

Maya

Despite the lost sleeping hours.
Despite the soreness of breastfeeding.
Despite the occasional frustrations
caused by sickness or unexplained crying.

I want to be there for my Maya,
and I want to enjoy every second of my time with her.

Maya

This is my New Year’s resolution.

What is yours?

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Happy New Year Card

To all my Jewish readers and friends – Happy New Year!

May you have a sweet and wonderful year.

To all my readers of all religions and beliefs – Have a good one and enjoy each day to the fullest!

My Process

To make it I cut a bunch of squares from a 6″ by 6″ paper pad and cut each square in half to make a triangle. Then I stacked all the triangles together and instead of machine-stitch them, I laid a line of liquid glue in the middle and wrapped twine a few times around it, then I threaded the loose ends through a button and tied them into a bow. I looked for a “Happy New Year” stamp in my stash but didn’t find one so I used mini letter stickers instead.

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Friday Freebie – New Year’s Resolutions Lists (For Succinct Peeps)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS.
2012 IS GOING TO BE THE YEAR OF AWESOME!



Free Journaling Labels
This week I am sharing another set of New Year’s resolutions lists with you guys (for personal use only).

This list design is shorter and fits a more succinct and “to the point” type of resolutions description. It will also go well as an accent for a New Year layout or in mini books. Another way to use it is by adding it to a “Happy New Year” greeting card… Do you have any more ideas? Do share!

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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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”. In this workshop you will make a beautiful handmade planner for 2012. Not only will you get the planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as printable instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.

Start the new year with a handmade treat that is bursting with creativity. Can there be any better way to start off the new year than with a creative bang?


Join now – it only costs $12



Freebie – New Year’s Resolutions Lists

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Free Journaling Labels
Today I am sharing a couple New Year’s Resolutions lists 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.

You may also enjoy my New Year’s Resolutions Series A OR New Year’s Resolutions Series B.

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Make Your Own Planner 2012
Check out Creativity Prompt’s unique self paced workshop: “Make Your Own Planner”. In this workshop you will make a beautiful handmade planner for 2012. Not only will you get the planner kit for instant download, but you will also get a high resolution video tutorial as well as printable instructions to guide you on each step of the way. Either treat yourself or get it to create wonderful gifts for your family and friends.

Start the new year with a handmade treat that is bursting with creativity. Can there be any better way to start off the new year than with a creative bang?


Join now – for only $12



New Workshop – Make Your Own Planner 2012 || REGISTRATION CLOSED

Friday, November 4th, 2011

2012 Planner

I am excited to announce my latest self-paced workshop. In this workshop you will make your own planner for 2012.

The workshop will provide you a video tutorial as well as written step-by-step instructions to complete a beautiful planner – all at the comfort of your own home. You will also get a full pre-designed planner kit, in both JPG and PDF files for instant download. I will walk you through the process of putting the planner together, as if I am standing right next to you.

The planner’s pages are cute and whimsical with a pop of color – to brighten up your days. Each page measures 4″ by 6″ so you could easily tuck in photos throughout the year. The page templates include:

  • Monthly and weekly planner pages.
  • Shopping list – this list will take in anything from groceries to scrapbook supply through the latest fashion and beauty must haves.
  • To do list – for extra gratification, the entire task is bound in a circle to check off when it is done.
  • A page for reflection – to use as a journal or to jot down things you wish to remember.
  • A page designed especially for sketching creative ideas you come up with throughout the day – you will have both white spaces as well as graph paper and dots to cater to all your design needs.

In addition, this year the workshop includes both the front and back design of each of the reoccurring spreads, to accommodate double-sided printing! This will help you save money on cardstock as well as make your planner more environmentally friendly. In fact, if you do all the printing at home, out of pre-cut 4″ by 6″ cardstock – you will have no paper waste at all!

Make Your Own Planner

For only $12 and the cost of the simple supplies you will get a beautiful, meticulously designed planner. Not only that, but you may also use the kit to create planners for your friends, family and colleagues – a great handmade and affordable present for the coming holidays. You may also alter the JPG files, change their color, add or subtract elements and personalize it with a photo editing program, such as Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

What Else Will You Get?

The workshop guide also provides tips and suggestions on how to harness your creativity to customize the planner and make it uniquely yours. Coupled with a high resolution video tutorial you will also find clear and concise written step-by-step instructions, paired with large colorful pictures of each and every step – leaving all the guesswork out of the equation.

But wait, don’t stop there, with the extra pre-designed pages you will get, you will also be able to make your own sketch book, diary or list booklet. Just print extra copies of these pages and bind together to create a whole different product, uniquely yours.

Immediately after registering to the workshop, you will gain access to the entire kit for instant download. Note: all the tools and supplies are pretty basic and can be found at your local craft and office supply store.

As always I offer each member full support and encouragement.

P.S.: You are going to love this planner… OR your money back!

I am so confident you will absolutely love the planner you’ll make, that I am offering a full money back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with the workshop, just send me an e-mail and I will refund 100% of your purchase – no questions asked.

