Thursday, April 20, 2017

My 100 Day Project



Happy Thursday! On April 4, 2017, the 100 Day Project started. The challenge will run until July 12, 2017. The 100 Day Project is a project/challenge where you pick something that you want to do for 100 days. Last year, I decided to join the challenge and decided to make art for 100 days. Unfortunately, I did not complete the challenge. I did make art like cards, paintings, art journal pages, etc., but I did not make art every single day. Even though I did not complete the challenge last year, I did learn a lot and came up with a list of ways to actually complete the challenge.

Pick something specific

One of the main things that I know caused me to fail to complete the challenge was not picking something specific. There are so many different things that you can make. There were days where I just couldn't decide what to make or what supplies to use. This year, I decided to pick something specific to make. I am going to make 100 handmade greeting cards for my 100 Day Project.

Time

I didn't set a time limit for creating my art. For instance, it would have been useful if I had decided to set at least 5-10 minutes everyday to create art. Everyday I will set an alarm for 5 minutes so that I can create my card. I think 5 minutes is plenty of time to make a card. However, if I go over 5 minutes then it will still be ok. I also plan to set a few alarms throughout the day so that I will be reminded that I have to make card. This will be useful because some days I am very busy in the morning and some days I am busy in the afternoon.

Supplies

Since my challenge last year was to create art everyday, I noticed that I had a lot of different supplies that I could use. For instance, I have watercolors, acrylics, markers, kits, Project Life cards, etc. that can be used to make art. I felt a bit overwhelmed with all of the supplies and having so many different supplies made it harder for me to choose what I wanted to make each day. You would think that having a lot of different supplies would be helpful, but it really was hard for me to choose what to make. This year I am going to use my Freckled Fawn kits to make my cards. As I have said before, I am a subscriber to Freckled Fawn and still have a ton of the previous kits. Not only am I challenging myself to make a card everyday, but I am also challenging myself to use my kits.

Be sure to follow my 100 Day Project on Instagram: Emily's 100 Days of Cards

Are you participating in the 100 Day Project? If you are please feel free to share what you plan to do?

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14 comments:

  1. I will have to check out your Instagram! I might have to think about trying a 100 Days project next year maybe!
    Beth
    http://www.thebethnextdoor.com

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  2. Picking something specific would be so key for me. I'm a very idea-oriented person and need to force myself to sit down and complete things.

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    1. It definitely helped me to pick something specific. It's been so much easier completing this challenge...last year was so hard.

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  3. I went and followed you on instagram (I'm mommygosomething). I am a scrapbooker and a cardmaker although I don't post much of my creations on there. I have really put myself on the back burner because I have a family member that is ill and I became the care taker. I also have health issues. But I'm getting better at focusing on myself and this is one of the things that makes me so very happy. Like a lot. I absolutely love this and even though I am late to the game - it still is inspiring and it's good to meet another cardmaker and crafter!!! I love your cards!!

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! I started scrapbooking and card making for various reasons and one of those reasons was to focus on myself.

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  4. That is quite the commitment. I am not sure I could do it. It would for sure be a huge accomplishment if I did.

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    1. It can be a bit tough, but it's so much fun. Hopefully, I can complete my project this year.

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  5. What a cool idea! I've never heard of this project before, but I'd love to try it sometime. I love how you learned from last year, and made those changes. Can't wait to follow along on Insta.

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    1. Thank you Shann Eva! If you decide to make a 100 Day Project, let me know. I would love to see what project you make.

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  6. I'd love to do this challenge at some point; I just need to figure out what I COULD do every day for 100 days. I'm glad that this year is going well for you, and that you have something specific to focus on!

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    1. Thank you! If you decide to make or do something, let me know. I'd love to see what project you make.

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  7. 100 day project! What a great idea. Can you pick anything you want??

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    1. Thanks Dominique. Yes, you can pick whatever you want.

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