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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Thanks Giving

[Click on the quote to download a high-resolution version for your personal use and enjoyment]

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Friday Freebie – So Thankful Journaling Cards

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Free Journaling cards
This week I am sharing a set of FREE so thankful journaling cards with you guys (for personal use only).

American Thanksgiving is getting closer but where ever you happen to live – it always helps to be grateful. So I hope you’d use these 3″ by 4″ cards to document everything that you are thankful for.

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.

In case you are wondering, I used the font Sears Tower for 2 of the ‘so’s (and the title) and the font Meddon for the words ‘by Creativity Prompt, but the rest is my own digital “calligraphy”.

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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.
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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!


Friday Freebie – Say Thanks Journaling Cards

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Free Journaling cards
This week I am sharing a set of FREE say thanks journaling cards with you guys (for personal use only).

It’s never too late nor too early to say thanks and be grateful, so let’s get started.

Fonts used: Sears Tower, Georgia and Geneva.

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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Special Freebie – Printable Thank You Cards

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Thanks Cards

[Cardstock - Wausau, Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye, Gems - Hero Arts]

Free Journaling LabelsIn the spirit of Thanksgiving which is celebrated here this Thursday I want to share a set of printable thank you cards (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).

This print, cut and fold cards are perfect for last minute thanks giving… (please excuse my dorky pun). As a quick reminder, cut lengthwise at 4¼” and fold each piece in half.

I hope you like it and make use of the cards by spreading your love and letting people know you appreciate them.

Make sure you didn’t miss the rest of the free printables, especially the printable holiday card set.

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Will you be giving thank you cards in the spirit of the holiday? Please leave a comment and share.


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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Free Workshop – Giving Thanks Journal

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Thanksgiving Journal

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought that a great way to give thanks is to collect all the things and all the people we are grateful for and write about them in a mini journal.

This Giving Thanks journal is what I came up with. It is 4″ by 6″ so it fits perfectly with 4″ by 6″ standard size photos and therefore quick and easy to put together.

I made the journal kit for you and created a video showing you how to put the journal together – in REAL TIME. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make.

Feel free to use it as many times you need, for personal use only and don’t forget to link back here, if you show your project online :)

The Journal Kit

To download each of the journal pages – right click on the link below and opt for “save target as”:

  1. Cover page. [Print once on 4" by 6" piece of cardstock]
  2. Insert page. [Print as many time as you want, on 4" by 6" paper. You can also use the backside of your photos to print on]

Supply

  • Cardstock – to print the journal pages on. You can also use patterned paper or the back side of your photos for the inner pages. Each sheet of 12″ by 12″ patterned paper yields 6 pieces of 4″ by 6″ paper.
  • Cover pieces – I used 4″ by 6″ transparency and 4″ by 6″ piece of chipboard.
  • Hole punch
  • Small binding rings (or ribbon, twine, etc.)
  • Pencil

How To


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Step by Step Instructions

  1. Print the journal pages. You need 1 cover page and as many inserts as you please. It is simpler to first cut all the pages to 4″ by 6″ and then use them with your printer, the same way you would use photo paper.
  2. Punch all the punching holes by aligning the black punching marks with your hole punch. Make sure both the mark and the hole punched are centered together – then punch.
  3. To punch the chipboard piece (and your insert photos) align any of the punched pages with the chipboard piece and mark all the holes with a pencil. Then repeat the previous step with the chipboard.
  4. Put together all your pages and bind with the binding rings.

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What are you thankful for this year?

If you enjoyed this workshop you would probably enjoy the more elaborate “print and assemble” workshops by creativity prompt.

Try “Welcome Little One” if you are expecting a new baby to enter your life or the life of a loved one and “Make Your Own Planner 2012” to create your very own industrial chic planner.



For This I Am Thankful…

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
For This I Am Thankful
[Photo by: Capture Queen ™]

I am dedicating this post to you, my dear readers. I am grateful for you!

I am thankful for you following my blog.

I am thankful for you leaving heartfelt comments and messages – encouraging me and sharing your stories, your thoughts and sometimes even your struggles.

I am thankful for you spreading out the word through your personal blogs, Twitter and Facebook and sharing posts and ideas you like with your friends and followers.

I am thankful for your patience on weeks in which life happens.

