Word Ghosts seek inspiration

“Curiosity inspires learning. Learning inspires knowledge. Knowledge inspires wisdom.”    unknown

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, and disagree with them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.”  from the book “365 Journal Writing ideas.:


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,






How to find Inspiration for writing

Dear Fellow Journalers,

It’s nearly the end of the year and the holiday season begins tomorrow. Have you ever wondered if your writing will suffer if you immerse yourself in the holiday experience? Will you have empty pages in your journal? How will you ever be inspired? Journal prompts are great but let’s put them aside for a moment and try something new:

  1. Books – I tend to read several a month. I usually write down sections of text or highlight them (if reading on my Kindle).

  2. Movies – Sometimes, while watching a movie, a character will say something so interesting that I’ll say “That would make a great blog post!” or “I have to write that in my journal!”

3. History – Great people in history can inspire you to greatness. Some of my favorite people are Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Helen Keller and George Washington. When you read the biography of someone and see the trials and successes of their life’s journey you come away with inspiration to tackle your own difficulties.

  1. Success Stories – Finding out how others who had an idea and “ran with it” inspires me to pick up my pen!

‘Til next time,




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