Sample Pages

Sample Pages

The Details

  • Price: only USD 12.00.
  • Duration: Self paced.
    Instant access to all the workshop’s material.
  • Contents:

    • 21 JPG files
    • 16 PDF printable documents
    • 1 workshop guide in PDF file format
    • Video tutorial in high definition resolution

Friday Freebie – Elegant Happy New Year Cards

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Free Journaling LabelsHappy New Year everyone! I hope you enjoyed 2010 and will enjoy 2011 ten times more!

As a thank you token I am sharing a couple of printable happy new year cards with you guys (for personal use only).

All you need to do is print them on 8½” by 11″ sheet of cardstock, cut in half – lengthwise (at 4¼”) and fold in half (at 5½”). That is all!

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 use it to wish happy new years to all your friends and family – it is so easy with printable cards.

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

To jumpstart your new year resolution process, you may want to check out this special New Year’s Resolutions Series I posted a couple years ago or another New Year’s resolution approach I posted last year.

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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.
Join now

Welcome Little One Workshop
Check out Creativity Prompt’s exciting 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 – Snapshots In Time by Monika Wright

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Introduction

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.

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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:

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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.



My Recurring Theme In 2009 – Journaling Prompt

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

2009's Recurring Theme

[Fonts: Vegur; Rough Typewriter. Digital Kits: Karla Dudley's Digi Essentials (Staples & Stitches); Shimelle Digitals 2009 Streamlined Template; Shimelle Digitals Starburst Solids.]

Journaling reads: Whether I like it or not (honestly, I haven’t decided yet) most of 2009 has passed online. I blogged. I read other people’s blogs. I have joined a couple of new forums. I shopped until the connection dropped. I reconnected with old friends through Facebook and met new cyber-friends on Twitter. I connected with friends via e-mail, instant messages and Skype. I kept in touch with my family – all ONLINE. So it’s only natural to represent the past year by my different Avatars…

Looking back at the past year, in a retrospective look that is only attainable early the next year, you can ALWAYS find one dominant recurring theme which is weaved through the entire year. One theme that hasn’t changed from the beginning throughout the end.

As it seems 2009 has been a “cyber” year for me. I spent most of my time online – both for business and pleasure (Hello Hulu and live streaming on Netflix. Hello facebook, Ustream and Twitter. Hello poor eyesight and pale skin…).

Therefore I felt like my Avatars on the different social media websites represent 2009 fully & succintly for me.

It may be lame but it is what it is. Thanks god for 2010…

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What was your recurring theme in 2009? What do you think will your predominant motif be in 2010? What would you like it to be? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

I would love to hear about your past year and predictions regarding the current one.


Make Your Own Planner Workshop
This year you can really make your dream come true!

“Capture Your Dream” workshop is a self-paced, six weeks long workshop, that will walk you through a journey of capturing your biggest dream and making it come true.

In the process of making your dream happen – with lots of inspiration and guided self-exploration, you will also create a mixed media mini album from scratch and learn many tips and techniques – including some photography pointers that will add character to your photos and will help you take better pictures of your projects.

The workshop includes 30 printable PDF lessons with step-by-step pictures and instructions as well as several printable templates you may use in other projects too.

I am confident you will enjoy it and find it helpful so I also offer full money back guarantee while the workshop lasts.



Journaling Prompt – New Year’s Resolutions Series – Step 4: Choose

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
New Year’s Resolutions Series – Step 4: Pick
[Photo by: Dudley Carr]

This is the last step in making effective new years resolutions. Last but certainly not least.

One of the main problems in following through with the list of resolutions is going after too many resolutions and starting off the year with an unrealistic expectation that will nip any sense of accomplishment in the bud.

Dream far. Wish for the stars, but do not spread your attention too thin. Even a simple resolution such as relaxing more is time consuming and by pairing it with a million more resolutions you destine yourself to fail.

Step 1

Reminisce.

Step 2

Contemplate.

Step 3

List.

Step 4

Go over the list you compiled last week and choose. between one to five resolutions to stick to in 2010. Make it a realistic list. Make sure all the resolutions are feasible and can be done in a course of a year.



For a more comprehensive, fail-proof system to capture a dream and follow through to realization, check out the relaunched “Capture Your Dream” workshop.



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New Year’s Resolutions Series – Step 3: List – Journaling Prompt

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
New Year’s Resolutions – List
[Photo by: Ayala Moriel]

Step 1

Reminisce.

Step 2

Contemplate.

Step 3

After you have taken a trip down memory lane and analyzed your past successes and achievements, now is the time to create a mindful List.

This is not the time to put boundaries on your thoughts. You need to shut off the inner critic or inner realistic in you and list every dream you come up with. Be it a feasible dream or something which is completely out of reach (such as catching the moon in a jar).

Write a list of 10 resolutions for next year, 100 resolutions or 1,000. It doesn’t matter because in this stage all you do is purge your thoughts into the paper in a form of a list.

Step 4

Choose.

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What is the first resolution on your list (I don’t mean the most important one, just the one that came up first). Share by leaving a comment on this post.



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