I am thankful for your participation in my workshops and the lovely feedback you are leaving and warming my heart with.

I am thankful for your support in Creativity Prompt via buying the products you need through the links I provide.

I am thankful for you!

Thank you so much!

As a token of my appreciation I am giving you two printable files with labels and journaling tags (you can punch out the tags with a 2″ circle punch):

  1. Lables
  2. Circular Journaling Tags

[To download the files: either click on the links above OR right-click and opt for "Save Target as..." or "Save Link as..."; Print with no scaling on a letter-size cardstock or sticker sheet]

Photoshop Elements Tip – Adding A Hand Drawn Element

Here is how I added the hand-drawn flowers to my tags:

  1. Draw your elements with a black marker on a plain white paper.
  2. Scan your element in high resolution.
  3. Open the scanned file in Photoshop Elements.
  4. Press Ctrl+L or Command+L and tweak your levels, so the white is bright white and the black is pitch black.
  5. You can also use the eye-drop tool on the Levels Menu.
  6. Open a new layer beneath your scanned elements.
  7. With the Quick Selection tool select all the white areas and press Delete. Make sure you are working on the scanned elements’ layer. The checkerboard pattern means this part is transparent.
  8. Save the file as a PNG file – that will keep the transparency attributes.
  9. With the rectangle selection tool select the element you want to use and then press on the Move tool.
  10. Open the file you wish to insert the hand drawn element to, drag and drop your hand drawn element into the file you have just opened. Re-size as needed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

[Due to the holiday - and my limited access to my husband's MAC... - there will not be a Creativity Prompt this week, but I have included the tutorial above, enjoy! :) ]


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Journaling Prompt – Concentrate Your Thanks Giving On One Person Or One Thing

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Concentrate Your Thanks Giving On One PersonI have a million things to be thankful for. My family. My friends. My health. My readers. My life style. My adventures. My education. My opportunities. My dream coming true. I have so many things to be grateful for that I don’t even know where to begin.

Each item I add to the list brings happiness and joy and warms my heart. Names come up and places I have been at. Delicatessens I have tried. Sweet memories.

The thing is that when I try to come up with a list so many things flood my brain and my heart at the same time. Smile after smile, and at times – some tears, accompany all the great things I appreciate having or having had in my life this year and in general.

It’s a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. I am GRATEFUL.

But I want to give each item on my list the attention it deserves. So no list for me this year. I am trying to concentrate on one thing I am most grateful for.

Without further ado, if you are with me on that, concentrate on one person or one thing you are most thankful for this year and write down why.

Nadav, my dear husband.

I love you so much. You have been the light of my life.

You make me laugh. Constantly. Even when I’m blue or sick – you can always crack me up.

You make me think. You make me rethink and then think some more. You make me try harder.

You make me aspire higher. You make me better.

You motivate and inspire me. You make me believe in myself and you remind me time an again of accomplishments I have long forgotten.

You make the day brighter and the night more magical. Thanks to you I wake up with a big smile every morning.

I am so happy to have you in my life, Nadavi.

This year I am most thankful to have you!

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Who or what are you most thankful for this year? Share your gratitude by leaving a comment on this post.



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Journaling Prompt – Give Thanks To A Complete Stranger

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
A Complete Stranger
[Photo by: Derrick Tyson]

A week before American Thanksgiving lets try to remember together the kind strangers in our lives and give them thanks.

Think about all the faceless people around you. People you have seen once, never before and probably never again.

Think about the person who stood before you inline and after one glance at your stressed expression, or nagging child, gave you his place in the queue.

Think about the person who made you smile while you were upset, without even knowing.

It doesn’t have to be a recent encounter, either. It can be a person you had stumbled upon long ago but you can still remember his random act of kindness or the lesson you have learned from him while your lives had briefly brushed against each other’s.

Now, open your journal and write.

Document your chance meeting and what you have gotten out of it. Write down how the stranger has enriched you, even if just momentarily and express your sincere gratitude.

Start a gratitude journal and register these random acts of kindness regularly. Don’t constrain your thanks giving to your near environment, remember the strangers in your life too.

After all, every one we come across makes a dent in our life, leaves an impression and these accumulated marks are part of what makes us ourselves.

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Which stranger would you like to thank and why, participate in the discussion by leaving a comment on this post.



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