Friday, July 31, 2009

:BE INSPIRED: Creativity Prompts - August 2009

Here it is...

The August 2009 edition of the :Be Inspired: Creativity Prompts (formally known as Daily Inspirations) is now ready for free download!

I've been formulating this redesign in my head for a while now and so appreciated the comments of those of you that responded to my recent survey. You really helped me get a better handle on the direction I wanted to go and I think you will find many exciting changes in this month's download.

Here are a few of the key features of the new :Be Inspired: Creativity Prompts:

3-page format:

  • With the old format, I simply wasn't able to include the quantity and variety of prompts that I wished. Sometimes I had a prompt that I knew you would love, but it wouldn't fit in the challenge square format. I guess you could say, I felt a little boxed in. :-) Also, I made certain that there was plenty of room to 3-hole punch without cutting off any text in case you'd like to print them off and collect them in a binder to refer to whenever the mood strikes you.


  • I heard you loud and clear. Sketches are certainly a favorite among scrappers and I hope you enjoy the two I've given you to play with in this month's edition. Sketches will be a regular feature from here on out.

Date Inspired Prompts:

  • Personally, I have always been greatly inspired by calendar-based events and while these types of prompts were included in the old format, this new grouped format allows me to expand and improve the visual connection between those types of prompts.

Color Prompts:

  • Again, while included in the old format, these color prompts are custom designed and bigger (literally) and better!

Challenge Squares:

  • Yup, they're still there. Check out the bottom of page 3. Many of you said that you loved the old format, so I knew I couldn't get rid of the squares all together, so you'll find them under Product & Technique Inspired. You can use them alone are along with the other prompts included in the monthly download.

If you like what you see, please share!! I have also created a couple banners for the :Be Inspired: Creativity Prompts, so if you'd be willing to share on your own blog or forum signature, I greatly appreciate it! Go here to download a banner!

An grab bag full of amazing Making Memories products including a 6x6 paper pad (great for photo mats and layering), letter stickers, ribbon, crystal brads and more!!

Download the FREE August 2009 :Be Inspired: Creativity Prompts now and start scrapping!!

I have also updated the :Be Inspired: Creativity Prompts Information & Instruction Sheet which includes all the steps for submitting your entry for the monthly drawing, so be sure to download that as well.

It's not too late for your chance to be inspired and win the July 2009 Daily Inspirations prize! Layouts can be submitted until Wednesday, August 5th, 11:59 PM (CST) for a chance to win!

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