Word Ghosts -Best Friends

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Word Ghosts have best friends:

”  …that was what a best friend did; hold up a mirror and show you your heart.” Kristin Hannah (“Firefly Lane”)

”  A best friend is your voice when you can’t find it.” Ellen Hopkins

”  My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford

‘Til next time,



Breaking news!

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Well it seems as though we have put Journaling on the map again! A local Annual Fair has a new category this year – Journal Covers! The stipulation is one cover per hobbyists which will be a problem for me, since many of mine are written in already!

Oh well, it will be interesting to see what people will submit. The prizes are not wonderful – $2 for 3rd place, $4 for 2nd place and $6 for 1st place. But each submission carries free admission to the fair too. Fun for all.

~ Sallie

Creative Inspiration

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following list comes directly from my journal. I have to warn you though. It’s all “over the place.” Have you ever started writing and had a sudden brilliant idea? Well, I did. I had been struggling with a card idea and finally had a solution. I sketched it out (sorry no pic) and then continued writing. So, the list is not characterized as usual. It is out of sync. Here in all “its glory” is my resource page:

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lovesstamps.  www.pinterest.com/cmpcmag

Books: Cardmaker’s Sketch Book publishing. DRG 2007. Go to Sketches published. by PaperCrafts Magazine 2010

Magazines: Cardmaker http://www.CardMakerMagazine.com                 Die-Cutting Essentials published in the UK  www.subscriptions@practicalpublishing.co.UK.                                      CraftStamper.  www.craftstamper.com.                                                      Cardmaking and Papercraft   http://www.Cardmakingandpapercraft.com.

More Books: Creative Card Sketches by Gloria Pouch

Cardmaker’s Workbook. By Jean Mason.

Cards that wow. Creative Publishing International 2015

Upcycle with Sizzix. 2015

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/PapercraftMagazines.                                               http://www.Facebook.com/Craftstamper.                                                             http://www.Facebook.com/cardmakingmag.                                                         http://www.Facebook.com/mycollagedlife

Facebook Groups: Papercraft creations, Cardmaking tips, Simply Cardmaking with Laurel Beard, Cardmaking and card craft, Creative Expression, I love my die-cutting machine, Handmde cards and crafts, Crafty die-cutting room, Sizzix die-cuts


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Hope this is helpful!

‘Til next time,






Word Ghosts – Celebrate life

Dear Fellow journalists,

Word Ghost want to celebrate life:

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”  Bill Gates

” Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christian Anderson

‘Til next time,


Putting Creativity to work

Dear Fellow Journalers,

It took me several days to organize all the items I needed to make Anniversary cards (the first category). Opening my Creativity Journal, I started listing all the resources (die cuts, embossing folders, rubber stamps, craft magazines, Pinterest boards, Sizzix and Spellbinders newsletters, Facebook Groups saved messages, and card sketches.)

I only needed to make 6 cards and I had a dozen ideas for twice that many! Finally I chose the ideas that best suited the dies/stamps/papers I had on hand. I took the first idea and sketched it on a blank page. I took a scrap of each paper and glued it with the sketch. Then armed with all my ideas I set to work. Half way through the creative process, I had to stop for a family commitment. Several days went by and I had time to craft again and discovered that I’d lost my enthusiasm. Gee Whiz! – Just when I had everything all together! Back to my journal I went. I’d come across a quote from Walt Disney that is suitable for Word Ghosts: ” If you can dream it, you can do it.” My finished cards, complete with sentiments and hallmarks came out pretty awesome My consultant panel agreed.

What did I learn? You can have all the intentions in the world, all the supplies, but if you don’t have a plan and a way of executing your dream nothing will ever be accomplished. (I think I just wrote a Ghost Word!)

‘Til next time,


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